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Former Eagan man fights extradition to U.S. Shawn Sullivan faces criminal sexual assault charges in Dakota, Hennepin counties by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A former Eagan resident is fighting extradition from London to Minnesota in connection to three sexual assault cases. Dakota and Hennepin county authorities want to have Shawn Eugene Sullivan, 43, extradited for charges stemming from a 1994 sexual assault on three Minnesota girls. Sullivan was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of thirddegree sexual assault for fondling

two 11-year-old girls and raping a 14-year-old girl. Sullivan fled the country as prosecutors filed charges. Sullivan was found in Ireland years later but fled to England before he could be extradited. “It is our viewpoint that the decision to return Sullivan to the U.S. should be made upon the criminal law for which his return is being sought, and not upon speculation,” Monica Jensen, spokeswoman for the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, wrote in an email.

Sullivan’s attorneys are opposing the extradition on the theory that he will also be civilly committed as a predatory offender if he is returned and that is essentially a life sentence. Prosecutors contend that civil commitment is pure speculation. According to the Dakota County criminal complaint, Sullivan fondled two 11-year-old female relatives while living with the girls’ grandmother between 1993 and 1994. During that same time, Sullivan allegedly exposed himself to

the girls and showed them pornographic materials, among other lewd conduct. By January 1994, one of the girls reported the alleged abuse in a note to her mother, who notified police. Later that month, Sullivan was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Bloomington. A warrant was issued in 1994 for Sullivan’s arrest but authorities could not locate him until recently. In 2007 the worldwide police force Interpol added him to its most wanted list, according to the

London Sun. The Sun also reports the following: Sullivan married an Irish woman in 1996 and was finally picked up by the Met Police last year after moving to England from Ireland. He had an Irish passport and arrived undetected using the Gaelic spelling of his surname O’Suilleabhain. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 20. E-mail Jessica Harper jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com

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Options weighed for honoring Crichton Renamed dog park probably not among them by John Gessner

age 83. The 18-year council What’s a fitting tribute to veteran and Burnsville’s a man who loved his dogs, resident tax hawk loved the park, which has rehis local dog park lied on volunteer and a good skirlabor, grant funds mish over taxes and and donations. spending? But opposition to Burnsville’s Parks renaming the park and Natural Resurfaced this fall. sources Commission “We fear that the has been delving into loss of the label this sometimes tricky Crichton of Alimagnet Dog issue in its search for a park-related honor for the Park will hurt the park’s late City Council Member recognition, thus reducing the donations that Charlie Crichton. The commission, which help maintain it,” Autumn makes recommendations to Grimm, president of People the council, will consider at of Alimagnet Caring for its Dec. 5 meeting several K9s (PACK), wrote in a letoptions for naming a city ter to parks commissioners. changing park feature after Crichton. “Furthermore, The issue surfaced at the name of Alimagnet Dog a council work session in Park would be costly and June, when Mayor Elizabeth most likely does not align Kautz suggested renaming with what Charlie Crichton Alimagnet Dog Park for believed in. In addition, we Crichton, a regular visitor feel that renaming the park there. He died in March at See Crichton, 7A THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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Richfield moms Erin Stertz-Follett (left) and Sara Gumke bring their infants to BabyLove in Eagan every Tuesday morning for the center’s Baby Cafe, a support group for nursing mothers. Each group is overseen by BabyLove owners Veronica Jacobsen (right) and Brittany Kubricky (not pictured).

‘BabyLove’ brings families together New birth and child-care education center aims to support new moms by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

For the past four years, Veronica Jacobsen has become intimately acquainted with countless families as a birthing coach and prenatal and neonatal educator. Yet Jacobsen felt she couldn’t provide the kind of one-on-one support she desired in her classes at area hospitals. “With a hospital, you don’t know who will be teaching the class or

what it will be like,” she said. Most classes were taught by different educators to large groups of parents in an auditorium, and Jacobsen wished to created a more intimate setting. Last September she and fellow doula (birth coach) Brittany Kubricky achieved this goal by opening BabyLove, a birth and child care education center at 4590 Scott Trail in Eagan. The independently-owned cen-

ter offers childbirth, breast-feeding, baby care and safety classes. All classes are taught by Jacobsen or Kubricky, and the cost between $40 for car seat safety to $165 for Lamaze. Jacobsen noted that some health insurance providers will pay for Lamaze classes, which provide education in natural child birth. The center also hosts workshops and free moms’ groups. See BabyLove, 14A

District 196 approves online payment system by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Nor-Tech’s high performance Burnsville company evolves from parts sales to sophisticated computing systems by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The brand-new digital sign in front of Mystic Lake Casino is controlled by a high-performance computing system designed and built by Burnsville firm Nor-Tech. A Nor-Tech supercomputer helped Boeing analyze 170 distinct noise readings from an aircraft under development. The company, which started as a high-volume computer components dealer but now makes most of its profits from high-performance clusters and supercomputers, has even done business with DARPA, the Defense Department’s high-tech development arm. “We’ve sold them to MIT,” said Todd Swank, Nor-Tech’s vice president of marketing. “We’ve sold multiple units to the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin.” With 48,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space on Cliff Road in north Burnsville, Nor-Tech (short for Northern Computer Technologies) isn’t the same company that opened in smaller Cliff General 952-894-1111 Distribution 952-846-2070 Display Advertising 952-846-2011 Classified Advertising 952-846-2000

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David Bollig, left, president of Nor-Tech, and Todd Swank, vice president of marketing, are pictured in the company’s assembly area at 901 E. Cliff Road in Burnsville. Road quarters in 1998. Nor-Tech still sells computer parts and builds its own line of personal computers under its Voyageur brand. But it’s the really high-tech stuff that has helped the company make its mark and improve its bottom-line

performance. “That’s where we’ve exploded in the last five years,” Nor-Tech President David Bollig said. Bollig used to sell computer hardware for Bloomington-based GloSee Nor-Tech, 7A

The district could raise the fees by 1 percent to offset the cost, district Finance Director Jeff Solomon said. Fees will remain the same in the first year. District officials will examine cost factors the following year to determine whether to raise fees, Solomon said. A recent federal mandate to require some school districts to raise lunch fees will help offset the additional costs, Solomon said. District 196 will not face an additional subscription fee for the service since TIES already provides the district other services. Implementing the system will reduce the number of cash and check transactions made in District 196. Internal control compliance – having cash and checks transactions occurring around the district – was noted as a deficiency in the district’s audit report. Auditor Bill Lauter recommended at an October workshop that the school district limit the use of cash to improve controls.

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board unanimously approved a proposal to streamline fee payments online. The school district will enter into a contract with TIES Fee Pay to provide an online payment system for all district fees. “If you are a parent and can pay all fees online, it will be a blessing,” Board Member Jackie Magnuson said at the board’s Nov. 28 meeting. The system will provide a one-stop shopping site for families to pay various district fees for services such as athletics, community education and lunch. District officials have been exploring online payment options since last December. Under the new system, the district will absorb credit card fees, which are currently passed to the user. TIES proposed a 3.89 percent transaction fee per payment. This will account for approximately $175,000 each Email Jessica Harper at: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com year.

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Man charged after police Enrollment expected to     ďż˝   chase, odd school visits drop slowly in District 196   ďż˝   to stop him. Michels led police on a chase from Eagan A Belgrade man to Bloomington, accused of suspireaching speeds ciously visiting two over 100 mph. Eagan schools and Police eventually then fleeing from stopped Michels police is now facing Jason at the interseccriminal charges in Michels tion of Lyndale Dakota County DisAvenue and 90th Street in trict Court. Jason Marson Michels, Bloomington by using the 34, was charged Nov. 4 with Pursuit Intervention Techfelony fleeing from police, nique (PIT) in which an ofdisorderly conduct and ficer slams his or her vehicle into the suspectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to render driving after cancelation. The criminal complaint it immobile. Michelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license states the following events was cancelled and he had occurred: Michels visited Pinewood a warrant for his arrest for and Northview elementary felony probation violation, schools and asked for his gross misdemeanor obdaughter, who does not at- structing the legal process and gross misdemeanor tend either school. Michels refused to leave driving under the influence Pinewood and wandered the of alcohol. Michels was arrested halls asking first-graders if and transported to Regions they knew his daughter. School officials called Hospital for a medical evalpolice and told them Mi- uation. He was then taken chels was acting â&#x20AC;&#x153;very hy- to the Dakota County Jail per and very strange,â&#x20AC;? and in Hastings, where he rebelieved he was at anoth- mained in custody as of er school which is not in Monday afternoon. Eagan. As Michels began to Email Jessica Harper at: drive away from the school, jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com an Eagan officer attempted THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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school enrollment is expected to drop by 50 students (0.62 percent) by October 2012, bringing the total to 8,037. Meanwhile elementary and middle school enrollment is expected to pick up slightly next school year. Projections show enrollment in the elementary schools will increase by 89 students (0.76 percent) by October 2012, bringing the total to 11,566 students. Middle school enrollment is expected to climb by 21 students (.035 percent) by that same time, bringing the total to 6,002. District officials expect enrollment may pick up once development begins on the eastern and southern portions of the school district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t predict when that will happen,â&#x20AC;? Reis said.

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Opinion ECM Editorial State has lesson for feds in medical cost control Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two U.S. senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Democrats, have made it clear that they will not hesitate in carrying the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-practice measures to the halls of Congress. We hope they were listening and watching this fall as the state of Minnesota released what has to be considered good news. The news is in relation to a bold move by the Dayton administration to embark on a competitive bidding process for insurers who want a share of the $4 billion annual business to pay for medical assistance costs for state residents. It is now estimated that the state program will save upwards of $180 million in state taxpayer dollars over the next two years but without any cut in benefits or

forcing most enrollees to change their medical providers. It is also likely that the federal government will see corresponding savings due to the fact that medical assistance for the most part is funded by both the state and the federal government. Gov. Mark Dayton has held true to his promise to seek reform with such health care initiatives, and we applaud the work of his administration. It makes sense at the state level and it makes minds wonder why it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried much sooner. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such plans and principles that can and should work at the national level, too, if only leaders there could be so driven. In one specific case, the federal government is now projecting that the Medicare Part D prescription

drug program will run an unfunded deficit of $700 billion in its first 10 years, according to estimates. Medicare Part D was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2003 and signed into law by President George W. Bush. Under the 2003 legislation, Medicare is not allowed to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers. We understand the partisan deadlock that is blocking most efforts at meaningful change or reform in Washington. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an uphill battle to be sure. But we believe Sens. Klobuchar and Franken have just the moxie to help push this heavy ball up that steep hill. They are getting some help, too. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March of 2010 by President

Barack Obama, is taking small but progressive steps to shrink the doughnut hole that many Part D participants face when their benefit limits are reached and the next $4,500 in prescription expense is cash from pocket. More shrinking needs to be done, and that can come through competitive bidding and/or outright negotiations with the large pharmaceutical companies, or by looking at reform that would allow the importation and re-importation of prescription drugs. Both could be considered competition to the current system. According to one estimate from the National Retiree Legislative Network, as much as $730 million, or 18 percent, of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicare Part D projected $4 billion costs for prescription

drugs over the next 10 years could be saved. Those are meaningful savings and rise to the level of totally wiping away the doughnut hole. It could also make a small but important reduction in the federal budget deficit. One of the ways to make changes and improve Medicare Part D is with competitive bidding, much like the state of Minnesota has done with its medical assistance costs. We know Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. Franken have voices that are being heard in Washington. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time they speak louder. An editorial from the ECM Editorial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Letters Thanks from the District 191 School Board To the editor: We, the members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board, would like to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? to the many residents of School District 191 who took the time to vote on Nov. 8 to renew an existing levy. We are grateful for your continued support. We also want to thank PTO members, parents, and others who helped educate voters about the importance of a positive vote for the students and families we serve. The renewed levy provides continued funding that is vital to our day-today operations. Moreover,

the public vote of confidence is uplifting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; particularly during challenging economic times â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to families with children in our schools, to our teachers and school staff members working hard to improve student achievement, to area businesses seeking skilled employees and to a vast majority of the residents in the communities we serve. The vote allows us to confidently move forward with renewed dedication to our most important work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to improve academic achievement and prepare well-rounded students to be contributing members of society. We, as your elected representatives, are committed to delivering the highest educational value for every

tax dollar you provide. It is both an honor and a privilege to serve a community that places a high priority on public education. RON HILL DAN LUTH SANDY SWEEP DEEDEE CURRIER JIM SCHMID PAULA TEIKEN BOB VANDENBOOM

Heartbroken To the editor: I am at a loss for words to describe my utter dismay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some misguided souls broke into the Burnsville Senior Center and stole our 52-inch flat screen television. We baked, we made craft items, and we did many oth-

 

 

      

er projects to raise funds to buy this TV. We truly need this television set as it is used by the defensive driving classes for those 55 and older, medical information classes and more. You can understand how violated we feel that someone would do such an act of disrespect. Yes, the school district does have insurance, but the deductible is so high our television doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually matter. Over the years, I have written many letters to the editor to convey my thanks and congratulations to friends and acquaintances in Burnsville and other communities who have helped us here at the center. Having to write this letter truly saddens me as this act is not indicative of the people in Burnsville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; these are really troubled individuals. Thanks for bearing with me as I vented my disappointment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I am heartbroken. PEG FINK Burnsville

A shameful attack To the editor: The Nov. 25 letter to the editor by Betty Mackey would be humorous if it were not so blatantly dishonest. To refer to my photo from the Nov. 18 issue addressing the Burnsville High School senior class on Veterans Day somehow justifies her partisan attack on 2nd District Congressman John Kline is totally disingenuous and shameful. Yes, I left the Minnesota Republican Party in June 2009, over their continued election of inept and fiscally irresponsible leadership like Chairman Tony Sutton and rabid ideologue Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb. If the Minnesota GOP ever gets smart enough to replace their pathetically poor leadership, I and many like me may return to the party. However, my statements from the 2009 guest edito-

rial in the Pioneer Press that the party was run by ideologues, bankers and lobbyists fits the DFL just as well. Evidence shows that Wall Street banks and K Street lobbyists supported the Democratic Party overwhelmingly in the 2008 election. How much of that money found its way to Minnesota I have no way of knowing. Reality is that both the Minnesota GOP and the DFL suffer from control by their radical right and left wing ideologues as well as lobbyists, unions, bankers and special interests. Unfortunately, I found that the Independence Party stands for nothing except to relish the position of spoiler. Is it any wonder that our great state is in deadlock? As for Kline, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, he continues to represent 2nd District with very large electoral margins because the DFL lacks credible candidates to run against him. The people of the 2nd Congressional District have not seen a reason to replace Kline. I served in Iraq with Klineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son in 2005, and I remain a supporter of the congressman. I suggest before Ms. Mackey tries to cherry pick something I said in 2009, and misrepresent my appearance recently in this newspaper that had nothing to do with Kline, she do her research and make sure her comments are based in truthful fact. JOE REPYA Lieutenant colonel, Army (retired) Eagan

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ing solution to the Vikingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stadium debate. The NFL can totally fund the newly proposed Vikings football stadium (regardless of its final location in Minnesota) without public financing. The Vikings TV market includes areas outside of Minnesota and its taxing jurisdiction. These include the eastern Dakotas, northern Iowa, western Wisconsin and southern Canada between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. If each Vikings gameviewing household is charged a set amount each week (say $2) to watch the game on a dedicated cable/ satellite TV channel, then a stadium could be funded in 12 years max. The NFL can charge this amount to every household in the viewing region, the Minnesota Legislature (or county governments) cannot do so. This method also provides an economic voting referendum each week for each Viking fan household (â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? we want to pay to watch the game this week or â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t). In addition, even if the state does find funding for a stadium, they cannot guarantee a sellout for each home game over a 30-year lease, which means that most the Minnesota fan base (in the MinneapolisSt. Paul metro area) that would actually pay the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viking taxesâ&#x20AC;? may not ever see a home game on TV in the very stadium which they funded. A home game is blacked-out within a 75mile radius of the stadium, if a sellout is not reached within 72 hours of kick-off. Businesses have bought out remaining tickets to avoid a blackout in recent years, but a new stadium with higher ticket prices and personal seat license costs will likely increase the probability that a number of games will not be shown on local TV.

To the editor: In reaction to the Nov. 11 issue that contained both Ed Fischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political cartoon and T. W. Budigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story on the Vikingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visit to the Burnsville/Lakeville Cham- DENNIS CUMMINGS ber of Commerce luncheon Eagan on Nov. 8, I offer the follow-

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THISWEEK December 2, 2011

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Sports Eagle boys hockey looking for new ways to score

Standings Boys Basketball Team

Conference W Apple Valley 0 B Kennedy 0 B Jefferson 0 Burnsville 0 Eagan 0 Eastview 0 Lakeville North 0 Lakeville South 0 Prior Lake 0 Rosemount 0

Overall L W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Friday, December 2 • Lakeville North at Edina, 7 p.m. • Lakeville South W at ayzata, 7 p.m. • Eastview at Duluth East, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3 • St. Louis Park at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 • Wayzata at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Minnetonka at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Henry Sibley at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • White Bear Lake Area at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Edina at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Hopkins at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Wayzata at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, December 8 • Benilde-St. Margaret’s at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. Friday, December 9 • North St. Paul at Eagan, 6 p.m. • Cambridge-Isanti at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville North Chanhassen, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Team

Conference W Lakeville North 0 Lakeville South 0 Apple Valley 0 Eastview 0 Eagan 0 Burnsville 0 B Kennedy 0 B Jefferson 0 Prior Lake 0 Rosemount 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall W 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 3

Friday, December 2 • Shakopee at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at White Bear Lake Area, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, December 3 • Owatonna at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 • Bloomington Kennedy at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. • Apple Valley at Park - Cottage Grove, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, December 8 • Burnsville at Maranatha Christian Academy, 7 p.m. • Apple Valley at Richfield, 7:15 p.m. • Chanhassen at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. Friday, December 9 • New Prague at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Farmington at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. • Hopkins at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m.

Apple Valley lost most of its points from last year by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Apple Valley boys hockey team won’t be the same after averaging 4.6 goals per game last season. The Eagles lost most of their firepower over the offseason, leading coach Jerry Hayes to find new ways to win. Hayes feels he can build around a strong defensive core with Anthony Leong, Sean Lang and captain Derek Smith, who is playing his fourth year on varsity this year. “The question is are we going to get some scoring up front?” Hayes said. “Last year we had guys who had 40-50 points. This year we need to have a few guys with 20 points spread out.” The Eagles lost their top three scorers – AJ Michaelson, Hudson Fasching and Vince Pedrie – who had 139 combined points last season. “We’re not going to beat teams 6-0,” Hayes said. “We’re going to have to keep teams under two to three goals to win. We’re not going to put any pressure on one guy.” Hayes will look to players such as team captain Tate Erickson, Trent Heuer and Johnny Dirks, who have the most experience, along with Jordan Ocel and Ben Keckeisen to get some goals. “We definitely have to develop into that role,” Erickson said. “We’ll get to that point, I promise you that.” Minnetonka was a tough way to start the season on Tuesday. It was ranked No. 4 by “Let’s Play Hockey,” while Apple Valley ranked No. 17. The first-game nerves were on full display early, losing 6-0.

Photo by Andy Rogers

Apple Valley’s Sean Lang, No. 4, takes charge against Minnetonka on Tuesday. “It was a rude awaking,” Smith said. “I don’t think we were in game shape yet. I think we were a little slow at the beginning there.” The team was down by five goals at the midway mark, but settled down from there. The Eagles were outshot 27-16, but no one is panicking just yet. “It’s Nov. 29,” Hayes said. “We’re not too worried about it. You don’t win the section championship the first game of the year.” In the first period, Minnetonka had five shots and three goals. “It wasn’t pretty,” Hayes said. “We picked it up as it went along. They have a lot of guys who have been playing in the elite leagues and we have guys who have been playing for two weeks and it showed. “It will get better,” he said. “We saw some things that we know we can get better. As coaches it’s fun to look at the tape and now say, ‘I told you so.’ ”

Eastview The Lightning have a veteran group returning, meaning they know as well as anyone it’s not an easy task to compete in the world of high school hockey in Minnesota. Coming off a season in which the Lightning went 8-17-2, Eastview is ready to make a jump up the charts. With four returning defensive players, the top goaltender and the leading scorer back, expectations are high. “But we need to make the hard work pay off,” coach Drey Bradley said. “The conference is very strong again and we will need to bring our best to the rink every night. We need to continue to challenge each other in practice so we are ready for the challenges of the (South Suburban Conference.).” Scott Nelson leads the list of returning players after scoring 24 goals and 24 assists last season while making the all conference team. He’ll have help from returning forward Ryan McNa-

mara, who had 15 points last season. The defense is stacked with experience with Jon Plaszcz, Ryan Reger and Jake Heppner back in skates with two-plus years of varsity experience. All three have varsity scores and assists on their resume and they will help returning goalie Alex Wohl, who played 12 varsity games, keep their net clear. The Lightning defeated Hastings 3-1 in the season opener with goals from Nick Abbott, Nelson and Jake McGlocklin.

Burnsville

those players are looking for another shot. The Blaze lost nine players to graduation, including their top two scorers, but coach Janne Kivihalme said the strength of the team lies with the returning core of players that includes Cory Chapman, Hunter Anderson, Mason Wyman, Jake Senta, Nick Bohn, Teemu Kivihalme, Dan Ames and Jake Maxson. With Mike Dockry and Jace Childs gone, the team is losing 104 points from last season. The defensive presence of Eddie Wittchow, who was chosen in the sixth round by the Florida Panthers in last summer’s NHL Entry Draft, will also be missed along with star goalie Bodhi Engum. The Blaze have one of the more changeling schedules to kick off the season, starting with Minnetonka on Thursday, Hill-Murray on Saturday and BenildeSt. Margaret’s on Dec. 8. All three teams are ranked in the top 10 in Class AA. Before the New Year, Burnsville is scheduled to play Bloomington Jefferson, Eden Prairie and Duluth East, three other teams ranked in the top 20. When the South Suburban Conference portion begins, the Blaze have two games scheduled against Eagan, Lakeville South and Apple Valley, who are also ranked in the top 20. By the time playoffs begin in late February, the Blaze should be battle tested. “Returning players are hungry for another run,” Janne Kivihalme said. “The first few games is about experimenting and putting kids into challenging situation that will help us become a better team later.”

The Burnsville boys hockey team has been a force in the south metro with a 3812-7 record the past two seasons and the team plans on continuing its winning ways. The Blaze are coming off one of the more memorable seasons, when they played in the Section 2AA final for the first time since 2008. The Rogers is at Blaze lost to Edina 3-2 in the Andy section final, and several of andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Wildcats off to fast start

Boys Hockey Team

Conference Overall W L T W L T Lakeville North 0 0 0 1 0 0 Eastview 0 0 0 1 0 0 Lakeville South 0 0 0 0 0 0 B Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rosemount 0 0 0 0 0 0 Burnsville 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Prior Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 B Kennedy 0 0 0 0 1 0 Apple Valley 0 0 0 0 1 0 Friday, December 2 • Shakopee at Rosemount, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3 • Hill-Murray at Burnsville, 3 p.m. • Edina at Lakeville South, 3 p.m. • Hopkins at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • Eagan at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 • Apple Valley at Plymouth, 7 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Hopkins, 7 p.m. • Rosemount at Chaska, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, December 8 • Benilde-St. Margaret’s at Burnsville, 7 p.m. • East Ridge at Eastview, 7 p.m. • Minnetonka at Rosemount, 7 p.m. • Centennial at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m

Girls Hockey Team

Conference Overall W L T W L T Lakeville North 1 0 0 2 1 0 Rosemount 1 0 0 1 2 0 Eagan 0 0 0 4 0 0 Apple Valley 0 1 0 4 1 0 B Jefferson 0 0 0 1 1 0 B Kennedy 0 0 0 1 2 1 Lakeville South 0 0 0 0 1 0 Burnsville 0 0 0 0 1 0 Prior Lake 0 0 0 0 2 0 Eastview 0 1 0 0 3 0 Friday, December 2 • Apple Valley at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, December 3 • Visitation/SPA at Bloomington Kennedy, 3 p.m. • Burnsville at Eagan, 3 p.m. • Farmington at Lakeville South, 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 • Apple Valley at Eastview, 7 p.m. • Eagan at Prior Lake, 7 p.m. • Lakeville South at Burnsville, 7 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Rosemount, 7 p.m. • Lakeville North at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, December 10 • Bloomington Jefferson at Apple Valley, 2:15 p.m. • Eagan at Lakeville South, 2:45 p.m. • Eastview at Bloomington Kennedy, 3 p.m. • Prior Lake at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • Burnsville at Rosemount, 3 p.m.

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Left: Eastview’s Brianna Zemien, No. 24 on the right, faces off against Prior Lake on Tuesday during a 6-1 victory. Erika Geary had three goals, Courtney Kukowski two and Cassidy Leininger one to improve the team’s record to 2-5. Right: Eagan’s Sarah Jackson, No. 4 on the top, takes a shot against Bloomington Jefferson on Tuesday during a 4-1 victory, putting the team’s record at 5-0. Megan Wolfe, Shelby Williams, Megan Juricko and Brooke Madsen had goals in the win and goalie Emma May had 18 saves. To view more photos of the game, visit www.ThisweekLive.com.

Girls basketball: Eagles on the rise Several key players back for area teams by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

After opening the season with a convincing 70-35 win over Rochester John Marshall on Tuesday, the buzz is growing louder for the Apple Valley girls basketball team. The Eagles lost just one player – leading scorer Jordan Sammons – to graduation last spring, so they bring an experienced lineup from a team that went 12-16 last season. Destiny Scott, Jaryn Pipkins, Sydney Schalk and Kati Erb are back along with a deep bench. “We bring back a lot of players with varsity experience,” coach Jeremy Gordon said. “We will also be able to spread the ball around more versus relying on one player to carry us.” Still, with leading scorer Sammons gone, the team needs a go-to player to emerge. “Our strength of spreading the ball around could be

a weakness,” Gordon said. “We will need a player, or two, to step up in certain games and want the ball, and want to take the big shot.”

Eagan The two words Eagan head coach Liz Carpentier used to describe the Wildcats this season was young and talented; the extremes of both. “This is the most talented team we’ve had since I’ve been the coach at EHS,” Carpentier said. “This is also one of the youngest teams I’ve had since I’ve been coach at EHS.” Leading the list of talented players is Jess Hart, who signed a letter of intent to play basketball at South Dakota State earlier this month. “Jess is a strong leader and doing her best to get the younger girls used to the rigors of a full varsity season,” Carpentier said. “She is excited by the opportunity the season brings, as are all four seniors and the entire squad, for that matter. She has worked on her conditioning and ball-handling to

prepare her not only for this year (but next).” Other experienced players returning are Lindsey Gonsior, Tori Thompson and Lindsey Micheletti. Gonsior is a two-year starter who plans to play basketball at Augsburg College next year. The junior class features three-year starter Sammi Delzotto and two-year starter Bryn Parsons. They plan on proving this is one of the most talented Eagan teams in a long time. The youth comes from the bench as there are four seniors on the roster. “I am concerned about how we’ll deal with the pressures of varsity ball,” Carpentier said. But every team is coming into the season relying on girls playing their first varsity minutes. The plan is to grow and be the best they can by March.

Eastview Paul Goetz, the only coach Eastview girls basketball ever knew, stepped down as head coach after last season, but he’s still there.

Goetz has moved into an assistant role, as he’s taking every opportunity he can to watch his son play in Rosemount. Melissa Guebert moved up from the traveling program at Eastview where she coached fifth- through eighth-grade girls. Her basketball career includes Miss Basketball for South Dakota in 1983 and she’s still the alltime leading scorer for Augustana College. She has two team captains – Amber Mehr and Emily Young – who have been on varsity since their ninth-grade years. Mehr has grown up with a basketball in hand, while Young brings a strong inside presence. Another team captain, Paige Palkovich, who plans to play softball at the University of Minnesota next year, brings a wealth of athletic ability to the guard position. “The nice thing about those three is that they’re so different,” Guebert said. “We have three different personalities. It’s a good balance. They’re great role mod-

els.” The Lightning will have sharp shooter Meg Ryan and post player Hannah Shie on their side. Junior standouts include defensive spark plug Mikael Wilson and Tyra Johnson. Eastview will rely on freshman point guard Madison Guebert, who is Melissa’s daughter. She was named to the Hamline alltournament team last week during which the girls went 1-1. “She brings a lot of composure, which is rare for a young player,” Melissa Guebert said. With experience and talent, Melissa Guebert says the biggest issue is finding a go-to player. The experienced players have looked to Jenna Dockter, Amanda Beckman and Alex Beckman in recent years, but they’ve since graduated. “The biggest challenge is getting those seniors to be the leaders and learn how to be the ones who step up,” Melissa Guebert said. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beauty and the Beastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Eastview

Noel Coward comedy at BHS

Photo by Rick Orndorf Submitted photo Lauren Stepka is among the whimsically clad cast of student-actors in Eastview High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty and the Beast.â&#x20AC;? The show directed by Eastview From left, cast members Kayla Graves, Christina Sahli and Jillian Klatte rehearse a scene teacher Scott Durocher runs Dec. 9-17 in the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auditorium. For show times, go from Burnsville High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of the Noel Coward comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blithe Spirit.â&#x20AC;? The show is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mraz Center for the Performing Arts. online to www.district196.org/evhs.

  

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PUBLIC NOTICE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Educating our students to reach their full potential CALL FOR BIDS EXCESS ATHLETIC AND FIELD TRIP TRANSPORTATION Notice is hereby given that BIDS will be received for excess Athletic and Field Trip Transportation by Independent School District 196 at the District Office, 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068, until 11 a.m., December 19, 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 Randy Dukek, Coordinator of Transportation. Art Coulson, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 2837095 12/2-12/9/11

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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. 2830094 12/2/11

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1047 - Johnny Cake Ridge Road (Cliff Road south to City Limits) Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1047. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated November, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $431,900. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the East 1â &#x201E;2 and West 1â &#x201E;2 of Sections 32 and 33, respectfully, lying South of Cliff Road, East of Interstate 35-E, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated November 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Christina M. Scipioni By: Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk 2829974 11/25-12/2/11

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1080 - Rahn Road Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1080. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated November, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $458,600. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as located within Sections 19-20 and 29-30 lying South of Cedar Grove Parkway, West of Blackhawk Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated November 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Christina M. Scipioni By: Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk 2830021 11/25-12/2/11

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO OPERATE AERATION SYSTEMS The City of Eagan, pursuant to the terms and conditions of Permits for Lake Aeration Systems, granted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, hereby gives notice of its intent to operate winter lake aeration systems in Eagan. The systems shall consist of an air injection pump. The systems shall be in operation on some or all of the following: Bald, Blackhawk, Bur Oaks, Carlson, Cliff, East Thomas, Fish, Hay, Heine, Holz, LeMay, Schwanz, and Thomas Lakes. The period of aeration operation shall be during periods of suitable ice cover commencing on or about December 8, 2011, and ending on or before April 15, 2012. The aeration systems may create open water and thin ice conditions. The public is cautioned to stay clear of all areas marked with warning signs on the lake. Dated: November 21, 2011 CHRISTINA M. SCIPIONI City Clerk, City of Eagan 2830064 11/25-12/2/11

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1078 - Johnny Cake Ridge Road (Diffley Road north to Teal Cove) Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1078. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated November, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $268,100. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: NW 1â &#x201E;4, Section 28, lying South of Diffley Road, East of Interstate-35E, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated November 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Christina M. Scipioni By: Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk 2830002 11/25-12/2/11

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1079 - Denmark Avenue (Lone Oak Road to south Sam's entrance) Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1079. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated November, 2011, prepared by the City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $162,000. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as located within the NE 1â &#x201E;4 of Section 10, lying South of Lone Oak Road, and West of Lexington Avenue, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated November 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL /s/ Christina M. Scipioni By: Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk 2829992 11/25-12/2/11


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would be unfair to those who have spent countless hours to help maintain and make important decisions for the park.â&#x20AC;? Naming a small portion of the park for Crichton or adding a memorial bench would be better, wrote Grimm. Several PACK members attended the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 3 meeting, and 24 signed a petition against the renaming. The commission tabled the matter to look for other options. Crichtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, Terry, said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine with not renaming the park. The city did seek her opinion on the idea after it surfaced, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said of course, because it was probably Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite place,â&#x20AC;? Terry said. He visited the park most

Nor-Tech/from 1A belle Inc., which closed in late 1997 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; due in part, he said, to an ill-fated acquisition of another company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, there was a lot of inventory in that transaction that became dated very fast,â&#x20AC;? Bollig said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within a year of that acquisition, Globelle was going from becoming this huge, up-andcoming national distributor to bankruptcy court.â&#x20AC;? Bollig picked up where Globelle left off, launching Nor-Tech with 17 employees, eight of them Globelle refugees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started out doing the exact same thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we brought in computer components and we were selling them to mom-and-pop stores all over the Midwest,â&#x20AC;? Bollig said. His customers were computer resellers and repair shops. But the parts business took a hit from online competition, and his company lost pricing power, Bollig said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was difficult selling just the parts,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It became harder and harder, and the margins were thin.â&#x20AC;? In 2000 Nor-Tech created

every weekend with the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s springer spaniel, Jamie, and Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Brody. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He loved to see his dogs have fun,â&#x20AC;? Terry said in an interview. And Charlie was proud of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honors, she said. It was voted third-best dog park in the nation in 2005 by readers of Dog Fancy magazine, and in 2010 was recognized by WCCO-TV as one of the Twin Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best dog parks. The commission is now focusing on other options, said Terry Schultz, director of parks, recreation and natural resources. Ideas suggested by commissioners include naming the trail around Earley Lake for Crichton or planting an oak tree in the native plant restoration west of Nicollet Avenue in Civic Center Park.

the Voyageur line of desktop PCs and servers, while continuing to sell parts. The computers featured namebrand components such as Intel motherboards and Seagate hard drives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose to spend more to build a better product,â&#x20AC;? Bollig said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the end, that helps you.â&#x20AC;? The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next breakthrough was its acquisition of a company called Reason Computers, which sold machines to end-user customers including schools and hospitals. In 2004 NorTech merged its operations with Reasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, shuttering that companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minneapolis office and combining the two companies at Nor-Tech headquarters at 901 E. Cliff Road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With their expertise behind us, I knew we could take it to another level,â&#x20AC;? Bollig said. Nor-Tech installed Reasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineering guru, Dom Daninger, as its vice president of engineering and began designing high-performance computing systems tailored to specific tasks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still using standard components,â&#x20AC;? said Swank, who, like Bollig, also

City staff added a couple of ideas: naming a community garden for Crichton or one of the city recreation buildings (Crichton lived in the Neill Park area). Another idea that surfaced at the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nov. 21 meeting is planting a woodland area in Civic Center Park that could serve as a tribute to Crichton and possibly other community figures for whom memorials might be requested in the future, Schultz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done so much to help the community, obviously, with his service on the council,â&#x20AC;? Schultz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are a number of options. The commission will probably be discussing five or six of them at their meeting on the fifth.â&#x20AC;?

   

   

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Age 69, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died peacefully at his home in the presence of his family on Sunday, November 27, 2011. The visitation was held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake, and one hour prior to the mass at church. The Mass of Christian Burial was on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist C a t h o l i c C h u r ch , 4625 W est 125th Street, Savage. Pat was laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, with full military honors. Pat was born August 2, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn. He was later adopted by E. A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tedâ&#x20AC;? and Ann C. (Nusser) Berdan. He grew up in Sleepy Eye, Minn. and graduated from St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School. In January 1960, Pat joined the U.S. Army. Pat primarily was a self-employed manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; representative. He was united in marriage to Elaine Schueller on July 2, 1966, at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, Minn. They made their home in Burnsville, Minn., where they raised their two children, Christopher and Katie. An avid sports fan, Pat also enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, softball, and coaching his kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sports teams, as well as watching football, hockey, and car racing. Pat liked to travel and a history buff especially WWII. Mostly, he cherished spending time with his family and especially his grand girls, Sophia and Kennedee. Pat will be deeply missed by wife, Elaine; son, Christopher (Manami) Berdan of Robbinsdale; daughter, Katie (Tom) Voller-Berdan of Duluth; grandgirls, Sophia Voller-Berdan and Kennedee Berdan; sister, Marnie Roberts of Tucson; sister-in-law, Donna Berdan of Nisswa; and many other loving relatives and devoted friends. Pat is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Ann; birth father, William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peterâ&#x20AC;? Harriman; brothers, Paul and Robert Berdan. Arrangements made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel

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Robert C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;? Jensen Age 83, of Rosemount, formerly of Lakeville, died Nov. 27th surrounded in prayer at The Lodge hospice in Burnsville following his battle with colon cancer. Known for his dedication to community, Bob served the greater Lakeville area as Lakeville mayor, Dakota County Commissioner, and in the State of Minnesota House of Representatives. His leadership delivered infrastructure and park development during the rapid growth of the area from the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Bob was born to Axel and Alma Jensen on October 29, 1928 in Minneapolis. He was raised on a farm south of Buck Hill Ski area, formerly the site of Jackson Landscape Supply, Inc. Bob attended Orchard Lake School and married Bernice Pahl on September 21, 1948. In 1949, they started their family and began dairy farming in New Market. In 1957, they moved to Lakeville, built a large family farm and Bob became involved in local government. In 2001, they moved to Rosemount and began enjoying winters in Arizona. Bob was also active in the Optimist club, the Lions club, and the Knights of Columbus. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Axel and Alma and his son, Bernard. He is survived by his lovely wife of 63 years, Bernice and his children, Jane (Kirby) Smith, Ken (Patti) Jensen, Doris (Steve) Wilson, Beverly (Bruce) Rydeen, Jerry Jensen, Sarah (Jack) Matasosky, Mary (Gary) Morgan, Willy Jensen (special friend Ina Newton) Tom (Lori) Jensen, Kate (Eric) Herness along with 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his close brothers Jim (Arlene) Jensen, Vernon (Tonete) Jensen and sister, Camilla (Stanton) Lilly. Memorials will be shared among Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite civic favorites, including Lakeville Parks. Memorial Mass will be 11 AM, Monday, Dec. 5th at Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount with visitation Sunday, Dec 4. from 2-6pm, White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Betty Lou Koentopf Age 81 of Burnsville passed away November 24, 2011 at her home. Betty Lou (Henderson) Koentopf was born to Alf and Eleanor Henderson in Minneapolis on June 15, 1930. Betty graduated from Lakeville High School in 1948. It was there she met Virgel and it was love at first sight. They were married October 22, 1949, renewed their vows on their 60th wedding anniversary, and were blessed to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this past October. Betty was a homemaker, and also worked as a secretary for many years. She last worked with Virgel as his marketing secretary for CJ Sales until they retired in 1998. Betty played the piano beautifully and had a song for every occasion. She loved many things such as music and dancing, and was very talented with crafts, needlepoint, and gardening. Betty enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was very involved with her church. She had a wonderful sense of humor and wit. Betty and Virgel have six children, twenty grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. They made time for everyone and were very involved with their children and grandchildren. Betty was always putting others first, and was the most caring and forgiving person to all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. Betty was courageous in her battle with cancer. She never complained and was strong in her faith. Betty was an inspiration to many, and will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by her brother, Robert Henderson. Survived by her husband, Virgel; children: Kathryn Herbert, Karen Rose, Keith (Teresa), Kimberly (Bryan) Olson, Konstance (Ted) Hill, Kirsten (Tim) Skalsky; 20 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Ronn (Glenice) Henderson; also by other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service, was 11am Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Hosanna! Lutheran Church (160th and Ipava Ave) Lakeville. Memorial Visitation was one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to The Gideons International. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

  

 

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Ashley Folsom, daughter of John and Cindy Folsom of Apple Valley and Nate Bohmbach son of Mick and Patt Bohmbach of Hager City, WI announce their engagement. Ashley is a 2001 graduate of Apple Valley High School and a 2005 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ashley works at HighJump Software in Eden Prairie, as an Events & Tradeshow coordinator. Nate is a 2001 graduate of Red Wing High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Nate works at Ergodyne in St Paul, as a Product Line Manager. A New Years Eve wedding is planned in Minneapolis.

Age 74 of Rosemount, MN, passed away on November 25, 2011. Lee is preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Mary Ruth Myers; brothers, Raymond â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Myers and Julius Myers; and sister, Mary Myers. He is survived by his wife, Jessie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;?; children, Debra, Teresa, Vicki (Chuck) Jensen, Glenda (Steve) Ellingson, Brian (Debi) and Patrick; 6 grandchildren, Joshua, Lucas, Nicholas, Megan, Tyler, and Jacob; sister, Joan Fusselman; also by many nieces and nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Church, Lakeville. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery. www.whitefuneralhomes.com

To submit an announcement Forms for birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary and obituaries announcements are available at our office and online at www.thisweeklive.com (click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Announcementsâ&#x20AC;? and then â&#x20AC;&#x153;Send Announcementâ&#x20AC;?). Completed forms may be e-mailed to class.thisweek@ ecm-inc.com or mailed to Thisweek Newspapers, 12190 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. If you are submitting a photograph along with your announcement, please only submit photographs for which you have the right to permit Thisweek Newspapers to use and publish. Deadline for announcements is 4 p.m. Tuesday. A fee of $50 will be charged for the first 5 inches and $10 per inch thereafter. They will run in all editions of Thisweek Newspapers. Photos may be picked up at the office within 60 days or returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided.

Sharon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? Eisma Age 67 of Prior Lake, passed away November 27, 2011 surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by son, Todd. Survived by husband, Don; children, Stephanie, Steve (Karmin), Tom (Shari), Joel (Kristen); treasured grandchildren, Nathan, Brandan, Lauren, Emily, Evan, Caleb; parents, Charles and Helen Houlton; siblings, Elaine (Chuck) Skogman, Bruce (Janet) Houlton, Doug (Sue) Houlton. Beloved wife, sister, daughter, mother and grandmother. Kay had a heart of gold and lived a life of love. A disciple of Christ she lived life to the fullest and cherished her family. She will be missed. Funeral Service, was held 11 AM Thursday December 1, 2011 Peace Reformed Church 2180 Glory Dr. Eagan. Visitation was Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 5-8PM at White Funeral Home 12804 Nicollet Ave. S. and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial to the Center for Lung Science and Health, University of Minnesota. Additional Memorial Service 11AM Sat. Dec. 3, 2011 at United Methodist church Ireton, Iowa. Reception to follow. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com


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Lawsuit seeks to stop child care union vote Lakeville child care provider among group of 10 by T.W. Budig ECM CAPITOL REPORTER

A Lakeville child care provider has joined with a group of about 10 others in a legal effort to block the child care unionization vote recently put in motion by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Becky Swanson, who has 10 children enrolled in her at-home child care service in Lakeville, spoke at a State Capitol press conference on Monday, Nov. 28, announcing the filing of the lawsuit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really think we have a very good case,â&#x20AC;? said Swanson, who has appeared at recent Capitol hearings in opposition to the vote. Her interest in the vote, which is planned for December and could result in the unionization of some child care providers, was originally aroused, she said, by bothersome union activists who contacted her at her business. Swanson, who does not

have state-subsidized children enrolled in her child care and is not eligible to vote, objects to the unionization effort because it could result in a union bargaining with the state on issues affecting nonunion child care providers. There are already child care provider associations with a voice at the state Capitol, she argued. The idea of having a vote is backward, opponents argue, because a minority could have power over the majority of the 11,000 child care providers in the state choosing not to join the union. Beyond the question of unionization, opponents argue that Dayton has no legal authority to call for the vote. Tom Revnew, one of the attorneys representing the opponents, also argues the state Bureau of Mediation Services has no legal authority to design or conduct the election. The Service Employees International Union and the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees have been working toward the vote.

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Child care provider Becky Swanson of Lakeville and attorney Tom Revnew appeared at a State Capitol press conference on Nov. 28 to announce the filing of a lawsuit against a pending unionization vote involving Minnesota child care providers. Their supporters argue that unionization could mean better benefits, higher pay, and less onerous regulations. The vote simply provides an option for providers to unionize or not. Some of the groups backing the opponents include Education Liberty Watch, Minnesota Family Council, Minnesota Majority and Minnesota Free Market Institute.

Dan McGrath, of the Minnesota Majority, said his group is financially backing the lawsuit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundamentally wrong,â&#x20AC;? he said of the pending vote. McGrath in an email said that Senate Republicans, who have recently indicated that they intended to file suit against the vote, were aware that Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suit filing was coming.

ers the chance to decide for themselves whether or not they want to form a union. Governor Dayton believes they should have the right to make that decision.â&#x20AC;? Eric Lehto, organizing director for AFSCME Minnesota Council 5, called the lawsuit â&#x20AC;&#x153;frivolous.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Governor Dayton has legal authority to direct the Bureau of Mediation Services to conduct a union election and to determine appropriate bargaining units of child care providers. Voters in this election include only licensed, subsidized providers who have a direct financial relationship with the state of Minnesota,â&#x20AC;? Lehto said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a majority of providers come together in a democratic process, Gov. Dayton will recognize their professional voice. Union membership will be voluntary and all providers will retain their constitutional right to participate in the policy-making process.â&#x20AC;?

Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci in a statement responded to the filing of the lawsuit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The debate around unionization of family child care providers started years before Governor Dayton was elected to office,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By refusing to call for T.W. Budig is at tim.budig@ an election, his predecessors ecm-inc.com. denied licensed, registered family child care provid-

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Program Counselor(s) Richfield

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Houseaides PT/FT Community Assisted Living

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Thisweekend â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nutcrackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; returns to Burnsville PAC Experience Elvis Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents the Christmas classic Dec. 9-11 Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota has found magic in its new home at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The nonprofit dance group, formerly known as Lakeville City Ballet, is run by Rick and Denise Vogt of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ballet Royale dance studio. They moved their flagship holiday production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nutcrackerâ&#x20AC;? to the Burnsville venue in 2010 after several years of staging the show at Lakeville South High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole theater experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the dancers, producers and audience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has been tremendous,â&#x20AC;? Rick Vogt said of the move to the 1,000-seat Performing Arts Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The move was to better reflect the quality and level the show has achieved.â&#x20AC;? The cast of approximately 120 in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show consists of professional dancers and ballet students, the bulk of whom hail from Ballet Royale. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nutcrackerâ&#x20AC;? five times over three days, Dec. 9-11. Tickets range from $12 to $26 and are available at the box office and via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster. com. More information about the production is at Carly Fredericks and Rachel Schwartz, both 14 and TwinCitiesBallet.org. of Lakeville, rehearsed their roles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nutcrackerâ&#x20AC;? on â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andrew Miller Tuesday at the Ballet Royale studio in Lakeville.

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The Burnsville Performing Arts Center has announced it will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope is Alive,â&#x20AC;? an Elvis tribute concert and silent auction to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 21. The concert will feature The Elvis Experience (above), the father-and-son duo of Steve and Tommy Marcio, whom south-of-the-river audiences may remember from their hip-swiveling, lipcurling performances at Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wednesdays in the Park summer concert series. Tickets for the Jan. 21 event are $21 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com.

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Chameleon Theatre Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of the musical comedy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,â&#x20AC;? will be Dec. 2-18 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets are $20 at the box office ($17 for seniors, students, audio description patrons, and groups of eight or more). Tickets are also available from Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 982-2787 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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theater and arts calendar Concerts Lorie Line â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Bells are Ringing!â&#x20AC;? will perform Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets are $47 at the box office, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at ticketmaster.com. The Allegro Choral Academy will present its winter concert, Hallelu, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors/children. Children under 12 are free. Information: www.allegroca.org. Bluegrass and gospel quintet Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., (952) 985-4640. The Dakota Valley Symphony will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amahl and the Night Visitorsâ&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or at ticketmaster.com. The South Metro Chorale will present its Christmas concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors at (612) 386-4636 or south_ metro_chorale_tickets@yahoo. com. Eagan Women of Note will hold their winter concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Peace Church, 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. The concert is free, but a $5 per person donation is requested. Information: www.eaganwomenofnote.org. The BoDeans will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets are $39 and $42 at the box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. Theater Chameleon Theatre Circle will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeâ&#x20AC;? Dec. 2-18 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets are $20 at the box office ($17 for seniors, students, audio description patrons, and groups of eight or more), from Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 982-2787 or online at ticketmaster.com.

   

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