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Apple Valley SPECIAL SECTION 47 7th Annual

June 21, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 17

Mark Weber dies after cancer battle Rosemount man became an inspiration for people around the world


by Tad Johnson

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The Apple Valley Freedom Days Committee wishes to acknowledge and thank the American Legion Post 1776 for their many years of continued support. The Legion is involved in supporting all of our festival events, our schools, and our community. These men and women truly represent our country and have served as defenders of our freedoms. Thank you Post 1776 for forty-seven years of celebrating with us!


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Apple Valley Freedom Days Look inside this edition for a special section with information about the upcoming Apple Valley Freedom Days celebration.

A Rosemount man who was the inspiration for legions of people around the world to live life to the fullest died Thursday afternoon, June 13, at his home. Mark Weber, a retired Minnesota Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, became a highly sought-after speaker and accomplished author after he was diagnosed with

Stage 4 inoperable neuroendocrine cancer in July 2010 at age 38. Due to his honest and often humorous approach to talking about his cancer, he accepted speaking engagements seemingly whenever he was asked. In his final months, he addressed Army officer graduates at West Point, students at Rosemount High School and veterans and their loved ones at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul.

The family said on his CaringBridge site that Weber, 41, died surrounded by family at 4:14 p.m. “Mark’s wish to die at home, embraced by love, and a view of his beloved garden was granted to him,” they wrote. The Minnesota National Guard said in a statement that it extended its heartfelt condolences to Rosemount resident and Army National Guard Lt. Col. his family, friends, military Mark Weber walks off the mound after he threw out the colleagues and the count- first pitch at the April 28 Minnesota Twins game with his wife, Kristin, and sons Matthew, Noah and Joshua. See WEBER, 12A (Photo by Wayne Kryduba/Minnesota Twins)

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The economic recovery: Is it happening?

Company offers good reads A Minnesota company with a former Farmington teacher at the helm has produced plenty of good reads for parents and their children. Page 4A

Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune reporters will be writing additional stories in the coming weeks about the state of the economy. Send story ideas to


Economy starts to rebuild Dakota County faring better than rest of the state by Sarah Allen and Kristina Ericksen SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eagan Art Festival

Twin sisters Sonya and Anya Yelagin delighted in the cool spray from the splash pad at Apple Valley’s Kelley Park on Wednesday. The Kelley Park splash pad has proved a popular attraction for kids and their parents this summer as temperatures have climbed into the low 80s. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

“Art & Nature” is the theme of this year’s festival, which runs June 29-30 in Eagan’s Central Park. Page 17A

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Eastview falls in lacrosse final The Eastview boys lacrosse team made a run to the state tournament final but lost to Eden Prairie. Page 10A

ties, watch live entertainment and learn about the organizations and businesses that can help them get the most out of their busy lives. “We think this will be a great

Economic recovery is a phrase passed through mouths of newscasters, politicians and even your neighbors, but what does it really mean? With so many mixed messages, it is hard to break through the clutter of statistics. Overall, analysts predict a period of recovery in the coming years. But how do people in Dakota County know that economic recovery is really happening? Statistics show that the economic recession is loosening its grip, yet about half of Dakota County residents still feel they will face the same financial situation in the coming year, according to the 2013 Dakota County Resident Survey. There has been a 4 percent increase of residents who believe that jobs and economic development are the most serious issues that Dakota County is facing since 2008. Statistically, Dakota County has fared better than most surrounding counties throughout the recession. Currently, 4.7 percent of eligible Dakota County workers are unemployed. Ramsey County has a 4.9 percent unemployment rate, Anoka County 5.2, Rice County 5.9, and the rates generally increase in counties farther out from the Twin Cities metro area. Not only has Dakota County fared better throughout the recession, but the state of Minnesota also has performed better than the national average.



Dancin’ & Cruisin classic car show moves to Johnny Cake Ridge Park The annual Dancin’ & Cruisin’ classic car show is changing venues this year. Formerly held in the parking lot behind Bogart’s Place nightclub, the kickoff event to Apple Valley’s Freedom Days festival is moving to Johnny Cake Ridge Park-East. The array of hot rods, motorcycles, dune buggies and other vintage vehicles taking part in Dancin’ & Cruisin’ on Friday, June 28, will be stationed on the lawn of the Apple Valley park located at 5800 140th St. W. near Eastview High School. In addition to the car show, Dancin’ & Cruisin’ also features a concert by local band The Buzz Tones, a business vendor fair, and food and drink concessions. Last year more than 200 cars and 3,000 people attended the event. Cars will be judged by other car owners and Freedom Days Committee members during the show hours from 6-9 p.m. The car and motorcycle awards begin at 9 p.m. The car show dovetails with oth-

Hot rods, dune buggies and other vintage vehicles will converge on Johnny Cake Ridge Park-East in Apple Valley on Friday, June 28, for the annual Dancin’ & Cruisin’ classic car show and outdoor concert. (File photo) er Freedom Days events the opening night of the festival, which run through July 4. Also on June 28, Johnny Cake Ridge Park-East will play host to the J&K Carnival, featuring rides and games from 6-10 p.m. That same night, for middle and high school-age youths the Apple

Valley Teen Center is offering the “DJ Color Dance,” and the Apple Valley Aquatic Center is having pool time from 7-8 p.m. More about Freedom Days, including a full schedule of events, can be found in the special section included with this edition. —Andrew Miller

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Inaugural event aims to connect kids, families with community resources, activities by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Ask any parent with young children what they want most, and a common response is having more time to spend together. The inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo will roll into the Ea-

gan Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, to provide families with a day of fun, food and making connections. KIDSPO, which is being organized by Sun Thisweek, the Dakota County Tribune and Sun Current, aims to give families a chance to take part in a wide range of activi-

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ing specific veterans’ skill counts to participants. sets into finding a job. For more information, Master U.S. Rep. John Kline, visit R-Burnsville, will host a or e-mail Sally.Bryant@ Gardener talk career and jobs fair from Cheryl and Dan For9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monrest, Dakota County Masday, July 15, at the Eagan Teen driver ter Gardeners from the Community Center, 1501 University of Minnesota Central Parkway. The fair safety program Extension, will talk about is free and open to the Tire Rack Street Sur- harvesting and preserving public. vival Teen Driving School vegetables at 7 p.m. MonMore than 60 employ- will offer a safe driving day, July 8, at the Church ers, service organizations, program for teens ages of St. Joseph, 13900 Bisand educational institu- 15-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 cayne Ave. W., Rosemount tions will be attending. p.m. Saturday, July 27, at The presentation is free The fair will include Dakota County Technical and open to the public. breakout sessions focus- College, 1300 145th St. E., The Forrests will give ing on tips for job seekers Rosemount. tips on how to store some including effective resume Registration forms, vegetables, such as onwriting. The Better Busi- schedules and more in- ions and carrots, and on ness Bureau and Minneso- formation can be found canning, freezing and deta Department of Military at hydrating fresh produce. Affairs will offer work- The cost is $75 per student Gardeners of all levels of shops to help veterans find and some insurance com- experience and other interemployment by translat- panies offer premium dis- ested persons are encour-

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Job Transitions Group meets June 25 Bob Klatt will present “Channel Your Energy Wisely” at the June 25 meeting of the Easter Job Transitions Group. He will share humorous personal stories and offer tips to stay motivated during a long job search. The group meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Call 651452-3680 for information.

Twins and wives support Cheerful Givers

Ride the bus to the Subway Music in the Zoo concerts This summer we’ve added special trips from the University and downtown Minneapolis to all Subway Music in the Zoo concerts. Concerts run June 6 through August 29.

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Minnesota Twins and their wives showed support of the charitable organization, Cheerful Givers, after the winning game on June 12 by assembling toy-filled birthday bags so that less fortunate parents can recognize their child’s birthday with a gift. Krista and Justin Morneau organized the efforts, and many team members as well as front-office personnel donated items for the bags. This was the fifth year where players and wives included Cheerful Givers in their volunteer outreach. The next joint effort will be a “Breakfast with the Minnesota Twins & Wives” on Saturday, July 20, at the Chart House Restaurant in Lakeville. Guests will join Brian Duensing, Josh Willingham, Chris Parmelee and their families to raise funds for Cheerful Givers. Tickets are available at http:// cgbreakfast13.eventbrite. com. (Photo submitted)


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Public Safety Police: When friendship ended, violence followed A falling out between two friends culminated in a violent incident near Farquar Park in Apple Valley, police say. A 30-year-old Apple Valley man reported to police June 8 that he suffered a broken wrist in the encounter with his ex-

pal, a 31-year-old Burnsville male. According to the police report, following a dispute over money and property, the two former buddies agreed to meet near Farquar Park to return borrowed items and thus bring

a formal end to the friendship. But when the 30-year-old entered the bed of his erstwhile companion’s pickup truck to retrieve some boxed-up items, the 31-year-old jammed on the gas, taking his unbuckled passenger on a wild ride.

The ride ended near the intersection of Elkwood Drive and Pilot Knob Road, where the 30-year-old was flung from the bed of the pickup, injuring his wrist. Following the alleged incident, police made contact with

the driver and took a statement, and the police report has been forwarded to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office for possible charges of criminal vehicular operation. —Andrew Miller

Burnsville police investigate boy’s death, identify a suspect Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy Tuesday on the 30 block of Horizon Heights in Burnsville. At approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, Burnsville police and paramedics responded to the Horizon Heights rental townhomes after getting a call

about a 4-year-old child with medical problems. Upon arrival, paramedics discovered the child was dead. A suspect, 24-year-old William Alphonso Warr, was arrested near the scene on Tuesday for violating an order for protection that prohibited him

from being at the residence, police said. He was charged Thursday, June 13, in Dakota County District Court with felony violation of an order for protection; felony criminal damage to property; fleeing a peace officer – no vehicle; providing false in-

Off-duty officer charged with DWI after Rosemount incident by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A South St. Paul police sergeant, 36, of Farmington, was charged June 14 in Dakota County District Court with one felony count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle and three misdemeanors, including two fourth-degree driving while impaired charges and fourth-degree criminal damage to property. Cory Michael Slifko was arrested June 11 in Rosemount after he allegedly was driving offduty with a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit, then evaded a police officer in the Kwik Trip gas pump and parking area and had to have his vehicle stopped by a squad car ramming into it, according to the criminal complaint. The situation could have ended worse because Slifko’s Trail Blazer allegedly struck a gas pump and another vehicle and forced a semitrailer driver to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision in the of-

ten-busy downtown area of Highway 3/South Robert Trail. The Pioneer Press reported that Slifko, who has been with the department for 13 years, was placed on paid administrative leave the day after the incident. The criminal complaint gave the following account. A motorist called 911 at approximately 10:26 a.m. to report that a black sport-utility vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 3 south of Rosemount had gone off the road, drove through a ditch, hit a number of mailboxes and signs and nearly ran a semitrailer off the road. A Rosemount police officer observed the suspect vehicle, which had significant front-end damage and a damaged and dangling drivers-side mirror, at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 42, just south of the Kwik Trip. After the Rosemount officer observed Slifko’s vehicle hit the right curb twice, he activated his

overhead lights then Slifko allegedly drove over the curb into the Kwik Trip parking lot. Slifko allegedly slowed in the south portion of the parking area but continued through the lot and struck a truck’s trailer, gas pumps and then a parked vehicle when the Rosemount officer pushed the Trail Blazer in an attempt to stop it. But Slifko kept driving toward the north exit, which caused a northbound semitrailer on Highway 3 to brake abruptly. After Slifko turned north, the Rosemount officer used his vehicle to push the Trail Blazer against the curb to finally stop it. Slifko failed several field sobriety tests and his preliminary breath test reportedly was 0.175 and a test at the police station was 0.16. The legal limit is 0.08.

formation to police; and driving after revocation. Warr remains a suspect in the case, police said in a news release Thursday. Police and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing to investigate the cause of the boy’s

death. “Situations like this involving the death of a child are extremely tragic,” Police Chief Eric Gieseke said. Police believe it was an isolated domestic situation with no ongoing threat to the community, Gieseke said.

Rosemount student pleads not guilty to school bus sexual assault by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A 18-year-old student faces criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old ninth-grade student on the school bus. Gross misdemeanor charges for criminal sexual conduct in the third degree have been brought against Rosemount resident Eric Devon Hodo. Hodo pleaded not guilty on June 11 and was allowed conditional release. According to the criminal complaint, Apple Valley police responded to a report of criminal sexual assault that happened on May 20, 2013.

The victim, from Apple Valley, reported she was on the school bus and sat in the back row by herself when Hodo sat with her. School bus footage shows the two sitting together with his arms around her neck and then moving her leg on top of his as he moves to between her legs. The victim is seen pushing him away several times as he continues holding her leg and touching her. The victim told police Hodo put his hands in her leggings and made contact with her genitals. She said she repeatedly asked him to stop, and he would not, the criminal complaint said.

The victim claims to know Hodo through school. The victim alleges in prior meetings, Hodo tried to pull her into a corner at school to touch her, made sexually explicit comments and exposed himself, the complaint said. An omnibus hearing is scheduled for Aug. 8, with a settlement conference slated Jan. 8. If it reaches a jury trial, this will begin in early February. A maximum sentence for this charge is one year and $3,000. Email Theresa Malloy at

Apple Valley woman gets prison time in health care fraud case

An Apple Valley woman who worked as an executive for a home health Email Tad Johnson at care company will serve prison time for defrauding both her employer and Medica. Lori Jo Mueller, 48, was sentenced in federal court June 12 to four years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud and wire fraud. In her plea agreement, Mueller admitted embezzling approximately $840,000 from her employer, Maple Grovebased Edelweiss Home Health Care between June 2006 and June 2012, using the funds for personal use. As vice president of operations at the company, Mueller used

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her access to the corporate checking account to issue payments to herself. Additionally, between March 2010 and June 2012, Mueller defrauded the nonprofit health insurance company Medica out of more than $600,000 by “double billing” health care claims – seeking reimbursement for services provided by Edelweiss Home Health Care’s nursing staff from more than one insurance provider. In one instance, Mueller billed both Medica and Minnesota Medicaid for services provided to one client, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The double-billing resulted in a double-payment to Edelweiss Home Health

Care, with Medicaid being the proper payer and Medica the overpayer. Prior to her sentencing, Mueller’s attorney Frederic Bruno noted in a court filing that the fraud scheme was fueled by his client’s “severe addiction to shopping.” Mueller used money from the scheme to purchase items including a speed boat, three cars, jewelry and sports memorabilia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed charges against Mueller in January following an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General. She pleaded guilty in February. —Andrew Miller

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Minnesota teacher is a remarkable resource for families by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Judy Galbraith, a former Farmington and west suburban public school teacher, has been a remarkable resource for families and students for 30 years. As the summer starts, I don’t know of a better family activity than checking out the hundreds of books her company, Free Spirit, has published and selecting several to read. Her books have helped children and families with babies through teenage years. Free Spirit spokesperson Anastasia Scott told me that since its founding in 1983, Free Spirit has published about 400 titles and sold “just under 13 million copies so far.” Their books, mostly written by educators, have won many awards from parent and professional groups. (Learn more at This began in 1976 when Galbraith started teaching for Farmington Public Schools. The district asked her to start a program for gifted and talented students. Several years later she was hired by Intermediate District 287, a consortium of 12 school districts that serves students

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from Eden Prairie to Brooklyn Center, St. Louis Park to Westonka. Galbraith looked, but couldn’t find a book that would help gifted young students deal with challenges they faced. So, she wrote one, “Gifted Kids Survival Guide.” That’s gone through several editions and sold about 280,000 copies. Some of her books are for younger children. “Teeth are not for Biting” and “Hands are Not for Hitting” each have sold more than 200,000 copies. Free Spirit’s most popular book is “What Kids Need to Succeed.” Co-authored by Galbraith and the late Peter Benson of Search Institute. It has sold about 655,000 copies. Some Free Spirit books are geared to students with special needs and/or their

families, and educators who work with them. Some of them have been written by parents or students, such as “How to Talk to an Autistic Kid,” written by a 14-year-old. One of my favorites was a book for students about people who succeeded despite some form of disability. That includes the man who did not read well, but founded Kinko’s Duplicating. Another example is the scientist who was the model for a character in the movie “Jurassic Park.” One of Free Spirit’s strengths is that it keeps up with, and sometimes anticipates, trends in society. It has published a popular book by a retired judge on cyberbullying. Galbraith told me that the book helps young people understand “where your rights end and consequences begin.” Free Spirit also published what may be the first survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths. “We were very frank,” Galbraith said. “We’ve received hundreds of letters from youngsters responding, sometimes agree-

ing, sometimes asking for additional help and guidance.” Another of my favorites is the “Kids Guide to Social Action,” written by Utah teacher Barbara Lewis. Because the book is so popular, it’s been updated and includes an array of projects students did to help their communities and learn important academic skills. Galbraith “reads every word before we publish it, surveys readers” and “welcomes ideas for books from parents, educators and kids.” Her website includes video interviews with authors, such as the award winning Nancy Carlson. Our children loved her books. When I’ve surveyed educators about advice for families over the summer, the single most frequent suggestion is read to and with your children. Free Spirit is a great asset for families wanting to follow that wise advice. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Education excellence restored To the editor: When I am greeted by 40 young faces in a classroom each day as a teacher, I feel challenged. I’m moved to thank the editors at ECM papers for their recent comments. Public education is the most important investment we can make in our economy. We want the lives of all our young people to turn out well, and investments by our state in reduced class sizes and student excellence are fulfilled in both young people’s success and a flourishing economy. Members of the state Legislature must be saluted for valuing this excellence. The Tax Incidence Study at the Minnesota Department of Revenue shows well-off Minnesotans have been paying a lower tax rate than those of us in lower income brackets. Lawmakers took this into account in passing higher rates for earners of higher incomes, and the result was the ability to invest in educational opportunities for younger Minnesotans. I salute State Sens. Jim Carlson of Burnsville and Eagan and Greg Clausen of Apple Valley and Rosemount for their commitment to excellence. I thank State Reps. Sandra Masin, Laurie Halverson, and Will Morgan for their leadership for our future. This will help Minnesota back toward a leadership position among the states. LARRY KOENCK Eagan

Stop bullying To the editor: Many people can bully in different ways. Doing so will have a big effect on the person who is being bullied. By talking and interacting with those who have been bullied and those who are being bullied we can help to heal and create a peaceful planet. We think of bullying

the proposed trails in Lebanon Hills is right. “We don’t need nor want, paved trails in every park in Dakota County.” All we families affected by mobility issues are asking for is one. DAWN UDELHOFEN Apple Valley

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as a physical action, but it can be verbal, cyber, and just being mean. Using words, leaders of a possible hierarchy of clique can manipulate others to bully. Bullying can rip pieces of a person apart, but by being kind we can put those pieces back and make that person almost whole. Even so, the person who was bullied will still have those memories and scars of what happened. By being kind to others and preventing bullying we are able to achieve world peace and never bully again.

country skiing in the Twin Cities and gets very busy when we have fresh snow. Having a paved trail slice through the park would cut across the ski trails and ruin the quiet winter experience. I also think it is a waste of money to add paved trails and then keep them clear all winter. We don’t even keep all the sidewalks clear in the cities around the park. If attendance has doubled at the park since 2001 then obviously people like it, so why change it?

BARRY AMELIA NEILD SHILLINGFORD Lakeville Eagan Member of Girl Scout Troop 25057 Trail access

Keep Lebanon Hills wild To the editor: I would like to express my opposition to the plan to add a new paved trail to Lebanon Hills, as reported in last week’s paper. I think we should keep Lebanon Hills at least as natural as it is now. It is a real gem – an area of wild land in the middle of the suburbs. You can paddle the lakes there and at times see just trees and lakes and imagine that you are in the Boundary Waters. Lebanon Hills is one of the finest places for cross-

wanted To the editor: Holly Jenkins and a group of residents “don’t need, nor want paved trails” in Lebanon Hills. I hope she and her friends don’t take theirs and their loved ones’ mobility for granted. When my boys were young, we spent much of our time outdoors. After my son Zach, suffered a brain injury, we continued to spend as much time in natural settings as possible. As Zach’s mobility decreased, we tried to pre-

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serve our access to the outdoors. We bought a stroller with large tires and used unpaved trails portaging him over impassible areas. When he no longer fit a device designed for a toddler, he moved to a wheelchair. About the time Zach outgrew his stroller, we relocated to Minnesota. We’d previously lived in several metropolitan areas and traveled extensively to large U.S. cities where we regularly used paved trails. I was shocked to find few natural areas with accessible paths and many neighborhoods lack sidewalks. Minnesota has a great number of trails but only a few are accessible. I know more than eight families who need and want paved trails. Eight group homes serving disabled Dakota County residents are a few miles from my Apple Valley home. Those with disabilities are from all walks of life. They are young adults and elderly veterans who have served our country, a grandmother who suffered a stroke, a child who fell from a shopping cart or bike, survivors of motor vehicle accidents, a mother with MS, a father with ALS, those born with disability and many more. Diane Pavlak’s assertion paved trails would “ruin the park” is laughable. In 2008, we discovered a family and national treasure in Yellowstone National Park. We are discussing our third trip to Yellowstone. Why? Yellowstone is the most accessible natural spot we’ve found. Each visit, able-bodied families have outnumbered us. I doubt these enjoying Yellowstone would say it was “ruined.” The group opposing

To the editor: A June 7 letter from a Burnsville woman mistakenly believes that Obamacare will keep people from dying. I disagree and have studied this monstrosity since it came online. Here are a few “facts”: • Minnesota and other states that have signed onto this train wreck are responsible for its implementation, which will be extremely expensive, and all taxpayers will pick up the costs. • Running state exchanges will be an administrative nightmare, requiring a complicated set of rules, mandates, databases and interfaces to establish eligibility, facilitate purchases and medical treatment given. • There are broad, often incoherent statutory requirements and hundreds of new federal regulations, some not written. Many doctors are already “opting out” or retiring rather than cope with these complications. • President Obama lied about so many facets of this monstrosity. He said insurance costs would not increase, and they already have. The report which details this can be found by visiting or by reading the CBO’s brief, “Medicaid Expansion Will Become More Costly to States and to Taxpayers.” This will make a “broken system” worse. • Gov. Mark Dayton should have joined six other governors who said “no” to this largest tax expansion in history. (There will still be 30 million people without health care, and, God forbid, if the immigration reform bill passes, this number will triple in no time.) Minnesota’s income tax will be one of the highest behind California, Hawaii, and Oregon. And we have to put up with long, difficult winters. I suggest we all move to a better climate and to a state with no tax on income, such as Florida. How any intelligent person can ignore the

cover up of the Benghazi murders; the botched “fast and furious” gun-running in Mexico, which killed hundreds; the intimidation and targeting by the IRS; the millions spent on parties; lavish hotels by government employees (on our dollars); the waste and corruption throughout government, it boggles my mind. And what about the secretive, numerous and improper; unlawful executive orders? This regime is ignoring our rule of law. ALICE KREITZ Eagan

Parents should read with their children To the editor: ECM’s recent editorial on a formula for education success offers a misguided and fatal solution. To get kids to at least grade-level reading by third grade, ECM actually advocates that others do the job that parents refuse to do. This never works. Having the gall to relegate parents as mere “partners in their child’s educational experience,” ECM proposes continued subrogation of children to public schools, volunteer groups, and nonprofits. But this is precisely what the cause of the vicious circle of illiteracy has been: uninvolved parents and inefficient allocation of resources used by disinterested third parties. This model therefore cannot be the solution. It is not about collecting more funds but rather advocating the reversal of the self-centered decisions that parents make to not read with their children daily. How can it be that parents don’t read with their own children? Are they both “too busy” with sports, shopping, Facebook, and TV? Nowadays it should be easy for parents and their kids to sit and enjoy an online story together, cuddle up with a Kindle, or even read something called a “library book.” Overburdened parents can acquire affordable reading software and games that kids can do on their own. While public schools can help children in severe cases, the responsibility before third grade must lie squarely on the parent. But what a joy to have it. Sitting down with one’s own child, enjoying a snack, and talking and reading together is a blessing and responsibility that will alleviate illiteracy. KELLY WING Wyoming

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Lady Katherine closes after mold discovered in studio Piccolo’s Pizzeria appears closed in same mall by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Pole-dancing fitness studio Lady Katherine has closed its Eagan location after mold was discovered in the space at 4178 Pilot Knob Road. The mold issues, which were caused by ice damage last winter, have since been remedied by the owner, said Jon Hohenstein, Eagan community development director. Katherine Fossler, owner of Lady Katherine, has since consolidated the Eagan studio with the Hudson, Wis., location. Fossler opened the Eagan location in December 2011 to provide the unique fitness classes south of the river. She said she is looking to reopen the

second location in either northern Eagan, Mendota Heights or Inver Grove Heights by this fall. “This has given me an opportunity to move where I wanted to initially,” she said. “Now there’s a lot more choices.” Lady Katherine isn’t the only business that appears to have closed recently in the Hilltop Plaza. The lights remain off and a closed sign is posted in the front window during a recent daytime stops to Piccolo’s Pizzeria at 4162 Pilot Knob Road. Calls made to the pizzeria during peak purchase hours were unanswered. Piccolo’s owner, William (Jack) Morrison, could not be reached for comment. The lights remain off and a closed sign is posted in the front window at Piccolo’s Pizzeria at 4162 Pilot Knob Road. Calls made to the pizzeria during peak purchase hours Jessica Harper is at jessica.harper@ecm- were unanswered. Lady Katherine’s closed earlier this year in the Hilltop Plaza after or mold was discovered in the studio. (Photo by Jessica Harper)

Business Buzz Medical center has pediatrician Mary Dourgarian, M.D., has joined the Apple Valley Medical Clinic, the family medicine practice within the Apple Valley Medical Center, as the clinic’s first pediatrician. She will see patients 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Prior to joining the clinic, Dourgarian was a pediatrician in the U.S. Air Force, serving at Lajes Field in the Azores and McClelland Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif. She also worked part time for Park Nicollet in Minnetonka.

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Ingrid Lindberg, chief customer experience officer at Eagan-based pharmacy benefits manager Prime Therapeutics, presented “Enhancing the Consumer Experience Prudential with Health Plans” at the Financial a first Consumer ExperiDecker named ence Forum offered by Yellow Ribbon America’s Health Insur- Company vice president ance Plans Institute June Prudential Financial Rick Decker has been 12 in Las Vegas. Inc. was recognized June named vice president of 11 as the newest Yellow investment services for Ribbon Company at a YelStream wins Think Mutual Bank, low Ribbon proclamation which has locations in Ap- call center ceremony at Prudential ple Valley and Eagan.


Prime wins public relations award Prime Therapeutics, Eagan, in collaboration with public relations agency Weber Shandwick and branding and design agency Larsen, was awarded the Silver Anvil for its internal communication campaign “Millions of Reasons, One Purpose, Repositioning Prime Therapeutics.” The award was presented at the Public Relations Society of America 2013 Silver Anvil Awards ceremony held June 13 at the AXA Equitable Center in New York. The Silver Anvil honors outstanding achievement in public relations.

Prime receives top rating Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan pharmacy benefit manager, has received the top rating for overall customer satisfaction for large pharmacy benefit managers which serve more than 20 million members, according to a survey conducted by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute. The annual survey included responses from 396 U.S. plan sponsors representing more than 43.2 million members. Prime scored highest among competitors in its size group in the majority

Stream Global Services, Eagan, received the 2013 Best International Call Center award during the 14th annual Call Center Week conference in Las Vegas. Stream took top honors in this new category, which was added to the list of Call Center Week awards for 2013. Judges assessed entries for the Best International Call Center based on three key sets of criteria: • Ability to improve customer loyalty, retention and sales performance on a global basis; • Approaches used to engage employees, create an environment inspiring excellence and manage cultural differences; and • Track record of delivering a consistent global customer experience across different channels and regions. Stream has previously been recognized during the Call Center Week awards for its Voice of the Customer initiatives, mobile customer strategies, and for the strength of its executive leadership in the LATAM region.

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Family Night at Apple Valley Medical Center Apple Valley Medical Center, 14655 Galaxie Ave., will host a free Family Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Families of all sizes and ages are invited. Backpacks will be provided at no charge to the first 50 children. In addition, physicians will be on

site to perform back-toschool and sports physicals for $25, with the fees going back to local area schools. Health care experts will share information on blood pressure (with free screenings), smoking cessation, nutrition, skin care, sleep health and more. A representative from Run n Fun will provide information on running shoes. Two formal presentations will be held. Robert Zabel, DO, Center for Dermatology, will speak on “Enjoy the Sun, Protect Your Skin” at 6:30 p.m., followed by Nathan Martinez, PT, DPT, Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy – Apple Valley, who will present “Take Charge of Your Joints” at 7 p.m. Children can enjoy an inflatable jumping house, and attendees will be able to tour a fire truck. The evening also will include refreshments and drawings for prizes.

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Honeybees are the buzz at U of M, Capitol by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Recent legislation and the ambitions of University of Minnesota researchers seek remedies for a crisis among the crop rows. While the Midwest is the nation’s honey pot, the region is suffering the same bee population losses seen across the United States. “I refuse to let this bummer go on any longer,” Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab said. Signs of trouble seem unmistakable. Just 20 years ago, the average honey bee colony produced at least a 100 pounds of honey a year, Spivak said. Now the average bee colony produces about half the amount. Fewer and fewer bees are surviving winter. Since 2007, the average loss of honey bee colonies has been about 30 percent – a spike of 10-15 percent from short years ago. A slew of factors could be contributing to the losses. “Bees are hard-wired to forage on a diverse set of flowers,” Spivak said. In many areas of the state, mono-crop agriculture has farmers planting hundreds of thousands of acres in single crops. “Bees do not really feed on corn and soybeans,” Spivak said. Some 100 crops grown in the United States either need or benefit from pollinators, according to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting wildlife. The by-products of the work of bees, fruits and seeds, provide major sources of food for about a quarter of all birds and mammals. “It’s really sad – for bees,” Spivak said of single-crop farming. In addition to a lack of forage, bees are weakened by pesticides, making them more susceptible to parasites and viruses. Spivak wonders whether the neurotoxins that bees

are exposed to while foraging could inhibit their ability to perform their famous wagging dances, the means by which bees communicate the locations of food sources to other bees. “At least then they wouldn’t find the pesticides,” Spivak said of bees sent in the wrong direction. There are other bees besides honey bees, but bumblebees, for instance, are also in decline. Of the nine species of bumblebees in Minnesota, two are in severe decline, Spivak said. Bumblebees can never replace honey bees in large, single-crop agriculture requiring pollination, Spivak said. A bumblebee nest may contain a few hundred bumblebees; a honey bee hive may hold up to 50,000 honey bees. “They (bumblebees and other bees) provide the backup for honey bees, the insurance,” she said. Lawmakers at the State Capitol are mindful of the plight of the bees. The commissioner of agriculture was required to develop a report examining the creation of a “pollinator bank,” proposals to create and enhance pollinator nesting and foraging habitat, and to hold a special review of certain pesticides. Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul, who serves on the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committees, views Minnesota’s efforts at protecting its bees as trailblazing, charting a course other states will follow. Spivak wants to improve bee research at the University of Minnesota, which the university has been engaged in since 1918. The University of Minnesota is the only university in a four-state area with a bee research facility. “And this is the highest honey-producing region in the nation,” Spivak said.

Wearing protective headgear, Gary Reuter, a scientist with the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, inspects one of the lab’s bee hives. Reuter has in one hand a smoker that beekeepers use to keep the bees calm. (Photo by T.W. Budig)

Specifically, Spivak looks to bonding to upgrade the bee research lab facility. “We’re working out (of) a garage,” she said of one cramped lab located near the bee hives the lab keeps on the St. Paul campus. Stored inside the lab are beekeepers’ traditional headgear and white jumpsuits – the latter useful because bees may mistake a dark-clothed human for a bear. The new bee lab, costing about $3 million, could go up within a year if funded. Bee researchers have been busily engaged. For instance, “Minnesota Hygienic Bees,” or bees that keep cleaner hives, were bred in Minnesota. University researchers are studying uses of propolis,

a resin honey bees collect from trees to seal their hives. Propolis bolsters the bees’ immune system, and researchers are studying potential benefits to humans. There are things everyone can do to help bees. A big thing is to plant “bee friendly” flowers. “And then don’t contaminate that bee food

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From Eagan’s Cedar Grove Station (Hwy 13 & Cedar Ave) Saturday, June 22 11:00am - 3:00pm Minnesota state legislators Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, Rep. Pat Garofalo, Rep. Will Morgan and Sen. Dave Thompson reviewed the results of the 2013 session with Lakeville Chamber of Commerce members at a May 16 luncheon. (Photo submitted) They’ve come here for the things Minnesota has to provide: a well-educated workforce, good arts community and great outdoors.� Garofalo questioned how forcing independent child care owners into a union, raising the minimum wage and pegging it to inflation helps the business climate or makes the state a desirable place to live. He said Democrats’ theory that spending now eventually pays for itself by producing an educated and productive workforce does not work, as exemplified by similar legislation in Illinois, California and Rhode Island. Holberg said she is hearing from business owners, including bankers, insurance brokers, attorneys and accountants, who have numerous clients who are trying to find ways to “get out of Minnesota.� “That makes me really nervous,� Holberg said. “I’ve never heard that before.� In an email to supporters, Holberg said the state’s budget beginning July 1 spends nearly $40 billion and includes a fourth tier income tax that she said is aimed at small business owners and makes Minnesota’s income tax rate the second highest in the nation for comparative income. Mark Bloomquist, Little Ceasars Pizza business owner, received applause when he said increasing the minimum wage to $9.50 will kill many businesses. “Twenty percent of my employees will be out of a job,� Bloomquist said. “Because I operate my business on a percent of sales, and that percent can’t change or I’m not going to make any money.� Minnesota’s minimum wage is $6.15 per hour, but most workers at least earn the federal minimum rate


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State Rep. Will Morgan was in the minority at the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce’s June 13 legislative luncheon. The Democrat from Burnsville was flanked by his frustrated Republican colleagues on a panel before a roomful of Lakeville-area business representatives who posed pointed questions and conveyed concerns about the billions in new taxes on income, businesses and tobacco and the government growth that came out of the 2013 legislative session. State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, said raising $2.1 billion in taxes over the next two years hurts everybody. He said the business-tobusiness warehousing and storage tax (slated for April 2014) will raise costs of everyday items including gasoline and groceries. “I was actually shocked it happened,� Thompson said. “I really didn’t believe there would be that level of overreach.� He said the tax will force warehousing businesses in Duluth, East Grand Forks and Moorhead to move across the border. State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, agreed, calling North Dakota’s oil boom devastating to Moorhead because the neighboring state is using its economic expansion of energy to lower taxes. He said three states that tried the warehousing tax repealed it within one year because it was “so destructive.� State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, shared their concerns that the taxes could drive away businesses and jobs that they provide. “We’ve seen no other state in the country take this approach with this wide-ranging increase,� she said. “Time will tell whether we can survive this or not.� Morgan defended the new taxes, describing how the funding helps provide the things that make Minnesota a good place to live. He said Democratic legislators made a commitment to the environment, early learning, expanding all-day kindergarten and freezing tuition to assist hurting middle-class families. “Nobody has ever come to Minnesota because it was a low-tax state,� Morgan said. “They haven’t come here for the weather.


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Area Briefs Family summer fun days at Dakota City Heritage Village

guided tours for the public on two Fridays this summer: July 12 and Aug. 23. Costumed guides will lead the tours starting at 10 a.m. and running every half hour until the last tour at 2 p.m. Family and Friends Fun Days at Da- Tours lasts 90 minutes and include stops kota City will include free admission and at several buildings where costumed

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Car seat recycling

I was speaking to my swim team when an intense pain in my chest spread throughout my entire body. I knew something was wrong—but I never imagined at my age that I could have a life-threatening aortic dissection in my heart. Emergency heart surgery saved my life. I’m so thankful I went to Fairview Ridges Hospital. + Chris, Fairview Ridges Hospital patient and Eagan High School swim coach

demonstrators will provide information and answer questions. Visitors can also view horse-drawn buggies, farm machinery and displays in the museum. Guests are welcome to pack a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds. Tickets cost $5 per person for ages 3 and up and are available in the Dakota City office in Ahlberg Hall. A treat from the gift shop will be included in the ticket price. Dakota City is located at 4008 220th St. W. on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. For information, visit or call 651-4608050.

Families can recycle old car seats at BabyLove Studios, 4590 Scott Trail, Suite 200, Eagan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30. A $10 fee per seat will be collected. Following the event, the car seats will be brought to the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Call BabyLove at 651-200-3343 for information.

City receives grant for fire helmets The city of Apple Valley was awarded a $2,500 Community Partnership Grant from CenterPoint Energy on June 13 for 14 firefighter helmets with attachable lights for the Fire Department.

Healthy food on the menu at New Horizon

Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville > Visit to learn more about Chris’ story.


The Apple Valley New Horizon is among 62 sites to serve healthful foods as part of the Farm to Childcare initiative, a program designed in partnership between the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and child care provider New Horizon Academy. The program features healthful food from nearby farms combined with experiential learning opportunities, gardenbased education and interactions with farmers, connecting participating children with how their food is grown. Learn more about Farm to Childcare at

Deer hunt applications Hunters who wish to participate in controlled deer hunts at Dakota County Parks this fall must complete and submit an online application by Monday, Oct. 7. Archery hunts are planned in Lebanon Hills Regional Park and in the western section of Spring Lake Park Reserve. Lebanon Hills Regional Park will be closed for deer hunts until noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nov. 4-20, while the western portion of Spring Lake Park Reserve will be closed all day Nov. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25. A shotgun hunt is planned Nov. 23Dec. 1 at Miesville Ravine Park Reserve, during which time the park will be closed. The rugged terrain at Miesville Ravine Park Reserve includes limestone bluffs, steep hills and dense thickets, so being familiar with the area is beneficial. To fill out an application or learn more information, visit and search hunting.

Attorneys receive award The First Judicial District presented its third annual Amicus Curiae Award to attorneys Sharon Freiling and Karissa Richardson on June 13. The Amicus Curiae Award, meaning Friend of the Court, is an annual recognition of attorneys and others who have provided exceptional service, leadership or other contributions to assist the courts in the First Judicial District discharge their constitutional responsibility for the administration of justice. Freiling practices law in South St. Paul and is a part-time public defender in Dakota County. Since 2008, she has been volunteering as the attorney for the participants in the Dakota County Juvenile Drug Court program. Richardson, as a staff attorney at Legal Assistance of Dakota County, expanded the volunteer attorney program and began the work that resulted in the formation of the Family Court Self Help Center. She has also served as a volunteer at both organizations as well as at the Lewis House Family Law Clinic.

ECM Publishers is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2013 Scholarship Awards, given to children of ECM Associates. Each recipient was awarded $3,000 for their excellence. Recipients are chosen for achieving excellent scholastic and extracurricular records during their high school career.

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Family: Joel Stottrup High School: Princeton High School Achievements/Interests: Member of student DFL, Dean’s List, Chess Club, Mock Trial, UR Copy Editor, Jazz Band Future Plans: University of MN, Morris Major: Liberal Arts for the Human Services

Family: Darcy Bodin High School: Cambridge-Isanti High School Achievements/Interests: Letters in Choir, speech, drama and academics; member of National Honor Society; part of section 7AA one-act state qualifying team; member of Link crew, member of Unum Vox honor choir. Future Plans: University of MN, Duluth Major: English

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Family: Gregory Hunt High School: Cambridge-Isanti High School Achievements/Interests: I enjoy playing drums in the Jazz Band, listening to music, golfing, and math league. Some honors I received were A.P. Scholar, being selected to attend Boy’s State and getting the Presidential Education Award. Future Plans: University of MN, Twin Cities Major: Chemistry

Family: Diane Eliason High School: Robbinsdale-Cooper High School Achievements/Interests: My activities are Pep Band (elected co-president ‘13-’14) Riverside Singers Choir, playing goalie for Women’s Club Lacrosse. I plan to play lacrosse for Augsburg, minor in Korean studies and to study abroad. Honors: 4.0 GPA (2nd Sem. ‘12-’13) Future Plans: Augsburg College Major: Undecided

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Family: Lori Lieske High School: Northfield High School Achievements/Interests: The Dean’s List, volunteer at the Lake Superior Zoo, member of a folk collective club (learning the ukelele) and a member of North Star Investment Club. Future Plans: University of MN, Duluth Major: Undecided

Family: Judy Espino High School: Little Falls Community High School Achievements/Interests: Assistant dance instructor, intramural basketball, Dean’s list, Phi Theta Kappa, 2012-13 President for IIDA on Design Connection Board. Future Plans: Alexandria Technical and Community College Major: Interior Design

Family: Rod Garbe High School: Burnsville High School Achievements/Interests: High school ski team captain, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Hooverball Club Captain and founding member, member of National Honor Society, National Merit commended scholar. Future Plans: University of MN, Twin Cities Major: Biology

Nicole Lieske Family: Lori Lieske High School: Northfield Public Schools Achievements/Interests: Volunteer at Winona Area Humane Society, 2012-13 Dean’s List, Spruce up Winona, Take Back the Night. Future Plans: Winona State University Major: Communication Studies

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Education Info meeting for board candidates Residents of District 196 who may be considering running for one of three open positions on the School Board this fall are invited to an informational meeting with Superintendent Jane Berenz at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the District Office in Rosemount. The superintendent will share information about the district, explain the role of School Board members and answer any questions potential candidates may have. Any person may be a candidate for School Board who is eligible to vote, will be at least 21 years of age upon assuming office on Jan. 6, 2014, is a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the election, and is not registered as a convicted sex offender. The filing period for the Nov. 5 School Board election in District 196 opens Tuesday, July 30, and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 13. The board positions currently held by Art Coulson, Gary Huusko and Mike Roseen are up for election. The term of each position is four years, from January 2013 to January 2018. For more information, call the superintendent’s office at 651-423-7736.

District 196 spends higher percentage of funds on classroom instruction In fiscal year 2012, the RosemountApple Valley-Eagan Public Schools had slightly higher total general fund operating expenditures per pupil than the averages for school districts in the state and metro area and lower than the average of the state’s 10 largest districts, according to statewide data on school district expenditures. Each year, the Minnesota Department of Education compiles financial data for all of the nearly 350 operating school districts in the state. Comparable expenditure data for FY 2012 shows that District 196 spent less per pupil than the averages for the state, metro area and 10 largest districts in five of the 10 expenditure categories, including district-level administration, where District 196 spent $81 per pupil less than the average of the 48 metro-area school districts. Conversely, District

196 spent almost $500 more per pupil on regular instruction compared to the state and metro averages. To see the comparisons for all 10 expenditure categories, go to www. Communications/FullNewsRelease. cfm?UID=978.

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District 196 Community Education classes District 196 Community Education will offer the following classes. To register, or for more information, call 651423-7920 or visit ce. • Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre – “Peter Pan” (ages 7-18), 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, $99. • Girls Only Art Camp (ages 5-11), 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $109. • Hip Hop for the Young (ages 3-6), 10-10:45 a.m. Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $49. • APPLAUSE! Broadway Willy Wonka, Jr. (grades 5-12), 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $179. • Piano Adventures Camp (ages 7-9), 2-3 p.m. Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12, or Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $69. • Rock Star Academy (grades 6-12), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19, Glacier Hills Elementary School, $299. • Amazing Clay and Canvas Creations (grades K-6), 1-3 p.m. Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $99.

Emily Kilen, a 2013 graduate of Eastview High School, is congratulated on her appointment to the United States Naval Academy by U.S. Sen. Al Franken at his St. Paul office. She will enter the academy this summer. At Eastview, Kilen was a varsity swimmer, a member of the National Honor Society and a student council representative. She also volunteered with the Yellow Ribbon Network, Fairview Hospital and the Minnesota Zoo. She is the daughter of Mike and Paivahn Kilen of Apple Valley. (Photo submitted)

Reading and Math Corps tutors in District 191

Applications are now open for math one or with small groups of students to and reading tutor positions in Burns- boost skills. Members make an 11-month ville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 commitment, during which they receive for the upcoming school year. a modest living allowance and education The positions will be through the award. Full-time members may also reMinnesota Reading Corps, which is a ceive health insurance. For more inforstatewide initiative to help every child mation, go to become a successful reader by the end All types of people serve as corps of third grade, and the Minnesota Math members including high school and colCollege news Corps, which has a goal of ensuring stu- lege graduates, parents and retirees. To Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Pe- dents are proficient in algebra by the end apply, go to and click on ter, spring graduate, Julia Tindell of Ap- of eighth grade. “Employment” in the Human Resources ple Valley, English, summa cum laude. Reading and Math Corps members section. Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Pe- receive training and then work one-onter, spring dean’s list, from Apple Valley – Audi Dickey, Kristina Ericksen, Mariah Grant, Eric Hanson, Kayla Hanson, Julia Tindell, Emma Webster. Macalester College, St. Paul, spring CALL US NOW! 952-431-2587 dean’s list, Kalie Caetano of Apple Valley.

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Lightning dethroned in final seconds Eden Prairie prevails 9-8 in state boys lacrosse final by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eastview kept taking Eden Prairie’s best shots and coming back – until Eden Prairie’s final shot left the Lightning with no time to come back. The Lightning held on gamely to its dream of winning back-to-back state boys lacrosse championships before a goal by Eden Prairie freshman J.D. Spielman with 12.4 seconds remaining gave the Eagles a 9-8 victory in the title game Saturday night at Chanhassen High School. Eastview never led in the game but on four occasions came back to tie it. The last tie was 8-8, after goals by Michael Stillings and Ryan McNamara 34 seconds apart brought the Lightning back even with 5 minutes, 18 seconds to play. “When it was 8-8 and we had the ball, I was pumped,” McNamara said. “I thought we were going to be able to do it. But they made a great play at the end.” Eden Prairie was awarded possession with 2:45 remaining after Eastview’s Brett Schweiger fired a shot wide of the Eagles’ goal. After calling timeout with 2:27 left, Eden Prairie held the ball until Nic Bentz found Spielman open on the back side of the formation for a close-range shot. Eastview was able to

get it to Tanner Hamill for a last-second shot, but the Eden Prairie defense blocked it. It was the first victory for Eden Prairie (18-0) in five appearances in the state championship game. Eastview (14-4), which defeated Eden Prairie 10-4 in last year’s state final, dubbed this season as “The Return.” The Lightning indeed made it back to the state tournament, although it didn’t get the outcome it sought. “We lost a lot of players from last year’s team,” McNamara said. “But we also had a sophomore goalie step up and some junior defensemen step up. We definitely thought we had a chance to win the state tournament again.” Slow starts were a theme for Eastview, which scored only two first-quarter goals in its three state tournament games. The Lightning was able to recover and beat Orono (105) and Champlin Park (106) in the first two rounds as the defense locked down on the opponent. “It’s all about backside support and on-theball defense,” coach Tim Roche said following the semifinal victory over Champlin Park. “When we’re doing those well, we know we’re on our game. We’re very good when we can see what’s in front of us.” The Lightning never did completely recover from its slow start against Eden Prairie. The Eagles scored the first three goals of the championship game before the Lightning’s Mitch Beattie put his team on the scoreboard with 2:01 remaining in the first

Top: Eastview’s Nick Abbott looks for room to maneuver near the Eden Prairie goal. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) Right: Michael Stillings (25), Brett Schweiger (5) and Nick Abbott celebrate following an Eastview goal in the state boys lacrosse championship game. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

quarter. Nick Abbott, Shane Kenealey and Schweiger scored in the second quarter. McNamara, the Lightning’s leading scorer, had two goals in the second quarter before completing his hat trick See LACROSSE, 11A

Keeping pace at state tough for Wildcats Notebook: Coaches Eagan golfers place sixth in Class AAA arrive, depart by Mike Shaughnessy

Eastview hires Reiff to lead volleyball program


The state tournament is much more competitive than anything most high school golfers will see all season. That wasn’t exactly a surprise to the Eagan girls team, which finished sixth in the Class AAA tourney last week. Eagan was coming off a season-best team score of 341 in the final round of the Section 3AAA tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids. The state meet was held at the same course June 11-12. If Eagan had matched its low score of the season each of the two days at state, it would have finished fifth. It would have taken another major drop in scores for the Wildcats to contend for the championship, won by Edina with a two-day score of 644. Eagan shot 347 the first day but struggled the second day, coming in with 361 for a 708 total. A weather delay in the second round, which pushed back the girls tee times 90 minutes, probably didn’t do anything good for the Wildcats’ nerves. Wildcats senior Mallory Drenttel overcame a rough start to tie for 26th place individually. Drenttel shot 46 on her first nine holes, but came back with 38 on her second nine for an 84. She shot 83 in the second round. Shelby Braun, also a senior, had 85-89–174 to tie for 45th. Senior Erin Klucas had 84-94–178 and tied for 54th. Also competing for the Wildcats at state were eighth-grader Molly Ploetz (tie for 71st, 94-95– 189), sophomore Karli Simon (76th, 98-96–194) and junior Ina San Jose (tie for 82nd, 101-104– 205). Edina led the team competition by four strokes over Alexandria


Madi Roe of Eastview plays out of a greenside bunker during the state Class AAA girls golf tournament. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) after the first day and ended up winning by 11. Wayzata junior Sarah Burnham and New Prague junior Kenzie Neisen tied for the individual championship at 140, 6 under par. Neisen shot 68 and Burnham 69 in the second round; those were the only two rounds below 70 in the Class AAA tournament. Defending champion Celia Kuenster of CretinDerham Hall finished third, four strokes behind Burnham and Neisen.

Opatz improves by 10 Eastview junior Kari Opatz shot 77 in the second round – a 10-stroke improvement over her first round – to earn a tie for 19th at state. Opatz’s 36-hole total of 164 was six strokes lower than her score at the 2012 state meet, where she tied for 24th. She qualified for this year’s tournament by winning the Section 3AAA individual championship. Opatz’s teammate, ju-

Eagan’s Erin Klucas watches her tee shot during the state Class AAA girls golf tournament at Bunker Hills. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) nior Madi Roe, shot 8288–170 to tie for 40th place. That was a 20-stroke improvement over her finish at state in 2012.

Kerr has improved each year at state, and her second-round 83 is the first time she has shot below 90 in the Class AAA tournament. She was 74th at state Kerr places 43rd as a ninth-grader and tied Apple Valley junior for 53rd last year. Lauren Kerr, making her third consecutive appear- Email Mike Shaughnessy at ance at state, tied for 43rd with 90-83–173.

Summer doesn’t mean an end to sports activity at local high schools, as several of them have coaching vacancies to fill for the 2013-14 school year. Eastview has filled its volleyball head coaching position, hiring Ted Reiff, who was head coach at Benilde-St. Margaret’s the last three years. Reiff takes over for Becky Egan, who was named head coach at Hamline University in March. Before coaching at BSM, Reiff was head coach at Holy Angels for eight years. He previously coached at the University of Wisconsin, Augsburg College, Minnesota State, Mankato, Prior Lake and Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial high schools. He also has coached in several club programs, including Northern Lights Volleyball and M1 Volleyball. “I couldn’t be more excited to become a member of the Eastview community and to step into the head coaching role of Eastview volleyball,” Reiff said in a news release from the school. “This is one of the premier volleyball programs in Minnesota and I look forward to taking the baton from coach Egan.” Apple Valley High School has to hire replacements for boys track and field coach Rod Dirth, who retired, and volleyball coach Shelly Lundin, who resigned. That’s in addition to the boys swimming coaching vacancy created when Mike McManus announced his retirement earlier this spring. Dirth coached and

taught physical education and mathematics for 33 years and has more than 60 seasons’ combined experience coaching track and field and football. His track and field teams won two section championships in the last three years. Dirth also was on the coaching staff for Apple Valley’s state championship teams in 1986, 1991 and 1992. Lundin resigned because she is moving to Astana, Kazakhstan, where her husband, former AVHS hockey standout Mike Lundin, will play for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League. Mike Lundin played for the Ottawa Senators last season after playing for the Minnesota Wild in 2011-12. Shelly Lundin had been on the AVHS volleyball staff since 2009 and was head coach in 2012. Burnsville High School is seeking a softball coach for the second consecutive year after declining to renew the contract of Aaron Vail, who coached the Blaze to a 9-10 record last season. Vail, who announced on his Twitter account that he would not be back at Burnsville, said the news took him by surprise. His previous coaching stops included North St. Paul High School and Dakota County Technical College.

New Balance Nationals Danielle Anderson of Eagan High School competed in two events at the New Balance Nationals track and field meet last weekend in Greensboro, N.C. Anderson placed 11th See NOTEBOOK, 11A

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Panther baseball team wins state consolation title by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eastview’s Brett Schweiger rushes upfield against Eden Prairie in the state boys lacrosse championship game. Eden Prairie defeated Eastview 9-8, scoring the game-winning goal with 12.4 seconds remaining. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) LACROSSE, from 10A with the goal that tied the game 8-8. The Lightning didn’t have an answer for the last-minute goal by Spielman, one of two sons of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman who play lacrosse for Eden Prairie. Saturday’s game was the third state final for Eastview, which was runner-up in 2009. The Lightning was trying to become

the fifth school to win two consecutive championships; the last to do it was Benilde-St. Margaret’s in 2009-10. McNamara and Hamill, who each scored seven goals in the state tournament, were named to the all-tournament team, as was Beattie, who had four goals and three assists in three games. McNamara, who scored 52 goals this season, including 12 in the Section 3 championship

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ter race in 17 minutes, 12.53 seconds and was 19th in the 2-mile run in 10:52.46. She is scheduled to run the 5,000 in the USA Track and Field Junior Championships this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier this month Anderson placed second in the 3,200 meters and eighth in the 1,600 at the state Class AA meet at Hamline University. She will go to the University of Minnesota in the fall and compete in cross country and track.

game, will follow the Lightning from a distance next year when he’s playing lacrosse for Marquette University. He said he expects to see his alma mater back at the state tournament. “They have a lot of good young players coming up,” he said. “They’ll definitely have a good team next year.” Email Mike Shaughnessy at

and Cooper Maas for at least part of the weekend because they will play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Series on Friday and Saturday in Chaska. The Cobras consist of most of the 2013 Burnsville High School baseball team, which finished second in the Section 3AAA tournament, plus college players and BHS alumni Bo Hellquist and Tyler Hill. Burnsville was ranked second in this week’s state American Legion baseball poll.

In Minnesota, there’s little if any downtime between the end of the high school baseball season and the beginning of the American Legion season. This weekend the Burnsville Cobras will hold their annual Snake Pit Invitational at Alimagnet Park. Burnsville will play Blue Springs, Mo., at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the Cobras will play Andover at 9 a.m. and Eden Prairie at 7:30 p.m. The final round of the tournament will be Sunday. Email Mike Shaughnessy at The Cobras have to mike.shaughnessy@ecmdo without Tyler Hanson

A 3-2 loss to Rocori in the Class AAA quarterfinals ended Lakeville North’s dreams of winning a state baseball championship, but the Panthers accomplished everything they could in their final two games. The Panthers brought home the consolation title, beating Forest Lake 9-1 on June 14 at Dick Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota. That game took place about 24 hours after they lost to Rocori, which went on to finish second. “We took a little batting practice before we got to Siebert and gave them all the reasons why you want to play your best” in the consolation bracket, head coach Tony Market said. “You get to play with your teammates again. You get to end a couple other teams’ seasons. You can get to 20 wins. There are still scouts from colleges here. You can be one of the best teams we have ever had at Lakeville North. “They came out relaxed and put together a good game.” The loss to Rocori on June 13 sent Lakeville North to the consolation bracket the next day. The Panthers took care of business, determined not to leave the state tournament empty-handed. They scored 15 runs in the consolation semifinal and final. “They bounced back,” Market said. “It says a lot about the quality of their character. We don’t know how many of these teams will get here again, so we had to bounce back.” Against Forest Lake, the Panthers charged out to an early 4-0 lead and kept at it, scoring runs in each inning from second to sixth. Dalton Lehnen was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Brandon Morgan and Erik Rutt each had two hits and an RBI while Ben Jensen had



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Three trips to state In an era where many student-athletes specialize in one sport, it’s rare where someone like Creighton can star in three. The state baseball tournament was the third trip to state for Creighton in the 2012-13 school year. He was the starting quarterback for North’s Class 6A runner-up football team and a guard for the basketball team that played in the Class 4A state quarterfinals. After the Panthers lost to Rocori in the state baseball quarterfinals, Creighton was disappointed that none of the trips would result in a state championship. “It’s got its highs and lows,” Creighton said. “It’s great getting there, but it’s going to be tough looking back when you have three teams that I personally felt should win it. It’s great when you’re there. I’m going to be able to look back on the good and everything that it takes to get to the state tournament, but it’s tough when you’re not 100 percent successful.”

The future The South Suburban Conference champion Panthers will miss key seniors such as Creighton, Christenson, Rutt, Jacobson, Morgan, Sam Dunnett, Sam Petrick, Dan Olson and Jake Braun, but the team should be competitive again in 2014. Pitchers Arnold, A.J. Sayer, Lehnen and Dorfman, along with Altavilla (shortstop) and Jensen (catcher) are expected to return. “They say pitching is probably the most important thing in this league,” Market said. “Obviously we’re going to miss our seniors, but I’d say we’re set up pretty well.” Email Andy Rogers at

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three RBI. Nick Dorfman was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run, four hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out three. The Panthers defeated Rochester Mayo 6-3 in the consolation semifinals June 14. Angelo Altavilla’s two-run single and Zach Creighton’s two-run double in the fourth inning gave them a lead they never relinquished. Lehnen got the victory on the mound, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out five. Matt Arnold threw in relief in the final two games. The consolation title was as relief for the thirdseeded Panthers after they were upset by unseeded Rocori in the quarterfinals. “It’s just about having fun,” Creighton said. “Obviously it’s tough when you’re not working toward your main goal (of winning a state title).” North’s bats were uncharacteristically cold against Rocori as the Panthers had just four hits. “I think it was a case of kids 16 and 17 years old getting to a big game, wanting to do more than they should,” Market said. “They were trying a bit too hard. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the emotion of the game. They tried to shoulder a little too much.” Jensen’s RBI single in the second inning sent home Connor Christenson. In the fourth, Creighton walked and advanced to third on a stolen base and a sacrifice by Lehnen. Rutt sent him home with a single over the Rocori shortstop. Jordan Jacobson was charged with the loss, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and one walk. He struck out five. “One game does not define what these kids accomplished just to get here,” Market said. “I know that’s not what they wanted to hear, but when

• Pick up new schedules for routes 420, 437/445, 438/440, 442, 444, 464, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477 and 478. • Ride FREE on local routes 420, 437/445, 438/440, 442 and 444 during the METRO Red Line launch June 22-30! • Connect to METRO Red Line buses, which operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. • MVTA Customer Service Representatives will be available special hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23 and June 29-30 (these dates only; MVTA does not regularly have weekend customer service)

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WEBER, from 1A less lives that he touched throughout his courageous battle with cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mark was an accomplished military leader and devoted husband and father,â&#x20AC;? the statement said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will be missed by all who he encountered, and those of us who had the honor of serving with him in the military are privileged to have known him.â&#x20AC;? Weber was a regular visitor to Rosemount High School, where his son Matthew attends. Assistant Principal Kim Budde said Weber had an amazing ability to tell stories and to captivate his audience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if there were 1,000 students before

him or 40 faculty members, he had you laughing and crying at the same time,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students were incredibly captivated, you could hear a pin drop in the gym with 1,000 students. He received standing ovations every time he spoke.â&#x20AC;? He was interviewed by many media outlets, including a couple of sessions with The Power Trip morning show on KFANradio, Minnesota Public Radio and the ABC network show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The View.â&#x20AC;? A visitation is planned for 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Easter Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,





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June 21, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Weber is survived by his wife, Kristin, and sons Matthew and twins Noah and Joshua.

Cancer diagnosis Weberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diagnosis came after he underwent a standard medical exam required for his deployment as the military assistant to the incoming Afghanistan minister of the interior. It was a position that the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, personally selected Weber to serve. The exam revealed that Weber, who said he was feeling weak and had lost a few pounds, had a low hemoglobin level. Weber pushed for another test, an endoscopy, and then a CT scan revealed tumors on his liver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just, bam. To get asked by the most powerful and popular general


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The Webers walk toward the mound during an April Twins game when Mark Weber threw out the first pitch. (Photo by Wayne Kryduba/Minnesota Twins) in modern history to work for him was great to have that honor. Then, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told two weeks later youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to die,â&#x20AC;? he said at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was beyond a thunderbolt. ... It was like I got woken up from a dream come true by electrocution.â&#x20AC;? The surgery to remove the cancer was unsuccessful. Weber said when he received his diagnosis he started organizing his letters and journals when he thought he would only have months to live. The result was the self-published book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell My Sons,â&#x20AC;? which was released Dec. 7, 2012, to critical and popular acclaim. It was picked up by Random House and re-released in 2013. He wrote the book over the course of about six weeks. He said at the time that his collaborator was dumbfounded that he could do it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something about doing what others say cannot be done,â&#x20AC;? he said then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe I pulled it off.â&#x20AC;? The book borrows its title from the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell My Fatherâ&#x20AC;? from the musical production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Civil War.â&#x20AC;? The song, which re-

counts the message a dying Union soldier wanted to have related to his father, was sung by Weber and his son Matthew at the Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th Birthday Celebration in June 2012 at the Minnesota History Center where Weber was the keynote speaker. During his speaking engagements, Weber often attempted to impart that he was no â&#x20AC;&#x153;superman,â&#x20AC;? but that anyone can battle cancer and accomplish what he has.

End of Service Mark and Kristin Weber were honored by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an End of Service Ceremony Aug. 15, 2012, at the Rosemount National Guard. Dempsey presented Mark Weber with the Legion of Merit Award, and Kristin Weber with the Minnesota Superior Civilian Service Award. Since Weber worked as public affairs officer for the Joint Chiefs, Dempsey was familiar with Weberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been around Mark Weber a lot in some incredibly difficult circumstances,â&#x20AC;? Dempsey said during

the ceremony, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and it was not only what he got done but how he got it done.â&#x20AC;? He said Weber was one of the finest leaders heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been around and always put himself second to that of the mission and others around him. In true Mark Weber fashion, he put himself second when it was his turn to speak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will focus on one and only one person,â&#x20AC;? Weber said pausing during his remarks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a woman who has stood with me every step of the way for the past 18 years, my wife and my closest friend, Kristin. She is my hero. â&#x20AC;&#x153;True strength is about getting things done despite tears and external obstacles,â&#x20AC;? Weber said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and you, Kristin Coughlin, epitomize the definition of the word of strength. By the soldierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standard for uncommon valor and bravery under mind-crushing conditions, you are a hero in every sense of the word.â&#x20AC;? After his diagnosis, Weber started Operation True Grit, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness in the fight against cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to hear flattery when people told me how much our story inspired them or moved them to action,â&#x20AC;? Weber had said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I see it as my responsibility, and to do so with respect, objectivity and humility. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful feeling to see such goodness come from such misery, and why wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be considering what I did in the Army? My mission as a leader is to instill purpose, motivation, and direction. Instead of doing that with Army personnel, equipment, and strategy, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing it with my community.â&#x20AC;?

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ECONOMY, from 1A The current national average rate of unemployment is 7.1 percent. Minnesota is well below that at 5.4 percent. From 2007 to 2012, Dakota County employment in some sectors grew. In finance, the number of jobs increased by 13 percent, health care 11 percent and management 8 percent. On the other hand, construction jobs in the county have decreased by 28 percent and professional services by 19 percent over the same time period. The Minnesota per capita real gross domestic product grew from $45,000 in 2010 to $47,000 this year – a 4 percent increase. Per capita real GDP represents the market value of all Minnesota goods and services divided between the state population. These state averages have placed Minnesotans in a successful and growing region of the country.

Employment Dakota County employment has not fully reKIDSPO, from 1A opportunity for families to connect with each other and the community,” said Krista Jech, the event’s marketing manager. “Kids will have a blast with the activities we have planned.” Another desire parents have for their children is to be active. Research has shown that physical activity helps kids boost academic achievement, stay healthy and improve communication at home. KIDSPO will not only give young people ways to play at the event but also link them organized activities and other resources in the community.

Exhibitors Local businesses and organizations won’t want to miss an opportunity to connect with families in their community. They can do that through exhibitor booths

covered from its dramatic drop in 2008, but opportunities are slowly beginning to open up. According to Rachel Vilsack of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, employment within Dakota County has been increasing since the jobless peak of 7.5 percent in 2009. Yet it still remains below its original 2007 level. Vilsack has hope for even better numbers on the horizon. Through the end of 2013, a statewide 1.4 percent increase in employment is expected. To understand the economic state of Dakota County, the metro area must be taken into account. Half of Dakota County residents work within the county, with 15 percent working in Eagan, 8 percent in Burnsville, 5 percent in Apple Valley, 4 percent in Lakeville, 3 percent in Farmington, and 2 percent in Rosemount. The other half of local residents make their way across county lines every

day for work. Employment in the metro area pulls 10 percent of Dakota County commuters to Minneapolis, 14 percent to St. Paul, and 8 percent to Bloomington, according to the 2013 Dakota County Resident Survey. Every work day, the population of Minneapolis grows by 100,000 and St. Paul by almost 40,000, while Lakeville and Apple Valley lose almost 30,000 workers. People may bring their earnings home at night, but they may be buying their morning coffee, eating lunch and running errands at places near their work. Because residents cross county lines to work and spend their money, the economic well-being of Dakota County cannot be examined independently. The mutual relationship between local residents and their commute downtown has boosted Dakota County’s economy. Analysts agree that Dakota County’s proximity to the Twin Cities is one

reason its employment has fared better than other counties. Burnsville Economic Development Director Skip Nienhaus cites the city’s accessibility to the metro area as a reason for lower unemployment rates, in addition to the area’s local business diversity. A wider range of work options including restaurants and retail create more opportunities, in comparison with other counties comprised mostly of agricultural and recreational businesses. Dan McElroy, president of Hospitality Minnesota and previous mayor and state legislator from Burnsville, agrees with Nienhaus. “The recession impacts people differently, though Dakota County has fared slightly better than the statewide average,” McElroy said.

proof, is expected to continue expanding. One in 10 jobs in Dakota County are in this sector. Dakota County is also home to many construction and manufacturing jobs. These sectors make up 15 percent of jobs within the county. These too are expected to rise. However, they have not surpassed their pre-recession levels of employment. Throughout the past year, Minnesota has gained more than 50,000 jobs. While the state has typically fared better than others throughout the recession, the past few months of job growth have fallen below the national average. A cold and wet spring has dampened business growth, especially for entertainment, outdoor activities, and seasonal shopping. Overall, the extended winter this year slowed business for construction, leisure and hospitality, and On the rise local government, accordBusiness in Dakota ing to DEED. County also appears to be Road to recovery on the rise. The health care sector, The idea of economic often seen as recession- recovery is not just an aspi-

ration but a real possibility for Dakota County. Economic recovery is not simply an equation but a sum of parts including employment rates, weather impacts, business sector growth, location and diverse opportunities. Although Dakota County lost almost 600 employers and 4,067 jobs from 2007 to 2012, unemployment rates are at a five-year low and businesses are slowly growing, according to the Metropolitan Council. This past year the weather hurt economic recovery, but Dakota County’s proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul and the county’s diverse business community have been key to its survival. Although Dakota County has not recovered to its pre-recession levels, local analysts agree that the numbers add up to a positive future.

and sponsorships. Exhibitors may choose between single a 8-by-10 foot booth for $495 or a double 8-by-20 foot booth for $750. With both kinds of booths, exhibitors will receive a table, two chairs, concession gift certificates, website presence, full color advertisement in the KIDSPO special section and access to promotional materials. “With the booths, we are encouraging our exhibitors to make them as interactive as possible,” Jech said. “So the fun and games will fill the room all around.” Among the expected categories of exhibitors will be medical, education, entertainment, retailers, clubs, nonprofits, sports, home services, home improvement, travel, health, home-based business opportunities and beauty. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting

at $1,250, which includes a booth, sponsor level category exclusivity, inclusion on all pre-event marketing opportunities throughout the summer and a large presence in the targeted special section reaching 80,000 homes in September. Current sponsors of the event are: Gold Sponsors: Park Chrysler Jeep of Burnsville, Primrose Schools of Eagan and Lakeville. Silver Sponsors: Ballet Royale Academy of Dance, Twin Cities Ballet Minnesota, Christian Heritage Academy, Thoroughbred Carpet & Floors, Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Hirshfield’s and US Federal Credit Union. For more information, contact Krista Jech at 952392-6835 (krista.jech@ or click on the Exhibitor Info tab on


by Sesame Street Live, will have activities for young children and appearances by characters throughout the day. The first 300 children through the door will each receive a voucher to a performance of Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend,” Jan. 24-26, 2014, at Target Center. Admission to KIDSPO is free, but some activities will require tickets (50 cents each on the day of the event) or unlimited play wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $7 starting July 1 by going online to http:// or $10 at the door. The Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, is located off Pilot Knob Road between I-494 and I-35E. More information is online at http://kidspo2013. com.

Filling the Community Center’s 80,000-squarefoot gym will be carnival games, inflatables, Wii games, a scavenger hunt, Studio Bodair of Lakeville’s crazy hair and The Works Museum of Bloomington’s engineering and art activities. The Eagan Fire Department members will talk about fire safety and the Cataract Lodge of Bloomington will be hosting the KidsID and Take 25 Program. The KidsID program aims to help law enforcement officials track a lost child through digital fingerprints, voice recording and photo; height and weight information; cheek swab (for DNA); computer disc and laminated ID cards. There will be a limited number of slots available during the event. Watch for more information on pre-registration in the coming weeks.

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A stage will allow visitors to watch short demonstrations and performances throughout the day, such as a sneak peek of “The Nutcracker” by Twin Cities Ballet, Heartbeat Studios teen choir, a fashion show from Old Navy and group activities led by Primrose Schools staff. Miss Outstanding Teen Minnesota Corrina Swiggum will also be on hand for photos and announce at the fashion show. More acts are being added throughout the summer; visit to see an updated list. There will be lunch and snack options at several Green Mill food booths. Local authors Gordon Fredrickson (“Farm Country” and “If I Were a Farmer” series) and Lynn Garthwaite (Dirkle Smat series) will read from their books and sign copies in the lobby. Kids Corner, sponsored

Sarah Allen can be reached at Kristina Ericksen can be reached at

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36 yrs exp. Free ests. Ins'd. Colored & Stamped, Driveways & Steps, Sidewalks, Patios, Blocks, & Flrs. New or replacement. Tear out & removal. Will meet or beat almost any quote!

952-469-2754 Rick Concrete & Masonry

All Types of Concrete Work! Additions, driveways, patios, stamped & colored. Tear out & replace


(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

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Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Ray 612-281-7077

Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Decks CC's accept'd 952-270-1895



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Chimney & FP Cleaning


SWEEP • INSP. • REPAIR Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373


Meticulous Cleaning Quality, Affordable, Dep. Ins'd Tracey 952-239-4397 Wouldn't it be nice to come home to a clean house!! 30yrs exp. Call 612-501-7060



2350 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879


AB LANDSCAPING Perennial gardens, general landscaping and shrub trimming. Call Al 952-432-7908


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Call 952-334-9840

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RETAINING WALLS Water Features & Pavers. 30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

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Flooring & Tile

Landscapes By Lora • Patios • Rock • Mulch • Plantings • Skid Work • Draintile •Ret. Walls etc.

612-644-3580 Ed McDonald 763-464-9959


952-292-2349 SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070


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Lawn & Garden

4 Seasons Lawncare Mow Trim Aerate Cleanups Dethatch & etc prompt Ins'd. 952-237-8936 A Happy Yard 20% off–New Customers

We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/12 yrs exp.

5% Discount With Ad

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Aspen Ridge - Competent Professionals Offering Full Range of Landscaping, Irrigation & Lawn Services. Call 651-3226877 to set-up a free estimate & ask about our Spring specials!


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Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

Liberty Lawn Care Professional Lawn Mowing starts at $25. 952-261-6552



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•Full Fertilizing Programs •Wkly/Biwkly Mowing •Dethaching Professional Services Great Pricing! 952-201-1363

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3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted

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accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

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651-699-3504 Code #78

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

* Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia

TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB

New Construction

BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Greg Johnson Roofing


NEED A ROOF? Dun-Rite Roofing\Siding Locally owned & operated!

Tree Service


651-338-5881 Absolute Tree Service Exp'd. Prof., Lic., Ins'd. Reasonable Rates.

PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC. Tree Trimming & Removal Insured 952-445-1812 $0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Spring Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP

20+ Yrs Experience Roggenbuck Tree Care, LLC. Licensed-Bonded-Insured Call (612)636-1442


AJ's Tree Service Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

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Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

Silver Fox Services Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding.

Fully Licensed & Insured BBB Accredited “A” Rating Registered W/Dept of Agriculture. 16+ Yrs Exp. No Job Too Big or Small 952-883-0671 612-715-2105

Window Cleaning


Rich's Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871



QN. PILLOWTOP SET New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 2 Loveseats, 4 LR chairs, 2 coffee tables. All beautiful cond! Edina area. Make offer. Please call 952-941-3541

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 Schools & Instruction


Tennis Lessons USPTA Pro - 15 years exp. CALL RON 651-292-0043



Nancy's Nook Reading Tutoring Call Nancy 651-230-6284



M. Fields Home Store - 3 blk bookcases w/lights. Ex cond! Blk computer desk w/chair (Gabbert's). For info: Christina 952-897-3589

Misc. For Sale


DIABETICS: Changing Meters? Sell us your left over test strips. Unexpired, Unopened, No Medicaid, No Medicare “JD” 952-513-4382

  WANTED   Old Stereo / Hifi equip.

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Garage Sales

APPLE VALLEY 12942 Everest Ave 6/2829th 9-4pm. Cloz. Furn, baby/kids, toys, electroni. Amps, toddler bed, & HH! APPLE VALLEY Moving! 103 Shoshoni Tr. 6/19 - 22nd 9-5pm, Furn. HH Antqs, pwr tools, sptg gds. APPLE VALLEY Multi-Fam. Sales Durham Way & Driftwood Lane. 6/20-21 8-5pm, 6/22- 8-2pm

* Friday Bag Sale * Funds supplemented by Thrivent Financial. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley (corner of Johnny Cake & McAndrews)

Bloomington 3 Family Sale: 6/20-22 1020 W 80 ½ St. (Dupont) HH, girls clothes, misc ++ Bloomington HUGE Sale - All quality items! 6/20-21-22 (8-5)

8710 Fremont Ave South Bloomington Huge Sale! Lg variety of items. 6/20-21 (8-5) 6/22 (8-2). 10366 Grand Ave S June 27-28-29 (8-5) 10215 & 10220 Pleasant Ave If we don't have it - you don't need it! Antiq furn, artwork, cloz, clocks, mens stuff, HH.

Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4)

June 20, 21, 22

Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver

Why Wait Roofing LLC 3090 Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

Cemetery Lots

One stacker plot w/two vaults at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. $2500. Cemetary price $4000. Call Pat 763574-9837

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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Lic #BC156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty

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BURNSVILLE 52 Garden Drive Thu 6/27 – Sat. 6/29, 9 to 4pm. Furn., HH, tools, & vintage toys! BURNSVILLE 922 Evergreen Dr (Townh) Moving! June 27 & 28 94pm. Furn.& Lots of stuff! Burnsville Multi-Family Sale 6/20-21 (8-6); 6/22 (8-12) Great kids stuff! 13560 County Rd 5 Columbia Heights Sale! 6/21-6/22, 9-4. Sports gear, tools, crafts, Party Lite, misc 561 49th Ave NE

& hand w/access., cabinets, outboard motors, snowplow, refrig, HH, cloz, much more!

5607 Regent Ave. North Crystal Multi Fam! 6/27-29; 9-5pm 2966 Kentucky Ave N. 60” TV/BO, furn, elec, gym mat

Something for everyone! 8418 Clinton Ave. So.

Eagan: Deerwood Townhomes Garage Sale. June 27-29. Big Furn & HH Items!! Eden Prairie 6/20-21 (7-4) Books, electronics, sporting equip, waterbed, kids, HH, bikes. 6530 Cherokee Trl W



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Holy Name of Jesus 155 County Rd 24 June 27-29; Th 9-8, Fri 9-6, Sat 8-12 (Bag Day). Furn, HH, cloz, sport. goods, kid things & much more!

Minneapolis Estate Sale plus! Furn (some 50's vintage) LR DR BR, adult clothes, crafts, glassware, toys, health/exercise/sports, kitchen, linen, vintage fish/golf, office, household, holiday, luggage, books/children's books, more. ATTN: TEACHERS! Many wonderful resources for K-3. No


2280 Shadowood Drive 6/20 (8-6); 6/21 (8-8) 6/22 (8-12)

Artwrk, Furn., New Hockey goalie, Motocross, LAX, Snowboards, Helmets, Road BMX, Irish Dance/shoes, Gaming, Guitar Hero Rock Band, Thomas Train.

See Craig's List post. Plymouth Moving Sale 6/27; 8-7. 6/28

& 6/29; 8-6. HH, patio furn tools misc 17735 12th Av N

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Credit Cards Accepted

Great Service Affordable Prices


Real Estate

AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991 612-801-0065 We buy Houses! Any area, any condition. Cash or terms. 612-719-4414


Apartments & Condos For Sale

1 BR $625 800 SF, DW, AC, large balcony, Garage $40mo Brookside Apartments 16829 Toronto Ave. SE, Prior Lake MN 612-824-7554



Burnsville: Rambush Estates 1340 sq ft Manuf. Home One level living. Garden tub in master bath. W/D in home. $1285/mo.



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Goods & Misc

LAKEVILLE Garage Sale! 16580 Illinois Ave, June 20-22nd; 8-5pm. Lots of household items!!


Help Wanted/ Full Time

FMGTN -Avail 7/1- 1BR, 1BA, Entire upper level. Util. includ. $950 mo. Nice! Must see: 612-804-7591


Bloomington Multi-Family Sale! 8700 Park Ave S June 20-22 (8a-5p)


Apartments & Condos For Rent


Metalwood Drivers & Fairway Woods & Golf Bags. $6-$10 ea. 763-390-1500



Plymouth Multi-Fam 6/27-28 (8-5), 6/29 (9-2) Antiqs, books, tools, HH 12800 Sunset Trl.

Golden Valley Moving Sale 6/20-21 (9-6) Furniture, decor & HH items. 7641 Harold Ave.

Senior Rentals

Warehouse in Great Location! 1000 sq ft heated/lighted, concrete floor, no BA. 12X10 overhead dr. 612-889-8768

early sales. All sales final. Homes Cash only. 5644 Knox Ave S Mpls, MN 55419; FRI Apple Valley/Lakeville 6/21, noon-7PM, SAT 6/22 border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 sea9AM-4PM, SUN 6/23, 12-4 son porch, all remodeled, pets OK. $27,000 Orono Call Dona 612-581-3833


Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments



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Family Care



Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediately start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752

Child Care

Central Station Supervisor & Operator Farmington Fun Lov- Security Response Service ing! Lic'd. Ages 2+. Pre- Req'd flex in shift hrs, incl. school prog. Theme days. Wknds. 1 yr call ctr & sup. $50 Off 1st Week Special! Exp., computer & multiline phone skills & ability Kelly 651-460-4226 to multi task. Bkgrd check incl. Drug test, criminal hist, and verifiable edu. 5000 Rentals Full benefit pkg. $13-$14.50 /hr DOE. Cover letter/ resume to jfolden@ Townhouse For Rent Class A Driver, must have AV TH! 2BR/1.5 BA, CDL commercial license & Fplc., W/D, lg. Kitch, $1200+utils. 651-437-8627 clean driving record. Concrete background preferred & ability to run a bobcat. Help Wanted/ 952-461-3710 or 612-759-3150 Lowell Russell Concrete Full Time



Inside Sales Account Executive Join our professional sales team and be proud of the products you represent.

If you are organized, proficient on a computer, have exceptional phone skills and a desire to learn, you have found your next career. Send your resume to: Pam Miller at

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Bloomington Multi-Fam! 6/20 (8-5) 6/21 (8-3:30). 8724 Logan Ave S Kids clz, nice stuff!





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A Fresh Look, Inc. Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

LAKEVILLE MOVING/GARAGE SALE June 27-30, Thurs-Sun, 8AM-4PM, 20705 Hartford Way, Lakeville, 55044, furniture, home accessories, lamps, wall art, new & used clothing, bedding, yard equipment, tools, grill, antiques, hunting gear, golf clubs, books, kitchen items & more.

Sun Newspapers has an immediate opening for an inside sales account executive at our Eden Prairie location.

Lawn & Garden


Lakeville Cul-de-Sac Rummage Sale 6/21 (8-4); 6/22 (8-1) Mens, boys, Wmns cloz, HH, furn., décor, kids toys & games, books, sm. refrig., outdr grill. 18063 Kindred Court

OWN YOUR LIFE! Homebased easy income system that anyone can do. No Selling. Leaders needed in Colony at Edina the Twin City area. Once Community Garage Sale in a lifetime opportunity. PRIOR LAKE Barrie Rd & Colony Way training/support. Thurs-Sat, 6/20-22 (8-5) Moving! 6/21-22, 8-5pm, Local 20460 Lynn Dr. Baby/girl Car bonus. Call For map see: 1-877-440-2005 for free dvd. cloz. toys, HH & lots misc! Serious inquiries only. Edina Richfield Teachers, Parents, Grand- Estate/Garage Sale 6/20-22 Health parents, Day Care Providers: (9-5). Dresser, books, bookCare Teacher Retirement Sale cases, cassette tapes, sm. 6/27-28 (8-5); 6/29 (8-12) applcs., lamps, garden Storage containers, craft tools, Men/Wmn. cloz, HH, PCA's suppls, puppets, storybks, décor, holiday items, more! Regency Home HealthCare stuffed story characters, Cash only 6814 10th Ave S is seeking part time day, sets of rdg bks, big bks, evening, and overnight theme bks, tchr resource ROSEMOUNT PCAs to care for individubks, bookcases, tchr aids, 16593 Galena Ave. 6/14 to ? als in their homes. Help posters, games, puzzles, 8-5pm. Contractor's Sale needed in the Mendota LA/Math/Sci activities, Lots of tools, bldg. sup- Heights and Hastings arsuppls, more! Levels K-3, plies & some antiques. eas. Responsible for assome higher. Sale incl. HH sisting with client cares, furn. Part of a Multi-Fam St Louis Park food prep, light houseSale 5525 Village Drive Huge Sale 9-5 6/21 & 6/22 keeping, and laundry. kids cloz, hh, furn, much Must be compassionate, ELKO misc. 1835 Dakota Av S have great attention to deHUGE MOVING SALE tail, excellent problem 6/28 – 29 (8-5p) HH, St Louis Park solving, communication kids/adults cloz, antqs, June 22-23 (9-4) skills, and must have a toys, holiday décor++ In8612 Virginia Cir S. valid driver's license. doors – Elko ball field. A Household items If interested please submit MUST SEE SALE! online application at St. Louis Park Excelsior-Antique wood or fax resume attn: Allison burner,dining set,linens, HUGE COMMUNITY @ 651-488-4656. EOE & old farm items. Snow GARAGE SALE blower, clothing, houseSaturday, June 22 (9-4) hold items, 366 Oak Street. 7400 OAK PARK Help Wanted/ VILLAGE DRIVE FARMINGTON Full Time 19735 English Ave. 6/20 -22 Cable TV Installers need8-6pm. Multi Fam!, Furn, St. Louis Park collect, glassware & dolls, QLTY furn, Wade figures, ed in Rosemount and area: Great prints, cloz, HH, & jewelry vint buttons, toys, HH. Lakeville Pay/Benefits, 6/28-29 (9-5) 3912 W 25th St FARMINGTON Tools/Truck Provided. 19864 Evensong Ave. 6/27 Background/Drug Test re& 28th 8-5pm. Downsizing! 3700 quired. Apply online: Leisure Cool stuff! Antqs, furn, colwww.takcommunicationlect, HH, silhouette blinds, or call Tait: 303-882décor, & garden! Boats, New 5105 & Used Golden Valley Accounting HUGE! Church Fundraiser Program Chair All proceeds to accessibility 14' Lund, 9.5 hp Johnson & trailer. $750 firm. Minnesota School of Busiproject. Bigger & better ness, Lakeville campus, is 763-657-1841 after 6pm. than ever! 10th & final seeking qualified appliyear! Tons of kids stuff, lk. 2006 16.5 ft Lund Classic cants for Accounting Pronew snowblower, Bikes: Recumbent, roll top desk, antiq Ss. Mint Cond. Trailer, gram Chair. Full-time or Mtr, & Trolling Mtr inpart-time opportunity collectibles, lots of brand new space heaters & humidifiers! cluded $9600. 952-423-7224 available. For more information and Medical lift chair, weight bench, China: Haviland, to apply, please visit Chrysler 17ft, fiberBelleek. Furn, HH, framed glass open bow-tri hull, artwork, jog. strollers, grills, and apply under Good Cond. *New price 1000's of books! 6/27-28-29 About Us/Employment $875 612-825-6283 (7-6)) 2502 Zenith Ave. N. Opportunities. also visit sister sale benefiting Project Safety Nets: Carpenters Sporting 3723 26½ Ave North Edina

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Brooklyn Park Area Garage Sale! 4201 Estate Drive June 20-23, 8-5

Turn your unneeded items in to

See website for all varieties. Exp. 5/31/13 Limit one per customer.


Brooklyn Park 9625 Washburn Ave N HH, tools, dresser, quilts & more. 6/20, 21,22 - 9am


Vintage & Antique Sales Summer Discounts! Regal Enterprises Inc Historic Downtown Carver You've been here before! Roofing, Siding, Windows 7 Vintage Shops Bloomington Gutters. Insurance Work. Open 3 Days Every Month! Moving Sale 6/27-29 (10-4) 952-201-4817

Bloomington Multi-Family 6/21-22 (8-4) HH, antiq china, kids bike, more! 10107 Girard Ave S.

Crystal Sale: 3201 Aquila North Samick Baby Grand Sat ONLY 6/22 (9-4) Piano Blk, w/bnch. Exc. 3 Gen. Clean Out Cond. $3000 952-380-6223 EAGAN Misc. 2033 Zircon Lane 6/20-22nd 8-3pm. Baby, crib, bikes, Wanted carseats,HH, ping pong tbl




Bloomington Multi-Family 6/20-21 (9-5); 6/22 (10-4) Antqs, furn, elec. scooter, elec. lift chair, HH. 5061 Nine Mile Creek Cir.

BR Set (3 pc.); DR Tbl & 2 chrs; dry sink; wd rocker. Crystal 6/27-29 (8-?) Tools - power All gd cond! 612-345-4288



Antiqs., Furn., Collectibles, Dishes, Musical instrs & Organ, Old phones, trunks & suitcases, Books, Records, Vintg./Costume clothing.

benefiting children in need June 26-27-28 Wed - No Strollers Allowed (2-8); Thurs (9-7); Fri (8-11) Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331


June 21-22 (9am-3pm)

Apple Valley


Mowing • Fertilizing Weed Control Landscaping

7233 Lyndale Ave South

Easy Tree Service Upright piano, in good Tree Trimming, Tree Re- cond., must pick up loc. in moval, Stump Grinding, bsmt. $200. 952-471-4963 Call Eugene 651-855-8189

952-461-5155 Lic. 2017781


June 20-21-22 (9am-3pm) Antiqs, collectibles, furn., HH goods, etc. #'s given at the door, limited entry. Cash only purchases.

A Family Operated Business Roofing/Tear-offs

6/21-22-23 (Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3 & Sun 10-2) Cash only.

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Free Estimates


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West St. Paul 1365 Felix Street



MINNETONKA Exceptional Estate Sale!

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A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

Estate Sales



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Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair

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Ceiling & Wall Textures

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SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490



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Decks, Porches - Free Est. SPRING IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805



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SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley June 21, 2013 15A


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Food Manufacturing

ADVERTISING SALES If you consider yourself strong-willed, forceful, determined and persuasive, the ECM-Sun Media Group in Eden Prairie has an opportunity for you! This is a sales career opportunity for a person with a real desire for success. Commission sales, bonuses, and repeat business. Full benefit package. Our parent company, ECM Publishers, operates throughout Minnesota, and we promote from within. If you can communicate effectively and want to work for a great newspaper, send your resume to: or mail it to: Pam Miller ECM-Sun Media Group 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ECM Publishers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

Customer Service Representative

Fidelity Bank, a commercial bank in Edina MN, is hiring a full time Customer Service Rep with 23 years exp. working with commercial accounts and with good knowledge of banking regs. More info at Send resume to Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

Entry level positions available 1st and 2nd shifts $8-$10 hour.

McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualiSeasonal Help fied candidates to join our Nursery/Landscaping team! McLane, a wholePositions $9.30/hour Construction Positions $11+ sale grocery distributor, has been in business for Open House EVERY over 100 years and continWednesday 9-3. No Appt ues to grow each year! Our Necessary. Bloomington, Minnesota location has reChaska and New Hope of- cently added to our portfofice. Call 952-924-9000 lio of outstanding cusfor more information. tomers and must fill the following positions immeFront Desk---Night diately. Auditor---Maintenance Fairfield Inn & Suites DRIVERS - Class A CDL Eden Prairie is looking for required. Must meet all Front Desk and Night AuDOT requirements. Reditor- Full time hours cent graduates encourAvail. Maintenance/Jani- aged to apply!! torial- Part time hours Full Case Grocery SeAvail. Please apply at lectors (7:30 am Start) -Join our Team Loaders (11am Start) Candy Repack SelecLegal Secretary tors (6am Start) for small 4 Person office in Lakeville. High School Diploma or 952-469-4948 GED required. We are seeking candidates with a good work history, great LEGAL attendance record. Must SECRETARY/ pass drug screen, physical PARALEGAL (if required) and backEMAIL RESUME ground check. Some posiSterling State Bank tions require additional seeks an experienced skills. legal secretary/paralegal with strong adminisIf you are interested in trative skills. Litigation joining the McLane Team experience preferred. please email or fax your E-mail resumes to resume, stop in to fill out LBriggs@sterling an application.


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Mortgage Loan Coordinator Merchants Bank, Lakeville, has an opening for a full-time Mortgage Loan Coordinator. This position supports the lender throughout the loan origination process. Must be well organized, motivated, and have the ability to initiate and follow through on projects. Previous mortgage experience preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please apply in person at Merchants Bank or send your resume and cover letter to: Merchants Bank, Attn: Alberta Rosburg, HR, 102 East 3rd St. P.O. Box 248, Winona, MN 55987 or e-mail to EOE/AA

Northern Tool + Equipment, one of the country’s largest tool and equipment retailers, is now hiring Full-time Customer Service Representatives to support our growing business.

Restaurant Private Country Club now hiring experienced: Line Cooks & Fine Dining Servers Flexible Schedules - days, evenings, weekends and Holidays Brackett's Crossing Country Club 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville, MN 55044 - Apply within. SANDERS for reman. of transformers. M-F 7-3:30, occas. OT. Start: $8.75- $9. Good benefits. Apply: 2850 220th St. W. Farmington or call: 651-463-2573 ask for Deb.


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Social Worker (Ref. #802) (Hospice) .6 FTE (48hrs/2wks). Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution. Licensed by the state of MN Board of Social Work. Current driver’s license.

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theater and arts briefs Cultural Perspectives

The Cultural Perspectives: Color Our World exhibit is on display through July 21 in the art gallery at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The exhibit asks artists to describe cultural traditions or values within the global community. Their artwork visually conveys cultural distinctions in each piece, either conceptually, abstractly, or realistically. Many entries represent the artists’ personal memories or stories. A free reception open to the public will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 11. A meet-and-greet with the artists will also take place during International Festival of

Burnsville from 4-5 p.m. on Foundation’s BookaJuly 13. wocky Art Contest June 17 through July 20. The contest theme is “Read, ExStoryWalk at plore, Connect.” Creations Lebanon Hills should be no larger than 11 Dakota County Library inches by 17 inches and able will offer StoryWalk June to hang on a wall or bulletin 27-30 at Lebanon Hills board. Drop off entries at Regional Park in Eagan. any library location. First-, Families can stop by any- second- and third-place time during park hours awards will be given to chiland read “Mouse Paint” by dren ages 5-8 and 9-12. Ellen Stoll Walsh displayed page-by-page along the Family Fun trail around Schulze Lake. A Minnesota Legacy pro- Tuesdays gram. Call 952-891-7000 Caponi Art Park and for more information. Learning Center, Eagan, hosts local and regional artists on Tuesday mornings Bookawocky throughout the summer Art Contest as part of its Family Fun Children ages 5-12 can Tuesdays series geared tosubmit a work of art for ward children ages 3 to 12 Dakota County Library with a parent or guardian.

theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.

Books Book Club with Carl Hiassen, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Hiassen will speak about his new novel, “Bad Monkey.” Free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Information: www. or 612-543-8107. Concerts Music in Kelley Park featuring Dustin Hatzenbuhler, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. BoDeans, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $35. Information: www. “Songs for Shangilia,” 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. Second St., Minneapolis. With performances by MacPhail Community Youth Choir, directed by J.D. Steele and special guests The Steeles and Emma Tyler. Tickets: $30 at the door (ages 21 and older), free for ages 20 and under. Proceeds support the Shangilia Performing Arts program in Kenya. Minnesota Sinfonia, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Theater in the Woods, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center, Eagan. Free, but a $5 per person donation is suggested. Information: www. The James Hunter Six with Shamekia Copeland, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $33. Information: musicinthezoo. The Teddy Bear Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, as part of the Wednesday in the Park Concert Series at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. Free. South of the River Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, as part of Thursdays in the Park at Central Park Amphitheater, Rosemount. Free. An Evening with Melissa Etheridge, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $70. Information: www. Melody and The Dramatics, pop/cabaret, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, as part of Sunday Night Music in the Park at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Brynn Marie, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $60. Information:

Eagan Art Festival, June 29-30, Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway. Free admission. Information: Eagan July 4th Funfest, July 3-4. Information: Lakeville Pan-O-Prog, July 4-14. Information: Exhibits “Cultural Perspectives: Color Our World” runs June 13 through July 20 at the art gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Sponsored by the International Festival of Burnsville and the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Metal sculpture exhibit featuring works by Dale Lewis, Cliff Larsen and Nicolas John LaPointe runs through June 22 at Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22. “Seeing in Watercolor,” an exhibit by the Ginnie Adams Watercolor Group, runs through Aug. 1 at Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Information: 651-5527548.

Workshops/classes/other God’s Praising Princess Camp, June 25-27, 2-3:15 Events/festivals p.m. (ages 3-5, $40), 3:30-5:30 Apple Valley Freedom p.m. (ages 6-10, $60). Cross Days, June 28 through July 4. of Christ Community Church, Information: www.avfreedom- 8748 210th St. W., Lakeville. Information: Karin at berry-

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All events take place Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. The events are free, with a $4 per person suggested donation. July schedule: • July 2: Molly and the Magic Boot Puppet Show by Open Eye Figure Theatre • July 9: Mexican Folk Dance with Los Alegres Bailadores • July 16: Caribbean Music with The Maroons • July 23: What is Jazz? with Joan Griffith and Ruth MacKenzie • July 30: Flamenco Para Todos with Flamenco España A complete schedule and more information is at programs/familyfuntuesdays. MacPhail Center for Music offers summer camps for students ages 3-18. Information: or 612-3210100. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651-6755521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville,, 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), 952-736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Information: 651-675-5500. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m. to noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages,, 952-985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-2558545 or

Dustin Hatzenbuhler, the Apple Valley singer-songwriter who this spring appeared on the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” is set to perform tonight (Friday, June 21) as part of the Music in Kelley Park summer concert series hosted by the Apple Valley Arts Foundation. Admission is free to the 6-9 p.m. concert in the park located at Founders Lane and West 153rd Street in Apple Valley’s Central Village, and vendors will be on hand offering festival food such as burgers and brats along with wine and beer. More information is at (Photo submitted)

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Saturday, June 22 Plant health diagnostic clinic by the Dakota County Master Gardeners, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville. Free. Movies in the Park, “The Lorax,” at dusk at the Central Park Amphitheater near City Hall, Rosemount. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Weather-related updates: 952-985-1790, option No. 6. Sunday, June 23 Open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1914 Town Hall Museum, 3805 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Information: www.cityofeagan. com, search “1914 Town Hall.” Lakeville Football Association Appreciation Day, noon to 5 p.m., Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, 17757 Juniper Path, Lakeville. Inflatables, speed football toss, complimentary mouthguards, hot dogs and chips, games and more. Free. Information: 952-469-3333. Tuesday, June 25 Animal Movement Activity with Dakota County Parks, elementary school-age children, noon to 1 p.m., Valley Natural Foods, Burnsville. Free. Register by noon June 21 at http://www., in-store or by calling 952-891-1212, ext. 221. Plant health diagnostic clinic by the Dakota County Master Gardeners, 6-8 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Free. Zumba in the Park, 6:30 p.m., Nicollet Commons Park,

Burnsville. Free. Information: Wednesday, June 26 Eagan Market Fest, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Farmers market, entertainment by Just Between Friends Big Band. Information: www. or 651-675-5500. Thursday, June 27 Family Music in the Parks – Ms. Catherine, 10 a.m. at Central Park Amphitheater, Rosemount. Weather-related updates: 952-985-1780, option No. 6. Thursday Rockin’ Readers, 11 a.m. at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. An elementary principal from ISD 191 will read books to children. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children. AlphaBits Band will perform at noon for the Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour concert at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free. Family Music in the Parks – South of the River Community Band, 7 p.m. at Central Park Amphitheater, Rosemount. Weather-related updates: 952985-1780, option No. 6. Friday, June 28 Outdoor movie, “The Smurfs,” 7:30 p.m. seating, dusk showtime, part of Burnsville’s “Flicks on the Bricks” series at Nicollet Commons Park in the Heart of the City. Saturday, June 29 Patio installation seminar, 9 a.m., Patio Town, 2801 Highway 13 W., Burnsville. Free. Information: 952-894-4400.

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Fire & Rescue FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Elko New Market Fire Dance at ELKO SPEEDWAY! Doors open at 6:OOPM Dance to the music of the Neptune Cocktail and Smokescreen

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Run for Read Like the Dickens 8:OOAM - Check-in, EIko Speedway 8:30AM - 1K Race Begins 9:OOAM - 5K Race Begins For more information, go to: EIko New Market Boy Scout Troop 325 Car Show 9:OOAM - 3:OOPM at St. Nicholas Church All Proceeds benefit Troop 325

Fire-Rescue Days Parade: Line-up Begins 11:OOAM 1:OOPM Parade begins Immediately following the parade, join all your friends at Wagner Park for food, fun and games! There will be evening fireworks at Elko Speedway.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Pancakes In The Park 7:OOAM - Noon The N.E.W. Lions Club will bee hosting a pancake breakfastt at Wagner Park.

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John Caughlan recalls water rising through the floorboards of his truck as he drove through floodwaters to the promontory where he shot this image. “There’s not much that deters me” from a photo shoot, he said. (Photo submitted)

For festival’s featured artist, photography is an adventure Nature photographer John Caughlan revels in extreme weather by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

John Caughlan’s approach to photography is part Ansel Adams and part Indiana Jones. Caughlan has braved torrential rains, blizzards and floods in his quest to capture nature’s most beautiful vistas.

Impending severe weather conditions? Count him in. “If there’s a really big blizzard coming, I’ll aim right for the middle of the blizzard,” he said. “There’s nothing that will hinder me.” Caughlan, of St. Cloud, is the featured artist at this year’s Eagan Art Festival,

which runs June 29-30 in the city’s Central Park. At the festival he’ll have on offer an array of nature photographs he’s taken on his many excursions hiking and camping on Minnesota’s North Shore. Caughlan, who works as a cook by day, started shooting photos about 10 years ago. He’s published

two coffee table books of his photography, including “Split Rock Lighthouse: A Photographer’s Perspective.” Along with nature photos he’s also fond of rural imagery – old barns, tractors and pickup trucks. “My wife and I both grew up in small towns, and I kind of like the old,

John Caughlan, pictured with his wife Missy, specializes in nature photographs, many of which he’s taken on his many hiking and camping excursions on Minnesota’s North Shore. (Photo submitted) antique-y look of stuff,” he said. He distributes his work under the name Superior Photographs – a nod to Lake Superior and the Superior Hiking Trail, the setting of much of his

work. Samples of Caughlan’s work are available on his website, Email Andrew Miller at

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Along with 100 artists exhibiting and selling their work, the Eagan Art Festival offers art demos and activities throughout the weekend. (File photos)

Festival spotlights ‘Art & Nature’ Eagan Art Festival returns for 19th year This year’s Eagan Art Festival is putting a focus on nature and the environment. The theme is “Art & Nature,” and among the offerings are a community weaving project using recycled materials and kids art activities using items from the natural world. In keeping with the festival’s theme, organizers are introducing a composting and recycling program on the festival grounds, with displays showing visitors which items are compostable,



which are recyclable and which are trash. “Our hope is to be able to reduce our trash by approximately 30 percent,” Eagan Art Festival director Wanda Borman said. The festival, which runs June 29-30 at Eagan’s Central Park, features 100 artists exhibiting and selling their work in a variety of mediums, along with food vendors, art demos and entertainment throughout the weekend. Music will fill the festival grounds both days,

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with a roster of performers that includes the Riverside Swing Band, vocalist Paula Lammers, jazz ensemble Brasszilla and family act Tricia and the Toonies. The Children’s Activity Tent will offer kids art activities throughout the weekend, and guests to the festival can try their hands at art in the Art Experience Tent. Admission to the festival is free. The full schedule of activities is at www.eaganartfestival. org. —Andrew Miller

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