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Apple Valley September 20, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 30
Get ready to play at KIDSPO
Police probe bomb threat
Entertainment, food, activities, and much more at Sept. 28 event
A local Walgreens store was evacuated Monday as police investigated a bomb threat. It was the second bomb threat at an Apple Valley Walgreens in the past two weeks. Page 5A
OPINION Spend new funds wisely The infusion of funds for early childhood education can lead to great gains for students and pose some challenges. Page 4A
by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
What happens when there’s music, dancing, games and Elmo in one place? It’s the inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Eagan Community Center. The event, organized by Sun Thisweek and Sun Current newspapers, will offer entertainment, activities, food and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 exhibitors will fill
Burnsville’s Mr. Baseball dies at age 72
the Community Center along with a stage with entertainment, play areas and outdoor activities. “We think kids and their parents will have a blast at KIDSPO,” event organizer Krista Jech said. “But it’s more than having fun on one day. Our exhibitors will be there to
show kids and families how they can be involved in wonderful activities throughout the year.” One of the goals of KIDSPO is to connect families with the organizations that aim to help them get the most out of life. From healthy living to active endeavors, KIDSPO exhibitors will be on hand to talk about what they offer. Exhibitors include Metro Dentalcare and Orthodontic Care Specialists, this year’s title sponsor, See KIDSPO, 17A
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VanderLaan made many ‘diamond’ contributions to the community by Sarah Allen SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Middle Ages come alive Caponi Art Park in Eagan is hosting its annual Medieval Fair next weekend. Page 23A
Two respectful rivals meet up Burnsville won 2-0 in match between two of the state’s top girls soccer teams. Page 14A
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Area residents are taking their caps off in honor of Richard VanderLaan, who died at age 76 Sept. 12. VanderLaan died of natural causes in his home, with family and loved ones at his side. VanderLaan contributed more than 30 years of work to help upgrade Burnsville city fields and parks, earning him the n i c k n a m e , Richard Burnsville’s VanderLaan Mr. Baseball. VanderLaan began as an amateur baseball benefactor when he started American Legion baseball in Burnsville in 1982. Later he founded Baseball Association 191 in the early 1990s for young men in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage. In 2005, VanderLaan’s contributions were recognized when Burnsville’s Alimagnet Ballpark was named after him. He is survived by wife Ruthie, daughter Amy Gresser, stepson Mike, sisters and many grandchildren. The people who knew him honored his death much like See BASEBALL, 17A
Three-year-old Mitchell Davies was all smiles as he tested out the driver’s seat of a fire truck during the booya event Sept. 14 hosted by Apple Valley firefighters; Mitchell’s dad, Nick Davies, offered him a hand getting in and out of the truck. Area residents packed the grounds of the fire station at County Road 42 and Hayes Road for the 35th annual event, which saw firefighters dishing up about 400 gallons of booya – a meat- and vegetable-filled stew – as a fundraiser for the Apple Valley Firefighters’ Relief Association. The festivities also included bingo, children’s games, a silent auction and raffle. (Photo by Andrew Miller)
City tax bills may see small bump in 2014 Apple Valley homeowners may see an increase in the city portion of their taxes next year – but not much. Under the Apple Valley’s proposed 2014 levy, city property taxes will show an increase of 1.1 percent – or $10 – for the owner of a median value home. According to city finance staff, the taxes on a median value home (valued at between $190,000 and $200,000) are estimated at $864 in 2014. In 2012, the owner of a median value home paid $866 in city property taxes; in 2013, $854. Among other allocations, the 2014 city budget supported by the proposed $22.7 million total levy provides for the addition of two staff positions – a police detective and an IT position. The proposed budget also continues street maintenance funding through the city tax levy, reflecting city officials’ decision not to use special assessments on properties adjoining street projects. Street maintenance funding brought an increase of $1.08 million to the tax levy in 2013. The preliminary budget/levy approved by the City Council establishes the maximum levy for 2013. In the coming months, until the adoption of the final budget in December, the council can only reduce the levy amount. The City Council has scheduled its public budget meeting (formerly called the Truth in Taxation hearing) for Dec. 12 at the Apple Valley Municipal Center. Dakota County is required to send out property-specific tax notices in late November. Information about the budget and tax levy is available on the city’s website, www.cityofapplevalley.org. —Andrew Miller
Boogie on down to Farmington for Ramble Jam by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
As country music fans descend on Farmington this weekend, hundreds of volunteers with be pitching in to make the Ramble Jam a fun weekend for all. This is the third year Farmington Rotary has organized Ramble Jam, which has grown from a one-day festival to a twoday jam session featuring several national acts. Last year, Anika Rychner, co-chair of the event, said the Farmington Rotary club enlisted the help of 350 volunteers. This year, they are expecting to have anywhere from 400 to 500 people help with the country music festival on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington
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Friday and Saturday. “It’s growing and we continue to need more volunteers as the years go by,” she said. Farmington Rotary is a small group with 24 members. Starting even
before last year’s Ramble Jam was in the books, members divided responsibilities for 2013 Ramble Jam, each taking areas to manage. But without the help of volunteers, Ramble Jam just could not be
possible. This year, the club anticipates as many as 3,000 people will attend each day of the festival. Farmington Rotarians rely on help from family and friends, but community groups also help fill
the volunteer roster. In conjunction with Ramble Jam, the Rotary club holds a raffle for a trip to Mexico. Community groups help sell tickets for the raffle and sign up for volunteer slots at the music festival. Then FarmingSee RAMBLE, 15A
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Longtime area athletic director remembered Jack Zahr forged connections in Eagan, Rosemount by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Jack Zahr loved sports, but the longtime Eagan resident and St. Joseph Catholic Church parishioner also knew the value of a great education. A church friend of the St. Thomas Academy athletic director who died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at age 58 said Zahr knew that all started with his two daughters’ education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Rosemount. “It’s obvious that in Jack’s professional life he was totally committed to
STA,” Jim Herrick said of Zahr’s passion for the Mendota Heights school he worked for 36 years as a teacher, coach and – for the last 26 years – as athletic and activities director. “In his faith life and in the parochial education of his daughters, he was totally committed to St. Joseph Church and School,” Herrick said. “He realized their faith’s foundation and their excellent academic performance at Visitation started with St. Joseph School.” The Rev. Paul Jarvis,
who conducted Zahr’s celebration of life service Friday, recognized this when he visited the Zahr family after Jack Zahr’s stroke Sept. 1. “I could also tell from Jack’s and Jan’s daughters that they raised them not only to love athletics, but to love learning,” Jarvis wrote in an email. “Children just don’t turn out so well. Jack, from his vantage point, can look down and know he, and his incredible wife, have done an excellent job. Isn’t this the greatest satisfaction any parent can take?” Laura and Becky Zahr attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Visitation
High School. Laura Zahr attends Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Becky Zahr is a student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Jarvis said he was privileged to be with people of such strong faith when it was determined that Jack Zahr’s situation was terminal. “As I visited, I noted how solid they were, drawing their strength from each other and the God they all loved,” Jarvis wrote. “I could see from such incredible faith would come courage and comfort.” The Zahrs’ link to St. Joseph created many friendships in the Rose-
mount community along with the ones they forged in Eagan as residents of that city. Outside of his work, Herrick said Jack Zahr had his priorities when it came to relaxing at the family’s lake home in northern Minnesota. “Most of those revolved around the family and the lake,” he said. Herrick said Jack Zahr like to water ski and tube, fish and hang out on the dock. “The cabin was the place for family, fun and relaxing,” Herrick said. Jack Zahr graduated from the College of St. Thomas in 1977. He was captain of the St. Thom-
as cross country team his senior year and also ran track and field. Email Tad Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coat drive helps keep kids warm
Fundraiser set for vets home The Rosemount VFW Post 9433 Men’s Auxiliary is hosting an NFL in London fundraiser for the Hastings Veterans Home at noon Sunday, Sept. 29. Cost is $8 and includes fish and chips while watching the Minnesota Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rosemount VFW is at 2625 120th St. in Rosemount. Call 651-423-9938 for more information.
Armful of Love seeks volunteers The 360 Communities Armful of Love gift program is seeking volunteers to help spread holiday joy to families in need. Those who are interested in volunteering should attend the Thursday, Oct. 3, open houses 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. at 360 Communities, 501 E. Highway 13, Suite 102, Burnsville. Volunteers should bring calendars for sched-
Collection runs uling volunteer shifts. Those who are unable to by Jonathan Young attend but would like to SUN THISWEEK volunteer should contact DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE Kathryn Archambault Charities that partner at karchambault@360- with Pilgrim Cleaners’ Communities.org or call Coats for Kids drive say it 952-985-4017. would be difficult to meet the need for winter coats Parade of without the program. Since 1986, the dry Stables slated cleaning company with Sept. 21 locations in Apple ValThree local stables will ley, Burnsville, Eagan and participate in the Min- Lakeville has collected nesota Saddlebred Horse and donated new and genAssociation’s Parade of tly used winter coats for Stables from 10 a.m. to 2 children in need. It cleans the coats before delivering p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The event offers live them to eight nonprofits riding and driving dem- in the area for distribuonstrations, tours of the tion. Last year the St. Louis stables and a chance to speak with local horse Park Emergency Program, also known as STEP, gave trainers. Local stables partici- out about 1,000 coats to those in need, according pating include: • Bob Jensen Stables, to Allison Johnson, a social worker with the orgaLakeville, 952-435-5774. • Lear Stables, Rose- nization. mount, 651-438-9008. “We definitely wouldn’t • Crafted by Steel have nearly that number Crest, Hastings, 651-655- without that partnership,” 2700. Johnson said. For more information The more coats are about Parade of Stables, available, the more lives visit www.MSHA.org. STEP and other charities
through Oct. 11 can touch. Johnson finds it rewarding to watch the children come pick out coats and accessories. “Last year, one child was super-excited to get Spider-Man gloves,” she said. “There was another little girl that found a hat and scarf that matched her jacket … and she was pretty thrilled.” The Community Emergency Assistance Program is another charity that distributes coats from the drive. According to CEAP Family Services Supervisor Patrick Morley, the organization gives away the coats through its clothing closet, which is seeing an increasing need among immigrants who perhaps have never needed a winter coat before. “Unfortunately, there is no shortage of demand,” he said. “These are critical … services, and so community partnerships are essential. ... I would defy any Minnesotan to say that a winter coat in the last week of January, first week of February is not a basic need.” Morley said CEAP
doesn’t put all the coats out at once. It tries to make a steady stream of coats available, because there’s typically a spike in demand when the coldest weather comes in January or February. He said stretching the time period of distribution is possible because of the large number of coats CEAP gets from Pilgrim. Last year, Morley said, CEAP received about 2,000 coats and “gave every last single one of them away.” “The demand is big, but the response (to the need) is big,” he said. Bonnie Engler, president of Pilgrim Cleaners, said it’s been that way since her father started the program 27 years ago. Since then, Pilgrim has collected and cleaned more than 385,000 coats. “People are very generous,” Engler said. “It’s wonderful to see.” She said working with existing charities ensures the coats get to those who need them. “They’re very well established charities, and every year (they’re) so thankful for every coat that we give them,” she said. “They’re very recognizable (organizations)
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A pickle of a sport Area seniors enjoy the finer points of pickleball by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Dakota County seniors are in a pickle … and loving it. Pickleball courts and leagues have been sprouting out throughout the area and made its debut in Farmington last winter. Seniors gathered at the Grand Hall Studio in Farmington where caretaker and manager Amy Nielsen organized biweekly pickleball games. In October, Nielsen plans to start the social sport back up and seniors can’t wait. “I like it because it’s such good exercise, and I like to have fun with other people,” said Farmington resident Ruth Jones. Pickleball combines aspects of tennis, pingpong and badminton. Nielsen first heard about the sport from her dad, Bob, who lives in Florida. She was already offering senior fitness classes at the Grand Hall Studio and thought pickleball would be a welcome addition. She contacted the United States Pickleball Association and secured a grant to purchase two nets. Then a company donated the paddles and balls, and she was in business. Terry Taylor, an ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association,
has been playing and teaching pickleball for four years in Rosemount. He said it is one of the few sports, besides golf, that can be played by seniors. “It doesn’t have to be competitive,” he said. “It’s just fun, social. It’s a game you can play aggressively or just leisurely.” Players in Rosemount meet at Claret Park during the spring and summer using six courts for the Rosemount Pickleball Club. They have been playing there for four years and meet on weekday mornings for games. Farmington’s Grand Hall Studio is one of the few places in the south metro where you can play pickleball indoors. The Grand Hall Studio ballroom is split into two courts. Four players split into pairs to play on one court. The rules aren’t difficult, and the main goal is to have fun, but pickleball sneaks in a good workout, too. Corneliu Simionescu, of Farmington, has been doing physical therapy to recuperate from heart surgery, and he said pickleball is a better workout than his physical therapy. “Tennis is more physically demanding, and pingpong is static,” he said. “Pickleball is between them, and I like it.”
Sara VonFrick has been visiting relatives in Farmington. She lives in Florida where seniors gather often to play pickleball. She has been playing for about a year and enjoys the social aspect the most. “You get to know all these people that play and all their personalities,” she said. “It’s a pretty diverse group of people.” Pickleball was created in 1966 when several dads invented a new game for their bored children in Washington state. They improvised a new game with a Wiffle-type ball and plywood paddles. Stories persist that pickleball was named after creator Joel Pritchard’s dog, Pickles, but Joel’s wife has corrected the story, saying she said the game reminded her of the Pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. The family did have a dog, but he didn’t join the family until later and was named after the game. While various stories of how the game was named still float around, all agree it is a sport in need of more publicity. “Pickleball needs to get into the public more,” Taylor said. “There are a lot of people that when I say pickleball, they don’t know what it is. It’s an
For the first time last winter, the Grand Hall Studio in Farmington offered pickleball, an active sport of seniors. Amy Nielsen, caretaker of the Grand Hall Studio, plans to again offer pickleball there, starting in October. Ruth Jones of Farmington was one of several seniors who took advantage of the offering last winter. She can’t wait to start playing again. (Photo by Jennifer Chick)
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pickleball-club. In addition to Pickleball, Nielsen also offers Zumba, Turbo Kick, Hip Hop, a senior fitness class, strength train-
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Potential progress, problems with more early childhood funding by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel’s recent visit to Bloomington highlighted the potential of more funding for early childhood education. Perhaps unexpectedly, the visit also highlighted possible problems. Led by Hillcrest Community School fifth-graders Sara Grosser and Gregory Pedenko, Van Roekel, Education Minnesota president Denise Specht and Bloomington Federation of Teachers President Wendy Marczak spent about an hour at Hillcrest. Then they met with parents and educators at Olson Middle School. Van Roekel and Specht praised the Minnesota Legislature for providing more than $100 million in additional funds for all-day, every-day kindergarten, as well as to serve more 3- to 4-yearolds. Van Roekel explained, “The best day to plant a shade tree is 20 years ago. The second best day is today.” He and Specht stressed extensive research supporting high-quality early childhood programs. Hillcrest Principal Paul Schullo was asked if the school had formally stud-
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Joe Nathan ied the impact of their early childhood programs. “Not yet,” he replied, adding, ”We need to.” Both union presidents recommended researching and sharing results with the public and policy makers. Bloomington and other districts with early childhood programs may want to contact the St. Paul Public Schools, which has done formal (and encouraging) studies of their early childhood programs. Districts also might contact University of Minnesota professors Arthur Reynolds and Judy Temple, nationally known authorities in this area. They are widely recognized for careful, unbiased research. (More information is at www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/faculty/reynolds.html.) Recently, I asked Reynolds for his priorities in funding early childhood programs. Before Gov. Mark Dayton’s suggestion to spend more and legisla-
ture agreement, Reynolds, in an email, recommended that: “Public funding for preschool to third grade programs should be a high priority and should take precedence over full-day/every day kindergarten. High quality and accessible preschool/prekindergarten and fullday kindergarten, however, are critical elements of the pk-3 continuity system. The system should be worked on together. ... any weak link in the system during these ages will hinder children’s school progress. The current gap in pre-k access in MN compared to other states in the Midwest is worrisome as is that for full-day K.” The Legislature funded all-day kindergarten. Despite Reynolds’ advice and some increased funding, thousands of youngsters from Minnesota low-income families still don’t have access to high-quality early childhood programs. Teachers raised several issues during the visit that need attention. Rachel Biggs, a Hillcrest reading and math intervention teacher, explained: “We can tell the difference between students who attend district and other early childhood programs. Students who attended district programs often are better prepared.” She believes this is because there’s good communication between district
early childhood and elementary teachers. When there is good communication, early childhood programs help students develop skills and behavior that help elementary students succeed. Anne Roush, a kindergarten through fifth-grade physical education teacher, noted two issues as early childhood and all-day kindergarten expands: finding space for the programs and working out staffing, including preparation time issues. Les Fujitake, Bloomington’s thoughtful and open-minded superintendent, responded and acknowledged these concerns. He explained that the district had a task force working on them. Van Roekel’s visit was designed to highlight early childhood and other issues (which I’ll discuss in future columns) and to generate positive publicity. Visiting schools and listening to teachers, parents and students is a great way to understand both the progress and possible problems that well-intended, research-based changes can produce. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, firstname.lastname@example.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Undo all business-to-business taxes in the Unsession Feb. 25 by David C. Olson SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Gov. Mark Dayton has coined the 2014 Legislature as the Unsession, saying he’ll concentrate on ideas to make state government better, faster and simpler. He’s asking Minnesotans to submit ideas to eliminate unnecessary or redundant laws, rules and regulations, and getting rid of anything else that makes state government nearly impossible for people to understand. We respectfully ask that repeal of the sales tax on business-to-business (B2B) services leads the agenda. Businesses should contact the governor and their lawmakers, and ask them to commit now to eliminating all three B2B taxes in the first week of the Legislature, which will convene Feb. 25. In May, the Legislature extended the sales tax to three B2B services: repairs of business equipment and machines, including farm machinery; purchases of telecommunications equipment by telecommunications providers; warehouse
David C. Olson and storage services. The first two taxes went into effect July 1; the warehouse tax is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2014. At minimum, B2B taxes create an administrative nightmare and expense for many businesses. At worst, the additional tax burden places Minnesota businesses at a competitive disadvantage with their peers across the nation and world. That’s especially true in the warehouse and storage industry, which already operates at slim margins and is very mobile by its nature. The additional cost is prompting many warehouse managers to talk about moving elsewhere. Together, these taxes take a toll on jobs and the state’s economy. The Minnesota Chamber of Com-
merce and our statewide network of local chamber partners pressed hard for all three B2B taxes to be repealed during the special session in September. Though the governor expressed support for repealing the sales tax on farm equipment repairs, in the end the decision was made to only consider disaster relief. The decision is especially disappointing because DFL leaders acknowledged the taxes were a bad idea. Dayton says repeal of the new B2B taxes should be considered when the Legislature convenes next year. Businesses cannot make decisions based on a promise of what might be done. We’re asking that legislators pledge now to repeal all three B2B taxes. Eliminating the tax on farm repairs is a good start, but it doesn’t go far enough. The repeal should also occur for the thousands of other businesses negatively impacted by these new fixed costs. Dayton demands that the business community show how the state treasury will make up for the lost revenue, if these taxes are scrapped. We put the challenge
back in his lap. Policy-makers have options. There is a current budget surplus plus there’s plenty of opportunity to find $310 million of spending efficiencies in a $38 billion budget. Early in the 2013 Legislature, we identified more than $1 billion in spending reductions and forwarded those to the Dayton administration and legislative leadership. Let’s revisit those suggestions. The new budget increased spending by $1.6 billion, a sizable portion that has not yet taken effect. There’s similar opportunity to scrutinize and pare these expenses. We’re confident that Minnesotans can step to the plate and help state agencies find ways to streamline operations and still deliver necessary services. We’re ready to answer the governor’s call; it’s an excellent starting point to lay out an agenda for the Unsession. David Olson is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. More is at www. mnchamber.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Letters Knocking on the schoolhouse door To the editor: How many Catholics remember attending catechism in the classrooms after school? I do at my grade school in Illinois. I distinctly remember Father Pesit. A priest who had been in combat as a military chaplain and took no sass or back talk from us students (he broke a pencil over Cliff Beato’s head simply because Cliff was tapping on his desk as the priest spoke.). And today you would be hard pressed to find any school that hosts catechism classes. As a society, we’ve allowed the state to remove most every reference to God from the schools. While the establishment clause was meant to prevent a state established religion, the modern interpretation is to ban all religions by a misinterpretation of that clause in our Constitution’s first amendment. It was never meant to ban religion, it
was meant for the federal government to embrace all religions. Allow the Christmas tree, the Menorah etc. etc. Embrace all religions. Don’t ban them. Yet the New York Supreme Court in December 2011 banned all church and religious organiza-
tions from renting empty classrooms for non-secular activities. While this is one approach to avoiding the appearance of establishment of religion, embracing all religions would be the alternative. Someone asked me that since I believe God and Jesus, how God could ever
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allow something like the Sandy Hook tragedy to take place. I answered I don’t know since God isn’t allowed past the schoolhouse door anymore. Perhaps we should start there. GARY SHADE Apple Valley
Curbing funding: It’s not an ‘extreme’ position To the editor: I would like to comment on the “Zoo is worthy to support” letter in the Aug. 23 Sun Thisweek. My family and I also enjoy going to the Minnesota Zoo, as it is definitely a premier zoo venue, and one we should be proud of as residents of Minnesota. However, whether it’s the Minnesota Zoo or stadiums built for professional sports, why does our government continue to support more and more of these endeavors?
On the surface, some non-essential projects appear to be worthy ones; however, our Minnesota Bill of Rights, Section 1, object of government, states, “Government is instituted for the security, benefit, and protection of the people, in whom all political power is inherent, together with the right to alter, modify or reform government whenever required by the public good.” The South Metro Tea Party’s core values as posted on their Facebook page state, “We the People stand for Constitutionally Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Free Markets and Individual Responsibility.” The Tea Party supports the object of government as stated in Section 1 of our Bill of Rights. It appears, though, that William Cory Labovitch in his letter to the editor finds the Tea Party to be putting “extreme activism” pressure on Tara Mack and Anna Wills, as both state representatives (districts 57A and 57B) did not endorse additional funding for the Minnesota Zoo. This despite the March 30, 2013, Star Tribune article, “Minnesota Zoo plans ambitious, costly makeover,” where it was reported that, “The Minnesota Zoo is a state agency; about 29 percent of its roughly $25 million operating budget is public funding, and the state has provided tens of millions for major capital projects, such as new exhibits.” Taking a position that we need to limit funding to non-essential programs and showing fiscal responsibility within constitutionally limited government confines, when our state government doesn’t have an income problem, rather a spending one,
doesn’t seem to me to be an “extreme” position to take. BILL FREDERICKS Lakeville
Another disaster is coming To the editor: Disaster relief. That was the topic of a recent and very brief legislative special session. This was needed to ensure federal aid would flow to help the victims of some very real natural disasters in our state. There were some disasters left out, however: some man-made disasters created by the legislators themselves. There was no action on the looming tax increases on warehouses and farm equipment repairs. These will hurt business people and farmers directly and almost certainly cause price increases on the food and products that every family purchases. Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL-dominated state Legislature created this disaster with their last-minute tax bill, which some speculate was passed without their understanding of all the details. Where was DFL Sen. Greg Clausen? Changing his initial “no” vote to a “yes” in favor of all the new taxes. There was also no action on reversing the impending unionization of home day care operations. This disaster created by the governor and DFL Legislature could force day care owner-operators to either join a union or pay “fair share” fees, increasing the cost of child care for families. Even the StarTribune, in a May 15, 2013, editorial, said the See LETTERS, 15A
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Public Safety Sentencing Monday for crash that killed two area students by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
A Burnsville teenager will be sentenced in juvenile court Monday morning for a 2012 car crash that killed two of his four passengers. Joshua L. Decoteau, 18, pleaded guilty in juvenile court Sept. 13 to two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide involving gross negligence, one felony count of criminal vehicular operation (involving gross negligence resulting in substantial bodily harm), and one gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular operation (involving gross negligence resulting in bodily harm). Decoteau admitted to
intentionally swerving as he drove Buck Hill Road at 96 miles per hour on Aug. 21, 2012, then losing control of his 1992 Toyota Camry, which plunged down a hill and through a fence, flipping multiple times before crashing onto I-35, killing his friends Alesha Roehl, 17, and Fred Alexander, 16. A 16-year-old from Lakeville and a 17-yearold Burnsville boy were also injured in the crash. Roehl of Castle Rock Township and Alexander of Burnsville were students at Lakeville’s alternative learning center; Decoteau and two other passengers attended Lakeville South High School and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Decoteau was a new driver and had only had the car for about a week before the crash. Because Decoteau was 17 at the time of the incident, the case was filed under Minnesota’s extended juvenile jurisdiction statute, and both a juvenile and an adult prison sentence will be issued, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The juvenile court will retain jurisdiction over the case until Decoteau turns 21, and the adult sentence would only be imposed if he violates terms of the juvenile sentence. Laura Adelmann is at laura. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police probe bomb threat at Walgreens Apple Valley police responded to a report of a bomb threat Monday afternoon at the Walgreens store located at 15250 Cedar Ave. No explosive devices were found, police said. As a precautionary measure, the store was evacuated and the immediate area secured following the report of the threat at 12:51 p.m.
Police were assisted by the Apple Valley Fire Department and a K-9 unit from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police Department during the incident. No arrests have been made in the case and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The incident was the second bomb threat in less than two weeks at an
Apple Valley Walgreens store. On Sept. 4, police responded to a bomb threat at the Walgreens store at 14020 Pilot Knob Road. That same day, police in Rosemount investigated a bomb threat at the Walgreens at 15034 Shannon Parkway. No explosive devices were found in either of the Sept. 4 incidents. —Andrew Miller
Standoff ends with arrest in Apple Valley A police standoff Friday in Apple Valley ended with the arrest of a man suspected of attempted assault. Police were called to the 12100 block of Geneva Way at about 2:22 p.m. on a report of an attempted stabbing. The victim reported he had been threatened by the suspect with a knife and was “left in fear for his life,” police said. The suspect, who lives
near the victim on Geneva Way, had reportedly fled the crime scene in a red van, and when police went to his residence they noted a red van in the driveway. Attempts to contact the suspect by phone and through the use of a public address system were unsuccessful. After Apple Valley police requested assistance from the Dakota County Mutual Aid and Assis-
tance Group – a regional team of police tactical officers and crisis negotiators – the suspect came out of his residence at about 5:20 p.m. and surrendered without further incident. He was then booked into the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. The suspect was expected to be charged this week in district court, police said. —Andrew Miller
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Good enough to eat, but not a bite to be had Delectable Designs gift shop combines art and food by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
A new gift shop in Farmington will satisfy any sweet tooth, but customers don’t need to worry about gaining even an ounce. Delectable Designs at 431 Third St., No. 4, is a gift shop selling greeting cards, giftware and art works related to food, cooking and dining. “Everything is related to food, cooking and dining except there is no actual food here,” owner Karen Ogden said. “I love everything related to food, and I was a personal chef for awhile, but I didn’t want to go back to cooking for a career.”
After rebounding from a second career as a personal chef back into corporate America, Ogden found herself wanting more. She decided to turn her efforts back toward the culinary world. At first she contemplated starting a food truck business, but she wanted more interaction with customers so she headed in an artistic direction. “Food is really my passion, and I asked, ‘How could I get back into that industry?’ ” she said. Ogden wanted to create a tangible item that she could sell so she decided to combine two of her creative outlets: letter writing and photography. She chose to use her food
Mantorville artist Carla Webster explains her hostess bag design to Farmington City Planner and Economic Development Coordinator Lee Smick. Webster is selling her bags at Delectable Designs, a Farmington gift shop devoted to all things food. Delectable Designs opened in August but had its grand opening Thursday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Jennifer Chick)
photography skills to create food-related greeting cards, a niche market she found to be underserved. Then she took her idea one step further to conceptualize Delectable Designs. She wanted to open the gift shop in Farmington, a town where she has lived for the last eight years. She works with 16 other craftspeople to create a gift shop filled with delectable treats, though none are for the eating. “I think the more varieties of goods in the store, that is what is going to keep people interested,” Ogden said. She wanted to sell pieces that would leave an impression long after the last piece of pie was gone. She visited art guilds, fairs, and festivals, handing out “Artist Wanted” cards. Currently, she has 16 craftspeople lined up to sell in her shop, with the potential for several more as she visits with local artists. Theresa Hoaglund, of Mantorville, is one of those artists. Delectable Designs features several of her furniture pieces, and she visited the shop’s grand opening last Thursday. “I was intrigued by her concept of having a gallery slash art shop that was all about food,” Hoaglund said. “What I love about this is promoting the arts everywhere. It (the sign) doesn’t say gallery and art, but when you walk in the door, it will.” Ogden and others in
When Karen Ogden (center) opened Delectable Designs in August, she created a space where area artists could display and sell their food-related art. Carla Webster (left) and Theresa Hoaglund, both artists from Mantorville, were excited to see their items on display at Delectable Designs’ grand opening Thursday, Sept. 12. Hoaglund hopes to see the arts promoted outside of the typical art gallery setting where items can be more accessible to community members. (Photo by Jennifer Chick) Farmington are hoping her shop is another incentive to attract destination shoppers. “It’s another big opportunity for Farmington,” said Lee Smick, Farmington’s city planner and economic development manager. “We are starting to get this niche of specialty shops: Vintage Marketplace, Market on Oak, and now this beautiful shop. It’s a huge opportunity for people to shop the streets of Farmington and stay pretty much here. I think they are putting Farmington on the map.” Delectable Designs is housed in a building that
was at one time, decades ago, the Ford dealership. Molly and Steve Aaron bought the building last December and completely remodeled it, inside and out, splitting the building into four office spaces. “My husband and I are into taking vacant properties and making them into something,” Molly Aaron said. “I think she’s done a great job. It’s beautiful, and it’s been really fun to see her get it ready.” Delectable Designs is open Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After Thanksgiving, Ogden plans to be open on Sun-
days as well, hours tentatively set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “I think Christmas is going to be crazy,” Ogden said. Delectable Designs website, www.delectabledesigns.com, will be going live in two weeks and will provide another place where consumers can buy much of what is available in the store. With her shop open for a little more than a month, Ogden is encouraged by the response so far. “People love it,” she said. “They know these items are one of a kind.”
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Business Buzz Firm elects shareholder Bridget McCauley Nason has been elected as a shareholder at LeVander, Gillen, & Miller, PA, South St. Paul. She concentrates her legal practice primarily in McCauley the areas Nason of municipal law and criminal prosecution, providing legal advice and services to the firm’s governmental clients. McCauley Nason serves on the board of directors of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Legal Assistance of Dakota County, and the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights Rotary Club.
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Tekne Award finalists named Ladies’ Finalists for the 2013 Tekne Awards were an- Night Out in nounced Sept. 12 by the Burnsville Minnesota High Tech Association. Local finalists include: • GuideK12, an Eagan-based provider of geovisual analytics for
Fairview Ridges Hospital will hold Ladies’ Night Out, a free health event for women of all ages, from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at
the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Activities will include presentations from Fairview Ridges Hospital and partner physicians, free health screenings, information on women’s health issues, mammogram information and registration, free chair massages, tips on healthy diet and fitness, food, prize drawings and more. To register, visit www. fairview.org/burnsvilleladiesnight.com or call 612-672-7272.
Credit union car wash to benefit nonprofit Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in Lakeville will hold a car wash to benefit 360 Communities on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of Affinity “Plus It Forward Day.” Community members can receive a car wash by donating cash or nonperishable food items to 360 Communities during the event. The Lakeville branch, located at 17555 Kenwood Trail W., will be open normal Saturday business hours. Call 651-312-9761 for information.
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Bloomington says yes to rehabilitating bridge Project cost estimated at more than $14 million by Mike Hanks SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
With seemingly little choice, the Bloomington City Council agreed to move ahead with rehabilitation of the bridge over Long Meadow Lake. The bridge, one of two that once spanned the Minnesota River valley to connect with Eagan and Burnsville, will cost an estimated $12.7 million to rehabilitate. With an estimated $1.96 million in maintenance costs for the 50-year span following the project, the $14.67 million project is double the estimated cost to replace the bridge. But replacing the bridge wasnâ€™t really an option for the council. Thatâ€™s because a bridge project â€“ replacement or rehabilitation â€“ needs the approval of the Federal Highway Administration, and the city was informed by letter in August that â€œthey will not support a replacement option,â€? according to Karl Keel, Bloomingtonâ€™s public works director. The highway administration deems a full-scope rehabilitation as feasible and prudent, Keel told the council.
â€œThose terms are very loose,â€? he said. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of gray area around those terms.â€? The councilâ€™s support for rehabilitating the bridge was not unanimous, as the council has long favored the less expensive replacement option. But with new state-approved funding that would cover the added costs for rehabilitation, a majority of the council agreed to seek the more expensive option in light of the highway administrationâ€™s decree. The city has approximately $14.3 million available for a bridge project. Prior to the 2013 legislative session the city had $3.3 million in state bonding for the project and a $2 million federal grant. Previous estimates pegged the cost of rehabilitation at approximately $12 million. The council was unwilling to finance the balance of a rehabilitation project on the backs of Bloomington taxpayers, deeming the former state-owned bridge to be a regional asset. But the Legislature provided an additional $9 million tied to funds for future development of Mall of America. In order to access those development dollars, the
Built in 1920, the Long Meadow Lake Bridge is a five-span through truss camelback bridge, 865 feet in length. It was one of two bridges that funneled traffic from Old Cedar Avenue through the Minnesota River valley to Dakota County until the Highway 77 overpass opened in 1981. (Photo by Mike Hanks) city needs to have a bridge project in place by the end of the year. Council Member Vern Wilcox opposed moving forward with a rehabilitation project, saying a replacement could be built 3 feet higher than the existing structure, which is subject to flooding during
Business Calendar To submit items for the Business Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ ecm-inc.com. Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30-9 a.m., Chamber Coffee Connection, Dakota County Technical College, 1300 E. 145th St., Rosemount. Information: Kristy Cleveland, info@applevalleychamber. com. Burnsville Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1-7 p.m., Fore~Fun~Fair, Crystal Lake Golf Club, 16725 Innsbrook Drive, Lakeville. Cost: $50 to golf, includes cart. Raffle tickets for games will be sold throughout the day. Each raffle ticket will be entered in a drawing for prizes. Information: Maranda at 952-898-5642 or email@example.com. Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30-9 a.m., Breakfast With Champions â€“ Billy McLaughlin, Holi-
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times of high water levels. Council Member Thomas Hulting sided with Wilcox, questioning the wisdom of rehabilitating 19th-century engineering when a modern replacement would be superior in every aspect. The bridge has been standing silent for more than a decade. Inherited by the city when the Highway 77 river valley overpass opened three decades ago, the bridge would provide pedestrian access across the lake, and subsequently the Minnesota River under the Highway 77 bridge. Mayor Gene Winstead acknowledged that the councilâ€™s opinion was that it was fiscally prudent to replace the bridge, but noted that the city inherited the bridge from the state, which has not provided the funding to rehabilitate it. â€œAfter decades, I think weâ€™re really now pointed in a very firm direction,â€? he
said. With the councilâ€™s endorsement of a rehabilitation project, a memorandum will be sent to the Federal Highway Administration, which the highway administration will distribute to regulatory agencies for comment. During that distribution, the council will hold a public hearing on the project, possibly by midNovember. A bid package for the project should be ready by fall 2014, with work on the bridge commencing that winter, Keel noted.
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funneled traffic across the Minnesota River, but the bridge tandem was abandoned by the state in 1981, replaced by the Highway 77 overpass to the east. The Long Meadow Bridge remained in place, touching down on paved road between the lake and river, while the swing bridge was removed. Long Meadow Bridge and a pedestrian span under the Highway 77 overpass connected bicyclists and walkers from one side of the river valley to the other. Rehabilitating the bridge will restore that connection, a connection that has support from residents of many communities beyond Bloomington. Vehicular traffic, albeit limited, was prohibited from the Long Meadow Bridge in 1993, and it was closed to all access in 2002 when it was deemed unsafe for pedestrians.
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Eagan leading metro for trees Forestry experts more concerned with canopy coverage than with numbers of trees by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Blazing autumn colors lend matchless evidence to the strength of the urban forest. The Metropolitan Regional Parks System, with 96 parks and trails overall in the seven-county metro area, includes about 59,000 acres and logged an estimated 45 million visits in 2012, testimony to the value placed on leafy spaces. Urban trees are valuable in reducing storm runoff and cooling otherwise sizzling pavement. Just as well-placed trees can keep homes cooler by blocking sunlight from shining through windows and heating floors, the same is true with sidewalks, bridges and other outdoor hard surfaces. Experts are getting away from counting trees to determine the robustness of the urban forest, said Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota Extension Service professor. Instead, they’re thinking in terms of canopy cover. An emphasis on sheer numbers has resulted in the methodical planting of trees in the hard, dry soils along street curbs. The mortality rates for these trees is extremely high, Johnson said. An ideal canopy, at the minimum, is perhaps 4045 percent coverage, Johnson said. Downtown Minneapolis, with single-digit percent canopy cover, isn’t close. “Pretty pitiful,” Johnson said.
Johnson, a specialist in urban and community forestry, mentions Eagan and Minnetonka as suburban cities with top-notch forestry programs. Gregg Hove, Eagan supervisor of forestry, is something of an apologist when it comes to suburban trees. With an empathy that explains 20 years on the job, Hove cited the loss of topsoil, compaction and other suburban realities that trees, meant for loamy and moist forest soils, confront along culsde-sac. “If you could ask a tree, they’d want nothing to do with living in the city,” Hove said. “Everybody wants the maple and birch, but neither one of those trees should be planted in an urban yard. They’re forest trees.” Examining aerial photos of Eagan, one dating from the 1950s and the other recent, Hove noted the city is leafier than 60 years ago. Tree-lined neighborhoods have replaced farm fields. Development and healthy urban forests are not mutually exclusive, Hove said. “They’ve done a pretty good job on this down here (in Eagan),” he said. One hallmark of a good forestry program, Johnson believes, is community buy-in. In Eagan, buy-in took herculean form in 2001 when the community rallied around saving a 27-inch diameter bur oak, perhaps 150 years old, threatened by the saw
as a result of city improvements. Some $50,000 in private donations was raised to have the Grandfather Tree, as it was dubbed, dug out and moved. Its root ball was 25 feet across, 6 feet deep. “It was either one of those deals where we pulled it off, I kept my job, or got fired,” Hove said. Eagan’s forestry program strives for thriftiness. Downed or dead trees are mulched — 3,000 yards of mulch came out of a recent bad storm. Another innovation had the city using lumber milled from city trees for paneling at a public safety center. The arrival of Dutch elm in the 1970s spurred development of a forestry program in Eagan, Hove said. That’s true with many cities, he said. “Is it expensive to have a (forestry) program? I think it’s more expensive not to have a program,” Hove said. “I tell my boss the tree inspector talks to more people and shakes more hands than the mayor does.” Although giant root balls are not common in Minnetonka, Jo Colleran, the city natural resources manager, senses a deep appreciation for nature among residents. “They love their trees, they love their wetlands, they love the natural features of the community,” Colleran said. One task for Colleran and Emily Ball, Min-
netonka forester, in part is community outreach. A comprehensive forestry section was created on the city’s website. The city sponsors an annual tree sale, with some 1,300 to 1,500 trees sold last time to about 700 households. According to Ball, not everyone knows how deep to plant a tree or how to prepare a root ball. “But we’re always working to improve that,” she said. Urban forestry practices that make sense in one city may not in another. While some cities use vibratory plows to sever the shared root systems between oaks to combat the spread of oak wilt, sloping ground, garden walls and other unique factors can limit the use of trenching, Ball noted. Human emotions also play a role in urban forestry. “I think people (are) much less excited about protecting their elms than their oaks,” Ball said. “I think people get more attached to oaks.” One lesson the Minnetonka city staff tries to teach is plant diversity. Insect pests tend to go for specific trees, Ball said. “We don’t know what will be on our doorstep next. But if you have diversity of tree species, you have some resiliency,” she said. One insect pest at the door is emerald ash borer, a nonnative insect that kills ash trees. Quarantines for
As the result of Eagan community involvement, an oak tree, which became known as the Grandfather Tree, was moved in order to be spared the saw in 2001. (Photo from the city of Eagan) Ramsey, Hennepin, Houston and Winona counties exist, making it illegal to move ash firewood or other ash materials, which could spread the infestation, out of these counties. The ash borer hasn’t been found yet in Minnetonka, Ball said. “We’ve been actively looking for it,” she said. Hove noted that the insect has been spotted at Fort Snelling, and he isn’t hopeful. “We assume it’s here,” he said. Illinois is getting “slammed” by the pest, Johnson said. Still, he considers the emerald ash borer a “wimpy” bug, one
that, without human assistance, will advance slowly. The tree experts urge landowners to select trees appropriate in size and to the climate for their properties. Hove warned against “volcano mulching,” or piling mulch high on tree trunks. Mulching is good, but volcano mulching is an invitation to disease. Remember where trees like to grow, Hove suggested. “Try to imitate what’s happening out in the woods.” Email T.W. Budig at email@example.com.
Caught poaching? Your gun could be confiscated DNR auction for hunting, fishing equipment is Sept. 28 by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
People can keep their memories but perhaps not their equipment if caught poaching. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a public auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Sept. 28 at Hiller
Auction Barn in Zimmerman. More than 200 guns — top-of-the-line brands like Benelli, Beretta and Weatherby — are going on the block. About a dozen muzzle loaders are included in the mix. Along with the guns, about 40 bows, including a handful of crossbows, will go to the highest bidders
beginning at 10 a.m. Other confiscated items on auction include deer antlers, an all-terrain vehicle, a personal watercraft, snowmobiles and a boat-motortrailer combination. Tree stands, traps, fishing rods and reels, trail cameras, spotlights and other gear will be sold. Auction proceeds will be deposited in the state
Game and Fish Fund. Proceeds from the sale of vehicles confiscated in DWI arrests are deposited into a DWI forfeiture account. Background checks are made on gun buyers. Hiller Auction Barn is a federally licensed gun dealer. The auction service is 2 miles east of the Highway 169 and the County Road
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Retiring Lakeville chief is lauded Gathering highlights Vonhof’s years of service by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Police officers, family and friends crowded into the Lakeville City Hall foyer Sept. 16 in recognition of retiring Chief Tom Vonhof’s contributions to the city. After 33 years with the department and seven years as chief, Vonhof will retire on Oct. 1; the council meeting marked the last one Vonhof will attend as chief. City Administrator Steve Mielke outlined Vonhof’s career, highlighting initiatives he forwarded like Pure Performance, a drug and alcohol prevention program for high schools athletes, and Heart Restart, community-wide emergency training to save cardiac arrest victims. Mielke noted Vonhof has held every position in the department, including an undercover narcotics investigator and assistant agent in charge of the South Metro Drug Task Force. He credited Vonhof for
building a police culture that is proactive not reactive and described a trusting relationship between the two leaders. “I value his ability to see through the fire and provide me guidance,” Mielke said. Each City Council member described their gratitude for Vonhof’s work and appreciation for his leadership in the department and community. Lakeville Mayor Matt Little described how impressed he was with Vonhof’s thoughtful articulation of his opposition to the legalization of marijuana, a topic Vonhof discussed during a debate at the University of Minnesota Law School where Little is a student. Little called Vonhof’s work with property management around the city to help reduce crime in Lakeville “innovative,” “unique” and “very intelligent.” “I think the world of you,” Little said. “We’ll leave your position open for a couple more days if you reconsider.”
Council Member Bart Davis thanked Vonhof’s family for their sacrifice. “You are called out for service at all times of the day and night,” Davis said. Vonhof said when he took the job as a Lakeville patrol officer in 1980, he had no idea of the adventure that was ahead. At first, the department building was located in a converted two-stall gas station building on Upper 209th Street. Vonhof previously described it as “primitive” and said officers would have to chain prisoners to door handles. Sophistication came in time, with the new police station becoming a model of design for other law enforcement agencies for features like windows between offices that accommodate teamwork and its computer forensics lab. He said Lakeville is a special community “where citizens truly appreciate and value their law enforcement officers,” adding the department has been built on the idea
of partnership with citizens and strengthening those relationships. “It’s that partnership, and the way we approach law enforcement in this community that has been so effective in building a safe community,” Vonhof said. “And it’s unique to Lakeville. It’s unique to our community, and I’m so appreciative to have been an officer in this (city).” Earlier this year, that community partnership was demonstrated with Hosanna Church members who have joined in the fight against human trafficking in all forms. Vonhof’s officers received specialized training given by Adri Carlson, leader of the Hosanna trafficking justice group, that included how to respond to traumatized victims who are often brainwashed into defending their traffickers. City Council Member Doug Anderson, a fellow Rotarian, said Vonhof has demonstrated friendship, high ethical standards, service and
Lakeville police Chief Tom Vonhof showed friends a display of photos that marked his time with the department during a Sept. 16 reception at City Hall in honor of his retirement. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)
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Struggling Eagan church finds savior Former Beautiful Savior Lutheran acquired by Crown of Life by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Former Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at 4150 Pilot Knob Road in Eagan was acquired in July by Crown of Life Lutheran Church in West St. Paul after the Eagan church nearly closed due to dwindling membership. (Photo by Jessica Harper)
For years, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church faced a shrinking congregation, lacked a full-time pastor, and was on the brink of closing. But just when all seemed lost, the Eagan church was saved. The 30-year-old church — located at 4150 Pilot Knob Road — was acquired in July by Crown of Life Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, which enabled the congregation to continue its mission under a new name. Beautiful Savior member Melodee Cannon, 57, said she was delighted by the acquisition since her family attended the West
St. Paul church when she was a child. “Hopefully we will be able to grow our membership again,” the Eagan resident said. Now known as Crown of Life, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran church began its uphill battle in 2003 when members began to leave the congregation for other churches that offered Christian schools. Beautiful Savior offered a preschool program but it struggled to succeed, and eventually was discontinued, church officials say. Over the next 10 years, membership dropped from approximately 100 parishioners to about 40. The church’s plight
worsened when its lead pastor retired in 2011 and the congregation struggled to find a full-time replacement. Over the next two years, a number of pastors from nearby Lutheran churches led the church on a temporary basis. With 900 members and two pastors, officials at Crown of Life Lutheran Church in West St. Paul knew presiding over both churches would require a third pastor. By July, the church hired the Rev. Zach Pudlo. As a 27-year-old fresh out of seminary school, Pudlo had a tall order but was eager to take it on. “I saw an opportunity for evangelism and to grow a church,” Pudlo
said. “I’ve done a lot of evangelism, so I thought it was a good fit.” With a pre-K-8 Christian school at the West St. Paul campus, Pudlo said he hopes families interested in a Christian education will again be drawn to the Eagan church. In addition to reaching out to families, Pudlo said he plans to become involved in the community to enhance the church’s presence. “It’s not about numbers,” he said. “It’s about sharing God’s word in a world that really needs it.” Jessica Harper is at jessica. email@example.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Cycling league ‘pedals’ fun, excitement Area athletes part of new league’s growth by Betsy Helfand MURPHY NEWS SERVICE
After the combined team of BurnsvilleLakeville North-Lakeville South won the inaugural boys/girls team Minnesota High School Cycling League championship in 2012, the league kicked off its second season Sept. 8 in Inver Grove Heights with more than 300 racers. That is almost double the number of bikers from last season. “I think we started off on a really good note this year with our first race,” league director Gary Sjoquist said. One key difference from last year is that results are now tracked via chips, as opposed to manually last season. Sjoquist said the timing system took a little bit longer than he would have liked, but aside from a few minor glitches, there was little confusion and very few problems. That isn’t the only thing new to the league this year. Burnsville and Lakeville North-Lakeville South are no longer on the same squad. “Cycling introduces teenagers to a lifelong sport that is part of a healthy lifestyle and connects them with the outdoors and the environment,” said Burnsville coach Chris Harvey. “Our
team has participated in volunteer trailwork sessions to help build and maintain the local mountain bike trails. Mountain biking also attracts students who don’t fit into a typical ball or stick sport, about 50 percent of my team had not participated in a high school sport until they joined the mountain bike team.” Representing her school, the Blaze’s Jordan Horner finished first in the varsity girls race with a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes, 20.16 seconds. Horner accumulated 1,725 points over four races last season to be the top girls finisher overall. “Like other endurance sports, being a top athlete dedication and the desire to train everyday,” Harvey said. “The athletes like Jordan Horner, the 2012 Minnesota High School Cycling League champion has been training and racing for many years.” Dakota County dominated the top of the podium in the four-lap girls race with Apple Valley’s Camille Sjoquist in second place. Carley Endersbe and Libbey Endersbe, of Lakeville North-Lakeville South, finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Caitlin Juvla was sixth for Apple Valley. The day also included
Burnsville’s Jordan Horner, the 2012 MN HS Cycling League champion, takes on a course during a league race. (Photo submitted) races for junior varsity, sophomore boys, freshman boys and a combined underclassmen girls. The cycling league launched a series of four races last year with 160 athletes from 15 teams. This year, there are more bikers, teams and races. The league will have
five races each season and has more than 25 teams participating. Teams are comprised up of high school students; sometimes multiple high schools combine to form a composite team. Eagan, Eastview and RosemountApple Valley-Eagan also have teams. Sjoquist said this jump
in participation didn’t come as a surprise to him. “I figured we’d be growing at a pace like this,” he said. “The kids have fun and the fact that (they’re) racing for (their) high school is kind of unique and that seems to draw all the kids together.” Four of the races will be at different courses
this season, and Sjoquist said the change of venues is helpful in the league’s growth. “I’m deliberately moving the race courses around the state because it helps drive the development of teams,” he said. Sjoquist said the league wanted to do a Saturday race just to see what it was like. That race will be held on Sept. 21 at the Jail Trail in St. Cloud, and will be the second race of the season. Other races this season include Sept. 29 at Hillside Park in Elk River, Oct. 13 at White Tail Ridge in River Falls, Wis., and the final race, the state championship, Oct. 27 in Mankato. Other area students who placed in the top five in the Sept. 8 races were: Junior varsity girls: 4. Nicole Jensen, Lakeville North-Lakeville South; 5. Kalli Opsal, Lakeville North-Lakeville South Junior varsity boys: 2. Erik Brekke, Eastview High School; 3. Van Carlson, Apple Valley High School Freshman/sophomore girls: 4. Taylor Horner, Burnsville High School Freshman boys: 2. Luke Doolittle, Eastview High School Betsy Helfand is studying journalism at the University of Minnesota. Tad Johnson contributed to this story.
Buckthorn-removal season is back in Twin Cities Metro area cities educate residents on eradication techniques by Kyle Stowe MURPHY NEWS SERVICE
Buckthorn removal is nothing new to the Twin Cities area. “We’ve been working more than 10 years to clear in some city parks,” said Janet Van Sloun, Minnetonka natural resources restoration specialist. “And we’re still working.”
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plants by the masses, cities are continuing to turn to residents to take it upon themselves to remove buckthorn from their own property, Van Riper said. But there’s a catch. “It’s a multi-year commitment,” Van Riper said. “If you cut the adult trees down you’ve brought a lot of light into the site, and the seed bank in the soil will germinate and it will grow back up.” Van Riper added that removing buckthorn in the same spot over a number of years requires patience, but there are rewards over time. “It takes years of effort especially up-front,” Van Riper said, “with the hope over time we’re doing less work each year.”
buckthorn, Caleb Ashling, Burnsville natural resources technician, said. “The city will come pick up buckthorn if at least three people from a neighborhood submit an application for pickup, Ashling said. “We hope it makes buckthorn more of a conversation topic to neighbors.” The city of Eagan has conducted a buckthorn removal assistance program for several years that provides free pick up of cut buckthorn from private residential properties. Private property owners should contact the Forestry Division tree inspector (651) 675-5300, prior to conducting any buckthorn control activities, to set up a required site visit. Apple Valley, Farmington and Lakeville residents can use city-owned tools for pulling buckthorn plants from the ground. The city of Apple Valley no longer offers free buckthorn pickup. Pickup is not available in Lakeville or Farmington.
efforts in the Twin Cities area. “We have a lot of nice success stories from different cities and parks that have made efforts and have really made noticeable improvement,” she said. While buckthorn is too widespread to ever be eradicated, Van Riper said the hope is that the continued application of management techniques will reduce its abundance. She said there are still many questions to be answered that may help lead to more effective removal efforts. “We’re still learning about what we can do to reduce its success and increase diversity at a site,” Van Riper said. Van Sloun believes that slowly, but surely, cities that make buckthorn removal a priority will continue to see noticeable change. “The difference is like black and white,” Van Sloun said. “It’s worth it.”
To better teach residents about the benefits of restoring natural habitats to a buckthorn-free state, cities around the metro are doing a number of things to help raise awareness. Kyle Stowe is studying Burnsville uses its webjournalism at the Universite, quarterly newsletters, sity of Minnesota. and a new program that Looking ahead Van Riper is optimistic encourages neighborhood chatter to help thwart about buckthorn removal
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District 196 Community Education employees and volunteers donned Vikings attire at their booth during Eagan Streets Alive on Sept. 15 to promote the Border Battle Bolt on Sunday, Oct. 27. The free event opened portions of Central and Northwood parkways, and Denmark Avenue to pedestrians to connect with more than 100 lo- Members of the Twin Cities Unicycle Club showed off their skills during Eagan’s cal community groups, volunteer organizations, city displays, and family and fitness Streets Alive event on Sept. 15. activities.
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Eastview raises a joyful noise The Eastview High School marching band competed Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Rosemount High School Marching Band Festival, which had to be moved from Irish Stadium to inside the schoolâ€™s gymnasium when rain fell outside. Eastview competed in Class AAA against Sioux Falls Roosevelt, S.D.; Marshall; Irondale; Sioux Falls Lincoln, S.D.; and Eden Prairie. (Photos by Joe Vitullo)
The Rosemount and Farmington high schools marching bands played in the Saturday, Sept. 14, Rosemount High School Marching Band Festival when rainfall moved the action indoors to the high school gymnasium. Farmington (left) was able to perform in exhibition at Irish Stadium before the rain started in earnest. Rosemount senior Madison Holtze (far left) plays the violin during the bandâ€™s exhibition performance. More photos from the festival are linked to online at SunThisweek.com. (Photos by Joe Vitullo)
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Blaze comes up big in girls soccer showdown Burnsville scores twice in final 12 minutes against Eastview by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Burnsville vs. Eastview in girls soccer might be the least acrimonious rivalry in the South Suburban Conference. After the Blaze’s 2-0 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday night, players mingled, shared stories and wished each other luck the rest of the season. A Burnsville player wanted to hear more about Eastview forward Kellie McGahn’s trip to Sweden with her club team. It’s a rivalry that’s rooted in respect, although the tension might increase in October when the section playoffs start. Burnsville, the 2011 state Class AA runner-up, was moved this season to Section 3AA, where Eastview is the twotime defending champion. “They’re one of the best teams in the state,” Burnsville coach John Soderholm said of Eastview. “We always have good, competitive games with them, and we think they play the game the right way. Our games always
Eastview’s Kellie McGahn (left) and Burnsville’s Abby Soderholm collide as they go after the ball during a South Suburban Conference girls soccer game Tuesday night. Burnsville won 2-0. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) have good intensity.” “Our kids know a lot of the Burnsville girls from club soccer and other places,” said Eastview coach David Herem. “I think our girls enjoy the rivalries they have with the other (District) 196 teams (Apple Valley, Eastview and Rosemount), and they
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have a lot of respect for Burnsville.” On Tuesday, the second-ranked Blaze scored two goals in the final 12 minutes to defeat thirdranked Eastview. While the victory might give the Blaze a leg up in the race for the No. 1 seed in Section 3AA, it’ll be a moot
by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
AV’s victory bunches boys soccer standings by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
ponents, which could be significant when the section playoffs are seeded next month. Nathan Wilson scored with about 10 minutes remaining in the Eastview game. Earlier, an apparent Apple Valley goal was waved off because of an offside and Eastview goalie Kyle Lamott saved an Eagles penalty kick. “Eastview’s a really good team, easily a top-10 team in the state,” Scanlon said. “If we can beat them, we can beat anybody.” Apple Valley, which struggled to find the net earlier in the season, is starting to score a few more goals. Abdirahman Ali Hassan and Collin Trankel had two goals each in the victory over Burnsville. Hassan, a senior and a former junior varsity player, has lent speed to the Apple Valley lineup, Scanlon said. Patrick Erredge was in goal for the three consecutive victories and has played seven games in a row overall. Apple Valley’s winning streak ended when it played to a 1-1 tie against Lakeville North on Tuesday. The Eagles were to take on Prior Lake at home Thursday. They will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Henry Sibley, another potential Section 3AA opponent.
If South Suburban Conference boys soccer coaches were looking for parity this season, they found it. At the end of last week, after every team had played three league games, only one had yet to lose to a conference opponent. That was Eagan, which had two victories and two ties. That’s good news for a team such as Apple Valley, which was hoping to improve rapidly in the second half of the season and now might have a conference championship to play for. Going into this week’s play, Eagan held the league lead while five teams – Apple Valley, Eastview, Prior Lake, Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy – were tied for second at 2-1. Apple Valley’s 1-0 victory over Eastview on Sept. 12 helped tighten the standings. “We lost 18 guys from last year, and that’s a lot of experience to lose,” Apple Valley coach Chuck Scanlon said. “Our goal is to be playing our best in the (section) playoffs in three weeks, but we’ve been on a nice little three-game run. Apple Valley beat Park of Cottage Grove 2-0 and Burnsville 8-1 before upsetting the defending state champion Lightning. Email Mike Shaughnessy at That gave the Eagles (4- mike.shaughnessy@ecm3-2 overall) a 3-0 record inc.com. against Section 3AA op-
into the net. Barry had no opportunity to recover. Peterson got an assist on the goal. With 1:28 left, Hartmann headed in a corner kick by Megan Engle. Eastview had the wind advantage in the first half but couldn’t score the first goal, which likely would have been huge in a game between evenly matched opponents.”We had it in their end of the field most of the first half and we had some chances,” Herem said. “We just couldn’t convert.” Eastview (9-2, 3-1) also has conference powers Lakeville North, Prior Lake and Eagan remaining on its regular-season schedule. The Lightning will play host to Lakeville North on Sept. 24. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to brood over the loss to Burnsville. “We played a good game, and it doesn’t end our season,” Herem said. “If we play them again, we’ll be ready, and so will Burnsville. But we’ve still got to play Prior Lake, Lakeville North and Eagan, so it doesn’t get any easier. I wish it did.” Email Mike Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
Eagle Invitational attracts strong competition Top five Class AAA volleyball teams will play this weekend
Apple Valley’s Luke Tansey competes at the Dakota Classic cross country meet on Aug. 30. On Saturday the Eagle boys and girls teams will be at home in the Eagle Invitational. Eastview, Rosemount and Eagan are among the schools sending teams to the meet. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
point if Burnsville reaches the final. That game is scheduled to be played at Burnsville High School regardless of whether the Blaze is involved or where Burnsville is seeded. Of more immediate importance is it kept the Blaze undefeated (8-0-1 overall, 4-0 SSC) head-
ing into Thursday’s showdown against Lakeville North, which also was 4-0 in the conference. On Sept. 24, Burnsville will play at Prior Lake, which also is undefeated in the conference. When Burnsville plays the SSC powers, it can count on an airtight defense. The Blaze has won or tied 22 games dating to the start of the 2012 season. In those games, it has had 21 shutouts. “We have a lot of experience on defense,” Soderholm said. “Abby Keirstead was a secondteam All-State player last year. Amanda Hartmann is a very good stopper. Betsy Peterson is in her third year on the varsity. We put Kayla Johnson on McGahn (in Tuesday’s game), and she did a great job against one of the best forwards in the state. And our goalkeepers (Darby Lofthus and Josephine Archambault) have been spectacular.” Sophomore midfielder Hannah Mitby scored on a shot from the penalty area with 11:14 left in Tuesday’s game. Eastview goalie Christina Barry moved to her right when Mitby struck the ball, but the shot deflected off an Eastview player and went
Eagan has been in the Eagle Invitational volleyball tournament every year since 1998, but Wildcats coach Kathy GillenMelville said she has few good memories about it. That has nothing to do with the way the tournament is run and everything to do with how Eagan has played, she added. “We’ve never done well in that tournament,” she said. “Never won it, although we’ve been in the championship match. We’ve had years where we won the state championship (2001, 2003) and didn’t win that tournament.” So why do the Wildcats keep going back? Because it’s the best opportunity they’ll get all season to play a lot of high-caliber competition in one place,
at one time. Sixteen of the state’s top teams will come to Apple Valley High School for the tournament Friday and Saturday. Apple Valley assistant coach Jeff Groves, the Eagle Invitational tournament director, works months in advance on the tournament field, analyzing teams that might have strong returning groups of players. This year’s Eagle Invitational field includes the top five teams in the state Class AAA rankings (Chaska, Lakeville North, Eagan, Hopkins and Blaine), the top-ranked team in Class AA (Marshall) and the defending state Class A champion (Bethlehem Academy). Lakeville North, the defending Class AAA champion, will defend its title at the Eagle Invitational. Eagan, which was 10-0 after sweeping Bloomington Jefferson in a South Suburban Conference match Tuesday night, might have a chance to break its jinx at the Eagle Invitational. Senior cap-
tain Taylr McNeil is a focal point for the Wildcats as one of the state’s top hitters. Gillen-Melville also described McNeil as one of the state’s best backrow players. “We don’t take her off the court,” the coach said. Through 10 matches, the Wildcats have shown they’re a strong all-around team. “We’ve been looking for more balance, and we’re getting it,” GillenMelville said. “Our middles (senior captain Celia Bertsch and junior Callie Schapehahm) have done a really good job.” Eagan also is getting quality setting from two players – junior Madeline McNeil (Taylr’s sister) and ninth-grader Brie Orr. The Wildcats defeated Bethlehem Academy 2510, 25-15 in the championship match of the Shakopee Invitational. They also opened South Suburban Conference play last week with a four-set victory over an improving Rosemount team. Chaska is ranked first
in Class AAA after defeating Lakeville North in the championship match of the Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall. North (10-1) is led by Alyssa Goehner, possibly the state’s best all-around player, and defensive specialist Abby Monson. Apple Valley, the host team, is 5-5 under new head coach Heather LaChapelle, who played for Gillen-Melville at Eagan High School. The Eagles finished fifth at the Aerie Challenge in their home gymnasium two weeks ago. Also in this year’s Eagle Invitational field is Lakeville South, led by junior setter Jade Tingelhoff. The Cougars were 6-6 in their first 12 matches. Eagle Invitational pool play starts at 5 p.m. Friday. The championship match is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Email Mike Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lightning falls to North’s second-half blitz Apple Valley drops to 0-3 after loss to Prior Lake by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Undefeated Lakeville North scored four touchdowns in the second half on its way to a 33-10 victory over Eastview in South Suburban Conference football last Friday. The Lightning took a 10-7 lead in the second quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Mark Dwyer to Montrell Moore. Eastview’s Brian Tramonte recovered a muffed punt at the North 22-yard line, setting up the go-ahead score. Sam Fluegge kicked a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter, giving the Lightning a 3-0 lead, but Eastview was shut out in the second half. The Lightning played without their standout running back, junior Will Rains, who was on the sideline but not suited up. Tommy Hutsell, a junior, got most of the carries in Rains’ absence. Lakeville North had the first possession of the second half and went 80 yards in 4 minutes, 26 seconds for the go-ahead
Eastview’s Amari Kennedy brings down Lakeville North running back Jamiah Newell. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) touchdown. The next Prior Lake 29, lead at halftime. The Eatime North got the ball, it gles got on the scoreboard scored on one play – a 67- Apple Valley 6 in the third quarter on a The Eagles again 16-yard pass from Tommy yard run by Jamiah Newcouldn’t get their offense Singer to Dennis Austin. ell. Eastview, 1-2, plays at moving in a loss at Prior Matt Morse had two Eagan at 7 p.m. Friday, Lake, a South Suburban receptions for 73 yards Sept. 20. Eagan lost 20- Conference co-champion for the Eagles. Jake Biehn 17 to Lakeville South last in 2012. Apple Valley (0- also caught two passes. week when the Cougars 3) has scored six points in On defense, the Eagles’ took the unusual step of each of its last two games. Davis Anderson interStopping the Lakers’ cepted a pass. attempting a free kick after fair-catching a punt. rushing attack also was Apple Valley will play The result was a 49-yard a problem as Prior Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, field goal with 1:01 re- gained 260 yards on the at Lakeville South, which maining that proved to be ground. is 2-1 after defeating EaPrior Lake held a 26-0 gan 20-17 last week. the game-winning points.
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hand of â€œMr. Marketâ€? cannot be expected to lift all boats. It is the marketâ€™s role to pick and choose those endeavors that will provide investors with the best return on equity, regardless of the greatest public need. The governmentâ€™s necessary role is to appropriately fill those gaps. Some writers fault public financing of so-called â€œfrivolousâ€? items like sports stadiums and light rail. They cite statistics about poor ridership on new bus lines. Advocates have cited data about millions in business profits for local merchants because of sports investments and hefty ridership data on light rail and express bus lines, which have far exceeded predictions and are growing. In past years, an over-reliance on private car use has helped produce difficult traffic jams with resulting deterioration of both our highway infrastructure and air quality. Climatologists cite additional data showing reduced greenhouse gas emissions where there is greater use of public transit. Climate change discussions aside, who would complain if their commute time as well as their stress level were significantly reduced on daily trips to and
from work as a direct result of greater use of multiple mass transit options? A private project? Sorry, no, just not in the cards. Critics of public spending decry it as inherently â€œwasteful,â€? without a great sense of personal ownership in it. Others point to models in some industrial countries which seem to have a greater interest in public assets, able to be used in common. They say some of these assets, like nature itself, are finite, fragile and must be preserved. Responsibility there must be used to shepherd and encourage public investment in common resources. I hope Minnesota can lead in this latter kind of â€œconservation.â€?
ton Rotary makes a donation back to the group. â€œWe help other people in their fundraising, which also helps us to fundraise,â€? Rychner said. â€œItâ€™s a way for the community to help us support Ramble Jam, but also, they support their own community group.â€? Volunteers also receive free admission based on how many hours they give. They come from Farmington, Dakota County, and other Rotary clubs. Festival-goers also attend the event and volunteer. They help with a variety of jobs, including security, stage crew, bartenders, grounds crew, parking guides and sanitation. Many of the volunteer slots are already filled,
but the Rotary club is still looking for volunteers, especially for late Saturday night shifts. Rychner said people have hesitated to volunteer as security, but Rotary hires a private security firm and multiple sheriff deputies are on the grounds at all time. â€œAnybody can volunteer for security because there is a lot of important support work needed,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s really to make sure that the people are safe and they have a good time.â€? Because that is what Ramble Jam is all about, a good time. With Jerrod Niemann headlining Friday night, and Rodney Atkins headlining Saturdayâ€™s festivities, itâ€™s a chance to kick back with songs like â€œLover, Loverâ€? and
â€œFarmerâ€™s Daughter.â€?And fans love a chance to support their local Twin Cities artists, such as Hitchville and the Devon Worley Band. Both bands will be making their second appearance at the event. â€œWeâ€™re super excited,â€? Rychner said. â€œItâ€™s stressful, but itâ€™s a really great event.â€? Visit the Ramble Jam website at www.RambleJamCountry.com and click on the Volunteer tab to learn more. Profits from Ramble Jam go back to Farmington in the form of high school scholarships, a STRIVE mentoring program, senior citizens luncheon, park and recreation scholarships, and donations to 360 Communities, along with other causes.
â€œ(unionization) bill is political payback, not good policy.â€? With all the new taxes and spending by the governor and DFL Legislature, a disaster that hits close to home is this: our local school leaders are asking for a property tax levy increase. So while the DFL is raising taxes and helping their political allies, the local public schools are still forced to ask tapped-out families for one more tax increase. Disaster. PAT STALEY Rosemount
The necessary role of government To the editor: Unlike a recent letter writer, I suggest that government spending is an essential part of our stateâ€™s economy and can spur to economic growth. One key economic responsibility of government is to be the economic engine of last resort. One can cherry-pick specific projects where the economic benefit is still out, but who except the government bears the cost of the 35W bridge rebuilding project? The invisible
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Jeff Eldred, son of Mark and Patti Eldred of Lakeville, and Emily Hanson, daughter of Bob and Michelle Hanson of Hugo, announce their engagement. Jeff is a 2004 graduate of Lakeville High School and a 2009 graduate of St. Cloud State University College of Business. He is employed at Thomson Reuters in Eagan. Emily is a 2004 graduate of White Bear Lake High School and a 2009 graduate of St. Cloud State College of Business. She is employed at Connolly Consulting in Roseville. They are planning an October wedding in White Bear Lake.
Jessica Kathryn Staszak, daughter of Tim and Mary Staszak of Elko, & Kannan Shanmugasundaram, son of Ren and Thankamoni of Chattanooga, TN, were married Sept. 15, 2012. Jessica, is a â€˜04 graduate of Lakeville HS, 2013 graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine, and is a surgery resident at the University of TN. Kannan, a â€˜00 graduate of the McCallie School, 2008 graduate of University of Memphis Law School, & currently works for the US Patent & Trademark Office. The couple resides in Memphis, TN.
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Junior goalkeeper Kyle LaMott has been outstanding in the nets so far this season. He is a major reason that the Lightning are 5-2 and have been ranked in the Top 10 teams in the state so far this season. Kyle led the metro area in save percentage (92.9%) last week while his team went 1-1. Kyle also saved two penalty kicks last week raising his total to three on the season! Kyle has started this season right where he left off when he was a starter in goal as a sophomore for the State Champion Lightning. He has consistently made difficult saves look easy and routinely comes up big when his team needs him the most.
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16A September 20, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT ROLLS IN THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Apple Valley will meet at the Municipal Center, 7100 147th Street W., on the 10th of October, 2013, at 7:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, to hear and pass upon all objections, if any, to the proposed assessments for delinquent utility account charges as hereinafter described. The proposed assessment roll is on file with the Clerk and open to public inspection by all persons interested therein. The assessments against each piece of property will be payable, unless prepaid, in one installment as hereinafter described. The installment is to be payable with the general taxes collectible during the year 2014. Interest shall be added at the per annum rate specified on the entire assessment from the date of the resolution levying the assessment until December 31, 2014. The assessment may be prepaid to the Apple Valley City Clerk, without interest within thirty (30) days following the date of adoption. Roll 620 – One (1) Installment at 8.0% 01 01600 02 011 UNPLATTED 01 10330 01 070 ACADEMY PLACE 01 10350 01 070 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 01 090 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 02 080 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 02 090 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 02 160 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 02 160 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 02 170 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 04 004 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 06 003 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 20 001 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 20 002 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 30 002 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 35 002 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 001 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 002 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 003 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 004 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 005 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 10350 40 007 ACADEMY VILLAGE 01 11650 01 120 APPLE PONDS 01 11650 03 210 APPLE PONDS 01 11651 01 010 APPLE PONDS 2ND 01 11651 02 050 APPLE PONDS 2ND 01 11651 04 080 APPLE PONDS 2ND 01 11652 01 050 APPLE PONDS 3RD 01 11652 03 010 APPLE PONDS 3RD 01 11652 05 030 APPLE PONDS 3RD 01 11653 02 020 APPLE PONDS 4TH 01 11653 02 140 APPLE PONDS 4TH 01 11653 02 160 APPLE PONDS 4TH 01 11700 01 020 APPLE VALLEY 01 11700 02 090 APPLE VALLEY 01 11700 02 290 APPLE VALLEY 01 11700 03 050 APPLE VALLEY 01 11700 04 060 APPLE VALLEY 01 11701 01 010 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 03 190 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 03 240 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 03 270 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 04 060 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 04 200 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11701 04 360 APPLE VALLEY 2ND 01 11702 01 010 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 03 020 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 010 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 080 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 170 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 320 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 350 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 07 360 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 08 080 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 08 140 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 08 170 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 09 080 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 10 010 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 10 040 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 11 060 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 12 080 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 12 110 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11702 13 020 APPLE VALLEY 3RD 01 11703 01 060 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 02 140 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 02 201 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 03 070 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 04 130 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 05 070 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 06 090 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 07 090 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 07 100 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 08 020 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 09 110 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 10 020 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11703 10 170 APPLE VALLEY 4TH 01 11705 02 120 APPLE VALLEY 6TH 01 11705 05 070 APPLE VALLEY 6TH 01 11705 05 070 APPLE VALLEY 6TH 01 11705 06 030 APPLE VALLEY 6TH 01 11705 06 050 APPLE VALLEY 6TH 01 11706 01 030 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11706 01 110 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11706 04 100 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11706 07 170 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11706 08 100 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11706 08 110 APPLE VALLEY 7TH 01 11707 02 010 APPLE VALLEY 8TH 01 11707 06 090 APPLE VALLEY 8TH 01 11707 07 010 APPLE VALLEY 8TH 01 11707 10 030 APPLE VALLEY 8TH 01 11707 12 100 APPLE VALLEY 8TH 01 11708 02 070 APPLE VALLEY 9TH 01 11709 01 020 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 01 040 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 01 140 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 01 170 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 03 010 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 03 100 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 03 140 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 04 030 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 04 080 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 04 090 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11709 07 040 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11710 01 190 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11710 01 350 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11710 02 070 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11710 03 190 APPLE VALLEY 10TH 01 11711 05 080 APPLE VALLEY 12TH 01 11711 07 060 APPLE VALLEY 12TH 01 11711 07 350 APPLE VALLEY 12TH 01 11712 01 020 APPLE VALLEY 13TH 01 11712 02 030 APPLE VALLEY 13TH 01 11750 01 070 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11750 04 060 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11750 04 110 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11750 04 120 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11751 02 020 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11751 04 030 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11751 05 060 APPLE VALLEY EAST 01 11753 04 020 APPLE VALLEY EAST 4TH 01 11754 02 020 APPLE VALLEY EAST 5TH 01 11754 03 050 APPLE VALLEY EAST 5TH 01 11755 01 020 APPLE VALLEY EAST 6TH 01 11755 01 080 APPLE VALLEY EAST 6TH 01 11755 01 110 APPLE VALLEY EAST 6TH 01 11755 01 150 APPLE VALLEY EAST 6TH 01 11781 01 010 APPLE VALLEY SQUARE 2ND 01 11901 01 020 AVSUR ACRES 2ND 01 14700 01 020 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 01 14700 01 060 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 01 14700 01 080 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 01 14700 02 120 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 01 14700 02 140 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 01 14701 01 020 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 2ND 01 14701 01 100 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 2ND 01 14701 02 030 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 2ND 01 14701 03 010 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 2ND 01 14701 03 100 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 2ND 01 14702 03 050 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 3RD 01 14702 03 150 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 3RD 01 14702 03 160 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 3RD 01 14703 01 020 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 4TH 01 14703 03 050 BOB’S GARDEN VIEW 4TH 01 15200 03 010 BRIAR OAKS OF AV 01 15201 01 070 BRIAR OAKS OF AV 2ND 01 15201 03 080 BRIAR OAKS OF AV 2ND 01 15201 03 150 BRIAR OAKS OF AV 2ND 01 15201 03 220 BRIAR OAKS OF AV 2ND 01 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COBBLESTONE MANOR 2ND COBBLESTONE MANOR 3RD COBBLESTONE MANOR 3RD COBBLESTONE MANOR 3RD COBBLESTONES I COBBLESTONES I COBBLESTONES I REPLAT DELANEY PARK 3RD DELANEY PARK 3RD DIAMOND PATH DIAMOND PATH DIAMOND PATH DIAMOND PATH 3RD DIAMOND PATH 3RD DIAMOND PATH 3RD DIAMOND PATH 3RD DIAMOND PATH 3RD DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 4TH DIAMOND PATH 5TH DIAMOND PATH 5TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 6TH DIAMOND PATH 7TH DIAMOND PATH 7TH DIAMOND PATH 7TH DIAMOND PATH 7TH DIAMOND PATH 9TH DIAMOND PATH 9TH DIAMOND PATH 11TH DIAMOND VALLEY ESTATES EAGLE HILLS 3RD EAGLE RIDGE ESTATES 2ND EAGLE RIDGE ESTATES 2ND EASTWOOD RIDGE 2ND EASTWOOD RIDGE 2ND EMBASSY ESTATES 3RD EMERALD POINT EMERALD POINT EMERALD POINT EMERALD POINT EMERALD POINT EMERALD POINT 3RD EMERALD POINT 3RD EMERALD POINT 3RD FARQUAR HILLS FARQUAR HILLS FARQUAR HILLS FARQUAR HILLS FOREST PARK ESTATES FOREST PARK ESTATES FOREST PARK ESTATES 4TH GARDEN OAKS TERRACE TWNHMS GARDENVIEW PLACE GARDENVIEW PLACE GARDENVIEW PLACE 2ND GARDENVIEW PLACE 2ND GARDENVIEW PLACE 2ND GARDENVIEW PLACE 2ND GRANDVIEW MANOR 2ND GREENLEAF GREENLEAF GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 2ND GREENLEAF 4TH GREENLEAF 5TH GREENLEAF 5TH GREENLEAF 5TH GREENLEAF 5TH GREENLEAF 6TH GREENLEAF 6TH GREENLEAF 6TH GREENLEAF 6TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 7TH GREENLEAF 8TH GREENLEAF 9TH GREENLEAF 11TH GREENLEAF 11TH GREENLEAF 11TH GREENLEAF 11TH GREENLEAF 11TH GREENLEAF 12TH GREENLEAF 12TH GREENLEAF 12TH GREENLEAF 12TH GREENLEAF PARK ESTATES GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 2ND GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 2ND GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 2ND GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 2ND GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 3RD GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 3RD GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 3RD GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 6TH GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 6TH GREENLEAF TOWNHOUSES 6TH HALLWOOD HIGHLANDS HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE HAWTHORNE 2ND HAWTHORNE 2ND HAWTHORNE 2ND HAWTHORNE 2ND HAWTHORNE 2ND HAWTHORNE 3RD HAWTHORNE 3RD HAZELWOOD ESTATES HERITAGE HILLS 3RD HERITAGE HILLS 6TH HERITAGE HILLS 6TH HIDDEN PONDS HIDDEN PONDS 2ND HIDDEN PONDS 2ND HIDDEN PONDS 2ND HUNTERS WOOD 2ND HUNTERS WOOD 2ND HUNTERS WOOD 3RD HUNTERS WOOD 4TH HUNTERS WOOD TWNHMS HUNTINGTON 4TH HUNTINGTON 4TH HUNTINGTON 5TH HUNTINGTON 5TH HYLAND POINTE SHORES HYLAND POINTE SHORES K & G 1ST ADDN K & G 1ST ADDN K & G 1ST ADDN LAC LAVON SHORES LAC LAVON SHORES LAC LAVON SHORES 3RD LAC LAVON SHORES 3RD LEVINE SUBDIV NO. 2 LOCH ADDITION LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND LONGRIDGE 2ND MEADOWLARK GLEN MEADOWLARK GLEN 2ND MORNINGVIEW MORNINGVIEW MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND MORNINGVIEW 2ND
$ 143.24 $ 215.86 $ 233.84 $ 179.19 $ 243.75 $ 183.15 $ 217.67 $ 481.54 $ 391.18 $ 169.94 $ 196.20 $ 280.14 $ 292.57 $ 278.30 $ 349.75 $ 274.01 $ 285.19 $ 284.61 $ 147.44 $ 361.78 $ 108.75 $ 378.84 $ 300.20 $ 349.73 $ 173.06 $ 136.42 $ 178.98 $ 283.34 $ 267.23 $ 272.07 $ 286.85 $ 301.98 $ 285.47 $ 155.44 $ 314.35 $ 279.68 $ 365.87 $ 264.99 $ 372.09 $ 224.92 $ 112.04 $ 218.32 $ 169.70 $ 235.49 $ 181.07 $ 134.13 $ 158.63 $ 298.53 $ 164.88 $ 195.98 $ 205.08 $ 218.63 $ 227.37 $ 248.81 $ 210.28 $ 205.61 $ 156.27 $ 200.92 $ 210.08 $ 251.40 $ 198.41 $ 270.77 $ 184.90 $ 205.67 $ 268.17 $ 299.88 $ 151.34 $ 131.67 $ 263.47 $ 229.91 $ 127.72 $ 197.85 $ 198.64 $ 453.16 $ 182.45 $ 239.55 $ 112.46 $ 261.77 $ 233.19 $ 143.86 $ 96.33 $ 177.99 $ 213.02 $ 225.32 $ 251.91 $ 227.85 $ 211.70 $ 153.72 $ 129.22 $ 228.78 $ 184.36 $ 160.13 $ 294.35 $ 250.57 $ 221.70 $ 192.42 $ 331.65 $ 148.02 $ 221.32 $ 158.16 $ 170.52 $ 187.93 $ 191.98 $ 210.35 $ 233.33 $ 177.32 $ 188.34 $ 144.99 $ 173.65 $ 195.49 $ 289.35 $ 324.06 $ 147.44 $ 226.08 $ 165.19 $ 222.61 $ 146.60 $ 141.21 $ 23.14 $ 204.90 $ 158.98 $ 155.35 $ 249.59 $ 151.33 $ 186.97 $ 71.88 $ 222.64 $ 239.62 $ 181.53 $3,953.92 $ 337.60 $ 323.06 $ 344.76 $ 314.05 $ 133.14 $ 163.34 $ 163.40 $ 258.68 $ 284.86 $ 260.03 $ 309.89 $ 178.81 $ 178.45 $ 151.01 $ 198.19 $ 143.24 $ 332.58 $ 268.52 $ 189.99 $ 142.48 $ 128.73 $ 245.45 $ 205.07 $ 274.82 $ 293.90 $ 187.50 $ 305.91 $ 155.46 $ 217.70 $ 230.76 $ 257.41 $ 254.21 $ 352.29 $ 245.70 $ 331.89 $ 323.80 $ 158.16 $ 257.61 $ 234.22 $ 168.92 $ 971.21 $ 209.92 $ 143.86 $ 227.59 $ 172.31 $ 251.60 $ 227.18 $ 349.73 $ 319.08 $ 131.97 $ 209.14 $ 368.91 $ 371.14 $ 155.86 $ 167.35 $ 272.07 $ 275.78 $ 265.79 $ 128.85 $ 163.37 $ 165.31 $ 95.51 $ 328.35 $ 294.76 $ 365.66 $ 223.84 $ 334.16 $ 209.70 $ 364.44 $ 284.58 $ 115.95 $ 297.21 $ 341.16 $ 181.47
01 49101 23 040 01 49102 07 020 01 49102 14 030 01 49102 14 040 01 49102 15 010 01 49102 17 030 01 49103 04 020 01 49103 09 030 01 49103 09 040 01 49103 10 040 01 49103 13 020 01 49103 13 040 01 49103 16 020 01 49104 03 030 01 49106 01 240 01 49106 02 250 01 49108 01 110 01 52000 03 060 01 52000 03 060 01 52001 01 040 01 52001 01 040 01 52001 01 090 01 52001 01 160 01 52001 01 260 01 52002 02 010 01 53500 02 080 01 53500 03 010 01 53500 05 010 01 53500 06 080 01 56501 09 020 01 56600 01 030 01 56603 01 120 01 56603 01 140 01 56603 01 170 01 56603 01 200 01 56603 01 220 01 56603 03 060 01 56603 03 190 01 56603 03 280 01 56603 05 030 01 56603 05 090 01 56603 06 030 01 56603 06 160 01 56603 07 040 01 56650 01 020 01 56650 04 010 01 56650 05 080 01 56700 01 070 01 56722 01 020 01 56722 01 040 01 56722 01 040 01 56722 02 020 01 56723 01 180 01 56726 01 071 01 56775 04 090 01 56775 04 100 01 56775 05 070 01 56775 05 140 01 56775 09 020 01 56775 10 110 01 56775 10 120 01 56775 10 190 01 56775 10 340 01 56775 10 440 01 56775 11 090 01 56775 11 120 01 56775 11 150 01 57050 01 090 01 57051 01 170 01 57052 01 020 01 57450 01 070 01 57500 01 020 01 57500 01 100 01 57500 03 020 01 57503 02 050 01 57504 01 030 01 57506 01 140 01 57506 01 220 01 57506 02 040 01 57506 02 170 01 57507 01 090 01 57507 01 140 01 57507 01 480 01 57675 01 300 01 62800 01 020 01 63300 01 100 01 63300 02 140 01 63400 03 270 01 63400 03 360 01 63400 05 040 01 63400 20 120 01 63401 01 010 01 63401 29 200 01 63402 18 030 01 63402 21 020 01 63402 22 040 01 63402 23 020 01 63402 31 030 01 63402 32 010 01 63402 33 030 01 63402 34 020 01 64500 01 260 01 64501 01 200 01 64600 01 020 01 64600 02 060 01 64600 04 070 01 64600 07 130 01 66200 01 070 01 66200 01 120 01 66400 01 040 01 66500 02 020 01 66500 04 130 01 66500 04 160 01 66500 04 250 01 66501 01 010 01 66501 02 290 01 66501 03 070 01 66502 03 110 01 66502 06 070 01 66502 06 080 01 66503 03 200 01 66503 06 020 01 66503 07 070 01 66700 05 010 01 66700 05 190 01 66700 05 190 01 66700 05 240 01 66700 05 270 01 66700 06 020 01 66700 06 110 01 66700 07 150 01 66700 08 030 01 66701 04 090 01 66900 01 100 01 73150 01 010 01 73200 02 030 01 73200 03 130 01 75850 03 070 01 75950 01 070 01 75950 02 010 01 75951 07 100 01 75952 03 030 01 75956 01 050 01 76201 02 060 01 76204 01 030 01 76501 01 090 01 76503 01 030 01 76504 01 060 01 76504 02 180 01 76506 01 070 01 76508 02 050 01 76900 01 130 01 76900 01 220 01 76900 03 260 01 76900 03 420 01 76900 05 280 01 76900 05 400 01 77000 04 020 01 77000 07 030 01 77000 08 060 01 77000 11 050 01 81320 01 180 01 81320 02 030 01 81320 02 100 01 81325 01 110 01 81400 01 050 01 81454 01 230 01 81456 01 090 01 81456 01 170 01 81456 01 230 01 81457 01 090 01 83250 02 050 01 84190 01 010 01 84190 02 010 01 84190 02 070 01 84192 03 010 01 84193 03 010 01 84193 03 020 01 84194 02 010 01 84194 02 050 01 84195 02 010 01 84300 01 120 01 85280 04 030 01 85283 03 010
MORNINGVIEW 2ND $1,130.33 MORNINGVIEW 3RD $ 287.77 MORNINGVIEW 3RD $ 273.65 MORNINGVIEW 3RD $ 243.17 MORNINGVIEW 3RD $ 181.33 MORNINGVIEW 3RD $ 302.91 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 240.24 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 125.99 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 60.51 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 276.97 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 392.03 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 247.03 MORNINGVIEW 4TH $ 49.73 MORNINGVIEW 5TH $ 303.03 MORNINGVIEW 7TH $ 147.44 MORNINGVIEW 7TH $ 270.66 MORNINGVIEW 7TH $ 309.58 NORDIC WOODS $ 143.86 NORDIC WOODS $ 170.42 NORDIC WOODS 2ND $ 269.14 NORDIC WOODS 2ND $ 196.44 NORDIC WOODS 2ND $ 171.72 NORDIC WOODS 2ND $ 249.51 NORDIC WOODS 2ND $ 228.58 NORDIC WOODS 3RD $ 190.62 OAK RIDGE PARK $ 167.63 OAK RIDGE PARK $ 167.51 OAK RIDGE PARK $ 130.69 OAK RIDGE PARK $ 164.80 PALOMINO CLIFFS 2ND $ 364.50 PALOMINO HILLS $ 216.54 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 278.35 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 355.74 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 159.52 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 295.19 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 283.97 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 431.49 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 383.11 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 230.43 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 292.27 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 100.30 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 190.38 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 365.98 PALOMINO HILLS 4TH $ 182.86 PALOMINO HILLS LAKESHORE $ 127.46 PALOMINO HILLS LAKESHORE $ 139.82 PALOMINO HILLS LAKESHORE $ 257.25 PALOMINO HILLS REPLAT $ 261.54 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 3RD $ 281.26 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 3RD $ 395.22 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 3RD $ 304.67 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 3RD $ 302.35 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 4TH $ 156.92 PALOMINO LAKESIDE MEADOWS 6TH REPLAT $ 153.50 PALOMINO WOODS $ 256.83 PALOMINO WOODS $ 368.95 PALOMINO WOODS $ 372.52 PALOMINO WOODS $ 207.99 PALOMINO WOODS $ 149.28 PALOMINO WOODS $ 268.93 PALOMINO WOODS $ 230.74 PALOMINO WOODS $ 224.10 PALOMINO WOODS $ 246.28 PALOMINO WOODS $ 237.20 PALOMINO WOODS $ 303.88 PALOMINO WOODS $ 359.82 PALOMINO WOODS $ 265.46 PENNOCK SHORES $ 264.23 PENNOCK SHORES 2ND $ 176.80 PENNOCK SHORES 3RD $ 173.48 PILOT HILL $ 47.85 PENNOCK SHORES $ 304.92 PENNOCK SHORES $ 332.78 PENNOCK SHORES $ 71.26 PENNOCK SHORES 4TH $ 212.07 PENNOCK SHORES 5TH $ 165.32 PENNOCK SHORES 7TH $ 250.48 PENNOCK SHORES 7TH $ 297.35 PENNOCK SHORES 7TH $ 264.11 PENNOCK SHORES 7TH $ 204.79 PENNOCK SHORES 8TH $ 127.06 PENNOCK SHORES 8TH $ 300.00 PENNOCK SHORES 8TH $ 140.29 PINECREST TOWNHOMES $ 148.68 RADCLIFF TOWNHOMES $ 174.09 PALOMINO HILLS 6TH ADDN REPLAT $ 241.44 PALOMINO HILLS 6TH ADDN REPLAT $ 285.80 REGATTA $ 242.38 REGATTA $ 347.17 REGATTA $ 187.04 REGATTA $ 110.56 REGATTA 2ND $ 159.00 REGATTA 2ND $ 280.67 REGATTA 3RD $ 333.98 REGATTA 3RD $ 242.45 REGATTA 3RD $ 587.54 REGATTA 3RD $ 290.99 REGATTA 3RD $ 182.43 REGATTA 3RD $ 68.51 REGATTA 3RD $ 337.05 REGATTA 3RD $ 115.17 RODEO HILLS $ 158.16 RODEO HILLS 2ND $ 129.95 ROLLING RIDGE $ 256.77 ROLLING RIDGE $ 245.73 ROLLING RIDGE $ 122.98 ROLLING RIDGE $ 176.15 SALEM WOODS $ 202.56 SALEM WOODS $ 253.88 SCHIMEK 1ST ADDN $ 173.02 SCOTT HIGHLANDS $ 192.03 SCOTT HIGHLANDS $ 260.67 SCOTT HIGHLANDS $ 143.86 SCOTT HIGHLANDS $ 237.51 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 2ND $ 198.80 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 2ND $ 323.82 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 2ND $ 215.40 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 3RD $ 205.08 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 3RD $ 158.21 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 3RD $ 189.50 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 4TH $ 242.18 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 4TH $ 185.55 SCOTT HIGHLANDS 4TH $ 407.34 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 243.98 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 221.78 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 128.71 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 211.85 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 194.39 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 150.84 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 179.49 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 174.64 SCOTTSBRIAR $ 174.71 SCOTTSBRIAR 2ND $ 186.06 SEASONS ON THE PARK $ 237.13 SUNSET PLACE $ 140.29 SUNSHINES ESTATES $ 193.17 SUNSHINES ESTATES $ 217.36 THE HIGHLANDS $ 280.33 THE OAKS OF APPLE VALLEY $ 191.48 THE OAKS OF APPLE VALLEY $ 313.21 THE OAKS OF APPLE VALLEY II $ 292.99 THE OAKS OF APPLE VALLEY III $ 205.56 THE OAKS OF APPLE VALLEY IV $ 261.11 THE WOODWINDS 2ND $ 275.87 THE WOODWINDS 5TH $ 177.34 TIMBERWICK 2ND $ 265.42 TIMBERWICK 4TH $ 214.60 TIMBERWICK 5TH $ 347.83 TIMBERWICK 5TH $ 355.84 TIMBERWICK 7TH $ 290.50 TIMBERWICK 9TH $ 377.03 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 186.60 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 296.38 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 212.31 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 172.54 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 203.07 TOUSIGNANTS PRAIRIE CROSSING $ 415.45 TOWNHOUSE 4TH ADDN $ 237.83 TOWNHOUSE 4TH ADDN $ 214.67 TOWNHOUSE 4TH ADDN $ 248.12 TOWNHOUSE 4TH ADDN $ 133.80 VALLEY OAKS TOWNHOMES $ 259.35 VALLEY OAKS TOWNHOMES $ 129.56 VALLEY OAKS TOWNHOMES $ 231.33 VALLEY PINES $ 311.82 VALLEY SOUTH $ 174.31 VALLEY WAY VILLAGE 5TH $ 298.93 VALLEY WAY VILLAGE 7TH $ 129.57 VALLEY WAY VILLAGE 7TH $ 140.67 VALLEY WAY VILLAGE 7TH $ 478.95 VALLEY WAY VILLAGE 8TH $ 350.32 WATERFORD VILLAGE $ 322.60 WILDWOOD $ 247.61 WILDWOOD $ 218.18 WILDWOOD $ 339.38 WILDWOOD 3RD $ 177.64 WILDWOOD 4TH $ 177.14 WILDWOOD 4TH $ 206.81 WILDWOOD 5TH $ 211.42 WILDWOOD 5TH $ 278.06 WILDWOOD 6TH $ 271.39 WILDWOOD POND $ 191.48 WYNDEMERE $ 194.45 WYNDEMERE 4TH $ 190.77 TOTAL ASSESSMENT $142,017.83
Written or oral objections will be considered. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. An owner may appeal an assessment to the district court pursuant to M.S.A. 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Apple Valley within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. DATED this 12th day of September, 2013. /s/ Stephanie Marschall Stephanie Marschall, Deputy City Clerk City of Apple Valley 7100 147th Street W. Apple Valley, MN 55124 Published in Apple Valley Sun Thisweek on September 20, 2013.
SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley September 20, 2013 17A
BASEBALL, from 1A his life, filled with corny jokes and heartfelt stories. When remembering him, Ruthie VanderLaan, Amy and Mike used words such as “goofy,” “humorous,” “laughing” and “sarcasm” to describe Richard. “I think he’s where I got my sarcasm,” Amy Gresser said. Not only did Richard VanderLaan’s big personality stick with relatives, but also his “baseball family.” Young men and baseball veterans from around the southern suburbs attest to the impact he made on countless lives. BA 191 transformed into a sports haven for local youths, ages 16 and up, KIDSPO, from 1A which will talk about the importance of oral health and offer a trivia game four times during the day at the main stage. For details about them and other exhibitors, look inside today’s special section.
On stage The main stage will kick the event off with a bang at 10 a.m. with Apple Valley-based Heartbeat Studios offering a performance by its youth and teen choir. The following acts on the main stage will be Twin Cities authors Lynn Garthwaite and Gordon Fredrickson. Bloomington writer Garthwaite will read from one of her Dirkle Smat books at 10:25 a.m. Although Dirkle has a funny name, he’s a serious explorer who takes readers on fantastic journeys. Lakeville writer Fredrickson will read from “If I Were A Farmer” at 11:15 a.m. using props and projected images about oldtime farming days based on Fredrickson’s experiences growing up around Lakeville. Primrose School of Eagan and Lakeville will lead an interactive music performance at 11:40 a.m. during which children will be invited on stage to help. The Eagan Fire Department will give a fire prevention education presentation at 12:05 p.m. Lakeville-based Twin Cities Ballet and Ballet Royale of Minnesota, which also offers classes at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, will give a sneak peek of its winter performance of “The Nutcracker” at 12:55 p.m. Models in the Old Navy Fashion Show will walk across the stage at 1:20 p.m. while Corrina Marie Swiggum, Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013 of Prior Lake, will serve as the guest emcee. She also will be available for photos during KIDSPO. An interactive kids activity, which is being sponsored by Park Chrysler Jeep, will be at 2:35 p.m. followed by the Kids Prize Walk at 3 p.m.
Kids ID The folks at the Cataract Lodge of Bloomington, in association with the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, will offer the KidsID Child Safety Program. It aims to record information about children in an effort to help law enforcement in times of need. The program, which consists of digital fingerprints, voice recording and photo; height and weight information, cheek swab (for DNA), a computer disc and laminated keepsake cards, is being offered during KIDSPO. Those who have not signed up for the KidsID Child Safety Program at KIDSPO can do so online at kidspo2013.com, clicking on the activities page, and selecting the KidsID Program section. Space is limited. More information about the program is at www.mn-masons.org.
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to participate in competitive baseball. He made it a personal endeavor to ensure every player had a means to participate. “He never had a son, so those boys were his boys,” Ruthie VanderLaan said. “He followed them all the way through. He knew everyone by name.” Acting as a fatherfigure to many, Richard VanderLaan would find a way to help every boy afford the fees. If players could not pay the costs, he covered expenses from his own pocket. BA 191 has made great strides for local baseball since its beginning two decades ago. The association began raising money for upgrades and improve-
ments at Alimagnet Park through pull tab sales at bars in 1997. According to the Star Tribune, the association has raised over $460,000. Richard VanderLaan was an active part of the community in more ways than just sports. He served on the Art and All That Jazz Board, the Burnsville Community Foundation Board, the Burnsville Economic Growth Commission, the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the American Legion Post 1700. One of Richard VanderLaan’s joys was projecting his radio-like voice while announcing baseball games at Alimagnet. He sprinkled in jokes and
Center’s 80,000-squarefoot gym will be carnival games, inflatables, iDance, Studio Bodair of Lakeville’s crazy hair, Tiny Diva Princess Party face painting and The Works Museum of Bloomington’s engineering and art activities. Children will have free use of the Community Center’s The Blast play area. AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center of Eden Prairie will have their trampoline launch pad just outside the lower level entrance of the Community Center. Kids can leap high in the air while safely strapped into the harness (additional cost, weather permitting). Gamin’ Ride will offer video games in its outdoor gaming truck as well as iDance in the gym. Flip Your Lids will offer a safe medieval knight duel using foam padded jousting poles and a whole lot of goofiness. There will be lunch and snack options at the Green Mill food booths. Kids Corner, sponsored by Sesame Street Live, will have activities for young children and Elmo will be reading a story every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. 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 or unlimited play wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $7 by going online to http:// kidspo2013.com until Sept. 27 or $10 at the door.
Volunteers KIDSPO is seeking volunteers to help with some of the activities. “This is a great opportunity for students looking to earn some volunteer hours,” Jech said. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and a $5 Green Mill voucher for lunch at the event. To see a list of activities available, click on our volunteer link at www.kidspo2013.com. There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make this event success. A planning group has been gearing up for it after launching the idea nearly a year ago. “KIDSPO wouldn’t be possible without the support of its sponsors,” Jech said. “They have been great partners in helping to put on this event that will bring together people from throughout Dakota County and beyond for a great time.” Gold sponsors: Park Chrysler Jeep of Burnsville and Primrose Schools of Eagan and Lakeville. Silver sponsors: Christian Heritage Academy, Ballet Royale and Twin Cities Ballet Minnesota, US Federal Credit Union, Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Thoroughbred Carpet & Floors, Hirshfield’s, Glowing Hearth & Home and Savers Unique Thrift Store. The Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, is located off Pilot Knob Road between I-494 and I-35E.
sometimes teased the audience in between pitches. Although Richard VanderLaan never played the game, he made sure to attend every inning he could. Two years ago he suffered a stroke and could no longer take his regular spot at the park. Yet baseball was still in his heart throughout his recovery. According to his wife and daughter, “baseball gave him self-esteem, hope and a reason to live.” Richard VanderLaan’s dream remained that the American Legion Cobras would make it to the American Legion World Series. Before his death, he witnessed his dream come true in August 2013.
Hazardous waste drop-off day offered for county residents As part of Burnsville Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, Dakota County residents can bring household hazardous waste, electronics and small household electronics to the Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, for free and environmentally safe disposal. Items that will be accepted at no cost from Dakota County residents include, but are not limited to: paint, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers,
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Minutes of August 19, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Chairperson Rob Duchscher called the regular School Board meeting to order at 6 p.m. on August 19, 2013 at Dakota Ridge School. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the School Board. Present: Joel Albright, Art Coulson, treasurer; Rob Duchscher, chairperson; Gary Huusko, clerk; Jackie Magnuson, vice chairperson; Mike Roseen and Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. Absent: Bob Schutte. Motion by Huusko, seconded by Coulson and carried, with six members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the agenda. Superintendent Berenz congratulated Heather Nosan, facilities project manager, on being named to the state’s School Facilities Finance Working Group. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with six members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the following Consent items: Minutes of August 5, 2013 regular board meeting (Exhibit A1); Claims for July 31-August 13, 2013 (Exhibit B1); Electronic funds transfer schedule for July 27-August 9, 2013 (Exhibit B2); Schedule of investments for July 27-August 9, 2013 (Exhibit B3); Alternative Facilities Ten-Year Plan for fiscal years 2014-15 through 2023-24 and publication of intended projects for 2014-15 in School Board meeting minutes (Exhibit B4). Additional details for the projects are available on the district’s website. Intended 2014-15 projects, estimated at a total of $6,700,771, include the following categories and estimated costs: • Project Management, Inc. Consultants ($426,000); • Roofing ($1,202,775); • Painting/Other Finishes ($244,000); • Flooring ($972,500); • Plumbing-Domestic Water Systems ($198,000); • Electrical ($124,500); • Electronics-Clocks, P.A., Alarms, Bells ($174,500); • Hardscape ($1,017,400); • Grounds/Athletic Fields ($225,000); • HVAC-Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning ($1,185,716); • Window Replacement ($57,000); • ADA Accessibility Improvements ($3,500); • Gyms/Pools ($94,000); • Renovations-Remodeling, Doors, Hardware, Lockers ($332,630); • Other – Portables, Elevators, Theaters, Etc. ($158,250), and • Exterior Wall Systems ($285,000). Lease 16 vehicles for behind-the-wheel training from Acme Auto Leasing for 36 months at $280 per month each, for a total of $161,280 (Exhibit B5); Separations, leaves of absence and new staff (Exhibit C1); Agreements for student teacher placements with Winona State University, Bemidji State University, Augsburg College, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, University of North Dakota-Grand Forks, Northwestern College and St. Mary’s University (Exhibit C2); Agreements with two individual teachers for an additional .1 FTE or less during the 2013-14 school year, without the FTE becoming part of continuing contracts (Exhibit D1); Agreement with Country Garden Nursery School for space at Highland and Thomas Lake elementary schools and marketing as outlined in Exhibit D2; Agreements to rehire and extend the probationary periods of two school nurses for the 2013-14 school year (Exhibit D3); An amendment to the lease with Irish Dome, LLC to allow Irish Dome, LLC to construct and maintain a garage on the leased property to store equipment. Upon expiration of the lease, the garage will be included with the district’s acquisition rights (Exhibit D4); Agreement with Claudia Hawley for direct audiology services from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 (Exhibit E1); One-year contract renewal with Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for police liaison services at Dakota Ridge School for approximately $58,000 from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 (Exhibit E2), and Agreement with Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. to continue to lease two classrooms, one each at Northview and Westview elementary schools for Head Start programs from August 22, 2013 through May 30, 2014 for $2,327 per site plus estimated energy/utility charges (Exhibit F1). Innovative Educational Programs Coordinator Cathy Kindem reported that one of the district’s goals is to promote education-business partnerships that create opportunities for learners to prepare for the world of work. Stream Global Services’ Earn to Learn Program proposal fit the goals of extending learning beyond the classroom. She then introduced Suzie Heilman, a lead teacher in the program and also a business education teacher at Eagan High School. Heilman outlined the program and introduced the Leadership Team. The district entered a partnership this summer with Stream Global Services to pilot a Career Hub: Earn to Learn Program with Apple Valley High School (AVHS). Counselors identified 50 AVHS juniors and seniors who were lacking three or four credits for the program which ran for eight, 16-hour weeks. Students were paid $7.25 per hour with the possibility of earning a $300 bonus upon successful program completion. The program, focusing on credit recovery, workplace skills, career exploration and life skills, was funded by Stream Global Services. District 196 provided transportation and guidance/counseling to assign actual credits. Many students need or want to earn money rather than attend summer school classes, and Stream Global was able to provide funds to pay students to earn credits and learn job/life skills such as preparing a resume, interviewing, banking, volunteering, etc. Eighty-two percent of students graduated or completed the program. Nine participants failed to complete the program; two due to behavior, three to attendance and four who were no shows. Heilman reported on gender and ethnic make-up; the variety of classes offered and possible wages earned. The average wage earned was $1,014.53. Heilman noted 77 percent of the participants earned their full bonus based on the success criteria she also shared. Liya Mamo, a junior at AVHS and program participant, shared her experience and highly recommended the program. Heilman shared a few comments from participants’ feedback, reported on the lessons learned, outlined next steps for a proposal for next summer and the plans to replicate the program across Stream locations. Board members emphasized the wages for students did not come from the school district and commented on a successful community collaboration. Jen Menke, Stream Global Services Program Director, provided background on Stream Global Services. Their company values being a good member of community and giving people the opportunity to build a career with a sustainable wage. In the past they donated funds to other community programs and this year decided to use that corporate donation to facilitate this collaboration. Kindem defined the STEAM movement as when art and design are added to the equation, STEM is transformed into STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). One objective of the movement is to encourage integration of art and design into kindergarten through grade 12 education. Kindem noted Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science was an example of STEAM in the district and introduced Science Specialist Jill Jensen and Arts Specialist Erin Paulson. Jensen and Paulson shared several examples of the success Glacier Hills students have experienced in the STEAM room. Staff members have worked hard applying for grants to set up the room. Students have been exposed to using a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer; laser cutters, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, and hand and power tools. Berenz acknowledged the great work being done by students and staff at Glacier Hills and how that work has resulted in closing the achievement gap. Director of Finance and Operations Jeff Solomon reviewed the audit process, explained why it was being discussed at this time and spoke about projected year-end results and the impact on the financial plan. School districts are mandated by statute to have an annual audit, the results of which are not yet final, however, the administration believes it is extremely important to share publicly the best estimate of what our financial performance was in 2012-13 in order to provide the public with the need for additional referendum revenue. Solomon noted at the time the final budget was adopted, it was reported that the district would be performing better to budget by about $6 million. On June 30, 2013 the pre-audit close indicated a general fund balance of $40,357,693. The projected budget had a fund balance of $38,348,612 and the variance from the budget is $2,009,081, meaning the district actually performed $8 million better to budget. Exact figures will be available once the audit is complete. Solomon noted that the district has balanced the budget and is spending within its means. The impact on the financial plan indicates no adjustments for the 2013-14 school year. If the levy is unsuccessful in November, there would need to be adjustments of $10 million in 2014-15 and an additional $20 million in adjustments in 2015-16. Berenz shared background on why there is a need for a levy vote. She noted the district has made $34 million in budget adjustments since 2009, including cutting nearly 200 jobs and implementing salary freezes for employees. Despite these adjustments, as Solomon just reported, the district is facing a projected $30 million shortfall in the next two years. On the November 5 ballot, Berenz said voters will see a request to revoke the existing levy and replace it with a new, 10-year levy for $375 more per pupil. This is estimated to generate $10 million per year, or three percent of the district’s total annual operating budget. It is estimated the levy would cost an additional $15 per month, or fifty cents per day, for the owner of an average-value home in the district, which is $225,000. Nearly $4 million of budget adjustments for 2014-15 are maintenance and operational efficiencies that will be implemented whether or not a levy is approved. These include: • Graphics and Printing Department operations; • Elimination of the K-Plus scholarships; • Reduction of employer contribution to health insurance; • Better Energy Efficiency (BEE) and P-card rebates will remain at district-level; • Access Other Post-employment Benefits (OPEB) when fully funded, and • Increase third-party billing for special education. If the levy is approved, the district avoids an additional $6 million in budget adjustments for 2014-15 and lessens the impact of the projected $20 million of adjustments for 2015-16. The district would be able to maintain its “Triple A” philosophy of academics, arts and athletics, and continue to offer quality programs in early childhood learning, STEM and college-credit opportunities. If the levy is not approved, some of the adjustments for 2014-15 would include: • Class size increases at all grades; • Cuts to curricular and cocurricular programs, including gifted and talented; • Increased cocurricular participation fees, and • Elimination of 5th grade band, 9th grade B-team sports and the Developmental Psychology program at the high schools. Berenz would implement a process to identify the $20 million in cuts needed for 2015-16 but noted, just for perspective, $20 million is the equivalent of approximately 300 teaching positions. She requested that voters ask questions and make informed decisions. Berenz reported four people filed affidavits of candidacy for the three School Board seats that will be filled in the November 5, 2013 election; incumbent board members Art Coulson, Gary Huusko and Mike Roseen, and Craig Angrimson. She also noted practices for fall sports have started; more than 11,000 elementary students are scheduled for literacy assessments; new teachers are in workshops this week and all teachers return on August 26, and the first day of school is Tuesday, September 3. Motion by Roseen, seconded by Magnuson and carried, with six members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. Published in Lakeville, Apple Valley, Burnsville/Eagan, September 20, 2013, 23689
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT The Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan Independent School District 196 is proposing the construction of a new learning center facility to be located in Apple Valley. The cost of the proposed Learning Center facility project is estimated at S 14,960,000. The district is proposing to finance the project using a 15-year lease-levy purchase under M.S. § 126C.40. The new facility will be approximately 52,113 square feet and provide space for the following programs: Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Special Education, School Readiness/Bridgeto-School, Adult Basic Education, General Education Degree, and English as a Second Language. The district will terminate leases at Rahncliff Learning Center and the Early Childhood Learning Center in Apple Valley and consolidate programs into the new facility. School board approval is required to proceed with these projects. The school board believes that the new learning center project is in the best interest of the district. REVIEW AND COMMENT STATEMENT Based upon the department’s analysis of the school district’s required documentation and other pertinent information from sources of the Minnesota Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive review and comment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE Persons desiring additional information regarding this proposal should contact the school district superintendent’s office. May 24, 2013 Dr. Brenda Cassellius Commissioner Published in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan September 20, 2013 25195
CITY OF APPLE VALLEY ORDINANCE NO. 949 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP BY REZONING CERTAIN AND IN THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Apple Valley held a public hearing on property described herein on August 21, 2013, as required by City Code Section 155.400(D); and WHEREAS, on September 4, 2013, the Planning Commission recommended the rezoning as hereinafter described. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, that: 1. The boundaries of the zoning districts established by City Code Section 155.006 are hereby amended by rezoning the following described property (located at the northeast corner of Pilot Knob Road (CSAH 31) and 155th Street West) to “PD-856/zone 2” (Planned Development): The north 9 acres of Outlot A, APPLE VALLEY EAST FAMILY ADDITION, Dakota County, Minnesota 2. This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication. Passed this 12th day of September, 2013. /s/ Marv Hamann-Roland Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Stephanie Marschall Stephanie Marschall, Deputy City Clerk Published in Apple Valley September 20, 2013 24480
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROCEEDINGS FOR VACATION OF PUBLIC GROUNDS IN THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the City Hall, 7100 147th Street West, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Thursday, October 10, 2013, to consider the matter of vacation of the following described public grounds in the City of Apple Valley, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 412.851: That part of the Easement and Rightof-Way Document No. 2873216 lying easterly of the described line: Commencing at the southwest corner of said Outlot A, APPLE VALLEY BUSINESS CAMPUS; THENCE South 89 degrees 42 minutes 07 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the south line of said Outlot A, 2000.01 feet to the east line of the west 200.00 feet of said Outlot A; thence continuing South 89 degrees 42 minutes 07 seconds East along said south line 201.10 feet to the beginning of said line to be described; thence North 11 degrees 51 minutes 16 seconds West, 26.81 fee and said line there terminating. Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposal will be heard at this meeting. DATED this 12th day of September, 2013. /s/ Stephanie Marschall Stephanie Marschall, Deputy City Clerk Published in Apple Valley September 20, 27, 2013 24482
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ArborBarberMN.com 612-703-0175 Mbr: BBB Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding.
Jeff 612-578-5299 NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL
Free Ests. Licâ€™d & Insâ€™d 952-888-5123
PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC. Tree Trimming & Removal Insured. 952-445-1812 paulbunyantreeserviceinc.com
Silver Fox Services Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding. Fully Licensed & Insured BBB Accredited â€œAâ€? Rating Registered W/Dept of Agriculture. 16+ Yrs Exp. Family Owned & Operated
Free Estimates 952-883-0671 612-715-2105
STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$ Insâ€™d Brett 612-290-1213
5440 Window Cleaning Richâ€™s Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871
â€˘FREE ESTIMATES â€˘INSURED
Credit Cards Accepted
ROOFING â€˘ SIDING â€˘ WINDOWS
Trees & Stumps CHEAP!!
STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION
612-644-8035 Remove Large
Free Ests 952-440-6104
A Fresh Look, Inc.
Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding
SAVE MONEY Competent Master Plumber needs work. Lic# M3869. Jason 952-891-2490
- We Deliver - www.HermansLandscape.com Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Tree & Landscape. Fall Discount - 25% Off
A Good Job!! 15 yrs exp. Thomas Tree Service Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming
MN LICENSE #BC667146 INSURED & CERTIFIED
$0 For Estimate Timberline
A RENEW PLUMBING zDrain Cleaning zRepairs zRemodeling z Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495
ROOFING SIDING WINDOWS GUTTERS
â€˘ Pulverized Dirt - $12.75 yd â€˘ Rock Engraving â€˘ Colored Mulch $28.00 yd â€˘ Bagged Mulch $3.00 2cu. yd â€˘ Concrete Edging Starting at $1.29 ea.
5420 Tree Care & Stump Removal
Narrow Access Backyards Fully Insured
Quality Residential Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage - Plaster Repair Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR
LOW LOW PRICES
Summer Discounts! Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. BC 515711 952-201-4817 Regalenterprisesinc.net
Call Jeff for
3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506
16586 Johnson Mem. Dr. Jordan, MN 55352
Gutters * Soffit/Fascia TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Lic CR005276 â—† Bonded â—† Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB
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in Sun Classifieds
DAVEâ€™S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING
Int/Ext Painting 26 years, Insured, Refâ€™s. Mike 763-434-0001
952-451-3792 R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs
â€˘ Benâ€™s Painting â€˘ Int/Ext, Drywall Repair Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/ Discvr., 952-432-2605
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â—† Roofing â—† Siding
â€˘ Retaining Walls â€˘ Paver Patios â€˘ Design & Instal-
CONCRETE & MASONRY
â€˘ Parking Lots â€˘ Private Roadways â€˘ Overlays
MDH Lead Supervisor
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Int/Ext â€˘ Free Est. â€˘ 23 Yrs. Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800
Water Features & Pavers.
ARTHUR THEYSON *65:;9<*;065
5390 RooďŹ ng, Siding & Gutters
Giffordâ€™s Bobcat Service Auger-Backhoe-Level Bar Concrete/Asphalt remove. Flex hrs. 952-461-3717
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
5150 Chimney & Fireplace Services
Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring
SELL IT, BUY IT
Royâ€™s Sanding Service Since 1951
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VLowell Russell V V Concrete V
Ed McDonald 763-464-9959
Status Contracting, Inc. Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.
â€˘ Stamped Concrete â€˘ Standard Concrete â€˘ Driveways â€˘ Fire Pits & Patios â€˘ Athletic Courts â€˘ Steps & Walks â€˘ Floors & Aprons www.mdconcrete.net
Daveâ€™s Concrete & Masonry 36 yrs exp. Free ests. Insâ€™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
We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Insâ€™d Mbr: BBB
DECK CLEANING & STAINING
0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!
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Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins John 952-882-0775
ALL-WAYS DECKS Decks, Porches - Free Est. SUMMER IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! allwaysdecksinc.com Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763-786-5475 Lic# 20003805
5370 Painting & Decorating
(763) 550-0043 â€˘ (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600
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Bonded â€˘ Insured
Why Wait Roofing LLC Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg
612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #BC156835 â€˘ Insured
612-824-2769 952-929-3224 www.gardnerconcrete.net Family Owned & Operated
Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com
We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty
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SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley September 20, 2013 19A
$175 to $3,500
FOR JUNK OR WRECKED CARS & TRUCKS
1000 WHEELS 1010 Vehicles 1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Starts & runs great! 146K, 2 door, 2.6L, red interior, good tires, new license tabs, $925. 612-309-6195 Chevrolet 210 1956 4 dr 76K mi New paint exc. interior. $10,500 507-645-6792 Wanted 69’ Charger, Will pay cash for ‘69 or ‘70 Dodge Charger. Vehicle in any condition considered. 507-380-7879
Having a Garage Sale?
3010 Announcements Recovery International Self-help organization offers a proven method to combat depression, fears, panic attacks anger, perfectionism, worry, sleeplessness, anxiety, tenseness, etc. Groups meet weekly in many locations. Voluntary contributions. Dona: 612-824-5773 www.LowSelfHelp Systems.org
3060 Lost & Found LOST: 8/1 in West Blmgtn Long haired Chihuahua, F, 10lbs REWARD Please call: 952-261-8879 612-823-2697
1020 Junkers & Repairables
$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed www.crosstownauto.net 612-861-3020 651-645-7715
$225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 651-769-0857
September 19, 20, 21
3510 Antiques & Collectibles Vintage & Antique Sales
Historic Downtown Carver 7 Vintage Shops Open 3 Days Every Month! Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver
3520 Cemetery Lots 1530 Watercraft 05 Weeres Pontoon 20’ 05 Merc. 40HP EFI Motor 08 Roll-in trailer. All ike new. Slipped at Lk Waconia. $11,000, 651-357-2625
2 spaces, 2 vaults, companion memorial, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. B/O 612-850-3028 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots
$950 ea/BO. 602-861-8082
3580 Household/ Furnishings
LR & DR Furniture. Exc. cond! Great deal! Call Lori for more info 612-619-6996
QN. PILLOWTOP SET
AKC Boxer Puppies $350 -$450. Ready now. Check our website:
New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829
www.johnsonboxers.com Or call: 641-344-6929
SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plym. 715-571-1920
Orange Tabby Kitties 2 little males, 4 wks. Free to a good home! 952-435-8049
Used Maytag Dishwasher Almond $300 Used Whirlpool Electric Stove $300 Almd 952-461-3445
Purebred Beagle Puppies: 7 wks, $300. 218-879-5183 or 218-879-8173
3000 ANNOUNCEMENTS 3010 Announcements Burnsville Lakeville
A Vision for You-AA Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville If you want to drink that’s your business... if you want to STOP that’s ours. Call
Alcoholics Anonymous Minneapolis: 952-922-0880 St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Find a meeting: www.aastpaul.org www.aaminneapolis.org
1020 Junkers & Repairables
3600 Miscellaneous For Sale 4 Ford F-150 factory chrome rims & tires. Scorpion STR, P285/45R 22, 110 H MTS. $800, 651-3572626 Craftsman 10” Electronic Radial Arm Saw w/6 drawer cabinet $250. Blackhawk Model MC-9 Heavy Duty Cherry Picker 1500 lbs $100. Cartridge World replacement cartridges HP98 & HP93 $10 ea. Sand Blaster home-made $150 , 612-998-8654 Fall fertilize with Scotts 15M size TB & winterizer and grass seed. Close out prices. Eagan location Limited Supply. 651-503-3860 Foosball Tbl Comb: B-ball, air hockey, pool, bowl, pingpong $275/bo 952-545-1280
King Sized adjustable bed base. Like new! Works perfectly! $500 952-895-1892 Kitchen-Aid 25 cu ft. White Fridge w/water & ice in door Side by side $800/ best offer 952-435-7314 Wood Chipper/Shredder takes up to 3” dia. branch. 8HP Motor 952-423-3255
3610 Miscellaneous Wanted Buying Old Trains & Toys STEVE’S TRAIN CITY
952-933-0200 1020 Junkers & Repairables
WE BUY AND TOW UNWANTED & WRECKED VEHICLES MN Licensed Dealer ~ Call for Quote
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
* WANTED * US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold & 14K Jewelry Will Travel. 30 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566
◆ ◆ WANTED ◆ ◆ Old Stereo / Hifi equip.
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
4030 Garage & Estate Sales CRYSTAL
Huge 4 Family Sale!
Furn., more! 9/26-28 (8-5) 5668 Maryland Ave. North Crystal
Huge Kid’s Sale
Awesome Kids Stuff! Sold by kids, for kids!
Sept. 21 (8:30 - Noon)
4030 Garage & Estate Sales
4550 Roommates & Rooms For Rent
Plymouth MOVING SALE! 9/26-28 (9-4) 4575 Forestview Ln N
LAKEVILLE, Pvt LL, full furn. All util. Int, TV, DVR NS $750 Jack 952-607-1082
(off Rockford btwn 169/494)
Plymouth, Sept. 20 (1-6), Sept. 21 (10-5), ESTATE SALE 9/20 (1-6), 9/ 21 (105). 100+ mib Barbies, instruments, records, books, antiqs, cloz, & misc. 11730 50th Ave North
Crystal Community Center
EAGAN Friday Sept 13 & Saturday Sept 14, 8-4 pm. 2090 Quartz Lane
Visit us at SunThisweek.com
Eden Prairie Moving Sale 9250 Overlook Trail (off Franlo) Thurs-Sat, 9/19-21, 8am. Furn, lamps, bikes, hh
PRIOR LAKE Large Estate Sale
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets 17th Annual
Advertise your sale with us
3610 Miscellaneous Wanted
It could be yours. Call for details. 952-392-6862
Old Barn Boutique Crafts, Furniture, Antiques
9/19-22; 9/26-29 (9a-6p) 21385 Johnson Memorial Dr (2 mi. N. of Emma Krumbees on Hwy. 169 in Belle Plain)
▶ Crafters Wanted ◀
4800 Douglas Drive
Eden Prairie Moving Sale 9752 Belmont Lane (off Hwy 169 & Pioneer Trail) 8am. Thurs 9/19 & Sat 9/21 Furn, linens, much HH
for Craft Fair at Richfield Lutheran Church (8 West 60th St., Mpls)
Edina Garage - Estate Sale Wed 3-7, Thurs-Fri 9-4 HH, holiday decor, trunks, lthr coats. 6813 Chapel Ln
For more info call Mary
Sat., October 19 (9-4)
Multi Fam Garage Sale
EAGAN 10/5 9am-5pm, Halloween craft show. Eagan Community Ctr. 1501 Central Pkwy
8-4 Thur & Fri, 8-12 Sat September 19-20-21 Bag Sale Sat at 11 5257 Lochloy Drive
4030 Garage & Estate Sales
Estate Sale Forest Lake, 9/28-29, 9am-3pm, 50+ years of Vintage items, details oldisknew.com, 21479 Hermes Ave.
APPLE VALLEY Moving! 13390 Gunflint Path 9/1921ST 10-7PM, 75 Yrs of stuff! Furn! Collectibles! Apple Valley Multi-Family 9/19-22 (9-6) Furn., toys, adult/kid cloz, HH. 15616 Harmony Way APPLE VALLEY, Sept 19-21, 8-4pm, Child’s cloz, toys, HH furn. Tools & Pictures 13789 Guild Ave BLOOMINGTON
Fri-Sat, 9/27-28 (8-4) HH, Boys cloz, and misc. 10342 Rhode Island Cir. Bloomington Multi-Family 9/18-20 (95) HH, tools, furn., games, much misc! 200 Mission Rd Bloomington One day large moving sale. Everything must go! Thurs Sept. 19th, 8:00-4:30pm. Furn tools, antiques, & much more! 150 W 102nd St Bloomington One Day only! 9/28 (9-4) Tools, misc. Cash & carry 8301 Washburn Ave. South Bloomington Scrapbooking Sale 9/12-14 (9-6) Way below wholesale prices! 11116 Stanley Circle
Bloomington Sept. 26-27 (9-5) Adult/ Kids cloz, HH items, misc. 9312 Oakland Ave. South Bloomington, 09/12 - 9/14 Huge Multi Fam Sale! Under 1 roof, the best from 190 Townhomes! Hshld, toys, clothg, costume jewelry, etc. At the Clubhouse 5500 Hyland Cts Dr. Thurs 7:30-6; Fri 8-5; Sat 1/2 price on all items 8-10am; $7 bag sale 10-12; all free after 12 pm Bloomington, 9/12-14; 9-? Crib, Highchr, baby cloz infant-toddler, HH, chess set, tackle. 2312 W 84th St Bloomington, Estate Sale 10717 Washburn Ave S 9/13 - 9/15 (9a-5p) See Craigs List. Bloomington, ESTATE SALE 9/20-21 (10-3), 9/22 (9-2) 2320 Overlook Drive Brooklyn Park: Sept 28th Waterford Estates Garage Sale 9am-5pm 7000 62nd Avenue N. In Parking Lot BURNSVILLE Kennelly Court 9/25-27th 7am-5pm, Moving Sale! HH, furn, tools, cloz, more! BURNSVILLE Sept 14 8:30 - 4pm, Estate Sale! Furn, antiqs! HH, old records! 2020 Manor Dr BURNSVILLE Tools, garden, HH, adult cloz, furn. 9/21 (8-4), 9/22 (10-3) 3205 Barbara Lane CHANHASSEN Furn., HH, & misc items. 9/19 (8-6), 9/20 (8-5), 9/21 (8-2) 7253 Pontiac Circle Crystal 9/26-28 (9-5), Tools, books, toys, clothes, HH & misc. 8317 32nd Pl N
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
Southtown Mall Fall Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show September 20, 21, 22
Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington Heart Promotions 651-438-3815
FARMINGTON 9/21 9AM-4PM, Man Cave Sale! Tools, auto parts, bldng supplies, Antqs., 18061 Pilot Knob Rd
Farmington, Sept. 20 & 21, Fri. 3:30-7 pm, Sat. 8-11 am, Huge Fundraising Sale! Clothing, household items, toys, books, furniture, and much more! 325 Oak St. Rambling River Center FRIDLEY Multi-Family: HH, toys, yard tools, + 9/19-21 (9-4)
6858 Washington St NE Golden Valley
All Campus Garage Sale
Colonial Acres Healthcare Center at Covenant Village Thurs, Sept. 26 (8-4) Fri, Sept. 27 (8-12) Furn., HH, & Misc. items 1622 Yosemite Avenue Corner of Yosemite & St Croix
Golden Valley Downsizing! 9/19-21, (85), 6706 Glenwood Ave. Gas grill, luggage & misc. GOLDEN VALLEY Moving Sale 9/27-28 (8-5)
4121 Bassett Creek Drive 40 year accumulation! Furniture, pictures, tools, HH, linens, patio set, books.
▶ ▶ Annual ◀ ◀ Fall Yard Sale Meadow Creek Condominiums
Sat, Sept. 21 (8am-4pm) Look for the signs on: 11th Ave So., Smetana Rd, Westbrooke Way, & Old Settlers Trail Sale will be held rain or shine!
LAKEVILLE: Brackett’s Crossing Townhomes 18050 Judicial Way No. 9/20 & 9/21 8-5pm, Great stuff! Priced to move. Framed artwork, HH, seasonal deco, games, costumes, clothing, furs, golf 1986-2005 Santa bear collection & More!
Lakeville: Rm Shr kit, bath, laundry, fam rm. Inclds utils & cable $470 plus dep. 952-892-6102
4570 Storage For Rent Apple Valley: Winter Storage! Inside storage. Great location & affordable rates. Boats, campers & cars. 612-889-8768
4610 Houses For Sale
by Dennis J. Hagen
4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Sat, 9/28 - Mon, 9/30 (9am-4pm) #’s Sat 7:30 Outstanding Renaissance Revival oak DR set & lrg. Partners Desk. English 18th Century furn., brass, crystal, china. 1000’s of unique items! Don’t miss this sale! DIRECTIONS: I-35 to Exit 81 (Cty 70), W to exit 87 (Mushtown Rd) N to 213th St, turn left to 4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Check internet for alternate directions.
RICHFIELD - HUGE SALE Thurs, 9/26 (9-5); Fri, 9/27 (9-7) 1/2 price day; Sat, 9/28 (9-12) $2 Bag Day Like us on Facebook: @ richfieldlutherangaragesales
Richfield Lutheran 60th & Nicollet Ave. So.
AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991
4620 Modular/ Manufactured For Sale 2 BR Manuf. Home One level living, Deck, storage shed W&D Hook-ups, skylight in BA, DW, microw. Side x Side fridge. 952-435-7979 Apple Valley/Lakeville Border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK $27,000. Call Dona 612-581-3833 OPEN HOUSE Friday, September 27, 2013 . 9am-7pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials!
7227 Penn Ave. South
Saturday, September 28, 2013. 9am-3pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials! 952-435-7979
Robbinsdale 9/26-27 (8-6), 9/28 (8-12). Some Old, Some New!, 4548 Grimes Ave N
Rosemount, 9/12-13; 8-59/14; 8-1, toys, books, cloz, Barbie jeep, bikes, bunk beds, hh 14068 Auburn Av
Richfield: 9/19-20 (8-4); 9/21 Cloz $4 bag, all else 1/2 price (8-1) St. Nicholas Church Recycle/Bake Sale
Rosemount, 9/19-20 8-5p, 9/21 8-3pm. 3820 155th St W. Multi Family Sale! & Misc! Shorewood 9/27-28 (9-3) Furn, HH, dog kennel, golf, electronics, toys, books. 19890 Muirfield Circle Wayzata Moving Sale 9/12-14 (9-5)
HH, furn., tools, more!
2435 North Shore Drive Wayzata, 9/21/13, 9am4pm. Kitchenware, Lawn & Garden, Tools, Collectibles, Furniture. 215 Chicago Ave N
4500 RENTALS / REAL ESTATE 4510 Apartments/ Condos For Rent AV: 1 BR Condo, Pool, Garage, Avail now. No pets. $725 952-942-5328 Burnsville, 1 BR, 1 BA Condo W/D in unit $950 + utils. 952-923-0371 Rosemount, 2 BR Off St. prkg. No Pets. Available NOW. $600 952-944-6808
4520 Townhomes/Dbls/ Duplexes For Rent Burnsville Townhome2BR, 2BA, 2000 sq. ft, Avail 11/1, $1450 / mo. + utils. Call: 612-978-6227 Lakeville Clean 2BR, 2BA, TH. 2 car gar. No smk/pets. appls. $850 612-384-4584
Cabinet/Countertop Fabrication BWS designs, fabricates and installs custom countertops and cabinetry for the residential and commercial markets. We have positions available for solid surface countertop fabricators, cabinet maker, granite installers, and countertop installer. Experience important. BWS offers competitive compensation accordance with experience and benefits. Interested individuals can send resume or apply at: Bob’s Wood Specialties, Inc. 14200 Ewing Ave South Burnsville, MN 55306 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 952-890-4700 Fax: 952-890-6448 EOE Carpenters Wanted Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediate start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752 Company Drivers/ Owner Operators Class A CDL, Farmington. Current health card, pass drug test, local 5-6 dys a wk,at least 24 yrs old, 2 yrs experience. Owner Operators must have wet kit. Call: 651-423-5388
Get Your GED or HS Diploma now! Prep and Test ABE@district196.org 952-431-8316
Carpentry Contractors Co. has openings for
With all levels of exp. FT positions located in SouthEast metro, Farmington and surrounding areas. Benefits eligible. Work includes interior trim duties. Must be able to lift 75 lbs.,run power tools, pass a background check, drug test.Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our jobs line: 952-380-3720 Community Habilitation Specialist Assist individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and sensory impairments in a center based setting in Bloomington. Provide supervision, job skills training, implement programs and track goals, participate in community integration activities, assist with self-care needs and meals. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and degree preferred. Position requires the ability to lift and transfer individuals to/from wheelchairs. A valid driver’s license and compliance with MVR & Rule 11 background checks required. Ability to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire and drug/ alcohol testing required. Driving a Rise van or lift equipped bus is a daily function of the job. Position requires individual to lift and carry 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Position is full-time, M-F with excellent benefits. $11-$12 HR/DOQ with a generous training & benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Jamie at JMcMahon@rise.org. www.rise.org Equal Opportunity Employer
Drivers Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Class A CDL required. Weekend Home time. .38 cents/mile starting wage. Call Nik: 651-325-0307
Drivers Owner Operators: $8000 sign-on-bonus if in the fleet by end of September! Avg. last week $3200 including FS.! Serious Stable Company. 888-992-5609
Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/ medical/dental/401k Majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. www.finishcarpenters.com
Minnetonka Estate Sale
11828 Shady Oak Lane
Sept. 26-27-28 (9am-6pm) See Craigs List NAVARRE
Fall Rummage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran 3745 Shoreline Drive (Co Rd 15) 10/2 (4-8); 10/3 (8-8); 10/4 (8-12 is $4 Bag Day) For Info: 952-471-8433
Orono Kids Stuff Sale Infant to Teen - Clothes, toys, books, and more!
Sat, Sept. 28 9am-2pm 9-10: $1 Admission fee 1-2: half price sale Schumann Elemen. School
Truth Hardware, North America’s leader in designing and manufacturing of quality operating hardware for windows, patio doors, and skylights is looking to fill several entry level production positions. Qualified applicants must be willing to work 2nd or 3rd shifts, have good reading and math skills, and a good attendance and work history. Truth offers a team environment, a competitive salary, and comprehensive benefits. For consideration, please apply in person to: Human Resources, Truth Hardware, 700 West Bridge Street, Owatonna, MN 55060, fax your resume to 507-444-5380, or send your resume to email@example.com.
765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. Long Lake, MN
4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways
4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways
4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways
4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways
2,849 ACRES OF WATER UP TO 90’ DEEP, 876 MILES OF SHORELINE, 15 CONNECTING LAKES Boat for days & never see the same shoreline! New 1 BR, Kitchen, loft, LR with 11’ cathedral ceiling, large deck ~700 sq. ft., air/heat, boat slip, pool, beach, many species of fish. 1 hour from Minneapolis. Sleeps 6-8, furnished, $89,900. RV Lots To Own (20’x42’) start at $39,900. Save money on gas and never make another reservation. All lots have lake views and boat slip. Mark 651-270-3226
★ OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY ★
18096 Browns Lake Road, Richmond, MN 56368
20A September 20, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley
BIGGER than you think!
Full Time Parts Puller
Located in Shakopee, New Hope and Lakeville. Entry level positions available All shifts $8.50-$10 hour.
Full Time Position Consists of inspecting and removing parts from vehicles. Applicants must have own tools and be able to work outdoors and lift 50 lbs. Looking for someone who is self motivated with a positive, friendly attitude. Pay $15/hr & up, depending on exp. Uniforms, Health Plan, Vacation and Holiday Pay Included. Monday Friday, 8am to 5pm Apply in Person at:
Open House EVERY Wednesday 9-3. No Appt Necessary. Bloomington, Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information.
Metro Auto Salvage, Inc. 11710 E. 263rd St. Lakeville, MN
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Sunâ€˘Thisweek Classifieds 952-846-2000
5530 Full-time or Part-time
WAREHOUSE Position is 8-5, M-F 30 â€“ 40 hrs. / wk. All aspects of warehousing, assembly and shipping & receiving. Heavy lifting, forklift operations, strong communication skills required. Training available, some flexibility in schedule.
Jimmy Johnâ€™s Hiring delivery drivers, cashiers, sandwich makers & entry level managers. Day, night, weekends. 1615 County Road 42, Burnsville 952-435-5400
Clinic Personnel Seeking a full-time employee 32 hours per week for a busy southern suburb surgeonâ€™s office 8:30 to 5/5:30. Medical office experience preferable. The employee will be assisting/educating patients in clinic. We are seeking a personable, motivated individual with a positive attitude and someone who works well with a team. Please fax resume with qualifications and references to:
Maintenance Asst/Painter Ebenezer Ridges Campus is seeking a FT Maintenance Asst/Painter. Schedule is 32 hrs/per wk M-F, with on call every fourth week & rotating holidays. Candidates should have previous painting & maint experience & work well with seniors. Boiler License desired but not required. Contact Ashley at 952-898-8414 or apply in person. Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
phone 952-890-2966 email dkjohnson@ energysalesinc.com www.energysalesinc.com
McLane Minnesota Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers
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Lakeville actor has Hollywood on her resumé
Ben Rosenbush at LAAC
Jane Hammill cast this month in ‘Good People’ at Park Square Theatre Jane Hammill’s return to acting has brought her some choice roles. After a 15-year hiatus, the Lakeville actor made her return to the stage in 1998 with a part in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.” From there, film and TV roles started coming – she’s appeared in commercials for the Minnesota Twins and Grand Casino, and she scored a part in the 2009 Coen brothers comedy “A Serious Man,” in which she played the secretary of main character Larry Gopnik. “I missed it a lot – it gets in your soul, and I felt like I had to get back into it,” Hammill said of her time away from the
stage, which was prompted by a move out of state and the duties of family life. Her latest acting gig has her cast as eccentric landlady Dottie in “Good People,” a stage comedy which opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 6 at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. She’s also appearing in the film “Best Man Down,” set for release in November. The film was shot two years ago in the Twin Cities, and Hammill’s fellow cast members include Justin Long – known for his roles in “Dodgeball” and “Jeepers Creepers” – and Shelley Long, who played Diane Chambers in the TV sitcom “Cheers.”
Jane Hammill Hammill, who sidelines as a waitress at Tucci Benucch at the Mall of America, plans to take another break from acting – albeit a shorter one than her last hiatus – early next year. “My daughter’s getting married in January,” Hammill said, “and she wouldn’t appreciate it if I was doing a show during her wedding.” —Andrew Miller
family calendar Don’s Pet Food Outlet, 1254 Town Centre Drive, Eagan. All cats and kittens must be transported in a carrier. Donations Saturday, Sept. 21 appreciated, www.felinerescue. Parade of Stables by the org. Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 See live riding and driving demLadies’ Night Out with onstrations, take stable tours, Fairview Ridges Hospital, meet local horse trainers. Par- 5:30-8 p.m., Burnsville Perticipants: Bob Jensen Stables, forming Arts Center, 12600 Lakeville, 952-435-5774; Lear Nicollet Ave. A night of health Stables, Rosemount, 651-438- information and pampering for 9008; Crafted by Steel Crest, women. Free. Registration is Hastings, 651-655-2700. Infor- encouraged: 612-672-7272, mation: msha.org. www.fairview.org/burnsvillelaJunk Market, 8 a.m. to dies. 5 p.m., Towne and Country Shopping Center, Burnsville. Saturday, Sept. 28 Hosted by Touch of Home FurKIDSPO Kids & Family nishings. Free admission. Rain Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eaor shine. gan Community Center, 1501 Pedal the Parks, 9 a.m., Pi- Central Parkway. Entertainment oneer Park Plaza, 20800 Holy- stage, games, food, play areas, oke Ave., Lakeville. The family video games on giant televibike ride will visit the Lakeville sion screens, appearances by Farmers Market and Lakeville Sesame Street characters, exArt Fair as well as ride trails in hibitors and more. Information: southern Lakeville. Face paint- www.kidspo2013.com. ing and bike decoration. InforHike & Seek, noon, Lebamation: 952-250-3320. non Hills Park, Eagan. FamKids’ Clothing & Equip- ily outing that inspires a child’s ment Sale by the Minnesota sense of adventure by combinValley Mothers of Multiples, 11 ing a nature hike and scavena.m. to 2 p.m., Eagan Commu- ger hunt. Designed for children nity Center, 1501 Central Park- ages 3-10. Sponsored by the way. Admission: $2. Tickets National Wildlife Federation. on sale at 10 a.m. Information: Sign up at www.hikeandseek. www.mvmom.org. org. Free Cat Claw Clipping Clinic by Feline Rescue Inc., Sunday, Sept. 29 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chuck & Denmark Township HisTo submit items for the Family Calendar, email: email@example.com.
torical Society, event to recognize and thank donors who helped save Valley School, 2:30 p.m., Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S., South Washington County. Folklorist John Berquist will perform. Free. Information: Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, weboydo@ gmail.com. Monday, Sept. 30 Human Trafficking Information Night, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Light meal at 6:30 p.m., presentation by a representative from Catholic Charities’ Trafficking Victims Services at 7 p.m., followed by question-and-answer session. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. • Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, former Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. • Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., Farmington Fire Department, Station 1, 21625 Denmark Ave., Farmington. • Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28595 Randolph, Randolph.
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Ben Rosenbush and The Brighton, along with special guests Jen Alexander and Chris Greseth, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The evening will include an eight-piece orchestral folk-rock band, complete with strings and horns. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com, or at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Advance purchase is recommended. Information: 952-985-4640.
Spooky music at BPAC The Minnesota Symphonic Winds returns to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center with “Spooky Music 2” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Featured music includes selections from Carl Orff ’s “Carmina Burana,” “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Harry Potter,” Eric Whitacre’s “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!” and more. Big Band music and dancing follow the concert in the BPAC upper lobby. Guests may purchase raffle tickets to win a TV. Halloween attire is welcomed but not required. The concert is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Funds raised go toward the organization’s All Access program and the Minnesota Symphonic Winds. Tickets are $25 each or $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787.
Young Artist Competition Instrumentalists and vocalists in grades 7-12 can enter the Young Artist Concerto/Aria Competition sponsored by the Dakota Valley Symphony. The deadline to enter is Dec. 27 for the Jan. 8 competition, which will be held at Schmitt Music in Edina. More information and an application can be found at DakotaValleySymphony.org.
‘West Side Story’ “West Side Story” will be shown at the Rosemount Area Arts Council Classic Film Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Steeple Center. Tickets are $6 at Rosemount’s Front Porch at the Steeple Center, Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.rosemountarts.com. “West Side Story”inspired attire is optional, but encouraged. Call 952-255-8545 for more information.
‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ The Prior Lake Players Community Theatre will present the classic comedy “Arsenic & Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2526 and Nov. 1-2, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. All performances will be at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www. plplayers.org and will also be available at the door. For more information, visit www.plplayers.org.
Local poet’s verse featured Lakeville poet Hannah Lund’s “Blossoms” is featured in an exhibition sponsored by the Pump House Regional Arts Center and the La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse, Wis. The exhibit – “Mark My Words Again: Artists Respond to Short Poetry” – features regional poets and artists. Jurors selected 25 short poems and 25 artists through a blind submission process. Each artist was given a poem and had three months to create a piece in response. A variety of styles and genres are featured. A gala reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Poets will read their work in front of projected images of the art it inspired. Following the Pump House exhibition, the work will be taken to the La Crosse Public Library where it will remain on
exhibition through Nov. 24. The gala is free and open to the public. Information: 608-785-1434 or www.thePumpHouse. org.
Student essay contest Students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter the Letters About Literature National Essay Contest. Locally, the program is sponsored by the Minnesota Book Awards, a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English and Common Good Books. The contest asks readers to write a letter to an author describing how his or her work touched their life in a personal way. Authors can be of any genre or time period and can come from any country. The contest focuses on reader response and reflective writing and has three competition levels: Level 1 for students in grades 4-6; Level 2 for students in grades 7-8; and Level 3 for students in grades 9-12. State level judges choose the top essayists from each of the three competition levels who will advance to the national level. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of each competition level. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one national honor per competition level to receive a $200 cash award. Entries will be assessed on three criteria: content, or the writer’s achievement in addressing the contest theme; exposition, or the writer’s use of language skills; and voice, the writer’s style and originality of expression. Last year’s contest attracted more than 1,400 participants from Minnesota. There are two deadlines for the competition: Dec. 10 is the deadline for Level 3: grades 9-12. Jan. 10, 2014, is the deadline for Level 1: grades 4-6, and Level 2: grades 7-8. For official guidelines and entry forms, visit www.thefriends.org.
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Events/festivals Ramble Jam Country Music Festival, Sept. 20-21, Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. Produced by Rotary Club of Farmington. Information: www.ramblejamcountry.com. Lakeville Art Festival, Sept. 21-22, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Information: lakevilleartfestival.org. Lone Oak Days, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Holz
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Armored combat – in which Barony of Nordskogen members don armor, take up swords and engage in mock skirmishes – has become a crowd favorite at the Medieval A crossbow demonstration is among the many activities slated at the Medieval Fair. Fair held annually at Caponi Art Park. (Submitted photo by Yiqian Wang) (Submitted photo by Russ Borud)
Middle Ages come alive in Eagan Caponi Art Park hosts Medieval Fair Sept. 29
ARTS, from previous display through Oct. 26 in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-8954679 or www.burnsvillepac. com. Music Broadway Boys, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $30 and $40 at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800982-2787. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $39.50 and $50.50 at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800982-2787. Midnight Duo – Mary Dushane and Nick Jordan – will play Appalachian, Southern, Irish and Cajun music performed on fiddle and guitar, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Wescott Library in Eagan. Three Faces of the King featuring the music of Elvis, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $51, $61 and $71 at the box office, Ticketmaster. com or 800-982-2787. Ben Rosenbush and The Brighton, along with special guests Jen Alexander and Chris Greseth, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15 at the box office and www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. An Acoustic Brunch Fundraiser for CCFACrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis. Performances by Elizabeth Kupchella, Faith Boblett, Dustin Lee, and Lydia Hoglund of Bomba de Luz. Featuring a silent auction and wine grab. Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the CCFA. Tickets available at the door and in advance at www. brownpapertickets.com/ event/461375.
more. Past Medieval Fair favorites such as children’s games, storytelling, music and dance, and an armorer demo are back. Armored combat – in which Barony members don armor, take up swords and engage in mock skirmishes – returns in all its glory this year as well. Even the food will have an Old World feel,
with a food truck from Potter’s Pasties offering a variety of English pasties, pies and side dishes. Similar in appearance to the Renaissance Festival held annually in Shakopee, the Medieval Fair places an emphasis on education and historical accuracy, according to event organizers. The Medieval Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the park
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: 651-675-5521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www. BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), 952736-3644. 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 651-4637833. Country line dance
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