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District is ‘home’ to Parkview principal Nicole Frovik worked at the elementary school as a teacher, media specialist

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ballot, would provide the district with a new 10-year levy of $1,486 per pupil — approximately $30 million per year. Voters will be asked to revoke the district’s existing $20 million levy, which is set to expire in 2015. District officials say the referendum is necessary to avoid major budget cuts over the next two years. If the levy passes, the district’s portion of property taxes on a $225,000 home — the average value in District 196 — would

For Parkview’s new principal, District 196 has always been more than an employer — it’s been home. Nicole Frovik grew up in the district, and her father, Mike Egstad, was a social studies teacher at Rosemount and Apple Valley high Nicole schools. “I had great Frovik teachers growing up who helped me become who I am today, and I still strongly believe in this district,” said Frovik, whose three children attend District 196 schools. Frovik replaces Pam Haldeman who retired from Parkview — which is located in Lakeville — last school year. The 39-year-old Apple Valley resident said she knew from a young age she would follow in her father’s footsteps. “I always loved learning and connecting with people,” she said. Frovik wasn’t the only one to inherit her father’s passion for teaching. Her brother, Chad Clendening, is a physical education teacher at Apple Valley High School and his wife is a teacher at Highland Elementary. Frovik’s husband is a teacher in Shakopee.

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THISWEEKEND Firefighters tend to the grisly aftermath of a drunk-driving accident during the mock crash held Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Apple Valley High School parking lot. The high school stages a mock car crash each year for its 11th and 12th grade students to underscore the dangers of driving under the influence. For more photos from the event, turn to 13A or go online to www.SunThisweek.com. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

Tax levy to drop in District 196 Lower levy will lessen tax impact if levy referendum passes by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Piano prowess in Burnsville The Dakota Valley Symphony opens its 2013-14 season with a concert featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio Herrera. Page 19A

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A tax increase potentially created by District 196’s levy referendum proposal may be smaller than initially projected due to a 7.6 percent drop in the boardapproved property tax levy. On Sept. 23, the RosemountApple Valley-Eagan School Board approved a $68.2 million preliminary payable 2014 property tax, which is $5.6 million less than the payable 2013 tax levy. The decrease is a result of ad-

ditional equalization aid the district will receive from the state as part of the Omnibus Education Bill passed earlier this year. The state provides equalization funds to school districts that have few commercial properties to ease the tax burden placed on homeowners. The lower board-approved levy will reduce the potential tax increase caused by a successful levy referendum, said Jeff Solomon, finance director for District 196. The proposed referendum, which will appear on the Nov. 5

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Eagle football comes up short Apple Valley played probably its best game of the season, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Eagles from falling to 0-4. Page 12A

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Stephanie Ableidinger doesn’t keep the memory of her infant son Dane in a dark corner reserved for unspeakable tragedies. She wants his August 2011 death at an Eagan child-care provider’s home to stand for something. That’s why Stephanie and husband Mac did a promotional video for Dakota County on infant safesleep practices, and it’s why she attended a Minnesota Infant Safe Sleep Week kickoff event Sept. 23 in Burnsville. “That’s our goal, and that’s his (Dane’s) legacy,” Ableidinger said, holding her new baby, 11-monthold Estelle. “We want to make sure people keep hearing his name and he makes a difference.” Ableidinger and Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson were among the guests at the event, held at the home of Theresa Raasch, a county-licensed home provider for 10 years. Events marking Infant Safe Sleep Week, Sept. 23-27, were held in Burnsville and Alexandria. They were intended to serve as a reminder to home child-care providers that infants must be placed on their backs to sleep, in cribs free of loose

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Nineteen minutes. For many commuters, every minute counts. A new project under consideration might give thousands of Dakota County rush hour commuters who cross the Minnesota River on Cedar Avenue every day 19 more minutes of time out of the bottleneck. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Dakota County will host an open house

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‘Magic for Macy’ fundraiser to benefit Eagan family Justin Flom. Flom is based in Las Vegas and has been perWith the help of a little forming professionally sleight of hand, since he graduan Eagan grandated from Bethany mother hopes that Academy High a benefit Saturday School that he atnight in Bloomtended with Linington will have ert’s daughters.. a lasting impact His credits include upon her 3-yearappearances on Macy old granddaugh- Patterson “The Ellen DeGeter. neres Show.” Evergreen Church of Flom’s magic, live and Bloomington is hosting silent auctions, a chili din“Magic for Macy,” a ben- ner and pony rides for efit for an Eagan child children are all part of the whose brain development event that aims to defray disorder has created daily costs associated with Machallenges for her and her cy’s ongoing treatments parents. and therapy. Macy’s grandmother, Barbara Linert, is help- Long-term needs ing organize the benefit, Macy’s parents, Amanwhich features magician da and Ian Patterson, of by Mike Hanks

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Eagan, were told during an ultrasound prior to Macy’s birth that her head was too small for her stage of development. A second ultrasound was conducted two months later to verify the diagnosis. Macy’s parents had the option of an abortion, but remained committed to raising their daughter, Linert said. “They look at Macy as a gift from God,” she said. In the months following Macy’s birth the family began to learn the ramifications of Macy’s condition. She didn’t respond as babies typically do the sound of her name, and she didn’t smile in recognition of her parents, Linert said. An MRI at 4 months confirmed

Macy had chronic neurodevelopmental disorder. She faces a lifetime of disabilities and impairments. Macy doesn’t talk, cannot walk and doesn’t eat solid food. She’s “a 3-year-old in an infant’s body,” according to Linert. Doctors have ruled out several causes of her disorder, but they don’t know why her brain development was stunted, Linert said. Macy has the benefit of physical and occupational therapy programs, but she needs special equipment that exceeds the limits of her insurance coverage. That equipment includes an infant stander, which helps Macy maintain a standing position

for a period of time since she cannot do so on her own. There’s also a special chair Macy’s parents can use to help keep her upright during bathing. Each piece of equipment comes at a price, and it’s more than her parents can afford. Leaving Macy lying down all day would negatively impact development of her bones, joints and digestive system, Linert said. About a year ago the Linerts were attempting to raise funds from family members to help relieve the financial burden on Macy’s parents. That prompted a discussion of hosting a fundraising event to further their efforts. After consulting with a lawyer the Linerts

decided to create a trust fund for Macy’s care. Donations are not tax deductible, but the Pattersons are not taxed on the proceeds of the fundraising, enabling them to spend the funds for adaptive medical equipment, or other related needs, in the years to come, according to Linert. The benefit begins 5 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Church, 2300 E. 88th St., with entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $50 for families. Information about the benefit is available online at bit.ly/m4macy. Contact Mike Hanks at mike.hanks@ecm-inc.com.

Woman aims to collect 1,000 coats for families in need by Jonathan Young SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

When Barb Bechard started collecting coats in 1999 to donate to families in need, she set a goal of giving 25 coats. The Fridley resident gave 150. The next year she thought she could collect 200. She got 500. Now, she makes it her goal each year to collect 1,000 coats for the Coats for Kids program through Pilgrim Cleaners, which has locations in Apple

Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. “It’s just kind of become a mission for me,” she said. “I love doing it.” Bechard gets them from family and friends who outgrow or no longer want their coats, but she also hunts garage sales and thrift stores for bargains. Sometimes she’ll include her grandchildren in the search for good deals. “It’s kind of nice to get the family involved,” she said. “That’s kind of

neat, because it’s teaching the next generation to give back. ... I think we all should be giving back in (our) own ways.” It has become harder in recent years to reach her goal, Bechard said. She thinks people are keeping things longer since the recent recession. But that hasn’t stopped her from working hard to help, because she believes strongly in the Coats for Kids program. Bechard has collected more than three-quarters

of the way to her target number this year. “I am short about 200 right now, and I’ve got about another month to get the other 200,” she said. “I’m working hard, I’m trying to hit a lot of garage sales.” This year, the Coats for Kids program’s overall goal is collecting 10,000 coats. The collection drive runs through Friday, Oct. 11. Pilgrim Cleaners has collected more than 385,000 coats since it

started the program in 1986. Sun Newspapers, WCCO Radio, KARE 11 and Subway are sponsors. Anyone who wants to donate a gently used coat can take it to any of the 25 Pilgrim Cleaners locations. The program accepts coats for children and adults. Go online to bit.ly/cfk13 to find a location. Pilgrim will clean the coats and give them to eight metro-area charities, which will distribute them to those in need.

18 who are single and have never been married are invited to apply to be 2014 Miss Teen Dakota County and represent the county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant on March 8 in St. Cloud. Teens will compete in personal interview, fitMiss Teen ness wear, fun fashion Dakota County wear and evening gown. Young women ages 13- Miss Teen Minnesota will

receive a prize package and scholarship totaling $10,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2014 Miss Teen International pageant in Jacksonville, Fla. Teens interested in applying should request a bio-form from: Miss Teen Minnesota International Pageant, P.O. Box 240537, Apple Valley, MN 551240537. Information: 952432-6758, fax 952-9533896, email pagunltd@ frontiernet.net.

ley Senior Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. The festival is open to all, especially seniors. There is no charge. Pickleball is like playing badminton, table tennis and tennis all in one. Club members will serve wraps and pulled beef sandwiches along with bottled water. Food donations for the Rosemount Food Shelf will be accepted.

Monetary gifts may be sent to the Coats for Kids fund, c/o Pilgrim Cleaners, 3217 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 55443. One hundred percent of donations will go toward purchasing new children’s coats. Schools are encouraged to organize their own coat drives. The school that collects the most will win a Subway Party and a plaque for the school. Contact Jonathan Young at jonathan.young@ecminc.com.

Area Briefs Concert, craft fair at Valleywood “A Hole Lot of Art,” a free outdoor concert and kids craft fair, will be held Friday, Sept. 27, at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. The kids craft fair runs from 5:30-7 p.m., followed by a 6-9 p.m. performance by singer-song-

writer Michael Monroe. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More about the event is at www.cityofapplevalley.org.

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Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley will hold a Blessing of the Animals for area residents at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Pets will receive a blessing at a short service held outdoors. There will be treats for animals and humans alike. Participants will receive a Certificate of Blessing for their pet. Grace Lutheran is at the corner of Pennock Avenue and County Road 42 in Apple Valley. Contact the church office at 952432-7273 with questions.

Pickleball festival The Dakota County Pickleball Club will hold its Fall Pickleball Festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Apple Val-

Library system’s “Know Your Money” personal finance programs coming up this fall include: • Carrie Rocha, author of “Pocket Your Dollars,” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Rocha set and achieved a personal goal of getting out of $50,000 in debt in 2-1/2 years and now runs a successful website with advice for others in debt. Find out how to overcome your debt and discover why real change won’t happen without a financial attitude adjustment. • Scams and ID Theft presented by the Better Business Bureau, 6:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.

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Disaster exercise will shut down two license centers Dakota County will close its license centers in Burnsville and Lakeville for the entire day during a disaster recovery exercise Saturday, Oct. 5. The centers will be open and running again as usual the following Monday. Dakota County License Center-Burnsville is located at 1101 W. County Road 42 and Dakota County License CenterLakeville is located at 20085 Heritage Drive. For more information, call the Burnsville location at 952-891-7850 or the Lakeville location at 952891-7878.

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Neighborhood school may not be an option for some all-day kindergartners next fall Rising enrollment may force some students to be bused to other district schools by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

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37 students – 4 percent of the 986 children enrolled in the program. Most of these students either wish to open-enroll from another district or enrolled after the deadline. Officials hope to gain early enrollment estimates by surveying parents of potential District 196 kindergartners. Though early projections provide a

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Opinion Stand with 360 Communities against domestic violence by Sal Mondelli SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

“This is where I’m gonna die and nobody’s gonna know what happened.” This is what one domestic abuse survivor, Kelly, recalls thinking during one incident in which her boyfriend repeatedly kicked her, threatened her and held a gun to her head. Kelly is one of the lucky ones because she lived to talk about her experience. She then freed herself and her children of that abusive relationship with the help of 360 Communities Lewis House. Unlike Kelly, too many women do not have that chance. So far in 2013, 31 people have been killed in domestic violence incidents Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. In 2012, at least 18 people were killed as a result of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and 360 Communities is committed to engage the entire community to help us curb domestic abuse in Minnesota. Last year, our violence prevention and intervention services helped more than 2,500 women and children with shelter, counseling, education and outreach. For much of 2013, our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and Hastings have been at or above capacity. In October, we will be joining the MCBW’s Live Violence Free flag-raising campaign. During the first week of Oc-

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Sal Mondelli tober, 360 Communities and other participating organizations around the state will display the Live Violence Free flag in recognition of the women killed in domestic violence incidents in Minnesota. After Oct. 7, every time there is another domestic violence homicide in Minnesota, we will display the flag for one week. When the MCBW releases its annual femicide report Jan. 28, we will raise the flag on that day as well. This is more than just a way to raise domestic violence awareness. It is a way for the state of Minnesota to unite with one voice to say: • No more girls becoming one in three women worldwide to experience domestic violence in their lifetime. • No more boys growing up to perpetuate the cycle of violence they witness, experience and learn in their childhood. • No more men turning a blind eye to the problem. A healthy and safe community begins with all of us taking ownership of this issue. It is up to the entire community to project the expectation that all women and children have the basic hu-

man right to be safe. It’s about protecting women and children today, but it’s also about breaking the cycle of violence that threatens future generations. If we don’t engage this problem directly, the cost in human lives is only the beginning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Children who experience childhood trauma, including witnessing incidents of domestic violence, are at a greater risk of having serious adult health problems including tobacco use, substance abuse, obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression and a higher risk for unintended pregnancy.” When children experience love, respect and empathy in the home, they are more likely to model that behavior as they grow into adulthood. Help us promote safe and healthy relationships in our community and in all of our homes. If you would like to get involved, there are a number of ways you can make a difference in the fight against domestic abuse. • Be alert to signs of domestic violence. If you suspect a friend, family member or neighbor is experiencing abuse, call your local police department. • Volunteer to be a court advocate helping women navigate the court system and providing them with valuable resources and support. • Volunteer to read to or play with kids at one of our Lewis House domestic violence shelters. • Hold a domestic violence awareness campaign at your business or school.

Consider joining the MCBW’s Live Violence Free campaign. Visit www.MCBW. org for more information. • Donate your old cellphones, iPods and other personal electronic devices to 360 Communities. 360 Communities will convert some phones into emergency phones for survivors of domestic violence and recycle the rest for money that will support our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and in Hastings. Throughout October, 360 Communities will have collection bins placed throughout the community, including a number of schools in Dakota County. According to the MCBW, in 2012, more than 63,000 people sought help from domestic violence programs in Minnesota. Domestic violence tears at the very fabric of our communities. As a society we need to unite, and in the loudest voice possible, say no to abuse in all forms. Only then will we have a chance to eradicate the problem. Please stand with 360 Communities to promote safe and healthy homes. This will help us strengthen our communities for years to come. Sal Mondelli is president and CEO of 360 Communities, a Burnsville-based nonprofit that provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. For more information go online to 360Communities.org or call 952-985-5300. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Education policy belongs at the state and local levels by U.S. Rep. John Kline SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

As families across Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District adjust to a backto-school schedule that autumn quickly ushered in, I would like to provide an update on my efforts at home and in Washington on behalf of students, parents and educators. I am constantly working to ensure schools here in Minnesota and around the nation provide a strong foundation for our next generation of leaders. Throughout the school year, I hear often from teachers, students, parents, superintendents and school board members about education successes and struggles. Many have shared with me their concerns about the outdated No Child Left Behind accountability structure. Whether I am meeting with educators at education roundtables in Minnesota, visiting kids and teachers at our local schools, or conducting committee hearings in Washington, I have heard countless stories about amazing progress happening in schools in Minnesota and around the nation. This success isn’t due to heavy-handed Washington dictates; rather, it reflects the work of parents, educators, principals and state officials who decided the status quo is not good enough for our kids.

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We learned about the ground-breaking programs and initiatives they’ve implemented to serve students more effectively. We listened to the ways they are working to hold schools more accountable – not just to the government, but to their local communities and families. And we heard impassioned stories of how much more these dedicated reformers would do for our children, if not for the slew of onerous Washington mandates and outdated regulations standing in the way. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), my legislation that revamps our education system by reducing the federal footprint, restoring local control, supporting effective teachers and empowering parents. Simply, it is about delivering the long-term solutions children deserve. My legislation eliminates the onesize-fits-all Adequately Yearly Progress metric and returns authority for measuring student achievement to states and

school districts. It also grants states and districts maximum flexibility to develop effective school improvement strategies for underperforming schools. And the bill repeals the outdated federal “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements and encourages states and school districts to develop teacher evaluation systems that better gauge an educator’s influence on student learning. Above all, the Student Success Act is about tearing down barriers to progress and granting states and districts the freedom to think bigger, innovate and put more children on the path to a brighter future. Far too often, partisan bickering and petty politics dominate the headlines from Washington. I am pleased to report there are instances in which Washington comes together on behalf of the Americans they represent. In August, I joined President Obama in the Oval Office for the signing of the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), bipartisan legislation that ties student loan interest rates to the market rather than allowing Washington politicians to set the rates. My market-based plan kept rates from doubling and actually lowered rates for thousands of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students. Seeing this bipartisan proposal become law reminds us what can be accomplished through hard work and compro-

mise. I look forward to building upon this success as we work toward other shared goals, including raising the bar in the nation’s classrooms by revamping federal K-12 law, strengthening job training opportunities for American workers and improving college affordability and access through the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. I take seriously my role in Congress to help protect and defend America’s children and their families. As chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I helped champion bipartisan legislation that funds the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The legislation, H.R. 3092, passed the House of Representatives last week and ensures the center can continue its work on behalf of our nation’s greatest resource – our children. I would like to offer my best wishes to parents, students and educators as the 2013-14 school year continues and they take an important step toward securing a brighter future for everyone. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-2nd District, is chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Schools should remain neutral To the editor: In his recent letter to the editor, Gary Shade made a case for injecting more God invocations into public schools. Mr. Shade spoke fondly of an incident from his childhood where a Catholic school classmate had a pencil broke over his head by a priest during bible lessons in the mandatory catechism class. According to Mr. Shade’s letter, our children in public schools today should experience the same feelings of fear while dutifully obeying the mind-controlling authoritarian practices of the church.

Driving the point home, the letter concluded by saying the horrific Sandy Hook slaughter might have been prevented with more religious instruction since “God isn’t allowed past the schoolhouse door anymore.” As an atheist parent of three public school students I’d like to offer my perspective. Christianity and other systems of god-belief are not above scrutiny. Beliefs and opinions – especially those with such lofty propositions – should always be open to careful examination. Moreover, the government, in all its forms, is not constitutionally required to “embrace” all religions as Mr. Shade ar-

gued in his letter. Instead, the government should refuse all endorsements of god-belief and remain theologically neutral in the interest of equality. My children are currently instructed to pledge their allegiance to a nation “under God” by their public school teacher and administration. As far as I can tell, God intrudes through the schoolhouse door every morning since the day Congress added “under God” to the pledge of allegiance in 1954. To be sure, Congress wrote the bill as the capital “G” God which specifically refers to the Judeo-Christian god. Without getting into all of the wretched vio-

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lence, there is little to admire in the bible regarding moral instruction but there is something of interest from a sociological view. Instead of glorifying and endorsing a particular belief system in our public schools, let’s agree to promote free inquiry and critical inspection. Let’s offer a comparative religions class without forcing “God” into our national oath or creationism into science curriculum. Toward the commitment of critical thinking, that is the only manner in which god-belief should be discussed behind the schoolhouse door.

natural gas productions are at all time highs and leading the charge for an energy secure America. President Obama’s tax increases will surely slow this progress and possibly reverse a trend of job and revenue growth in the energy sector. It is time for America to rely on our own resources and get behind an industry that will lead the way in maintaining U.S. leadership. We need to only look at North Dakota to see a prime example of what happens in the energy industry when government simply gets out of the way. Government needs to start looking for ways to cut spending, lower energy ERIC JAYNE costs for Americans, and Apple Valley invest in our national seMinnesota Atheists presi- curity. Not placing more dent barriers in front of our energy companies would be a good solution. Don’t stifle

U.S. energy production To the editor: The current administration in Washington, D.C., does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Yet they are proposing even more taxes on American energy companies to generate more revenue for the federal government, while sending billions of dollars overseas to meet our energy demands. The energy industry in the United States has experienced a resurgence in the past decade. Oil and

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resorting to gimmicks and “shifts” that led to inadequate funding for our schools, for our roads and bridges, and for safety for Minnesota citizens. It’s interesting that in 2007, weeks after awards were given to Minnesota officials for keeping business taxes low, we saw a bridge fall at a cost of many millions of dollars in tax money, and 13 unnecessary, tragic deaths. That’s a visible, audible disaster. A more silent one is the loss of educational opportunity for young people when schools have to cut classes and teachers due to lack of funding, and class sizes grow to exceed 40 students per room. Friends and neighbors who provide highquality day care for our infants and toddlers work hard to safeguard these treasured children. These caregivers deserve respect, not some of the lowest wages in our economy. As with teachers, our society must find a way to compensate these important people that reflects their important role. It’s ridiculous that single parents must settle for the equivalent of lessthan-adequate care for their children so they can work. These are some of the disasters that can be prevented by an adequate state budget.

To the editor: Some letter writers want to bang on the outdated drum of “no new taxes” again. These folks sing a one-note song, equating all progress with lower taxes and describing all taxes as a “disaster.” This exaggeration is the reaction of folks who could not find a way to balance the budget at the NANCY HALL state government without Burnsville


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Public Safety Teen sentenced for One dead, one in custody, one missing Burnsville woman last seen with suspected gunman in bar shooting crash that killed two Missing by John Gessner ing. “We’re not giving Owen Schunk, of Apple Owen said. by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

the southbound lanes of I-35. Alesha Roehl, 17, of Castle Rock Township, and Frederick Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, died in the crash. Two boys, a 16-yearold Lakeville resident and a 17-year-old Burnsville resident, were injured. Decoteau was sentenced in juvenile court under Minnesota’s extended juvenile jurisdiction statute, which provides a stayed adult prison sentence and extends the juvenile court’s jurisdiction over the case until he reaches 21. Decoteau pleaded guilty earlier this month to criminal vehicular homicide.

An 18-year-old Burnsville man received an unusual segmented sentence for a crash that killed two of his friends last year. Joshua Decoteau will serve 60 days in the Juvenile Service Center and an additional 10 days in the Dakota County Jail on the anniversary of the deaths in 2014 and 2015. He was also sentenced to perform 100 hours of community service. Decoteau was 17 and a newly licensed driver when he took four friends on a high-speed cruise of up to 96 mph before he lost control, crashing the car through a fence next to Buck Hill Road in Burns- Laura Adelmann is at laura. ville and flipping it several adelmann@ecm-inc.com. times before it landed on

Burnsville man pleads guilty in large meth bust A Burnsville resident and barbershop owner pleaded guilty Sept. 23 in one of the largest methamphetamine busts in Dakota County history, the Pioneer Press newspaper reported this week. Albert M. Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis to drug possession with intent to distribute, the paper reported. He admitted in court to having 12 pounds of the drug in his home when it was raided by Dakota County Drug Task Force agents May 1 and to selling smaller quantities of the drug earlier that day and a few other times, the Pioneer Press reported. The street value of the seized drugs exceeded

$400,000, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in May. Johnson remains free on bail. His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled. Johnson was charged May 3 in Dakota County with two first-degree controlled-substance crimes, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing a firearm with an altered or removed serial number. After federal charges were brought, state charges were dismissed. Drug task force officers obtained search warrants for Johnson’s home, at 62 Riverwoods Lane, and his barbershop, Q&A Barbershop at 2929 Cliff Road E. in Burnsville. —John Gessner

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A series of events that started with a fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar and grill early Sunday, Sept. 22, now includes a missing-person case involving a 20-year-old woman. Anarae Kristine Schunk, a Burnsville High School graduate and University of Minnesota student, was last seen with the alleged gunman outside the bar around the time of the shooting, according to police. After getting a missingperson report on Schunk the evening of Sept. 23, police worked backward to identify the suspect in the shooting, which occurred around closing time in the parking lot of Nina’s Grill, 2510 Horizon Drive, Burnsville police Sgt. Rory Bochniak said. The suspect, 31-yearold Shavelle Oscar ChavezNelson, was arrested in Rosemount Sept. 24. Schunk is a former girlfriend of his, her older brother Owen Schunk said. Killed in the shooting was 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi. The incident started with an altercation between the two men, Bochniak said. Surveillance video from around the time of the shooting captured Chavez-Nelson and Schunk together outside the northeast Burnsville bar, Bochniak said. It’s unclear whether they left together, he said. Schunk was still missing Wednesday and is not a suspect in the homicide. “Our investigators are searching several areas in the south metro,” Bochniak said Wednesday morn-

those locations out. But we are actively searching as we speak.” Police are also looking for a car they believe Chavez-Nelson drove from the bar in. It’s a 1983 Buick LeSabre Limited, with license plate 662 EWR, Bochniak said. Police have pressed Chavez-Nelson, who is being held in the Dakota County Jail, for information on Schunk. “We’d like to be optimistic and say that she’s just hiding from him,” Bochniak said. “We don’t know.” According to state records, Chavez-Nelson has a criminal history in Hennepin County that includes convictions for aggravated robbery, illegally possessing a firearm, theft and a controlled-substance crime. He was convicted in Dakota County of giving a false name to police. According to Owen Schunk, Chavez-Nelson also has a history of crime and incarceration in California. He has legally changed his name from Anthony Lee Nelson to Shavelle Oscar ChavezNelson, Bochniak said. Charges in the shooting were expected by noon Thursday, he said, after this edition went to press.

Missing woman a ‘big-hearted person’ Schunk, the daughter of Monty and Mariana Schunk of Burnsville, dated Chavez-Nelson last year for about four to six months, her brother said. “Our family and friends were not too fond of this gentleman,” said

Her last known sightValley. But Anarae, a 2010 ing was with Chavez-NelBurnsville High School son on the Nina’s surveilgraduate with excellent lance tape. “As far as anygrades in both body knows, he is high school and the last person to college, saw somebe in contact with thing in Chavezher,” Owen said. Nelson. He had Her parents grew been released concerned when from incarceration Anarae had been when they met and out of contact told her he wanted Anarae for more than 48 to rejoin society, Schunk hours, he said. Owen said. “As bright as she is aca- She hadn’t shown up for demically and from a ce- her Sept. 22 and 23 shifts rebral standpoint, she’s a at Don Pablo’s on 78th very big-hearted person,” Street in Richfield, where he said. “She cares about she works, and she wasn’t people. ... She saw him as responding to phone calls, somebody that she could emails, text messages or participate in the growth Facebook messages, Owen said. and assistance of.” “If you were to call her Anarae broke off the relationship around cell phone, it’s straight to Thanksgiving of last year, voice mail,” he said. AnOwen said: “She was very arae, a third-year student set to graduate this year distraught.” On Aug. 24 Anarae on an accelerated promoved from her parents’ gram, also hadn’t been home in Burnsville to a seen by friends, roomMinneapolis apartment mates and classmates, he near the U of M cam- said. Her family and friends pus, Owen said. In recent weeks she apparently re- posted fliers with her picestablished contact with ture at locations in BurnsChavez-Nelson and ar- ville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, ranged to meet him on Lakeville, Minneapolis and BloomSept. 21. “She was looking to ington, Owen said. Anarae is white and has meet him to get something from him from when they green eyes and brownishwere together, whether it blonde hair. She’s about was an object, whether it 5 feet 9 inches tall and was money, something of weighs about 165 pounds. sentiment,” he said. “We She was last seen wearing really don’t know what it a white, zip-up jacket with a University of Minnesota was.” Anarae was seen at logo on the chest. Anyone with informaaround 2:30 p.m. that day at the Caribou Coffee tion is asked to call the at Highway 13 and Cliff Burnsville police tip line Road, which is near Ni- at 952-895-4636 or 911. na’s Grill. She frequented the coffee shop, where she John Gessner can be reached often tutored and men- at (952) 846-2031 or email tored younger students in john.gessner@ecm-inc.com. math, science and chess,

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Public Safety Interim police chief named in Lakeville Motorist killed in Sergeant selected; candidates have until Oct. 14 to apply morning accident by Laura Adelmann six candidates will be seby Thanksgiving, but the administration. new chief may not start until December if the perA 17-year veteran of son needs to give 30 days the Lakeville police force notice. has been selected to serve Kornmann will not be as the interim chief. considered as a candidate City Adminisfor the permanent trator Steve Mielposition, Mielke ke said Sgt. John said. Kornmann will “It was decided lead the departthat the interim ment following chief should not the retirement of be a candidate so Chief Tom Von- John as to allow all inhof on Sept. 30. ternal candidates Kornmann Kornmann, a to apply on an patrol sergeant who is the equal basis,� Mielke said. department’s most senior He said the departsergeant, will coordinate ment’s three police capthe work of the depart- tains declined to apply for ment and work closely the interim position after with the three division learning the interim chief captains, Mielke said. would not be considered “Sgt. Kornmann is for the permanent posiwell-versed in the policies tion. and procedures of the de“That does not necespartment and has a work- sarily mean they will all ing knowledge of all the apply for chief,� Mielke functions of the depart- said. “It just means that ment,� Mielke wrote in an they declined to serve as email. interim.� He said Kornmann will As interim, Kormann serve as the interim chief is responsible for coordiuntil a new chief is hired. nating the department’s Mielke said he hopes to three major divisions: announce the new hire patrol, investigations and SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Each division will continue to be run by a captain. The interim chief will make decisions based upon existing policy and practices. “I have reserved all major personnel and policy matters to myself with the assistance of the interim and captains,� Mielke said. “Given these factors, there is no need to seek an external individual (for interim) who would not be familiar with the current practices and procedures.� The city is accepting applications until Oct. 14 for a new police chief and is working with consultant David Unmacht of Springsted Inc. to narrow the search. Unmacht will review all applications and candidate backgrounds and qualifications to develop a list of applicants and give a recommendation on the candidates he feels best meet the qualities and experience the city is seeking, Mielke said. Mielke said about five or

lected from that list for interviews. The interviews are to be with three groups: department personnel, City Council members and a panel with peers and potentially a chief from another organization. Each panel member will provide perspective on each candidate, but the panels will not be asked for a recommendation as a group. About two or three finalists will be selected and undergo psychological and managerial assessment from a qualified firm to learn more about their management methods before a final interview is made and candidate is selected. Vonhof announced his retirement in July and has served 33 years on the Lakeville Police Department. He has served at every rank in the department and was named chief in 2006. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

Burnsville condo developer pleads guilty to fraud The developer of Chateau Ridge Condominiums in Burnsville pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders in connection with the sale of some of the condos. John Michael Stevens, 47, of Lakeville, pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. In his plea agreement and in court, Stevens

admitted that in 2007, he conspired with others to defraud lenders who were financing his sale of certain units at Chateau Ridge. The development is located west of Interstate 35 and north of Buck Hill. In one of the sales, Stevens admitted to misrepresenting the true purpose of a payment that was to be made from mortgage loans proceeds, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

In that sale, he directed the loan closer to state in closing documents that a payment from loan proceeds was to satisfy a preexisting mortgage on the property, even though he knew that wasn’t the case. The loan was ultimately approved. The lender in that sale lost an estimated $227,712 when the unit went to foreclosure. Stevens, who was indicted last November, also admitted that he arranged for the buyers of four other units to be re-

paid their earnest money down-payments and closing costs. In effect, the buyers purchased the units for an actual price lower than what was disclosed to the lenders. The total amount refunded to the buyers of those four units was about $240,500. Stevens faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing has not been scheduled. — John Gessner

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and the Nissan was pushed into a Toyota Highlander. Ketcher, who was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, died as a result of her injuries. No injuries to other drivers were reported. Ketcher was wearing a seatbelt and her airbag deployed in the accident, the State Patrol said. Alcohol was not detected in any of the drivers involved. Basche’s pickup truck suffered severe damage in the accident and Ketcher’s Corolla was totaled. Damage to the Nissan Juke and Toyota Highlander was “moderate,� the State Patrol said. —Andrew Miller

Apple Valley woman accused of lottery fraud An Apple Valley woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of lottery tickets from her place of employment. Scarlet E. Lund, 44, was charged with state lottery fraud Sept. 11 following a police investigation into theft of lottery tickets at Apple Valley’s Cedar Brook Market, 12503 Germane Ave., between January and April of this year. According to the criminal complaint, Lund allegedly stole the lottery tickets during her work shifts at the market, then cashed the winning tickets at stores in Apple Valley and Eagan. The State Lottery Office reported that the stolen tickets were cashed at four locations in Dakota County – at Cedar Brook Market, the Apple Valley American Legion, PDQ

in Apple Valley, and Kwik Trip in Eagan. Surveillance video from the American Legion and Kwik Trip shows a woman – later confirmed to be Lund – redeeming lottery tickets worth $30 and $100. PDQ surveillance video shows an unknown male redeeming one of the stolen tickets. Police spoke with Lund, who stated she had a gambling problem and that she was the only person involved in the lottery ticket thefts, the complaint said. The investigator showed Lund pictures from the PDQ surveillance video and Lund asserted she was unfamiliar with the man seen redeeming the stolen ticket. If convicted, Lund faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $50,000. —Andrew Miller

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Frightnight ready to scare up support for the troops Annual haunted house fundraiser in its 11th year by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Where else can you get a good scare and support the troops at the same time? The Support Our Troops Haunted House is back for the 11th year Oct. 3-5 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in the 4-H building. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event has been dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmington Frightnightâ&#x20AC;? with a few new twists for 2013. The biggest changes are that the house will open an hour earlier running from 6-10 p.m., and the entrance is now at the north end of the 4-H building. The maze was upgraded, but organizer Germaine Beyl wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up many secrets hiding away in the house. It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a haunt-

ed house without your favorite characters such as Freddy and Jason, but it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be as scary if participants knew what was lurking in the fog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s updated every year,â&#x20AC;? Beyl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you tell people whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in there, they know what to expect.â&#x20AC;? She admits the electric chair featuring a young adult with a strong set of vocal chords was missed last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may be back,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty funny. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see.â&#x20AC;? The actors wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grab or touch anyone and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more creepy than gory, according to Beyl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might be a big chicken, but I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk through it myself,â&#x20AC;? Beyl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I know where everything is and I know

everybody in it.â&#x20AC;? She wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recommend bringing anyone younger than 7, unless theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty brave. After 11 years, they must be doing something right. The site is one of the first haunted houses to open for the season in the metro area. Many of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmington Frightnightâ&#x20AC;? 80-90 volunteers are haunt enthusiasts who will participate in other metro scares including Frightmares in Burnsville, which will begin Oct. 11. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also one of the cheaper options for a haunted house experience. The suggested donation is $5, but they would happily accept more. The profits go toward a good cause. Last year the haunted house was visited

by more than 1,000 people anxious for a scare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always hope for more, because the more we can help with soldiers and families,â&#x20AC;? Beyl said. The Support Our Troops Haunted House organization used last years funds for various projects. They sponsored a turkey and pheasant shoot for disabled veterans and a summer picnic for the National Guard. They organized treat bags for the Armed Forces Service Center, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re packing boxes for 24 service members currently in Afghanistan. Christmas is another important holiday to support the troops where the organization sends candy and cards to the National Guard. During the Dakota County Fair, they had almost 800 people write Christmas cards for military members.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pretty much any request that comes our way, individual or group, we try to accommodate them,â&#x20AC;? Beyl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started this when there were wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still in Afghanistan and we opened it up to any solder serving 6-12 months. Especially if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re away from home during the holidays. If someone is in Japan and away from home, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll send them something.â&#x20AC;? She knows what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to have family members away from home during the holidays. She has sons currently serving in the military. The event began on the family farm in Castle Rock Township, home of Grant Beyl, who is a Vietnam veteran and retired colonel. When Beylâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons both went to Iraq in 2003 and 2004, the family organized

a fundraiser to help send funds and food. The event continued as a haunted house/chili supper at the family farm until 2008. The family started to receive funds from the general public and expanded to the fairgrounds in 2008. The group raised enough money to fly a soldier home for the holidays, donated money to charities and continued to send packages to deployed servicemen. Anyone with a military identification card along with their family will be admitted free Oct. 3. Support Our Troops Haunted House is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to support local soldiers currently deployed and at home. For more information, visit www.supportourtroopshh.com.

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Union, Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Thoroughbred Carpet & Floors, Hirshfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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KIDSPO will be Saturday in Eagan The inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Eagan Community Center. The event, organized by Sun Thisweek and Sun Current newspapers, will offer entertainment, activities, food and more More than 60 exhibitors will fill the Community Center along with a stage with entertainment, play areas and outdoor activities. The event will feature entertainment by Apple Valley-based Heartbeat Studios; childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s au-

thors Lynn Garthwaite and Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gordon Fredrickson; Eagan Fire Department personnel; Primrose School of Eagan and Lakeville; and Lakeville-based Twin Cities Ballet and Ballet Royale of Minnesota. There will be carnival games, inflatables, iDance, Studio Bodair of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy hair, Tiny Diva Princess Party face painting and The Works Museum of Bloomingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineering and art activities. Children will have free use of the Community Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Blast play area.

Teams forming for CROP Walk Teams are now forming for the inaugural South of the River CROP Hunger Walk. The walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville. The route will be approximately 5 miles through the communities of Burnsville and Savage, mostly on residential street sidewalks. A shorter

walk will be available for those who prefer it. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith education and fundraising events for Church World Service. The local beneficiaries of the walk will be 360 Communities and the CAP Agency. More nformation is available at www.cropwalk.org and on Facebook at Twin Cities South of the River CROP Walk.

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. Gaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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. 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

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LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF APPLE VALLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Municipal Center, 7100 147th Street West, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing on a proposed conditional use request for on-sale liquor in conjunction with a restaurant in a “RB” (Retail Business) zoning district. Said hearing relates to property located at 7370153”1 Street West and legally described as follows: Lot 2, Block 1, APPLE VALLEY RETAIL 2ND ADDITION, Dakota County, Minnesota, according to the recorded plat thereof on file at the Office of the Dakota County Recorder, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that these proceedings are instituted by 7370, LLC. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at said time and place. S

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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

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Minutes of September 9, 2013Regular Board Meeting Chairperson Rob Duchscher called the regular School Board meeting to order at 6 p.m. on September 9, 2013 at Dakota Ridge School. Present: Art Coulson, treasurer; Rob Duchscher, chairperson; Gary Huusko, clerk; Jackie Magnuson, vice chairperson; Mike Roseen and Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. Absent: Joel Albright and Bob Schutte. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the School Board. There was a moment of silence for Lorelei Wolfgang, an early childhood special education speech language pathologist, who passed away. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the revised agenda. Superintendent Berenz recognized and thanked all staff members involved in getting the school year off to a great start. 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 19, 2013 regular board meeting (Exhibit A1); Revised Policy 201, General Organization, so the official name of the school district includes Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (Exhibit A2); Revisions to Administrative Regulation 406.1AR, Staff Recognition, allowing schools and departments to participate in staff recognition (Exhibit A3); Claims for August 13-September 3, 2013 (Exhibit B1); Electronic funds transfer schedule for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B2); Schedule of investments for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B3); Gifts received during August 2013 (Exhibit B4); Advertising revenue received during July and August 2013 (Exhibit B5); Title VII formula grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education for $53,420 (Exhibit B6); A $3,000 IBM Community Grant in recognition of volunteer services of Heidi Kraemer, a district resident and parent. The funds will be used to support the solar energy project at Rosemount Middle School (Exhibit B7); Separations, leaves of absence and new staff (Exhibit C1); Agreements for student teacher placements with Crown College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Luther College, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin – Stout, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Augustana College and University of St. Thomas (Exhibit C2); Agreements with three individual teachers for the 2013-14 school year, for .8 FTE, .201 FTE and .2 FTE, respectively, without the FTE becoming part of a continuing contract (Exhibit D1); Agreements for private nursing/PCA services with River Valley Home Care, Bayada Home Health Care, Pediatric Home Service, Recover Health and Community Involvement Programs, for one-to-one care at school to meet the needs of five students (Exhibit D2); Agreement renewals with the cities of Apple Valley, Eagan and Rosemount for police liaison services during 2013-14, and safe schools levy funds expenditure of $293,424.57 (Exhibit D3); Agreement with the Eagan YMCA and the Burnsville YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities for 2013-14 School-Age Care from September 3, 2013 through June 6, 2014 for $137,789.36 (Exhibit E1); Appointment of Sarah Carlson, Jenna Kacheroski, Heidi Kraemer, Jill Murphy, Kelly Ruiz, Vicki Stute, Terrence Talley and a person yet to be named from Apple Valley Park and Recreation Department, to the Community Education Advisory Council from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Exhibit E2); Consultation Contract for Medical Assistance (MA) Claims Processing with Teresa Rome from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 so that the district can be compensated for MA-eligible services provided to students (Exhibit F1), and Agreement with Strategic Staffing Solutions for licensed speech therapists from September 1, 2013 to June 13, 2014 (Exhibit F2). Director of Special Education Mary Kreger reported school nurses worked throughout the summer at Camp Propel, on back-toschool days, at immunization review and vision screenings. Special education staff members began the year serving 4,151 students from birth through age 21. Special Education continues to partner with the Teaching and Learning Department to ensure all students receive high-quality, research-based instruction. Compliance continues to be a focus to ensure all state and federal special education rules and regulations are being followed. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issued its report in June and noted 65 citations. Kreger said the district has until May 1, 2014 to fix the citations and bring files into compliance. Special education teachers are participating in Reading Recovery training and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). Kreger noted there are 49 teachers at 13 schools co-teaching with general education. Kreger said this year Dakota Ridge will host the educational services for a chemical dependency program the district is obligated to provide. Director of Elementary Education Julie Olson shared that elementary schools welcomed 11,812 students; up 172 students from a year ago. There are 1,784 kindergarten students with 46 Kindergarten Plus classes. She reported 60 percent of kindergartners now have a full-day experience. Olson said the three magnets schools are beginning their sixth year and that all the magnet schools have waitlists. She reported on the extensive professional development in literacy that continues to take place, the success of the first year of Camp Propel and the second year of August literacy assessment days. Director of Secondary Education Mark Parr provided a snapshot of the secondary schools. He reported high schools have been busy since mid-August and that sports practices were adjusted to early morning or evening due to the extreme heat. Parr attended most of the secondary school orientations and open houses. He said middle school enrollment was at 6,100 students; 200 students above projections. High school enrollment was at 8,300 students; 23 more than projected. Secondary schools are continuing with the development and refinement of the Common Formative Assessment process in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Department and will continue to maximize the use of data analysis and instructional alignment days. Parr said work will also continue to further strengthen the secondary coaching model as it is a critical component in enabling teachers to have even more impact on higher student achievement. Counselors are underway with the development of a common six-year individual plan entitled “My Plan” to help students define a pathway for college and career readiness by graduation. Parr presented background information on the district’s past principals’ evaluation instruments and noted that during the 2011-12 school year the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) collaborated with state principals’ organizations and other state leaders, including School Board member Jackie Magnuson who co-chaired the committee, to craft a new model based on principal core competencies as well as School Principal Leadership Standards. The MDE then published a model evaluation tool. District administration met with the Principals Association of Rosemount (PAR) to develop an instrument that would suit district needs based on the MDE model. The model is both formative and summative, and consists of principals and their directors arriving at goals in the areas of instructional leadership and core competencies with student achievement the focal point. In 2011, the Legislature enacted laws that established principal and teacher accountability. Principal accountability requirements apply for this school year and teacher accountability requirements apply beginning in 2014-15. Woodland Elementary School Principal and PAR President Lisa Carlson reported on the legislation and its purpose, which is to enhance principals’ leadership skills, and support and improve teaching practices, school performance and student achievement. She reviewed the required components for the annual evaluation. Rosemount High School Assistant Principal and PAR’s former Past President Kim Budde described the model created for District 196 principals, which was based on research and best practices. The evaluation requires administrators to set two goals; one tied directly to the school’s site goal that measures student achievement. The second goal is a professional development goal that begins by using Kim Marshall’s principals’ evaluation rubric for reflection in six areas. Olson said that during the 2011 special session, legislators also approved statewide standards for teacher development and evaluation, and requirements. Under the new legislation all public schools are required to have a teacher development and evaluation plan that meets the statutory requirements by fall 2014. Olson noted the plan can be locally developed by the board and teachers, or it can be the state plan, or it can be a hybrid of the state plan with some locally determined elements. The plan must include a three-year professional review cycle with an individual growth and development plan; a peer review process and the opportunity to participate in a professional learning community. It must include supports and evaluations of all probationary teachers and be based on professional teaching standards. A core group of teachers and administrators attended state-sponsored meetings to clarify requirements of the legislation. A larger committee of teachers and administrators will work throughout this year to create the District 196 Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan. We currently have strong mentoring and support for new teachers, administrative observation and evaluation based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (which was identified in the state plan as a positive model), peer review support through Q Comp; strong professional learning communities and professional development support. Magnuson commented on the state-level evaluation committees she participated on and the more than 95-page state plan. Director of Teaching and Learning Steve Troen said the purpose of the annual report is to inform district residents about student achievement and developments in curriculum and instructional practices from the previous year (Exhibit G). The annual report contains a variety of detailed information including: progress in updating and revising specific district curriculum areas; results on state and national norm-referenced tests, and responsibilities, activities and membership of the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC). Troen highlighted four areas included in the report: curriculum development; the K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee; educational equity, and district assessments. There is a curriculum review process for each content area which is revised on a rotating basis to keep curriculum current and has three phases: 1) program design; 2) implementation, and 3) monitor and adjust. There were a number of curriculum areas in the active stages of the cycle during 2012-13. In the design phase were language arts for grades prek-12, health for grades 6-12 and social studies for grades 6-8. In the implementation phase, support was provided for science in grades k-12 and English language arts for grades prek-12. The K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee focused 2012-13 professional development efforts on formative assessment strategies, which included a comprehensive literacy assessment system at the elementary level and an emphasis on common formative assessments at the secondary level; a continued emphasis on essential learning in all content areas, and developing a systemic response when students experience difficulty. Educational equity is defined as raising the achievement for all students. Last year all schools once again incorporated racial equity achievement goals and equity program target goals into their site plans and closely monitored progress. Troen said District 196 administered a number of assessments and that results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) indicate the distance by which District 196 students outperformed the state average has widened. Results of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), ACT and GRAD Test are also reported. The district average ACT score was 24. Troen announced the CIAC is scheduled to review the report at its September 16 meeting. Any revisions recommended by the CIAC will be presented at the next regular School Board meeting when the board is expected to take action on the report. Berenz noted that middle school test scores have improved. The change to the middle school model has students spending more time in the core subjects. Director of Human Resources Tom Pederstuen highlighted terms from the two-year collective bargaining agreement with Dakota County United Educators (DCUE), representing teachers and school nurses (Exhibit H). The agreement is effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 and terms include: • Increasing the salary schedules by 2 percent each year, with an additional .71 percent to the top step for the first year and .6 percent the second year; • Increasing the longevity schedules by $63 to $190 for the first year and $62 to $187 the second year, depending upon level; • Increasing contributions to health insurance by 2 percent the first year and 1 percent the second; • Increasing dental insurance contributions by 2 percent each year; • Increasing the 403(b) matching contribution by $100 per year at each level, and • Other minor language modifications. Pederstuen noted the total cost of the contract is within the parameters set by the School Board, recognized the diligence of the bargaining teams and asked the board to approve the agreement. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the agreement. Motion by Huusko, seconded by Roseen and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. Published in Apple Valley, Burnsville/Eagan, Lakeville September 27, 2013 29889

just that, Frovik said. Frovik, who has a master’s degree in education and education administration, had considered becoming a principal for several years. Parkview has had a unique place in District 196 since it opened in 1971. The school is located in District 196 and has a Rosemount address but is located within Lakeville city limits. As principal, Frovik will face challenges brought on by the school’s continued growth. Enrollment at Parkview has grown rapidly from day one, and with 810 students in grades K-5, the school is near capacity. Parkview’s attendance area has one of the highest concentrations of preschool-aged children in the district. In addition to rapid growth, Frovik expects to face growing numbers of allday kindergarten students next fall since the program will become free. District officials are considering busing some all-day kindergarten students to other district schools to accommodate growth. Many half-day kindergartners already attend Highland due to space. “We will work to ensure families are still connected to Parkview, though,” Frovik said. “When finding solutions to this issue, I think the district will look at the best interest of our kids.”

Shortly after earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Augsburg College, Frovik began her career in 1996 as an intern at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley. A year later, she was hired as a teacher at Parkview. While there, she most enjoyed working with students and their families. Frovik was hired as media specialist after seven years. “I always loved reading and had a desire to affect the broader community,” Frovik said of her decision to leave the classroom. The new position enabled her to work with students from all elementary grade levels. Frovik said the work was very rewarding. In 2012, Frovik left Parkview to become the magnet coordinator and instruction assistant at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science in Eagan. “It was an opportunity to learn about a new program in the district and get a new perspective,” she said. Frovik said the position gave her a new way to address inequity issues within the district — an issue she previously worked on as a member of several districtwide committees. Though she enjoyed her position at Glacier Hills, Frovik yearned to once again connect with families on a more intimate level. Jessica Harper is at jessica. Becoming Parkview’s harper@ecm-inc.com or principal enables her to do facebook.com/sunthisweek. CEDAR, from 1A

Metro Transit Red Line from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America. Neither of the proposed projects – estimated to be as high as $50 million for managed, contraflow lanes and $30 million for improved Cedar Grove access – has dedicated funding sources. The true costs of the project won’t be known until a final option is selected based on a range of criteria. Solberg said they are just starting the discussion about the options with MnDOT advisory committees. “This coming month, they will look at and dive through the information,” Solberg said. “It’s a substantial task for the committees to undertake.” There are nearly 50 objectives related to cost, safety and travel time for committee members to apply to their decisions, according to Solberg. He said they want to make sure they get the best value for their investment. A report about the preferred option is expected to be complete by March 2014. Eagan City Hall is at 3830 Pilot Knob Road. More about the project is at www.dot.state. mn.us/metro/projects/hwy77managedlanes. Those who have comments about the project can send them to Solberg at jon.solberg@state. mn.us or Kristine Elwood, Dakota County transportation specialist, at kristine.elwood@co.dakota. mn.us.

from 138th to Cliff Road where there are only two northbound lanes. MnDOT calls the idea a contraflow lane, which could save northbound commuters up to 19 minutes if completed, according to MnDOT south area planner Jon Solberg. It would have the ability to accommodate 1,100 to 1,400 vehicles per hour, Solberg said. Those vehicles would be singleoccupancy vehicles paying through MnPASS, carpools, motorcycles and buses. MnDOT says Cedar Avenue crash rates are increasing and traffic volumes are expected to increase by 36 percent over the next 20 years. With limited funds to install more pavement, a contraflow lane would use existing roadway to increase northbound capacity. Community feedback regarding the idea is encouraged during the open house when several images of the concept will be displayed. That’s not the only potential project MnDOT and the Dakota County Regional Rail Authority have that attendees will be treated to during the event that will have no formal presentation. Seven different concepts have been reviewed for improving bus access from Cedar Avenue to the Cedar Grove Transit Station. The ideas range from improved signal times to bus-only access ramps that could cut as many as nine minutes from the cur- Email Tad Johnson at rent 30-minute trip time tad.johnson@ecm-inc.com. of the recently launched LEVY, from 1A increase by $184 in 2014. But the lower board-approved levy would lower taxes on the same home by $128, which would leave the homeowner with a net increase of $56. If the levy fails in November, most homeowners in District 196 would have the school portion of their property taxes fall in 2014 despite a projected rise in property values, Solomon said. The average-valued home in District 196 is expected to increase by $9,000 next year from $216,000 in 2013. Without the referendum, an increase in overall property wealth would cause property taxes to

fall. Property taxes account for 19.42 percent of District 196’s revenue. The board has lowered the district’s tax levy every year for the past four years. As a result, the district’s board-approved tax levy has fallen by 5 percent from $75.85 million in 2011 to $68.18 million in 2013. Debt refinancing and other money-saving actions by the board enabled it to make prior decreases, Solomon said. The School Board is expected to vote on the final levy following a truth and taxation hearing at its Dec. 9 meeting. The final levy can be lower but not higher than the preliminary amount.


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News Briefs Donate items for Heritage Center auction Donations are needed for the Lakeville Heritage Center auction. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7773 214th St. (old Public Works building in Airlake Industrial Park). Antique and vintage items, quality used furniture, boats, autos, tools, outdoor items and appliances in good condition are sought. No clothes, televisions or microwaves will be accepted. Call 952985-4901 with questions. The auction begins Oct. 14 online at AuctionMasters.com. Proceeds will help pay for Heritage Center.

SLEEP, from 1A asphyxia” was the cause of death, according to the medical examiner. His mother said his provider laid him face down on a blanket on the basement floor. When someone came to check on him, the child was unresponsive. The provider, Beverly Anne Greenagel, faces five criminal charges, including two counts of seconddegree manslaughter. Her county child-care license, first issued in 1976, has been revoked. She had been told several times by county licensing workers to change the sleeping arrangements for children in her care, according to court documents. She was licensed to care for 12 children without assistance and had 20 children in her care at the time of the death, court documents said. Greenagel’s trial begins

Open houses set for Robert Street Transitway Two public open houses planned next month for the Robert Street Transitway Alternatives Study will provide information on the proposed stations and service plans for the three remaining alternatives in the study. The alternatives being reviewed are: • Arterial bus rapid transit on a Robert Street alignment between downtown St. Paul and Mendota Road in West St. Paul • Streetcar on a Robert Street alignment between downtown St. Paul and Mendota Road in West St. Paul • Highway bus rapid transit on a Highway 52

in December, Ableidinger said in an interview. “Obviously, change needs to happen — three babies in Dakota County alone. It’s terrible,” said Ableidinger, whose family lived in Eagan at the time and now lives in Lakeville. “And it was 100 percent preventable, the way our son died.” Measures passed this year by state lawmakers to strengthen home childcare safety include new regulations for safe-sleep practices, said Jerry Kerber, inspector general for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Changes in licensing standards now require providers to get training in sudden unexpected infant death every year instead of every five, Kerber said. And any provider — or parent — who wants an infant to sleep other than on its back in a crib must get a physician’s authori-

alignment from downtown St. Paul to Inver Grove Heights Feedback is being sought on the proposed stations, service plans and downtown destinations. Information on each of the transit modes will be provided, along with a demonstration of service differences between the transitway alternatives and traditional bus transit service. The open houses will be held: • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Room 110 of the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Ferber Room of the Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul There will not be a formal presentation at the

zation, he said. New standards also address crib safety, Kerber said. “We have found that training is such an important component when it comes to safe-sleep requirements,” Kerber said. “And in fact, that was really the cornerstone of many of our legislative initiatives during the last session.” Raasch, the Burnsville provider, said the new training and regulations are OK with her. “I think the more we can learn, the better,” said Raasch, who cares for 10 children and has three of her own, ages 10, 13 and 20. “If it’s going to save an infant’s life ... you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

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Homeowners who plan create beautiful spaces A home remodeling project is an endeavor people should go into with a plan for success. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, which has a Roseville-based Minnesota branch, offers practical advice for homeowners undertaking such projects. “The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” NARI national president Art Donnelly said. “The more knowledgeable and prepared a homeowner is, the more they protect themselves.” There are 10 steps association experts say are the best to follow to ensure a great result. Research your project. Taking time to research projects on the Internet and NARI.org will provide a good sense of what is involved such as price, scope of work, return on investment and new product/material options. Also, research property values in your neighborhood to make sure your project is in line with other homes in the area. Plan a project around the long-term. How long do you plan to stay in your home? How might your family structure change over time?

Elegant and functional spaces in a home are often the result of a well-designed plan and thoughtful decisions. Life can change quickly – these questions should be answered early on to ensure your project will fit your lifestyle long after it’s complete. Set your budget. Deciding on a realistic budget and arranging finances to support your project are essential. This number needs to include everything – the project, products, contingencies, etc. Don’t be afraid to share this with your remodeler; professionals are respectful of a client’s budget and will create a plan around it, not over it.

Use advanced search for professionals. The online world makes it easy to gather information about strangers. Ask friends, family and neighbors for referrals and then spend time researching that person online. Professional remodelers take their reputation seriously and hold credentials beyond licensing, such as certifications, memberships in trade associations and additional training. Look for examples of press coverage or involvement in industry presentations or events. Check online re-

views and social media to see how they interact with past clients and peers. Ask the right questions. Time and cost are important, but getting the right information requires the right questions. Ask your professional remodeler about educational background, training, specialties or past issues with clients. Ask about how the remodeling process will work. Verify your remodeler. Don’t take their word for it. Check the information given to you such as references, license num-

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what homeowners can do to make a home more energy efficient. A home energy audit will show where a home is losing energy, how efficient heating and cooling systems are, and ways to conserve electricity. All it takes is a thorough inspection of the areas listed below and keeping a checklist of the problems. Air leaks – Stopping or minimizing drafts can save 5 to 30 percent on annual energy costs. Some places to inspect where air commonly seeps from homes include gaps around: baseboards, wall and ceiling junctures, electrical outlets, switch plates, window frames, weather stripping, fireplace dampers, attic doors, win-

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Sports Runners tear it up on hometown turf

(Left) Eastview runners Andrew Erickson (206), Joey Beran (200), Tanner Leighton (212), Brett Jones (210) and Patrick Twomey (229) start their race at the Eagle Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Apple Valley High School. (Above) Apple Valley’s Jojo Acker-Hintgen runs the girls race. Eastview was 16th in the 22-team boys meet. Apple Valley was sixth, led by top-20 individual finishers Grant Udelhofen (10th) and Liam Tyler (15th). The Eagles placed 14th of 18 girls teams, and eighth-grader Molly Moynihan was 16th individually. (Photos by Rick Orndorf)

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Apple Valley football frustration continues Fake punt provides winning points for Lakeville South

Wildcats win AV volleyball tourney; Eagles are 15th

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by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The high school volleyball season is about one month old, and already three teams have been No. 1 in the state Class 3A rankings. Eagan is the latest to hold the hot potato, moving to the top of the poll following its victory at the Apple Valley Eagle Invitational last weekend. The Wildcats defeated Chaska, the previous No. 1 team, in the semifinals before beating Blaine 22-25, 25-22, 15-7 in the championship match Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats have been trying for years to win the Eagle Invitational. They have been in it every year since 1998 but had gone 0-for-15 before finally breaking through. “We called it the Eagan Curse,” senior captain Taylr McNeil said. “We talked about it before every match, and we didn’t want it to happen again this year.” Eagan (16-0) defeated Alexandria and Eden Prairie in the first two rounds of the tournament

Apple Valley’s Tia San Agustin tries to block a tip attempt during a match against Hopkins at the Eagle Invitational volleyball tournament. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) before its 25-21, 25-22 victory over Chaska in the semifinals. It’s the Wildcats’ second tournament championship of the season; they won the Shakopee Invitational in early September. “We were good in every aspect of the game, and you have to be to win this tournament,” Eagan coach Kathy Gillen-Melville said. “We served well, received well, blocked well, played good defense, and we did it against good teams. That’s a big thing for our girls’ confidence because we have a lot of tough matches coming up.” Taylr McNeil was the Wildcats’ standout player

in the Eagle Invitational with 60 kills and 32 digs in four matches. The Eagle Invitational, probably the state’s most competitive regular-season tournament, completed its 36th edition. In 34 of the previous 35 years, the eventual large-school state champion played in the Eagle Invitational – but didn’t necessarily win it. Eagan, for example, won state championships in 2001 and 2003 but didn’t win the Eagle Invitational either of those years. Defending state Class AAA champion Lakeville North also defended its title at the Eagle Invitational. The Panthers were 2-2

this year and finished seventh. After defeating Waconia in the first round, North lost in straight sets to Marshall, the topranked team in Class 2A. North (14-3) also fell to Hopkins before defeating Lakeville South 25-19, 25-19 in the seventh-place match. Lakeville South (8-10) went 1-3 in the tournament. Apple Valley also went 1-3 in the Eagle Invitational, with its victory coming against Andover in its final match. The Eagles, 6-10 overall, also will be hosts of the October Classic on Oct. 11-12, with Chaska scheduled to be in the field.

Lightning drops 3rd straight in football Eagan halts 13game losing streak against district rival by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eagan ended a long stretch of football frustration and futility against Eastview last Friday, scoring two touchdowns in the final quarter of a 21-10 home-field victory. The victory broke a 13game losing streak against Eastview dating to 2001.

Eastview, which is 15-3 in the series, won the previous four meetings by a combined eight points, with one of those victories coming in overtime. And the start of the second half of Friday’s game looked like it would be same-old, same-old for Eagan. The Wildcats, leading 7-0, took the second-half kickoff but quickly got trapped deep in their end of the field. Eastview blocked an Eagan punt out of the end zone for a safety, then a long kickoff return set up a 2-yard touchdown run

by Will Rains for the goahead score. Rains also caught a pass for a twopoint conversion, extending Eastview’s lead to 107. Eagan settled down and responded in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs by Ian Entzion (5 yards) and T.J. Sands (1 yard). The Wildcats improved to 2-2 overall. Eastview (1-3) has lost three in a row after winning its season opener. Eastview’s Rains was back in the lineup after missing his team’s previous game against Lakev-

ille North and gained 172 yards on 32 carries. Lightning quarterback Mark Dwyer completed nine of 20 passes for 111 yards with two interceptions. The Wildcats and Lightning both go on the road this week for South Suburban Conference games. Eagan plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Rosemount, which is 3-1 (3-0 in the SSC) after beating Prior Lake 24-13 last week. Eastview will be at Bloomington Jefferson (2-2 overall, 2-1 SSC) on Friday

Having already gone to a little-known rule to turn one potential defeat into victory, Lakeville South’s football team had to show its resourcefulness again, just one week later. This time the Cougars were trailing Apple Valley by five points midway through the fourth quarter and facing a punting situation. Except punting was about the last thing they wanted to do because South already had two punts blocked, and they led to 14 Apple Valley points. So, the Cougars called in Rambo – no, not Sylvester Stallone’s heavily muscled character from the film series. Their version of Rambo is a gadget play, one of a half-dozen fake punts South coach Larry Thompson says the team has in its repertoire. Apple Valley charged, hungry for another punt block. South punter Tyler Lattery leaped, pretending that the ball was snapped over his head. But it actually went to the up man, A.J. Westrude, who raced 54 yards untouched for the winning score in Lakeville South’s 29-26 victory last Friday. “It was wide open,” Westrude said. “We didn’t want to risk having another punt blocked. The coaches called for Rambo, and it worked perfectly.” The previous week, South (3-1) took advantage of a rule that allows free kicks after punts that are fair caught to nail a 49yard field goal from kickoff formation in a 20-17 victory over Eagan. Apple Valley, which went into 2013 with ambitions of contending for the Class 5A state championship, dropped to 0-4 despite playing probably its best game of the season. In addition to blocking two punts, the Eagles intercepted two passes and had five minutes more pos-

session time than South. Lakeville South had 191 yards rushing, but more than half of that came on two plays – Mark Ruhl’s 64-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Westrude’s run on the fake punt, which counted as a rushing attempt. In the second quarter, Apple Valley’s Jackson Graham broke through the line to block a punt, and Zach Robole made the recovery at the South 19. Da’Shawn Lewis scored on a 5-yard run five plays later as the Eagles tied the game 7-7. Apple Valley appeared to hold off a South bid to take back the lead when Jacob Borman intercepted a pass and returned it to the Lakeville South 42 in the final minute of the first half. But on the Eagles’ next play, South nose tackle Alonte Alexander sacked Apple Valley quarterback Tommy Singer and stripped the ball. Westrude picked it up and ran 52 yards for a score and a 14-7 Lakeville South lead. Apple Valley returned the second-half kickoff to Lakeville South’s 20, setting up an 11-yard touchdown pass from Singer to Brooks Helling. But the Eagles missed the conversion, which later would prove critical. Less than two minutes later Apple Valley blocked another South punt, with Kieran McKeag picking up the loose ball near the goal line and stepping into the end zone. Ruhl’s touchdown run put South back in front temporarily, but Apple Valley scored on a nineplay, 65-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Matt Morse scored on a 6-yard run. Apple Valley tried for a two-point conversion and failed, leaving its lead at 26-21 with 7:14 left. Apple Valley resumes its search for its first victory when it plays host to Bloomington Kennedy, also 0-4, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Notebook: AV’s Randa wins 300th game successful high school soccer coaches. Chuck Scanlon, who started the AVHS boys program in 1978, has a Apple Valley girls soccer coach state-record 561 victories and nine Keith Randa won his 300th game state championships. Scanlon has when the Eagles defeated Duluth said he plans to retire from coachEast 1-0 on Saturday. ing after this season. Julia Lam scored the only goal of Saturday’s game. The previous SSC soccer strength day, Apple Valley moved Randa How good is the South Subwithin one victory of the milestone urban Conference in girls soccer? when it shut out Two Harbors 7-0. Four of its teams were ranked in Randa became AVHS girls soc- the top seven in this week’s state cer coach in 1990 and his teams coaches association Class AA rankare 300-114-49 in 23-plus seasons. ings, and two others received votes. His teams have played in five state Eight of the 10 teams have winning tournaments, winning in 1995 and records overall. The top five teams finishing second in 1992 and 1993. in the conference standings are a Apple Valley has two of the combined 48-6-7 overall. state’s longest tenured and most No. 3-ranked Burnsville could by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

have the inside track on the conference championship after going 2-01 in a three-game stretch against Eastview, Lakeville North and Prior Lake. The Blaze defeated fourthranked Eastview 2-0 and seventhranked Lakeville North 2-1 last week. Burnsville (10-0-2 overall) and fifth-ranked Prior Lake played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday night. The draw left Burnsville and Prior Lake tied for first in the SSC at 5-0-1, but Prior Lake had yet to play Eastview or Lakeville North. Burnsville has a game left with Eagan (10-2-1 overall). Email Mike Shaughnessy at mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc.com.

Trom Peterson of Apple Valley tries to get a piece of a ball punted by Lakeville South’s Tyler Lattery. Apple Valley blocked two punts in last week’s game but lost 2926. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)


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It was a chaotic and bone-chilling scene in the parking lot at Apple Valley High School on Sept. 19 as actors and area emergency workers staged a mock crash to highlight the seriousness of drinking and driving for students. The event saw fire engines, police cars and a medical helicopter converge on the scene to attend to the bloody, wreckage-strewn aftermath of a DUI accident. (Photos by Rick Orndorf)

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3010 Announcements

1010 Vehicles

Burnsville Lakeville

1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Starts & runs great! 146K, 2 door, 2.6L, red interior, good tires, new license tabs, $925. 612-309-6195

A Vision for You-AA Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church

Chevrolet 210 1956 4 dr 76K mi New paint exc. interior. $10,500 507-645-6792 Wanted 69â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Charger, Will pay cash for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;69 or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70 Dodge Charger. Vehicle in any condition considered. 507-380-7879

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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 Â?Free TowingÂ? 651-769-0857

1060 Trucks/Pickups 2000 GMC Senoma, 4 cyl, w/topper, 141k mi. AC, Very good runner. Good cond. No dents or rust. 952-540-6339

St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Find a meeting: www.aastpaul.org www.aaminneapolis.org

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

1500 SPORTING

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1530 Watercraft 05 Weeres Pontoon 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 05 Merc. 40HP EFI Motor 08 Roll-in trailer. All ike new. Slipped at Lk Waconia. $11,000, 651-357-2625

LOST: 8/1 in West Blmgtn Long haired Chihuahua, F, 10lbs REWARD Please call: 952-261-8879 612-823-2697

3500 MERCHANDISE

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3520 Cemetery Lots

2510 Pets 2 Free Kittens: 12 wks, Orange Fem, Orange, Male 952-469-1535

AKC Boxer Puppies $350 -$450. Ready now. Check our website:

www.johnsonboxers.com Or call: 641-344-6929 Orange Tabby Kitties 2 little males, 4 wks. Free to a good home! 952-435-8049

Purebred Beagle Puppies: 7 wks, $300. 218-879-5183 or 218-879-8173

2 spaces, 2 vaults, companion memorial, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. B/O 612-850-3028

Dawn Valley, Blmgtn, one lot, Garden of the Crosses, $2,100/BO. 952-471-7193 Gethsemane (New Hope) 1 grave site, 2 burial lots. $1,340/BO. 763-473-5760 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots

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3580 Household/ Furnishings 1770 Antq English Dresser, $875, 22Dx47Hx53L, Good cond. 612-799-1400

OLIVER IS STILL A PUPPY! Oliver is a 3-4 month old neutered pup that has corgie and herding dog in him! He will be about 4050 lbs when full grown. He loves to play ruff and tumble with the dog at our pet adoption partner Camp Bow Wow in Burnsville!! You can see him there during the week or call Jeff at 651-2308243 for more info. See him and all our dogs at www.last-hope.org or check out our adoption days at the Apple Valley Petco and Petco in Burnsville this Saturday from 11-3!

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 www.last-hope.org 1020 Junkers & Repairables

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www.upullrparts.com 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

3580 Household/ Furnishings

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

4620 Modular/ Manufactured For Sale

Executive Moving Sale:

Brooklyn Park: Sept 28th Waterford Estates Garage Sale 9am-5pm 7000 62nd Avenue N. In Parking Lot

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Warehouse 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

77â&#x20AC;? tan, lthr. couch $250; brwn micro-fiber chair w/ ottoman $200; glass coffee/ end tbls $75. All exc. cond! 651-454-5642 612-719-6015 LR & DR Furniture. Exc. cond! Great deal! Call Lori for more info 612-619-6996

QN. PILLOWTOP SET New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plym. 715-571-1920

3600 Miscellaneous For Sale 2003 Olympia Millenium Ice Resurfacer. Resurfacer maintained by City of Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fleet Maintenance Department every 200-250 hours. Resurfacer has 3,437 hours of use. Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System. Resurfacer will be in use until midOctober 2013 and will be available for pick up when replacement arrives. Sale Price $25,000.00. Contact: Dean Mulso. Call 952895-4653 or email d e a n . m u l s o @ ci.burnsville.mn.us

BURNSVILLE 13108 Penn Ave S. Oct 4-5th 9-5pm, Collect.,Furn, Tools, HH, & Exer. cycles. BURNSVILLE Kennelly Court 9/25-27th 7am-5pm, Moving Sale! HH, furn, tools, cloz, more! Crystal 9/26-28 (9-5), Tools, books, toys, clothes, HH & misc. 8317 32nd Pl N CRYSTAL

Huge 4 Family Sale!

Furn., more! 9/26-28 (8-5) 5668 Maryland Ave. North EAGAN Multi Fm. 10/11-12 (95pm), Japa. souv., collect, HH, cycle. 4170 Hilltop Ln EDINA

St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Huge â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasureâ&#x20AC;? Sale Thurs, 10/3 (9-6); Presale $3 Adm (9-Noon); Fri, 10/4 (9-6); Sat, 10/5 (9-12) $4 Bag Day

6716 Gleason Rd.

(S. of Hwy 62 on Gleason)

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4 Ford F-150 factory chrome rims & tires. Scorpion STR, P285/45R 22, 110 H MTS. $800, 651-3572626

EDINA: One Day Only 9/28 (8-4) Multi-Family: Quality home decor, boy/ girl cloz, baby items, misc.,

Craftsman 10â&#x20AC;? 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

Estate Sale Forest Lake, 9/28-29, 9am-3pm, 50+ years of Vintage items, details oldisknew.com, 21479 Hermes Ave.

Foosball Tbl Comb: B-ball, air hockey, pool, bowl, pingpong $275/bo 952-545-1280

Kitchen-Aid 25 cu ft. White Fridge w/water & ice in door Side by side $800/ best offer 952-435-7314 SCOOTER (Spitfire) w/2 batteries & access. Like new!

$825/BO. 763-473-5760 Wood Chipper/Shredder takes up to 3â&#x20AC;? dia. branch. 8HP Motor 952-423-3255

3610 Miscellaneous Wanted Buying Old Trains & Toys STEVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRAIN CITY

952-933-0200

Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

* WANTED * US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold & 14K Jewelry Will Travel. 30 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

â&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020; WANTED â&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020; Old Stereo / Hifi equip. Andy 651-329-0515

3620 Music Instruments Musser Xylophone M-47 $1200 651-452-4818

4000 SALES 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets EAGAN 10/5 9am-5pm, Halloween craft show. Eagan Community Ctr. 1501 Central Pkwy

4030 Garage & Estate Sales BLOOMINGTON

Fri-Sat, 9/27-28 (8-4) HH, Boys cloz, and misc. 10342 Rhode Island Cir. BLOOMINGTON Huge Sale 10/4-5 (8-3) Tools, lawn equip, LPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, cloz, misc 9125 4th Ave So. BLOOMINGTON Oct. 2-3 (8-5) Furn., HH, collectibles, cloz & misc! 1000 Mound Spring Terr. Bloomington One Day only! 9/28 (9-4) Tools, misc. Cash & carry 8301 Washburn Ave. South Bloomington Sept. 26-27 (9-5) Adult/ Kids cloz, HH items, misc. 9312 Oakland Ave. South Bloomington-10/3 & 10/5, Garage/Estate, Furn, frzr, trl hitch, des cloz, hh. Cash 10276 Scarborough Rd /102nd & Normandale Blvd

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

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Saturday, October 5 â&#x20AC;˘ 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm Hastings Armory

6406 McCauley Circle

EXCELSIOR

Excelsior United Methodist Church Gigantic Fall Sale

Thurs, Oct. 3 (5-8 pm) $3 Admission Thurs. only

Oct. 2-3-4 (9am-6pm) Oct. 5 (9am-2pm) Cash or Credit Card Only

Ms. Dee / Molly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Me

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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

Saturday, September 28, 2013. 9am-3pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials! 952-435-7979

NAVARRE

New Hope Multi-Garage Sale, Sept. 28, 9am-3pm, 6046 W. Broadway. Over 12 garages selling many different hh items, clothes, nik-naks & antiques. Lunch in the Community Room from 10am-2pm.

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

765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. Long Lake, MN PLYMOUTH ESTATE SALE 9/27 (1-6); 9/ 28 (10-5). 100+ mib Barbies, instruments, records, books, antiqs, cloz & misc.

11730 50th Ave. North Plymouth MOVING SALE! 9/26-28 (9-4) 4575 Forestview Ln N (off Rockford btwn 169/494)

PLYMOUTH September 26-28 (8-5) Tools, office equip., crafts 4705 MAGNOLIA LANE

PRIOR LAKE Large Estate Sale

Food Available Hwy 7 to Christmas Lk Rd For info: 952-474-5471

4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Sat, 9/28 - Mon, 9/30

FARMINGTON, Estate/Garage 129 Oak Street 10/3-10/5 9-5pm, Furn. HH, tools & misc. FRIDLEY

Huge Estate/Yard Sale Thurs-Sat (9-6) Everything A to Z! 6850 Siverts Ln. (69th & Old Central) Fridley, 9/27-29, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-3 SUN- 12-3. Numbers at 8:30 Fri. Go to gentlykept.com 545 57th AVE 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

by Dennis J. Hagen

(9am-4pm) #â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sat 7:30 Outstanding Renaissance Revival oak DR set & lrg. Partners Desk. English 18th Century furn., brass, crystal, china. 1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of unique items! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: @

Richfield Lutheran 60th & Nicollet Ave. So. Richfield 9/27-28, 11-3. 7114 Newton Ave S. Furn, HH, artwork, lamps, fax all in one, tote bags, pix frame, more. Nice Things.

Golden Valley Downsizing! 9/19-21, (85), 6706 Glenwood Ave. Gas grill, luggage & misc.

Cash only no large bills.

4121 Bassett Creek Drive 40 year accumulation! Furniture, pictures, tools, HH, linens, patio set, books. HOPKINS

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1310 Mainstreet Thurs, Oct. 3 9:30am - 8pm Fri, Oct. 4 9:30am - 5:00pm Sat, Oct. 5 9:30am-12:30pm Low Prices - No Junk) (Sat, Oct. 5 - BAG DAY) $1/Bag soft goods or 1/2 price!

Indoor Sale Multi Vendor Thursday 9/26 Friday 9/27 9am-3pm, South Shore Center 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior 952-474-7635

ATTN Dock Truck Owners!

5520 Part-time

At Dynamex business is booming! Tired of sitting around or chasing your work loads? Better utilize your vehicle and come work with us. Sign On Bonus for Dock Trucks with liftgate. ROUTED work and FLEXIBLE schedules are available. Call 651-746-5945

5520 Part-time

MAKE a DIFFERENCE in the LIFE of a Senior: Now HIRING CAREGivers South of the River. No Healthcare Exp. Necessary. PAID TRAINING Provided â&#x20AC;˘ PT Mornings, Evenings, and Overnights â&#x20AC;˘ Companionship, Meals, Errands, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Med. Reminders, Personal Care.

To apply visit: www.homeinstead.com/505 and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Become a CAREGiverâ&#x20AC;? Or call: 952-767-6596

PT CAREGIVER

To care for 5 elderly adults in a Residential Care Home.

24 Hour Sleepover in Burnsville. $170 per Shift 8 am Wednesday - 8 am Thursday

Call Rob at Cardenas Friendship Homes

612-670-1380 Maintenance Assistant Ebenezer Ridges Campus is seeking a PT Maintenance Assistant Schedule is 20 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 Bruce at 952-898-8436 or apply in person. Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

EOE/AA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An affiliate of Fairview Health Services

5510 Full-time

5510 Full-time

richfieldlutherangaragesales

Corner of Yosemite & St Croix

GOLDEN VALLEY Moving Sale 9/27-28 (8-5)

5510 Full-time

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!

952-938-8066

Fri, Oct. 4 (2-7 pm) Sat, Oct. 5 (9am - Noon) BAG SALE - $3/Bag

Robbinsdale 9/26-27 (8-6), 9/28 (8-12). Some Old, Some New!, 4548 Grimes Ave N ROSEMOUNT 3765 Crossridge Way Oct 3-5th 9-5pm, Moving Sale! Holiday Boutique Sale! Shorewood 9/27-28 (9-3) Furn, HH, dog kennel, golf, electronics, toys, books. 19890 Muirfield Circle

4500 RENTALS / REAL ESTATE 4510 Apartments/ Condos For Rent AV: 1 BR Condo, Pool, Garage, Avail now. No pets. $725 952-942-5328 Visit us at SunThisweek.com

Mortgage Loan Originator First American Bank, Hudson, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced mortgage loan originator. This position is responsible for the origination of residential real estate loans to be sold on the secondary market as well as finding and referring commercial loan prospects to our commercial lenders and deposit customers to the Retail Banking Department. Must have excellent communication skills, must have and maintain a Mortgage Lender Origination Number with the National Mortgage Licensing System. A business degree and or at least, four years of extensive banking related experience preferred as well as residential real estate lending experience. Degree in Finance or Business preferred. Please send resume to: employment@fa-bank.net First American Bank is an Equal Opportunity employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

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177 Glendale Drive

Oct 3 (9a-7p) 1/2 price (5-7p) Oct 4 (9a-1p) $3/bag day

Minnetonka Estate Sale

11828 Shady Oak Lane

Sept. 26-27-28 (9am-6pm) See Craigs List Minnetonka STORAGE WARS SALE 4 lockers full of Misc. Treasures! 10/3-5 (9-5)

12850 Greenwood Trail

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Stroke of the Heart Warehouse Sale Greeting cards & Gift items at less than wholesale prices! Tues, Oct. 8 Noon-8pm Wed, Oct. 9 10am-8pm Thurs, Oct.10 10am-8pm Fri, Oct. 11 10am-5pm

3792 Williston Road For info call 952-945-9495

Hwy. 316 South â&#x20AC;˘ Hastings, MN

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

Wholesale Gift Company Going Out of Business Includes Gifts for Girls of All Ages, and Office Furniture & Supplies

5500 EMPLOYMENT

This space could be yours

952-846-2000

Burnsville Townhome2BR, 2BA, 2000 sq. ft, Avail 11/1, $1450 / mo. + utils. Call: 612-978-6227 Eden Prairie, Duplex 4 BR, 2 BA, A/C, W/D, DW & deck. 952-890-8550

4550 Roommates & Rooms For Rent Lakeville: Rm Shr kit, bath, laundry, fam rm. Inclds utils & cable $470 plus dep. 952-892-6102

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16A September 27, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley

5510 Full-time

5510 Full-time

Boiler Operator

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.

Bachman’s Inc. Lakeville, MN. Full Time Union. Must have Minnesota 2nd Class Boiler Operator’s license. Greenhouse work is an essential part of work duties.

Contact Eric 952-469-2102

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 info@bws-crg.com 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

www.rise.org Equal Opportunity Employer

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Carpentry Contractors Co. has openings for

TRIM CARPENTERS

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

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

Framing Carpenters and Window Installers All levels of exp. Work locally, no overnight/out of town travel. Positions are FT and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, pass background check and drug screen. Call our job line at: 952.380.3720 Or send resumes to: jobs@ carpentrycontractors.com

Now Hiring! Medical Assembly positions paying $11+ Food Packaging positions paying $8.50+ & Skilled Industrial Positions $11+

All shifts available

Open house every Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm in our Chaska and Bloomington office (no appointment necessary). Bring proper I9 documentation. Call (952)924-9000 or E-mail: jobs@awardstaffing.com

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Finish Carpenters

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

WAREHOUSE Position is 8-5, M-F 30 – 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.

5510 Full-time McLane Minnesota Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers

*$2500 Signing Bonus* McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must fill team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your first year, apply now.

Program runs until September 30th. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!

McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057 mnhr@mclaneco.com www.drivemclane.com (507) 664-3038 Fax: (507) 664-3042

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Now hiring 2nd Shift Technicians! $1000.00 Hiring Bonus** Metro Area Republic Services locations are looking for experienced Technicians to join our team! Republic Services offers Medical/Dental, Vision, 401k w/company match, PTO, Tool and Boot allowance, Safety Incentives and more! For more information on jobs available and to apply, please go to www.republic services.com and click on the “Working for Republic” link at the top by October 9th, 2013. EOE M/F/D/V **Hiring bonus to be paid out after 6 months of employment.

5530 Full-time or Part-time

5520 Part-time

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theater and arts briefs Harvest of Art on display The Eagan Art House’s eighth annual Harvest of Art community art exhibit is on display through Nov. 1 at Byerly’s Eagan, Eagan Dunn Bros, Eagan Community Center, Easter Lutheran Church and Ring Mountain Creamery. For more information, call 651-675-5521.

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rocking tunes. Tickets are $19 each. The Great Northern Union Chorus “Christmas Stories” performs on the main stage Dec. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. GNU is a men’s a cappella chorus based in the Twin Cities area. Reserved adult tickets are $20 to $35 with special pricing for seniors 65-plus and children 12 and under. Also returning to the BPAC is the Twin Cities Ballet’s “The Nutcracker Ballet.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Reserved tickets are $16 to $32 with special pricing for seniors 65plus and children 12 and under. Tickets for “The Nutcracker Ballet” go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 800-9822787 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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tary School of Arts and Science to provide students the opportunity to explore classroom concepts through hands-on arts learning projects at Caponi Art Park, focusing on nature, the environment, and recycling. Paideia Academy, Apple Valley, received a $7,544 grant for students in grades 5-8 to participate in a two-week residency with metal sculpture artist Gita Ghei. Students will learn the history, engineering, and practices of metal art mobiles as they work together to make a large mobile for public display.

Scott County Art Crawl Twin Cities singer-songwriter Ben Rosenbush (pictured) and his folk-rock bandmates the Brighton are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The eight-piece orchestral band, complete with strings and horns, will be joined at the concert by local singers Jenn Alexander and Chris Greseth. Tickets are $15 and are available in person at the arts center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., and online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. (Photo submitted)

Making a return to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center stage is The Girl Singers of the Arts grants Hit Parade’s “Christmas Learning program grants Show” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 awarded from the Minnesota Two local organiza- State Arts Board. with melodies from the classics to swinging and tions received 2014 Arts Caponi Art Park and

Learning Center, Eagan, received a $21,839 grant for its partnership with Glacier Hills Elemen-

The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided fine arts tour, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. A variety of media including paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass art and more will be featured. Artwork will be available for purchase. More information and maps are available at lo-

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Guest artist workshops The Eagan Art House is hosting two guest artist workshops. The first, Traditional Japanese Bookbinding, is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. This workshop is taught by Sheila NcNellis Asato, a visual artist with more than 25 years experience teaching and exhibiting. She also teaches at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Maiolica Tile Making is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. This workshop is taught by Duluth artist Karin Kraemer. The fee for each of the workshops is $30 and includes supplies. Preregistration is required. The workshops are supported by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The Eagan Art House is located at 3981 Lexington Ave. S. For more information, go to www. eaganarthouse.org or call 651-675-5521.

theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. odden@ecm-inc.com. Books Author Gary Brueggemann will lead a discussion of his book “Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen, St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Hear his theories on the cold case involving a founding father of St. Paul. Carrie Rocha, author of “Pocket Your Dollars,” will share how to overcome debt, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Events/festivals Medieval Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at

Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Admission is free with a $5 per person suggested donation. Information: www.caponiartpark.org. Scott County Art Crawl, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. Information: http://scottcountyartcrawl. org. Exhibits Visual art exhibit by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz is on display through October at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Dan Petrov’s “The Mystery of Light” exhibit is on display through Oct. 26 in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-895-4679 or www.

burnsvillepac.com. Music 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 Jenn 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.,

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Family reunion for Ole & Lena â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ole & Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Reunionâ&#x20AC;? will take the Lakeville Area Arts Center stage Oct. 18-20. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s producers describe the comedy as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderfully funny look at love, family and growing old together.â&#x20AC;? Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. (Photo submitted)

family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Saturday, Sept. 28 KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Entertainment stage, games, food, play areas, video games on giant television screens, appearances by Sesame Street characters, exhibitors and more. Information: www.kidspo2013.com. Hike & Seek, noon, Lebanon Hills Park, Eagan. Family outing that inspires a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of adventure by combining a nature hike and scavenger hunt. Designed for children ages 3-10. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Sign up at www.hikeandseek. org. Sunday, Sept. 29 Denmark Township Historical 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 Charitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trafficking Victims Services at 7 p.m., followed by questionand-answer session. Thursday, Oct. 3 Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m., third floor administration conference room, Park Nicollet, 14000 Fairview Drive, Burnsville. Free. Information: Connie at 952993-8739. Friday, Oct. 4 Forever Wild Family Friday: The Talking Strings, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Explore the history and evolution of Gypsy music from the 17th century to today. All ages. Free. Registration requested at www.co.dakota. mn.us/parks. Saturday, Oct. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honoring Choicesâ&#x20AC;? program about medical decisions and health care directives, 9-11 a.m., Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount. Speaker: 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Rosemount UMC and Fairview Clinic. Free. Information: 651-423-

2475, rosemountumc.org. Wild Ride, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 4800 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan. Ride the best mountain bike trails in the metro at the first-ever Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Festival. Multiple bike demo trailers and local bike shops will be on hand for bike tune-ups, clinics, group rides and more. Free bike check-out available. All ages. Registration requested at www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks. Dance clinic for ages 4-14 by the Eastview High School dance team, 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastview High School, 6200 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Registration: 10:30 a.m. Performance for family and friends at 3:15 p.m. and at EVHS Oct. 16 football game. Advance registration: $35 ($25 each additional family member). Same-day registration: $39. Information: lightningdanceteam.com.

Fall Pickleball Festival, 2-5 p.m., Apple Valley Senior Center, 14603 Hayes Road. Hosted by Dakota County Pickleball Club â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosemount. Free. Food donations for the Rosemount Food Shelf appreciated. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., Farmington Fire Department, Station 1, 21625 Denmark Ave., Farmington. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 28595 Randolph, Randolph. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 8, 1-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 8, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville.

The Dakota Valley Symphony is kicking off its 2013-14 season with a pops concert in Burnsville featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nachitoâ&#x20AC;? Herrera. A child music prodigy who stunned audiences in his home country at age 12 with his masterful performance of Rachmaninoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concerto No. 2,â&#x20AC;? Herrera went on to become pianist, director and arranger for the prestigious Orquestra Cubanismo. Now based in the Twin Cities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Jazz Artistâ&#x20AC;? in 2007 in a City Pages readers poll â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Herrera will be bringing his explosive performance style to the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Oct. 13 for the concert which opens the Dakota Valley Symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28th season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He never fails to inspire audiences with his powerful, rhythmic playing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he is beyond compare,â&#x20AC;? said Dakota Valley Symphony director Stephen Ramsey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His amazing music will shake you by the neck with its hotblooded, visceral appeal.â&#x20AC;? The concert will feature a performance of George Gershwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhapsody in Blueâ&#x20AC;? as well as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuban Fire Suite: Fortune of

Foolsâ&#x20AC;? by John Richards, Aaron Coplandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Danzano Cubano,â&#x20AC;? Gershwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuban Overtureâ&#x20AC;? and other pieces. Tickets for the concert range from $5 to $16 and are available in person at the Burnsville arts centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office and online through Ticketmaster. com. DAKOTA

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Following the Oct. 13 concert, the Dakota County-based symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season continues Dec. 8 with a performance of Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messiah,â&#x20AC;? also at the Burnsville arts center. The symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full schedule is online at www. dakotavalleysymphony. org. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andrew Miller

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