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Football, booze, confrontation and bloodshed in Burnsville

Say it’s so, Joe

Robert Thomas, 46, charged with second-degree murder by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer was in Burnsville on Wednesday with the Twins Caravan, which made an early-afternoon stop at the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe on Nicollet Avenue in the Heart of the City. During the appearance Mauer was interviewed live on ESPN 1500 by radio hosts Patrick Reusse, left, and Phil Mackey. For more photos, go online at www.ThisweekLive.com.

An alcohol-fueled football gathering ended in bloodshed Jan. 23 as one of two Burnsville men allegedly shot the other to death during a noisy confrontation. The party’s host, 46-year-old Robert Michael Thomas Sr., was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. The victim, 38-year-old James Edward Koenig, died of a single shotgun blast inside Thomas’ townhouse at 14046 Plymouth Ave. S. The confrontation was over photos that Thomas’ 13-year-old son had taken that day of a shirtless Koenig, according to the criminal complaint. According to accounts given to police, the boy took photos of Koenig in body-building poses in a bedroom of the townhouse. Both Thomas and Koenig’s girlfriend confronted Koenig about the photos, which they deemed inappropriate, according to the complaint.

Thomas had invited the woman, a friend of his, to come to his house with her boyfriend to watch the Packers game. She dropped Koenig off and left to do some Thomas things with her children. When she returned shortly before halftime, the two men were drinking straight vodka out of coffee cups, the woman told police. Another friend of Thomas’ who came to his house that day also said Thomas and Koenig had been drinking. After the game the woman noticed the photos of Koenig on the boy’s camera. “She said that the defendant saw those pictures and asked her what her boyfriend was doing in the other room having the defendant’s son take pictures of him,� the complaint said. When confronted, Koenig said he See Murder, 14A

Coffee shop opens at Wescott Library in Eagan After long delay, grand opening of Dewey’s Cafe is Saturday, Jan. 29 by Erin Johnson THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The wait is finally over – visitors can now enjoy a cup of joe while they browse the books at Wescott Library in Eagan. A grand opening celebration will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, for Dewey’s Cafe, which began serving customers about a week ago. Wescott patrons have been eagerly awaiting the coffee shop since it was first announced it would be included in the library’s $2.2 million renovation, which was completed in 2009. “We’re very excited,� said Chris McLean, who owns the cafe along with his partner, Tyler Liedman. The twenty-something entrepreneurs met while working as barristas in a St. Paul coffee shop and

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A space was created for Dewey’s Cafe during the library’s $2.2 million renovation in 2009, but it sat empty until the coffee shop debuted last week. A grand opening celebration is planned Saturday, Jan. 29. The cafe is being operated by local entrepreneurs Chris McLean, right, and Tyler Liedman.

talked of starting their own operation some day. “It’s nice to finally have our own coffee shop,� he said. “The work is a little harder than what we were doing before, but it’s our own thing and our own

space, and it’s nice to be the people that choose the products and make sure we’re serving something good.� The cafe serves a variety of coffee drinks using primarily organic and fair

trade coffee, along with Italian soda, soft drinks, tea, juice, pre-made sandwiches, chips, donuts, and fruit. Since its soft opening a week ago, business has been steadily growing. “It’s been going great,� said Eric Austin, senior

cluster manager for Dakota County Libraries. “I think our patrons are loving it. Every time I go by I see folks in there on their computers, looking at books, drinking coffee.� The project cost about $50,000, Austin said. The bulk of the start-up funds,

about $45,000, came from Friends of the Wescott Library, a non-profit support group. The library and the county kicked in the rest. The cafe was originally supposed to open last June, but the task of meeting state and local codes for See Coffee, 14A

Washington comes to Crystal Lake Elementary Kline, Duncan discuss student achievement, education reform at northern Lakeville school by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan enjoyed an educational game with two English Language Learner students at Crystal Lake Elementary School in Lakeville on Friday, Jan. 21, during a tour of the school with U.S. Rep. John Kline, who lives in the neighborhood.

Last Friday, Jan. 21, a Lakeville resident hosted a friend at Crystal Lake Elementary, his neighborhood school, to discuss some heady education issues. It could have been another day in the monthlong discussion about the Lakeville School District’s budget but for the large group of movers and shakers following the two men around. District administrators, the School Board, Mayor Mark Bellows, some well-dressed aides, security forces and hordes of media stuck by the two men as they traversed the school. Along the way, some good oldfashioned science Jeopardy with some spritely kids added some levity. “Welcome to my hometown and my neighborhood school,� the resi-

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dent said to the masses. The resident, U.S. Rep. John Kline, and his friend, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, 16th in the line of succession to the presidency, toured Crystal Lake with newly-appointed Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. The school’s principal, Bill Mack, led the group around the school, stopping by two classrooms for some participation in educational games with excited students. During a question time, the students were allowed to ask questions. One student approached Duncan and said, “My father told me to ask you this.� A smile developed across his face and out came the question: “Do you ever play basketball with (President) Obama?� Duncan, a former professional

   

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basketball player in Australia and Harvard basketball star, laughed and answered in the affirmative. “He’s a very busy man, so he enjoys taking a break to play basketball,� Duncan said. Kline and company finished the tour with a press conference, addressing issues such as the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, Minnesota’s wide white-to-minority student achievement gap and alternative licensure to fill much-needed teaching positions in math and science.

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Burnsville Family-owned Rack Shack BBQ charts an independent course by John Gessner

ness in March, is located in the River Hills Center on Cliff Road, a humblebut-bustling strip mall from another era. The restaurant took over the old Subway sandwich space when Subway expanded into roomier quarters next door. The hole-in-the-wall feel is something Hittner likes about his favorite barbecue spots. “If the outside reflects that and the inside gives you more of a polished feel, we’re OK with that,� he said. “We’re pretty basic.� Hittner is the founder of the Hittner Group, a real estate firm affiliated with Coldwell Banker Burnet. His restaurant co-owners are his son and fellow Hittner Group Realtor, Keith Jr., a 1997 Burnsville High School graduate and current Eagan resident, and Elliott Ashwell, a 2001

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Until he opened his own restaurant, Keith Hittner’s favorite barbecue was the stuff he prepared at home or ventured into Minneapolis for. The Eagan resident is generally unmoved by the fare at barbecue franchise restaurants and even less kind toward barbecue at the big-name, generalinterest restaurants. “The chain restaurants — forget about it,� said Hittner, 57. “If they didn’t put barbecue sauce on it, you’d be eating boiled meat.� His joint, a family venture in Burnsville called Rack Shack BBQ, is the anti-chain on the local scene. Eighty percent of the business is takeout, but there’s also a 32-seat dining room with a garage-y, urban feel. Rack Shack, which will mark one year in busi-

    

         

 

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Burnsville High School graduate who lives in St. Paul. Ashwell, who manages Rack Shack, is not only an experienced restaurant worker and manager who got his first restaurant job at 14. He’s Keith Sr.’s future son-in-law and Keith Jr.’s future brother-in-law. Ashwell will marry Morgan Hittner in February. He still remembers the Hittner family gathering at which Keith Sr. made his business intentions known. “He slid over the dessert,� Ashwell recalled, “and said, ‘So what does it take to open a restaurant?’ � According to Keith Jr., the idea took hold in mid2009, when the trio began meeting weekly to discuss it. “We were kind of BS’ing about it without really being serious,� the younger Hittner said. “All of a sudden, it snowballed. ... And all of a sudden we were standing in this vacant space here.� Like many barbecue aficionados, the elder Hittner has strong opinions to match his appetite. Ashwell confirms that Hittner’s barbecue jones is more than an idle avocation. Hittner’s fingerprints are all over the Rack Shack menu. He features himself in a weekly YouTube series called “Smoke Talk,� which is posted on the restaurant’s website and e-mailed to its diner-club members. “He’s got lots of good ideas, but they just need a little tweaking,� Ashwell said. “The sauces and the rub, that’s him all the way.� Hittner said he was tired of driving into Minneapolis to find good bar-



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Keith Hittner Sr., left, turned his barbecue hobby into a family-owned restaurant with partners Keith Hittner Jr., middle, and Elliot Ashwell, right. becue. He singles out two south Minneapolis eateries — Ted Cook’s 19th Hole BBQ and Scott JaMama’s Barbecue. “Those are good barbecue joints,� Hittner said. “I aspire to be better.� Rack Shack serves Memphis-style southern barbecue. Preparation begins with application of Hittner’s 17-spice dry rub to meat that then sits for 24 to 48 hours. Next, the meat is cooked at low heat over a gas-wood smoker — 14 to 16 hours for the brisket and pork, Hittner said. The slow-cooking melts the fat and gristle, producing meat that’s “tender to the fork, tender to the tooth,� he said.



    

“Our meat does not need sauce,� Hittner insisted. “About half of our customers will eat the ribs, for example, and not use any sauce at all.� The rest can choose from eight homemade sauces, ranging from the Minnesota-mild “St. Paulie� to the fire-breathing “New Orleans Ghost.� The selection includes three nonred sauces, one with a vinegar base and two with a brown sugar and mustard base. Hittner said he invested “north of 200 grand� in Rack Shack BBQ, which began covering its expenses a few months after opening. Rack Shack was joined at about the same time by

another new strip-mall barbecue joint in Burnsville — a Dickey’s Barbecue franchise over in the Heart of the City. “Will they suck some of the wind out of the barbecue market? Probably, because it’s a limited market,� Hittner said. “I’ve been talking about it (opening a barbecue joint) for years and years and years, only because of my hobby,� he said. “I said if we can start a restaurant and have my hobby and have it pay for itself, that’d be a good thing. Because I didn’t start it to make money.� John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

       

      

  

  

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Fire damages apartment building Residents in about 30 units displaced after early morning blaze by Tad Johnson THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A fire that started just after midnight Saturday, Jan. 22, damaged about 30 units and displaced residents at Raven Hill Apartments in Burnsville. Subzero temperatures challenged firefighters as they battled the blaze and residents evacuated also sought relief from the cold. The cause of the fire at the 69-unit building at 13000 Harriet Ave. has not been determined. It was reported that two people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and a firefighter sustained

a knee injury. Five workers from the American Red Cross Twin Cities Chapter were on site not long after 2:30 a.m., according to Rob Litt, Red Cross spokesman. Litt said the Red Cross was prepared to provide shelter but the landlord was providing housing for the displaced residents. Raven Hill is owned by Condor Corp. and the family of James Riley Sr. The company owns and manages more than 1,400 apartments in Minnesota and Florida. The Red Cross provided comfort kits to the estimat-

ed 30 families who needed the kits’ food, clothing, stuffed animals and other essentials. When asked about the subzero temperatures that night, Litt said: “It certainly makes it more urgent. You can’t have anyone outside in those kinds of conditions for any length of time.� Litt said those people who would like to donate to the recovery effort can do so by going to the Red Cross website (www.redcrosstc.org) and specifically designating their donation for the Raven Hill Apartments fire.

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This is the second fire at Raven Hill since a Sept. 11 fire started on the thirdfloor balcony and extended to the second floor. It was caused by careless discarding of smoking materials. Two apartments were heavily damaged by the fire. Several apartments were temporarily unlivable because of smoke and water damage. Property loss was estimated at about $400,000, the Burnsville Fire Department said. Photo by Rick Orndorf

Tad Johnson is at editor. An early-morning fire on Saturday, Jan. 22, damaged Raven Hill Apartments at 13000 Harriet Ave. in Burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

College will rent Burnsville office space National American University eyes March opening for classroom location

Randle McMurphy vs. Nurse Ratched

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National American University, part of the growing for-profit college industry, is adding classrooms in Burnsville. NAU has signed a deal to rent 6,000 square feet in the Gateway Business Park at 401 Travelers Trail, just east of Interstate 35W in northern Burnsville. The NAU classrooms will add to the many college offerings already available in Burnsville. “There’s nothing wrong with more education op-

portunities,� said Skip Nienhaus, the city’s economic development coordinator. The Burnsville location will be NAU’s fifth in the Twin Cities. NAU also rents classroom space in Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Roseville and Minnetonka. Gateway Business Park offers the excellent visibility and freeway signage NAU was looking for, said Gary Ryan, leasing agent for Gateway, which is owned by Kraus-Anderson Realty Co.

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Randle McMurphy (played by Justin Wirsbinski) battles for control of the hospital ward with Nurse Ratched (Lauren Stopfer) in Eagan High School’s one-act play production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.� High schools in Section 3AA gathered at Eagan Jan. 25 and 26 for one-act play preliminary contests.

“They were looking in the southern part of the Twin Cities,� Ryan said. NAU will rent space in one of three Gateway Business Park buildings, the one that also houses Farmers Insurance, Ryan said. The lease includes an expansion option. “Hopefully, they’ll expand as they grow,� Ryan said. NAU has set up a temporary office in anticipation of a March opening, Ryan said. See Rent, 14A

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We salute 14 exceptional businesswomen by Larry Werner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Next week, our newspaper staff would like you to join us for lunch to honor women who have made a difference in the Dakota County business community. On Feb. 3, we will be convening the second annual Dakota County Tribune Exceptional Businesswomen Luncheon. It will be at the new LaGrand Conference Center in Apple Valley. It is one of the most enjoyable things I get to participate in as general manager of the Tribune and Thisweek Newspapers. We will present awards to 14 women nominated by our readers and selected by a panel of judges that included some of last year’s honorees and members of our news staff. Darlene Miller, CEO of Permac Industries in Burnsville and one of last year’s winners, will tell her story as our keynote speaker. The Jan. 27 Dakota County Tribune contains the stories of this year’s winners – the 2011 class of the county’s Exceptional Businesswomen. Eva Mooney, the newspaper’s business manager, is the project manager for this event, and she’ll tell you it’s a lot of work. Eva has

been working on the 2011 event since last summer, and it’s tempting to ask why we’re taking on a project like this while publishing three editions of Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune every week. The answer to why we do it isn’t a simple one. I suggested the project a couple of years ago after we decided that the Tribune, our 127-year-old subscription newspaper, would start focusing on Dakota County business. A recognition event would be a way of emphasizing that we pay attention to business in our area as no one else does. Why else do we spend months seeking nominees, selecting the winners and writing stories about them? Another reason has to do with the role the newspaper plays in the community. The newspaper is more than a vehicle for conveying news. It’s a community institution that brings people together as few other organizations can. We not only provide information to readers and opportunities for advertisers to reach those readers, we also connect our neighbors with each other on the pages of the paper, on our website and increasingly through events. A former boss of mine once de-

IN BRIEF The 2011 class of the Dakota County Tribune’s Exceptional Businesswomen are: Mary Ajax, 360 Communities; Jan Beeson, Lily Wellness Inc.; Cheryl Caponi, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center; Jennifer Eisenhuth, Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics; Elaine Grundhauser, One 2 One Marketing, Inc.; Lisa Horn, Eagan Resource Center; JuliAnne Jonker, Jonker Portrait Gallery; Nicole Nogosek, Double N Equestrian Center; Wanda Oland, Rascals Apple Valley Bar & Grill; Nancy Quinnell, Hollstadt & Associates Inc.; Barbara Toombs, The First State Bank of Rosemount; Janie Tutewohl, Janie’s Home Team and Market on Oak; Denise Vogt, Twin Cities Ballet & Ballet Royale MN; Linda Young, Lucky’s 13 Pub. To obtain a copy of the Tribune’s Exceptional Businesswomen edition, stop by our office in Burnsville, 12190 County Road 11, or go online and click on the PDF version of the paper in the menu at the bottom of the main page of www.ThisweekLive.com. clared that the mission statement for a newspaper is to “enrich the shared life of the community.” I like that definition of what we do. And there’s no doubt that last year’s event was an enriching experience for the women who were honored and for those of us who honored them. We sold out our

first Exceptional Businesswomen Luncheon at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. We hope we do the same at the new LaGrand at the Grandstay Hotel in Apple Valley’s Central Village area. But why women? That’s not an easy question to answer, especially in a time when

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Letters

Big bonding bill won’t hurt state’s credit, will boost jobs

Rosemount council ignored the people’s votes

To the editor: The administrative workings of Rosemount never cease to amaze and disappoint. I recently viewed the film adaptation of George Orwell’s novel “1984” and was chilled at how similar the scenarios were to those in our town. In the story, there is a loss of civil liberties and lies are told so often they become truths. Situations are manipulated to the advantage of government, while fear reinforces and keeps the masses under control. Rosemount just had an election for city council. Two incumbents succeeded and another a close third. One seat was vacated because an aspiring member from last year’s council earned a seat in the Minnesota House. How to fill the empty seat? Reporter Laura Adelmann wrote June 4, 2010, that if Kurt Bills wins the House seat “a special election would be needed to fill Bills’ vacated City Council seat.” This is an editorial from the ECM EditoSo, the public anticipatrial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the ed a “special election” if Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Bills won the House seat. Publishers Inc. The fact that a special election was not the only option to fill a vacant seat was never brought to light until after the election. Suddenly, the City Letters to the editor policy Council would appoint to Thisweek Newspapers welcomes letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 350 words. the position. All letters must have the author’s phone number and address for verification purposes. Anonymous letters Instead of appointing will not be accepted. Letters reflect the opinion of the author only. Thisweek Newspapers reserves the right the candidate with the next to edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. highest number of votes in the 2010 election, they opened the field to the entire city. The council ignored Contact us at: 3,410 votes and created the APPLE VALLEY NEWS: andrew.miller@ecm-inc.com opportunity to pick an apBURNSVILLE NEWS: john.gessner@ecm-inc.com plicant of their own liking. EAGAN NEWS: erin.johnson@ecm-inc.com Wasn’t this clever? ROSEMOUNT NEWS: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com Tim Judy got out and EDUCATION NEWS: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com SPORTS: andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com met constituents. Citizens AD SALES: ads.thisweek@ecm-inc.com indicated their preferPRODUCTION: graphics.thisweek@ecm-inc.com ence in the election and Judy barely lost, by just 26 Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julian Andersen Dakota County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Adelmann votes. President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marge Winkelman Rosemount/Education Editor . . . . . . . Jessica Harper Fourteen applicants for General Manager/Editor . . . . . . . . . . Larry Werner Photo Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick Orndorf Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tad Johnson Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Rogers Kurt Bills’ vacant seat did Managing Editor/Burnsville . . . . . . . . John Gessner Sales Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Jetchick not sign up for the elecAssistant Managing Editor/Eagan . . . Erin Johnson Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellen Reierson tion. Why didn’t they? Thisweekend/Apple Valley Editor . . Andrew Miller Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eva Mooney Minnesota statutes, the BURNSVILLE OFFICE law that regulates filling 12190 County Road 11 vacated city council seats, Burnsville, MN 55337 clearly states that City 952-894-1111 fax: 952-846-2010 Council must appoint or www.thisweeklive.com Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday elect a candidate.

The immediate need for more jobs, particularly in the construction industry, is a strong argument for the Minnesota Legislature to pass a big bonding bill, and the sooner the better. So far, Gov. Mark Dayton has said he favors a $1 billion bonding bill, while the Republicans, who have majorities in both houses, want fewer dollars, if any, in a bonding bill. Last year, the Legislature, then controlled by the DFL, sent Gov. Tim Pawlenty a bonding bill for $1 billion. He eliminated projects that got the final bill down to $686 million. Considering this tough economic time, most Minnesotans would agree the Legislature should pass a bonding bill that immediately puts construction people to work on worthy and ready projects and does not hurt the state’s credit rating. As of last November, 208,438 people were unemployed in Minnesota. Nationally, unemployment among construction workers, who have been hit hardest by the Great Recession, is 20.7 percent. While construction accounts for 3 percent of Minnesota’s employment, it represented one-third of the state’s jobless claims through last November. Paint-brush (renovation) and shovelready (capital improvements) projects are in the pipeline, as well as some money for projects that are unfinished and needing funds. The argument for using bonding money is to stimulate the economy and put skilled people to work. Meanwhile, many Republican legislators say that government does not create jobs, and using public funds in the bonding bill takes money in taxes away from

the private sector, which creates real jobs. Republicans are focused on the budget deficit, and chances are any bonding bill will become part of the final settlement on government spending for the next biennium. Dayton will have to step up soon and present his bonding bill, which will become the framework for crafting a final bonding bill. There’s every indication he will present a big-dollar bonding bill to the Legislature. Both DFL and Republican legislators face difficult votes on the bonding bill. Republicans used criticism of DFL legislative votes on bonding to help take over both chambers. Realizing that, DFL legislators will not be so eager to pass a bonding bill. On the flip side, legislators want to bring capital improvements and jobs to their districts by renovating buildings and constructing new ones on college campuses and at the University of Minnesota. One example is the Coon Rapids dam, which requires $16 million to rebuild the substructure. Republicans will want to show that they can slow spending and not add to the deficit, and one way is to spend less on a bonding bill. The public, however, will understand that passing a very sizable bonding bill that is focused on ready and soon-to-be-ready capital projects and will create many new jobs is necessary in this economy.

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women have risen to top positions in many organizations. A few members of the news staff have suggested we honor business leaders, regardless of gender. That might be what we do someday. But studies still show that women are underrepresented in the board rooms and at the top levels of our organizations. And women still make less than men in similar positions. Another important role of newspapers has been to shine a light on those who have overcome the odds. In our most recent edition of the Tribune, we invite you to enjoy the stories of 14 women who have overcome odds and excelled as founders and managers of organizations in Dakota County while contributing their time and energy to their communities. And if you want to join us in thanking these women for their contributions, go to thisweeklive. com and click on the luncheonregistration button at the top of the page. Larry Werner is editor and general manager of the Dakota County Tribune and Thisweek Newspapers. He can be reached at larry. werner@ecm-inc.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

By law, this is all that is necessary; application/interviews are not even mentioned. The council should have better things to do than draw out an easily implemented appointment. So, what are the city council members doing by these maneuvers? Call it stack-the-deck, under-the-table or baitand-switch. It’s not your civil liberties at work. KURT HANSEN Rosemount Editor’s note: The writer was a mayoral candidate in the November election.

Thompson’s views will be judged by his constituents To the editor: I read the letter in your paper from Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville. In this letter he defended his views (from a rather scurrilous source) that he is a reasonable and caring person. Thompson is not my senator but I frequently listened to his radio shows. The dialogue in which he engaged his callers always struck me as totally objective, erudite, and extremely tolerant of those with whom he may have disagreed. Thompson is an extremist only if following the rule of law and our Constitution is extreme. He is extreme if being pro-life and liberty and the individual’s right to pursue happiness is extreme. Ultimately Thompson will be judged by his constituents and those favoring civility, objectivity, and reason will decide how he measures up and will then ask him to stay on as their senator. RICHARD IFFERT Eagan

Rosemount should be putting voters first

mount City Council work session last week that isolated the choice candidate of the Rosemount mayor and three city council members. A citizen close to the political government of our city was the pick. I attended every one of the 21 interviews for the council member who would be Kurt Bills’ replacement, which included repeats of three finalists. Most candidates had better credentials than anything we have on the council right now. So, why was the council so fussy? Not one candidate in the lot could step in without a fair amount of diligence. What if, in November, voters had chosen a brand new mayor, two new council members, and a third council member to replace Bills? What then? Council members Mark DeBettignies, Kim ShoeCorrigan, Jeff Weisensel, and the mayor are pompous for thinking only they can make our election choice for us. This is the mentality of a government that has seized control. Why hold elections at all? We could save money by eliminating them. Why not just let the Met Council appoint our city leaders? Such a silly reason given by the city for not going with voters’ next-highest city council choice on Election Day: A two-year term has different circumstances. Wow, two years instead of four! How is that a gargantuan difference? Subtract two. The city claimed it did not want to incur the cost of a “special election,” an election they had funds earmarked for that specific purpose. Were they afraid the candidate they had in mind might not win? Were they afraid candidate Tim Judy, a strong choice of the people during the recent general election, might make it on the council by election this time? As an alternative to a special election, appointing Judy made a lot of sense as he had already run the race with clear voter support. I will never vote for a pseudo-incumbent, a candidate who did not have the guts to go through an election “by the people.”

To the editor: One of the surest ways to increase low-voter confidence is to over-ride citizen voters. KATHY KLONECKY This is exactly what Rosemount happened at the Rose-


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Teacher pay freeze bill gains support Lakeville senator advocates to halt salary increases for two years by T.W. Budig THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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Sen. Dave Thompson, RLakeville, wants to see his two-year public and charter school employee salary freeze bill hit the Senate floor as speedily as possible. “My hope is it gets on the floor quickly, because these (school) districts need predictability,� Thompson said. “So let’s get this in front of the governor, and get a decision on it.� Thompson is partway to his goal. A Senate education committee on Tuesday advanced Thompson’s bill, which among other things would take away the penalty for school districts failing to complete teacher negotiations on time, and sent it to a finance committee. Debate on the bill in committee was intense. Don Sinner, president of Education MinnesotaLakeville, the teachers union, and a science teacher in the Lakeville School District, depicted Thompson’s bill as hurting education. Contract negotiations in Lakeville have never come close to the Jan. 15 deadline, Sinner said, and his own take-home pay in recent years has gone backward. Beyond this, the proposed salary freeze would probably drive younger, lower-paid teachers out of the profession, Sinner argued. Jan Alswager of Education Minnesota argued the legislation did nothing to really solve the state budget deficit and walked all over the concept of local control. Matt Toburen, of the Service Employees International Union, which represents school bus drivers, custodians, and other school staff, said some

  

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Megan E. Gaudette was awarded a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Megan is the daughter of John and Mary Gaudette of Eagan. She is a 2002 graduate of Eagan High School, and a 2006 graduate of the College of St. Benedict.

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Communications center executive director made permanent Diane Lind had served as interim director since July 15 by Tad Johnson THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The interim title in front of Diane Lind’s name is no more. Lind, who had been serving as interim executive director of the Dakota Communications Center since July 15, officially took over Jan. 20 as the permanent replacement for Kent Therkelsen. Lind, of Lakeville, became the DCC’s first operations director when the joint emergency dispatch

Bill/from 5A in St. Paul. Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, said she understood the idea of shared sacrifice, but indicated the burden wasn’t being extended to the wealthy. “(It) just doesn’t seem right,� she said. But Thompson’s bill had supporters. Lakeville School Board Member Roz Peterson endorsed the legislation. Charlie Kyte, of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, expressed hope that education committee Chairwoman Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista, would “fight like a tiger� in the Senate Republican

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center opened in late 2007. She is a former communications supervisor with the Burnsville Police Department. “We are happy to announce Diane’s appointment to the position of executive director with the DCC,� said George Tourville, DCC board of directors chairman and Inver Grove Heights mayor. “The Dakota Communications Center board of directors looks forward to a smooth transition as we

continue to serve 911 communications.� The DCC board said last year that at the beginning of 2011 a decision regarding Lind’s status would be made depending on her performance and whether she wanted to assume the lead post on a permanent basis. Therkelsen’s last day on the job was June 30, 2010. He announced his retirement in 2009.

caucus for more education funding. But Kyte depicted the association’s support of the bill as a bow to budgeting reality. Thirty to 40 percent of Minnesota school superintendents have had their wages frozen, Kyte explained, and association members would be willing to do it again. Jay Reker, director of human services in the St. Francis School District, argued the legislation would help the school district keep its teachers on the job. The district realizes the state budget deficit will not allow for more school funding, Reker explained. If just a 3 percent salary increase could be avoided, it would save St. Francis about $852,000 — an amount equal to the pay of about 10 teachers, he explained. Still, the need for additional school funding is only delayed by the bill, Reker said. It doesn’t go away. Education committee

member Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, criticized Thompson’s bill as not really solving anything. “Where’s your plan?� she asked of a budget solution. But Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, argued the bill was not meant as an ultimate solution but rather a temporary measure. It passed the committee on a 9-7 vote. Thompson said after the hearing he hadn’t known how the vote might go, but he was hopeful. “My sense is, that in the light the fiscal problems our school districts are facing, it (the bill) makes so much sense, I was certainly optimistic,� he said. Thompson said he had met with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and others last week to discuss the legislation, but added the governor made no commitments. No companion bill has yet advanced in the House.

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Thisweekend Everything you need to know about ‘Art’

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents “Art� Jan. 28Feb. 13 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors, and are available at the PAC’s box office and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com. More information about the play is at www.chameleontheatre.org.

Liquored-up buddies punctuate philosophical discussions with bare-knuckle brawling in Chameleon Theatre Circle’s new show at the Burnsville PAC THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Don’t be fooled by the highbrow-seeming premise of “Art,� the new show by Burnsville-based Chameleon Theatre Circle. While on the surface it’s a philosophical inquiry into the nature of modern art, it’s also chock full of boozing, brawling and other rowdy, roadhouse-esque antics. The Tony Award-winning comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza opens with a young man bringing home an expensive “painting� he’s purchased which, it turns out, is a large, completely white canvas, embellished with a few brush strokes, which also happen to be white. Over the course of a rambling late-night conversation, the proud new owner of the painting (Adam Scarpello) and two friends (Andrew Troth and Jeremiah Henriksen) drunkenly debate the meaning of art, love, friendship and life – digressing at times into esoteric subject matter such as homeopathic medicine and deconstructionist philosophy – until, finally, the fists start flying.

Glug, glug Though the play is brimming with boozed-up dialogue – and there’s an everpresent bottle of Hennessy

on the set from which the characters are constantly chug-a-lugging – the threemember cast of “Art� will not actually be imbibing alcohol during performances. So how does someone act drunk, without actually being drunk? “It comes from sense memory,� Troth said with a laugh. Though the actors will be on the wagon for the 80-minute running time of the show, this should not deter audience members from throwing back a few cold ones before, and during, stagings of “Art.� In fact, director Barbe Marshall encourages it. “They should all load up on alcohol in the lobby,� said Marshall, noting that the show’s venue, the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, offers a fully stocked bar.

Fists of fury Described as “hysterically funny� by its director and laden with witty one-liners and repartee, “Art� also features one extended scene in which the three actors must don their game faces and start throwing haymakers. The fight scene in “Art� is aided by the fact that all three actors have prior stage-combat experience. And it doesn’t hurt that Scarpello has done fight choreography for an array

missioned a local artist, Corinna Troth of Eagan (wife of cast member Andrew Troth), to create such a work of art. The play has cast members drawing on the canvas (and later erasing their doodles), as well as carrying it across the stage while feigning drunkenness, so Corinna Troth ended up creating two such paintings – the second a back-up should disaster befall the first. Audience members who

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Philosophy, hard liquor and fisticuffs – “Art� has it all. The stage comedy presented by Chameleon Theatre Circle features actors Jeremiah Henriksen (above), Adam Scarpello and Andrew Troth discussing art, love, friendship and life while relentlessly throwing back the sauce. of theater groups throughout the Twin Cities. He brings 10 years of martial arts training – karate, taekwondo and other disciplines – to the role. Which isn’t to suggest the on-stage fisticuffs are devoid of levity.

MinneHaHa Comedy Club leaving Burnsville Mike Orensteen, owner of Minlevel of Dangerfield’s, 1583 E. First neHaHa Comedy Club, has anAve., Shakopee. nounced that the club is moving Opening weekend at the club’s from its current Burnsville location Shakopee site will feature comics to Shakopee in early February. Mike Bobbitt and Stu McCallister. MinneHaHa’s final night at its Tickets range from $10 to $13 and a current home, Carbone’s Pizza & full bar will be available during the Sports Bar at 251 W. Burnsville Orensteen shows. Parkway, is Jan. 29. Tickets are still More information, including show available for the 10:30 p.m. show featuring times and dining options, is at www.minJohn Deboer and David Goldman. nehahacomedyclub.com. On Feb. 4 the club will open in the lower —Andrew Miller

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Comedian Scott Hansen will present “Comedy With A Heart On� at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley. Special comedy guest will be Pete Borchers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Call (952) 431-1776 or visit www.comedyinfo.com for more information.

Celtic Crossroads will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Celtic Crossroads features seven musicians playing more than 20 instruments on stage. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased in person at the box office, at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 892-2787.

Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for “The Dixie Swim Club� from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. “The Dixie Swim Club� is the story of five women who set aside a long weekend every year at the same beach cottage. The story focuses on four of those weekends and spans 33 years. The roles are for five women who will be portrayed at ages 44, 49, 54, and 77. (You must be able to speak with a Southern accent.) The play will be presented April 8-10, 15-17. Rehearsals begin the first week of February. For more information, contact Tom Barnard at (952) 985-4641 or tbarnard@lakevillemn.gov.

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Club Book will present Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love,� for a free event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir, an international bestseller starring Julia Roberts in the movie Gilbert version. Gilbert’s newest work, “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage,� is a history of marriage across centuries and cultures that includes a personal account of her own impending marriage. At the event, Gilbert will read from her new and previous works, talk about her traveling and writing life, and take questions from the audience. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the event. No tickets are required. Seating is first-come, first-served. The event is hosted by the Dakota County Library.

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take a shine to the painting have the opportunity to make it their own. There will be a silent auction for the painting in the PAC’s lobby during each staging of “Art,� and the high bidder will be announced the closing night of the show, Feb. 13. Proceeds from the silent auction will go toward future Chameleon productions.

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Sports Standings Boys basketball Team

Conference W L Eagan 6 1 Eastview 6 1 Lakeville South 6 1 Lakeville North 4 3 Burnsville 3 4 B Kennedy 3 4 Apple Valley 3 4 Rosemount 2 5 Prior Lake 1 6 B Jefferson 1 6

Overall W L 13 2 12 2 11 3 6 9 8 6 8 7 7 8 5 10 4 10 3 10

Friday, January 28 • Bloomington Kennedy at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, January 29 • Lakeville South at Wayzata, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 • Eagan at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville North at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. Friday, February 4 • Prior Lake at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball Team Lakeville North Eastview B Jefferson Prior Lake B Kennedy Eagan Rosemount Burnsville Apple Valley Lakeville South

Conference W L 9 0 8 1 6 3 6 3 5 4 4 5 3 6 2 7 2 7 0 9

Overall W L 15 2 14 3 13 4 8 8 8 8 7 10 8 9 5 12 4 11 1 16

Friday, January 28 • Burnsville at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • South Eagan at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 • Bloomington Kennedy at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, February 3 • Bloomington Kennedy at Minneapolis Southwest, 7 p.m. Friday, February 4 • Lakeville South Lakeville North, 5:30 p.m. • Apple Valley at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Eagan at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m.

Boys Hockey Team

Conference W L T Burnsville 9 0 1 B Jefferson 7 2 1 Apple Valley 7 3 0 Eagan 6 3 1 Lakeville South 6 3 1 Lakeville North 4 6 0 Eastview 3 6 1 Prior Lake 2 7 1 Rosemount 2 7 0 B Kennedy 0 9 0

Overall W L T 11 4 2 8 6 2 12 5 0 11 5 1 8 6 1 7 9 1 5 11 1 5 9 2 5 11 0 2 14 0

Blaze stay strong on the ice January has been a good month for the Burnsville boys hockey team by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

In a pool of top-ranked teams in the South Suburban Conference, the Burnsville boys hockey team has jumped out first. Nearly every game for the Blaze in January was against one of the top 20 teams in the state. During the stretch, the Blaze have beaten Eagan, Lakeville South and Apple Valley. The only loss was to Eden Prairie on Jan. 11. The Blaze recently tied with Wayzata 4-4 on Tuesday night. The Blaze were ahead 3-1 after one period with goals from Jake Sena, Mason Wyman and Cory Chapman, but Wayzata tied it up in the third and it stayed that way. The Blaze entered 2011 with a 5-3-1 record, but coach Janne Kivihalme listed their improvements on the defensive side, back checking and penalty kill as reasons for the recent good fortune. “All six players collectively are working togeth-

er,” Kivihalme said. “That just gets better as the season goes along.” The first order of business is to win the conference title; the Blaze are undefeated in conference play. The games have been close against Apple Valley, Lakeville South and Eagan, but it helps that the team averages more than 35 shots on goal per game. One of the guys taking a lot of the shots has been Mike Dockry, who averages more than a goal per game. “Going into the season we knew he was going to be solid as a two-way center for us,” Kivihalme said. “He’s definitely improved his game. He used to be a very unselfish player. He passed up a lot of opportunities to shoot, but now he’s shooting more and it’s helped his production.” Kivihalme also said his defensive play is often overlooked. Jace Childs and Chapman have also been a boon for the Blaze with more than 30 points each this

season. If it all breaks down, goalie Bodhi Engum has been there plenty of times to save the game. As one of the top goalies in the metro, Engum “still makes one or two spectacular saves per game at key times,” Kivihalme said. “It gives players in front of him more confidence knowing that he’s capable of bailing them out if needed.” Kivihalme said if the Blaze are going to win the conference and move on to the playoffs, it’s going to take a team effort. For now the Blaze are focused on the next opponent and nothing else. The Blaze will make the trip to Eastview for a 2:15 p.m. game on Saturday before playing host to Bloomington Jefferson at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Kivihalme said they don’t want to overlook anyone.

Eastview boys take charge by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Eastview boys basketball team took a big step in separating themselves from the rest of the talented South Suburban field on Tuesday. The Lightning handed Lakeville South, previously undefeated in the conference, a convincing 59-43 loss on Tuesday night. Eastview’s brand of strict defense and team-oriented play kept the Cougars frustrated. “(Lakeville South) makes a lot of lay-ups and turns a lot of teams over,” Eastview head coach Mark Gerber said. “Really it was all about the glass. Make them miss shots and get the rebounds.” The Lightning limited the Cougars to their lowest point total of the season. South scored more than 60 points in all its other games this season except one. Andy Rogers is at Yet Gerber warned his Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com. team not to get too ahead Andy andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com. of themselves.

Irish girls hockey team in the midst of best season in years by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Rosemount girls hockey team already has twice as many victories this season as it had during most seasons in the past decade. The Irish are on a sevengame winning streak during which the team has allowed five goals while scoring 36 since Jan. 8. “We have had the best start that the girls hockey program has seen in years,” head coach Tracy Cassano said. “Every season has ups and downs but as a group we have continued to strive for daily improvements by working hard and working together.” Rosemount got to this point with a crew of toplevel hockey players. Rachael Kelly is on her way to producing another high season point total. Allison Micheletti has been a key component on both offense and defense. Taylor Sampson has stepped into a scoring role

this season as a junior. She has played on a line with Kelly and “the two of them work extremely well together setting each other up for multiple tallies,” Cassano said. Goalie Caitlin Dantzscher has been solid in the net. “She thrives in the clutch having made key saves when we needed them in certain games,” Cassano said. With a few games left before the playoffs begin, the focus is playing at the top of their game. The Irish have never qualified for the state girls hockey tournament; for the past four years either Burnsville or Eagan has advanced from their section. The Irish have beaten every other Section 3AA opponent they have faced except Hastings and Eastview. “I think that there are a cluster of teams that are fairly even at the top of the conference and once again as I have seen in the past, any team can beat or

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Burnsville’s Jenny Maloney, No. 4, defends against Rosemount’s Taylor Sampson, No. 14, in a game on Tuesday night. Rosemount won 6-3. be beaten by anyone in this conference,” Cassano said. The girls will have a big test Saturday when Lakeville South comes to town

for a 3 p.m. game. South two losses this season. isn’t in the same section as Rosemount. The Cougars Andy Rogers is at are leading the South Sub- andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com. urban Conference with just

Irish edge out Eagles

Saturday, January 29 • Burnsville at Apple Valley, 2:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Bloomington Jefferson, 2:30 p.m. • Rosemount at Lakeville South, 3 p.m. • Apple Valley at Prior Lake, 3 p.m. • Lakeville North at Eagan, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 • Lakeville South at Rochester Century, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3 • Bloomington Jefferson at Burnsville, 7 p.m. • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:30 p.m. • Rosemount at Eagan, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Hockey Team Lakeville South Rosemount Eastview Lakeville North Eagan Burnsville B Jefferson Prior Lake Apple Valley B Kennedy

Conference W L T 13 1 2 12 2 1 11 3 1 10 4 0 9 4 2 6 8 0 4 10 0 4 11 0 2 13 0 0 15 0

Overall W L T 18 2 2 17 4 1 15 5 2 15 5 0 12 7 2 9 12 0 8 14 0 6 16 0 5 17 0 1 19 0

Saturday, January 29 • Lakeville North at Eagan, 3:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Prior Lake, 3:30 p.m. • Lakeville South at Rosemount, 7 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Bloomington Jefeferson, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Eagan , 7:15 p.m. Saturday, February 5 • Owatonna at Lakeville South, 2:45 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • Burnsville at Prior Lake, 3 p.m. • Eastview at Rosemount, 3 p.m. • Eagan at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m.

“They have to learn how to handle the success,” Gerber said. “A lot of people are going to tell them how great they are, but they’re really young. “They have to take the good with this.” Eastview has beaten good teams before, only to turn around and lose in disappointing fashion. The Lightning opened up 2011 with a crushing win against another top 10 team. Eastview beat Eagan 71-45 only to turn around and lose to Burnsville 44-39 two days later. Eastview is all about team play and defense this season, repeating a mantra that the whole team is one player. “We have a locker room full of guys who are all in for whatever we throw at them,” Gerber said. “They’re so coachable. It worked tonight, but it could blow up again.”

Eagles keeping pace Photo by Rick Orndorf

Apple Valley’s Michael Berens, No. 16, looks to shoot against Duluth East. After previously losing three of four games, the Eagles got back on track on Jan. 18 with a 6-3 win over Duluth East, one of the top teams in the state. They took that momentum into its next two games beating Rosemount 5-2 on Jan. 20 and Eastview 12-3 on Jan. 22. The Eagles will make the trip to Prior Lake for a 3 p.m. game on Saturday before coming home to face Lakeville Nort hon Thursday.

Eagles getting healthy Photo by Andy Rogers

Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones was back in action Tuesday night for the first time since December’s season opener. The Eagles lost to Lakeville North 83-70, ending a twogame winning streak. “It will take (Jones) some time to be back at 100 percent stamina and basketball skills wise,” coach Zach Goring said. “During the seven weeks that he was injured, he was only allowed to ride a stationary bike and shoot free throws.”

Photos by Rick Orndorf

Top: Kathy Aune performs her bar routine Tuesday night for Rosemount. Right: Apple Valley’s Taylor Hoeppner dismounts during the dual with Rosemount. Rosemount outscored Apple Valley 136.85134.7. Apple Valley’s Kelsie Long had the top score all around with 36.15. For more photos, visit www.thisweeklive. com.


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January 28, 2011 THISWEEK

Dakota County District 191 expected to end fiscal year in the black But changes in state funding could create budget woes

expected to end this school year in the black, but district officials say they worry about potential budget woes in 2011-2012. The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revised budby Jessica Harper get approved by the School THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Board on Jan. 21 shows the The Burnsville-Eagan- district is on track to end Savage School District is the fiscal year with a gen-

eral fund balance of $12.4 million. This is $1.8 million more than originally predicted. This is a result of decreased spending and onetime federal stimulus money, said Lisa Rider, finance director for District 191. However, the district

likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to keep this extra money in reserve, Rider said. District 191â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revised general fund revenue for the current school year is $109.1 million, but expenditures are $112.8 million. District officials may need to use part of the gen-

eral fund balance to make up for this difference, Rider said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may need to look at adjustments in the future,â&#x20AC;? she said. Rider acknowledged that times may get tougher for the district as the state looks for ways to rid its $6.2 bil-

lion deficit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that, in our planning, we may need to reduce programs, but we are doing our best to retain programs for as long as possible,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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Advertisement For Bids Eagan, Minnesota Cleaning, Repairing And Painting 4,000,000 Gallon Ground Storage Reservoir Deerwood Reservoir City Contract #11-03 The City of Eagan, Minnesota, will receive sealed bids for the furnishing of all tools, labor, materials and equipment necessary for elevated water tower rehabilitation until 10:30 a.m. C.S.T., Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Plans and Specifications, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, Project Requirements, Performance and Payment Bonds and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following: City of Eagan Office Utility Division 3419 Coachman Point Eagan, Minnesota 55122 Attn: Wayne Schwanz

  

SEWER LINE RENOVATION Sealed bids will be received by the City of Eagan, Minnesota, at the Eagan Utility Facility at 3419 Coachman Point, Eagan, MN 55122, until 11:00 a.m., C.S.T., on our Bid Opening date of Thursday, February 10, 2011 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor and materials and all else necessary for the following: Sewer Line Renovation for Cured-In-Place Pipe City Contract No. 11-04 Involving Approximately: 6,000 l i n eal fee t of s a n i t a r y sewer pipe Plans and specifications, proposal forms and contract documents may be seen at the city Utility Facility, located at 3419 Coachman Point, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone (651) 675-5200. Contractors desiring a copy of the plans and specifications and proposal forms may obtain them from the Eagan Utility Facility for $50.00. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bidder's bond naming the City of Eagan as obligee, a certified check payable to the Clerk of the City of Eagan or a cash deposit equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, which shall be forfeited to the City in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. The City Council reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed forty-five (45) days after the date and time set for the opening of the bids. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after the date and time set for the opening of bids. Payment for the work will be by cash or check. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract to the best interests of the City. Mira Broyles, Deputy City Clerk City of Eagan 2472342 1/14, 1/28/11



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1037 - Woodlands/ Sunrise Hills Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1037. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated January, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $558,200. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: East 1â &#x201E;2 of Section 14, lying North of Wescott Road, and East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43) in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 18, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Mira Broyles By: Mira Broyles Deputy City Clerk 2489983 1/28-2/4/11

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1038 - Engstroms Deerwood Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1038. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated January, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $205,800. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: within the Southeast 1â &#x201E;4, Section 21, lying South of Deerwood Drive, West of Pilot Knob Road (CSAH 31), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 18, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Mira Broyles By: Mira Broyles Deputy City Clerk 2489966 1/28-2/4/11

CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Colocation Facility Planning and Business Case Analysis NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Eagan has issued the following Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding Colocation Facility Planning, Business Case Analysis and Prospect Identification. The City of Eagan, Minnesota, desires the placement of a carrier neutral primary network node in Eagan. The City seeks a qualified firm or firms to assess the immediate viability of the data center/carrier hotel, and to obtain technical requirements and pre-commitments from carriers and major users sufficient to determine both the design standards and conceptual design for a scalable, privately-owned facility that would be operational in 2012, or as soon as possible. The City desires proposals from firms that have both the expertise to assess the immediate market need and the capability to deliver solutions to meet that need, though it will not preclude those interested in only doing the assessment. Responses are due by February 18, 2011. For a copy of the RFP and complete proposal requirements, deadlines and selection criteria, e-mail tgarrison@cityofeagan.com. Dated January 28, 2011 /s/ Mira Broyles By: Mira Broyles Deputy Eagan City Clerk 2491352 1/28/11

   

   

    

     



       

      

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1032 - Trotters Ridge/ Stafford Place Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1032. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated January, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $515,000. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: East 1â &#x201E;2, Section 23, and Northwest 1â &#x201E;4 and Southwest 1â &#x201E;4, Section 24 lying North of Diffley Road (CSAH 30), and East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 18, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Mira Broyles By: Mira Broyles Deputy City Clerk 2490000 1/28-2/4/11

PUBLIC NOTICE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Educating our students to reach their full potential REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Advertising in District Owned Athletic Facilities

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Notice is hereby given that Requests for Proposals will be received to award a contract for advertising in district owned athletic facilities by Independent School District 196 at the District Office located at 3455 153rd St W, Rosemount, MN 55068 until 1:00 p.m. on February 24, 2011. Complete instructions on how to obtain proposal documents can be found at: http://www.district196.org/District/ LegalNotices/index.cfm The School Board of Independent School District 196 reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any informality in Request for Proposal process. Art Coulson, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 2483930 1/21-1/28/11

PUBLIC NOTICE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Educating our students to reach their full potential CALL FOR BIDS CEDAR LEARNING CENTER RENOVATION Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the Cedar Learning Center Renovation by Independent School District 196, at the District Office located at 3455 153rd Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068, until 2 pm, February 24, 2011, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents from Engineering Repro Systems can be found at: http:// www.district196.org/District/LegalNotices/ index.cfm. If you should have any questions regarding this bid you may contact the Facilities Department at (651) 423-7706. Art Coulson, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 2483877 1/21-1/28/11

AMES CROSSING ROAD STREET AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS CITY PROJECT NO. 1016-R / CITY CONTRACT NO. 10-11 S.A.P. 195-146-002 FOR THE CITY OF EAGAN DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Eagan at the office of the City Clerk until 10:30 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 24, 2011, at the Eagan City Hall located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road and will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of the City of Eagan. Said proposals for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the construction, complete in-place, of the following approximate quantities: City Contract No. 10-11: 23 TREE Clearing and Grubbing 2 ACRE Clearing and Grubbing 2,500 SQ YD Remove Bituminous Pavement 19,000 CU YD Common Excavation 30,000 CU YD Common Borrow 1,500 CU YD Select Granular Borrow 14,000 TON Aggregate Base Class 5 6,800 TON SP 12.5 Wear and Non-Wear Bituminous 2,800 SQ YD SP 9.5 Bituminous Trail 600 SQ FT Boulder Retaining Wall 210 SQ YD 7" Concrete Driveway Pavement 1,980 LIN FT 12" - 18" RCP Storm Sewer 1,300 LIN FT 8" - PVC Sanitary Sewer 1,700 LIN FT 12" Ductile Iron Watermain 7,000 LIN FT Concrete Curb & Gutter 60 SQ FT Sign Panels 2 TREE Transplant Tree 13.20 ACRE Seeding 26,000 SQ YD Erosion Control Blankets 7,000 LIN FT Striping The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications as prepared by WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, which are on file with the City Engineer of Eagan and may be seen at the office of the Consulting Engineers or at the office of the City Engineer. Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 by inputting Quest project #1442765 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications may be obtained from the Consulting Engineers, WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, for a nonrefundable fee of $100.00 per set, check payable to WSB & Associates, Inc. Bids will only be accepted from Contractors who purchase digital or paper Bidding Documents as specified above. Best Value Contracting Selection: This project is extensive, involving several affected property owners. Timing of the project is critical for the safety of the general public and to minimize disruption. In addition, the City has limited financial resources to commit to the project. Accordingly, the project must be accomplished with a minimum of interruption, on time, and without cost overruns. The City believes that only a contractor with good experience in constructing this kind of project is necessary. Two factors will be considered in the contractor selection process: price and performance. The process for the consideration of proposals for the award of this Project will take into account not only the Contract amount bid for construction items, but also the bidder's ability and performance on previous similar projects, within and outside the City of Eagan, and the bidder's availability of major equipment to perform this project. The evaluation criteria to be utilized will be the total proposal price divided by the aggregate average technical performance score, as determined by the technical evaluation committee. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road on Monday, February 14, 2011, in the Conference Room 1A & B (1st Floor). The purpose of the conference is to provide details and answer questions regarding the evaluation/selection criteria that will be used, along with bid price, to select a Contractor for contract award under the Best Value Contracting Authority. Failure to attend this meeting shall eliminate an absent bidder's bid submission from contract award consideration. Attendance at the conference will be recorded. Technical Proposal Deadline: Prospective Bidders' technical proposals must be received by 10:30 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bidder's bond naming the City of Eagan as obligee, a certified check payable to the Clerk of the City of Eagan or a cash deposit equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, which shall be forfeited as liquidated damages to the City in the event that the bid be accepted and the bidder fails to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bond. The City Council reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days after the date and time set for the opening of the bids. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set for the opening of bids. Payment for the work will be by cash or check. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and technical proposals, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract to the best interests of the City. DATED: January 18, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL s/s Mira Broyles Deputy City Clerk Eagan, MN PUBLISHED IN THE: E a g a n T h i s w e e k : January 28, 2011, February 4, 2011, and February 11, 2011; Finance & Commerce: January 28, 2011, February 4, 2011, and February 11, 2011 2489568 1/28-2/11/11

Office of KLM Engineering, Inc. P.O. Box 897 3394 Lake Elmo Avenue North Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042 Attn. Jack R. Kollmer Copies of the Plans and Specifications and Bid Documents may be obtained from KLM Engineering, Inc., P. O. Box 897, 3394 Lake Elmo Avenue North, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042, phone 651-773-5111, FAX 651-773-5222, upon payment of $65.00 for each set. No refund will be made. Requests for overnight delivery of specification packages will not be honored unless labels with requester account numbers are included with written request. The work on this project shall consist of the following major items: Miscellaneous structural repairs, complete interior and exterior paint removal and replacement, containment, disposal. The work on this project is required to be started within 10 days of receipt of Notice to Proceed, on or before April 11, 2011 (flexible start date) and all work shall be completed by June 20, 2011, OR, begin on or after August 15, 2011 and be completed by October 24, 2011. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the office of Mr. Wayne Schwanz, Utility Superintendent at Utility Division, 3419 Coachman Point, Eagan MN 55122, followed by a visit to the project site, on February 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at which time the Owner's Representatives, Bidders and subcontractors invited will discuss the project. Attendance by prospective Bidders or their designated representatives at the pre-bid conference is a pre-requisite to bidding the project. No bid will be considered unless sealed, filed with the Utility Superintendent, accompanied by cash deposit, certified check, bid bond or cashiers check, payable to the City of Eagan, Minnesota in the sum of at least five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, such deposit or check or Bidder's Bond to be forfeited to the City in the event that the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract awarded to him in accordance with the terms of his bid, or fails to furnish bond as provided by law, within ten (10) days after the award becomes final. Bids shall be marked as to indicate: Name of Bidder; Proposal for: "Cleaning, Repairing and Painting 4,000,000 Gallon Watertower, KLM Project MN 2789, Deerwood Reservoir" to be opened on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. C.S.T. Enclosed in a separate envelope and attached to the Bid, shall be the Affidavit of Attendance at the mandatory pre-bid and the Bid Security. The City of Eagan reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the date set for the bid opening thereof and to reject any bid, or bids or all bids and to waive any irregularities. The City further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the City. No bidder may withdraw his bid within forty-five (45) days of the date set for the opening of bids. Mira Broyles Deputy Clerk City of Eagan December 29, 2010 Eagan This Week: January 28, 2011 February 4, 2011 2491405 1/28-2/4/11

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF THE CITY OF EAGAN POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY The City of Eagan is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, services, activities, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or status with regard to public assistance. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities will be provided upon advance notice of at least 96 hours. If a notice of less than 96 hours is received, the City of Eagan will attempt to provide such aid. Telephone: (651) 675-5000; TDD: (651) 454-8535. 2490091 1/28/11

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: SS MNRI, LLC doing business as Simply Self Storage intends to enforce its lien on certain personal property belonging to the following, at the facility. The sale will take place (unless otherwise withdrawn) on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 on or after 10am at the Simply Self Storage location at 4025 Old Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan, MN 55122. Phone 651-894-5550. This public sale will result in the goods being sold to the highest bidder. Certain terms and conditions apply. K. Shannon #162 Mattress, kids toys, speakers A. Schindeldecker #830 Motorcycle, stereo equip, tools T. Deutsch #229 TV, exercise equip, tools, shop vac E Stately #167 Scooter, motorcycle, fishing equip G. Mahler #131a Desk, table, misc boxes G. Mahler #532 Table, end tables, misc boxes Crowne Plaza #128-130 Stage lights, rest equip, pizza oven P. Schumaker #109a Fishing equip, wagon, boxes 2467876 1/21-1/28/10


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Dakota County District 196 prepares for potential funding cuts District 196 considers Even if state aid stays flat, district will face adjustments, officials say by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Though RosemountApple Valley-Eagan School District 196 is on track to save $4 million by the end of this school year, officials say the district will likely face financial hardship as the state attempts to tackle its deficit. The Legislature currently faces a $6.2 billion deficit, and 40 percent of its expenditures go toward K-12 education. District officials anticipate that the state will reduce education funding by about 5 percent for the 2011-2012 school year. Under this scenario, the district will need approximately $20 million in budget adjustments, Jeff Solomon, district finance director, said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we make these budget adjustments, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get real for people,â&#x20AC;? Board Member Rob Duchscher said at a Jan. 24 board meeting. Programs and staffing would not likely be reduced unless deeper cuts are made to state funding, Solomon said. The district could borrow from its general fund balance next school year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; reducing it to 5 percent of operating expenditures, which is the minimum set by district policy. The district could balance its 2011-2012 budget by using this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projected savings and one-time stimulus money of $5 million from the Federal Education Jobs Fund. Other federal stimulus funds helped the district

balance its budget in the past two years, but that money expires at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. In a best-case scenario â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no state funding cuts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; District 196 would still need $13.5 million in budget adjustments due to inflation, Solomon said. The cost of disability and retirement benefits is expected to rise between 1 and 1.5 percent, Solomon said. The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health insurance rates are locked for two years, but are expected to rise by 11.4 percent in 2014, he said. If state aid continued to remain flat for the 20122013 school year, the district would need $19.5 million in budget adjustments, Solomon said. District officials said they will have a better pic-

ture once Gov. Mark Dayton announces his proposed budget Feb. 15. Although the governor said in his campaign that he would annually increase education funding to meet inflation, Superintendent Jane Berenz said she believes he will back down from that promise. Board Member Rob Duchscher expressed dismay over this possibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting to the point to where we are doing damage in the ability to educate,â&#x20AC;? he said. District officials plan to present their budget recommendations to the board in early March. The board is expected to approve a final budget March 28.

retirement incentives by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

who qualify for the incentive to retire in one fiscal year, according to Jeff Solomon, finance director for District 196. About 17 to 18 percent of retired employees would be replaced, but the rest would not, he said. A few other metro area school districts have adopted similar incentives, which would be cost neutral, he said. On average, about 40 employees retire from District 196 each year, Solomon said. But as the recession continues, more workers are holding onto their jobs longer, he said.

As more workers reach retirement age and school districts become strapped for cash, many districts are looking to early retirement incentives to prevent layoffs. The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District is no exception. In a special meeting Jan. 24, District 196 officials discussed whether they should adopt an incentive that would give older workers $20,000 to retire early. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would do this to prevent people from being laid off,â&#x20AC;? Superintendent Jane Berenz said. In order to avoid future layoffs, the district would E-mail Jessica Harper at: E-mail Jessica Harper at: need about 80 employees jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com

BHS career Car crash, criminal charges follow is Jan. 31 New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve party for Apple Valley man fair More than 100 area his blood-alcohol content was greater than .20, more than A night of hard partying twice the legal limit for operon New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve ended ating a motor vehicle. The other driver rewith a car crash and ported head and ear criminal charges for pain as a result of the a 21-year-old Apple crash, the criminal Valley man. complaint said. David Ariel Mart A witness told auhas been charged thorities that Mart with DWI, criminal had placed drugs in vehicular injury and possession of a con- David Mart his trunk before police arrived at the actrolled substance following the two-car accident cident scene. Police searched Martâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle and found a the afternoon of Jan. 1. Mart, who allegedly rear- substance that appeared to be ended another vehicle that marijuana, a digital scale, a was stopped at a red light in glass pipe, a silver flask, and a Eagan around 4 p.m., told blue pill later identified as the police he had been at a party powerful prescription stimuthe night before and had not lant Adderall. Police described damage stopped drinking until about to Martâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle as â&#x20AC;&#x153;expen11 a.m. that morning. Police say Mart failed a sive.â&#x20AC;? Both airbags deployed, field sobriety test, and a pre- and the extent of the damage liminary breath test revealed required that Martâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

be towed. Mart was arrested by Eagan police at the accident scene and booked into the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. Mart has been charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony, for the Adderall pill allegedly found in his vehicle; the crime carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also charged with thirddegree DWI and criminal vehicular injury; both charges are gross misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine. Mart was still in custody in the Dakota County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

adults will be available to discuss their professions at the 17th annual Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, in the cafeteria of Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13. The event is free and open to the public. Pilots, physicians, business owners, teachers, mechanics, musicians and many other professionals will share information about career pathways with students and their parents. In addition, mini-workshops on career-related topics will be presented by the Dakota County Workforce Center. For more information, contact Marcia Sexton at msexton@burnsville.k12. Andrew Miller is at andrew. mn.us or (952) 707-2339. miller@ecm-inc.com.

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Education, really stepped up to the plate and worked out a way for multiple institutions to use the facility (Diamondhead) evenings and weekends. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created a phenomenal win-win for everybody.â&#x20AC;? Business park The 180,000-squarefoot Gateway Business Park, which was built in the late 1980s, is next to another Kraus-Anderson project, the six-story, 80,000-square-foot Gateway Office Plaza at 350 Burnsville Parkway. The two complexes together have a vacancy rate of about 25 percent, Ryan said. Kraus-Anderson also owns eight acres of vacant land next to Gateway Business Park. The 25 percent vacancy is about average for Burnsville office space, Nienhaus said.

reform. Duncan pointed out the fallacy of labeling schools as â&#x20AC;&#x153;failures.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the congressman has said, basically every school in his district has been labeled a failure (according to NCLB),â&#x20AC;? Duncan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case. I look at this school and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a failure.â&#x20AC;? Another issue Duncan discussed was alternative licensure, which would provide another pathway to teaching. Education Minnesota, the teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union, opposed the bill last year, but it has indicated it supports such a method this year, provided high standards are kept. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have a shortage of math and science teachers,â&#x20AC;? Duncan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;why not approve of scientists and mathematicians to come in and work? You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be willing to do things the same way.â&#x20AC;? Duncan also spoke about Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to close the achievement gap between white and minority students, which studies have shown is among the highest in the nation He said he sees Early Childhood/Family Education (ECFE) playing a role in narrowing the gap, as well as involvement from teachers and principals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about building a college-going culture,â&#x20AC;? he said. But scapegoating wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help, said Duncan, who got his start working with inner-city kids in Chicago before becoming head of that district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students coming from other countries or impoverished backgrounds become an excuse for mediocrity, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not right,â&#x20AC;? he said

Parking shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a problem because most NAU classes are at night, he said. Burnsville also has an abundance of nonprofit college offerings at nearby Diamondhead Education Center, which is owned by Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Schools that rent classroom space at the multipurpose building include Concordia University, Dakota County Technical College, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University and Inver Hills Community College, Nienhaus said. In addition, Normandale Community College rents classroom space at the main campus of Burnsville High School, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few years ago, with Concordia, it started out Photo by Aaron Vehling Congressman John Kline, of Lakeville, sits at a table with some students during a game as an attempt to bring post-secondary (educaof science Jeopardy at Crystal Lake Elementary School in Lakeville on Friday, Jan. 21. tion) to Burnsville,â&#x20AC;? Nien- John Gessner is at haus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school john.gessner@ecm-inc.com. proving education nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Noâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to status quo district, via Community How can Lakeville wide, thus returning to the schools prepare more stu- United States an economic dents for college, close edge that seems to be slipachievement gaps and edu- ping away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we both know cate students better overwhere the country needs to all when the district has to eliminate entire programs go,â&#x20AC;? Duncan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both or pare them down so class recognize the importance of a leadership role getting sizes are in the upper-30s? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The answers to these there.â&#x20AC;? Duncan said if the Unitquestions arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just spending more money,â&#x20AC;? Kline ed States still led the world said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether we spend in college graduates, then taxpayer money that comes maybe people could take it from Washington, St. Paul easy when it comes to the or Lakeville, the answer too topic. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not the often was for many years case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get a lot â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underfunded.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? better,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting He added that the answer is to change the status quo. things done in Washington Ultimately, the two men, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be one a Democrat from Chi- a give and take on a whole cago and the other a Re- host of issues moving forpublican from Lakeville, ward.â&#x20AC;? seemed interested in working together toward im- E-mail Aaron Vehling at aaron. vehling@ecm-inc.com.

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far has been positive, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had anyone throw a latte in my face,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Generally people seem pretty fond of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty confident in our drink menu now that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serving some of the best coffee in the area.â&#x20AC;? The cafe is open seven days a week during the same hours as the library. It features a new special every day, which McLean likes to name after Prince songs. The recent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Me With Youâ&#x20AC;? special, for instance,

included a free cup of coffee with the purchase of a half-pound bag of beans. McLean said he and Liedman hope their passion for what they do will be evident in what they sell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to know we put a lot of heart into what we do, and we really love what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope that comes across, and we hope that every drink we give out tastes like it has that care in it.â&#x20AC;?

the shotgun from him, the other man Thomas had invited to his home told police. Koenig, who was asked several times to leave, was also swearing at his girlfriend, the man told police. Thomas asked the man to call 911, and he started to dial as Koenig walked toward Thomas, the complaint said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The witness stated that the victim lunged toward the defendant, at which time the shotgun went off,â&#x20AC;? the complaint said. Then man then hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;sendâ&#x20AC;? on his phone and ran into the garage to talk to the 911 dispatcher. When police responded

at 5:36 p.m., Thomas was standing in the garage, waiting for them, the complaint said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I shot him,â&#x20AC;? he said. Koenig was dead by the time rescuers reached him. Thomas is being held on $500,000 bail without conditions and $400,000 bail with conditions. After appearing in court Tuesday, his next appearance is Feb. 8. County Attorney James Backstrom said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll convene the Dakota County grand jury to review the case.

food service was more involved than theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d anticipated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of hoops to jump through,â&#x20AC;? McLean said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a big wait, but I think it was worth it.â&#x20AC;? McLean said he and Liedman did their homework, studying other coffee shops in the area to make sure their prices were competitive, and changing some of the ingredients when they thought it would be an improvement. Customer feedback so Murder/from 1A

    

      

Erin Johnson is at eagan. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

 

        



       

       

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wanted a new picture for his Facebook page. When Thomas and Koenigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlfriend told Koenig to leave the house, he began yelling at Thomas, the woman told police. She said Thomas left the room and returned with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;huge gun,â&#x20AC;? which police said was a single-shot shotgun. Thomas ordered Koenig to leave, but he kept coming at Thomas, who shot Koenig in the chest, she told police. Prior to the shooting, Koenig taunted Thomas, calling him a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pussyâ&#x20AC;? who â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything about itâ&#x20AC;? and threatening to take

     

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