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Burnsville | Eagan

January 17, 2014 | Volume 34 | Number 47

‘So many will miss her’

NEWS Layoffs in Eagan Thomson Reuters Corp. plans to lay off 184 workers at its legal publishing business in Eagan. Page 2A

OPINION A year of progress The 2013 legislative session provided school districts with increases in funding, but more needs to be learned from the best programs. Page 4A


Burnsville grad presumed dead after river mishap by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Lauren Li, a 2011 Burnsville High School graduate who co-captained the school’s Blazettes dance team, is presumed dead after falling into the icy Chicago River shortly after midnight on Monday, Jan. 13. Police suspended their search for the 21-year-old Burnsville woman on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Li was traveling to New Jersey with friends from the University of Minnesota when they stopped in Chicago, said her friend and former Blazettes co-captain, Rachel Hassler. Li’s friend Ken Hoang, 26, was reportedly taking photos from the riverwalk when his phone dropped onto the ice. He

slipped and fell into the water trying to retrieve the phone. Li fell into the river while trying to help Hoang. Another friend, Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang, also fell in but survived, the Tribune reported. Ken Hoang died shortly after professional rescuers pulled his body from the water, according to the Tribune. “It’s crazy to me that she passed because of her intense bravery,� Hassler said in an interview. “It’s nothing out of the ordinary for her. She always wanted to help others. It’s just so sad. So many people will miss her. She made everyone feel like they were best friends with her.� An excellent student in high school, Li was pursuing a degree in pharmacology at the university, Hassler said. Dance and school were “a huge part of her life.� Lauren Li was one of four co-captains of the Burnsville She was a senior honor roll student in High School Blazettes in 2010-11. From left are Kaitlin Osgood, Hannah Blenkush, Li and Rachel Hassler. See LI, 11A (Submitted photo)

The boys went outside to play New Eagan bus stop will speed Red Line rides by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Actor adapts to the jungle A Farmington High School student is swinging from vine to vine for his role in “Tarzan� in Lakeville. Page 15A Eagan boys hockey fans cheer on their Wildcats at the 2014 High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 11. Eastview defeated Eagan 3-2 in overtime during the slate of outdoor games at the home of the University of Minnesota football team. For a report and photos from the event, see today’s Sports page and go online to (Photo by Rick Orndorf)


The trip between Apple Valley and the Mall of America on the Cedar Avenue Red Line is expected to become a little faster and more direct by 2015. On Jan. 7, the Regional Railroad Authority approved a recommendation to build a new stop in the center median of Cedar Avenue in Eagan. From the stop, riders will be able to take a 300-foot enclosed climatecontrolled walkway over Highway 77 that will connect to the existing Cedar Grove transit station. Commuters have been frustrated by the slow Ea-

gan stop since its opening last year. Presently buses must exit Highway 77 onto local streets to reach the station — located at 4035 Nicols Road — and then backtrack to the highway. Officials initially planned to fix the stop in the second phase of the $112 million project, but riders prompted them to act sooner. After examining several options, county officials decided the $14.6 million stop would provide the greatest time savings at the lowest cost, said Kristine Elwood, transit engineer for Dakota County. See STOP, 11A

Workman looks ahead as new County Board chair by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eastview boys play outdoors The Eastview boys hockey team earned an overtime victory over Eagan in the High School Hockey Faceoff. Page 10A

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2014 will be an eventful year for Dakota County Commissioner Liz Workman of Burnsville. The newly elected County Board chair will serve as the board’s top officer at the same time work is substantially completed on a $40 million interchange project at Highway 13 and County Road 5. Pleased to finally see work on a project she pushed for years as a Burnsville City Council member, Workman is also candid about the traffic hassles it will create for a second straight construction season. “That was 10, 12 years in the making,� Workman said of the project, which will run Highway 13 beneath County Road 5, eliminating the signalized crossing and a major bottleneck on the heavily traveled state highway. “It’s really gratifying to see 5 and 13 where it is right now. Even though, if you drive through it, I’m sure you’re going to cuss your way through it. This year, 2014, I would avoid it, if at all possible. It’s going to be worse than it was last year.�

Other developments on tap for the county this year include board action on the Liz controverWorkman sial Lebanon Hills Regional Park master plan and some library renovations, Workman said. A former Burnsville Parks and Natural Resources commissioner, Workman was first elected to the City Council in 1996 and served through 2008, when she won election to the County Board. Workman was re-elected in 2012 to the District 5 board seat, which her predecessor, Mike Turner, held for two decades. “Obviously, the people of Burnsville like the job that Mike did,� said Workman, 58. She served as vicechair last year and let it be known she was interested in serving as the 2014 chair. The seven-member board unanimously elected Workman Jan. 7. She replaces outgoing Chair Kathleen Gaylord of South St. Paul. CommisSee WORKMAN, 8A

Metcalf Junior High theater director Steve Orth and Burnsville High School senior Katherine Carman wrote original scripts that will be performed Thursday through Saturday at Metcalf’s annual one-act play event. (Photo by John Gessner)

Playwrights keep it real BHS senior to debut one of her many works at Metcalf by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Katherine Carman must have greasepaint in her blood. She has designed theater sets, applied makeup to actors, costumed casts and dabbled in sound, lights and assistant directing. But those who know her from five years of behind-the-scenes work at Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville may not be aware of her most prolific talent. The Burnsville High

School senior has written 17 complete one-act plays, many for her eyes only. But not “Masks,� a probing look at school popularity and social artifice that also marks Carman’s directorial debut. “Masks� will be presented this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 16-18, at Metcalf ’s annual one-act play event, and again Jan. 23-25 at the School District 191 oneact showcase at Burnsville High School. Carman, who attend-

ed Metcalf in eighth and ninth grade and has stuck around as a volunteer in the school’s drama program, isn’t the only playwright in the house. Language arts teacher Steve Orth has written and produced a number of original scripts during his 15 years as Metcalf ’s theater director. His “Spectators� will play alongside Carman’s play this week — a firsttime pairing of original scripts at the school’s See ONE-ACT, 6A


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Thomson Reuters to lay off 184 workers in Eagan Officials at Thomson Reuters Corp. have said the New York-based company will lay off 184 employees in March at its legal publishing business in Eagan. The cuts are a part of the financial data and media companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision announced in October to eliminate 3,000 jobs companywide, which accounts for 5 percent of Thomson Reuterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global workforce, said Scott Augustin, spokesperson for the Ea-

gan operations. In October, Thomson Reuters declined to say how the Eagan campus would be affected, but officials did say the bulk of the cuts would be in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finance and risk business, which is based in London. Thomson Reuters also stated most of the notifications would occur in the fourth quarter of 2013. In December, the company announced that layoffs would include Eagan,

but declined to say how many jobs would be affected. Officials did say the cuts would be in management information systems. Thomson Reuters employs 7,000 workers in Eagan, which serves as the headquarters for its legal business. Augustin declined to say whether there will be additional layoffs or how far along the company is with its companywide layoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jessica Harper

Schmid new board chair in 191 by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Jim Schmid was elected the 2014 chair of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 School Board Jan. 9. He was elected unanimously by the seven-member board at its annual organization meeting. Schmid, a Burnsville resident elected to the board in 2010, had been serving as vice chair. His board term expires at the end of this year. He replaces the 2013 chair, Sandy Sweep, whose leadership was praised by fellow Board Member Ron Hill.

Sweep â&#x20AC;&#x153;has acted as the face of our school districtâ&#x20AC;? during a year when the board hired a new superintendent, Joe Gothard, Hill said. The board elected Bob VandenBoom vice chair, DeeDee Currier clerk and Abigail Alt treasurer. Board members voted to set their monthly salaries at $500, which theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been since January 2008, with a traditional extra $50 monthly stipend for the chair because of added duties of the office.

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board voted to add a standing board committee called the Student Performance and Achievement Committee. Gothard recommended forming the committee, whose three chair-appointed members will work with Assistant Superintendent Cindy Amoroso and the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teaching and Learning Team on curriculum, instruction and testing issues. The committee will meet monthly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This really gets at the nuts and bolts of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all about,â&#x20AC;? Hill said.

John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email In other action, the

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Oct. 17, 2010. Company officials became suspicious upon noticing Davison used the same bank account numbers to pay for the policies. In January 2011, the company contacted the Minnesota Department of Commerce, whose investigation revealed Davison used either fictitious

or relativesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names on the fake applications. Davison told investigators he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;having money issuesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;got in over his head.â&#x20AC;? His sentencing hearing is set for April 2 in Hastings. He faces up to 10 years in prison. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jessica Harper

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Michael Monroe Kieffer will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advanced Interviewing Skills to Land a Job Offerâ&#x20AC;? at the Jan. 21 meeting of the

Easter Job Transitions Group. The group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Easter Lutheran Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road,


Eagan. Small group sessions for those who would like the opportunity to process their job loss in a safe, caring environment will be offered at 9:30 a.m. in a private setting at the church following the speaker. Call 651-452-3680 for information.


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Board votes 5-1 to speed up Dodd upgrade Lakeville mayor, School Board chair set special meeting regarding road by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A month after a Lakeville North High School student died in a crash on Dodd Boulevard, Lakeville School Board members passed a resolution 5-1 on Jan. 14 requesting Dakota County and the city of Lakeville â&#x20AC;&#x153;place a high priorityâ&#x20AC;? on upgrading Dodd Boulevard from 185th Street to 194th Street. School Board Chair Roz Peterson said she and Mayor Matt Little will meet next week to discuss safety concerns about the road, which is one of two access points into the Lakeville North High School student parking lot. School Board Member Judy Keliher was the lone vote against the resolution, citing concerns that proper procedures were not followed by the School Board in bringing the issue forward. The resolution states the improvements on Dodd Boulevard near the Lakeville North High School should be prioritized to address the roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;ever increasing volume of traffic and longstanding serious traffic safety issues.â&#x20AC;? It was reported last week in this newspaper that Dakota County has planned but delayed upgrades to Dodd Boulevard for years while spending on road projects in less populated areas. A $9 million two-year upgrade to Dodd Boulevard in rural Eureka Township is slated to begin this spring. According to state and local police records, dozens of accidents have

occurred on Dodd Boulevard near Lakeville North in the last five years, and two Lakeville North students have died on the stretch since 2004. Lakeville North junior Alyssa Ettl, 16, died on the road on her way to school on Dec. 4 after the vehicle she was driving skidded on slush and was broadsided by oncoming traffic. Lakeville police Officer Rick Bussler was one of the officers who responded to Ettlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crash scene. He described working fatal crashes on the job as â&#x20AC;&#x153;heartbreaking,â&#x20AC;? and said many times he does not feel safe driving on that segment of Dodd Boulevard where Ettl died. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at that roadway, it seems to kind of scream thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some structural things not quite right with it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a steep grade. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narrow and has no shoulders. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough road to maneuver on, and many times I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel comfortable driving on that roadway for work and personal time.â&#x20AC;? He said last winter he nearly lost control of his car while driving southbound on that stretch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one mile,â&#x20AC;? Bussler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All they need to do is somehow cut that hill down and widen it out.â&#x20AC;? The School Board resolution asks the county and city to improve the road segment sooner than 2018, as current plans now indicate. Because the stretch is a county road, Dakota County is lead in prioritizing road improvements, but works with cities to set priorities as they fund 45 percent of the work under a funding mechanism unique to Dakota County statewide. Improvements to the road segment originally appeared in plans in 2006, slated for construction in 2010 but have been delayed as development waned. Meanwhile, housing

development up the road from Lakeville North continues to be forwarded. The Lakeville Planning Commission on Jan. 9 unanimously recommended City Council approval of a preliminary plat for a 62 single-family home development just north of the high school. In the School Board resolution, it is noted development could exacerbate traffic problems on the segment of Dodd Boulevard near Lakeville North. The 34.5-acre development, dubbed Summerlyn North, is located on the south side of 190th Street near Dodd Boulevard, the intersection where Lakeville police reports state Ettlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accident occurred. More developments are also planned or occurring in the area, including the 155-lot Crescent Ridge housing development. Lakeville Planning Commission Member Karl Drotning cited concerns at the meeting that the city is planning development near roads that are not prepared for the increased traffic they bring. In an interview, Drotning said the city has reached the tipping point, and no more developments should go forward until there is some action to address that portion of Dodd Boulevard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there should be a commitment by the city on the front end to accelerate Dodd reconstruction by working with the county in whatever means necessary,â&#x20AC;? he said. Drotning also noted the â&#x20AC;&#x153;chicken and eggâ&#x20AC;? situation the city and county are in regarding road improvement decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need development to help pay for infrastructure, yet development drives infrastructure and the need for it,â&#x20AC;? Drotning said. Through development of a west side portion

of that section of Dodd Boulevard, the city has escrowed $184,000 for road improvements; the other side is not developed. Purchasing right of way is a big expense, City Administrator Steve Mielke has said. School Board Member Bob Erickson said he plans to propose the School Board consider a resolution that the district donate right of way it owns on the west side of Dodd Boulevard at 185th Street, where Century Middle School athletic fields are located. That action could cut substantial costs and allow the possibility of the road improvement work being moved up in county and city plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the board determines it prudent to donate now, the only right of way the county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have on the west side of Dodd is a single family home,â&#x20AC;? Erickson said.

Complications Increasing the traffic concerns regarding the Dodd Boulevard stretch are the road improvements planned for nearby 190th Street, a two-lane unpaved rural road slated for some upgrades related to the Summerlyn North development. The work will be privately funded through the development, according to the city. Lakeville city staff have proposed several options for improvements for the 190th Street and Holyoke Avenue intersection, east of the Dodd Boulevard segment of road near Lakeville North. Options included build-

ing a roundabout or a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;? intersection. Those proposals were slated for City Council approval in December, but delayed when City Council Member Colleen LaBeau, daughter of Summerlyn North developer Jim Stanton who owns threefourths of the property north of the Dodd Boulevard stretch, questioned the proposal. She said property owner Loren Schweich had indicated he did not want a roundabout, contrary to what city staff reported in their conversations with landowners. Staff just met with all property owners this week, so no council action has been taken on the issue. According to the School Board resolution, the portion of Dodd Boulevard near the high school has not been upgraded in design since it was paved in 1923. It also notes the road was built in 1853. The resolution details numerous safety issues with the curved, two-lane mile stretch of road, including the structural concerns and its 55 mph speed limit, the highest in the area. After Ettlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, Dakota County added the section to an area it had requested the state to study for potential changes in the speed limit. Erickson said he wrote the resolution and showed it to Dakota County officials prior to the board considering it to get their feedback and said the county had no problem with it. He said he also discussed the resolution with

city officials before the School Board vote. Keliher said a third student died on that portion of Dodd Boulevard in 1999 and she has â&#x20AC;&#x153;the same concerns that everybody has about (the road),â&#x20AC;? but voted against the resolution because she thought the process was wrong. She said she would prefer the entire School Board discuss the issue with Dakota County and the city before voting on a resolution so it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;truly representative of our voice.â&#x20AC;? School Board Member Jim Skelly said the School Board respects the position of the city and county, and wants to work collaboratively with them, but felt the resolution provides advocacy and clarity from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a defined community need in my mind that impacts student safety,â&#x20AC;? Skelly said. Peterson said the board did discuss the issue during the meeting and called the resolution â&#x20AC;&#x153;very benign.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason why we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a special meeting about it is there were people here, obviously, who are concerned about school safety,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to raise awareness. Dakota County has a lot of different priorities, and we have two of them: County Road 50 and Dodd. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say something, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get just shoved underneath the rug. We want to be proactive.â&#x20AC;? Laura Adelmann is at laura.


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Opinion Good news for public education in 2013 The year 2013 brought good news for education. The Minnesota Legislature approved additional funds for early childhood education and for all-day kindergarten. Eighty-six percent of local school levies were approved. Money borrowed from school districts during poor economic times have been repaid. The ECM Editorial Board, in a series of editorials last year, advocated these actions among others. ECM member newspapers keyed news coverage to major education issues: State funding, local funding and innovative classroom approaches. Editorials also urged our state’s educational leaders to: • Establish accountability to ensure the extra funds allocated to young children will be used effectively and fairly. • Urge federal and state governments to live up to their promises of special education funding. • Support and expand credit options for high school students, through dual credit opportunities and other programs. • Support and expand vocational opportunities to help close the gap between students’ skills and employment opportunities. • Maintain a singular focus on the need to ensure that all children are reading at grade level when they start fourth grade. We shared test scores that were hard to digest. In Minnesota, 63 percent of

ECM Editorial all fourth-graders were not proficient in reading. Of black children, 88 percent were not proficient. Experts agree that children need to be reading at or above grade level by the end of the third grade or face a distinct possibility of spending their remaining educational years at a disadvantage. We also shared this sobering fact: Minnesota tied for 29th in the country for graduation of students who entered high school in 2007 and should have graduated in the 2010-11 school year. Minnesota’s overall graduation rate was 77 percent. Some progress has been reported. The annual study of kindergarten readiness by the Minnesota Department of Education showed that Minnesota children entering kindergarten are better prepared. Seventy-three percent of children were determined to be ready for kindergarten, up from 60 percent in 2010. A child who is ready for kindergarten is considered on track to meet the achievement targets on the third-grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, the MDE says. The 2013 Adequate Yearly Progress report says our graduation rate remained about 77 percent overall. However, that same report says 72 percent of Minnesota children are scoring “proficient” in

math; 68 percent are proficient in reading — definite improvement. The National Assessment of Educational Progress showed some narrowing of the achievement gap in its 2013 report. By putting extra funds into education for young children, the intent is these dismal achievement numbers will improve. Parents, educators and taxpayers need to watch those dollars — are they being spent in ways that will foster educational progress from preschool through Grade 3? We need to learn from schools that are succeeding. reports, for example, that English language learners and black students at Glacier Hills Elementary School in District 196 placed No. 5 and No. 6 in the state, respectively, on proficiency tests. Ten schools in Burnsville-EaganSavage District 191 made one-year gains in closing the achievement gap between white and minority students, according to state data. Nine of the district’s 15 schools increased their ratings on Minnesota’s broad measurement of school performance, called the Multiple Measurements Rating. Students at Sheridan Elementary School in Richfield gained 17 percentage points over the past year in overall proficiency. Students of color at Champlin Park High School, Apple Valley High School and Coon Rapids High School are in the state’s top 10 for overall proficiency. We need to learn what these

schools are doing right. Other major topics will arise in 2014 and beyond. Major overhauls of education financing will be discussed in the Legislature. Teacher accountability is another huge topic. How do we maintain a quality educational system and how do we keep teachers accountable? These issues will also be part of the next round of teacher contract negotiations, a process that could be very contentious. This editorial concludes our year-long commitment to raising and analyzing education issues. We are pleased with the accomplishments of the past year, but we urge diligence and emphasis continue to foster basic skills among the young, to offer specialized help to all students as needed and to expand alternative choices for high school and post-secondary students. We will continue to comment on education issues important to our communities. Our state has many challenges ahead, including a changing ethnic demographic and an aging population. Our economy is showing growth but still has issues. Our future will be brighter with a welleducated and proficient base of young people entering the workforce. This is an editorial from the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Lebanon Hills development plan – a stakeholder’s view by James E. Jenkins SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

What makes a great park? I guess this question depends on who you ask. In 2001 that question was asked and was answered in a new Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan created by many hours of input by a stakeholders task force consisting of 13 park users and 13 representatives from affected surrounding municipalities. This plan was adopted by the Dakota County commissioners in 2001. The overarching vision of this plan was to create a balance between ecological preservation/ rehabilitation, including water management, development to support the natural environment and new land acquisition. The vision also included primary emphasis on the fact that this park is unique and is not planned to provide all activities for all citizens. It is to be preserved

Guest Columnist as a natural experience and should be maintained in a natural condition with only the necessary facilities to support this natural environment. When the commissioners adopted the 2001 plan, they were solidly in favor of this vision. They must know that their current plan is not consistent with this vision. The vision, intent and details of the 2001 Master Plan have clearly been violated and the new development plan is rapidly moving in an entirely different direction. It is now being planned to be a park that is all things to all people. The so called “public input” process has reinforced the vision of the 2001 plan. The vast majority of the public input comments have been dramatically in favor of maintaining & rehabilitating the natural environment and are against the hard

surface trail / hubs coming to the park and the hard surface trail penetrating through the center of the park. Yet the new development plan ignores that input. Most people do not realize the impact of the cut and fill, damage to the vegetation, additional water runoff and erosion, and the ongoing maintenance cost that these new trails will cause The Dakota County Parks Department and commissioners claim that this new direction is consistent with the 2001 plan. How can that be? How can they think that the stakeholders task force would have developed a plan that allowed this much latitude for hard development? What is their motivation? It seems to me it would have been a much more honest approach, if the commissioners would simply have said: “Look, we have changed our minds and our vision for the park. We think it should be a great park, by a revised definition and not a unique park. It should

be for everyone and all activities.” Would most of the stakeholders agree? No, but at least it would be a straightforward position by the county and we could continue trying to move the emphasis back to the natural vision and intent of the majority of the park users. I hope that the county commissioners will rethink their position and honor the intent of the 2001 Master Plan. Too many parks nationally have already been ruined by over development, destroying the very reason users loved them. As a county we have the opportunity to be unique and preserve this 2000-acre gem in our community to be enjoyed for future generations. I hope we take advantage of this opportunity, make a bold decision and do what’s right. James E. Jenkins, of Apple Valley, was a member of the 2001 Lebanon Hills Regional Park Stakeholders Task Force. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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amphibians, fish – that we are fortunate to share this place. I encourage interested people to go the Wild Lebanon Hills website to learn how to support Wilderness in the City.

To the editor: A neighbor gave me a calendar with the following quote: “The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” Can these places exist in our urban area? I urge all readers to visit Lebanon Hills Regional Park before its fundamental character could be altered by a $31 million controversial master plan. Take a hike, walk the dog, mountain bike, horseback ride, rent snow shoes or cross country ski. Notice, are people friendly on these dirt trails compared to our ubiquitous asphalt trails? Does the dog hold it tail a little higher? Is the Lebanon Hills? pace slower? Does breathIn 2001, the county ing feel deeper and easier passed a master plan when in the middle of which called for massive

LAURA HEDLUND Chair, 2001 Lebanon Hills Master Plan task force Eagan

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restoration including tack- the price for our inaction. ling the buckthorn. This Human needs are not in was not done and the wild- competition with natural life in the park are paying resources. We are fortunate to have a place like Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Our human hands do not have to “develop” this space. Our hands do need A division of ECM Publishers, Inc. to take care of the buckthorn which could destroy John Gessner | BURNSVILLE NEWS/MANAGING EDITOR | 952-846-2031 | the oak forest. Let’s get Jessica Harper | EAGAN NEWS | 952-846-2028 | to work in 2014 tackling Mike Shaughnessy | SPORTS | 952-846-2030 | the ecological problems Mike Jetchick | AD SALES | 952-846-2019 | of Lebanon Hills. This Darcy Odden | CALENDARS/BRIEFS | 952-846-2034 | work is needed to preserve Tad Johnson | MANAGING EDITOR | 952-846-2033 | the park for future generaKeith Anderson | DIRECTOR OF NEWS | 952-392-6847 | tions of humans as well as the many other life forms – PUBLISHER .................................. Julian Andersen SPORTS EDITOR .......................Mike Shaughnessy birds, muskrats, oak trees, PRESIDENT .............................. Marge Winkelman PHOTO EDITOR .................................Rick Orndorf GENERAL MANAGER........................... Mark Weber BURNSVILLE/DISTRICT 191 EDITOR .. John Gessner EAGAN/DISTRICT 196 EDITOR .........Jessica Harper

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To the editor: It’s no surprise that Mike Obermueller leads the race for representing the 2nd Congressional District of Minnesota (Public Policy Polling, Oct. 21-22, 2013). The recent poll showed him running ahead of the incumbent, and with good reason. Obermueller has his eye on what we need in Minnesota and our country. He has the savvy to support the education of all young people, so they can perform well in life. His leadership in funding early education can save our country billions in remedial services in the future. Mike also extends the hand of cooperation across the aisle. He has the old fashioned idea that people should not be blocked from working to-

gether just because they come from different parties. He seems to come from the belief that this kind of collaboration can actually be a source of progress for people. Unlike some incumbents, he also seems to believe saving tax money need not favor one tax bracket over another. Large numbers of people in the 2nd District have begun to see the value of supporting key projects like education and family stability, and Mike has supported those key projects solidly and reliably. He advocates cutting government waste in subsidies for those who are already rich, and keeping more of our hard-earned dollars at home. Mike Obermueller is recognized as a dependable, forward-thinking citizen, just the kind we need to represent us in Congress. PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan

If greater use is the goal, market it To the editor: I grew up in Eagan near where Lebanon Hills Regional Park currently is. I was the fifth (and final) generation to be raised See LETTERS, 5A

Correction A photo of Burnsville wrestler Jack O’Brien in last week’s Burnsville/Eagan Sun Thisweek sports section misidentified his opponent and weight class. The opponent was Paul Hansen of Prescott, Wis., and it was a 126-pound match. Sun Thisweek Newspapers regrets the errors.

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LETTERS, from 4A on land homesteaded by the Diffleys who immigrated here from Ireland in the 1850s. My father, Tom Sterns, served on the park board that set aside Lebanon Hills as wild park land for future generations. My grandfather (James Diffley) and mother (Rosemary Sterns, who still resides in Eagan) and their neighbors grew up swimming in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;swimming holes,â&#x20AC;? hiking, snowmobiling, fishing and ice fishing and generally using this land as their unofficial â&#x20AC;&#x153;parks and recreation areaâ&#x20AC;? growing up. It is a gift that I can bring my children to experience a taste of â&#x20AC;&#x153;old Eagan.â&#x20AC;? I hope one day my grandchildren will be able to have wild, natureimmersion experiences on this gorgeous, unadulterated land. As a marketing professional with particular experience in visitor/tourism related marketing, I have often been surprised that Lebanon Hills is not marketed more as a premier winter sports and wilderness destination to folks in the surrounding areas. Perhaps more investment in unique visitor marketing is a better strategy than paving a trail through it if increased use is the goal. When my friends and I come to Eagan two to three times per week during the winter from St. Paul to ski we almost always eat nearby in Eagan restaurants, buy gas, etc. thereby bringing money into the local economy. Thank you County Commissioners for preserving this true Dakota County treasure for future generations. Many ideas in the current proposed plan are worthy but running a paved path through the middle of the woods and impacting the grading, foliage, and trail crossings seems like a poor decision. Once this is done it cannot be undone. Regarding accessibility, please remember that there is almost zero accessibility for preserved, wild places now â&#x20AC;Ś this (along with rare jewels like the Grand Canyon and the Boundary Waters) is one, beautiful exception. Please reconsider these plans and find alternative routes from the campgrounds to the beach area. KATIE STERNS St. Paul, former Eagan resident

Support for 360 needed more than ever To the editor: This past Christmas 1,100 families were adopted through the Armful of Love program of 360 Communities. Thanks to everyone who stepped forward to provide this needed support and helped to make the Christmas of these families more joyful. Apple Valley Rotary raised $4,900 from members to help 10 families with 40 children. The need, however, has not gone away and the winter months are the most difficult time for these families. They need help paying for rent, utilities, car repair and financial assistance in addition to a shortage of food. Your support is needed more than ever. Rotary of Apple Valley with 48 members requests that their members bring in food or monetary donations on the first Wednesday of each month when they meet. The members under the leadership of David Kingsbury recognize the need for their support. David has indicated the club will be stepping up their efforts. During the winter months expenses rise with increased heating costs. More people are seen to be out of work at this time of year. Many who are accessing food shelves are people who worked for the same company for over 10 years and have now lost their jobs. 360 Communities in Burnsville is trying to help these families with

their basic needs. By supporting 360 Communities we change lives and help to strengthen communities. The need is great and I am confident that everyone will find a way during the next few months to support 360 Communities. The address is 501 E. Highway 13, Suite 102, Burnsville, MN 55337; phone 952985-5300; and website You can make a difference. Remember that a great need can happen to any of us. 360 Communities is there for all of us. BILL TSCHOHL Member, Rotary of Apple Valley

Thanks for helping out To the editor: My name is Charlie Trombley and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a sophomore in Boy Scout Troop 446 in Eagan. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m currently working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge and needed to interview someone from the Public Works Department about snow plowing and road conditions. Mr. Russ Matthys answered my email and gave very detailed responses to my questions regarding snow removal. I know that with the snow and ice this is a very busy time of year for them and I really appreciate him taking the time out of his schedule to personally respond to my email. CHARLIE TROMBLEY Eagan

Pseudo science denies climate change To the editor: In Kevin McCarneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jan. 10 letter he spread pseudo science, the kind not spread by scientists. This data that he says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;is inâ&#x20AC;? is spread through disinformation campaigns funded by the Koch Bothers and their American Legislative Exchange Council-based groups that hide behind Americantitled entities to promote perceived patriotism. I had to laugh when he described the green money going to scientists and the elites. Anyone paying attention might see the exact opposite. Snow and cold weather can be part of climate change. Learn the science. Please take with a grain of salt and little else the dismissive stance toward science that Mr. McCarney touts. There are many great resources to choose from, but first I would listen to the respected scientists, 97 percent of whom believe that our growing climate crisis is something we the people have helped create and we the people can and must do something about. For the health of your children and theirs and your community, please act to create a better world for all of us. DEBORAH NELSON Lakeville

Listen, react to public input To the editor: County Commissioner Tom Egan said in his Dec. 26 opinion piece he welcomes input regarding the Lebanon Hills Regional Park trail plan, but is he paying attention to that input presented thus far? Citizens who attended the Dec. 16 open house did not come with â&#x20AC;&#x153;their own predispositionâ&#x20AC;? as Mr. Egan implies. Rather, they were residents and constituents who are educated about the plan to build a paved trail through the middle of the park. They chose to attend the event, ask questions and provide input. Mr. Egan simply does not like the tough questions that are being raised, because it gets in the way of the development of their plan. Mr. Egan is right, there have been a lot of negative comments. An overwhelming majority of those comments have op-

posed this development and were received well before the meeting on Dec. 16. The common theme of the comments, is the county should place an emphasis on restoration and preservation of this natural space. This was the conclusion in the 2001 plan. Unfortunately this ecological stewardship has not happened and monies for it, were shifted to other priorities. Our elected officials seem intent on pursuing a destructive development policy in Lebanon Hills without support to do so from their constituents. At present, Dakota County views the heartfelt opinions of its residents as an obstacle to their illconceived plans. There is a lot at stake here. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get it right Dakota County. Please focus on the comments and react appropriately to them instead of your own agendas.

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ONE-ACT, from 1A one-act event. And no, both Carman and Orth insist, her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masksâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t autobiographical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try not to call it my diary,â&#x20AC;? she said of her incurable writing habit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reflection on how I view things.â&#x20AC;? Carman also designed the set for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five Women in the Same Dress,â&#x20AC;? one of three one-acts Burnsville High is presenting this year, but most of her theater experience has been at Metcalf. She said she designed most of the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater sets over the last five years, which included her time as a student

there. Even after leaving ninth grade, she kept showing up and offering to help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried to get rid of her,â&#x20AC;? Orth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I failed, miserably and beautifully.â&#x20AC;? Carman said her â&#x20AC;&#x153;love of the programâ&#x20AC;? remains an irresistible draw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something special about the theater program here that just separates it, I guess, from anything else Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a part of,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Metcalf Drama Experienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for a reason.â&#x20AC;? She jokingly refers to the younger actors and crew members as her â&#x20AC;&#x153;minions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely not perfect. I have my things to

work on,â&#x20AC;? said Carman, the daughter of Tom and Marilyn Carman of Burnsville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I try to portray to them and remind them that I think schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, how you treat people matters more than a lot of things, and that happiness comes from how you live your life, not what you have.â&#x20AC;? Orth said Metcalf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama program â&#x20AC;&#x153;has blossomed a great deal in the last three years, in large part due to Katherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement and contributions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If this is a family, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big sister,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And in the end, they look up to her very much, and they crave her attention and praise.

Even though they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always like her when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s telling them what to do, even though they know sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right. I feel like sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developing proteges.â&#x20AC;? Her own plays, she said, can be heavy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suicide. Bullying to an extreme level. Peer pressure. Parenting,â&#x20AC;? she said, naming some topics she has dramatized in writing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masksâ&#x20AC;? has â&#x20AC;&#x153;tones of heavyâ&#x20AC;? but a lighter touch than her other works, she said. The main character, Josie, the new girl in school, finds herself navigating peer pressure and social hierarchy, all the while carrying secrets to hide. The character

wears a series of evolving masks throughout the show. The story is â&#x20AC;&#x153;about her journey to see if she decides to be herself or to just play the games that kind of go on in junior high,â&#x20AC;? Carman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gets at the concept of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always right, and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always popular, which is an expression I learned in elementary school from one of my teachers,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always stuck with me as a reminder.â&#x20AC;? Orthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spectatorsâ&#x20AC;? is more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dramedy,â&#x20AC;? he said, built around a losing high school football team, a homecoming game and the motivations of the people watching

from the stands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One-acts arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intended to give the whole story,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give you the whole back story. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tie it up in a nice, neat bow at the end. And you have a few things to wonder about in between.â&#x20AC;? The performances at Metcalf start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with 1 p.m. matinee performances on Saturday. The Evening of One Acts at Burnsville High School will be presented Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. John Gessner can be reached at 952-846-2031 or email

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Care is taken in handling snapping turtles at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville. (Photos by T.W. Budig) Hutchinson, one of the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;relief â&#x20AC;? vets, was nimbly treating a bird with an eye infection. She spoke of some of the swans at the center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one having been injured in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;crash landingâ&#x20AC;? in a driveway â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of being almost ready for release. The center has treated about 180 different species of animals. In one room, in several tubs, snapping turtles and painted turtles, with a variety of cracks and fissures in their shells, awaited their release day. A number of bats recently have been brought to the center, dislodged from Christmas decorations stored in the attics,

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Lakeville North band sweeps Gator Bowl Band earns eight first-place trophies, named best overall by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Lakeville Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marching band arrived home with a bounty of hardware. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got trophies all over the place,â&#x20AC;? said Lakeville North marching band teacher Nathan Earp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never won this many at once.â&#x20AC;? The band swept a competition from marching bands around the country during a trip to the Florida Gator Bowl Dec. 27-Jan. 6 and earned so many first place trophies that LNHS Activities Director Russ Reetz called their achievements â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the most successful trips in Lakeville school history.â&#x20AC;? The LNSH band members were awarded four first-place trophies for outstanding music, outstanding marching, outstanding general effect and outstanding drum majors during the parade portion of the competition. Sweeping those four categories earned Lakeville North the added title of best 3A marching band overall. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning streak continued during the Gator Bowl Field Show competition, which WORKMAN, from 1A sioner Tom Egan of Eagan will serve as vice-chair. The board closed out 2013 by reducing the county levy 0.6 percent. Dakota was one of seven Minnesota counties to reduce levy amounts for 2014, which drew praise from state Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. The county levy is $128.5 million, with a total budget of $333 million for operations and capital improvements. The county has cut spending on operations by more than 15 percent since 2009.

Lakeville North High School Marching Band director Nathan Earp and senior band members display their huge haul of wins at the Florida Gator Bowl competition during Christmas break. Senior band members are Mikki Coleman, Megan Krane, Emily Anderson, Allison Koss, Adam Hillyard and Nathan McMillon. (Photo by Laura Adelmann) Earp said was bands perHe said all the other dom on Jan. 3 at Walt Disforming their half-time bands performed contem- ney World in Orlando. shows. porary corps style band Earp said the band acTheir skills were un- that he described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the- complished all the wins matched again, as Lakev- ater on the fieldâ&#x20AC;? that in- despite Minnesota weathille Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band was cluded flags, dancers and a er that had not allowed awarded first place for kind of dramatic storytell- adequate outdoor practice outstanding music, out- ing. time prior to its departure. standing marching, outâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like that,â&#x20AC;? Earp The band utilized every standing general effect and said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a traditional opportunity to practice outstanding percussion. marching band. â&#x20AC;Ś We in Florida, a strategy that Earp said their field stood out because we were apparently worked in the show performances fea- different.â&#x20AC;? bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor. tured songs by Prince, After wiping out its â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids loved it,â&#x20AC;? Pink and oldies from the competition, the LNHS Earp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great. Righteous Brothers and band topped off its trip by It was a very strenuous Blood, Sweat & Tears, and being named the featured schedule, and we were gothe band performed in band at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrate a ing all the time.â&#x20AC;? the traditional show style, Dream Come Trueâ&#x20AC;? pawhich made them stand rade, leading the parade Laura Adelmann is at laura. out from the other bands. through the Magic King- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the last five years I would say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve reduced it by a good $40 million, the total operating expenses, which affects the levy,â&#x20AC;? Workman said. Operational efficiencies and attrition in more than 100 full-time employee positions account for the lower spending, Workman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did not lay off people in the sense that other businesses had toâ&#x20AC;? during the economic downturn, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was an early retirement program.â&#x20AC;? The county was also a player in building and opening the Cedar Avenue




Red Line bus rapid transit system in 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got one more little thing to take care of, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Cedar Grove Park and Rideâ&#x20AC;? in Eagan, Workman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the midst of coming up with a plan.â&#x20AC;? The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lebanon Hills master plan calls for a new, 6.5-mile paved connector trail running east and west and a 2-mile paved loop around Holland and McDonough lakes. Many nearby residents and park activists oppose the paved trails. Workman said she thinks a majority of commissioners support the paved trails, and said the board has taken extra steps to hear from citizens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually halted our process so we can get more input,â&#x20AC;? Workman said. Some people â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the elderly and handicapped to mothers pulling their children in a wagon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use the park without paved trails, Workman said. The master plan also increases the number of unpaved trail miles, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So no oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s losing anything. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no loss,â&#x20AC;? Workman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And there is a need, because in my opinion, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a certain population of the county


who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use that park, who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy it.â&#x20AC;? The location of the paved trail segments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether some will run through the heart of the park â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;can be discussed,â&#x20AC;? Workman said. 2014 will bring muchneeded library renovations at Inver Glenn in Inver Grove Heights and the Farmington Library, Workman said. The city of Farmington is letting the county house part of its library operation at City Hall while the library building, an old grocery store, is renovated outside and inside, she said. And the big project for 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 13-5 interchange â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will formally open in 2015, Workman said. While last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction focused on surrounding roads, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will focus on the interchange itself. Dakota County is the lead agency on a project with state, federal, city and county funding. The new interchange will greatly improve safety, Workman said. But first, disruption: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell people I would avoid it if you can.â&#x20AC;? John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email

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LEGAL NOTICES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 191 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 19, 2013 The meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by Chair Sweep a 6:30 p.m. at the Burnsville High School Senior Campus in the Diamondhead Education Center. Members present: Directors VandenBoom, Luth, Schmid, Hill, Currier, Alt, and Chair Sweep. Others in attendance were Superintendent Gothard, Student Advisor Shreedaran, administrators and staff. Sweep welcomed the public and asked Alt to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Board recognized the Girls’ Cross Country Team, Blazing Cats, and the 2013 Inclusive Education Practices Award. Chair Sweep appointed Vice-Chair Schmid to oversee the Truth and Taxation Hearing. The Truth and Taxation Hearing began at 6:57 p.m. Protocols for the Public Hearing were given by Schmid. Executive Business Director Rider provided an overview of the district’s current budget and proposed property tax information. There were no comments from the public. The Truth and Taxation Hearing concluded at 7:14 p.m. Moved by Luth, seconded by Currier, to approve the agenda. Motion carried (7, 0). Moved by Hill, seconded by Schmid, to approve the consent agenda as follows: - Approved minutes of December 5, 2013, regular board meeting and closed session. - Approved personnel changes for J. Willemssen, M. Young, B. Mason, S. Franssen, K. Lopez, D. Watkins, R. Reuder, J. Elvestad, M. Grant, C. Lund, and R. Ziskovsky. - Adopted a resolution to approve and accept donations as presented. A complete list of donations is on the district’s website. - Approved November payroll checks numbered 717472-717513, and direct deposit notices numbered 518179-521084, in the net amount of $3,522,898.37. November and December claims to date represented by checks numbered 428702-429314, 1008787-1008990, and 100887-100893 and wire transfers and adjustments totaling $8,016,669.45. Accepted November receipts of $15,928,295.77 and investments for the General Fund, 2012A Alt Facilities, and OPEB of $64,751,326.40 as of November 30, 2013. - Accepted the Budget Analysis for the month ending November 30, 2013. - Approved an extended field trip for BHS Band and Choir students to travel to Italy in March of 2014. - Approved an extended field trip for BHS International Travel Club to travel to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome June 10-21, 2014. - Approved change order #1 for the 2013 Eagle Ridge Locker Replacement Project Motion carried (7, 0). Moved by Alt, seconded by VandenBoom, to certify the final property tax levy for taxes payable in 2014 as follows: General RMV Voter Approval General RMV Other General NTC Other Community Service General Debt Voter Approved General Debt Other OPEB/Pension Other Total

$11,747,829.28 5,446,409.08 5,108,321.84 1,084,995.23 4,738,686.87 3,840,671.00 1,617,942.00 $33,584,855.30

The final levy recommended for approval is in the amount of $33,584,855.30. This represents the District’s maximum levy authority and reflects a 2.18% decrease from the payable 2013 property tax levy. Motion carried (7, 0). Moved by Currier, seconded by Schmid, to approve changes to the 20142015 Burnsville High School Registration Guide. Motion carried (7, 0). Director Luth gave an oral report for the Legislative Committee and the Ad Hoc Technology Committee. Moved by Schmid, seconded by VandenBoom, to adjourn to a closed session at 7:32 p.m. to receive an update on school security measures and future planning as permitted by Minnesota State Statutes 13D.05 Subd. 3. Motion carried (7, 0). By: /s/ DeeDee Currier, Clerk 1/9/2014 Date Approved Published in Burnsville/Eagan Sun Thisweek January 17, 2014 162815

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #196 CALL FOR BIDS ECFE/ECSE/ABE BUILDING Notice is hereby given that Independent School District 196, will receive multiple prime sealed bids for the ECFE/ECSE/ABE Building project, at the District Office located at 3455 153rd Street W Rosemount, MN 55068 until 2:30 pm on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. A pre-bid conference will be held in the Dakota Conference Room at the District Office, 3455 153rd Street W Rosemount, MN 55068 – at 1 pm, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents can be found at: http://www.district196. org/District/LegalNotices/index. cfm A Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in the amount of 5% of the base bid price, made payable to Independent School District 196, must be submitted with the bid as bid security. No personal checks will be accepted. The Board of Education of Independent School District 196 reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bidding. Gary Huusko, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 Published in the Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 31, 2014 163443

an update on school security measures and future planning as permitted by Minnesota Statutes 13D.05 Subd. 3. The closed session was called to order by Chair Sweep at 7:42 p.m. at the Burnsville High School Senior Campus in the Diamondhead Education Center. Members present: Directors Luth, Alt, Hill, Currier, VandenBoom, Schmid and Chair Sweep. Others in Attendance: Joe Gothard, Lisa Rider, Stacey Sovine, Ruth Dunn, Tom Umhoefer, Jami Kenney, Cindy Amoroso, Glenn Simon, Jeff Klingfus, Bruce Simon, Jef Behnken, Patrick Miller, Mike Fineran, and Kurt Bratulich. Stephanie Corbey joined the meeting at approximately 7:45 p.m. The following information was discussed: • Update on school security measures and future planning. The closed session adjourned at 9:04 p.m. By: /s/ DeeDee Currier , Clerk Date approved: January 9, 2014 Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 2014 162711

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2014 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, MULTIPLE SITES Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the 2014 Pavement Rehabilitation by Independent School District 191, at the Administrative Service Center Conference Room, 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville, MN 55337, until 2:00 p.m. local time on January 30, 2014, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. In general, the Base Bid consists of total reconstruction, mill and overlay, crack seal, sealcoat, and re-striping to parking lots and drives at multiple sites throughout the District. Curb replacement along with concrete sidewalk pad replacement is also to be included in the Base Bid. Add Alternate #1 consists of reconstruction of west parking lot and drive along with mill and overlay on the south and east parking lots and drive at Joseph Nicollet Junior High. Bidding Documents have been prepared by SRI Consultants Inc. (SRI), 3380 Annapolis Lane North, Suite #100, Plymouth, MN 55447 (telephone: 763533-2727) and will be available on January 14, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. To order documents and view project information such as Drawings, Specification, updated plan holder list, addenda and bid results, visit the Franz Reprographics web site at and select the Franz Public Plan Room. Please login with your email address and password, or Register if this is your first time in the Plan Room. Select the project from the list of public projects. Once you have selected the project, please review the Bid Info for information on ordering documents. To receive Electronic Downloads, Bid Addenda and Shipped Order Confirmations for this project, you must make the following email address a Safe Sender in your Outlook Email: notice@plancommand. net These notifications are sent from this email address, not from the email address of SRI Consultants or Franz Reprographics. If you do not do this, your email server may block the receipt of these notifications. To make an email address a Safe Sender, please do the following: With the Inbox of Microsoft Outlook open, select the Actions drop-down menu across the top of the Outlook screen. Then select Junk E-mail, and then select Junk E-mail Options. Next select the Safe Senders tab and then select the Add button. You can then type in: and click OK. There is a ? (Help) button in the upper right hand corner you can select for assistance with using the Online Plan Room. If you still have problems, please contact Franz Reprographics by phone at 763-503-3401. Documents may also be reviewed at SRI, McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room, Reed Construction Data Plan Room and the Builders Exchanges of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A pre-bid conference will be held on January 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the main office conference room at the Facilities and Grounds Office at 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville, MN. Attendees are to meet at the front door. In the interest of all parties present at the pre-bid conference, cell phone use will not be permitted. A Bid Bond or Certified Check for 5% of the maximum bid payable to Independent School District 191, is required as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the Bidder will execute and file the proposed contract and provide 100% Performance and Payment Bonds within ten (10) days after the award of the Contract. The Certified Check will be returned to the Bidder as soon as the Contract and Bonds are executed. If, after ten (10) days, the Bidder shall fail to execute said Contract and Bonds, the Certified Check or Bid Bond shall be forfeited to Independent School District 191, as liquidated damages. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and all bids. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the Owner’s discretion, liquidated damages in the amount of Five-HundredDollars ($500.00) per day will be assessed against the Contract if the project is not completed on the dates indicated. This Advertisement for Bids is issued by the authority of Independent School District 191. Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159189

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd DEVELOPMENT/APPLICANT: Birchwood Office Park Sign/Greg Rendall LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 3340 Sherman Ct, Lots 1-6, Block 1, Birchwood Office Park

DEVELOPMENT/APPLICANT: Fox Forest Third Addition/Peter Ramstad LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 4139 & 4145 Lexington Way, Lot 2, Block 1, Fox Forest 2nd Addition & Lot 2, Block 1, W. Schmidt Addition

REQUEST(S): Planned Development A Planned Development Amendment to add a dynamic message center to an existing pylon sign. File Number: 10-PA-07-12-13 QUESTIONS: Call the Planning Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Pam Dudziak, the Planner at (651) 675-5691 or with the above information. CITY OF EAGAN Christina M. Scipioni - City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan

01/17/14 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2014 TRACK SURFACE REPLACEMENT, BURNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the 2014 Track Surface Replacement at Burnsville High School by Independent School District 191, at the Administrative Service Center Conference Room, 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville, MN 55337, until 2:00 p.m. local time on January 30, 2014, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. In general, the work for Base Bid consists of re-surfacing and re-striping along with fence replacement at the Athletic Track at Burnsville High School. Bidding Documents have been prepared by SRI Consultants Inc. (SRI), 3380 Annapolis Lane North, Suite #100, Plymouth, MN 55447 (telephone: 763533-2727) and will be available on January 14, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. To order documents and view project information such as Drawings, Specification, updated plan holder list, addenda and bid results, visit the Franz Reprographics web site at and select the Franz Public Plan Room. Please login with your email address and password, or Register if this is your first time in the Plan Room. Select the project from the list of public projects. Once you have selected the project, please review the Bid Info for information on ordering documents. To receive Electronic Downloads, Bid Addenda and Shipped Order Confirmations for this project, you must make the following email address a Safe Sender in your Outlook Email: notice@plancommand. net These notifications are sent from this email address, not from the email address of SRI Consultants or Franz Reprographics. If you do not do this, your email server may block the receipt of these notifications. To make an email address a Safe Sender, please do the following: With the Inbox of Microsoft Outlook open, select the Actions drop-down menu across the top of the Outlook screen. Then select Junk E-mail, and then select Junk E-mail Options. Next select the Safe Senders tab and then select the Add button. You can then type in: and click OK. There is a ? (Help) button in the upper right hand corner you can select for assistance with using the Online Plan Room. If you still have problems, please contact Franz Reprographics by phone at 763-503-3401. Documents may also be reviewed at SRI, McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room, Reed Construction Data Plan Room and the Builders Exchanges of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A pre-bid conference will be held on January 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the main office conference room at Burnsville High School 600 East Highway 13, Burnsville, MN. Attendees are to meet at the front door. In the interest of all parties present at the pre-bid conference, cell phone use will not be permitted. A Bid Bond or Certified Check for 5% of the maximum bid payable to Independent School District 191, is required as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the Bidder will execute and file the proposed contract and provide 100% Performance and Payment Bonds within ten (10) days after the award of the Contract. The Certified Check will be returned to the Bidder as soon as the Contract and Bonds are executed. If, after ten (10) days, the Bidder shall fail to execute said Contract and Bonds, the Certified Check or Bid Bond shall be forfeited to Independent School District 191, as liquidated damages. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and all bids. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the Owner’s discretion, liquidated damages in the amount of Five-HundredDollars ($500.00) per day will be assessed against the Contract if the project is not completed on the dates indicated. This Advertisement for Bids is issued by the authority of Independent School District 191. Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159192

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd DEVELOPMENT/APPLICANT: Town Centre Shoppes 2013/MFC Properties 15 LP LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 3450 Denmark Ave, Lot 1, Block 1, Town Centre 100 20th Addition

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 CLOSED SESSION NOTES DECEMBER 19, 2013 This meeting will be closed to receive

CITY OF BURNSVILLE ORDINANCE NO. 1312 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1307 ESTABLISHING 2014 CITY FEES AND CHARGES REGARDING LIQUOR LICENSE FEES THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BURNSVILLE ORDAINS: SECTION 1. (A) Policy and Purpose. By the enactment of this Ordinance, the City Council intends to amend the fees and charges established with Ordinance No. 1307 required by the City Code for the year 2014 and to comply with Minnesota Statutes §462.353, subd. 4. (B) Amended Fees and Charges. The fees and charges for the year 2014 are amended as follows to be compliant with Minnesota Statutes §340A.504, subd. 3 and §340A.408, subd. 3: Liquor, Beer and Wine Licenses Annual Fees Sunday On-Sale License $225 $200 Off-Sale License (Best Practices participant) $300 $280 Off-Sale License (Best Practices non-participant) $400 $380 SECTION 2. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its passage and publication according to law and the corrected fee schedule retroactive to January 1, 2014. ADOPTED this 7th day of January, 2014, by the City Council of the City of Burnsville. Elizabeth B. Kautz, Mayor ATTEST: Macheal Collins, City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan, January 17, 2014, 162943

REQUEST(S): Planned Development A Planned Development Amendment to allow a drive-through facility. File Number: 15-PA-06-12-13 QUESTIONS: Call the Planning Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Pam Dudziak, the Planner at (651) 675-5691 or with the above information. CITY OF EAGAN Christina M. Scipioni - City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan

01/17/14 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd O / C

REQUEST(S): Rezoning A Rezoning of 5.65 acres from R-1, Residential Single Family to A, Agricultural. File Number: 22-RZ-08-12-13 Preliminary Subdivision A Preliminary Subdivision to create 2 lots. File Number: 22-PS-06-12-13 Final Subdivision A Final Subdivision to create 2 lots. File Number: 22-FS-08-12-13 Variance A Variance to the required minimum lot width requirement. File Number: 22-VA-14-12-13 QUESTIONS: Call the Planning Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Sarah Thomas, the Planner at (651) 675-5696 or with the above information. CITY OF EAGAN Christina M. Scipioni - City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan

01/17/14 CITY OF BURNSVILLE BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2014 WELL REHABILITATION PROJECT CITY PROJECT NUMBER 14-304 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Burnsville at the office of the City Clerk until 10:00 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at said time and place. Bids arriving after the designated time will be returned unopened. Said proposals are for the furnishing of all materials and labor associated with the rehabilitation of Municipal Well No. 1 and Well No. 2, pumps and appurtenant work. Substantial completion of the project shall be on or before June 16, 2014, and is defined as all well and pump rehabilitation completed and wells in service and pumping to the system. Final completion of the project shall be on or before July 1, 2014. Prospective bidders may attend an optional pre-bid meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Burnsville Water Treatment Plant located at 50 River Ridge Court, Burnsville. The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications as prepared by WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, which are on file with the City Clerk of Burnsville and may be seen at the office of the Consulting Engineers or at the office of the City Clerk. Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available at You may download the digital plan documents for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 (QuestCDN No. 3058194). Please contact at 952-2331632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Bids shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, bidder’s bond, or certified check payable to the City of Burnsville, for not less than five (5) percent of the amount of such bid, which shall be forfeited to the City of Burnsville, in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. Bidder’s bond must include certified copy of the power of attorney. For bonding purposes, the bid shall be the total of Base Bid items and Alternative Bid items for completed construction, as indicated on the Bid form. No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City of Burnsville, together with the bid security, in an opaque envelope which shall be plainly marked with the project title and the name and address of the Bidder. If a bid is to be mailed to the City of Burnsville, the bid envelope should be sealed in a regular mailing envelope and marked with “Bid Enclosed”. Immediately following expiration of the time for receiving Bids, the Bids will be opened and read aloud by at least two officers or agents of the City of Burnsville. Bid security of the three lowest Bidders will be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, but not longer than fortyfive (45) days from the date of opening bids. The City of Burnsville reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities, and to award the Bid in the best interest of the City. Bids are subject to acceptance and may not be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider such Bids on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 2014 163434

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA PROJECT NO. 1114 CEDAR GROVE ADDITIONS STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1114. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated January 7, 2014, prepared by the Assistant City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $2,179,900. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the Section 20, lying South of Silver Bell Road, East of Rahn Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 7, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL By: /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 2014 162703



(Civic Center Parkway & Parking Lot; 35W/Burnsville Parkway Bridge) City Project No. 13-203 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the City Council of the City of Burnsville at 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337 until 1:00 pm on Tuesday January 28, 2014 for the making of the following described local improvements, said proposal for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the 2013 Miscellaneous Street Lighting Projects (Civic Center Parkway & Parking Lot; 35W/Burnsville Parkway Bridge) The bids must be submitted on Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans and Specifications as prepared by the City Engineer, which are on file with the City Clerk and may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer. Digital copies of the Contract Documents can be obtained at www. or bids. The Quest CDN project number is 3031404. Bidders can download the Contract Documents for $20 by searching for the project on the QuestCDN website’s Project Search page or selecting the Engineering/ Public Work Bid link and then the project on the Burnsville website. Please contact at 952.233.1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. Bidders can also view the Contract Documents at either website free of charge. No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City Clerk of the City of Burnsville endorsed upon the outside wrapper with a brief statement or summary as to the work for which the bids is made and accompanied by a cash deposit, certified check, bid bond, or cashier’s check payable to the City of Burnsville in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of bid, to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the bid is accepted and the bidder shall fail to promptly enter into a written contract and furnish the required bond. The City of Burnsville reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to award the bid in the best interest of the City. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days. Immediately following expiration of the time for receiving bids, the City Clerk and engineer will publicly open bids in the City Hall. The Council will consider such bids in the Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday February 4, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Macheal Collins, City Clerk City of Burnsville, Minnesota Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159364

Project No. 1137 – Alden Pond Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1137. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated December 3, 2013, prepared by the Assistant City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $108,870. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the West ½ of Section 9, lying North of Yankee Doodle Road, West of Pilot Knob Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 7, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL By: /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159104

AMENDED SUMMONS State of Wisconsin Circuit Court – Washburn County Publication Amended Summons - Case No. 13-CV-056 - The Honorable Eugene D. Harrington - Case Code 30404 (Foreclosure of Mortgage) - The amount claimed exceeds $10,000.00 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. f/k/a Norwest Mortgage Inc., 3476 Stateview Blvd., Ft. Mill, SC 29715, Plaintiff vs. James A. Dohnalek & Jane Doe-Dohnalek, 1462 Englert Rd., Eagan, MN 55122-1325 and Margaret M. Leighton & John DoeLeighton, 3665 Birchpond Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55122-1205, Defendants – The State of Wisconsin - To each person named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after January 16, 2014 you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the amended complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Gray & Assoc., L.L.P., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 16345 W. Glendale Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the amended complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the amended complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the amended complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated 12/27/13, Patricia C. Lonzo, State Bar No. 1045312, Gray & Assoc., L.L.P., Attys. for Plaintiff, 16345 W. Glendale Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151, (414) 224-1987. Gray & Assoc., L.L.P. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 31, 2014 162414

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA PROJECT NO. 1138 – CEDAR INDUSTRIAL PARK STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1138. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated January 7, 2014, prepared by the Assistant City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $317,300. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the North ½ of Section 17, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road, West of Trunk Highway 13, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 7, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL By: /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 2014 162706

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1139 Oakwood Heights 2nd Addition Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1139. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated December 3, 2013, prepared by the City Assistant Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $79,700. The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the Southwest ¼ of Section 25, lying North of Wilderness Run Road, West of Dodd Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 7, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL By: /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159113

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF EAGAN, DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Project No. 1140 - Stonebridge Ponds Street Improvements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the improvements, known as Project No. 1140. The proposed project is in accordance with the preliminary engineering report dated December 3, 2013, prepared by the Assistant City Engineer. The estimated cost of the foregoing improvement is as follows: $59,100 The area proposed to be assessed for said improvements is described as follows: The area located within the Southwest ¼ of Section 24, lying North of Diffley Road, West of Dodd Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. All persons who desire to be heard with respect to the question of whether or not the above improvements should be made shall be heard at said time and place. Dated January 7, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL By: /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Eagan City Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 10, 17, 2014 159120

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SS MNRI, LLC, doing business as Simply Self Storage intends to enforce its lien on certain personal property belonging to the following at the facility located at 4025 Old Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan, MN 55122. The sale will take place (unless otherwise withdrawn) via an on-line auction at on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 beginning at approximately 10:00 AM and concluding on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM. This public sale will result in the goods being sold to the highest bidder. Certain terms and conditions apply. B. Waldum #105A Household Items L. Turner #234 Antique Sewing Machine, Artwork, Leather Couch G. Hjellming #316A Bicycle, Dresser, Television C. Finishes #700 Snowblower, Bicycle, Golf Clubs L. Debreto #528 Artwork, Lamp, Chair L. Debreto #530A Television, Furniture, Clothing Published in Burnsville/Eagan January 17, 24, 2014 159372

10A January 17, 2014 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan

Sports Just like the old neighborhood Three area boys hockey teams play outside at TCF Bank Stadium by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Memories of young boys zipping around the neighborhood ice rink materialized Saturday as Eastview, Eagan and Lakeville South played in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium. While the boys were able to relive a sliver of their youth during the outdoor games, only Eastview emerged with a key win as it edged rival Eagan in overtime. “The experience was a very positive one for our players,” Lakeville South coach Kurt Weber said. “I think it says it all that, when we arrived and walked down the tunnel to go look at the rink, every player’s cellphone went up and pictures were being tweeted, texted, emailed, snap-chatted all over the world.” Weber said the players felt very fortunate to get the opportunity, since outdoor games have gained momentum from high profile contests in the NHL and college ranks. “It was a very fun experience for our players to play in such a neat venue,” Eagan coach Mike Taylor said. “The rink was very nice and the ice was good.” Taylor said he would like to see two or three such events organized each year, but on a limited basis, so the outdoor

Taylor Ramthun of Eagan skates the puck out of the defensive zone during a Jan. 9 girls hockey game against Lakeville North. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy)

Defense, goaltending key as North seizes SSC lead Eagan boys hockey members celebrate after scoring the first Wildcat goal during the team’s overtime loss to Eastview on Saturday. More photos are online at SunThisweek. com. (Photo by Jason Olson) games remain special. “I definitely think more outdoor games should be organized,” Weber said. “It is a very positive experience for the players, lifelong memorizes and for the game of high school hockey in Minnesota.” While South lost 6-4 to Bloomington Jefferson, in the Faceoff’s final game under the lights, John Snodgrass found the net at the 6-minute, 51-second mark of overtime to send the Lightning to a win over the Wildcats. Snodgrass assisted on Eastview’s two oth-

Eastview forward John Snodgrass (left) and Eagan defenseman Nick Wolff square off during the 2014 High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 11. Snodgrass had the game-winning goal in overtime. (Photo by Jason Olson)

er goals. The first gave Eastview a 1-0 lead when Snodgrass and Keith Muehlbauer connected with Mitchell Cerrato, who scored at the 2:37 mark of the first period. Eagan retaliated with a power-play goal from Kyle Stebbing at the 8:50 mark. Assists were credited to Jack Jenson and Tommy Muck. Jenson pulled the Wildcats into the lead with an unassisted, short-handed goal at the 4:39 mark of the second period. Snodgrass fed Pierce Erickson for the game-ty-

ing goal at the 9:37 mark of the second. Both goalies were stout throughout the game, but especially in the third when they stopped everything that came their way. Eastview’s Zachary Driscoll turned away 39 of Eagan’s 41 shots on goal, while Andrew Lindgren had 26 saves. More photos from the High School Hockey Faceoff are at SunThisweek. com. Email Tad Johnson at t a d . j o h n s o n @ e c m - i n c. com.

Eagan goalie Andrew Lindgren stopped nearly all of the shots that came his way during the 2014 High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 11. (Photo by Jason Olson)

Panthers’ Cooper has 0.80 goals-against average by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

For a reason Lakeville North is threatening to pull away in South Suburban Conference girls hockey, look no farther than the Panthers’ net, where junior Abby Cooper is holding opponents to a fraction of a goal per game. It’s been a comforting feeling for the Panthers to know if they score one goal they could very well still win, and if they score two they more than likely will win. “Yeah, I didn’t expect things would go quite this well,” said Cooper, whose goals-against average of 0.80 leads the state. “It’s my first year as the starter. But we’re playing well as a team, we have good chemistry and the defense is playing really well in front of me.” After beating Eagan 4-0 on Jan. 9, North was 8-0-2 in the conference and 123-2 overall. The Panthers, ranked seventh in Class AA by Let’s Play Hockey, had a four-point lead in the conference over their closest pursuers, Lakeville South and Burnsville. Lakeville North outscored opponents 47-5 in its first 10 South Suburban games. Only four

teams have scored more than one goal in a game against North, and all of those were non-conference opponents. “It starts in the defensive zone for us,” North coach Buck Kochevar said. “We have solid ‘D,’ and they have the green light to take the puck into the offensive zone when they see an opportunity. Abby’s playing great, and with a lot of confidence. And her teammates have confidence in her.” Although the Panthers suffered a blow early in the season when sisters Christi and Brianna Vetter left the team – Christi Vetter was North’s second leading scorer last season – they still have been able to put together a dangerous top line. “Our other two lines play very solid,” Kochevar said. “They don’t allow the other team many chances when they’re on the ice.” They didn’t on Jan. 9 against Eagan, which managed only 18 shots on goal in a home-ice loss. The Wildcats (8-9-1 overall), a state tournament qualifier last season, are fighting back after a rough start that saw them win two of their first nine games. But they lost both of their games against North this season by 4-0 scores.

Eastview, Eagan win conference Nordic races by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eastview skiers took the top two places and the Lightning was the winning girls team at a South Suburban Conference Nordic skiing meet Jan. 8 at Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. In the boys meet, Eagan skiers finished first, fourth and fifth and the Wildcats won the team competition by 35 points. Eastview sophomore Margie Freed was more than one minute ahead of anybody else in the girls 5-kilometer freestyle race, finishing in 15 minutes, 31 seconds. Freed’s teammate, sophomore Kylie Kraemer, was second in 17:03 and eighth-grader Kelly Koch of Burnsville fin-

ished third in 17:11. Annika Martell (fourth, 17:17) and Kaley Hedberg (ninth, 17:36) also were in the top 10 for Eastview. Burnsville senior Tori Felton was sixth in 17:23. Eastview scored 161 points in the girls team competition. Burnsville, competing without its No. 1 skier Vivian Hett, was second with 152. Hett was skiing in the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Utah. Lakeville South was fourth with 113 points. Cougars skiers Carley Endersbe and Libbey Endersbe were 10th and 11th, respectively, in 17:38 and 17:50. Molly Wilson finished 17th in 18:23 and Brianna Vetter was 20th in 19:04 for Lakeville North, which was sixth with 68

points. The ISD 196 team, comprising Apple Valley, Eagan and Rosemount high schools, was seventh with 64 points. Top ISD 196 skier was Camille Sjoquist, who was 19th in 18:57. Eagan senior Josh Podpeskar skied to first place in the boys 5K freestyle in 13:25, 16 seconds ahead of Tamer MicheRichter of Bloomington. Rhett Carlson of ISD 196 (for boys meets it’s Apple Valley, Eastview and Rosemount) was third in 13:35, and Eagan’s Jacob Edmond (13:53) and Patrick Acton (14:23) completed the top five. Eagan also had the eighth-place skier – Brady Mavetz, who finished in 14:50. Eagan scored 165 points to win the boys team competition.

ISD 196 had 130 points, one more than Lakeville South. Sean Tuff (12th, 15:26) and Grant Udelhofen (16th, 15:51) also placed in the top 20 for ISD 196. Lakeville South was led by Mitchell Miller (15:05) and Jack Gerken (15:24), who finished 10th and 11th. Noah LeVesseur and Matthew Schiroo were 17th and 18th, and Noah Hanson took 20th place. Burnsville freshman Nate Blichfeldt finished sixth in 14:28. The Blaze was sixth in the team standings with 77 points. Grant Eggan was 29th individually for Lakeville North, which finished eighth with 35 points. The Burnsville girls and Winona Cotter boys won team

championships at the South Suburban Conference True Team meet Jan. 4 at Valleywood Golf Course. The meet consisted of sprint and pursuit races. Carlson of ISD 196 won the boys sprint race in 3:30.6, Eastview’s Freed won the classic and freestyle legs in the girls pursuit competition and placed first overall in 29:55.8. Eagan’s Podpeskar was first in the classic and freestyle legs of the boys pursuit race and had a winning overall time of 26:51.1. South Suburban Conference teams were to compete in a classic race Tuesday at MurphyHanrehan Park Reserve in Savage. Next up is a sprint meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Wirth Park in Minneapolis.

TAGS South gymnastics places fourth at Gopher Invite The TAGS South Level 6-9 teams competed in the eighth annual Jan. 10-11 Gopher Invite at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The Level 7 team captured fourth place. The Level 6 team included Sydney McGregor, of Lakeville, with scores were 8.7 (sixth) on vault, 7.85 (seventh) on uneven bars, 9.0 (fifth) on balance beam, and 33.650 (11th) in the allaround; and Ally Keehn, of Farmington, who is recovering from an injury and competed on the floor exercise where she received a 9.0 for third place. The Level 7 team’s Grace Keller, of Rosemount, received second place in un-

even bars with the team’s highest score of 9.15. Both Abby Schoonover, of Apple Valley, and Abbie Swanson, of Farmington, received eighth place in their age groups with scores of 8.8 and 8.0, respectively. On the balance beam, Keller received 9.0 and a fifth-place finish. Lindsey Neumann, of Eagan, finished in sixth with an 8.75, and Maja Decker, of Prior Lake, brought in 8.5 for eighth place. Keller took the lead on the floor exercise with 8.925 for fifth. Ashley Goodlund, of Lakeville, was sixth with 8.9, and Decker received eighth with 8.85. Goodlund earned 8.8

for fourth place on the vault. Teagan Klinkner, of Apple Valley, received 8.75 for fifth. Decker and Alex Barcus, of Inver Grove Heights, tied for 12th with 8.525. Keller finished third in the all-around with 35.425 (her score also qualifying her for the Minnesota State Championship). Neumann received eighth place with a 33.275, Goodlund was ninth with a 33.2. As a team, the Level 7s finished in fourth place with 104.95. Also competing for TAGS South was Maria Kummer, of Hastings. The Level 8 team had a strong start on the vault

with Taylor Thorberg, of Farmington, posting 9.25 for second place. Natalie Meyer, of Lakeville, won the event in her age group with 9.175. Kaitlin O’Tool of Hastings rounded out the top three with 8.7. Meyer swung her way to a third-place finish on the uneven bars with 9.1 while Thorberg and Teagan Ramboldt, of Eagan, brought in scores of 8.725 (sixth) and 8.325 (11th), respectively. On the balance beam, Thorberg and O’Tool tied for the team’s highest score of 8.5 for 10th place. Meyer received 8.275. On the floor exercise, O’Tool and Indya Volk, of Lakeville, brought

in the top two scores for the team with 8.725 (11th) and 8.675 (12th), respectively. Sarah Wilken, of Eagan, tumbled her way into the scorer’s circle with 8.6. In the all-around, Meyer received sixth place with 35.075. Thorberg received 10th with 34.775 and O’Tool finished with 33.925. These top three scorers all earned the State Championship qualifying score. Also competing for TAGS South were Talia Whitmore, of Inver Grove Heights, and Mackenzie Hughes, of Red Wing. The Level 9 team consisted of three athletes, but only one, Aspen Schrempp,

of Eagan, competed in every event, thus earning an all-around score. Schrempp received first place on vault with 9.55. Olivia Larson, of Lakeville, was sixth on the uneven bars with 8.625. Larson and Schrempp finished second and third on the balance beam with scores of 8.475 and 8.25, respectively. Shelby Neumann, of Eagan, competed only on the balance beam and received 7.45. Schrempp finished in eighth on the floor exercise with 8.8 and was third in the all-around with 34.275 (qualifying her for the State Championship).

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LI, from 1A the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Biological Sciences, the Tribune reported. Li co-captained the Blazettes in 2010-11, her senior year, along with Hassler, Hannah Blankush and Kaitlin Osgood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was a strong leader, a very talented dancer,â&#x20AC;? Anna Abbe, the assistant varsity coach that year and current Blazettes head coach, said in an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her love for her team and her sport showed every time she took the floor.â&#x20AC;? She was funny, excited about life, got along with everyone on the team and was an uplifting presence during practices, Abbe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever she does, she does 100 percent. She worked hard at dance, she worked hard at her academics,â&#x20AC;? Abbe said, adding that Li was involved in STOP, from 1A The center median stop is expected to cut at least 10 minutes off an hour-long round-trip commute. Eagan city officials welcome the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fix to the Eagan station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The MVTA would have preferred off ramps to a station but the enhanced center option is

a Chinese dance program away from school. Hassler said she saw Li recently at the Target store in Burnsville and at the South Suburban Conference dance finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She literally was the one person probably in the entire world that was always happy,â&#x20AC;? said Hassler, who attends the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She cared so much for the Blazette team and was the hardest-working. She had the most contagious laugh. She was the loudest one on the team and the most helpful one.â&#x20AC;? Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Ben, who traveled to Chicago after the accident, told the Tribune his daughter â&#x20AC;&#x153;was very happy in her 21 years because we never pushed her and she achieved many things.â&#x20AC;? In September Li began volunteering at a Minneapolis-area home care and

hospice clinic, where she that Hoang drowned and reported. at (952) 846-2031 or email provided companionship that alcohol contributed and played piano for pa- to his death, the Tribune John Gessner can be reached tients and their families, the Tribune reported. The paper cited Chi-          cago police reports stating that Ken Hoang had climbed over a railing onto the ice to retrieve his cellphone and fell into the water. Li then dropped down onto the ice to try to rescue him. When she yelled out for help, Phan Hoang also stepped onto the ice and fell in. Phan Hoang, who was expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, issued a statement, the Tribune reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lost two good friends,â&#x20AC;? it said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy seeing your friend drift away and having one die in your arms. I have never felt so helpless in my life.â&#x20AC;? The Cook County medical examinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office ruled

less costly and a better option for Red Line passengers,â&#x20AC;? said Eagan City Council Member Gary Hansen, who is also chair of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority. Hansen and Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire were representatives on the policy advisory committee that examined the various options.

Working with Metro Transit, county officials have an ambitious schedule in which preliminary engineering and final design would be completed this year and construction would begin in 2015.




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theater and arts briefs Ugandan dancers Kika Troupe, a 20-member dance and drum performance company from Uganda, will perform Sunday, Jan. 19, at Heartbeat Studios, 7661 W. 145th St., Apple Valley. The performance runs from 1-2 p.m., followed by the Kika Troupe members teaching dance and drumming classes from 2-3:30 p.m. Admission is free; because space is limited guests are asked to register in advance by calling 952-4327833. Kika Troupe also will perform 7-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Hosted by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.

Comedy in Rosemount The Rosemount Area Arts Council will host Comedy Club at the Steeple Center 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 25 and March 8. The PG performance features Dennis Carney and William Hill with guest star Pizpor the Magician. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at or at The Front Porch at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail.

Chorale to present Haydn Joseph Haydnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Creationâ&#x20AC;? will be featured in a May masterwork concert series by the South Metro Chorale. SMC will be joined by soloists Laura Hynes, soprano; David Kozisek, tenor; Philip Zawisza, bass; along with professional orchestra musicians. To audition for the chorus, interested singers should email Russell Adrian, artistic director, at director@SouthMetroChorale. org. The concerts will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at Glendale United Methodist Church in Savage and 3 p.m. May 4 at St. Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church in Richfield. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling 612-386-4636. Visit

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for Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Hear poetry and live music performed by Edu-Poetic Enterbrainment, a Family Night at Twin Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spoken word and IMAX Theatre music ensemble. â&#x20AC;˘ Polish Paper Cutting, The IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Val- 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at ley will host Family Night on Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville, Monday, Jan. 20. Admission for the 6:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April showing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Space Junk 3Dâ&#x20AC;? is 16, at Wescott Library, 1340 $5 per person. Complimentary Wescott Road, Eagan. Presentsandwiches and drinks (while ed by ArtStart. Registration supplies last) will be served required. â&#x20AC;˘ Metal Work of Latin in the lobby beginning at 5:30 America, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, p.m. March 6, at Robert Trail Li14395 S. Robert Trail, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Love Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at zoo brary, Rosemount. Learn repoussĂŠ, The Minnesota Zoo will cel- a Spanish metalworking techebrate Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day with its nique that uses hammering to 10th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Tourâ&#x20AC;? Fri- form pliable metal into shapes, day, Feb. 14. The tour offers a and create a silver-foiled picglimpse into the romantic ritu- ture frame to take home. Preals of animals. sented by ArtStart. RegistraThe adults-only event is tion required. $180 per couple and includes â&#x20AC;˘ Minnesota in the 1970s, narrated tours of the Tropics presented by the Minnesota Trail from 5:45-7:15 p.m.; hors Historical Society, 7-8 p.m. dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres from 5:45-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 12, at Heriromantic dinner in Discovery tage Library, 20085 Heritage Bay at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Drive, Lakeville. Reservations can be made â&#x20AC;˘ Tropics Steel Drum Band, online at Tour and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at dinner time will be determined Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. when the reservation is placed. County Road 42, Burnsville. Call 952-431-9500 for more inâ&#x20AC;˘ CafĂŠ Accordion Orchestra, formation. 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Robert Trail Library, 14395 Minnesota Mosaic S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Eclectic mix of French muDakota County Library will sette, vintage swing, Latin and host the culturally rich and European folk music. artistically diverse Minnesota Minnesota Mosaic is supMosaic Cultural Arts series for ported by the Dakota County the 18th year. The following Library Foundation and the programs are included: Minnesota Clean Water, Land â&#x20AC;˘ Minnesota author Sarah & Legacy Amendment. Stonich, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. For more information or 21, at Burnhaven Library, 1101 to register, visit www.dakoW. County Road 42, Burns- and search ville. She will discuss her book, calendar of events or call 651â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vacationland.â&#x20AC;? 450-2900. â&#x20AC;˘ Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at Galaxie Li- Craft beer tasting brary, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Ernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Grille in Apple Valley. Burnsville will hold a craft beer â&#x20AC;˘ Nothando Zulu, 7-7:45 tasting event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Burn- Jan. 28. Participants will samhaven Library, 1101 W. County ple 30 different craft beers and Road 42, Burnsville. Watch rate them for taste. Appetizers Nothando recreate colorful will be served. characters from African and Cost is $25.95. Reservations African-American folktales. are required. Information: â&#x20AC;˘ Enterbrainment Live, 2:30- or 9523:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at 435-2867.

Comedy Adam Ray, featuring Nick Turner, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mystic Comedy Club in Prior Lake. Mature audiences only. Tickets: $19. Information:, 952-445-9000. Comedy and magic show featuring Dennis Carney, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Special guest star PizPor the Magician. Also appearing William Hill, from Stone Mountain, Ga. Tickets: $5. Reservations recommended. For information or reservations, call John at 952255-8545.

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Sunday, Jan. 26 Discovery Day Open House, 1-3 p.m., Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, 3355 Columbia Drive, Eagan. Short presentation at 1 p.m. followed by a tour and hands-on classroom experiences for families of students in grades K-4 and a middle school information session for families of students in grades 5-8. Information: Shawnessy Schwartz at 651-262-2898 or Spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for two 12-year-old Burnsville Traveling Baseball teams, 4-7 p.m., Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage. Meal catered by The Olive Garden. Silent auction to include trips, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cost: $7. Funds raised will go to the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; summer baseball trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., to play at the Cooperstown Dream Park. For more information, visit and click on Cooperstown 2014.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 The Confident Woman: Finding Freedom From Our Biggest Critic, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thrive Therapy, 190 River Ridge Circle S., Suite 208, Blood drives Burnsville. Free workshop. Information: The American Red Cross will hold, 612-568-6050. the following blood drives. Call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit Thursday, Jan. 23 to make an appointApple Valley Garden Club, 7:15 ment or for more information. p.m., Apple Valley Community Center, â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Caribou 14603 Hayes Road. Master gardener Coffee, 3868 150th St., Rosemount. JoAnne Sabin will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beautiful â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Qdoba, Bees in the Garden and How to Help 1298 Promenade Place, Eagan. Them.â&#x20AC;? Free and open to the public. â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 21, noon to 6 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Saturday, Jan. 25 Burnsville. Laugh Your Way to a Better Marâ&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 24, noon to 6 p.m., Hosanna riage, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Lakeville. Ave. W., Rosemount. Cost: $20, inâ&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott cludes lunch. Registration/information: Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.

Books Author Newell Hill, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, 651-4801200. Hill will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Octaves of Success: 88 Keys to a Passion-Centered Career.â&#x20AC;? He will sign and sell his book. Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, 952-891-0300. Stonich will discuss her book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vacationland,â&#x20AC;? a novel in stories, all of which revolve around characters connected to Naledi, a fading lakeside vacation getaway in northern Minnesota.

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Saturday, Jan. 18 Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Items for sale include locally produced food items such as honey, jams, sauces, sweet treats, artisan bakery items, strudel, root vegetables and more. Take a Kid Ice Fishing - Try It Clinic, 2-4 p.m., Blackhawk Park, 169 Murphy Parkway, Eagan. No fishing licenses required for this event. Registration is required: Eagan Parks and Recreation, 651-675-5500 or www. Class number for registration is 20969.

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Ron and Sue Wagener, 612-501-9065 or Farmington Community EXPO, 9 a.m. to noon, Farmington High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave. Free admission. Grieving the Losses of Divorce, 9-11 a.m., InnerLight Healing Center, 17305 Cedar Ave. S., Lakeville. Cost: $39 or $175 for five-session series. Registration/information:, 952-435-4144.

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Exhibits Best of Bonnie Featherstone & Friends exhibit will be on display through Feb. 1 in the art gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952895-4685, Winter Art Experience, an exhibit sponsored by the Eagan Art Festival and Eagan Art House, is on display through February at the Eagan Byerlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1299 Promenade Place. Information: 651-675-5521. Music â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope is Aliveâ&#x20AC;? benefit concert for St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Silent auction and activities begin at 5 p.m. Elvis tribute artists Steve and Tommy Marcio perform at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 at the box office, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at David Gonzalez Band, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Valleywood Golf Course clubhouse, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple

Valley. Part of the Frozen Apple Teen Center, 14255 Johnny concert series by the Apple Val- Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, ley Arts Foundation. Free. Infor- 952-953-2385. Ages 12-18. Adult painting open stumation: dio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Theater Auditions for â&#x20AC;&#x153;B-I-N-G-O Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per Spells Murderâ&#x20AC;? by the Eagan session. Information: 651-675Theater Company, 5:30-8:30 5521. Drawing & Painting (adults p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Eagan Room of Eagan City and teens) with Christine TierHall, 3830 Pilot Knob Road. ney, 9 a.m. to noon WednesRoles include seven characters days, River Ridge Arts Building, (four men, three women). Per- Burnsville. Information: www. formances will be March 13-14., 612-210Auditions for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dixie 3377. Teens Express Yourself Swim Clubâ&#x20AC;? by Expressions Community Theater, 6-8 p.m. with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays Feb. 3-4, at the Lakeville Area at Brushworks School of Art in Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Burnsville, www.BrushworksSAve. Roles for five women who, 651-214-4732. Act-Sing-Dance winter will be portrayed at ages 44, 49, 54 and 77. Must be able to session enrollment open for speak with a Southern accent. ages 7-17. Burnsville location. 952-220-1676, Performances will be April 4-6, Information: 11-13. Call backs, if needed, Drama Interaction. Homeschool Theatre Prowill be 6 p.m. Feb. 6. Informagram, winter session open tion: 952-985-4640. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Return of Diamond enrollment, Wednesdays, ages Jim,â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7-17. In the Company of Kids, 18, Steeple Center, 14375 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Mystery dinner theater hosted by the Rosemount Area Arts Class for children with special Council. Tickets: $39, includes needs (ASD/DCD programs), dinner; www.rosemountarts. In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tarzan,â&#x20AC;? presented by 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle Theater Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 24-26, at Lake- Theater Program for all ages ville Area Arts Center, 20965 and abilities, In the Company Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tick- of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., ets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at children 12 and younger; www., the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry 952-985-4640. Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Workshops/classes/other Poetry Jam and Rap Information: 651-675-5500. Soy candle making classBattle, 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Apple Valley Teen Center, es held weekly in Eagan near 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call JaRoad. Information: 952-953- mie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. 2385 or Allegro Choral Academy Presented by Making Scents in is accepting registrations for Minnesota. its second semester for grades Country line dance class2-8. Registrations accepted es held for intermediates Monuntil classes are full. Campuses days 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling in Lakeville and Rosemount. River Center, 325 Oak St., Information:, of- Farmington, $5/class. Call or 952-846- ilyn 651-463-7833. 8585. Country line dance classDrawing from the Imagi- es on Wednesdays at the Lakenation, ages 11-plus, 6-8 p.m. ville Senior Center, 20110 HolyWednesdays, Feb. 5-19, Eagan oke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. Intermediate, 10 a.m. to noon. S. Cost: $62. Supplies provid- $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463ed. Registration/information: 7833. 651-675-5521. The Lakeville Area Arts Young Artists, ages 6-10, Center offers arts classes for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. all ages,, 25, or 4:30-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, 952-985-4640. Feb. 4-25, Eagan Art House, Rosemount History Book 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Cost: Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the $45. Supplies provided. Reg- second Tuesday of each month istration/information: 651-675- at the Robert Trail Library. Infor5521. mation: John Loch, 952-255Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Bat- 8545 or tle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley

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There was no shortage of eye-catching sci-fi costumery at the Star Wars Extravaganza held Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. Hosted by the Rosemount Area Arts Council and the Robert Trail Library, the event included a kids costume exhibition and family photo opportunities with characters from the 501st Legion, a volunteer group of characters from the popular George Lucas film series thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Far left: Princess Leia was well represented at the event, with Robert Trail childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s librarian Kathy Kleckner, left, and Tamara Scott of Rosemount coming dressed as the sciencefictional princess;. Top: Characters from the 501st Legion in attendance included Imperial Stormtroopers and even a Tusken Raider. Near left: Kids were encouraged to come dressed in costume and have their photos taken with Darth Maul and other 501st Legion actors. (Photos by Andrew Miller)

Young actor adapts to the jungle

Eighteen-year-old Landon Franke is cast as the titular ape-man and Claire Vietti, 15, plays Jane in Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tarzan.â&#x20AC;? The musical runs Jan. 17-26 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. (Photo submitted)

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In his first leading role, Landon Franke finds himself swinging from vine to vine. The Farmington High School 12th-grader plays the bare-chested title character in Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tarzan,â&#x20AC;? which runs this month at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The part requires a good deal of physical exertion, and the high-energy Franke, adorned in a dreadlock wig and loin cloth in the show, is up to the challenge of playing the jungle-dwelling apeman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite an experience because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of movement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swinging on vines, handstands, cartwheels, somersaults,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually really fun.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tarzan,â&#x20AC;? adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, is Frankeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth show with Dakota County-based Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle Theater. Joining

him in the 130-member cast are some familiar faces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his dad, Curtis, is cast as an ape, and his twin siblings Ramsey and Brielle, both 15, play baby Tarzanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother and father. The family has been preparing for their parts in the show together, Franke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sit in the living room and read lines together,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And over Christmas we took a road trip to Duluth and threw in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tarzanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we rocked out to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tarzanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the car.â&#x20AC;? Franke got his start in theater his freshman year at Farmington High School with a part in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Idiotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to High School.â&#x20AC;? He took to theater immediately and has regularly appeared in shows at the school, most recently the fall 2012 production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Man.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I got to high school and found theater, it was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, this is for me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that he hopes to continue acting next year when he be-

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