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Business expansion is cause for optimism, Mayor Kautz declares by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Business has expanded impressively in Burnsville despite a weak national economy, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz declared in her annual State of the City address. From her vantage point as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Burnsville – which attracted at least 40 new businesses in 2010 – is outperforming the rest of the nation, said Kautz, who ascended to the presidency last year. “We are doing so much better than other cities across our nation,� said the six-term mayor, who gave her 16th State of the City address Tuesday at the Burnsville Performing Arts

Center. “We were – and still are to a degree – gripped by the worst recession since the 1930s,� Kautz told an audience that included other elected officials and members of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. “Businesses have been rocked by fewer customers, shrinking revenues, steeper overheads, tighter credits and an uncertain future,� she said. “City Hall has shed 20 full-time employees, pared back expected spending by three and a half million dollars over two years, and learned to do with less.� Business activity in 2010 gives reason for optimism, she said, noting that:

• Two of the new businesses – a Costco retail warehouse and a relocated Lifetouch, a leading supplier of school and event photography – brought 350 jobs. • Nine new restaurants opened last year in Burnsville. • The Burnsville Medical Alliance helped attract three new medical businesses and supported expansion of five existing businesses – including Apothecary Products, which added 60,000 square feet. • Goodrich Integrated Senors and Systems launched a major expansion Photo by Rick Orndorf last year that will add 200 to Mayor Elizabeth Kautz gave an upbeat State of the City address Tuesday, calling business 300 new engineering jobs in expansions in 2010 as cause for optimism. The president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors See Kautz, 13A said Burnsville is outperforming the nation’s cities economically.

Eagan man to lead DFL Party Walmart eyes

north Burnsville

Martin’s main goal: to give Dayton a legislative majority after 2012 election by T.W. Budig ECM CAPITOL REPORTER

Ken Martin’s challenge as new DFL State Party chairman in a small way may be reflected in his brother. Martin, of Eagan, recently spoke of a brother living in the northern exurbs, a carpenter by trade hard hit by the recession, who votes Republican. He votes Republican, Martin said, because he’s wrongly convinced Democrats want to take away his guns, tax him out of his home, tell him when and where he can’t snowmobile. None of that is true, Martin explained. “He votes his fears over his hopes, over his pocketbook issues,� Martin said. “We just have to take those (wedge) issues off the books.� The party has to construct an overriding message, Martin explained. “That’s the big challenge. And I’m going to work on what that message is,� he said. Martin, 37, is a veteran at crafting messages. While he most recently was one of the public faces of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s election recount efforts, Martin was front man in the group that successfully pushed for passage of the recent outdoor constitutional amendment. He helped lead former attorney general Mike Hatch’s gubernatorial campaign, and has led other campaigns.

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a possible new home for its Burnsville Volkswagen dealership, which had outgrown its longtime location across the freeway on Embassy Road in north Burnsville. Instead, Luther is now building a new Volkswagen dealership on Buck Hill Road near Burnsville Center. The dealership is in temporary quarters further south on Buck Hill Road. Before Luther bought it, the would-be Walmart site was owned by cement and aggregates company Holcim Inc. Cement towers on the property were removed several years ago, Faulkner said. The property is zoned B-3, general business, she said. The city has gotten inquiries from would-be developers “off and on over the years,� Faulkner said. “It’s a great location for visibility,� she added. “There’s about 100,000 cars a day that would go down 35W.�

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To see a video interview with Ken Martin, go online at www. ThisweekLive.com and click on the link from this story to www. yo u t u b e. c o m / wat c h ? v = - Jo VtjceerU. “So my background is really in campaigns,� Martin said. Martin becomes state party chairman, replacing former chairman Brian Melendez, in a time that has seen Democrats lose control of the Minnesota Legislature, a long serving DFL congressman upset in the 8th Congressional District, though a Democrat won the Governor’s Office for the first time in decades. But Dayton was not the DFL-endorsed party candidate. “I believe passionately in making sure this party is strong and focused on winning elections,� Martin said. “And I’ve seen this party become more and more marginalized over the years. As candidates, elected officials, donors and activists have left the party in frustration.� Still, someone recently told him that he had the knack of not just seeing where the party is, but where the party can go, Martin explained. “I see what this party could be, and we’re not quite there,� he said.

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Ken Martin of Eagan was selected as the chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party recently at a committee meeting in Cokato. Martin looks to the Minnesota Republican Party as a source of ideas. Republicans “do a really masterful� job on some things, and Democrats have some catching up to do. “They do a good job on getting their message out. They do a good job on coming up with a clear, concise message that simple and easy to understand and can be sold in all parts of the state,� Martin said. Their chairman also gets out — he will, too, Martin said. “I’m going to be very active and aggressive in making sure we’re getSee DFL, 14A

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Walmart is looking at a possible store location along Interstate 35W in north Burnsville. The retail giant is considering a 29-acre site on the southeast corner of Cliff Road and I-35W, according to Jenni Faulkner, Burnsville’s community development director. Walmart representatives met with city staffers in mid-January, Faulkner said. “They are doing their due diligence,� she said. “They’ve got a lot of work to do on their end.� Walmart has already signed a land-purchase agreement for a store in Lakeville, Burnsville’s southern neighbor. Construction is planned this year of a 150,000-squarefoot store on property northwest of the new Interstate 35 interchange at County Road 70, according to Lakeville officials. The Burnsville site is owned by Luther Automotive Group. It bought the property years ago as

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

District officials cautiously optimistic about Dayton’s budget proposal But local school leaders expect Legislature will push for cuts by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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Students tried to distract staff member Kim Hook from her free throw attempt during a staff-versus-students contest at Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville Feb. 15. The annual Renae Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Basketball Game is a fundraiser in honor of a physical education teacher and coach at the school who died in a 2007 car crash while on spring break in Florida. The annual scholarship is awarded to a female graduating senior who attended Metcalf, is going on to post-secondary school and was involved in athletics in grades seven through 12. General 952-894-1111 Distribution 952-846-2070 Display Advertising 952-846-2011 Classified Advertising 952-846-2000

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s recent proposal to keep education funding flat provided some glimmer of hope for struggling school districts this week, yet district officials remain cautious. “I’m glad Dayton agreed to hold education harmless ... but I understand (the governor and Legislature) are trying to fill a huge hole,â€? said Ron Hill, a board member in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. If general education funding remains flat as Dayton proposed Feb. 15, District 191 would be able to maintain a balanced budget without cuts, Hill said. However, several local district officials said they expect the Republican-controlled     ďż˝ ďż˝ 

Legislature will reject much of Dayton’s proposals and instead call for cuts. “His plan calls for increased taxes, and that will be difficult to get through,� said Art Coulson, a board member in Rosemount Apple Valley-Eagan School District 196. Coulson said he would be disheartened by cuts to education funding. “We need to figure out what the cost of educating students to an excellent state is, and we can’t cut our way to excellence,� he said. District 196 officials are preparing for funding cuts ranging between 2.5 percent and 5 percent. If the state were to cut general education funding by 2.5 percent, District 196 would face $8.5 million in budget

adjustments, said Jeff Solomon, the district’s finance director. Another $3.5 million would need to be adjusted if the state cut 5 percent of education funding. District officials could use $5 million in one-time money from the Federal Education Jobs Fund to help balance the district’s budget, Solomon said. District 191 officials declined to say how the district’s budget would be affected by potential funding cuts, saying it’s too early to speculate.

Increases elsewhere Although district officials believe the Legislature will nix Dayton’s plans to maintain general funding, they remain cautiously optimistic that the See Education, 14A

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Burnsville City Police aim to educate housing Council managers on problem of hoarding

Following is the preliminary agenda for the 6:30 intervened in recent cases, cops say p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, regucity inspections and possibly a glimpse inside and see po- lar meeting of the Burnsville City Council. county services involved in tential fire hazards, she said. suspected hoarding cases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a criminal matter,â&#x20AC;? CALL TO ORDER OF ALLEGIANCE â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to team upâ&#x20AC;? Price said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there basi- PLEDGE 1. Announcements and Proclamawith managers of Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cally just to try to assist man- tions many rental-housing proper- agement and get the help that â&#x20AC;˘ Proclamation Commending and ties, said officer Beverly Price, the tenants would need. Once Congratulating Fairview Ridges its Distinguished Hospital who staffs the multihousing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the door, we can as- on Award for Clinical Excellence unit with officer Shaun Ansel- sess the situation.â&#x20AC;? 2. Citizen Comments ment. As much as hoarders may 3. Additions to the Final Agenda The pair gave a presenta- resist visitors, Price said there CONSENT AGENDA 4A. Consider Approval of tion on hoarding at a Feb. 16 is a public interest. Minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:40 p.m. meeting with managers, one in â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are potential fire B. Consider Approval of a quarterly series of meetings hazards,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are Claims Listing. C. Consider Authorizing the between managers and police. rodent and mold issues and Managers, who have their just the basic welfare of the Purchase of Insurance Policies for 2011. own systems to inspect apart- residents there.â&#x20AC;? D. Consider Resolution Acments and enforce housekeepIn the condo case, which cepting the Limits on the Municiing rules, have tended not to Price said occurred in the last pal Tort Liability as established by view hoarding as a police is- four or five months, broad in- Minnesota Statutes for the 2011 LMCIT Insurance Program. sue, Price said. tervention was required. E. Consider Resolution ApBut police sometimes get After getting complaints, proving a Premise Permit for the calls from neighbors who Price went to visit the owner Burnsville Hockey Club for the complain of smells coming of the Ridgeview Condomini- Purpose of Lawful Gambling, Pull-Tabs. from inside a unit, or who get See Hoarding, 13A F. Consider Approval of Oper-

Burnsville has by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Burnsville condo owner had lost control of his home. Extension cords snaked throughout because electrical outlets had been blocked by clutter that left only narrow pathways to walk in. Neighboring condo owners complained of an odor coming from the unit and noticed piles of stuff pushed up against the bedroom windows. Burnsville police intervened. Now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working to educate multifamily-housing managers on the problem known as compulsive hoarding. The Police Department, through its multihousing unit, also is working to make it easier for managers to get police,

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ifications and Ordering the Advertisement for Bids for the 2011 Street Maintenance Materials and Services (11-303). M. Consider Authorizing Project, Approving Plans & Specifications, and Ordering Ad for Bid for the Willow Creek Watermain Replacement (11-308). N. Consider Approval of an Extension of the Final Plat for RIVER SOUTH SECOND ADDITION by United Properties. O. Consider Approval for an Extension of the Final Plat for REGENT SUITES AT THE SUMMIT by Donnayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summit At Buck Hill, LLC. REGULAR AGENDA 5. Consider Approval of the Findings of Fact, Ordinance, and Amended Planned Unit Development Agreement for CBL & Associates Management, Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:45 p.m. 6. Consider an Ordinance Amendment to Title 4, Chapter 1; Title 4 of the Burnsville City Code to Require Certification of Taxes Paid Prior to Approving Any Land-use Clearance, Permit, or Subdivision and Title 4, Chapter 1, Clarifying Completion Time for Permits Issued. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. 7. Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Authority (EDA). â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:05 p.m. 8. Miscellaneous. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:15 p.m. 9. Adjournment.

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Benefit set for daughter Council nixes wind towers in Burnsville residential areas of Eagan crash victim by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

by Erin Johnson

Jan. 15 when she was hit by another vehicle after being ejected from her SUV on I-494 in Plymouth. According to the State Patrol, Lynch was still alive after she lost control of her vehicle, which hit the median, flipped, and ejected her onto the left lane of northbound I-494. But a passing motorist failed to stop in time for traffic that had slowed near the crash and swerved into the left lane, running over Lynch and killing her. Lynch had been traveling southbound on I-494 near Bass Lake Road at the time of the crash. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wearing a seat belt, officials said. Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar is located at 4185 South Robert Trail in Eagan. For more information, call Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at (651) 452-3061.

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A benefit will be held for the 2-year-old daughter of Amanda Jo Lynch, an Eagan woman who was killed in a car crash last month. The fundraiser will be held at Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar in Eagan from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The event will feature food, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets cost $25 per person. Lynch, a single mother, was a bartender and server at Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar for six years. She is described by friends as a loving, caring, loyal person who worked hard and was devoted to her daughter, Baylee. All proceeds from the event will benefit Baylee, who survived the crash without injury. Baylee was in a child safety seat in the back of the vehicle at the Erin Johnson is at eagan. time. Lynch, 25, was killed thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

Empty Bowls event slated March 31 tion on Empty Bowls and the Eagan Resource Center or to donate, visit www.eaganrc.org or call (651) 6883189.

Kline to set up mobile office at local libraries U.S. Rep. John Kline will hold â&#x20AC;&#x153;mobile office hoursâ&#x20AC;? from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 16, at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley and from 10 a.m. to noon John Kline Wednesday, May 11, at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Klineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff will man the mobile office, providing answers and helping address problems with federal agencies. The mobile office also will allow constituents to share their thoughts on issues.

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have been allowed anyway under ordinance ideas suggested by staff. They would have limited roof towers to lots of at least two acres and freestanding towers to lots of at least five acres. That would have limited eligibility to 425 lots in Burnsville, many in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large-lot southwest area. John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

Apple Valley Valley Middle musicians named to state honors band Photo submitted

Valley Middle School students, from left, Jack Courtright, Mitchell Dunbar and Brett Levac were selected through audition to the Minnesota Jazz Educators Association state honors jazz ensemble. The ensemble was slated to perform Feb. 17 at the Minnesota Music Educators Association MidWinter Clinic in Minneapolis. The band is conducted by Ryan Frane, director of jazz studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

   

  



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owners seeking alternative energy sources are more likely to turn to solar than to wind, according to Community Development Director Jenni Faulkner. Burnsville is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not a good wind zone,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to go much further south.â&#x20AC;? And, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quiet,â&#x20AC;? Council Member Dan Kealey said. Relatively few residential wind towers would

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The Eagan Resource Center will hold its second annual Empty Bowls event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the fellowship hall of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan. Guests are invited to choose a handmade bowl, make a donation, enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and bring their bowl home as a reminder of those that hunger in the community. Diners will also be able to participate in the ART10 drawing by buying chances on 10 art pieces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pottery, jewelry, fabric art and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; created and donated by local artists. All event proceeds will benefit the Eagan Resource Center. For more informa-

Wind-powered generators wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be allowed in residential zoning districts, Burnsville City Council members agreed at a Feb. 15 work session. The city is reworking its ordinance governing wind towers after receiving several inquires in recent years. The current ordinance is â&#x20AC;&#x153;vague,â&#x20AC;? according to city

staff. But council members were clear on keeping wind towers out of residential areas under a new ordinance. Wind towers produce whirring and clicking noises sure to rile neighbors, according to Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really see these things as a real nuisance,â&#x20AC;? Council Member Mary Sherry said. In the future, property

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Opinion Guest Columnist Volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; value in Burnsville is priceless by Mary Sherry BURNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

There is an item in the Burnsville city budget that citizens should know about. Unfortunately it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up in any official documents. If it could show up, it would be BIG. It would be BOLD. Now that the intense focus on city budgeting is over â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least until June â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I believe it is time to put a spotlight on that item. The spotlight would reveal that this item shows a net savings in the city budget, year in and year out. The beam would have to be broad because the item affects just about every department in city operations: public safety, parks and natural resources, city

planning, clerical services at City Hall, economic development, recreation and the arts, recycling and hazardous waste collection, interpreter service, property inspections and more. That spotlight would be shining on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve guessed that by now. Even if you are one of them, you might be surprised to know that more than 400 Burnsville citizens volunteer in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;officialâ&#x20AC;? capacity, which means they have contacted city staff to offer their time and expertise. But there are many, many other â&#x20AC;&#x153;unofficialâ&#x20AC;? volunteers. If you add those who help with Fire Muster, Art and All That Jazz, the International Festival, and

the Half Marathon, the number swells. Toss in the churches, clubs, and individuals who have adopted parks and streets in town, keeping them litter-free. At this point, surely our volunteers number more than a thousand. Yet weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not finished. Think of the many community organizations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lions, Rotary, Burnsville Community Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce, service groups from our businesses, youth groups, schools and churches, and many more who give countless hours and raise money for projects to help make life better in Burnsville. Now our count is up to perhaps 1,800. We still arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished counting. After the heavy, wet snowstorm early in the winter that

damaged many of our boulevard trees, there was the happy whine of chainsaws in many neighborhoods as residents cut up tree limbs and branches blocking the roads and driveways and made sure the city plows could get through. Over and over and over again, volunteers shovel out fire hydrants when the snow piles up. In warmer seasons, without being asked, people clear storm sewer grates when it rains, preventing leaves and trash from being washed into our ponds. I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m missing groups. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m missing activities. Yet the take-away is that it is impossible to count all the volunteers in this city. And there is no way to calculate the vast amounts of money volunteers save their neighbor-

citizens in taxes. While there is much hype these days about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;new normal,â&#x20AC;? I think what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m describing is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;old normal.â&#x20AC;? In many ways this attitude of neighbor helping neighbor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether casual or official â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is what charmed me when I moved to Burnsville 36 years ago. Now, with the glinty eye of a City Council member always eager to keep taxes low, I want to put a dollar figure on what our volunteers are worth. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. Because our volunteers are priceless. Mary Sherry is a member of the Burnsville City Council. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Education is the key to our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future To the editor: Recently U.S. Rep. John Kline publicly indicated he now understands the difficulties stemming from his vote for No Child Left Behind. Beyond this, there remains a lack of action to correct both No Child Left Behind and other federal programs and mandates, which have been so poorly funded that they are a drain on local budgets. Many of these mandates make the learning environment better and stronger for our children. But they must be funded sufficiently. As a country, we must live up to the funding commitments we have made and we must increase local power while we continue

federal oversight. Kline has been in Congress under both a Republican and a Democratic majority with numerous opportunities to work in a bipartisan fashion to solve these problems. Why hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything been done to fix these problems? One of the greatest burdens our education system faces is funding: the devastating lack of it, and the federal mandates that are insufficiently funded. It seems that our priorities are wrong if we consider our children and their education to be of lowranking importance. One of the purposes of a government should be the education of its youth. Education is where our economy starts and grows. A well-educated society has great strength and resilience. Our economic might comes from our highly edu-

cated citizenry. We all want the best for our children, so why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we give them the best start possible? We continue to ask our schools to do more with less. It is time to do more than talk about fixing the problems in our schools. It is time to start making a difference in our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. It is time to give our schools what they need and our children what they deserve. The future does depend on them, and it is our job to give them the tools and resources that they need to succeed. DAN POWERS Burnsville

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The writer was a candidate in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District, which Republican To the editor: The Feb. 11 letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuts John Kline represents. and consequencesâ&#x20AC;? was a clumsy attempt by its writer to spin the sad situation be ranked by their abilities who is a junior and has a of abusive dating into an with the highest rank being Minnesota State Champion endorsement of her own The story titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Club sharpshooter. Individual gold medal. He personal political agenda. puts sights on Burnsville Instead of accomplishThe highest rank will be and his team competed last Highâ&#x20AC;? in the Feb. 11 edition distinguished expert. ing that goal, her message year in the National Junior of Thisweek Burnsville-EaThe clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only mem- Olympics in Anniston, Ala. became so twisted up withgan stated that students in ber from Burnsville High in its own rotation that it the target shooting club will School is Nick Skrogstad, quickly spiraled downward, out of control. Even so, her snide parenthetical presentation of the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;normal behaviorâ&#x20AC;? was troubling. According to our U.S. Contact us at: Constitution and DeclaraAPPLE VALLEY NEWS: andrew.miller@ecm-inc.com tion of Independence, norBURNSVILLE NEWS: john.gessner@ecm-inc.com EAGAN NEWS: erin.johnson@ecm-inc.com mal behavior in this counROSEMOUNT NEWS: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com try is based on respect for EDUCATION NEWS: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com the rights of the individual. SPORTS: andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com Respect for the rights of AD SALES: ads.thisweek@ecm-inc.com

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the individual is a necessary element to any legitimate moral code. The law of our land also depicts normal behavior as responsible and prudent. Above all, however, normal behavior in America is moral behavior. The fact is, cutting government spending in times of economic strife is not only the normal, moral, responsible and prudent thing to do, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure common sense. Since it is unreasonable tax rates and big government intrusion that brought us to our current dismal economic condition, the idea of increasing taxation to fix things is ludicrous. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like suggesting the best cure for being poisoned is to take more poison. Thomas Paine famously

said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.â&#x20AC;? We, the citizens of the United States of America and the earthly custodians of individual freedom, have been lulled into thinking that there is nothing wrong with crushing rates of taxation. Little by little, we have been cajoled into willingly giving up the precious freedoms for which our sons, fathers and grandfathers fought and died. The tide, however, is turning. Through Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind grace, the stupefying fog of indifference that has nearly suffocated our country is finally lifting. JAN DOBSON Lakeville

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Burnsville Burnsville City was found in his Council Member stomach â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;ulcerCharlie Crichton type stuff,â&#x20AC;? she said. plans to return to Crichton takes a council duties after drug used to prevent rehabilitating from blood clots, and a recent illness, his doctors needed to wife, Terry, said Charlie cauterize the bleedWednesday. ing and thicken his Crichton She took her blood, she said. 83-year-old husband to the Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at St. Gertrudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital on Feb. 6. Crich- Health and Rehabilitation ton had been suffering from Center in Shakopee, where the flu, headaches and body heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been told heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need two aches, Terry said. weeks of rehab, Terry said. Some internal bleeding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weak and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just

coming back, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all,â&#x20AC;? she said. Crichton, who was first elected in 1992, has missed the last two council meetings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a regular meeting on Feb. 8 and a Feb. 15 work session. He missed the Feb. 15 State of the City event, where Mayor Elizabeth Kautz noted the absence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please keep Charlie in your prayers,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Gessner

Ultimate Electronics selling everything before closing National retail chain Ultimate Electronics is closing its 46 stores, including the Burnsville store at 14232 Burnhaven Drive. Going-out-of-business sales began at all stores on Feb. 12 and will continue until all the merchandise is sold. Shoppers can find savings of up to 30 percent off original prices on all merchandise including high-definition televisions, computers, home theater and audio systems, video equipment, digital cameras

and GPS devices from topselling brands such as Bose, Sony, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. Store fixtures such as apparel racks, shelving, lighting, cabinets and more will be sold, too. All Ultimate Electronics stores will honor gift cards throughout the duration of the sale. Returns will be accepted on purchases made before Feb. 11, 2011, with a receipt and in compliance with the pre-existing Ultimate Electronics return policy. All sales made on

or after Feb. 11 are final. Manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; warranties remain in effect on all merchandise. Ultimate Electronics opened its first store in Arvada, Colo., in 1968. After it became the premiere audio specialist in the Denver area, Ultimate Electronics quickly expanded into markets with 46 stores nationwide. In 2005, the company was purchased by the founder of Hollywood Video.

Projects languish, but city will stay the course in Heart of City by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

No shovels have been turned on dozens of approved condominium units in Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heart of the City. City-owned property north of the Performing Arts Center continues to sit vacant. Despite the inactivity, City Council members agreed Feb. 15 this is no time to alter development plans for remaining parcels in Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed-use, downtown redevelopment area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay the course,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Elizabeth Kautz said during a council work session. The council made one concession to the poor economy and housing market last May when it allowed Nicollet Development Inc. to complete a townhome project within Nicollet Plaza with single-family units instead of townhomes. That prompted further council discussion of whether current zoning is

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still viable in the market, more than a decade after creation of a Heart of the City zoning district. Community Development Director Jenni Faulkner said â&#x20AC;&#x153;extreme market conditionsâ&#x20AC;? have intervened in the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the zoning is right,â&#x20AC;? she said. If changes are sought for individual parcels, they can be considered case by case, Council Member Dan Gustafson said. Four parcels still await development in the most densely designed portion of the Heart of the City, centered around Nicollet Avenue between Burnsville Parkway and Highway 13: â&#x20AC;˘ The Knight Seed property on the southeast corner of Pillsbury Avenue and 126th Street, which has approvals for office space and 39 condos. â&#x20AC;˘ The remainder of the Nicollet Plaza site on the northeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 125th Street, which is approved for 132 condos in a mixed-use building. â&#x20AC;˘ The remainder of the Uptown Landing site on the west side of Burnsville Parkway and 125th Street, which is approved for two more buildings with 37 condos each. â&#x20AC;˘ The remainder of the city-owned AAA site north of the arts center.

The city has heard from developers interested in building apartments or senior housing that the zoning ordinance prohibits, Faulkner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the vision we have for this area,â&#x20AC;? Kautz said, adding that Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stated goal is to increase the stock of owneroccupied housing. Faulkner said the AAA site is still a desirable property that has gotten interest from some developers looking to erect one-story buildings, which arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed there under Heart of the City zoning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People want good visibility at a cheap price,â&#x20AC;? Faulkner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Triple A is a great, visible site.â&#x20AC;? The original Heart of the City development plan called for 715 housing units, 165,000 square feet of office space, 196,000 square feet of retail space, a performing arts center and structured parking, according to a staff report. Not all is dormant in the Heart of the City. Plans call for redevelopment of the TCF Bank site for a CVS Pharmacy and an office/ retail building. The site is on the northeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and Burnsville Parkway. A development application is expected this year. John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

    

         

 

 

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For Burnsville High School senior Sharmila Ahmed, skiing is not just a hobby, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one that has taken her across the globe. Last week, Ahmed was one of 12 teens to represent the United States in the Junior Scandinavian Cup Competition in Sweden. Though she finished in 27th place in the Nordic skiing competition, Ahmed said she feels like a winner, and is just glad to have the rare opportunity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to compete with others who are as excited about a sport as you are,â&#x20AC;? she said. Aside from the competi-

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Harold Anthony was the firstborn of six to Richard Harold and Rosa Delia Murphy Raub; Tony was born in Sioux City IA and raised in Luton IA where his father was the depot agent and his maternal grandfather, Anthony Murphy, also worked for the Milwaukee Road. Young Tony and his two brothers spent many hours with grandma Kathryn Mullins Murphy; she insisted that they raise the American flag everyday and pledge allegiance as they saluted the flag. She also told them they were Irish American Catholic so whenever they were asked their nationality they repeated what grandma Kathryn told them. Tony was a WWII hero flying 52 missions over Europe with the 9th Air Force Pathfinder Squadron; the B26 aircraft, in which he flew as an engineer / gunner, lead B52's to bombing missions over Europe. Tony worked for Milwaukee Road in Sioux City IA, then for Great Lakes Pipeline in Sioux City IA and Grand Forks ND; Great Lakes was bought out by William's Brothers and Tony and Anne moved to Tulsa OK; William's Brothers was bought out by Marathon so Tony and Anne moved to Blaine MN, where Tony retired in 1986. Tony continues to be a huge railroad enthusiast, especially enjoying the coal-fired engines that belch heavy smoke! Exemplar husband to Margaret Ann Tracy Raub and father of 5; Rosie O'Brien, Mike, Dick (deceased), Cathy Lande, and Patti Hecht; grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 11. Tony's family has always been the center of his life. The celebration of Tony's birthday was February 19 in the Twin Cities, attended by his immediate family and relatives from IA, IL and NE.

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Age 81, of Farmington, passed away February 7, 2011 after suffering a stroke while vacationing in Corpus Christi, TX. Don was born in Minneapolis on June 30, 1929. He was married for more than 60 years to the love of life, Peg. They have two daughters, Desiree Swan and Janene Davison. Preceded in death by his parents Donald and Isabel Davison, father-in-law George Holden, mother-in-law Ruth Kuchera, and son-in-law Philip Swan. Don served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He enjoyed a 40 year career with the State of Minnesota and retired as Director of State Parks and Recreation. His legacy as Director included a leadership role in the acquisition, funding, design and opening of two beautiful parks, Tettegouche and Wild River. After a few years working with the Nature Conservancy, Don enjoyed 23 years of retirement with his beloved wife Peg and their dog Hokah. They never let grass grow under their feet; always off on their next adventure: Traveling in their RV, camping, hiking, canoeing, rock collecting and biking. Don touched many lives and will be remembered for his kindness, big heart and spirit of fairness for all. Other survivors include his sister Diane McDermott (Seattle); grandchildren Lincoln and Martin Weller, and Manette and Rachel Swan; and great grandchild Isabel Weller. A celebration of his life and love will be held on Sunday, February 20th at the American Legion in Farmington from 2 until 5pm; service at 4pm. (10 N 8th St., Hwy 3, Farmington 55024).

Age 60, of Lakeville, MN, passed away on February 9, 2011. Loving husband, dad, grandpa, and uncle. Loved golfing, fishing and his friends. An extremely intelligent man, whose passion was reading. Survived by wife of 28 years, Cheri; daughters, Denise Meyer, Laura (Jeff) Nielsen-Smith; sons, Lance Nielsen, Bucky Linville; grandchildren, Aaron, Tanya, Arielle, Gabrielle, Hailey, Desire'; sister, Betz Linville; brother, Marty (Linda) Linville; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at10 AM, Sunday February 13th at the Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S., Edina 55435. (952) 924-4100.

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Age 80, of Lakeville, died peacefully at his home on February 10, 2011 with his family at his side from complications of multiple health related problems. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Otila (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dvorak) Barta of Northfield; brother, Bill (Delores) Barta of Northfield; sister Bessie (Jerry) Tuma of Northfield; two nephews, Ronald Tuma and Greg Grossman and his beloved dog, Tara. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Janice; twin sister, Lorraine (Peter) Grossman of Northfield; three daughters, Christine (James) Kellar of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Marge (Bill) Mesar of Iola, Wisconsin, and Kelly (Larry) Hoffman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by five step-children, Jeffrey of Boca Raton, Florida, Jon and James of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Janelle of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Jodi of Tampa Bay Florida (all Sundquist); several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren, Kerry (Ron) Blevins, Patty (John) Vanek, Jeremy (Kelly) White, Matt (Angie) White, Mike, Ben and Sam White; five great-grandchildren, Brendan, Grace, Camden, Mattison and Charlize; step-grandchildren, Dean, Nina, Jess, Erin, Eli, Mia, Asa and Nicholas; step great-grandson, Greyson and beloved dog Kirby. Len was born and grew up on a farm near Northfield by Union Lake. He farmed for a while, and then was a sales representative for several farm equipment companies until his retirement in 1996. Len was a hard worker, a friend to all and a very outgoing and likeable person. In his later years he enjoyed computer card games, chatting on the phone with friends and family, bird watching and bird feeding, visiting with neighbors and walking his dog, Kirby. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral Service was held 11 AM, Monday February 14, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville with visitation was 5-8 Sunday, 2/13 at W hit e Funeral H om e, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville and one hour prior to Mass at church. In memory of Len, he would greatly appreciate memorials to All Saints Catholic Church. Lakeville 952-469-2723

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Sandy and Andy Snyder of Rosemount, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Spaeth, to Jason Schwartz, son of Michael and Jodi Rindfleisch of Pennock. Ashley is a 2003 graduate of Rosemount High School and a 2005 graduate of Northwest Technical College of Bemidji, with a degree in Dental Assisting. Jason is a 1999 graduate of New London-Spicer High School and a 2000 graduate of Ridgewater College of Willmar with a degree in Welding. An April 9th, wedding is planned in Redwood Falls, MN

passed away on February 15, 2011. Mary graduated from Montgomery High School. She worked at the Green Giant Company and later for the President of the Nutting Truck Company in Faribault. She married Emil Viskocil, June 10, 1947, at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. She was a Life Member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, past President and Conductress, Life Member of the VFW National Home for Children. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Coaties, a degree honor of the VFW for over fifty years a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Past President and Chaplain. A member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for over thirty years. She volunteered at the VA Hospital the first Tuesday of each month. She received her one thousand hour pin. She was a Charter member of the Red Hat Society of Farmington, MN. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Molly (Springer) Noska. She is survived by loving, Husband, Emil and brother Joseph Noska. Also by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Church of St. Michaels, 22120 Denmark Avenue, Farmington, MN with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Announcement The LHS Class of 2001 10 Year Reunion will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 from 7:00p.m. - midnight at the Lakeville Holiday Inn and Suites. The cost of the event is $20 per person. Please email lakeville2001@gmail.com for details on how to RSVP or search for the event on Facebook. Hope to see you there!


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Thisweekend One-acts take center stage Trio of plays by local theater groups featured in Lakeville by Andrew Miller THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Before they take the stage at the annual state one-act competition MACT Fest in March, three southof-the-river theater groups will debut their shows this month at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Applause Community Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemned,â&#x20AC;? the Tennessee Williams drama about a teenage girl who lives alone in a condemned house after being abandoned by her parents. Lighter Tennessee Williams-related fare comes courtesy of The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Thing Productions, which will stage â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,â&#x20AC;? a parody of Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Glass Menagerie.â&#x20AC;? The Dakota Fine Arts Consortium rounds out the trio of one-acts with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bay at Nice,â&#x20AC;? a drama set in 1950s Leningrad centering on a battle of wills between a mother and daughter.

The three plays will be presented one after another at Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arts center on Feb. 18-20 and 25-27. The running time of all three shows is two hours, 15 minutes. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MACT Fest, which will be held March 25-27 in Fergus Falls, marks the first foray into the state one-act competition for â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemnedâ&#x20AC;? director Gary Davis and his Applause actors; the same goes for the contingent from The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Thing Productions. The Dakota Fine Arts Consortium knows what to expect at MACT Fest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the past half decade the group has twice earned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best in Showâ&#x20AC;? honors at the festival, for its productions of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visitâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Andersonville Trial.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bay at Niceâ&#x20AC;? director Dayna Railton likened the Lakeville performances to â&#x20AC;&#x153;a taste of MACT.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are nine entries

IN BRIEF A trio of one-acts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemned,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bay at Niceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tollsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be performed at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 1820 and 25-27. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and are available by calling (952) 985-4640 or (952) 469-3099. The Lakeville Area Arts Center is at 20965 Holyoke Ave.

Photos by Rick Orndorf

Dayna Railton and Derek Dirlam appear in â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tollsâ&#x20AC;? (above) and Connor Davis and Amy Ludtke appear in â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemnedâ&#x20AC;? (left) as part of the one-act play presentations at the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month.

(in MACT Fest) this year,â&#x20AC;? said Railton, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also acting in â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public can see one-third of the entries without traveling to Fergus Falls.â&#x20AC;? Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

theater and arts calendar The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade: Sirens of the Sixties will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Black Box Theatre at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Featuring Colleen Raye with Debbie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe and Katie Gearty, the show celebrates the vocal prowess of singers such as Dionne Warwick, Cass Elliot, Leslie Gore, Barbra Streisand, and more. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for students and can be purchased in person at the box office, at Ticketmaster. com, or by calling (800) 892-2787.

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Bite of Burnsville is March 3 Black and Whyte Dueling Pianos will perform classic rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll hits from the 1950s to the present during the 19th annual Bite of Burnsville from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The Bite highlights area restaurants and caterers with samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from over 20 establishments. The evening will include a silent auction with more than 200 items and a live auction with packages including a Twin Cities wine tour, a Marco Island getaway, a stocked bar and more. Tickets are on sale for $40 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 892-2787 or by calling the Burnsville Chamber at (952) 435-6000. For more details, visit www.biteofburnsville.net.

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The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Dragon Acrobatsâ&#x20AC;? of Cirque Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or are bringing their dazzling, gravity-defying stage show to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center this weekend. The Hebei, China-based troupe has toured 65 countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all 50 U.S. states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and combines acrobatics with traditional Chinese dance, lavish costumes and ancient and contemporary music. Cirque Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or will perform at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $12 to $42 and can be purchased at the Burnsville PACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 892-2787.

The South Metro Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Cabaret will feature tunes from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Manâ&#x20AC;? performed in an informal dinner theater setting. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Beginning 30 minutes before each show, games will be played, a silent auction and cash raffle will be held, and free appetizers, desserts and beverages will be served. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. For tickets, call (952) 985-4640. For directions and additional information, visit www.SouthMetroChorale.org.

     

 

      

  



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Artists looking to display their art in public buildings in Dakota County now have more time to submit their work. April 11 is the new submission deadline for an exhibit planned for April by the Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee. Artists must live in Dakota County. Submissions may be on any one of three themes: Portraits of Dakota County, Reflections of Dakota County, and Secret Places of Dakota County. Criteria can be found at www.dakotacounty.us by searching â&#x20AC;&#x153;public art.â&#x20AC;? For more information, contact Jean Erickson at (651) 4384286 or jean.erickson@ co.dakota.mn.us. The selected art will be displayed in public spaces including the Western Service Center in Apple Valley.

Idolâ&#x20AC;? contestant in 2005, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Tickets are $39 and $49. Contact the box office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com for more details.

Spring ballet registrations Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville, is now accepting spring term registrations for all levels of its Pre-Ballet Creative Dance Program for children ages 12 months to 6 years. For more information visit www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call (952) 8983163.

Tickets are on sale for comedian Ralphie Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 p.m. show on Saturday, March 12, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased in person at the box office, at ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 892-2787.

Winter art classes Registration is open for winter classes at the Eagan Art House. Classes are available for age 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse. org. For more information, call the Eagan Art House at (651) 675-5500.

Show,â&#x20AC;? will perform at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Tickets are $67. Contact the box office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com for more details.

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Sports Standings Boys basketball Team

Conference W L Eagan 11 2 Lakeville South 11 2 Eastview 10 3 Apple Valley 8 5 Lakeville North 7 6 B Kennedy 6 7 Burnsville 4 9 Rosemount 3 10 Prior Lake 3 10 B Jefferson 2 11

Overall W L 18 3 16 5 16 4 12 9 9 12 11 10 9 11 6 15 6 15 4 15

Friday, February 18 • Bloomington Kennedy at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, February 19 • Bloomington Jefferson at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 • Prior Lake at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Friday, February 25 • Eagan at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m.

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

Conference W L 15 0 12 3 10 5 10 5 10 5 6 9 5 10 4 11 3 12 0 15

Overall W L 21 2 18 5 17 6 14 9 13 10 9 14 8 14 9 14 6 17 1 22

Friday, February 18 • Lakeville North at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, February 19 • Apple Valley at St. Croix Lutheran, 2 p.m. HS Tuesday, February 22 • Lake Eastview at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Jefferson at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Eagan at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. Friday, February 25 • Prior Lake at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m.

Boys Hockey Team

Conference W L T Burnsville) 14 1 1 Eagan 11 3 2 Apple Valley 12 4 1 B Jefferson 11 4 1 Lakeville South 11 5 1 Lakeville North 6 10 0 Eastview 5 10 1 Prior Lake 4 11 1 Rosemount 3 13 0 B Kennedy 0 16 0

Overall W L T 16 4 3 16 5 2 17 6 1 13 8 2 14 8 1 9 13 1 7 15 1 7 13 3 6 17 0 2 21 0

Saturday, February 19 • Burnsville at Bloomington Jefferson 2:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • Eastview at Prior Lake, 3 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Eagan, 7:30 p.m.

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

Conference W L T 15 1 2 14 3 1 13 5 0 12 5 1 10 6 2 8 9 0 6 12 0 5 12 0 3 15 0 0 18 0

Overall W L T 21 2 2 19 5 1 19 6 0 16 7 2 14 9 2 11 13 0 8 17 0 9 16 0 6 20 0 1 24 0

Saturday, February 12 Section 3AA semifinals • Rosemount, 3, Hastings 2, OT • Eastview 4, Burnsville 0 Wednesday, February 16 Section 3AA finals • Rosemount vs. Eastview, 7:30 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center Thursday, February 24 • Rosemount/Eastview winner at Class AA state quarterfinals Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Friday, February 25 • Class AA state semifinals Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Class AA consolation semifinals, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Saturday, February 26 • Class AA finals, 7 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Third-place game 4 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Consolation final, noon, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sports Brief Spring/summer adult sports Eagan Parks and Recreation is gearing up for spring/summer adult sports. Sports offered include basketball, sand volleyball, softball, volleyball and wiffleball. New team registration for basketball, softball, volleyball and wiffleball will take place Feb. 28-March 4; sand volleyball registration will take place April 1115. Call (651) 675-5500 or visit www.cityofeagan.com/ adultsports for more information.

Eagan gymnasts aim to land a spot at state Several individual titles up for grabs in Section 3AA by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

No matter what happens at the Section 3AA gymnastics meet Friday, the season already has been a great success for Eagan. The Wildcats’ scores earned them a No. 1 rank Dec. 27 and they won the first-ever South Suburban Conference title this year. The highlight of the season came Feb. 11 with a 147.525 score against Lakeville North. The dual victory secured the South Suburban Conference title, and the score was a school record. Senior Julia Wolter also scored a season high 38.3 after sitting out with an ankle injury for several weeks. “It was an awesome way to end our regular season,” coach Shelly Eklund said. “The girls are excited and working hard this week heading into the section meet.” Still, they feel like they haven’t put together the perfect meet. “I definitely think we have more potential,” Wolter said. “We’ve had a couple falls on the beam.” Eklund feels they are close. “We’re coming together perfectly at the perfect time of the season,” Eklund said. “The girls are working hard.” Their best score was No. 5 on the list of top tallies in Minnesota this season. It would have earned them second at state last year in Class AA, which is where they would like to go this

year. The trouble is Section 3AA foe Park of Cottage Grove hits 148-plus with some consistency. The Section 3AA meet is Friday evening at Park High School. To win the section, Wolter feels the Wildcats have the physical tools to reach 148-plus. “Honestly, we have a good chance, but we just have to really concentrate this week,” Wolter said. “We’ve been doing a lot of mental preparation. The physical part, we’ve done all we can do.” Even if the team doesn’t reach state, several girls have a chance to qualify individually as the top four in each event advance. Wolter placed ninth last year in all-around. As a senior, she would like to stick one more perfect landing. “Julia is an amazingly talented young gymnast, not to mention young lady,” Eklund said. “She is very determined and very fun to work with.” Wolter is more excited for the possibility to qualify as a team. “Whatever happens, happens,” Wolter said. “I guess I’ll just do my best. I’m more excited for my team.” Katie Palluck is another gymnast with high expectations in the all-around. She scored 37.325 against North. Seniors Dana Holmes, Jena Holmes, Ellie Smith and junior Alyssa Corazzo will try to make the most of what could be their last

meet together. The winner of Section 3AA will move on to the Class AA state final Feb. 25-26 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.

Rosemount What was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Rosemount turned out to be one of the best. The Irish went 7-1 in the South Suburban Conference behind only Eagan. They notched 141.5 for a season-high score. That might cut it in another section, but not 3AA. “It’s like the Apple Valley wrestling section,” coach Jason Passeri said. “There are 23 different girls who average above a nine in their events. There are six teams ranked in the top 25. “We’d be happy with a top-three or -four finish.” Rosemount could send a few girls to state in individual events. Seven girls on the roster are capable of breaking nine in some events. Ninth-grader Kailey Askew averages 36 allaround with a solid bars and vault routine. Seventh-grader Abby Nelson has one of the top beam averages in the section, junior Claire Holtz is on the cusp in a couple of events, and senior Katherine Aune has a polished floor routine. With a young team, there’s plenty of potential for future trips to state. “With one senior allarounder and another who does just one event, we’re

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Apple Valley’s Kelsie Long has one of the top floor routines in the state. only losing five of our top form well in all four events, 16 spots,” Passeri said. she will need to be consis“We’re really excited about tent. “She realizes that we are next year.” in an extremely competitive Apple Valley section,” Meitz said. “TayThe season-high score lor is a quality all-around for the senior-laden Eagles competitor.” Kelsie Long has one of was 139.325. “We definitely had our the top floor routines in ups and downs perfor- the state and would like the mance and scorewise dur- chance to show it off at the ing this season,” coach Amy University of Minnesota. “She needs to be menMeitz said. Although team scores tally tough and ready to haven’t reached the heights go,” Meitz said. “One more of Eagan or Park this sea- consistent and dynamic son, the Eagles have a few routine from Kelsie should girls who would like to re- advance her to the state tournament.” turn to the state meet. Taylor Hoeppner qualiRogers is at fied last year all-around, Andy finishing in 23rd. To per- andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Hart closes in on 1,000 points by Andy Rogers

Burnsville boys team finishes five overall

THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

With an entire season left to play, junior Jess Hart is on track to become Eagan’s all-time leading scorer. As of Wednesday, she was 11 away from 1,000 points. She would be the fifth basketball player and second girls player at Eagan to reach the mark. “By the time she graduates she will be the all-time leading scorer for girls basketball at Eagan,” coach Liz Carpentier said. When Carpentier first saw Hart play when she was in eighth grade, she knew Hart would be an impact player. “She saw the floor well and had a scorer’s mentality, but there were still parts of her game that needed work,” Carpentier said. “She needed to develop her outside shot, get stronger, quicker, and work on her defense.” Determined to be the best, Hart rarely leaves the gym during her free time. “She works extremely hard to get better,” Carpentier said.

Jensen earns second silver at state Alpine by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Photo by Andy Rogers

Eagan junior girls basketball player Jess Hart is close to scoring her Andy Rogers is at 1,000th point. After scoring 14 in the 76-46 loss to Lakeville North on andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com. Tuesday night she was 11 points away.

Game goes down to the wire Photo by Rick Orndorf

Apple Valley’s A.J. Michaelson, No. 19, fights for the puck on Tuesday night. His team survived a late barrage of shots by Lakeville South to win, 3-2. The teams were tied, 2-2, entering the third period. With less than three minutes remaining, Hudson Fasching scored the winning goal with an assist from Chris Goodman. Sean Lang and Michaelson scored the other two goals.

Apple Valley’s Dane Jensen capped off his senior season with a second-straight silver medal at the state Alpine meet Wednesday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. He finished behind Dylan Thomas from St. Thomas Academy by a half second after two runs. He was the runner-up at state last year and fourth in 2008. When asked what has made him one of the top high school skiers in the state all these years, his coach Craig Opel said “everything, seriously.” “He’s very gifted,” Opel said. “He’s very well trained and very poised. He’s an intelligent kid. He’s had an incredible stretch here and he’s really humble about it too.” He’s been taking ski racing seriously for eight years. “It’s a lot of repetition,” Jensen said when asked what’s the secret to his success. “That’s the only way to do it.” Jensen has won every race he’s entered this season, except for one. His teammate Nick Lampert from Rosemount finished in 60th place. Rosemount and Apple Valley combine into one team during the school year. Jensen, Lampert, Andrew Ahlberg, and Charlie Frahm won the conference title for Apple Valley-Rosemount. “It’s been nice to see a few of the other guys really step it up this year,” Jensen said. “It’s better to win as a team and share it. It’s a lot more fun.” Andrew Cumming from Eagan finished in 56th place in the boys race.

Blaze boys The Burnsville boys team finished in fifth place at the state Alpine meet with 108 points. Jon Garbe was the team’s fastest skier coming in 36th place with a time of 1 minute, 14.2 seconds. His two combined runs were about seven seconds behind first. Jordan Haus and Jimmy Coyne were a few seconds behind placing 44th and 45th, respectively. Tom Flickinger skied to 49th and Erik Bain to 51st.

Girls Eastview’s Cloe Burke had a solid first round skiing down the hill in 36.93 seconds, which was the sixth-fastest time for any girl, but she was disqualified after her second run. Eagan’s Sally Anderson skied to 26th place with 1:20. Her teammate Gina Serantoni finished in 78th place. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.


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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT New factors emerge when retiring in an uncertain economy StatePoint â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With the dust finally settling around the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic crisis, baby boomers are taking stock to see if their retire-

ment plans need revising. There are many ways to adjust to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic uncertainty: from working longer to changing invest-

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viable. Declining real estate values mean many canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn to homes for money. Tumult in financial markets resulted in declines in 401K plans. And some experts say Social Security may not be there when needed most by the baby boom generation. For the second consecutive year, Social Security benefits didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rise, something which hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happened in over 75 years. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worse is, beginning in 2016, payroll tax revenue will be insufficient to pay full Social Security benefits, according to Allen W. Smith, a retired economics professor and author of the new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Looting of Social Security.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A pledge in the 1980s to only spend Social Security funds on benefits was broken by every presidential administration since.,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Money earmarked for seniors was diverted into the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund and used for whatever politicians chose to spend it on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Approximately $2.6 trillion of Social Security revenue that was supposed to be saved and invested for pay-

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of retirement is safe in lowrisk investments, like fixedincome funds. This can help them endure shortterm market drops while the money they need later grows in more aggressive investments. â&#x20AC;˘ Belt Tightening: Many who are approaching retirement age are cutting back on spending and putting more into savings, in case their Social Security benefits get cut. Practicing austerity, and wisely investing the money that is saved, is one of the most viable options for seniors. With Social Security benefits accounting for nearly 40 percent of average income for retirees over 65, Smith is advising seniors to exercise caution in their financial decisions. Purchases that can be delayed probably should be delayed, and for those still in good health, working a little longer than planned could make a big difference in quality of life when they do retire.

Area Senior Centers Hayes Community and Senior Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124; (952) 953-2300; e-mail: parks@ci.apple-valley.mn.us; Web site: www.ci.apple-valley. us/Parks/Programs_and _Activities/Seniors/main.html Burnsville Senior Center at Diamondhead Education Center, 296 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville, MN; (952) 7074120; Web site www.communityed191.org then click on Burnsville Senior Center Farmington Community Senior Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, MN 55024; (651) 463-4828, Web site: www.ci.farmington. mn.us/P&R_seniors.htm

Eagan Senior Center, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan, MN 55121; (651) 675-5500; Web site www.ci.eagan.mn.us go to Parks and Recreation and 55 Plus and Seniors Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044; (952) 985-4622; Web site: www.ci.lakeville. mn.us/ go to Parks and Recreation and Seniors Rosemount Area Seniors Do Drop Inn, Rosemount Community Center, 13855 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068; (651) 322-6000; Web site http://ci.rosemount.mn.us go to Parks and Recreation and Seniors

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Historical society aims to re-start Burnsville chapter

Area Met Council applicants include four former state legislators by Tad Johnson THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Six candidates for the Metropolitan Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District 15 and 16 seats participated in public interviews Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Prior Lake City Hall. Candidates include four former state legislators, DFLers who lost their seats in the 2010 election. Among those seeking the District 15 seat, which includes Burnsville and Eagan, are former state Sens. Jim Carlson and John Doll and former state Rep. Sandra Masin. Former state Rep. Phil Sterner is a candidate for the District 16 seat, which includes Apple Valley, Rosemount, Lakeville, Farmington and a portion of Eagan. The other three candidates in District 15 are: â&#x20AC;˘ Steven Chavez of Eagan, an attorney and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current Planning Commission chairman; â&#x20AC;˘ Adeel Lari, eWorkPlace Telework Twin Cities project manager and former Minnesota Department of Transportation manager;

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Sandra Phil Sterner Masin and â&#x20AC;˘ Margaret Schreiner, legislative coordinator at Dakota County. District 15 is currently served by Daniel Wolter of Eagan, the director of University News Services for the University of Minnesota. The other candidates in District 16 include: â&#x20AC;˘ Current District 16 representative Wendy Wulff, a former Lakeville City Council member; â&#x20AC;˘ Paul Chellsen of Apple

three years, also a city record. Burnsville Parkwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 reconstruction was a burden for many businesses, Kautz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know, because I heard from nearly every one of them,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think they would agree that it was worth it.â&#x20AC;? Projects totaling $9.6 million are planned for 2011, she said, and the $40 million construction of an interchange at County Road 5 and Highway 13 will begin in 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will better serve residents and businesses, and eventually facilitate development of the Minnesota River Quadrant in northwest Burnsville,â&#x20AC;? Kautz said of the project, which has a number of funding sources.

Kautz/from 1A the next few years. â&#x20AC;˘ The City Council passed a new off-sale liquor ordinance, resulting in four new stores with a fifth under construction. â&#x20AC;˘ The city landed a $250,000 Dakota County grant to spur redevelopment of the aging Valley Ridge Shopping Center and expects $800,000 more from the Metropolitan Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are just highlights of a very positive new growth trend for Burnsville,â&#x20AC;? Kautz said.

Roads, water Kautz said Burnsville spent more on road improvements in 2010 than in any other year, and spent $21 million over the last

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Valley, a Minneapolis storm water technician; â&#x20AC;˘ Kari Davis of Apple Valley, director of diversity and inclusion, Greater Twin Cities United Way; and Tom Griffin of Apple Valley, president/partner, Crown Hydro LLC. The candidates were expected to speak during an hour-long time slot dedicated for each district. The public interviews also slated one-hour sessions for candidates for two other Met Council seats. The Met Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nominating Committee appointed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton reviewed the applicants and selected individuals to appear at the meetings. Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland is one of the members of the committee. Following the meetings, the committee will select a list of finalists for consideration by the governor. Under state law, the governor appoints all 17 council members. The chair serves at large; the 16 additional members each represent a geographic district.

In other speech highlights, the mayor said: â&#x20AC;˘ Serious crime in Burnsville was down 8 percent last year, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;lessseriousâ&#x20AC;? crimes were down 12 percent. The Police Department was the first in the state to use officer head-cams that record everything the officer sees during an incident. â&#x20AC;˘ The Performing Arts Center made â&#x20AC;&#x153;excellent progressâ&#x20AC;? in 2010, its second year of operation. Ticket sales were up 35 percent, gross ticket revenue was up 46 percent and total event attendance was up 61 percent. â&#x20AC;˘ Because of Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to clean up and protect water resources, Earley Lake is scheduled to be removed from the Environmental Protection

The Dakota County Historical Society is seeking to re-establish a Burnsville chapter. A meeting on the effort will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the art gallery of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center,

12600 Nicollet Ave. A past Burnsville chapter of the DCHS was an informal group that published a community history book. The meeting will be hosted by DCHS board members and Burnsville residents Len Nachman

and Dawn Ridgway. Mark Kaliszewki, board president, and Chad Roberts, executive director, will also attend. Also, author Steve Werle will discuss his biography of former Gov. Harold Stassen.

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home resident at Camelot Acres in Burnsville, she said. Authorities became aware of the situation only after the resident called for emergency help after falling and hurting his arm, Price said. According to an article at MayoClinic.com, hoarding is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;excess collection of items, along with the inability to discard them.â&#x20AC;? It can be a symptom of an obsessive-compulsive disorder. But many people who hoard donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have other OCD-related symptoms, and researchers are working to better understand hoard-

ing as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a distinct mental health problem,â&#x20AC;? the article said. The issue has gained added public attention through national cable television shows on hoarding. Price predicted that reports of hoarding in Burnsville would rise after the Feb. 16 meeting with apartment managers. Some people who hoard â&#x20AC;&#x153;are just really stuck,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do. They know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an issue. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow people to come in.â&#x20AC;?

ums unit, a single man in his 50s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would continue to go out there and try to make contact, but the resident wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open the door for me,â&#x20AC;? Price said. Finally, she said, a nighttime patrol officer gained access to the unit and took photos that were shared with her and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fire marshal and building inspector. The trio then visited the condo, which inspector Ron Anderson declared uninhabitable, Price said. Dakota County adult protection services found the man temporary housing and referred him to clean-up services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately, our goal is to get the person back into a healthy environment,â&#x20AC;? Price said. Another recent hoarding case involved a mobile-

   

  

  



 

     

Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of impaired waters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a lake removed from the list is a rare event and speaks directly to the effective management practices we have adopted,â&#x20AC;? Kautz said. â&#x20AC;˘ The Burnsville Ice Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s geothermal icemaking system, installed last year as part of an arena overhaul, will save an estimated $77,000 in annual energy costs. A new energy-efficient roof at City Hall, along with energy-management software and replacement of older lighting systems, reduced electrical consumption by 6 percent in 2010 and natural gas consumption by 2010. John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposal bids will be received by the City of Eagan, Minnesota, in City Hall at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, until 10:30 A.M., C.D.S.T., on Thursday, March 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: BLUE CROSS ROAD PROJECT NO. 1048 Reclaim/Overlay

WILDERNESS RUN ROAD PROJECT NO. 1049 Reclaim/Overlay

PARK KNOLL ADDITION PROJECT NO. 1021 Overlay

WILDERNESS PONDS PROJECT NO. 1039 Overlay

FAIRWAY HILLS PROJECT NO. 1040 Overlay

CLEARVIEW ADDITION PROJECT NO. 1044 Overlay

GALAXIE/CLIFF PLAZA PROJECT NO. 1045 Overlay

TRAPP FARM PARK PARKING LOT Overlay

GEORGE OHMANN PARK PARKING LOT Overlay

CLIFF ROAD BOOSTER STATION DRIVEWAY Overlay

City Contract No. 11-01 Involving Approximately: 28,000 S.Y. Mill Bituminous Pavement 41,300 S.Y. Reclaim Bituminous Material & Aggregate Base 5,800 C.Y. Remove Reclaimed Material 4,300 L.F. Concrete Curb & Gutter Removal & Replacement 2,100 L.F. Bituminous Trail Removal 12,400 TON Base & Wear Course Bituminous SP Mixture 7,400 TON Base & Non-Wear Bituminous SP Mixture 500 S.F. Truncated Domes Detectable Warning Paver 600 S.Y. Concrete Driveway Pavement 400 S.Y. Concrete Valley Gutter Removal & Replacement 26,000 L.F. Pavement Markings Together with Miscellaneous Structure Adjustment & Site Restoration Complete digital contract bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project #1443178 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. Complete contract documents may also be seen at the offices of the City Clerk and City Engineer, Eagan, MN, at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone (651) 675-5646. Contractors desiring a hardcopy of the complete bidding documents may obtain them from the office of the City Clerk, Eagan, MN upon payment of $50.00. No money will be refunded to any person who obtains plans and specifications. Best Value Contracting Selection: This project is extensive, involving many 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., C.D.S.T. at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Eagan Room (2nd 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. C.D.S.T., Monday, March 7, 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 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 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. Mira Broyles, Deputy Clerk, City of Eagan 2503576 2/11-2/18/11

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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, March 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. N. Gode - #240 Desk, Misc. totes, snow board S. Billards - #815-816 - Restaurant equip, speakers, tables, utility dolly N. Hart - #549-551 - TV, LPs, computer equip., DVDs, luggage, books, N. Hart - #211aPrinter, clothing, holiday dec, A. Davis-Mbakwe - #530d Luggage, pots/pans, misc. D. Jones - #719-720 - Lawn equip, snow blower, chairs, fridge, stove 2504005 2/18-2/25/11

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. 2503604 2/18/11

 

  

CALL FOR BIDS 2011-12 CARPET AND OTHER FLOORING REPLACEMENT Notice is hereby given that BIDS will be received for 2011-12 Carpet and Other Flooring Replacement by Independent School District 196 at the District Service Center Annex (Facilities Department), 14445 Diamond Path West, Rosemount, MN 55068, until 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents 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 Project Manager at 651-423-7591. Art Coulson, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 2504733 2/11-2/18/11

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cently in Cokato by the DFL Central Committee. Melendez praised the selection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ken has proven himself through long experience as a campaign operative, as a fund raiser, as a communicator, and as a builder of relationships,â&#x20AC;? Melendez said. Martin speaks of a party focus on new media and aggressive fundraising. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to focus like a laser beam on making sure that we give Governor Dayton a majority that he can work with in two years to start pushing a progressive agenda,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. Martin said Melendez offered him a piece of wisdom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really the legacy he left in this party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; take the time to listen to the people in the party,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. That hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always been the case, he said.

ting out and defining Republicans before they define us,â&#x20AC;? he said. Huge challenges await, Martin explained. Last election, the base of the DFL Party failed to turn out and the election results reflected that, Martin explained. Getting DFLers to go to the polls next election is critical, and the party needs to expand its base of support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look at our base in the DFL Party, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become more and more concentrate in the urban core. And the suburbs and exurbs with their growing population is becoming more Republicans,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. Democrats need to find ways to communicate with voters in suburbs, exurbs and Greater Minnesota, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win elections anymore with just our base,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. T.W. Budig is at tim.budig@ Martin was elected re- ecm-inc.com.

legislators will agree to other aspects of Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. For instance, Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget plan dedicates $33 million to all-day kindergarten programing and $2 million to early childhood education, two areas Republicans have previously said they will not cut. Both districts 191 and 196 currently offer allday kindergarten for a fee. Scholarships are available to low-income students. However, District 196 has recently been forced to reduce scholarship funds E-mail Jessica Harper at: due to past budget cuts, Sol- jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com omon said. The funding proposed by Dayton could help the district restore those funds, he said. Coulson said he appreciates Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment 1 1   2  + -   to increasing kindergarten )  3   

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ville. Tours will be at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. Call (952) 4358105 to register for a place on a tour. CDLC registration for 2011-12 is online at www.cdlcpreschool.org.

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No.194 Regular Board of Education Meeting on Tues, January 25, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or District Office at 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present. Public Comment: The following spoke regarding budget adjustments: Dan Nelson-19520 Oak Grove Ave; Todd Bornhauser-19950 Dodd Boulevard; Shasteana Wikenheiser; Karen Wentworth-20425 Impatiens Way; Don Sinner, 9115-205th St. W; Meghan Scott-1213 Timbershore Lane, Eagan; Rebecca Chamberlain-15523 Dunhill Lane, AV; Randy Proschinske-9885 Upper 173rd; Tisha Dixon-16683 Hudson Ave; Laura Pasiuk-5445 Smetana Dr, Minnetonka; Jay Larson-16145 Hyland Ave; The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes of the meetings on January 4, 5, 11, 18, 20; resignations, leave of absence requests, employment recommendations; payment of bills and claims subject to annual audit; investments and wire transfers; alt facilities change orders; red cross disaster shelters request; safe routes to school joint powers agreement; donations; field trips and Wold contract. Reports presented: 2011-13 Budget Adjustment Update. R e c o m m e n d e d a c t i o n s a p p r o v e d: 2010-11 Budget revisions; Election of Board of Education Chair (Keliher) and Vice Chair (Volk). Adjournment at 9:17 p.m. -------------------------------------------------This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. All board members and administration were present except Roz Peterson. P u b l i c C o m m e n t: T h e f o l l o w i n g commented on the budget adjustments: Chelsi Berry-20882 Jamestown Ave; Kristina Hufnagle-20850 Prairie Hills Lane; Dave Alvin-4501 River Crossing Ct; Mary Yakibchuk-5530 193rd St. W; Andrew Hilliard-20660 Howland Ave W; and Teri Homan-20619 Jura Tr. Discussion held: Following discussion regarding 2011-13 budget adjustments, the board directed the administration to create additional co-curricular fee models for the high school level and to utilize the Federal Jobs Bill Funds and reinstate the equivalent of 17 FTE's. Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m. -------------------------------------------------This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meetings on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 8:03 a.m. All board members and administration were present. Closed session was held for discussion of contract negotiations per MN Stat. 13D.03 Meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m. Community Information Night at Kenwood Trail Middle School The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. All board members and administration were present. Dr. Amoroso presented a brief update on the 2011-13 budget adjustments draft. P u b l i c C o m m e n t: T h e f o l l o w i n g commented on the budget adjustments: Shari Howell-20400 Hughes; Emily Pratt-17761 Jalisco Way; Dylan Slinger-18795 Kanabec Tr; Laney Anderson; Trista Johnson-12011 Arbor Cir, Minnetonka; Kelly Bankole-10013 170th St. W; Kami Wood-10261 173rd St. W; David Hanson-4250 140th St. Prior Lake; Jeff Wood-10261 173rd St. W; Jennifer Cooper-18015 Ellice Lane, Farmington; Dave Alvin-4501 River Crossing Ct; Mary Gadek-17728 Layton Ct; Sarah Mosier-17699 Lake Oak Circle; Emily Grossman-20873 Illinois Path; Noel Jacobson-20622 Kaftan Ct; Erin Tristain-17408 Ixonia Path; Nick Zak-9471 Glenborough Dr; Danielle Edson & Abby Hanson-10145 Ponds Way; Josh Deyo-14289 Banyan Ln, Rosemount; Tom Blackman-15507 Crest Drive; Ben Stefonowicz-17579 Hyacinth Way; Maggie Olson-16345 Hudson Ave; Tyler Munson-20790 Junco Ct; Leah Ecklund-26845 Weston Ct; Elise Erkens-23125 Grandview Way; Jodie Sheets-21148 Honeycomb Way; Sheri Sergent-10816 202nd St. W; Sami Peick-8392 174th St. W; Sylvia Olmstead-24285 Highview Ave; Tanille VanPelt; Jamye Casperson-16953 Glenwood Ave; Logan Halliday-17756 Keystone Ave. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. 2505852 2/18/11

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposal bids will be received by the City of Eagan, Minnesota, in City Hall at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, until 10:30 A.M., C.D.S.T., on Thursday, March 3, 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: SCHWANZ LAKE DIRECT DRAINAGE AREA 2011 RAIN GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS Project No. 1014 City Contract No. 11-07 Involving Approximately: 265 C.Y. Common Excavation 780 S.F. Retaining Wall 75 C.Y. Soil Mixture Together with Miscellaneous Drain Tile, Grading & Site Restoration Complete digital contract bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com . You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project #1474335 on the Web site'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. Complete contract documents may also be seen at the offices of the City Clerk and City Engineer, Eagan, MN, at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone (651) 675-5646. Contractors desiring a hardcopy of the complete bidding documents may obtain them from the office of the City Clerk, Eagan, MN upon payment of $20.00. No money will be refunded to any person who obtains plans and specifications. 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 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 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. Mira Broyles, Deputy Clerk, City of Eagan 2511855 2/18/11

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District 194 PUBLIC NOTICE School Board ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS JFK ELEMENTARY MECHANICAL Proceedings IMPROVEMENTS JFK Elementary School 20240 Holyoke venue Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194) will receive single prime sealed bids for the JFK Elementary Mechanical Improvements until 2:00 p.m. local time on March 1, 2011 at the District Office, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville Minnesota 55044, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidding documents, including the Proposal Form, Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Offices of the Architect, Wold Architects and Engineers, 305 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102. (651) 227-7773; at the Minneapolis Builders Exchange; Builders Exchange at St. Paul; McGraw Hill Construction/Dodge Plan Center; Reed Construction; iSqFt Plan Room (St. Paul, MN); and from PlanWell at www.ersdigital.com. This project includes: Removal and replacement of existing penthouse/rooftop mechanical equipment (i.e. air handling units, condensing units, etc.) including all associated ductwork, piping, electrical, ceiling grid and tile system, and penthouse wall repair work. Engineering Repro Systems, 2007 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 722-2303, facsimile (612) 722-3745, will provide complete sets of the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders and subcontractors. The copies will be available about February 7, 2011. Both a deposit check in the amount of $70 and a non-refundable check in the amount of $30 made out to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194)â&#x20AC;? for each set ordered are required or Bidding Documents may be ordered via the internet at www.ersdigital.com and clicking on the PlanWell icon, then the Public Plan Room icon, select JFK Elementary Mechanical Improvements. The following information must accompany the deposit: Company name, mailing address, street address, phone and facsimile numbers and type of bidder (i.e. General, Mechanical or Electrical Subcontractor to General, or other). A refund of $70 will be sent to prime contractors who submit a bid to the Owner and subcontractors for each set (including addenda) returned to Engineering Repro Systems Imaging in good condition within ten (10) calendar days of the award date, subject to the conditions of AIA Document A701. Refunds will not be given if the plans are returned to the Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Make proposals on the bid forms supplied in the Project Manual. No oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will be considered. Submit with each bid, a certified check or acceptable bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond payable to Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194) in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Performance Bond. Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening bids, without the consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to accept any bid or to reject any or all bids, or parts of such bids, and waive informalities or irregularities in bidding. The Owner requires Substantial Completion of the project on or before August 12, 2011. Independent School District No. 194 8670 210th Street West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Michele Volk, Clerk Publish: February 11, 2011 February 18, 2011 2499505 2/11-2/18/11

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