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Wing wolfing, well wishing Slain officer brought home for burial Apple Valley native remembered as kind-hearted cop, dedicated mom by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

Heather Watkins Hirsch wants people to remember the kind and intensely driven person her sister was. Her sister, Kathryn “Michelle” Walters, knew she wanted to be a police officer even before her freshman year at Apple Valley High School, and when as an adult she signed on with the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas, she brought a big heart to the job. Once, Watkins Hirsch recalled, Michelle was involved in the arrest of a woman accused of stealing milk. When the woman told her she needed the milk to feed her kids, Michelle drove off in her squad car, returning a short time later with a supply of milk for the woman she’d purchased with her own money. “That’s just who she was,” said Watkins Hirsch, of Savage. “She wore her heart on her sleeve. She was the most giving per-

OPINION Safe schools School and law enforcement officials say children are, indeed, safe in school. Page 4A Photos by Rick Orndorf

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Burnsville firefighters Isaac Carrier and Maggie Archer, above, devoured chicken wings for a good cause Jan. 30. Burnsville firefighters and police officers held a benefit wingeating competition at the Hurricane Grill and Wings in Burnsville to raise funds for the families of Assistant Fire Chief Dan Hove, who is battling pancreatic cancer, and police officer Steve Adrian, whose wife has worsening multiple sclerosis. At right, Hove bumped fists with firefighter Brennan Palmer. The police won the wing-eating contest.

Former video store to house pet clinic Lexington Pet Clinic to move to 2,400 square-foot building in April by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

After only six months on the market, the former Video Update property in Eagan will soon have a new tenant — one that will cater to residents’ fourlegged friends. Lexington Pet Clinic in Eagan plans to move in April to the 2,400 squarefoot building at 1095 Diffley Road. The building is twice the size of the clinic’s current facility on Lexington Avenue, which will allow the growing business to expand its services to include grooming and dogtraining classes. “Our clients have been asking about these ser-

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Kathryn “Michelle” Walters, a 1984 Apple Valley High School graduate who went on to a career in law enforcement, was killed Jan. 21 in her Boulder City, Nev., home. son I’ve ever known.” Watkins Hirsch and her siblings celebrated Michelle’s life – and the life of Michelle’s 5-year-old son Max – at a memorial service Feb. 1 at Klecatsky’s Funeral Home in Eagan. The mother and son See MICHELLE, 8A

Glee in District 196 Dakota Valley Show Choir concludes season with Eastview concert

vices, and we want to meet the demand,” said co-owner and veterinarian Alysia Ferguson. Ferguson and fellow veterinarian Amy Kizer purchased the 20-year-old business in 2008. Despite the recession, the clinic has continued to grow each year and currently has the two veterinarians and five employees. Kizer credits their success, in part, to the staff’s personalized approach and the clinic’s wide array of veterinary services. “We strive to have a personalized view of people’s pets,” she said. The clinic is among the first in Eagan to provide veterinary services for exotic pets. In addition to caring for cats and dogs, Dr. Kiz-

For the first time, middle and elementary school students in the Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan School District can learn to sing and dance much like their favorite stars from the television show “Glee.” A new program called Dakota Valley Show Choir was created earlier this year by three district choir teachers who were frustrated by recent cuts to arts in District 196 middle and elementary schools. “We wanted to give kids another opportunity to get them excited

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Members of District 196’s Dakota Valley Show Choir performed excerpts from the Broadway musical “Newsies” on Feb. 3 at the Eastview High School Performing Arts Center. The show choir is a new glee-esque extracurricular program for students in fifth through seventh grade.

High Five is a new beginning Skateville will be ‘Danceville’ for the in former Primetime space Live-music venue ballroom crowd under new ownership

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Skateville isn’t strictly for skating. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 19, the venerable Burnsville roller rink will be strictly ballroom one night a month through May. Skateville and Burnsville singer Tim Patrick are teaming up to bring ballroom dancing to Photo by John Gessner Burnsville. From left are High Five co-owner Chad True, co-owner Patrick and his Blue Patrick Mooney, manager Dave Sperling and co-owner Eyes Band will provide the Brett Anderson. music. Skateville, a fixture and east of Irving Avenue, Bar and Grill. in the community since remained closed until midThey say they want to 1970, will provide the September, when the new dance floor and the ambiowners unveiled High Five See BAR, 12A ence.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for eons,” said Skateville manager Florance Adams, who’s worked there for 22 years. “It’s been in the back of my mind for many, many years because of this beautiful floor. We’ve got 14,000 square feet of hardwood maple floor. I think I was just waiting for the right person to come along, and it happened to be Tim.” Ballroom dancing will be held the third Tuesday of the month — Feb. 19, March 19, April 16 and See DANCE, 12A

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Editor’s note: This story is the second installment in a Sun Thisweek series on human trafficking that began last week. All the stories are at www.SunThisweek. com. by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Minnesota is leading the way nationally to establish a program to rescue juvenile sex trafficking victims. State law was changed in 2011 to recognize teens sold for sex as victims, but a lack of options has often left them grouped with criminals. Beaten or brainwashed into pimp loyalty, most teen sex trafficking victims police rescue would run from shelters, said police Sgt. John Bandemer of the St. Paul Human Trafficking Task Force. To be kept safe, the young victims police encounter usually end up in juvenile detention. New legislation being carried by Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and Rep. Susan Allen, DFL-Minneapolis, would establish the nation’s first comprehensive statewide network to provide secure shelter and targeted, culturally appropriate services to juvenile sex trafficking victims. Based on the Minnesota Public Safety Office of Justice report “No Wrong Door: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe

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Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth,” released in January, the $13.5 million bill would establish a connected structure of services, resources and a safe-house escape system that could break bonds and change lives. The bill designates funds for construction or remodeling to provide safe shelters and resources. It provides training programs for workers such as health care providers and hotel staffers who may encounter sexually exploited children but not recognize the signs of control and bravado or fear and misplaced loyalty. “One of the problems is that these girls don’t often see themselves as victims,” said Patty Wetterling, Sexual Violence Prevention Program director at the Minnesota Department of Health. “It’s ‘My boyfriend, my boyfriend takes care of me.’ They don’t see … it’s just part of the sickness of the whole setup.” Human bodies provide traffickers with a constant revenue stream, said Suzanne Koepplinger, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center. She said selling child rape is more profitable to the manipulative and abusive traffickers than dealing drugs that can only be sold once. The bill creates a national model for a coordinated response system to help minor girls escape the sex slavery system that

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Patty Wetterling, Violence Prevention Program director with the Minnesota Department of Health, was among hundreds of advocates attending the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force meeting Feb. 4 at Dakota County’s Northern Service Center. Wetterling’s son, Jacob, was 11 in 1989 when he was abducted by a masked gunman. His fate remains unknown. is ruthlessly controlled and can traffic them around the world. “In some trafficking circles, there’s organized crime, there’s international organized networks involved; in some, it’s local gangs,” Koepplinger said. “Sometimes, it’s families.” Bandemer said the system has gone online and is everywhere, from small towns to large cities, including cities in Dakota County. Lewd online ads entice johns with headlines like “2 beautifull (sic) ladys (sic) in Apple Valley” stating “both want to play,” and “Katy KaBoom!” announcing she was “back in Eagan.” Her ad included a disclaimer that stated “Any $ exchanged is for time & companionship only. Anything else that might occur is a choice between 2 consenting adults of

legal age and is not a contract nor a request to be contracted for in any manner. This is not an offer of prostitution. Calling me constitutes acceptance of these terms and insures (sic) that you lawfullu (sic) agree thjat (sic) you are not any type of or involved in any way nor affiliated with any type of law enforcement agency.” Various ads posted featuring scantily clad females all claiming to be at least 18 offer to meet at the Lakeville Walmart or Burnsville Center or at a home off of Cedar Avenue in Lakeville. In 2005 and 2006, Lakeville police conducted undercover sting operations at the truck stop off of County Road 70 and I-35. According to police reports, four trafficking See PROGRAM, 3A

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PROGRAM, from 2A victims and four traffickers were arrested, including one trafficker who escaped detection by using a stolen Illinois driver’s license of a trucker he resembled. Although someone appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the prostitution charge, Lakeville police investigated and requested the plea be vacated. Trafficking victims included women from Apple Valley, Minnetonka, Byron and Shakopee. Under the legislation, a full-time statewide human trafficking director would oversee and coordinate the system from the Department of Health. Six regional specialists, two in the metro area, and 14 outreach workers, all funded through grants, would coordinate the local response to help trafficking victims. The model is also a result of Minnesota’s 2011 Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Law, which in part requires a first-time diversion by 2014 for any 16- or 17-year-old who has been exploited by prostitution. It is a victim-centered response championed by local officials, including Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, who supported passage of the Safe Harbor Act. “If we recognize that children who have been prostituted or who have prostituted themselves are actually victims of sexual exploitation and abuse,

not offenders of delinquent acts, we can help them,” Backstrom wrote to legislators in March 2011. The new bill defines how that promised help could happen. Jeff Bauer, chief lobbyist for the Safe Harbor Act, said regional specialists would know of local shelters and how to get victims there or determine if they should be relocated for safety reasons. He said outreach workers would be placed in existing organizations across the state “to make sure we’re reaching every child that we possibly can.” Bauer added that a 2012 cost-benefit study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers determined the state will save $34 for every dollar invested in the No Wrong Door model, primarily in the areas of public health and corrections. “If you’re only concerned about Minnesota’s budget, this is still a really smart investment,” he told advocates gathered at Dakota County’s Northern Service Center Feb. 4 for a Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force meeting, adding that he hoped he’d have support for the proposal on moral grounds alone. Koepplinger said there is a growing awareness

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and response to human trafficking, and a local group of churches is helping to inform, equip and educate the community during a Freedom Weekend event Feb. 16-17. The multi-day event begins with presentations by trafficking experts who will present information about the horrors of human trafficking happening around the world and locally. Presentations are from 9 a.m. to noon at Hosanna! Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville, on Saturday, Feb. 16. Experience a day in the life of a trafficking victim from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at International Out Reach Church, located on the north side of Destiny Christian Church at 12119 16th Ave. S., Burnsville. The event ends with a showing of the awardwinning documentary “Nefarious, Merchant of Souls” from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at Community of Hope Church, 14401 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. The hard-hitting film exposes the evils of sex slavery around the world and includes interviews with a former human trafficker. For more information, go to www.freedomweekendmn.com. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

St. Paul man sentenced to nearly 14 years in Eagan prostitution bust by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

A St. Paul man will spend nearly 14 years in prison for assisting in the prostitution of two teenage girls at an Eagan hotel. Giorgio Jovan Baymon, 25, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court on Jan. 31 to 166 months in prison. He received credit for 134 days served. Baymon pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to promotion of prostitution of minors. As part of his plea deal, Baymon testified against his codefendant, Brandon Barnes. According to the criminal complaint, Baymon posted a listing on Backpage.com with explicit photographs and cell phone numbers of two girls, ages 16 and

17. After Baymon told the g i r l s about t h e i r ad on BackGiorgio page. Baymon c o m , men began visiting an Eagan hotel room for sex in exchange for money. Police arrested the two men while tracking the girls, one of whom was a runaway. The girls told police Baymon and Barnes forced them into prostitution. Baymon has several previous convictions including second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in 2008 and felony domestic assault in 2010.

Barnes pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to promoting prostitution of minors. His sentencing hearing is March 1. Both men were initially charged with engaging in sex trafficking of minors, and two counts of promoting prostitution of minors. An Elko man was also arrested for meeting the girls for sex at the hotel after responding to the online ad. Mickey Albert Cupkie, 36, pleaded guilty in September to four counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor. Cupkie is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 28 in Ramsey County District Court. Jessica Harper is at jessica. harper@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

Eagan man pleads guilty in attempt to film nude teen girl An Eagan man faces up to two years in prison for trying to film a 15-year-old girl taking a shower. Robert Zieper, 51, pleaded guilty Monday in Dakota County District Court to felony interference with privacy against a minor. According to the crim-

inal complaint, Zieper drilled a hole in a tissue box cover and placed his cell phone inside to record a 15-year-old relative undress before taking a shower. The girl noticed a light coming from the box and found the phone inside. She noticed the phone was running a mobile ap-

plication that allowed live video to stream to a personal computer. The following day, the girl reported the incident to her mother, who then called police. Zieper’s sentencing hearing is April 9 in Hastings. —Jessica Harper

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Opinion Law enforcement, school officials vigilant about security by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK

Sheriffs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area believe children in schools are as safe as possible, and plans are in place if they are called to a major disturbance. Most high schools and middle schools have armed police officers either in or nearby. Only on occasion do they go to an elementary school. Since the mass murders at Columbine High School in Colorado, every officer in their first year of training takes point-of-entry drills and how to confront a shooter. They are taught to go into the building immediately and confront the shooter. Calls from school officials about a student entering school with a weapon are rare. Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows said several years ago, a student walked into Hasting High School with a gun, but fortunately it jammed. He says the response to that call was excellent and officers poured into that building. In Anoka County, right after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shoot-

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ing, two students made threats and both were suspended, said Sheriff James Stuart. Sheriffs said that students go through a lockdown drill four times a year, and officers are there to observe some of the drills. School boards undoubtedly will discuss more safety measures during their upcoming meetings, but I don’t expect much to change except for the possible placement of cameras. As for arming local school personnel, a principal in the Elk River district says he hasn’t come to that point, although he and teachers recently have discussed other safety measures. An elementary principal in the Anoka-Hennepin district says arming school staff would do more harm than

good. An elementary school principal from the Burnsville district asks if the public really wants to spend money for metal detectors and armed guards. He doesn’t want to see that. The principals I spoke to said that in their experience, no one has tried to enter the building brandishing a weapon; no one has threatened them physically. After the Sandy Hook shooting, some parents in Burnsville called and wanted to know how safe the school was. They were assured a crisis plan is in place. Students didn’t talk much about the Sandy Hook shooting, and teachers were directed not to discuss it, unless students brought it up. The principal in the Anoka-Hennepin district said she and her staff reflected on the Sandy Hook shooting and made one change so that all personnel in the building know how to access the intercom system. Teachers confront anyone in the building to make sure they have a pass and that they have signed in. They are uncomfortable doing it, but they do it.

The local police and fire personnel are quick to respond to any calls. Periodically, a police officer stops by the elementary school. In some schools, police liaison officers are close by. In one Burnsville elementary school, the principal said all entrances are locked except the front door leading to a foyer where a second set of doors are locked, except one leading directly to the principal’s office. Teachers with two-way radios monitor the playgrounds during recess. They also have access to the intercom system in their rooms. Principals say they always think about safety when students are in the building. Said one, when you don’t think about it, you probably should stop being the principal. Don Heinzman, an ECM columnist and former editor of the Elk River Star News, can be reached at don.heinzman@ ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

With strong options through Minnesota, state’s charter law ranked No. 1 by Joe Nathan CENTER FOR SCHOOL CHANGE

Minnesota educators, students, parents and policy-makers received another honor last week: The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked our state’s charter law as No. 1 in the country. Thanks to a strong law, suburban and rural, as well as urban Minnesota families have high quality options, including district and charter schools. Most Minnesota families continue using district public schools. But research by our Center for School Change found that over the last decade, the number of Minnesota students enrolled in charters increased by almost 30,000, while the number of students attending district schools declined by more than 40,000 students. Whether their preference is a Montessori elementary, or junior-senior high, a classical academy that teaches Latin, an arts-focused high school, a project-based school promoting “hands-on” learning, Chinese immersion, or an online school, Minnesota’s charter law has helped create new options for families throughout the state. Gov. Mark Dayton and Education

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Commissioner Brenda Cassellius have wisely recommended that districts and charters spend more time learning from each other, and less time debating which is better, district or charter public schools. Both kinds of public schools vary widely. Here are examples of what Minnesota’s charter law has helped produce: Minnesota New Country in Henderson offers a “project-based” hands-on approach that attracts seventh through 12th graders from more than 30 miles. Ridgeway in southeastern Minnesota offers families with elementary students the opportunity to keep students with the same teacher for two years. Eagle Ridge Academy, a K-12 charter in Eden Prairie, isn’t necessarily “better” or “worse” than the district schools. It provides a “classical” edu-

cation for families, as well as a single building to which families can send all their children, if they choose to do so. The Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins offers a smaller, more arts-focused option to larger suburban high schools. Some students and families prefer the larger high school, some prefer a small, more focused school. Partnership Academy in Richfield works with mostly Spanish-speaking students and families, once again, in a smaller setting than area public schools. Trio/Wolf Creek, Edvisions Off Campus, and Minnesota Virtual High School provide online learning programs for families throughout the state. Northern Lake Academy and Lakes International Charters in Forest Lake are different from Forest Lake Public Schools. The district also has just received an award from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for its collaboration with charters. Minnesota is learning that district and charter public schools, like colleges and universities, can simultaneously compete and cooperate. It’s not one or

the other. It can be both. Our Center runs several programs in which district and charter leaders and teachers are learning with and from each other. While pleased that Minnesota’s ranked No. 1, Al Fan, director of the Minnesota-based Charter School Partners, commented, “We must do a better job of utilizing the charter model to create great schools for all Minnesota kids.” Eugene Piccolo, executive director of the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, said: “Our law is a dynamic document that we work to refine as the charter school movement evolves, and strives to achieve the purposes and goals of public charter schools.” His organization provides a list and map, plus other information about charters at www.mncharterschools.org/directories. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome at joe@centerforschoolchange.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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To the editor: Recent letters have given interesting responses to proposals from the governor, and to information from the fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives who was at a public meeting recently with several legislators. A letter from one reader suggests the meeting was slanted because there were suggestions to increase some programs rather than specific proposals to cut spending. Likewise, a letter from a Republican legislator accuses the governor of proposing tax increases on “the wealthiest 2 percent” which she says will hurt 92 percent of businesses in the state, and would therefore damage employment in Minnesota. But while the fiscal analyst confirms increases in state tax receipts over time, he also showed that taxes have declined over the same time as a percentage of the state’s economy. Many of us would have thought this tax decline should result in a stronger economy. But, while Minnesota has not seen unemployment as high as in many states, we are still hurt by a damaging recession, unlike when taxes were a higher per-

centage of the economy, the state’s total product of goods and services. I challenge the idea that reduced taxes always and inevitably help the economy. I agree with economists about our public schools. I suggest we might need increased spending on our schools to benefit our future economy. Rather than a knee-jerk mistrust of government spending, I encourage solid economic analysis of potential benefits from public spending. We hear too much about how it is bad, and too little about how it can really make a positive difference. PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan

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revenue came in last year so most of the school shift was paid off. We need to give credit to our Republican legislators for paying off most of the school shift. According to Bill Marx, the chief fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives, our state spent $35.2 billion over the last two years. Marx is nonpartisan and works for both political parties. This includes the $1.3 billion used to repay the entire accounting shift from the 2011 budget plus part of the previous accounting shift for the schools. I believe Dayton and the DFL legislature should keep spending at the same level as in the 2011 budget. There is no need to raise taxes when estimated revenue for this budget is $600 million higher than revenue from the last two years. Any tax reform should be designed to cut taxes and not to raise more money for government to spend. Now is the time to contact your legislators and the governor to tell them we do not want our taxes raised. We need to stop these tax increases which are going to hurt Minnesota’s economy and hurt our family budgets.

To the editor: The governor has been talking about a state budget shortfall over the next two years between estimated revenue of $35.8 billion and projected spending of $36.9 billion, according to Minnesota’s current tax rates. Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget plan is to significantly raise our taxes to cover the $1.1 billion difference. Minnesota’s economy really improved in the two years the Republi- NICK PARIS cans were in control of Burnsville the Legislature. Extra


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Changes to a proposed housing development at Parkview Golf Course in Eagan have caused a vote on the project to be put on hold. Access points in the planned development at 1310 Cliff Road will need to be moved east to comply with Dakota County regulations. Because of these changes, a new traffic study will be done. The county plat commission last week approved the revised access plans for the single-family housing development called Dakota Path. The plat commission, which consists of county staff, suggested the change in the traffic plans. The development’s access from Cliff Road will need to be moved 400 feet east of the existing access to Parkview to meet county guidelines. “The spacing guidelines are meant to provide safe and efficient access, while still providing adequate mobility of traffic through that corridor,� Eagan City Engineer John Gorder said. The City Council was expected to vote Jan. 5 on developer Hunter Emerson’s proposal to rezone the 80-acre property and build 177 homes south of Cliff Road between Pilot Knob Road and Lexington Avenue. But the council’s vote is

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The Eagan City Council’s vote on a proposal to develop Parkview Golf Course into housing was put on hold until April. on hold until spring be- Dakota Path. cause the changes were Nearby roads will be not included in the envi- able to handle the inronmental assessment of creased traffic, Gorder the project, Gorder said. said. Cliff Road intersecHunter Emerson’s tions with Fairway Hills plans have drawn critiDrive and Parkridge cism from the property’s Drive will remain the neighbors who have exsame. pressed concerns about A median will need traffic and open space. to be added along Cliff Last week the Eagan Road at Danbury Lane Planning Commission and Parkcliff Drive. Mo- voted to recommend detorists will be limited to nying the project because right-in and right-out of concerns the develturns. opment would encroach “Residents of these upon Lebanon Hills Redevelopments will have gional Park. full access to Cliff Road A new traffic study is elsewhere,� Gorder said. expected to be published Residents of the Fair- Feb. 18, with a public way Hills neighborhood, comment period running which is west of Dakota until March 20. Path, will likely see inThe City Council is creased traffic, Gorder expected to vote on the said. project in April. The Eden Prairie developer proposes extend- Jessica Harper is at jessica. ing Interlachen Drive — harper@ecm-inc.com or which currently ends at facebook.com/sunthisweek. the golf course — into

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An Eagan man faces felony charges for threatening to kill a utility worker for having her radio too loud. Daniel Thomas Drobac, 32, was charged by the Dakota County Attorney on Jan. 22 with felony terroristic threats. According to the criminal complaint, Drobac threatened to kill a woman working on a utility box because her radio was loudly relating information about a previous night’s basketball game, which he had recorded and was watching on television. The woman called 911, and when officers arrived they found a kitchen knife in the snow about 10 feet from the woman’s tent set up around the utility box. Officers allegedly noticed marks in the snow indicating the knife skidded across the top of the snow from the direction of Drobac’s home. Drobac was arrested. During a police interview, Drobac said he was watching a Gophers basketball game that he recorded the previous evening. He allegedly said he became upset when he heard the woman’s radio because she was listening to a station that was discussing the outcome of the game he was watching. Drobac admitted to yelling out his window but said he believed he just told her to turn the radio off and denied throwing a knife out his home. He allegedly admitted

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If you’re a cable subscriber in Burnsville, or someone who helps produce local programming, would you like to see high school sports and City Council meetings in high definition? Folks have a chance to weigh in on such topics as the city negotiates a new franchise agreement with cable giant Comcast. The city has begun a three-year review of the agreement, which Comcast wants to renew before it expires in January 2015. The city is using consultants to study Comcast’s compliance with technical and financial requirements of the agreement. Officials also want to hear from anyone who has

an interest in cable services and the local-content channels provided under the agreement. The city is holding a series of six focus groups Feb. 26, 27 and 28, each targeted to a specific community sector – from K-12 schools to businesses and civic groups. “We’re trying to get some community input,” said Marty Doll, Burnsville’s communications coordinator. “That’s really the looking-forward piece.” High-def local channels and specific local programming information for the on-screen cable guides are two ideas City Hall staffers have discussed, Doll said. The city is “very openminded to any ideas,” he said.

Under the franchise agreement, Comcast – the third company to hold the 15-year franchise approved in 2000 – provides six channels for public, education and government (PEG) programming. Subscribers pay a $1.89 PEG fee, which by law must be used for PEG programming and equipment. It raised about $300,000 in 2011. Among the six channels in Burnsville, one is for city government, two are for public use and three are for local school districts 191, 194 and 196, Doll said. Comcast also provides “dark fiber” to link government and educational facilities for video and data services. Once touted as a grassroots democratizing me-

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Rep. Sarah Anderson said she could meet someone in a coffee shop and not know he or she was the one who wrongfully obtained her personal information. “Unfortunately, I was one of the 5,000 people in the state of Minnesota,” said Anderson, R-Plymouth, of the improper access to Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services records by a former Department of Natural Resourc-

es employee. Disgusted by repeated examples of public employees violating data privacy law, a group of lawmakers, including Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, RLakeville, a legislator with expertise in data privacy, is pursuing legislation to stop the abuse. “We’re really, really tired of it,” said Holberg, speaking at a Capitol press conference Jan. 23. Holberg and Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, have drafted legislation taking a number of steps

not only to punish public employees wrongfully accessing the state database but to spread “sunshine” and greater scrutiny on cases where it occurs. Under the legislation, a public employee who acquires or accesses private data in a manner not explicitly allowed by law could be found guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the action occurs repeatedly. In cases of accessing multiple data subjects, they could be found guilty if they do it once. “I think it will take a

dium, cable has been eclipsed to some extent by the Internet revolution. But local content remains important to people, Doll said, pointing to the enduring popularity of cable-televised Burnsville City Council meetings (which are also streamed live on the city’s website). “Believe me, if something happens and meetings don’t go out live, if we have a technical issue, we almost always hear about it,” Doll said. “There are people out there watching them.” Burnsville and Eagan held a joint cable franchise beginning in the 1980s, but the cities split in 2008 and now have separate franchises and separate community television operations.

The cities are collaborating on some parts of the technical and financial review, Doll said. According to Comcast, Burnsville has 13,949 cable subscribers, or 48.7 percent of homes that could receive cable. Here’s a schedule of focus-group meetings in Burnsville: • Local government departments, agencies and boards – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., City Hall council chambers. • Arts, culture, music and heritage organizations – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., City Hall council chambers. • Health and human services, seniors – Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Diamondhead Education Center, Classroom B.

• K-12 schools, teachers, staff, parents – Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4 to 6 p.m., Burnsville High School, Lecture Hall C-180. • Nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations – Thursday, Feb. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, Classroom B-104. • Business, civic and neighborhood organizations – Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., City Hall council chambers. Participants are asked to RSVP by Feb. 22. Sign up online at www.burnsville.org/cablefranchise or call (952) 895-4402.

change of culture,” Holberg said. Beyond possible penalties, Holberg and Dibble’s legislation requires state agencies in which data practices violations occur to publish a report on the facts and findings of investigation. This must at least include a description of the data accessed or acquired, the number of individuals whose data was accessed or acquired, the name or names of responsible parties and the final disposition of any disciplinary action. In cases where no disciplinary action took place, the reasons must be given. Holberg believes the “good actors,” the government officials who honor and follow data privacy

law, support stronger actions against public-employee data-privacy abusers. They don’t want their agency sporting black eyes, Holberg said. Government agencies often want more access to information. But if they can’t protect the data they have, granting greater latitude becomes problematic, Holberg explained. “The time is right,” Holberg said, adding that she expects data privacy legislation to pass the Legislature this year. The public, when it learns more of the scope of data privacy abuse, will take concerns to lawmakers, Holberg believes. “This is not the end of it,” she said. As for the DNR incident, it’s her understanding that the case was uncovered by an investigation looking into a different matter, Holberg explained. Most of the 5,000 residents whose data was wrongfully accessed were women, she said. “Maybe there were some (men),” Holberg said.

According to media reports, the DNR is sending notification letters to the 5,000 people whose data has been compromised. The DVS information accessed included names, addresses, photos, and other information. Local government officials may have had their awareness of the data privacy abuse problem heightened, Holberg explained, by the big money settlements individuals have won in recent cases. It’s just frustrating that cases of public employees wrongly accessing private data continue to occur, Holberg said. Holberg expressed puzzlement over the laggardness of the government in protecting its own data. This legislation is not an attempt to limit the rightful access of information by law enforcement officials, she said. Undercover law enforcement officials are given great protections in state data privacy law.

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Monday-Thursday (pick two), Feb. 18 to March 14, Northwest Martial Arts, $56. • Skyhawks: MultiSport, ages 4 to 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9 to Feb. 23, Southview Elementary School, $45. • Musical Safari, parents and children ages 18 months to 6 years, 10 to 10:45 a.m. or 11 to 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 12 to March 19, Apple Valley Community Center, $60.

The following schools in District 196 were designated by the Minnesota Department of Education as Celebration Schools. • Echo Park Elementary in Burnsville. • Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science in Eagan. • Greenleaf Elementary in Apple Valley. • Parkview Elementary in Rosemount. • Rosemount Elemen- District 196 tary in Rosemount. The honor recognizes debaters the schools’ significant qualify for improvement in standardized test scores and national progress toward closing tournament the achievement gap in Nine students will 2012. represent District 196 in the debate events at this Environmental year’s National Forensic League Speech and DeCollege and bate Tournament. Career Fair In Lincoln-Douglas The School of En- debate, the national vironmental Studies in qualifiers are Miriam Apple Valley will hold Kelberg of Apple Valthe sixth annual Envi- ley High School, Nurry ronmental College and Goren of Eagan High Career Fair from 6 to 8 School and Ryan Mather of Eastview High p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The event is an arena- School. In public forum destyle “fairâ€? in which colbate, the qualifying leges and environmental are Maxwell organizations provide teams information about their Minkser and Sophia Calorganizations and offer lahan, and Alexandra college/career guidance Rosati and Mollie Clark of Eagan, and Ryan Mcto students. The school is at 12155 Guire and Lindsey WanJohnny Cake Ridge berg of Eastview. Additional qualifyRoad. ing events will be held this spring for the speech portion of this year’s District 196 tournament, Community Ed national which will be held in classes June in Birmingham, District 196 Commu- Ala. nity Education will offer the following classes. Call (651) 423-7920 or Area students visit www.district196. nominated org/ce for more informa- to service tion. • Art for Little Doo- academies dlers II, parents and U.S. Sen. Al Franchildren ages 2 to 5, 9:30 ken, D-Minnesota, and/ to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays, or U.S. Rep. John Kline, Feb. 23 to March 16, R-Burnsville, nominated Apple Valley Commu- the following high school nity Center, $59/$49 ad- seniors to U.S. Service ditional child. Academies. • Zumbatomic, ages • Emily Kilen of 4 to 6, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Apple Valley, Eastview Sunday, Feb. 10, Scott High School, nominated Highlands Middle to the U.S. Naval AcadSchool, $19. emy and West Point. • Beginner Little Nin• Noah Pehrson of jas – Two Days, ages Apple Valley, Trinity 4 to 5, 5 to 5:30 p.m. School at River Ridge,

nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy and West Point. • Jacob Christina of Burnsville, Burnsville High School, nominated to West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Abigail Fouts of Eagan, Eastview High School, nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Zachary Desmond of Eagan, St. Thomas Academy, nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Ryan Motzel of Eagan, St. Thomas Academy, nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Hannah Wilken of Eagan, Eagan High School, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

‘Broadway’ coming soon Apple Valley High School will present “Broadway 2013: Twilight Zone� at 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3 in the high school theater. Featured artists include: Drew Sidora, Jimmy Cliff, Gordon Lightfoot, The Platters, Glenn Miller, Van Morrison, Benny Carter, Leann Rimes, Paul Simon, plus music from Broadway shows “Hairspray,� “Oklahoma� and “Hair.� The box office will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13-28. Tickets also will be sold one hour prior to each performance. Call (952) 431-82088 for ticket information.

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Trinity School at River Ridge, were named runners-up. Six winners and five runners-up were named. The winners/runners-up were chosen to receive the first-time honor based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technologyrelated fields. Jackson, Mitchell, Anderson and the other winners will receive prizes during an April awards event hosted at Unisys Corporation in Eagan.

District 194 School Board Agendas Following is the agenda for the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, regular meeting of the District 194 School Board in the District Office. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Pledge of Allegiance c. Roll Call and Board Introductions d. Spotlight on Education/ Good News e. Public Comment f. Board Communications g. Agenda Additions 2. Consider Approval of Consent Agenda

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Apple Valley High School, Michelle did ride-alongs with Apple Valley patrol officers to get an inside look at life on the beat. The ride-alongs were arranged by her father, Mike Watkins, an Apple Valley firefighter who was friends with many on the city’s police force. After high school – Michelle graduated from AVHS in 1984 – she served a stint in the Army before enrolling in the police academy in Las Vegas. After signing on with Las Vegas police, she appeared multiple times on the TV show “Cops” – even making an appearance on the “Cops: Too Hot for TV” special – but some of her proudest moments came as a community volunteer, Watkins Hirsch said. Michelle spent more than 10 years volunteering with child cancer groups, helping to run two Las Vegas summer camps for child cancer patients. As

a counselor at one camp, she was known as “Wonder Woman,” donning the attire of the female superhero for the amusement of campers. She gave up police work to focus on family life following the birth of Max. Born in February 2007, Max would have celebrated his sixth birthday on Saturday, Feb. 9. Following the memorial service Feb. 1, Michelle and Max were buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. The mother and son were interned near the burial plots of Michelle’s parents, Mike and Elizabeth. “The one positive thing from all of this is they were buried next to my mom and dad,” Watkins Hirsch said.

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority board of directors elected officers for 2013 at its organizational meeting on Jan. 30. Gary Hansen, Eagan City Council member, was re-elected chair. Hansen also serves as chair of the Suburban Transit Authority, a group of suburban transit providers including MVTA, SouthWest Transit, Plymouth Metrolink, Maple Grove Transit and Prior Lake Laker Lines/ Shakopee Transit (operat-

ing jointly as the BlueXpress). Clint Hooppaw, Apple Valley City Council member, was elected vice chair; Jane Victorey, Savage City Council member, was reelected secretary/treasurer. Other members of the board include Dakota County Commissioner Liz Workman, Burnsville City Council Member Dan Kealey, Rosemount Mayor William Droste, and Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich. The MVTA board also

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Lakeville South opens district’s first in-school food shelf by Laura Adelmann

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Lakeville South High School Administrator DeAnn Haugland always stashed snacks at her desk for students she knew were not getting enough food at home. “For the last eight years, she bought food like granola bars … and paid for it out of her own pocket,” said Lakeville South Athletic Director Neil Strader. Haugland’s days of helping fill that need on her own are over thanks to the efforts of Lakeville South High School junior Margaret Gadek, whose proposal for an unprecedented in-school food shelf became a reality at Lakeville South in December. “I knew there was a need,” Gadek said, who recruited her friend Maggie Murphy, also a junior, to help with the project. “I saw how passionate she was about it,” Murphy said. Strader helped the students coordinate the school’s first food drive in November that over two weeks brought in about 1,500 food items. “Mr. (Bob) Curry’s classes brought in over 900 food items,” Gadek said. “And we got hundreds of items from other classrooms.”

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Lakeville South High School Activities Director Neil Strader, school counselor Lisa Hansen and juniors Maggie Murphy and Margaret Gadek stand in front of the district’s first in-school food shelf. Located inside Lakeville South High School, the food shelf is open to any needy family with children in District 194. The school’s food shelf opened in December, and over 400 items have been given to students and their families, said Lakeville South school counselor Lisa Hansen, who has volunteered to link needy students to the resource. Gadek said she became aware of the local need for food while volunteering for local food shelves and 360 Communities. “Sometimes, families just need food for a few weeks to tide them over,” she said. Some grocery store gift

cards were also donated for families to purchase milk, meat and produce. There are no eligibility requirements and any needy family with a child in the district can use the food shelf, locked in a private area inside Lakeville South High School. Strader said he is encouraging Lakeville South student athletes to get involved, because the project embodies the service-above-self values he promotes. “I want this to be a built-in part of our school

and culture, to help others,” Strader said. Students can access the food shelf weekdays by contacting Hansen at (952) 232-3333 or lisa.hansen@isd194.org. The Food Pantry is also open by appointment for parents from 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. or between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

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Farmington youth egg council toward chickens by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK

A small group of determined youth have moved Farmington one step closer to having chickens within its city limits. Teens Annabelle and Stefan Randow, Mya Tsukino, and Lerew Kaas presented their case to the council while supporters filled the meeting room seats, waving signs and wearing T-shirts to support their cause. Following their thoughtful and detailed arguments, the Farmington City Council voted unanimously to send the item back to the Planning Commission for discussion. Annabelle Randow dispelled common myths about noisy, smelly chickens that attract pests and predators. She said chickens love to eat pests of all kinds and dogs and cats usually leave chickens alone. “Raising chickens is a great way to teach kids to be responsible,” she said. “It also teaches them where food, like eggs, comes from. Changing the world, one chicken at a time.” Tsukino talked about the poor conditions when chickens are usually raised on commercial operations. Instead, the group is advocating residents only be allowed to keep one to six chickens and no roosters

in their backyards. “I believe backyard chickens will move Farmington forward,” she said. Stefan Randow listed many other nearby communities which are already allowing chickens: Anoka, Bloomington, Burnsville, Duluth, Eagan, Fridley, Maplewood, Minneapolis, New Brighton, New Hope, Northfield, Oakdale, Ramsey, Rosemount, Roseville, St. Paul, Shoreview and Stillwater. “We are surrounded by towns who allow chickens,” he said. “It would give many people and kids the ability to fully grasp the real meaning of respect and responsibility. Chickens will teach kids a life of sustainability. To live a sustainable lifestyle, you must produce much of what you consume yourself.” Kaas is a 4-H member who would like to raise chickens to show at the county fair. “Backyard chickens have a bad reputation to some people and this is unfair,” he said. “People think that having chickens next door to them will bring the value of their homes down.” Instead, urban chicken owners often treat their chickens like family pets, building them compact and creative chicken coops. He said there have been no complaints in towns that have already al-

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lowed backyard chickens. “They are better looking than your neighbor’s dog house, wouldn’t you say?” he asked the council as he showed chicken coop examples. “And if I can come over and pet your dogs, you can come over and pet my chickens.” “We are not giving up until Farmington can at least give this a try,” he concluded. Council Member Douglas Bonar supports the idea. He was on the Planning Commission two years ago when it unanimously voted to send the issue to the council for approval. At that time, the council did not approve the idea. Council Member Jason Bartholomay also would like to see the Planning Commission and council reconsider the idea. He said there are families in Farmington who already have chickens in their backyards, and he would have never known if someone had not told him. Council Member Terry Donnelly voted no on the issue last time, but he is considering a change in his vote. He appreciated the group’s presentation and wants to see the Planning Commission discuss the idea again. Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty found it interesting there have been no complaints in nearby cities, but for the idea to

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Sports Wildcats win several medals at section Nordic meet Boys team wins section for third-straight season; Hedblom wins girls race by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The Eagan Nordic ski teams had plenty to be happy about on Tuesday at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. The Eagan boys team won the Section 1 Nordic title with almost a perfect score, while Sonja Hedblom won the girls race about an hour later. The boys team, along with Hedblom and teammate Roxy Holt, who finished fifth, will compete at the state Nordic meet on Thursday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. In the section boys race, Nick Acton won the section pursuit title beating teammate Josh Podpeskar, who was second by more than 40 seconds. “I went all out,” Nick Acton said. “Having this fresh powder has been great. I was pretty tired after that first race, but this is the big one. I didn’t want to hold anything back.” Jacob Edmond wasn’t far behind, sliding in at fourth with Ryan Larson on his tail at fifth.

Teammates Patrick Acton (17th), Brady Mavitz (18th) and Chris Acton (25th) followed a few minutes later. Last year Eagan finished seventh at state and in 2011 the boys were fifth. Nick Acton said the team is hoping for a topfour finish at state next week and individually he’s aiming for a top five. He put in extra work during the offseason lifting weights and running. “I did a lot of roller skiing and really watch what I eat,” Nick Acton said. “This is the big one (as a senior). It’s going to be great going out with my friends Josh (Podpeskar) and Rhett (Carlson from Photo by Andy Rogers Apple Valley). We’ve been Nick Acton of Eagan finished first in pursuit at the skiing together for like five Section 1 Nordic meet and also helped the Wildcats win years.” the boys team championship.

Hedblom’s last state meet Next Thursday’s visit to the state meet will be Hedblom’s fifth and her last trip. “It’s a really big bummer that it’s down to the end,” she said. “The team

dynamics have been so much fun. It’s going to be really sad to leave them.” She plans on skiing in college, she just doesn’t know where yet. First, she has one last state meet where she’s hoping to finish in the top 15.

She finished 13th in 2010 and placed in the top 25 the past three years. “This year the girls are so competitive,” Hedblom said. “Anyone ranked in the top 10 could win.” She won the Section 1 meet by more than a minute, beating Lakeville

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Eagan’s Sonja Hedblom was girls pursuit champion at the Section 1 Nordic skiing meet Tuesday at Valleywood Golf Course. North’s Amy Ferguson. “She really pushed me,” Hedblom said. “It was really fun. It was nice to ski on our home track too.” The meet was scheduled to take place in Dresser, Wis., but was switched to Valleywood because of the recent snow. Holt will also be making her second state appearance after placing 103rd last year. “She’s improved drastically this year,” Hedblom

said. “I would see her in the top 40 this year.”

Apple Valley boys send two Apple Valley’s Carlson finished third to qualify for state on his own. He was in fifth after the classic race, but surpassed Eagan’s Edmond and Larson in the pursuit to get to third. Although, the three are See 196, 11A

Hett, Burnsville returning to state Blaze junior wins section Nordic race by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Burnsville’s Vivian Hett will ski at the state high school Nordic meet for the fifth year in a row. Her team’s on a bit of a streak, too. Led by Hett, who won the individual pursuit championship by more than two minutes, the Blaze won the Section 3 team title for the second year in a row. Burnsville was 15 points ahead of runner-up St. Paul Highland Park in the section meet Tuesday at Theodore Wirth Park. The Blaze will try to improve on last year’s sixthplace finish when it skis at the state meet Feb. 14 at Giants Ridge near Biwabik. Seventy-five girls competed in the girls section race, and all seven of Burnsville’s skiers finished in the top 16. Hett had a combined time of 34 minutes, 45 seconds in the pursuit race, which consists of a 5-kilometer classic leg and a 5K freestyle leg. She had the fastest time on each of the two legs. Highland Park skiers placed second and third, with Burnsville’s Jordan Horner coming in fourth at 38:13. The Blaze salted away the team championship when Jane Koch (40:14), Kjerstin Narvesen (41:20) and Krista Bain (41:25) finished seventh through ninth. Krista Holmstrom finished 14th in 42:39 and Johanna Weber was 16th in 43:15. Burnsville was outside the top five in the most recent skinnyski.com high

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Notebook: Bumper crop of recruits for National Signing Day by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Wednesday was the first day high school senior athletes in several sports, including football and soccer, could sign with colleges. National Signing Day was busy as usual at local high schools. Two Eastview football players, defensive lineman/ running back A.J. Stockwell and tight end Keynon Phillips, were among those signing a National Letter of Intent. Stockwell will go to the University of North Dakota, which competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Phillips signed with Minnesota-Duluth, which won NCAA Division II championships in 2008 and 2010.

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Vivian Hett of Burnsville, shown at a South Suburban Conference meet in January, won the girls pursuit Photo by Rick Orndorf championship at the Section 3 Nordic skiing meet by Burnsville’s Kate Griffin tries to drive past Lakeville North’s Simone Kolander during more than two minutes. a South Suburban Conference girls basketball game Tuesday night at Burnsville High School. Lakeville North opened a 24-point lead by halftime and went on to win 67-38. school girls team rankings. was eighth. Duluth East and Wayzata Burnsville finished were the top two teams, eighth in the Section 3 and both were scheduled boys meet won by St. Paul for section competition Central. The Blaze had 235 Thursday, after this edition points, 122 behind Cenwent to press. Duluth East tral’s winning score. Lower-scoring games are good is defending state champiThe Blaze’s Nate Blichon. feldt was 19th individually preparation for hoops playoffs Hett, Horner, Koch, in 36:32. Also skiing for Narvesen, Bain and Weber Burnsville were Sam Porter by Mike Shaughnessy Eagan is fourth in the which appears to be on its SUN THISWEEK skied for Burnsville in last (40th, 40:23), Matt Qualley South Suburban Confer- way to securing the No. 1 year’s state meet. Hett took (51st, 42:30) and Ryan SigRecently, Eagan played ence at 7-4, four games seed in the Section 3-4A eighth place, her best finish urdson (59th, 44:30). three boys basketball behind first-place Apple playoffs. in five appearances at state. With the postseason games in which neither Valley. Mattie Watts of Iron- Mike Shaughnessy is at team reached 50 points. “I’m OK with where we about a month away, Voldale was No. 1 in the most mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. That’s not the style the are,” Vollum said Tuesday lum was looking for two recent skinnyski.com girls com or facebook.com/sun- Wildcats prefer, but they before the Wildcats took things in particular: fewer individual rankings. Hett thisweek. might have to get used to on Apple Valley. “At the turnovers and more restart of the season, we bounds. it. “We need to shore it up “It’s partly a product weren’t really sure what we of the way other teams had, but we’ve done some on turnovers; we’ve had far too many,” he said. played,” coach Matt Vol- really good things.” Junior guard Michael The Wildcats have delum said. “Eastview took a lot of time off the clock. Gorder continues to lead cent size and are athletic Matthew Gweh, the a defender, will play for Ne- (Bloomington) Jefferson is Eagan in scoring with a but have been prone to leading scorer for an East- braska and Khamvongsa, very deliberate, too. We’d 21.2-point average. Ear- attention lapses under the view boys soccer team that a midfielder, is going to rather get up and down lier this season he was the boards, Vollum said. Adreached the 2011 state Class North Dakota. As juniors, the floor but we can’t al- South Suburban’s scor- dressing that is a priority ing leader but has since because if there are fewer AA championship game, they helped lead Burnsville ways dictate the pace. “Ultimately, if you’re dropped to third. Vollum possessions in their playsigned a Division I Na- to second place in the 2011 tional Letter of Intent with state Class AA tournament. going to win big games at said Gorder is finding it off games it will be even High Point University in Eagan senior Dani- the end of the season, you tougher to get good shots more difficult to win if North Carolina. Gweh cur- elle Anderson signed with have to execute in the half as opponents design their they are outrebounded. But if they do fix that, rently is a member of the Minnesota to run track court. In the playoffs, you defenses to try to contain they could turn themMinnesota Thunder Acad- and cross country. Ander- usually see teams scoring him. Other players are step- selves into a team others emy program. son finished fourth in the below their averages.” In those three sub-50 ping in to help. Guards wouldn’t like to play in Eastview High School 2012 state Class AA cross on Wednesday also recog- country meet. The previous games, Eagan beat East- Ryan Johnson and G.T. March. Coming up for the nized senior Ryan McNa- spring, she was second in view 41-40 and Jefferson Johnson scored 18 and 17 mara, who signed last fall to the 3,200 meters at the state 49-40. The Wildcats lost points in the Burnsville Wildcats are home games against Lakeville North to Owatonna 49-46 in a game. play lacrosse at Marquette. track and field meet. Eagan, 11-6 overall, has on Friday night and RoseMcNamara was the leading Also signing at Eagan non-conference game last lost twice to Apple Valley. mount on Tuesday. scorer for Eastview’s state High School were Kat Tor- week. The Wildcats got back That’s not a stain on the championship team last res, who will compete in spring. track and field at Hillsdale to the pace they prefer in a Wildcats’ record, consid- Mike Shaughnessy is at At Burnsville, seniors College in Michigan, and 76-64 victory over Burns- ering that Apple Valley mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. Tiana Khamvongsa and Jabri Guy, who will play ville on Feb. 1. On Tues- is 18-1. But if they are to com or facebook.com/sunNatalie Muench signed football at Rochester Com- day night, they lost 86-52 go to the state tourna- thisweek. at home to No. 2-ranked ment, they might have to with Division I women’s go through Apple Valley, soccer programs. Muench, See NOTEBOOK, 11A Apple Valley.

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Skiers from Burnsville qualify for state Alpine meet by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Lakeville South’s Amanda Larson and Burnsville’s Elizabeth Drusch are among local skiers headed to next week’s state Alpine meet after they finished second and third in the Section 6 meet. Courtney Kavanaugh of Lakeville North also qualified for state at Tuesday’s section meet at Buck Hill. Tom Flickinger of Burnsville and Robert Hapke of Apple Valley were among those advancing to the boys state meet. It was a big day for Lake Conference boys teams at the section meet. Eden Prairie and Edina claimed the two team berths for the state meet, and defending state champion Jack Post of Eden Prairie won the section individual title. Bloomington Jefferson was the girls section champion, with Mankato West finishing second. Burnsville was third, missing a spot at the state meet by seven points. Larson, a senior who was 24th at the state indi-

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Erica Lindsay skis for the Burnsville girls at the Section Burnsville’s Jon Garbe barely missed qualifying for 6 meet Tuesday at Buck Hill. The Blaze finished third the state Alpine skiing meet, but Blaze teammate Tom and came up short in its attempt to return to the state Flickinger made it. team competition. Burnsville’s Elizabeth Drusch did qualify for the state individual competition. vidual competition in 2012, 34th and Emma Baker isher in 43rd place. Sidney Burnsville was eighth in the completed two runs at placed 58th. Buck Hill in 49.76 seconds. Kavanaugh, who fin- Anderson placed 33rd for boys team standings. Apple Valley’s Hapke Kate Hanson of Rochester ished 10th individually in Eastview, which was 15th was 10th in the section Century was section cham- 51.38, led Lakeville North in the team standings. Flickinger, a senior, will competition in 48.18 secpion in 48.88. to fifth in the girls team Drusch’s third-place standings. Bailey Servais get a chance to improve onds and led the Eagles to time was 49.87. Last year, (24th) and Alex Knutson on his 40th-place finish at ninth place. Chad Serba Drusch helped Burnsville (28th) also placed in the top last year’s state meet. His was 20th individually for seventh-place time at the Apple Valley. reach the state team com- 30 for the Panthers. Luke Doolittle (17th), petition. This year the Lakeville South was sev- section meet was 47.58 Blaze fell just short. Erica enth in the team standings, seconds. The Blaze’s Jon Parker Zeilon (23rd) and Lindsay finished 17th over- with Larson the Cougars’ Garbe was 14th at the sec- Karl Nordmeyer (30th) all, Sophia Feller was 27th, only top-30 finisher. Apple tion meet, one place and finished in the top 30 indiLaura Garbe was 31st, Valley was 13th, with Chel- 24 hundredths of a second vidually as Eastview took Maddie Roberts finished si Serba the Eagles’ top fin- from qualifying for state. fourth in the boys team Photo by Rick Orndorf

NOTEBOOK, from 10A Let’s Play Hockey to the state’s top high school semunity and Technical Col- nior. Wolfe had 45 points (24 lege. Apple Valley High goals, 21 assists) despite School had five seniors missing four Eagan games sign National Letters of in midseason while playIntent on Wednesday. Jor- ing for the U.S. team in the dan Charles (University of world Under-18 tournaMinnesota), Jaryn Pipkins ment. She helped lead the (Dartmouth) and Hannah Wildcats to a share of the Linder (Sioux Falls Univer- South Suburban Confersity) will compete in track ence championship and the No. 1 seed in the Section and field in college. Two Apple Valley foot- 3AA playoffs. She’s also one ball players signed with of five Ms. Hockey semifiDivision II schools in the nalists that have signed with Northern Sun Intercol- the University of Minnelegiate Conference. Line- sota. Let’s Play Hockey will backer/running back Dom McDew-Stauffer will play announce five finalists on for St. Cloud State, and Feb. 14, with the winner linebacker James Horton is being named at a banquet going to Concordia Univer- Feb. 24 at St. Paul RiverCentre. sity in St. Paul. Wolfe is the only South Ms. Hockey Suburban Conference player to make the list of semifinalist Ms. Hockey semifinalists, Eagan forward Megan although Lakeville North Wolfe is one of 10 semifi- goalie Cassie Alexander is nalists for the Ms. Hockey a semifinalist for the Senior Award given annually by Goalie of the Year Award.

College notes Drake University basketball player Joey King, a 2012 graduate of Eastview High School, was named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. Last week he had 12 points and five rebounds in an overtime victory over Indiana State and 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting against Southern Illinois. The freshman forward is averaging nine points and 3.9 rebounds in conference play and 7.4 points and three rebounds against all opponents. Gustavus Adolphus men’s hockey player Adam Smyth, a Burnsville native, was named Athlete of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The junior had six points on two goals and four assists in a two-game weekend sweep of Hamline. Smyth leads his team with 18 points.

196, from 10A basically teammates. Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount and Eastview usually competes as one team during the regular season. This season Eagan competed as its own entity, but the teams still trained as one.

Apple Valley finished third Carlson will be joined by Apple Valley teammate Grant Udelhofen, who finished in 10th place in the pursuit. He was the fastest sophomore at the meet. Other District 196 placers included Eastview’s Kyle Hanson (16th), Apple Valley’s Nick Hughes (22nd), Rosemount’s Andrew Selchow (27th),

Eastview’s Sean Tuff (28th), Rosemount’s Ryan Mullery (31st), Apple Valley’s Brian Bettis (33rd), Rosemount’s Max Johnson (35th), Apple Valley’s Kohl Ordahl (41st) and Apple Valley’s Trenton Olson (51st).

Lightning girls come close Entering the Section 1 meet, the girls race was wide open between Lakeville North, Eastview and Winona/Cotter. After beating Lakeville North by one point in the South Suburban Conference championships a week earlier, Eastview knew it had a chance. But the girls fell six points short, coming in second. Margie Freed, the top ninth-grader at the meet,

standings. Bryce Kossack was 15th and Matt Xi 19th for sixthplace Lakeville North. Travis O’Brien was 25th for Lakeville South, which was 11th in the section team competition. The combined Eagan/ Eastview teams were South Suburban Conference powers during the regular season, with both winning the league championship. Minnesota State High School League rules require them to split up for section competition. Several of the top skiers from the combined program, including the boys’ Tommy Anderson and the girls’ Sally Anderson, represented Eagan in the Section 4 meet Wednesday at Wild Mountain. The Section 4 meet was still in progress when this edition went to press. The state meet will be Feb. 13 at Giants Ridge near Biwabik. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike.shaughnessy@ecminc.com or facebook.com/ sunthisweek.

will still get a chance to race at state after placing fourth in the section. Teammate Annika Martell wasn’t far behind, coming in 13th just a few places away from qualifying. Kayley Hedberg and Sydney Hedberg were 15th and 16th, respectively, and Kylie Kraemer was 18th. Other District 196 finishers include Apple Valley’s Ruby Carlson (24th), Apple Valley’s Katie Ullery (30th), Eastview’s Erin Dawson (35th), Eastview’s Elena Dawson (36th), Eagan’s Megan Frisvold (37th), Apple Valley’s Regan Roeloff (39th) and Helen Matsoff (43rd). Andy Rogers can be reached at andy.rogers@ ecm-inc.com or facebook. com/sunthisweek.

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DANCE, from 1A May 21. There will be a $10 cover charge. Patrick and his band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Ballroom dance lessons will be available from 6-7 p.m. for a fee. With the generous size of the Skateville floor, Patrick hopes to bring in up to 10 instructors, giving dancers an à la carte of lessons — from beginner to advanced and waltz to foxtrot. If the ballroom series is successful, Patrick and Adams plan to resume it in September. Either way, they’ll take the summer off because Skateville isn’t air-conditioned. “There’s really no place like (Skateville) in the whole Twin Cities, and nobody’s really doing something like this,” Patrick said. “I thought, ‘It’s so BAR, from 1A attract a more mixed-age crowd than Primetime pulled in and repair the spotty reputation some people still have of the place. “So far, we’ve had very good luck with everybody,” said co-owner Chad True, 42, of Burnsville. “The crowds we’re looking for are those we set out to get. We just need more of them.” They’ve added country bands to the mix and recently opened for lunch in an effort to broaden High Five’s appeal. True’s partners – childhood friends who graduated together from Apple Valley High School – are CHOIR, from 1A

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for music,” said Jim Cox, choir director at Eagan High School. Cox created and directs the program with his wife, Megan, who is a part-time choir director at Black Hawk Middle School and Eastview High School choir director Kari Douma. The program is open to

Tim Patrick (center) and his Blue Eyes Band will provide the music for ballroom dancing Feb. 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21 at Skateville in Burnsville. close to my home, why not The man is a ballroom sure for Skateville and for do this?’ It’s a great oppor- dance instructor and a fan him,” she said. “This is tunity.” of Patrick and his band, the first time this has ever Adams said the idea she said. He suggested the been done here.” was suggested by one of venue to Patrick, who then Patrick, 60, a teacher at her regulars at Skateville’s met with Adams. White Bear Lake’s alternaactive older adult session “It is good for both tive high school, has develon Monday nights. of us, because it’s expo- oped a second career since

testing his vocal chops in public nine years ago at the Nye’s Polonaise Room piano bar in Minneapolis. He’s recorded three CDs, two with the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band he formed in 2009. Patrick and the band performed a Valentine’s Day show last year at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. “We do Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett. And a lot of Michael Buble,” the modern-day Canadian singer, Patrick said. “But we’re now starting to do our own originals, and they’re being received quite well.” Between his band gigs — including a residency at the Eagles Club in south Minneapolis the first Friday of the month — and solo shows at senior living facilities, Patrick said he performs two or three

times a week. If the ballroom series is successful, Patrick hopes to bring in other bands. The Twin Cities has a healthy big band scene, “and I have my eye on a couple of them.” He also hopes to bring in high school jazz bands to take the stage when his Blue Eyes Band takes a break. The Hill-Marry jazz band is scheduled for April 16, courtesy of a Blue Eyes Band member who teaches at the Maplewood school. More information on the Feb. 19 debut and Patrick’s other upcoming shows is at timpatrickmusic.com.

Rob Trewick of Farmington, Patrick Mooney of Apple Valley and Brett Anderson of Prior Lake. Before buying the bar, they’d meet there and sometimes talk about how they’d run the place if they were in charge. “Me and the other three owners – I’m 50 percent and the other three make up the other 50 percent – we were regulars here for happy hour. ... We never saw the kind of shenanigans going on at night. We loved the place,” True said. To manage High Five the partners hired 26-year-old Dave Sperling of Burnsville, who had worked at Primetime since it opened in October 2005 and managed it for the last

year and a half. Sperling said he had hoped to make changes at Primetime and broaden its clientele, but its “stigma” and reputation as a hardrock bar made that impossible. “He knows this business,” True said, “and he has contacts with the right groups and promoters. He was the first thing we solidified when we got the OK, that he would manage.” The establishment – previously owned by Rich Povlitzki, who had a falling-out with the building’s management, True said – is larger than the stripmall storefront might suggest. Covering nearly 15,000

square feet, it has a top capacity of 900 for concerts, True said. “Best sound and lights south of the river, definitely,” True said. The club sold out for a Jan. 19 appearance by Seattle hard rockers Candlebox. It drew about 700 for a touring Garth Brooks tribute band and about 700 to a mixed martial arts fight, Sperling said. True said High Five tries to book one country band and one rock band per weekend. Primetime’s all-rock, all-the-time persona – and some of its extreme drink specials – helped cement its reputation, according to True and Sperling. “I did witness a couple

of those evenings,” said True, who has worked in retail management, property management and information technology, and is now a part-time leasing agent and caretaker at the Provence Apartments in Burnsville, where he lives with his wife and their two children. “We didn’t want that kind of thing. I wanted a place where a 35-yearold couple wouldn’t be afraid to come out and enjoy a good country show.” The new owners have made improvements, including enlarging the dance floor, recarpeting, brightening up the lighting and raising a section of the floor that sports eight pool tables, restaurant seating and arcade games.

“We’ve got an original Frogger over there and a Ms. Pac-Man,” Sperling said. “It’s a retro arcade.” True readily admits that police were at Primetime “more than they should have been” and that the old reputation is hard to shake. “That establishment died,” Sperling said. “That era is over. And this is the beginning of something completely new and different.”

students across the district in fifth through seventh grade. In its first year, the program consists of 80 students. They recently performed excerpts from “Newsies the Musical” on Feb. 3 at Eastview High School; the Broadway musical is based on the New York City newsboys strike in 1899. Jim Cox said he hopes

the program will encourage students to love music and be a part of the creative process in a noncompetitive way. “I think competitions are great but it’s equally profound when those competitors can work together for a common goal,” he said. Leading up to the concert last weekend, students

trained for two hours at a time the three previous Sundays. The performance at Eastview concluded the program for the year. At each practice they learn choreography, vocals and work with 10 high school students who serve as mentors. Black Hawk sixthgraders Nellie Benton and Kirsten Akey said they en-

joy learning from the older students. Benton said she likes that the show choir provides an opportunity to meet students from other schools who are within her age group. Both girls have been involved in area dance and choir programs and said their love for music pushed them to join the show choir.

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14A February 8, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan

AU TO • E M P LOY M E N T • R E A L E S TAT E

G ARAGE SALES $40 Package $42 Package

BY PHONE: 952-846-2000 or 952-392-6888 952-846-2010 or 952-941-5431

BY MAIL:

15322 Galaxie Ave., Ste. 219 Apple Valley, MN 55124

• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes

10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

WEBSITE: EMAIL:

sunthisweek.com or minnlocal.com

INDEX

$44 • 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Private party only

MERCHANDISE MOVER $44

HOW TO PAY

1000-1090 1500-1590 2000-2700 2700-2760 3700-3840 3900-3990 4000-4600 9000-9450 5000-6500 7000-8499 9500-9900

SERVICES & POLICIES

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more

Additional Lines $10.00 Ads will also appear on sunthisweek & minnlocal.com each Wednesday by 9:00 a.m.

class.thisweek@ecm-inc.com

• Announcements • Professional Services • Business Services • Education • Merchandise & Leisure Time • Animals • Family Care • Employment • Rentals • Real Estate • Automotive

TRANSPORTATION

• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes • Rain Insurance – we will re-run your ad up to two weeks FREE if your sale is rained out.

*Garage Sale Kits can be picked up at the Eden Prairie office.

IN PERSON:

Visit our Apple Valley or Eden Prairie office to place your Classified ad, make a payment, or pick up your Garage Sale Kit.

BUSINESS SERVICES

952-846-2000 or 952-392-6888

TO PLACE YOUR AD Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Apple Valley location and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Eden Prairie location. DEADLINE: Display: Tuesday 4 pm* Line Ads: Wednesday 12 pm* * Earlier on holiday weeks

BY FAX:

classifieds

Sun Thisweek reserves the right to edit, refuse, reject or cancel any ad at any time. Errors must be reported on the first day of the publication, and Sun Thisweek will be responsible for no more than the cost of the space occupied by the error and only the first insertion. We shall not be liable for any loss or expense that results from the publication or omission of an advertisement.

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

$175 to $3,500 FOR JUNK OR WRECKED CARS & TRUCKS

It could be yours. Call for details. 952-392-6862

651-460-6166 www.vikingautosalvage.com Freedom Forum: Abolishing Human Trafficking Education. Feb. 16th, 9am-12:30pm at Hosanna Church, St. W., 9600 163rd Lakeville. Free. To register-ph Greg 651-3318974

Notices & Information

1060

Burnsville Lakeville

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

If you want to drink that's your business... if you want to STOP that's ours.

East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville

Call

Alcoholics Anonymous

EAGAN/

Minneapolis: 952-922-0880

BURNSVILLE/SAVAGE

AA

St. Paul: 651-227-5502

3600 Kennebec Drive (2 nd Floor) Eagan, MN (Off of Hwy 13)

Find a meeting:

Meeting Schedule

www.aastpaul.org www.aaminneapolis.org

•Sundays 6:30pm (Men's) & 8pm (Mixed)

•Mondays 6:30pm

Recovery International

Dona: 612-824-5773

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm

Ebenezer Ridges Care Center 13820 Community Drive Burnsville, MN 55337 Mixed, Wheelchair Accessible. For more information: Contact Scott 612-759-5407 or Marty 612-701-5345

Business Services

2000

2050

Building & Remodeling

EGRESS WINDOWS FREE EST YEAR ROUND INS/LIC 651-777-5044

Most contractors who offer to perform home improvement work are required to have a state license. For information on state licensing and to check a contractor's license status, contact the MN Dept. of Labor and Industry at 651-284-5069 or www.dli.mn.gov

2070

Cabinetry & Counters

Very cost-effective, beautiful results! Usually, windows only need the planes replaced Free Estimates. Call or Text!

•Wednesdays Noon (Mixed)

•Thursdays 6:30pm Alanon & 8pm (Mixed) •Fridays 6:30pm (Mixed) & 8pm (Mixed)

•Saturdays 10am

1500

Professional Services

1505

Selling or Buying Gold & Silver

* WANTED * US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold, Estates & Jewelry Will Travel. 27 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

St. Christopher Decorating

952-451-7151

2090

Carpet & Vinyl

CONCRETE & MASONARY

Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins

John 952-882-0775

2110

Chimney & FP Cleaning

SWEEP • INSP. • REPAIR Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373

londonairechimney service.com

2170

Drywall

Building & Remodeling

2050

WORK GUARANTEED

TheysonConstruction.com

• Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages 28 yrs. exp. • Decks • Siding Insurance Claims

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181

FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

The Original

2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

QUALITY SERVICE Since 1949

Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc. We Specialize In:

• Buckling Walls • Foundation Repair • Wet Basement Repair The Origina • Wall Resurfacing • Garage/Basement Floors Licensed

(MN# BC215366) •

READERS’ CHOICE

Awards

PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879

2180

Electric Repairs

DAGGETT ELECTRIC • Gen. Help & Lic. Elec. • Low By-The-Hour Rates 651-815-2316 Lic EA006385 JNH Electric 612-743-7922

gardnerconcrete@integra.net Free Estimates

2230

Flooring & Tile

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/12 yrs exp.

952-292-2349 5% Discount With Ad SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070

2260

Garage Door

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com

651-457-7776

2280

Hauling

6-10-15-20 Yd Dumpsters

Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461

2290

Handyperson

A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

Statuscontractinginc.com 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

952-451-3792

No job too small!! Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.

Ray 612-281-7077

Int./Ext. Painting & Remodeling, 25 yrs, Ins., Ref's. Mike 763-434-0001

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Gutters Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted

Jasper Painting • 20 yrs exp. • Int/Ext. • Free ests. • Refs avl. Lisa 651-208-7838

 All Home Repairs!  Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258

•FREE ESTIMATES •INSURED

SPRING SPECIAL Professional, Reliable. Plumbing, Painting, Fans, Flooring, Faucets, Ceiling & Caulking, Window Insul Kits & General Repairs.

Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com

651-452-4802

Call 612-327-0100

952-500-1088

Bsmt finish, bath remodel paint, tile sheetrock Maint. repair, almost anything! 952-447-3587

LLC

l Interior / Exterior Painting l Texturing l Drywall l Deck Staining l Epoxy Resin Garage Floors l Fine Finishing & Enameling PRE-HOLIDAY DISCOUNT 15% OFF! Plumbing

2470

HANDYMAN Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I love to do it all! 612-220-1565

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

Home Tune Up

SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

Fix It • Replace It • Upgrade It Any Size Project Over 40 yrs experience Ron 612-221-9480 Licensed • Insured

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

Jack of All Trades Handyman Specializing in residential & commercial repairs & maintenance. Fully insured. Lic#20639540

Sell It, Buy It, Search For It In Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

651-815-4147 Locally owned & operated

2310

Roofing/Tear-offs New Construction

BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

www.sunthisweek.com

Housecleaning

Painting

2420

Dirty Deeds Cleaning Come home and feel the difference. 952-210-8303

Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #BC156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty Snow Removal

SNOW PLOWING

Commercial & Residential Dependable – Insured - Exp'd LSC Construction Svcs, Inc Mbr: Better Business Bureau

Free Ests. 952-890-2403

Tree Service

2620

20+ Yrs Experience Roggenbuck Tree Care, LLC. Licensed-Bonded-Insured Call (612)636-1442 952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB Tree Removal Silver Fox Services Al's Seasonal Services

Tree Trimming & Removal Call 763-498-9249 We Accept Credit Cards

Insured

Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

3090

Cemetery Lots

Estate Sales

Bloomington Feb. 16 (9-5)

5533 Hyland Courts Dr. Furn., Antiqs, Housewares

3270

Painting

2420

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

Int/Ext Comm/Res 952-997-6888 10% Off Timeless Painting & Fine Finishing 10+ yrs. Of Professional Experience. Interior & Exterior. Jack Rother 612-390-9578

General Contractors Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984



Quality Residential

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

Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

2490

Powerwashing

2490

Powerwashing

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

Our job is to make you look good!

763-225-6200

www.sparklewashcmn.com

Misc. Wanted

Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Working & nonworking, any cond. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044 WANTED: We Buy Used Gaylord Boxes & Bulk Bags & other Recyclables. Drop Trailer / Baler Programs provided. Call 888-243-4711

Snowblowers LV: 19108 Inndale Dr & Equipment Feb 14, 15 & 16th. 10AM4PM. Leather sofa w/reYardMan Snowblower cliners, leather recliner & chair, end tables, lamps, 5.5 hp, elec. start, like new! triple dresser, dining ta- $350/BO. 952-884-4280 bles & chairs. Bar stools, Hoverround chair, stair 3700 Leisure lift, impact drill, scroll & radial arm saws & more.

3320

To Place Your Sale Ad

3720

952-392-6875

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm

3150

Fireplace & Firewood

FIREWOOD

2 Years Dried

Oak & Birch - $120 4' x 8' - Delivered. Quantity discounts.

763-238-5254  Ideal Firewood 

Dry Oak & Oak Mixed 4' x 8 'x 16” - $120; or 2 for $220 Free Delivery

952-881-2122 763-381-1269

3160

Furnishings

Boats, New & Used

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

4000

Family Care

4100

Child Care

Lakeville, infant/prschl openings avail in lic daycare, 16 yrs exp, Candi at 952-469-4576 AV Opngs: French Immersion Mimi's International Daycare 651-242-8566

QN. PILLOWTOP SET

Sell It, Buy It, Search For It In Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829

www.sunthisweek.com

2620

Tree Service

2620

WORK! 952.846.2000

612-825-7316/952-934-4128 www.afreshlookinc.com

Free Ests.

Powerwashing

Merchandise

Stanley DR Set, 9 pcs., Exc cond., $500. 2 sofas – $40/BO. Desk - $30/BO. 952-540-6419

Tree Service

Senior Discounts

Great Service Affordable Prices 3970

Pets

3970

Pets

WILL YOU TAKE ME HOME AND LOVE ME?

Lic. #BC626700

4 Seasons Painting

2490

3000

Solid Oak Rnd DR Tbl, 2 lvs., 6 chrs. Exc cond! Asking $350/BO. 612-868-2597

Credit Cards Accepted

3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000

Contact Jeanne at

2570

Furnishings

Pine trestle table, veneer top, 32x48, 2 benches, $250, Cash Only. 952-926-4425

Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

*A and K PAINTING*

 

3160

Bedroom Set oak Q sz contemp $400. DR set, oak, leaf 4 lthr chrs $400 952-926-3206

Why Wait Roofing LLC 3130

A Fresh Look, Inc.

Painting

Window Cleaning

Bloomington Cemetery Plots priced at $1200 each Call 1-954-850-5223

Fully Insured Free Estimates

Gary's Trim Carpentry Home Repair, LLC Free Estimates, Insured. All Jobs Welcome 612-644-1153

Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted

Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile

Bonded • Insured

“Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”

Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364 www.teamelectricmn.com Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad

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

2660

A Family Operated Business

952-432-2605

MDH Lead Supervisor

2420

TEAM ELECTRIC

accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197

www.MinnLocal.com

612-824-2769 952-929-3224 Family Owned & Operated

3-D Drywall Services 36 yrs-Hang • Tape • Spray • Painting 651-324-4725

Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring

2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair

Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.

Direct Solutions LLC For all your home remodeling & repair needs. Ests. Derrick 952-237-2750

 952-898-4444

Accounting & Tax Solu- PearsonDrywall.com 35 tions. Stop by for a FREE yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303 consultation. 952.985.1040

Building & Remodeling

Status Contracting, Inc.

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

•Ben's Painting•

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

#BC679426

Painting

2420

Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Flooring CC's accept'd 952-270-1895

sunthisweek.com

Accountants & Tax Svcs

Handyperson

2290

0%Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services Restretch Repair Replace www.allcarpetmn.com

1510

ARTHUR THEYSON CONSTRUCTION

The Origina

Mark J Haglund CPA LLC 2438 117th St E. Suite 201 Burnsville 952-646-2444

Check us out online at 2050

The Origina

WE WORK FOR YOU!! NOT THE IRS! 612-721-2026

(Mixed)

Questions? 653-253-9163

South Suburban Alanon

Lynda R Mohs Tax Service

•Tuesdays 6:30pm

Open, mixed ACA & 8pm (Open) Speaker Meeting

www.LowSelfHelp Systems.org

Accountants & Tax Svcs

Expert Cabinet/Trim & Window-Wood Refinishing

& 8pm (Mixed)

Self-help organization offers a proven method to combat depression, fears, panic attacks anger, perfectionism, worry, sleeplessness, anxiety, tenseness, etc. Groups meet weekly in many locations. Voluntary contributions.

1510

Hi, I’m Kiki! I sure hope the rest of my life goes better than it has been lately. I am a sweet, loveable and pretty girl who has had it pretty tough. I am 12 years old and had a home for a long time. Then my family let me out of the house and I got lost. I was out on my own with no claws for months until I found my way back home, only to find I had been replaced by a younger cat! We did not get along and my family decided to keep the youngster and took me to the clinic to be put to sleep. Thank goodness the folks at the clinic knew me and what a sweet girl I was and thought I deserved better so they contacted Last Hope to try to find me a good home. I’m a calm, quiet girl and a real people cat. I love to snuggle up next to you and will jump into your lap for pets when I get to know you a little. I am a delight to be around, and really want someone to love who will love me back. I am healthy, vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and declawed. I have many good years ahead of me. Would you let me share them with you? For more information contact foster mom Judy at 952-492-2331 or weidtje@gmail. com. Adoption fee $50. All our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered unless too young. See all of them at www.last-hope.org or come to the Apple Valley adoption day from 11-3 this Saturday at Petco to see all our cats and dogs looking for homes.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 5100

Senior Rentals

N ATTENTIO SENIORS!

5100

Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

651-463-2511 2 BRs available


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5000

Rentals

Health Care

9050

Health Care

9050

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Bank of the West is seeking a Financial Services Consultant in Lakeville, MN to foster the growth of relationships within the bank through the sale/service of consumer loan and deposit products for new and existing customers.

Eagan 1 BR Furn. Apt w/awesome view. $800 inc. utils, WiFi, 40” flat screen tv. 651-454-7179

The qualified candidate will review and complete consumer loan applications with customers, participate in selling and cross-selling products and assist the branch in meeting goals by generating new business. Requires 1-2 years of banking related experience and a High School diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.

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Sun Newspapers (ECM Sun Group), publishers of community newspapers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has an opening for a community editor. The editor will be based in the Osseo office & cover the city of Eden Prairie.

This position will adjust cubing equipment as needed during manufacturing. The laborer must maintain clear communication with coworkers for efficient operation. Apply via email:

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Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center in Eden Prairie is accepting resumes for a Toddler Teacher. Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. We offer 401K, health, dental and life insurance plus more. For more information or to schedule an interview call Heidi @ 952-345-8012 or email resume to edenprairie@ kinderberryhill.com. E.O.E.

Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/medical/dental/401k www.finishcarpenters.com

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Retail/Clerk PT evenings & Weekends for responsible adult. Apply in person:

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Thomas Allen Inc. Roto-Rooter is looking for a licensed plumber to work evenings & weekends. Requirements are, full size white van and desire to make money. We are extremely busy on the weekends. $1000 bonus will be paid 30 days after on the job. No layoffs, year round work! Medical, Dental, 401K & paid vacation. Email resume to: James.Michael@rrsc.com 651-638-9990 ext 7

Burnsville Mornings 7am-10am MonFri and/or Tue & Wed evenings 6pm-9pm. Work in a fun home! Assist individuals with community activities, ADLs and some person cares. Experience with DD, MI and behaviors req'd, Driver's Lic. & clean record req'd. Must be good with multi-tasking in a face paced environment. Contact: Chriso@ thomasalleninc.com no phone calls please www.thomasalleninc.com

Substitute Teachers

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Thomas Allen Inc. Program Counselor Apple Valley

Full time Mon-Fri 3pm10pm (35 hrs/wk) Benefits eligible At least two years experience working in a group home setting, Looking for a Fun, team player with a positive attitude! Must be flexible and enjoy doing community outings. To Apply Contact: Eumekap@ thomasalleninc.com Visit www.thomasalleninc.com

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Cole's Salon and Spa Cole's Salon is hiring nail techs. Apply online at http://www.coles salon.com/ apply-online or call 952-892-9207

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06 Hyundai Sonata, GLS V6, 65 K, new tires/brakes. Church Custodian, Sav- Clean! $9,150. 612-669-2052 age, PT, responsible for 09 Chevy Impala LT: cleaning & general maintenance. 10-15 36K, 1 owner sr citizen,suhours/week; flexible per per clean, tan leather, all church schedule. Send re- pwr, CD, bronze. $12,900 sume to Glendale UMC, call Mike 612-987-1044 13550 Glendale Rd, Savage 1997 Ford LTD Crown Vic. MN 55378 glendalechurch@msn.com 154,000 miles, runs good! $2000/BO. 952-888-3576 KNOW ASL? Teach & Care for young woman with ASD. 952-894-1115

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Municipal Liquor Store #1 has part-time Sales Clerk opening. 10-20 hours a week, evenings and most Saturdays. $10.56/hr. Duties include customer service, stocking shelves and cooler. Operate cash register, lifting liquor and beer cases, and general cleaning.

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Join our friendly team of meter readers helping Dakota Electric Association bring energy, comfort and conveniences to customers in the Dakota County area. We seek a customer-focused individual to record meter readings on a hand-held device, monitor and change-out meters, disconnect/reconnecting service at commercial and residential accounts for members transferring in and out of Dakota Electric Association’s service territory or for collection reasons and more. Previous experience in reading utility meters, truck driving or delivery service or work related to using maps for finding specific locations is preferred.

We are looking for a creative, energetic professional with excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills who has a passion for serving seniors. Candidate must have a current MN license & CPR.

NAR – PT or FT We are seeking nursing assistants to serve in our LTC facility. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring residents. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Please apply online at: www.sfhs.org/employment Or at: Trinity Campus

Requirements: HS diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid MN driver’s license and have a good driving record, willingness to enroll in tech course after hire, ability to read maps, work outside in all weather and have good interpersonal skills.

3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024

The hours for this position are: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from approximately April 15th to October 15th; and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, typically October 16th to April 14th. To be considered for this position, please apply

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Enhancing the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services

Imaging Quality Coordinator (Ref. #728) (Diagnostics/Imaging)

The beat includes general reporting, government news, features, religion, seniors, & business news. InDesign experience preferred. The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or related area, & experience reporting for a newspaper in an internship or professionally.

1.0 FTE (80hrs/2wks). Current certification by the ARRT. Must maintain compliance with continuing education requirements set forth by the ARRT. Additional experience in Mammo, MRI, and/or CT preferred.

Entry level, full time with benefits, including 401(k).

1.0 FTE (80hrs/2wks). Current MN RN licensure. Current BLS/CPR. Valid MN Driver’s License. One to three years of experience preferred

Mail or e-mail cover letter & writing clips to: Joseph Palmersheim, Sun Newspapers 33 2nd St. N.E., Box 280 Osseo, MN 55369

Clinic CMA/LPN (Ref. #721/664) (FamilyHealth Medical Clinics)

E-mail applications may be sent to joseph.palmersheim@ecm-inc.com

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McLane Minnesota / 1111 West 5th Street Northfield, MN 55057 • Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5pm

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Anchor Block Company has a FT opening for a 2nd Shift Plant Laborer at our Shakopee Plant.

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Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center is accepting resumes for a school nurse for our Eden Prairie location. Ideal candidate will have a RN license. Keep your evenings and weekends free. Hours are m-f from 7-1. For more information or to schedule an interview call Heidi @ 952-345-8012 or Email resume to edenprairie@ kinderberryhill.com. E.O.E.

Small Christian Childcare seeking fun loving teachers to work with Infants and toddlers in Burnsville Email resumes to: ecc@riverhillsumc.org

• Various hours/shifts • $13.80/hr • Previous supervisory exp. req. • Bachelor’s degree required

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For immediate consideration, visit www.bankofthewest.com, click on ‘Careers’, search under ‘Lakeville, MN’ and apply to Req. ID #41386. Bank of the West and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

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ECM Publishers, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Career Opportunities Make a Better Career Choice with BTD.

Please apply within or online to: Human Resources 21673 Cedar Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044 Phone: 866-562-3986 Fax: 952-469-2140

www.btdmfg.com All employment offers are contingent on the successful passing of drug screening and pre-employment physical.

BTD will train the right candidates who enjoy working as a team with great work ethics and believes in safely producing quality work. Learn the skills of Maufacturing (Hand and Robot Welding, Material Handling, Toolmakers, and Tooling Designers). Related mechanical and shop experience preferred but not required. Graduation from high school (or equivalent). The applicant must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

FULL-TIME 10 - 18% SHIFT PREMIUM EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE

Clinic Triage RN (Ref. #711/708) (FamilyHealth Medical Clinic-Elko & Northfield)

.7 FTE (56hrs/2wks) (#721). Casual Call (#664). Current LPN/CMA certification. Current BLS/ CPR. Valid MN Driver’s License.

Coffee Shop (Ref. #703) (Nutrition Services) .6 FTE (48hrs/2wks). Excellent customer service skills and retail food experience preferred. Will work alternate weekends and holidays. Please visit www.northfieldhospital.org for further details and to complete an online application! Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. odden@ecm-inc.com.

library or (651) 450-2900. Apple Valley High School will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broadway 2013: Twilight Zoneâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. Comedy Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2, and Tracy Morgan will perform 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3 at at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March the high school theater. The box 20, at Burnsville Performing office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Feb. 13-28. Tickets also sold Tickets are $49.50 and are on one hour prior to performances. sale at http://tinyurl.com/TM- Information: (952) 431-8208. organPAC. Information: www. South Metro Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burnsvillepac.com. Cabaret 2013 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and Exhibits 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cars, Crowds, and Fami- at Lakeville Area Arts Center, ly,â&#x20AC;? a photographic glimpse into 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets the life of a local racing family, is can be purchased at (952) 985on display at Dunn Bros., 20700 4640 or tickets@southmetroChippendale Ave. W., Farming- chorale.org. Information: southton. metrochorale.org. A youth art exhibit will Velvet Tones, the senior be on display from Feb. 25 to adult community chorus of March 10 at the Lakeville Area Apple Valley, will present its anArts Center, 20965 Holyoke nual Spring Festival of Music Ave. An opening reception will at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Mon- Eastview High School, 6200 W. day, Feb. 25. Information: (952) 140th St., Apple Valley. Free. 985-4640. Theater Music Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle TheDakota Valley Symphony ater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Frostâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grieg Meets Verdiâ&#x20AC;? concert, at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8-10 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Burnsville Performing Arts Cen- 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are ter, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets available at www.childrenscasrange from $5 to $16 at the box tletheater.com, by calling (952) office and through Ticketmaster 985-4640 or at the door. at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com. Workshops/classes/other Twin Cities Community Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Gospel Choir will perform Sat- Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first urday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday of each month at ApGalaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie ple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Ave., Apple Valley. Free. Infor- Johnny Cake Ridge Road, mation: www.dakotacounty.us/ Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385.

Ages 12-18. Teen artist gathering at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Fridays of the month at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 6755521. Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www. musictogetherclasses.com or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse.org or call (651) 675-5521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart. com, (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs),

theater and arts briefs In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (952) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (651) 675-5500. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, (952) 985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or jjloch@charter.net.

Saturday, Feb. 9 Valentine Cabaret by the Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 6 to 9 p.m., 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley, (952) 423-2212. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children 6-11, children under age 6 are free. Dinner, dessert, drinks at 6:30 p.m.; entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Bingo by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Family fun. Bingo winners take home a frozen turkey or ham. Homemade jambalaya, hot dogs, soda and chips for sale. Sunday, Feb. 10 Benefit concert for Marie Sandvik Center, 4 p.m., Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, 26690 Highview Ave. W., rural Farmington, (952) 469-2722. Variety of vocal and musical performances. Free-

The Lakeville Area Arts Center, in conjunction with Ballet Royale Minnesota, will present the interactive â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Evening of Art and Danceâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. It will feature a collaboration of local visual artists and choreographers sharing interpretations of selected pieces of artwork. The visual artists and choreographers will present and discuss the meaning behind the pieces, followed by a variety of dances choreographed by the inspiration and influence of the featured artwork. A complimentary coffee hour will be held following the program to meet the artists and dancers. Tickets are $12 and are available online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter. com or at the arts center at 20965 Holyoke Avenue. For tickets or additional information, call (952) 985-4640.

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Sunday, Feb. 17 Tuesday, Feb. 12 Free practice ACT test, SES Environmental Col- 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan lege and Career Fair, 6 to 8 Learning, 170 Cobblestone p.m., School of Environmental Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calcuStudies, 12155 Johnny Cake lator. Reservations: (952) 435Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Are- 6603. To receive test results, na-style â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairâ&#x20AC;? in which colleges parents must be present at a and environmental organiza- follow-up appointment. tions provide information about their organizations and offer Blood drives college/career guidance to stuThe American Red Cross dents. will hold the following blood Intro to Hypnosis for drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS Weight Loss, 7 to 8:30 p.m., (1-800-733-2767) or visit redAslan Institute, 4141 Old Sib- crossblood.org to make an apley Memorial Highway, Eagan. pointment or for more informaFree. Information: (763) 218- tion. 3231, www.hypnosisminneapoâ&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 9, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 lis.com/events/introduction-to- p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 hypnosis-for-weight-loss/. W. County Road 42, Burnsville. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 11, 1 to 6 p.m., ChrisFriday, Feb. 15 tus Victor Lutheran Church, Eagan West MOMS 7510 Palomino Drive, Apple Club meeting for full-time Valley. and part-time stay-at-home â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 11, 2 to 7 p.m., Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moms. Information: www.ea- South, 16375 Kenrick Ave., ganwestmomsclub.org; email Lakeville. momsclubeaganwest@gmail. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 11, 2 to 7 p.m., Lemay com for more details about the Lake Apartments, 3005 Eaganmeeting. dale Place, Eagan.

â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 13, noon to 5 p.m., Round Bank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail, Farmington. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 14, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., St. Martha & Mary Episcopal Church, 4180 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quello Clinic Ltd., 14000 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 15, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Everest Institute, 1000 Blue Gentian Road, Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 15, noon to 5 p.m., Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 3035 Denmark Ave., Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 18, 1 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount.

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is seeking entries for its 14th annual New Play Contest. Plays must be original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcome. The winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for the 2014-15 season. Submission guidelines and an entry form can be found at www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay.

Learn to play ukulele A free ukulele workshop for ages 13 and older will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount. Dave and Gary Bartig will teach the fundamen-

tals of picking the ukulele. Reserve a loaner instrument (or bring your own) by calling (952) 388-8652 or by email at rosemountarts@gmail.com by Feb. 28. A free Bartig Boys concert will follow the workshop at 5:15 p.m. Preregistration is required at rosemountarts@ gmail.com. If child care is needed, include the ages of the children so appropriate staff can be hired. The event is a collaboration between Rosemount UMC and the Rosemount Area Arts Council.

Teen author series begins Feb. 9 Teen authors will come to the area for a free series of talks sponsored by The Metropolitan Library Service Agency and the Legacy Amendment in partnership with Burnsville-based Mackin Educational Resources and other organizations. Teens Know Best offers eight opportunities to meet the authors at the Twin Cities events. The author appearances will take place on Saturdays beginning Feb. 9 with Jay Asher and concluding on April 13 with Barry Lyga. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Steve Brezenoff on Feb. 16, Lauren Myracle on Feb. 23, Jordan Sonnenblick on March 9, Neal Shusterman on March 16, Andrea Cremer on March 23, and Tamora Pierce on April 6. All TKB sessions are an hour and a half â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 to 2:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and offer opportunities for teens to hear, meet, and be inspired by authors writing just for them. The Teens Know Best sessions are free, geared toward the young adult reader, and open to the public. To learn more about the Teens Know Best event or CEUs visit www.melsa. org/tkb.

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Thisweekend ‘Hollywood’ comes to Burnsville Chameleon Theatre’s new comedy opens Feb. 15 Hollywood history is getting condensed in a major way in Chameleon Theatre Circle’s latest production, “Completely Hollywood (abridged).” The show, which opens next Friday (Feb. 15) at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, will see four actors from the local theater group delivering a rapid-fire comedic blitz through 187 films and 100 years of Tinseltown history. “Completely Hol-

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The cast of “Completely Hollywood (abridged)” offers a comedic take on classic – and some not-so-classic – Hollywood films.

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Switched at Birth – including Mark Briere, left, and Rick Anderson – are set to perform Thursday, Feb. 14, at Celts Pub in downtown Rosemount as part of the free-admission Bluegrass Americana Family Night series. A partnership between Celts and the Rosemount Area Arts Council, the series offers a bluegrass concert the second Thursday of each month, January through April. The Switched at Birth concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. More information is at www.rosemountarts.com.

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“Juicy Fruit” by Barbara Duffy is among the more than 50 works on display in the “Path of Light” exhibit that runs through March 9 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center art gallery.

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