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www.SunThisweek.com NEWS Fairview Ridges expansion The Burnsville City Council approved a $60 million expansion project for the Fairview Ridges Hospital site. Page 2A

Hospitality company competing with VenuWorks by John Gessner Two companies – one of which specializes in hotels, not arts venues – are competing for the contract to manage the Burnsville

Trusting teachers An influential book suggests teachers be trusted with school governance decisions, writes columnist Joe Nathan. Page 4A

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Performing Arts Center. VenuWorks – the Iowabased arena, theater and convention-center firm that has managed the PAC since it opened in January 2009 – is being challenged by St. Paul-based LHR Hospitality Management, whose portfolio runs to hotels, resorts, restaurants and golf courses. So far, VenuWorks is winning, though the City

Council will have the final say. A committee that evaluated proposals from and interviewed each company is recommending that the contract stay with VenuWorks. The committee consists of five city staffers, including City Manager Craig Ebeling and Chief Financial Officer Heather Johnston, and three members of the PAC’s citizen

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advisory commission. Officials are revealing little about the recommendation, on which the full commission will vote April 10. Its recommendation will then go to the council. If LHR gains favor with council members, it could signal a desire to attract more meeting business in the city’s ongoing effort to reduce the PAC’s

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Who killed Edwin Drood? Audiences get to decide the identity of the killer in Chameleon Theatre’s latest production at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Page 15A

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Iad Banat served up samplings from his employer, the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, during the Bite of Burnsville on March 14 at the city’s Performing Arts Center. The Bite, an annual fundraiser for the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, featured nearly 40 dishes from area restaurants, as well as entertainment and live and silent auctions. (Photo by John Gessner)

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Dakota United third in tourney Dakota United made a run at the state PI Division adapted floor hockey title but came up just short in the championship game. Page 8A

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Shaun Anselment’s supervisor says the veteran Burnsville police officer has a “silver tongue” and can make anyone feel comfortable. Agreeability and a knack for projecting normalcy from behind a badge are useful tools for a cop, according to Anselment, 35. “I try to use that to my advantage to either get people to help me out or maybe not yell at me so much,” he said. Known for his square

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A Dakota County businessman faces a felony charge for allegedly receiving county money for work on his Eagan business that was never done. Alejandro Luebbert, who owns businesses in Burnsville and Eagan,

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dealing and strong community interaction, Anselment has been n a m e d 2012 OfAnselment ficer of the Year by the Police Department. Collaboration is key in Anselment’s current position with the department’s community resource and multifamily-housing unit. He works with more than 60 apartment managers in Burnsville and a growing number of people who have turned their single-family homes into rentals. But sometimes enforcement is the only answer, See OFFICER, 7A

Eagan author tells tale of state’s history through multiple perspectives by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

History is made by a collection of different voices, experiences and points of view. Eagan author Hale Meserow illustrates this notion in his latest book, “Minnesota: The Great State.” The historical fiction novel explores Minnesota’s history from multiple perspectives that include the German settler, the Lakota warrior and the U.S. soldier stationed at Fort Snelling. “I hope my readers will be entertained while learn-

Hale Meserow ing something from my book,” the Eagan resident said. Meserow weaves the stories of both fictional and actual historical characters to illustrate Minnesota’s history beginning at early European settlement to present day. He decided to write the book after searching for

historical fiction novels on Minnesota and coming up dry. Since its release in July, Meserow has sold about 1,000 copies. Meserow is the author of 11 published works. He said he draws inspiration from his travels, life and Christian faith. “Everything I write has the Christian gospel in it in some way,” he said. Meserow also takes an interest in politics, stories of overcoming obstacles, including those who face racism — all issues that he’s explored in a number of books. Meserow’s passion for writing stems from his childhood. As a middle schooler, he once turned an essay assignment into a short story about a lively blood vessel who travels See AUTHOR, 7A

was charged by the Dakota County Attorney on March 4 with attempted theft by false representation, a felony. According to the criminal complaint, the Prior Lake resident received relocation funding from Dakota County in July 2011 after Luebbert was forced to move his business from Burnsville to Eagan. In December 2011, he asked the county to reimburse $2,651.34 for a camera surveillance system installed by a contractor. But county officials say their investigation revealed the

surveillance system had never been installed. Luebbert allegedly sent the county an estimate for the work but claimed it was a bill. During a police interview in September 2012, Luebbert, 46, allegedly admitted he never had the contractor install the surveillance system. He said he submitted the claim hoping to get the money and find a company to install the system for a lower price, according to the complaint. Luebbert See CHARGE, 11A

Dakota County businessman Alejandro Luebbert faces felony charges for allegedly attempting to steal more than $2,600 from a Dakota County agency. Luebbert owns Super Mercado Olmeca in Burnsville and Zest Bar and Grille in Eagan. He previously owned VIP Olmeca Events. (File photo)

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Burnsville resident Jackie Butler came to Minnesota in July 2012 when her company transferred her from Baltimore. Butler and her 9-year-old daughter had settled in until Butler’s contract ended in November, and she was laid off without any income. For the first time in Butler’s life, she was unemployed and unable to provide for her daughter. “I was down and embarrassed. I never thought I would find myself there,” she said. “I have adult children, and as a nurse, I was

able to be a great provider to them.” Uncertain how to find or ask for help, Butler had an unexpected call from “an absolute angel.” Nikki Johnson, a family support worker at Orchard Lake Elementary School in Lakeville, heard about Butler’s unemployment from her daughter. Johnson called Butler and offered to connect her with a Lakeville food shelf and the Salvation Army so her daughter could celebrate Christmas. Johnson is part of the Partners in Success Program supported by the nonprofit 360 Communities that puts workers in schools to connect people who need assistance with help. The program reflects

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Fairview expansion approved Medical office building, more parking will be added by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

One-stop shopping > close to home I was a busy mom keeping up with everyday life last year when I learned I had breast cancer. Thankfully, the staff at Fairview Ridges Breast Center have been with me every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Going through this means I can be there for my kids’ birthdays. + Becki, Fairview Ridges Breast Center patient

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Fairview Health Services’ long-planned expansion on the Fairview Ridges Hospital site was approved March 19 by the Burnsville City Council. The $60 million expansion, the largest in the hospital’s 29-year history, will add a five-story, 132,800-square-foot clinic and medical office building in back of the hospital, whose main entrance faces north. The building, which isn’t considered a hospital use, will provide sameday surgery and CT/MRI scanning services to patients who would normally visit the hospital. A skyway will connect the new building to the hospital. A four-level, 574-stall parking ramp will also be built. Smaller additions are planned for the hospital itself, including the secondfloor skyway connection

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as a three-lane road from Nicollet Avenue to Nicollet Boulevard. The Fairview Ridges expansion follows an expansion approved in 2005 that added fifth and sixth floors to the hospital. The hospital and church are part of the Ridges Campus, a 108acre campus of medical, religious and senior housing facilities. Property owners are Ebenezer Senior Living, Fairview, Park Nicollet, Prince of Peace and the Minnesota Valley YMCA. The campus is bordered by McAndrews Road on the north, Interstate 35E and the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn on the south, Portland Avenue on the east and Nicollet Avenue on the west. John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email john.gessner@ecm-inc.com.

Burnsville seeks citizen alerts on potholes The Burnsville Street Department is ready for pothole season. This spring, city street crews will again be out daily (weather permitting) filling potholes. But crews may not see all the potholes needing repair. Residents can let the city know when a troublesome pothole is affecting travel in the community. There are three ways to report a pothole:

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on the south side. A 4,000-square-foot expansion on the east side will add lab space, and a 3,000-square-foot expansion on the west side will house mechanical equipment. The council also approved a 176-stall parkinglot expansion at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located across Nicollet Boulevard from the hospital. The extra parking, a collaboration between the church and the hospital, will accommodate the hospital’s daytime peak demands and the church’s need for more evening and weekend parking, City Planner Chris Slania said. Two crosswalks from the Prince of Peace lot across Nicollet Boulevard will be built. Pedestrians will push a button to cross, activating in-pavement lights and flashing signs. The crosswalks will be built along with an extension of Fairview Drive

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Jeff Coolman resigns as general manager of ECM-SUN ECM Publishers Inc. President Marge Winkelman has announced the resignation of Jeff Coolman, general manager of ECM-Sun Newspapers, which includes Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune, effective April 1. Coolman had been the lead manager of 34 weekly newspapers in the south and western suburbs of the Twin Cities for the better part of the last decade. A professional search for Coolman’s successor will begin immediately. Winkelman will serve as the interim general manager until a replacement is selected. Winkelman, who made the announcement in a March 13 meeting of ECM-Sun Newspaper managers, said ECM Publishers Inc., the parent company of ECM-Sun, was appreciative of Coolman’s leadership during the past 15 months. ECM Publishers Inc. acquired Sun Newspapers in January of 2012. Winkelman credited Coolman with playing a key role during the transition period to help successfully blend the two companies, which combined feature 51 community newspapers and circulation exceeding 650,000 throughout Minnesota. “Jeff was key to our company and we truly feel fortunate that he was

Jeff Coolman here during this period to provide such exceptional leadership. We wish he and Debbie (his wife) the very best,� said Winkelman. Coolman came to Sun Newspapers in 2001 as vice president and group publisher. He has been in the media industry for the last 20 years. As group publisher and corporate vice president he led the Minnesota group (one of four divisions of American Community Newspapers) through multiple acquisitions/mergers and in 2004 became one of three minority owners. In 2010 he formed an internal agency called the Twin Cities Newspaper Network (TCNN) with the sole purpose of partnering with other community newspapers in the suburbs to attract more national advertising clients. During his time in Minnesota Coolman has served on numer-

ous MNA committees and has served as a volunteer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addressing managers, Coolman said the timing for his departure just felt right. “It has been an honor to serve as the leader of Sun Newspapers group for the past 12 years. We have seen many transitions over the years and the most recent was the merger with ECM Publishers. The merger has strengthened the Sun Newspaper group, but also further emphasized the importance and need for local community news and advertising. The Minnesota team is one of the best in the business and I wish them and ECM many more successes in the future,� Coolman said. As general manager for ECM-Sun Newspapers he has been responsible for advertising, circulation and the overall operations of 34 weekly newspapers. Former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen founded ECM Publishers in 1976. Julian Andersen, Elmer’s son, is the CEO of the company. ECM Publishers also operates 20-plus websites and printing presses in Princeton, Minn., where it prints its own products, and also provides commercial printing for a variety of customers, including the New York Times.

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Support ‘no-excuse’ absentee voting legislation, not ‘early voting’ by Kent Kaiser SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Currently, Minnesota law allows absentee voting supposedly only for people who claim one of the following reasons for needing an absentee ballot: • Absence from their precinct on Election Day • Illness or disability • Service as an election judge in another precinct on Election Day • Religious discipline or religious holiday or observance • Eligible emergency declared by the governor or quarantine declared by the federal or state government. The law to require an excuse to obtain an absentee ballot is unforceable and, therefore, unenforced. No one actually checks to see whether voters meet these eligibility criteria — it would be virtually impossible. Nevertheless, conscientious citizens have not necessarily recognized this fact, and, consequently, the current law probably has deterred some people from voting. Recently, state Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, introduced legislation (House File 193) that would remove the requirement to declare one of these excuses to obtain an absentee ballot. This legislation should be passed. There are four pillars of a strong election system: Access, accuracy, privacy, and integrity. Simon’s bill would

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strengthen that first pillar while leaving the other pillars unharmed. Simon’s bill would be an excellent reform of our election system. Such is not the case with some other election changes being suggested in the Legislature this year. Many readers have probably heard talk of “early voting” proposals that would allow people for any reason to cast their votes in the weeks prior to Election Day and have their votes counted immediately. But readers should beware: Such schemes have major flaws compared to our current absentee voting system. • For one, early voting systems do not allow voters to change their minds after casting their ballots like the current absentee voting system does. Many more voters change their minds than most people recognize — and not just for dramatic reasons such as a U.S. senate candidate dying in a plane crash a few days before an election, as happened in Minnesota in 2002. Much new information becomes available about candidates in the days just prior to Election Day, and

voters should have the right to change their votes based on new information. An early voting system would not allow this: Voters in such systems are stripped of the right to change their votes, once their votes are cast, because their ballots have already been placed in the ballot box and counted, with no way track them back to the voters. An “early-voting” system would actually weaken the “access” pillar of a strong election system. • Another clear weakness of early voting, if implemented in Minnesota, would be the after-the-fact discovery of some voters’ ineligibility. We already have this problem with our loose Election Day registration procedures (same-day voter registration with no ID requirement). Expanding the looseness to the weeks of voting prior to Election Day would not be an improvement. In our current absentee voting system, it is possible to verify voters’ eligibility before their ballots are counted until Election Day with all the other ballots. An “early-voting” system would also weaken the “integrity” pillar of a strong election system. Consequently, a superior legislative reform would be simply to change the law to allow absentee voting without an excuse. Many Minnesota voters already vote by “in-person” absentee ballot at a local election office, which is easier for many

people than by-mail absentee voting and provides every bit of the ease of access that “early voting” does but also retains the integrity of our current system. We often hear that people do not know about the “in-person” absentee ballot option or about the re-voting benefit that the current absentee ballot system provides to people who change their minds before Election Day. This simply suggests that state officials should do a better job at publicizing voters’ options — not that we should change and weaken the whole system. One small tweak to our current absentee ballot system would increase the voters’ right to ballot access and preserve their right to election integrity and thus represents a significant reform to our election system — that is Simon’s bill. Readers should call their legislators and the governor to ask them to support Simon’s bill. Kent Kaiser, Ph.D., is a professor of communication at Northwestern College in Roseville, and a senior fellow at the Minneapolis-based think tank Center of the American Experiment. He previously served as communications and voter outreach director for the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State under Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican, and Mark Ritchie, a Democrat. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

A book about trusting teachers draws praise from educators, activists by Joe Nathan Should we “trust teachers” much more than we do now? A recently published, intriguing, important book urges, “Yes.” The book “Trusting Teachers with School Success” is important in part because it has been endorsed by a variety of educators and education activists, many of whom strongly disagree with each other about other issues such as testing, charter public schools and virtual schools. Why did a variety of people recommend the book? First, because the authors ask, “What if trusting teachers, and not controlling them, is the key to school success?” The authors believe that teachers should have the option to organize as doctors and attorneys sometimes do. This puts teachers truly in charge. The book offers 11 examples from seven states, from Connecticut to California along with Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some attorneys and physicians organize themselves into partnerships. They decide how their clinics or law firms will

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operate (including associates’ pay and how they will be evaluated). They hire (and can fire) people to help with the “business side” of operations. I’ve visited some schools cited in the book, including the Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, Minn. and Avalon, in St. Paul. Both schools attract a variety of students. Both help some students who had not succeeded in traditional schools graduate and go on to some form of two- or four-year higher education. Both use an array of methods, not just standardized tests, to measure and report student progress. Avalon, New Country and the nine other schools, both district and charter, described in the book allow teachers to determine the curriculum, budget allocations, assessment methods, staff evalua-

tion, and in some cases pay and working conditions. This is real teacher “empowerment.” The authors recommend that families be allowed to choose these schools, and say that this approach won’t always work. For example, the Milwaukee Federation of Teachers and Milwaukee District helped create more than one dozen schools on this model. Some thrived, others did not. A recent MetLife Foundation survey of teachers around the country found growing percentages of teachers are dissatisfied with their jobs. While education journalist and activist Andy Rotherham pointed out that over the last 25 years, MetLife has used different questions to compare teachers’ attitudes, survey officials stress that answers to identical questions show dissatisfaction is growing. Empowering educators can be one important way to serve students and enrich teachers’ lives. The book’s authors include Amy Junge, formerly a public school teacher; Kim Farris-Berg, an education policy researcher; and Edward Dirkswager, a retired health care administrator.

People who’ve endorsed the book include union leaders, including Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association; Lynn Nordgren, president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers; Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester, N.Y., Federation of Teachers; Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond and educator Deborah Meier, all of whom are skeptical about the charter idea. Tom Vander Ark, formerly of the Gates Foundation, Mike Petrelli of the Fordham Institute and Dee Thomas, all of whom support the charter idea, also praised the book. As America searches for solutions, it’s great to find strategies supported by thoughtful people who often disagree. That makes “Trusting Teachers with School Success” a book with important, intriguing ideas. Joe Nathan, formerly a public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change.  Reactions welcome, joe@centerforschoolchange.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters What’s next? To the editor: The DFL has only controlled the entire Legislature for two and a half months and already, my representative, Laurie Halverson, has voted to advance a bill that will raise the wheelage tax on motor vehicles. I thought the DFL only wanted to tax the rich? Do you have a car? If the answer is yes, Rep. Halverson believes you are part of the 1 percent. A vote for the DFL is a vote for higher taxes on everyone. Wake up, Eaganites. You are getting what you voted for. RICHARD EVANS Eagan

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To the editor: I am a Burnsville resident and a customer of Dakota Electric utility. I am writing on behalf of Bill Benning, candidate for election to the Dakota Electric Board of Directors. I have known Mr. Benning for many years. He is honest, hard-working and highly intelligent. He wants to keep the utility’s rates down and make it accountable to its customers. He will make an excellent member of the board. The ballots were mailed March 19 so customers should receive them March 20 and 21. Please vote for Bill Ben-

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Job well done To the editor: In late February the Minnesota Management and Budget Office released the financial results for the current and the next biennium. With increased revenues and decreased spending the current biennium ended up with a $2.8 billion surplus. This surplus enabled replenishment of the state’s reserve and cash flow funds as well as reduction of the school shift. The Minnesota Management and Budget Office was also able

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to reduce the projected $1.1 billion deficit for the next biennium. This was the “real” reason for the recently announced reduction of the projected budget to $627 million. A hearty congratulations for a job well done is in order for the Republican-led Legislature of 2011-2012. At the start of that legislative session they were faced with

a $5 billion to $6 billion deficit. With good fiscal policy and without raising taxes they were able to turn that deficit around to a surplus. And the sky did not fall. They also tried to speed the school shift payback (ref. S.F. 0209), but this and related House bill were vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton. It will be interesting to

see if the current Democratic-led Legislature is able to match this performance or if additional taxes will be necessary to avoid another round of deficit spending. The challenge is there and the voters are watching. AL KRANZ Burnsville

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Halverson’s bill would help the homeless Standing room only at discussion on two bills

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During Homeless Day on the Hill at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 7, hundreds assembled to carry their message that homelessness negatively affects thousands of children and adults in Minnesota. Many crowded into a small committee room in the State Office Building to hear testimony on two pieces of homeless legislation. Those in attendance represented major statewide homeless and housing organizations and were joined by local units of government and school districts that have recognized the increased costs to them due to homelessness, said Liz Kuoppala, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. She said visitors to the Capitol came from Rochester, Worthington, Moorhead, Bemidji and from the metro, suburban and urban areas of the state, all affected by homelessness. Two bills, House File 937 and House File 698 were introduced to the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee. They were both laid over to the Omnibus Finance Bill. Prior to hearing the bills, committee chairman Thomas Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said attempts were made to find space for attendees to hear the testimony in another

room. That attempt failed, and Huntley urged attendees to refrain from applause and to find a place to be seated. Many were seated or stood in aisles of the committee room. Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, introduced H.F. 698, titled the Homeless Youth Act. This bill modifies the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to identify mission goals, modify uses of funds, appropriate additional funding for the program and remove a mandated report. The legislation appropriates $8 million for the Homeless Youth Act from the general fund to the Department of Human Services for fiscal years 2014-15. The bill also repeals required development of a report on homeless and runaway youth as well as coordination of services funded under the Homeless Youth Act. “The Homeless Youth Act goes a long ways to solving youth homelessness,” Halverson said. Supporting a need for homeless youth and housing programs, Derek Reger, 19, of Brainerd, said he is still on the road to recovery and has been sober for two years. He plans to graduate in May and says he has not missed a day of school this year. Jodi Harpstead, CEO for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, said youth services provide the highest return on an investment. These youths later become contribut-

ing adults of our state, she said. Halverson said her bill has strong bipartisan support and also state support. Second-term lawmaker Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul, said she believes there is a “huge need” for shelters, for transitional housing and for affordable housing. She praised Twin Cities activist Mary Jo Copeland for her work with the homeless. “Government does have a place in people’s lives to create a stronger community, state and world,” Moran said. Neeka Russel, youth expert from the metro area, testified that she “wants to make sure” that people like her have resources to match their paths in life. “We need to be part of the solution,” committee member, Rep. Peter Fischer, DFL-Maplewood, said.

Another bill Rep. Carolyn Laine, DFL-Columbia Heights, introduced H.F. 937 on appropriations for homeless services, transitional housing and emergency services. The bill appropriates money for long-term homeless supportive services, housing and services for homeless youth, transitional housing programs and emergency services grants. According to a bill overview, homeless programs support drop-in centers, shelters and transitional housing programs

operated by community action agencies, tribal governments and other nonprofit organizations to prevent homelessness and to provide safe shelter and to increase the ability of homeless families and individuals to secure and maintain stable, independent housing and economic self-reliance. Laine, the bill’s sponsor, said this has been a 6 percent increase of those living in shelters and said child homelessness has increased by 46 percent. She said that nearly half of the homeless in Minnesota are 21 years of age or younger. Contributing to those increases are that rental housing costs are higher, Laine said, and more than half of many residents’ incomes are going for rent. The spiral of home foreclosures and rental demand have caused a need for a continuum of longterm supportive services and transitional housing, Laine said. Nancy Cashman of the Center City Housing (Transitional Housing Program) told of instances where people are staying in laundromats or in skyways. She said that homelessness is most often caused by domestic violence. Of the homeless, Cashman said 50 percent or more have been in correctional facilities and 100 percent are experiencing some type of trauma. Committee member Glen Gruenhagen, R-St. Paul, said he was saddened to see how many people

Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, has authored House File 698, the Homeless Youth Act. She spoke about the bill as did her witnesses, Jodi Harpstead, Neeka Russel and Derek Reger. (Photo by Howard Lestrud) are in stress today. He told of working 13 years in a jail ministry. Acknowledging the value of government programs, Gruenhagen said they sometimes make things worse rather than better. Witness Rich Hooks Wayman of Health Connection said government is part of the solution for homelessness. Committee member Tina Liebling, DFL-St. Paul, praised those in attendance, saying “you are here because you care about other people and want to strengthen our communities.” Laine’s legislation has appropriations for the following: • $9.95 million in each year of the 2014-15 bien-

nium from the general fund for long-term homeless supportive services • $5.95 million in each year of the 2014-15 biennium from the general fund for transitional housing programs • Appropriates $850,000 in each year of the 2014-15 biennium for emergency services grants • Appropriates $4 million in each year of the 2014-15 biennium to provide housing and services to homeless youth under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Howard Lestrud can be reached at howard.lestrud@ecm-inc.com.

Detainee allegedly scuffles with, injures Burnsville cop A man described by Burnsville police as an uncooperative detainee who scuffled with an officer has been charged with fourthdegree assault, a felony, and obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor. Police responded to a March 8 report that a man with a gun was walking toward the Days Inn near

County Road 42 and Interstate 35E. They found a man matching his description, 37-year-old Nathan Lee Ronning of Willmar, by a vehicle near the hotel. Believing he was armed, officers asked Ronning to put his hands up, face away and walk backwards, the criminal complaint said. They told Ronning he’d

been reported as carrying a gun and warned they would tase him if he didn’t cooperate. He ignored officers’ orders, continually looking back, talking, dropping his hands to his waist and refusing to go to the ground. Ronning was tased but continued to ignore demands and started to get up. An officer delivered a

“stun kick” to his hip to keep him down, the complaint said. Ronning was searched, and no weapons were found. Arrested for obstruction of justice, Ronning yelled at and repeatedly insulted the transporting officer, calling him “punk,” “pig” and “nigger,” the complaint said.

As the officer attempted to escort him into the jail, he repeatedly walked away. After the officer grabbed Ronning’s arms, Ronning stuck out his leg against the jail door and used it as leverage to “lunge back” at the officer, causing the officer to fall with Ronning falling on top of him. The officer suffered bruising on his right wrist,

right thigh and right calf, as well as scrapes on his left forearm, right wrist and chin, the complaint said. “The officer’s empty holster was also damaged,” it said. — John Gessner

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District may develop ‘educational opportunity’ policy Review prompted by recent student-staff conference by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

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Lakeville School District Superintendent Lisa Snyder said she expects a new educational opportunity policy will be brought before the School Board to consider before next school year. “I’d like to see it for sure in place by next fall,” Snyder said. The district is systematically updating all its polices this year, but Snyder said consideration regarding the need for a new policy addressing “educational opportunities” came to light recently when staff requested School Board approval for some students and staff to attend the February Black, Brown and College Bound conference in Tampa, Fla. under the district’s Extended Field Trip policy. The request was pulled for discussion from the consent agenda, usually passed in one motion, by School Board Member Jim Skelly at the Feb. 12 meeting because the request did not follow the district’s Extended Field Trip policy in terms of

time, process and finances. Against the Extended Field Trip policy, a parental notification meeting was held before the trip was approved by the School Board, the request came to the board seven days before departure instead of the 30-day minimum, and students did not pay their own way. The district funded the trip through its approximate $1.1 million in Integration and Equity funding, which is 70 percent funded through the state and 30 percent through a district levy. School Board members who approved the request that passed on a 4-1 vote said it was justified in varying from district policies since the conference aimed to motivate students to pursue post-secondary education, leadership opportunities and mentor younger students. In an interview, Snyder said the situation has highlighted the need for a new policy that is different from the Extended Field Trip policy that “really addresses these types of educational opportunities that are paid for by grants

or special funding for specialized projects.” “I would say it needs to be a priority, especially if Integration and Equity funding continues, which it looks like it is going to at some level,” Snyder said. Costs for seven students and three staff members to attend the Florida conference were $3,170 more than originally estimated, according to Lakeville School District records. As is the case with other Extended Field Trip requests, the cost changed after it received Lakeville School Board approval. Costs for travel, lodging and food were originally estimated at $12,519 for six students and three staff. The final total included seven students and was $15,690, according to district records. The increase was primarily due to the additional student being invited to attend and higher-thananticipated airline fees. Cynthia Hays, Lakeville Schools Educational Equity and Excellence coordinator, said the number of students increased because the district wanted to ensure students from

every high school, including the Alternative Learning Center, could attend. Snyder said the district’s Extended Field Trip policy will also need to be reviewed for possible updates, possibly changing the 30-day notice requirement. In the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, there have been 84 extended field trip requests and 37 of them did not meet the 30-day notice requirement, Lakeville Schools Communications Director Linda Swanson said. “To me, that tells me the policy’s not working because there were just so many,” School Board Chair Roz Peterson said. Swanson said the recent issue highlighted the need for a new educational opportunities policy. “Some field trips are educational opportunities,” Swanson said. “And those need to be addressed in a different fashion. We need to have policies in place so we can do that differently.” Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Letendre Street, which is a private drive. CDA officials added a basketball court, and walking and bike paths to address council concerns. Though they were pleased with the revisions, council members said they hope to see mass transit added to the site. The CDA currently operates 19 rental townhome complexes under the program, which includes two developments in Eagan. A third is set to open in the summer of 2013. There are 1,100 families waiting to obtain workforce housing in Eagan, said Kari Gill, deputy executive director of the CDA. Residents must meet income guidelines, provide

good landlord and credit references and pass a criminal background check. The 4.3-acre property considered for the project currently consists of the former Richfield Blacktop site and two undeveloped lots to the north. On Tuesday, the council also approved a comprehensive guide amendment and a proposal to rezone the property as planned development. Construction on the development is expected to begin this spring and be completed by summer 2014. Jessica Harper is at jessica. harper@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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council to reconsider. Starting council meetings during dinnertime would disrupt people’s routines and impede participation, said Taylor, who chairs the board of the Fire Muster, Burnsville’s annual community festival. The council decided on the change after a 5 p.m. council start for a February meeting was well received by people with business on the agenda. The early start was needed to establish a quorum.

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opted their two sons, who are now grown. Eight years later, the couple decided to return to the United States and settle in Eagan due to its reputable education system and economic opportunities. Meserow had dreamed of writing a book for years, but it was always put on the back burner. By 1998, he decided he would finally do it. His first completed book was never published. “It wasn’t very good,� he said. “But I knew I could do it.� By 2006, Meserow published is first novel, “The Sword of Mohammed,� which is a fictional post apocalyptic book. Two years later, he released his second novel, “Trouble in the House of Jacob,� a apocalyptic novel that depicts the end of times in accord with the Biblical version. The 664-page novel took Meserow 10 years to complete. Thereafter, he released six more novels, two novelettes, one biography and numerous short stories. When he’s not working on novels, Meserow works

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disgusting, quite honestly. You had water damage and mold and dead animals in apartments.� It was a “stressful time for both sides,� said Anselment, who continues to maintain a relationship with the manager of the Lindahl Properties-owned complex, which he said is refilling slowly with tenants after losing its rental license last year. “An aging city needs to be kept up, and we really didn’t have the resources until now,� he said. Anselment grew up in Burnsville and graduated in 1995 from Apple Valley High School. He joined the department in 1999 and has worked as a patrol officer, canine handler and field training officer. Joining the Community Resource Unit was a welcome chance to work across city departments,

said Anselment, whose wife, Danielle, is an Eagan police sergeant and a past member of that department’s multifamily-housing unit. Anselment’s personality is a “huge asset� in his position, Burnsville police Sgt. Chris Wicklund, who heads the Community Resource Unit, wrote in a recent job evaluation. “I trust Shaun in his everyday actions. He sees what needs to be done and will do it.� Anselment has become a “go-to guy� for the Dakota County Drug Task Force, according to Wicklund. Apartment managers often send tips his way about potential drug activity, Anselment said. “I’ll pass that information on via email or phone

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8A March 22, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan

Hot goalie cools off the Dakota United at state Hawks are runner-up in PI Division by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Considering that Dakota United had averaged more than 11 goals in its previous 15 games, the last thing the Hawks could have imagined was that they would be shut out in the state final. But that’s what happened as Robbinsdale/ Hopkins/Mound Westonka goalie Charlie Wittmer stoned the Hawks, making 29 saves as the Robins won 5-0 in the PI Division championship game Saturday at Bloomington Jefferson High School. “He won the game for them,” Dakota United coach Brett Sadek said. “I think we outshot them by quite a bit and we had some really good scoring opportunities.” Robbinsdale/Hopkins/ Mound Westonka won the state championship for the third year in a row and fourth time in the last five years. Dakota United, which has finished second at state the last two years, finished 14-2. Both losses

Dakota United’s Ricky Arends protects the net during the state CI Division adapted floor hockey tournament. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) were against the Robins. time victory over AnokaA title game rematch Hennepin). But I think had been anticipated be- this was the game the kids cause the Robins and were looking forward to.” Hawks were the top seeds With the Robins alfrom the North and South ready leading 4-0 in the divisions. Sadek said his third period, the Hawks’ players probably expected Grayson Nicolay snapped it, too. a wrist shot toward the “We talked about try- corner of the net, only ing not to look that far to see Wittmer snatch it ahead,” the coach said. with his glove hand. The “We wanted to take it a look of disbelief on Nicogame at a time, and we lay’s face told it all for the had a really tough game in Hawks in the championthe semifinals (a 6-5 over- ship game.

Dakota United’s Lantz Estep tries to control the puck during a game against AnokaHennepin at the state PI Division adapted floor hockey tournament. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) Dakota United’s offense came up big in its first two state tournament games. Nicolay scored the game-winner in overtime against Anoka-Hennepin on a shot from near the center line. He scored four

goals in regulation time, and Kyra Patterson had one goal. Jaayson Meyer had four assists. Nicolay had seven goals and two assists in the Hawks’ 10-1 first-round victory over Wayzata/

Minnetonka. Meyer and Nick Kuefler scored one goal each. Dakota United, which last won the PI Division in 2006, could be back for See HAWKS, 9A

Blazing Cats runner-up at CI state tournament Best finish ever for adapted hockey team by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville CI (cognitive impaired) adapted floor hockey team had its best-ever finish at the state tournament last weekend bringing home the second-place trophy. The Blazing Cats lost to North Suburban 7-6 in the state championship on Saturday at Bloomington Jefferson. The team held the lead going into the final period, but North Suburban surged back with five goals in the third to win. Brendan Wong and Steve Friday each had two goals and an assist while goalie Terry Kalm had 24 saves. The Blazing Cats entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the south with a 9-2 record and went on to defeat two higher-seeded teams to reach the finals. In the first round, the Blazing Cats defeated No. 2 north seed Mounds View/ Irondale/Roseville 10-6. The Blazing Cats

were behind 5-4 after two periods, and fired six successful shots in the final period. Cody Bali had four goals and Michael Burns had two. Kalm had 19 saves. The victory put the Blazing Cats in the state semifinal match on Saturday against No. 1 south seed New Prague/TCU/ LeSueur-Henderson, which was previously undefeated with a 12-0 record. The teams traded leads, but it was the Blazing Cats who were ahead by the end. Wong scored the game-winner with 46 seconds remaining. Steve Friday added four goals in the victory. The Blazing Cats avenged a 12-6 loss to New Prague/TCU/ LeSueur-Henderson on Feb. 11. The only other loss for the Blazing Cats this season came in overtime against Dakota United in January. The team was on a five-game winning streak leading up to the tournament outscoring teams 54-9. The Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville CI adapted floor hockey team plays at the state tournament last weekend at Bloomington Jefferson. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) See BLAZING CATS, 9A

After tough loss, Lightning rebounds for third place by Mike Shaughnessy

Girls basketball team has chance to send off its seniors

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Third-place games are nobody’s favorite. Some might argue that they shouldn’t even exist. Once your shot to win a championship is gone, why bother playing another game? Here’s one reason – with 11 seconds remaining and Eastview holding a safe lead in the Class 4A state girls basketball third-place game, Lightning coach Melissa Guebert called timeout so she could send out her five seniors, ensuring they would finish their high school careers together, on the court. “I had to hold the tears in, I was so emotional,” senior captain Tyra Johnson said. “I was so happy we could be out there for the last time together.” Of the five seniors, Johnson, Mikaela Wilson and Hannah Ruszczyk are captains. Christie Seaberg is a reserve and Abby Lee played little after battling the effects of mononucleosis. They had their last moments on the court as teammates on Saturday as Eastview closed out a 5843 victory over Osseo. Two days earlier, Eastview was doomed by 25 percent shooting in a 4339 semifinal loss to South Suburban Conference rival Bloomington Kennedy at the Target Center. Hopkins beat Kennedy 68-45 on Saturday night for its third consecutive Class 4A championship. After the loss to Kennedy, “the players were very upset, and I think I felt like they did,” Gue-

Eastview’s Mikaela Wilson guards Osseo’s Janay Morton during the state Class 4A girls basketball third-place game Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) bert said. “The day after, Melissa Guebert said 14 halftime lead. Eastview our kids went to school, Opatz and junior forward led by at least 10 points the had a full day of classes Emee Udo gave the Light- rest of the game. and practiced after school. ning quality minutes after Madison Guebert They were shooting foul trouble limited John- had five three-point basaround before the start of son to 18 minutes. kets and finished with 27 practice and I think were The Lightning opened points. Sophomore forwaiting to see how (the a 10-2 lead in the first half ward Hana Metoxen addcoaches) took it. Then we against Kennedy before ed 14 for the Lightning. decided we didn’t want to shooting woes kicked in. The loss to Kennedy be fourth again (Eastview Eastview was 11-for-44 “was rough, but it hapwas fourth in the 2012 from the field, and Kenne- pened,” Johnson said. “We state tournament) and had dy took the lead for good knew we wanted to end a practice.” with 7 minutes, 13 seconds the season with a good Sophomore guard to play. feeling. We wanted to end Madison Guebert scored Madison Guebert had it with a win, rather than 22 points and junior guard 19 points and Johnson 12 two losses.” Kari Opatz came off the for Eastview. Eastview and Kennedy bench to score 16 in EastThe Lightning (29-3) tied for the South Suburview’s victory over Osseo beat Rochester Mayo 54- ban Conference champiin the third-place game. 40 in the state quarterfi- onship and the two teams The Lightning trailed 20- nals March 13. The last could be in the race for the 17 at halftime but scored 10 minutes of the first title again next year. Ken41 points on 56 percent half were decisive. East- nedy loses just two seniors, shooting in the second view went on a 19-1 run to while Eastview returns key half. turn a 13-13 tie into a 32- players such as Madison

Eastview’s Tyra Johnson shoots against Rochester Mayo during the state Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinals at the Target Center. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) Guebert and Metoxen. And the Lightning has proven it can develop players and find roles for them. Going into the 2012-13 season, Madison Guebert was the team’s only returning starter. Getting meaningful minutes in state tournament games can only help players such as Opatz and Udo, Melissa Guebert

said. “It’s the perfect time for them,” the coach said. “You hope it encourages them to work hard in the summer, and they will. I think all of our returning players will.” Email Mike Shaughnessy at mike.shaughnessy@ecminc.com.


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Eagles playing for a place in history Apple Valley went to state seeking school’s first boys hoops title by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Apple Valley has been one of the state’s most successful high school athletic programs since opening in 1976. The school has 55 state championships, third most in Minnesota history. It doesn’t have one for boys basketball yet. “We have a big poster in our locker room that shows the number of state titles we’ve won, and it’s blank,” senior guard Dustin Fronk said Monday, two days before the Eagles played in the state Class 4A quarterfinals. As they prepared for the school’s first state appearance since 2009, the Eagles were aware of the history. They want to make history. But they don’t want to dwell on history. “It’s in the back of our minds, but the biggest thing is we want to get it done for ourselves and our city,” senior guard Harry Sonie said. For perhaps the first time in six state tournament appearances, Apple Valley went in as the favorite. The Eagles were 28-1 and had a 27-game winning streak when they took the floor Wednesday against Brainerd in the quarterfinal round. They are ranked No. 1 in the state and seeded No. 1 in the state tournament. But the only team to beat them this season, Park Center, was in the other half of the state tournament bracket. HAWKS, from 8A another run at the state championship next year as only two of its players – forward Lantz Estep and goalie Marcus Urban – are seniors. “We had three or four young guys who had to be shown the ropes at the beginning of the season, but by the end of the year they really came on,” Sadek said. “With Grayson, our biggest problem is managing his energy level because he plays a lot. We don’t want to put handcuffs on him, but he uses a lot of energy. “Jaayson really understands the game well. He and Grayson are right up there with any playBLAZING CATS, from 8A Burns, Wong and Friday were named to the 2013 CI Division Adapted Floor Hockey All-Tournament Team. The team won the consolation title last year and in 2009. In 2010, the team placed fourth and it was the consolation runner-up in 2007.

The Eagles routed Rosemount 94-64 in the Section 3 championship game Friday night at Burnsville High School. Apple Valley outscored its three section opponents by 115 points. Rosemount, which pulled two upsets to reach the section final, kept it relatively close in the first half before being overwhelmed in the second half, when Apple Valley scored 59 points. “Rosemount has good guard play, so I think they wanted more of an uptempo game,” Fronk said. “But it’s the section final, so you have to be ready for anything.” The Eagles had no problem mustering the enthusiasm to celebrate a section championship even though the state title has been their goal since before the season began. “It’s fun to celebrate with our parents and the fans who have always been there,” Fronk said. “But we know we have more to do. We have another week to reach our final goal.” One of the noteworthy things about the Eagles’ season is they have played consistently well. They have had few letdowns. Even in their loss to Park Center in early December, it took a last-second basket to beat them. “This is a group with a lot of players who have been with us two or three years,” coach Zach Goring said. “For Tyus (Jones, the Eagles’ star junior guard), this is his er in this tournament. I wouldn’t trade them for anybody.” Nicolay and Meyer were named to the alltournament team, as was defender Liz Kimmes.

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Coach led Eastview to 2008 state by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

first-team All-Big Ten as a senior. She starred in high school volleyball at Bloomington Jefferson. She replaces Audrey Ludwig, who left Hamline following the 2012 season to become an assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Hamline went 18-12 last season with a roster that had no seniors. Egan’s husband Jim is an assistant baseball coach at Hamline.

Hamline University has hired Becky Egan as its new head volleyball coach, the school announced Monday. Egan has been head coach at Eastview High School the last 11 years and led the Lightning to second place in the state Class AAA tournament in 2008. She also is Eastview’s co-head strength coach. Email Mike Shaughnessy at Egan played college mike.shaughnessy@ecmvolleyball at the Univer- inc.com. sity of Minnesota and was

Apple Valley guard Tyus Jones cuts down part of the net following the Eagles’ 94-64 victory over Rosemount in the Section 3-4A boys basketball championship game March 15 at Burnsville High School. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) fourth year. “It’s been a challenge to keep guys motivated, to keep them mentally sharp. One thing that’s helped is these guys are very competitive, even against each other. We’ve spent more time in practice just playing than we have in any other year.” The Eagles also are tough to defend, particularly when they can play at a fast tempo. Jones led Apple Valley with 19 points in the section final, but four other players also reached double figures – freshman center Brock Eventual CI Division champion North Suburban defeated the Hawks 7-5 in Saturday’s semifinals. Dakota United (113) rolled past New Prague/ TCU/LeSueur-Henderson 12-6 in the third-place game as senior Joe Sandey scored a hat trick and added two assists. Fagre, Voss and Kennard Lyles scored two goals each as Dakota United avenged a regular-season loss to New Prague/TCU/LeSueurHenderson. Sandey and goalie Ricky Arends earned places on the all-tournament team.

Dakota United, an adapted sports cooperative that includes Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview and Rosemount high schools, also had a team in the CI Division tournament at state. The Hawks opened by taking out three-time defending champion Anoka-Hennepin 8-2 in the first round. Carl Fagre scored six goals for the Hawks, with Tyler Email Mike Shaughnessy at Voss and Hunter Patrick mike.shaughnessy@ecmadding one each. inc.com.

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Bertram (16), junior forward Dennis Austin (15), Fronk (14) and junior forward Robert Tobroxen (11). Big challenges awaited Apple Valley at state, but the Eagles believe they’re capable of taking on anything – or anybody. “To go down as the Class of 2013, the first one to get it done at our school?” Sonie said. “That definitely would be a big deal.” Dakota United’s Joe Sandey moves the puck out of the defensive zone during the state CI Division adapted floor Email Mike Shaughnessy at hockey tournament. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) mike.shaughnessy@ecminc.com.

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Tommy Petersen began his wrestling career as an elementary youth wrestler alongside his brother Zane. Tommy was always up for a challenge and despite his older brother’s success; Tommy was determined to make a name for himself. Tommy’s hard work and determination as a young youth/middle school wrestler paid off. As a freshman Tommy found himself In the Varsity lineup and quickly began to show how dedicated he had been. Success didn’t come without some disappointments, but Tommy kept persevering through it all and eventually proved that he was one of the best at what he did. Before starting his junior season, Tommy made it clear that he wanted to win a State Championship and win he did! He only lost once his junior season, which was to the number 2 ranked high school wrestler at his weight class. He achieved his goal of winning a state championship and then went on to repeat that same feat this season to become Lakeville’s first 2-time state wrestling champion in history. He lost one match in the last 2 seasons, and has a winning streak of 71-1. In addition to his success in the winner’s circle, Tommy also holds the record for most takedowns in a single season (237). Tommy ended his career with close to 130 Varsity wins and is looking for more as he continues his wrestling career at NDSU.

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tiny of the PAC, whose construction many citizens opposed as too costly, council members insisted on having a chance to interview the companies, in addition to the interviews already done by the RFP committee. The council could decide on April 16 to schedule interviews, possibly in a joint session on April 23 with the Performing Arts Center Advisory Commission. Council Member Dan Kealey said he wants the benefit of having questioned the applicants before taking a vote he’ll have to defend later. “This is a $20 million facility,� Kealey said at the council’s March 12 work session, where he raised the interview topic. “This is a major decision in the life of that facility. It was a very controversial facility to build.� “It was controversial,� Sherry said at the work session. “We don’t want to inflame any more controversy. So I think we want to make it clear we’re being very deliberate about this and we’re very, very careful about it.� The public won’t, how-

ever, get to see copies of the companies’ submittals before the council votes, City Attorney Joel Jamnik said. State law classifies them as private, and they can’t be released until after the vote, he told the council. Under the request-forproposals process, the council isn’t obligated to choose the least expensive proposal. “This is a request for proposals, not a request for bids,� Johnston said in an interview. “So there’s a fair amount of consideration you can bring into the process.� The PAC suffered steep losses in its first two years but rebounded to hit preopening forecasts of annual operating losses of $350,000 or less. Operating losses totaled $285,747 in 2012, compared with $304,853 in 2011, the city reported. Total operating expenses were $1.23 million last year, and nonoperating expenses were $699,678, according to the city. John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email john.gessner@ecm-inc.com.

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The Miss MN ValleyQueen of the Seasons Royalty is holding candidate informational meetings for girls ages 13-18 at 6 p.m. on April 2 and April 16 at the Shakopee Police Department, 475 Gorman St., Shakopee. Royalty selection is determined by scores from the application, one-page typed essay, interview,

sponsor jingle and time involved in the candidate events. If chosen, royalty attend coronations, volunteer for nonprofits and community events, ride in several parades and fundraise for their college scholarships. For more information, contact Joyanne Newgard, (952) 693-5688 or joynewgard@yahoo.com.

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is working in Burnsville, where police calls to multifamily complexes dropped by 350 last year. “Some multihousing locations, depending on location, are better than others,� Anselment said. “But every year we get less and less calls. We had a really good year last year.�

to the drug task force officers, who will follow up with their own investigations, which sometimes lead to nothing and sometimes results in warrants and drug seizures,� he said. As part of his duties, Anselment has learned the legal rights and re- John Gessner can be reached sponsibilities of landlords at (952) 846-2031 or email and tenants. Something john.gessner@ecm-inc.com.

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FOOD, from 1A the organization’s mission to provide holistic help to families in need. “To me it was a godsend. They happened into my life in a time when there was a serious need, and they were there,� she said. The first time Butler went to the Feed My Sheep Food Shelf at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lakeville, she said, “I was very embarrassed that I was actually going to accept help.� That feeling quickly changed when the first woman she saw gave her a big hug. “Never at any point did anyone I interact with at 360 or Messiah make me feel bad about it. Everyone I have come in contact with has helped me feel positive and made me feel so supported,� she said. Butler’s situation is not uncommon at 360 Communities. While the economy is on the upswing, the five local food shelves connected with 360 Communities have seen an 18 percent increase in visits last year. For the first fiscal quarter year over year CHARGE, from 1A allegedly admitted he ultimately installed the system himself for $600 and didn’t submit a revised claim. He told police he was frustrated that the county had denied so many of his previous claims and said that he was in a lot of debt due to the relocation. Luebbert, who owns Zest Bar and Grille in Ea-

Volunteers at 360 Communities help stock food donations at the Burnsville Food Shelf. The Burnsville location saw a 43 percent increase in visits for 2012. (Photo submitted) that number is up almost sis, people with disabilities nesota saw record levels 26 percent. More than on a fixed incomes, fami- of hunger relief programs 830,000 pounds of food lies with small children, in 2012, including food were distributed across school-age children.� shelves, subsidized school Farmington, Lakeville, The biggest increase in lunches and Supplemental Rosemount, Apple Val- food shelf visits was at the Nutrition Assistance Proley and Burnsville at food Burnsville location – up gram (SNAP), formerly shelves. 43 percent. This coincides known as food stamps. All “We are seeing an in- with Burnsville’s poverty school districts in the citcrease across the board,� rate: One in 10 people live ies 360 Communities has said Anika Rycher, 360 in poverty, according to food shelves have seen an Communities lead direc- the 2009-2011 American increase in students receivtor of services. “We really Community Survey of ing free or reduced lunch. see the gamut. We’re see- Dakota County. ing senior citizens on fixed Minnesota FoodShare, March food drives incomes that rely on the another nonprofit advocaMarch is Minnesofood shelf on a regular ba- cy group, reports that Min- ta FoodShare Month,

when more than 300 food shelves across the state, including 360 Communities, launch a food drive campaign to fill shelves when food runs short. More than 50 businesses, in addition to churches, schools and other organizations in the community, have pledged to help 360 Communities meet its goal to raise $60,000 and 70,000 pounds of food in March. That amount will help feed 11,300 people for one week. When this paper went to press, 360 Communities had raised a total of $17,828 and 24,722 pounds of food with one more week left. At the beginning of the month, the Burnsville Family Resource Center had empty shelves. Tony Compton, 360 Communities’ marketing and communications coordinator, put a photo on Facebook, and the photo was passed around, filling the shelves within a matter of days. “We have a community that really sees what their stake is in making sure that people are supported,� Compton said. Without these contributions and the help of 1,125

volunteers, he said, 360 Communities could not serve all the people it does. “Food is easy for people to get excited about because it is tangible, and it is the most basic of needs,� Rycher said. “I could do a food drive in my business or community; but when you bring food or financial dollars to 360 Communities, it goes far beyond the need for food.� The organization also provides support for women in abusive situations and educational support for families through programs like Partners in Success, among other resources. After relying on a food shelf for a few months, Butler just accepted a new job. She hopes to volunteer with 360 Communities and give back to the people who gave her so much. At 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, Burnsville Costco will open its doors to non-members to buy food donations for 360 Communities.

Luebbert owes the company $8,375.04 for rent, insurance and an electric bill, among other debts. In the suit, DeSoto claims Luebbert and his company, Super Mercado Olmeca, failed to pay $5,202.68 in rent, $179.57 in insurance, and $225.67 in electric bills between November 2012 and January 2013. Luebbert moved the grocery store and deli to

DeSoto’s property at 14117 Irving Ave. S. in Burnsville after being forced in 2010 to vacate Valley Ridge Shopping Center in Burnsville to make way for a housing project. The owner of the center sold the property to the Dakota County Community Development Agency, which turned the property into a senior housing complex.

Luebbert came under fire in November 2010 by Burnsville city officials for problems at his night club, VIP Olmeca Events, which was next door to the grocery store. Residents complained at the time about music volumes and people loitering in the parking lot after closing. One month after DeSoto sued Luebbert, Great Southern Bank, a Mis-

souri-based lender, filed a lawsuit claiming Luebbert owed $123,638.35 for defaulting on a business loan. If convicted of the alleged theft, Luebbert could face up to five years in prison.

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Flooring & Tile

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2310

Housecleaning

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Casey's Sm Engine Repair •Snow blowers •Lawn Mowers •Trimmers •Blowers •Blade Sharpening •Tune ups. PU & delivery. Casey 952-292-5636

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

* Blomquist Exteriors Ice Dam Removal

Ceiling & Wall Textures

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612-978-9679

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

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•Ben's Painting• Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

952-432-2605

Roofing/Tear-offs

DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800

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Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com

651-452-4802

952-500-1088

LLC

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Painting

2420

Tree Service

2620

651-338-5881 Absolute Tree Service Exper. prof., lic., Ins. Reas. rates.

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Painting

2420

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

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

952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB Tree Removal Silver Fox Services A Good Job!!

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Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 3000

Merchandise Antiques

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3050

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3090

Cemetery Lots

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3130

Estate Sales

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Tree Service

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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

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CR Services Int/Ext painting, fully insured 20+ yrs exp. Joe 612-212-3573

2490

Powerwashing

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(763) 550-0043 (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600

3970

Pets

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Powerwashing

2490

Powerwashing

Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.

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763-225-6200

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3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

3050

Southtown Mall

March 22, 23, 24 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

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3500

Garage Sales

Apple Valley: Moving Sale 14461 Freesia Way March 22 & 23, 10a-5pm. Furn., sm appls. Cloz, dishes, books & more!

3700

Leisure

3720

Boats, New & Used

Chrysler 17ft, fiberglass open bow-tri hull, Good Cond. *New price $875 612-825-6283

4000

4100

Family Care Child Care

Farmington PT/FT Daycare 2yrs+. Drop in avl. Kathy (651) 463-3765 LV: Lic/AAS Degree LL center curric. 2+yrs. Gr8 rate. 952-432-8885

5000

Rentals Townhouse For Rent

Apple Valley: 2 BR 2 BA, TH. All appls, 1 car gar. $1100 mo. 952-432-1789

5700

Storage

Think Spring Think Storage! Reserve your Summer storage. We store boats, campers, RVs & trailers. Call for our great rates 612-889-8768

7000

7400

Real Estate Apartments & Condos For Sale

2BR, 2BA $825/1200 SF, 1 BR $625 800 SF, DW, AC, large balcony, Garage $40mo Brookside Apartments 16829 Toronto Ave. SE, Prior Lake MN 612-824-7554

2620

Tree Service

3970

Pets

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BOB’s

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Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.

Musical Instuments

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2490

Hauling

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3280

Great Service Affordable Prices

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Handyperson

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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

Painting

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2290

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Garage Door

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3270

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GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

2280

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Furnishings

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Lic. #BC626700

Landscaping

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Plumbing

2470

Tree Service

2620

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Small Engine Repair

2495

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Painting

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Professional Services

1510

MERCHANDISE MOVER

We gladly accept VISA, American Express, Mastercard, Discover, personal checks, and cash.

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Senior Rentals

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Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

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7100

Commercial Properties Space

7100

Commercial Properties Space

Office Space for Rent

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SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan March 22, 2013 13A Manufactured Homes

8100

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Apple Valley/Lakeville border: 3 BR, many upFinish Carpenters dates pets OK. $29,900 fi- Schwieters Companies is nancing avl. 612-581-3833 hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: 9000 Employment tools/medical/dental/401k majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Health Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 Care to schedule an interview. www.finishcarpenters.com

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PCAs

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time - day and evening PCA's to care for individuals in their homes. Help needed in the Eagan, Cottage Grove, and Roseville area. Responsible to assist with client cares, food prep, light housekeeping and laundry. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving, communication skills, and must have a valid driving license. If interested please submit online application at www.regencyhhc.com or fax resume attn: Stephanie @ 651-488-4656. EOE

Help Wanted/ Full Time

9100

Maintenance Cedar Knolls Manufactured Home Community seeking FT maintenance staff member. Starting pay $13.00 to $13.50 per hour plus benefits including 401K. Please call Paul at: 952-431-5771 or email resume to: paul_kellen@ equitylifestyle.com

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Skid Loader Operator provide site preparation for sod installation. Must have Class A. Previous exp. with Skid Loaderreq. Competitive wages. Jirik Sod Farm Inc. Call Pat 651-460-6555.

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Biz-2-Biz Interviewing Home Based infotechmarketing.com InfoTech Marketing expansion. B2B marketing experience preferred. No home calling. 15+hrs/wk avail from your home. M-F days. $14-$18/hr. Call 952-252-6000 Skilled/Professional Pet Groomer Wanted for new salon in Apple Valley. Grt commiss. 952-432-3647

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

MacPhail Center for Music has openings for PT Early Childhood Music Instructors to provide MacPhail Early Childhood Music instruction at New Horizon Academy and Kinderberry Hill Centers at locations throughout the Twin Cities metro and some outside the metro. Details at macphail.org. Apply by e-mailing cover letter and resume to: resume@macphail.org.

Part-time Legal Secretary position, south suburban location Contact Keri (952-) 431-1222

Substitute Teachers

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Visit www.isd191.org for more details

McLane Minnesota DRIVERS - Class A CDL required. Must meet all DOT requirements. Recent graduates encouraged to apply!! Full Case Grocery Selectors 7:30 am start, M-F $13.30/hr Maintenance Tech 2pm start M-F wage DOE 2 years exp

Concrete Construction, Hiring exp. Poured wall setters, finishers, and laborers,comp wages, 401k, health benefits, apply at KCI, 9175 Isanti Street NE, We are seeking candidates Blaine 763-786-3625 with a good work history Diesel Mechanic Foreman, and a great attendance Burnsville, Great record. Must pass drug test, physical screening Pay/Benefits. APPLY and background check. www.durhamschoolservices.com, or stop by 3100 Some positions require adWest Hwy 13 Burnsville, ditional skills. MN 55337 If you are interested in joining the McLane Team Designed Cabinets please email or fax your Lakeville, hiring proresume, or stop in to fill duction & finishing posiout an application. tions. Experience preferred. Fast-paced shop needs self-motivated people w/ attention to detail- able to work 40+ hour weeks. Full benefits after 60 daysMcLane Minnesota health/PTO. Applicants 1111 5th Street West must pass drug test. Northfield, MN 55057 Apply at: Fax (507) 664-3042 th 7965 215 Street West mnhr@mclaneco.com Lakeville EOE/M/F/D

TEST SCORERS NEEDED $13 PER HOUR Apple Valley, Eagan, and Bloomington For more information about the positions and to sign up for a Recruiting Event, visit www.questarai.com/aboutus/careers. FT and PT positions available 4-year college degree required

City of Apple Valley PT SALES CLERK 10-20 hours a week, evenings and most Saturdays. $10.56/hr. Duties include customer service, stocking shelves and cooler. Operate cash register, lifting liquor and beer cases, and general cleaning.

Please see website at www.cityofapplevalley.org for job posting qualiďŹ cations and application information.

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Education

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Preschool Teacher and Center Float

New Horizon Academy in Lakeville is accepting resumes for a Preschool Teacher and a Center Float. Candidates must have some college courses in early childhood or related field of study. For more information or to schedule an interview call Lori @ 952-469-6659 or email resume to: lheruth@ nhacademy.net E.O.E.

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The City of Burnsville is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Permit Technician

TELLER Wanted Flexible Schedule 20-30 hours per week with alternate Saturdays. We are looking for an individual with great customer service skills and an aptitude for numbers. Excellent opportunity for homemakers or college students. Pick up an application at any of our locations or email application request to gnicol@ provincialbank.com Seeking Immediate Overnight CAREGivers! Enrich the lives of seniors while providing non-medical home care in this rewarding part-time job. Growing St. Paul agency offers flexible schedules including weekday/weekend hours, sleepovers, awakeovers & Round the Clock (24hr) shifts. Retirees encouraged to apply. 651-604-8199

Substitute Teachers

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Visit www.isd191.org for more details

9500

Automotive

1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive, 60K mi, located in Blmgtn, $5,400 715-684-4435

9810

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9820

Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

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Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

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9900

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9200

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PT CAREGIVERS 1-2 Days per Week 8 am - 8 pm To care for 5 elderly adults in Eagan.

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9250

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

9900

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Books Audrey Edmunds, author of the true crime book â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Happened to Audrey: A Terrifying Journey from Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer,â&#x20AC;? will be signing copies of her book at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail. Bob Rueff, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind Gameâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Endgame,â&#x20AC;? both psychological thrillers featuring a fictional cop from the Bloomington Police Department, will have a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Jamie Ford will share â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweetâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection for the One Book, One Lakeville community read â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at

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April 12. Information/registration: https://www.callforentry. o rg / f e s t i v a l s _ u n i q u e _ i n f o . php?ID=1014. Minnesota River Arts Fair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dates are July 20-21 at The Landing, Shakopee. Entry fee: $25 jury fee, $150 booth fee. Deadline: April 3. Information/ registration: http://www.zapplication.org/public_fair_preview. php?fair_id=2427.

After canceling several shows last fall because of health issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a Nov. 9 gig in Burnsville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; plus-size stand-up comic Ralphie May is back on tour and will be taking the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The Tennessee-born comedian, who rose to fame after his stint on the first season of NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Comic Standingâ&#x20AC;? in 2003 and has since starred in four Comedy Central specials, is traversing North America this month on his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too Big to Ignoreâ&#x20AC;? tour, which features material about politics, race and family life. Tickets for the Burnsville show range from $32.50 to $42.50 and can be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office, and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com. (Photo submitted)

Chicago. Sponsored by the Burnsville Rotary. Event tickets are $39 and are available at the box office and at ticketmaster. com. Events M.O.M.S. (Making Our Moms Successful) 11th annual Benefit Community Concert and Silent Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 12921 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 the day of the show. Information: (952) 890-5072, momshis@aol.com or www. momsprogram.org. Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artAlive! benefit, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Ticket information: allinahealth.org/ artalive.

Comedy Scott Hansen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbridled,â&#x20AC;? 8:30 p.m. March 22-23, Canterbury Park Ascot Lounge, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee. Also performing: The Stagebenders, Pete Borchers, Scott Kadrlik. General admission: $15. VIP tables of four with two autographed CDs: $100. Information: (952) 445-7223. Comedy for Caring, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Exhibits Nicollet Ave. Features The SecThe Shrine of the Stations ond City comedy troupe from of the Cross, a exhibition of

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atre Circle is bringing this you-decide-whothe-killer-is experience to the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Directed by Matt McNabb, the production features an 11-piece live orchestra and a cast of 15 actors. The run of the show March 22-April 7 includes a special promotion on March 28, which is “Pay What You Can” night, with audience members setting their own price for a ticket. That evening’s performance will be followed by a discussion with the “Drood” cast and crew. Audio description for visually impaired theater-goers will be offered March 24, and ASL interpretation will accompany the show on March 29. Tickets range from $17 to $20 and are available in person at the Performing Arts Center’s box office and through Ticketmaster online or (800) 982-2787. More about the production is at www.chameleontheatre.org.

In 1870, Charles Dickens died before completing his novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Since then, writers have attempted to supply a conclusion to the story, including the identity of the title character’s killer. Over the years many writers sought to simply tie up all the loose ends of the Dickens book – such as the Vermont author Thomas James, who in 1873 published a version of “Drood” that he said had been psychically “channeled” from the ghost of Dickens. But in the mid-1980s the composer and playwright Rupert Holmes did something novel with the “Drood” material: He turned it into a musical comedy. And because Dickens left the story with no ending, Holmes added a twist for theater-goers, writing as many solutions to the murder mystery as possible, and then having the audience decide by a vote which of the characters is the killer. Email Andrew Miller at Now, Burnsville- andrew.miller@ecm-inc. Kyler Chase, left, and Christy Jones are among the 15-actor cast in Chameleon Theatre’s presentation of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. (Photo submitted) based Chameleon The- com.

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April 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The community fundraising event will feature the comedy of The Second City from Chicago. A preshow party will begin at 6 p.m. with live and silent auctions, complimentary appetizers and music by jazz ensemble The Real Big Band. Online bidding for auction items will be available April 18 at www.BiddingForGood.com/BurnsvilleRotary. Event tickets are $39 and are available at the box office and at ticketmaster.com.

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piano students. Ea per- can Guild of Organists Fideldy, Sarah Garner, formed Concerto No. 2 in performing on the new Bjorn Gustafson, Sharon F by Dmitri Shostakovich, 52-rank Holtkamp/Aeo- Kleckner, Jungjoo Park Akira Ea, seventh- Lim performed Concerto lian-Skinner pipe organ and Sean Vogt. Pianist Ruth Palmer grader at Scott Highland in F sharp minor by Alex- at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Shepherd of the Valley will join organist Sean Middle School in Apple ander Scriabin. Lutheran Church, 12650 Vogt to perform a duet on Valley, and Jasmine Lim, Johnny Cake Ridge Road, the rare 9-foot Hamburg sophomore at Burnsville Nine organists Apple Valley. The recital is Steinway originally purHigh School, were selected free and open to the public chased in England by Karto perform in MacPhail’s to perform en and Richard Carpenter. Concerto and Aria ConA “members recital” with reception to follow. Recitalists include Visit www.TCAGO.org cert on March 17 at will feature nine solo orMacPhail’s Minneapolis ganists from the Twin Cit- James Bobb, Margaret for information. campus. The concert cel- ies Chapter of the Ameri- Burk, Megan Engel, Mark ebrates the highest honor that a MacPhail student can achieve. Students are selected by two rounds of competitive auditions. They receive award certificates and a special recepwith a new subscription tion is held in their honor. Both Ea and Lim are

Dakota County Library is accepting submissions to its annual poetry contest during the month of April. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded in five different age groups: ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18 and adults. Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website, and will be recognized at the following events: • Children’s Poetry Night Open Mic, 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 15, Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Ages 5-12. Children’s poetry contest winners will be an“Chinese nounced. Cuisine” • Poets in the Park Open Monday Teen Poetry Slam, 2-5 thru Saturday, p.m. Sunday, May 5, CaMarch poni Art Park Theater in 11 am to 9 pm Special: the Woods, 1220 Diffley Shrimp Road, Eagan; rain locaDine-In Almond tion is Wescott Library, Carry-Out 1340 Wescott Road, EaDing gan. Registration begins at Catering 1:30 p.m. Ages 12-19. Teen 4321 Egan Drive (Cty Rd 42) Savage, MN 55378 poetry contest winners www.dfongs.com | 952-894-0800 will be announced. • Adult Poetry Contest Event: Katrina Vandenberg, writer in residence at Hamline University, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Adult poetry contest winners will be announced, followed by a poetry open mic. • Teen Poet and Writer Workshop: Katrina Vandenberg, writer in residence at Hamline University, will host a workshop for teen poets and writers from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Wescott Library in Eagan. For more information, call (651) 450-2900 or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library.

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