Page 1 NEWS ‘Magic for Macy’ benefit Magician Justin Flom will perform at a benefit for an Eagan girl with a brain development disorder. Page 2A

September 27, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 31

One dead, one in custody, one missing Missing woman, 20, last seen with suspected gunman in bar shooting by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

OPINION Unite to end the violence Burnsville-based 360 Communities is leading an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention efforts. Page 4A


A series of events that started with a fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar and grill early Sunday, Sept. 22, now includes a missing-person case involving a 20-year-old woman. Anarae Kristine Sc-


The Dakota Valley Symphony opens its 2013-14 season with a concert featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio Herrera. Page 21A

Anarae Kristine Schunk hunk, a Burnsville High School graduate and University of Minnesota student, was last seen with the

alleged gunman outside the bar around the time of the shooting, according to police. After getting a missingperson report on Schunk the evening of Sept. 23, police worked backward to identify the suspect in the shooting, which occurred around closing time in the parking lot of Nina’s Grill, 2510 Horizon Drive, Burnsville police Sgt. Rory Bochniak said. The suspect, 31-yearold Shavelle Oscar ChavezNelson, was arrested in Rosemount Sept. 24. Schunk is a former girlfriend of his, her older brother

Owen Schunk said. Killed in the shooting was 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi. The incident started with an altercation between the two men, Bochniak said. Surveillance video from around the time of the shooting captured Chavez-Nelson and Schunk together outside the northeast Burnsville bar, Bochniak said. It’s unclear whether they left together, he said. Schunk was still missing Wednesday and is not a suspect in the homicide. “Our investigators are searching several areas in

the south metro,” Bochniak said Wednesday morning. “We’re not giving those locations out. But we are actively searching as we speak.” Police are also looking for a car they believe Chavez-Nelson drove from the bar in. It’s a 1983 fourdoor Buick LeSabre Limited, of an unknown dark color, with license plate 662 EWR. The car is registered to Chavez-Nelson. Police have pressed Chavez-Nelson, who is being held in the Dakota County Jail, for informaSee SHOOTING, 15A

Neighborhood Fine fall day for Lone Oak Days school options may be limited in 196 Kindergarten students could be affected next year

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Some District 196 kindergartners may not be able to attend their neighborhood school next fall if all-day kindergarten enrollment rises due to new state funding, officials say. Presently, parents pay $3,400 per year for the Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan School District’s all-day program, while some scholarships are available to families who qualify for free-and-reduced lunches.

Beginning this fall, families will be able to access the program for free thanks to $15.7 million in new state funding provided in the education bill that passed in May. “This will allow more middle income families to participate, which is a good thing, said Khia Brown, director of District 196’s community education. “But it will also increase enrollment, which creates a challenge for us.” To date, about 80 percent of the district’s 1,200 kindergartners are enrolled in the all-day program. District officials Ellery Horner (left) and Anna Mohabir of Hopkins helped out with farm chores on predict enrollment in the Sept. 22 by feeding and watering the chickens at Lone Oak Days at Holz Farm Park in Eagan. The two-day event offered an assortment of activities around the farm including a hay-wagon tractor ride and corn shucking. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) See SCHOOLS, 15A


Safe sleep for infants is goal Time out of the Awareness Cedar bottleneck effort aimed at preventing tragedy by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Volleyball team lifts ‘Eagan Curse’ Eagan has gone to the Eagle Invitational volleyball tournament every year since 1998 but never won it – until last weekend. Page 12A

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Stephanie Ableidinger doesn’t keep the memory of her infant son Dane in a dark corner reserved for unspeakable tragedies. She wants his August 2011 death at an Eagan child-care provider’s home to stand for something. That’s why Stephanie and husband Mac did a promotional video for Dakota County on infant safesleep practices, and it’s why she attended a Minnesota Infant Safe Sleep Week kickoff event Sept. 23 in Burnsville. “That’s our goal, and that’s his (Dane’s) legacy,” Ableidinger said, holding her new baby, 11-monthold Estelle. “We want to make sure people keep hearing his name and he makes a difference.” Ableidinger and Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson were among the guests at the event, held at the home of Theresa Raasch, a county-licensed home provider for 10 years. Events marking Infant Safe Sleep Week, Sept. 23-27, were held in Burnsville and Alexandria. They were intended to serve as a reminder to home child-care providers that infants must be

Cedar Avenue project may turn southbound lane around for northbound commuters by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Nineteen minutes. For many commuters, every minute counts. A new project under consideration might give thousands of Dakota County rush hour commuters who cross the Minnesota River on Cedar State Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson Avenue every day 19 more spoke at an Infant Safe Sleep Week kickoff event Sept. minutes of time out of the 23 in Burnsville. (Photo by John Gessner) bottleneck. placed on their backs to said. sleep, in cribs free of loose In Dakota County, blankets, pillows and oth- three infants died unexer obstructions. pectedly in licensed childFrom August 2002 to care homes in the last two August 2012, 83 children years, said Kathleen Gaydied in Minnesota fam- lord, County Board of ily child-care homes, with Commissioners chair. One Lower levy will 75 percent dying in un- was Dane Ableidinger. lessen impact safe sleep situations, ac“Probably positional cording to an Infant Safe asphyxia” was the cause if referendum Sleep Week proclamation. of death, according to passes, There’s been a “dramatic” the medical examiner. His increase in deaths since mother said his provider officials say 2006, most suffered by laid him face down on a by Jessica Harper infants placed in sleeping blanket on the basement SUN THISWEEK positions that were against floor. When someone DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE state rules and safety prac- came to check on him, the A tax increase potentices, Jesson said. child was unresponsive. tially created by District “We need to change The provider, Beverly 196’s levy referendum that,” she said, adding that Anne Greenagel, faces five the increase in deaths has criminal charges, includ- proposal may be smaller subsided in the past year. ing two counts of second- than initially projected due to a 7.6 percent drop “And yet we know we can in the board-approved See SLEEP, 15A do so much more,” Jesson

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Dakota County will host an open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Eagan City Hall to explain how managed lane and contraflow magic could work on Cedar Avenue. One of the proposals under consideration would use ramp meters, freeway cameras, electronic signs and a current Cedar Avenue southbound lane from 138th Street in Apple Valley to Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington for a MnPASS lane for northbound traffic in the mornings. The idea would create See LANES, 15A

Tax levy to drop in District 196 property tax levy. On Sept. 23, the Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan School Board approved a $68.2 million preliminary payable 2014 property tax, which is $5.6 million less than the payable 2013 tax levy. The decrease is a result of additional equalization aid the district will receive from the state as part of the Omnibus Education Bill passed earlier this year. See LEVY, 13A


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With the help of a little sleight of hand, an Eagan grandmother hopes that a benefit Saturday night in Bloomington will have a lasting impact upon her 3-year-old granddaughter. Evergreen Church of Bloomington is hosting “Magic for Macy,� a benefit for an Eagan child whose brain development disorder has created daily challenges for her and her parents. Macy’s grandmother, Barbara Linert, is helping organize the benefit, which features magician Justin Flom. Flom is based in Las Vegas and has been performing professionally since he graduated from Bethany Academy High School that he attended with Linert’s daughters. His credits include appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.� Flom’s magic, live and silent auctions, a chili dinner and pony rides for children are all part of the event that aims to defray costs associated with Macy’s ongoing treatments and therapy.

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Long-term needs Macy’s parents, Amanda and Ian Patterson, of Eagan, were told during an ultrasound prior to Macy’s birth that her head was too small for her stage of development. A second ultrasound was conducted two months later to verify the diagnosis. Macy’s parents had the option of an abortion, but remained committed to raising their daughter, Linert said. “They look at Macy as a gift from God,� she said. In the months following Macy’s birth the family began to learn the ramifications of Macy’s condition. She didn’t re-

spond as babies typically do to the sound of her name, and she didn’t smile in recognition of her parents, Linert said. An MRI at 4 months confirmed Macy had chronic neurodevelopmental disorder. She faces a lifetime of disabilities and impairments. Macy doesn’t talk, cannot walk and doesn’t eat solid food. She’s “a 3-yearold in an infant’s body,� according to Linert. Doctors have ruled out several causes of her disorder, but they don’t know why her brain development was stunted, Linert said. Macy has the benefit of physical and occupational therapy programs, but she needs special equipment that exceeds the limits of her insurance coverage. That equipment includes an infant stander, which helps Macy maintain a standing position for a period of time since she cannot do so on her own. There’s also a special chair Macy’s parents can use to help keep her upright during bathing. Each piece of equipment comes at a price, and it’s more than her parents can afford. Leaving Macy lying down


For Parkview’s new principal, District 196 has always been more than an employer — it’s been home. Nicole Frovik grew up in the district, and her father, Mike Egstad, was a social studies teacher at Rosemount and Apple Valley high schools. “I had great teachers growing up who helped me become who I am today, and I still strongly believe in this district,� said Frovik, whose three children attend District 196 schools. Frovik replaces Pam Haldeman who retired from Parkview — which is located in Lakeville — last school year. The 39-year-old Apple Valley resident said she knew from a young age she would follow in her father’s footsteps. “I always loved learning and connecting with people,� she said. Frovik wasn’t the only one to inherit her father’s passion for teaching. Her brother, Chad Clendening, is a physical education teacher at Apple Valley High School and his wife is a teacher at Highland Elementary. Frovik’s hus-

Nicole Frovik returned to Parkview Elementary this fall as the school’s new principal. Frovik, who previously taught at Parkview, replaces Pam Haldeman who retired last school year. (Photo by Jessica Harper) band is a teacher in Shakopee. Shortly after earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Augsburg College, Frovik began her career in 1996 as an intern at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley. A year later, she was hired as a teacher at Parkview.

While there, she most enjoyed working with students and their families. Frovik was hired as media specialist after seven years. “I always loved reading and had a desire to affect the broader community,� Frovik said of her decision to leave the classroom.


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The new position enabled her to work with students from all elementary grade levels. Frovik said the work was very rewarding. In 2012, Frovik left Parkview to become the magnet coordinator and instruction assistant at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science in Eagan. “It was an opportunity to learn about a new program in the district and get a new perspective,� she said. Frovik said the position gave her a new way to address inequity issues within the district — an issue she previously worked on as a member of several districtwide committees. Though she enjoyed her position at Glacier Hills, Frovik yearned to once again connect with families on a more intimate level. Becoming Parkview’s principal enables her to do just that, Frovik said. Frovik, who has a master’s degree in education and education administration, had considered becoming a principal for several years. Parkview has had a unique place in District 196 since it opened in 1971. The school is located in District 196 and has a Rosemount address but is located within Lakeville city limits. As principal, Frovik will face challenges brought on by the school’s continued growth. Enrollment at Parkview has grown rapidly from day one, and with 810 students in grades K-5, the school is near capacity. Parkview’s attendance area has one of the highest concentrations of preschool-aged children in the district. In addition to rapid growth, Frovik expects to face growing numbers of allday kindergarten students next fall since the program will become free. District officials are considering busing some all-day kindergarten students to other district schools to accommodate growth. Many half-day kindergartners already attend Highland due to space. “We will work to ensure families are still connected to Parkview, though,� Frovik said. “When finding solutions to this issue, I think the district will look at the best interest of our kids.� Jessica Harper is at jess i c a . h a r p e r @ e c m - i n c. com or

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heed Martin property in Eagan, Minneapolis developer CSM submitted a revised proposal that includes 50,000 square feet of office space. by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK CSM’s new plan calls DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE for less retail at the 47-acre Nearly a year after site and includes a large withdrawing its plan to parking area — something develop the former Lock- City Council members

have previously said they want to avoid. The plan no longer includes a big-box discount store and instead calls for an 38,000-square-foot grocery store. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s could be possibilities, according to a Star Tribune report.

Earlier plans called for potentially adding a 40,000- to 70,000-squarefoot medical office but didn’t include any office space. The development, which calls for nearly 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, could create a boost in tax rev-

enue for the city. Property taxes for the property — located at 3333 Pilot Knob Road — could rise from $322,000 to $2.5 million. In its proposal to the city, CSM representatives say they would like the city to help them in getting a Metropolitan Council grant to pay for $1.2 mil-

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Education College news Whitney Olson of Eagan was recently inducted into the 3.0 Club at American International College in Springfield, Mass. The club honors studentathletes who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better after at least one year of enrollment at AIC. Olson, a member of the AIC hockey team, is a marketing major. Tyler Wood of Eagan is a freshman member of the men’s golf team at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee. Katie Brellenthin of Burnsville has received the Dolly Rounds Memorial scholarship from the University of WisconsinEau Claire Foundation to study in Spain.

Read for the Record activities in District 191 Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will visit School District 191’s Diamondhead Education Center on Thursday, Oct. 3, and participate in the Read for the Record campaign by reading Loren Long’s “Otis” to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage early childhood classes housed there. Read for the Record is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support efforts to promote early childhood education. Other guest readers at events across the community include Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom, Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire, Burnsville City Manager Heather Johnston, Eagan City Manager Dave Osberg, Savage City Manager Barry Stock, Burnsville Chamber executive Bill Corby, Northern Dakota County Chamber executive Vicki Stute, 360 Communities Jeff Mortensen, ISD 191 Superintendent Joe Gothard, Intermediate 917 District Superintendent John Christiansen, Burnsville morning and noon Rotary members and area business people. Public and private child care and preschool centers and children throughout the community are invited to join the effort to set a new reading record for the largest shared reading experience as part of a nationwide early educa-

tion awareness campaign that focuses national attention on the importance of reading. The book can also be read online at “Last year’s book was read to more than 2,700 children locally. We hope to beat that number with this year’s event,” said Vicki Roy one of the event’s organizers. The book will be read at all District 191 elementary schools and preschool locations during the school day. A Spanish language read will be available at Diamondhead Education Center’s Atrium at 2:30 p.m. The book will also be read at Burnsville Center’s Toyota Play Area outside J.C. Penney’s on the first floor at 11 a.m., at Cliff Fen Park at 9:30 a.m., at Nicollet Commons Park at 2:30 p.m., at pajama reads at the Burnhaven Library and the Savage Library at 6:30 p.m. and at the ISD 191 Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. Contact ccheck@ to register a group or individual for the event or to let her know you have read the book online.

District 196 seeks members for Community Collaboration Council District 196 is looking for residents and staff members interested in assisting with the development of a new integration and educational equity plan that will guide continuing integration efforts in the district for the next three years. In 2004 the Minnesota Department of Education notified the district that two of its elementary schools were “racially identifiable,” meaning minority enrollment at these schools exceeded the district average by more than 20 percent. As a result, state law required that the district develop and implement an integration and educational equity plan. A three-year plan was developed by members of the district’s original Community Collaboration Council and was approved by the School Board in December 2004. This year is the final year of the district’s third, threeyear plan, which was approved in March 2011. The next three-year plan must also be developed by a Community Collaboration Council of residents and staff that is representa-

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It was a chaotic and bone-chilling scene in the parking lot at Apple Valley High School on Sept. 19 as actors and area emergency workers staged a mock crash to highlight the seriousness of drinking and driving for students. The event saw fire engines, police cars and a medical helicopter converge on the scene to attend to the bloody, wreckage-strewn aftermath of a DUI accident. (Photos by Rick Orndorf) tive of the diversity in the district and includes representation from the district’s one remaining racially identifiable school, Cedar Park Elementary STEM School. The other elementary schools that currently surpass the district average for minority enrollment are Echo Park and Oak Ridge. The council will look closely at these schools, as well as schools at the secondary level with increasing minority enrollment. District residents and staff members interested in serving on the Community Collaboration Council are encouraged to contact Integration and Equity Coordinator Stacy Wells at 651423-7914 or stacy.wells@ The Community Collaboration Council is tentatively scheduled to meet Oct. 8 and 22, Nov. 6 and 19, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14. All meetings are scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. at the District Office, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068. The new integration plan will be presented to the School Board for consideration in spring 2014.

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District 194 School Board Following is the agenda for the 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, special meeting of the District 194 School Board in the District Office. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Roll Call 2. Recommended Action a. Certification of Proposed Property Tax Levy and Establish Hearing Date/Time 3. Adjournment

Parenting series: Raising digital citizens Speaker Devorah Heitner will address “Raising a Digital Citizen” as part of the Farmington/Lakeville 2013-14 parenting series. The presentation will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Farmington High School in the recital hall, and from 9:3011 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the auditorium at Boeckman Middle School. Admission is free for both of these events and pre-registration is not required. Continuing education units are available for a small fee. More information is available at 651-460-3200 or online at

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Opinion Stand with 360 Communities against domestic violence by Sal Mondelli SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

“This is where I’m gonna die and nobody’s gonna know what happened.” This is what one domestic abuse survivor, Kelly, recalls thinking during one incident in which her boyfriend repeatedly kicked her, threatened her and held a gun to her head. Kelly is one of the lucky ones because she lived to talk about her experience. She then freed herself and her children of that abusive relationship with the help of 360 Communities Lewis House. Unlike Kelly, too many women do not have that chance. So far in 2013, 31 people have been killed in domestic violence incidents Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. In 2012, at least 18 people were killed as a result of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and 360 Communities is committed to engage the entire community to help us curb domestic abuse in Minnesota. Last year, our violence prevention and intervention services helped more than 2,500 women and children with shelter, counseling, education and outreach. For much of 2013, our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and Hastings have been at or above capacity. In October, we will be joining the MCBW’s Live Violence Free flag-raising campaign. During the first week of October, 360 Communities and other

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Sal Mondelli participating organizations around the state will display the Live Violence Free flag in recognition of the women killed in domestic violence incidents in Minnesota. After Oct. 7, every time there is another domestic violence homicide in Minnesota, we will display the flag for one week. When the MCBW releases its annual femicide report Jan. 28, we will raise the flag on that day as well. This is more than just a way to raise domestic violence awareness. It is a way for the state of Minnesota to unite with one voice to say: • No more girls becoming one in three women worldwide to experience domestic violence in their lifetime. • No more boys growing up to perpetuate the cycle of violence they witness, experience and learn in their childhood. • No more men turning a blind eye to the problem. A healthy and safe community begins with all of us taking ownership of this issue. It is up to the entire community to project the expectation that all women and children have the basic human right to be safe. It’s about pro-

tecting women and children today, but it’s also about breaking the cycle of violence that threatens future generations. If we don’t engage this problem directly, the cost in human lives is only the beginning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Children who experience childhood trauma, including witnessing incidents of domestic violence, are at a greater risk of having serious adult health problems including tobacco use, substance abuse, obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression and a higher risk for unintended pregnancy.” When children experience love, respect and empathy in the home, they are more likely to model that behavior as they grow into adulthood. Help us promote safe and healthy relationships in our community and in all of our homes. If you would like to get involved, there are a number of ways you can make a difference in the fight against domestic abuse. • Be alert to signs of domestic violence. If you suspect a friend, family member or neighbor is experiencing abuse, call your local police department. • Volunteer to be a court advocate helping women navigate the court system and providing them with valuable resources and support. • Volunteer to read to or play with kids at one of our Lewis House domestic violence shelters. • Hold a domestic violence awareness campaign at your business or school. Consider joining the MCBW’s Live

Violence Free campaign. Visit www. for more information. • Donate your old cellphones, iPods and other personal electronic devices to 360 Communities. 360 Communities will convert some phones into emergency phones for survivors of domestic violence and recycle the rest for money that will support our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and in Hastings. Throughout October, 360 Communities will have collection bins placed throughout the community, including a number of schools in Dakota County. According to the MCBW, in 2012, more than 63,000 people sought help from domestic violence programs in Minnesota. Domestic violence tears at the very fabric of our communities. As a society we need to unite, and in the loudest voice possible, say no to abuse in all forms. Only then will we have a chance to eradicate the problem. Please stand with 360 Communities to promote safe and healthy homes. This will help us strengthen our communities for years to come. Sal Mondelli is president and CEO of 360 Communities, a Burnsville-based nonprofit that provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. For more information go online to or call 952-985-5300. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Education policy belongs at the state and local levels by U.S. Rep. John Kline SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

As families across Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District adjust to a backto-school schedule that autumn quickly ushered in, I would like to provide an update on my efforts at home and in Washington on behalf of students, parents and educators. I am constantly working to ensure schools here in Minnesota and around the nation provide a strong foundation for our next generation of leaders. Throughout the school year, I hear often from teachers, students, parents, superintendents and school board members about education successes and struggles. Many have shared with me their concerns about the outdated No Child Left Behind accountability structure. Whether I am meeting with educators at education roundtables in Minnesota, visiting kids and teachers at our local schools, or conducting committee hearings in Washington, I have heard countless stories about amazing progress happening in schools in Minnesota and around the nation. This success isn’t due to heavy-handed Washington dictates; rather, it reflects the work of parents, educators, principals and state officials who decided the status quo is not good enough for our kids.

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We learned about the ground-breaking programs and initiatives they’ve implemented to serve students more effectively. We listened to the ways they are working to hold schools more accountable – not just to the government, but to their local communities and families. And we heard impassioned stories of how much more these dedicated reformers would do for our children, if not for the slew of onerous Washington mandates and outdated regulations standing in the way. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), my legislation that revamps our education system by reducing the federal footprint, restoring local control, supporting effective teachers and empowering parents. Simply, it is about delivering the long-term solutions children deserve. My legislation eliminates the onesize-fits-all Adequately Yearly Progress metric and returns authority for measuring student achievement to states and

school districts. It also grants states and districts maximum flexibility to develop effective school improvement strategies for underperforming schools. And the bill repeals the outdated federal “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements and encourages states and school districts to develop teacher evaluation systems that better gauge an educator’s influence on student learning. Above all, the Student Success Act is about tearing down barriers to progress and granting states and districts the freedom to think bigger, innovate and put more children on the path to a brighter future. Far too often, partisan bickering and petty politics dominate the headlines from Washington. I am pleased to report there are instances in which Washington comes together on behalf of the Americans they represent. In August, I joined President Obama in the Oval Office for the signing of the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), bipartisan legislation that ties student loan interest rates to the market rather than allowing Washington politicians to set the rates. My market-based plan kept rates from doubling and actually lowered rates for thousands of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students. Seeing this bipartisan proposal become law reminds us what can be accomplished through hard work and compro-

mise. I look forward to building upon this success as we work toward other shared goals, including raising the bar in the nation’s classrooms by revamping federal K-12 law, strengthening job training opportunities for American workers and improving college affordability and access through the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. I take seriously my role in Congress to help protect and defend America’s children and their families. As chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I helped champion bipartisan legislation that funds the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The legislation, H.R. 3092, passed the House of Representatives last week and ensures the center can continue its work on behalf of our nation’s greatest resource – our children. I would like to offer my best wishes to parents, students and educators as the 2013-14 school year continues and they take an important step toward securing a brighter future for everyone. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-2nd District, is chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Don’t stifle U.S. energy production To the editor: The current administration in Washington, D.C., does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Yet they are proposing even more taxes on American

energy companies to generate more revenue for the federal government, while sending billions of dollars overseas to meet our energy demands. The energy industry in the United States has experienced a resurgence in the past decade. Oil and natural gas productions are at all time highs and leading the charge for an

energy secure America. President Obama’s tax increases will surely slow this progress and possibly reverse a trend of job and revenue growth in the energy sector. It is time for America to rely on our own resources and get behind an industry that will lead the way in maintaining U.S. leadership. We need

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to only look at North Dakota to see a prime example of what happens in the energy industry when government simply gets out of the way. Government needs to start looking for ways to cut spending, lower energy costs for Americans, and invest in our national security. Not placing more barriers in front of our energy companies would be a good solution. JOHN DYKE Eagan

Thanks to Fire Muster volunteers, attendees To the editor: Another successful Burnsville Fire Muster and Community Celebration is in the books. It could not have happened without businesses contributing funds and sponsoring events and the numerous people who volunteered their time. A special thanks to Terry Crichton, who organized the volunteers to staff the gates, greet our guests and sell Fire Muster buttons. Thank you to the gate staff volunteers: Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and the Burnsville City Council; Superin-

tendent Joe Gothard and the District 191 School Board; Lions Club members Dave, Terrie, Mark and Christian Moen, Marc and Peg Gaida, Al and Michelle Feldhake and Steve and Peg Knudsen; the Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club; 360 Communities; Chamber of Commerce President Bill and Mrs. Corby; the Civil Air Patrol; general manager Renae Van Hooser and the Paragon Theater staff; Ross, Melissa and Chris Boekhoff; David and Ashley Loveland; Roxanne Evans; Trey Moore; Mitch Brown and She’Reese Lloyd; and Nicolle Tyrrell. The Burnsville Fire Muster board of directors is extremely grateful to the many thousands who attended all our events. CHUCK ERICKSON Fundraising chair Burnsville Fire Muster board of directors

Preventing disasters To the editor: Some letter writers want to bang on the outdated drum of “no new taxes” again. These folks sing a one-note song, equating all progress with lower taxes and

describing all taxes as a “disaster.” This exaggeration is the reaction of folks who could not find a way to balance the budget at the state government without resorting to gimmicks and “shifts” that led to inadequate funding for our schools, for our roads and bridges, and for safety for Minnesota citizens. It’s interesting that in 2007, weeks after awards were given to Minnesota officials for keeping business taxes low, we saw a bridge fall at a cost of many millions of dollars in tax money, and 13 unnecessary, tragic deaths. That’s a visible, audible disaster. A more silent one is the loss of educational opportunity for young people when schools have to cut classes and teachers due to lack of funding, and class sizes grow to exceed 40 students per room. Friends and neighbors who provide highquality day care for our infants and toddlers work hard to safeguard these treasured children. These caregivers deserve respect, not some of the lowest wages in our economy. As with teachers, our society must find a way to compensate these important people See LETTERS, 6 A

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KIDSPO will be Saturday in Eagan Woman aims to collect 1,000 coats for families in need before Oct. 11 The inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Eagan Community Center. The event, organized by Sun Thisweek and Sun Current newspapers, will offer entertainment, activities, food and more More than 60 exhibitors will fill the Community Center along with a stage with entertainment, play areas and outdoor activities. The event will feature entertainment by Apple Valley-based Heartbeat Studios; children’s authors Lynn Garthwaite and Lakeville’s Gordon Fredrickson; Eagan Fire Department personnel; Primrose School of Eagan and Lakeville; and Lakeville-based Twin Cities Ballet and Ballet Royale of Minnesota. There will be carnival games, inflatables, iDance, Studio Bodair of Lakeville’s crazy hair, Tiny Diva Princess Party face painting and The Works Museum of Bloomington’s engineering and art

activities. Children will have free use of the Community Center’s The Blast play area. AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center of Eden Prairie will have their trampoline launch pad just outside the lower level entrance of the Community Center. Gamin’ Ride will offer video games in its outdoor gaming truck as well as iDance in the gym. Flip Your Lids will offer a safe medieval knight duel using foam padded jousting poles. There will be lunch and snack options at the Green Mill food booths. Kids Corner, sponsored by Sesame Street Live, will have activities for young children and Elmo will be reading a story every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The first 300 children through the door will each receive a voucher to a performance of Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend,� Jan. 24-26, 2014, at Target Center. Admission to KIDSPO is free, but some ac-

tivities will require tickets or unlimited play wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $7 by going online to until Sept. 27 or $10 at the door. The title sponsor of the event is Metro Dentalcare and Orthodontic Care Specialists. Gold sponsors are Park Chrysler Jeep of Burnsville and Primrose Schools of Eagan and Lakeville. Silver sponsors are Christian Heritage Academy, Ballet Royale and Twin Cities Ballet Minnesota, US Federal Credit Union, Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Thoroughbred Carpet & Floors, Hirshfield’s, Glowing Hearth & Home and Savers Unique Thrift Store. The Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, is located off Pilot Knob Road between I-494 and I-35E.


When Barb Bechard started collecting coats in 1999 to donate to families in need, she set a goal of giving 25 coats. The Fridley resident gave 150. The next year she thought she could collect 200. She got 500. Now, she makes it her goal each year to collect 1,000 coats for the Coats for Kids program through Pilgrim Cleaners, which has locations in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. “It’s just kind of become a mission for me,� she said. “I love doing it.� Bechard gets them from family and friends who outgrow or no longer want their coats, but she also hunts garage sales and thrift stores for bargains. Sometimes she’ll include her grandchildren in the search for good deals. “It’s kind of nice to get the family involved,� she said. “That’s kind of neat, because it’s teach-

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Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle is a bus guy and a visionary of sorts. Zelle has logged seven months as commissioner after being appointed in January by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Prior to assuming his current role, Zelle served as president and chief executive officer of Jefferson Lines, an intercity bus company with routes in 13 heartland states from Minnesota to Texas. He remains chairman of the Jefferson Lines board of directors. Zelle previously served on Dayton’s Transportation Finance Advisory Commission, an 18-person committee looking at the transportation puzzle. Zelle’s directive from Dayton has been “to get out there� and tell the story of transportation needs in Minnesota, which has the fifth largest road system in the country. He said he has been listening to every community story to help frame a statewide vision of transportation. Yes, there are many transportation needs. Zelle’s campaign consists of information gathered from the Minnesota GO visioning process to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotans expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment over the next 50 years. “Our economy is diverse, and we pay the cost for that,� Zelle said on Sept. 13 talking to the ECM Editorial Board.

year plan, a vision for all forms of transportation. This vision showed roughly a $50 billion gap to achieving a high quality of life, a competitive economy and a healthy environment. To only maintain and preserve the overall transportation system, the cost would be $21 billion, Zelle said. Transportation planning has been intense, Zelle said, and he emphasized that much of the state’s planning for the next 20 years is shaped in the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan. Zelle said the transportation campaign is all about the arithmetic of funding and not about politics. “It’s giving our perspective for the next 20 years and listening to local perspectives, which will help us frame a statewide vision,� Zelle said.


MnDOT has been pretty smart to invest in high-return transportation investments, he said, and this is shaped by MnSHIP. To be competitive in transportation, Minnesota needs to spend $30 billion during the next 20 years, Zelle said. Available resources amount to $18 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12 billion. The MnSHIP plan for 2014-2033 supports the guiding principles from the Minnesota GO vision and links the policies and strategies laid out in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to improvements on the state’s 12,000-mile highway system. Most of the money forecast to be needed is Decades ahead dedicated to rebuilding MnDOT initiated the and preserving roads and effort to develop the 50- bridges; 80 percent of the

LETTERS, from 4A that reflects their important role. It’s ridiculous that single parents must settle for the equivalent of less-than-adequate care for their children so they can work. These are some of the disasters that can be prevented by an adequate state budget. NANCY HALL Burnsville

Obermueller a stark contrast to Kline To the editor: There are things that sensible people just won’t do. Some folks work three jobs and still have trouble putting food on the table for their families. They deserve a hand up. When a well-informed, very bipartisan member of the Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, says that crop insur-

ance has more waste than the Ag Committee’s food stamps do, it seems silly to hurt students and the poorest people first. The U.S. House of Representatives did that recently, cutting food stamps and school lunches by $40 billion. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, was among those voting to cut nutrition for poor people. In contrast, 2nd District candidate Mike Obermueller, of Eagan, knows the value of hard work and a good education. Growing up on a family farm taught Mike that working hard and studying hard go hand in hand to build a successful result. Obermueller has listened to the law enforcement people who support funding for early childhood education, so he is a refreshing change from Kline in that arena. Obermueller fights for education for all Americans, not just the children of upper income earners.

state’s assets are made up of roads and bridges, he said. There is a need to improve roads and bridges and bring them up to safety standards each year, he said. Expansion is also sought, but there are not enough resources to expand everything that is needed, Zelle said. The planning is coming in phases and focuses on where the funding has been and where it might be in the future. Transportation funding comes from four sources: • Federal dollars, $600 million to $700 million annual budget. • Gas tax, 49 percent. • Motor vehicle sales tax. • Vehicle registration fees. Zelle said a combination of funding options are needed. Dayton shied away from calling for a gas tax last session, but it could come up in the next session. Zelle said he believed it was important to have a tax increase every year. He said it could be indexed to inflation or set. The gas tax is a user fee that should be looked at by the Legislature on a nonpartisan basis, Zelle said. Looking at the 20year projections, Zelle said these problems did not happen overnight and solutions also will not happen overnight. “It is hard to create a sense of urgency for the long term,â€? he said. Business expansions are occurring, and populations are moving and becoming more concentrated in the metropolitan areas, Zelle said, so more transportation options will be needed. Freights are projected to go up, maybe by 30 percent – a conservative

A growing list of leaders and everyday people support Obermueller’s run for Congress. He has been a leader in the fight to cut the cost of higher education, unlike Kline, who recently backed a bill that could have college age young people paying more interest than ever on their student loans. As a parent of college age youngsters, Obermueller has led the fight for America’s right to a good education for years. His availability to voters stands in stark distinction from the reclusive incumbent. Mike Obermueller has been in touch with voters in the 2nd District and will make an excellent, highly representative congressman, very knowledgeable about the needs of his constituents and what makes Minnesota and America great. LARRY KOENCK Eagan

Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle recently met with the ECM Editorial Board to discuss the department’s 20-year plan. He also spoke about a 50-year plan. (Photo by Howard Lestrud) figure, Zelle believes. To stay competitive, Zelle said it is critical that MnDOT stress pavement quality and the importance of maintaining the integrity of bridges.

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the past five years has completed considerable work, he said. “We have caught up on a lot of our work,� he said. He said it takes multiple years to plan a construction program. He said funding will go back down for 2016 and 2017. “We need a sustainable source of money for our projects, and part of the challenge is that the gas tax is locked and does not increase with inflation. Costs go up. Our resources are flat, and the purchasing power goes down,� he said. Zelle said national polls have shown that when citizens know there are dedicated funds for roads, bridges and transit systems and they see a benefit from this, they are open to the costs. “We need to connect the benefit with what we are asking,� Zelle said.

There will be a federal role in transportation funding, but it will probably not expand, Zelle said. With gridlock in Washington, D.C., more funding and responsibility will be left to the states and regions, Zelle believes. Zelle said federal stimulus funding several years ago was a godsend, as was funding provided on the state level by the transportation bill of 2008, which featured an override of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s veto. The Hastings bridge project would not have happened without the stimulus funds and override of the governor’s veto, Howard Lestrud can be Zelle said. MnDOT has done $1 reached at howard.lebillion in construction work this season and in

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ents. I, once again, because of the GOP find myself worried about a government shutdown. How will I pay my rent? How will I purchase food? How will I get to doctor appointments? Is John Kline going to step in and help us who count on our Social Security benefits? I refuse to call Mr. Kline a representative since he has never represented me and my interests, I will do everything in my power to have him defeated in the 2014 election. It is time we get true representation in Washington, D.C. I am tired of thugs holding our great nation hostage. My message to all GOP representatives is wake up before they find themselves unemployed.

To the editor: Once again I woke to read my daily newspaper and find the GOPcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives is working to shut down the government. When are they going to stop behaving like spoiled children and work toward actual solutions? All I have seen coming from this body is more corporate welfare while they kick the middle and low income families to the curb. I am disabled and collect Social Security Disability. I paid for my Social Security Disability insurance for 20 years. Retirees paid for their retirement insurance all the years they worked. Social Security is not a DEBORAH welfare program, it is MATHIOWETZ not an entitlement, it is Eagan insurance bought and paid for by the recipi-

A Burnsville woman died Tuesday morning following a multi-vehicle accident in Minnetonka. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 49-year-old Darvin R. Basche of Apple Valley was proceeding north through the intersection at Highway 7 and County Road 101 at about 7:40 a.m. when his Ford Super Duty pickup truck broadsided a westbound Toyota Corolla driven by 58-year-old Elizabeth P. Ketcher of Burnsville. The Corolla had a green light at the intersection, the State Patrol said. Following the initial impact, the Corolla spun out and struck a Nissan Juke stopped at the traffic light, and the Nissan was pushed into a Toyota Highlander. Ketcher, who was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, died as a result of her injuries. No injuries to other drivers were reported. Ketcher was wearing a seatbelt and her airbag deployed in the accident, the State Patrol said. Alcohol was not detected in any of the drivers involved. Basche’s pickup truck suffered severe damage in the accident and Ketcher’s Corolla was totaled. Damage to the Nissan Juke and Toyota Highlander was “moderate,� the State Patrol said. —Andrew Miller

Thanks to Richard VanderLaan To the editor: We would like to acknowledge the passing of the founder and CEO of Burnsville Baseball Association 191, Rich VanderLaan. Rich founded American Legion Baseball in Burnsville in 1982 and directed the program as its CEO until 2013. He was a friend and mentor to many young men who played ball in the program. He served as its president/CEO from 1982 to 2013, and the board would like to recognize and thank him for his service to Burnsville baseball. RICHARD McKENNY President/CEO, and the Baseball Association 191 board of directors

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Nursing homes depend on Capitol decisions Some say state funding has not kept up with rising costs by Howard Lestrud SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Underfunded nursing home care has been a major challenge to the state in recent years and will continue to be addressed in the future, many legislators and health care professionals predict. During the last session of the Minnesota Legislature, nursing home legislation was adopted, creating a 5 percent across-theboard increase. That action by the Legislature represented the first increase in funding in the past five years. Nursing home workers have had their wages frozen since 2008 and will now be seeing an increase in wages come Sept. 1, 2013. Rep. Jim Abeler, RAnoka, said, of the $83 million it will cost for four years, $74 million was recycled out of the nursing home industry. “Workers will see a raise, but it will come out of the other nursing home money that was recycled,” Abeler said. “It’s like taking your wallet out of your right pocket and putting it into your left pocket and saying, ‘I’ve got some money now,’” Abeler said. “The system is starving for money, and we can’t give the people a good raise because of the pressures about minimum wage,” Abeler continued. Abeler, last session, served as the ranking Republican on the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. He chaired the committee the two previous years with Republicans being in leadership control. Gayle Kvenvold, president and chief executive officer of Aging Services of Minnesota, said needs

Editor’s note: In this second segment of a three-part series, a legislative perspective on elderly care will be provided by Rep. Jim Abeler, Anoka, past chairman of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, and by Rep. Patti Fritz, Faribault, a licensed practical nurse who has served on the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Other perspectives on senior care will be provided by Aging Services of Minnesota and by other lobbying groups.

have adequate funding to provide care for seniors and people with disabilities who are no longer able to live independently, and in addition, we need to recognize that many older Minnesotans prefer to remain in their own home, with adequate in-home care support.” Care for the elderly has changed considerably during the past decade, Abeler said. “It’s moving more toward assisted living and keeping people in their homes, and so the need for nursing home beds is reducing,” he said. “Nursing homes are struggling to stay full,” Abeler said, and he said some are closing where they are needed. Abeler praised the construction of a new nursing home and elderly living complex called The Homestead of Anoka. It features a 120-bed Anoka Rehabilitation and Liv-

Elim Rehab & Care Center campus administrator Todd Lundeen, standing at far right, visits with residents and their family members on Sunshine Circle at coffee time. (Photo by Howard Lestrud) tions of this demographic shift are substantial,” Fritz mittee with Abeler, said said. “We need to ensure of nursing homes have not care centers. been adequately addressed Patti Cullen, president the 2013 Legislature made that our nursing homes See CARE, 8A by the Legislature and by and CEO of Care Provid- it a priority “to invest in others. The action by the ers of Minnesota, said the better care for our seniors Legislature “was a step in legislative action in 2013 who were cut deeply by the right direction and we represented a significant the previous Legislature.” are grateful for it, but our increase and is a “good In many areas, nursing homes don’t pay enough job is not done,” Kvenvold start.” Tunes in to saving energy and money. said. “With years of no in- to keep employees around, On the average, the dif- creases and growing man- Fritz said. Fritz worked 30-plus ference between what it dates, we have a ways to go costs to take care of a se- before this profession is on years at the St. Lucas Care nior is a shortfall of $28 financially sound ground,” Center in Faribault as an licensed practical nurse. per day, Kvenvold said. Cullen said. She said it will take more Cullen said the wage As a legislator, she is servthan one legislative session gap between staff in nurs- ing her fifth term and has to make up that difference. ing homes and similar made it her focus to imAging Services of Min- positions in hospitals is prove senior and nursing nesota is the state’s larg- dramatic, and with the job care statewide. “It’s critically imporest association of aging market picking up, “we services organizations. Its will have a hard time keep- tant that we improve care membership encompasses ing our positions filled.” as we prepare for the immore than 1,000 member She said the wage gap for pending ‘age wave,’ ” she organizations including registered nurses is more said. Minnesota, like states 700-plus provider member than $35,000 per year. sites. “The Legislature heard across the nation, will exAmplify savings when you upgrade your old, inefficient In concert with its our message about the perience a significant deappliances and take advantage of rebates from Minnesota Energy Resources. High-efficiency gas furnaces, water heaters members, the association need to give increases to mographic shift during and ENERGY STAR® certified clothes washers and dishwashers works with more than our workers,” Cullen said the next 20 years as baby help you lower your monthly bills. For details and additional boomers enter retirement, 50,000 caregivers through- last session. rebates, visit Fritz said. She said Minout the state and serves Improving care nesota’s population of more than 100,000 seniors each year in settings across Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL- adults over age 65 will inthe continuum from their Faribault, who served on crease from 12 percent to home to congregate hous- the Health and Human 20 percent by 2030. “The policy implicaing to assisted living to Services Finance Com-


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CARE, from 7A ing Center, along with 59 apartment units, a mix of independent and assisted living. The move to keep people in their homes at an older age “is really smart and is a good value,” Abeler said. “This represents a better life for the people and the system has to change to evolve into places like The Homestead where people can age in place,” Abeler said. During his chairmanship of Health and Human Services in 2011-12, Abeler said he learned about life and death. “I didn’t sleep well for four months” when working on the Health and Human Services budget, Abeler recalled, pointing out that if he did it wrong, someone could die. After months of negotiation, Abeler said he was assured by the budget settlement, which saw more than $1 billion in cuts, that no lives would be jeapordized. “I slept for eight hours that night,” he said. Abeler said a large amount of money was invested in health care for poor people and programs for the disabled were starved. That includes nursing homes, he said. Abeler said more could have been done this past session to help nursing homes. He said he would have preferred a funding total closer to $100 million. “There’s nothing but challenges with costs going up, the demand increasing with Obama Care, and Export Credit Agency insurance requests have not been addressed,” Abeler said. He said that becomes a big burden on the system and some people think it could be a $100 million impact with the penalty for not having insurance. Abeler pointed out that a third to a half of the population does not have insurance for nursing homes and cannot afford to pay it. “The decade of 2000 has not been friendly to nursing homes in terms of getting large increases,” Abeler said. He said the new, purported 5 percent increase is only about 0.6 of a percent of real money. The rate increase is “something workers can be happy with, but it doesn’t go anywhere near solving the problems,” Abeler said.

Shifts in care Care for the elderly has shifted downstream, Cullen said. “Those seniors whose frail conditions required

hospitalizations in the past are not being cared for in skilled nursing facilities; most of the former skilled nursing facility residents are receiving services either in assisted living settings or at their family home with services being brought in,” she said. “The seniors currently residing in nursing homes are more frail than in the past and stay for a much shorter period of time. The median length of stay in a nursing home today is under 30 days. “Today nursing homes tend to serve seniors who fall into a few categories: those requiring posthospital care, such as rehabilitation after surgeries; those with advanced dementia; those receiving end of life care; and those with multiple clinical conditions.” Because the state controls nursing home budgets, many nursing homes reduced staff benefits or wages to balance the budget, according to Cullen. “We believe that paying solid wages and benefits to retain good staff is the biggest improvement we can make – consistent, quality staff makes all of the difference in our hightouch profession,” Cullen said. Kvenvold said state nursing homes do a really fine job, especially in the light of the economic challenges the country has faced. “We can hold our heads high with any state in the nation,” Kvenvold said. AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, almost two years ago released a national report card on nursing home and home-based community care showing Minnesota ranked No. 1 in the nation for quality of care providers. The report examined nursing homes on quality of life, quality of care, support for family caregivers and choices available for seniors. The biggest change in elderly care, according to Kvenvold, relates to seniors having “a lot more options where they can receive care and support.” Seniors now use nursing home care less with shorter terms of stay and more than 50 percent of the people in for rehabilitation being discharged. “This is very different than 20 to 30 years ago when a nursing home resident stayed until the end of life,” Kvenvold said. There is more of a trend toward wellness services than ever before, Kvenvold said. Lifestyle practices affect healthy aging, for example an exercise regimen, no smoking, following good dietary practices

Support group is for families Missing GRACE – a support group for families facing infant loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or infertility – has started in Eagan. The Eagan Missing GRACE support group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon and the third Thursday of

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Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Cedar Lanes Bowling, 9:30 a.m.; Coffee Talk – Scams, 10 a.m.; Scrabble, 10:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Line Dance Beg, 12:30 p.m.; Line Dance Adv, 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness. Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Woodcarvers, 9 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:30 a.m.; Tai Chi MS, 11 a.m.; 500 and Bridge, 12:45 p.m.; BABS, 1 p.m.; Enhance Fitness.

Thursday, Oct. 3 – Foot Clinic, 9 a.m.; Health Ins. Council, 9 a.m.; Crafters, 10 a.m.; Wood Carving, 7 p.m.; Enhance Fitness; deadline, Treasure Island. Friday, Oct. 4 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Painting, 9 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:15 p.m.; Apple Valley Bowl Bowling, 12:45 p.m.; Game Night, 4:30 p.m.; Enhance Fitness.

of Peace 50th celebration team will host an open house from 4-8 p.m. in the sanctuary with music provided by the Prince of Peace Big Band. A First Light/Light Co./P.O.P. Group reunion will be 4 p.m. where there will be a display of memorabilia from the 28 music groups and 29 tours. At 5:30 p.m., a special program in the sanctuary will feature music, sketches, videos, and contests that celebrate Prince of Peace. 50th Celebration – Sunday, Oct. 27: In three identical services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m., Prince of Peace will celebrate Reformation Sunday. The services will feature a mass choir of current and former choir members, and all the Prince of Peace music groups. St. Paul Area Synod Bishop Peter Rogness will be in attendance. All the Prince of Peace pastors will be involved and the message for the day will be shared by Pas-

tor Jeff Marian in three segments – Remember, Rejoice, and Renew. Prince of Peace is at 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville. For more information, call 952-4358102 or visit http://popmn. org.

Religion Prince of Peace celebrates 50th anniversary Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Burnsville will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events in October. Founder’s Day – Sunday, Oct. 13: The very first Prince of Peace worship service was held Oct. 13, 1963. In honor of this milestone, the 8:30 a.m. worship service on that day will be called Founder’s Day Worship. Members will worship using exactly the same hymns, liturgy and choir anthem that were used 50 years ago. Prince of Peace’s first choir director, Mike Elton, will direct the choir singing their first ever anthem “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and Pastor Paul Gauche will chant the liturgy. There will also be a time to honor charter members. 50th Celebration – Saturday, Oct. 26: The Prince

Blessing of the Animals set Oct. 5 at Grace Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley will hold a Blessing of the Animals for area residents at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Pets will receive a blessing at a short service held outdoors. There will be treats for animals and humans alike. Participants will receive a Certificate of Blessing for their pet. Grace Lutheran is at the corner of Pennock Avenue and County Road 42 in Apple Valley. Contact the church office at 952432-7273 with questions.

Disaster exercise will close two license centers Dakota County will close its license centers in Burnsville and Lakeville for the entire day during a disaster recovery exercise Saturday, Oct. 5. The centers will be open and

running again as usual the following Monday. Dakota County License Center-Burnsville is located at 1101 W. County Road 42 and Dakota County License Center-

Lakeville is located at 20085 Heritage Drive. For more information, call the Burnsville location at 952-891-7850 or the Lakeville location at 952891-7878.

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From Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, the Dakota County Library system will host a non-partisan discussion forum featuring American foreign policy issues at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Each program includes a presenter with expertise in the topic. Participants are welcome, but not required, to read the Great Decisions booklet availHoward Lestrud can be able at the Galaxie Library reached at howard.le- information desk. The programs include: • Threat Assessment, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. How can the United States address the chalfacing infant loss lenges of a weak economy,

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and a trend toward wellness, she said. A whole new array of services is available for seniors in nursing homes, assisted living or in their homes. Nursing homes are also now working more closely with hospitals and physicians. Readmission rates are now lower because nursing homes do a good job of discharge planning and sustaining themselves in a community setting, Kvenvold said. Due to the explosion of the senior population, “we’re going to be stretched to find caregivers,” Kvenvold said. Those who are making caregiving their career are seeing lower-paid jobs, which tend not to have preferred benefits. The challenge then becomes how to raise benefits for caregivers to attract younger people into the vocation. “We must make caregiving the best career choice possible,” she said. Another challenge, Kvenvold said, is underfunding. Going without an increase in wages over four years is not a good long-term formula for quality care, Kvenvold said. A state initiative, Own Your Future, is currently educating people on the risks of meeting long-term care. “When we are in our 30s, 40s and 50s, we must plan how we are going to pay for our health care in our 70s and 80s,” Kvenvolvd said. It’s a stunning fact, she said, that only 12 percent have long-term insurance and over half of Minnesotans have no plan at all. “We must help people become aware that Medicare does not really cover long-term care,” Kvenvold said. The majority of Minnesotans support investment in senior care, Kvenvold said, emphasizing independence. “Our seniors want to stay home as long as possible, and they tend to view access to quality of senior care as a right, not a privilege,” she continued. “As Minnesotans, we have the responsibility to provide dignified, good quality care to seniors as they age,” Kvenvold said. It must be impressed on our legislators, Kvenvold said, that senior care is responsible for 100,000 jobs and $4 billion going to the economy. “The quality of persons delivering care is amazing and really inspiring,” she said.

homegrown terrorism and nuclear proliferation? What threats and opportunities are presented by the ascendancy of China and the regime change in the Middle East? • Iran, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Suspicion and a troubled history have blighted U.S.-Iranian relations for three decades. How can the U.S. and Iran move forward? Is the existence of Iran’s nuclear program an insurmountable obstacle? • NATO, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. How has the NATO agenda evolved since its inception during the Cold War? With its military commitment

in Afghanistan winding down and a recent successful campaign in Libya, what are the alliance’s present-day security challenges? • Intervention, 6:308 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The responsibility to protect doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya but not Syria? For more information, visit www.dakotacounty. us/library and search calendar of events or call 651-450-2900.

Park Nicollet offers activities in Burnsville Burnsville Park Nicollet, 14000 Fairview Drive, will offer the following events: • Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. This ongoing group meets month-

ly on the third floor in the administration conference room. Join at any time. The group is free, no registration required. • Advance Care Planning class, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The class

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A Burnsville resident and barbershop owner pleaded guilty Sept. 23 in one of the largest methamphetamine busts in Dakota County history, the Pioneer Press newspaper reported this week. Albert M. Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis to drug possession with intent to distribute, the paper reported. He admitted in court to having 12 pounds of the drug in his home when it was raided by Dakota County Drug Task Force agents May 1 and to selling smaller quantities of the drug earlier that day and a few other times, the Pioneer Press reported.

The developer of Chateau Ridge Condominiums in Burnsville pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders in connection with the sale of some of the condos. John Michael Stevens, 47, of Lakeville, pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. In his plea agreement and in court, Stevens admitted that in 2007, he conspired with others to defraud lenders who were financing his sale of certain units at Chateau Ridge. The development

T h e s t r e e t value of the seized drugs exceeded $400,000, D a k o t a Albert M. C o u n t y Johnson Attorney J a m e s Backstrom said in May. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop two gun charges and an additional drug charge in the case. Johnson remains free on bail. His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled. Johnson was charged May 3 in Dakota County with two first-degree con-

trolled-substance crimes, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing a firearm with an altered or removed serial number. Backstrom also submitted the case to the U.S. attorney’s office for possible charging under federal law. After federal charges were brought, state charges were dismissed. Drug task force officers obtained search warrants for Johnson’s home, at 62 Riverwoods Lane, and his barbershop, Q&A Barbershop at 2929 Cliff Road E. in Burnsville. — John Gessner

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is located west of Interstate 35 and north of Buck Hill. In one of the sales, Stevens admitted to misrepresenting the true purpose of a payment that was to be made from mortgage loans proceeds, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. In that sale, he directed the loan closer to state in closing documents that a payment from loan proceeds was to satisfy a pre-existing mortgage on the property, even though he knew that wasn’t the case. The loan was ultimately approved. The lender in that sale lost an estimated $227,712 when

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Homeowners who plan create beautiful spaces A home remodeling project is an endeavor people should go into with a plan for success. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, which has a Roseville-based Minnesota branch, offers practical advice for homeowners undertaking such projects. “The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” NARI national president Art Donnelly said. “The more knowledgeable and prepared a homeowner is, the more they protect themselves.” There are 10 steps association experts say are the best to follow to ensure a great result. Research your project. Taking time to research projects on the Internet and will provide a good sense of what is involved such as price, scope of work, return on investment and new product/material options. Also, research property values in your neighborhood to make sure your project is in line with other homes in the area. Plan a project around the long-term. How long do you plan to stay in your home? How might your family structure change over time?

Elegant and functional spaces in a home are often the result of a well-designed plan and thoughtful decisions. Life can change quickly – these questions should be answered early on to ensure your project will fit your lifestyle long after it’s complete. Set your budget. Deciding on a realistic budget and arranging finances to support your project are essential. This number needs to include everything – the project, products, contingencies, etc. Don’t be afraid to share this with your remodeler; professionals are respectful of a client’s budget and will create a plan around it, not over it.

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Assess a home’s efficiency with an energy audit Minnesota residents experience all that the four seaons have to offer, and that includes having to deal with weeks of extreme heat and bitter cold temperatures each year. Those swings in the weather, like the five-day stretch in Dakota County when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees in late August, can be tough on a home and cost a lot in cooling bills. Homeowners wondering how to save money on energy bills can conduct a do-it-yourself home energy audit. The National Association of Home Builders experts say it is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy a home consumes and determine

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Sports Eagan breaks its curse at Eagle Invitational Wildcats win volleyball tourney for first time, take No. 1 ranking by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The high school volleyball season is about one month old, and already three teams have been No. 1 in the state Class 3A rankings. Eagan is the latest to hold the hot potato, moving to the top of the poll following its victory at the Apple Valley Eagle Invitational last weekend. The Wildcats defeated Chaska, the previous No. 1 team, in the semifinals before beating Blaine 22-25, 2522, 15-7 in the championship match Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats have been trying for years to win the Eagle Invitational. They have been in it every year since 1998 but had gone 0-for-15 before finally breaking through. “We called it the Eagan Curse,” senior captain Taylr McNeil said. “We talked about it before every match, and we didn’t want it to happen again this year.” Eagan (16-0) defeated Alexandria and Eden Prairie in the first two rounds of the tournament before its 25-21, 25-22 victory over Chaska in the semifinals. It’s the Wildcats’ second tournament championship of the season; they won the Shakopee Invitational in early September. “We were good in every aspect of the game, and you have to be to win this tournament,” Eagan coach Kathy Gillen-Melville said. “We served well, received well, blocked well, played good defense, and we did it against good teams. That’s a big thing for our girls’ confidence because we have a lot of tough matches coming up.” Taylr McNeil was the Wildcats’ standout player in the Eagle Invitational with 60 kills and 32 digs in four matches. She had plenty of help, Gillen-Melville said. Set-

ters Madeline McNeil and Brie Orr ran the offense well, defensive specialists Kelly Madison and Alix Putman were strong in the back row and middle hitters such as junior Callie Schapehahm were factors at the net. Blaine’s Lydia Dimke is listed in the program as a setter, but the 6-foot2 senior is to the Bengals what Taylr McNeil is to Eagan – a do-everything player. Eagan was having a difficult time dealing with Dimke’s attacks in the first game of the Eagle Invitational championship match. By the second and third games the Wildcats figured out a way to lessen Dimke’s damage. “We don’t really focus on one player,” Taylr McNeil said. “She’s a great player; I won’t take that away from her. But we needed to settle down and worry about what was happening on our side of the net.” Gillen-Melville said Dimke was not as dominant in the final two games. “We served tougher, and that might have taken them out of their offense a little bit,” the coach said. The Eagle Invitational, probably the state’s most competitive regular-season tournament, completed its 36th edition. In 34 of the previous 35 years, the eventual large-school state champion played in the Eagle Invitational – but didn’t necessarily win it. Eagan, for example, won state championships in 2001 and 2003 but didn’t win the Eagle Invitational either of those years. Defending state Class AAA champion Lakeville North also defended its title at the Eagle Invitational. The Panthers were 2-2 this year and finished seventh. After defeating Waconia in the first round, North lost in straight sets to Marshall, the topranked team in Class 2A. North (14-3) also fell to

Eagan players Brooke Olstad (left) and Callie Schapehahm block at the net against Alexandria during the Eagle Invitational. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) Hopkins before defeating Lakeville South 25-19, 25-19 in the seventh-place match. Lakeville South (810) went 1-3 in the tournament. Apple Valley also went 1-3 in the Eagle Invitational, with its victory coming against Andover in its final match. The Eagles, 6-10 overall,

SSC standings Eagan, Prior Lake and Lakeville North were tied for first place in South Suburban Conference volleyball after all three won conference matches Tuesday night. The leaders have yet to play each other. Eagan goes to Lakeville North on Oct. 15 and is home against Prior Lake on Oct. 15. Prior Lake and Lakeville North play Oct. 1 at Eagan’s Taylr McNeil spikes the ball past an Alexandria blocker. (Photo by Rick OrNorth. ndorf)

Eagan football victory a long time coming Wildcats break 13-game losing streak against Eastview by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Eagan ended a long stretch of football frustration and futility against Eastview last Friday, scoring two touchdowns in the final quarter of a 21-10 home-field victory. The victory broke a 13game losing streak against Eastview dating to 2001. Eastview, which is 15-3 in the series, won the previous four meetings by a combined eight points, with one of those victories coming in overtime.

And the start of the second half of Friday’s game looked like it would be same-old, same-old for Eagan. The Wildcats, leading 7-0, took the second-half kickoff but quickly got trapped deep in their end of the field. Eastview blocked an Eagan punt out of the end zone for a safety, then a long kickoff return set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Will Rains for the goahead score. Rains also caught a pass for a twopoint conversion, extending Eastview’s lead to 107. Eagan settled down and responded in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs by Ian Entzion (5 yards) and T.J. Sands (1 yard). The Wild-

cats improved to 2-2 overall. Eastview (1-3) has lost three in a row after winning its season opener. Eagan completed only two passes in the game but rushed for 270 yards. Three Wildcats – Sands, Sam Zenner and Entzion – gained more than 50 yards, with Zenner leading the team with 96 yards on 16 carries. Sands had 11 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Sands scored on a 29-yard run in the first quarter. Eastview’s Rains was back in the lineup after missing his team’s previous game against Lakeville North and gained 172 yards on 32 carries. Lightning quarterback Mark Dwyer completed nine of 20 passes for 111 yards

with two interceptions. Eagan linebacker Joe Kovach had eight unassisted tackles and six assists. Junior defensive back Bryndan Matthews intercepted two passes and made eight unassisted tackles. Linebacker Hogan Marshall recovered a fumble. The Wildcats and Lightning both go on the road this week for South Suburban Conference games. Eagan plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Rosemount, which is 3-1 (3-0 in the SSC) after beating Prior Lake 24-13 last week. Eastview will be at Bloomington Jefferson (2-2 overall, 2-1 SSC) on Friday.

Reger’s passing pulls Blaze out of a rut QB throws for four scores; Burnsville ends losing streak by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Four touchdown passes by Will Reger snapped Burnsville out of an offensive funk – and in the process snapped the Blaze’s eight-game losing streak. Burnsville’s senior quarterback also rushed for two scores in the Blaze’s 41-14 victory at Bloomington Kennedy last Friday. It was the team’s first victory since Sept. 21, 2012, also against Kennedy. Burnsville lost its final five games of the 2012 season

and its first three in 2013. After leading 13-7 at halftime, Burnsville broke open the game with two third-quarter touchdowns – one on an 8-yard run by Reger and the other a 51yard pass from Reger to Charlie Fredericks. Reger threw touchdown passes of 61 yards to Brett Shepley and 29 yards to Ben Sherman in the first half as well as a 17-yard scoring pass to Fredericks in the fourth quarter. The quarterback also scored the Blaze’s final touchdown on a 1-yard run. Reger finished with 256 yards passing and 49 yards rushing. Fredericks made five catches for 154 yards. Jahvonta Wilson led Burnsville in rushing with 52 yards on 11 car-

Notebook: SSC has the power in girls soccer by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

How good is the South Suburban Conference in girls soccer? Four of its teams were ranked in the top seven in this week’s state coaches association Class AA rankings, and two others received votes. Eight of the 10 teams have winning records overall. The top five teams in the conference standings are a combined 48-6-7 overall. No. 3-ranked Burnsville could have the inside track on the conference championship after going 2-0-1 in a three-game stretch against Eastview, Lakeville North and Prior Lake. The Blaze defeated fourth-ranked Eastview 2-0 and seventh-ranked Lakeville North 2-1 last week. Burnsville (10-0-2 overall) and fifth-ranked Prior Lake played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday night. The draw left Burnsville and Prior Lake tied for first in the SSC at 5-01, but Prior Lake had yet to play Eastview or Lakeville North. Burnsville has a game left with Eagan (102-1 overall).

Randa wins 300th Burnsville quarterback Will Reger hands off to Alex Davis in a recent game against Edina. Reger threw four touchdown passes in Burnsville’s victory over Bloomington Kennedy last week. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) ries. tive victory when it takes Kennedy dropped to on Lakeville South at 7 0-4, and the Eagles’ last p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in three losses have been by the Blaze’s homecoming 27 points or more. game. Burnsville will try for its second consecu-

Apple Valley girls soccer coach Keith Randa won his 300th game when the Eagles defeated Duluth East 1-0 on Saturday. Julia Lam scored the only goal of Saturday’s game. The previous day, Apple Valley moved Randa within one victory of the milestone when it shut out Two Harbors 7-0. Randa became AVHS girls soccer coach in 1990

and his teams are 300-11449 in 23-plus seasons. His teams have played in five state tournaments, winning in 1995 and finishing second in 1992 and 1993. Apple Valley has two of the state’s longest tenured and most successful high school soccer coaches. Chuck Scanlon, who started the AVHS boys program in 1978, has a state-record 561 victories and nine state championships. Scanlon has said he plans to retire from coaching after this season.

Leidner is BMOC Not only is Lakeville native Mitch Leidner the University of Minnesota’s current Big Man on Campus, he’s the Freshman of the Week in Big Ten Conference football. In his first start at quarterback for the Gophers, Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns in the Gophers’ 4324 victory over San Jose State on Sept. 21. The Gophers improved to 4-0. He was more of a passing quarterback in his three years as a starter at Lakeville South, but now the 6-foot-4, 240-pound redshirt freshman is someone opposing defenses don’t like to see running with the ball. Leidner saw his first extended playing time in Minnesota’s 29-12 victory over Western Illinois on Sept. 14, completing seven of eight passes for 105 yards and rushing for 73. He went into that game because starting quarterback Philip Nelson sustained a hamstring injury.

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Frightnight to scare up support for the troops Annual haunted house fundraiser in its 11th year by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Where else can you get a good scare and support the troops at the same time? The Support Our Troops Haunted House is back for the 11th year Oct. 3-5 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in the 4-H building. This year’s event has been dubbed “Farmington Frightnight” with a few new twists for 2013. The biggest changes are that the house will open an hour earlier running from 6-10 p.m., and the entrance is now at the north end of the 4-H building. The maze was upgraded, but organizer Germaine Beyl wouldn’t give up many secrets hiding away in the house. It wouldn’t be a haunted house without your favorite characters such as Freddy and Jason, but it wouldn’t be as scary if participants knew what was lurking in the fog. “It’s updated every year,” Beyl said. “If you tell people what’s in there, they know what to expect.” She admits the electric chair featuring a young

adult with a strong set of vocal chords was missed last year. “It may be back,” she said. “People don’t expect it, and it’s pretty funny. We’ll see.” The actors won’t grab or touch anyone and it’s more creepy than gory, according to Beyl. “I might be a big chicken, but I won’t walk through it myself,” Beyl said. “And I know where everything is and I know everybody in it.” She wouldn’t recommend bringing anyone younger than 7, unless they’re pretty brave. After 11 years, they must be doing something right. The site is one of the first haunted houses to open for the season in the metro area. Many of the “Farmington Frightnight” 80-90 volunteers are haunt enthusiasts who will participate in other metro scares including Frightmares in Burnsville, which will begin Oct. 11. It’s also one of the cheaper options for a haunted house experience. The suggested donation is $5, but they would happily accept more. The profits go toward a good cause. Last year the haunted house was visited by more than 1,000 people

anxious for a scare. “We always hope for more, because the more we can help with soldiers and families,” Beyl said. The Support Our Troops Haunted House organization used last years funds for various projects. They sponsored a turkey and pheasant shoot for disabled veterans and a summer picnic for the National Guard. They organized treat bags for the Armed Forces Service Center, and they’re packing boxes for 24 service members currently in Afghanistan. Christmas is another important holiday to support the troops where the organization sends candy and cards to the National Guard. During the Dakota County Fair, they had almost 800 people write Christmas cards for military members. “Pretty much any request that comes our way, individual or group, we try to accommodate them,” Beyl said. “We started this when there were wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re still in Afghanistan and we opened it up to any solder serving 6-12 months. Especially if they’re away from home during the holidays. If someone is in Japan and away from home, we’ll send them something.”

She knows what it’s like to have family members away from home during the holidays. She has sons currently serving in the military. The event began on the family farm in Castle Rock Township, home of Grant Beyl, who is a Vietnam veteran and retired colonel. When Beyl’s sons both went to Iraq in 2003 and 2004, the family organized a fundraiser to help send funds and food. The event continued as a haunted house/chili supper at the family farm until 2008. The family started to receive funds from the general public and expanded to the fairgrounds in 2008. The group raised enough money to fly a soldier home for the holidays, donated money to charities and continued to send packages to deployed servicemen. Anyone with a military identification card along with their family will be admitted free Oct. 3. Support Our Troops Haunted House is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to support local soldiers currently deployed and at home. For more information, visit Email Andy Rogers at

Apple Valley woman accused of lottery fraud An Apple Valley woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of lottery tickets from her place of employment. Scarlet E. Lund, 44, was charged with state lottery fraud Sept. 11 following a police investigation into theft of lottery tickets at Apple Valley’s Cedar Brook Market, 12503 Germane Ave., between January and April of this year.

According to the criminal complaint, Lund allegedly stole the lottery tickets during her work shifts at the market, then cashed the winning tickets at stores in Apple Valley and Eagan. The State Lottery Office reported that the stolen tickets were cashed at four locations in Dakota County – at Cedar Brook Market, the Apple Valley American Legion, PDQ

in Apple Valley, and Kwik Trip in Eagan. Surveillance video from the American Legion and Kwik Trip shows a woman – later confirmed to be Lund – redeeming lottery tickets worth $30 and $100. PDQ surveillance video shows an unknown male redeeming one of the stolen tickets. Police spoke with Lund, who stated she had a gambling problem and that she

was the only person involved in the lottery ticket thefts, the complaint said. The investigator showed Lund pictures from the PDQ surveillance video and Lund asserted she was unfamiliar with the man seen redeeming the stolen ticket. If convicted, Lund faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $50,000. —Andrew Miller

LEVY, from 1A The state provides equalization funds to school districts that have few commercial properties to ease the tax burden placed on homeowners. The lower board-approved levy will reduce the potential tax increase caused by a successful levy referendum, said Jeff Solomon, finance director for District 196. The proposed referendum, which will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot, would provide the district with a new 10-year levy of $1,486 per pupil — approximately $30 million per year. Voters will be asked to revoke the district’s existing $20 million levy, which is set to expire in 2015. District officials say the referendum is necessary to avoid major budget cuts over the next two years. If the levy passes, the district’s portion of property taxes on a $225,000 home — the average value in District 196 — would increase by $184 in 2014. But the lower board-approved levy would lower taxes on the same home by $128, which would leave the homeowner with a net increase of $56. If the levy fails in November, most homeown-

ers in District 196 would have the school portion of their property taxes fall in 2014 despite a projected rise in property values, Solomon said. The average-valued home in District 196 is expected to increase by $9,000 next year from $216,000 in 2013. Without the referendum, an increase in overall property wealth would cause property taxes to fall. Property taxes account for 19.42 percent of District 196’s revenue. The board has lowered the district’s tax levy every year for the past four years. As a result, the district’s boardapproved tax levy has fallen by 5 percent from $75.85 million in 2011 to $68.18 million in 2013. Debt refinancing and other money-saving actions by the board enabled it to make prior decreases, Solomon said. The School Board is expected to vote on the final levy following a truth and taxation hearing at its Dec. 9 meeting. The final levy can be lower but not higher than the preliminary amount. Jessica Harper is at jess i c a . h a r p e r @ e c m - i n c. com or sunthisweek.

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LEGAL NOTICES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 191 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES September 5, 2013 In the absence of Chair Sweep, the meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by Vice-Chair Schmid at 6:30 p.m. at the Burnsville High School Senior Campus in the Diamondhead Education Center. Members present: Directors VandenBoom, Luth, Schmid, Hill, Currier, and Alt. Members absent: Chair Sweep. Others in attendance were Student Advisor Shreedaran, Superintendent Gothard, administrators and staff. Schmid welcomed the public and the new Student Advisor Shreedaran and asked Hill to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Public recognition was given to Dawn Willson, BSN, RN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse for being selected as the 2013 Minnesota School Nurse Administrator of the Year. Moved by Hill, seconded by VandenBoom, to approve the agenda. Motion carried (6, 0). Moved by VandenBoom, seconded by Currier, to approve the consent agenda as follows: -Minutes of August 15, 2013, regular board meeting; August 19, 2013, board retreat; and September 4, 2013, board retreat. -Personnel changes for J. Abraham, E. Akervik, C. Balasis, M. Chmielewski, S. Ko, P. Lundberg, H. Magner, V. McCartney, K. Miller, K. Ramirez, D. Schlager, B. Schoeneck, A. Warrick, D. Zdon, C. Shogren, B. Andrews, K. Fritz, B. Fisher, M. Abbott, A. Buckner, C. Byrnes, M. Cizinski, A. Dualeh, C. Mauser, A. Reddy, J. Sadek, G. Simon, J. Strand, J. Callahan, D. Teal, K. Theiler, K. Knudsen, M. Reuvers, J. Sampson, M. White, D. Cunningham, J. Stroup, and B. Ostoff. -Donation of $100.00 from Wells Fargo Foundation to Harriet Bishop; $78.00 from J. Swanberg, $390.00 from K. Volner, $34.99 from N. Rian, $125.00 from B. Sillman, and $182.69 from S. Burton to Eagle Ridge Junior High. -Approved change order #1 for the SUN Program alterations to Cedar School in the amount of $22,879.00. -Approved change order #2 for the 2013-2014 Burnsville High School deferred maintenance project in the amount of $96,257.00. Motion carried (6, 0). Received a report on the first-day of school from Superintendent Gothard. Received a report on summer construction projects from Director of Operations and Properties G. Simon. Moved by Currier, seconded by VandenBoom, to approve an agreement with MSBA for policy customization services. Motion carried (6, 0). Student Advisor Shreedaran gave an oral report. Superintendent Gothard gave an oral report. Directors Hill, Currier, VandeBoom, Luth, Alt, and Schmid gave oral reports. Moved by VandenBoom, seconded by Luth, to adjourn the meeting at 7:11 p.m. Motion carried (6, 0). Date Approved : September 19, 2013 /s/ Bob VandenBoom Clerk Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 27, 2013 27767

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DISTRICT OFFICE WATERPROOFING DISTRICT OFFICE, 8670 210TH STREET WEST, LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA 55125 Independent School District #194 will receive single prime sealed bids for the District Office Waterproofing until 10:00 a.m. local time on October 16, 2013 at the District Office, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidding documents, including the Proposal Form, Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Offices of the Architect, Wold Architects and Engineers, 305 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102. (651) 227-7773; at the Minneapolis Builders Exchange; Builders Exchange at St. Paul; McGraw Hill Construction/ Dodge Plan Center; Reed Construction; iSqFt Plan Room (St. Paul, MN); and from PlanWell at This project includes: Excavation as required to install complete waterproofing system at entire District Office building perimeter. Waterproofing system to include membrane, drainage mat, and drain tile system as described in the contract documents. American Reprographics Company, 2007 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 722-2303, facsimile (612) 722-2958 will provide complete downloadable sets of the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders and subcontractors. The downloads will be available October 2, 2013. A deposit check in the amount of $25 made out to ARC for each set downloaded via the internet at and clicking on the PlanWell icon, then the Public Plan Room icon, select District Office Waterproofing. Make proposals on the bid forms supplied in the Project Manual. No oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will be considered. Submit with each bid, a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond payable to Independent School District #194 in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Performance Bond. Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening bids, without the consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to accept any bid or to reject any or all bids, or parts of such bids, and waive informalities or irregularities in bidding. The Owner requires Substantial Completion of the project on or before November 22, 2013. Board of Education INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #194 Published in Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 11, 2013 29408

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 CALL FOR BIDS 12-18 PASSENGER PLUS 1 WHEELCHAIR TYPE A SCHOOL BUS Notice is hereby given that BIDS will be received for One (1) 12-18 Passenger Plus 1 Wheelchair Type A School Bus by Independent School District 196 at the District Office, 3455 153rd Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068, until 11 a.m., October 15, 2013 at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents can be found at: http://www.district196. org/District/LegalNotices/index. cfm. If you should have any questions regarding this bid you may contact the Ken Kraft, Chief Mechanic at (651) 423-7688. Gary Huusko, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 Published in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 28595

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1085 – DENMARK AVENUE (PROMENADE PLACE TO TOWN CENTRE DRIVE) 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 located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road in said City on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Improvement Project 1085 in the following described area: The area within the S 1/2 of Section 10, lying North of Yankee Doodle Road and East and West of Denmark Avenue and the NW ¼ of Section 15, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road and East and West of Denmark Avenue, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $126,025.56. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 27, 2013 29841

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1059 EAGAN WOODS OFFICE 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 Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1059 in the following described area: The area within the Northeast ¼ of Section 4, lying South of I-494, West of Pilot Knob Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $44,944.24. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 29774

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALES 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, October 9, 2013 beginning at approximately 10:00 AM and concluding on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 10:00 AM. This public sale will result in the goods being sold to the highest bidder. Certain terms and conditions apply. J. Whitacre #366- children’s toys, gas grill, furniture L. Siegel #501-Kirby vacuum, rocking horse, exercise machine D. Bowman #518D-furniture, sports equipment, luggage H. Lynn #522B- display shelves, ladder, exercise ball S. Kilgore #522E- sectional couch, vanity, bar stools Cornerstone Finishes #700snow blower, bicycles, golf clubs, tool box R. Petersen #937- framed art, china cabinet, video games Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 20, 27, 2013 24949

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1096 WILLBROOK 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, October 15, 2013, to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1096 in the following described area: The area within the Southwest ¼ of Section 14, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road (CSAH 28), East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $17,208.64. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the

assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan Sepatember 27, October 4, 2013 29783

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1099 WACHTER ADDITION (CIVIC CENTER DRIVE) 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, October 15, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1099 in the following described area: The area within the Northwest ¼ of Section 22, lying South of Wescott Road, East of Pilot Knob Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $23,984.16. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing.

No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral f f

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Minutes of September 9, 2013Regular Board Meeting Chairperson Rob Duchscher called the regular School Board meeting to order at 6 p.m. on September 9, 2013 at Dakota Ridge School. Present: Art Coulson, treasurer; Rob Duchscher, chairperson; Gary Huusko, clerk; Jackie Magnuson, vice chairperson; Mike Roseen and Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. Absent: Joel Albright and Bob Schutte. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the School Board. There was a moment of silence for Lorelei Wolfgang, an early childhood special education speech language pathologist, who passed away. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the revised agenda. Superintendent Berenz recognized and thanked all staff members involved in getting the school year off to a great start. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with six members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the following Consent items: Minutes of August 19, 2013 regular board meeting (Exhibit A1); Revised Policy 201, General Organization, so the official name of the school district includes Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (Exhibit A2); Revisions to Administrative Regulation 406.1AR, Staff Recognition, allowing schools and departments to participate in staff recognition (Exhibit A3); Claims for August 13-September 3, 2013 (Exhibit B1); Electronic funds transfer schedule for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B2); Schedule of investments for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B3); Gifts received during August 2013 (Exhibit B4); Advertising revenue received during July and August 2013 (Exhibit B5); Title VII formula grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education for $53,420 (Exhibit B6); A $3,000 IBM Community Grant in recognition of volunteer services of Heidi Kraemer, a district resident and parent. The funds will be used to support the solar energy project at Rosemount Middle School (Exhibit B7); Separations, leaves of absence and new staff (Exhibit C1); Agreements for student teacher placements with Crown College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Luther College, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin – Stout, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Augustana College and University of St. Thomas (Exhibit C2); Agreements with three individual teachers for the 2013-14 school year, for .8 FTE, .201 FTE and .2 FTE, respectively, without the FTE becoming part of a continuing contract (Exhibit D1); Agreements for private nursing/PCA services with River Valley Home Care, Bayada Home Health Care, Pediatric Home Service, Recover Health and Community Involvement Programs, for one-to-one care at school to meet the needs of five students (Exhibit D2); Agreement renewals with the cities of Apple Valley, Eagan and Rosemount for police liaison services during 2013-14, and safe schools levy funds expenditure of $293,424.57 (Exhibit D3); Agreement with the Eagan YMCA and the Burnsville YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities for 2013-14 School-Age Care from September 3, 2013 through June 6, 2014 for $137,789.36 (Exhibit E1); Appointment of Sarah Carlson, Jenna Kacheroski, Heidi Kraemer, Jill Murphy, Kelly Ruiz, Vicki Stute, Terrence Talley and a person yet to be named from Apple Valley Park and Recreation Department, to the Community Education Advisory Council from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Exhibit E2); Consultation Contract for Medical Assistance (MA) Claims Processing with Teresa Rome from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 so that the district can be compensated for MA-eligible services provided to students (Exhibit F1), and Agreement with Strategic Staffing Solutions for licensed speech therapists from September 1, 2013 to June 13, 2014 (Exhibit F2). Director of Special Education Mary Kreger reported school nurses worked throughout the summer at Camp Propel, on back-toschool days, at immunization review and vision screenings. Special education staff members began the year serving 4,151 students from birth through age 21. Special Education continues to partner with the Teaching and Learning Department to ensure all students receive high-quality, research-based instruction. Compliance continues to be a focus to ensure all state and federal special education rules and regulations are being followed. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issued its report in June and noted 65 citations. Kreger said the district has until May 1, 2014 to fix the citations and bring files into compliance. Special education teachers are participating in Reading Recovery training and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). Kreger noted there are 49 teachers at 13 schools co-teaching with general education. Kreger said this year Dakota Ridge will host the educational services for a chemical dependency program the district is obligated to provide. Director of Elementary Education Julie Olson shared that elementary schools welcomed 11,812 students; up 172 students from a year ago. There are 1,784 kindergarten students with 46 Kindergarten Plus classes. She reported 60 percent of kindergartners now have a full-day experience. Olson said the three magnets schools are beginning their sixth year and that all the magnet schools have waitlists. She reported on the extensive professional development in literacy that continues to take place, the success of the first year of Camp Propel and the second year of August literacy assessment days. Director of Secondary Education Mark Parr provided a snapshot of the secondary schools. He reported high schools have been busy since mid-August and that sports practices were adjusted to early morning or evening due to the extreme heat. Parr attended most of the secondary school orientations and open houses. He said middle school enrollment was at 6,100 students; 200 students above projections. High school enrollment was at 8,300 students; 23 more than projected. Secondary schools are continuing with the development and refinement of the Common Formative Assessment process in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Department and will continue to maximize the use of data analysis and instructional alignment days. Parr said work will also continue to further strengthen the secondary coaching model as it is a critical component in enabling teachers to have even more impact on higher student achievement. Counselors are underway with the development of a common six-year individual plan entitled “My Plan” to help students define a pathway for college and career readiness by graduation. Parr presented background information on the district’s past principals’ evaluation instruments and noted that during the 2011-12 school year the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) collaborated with state principals’ organizations and other state leaders, including School Board member Jackie Magnuson who co-chaired the committee, to craft a new model based on principal core competencies as well as School Principal Leadership Standards. The MDE then published a model evaluation tool. District administration met with the Principals Association of Rosemount (PAR) to develop an instrument that would suit district needs based on the MDE model. The model is both formative and summative, and consists of principals and their directors arriving at goals in the areas of instructional leadership and core competencies with student achievement the focal point. In 2011, the Legislature enacted laws that established principal and teacher accountability. Principal accountability requirements apply for this school year and teacher accountability requirements apply beginning in 2014-15. Woodland Elementary School Principal and PAR President Lisa Carlson reported on the legislation and its purpose, which is to enhance principals’ leadership skills, and support and improve teaching practices, school performance and student achievement. She reviewed the required components for the annual evaluation. Rosemount High School Assistant Principal and PAR’s former Past President Kim Budde described the model created for District 196 principals, which was based on research and best practices. The evaluation requires administrators to set two goals; one tied directly to the school’s site goal that measures student achievement. The second goal is a professional development goal that begins by using Kim Marshall’s principals’ evaluation rubric for reflection in six areas. Olson said that during the 2011 special session, legislators also approved statewide standards for teacher development and evaluation, and requirements. Under the new legislation all public schools are required to have a teacher development and evaluation plan that meets the statutory requirements by fall 2014. Olson noted the plan can be locally developed by the board and teachers, or it can be the state plan, or it can be a hybrid of the state plan with some locally determined elements. The plan must include a three-year professional review cycle with an individual growth and development plan; a peer review process and the opportunity to participate in a professional learning community. It must include supports and evaluations of all probationary teachers and be based on professional teaching standards. A core group of teachers and administrators attended state-sponsored meetings to clarify requirements of the legislation. A larger committee of teachers and administrators will work throughout this year to create the District 196 Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan. We currently have strong mentoring and support for new teachers, administrative observation and evaluation based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (which was identified in the state plan as a positive model), peer review support through Q Comp; strong professional learning communities and professional development support. Magnuson commented on the state-level evaluation committees she participated on and the more than 95-page state plan. Director of Teaching and Learning Steve Troen said the purpose of the annual report is to inform district residents about student achievement and developments in curriculum and instructional practices from the previous year (Exhibit G). The annual report contains a variety of detailed information including: progress in updating and revising specific district curriculum areas; results on state and national norm-referenced tests, and responsibilities, activities and membership of the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC). Troen highlighted four areas included in the report: curriculum development; the K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee; educational equity, and district assessments. There is a curriculum review process for each content area which is revised on a rotating basis to keep curriculum current and has three phases: 1) program design; 2) implementation, and 3) monitor and adjust. There were a number of curriculum areas in the active stages of the cycle during 2012-13. In the design phase were language arts for grades prek-12, health for grades 6-12 and social studies for grades 6-8. In the implementation phase, support was provided for science in grades k-12 and English language arts for grades prek-12. The K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee focused 2012-13 professional development efforts on formative assessment strategies, which included a comprehensive literacy assessment system at the elementary level and an emphasis on common formative assessments at the secondary level; a continued emphasis on essential learning in all content areas, and developing a systemic response when students experience difficulty. Educational equity is defined as raising the achievement for all students. Last year all schools once again incorporated racial equity achievement goals and equity program target goals into their site plans and closely monitored progress. Troen said District 196 administered a number of assessments and that results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) indicate the distance by which District 196 students outperformed the state average has widened. Results of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), ACT and GRAD Test are also reported. The district average ACT score was 24. Troen announced the CIAC is scheduled to review the report at its September 16 meeting. Any revisions recommended by the CIAC will be presented at the next regular School Board meeting when the board is expected to take action on the report. Berenz noted that middle school test scores have improved. The change to the middle school model has students spending more time in the core subjects. Director of Human Resources Tom Pederstuen highlighted terms from the two-year collective bargaining agreement with Dakota County United Educators (DCUE), representing teachers and school nurses (Exhibit H). The agreement is effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 and terms include: • Increasing the salary schedules by 2 percent each year, with an additional .71 percent to the top step for the first year and .6 percent the second year; • Increasing the longevity schedules by $63 to $190 for the first year and $62 to $187 the second year, depending upon level; • Increasing contributions to health insurance by 2 percent the first year and 1 percent the second; • Increasing dental insurance contributions by 2 percent each year; • Increasing the 403(b) matching contribution by $100 per year at each level, and • Other minor language modifications. Pederstuen noted the total cost of the contract is within the parameters set by the School Board, recognized the diligence of the bargaining teams and asked the board to approve the agreement. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the agreement. Motion by Huusko, seconded by Roseen and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. Published in Apple Valley, Burnsville/Eagan, Lakeville September 27, 2013 29889

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Shavelle Oscar ChavezNelson, Bochniak said. tion on Schunk. Charges in the shoot“We’d like to be opti- ing were expected by noon mistic and say that she’s Thursday, he said, after just hiding from him,� this edition went to press. Bochniak said. “We don’t Missing woman know.� According to state re- a ‘big-hearted cords, Chavez-Nelson has a criminal history in person’ Hennepin County that Schunk, the daughter includes convictions for of Monty and Mariana aggravated robbery, ille- Schunk of Burnsville, gally possessing a firearm, dated Chavez-Nelson last theft and a controlled-sub- year for about four to six stance crime. He was con- months, her brother said. victed in Dakota County “Our family and friends of giving a false name to were not too fond of this police. gentleman,� said Owen ScAccording to Owen hunk, of Apple Valley. Schunk, Chavez-Nelson But Anarae, a 2010 also has a history of Burnsville High School crime and incarceration in graduate with excellent California. He has legally grades in both high school changed his name from and college, saw someAnthony Lee Nelson to

thing in Chavez-Nelson. He had been released from incarceration when they met and told her he wanted to rejoin society, Owen said. “As bright as she is academically and from a cerebral standpoint, she’s a very big-hearted person,� he said. “She cares about people. ... She saw him as somebody that she could participate in the growth and assistance of.� Anarae broke off the relationship around Thanksgiving of last year, Owen said: “She was very distraught.� On Aug. 24 Anarae moved from her parents’ home in Burnsville to a Minneapolis apartment near the U of M campus, Owen said. In recent weeks she apparently re-

established contact with Chavez-Nelson and arranged to meet him on Sept. 21. “She was looking to meet him to get something from him from when they were together, whether it was an object, whether it was money, something of sentiment,� he said. “We really don’t know what it was.� Anarae was seen at around 2:30 p.m. that day at the Caribou Coffee at Highway 13 and Cliff Road, which is near Nina’s Grill. She frequented the coffee shop, where she often tutored and mentored younger students in math, science and chess, Owen said. Her last known sighting was with Chavez-Nelson on the Nina’s surveillance

tape. “As far as anybody knows, he is the last person to be in contact with her,� Owen said. Her parents grew concerned when Anarae had been out of contact for more than 48 hours, he said. She hadn’t shown up for her Sept. 22 and 23 shifts at Don Pablo’s on 78th Street in Richfield, where she works, and she wasn’t responding to phone calls, emails, text messages or Facebook messages, Owen said. “If you were to call her cell phone, it’s straight to voice mail,� he said. Anarae, a third-year student set to graduate this year on an accelerated program, also hadn’t been seen by friends, roommates and classmates, he said.

Her family and friends posted fliers with her picture at locations in Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Rosemount, Minneapolis and Bloomington, Owen said. Anarae is white and has green eyes and brownishblonde hair. She’s about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white, zip-up jacket with a University of Minnesota logo on the chest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Burnsville police tip line at 952-895-4636 or 911.

dent may be bused to district schools outside their attendance area. Those students will have the option to attend their neighborhood school in first grade, Brown said. Six elementary schools — Cedar Park, Parkview, Greenleaf, Shannon Park,

Diamond Path and Red Pine — are near capacity and will likely face this challenge, she said. In addition to offering the program for free, the district plans to do away with its waiting list by accepting all interested families.

Currently the program has a waiting list of about 37 students – 4 percent of the 986 children enrolled in the program. Most of these students either wish to open-enroll from another district or enrolled after the deadline. Officials hope to gain

early enrollment estimates by surveying parents of potential District 196 kindergartners. Though early projections provide a good estimate, there’s typically an upswing in all-day kindergarten enrollment near the beginning of the school year, Brown said.

The district will continue to offer its half-day program, based on interest.

her care at the time of the death, court documents said. Greenagel’s trial begins in Theresa December, Raasch Ableidinger said in an interview. “Obviously, change needs to happen — three babies in Dakota County alone. It’s terrible,� said

Ableidinger, whose family lived in Eagan at the time and now lives in Lakeville. “And it was 100 percent preventable, the way our son died.� Measures passed this year by state lawmakers to strengthen home childcare safety include new regulations for safe-sleep practices, said Jerry Kerber, inspector general for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Changes in licensing standards now require providers to get training in sudden unexpected infant death every year instead of every five, Kerber said. And any provider — or parent — who wants an infant to sleep other than on its back in a crib must get a physician’s authorization, he said. New standards also address crib safety, Kerber said. “We have found that

training is such an important component when it comes to safe-sleep requirements,� Kerber said. “And in fact, that was really the cornerstone of many of our legislative initiatives during the last session.� Raasch, the Burnsville provider, said the new training and regulations are OK with her. “I think the more we can learn, the better,� said

Raasch, who cares for 10 children and has three of her own, ages 10, 13 and 20. “If it’s going to save an infant’s life ... you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.�

MnDOT says Cedar Avenue crash rates are increasing and traffic volumes are expected to increase by 36 percent over the next 20 years. With limited funds to install more pavement, a contraflow lane would use existing roadway to increase northbound capacity. Community feedback regarding the idea is encouraged during the open house when several images of the concept will be displayed. That’s not the only potential project MnDOT and the Dakota County Regional Rail Authority have that attendees will be treated to during the event that will have no formal presentation. Seven different con-

cepts have been reviewed for improving bus access from Cedar Avenue to the Cedar Grove Transit Station. The ideas range from improved signal times to bus-only access ramps that could cut as many as nine minutes from the current 30-minute trip time of the recently launched Metro Transit Red Line from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America. Neither of the proposed projects – estimated to be as high as $50 million for managed, contraflow lanes and $30 million for improved Cedar Grove access – has dedicated funding sources. The true costs of the project won’t be known until a final option is se-

lected based on a range of criteria. Solberg said they are just starting the discussion about the options with MnDOT advisory committees. “This coming month, they will look at and dive through the information,� Solberg said. “It’s a substantial task for the committees to undertake.� There are nearly 50 objectives related to cost,

safety and travel time for committee members to apply to their decisions, according to Solberg. He said they want to make sure they get the best value for their investment. A report about the preferred option is expected to be complete by March 2014. Eagan City Hall is at 3830 Pilot Knob Road. More about the project is at

SCHOOLS, from 1A all-day program may rise to about 90 percent once the program becomes free, which could put pressure on district elementary schools that are already near capacity. As a result, some stuSLEEP, from 1A degree manslaughter. Her county child-care license, first issued in 1976, has been revoked. She had been told several times by county licensing workers to change the sleeping arrangements for children in her care, according to court documents. She was licensed to care for 12 children without assistance and had 20 children in LANES, from 1A access points and a movable barrier that would separate the southbound lane so it could be used by northbound traffic, which often bottlenecks from 138th to Cliff Road where there are only two northbound lanes. MnDOT calls the idea a contraflow lane, which could save northbound commuters up to 19 minutes if completed, according to MnDOT south area planner Jon Solberg. It would have the ability to accommodate 1,100 to 1,400 vehicles per hour, Solberg said. Those vehicles would be singleoccupancy vehicles paying through MnPASS, carpools, motorcycles and buses.


prevention tips related to the dangers of kitchen fires – most of which result from unattended cooking. A number of other activities related to fire and medical emergencies will include: • Tours of the fire station, fire engines and ambulances. • Interactive demonstrations on using a fire extinguisher, giving compression-only CPR and kitchen safety.

• Activities for kids such as trying on firefighter gear, learning how to dial 911 and walking through a Safety House to learn how to plan a fire escape. Kids will also receive a free fire helmet. • A chance to meet the fire department chiefs, firefighter/paramedics and Sparky the Fire Dog. The event is free and open to all ages. More information is at www.burnsville. org/fire.

LEGAL NOTICES of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 29764

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1101 HIDDEN VALLEY 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, October 15, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1101 in the following described area: The area within the Northwest Ÿ of Section 22, lying South of Wescott Road, East of Pilot Knob Road (CSAH 31), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $24,140.34. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the

assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in the Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 29806

CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1105 OAKS OF BRIDGEWATER 1ST – 3RD 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, October 15, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1105 in the following described area: The area within the Northeast Ÿ of Section 23 and the Northwest Ÿ of Section 24, lying South of Wescott Road, East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota C

County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $56,599.44. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: September 17, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 29818

Jessica Harper is at jessica. or

John Gessner can be reached at 952-846-2031 or email Those who have comments about the project can send them to Solberg at jon.solberg@state. or Kristine Elwood, Dakota County transportation specialist, at kristine.elwood@co.dakota. Email Tad Johnson at



Annual Fire Department open house is Oct. 10 The Burnsville Fire Department will hold its annual open house from 5:308 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Fire Station 1, 911 140th St. W., between Target and Kohl’s. Parking is available in the Kohl’s parking lot. This year’s open house will be held during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) and will focus on the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires.� Firefighters will provide demonstrations and

John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email

Hadfield - Bichsel Dan Bichsel, son of Todd and Jennifer Bichsel of Apple Valley, and Melissa Hadfield, daughter of Steve and Marissa Hadfield of Colorado Springs, CO announce their engagement. Dan is a 2005 graduate of Apple Valley High School and a 2009 graduate of UW-Stout. He is employed at HewlettPackard in Denver, CO. Melissa is a 2006 gradudate of St. Mary’s High School and a 2010 graduate of Boston College. She is employed at UNUM Insurance Group. They are planning an October wedding in Denver, Colorado.




Janson/Pelant Eastview High School Graduates to wed. Kate Janson and Nick Pelant, both 2007 Eastview High School graduates, will be married in Rochester this November. Nick is a UW Eau Claire graduate and works for the History Center of Olmsted County. Kate graduated from Winona State University and is a RN with Mayo Health Systems.


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AKC Boxer Puppies $350 -$450. Ready now. Check our website: Or call: 641-344-6929 Orange Tabby Kitties 2 little males, 4 wks. Free to a good home! 952-435-8049

Purebred Beagle Puppies: 7 wks, $300. 218-879-5183 or 218-879-8173

2 spaces, 2 vaults, companion memorial, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. B/O 612-850-3028

Dawn Valley, Blmgtn, one lot, Garden of the Crosses, $2,100/BO. 952-471-7193 Gethsemane (New Hope) 1 grave site, 2 burial lots. $1,340/BO. 763-473-5760 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots

$950 ea/BO. 602-861-8082

3580 Household/ Furnishings 1770 Antq English Dresser, $875, 22Dx47Hx53L, Good cond. 612-799-1400

OLIVER IS STILL A PUPPY! Oliver is a 3-4 month old neutered pup that has corgie and herding dog in him! He will be about 4050 lbs when full grown. He loves to play ruff and tumble with the dog at our pet adoption partner Camp Bow Wow in Burnsville!! You can see him there during the week or call Jeff at 651-2308243 for more info. See him and all our dogs at or check out our adoption days at the Apple Valley Petco and Petco in Burnsville this Saturday from 11-3!

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 1020 Junkers & Repairables

1020 Junkers & Repairables



EXT. 2 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

3580 Household/ Furnishings

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

4620 Modular/ Manufactured For Sale

Executive Moving Sale:

Brooklyn Park: Sept 28th Waterford Estates Garage Sale 9am-5pm 7000 62nd Avenue N. In Parking Lot


Warehouse Sale

2 BR Manuf. Home One level living, Deck, storage shed W&D Hook-ups, skylight in BA, DW, microw. Side x Side fridge. 952-435-7979

77â&#x20AC;? tan, lthr. couch $250; brwn micro-fiber chair w/ ottoman $200; glass coffee/ end tbls $75. All exc. cond! 651-454-5642 612-719-6015 LR & DR Furniture. Exc. cond! Great deal! Call Lori for more info 612-619-6996

QN. PILLOWTOP SET New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plym. 715-571-1920

3600 Miscellaneous For Sale

BURNSVILLE 13108 Penn Ave S. Oct 4-5th 9-5pm, Collect.,Furn, Tools, HH, & Exer. cycles. BURNSVILLE Kennelly Court 9/25-27th 7am-5pm, Moving Sale! HH, furn, tools, cloz, more! Crystal 9/26-28 (9-5), Tools, books, toys, clothes, HH & misc. 8317 32nd Pl N CRYSTAL

Huge 4 Family Sale!

2003 Olympia Millenium Ice Resurfacer. Resurfacer maintained by City of Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fleet Maintenance Department every 200-250 hours. Resurfacer has 3,437 hours of use. Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System. Resurfacer will be in use until midOctober 2013 and will be available for pick up when replacement arrives. Sale Price $25,000.00. Contact: Dean Mulso. Call 952895-4653 or email d e a n . m u l s o @

Furn., more! 9/26-28 (8-5) 5668 Maryland Ave. North

4 Ford F-150 factory chrome rims & tires. Scorpion STR, P285/45R 22, 110 H MTS. $800, 651-3572626

EDINA: One Day Only 9/28 (8-4) Multi-Family: Quality home decor, boy/ girl cloz, baby items, misc.,

Craftsman 10â&#x20AC;? Electronic Radial Arm Saw w/6 drawer cabinet $250. Blackhawk Model MC-9 Heavy Duty Cherry Picker 1500 lbs $100. Cartridge World replacement cartridges HP98 & HP93 $10 ea. Sand Blaster home-made $150 , 612-998-8654

Estate Sale Forest Lake, 9/28-29, 9am-3pm, 50+ years of Vintage items, details, 21479 Hermes Ave.

Foosball Tbl Comb: B-ball, air hockey, pool, bowl, pingpong $275/bo 952-545-1280

Kitchen-Aid 25 cu ft. White Fridge w/water & ice in door Side by side $800/ best offer 952-435-7314 SCOOTER (Spitfire) w/2 batteries & access. Like new!

$825/BO. 763-473-5760 Wood Chipper/Shredder takes up to 3â&#x20AC;? dia. branch. 8HP Motor 952-423-3255

3610 Miscellaneous Wanted Buying Old Trains & Toys STEVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRAIN CITY


Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

* WANTED * US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold & 14K Jewelry Will Travel. 30 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

â&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020; WANTED â&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020; Old Stereo / Hifi equip. Andy 651-329-0515

3620 Music Instruments Musser Xylophone M-47 $1200 651-452-4818

4000 SALES 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets EAGAN 10/5 9am-5pm, Halloween craft show. Eagan Community Ctr. 1501 Central Pkwy

4030 Garage & Estate Sales BLOOMINGTON

Fri-Sat, 9/27-28 (8-4) HH, Boys cloz, and misc. 10342 Rhode Island Cir. BLOOMINGTON Huge Sale 10/4-5 (8-3) Tools, lawn equip, LPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, cloz, misc 9125 4th Ave So. BLOOMINGTON Oct. 2-3 (8-5) Furn., HH, collectibles, cloz & misc! 1000 Mound Spring Terr. Bloomington One Day only! 9/28 (9-4) Tools, misc. Cash & carry 8301 Washburn Ave. South Bloomington Sept. 26-27 (9-5) Adult/ Kids cloz, HH items, misc. 9312 Oakland Ave. South Bloomington-10/3 & 10/5, Garage/Estate, Furn, frzr, trl hitch, des cloz, hh. Cash 10276 Scarborough Rd /102nd & Normandale Blvd

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

Fall Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FREE ADMISSION â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Saturday, October 5 â&#x20AC;˘ 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm Hastings Armory

EAGAN Multi Fm. 10/11-12 (95pm), Japa. souv., collect, HH, cycle. 4170 Hilltop Ln EDINA

St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Huge â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasureâ&#x20AC;? Sale Thurs, 10/3 (9-6); Presale $3 Adm (9-Noon); Fri, 10/4 (9-6); Sat, 10/5 (9-12) $4 Bag Day

6716 Gleason Rd.

(S. of Hwy 62 on Gleason)

6406 McCauley Circle


Excelsior United Methodist Church

Oct. 2-3-4 (9am-6pm) Oct. 5 (9am-2pm) Cash or Credit Card Only

Ms. Dee / Molly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Me

6037 Baker Rd, Mtka

Fall Rummage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran 3745 Shoreline Drive (Co Rd 15) 10/2 (4-8); 10/3 (8-8); 10/4 (8-12 is $4 Bag Day) For Info: 952-471-8433

Saturday, September 28, 2013. 9am-3pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials! 952-435-7979


New Hope Multi-Garage Sale, Sept. 28, 9am-3pm, 6046 W. Broadway. Over 12 garages selling many different hh items, clothes, nik-naks & antiques. Lunch in the Community Room from 10am-2pm.

Orono Kids Stuff Sale Infant to Teen - Clothes, toys, books, and more!

Sat, Sept. 28 9am-2pm 9-10: $1 Admission fee 1-2: half price sale Schumann Elemen. School

765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. Long Lake, MN PLYMOUTH ESTATE SALE 9/27 (1-6); 9/ 28 (10-5). 100+ mib Barbies, instruments, records, books, antiqs, cloz & misc.

11730 50th Ave. North Plymouth MOVING SALE! 9/26-28 (9-4) 4575 Forestview Ln N (off Rockford btwn 169/494)

$3 Admission Thurs. only

Fri, Oct. 4 (2-7 pm) Sat, Oct. 5 (9am - Noon) BAG SALE - $3/Bag

PRIOR LAKE Large Estate Sale

Food Available Hwy 7 to Christmas Lk Rd For info: 952-474-5471

4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Sat, 9/28 - Mon, 9/30

FARMINGTON, Estate/Garage 129 Oak Street 10/3-10/5 9-5pm, Furn. HH, tools & misc. FRIDLEY

Huge Estate/Yard Sale Thurs-Sat (9-6) Everything A to Z! 6850 Siverts Ln. (69th & Old Central) Fridley, 9/27-29, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-3 SUN- 12-3. Numbers at 8:30 Fri. Go to 545 57th AVE NE Golden Valley

All Campus Garage Sale

Colonial Acres Healthcare Center at Covenant Village Thurs, Sept. 26 (8-4) Fri, Sept. 27 (8-12) Furn., HH, & Misc. items 1622 Yosemite Avenue

by Dennis J. Hagen

(9am-4pm) #â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sat 7:30 Outstanding Renaissance Revival oak DR set & lrg. Partners Desk. English 18th Century furn., brass, crystal, china. 1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of unique items! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this sale! DIRECTIONS: I-35 to Exit 81 (Cty 70), W to exit 87 (Mushtown Rd) N to 213th St, turn left to 4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Check internet for alternate directions.

RICHFIELD - HUGE SALE Thurs, 9/26 (9-5); Fri, 9/27 (9-7) 1/2 price day; Sat, 9/28 (9-12) $2 Bag Day Like us on Facebook: @

Richfield Lutheran 60th & Nicollet Ave. So. Richfield 9/27-28, 11-3. 7114 Newton Ave S. Furn, HH, artwork, lamps, fax all in one, tote bags, pix frame, more. Nice Things.

Golden Valley Downsizing! 9/19-21, (85), 6706 Glenwood Ave. Gas grill, luggage & misc.

Cash only no large bills.

4121 Bassett Creek Drive 40 year accumulation! Furniture, pictures, tools, HH, linens, patio set, books. HOPKINS

â&#x2013;ś RUMMAGE SALE â&#x2014;&#x20AC; ST. GABRIEL CHURCH

1310 Mainstreet Thurs, Oct. 3 9:30am - 8pm Fri, Oct. 4 9:30am - 5:00pm Sat, Oct. 5 9:30am-12:30pm Low Prices - No Junk) (Sat, Oct. 5 - BAG DAY) $1/Bag soft goods or 1/2 price!

Indoor Sale Multi Vendor Thursday 9/26 Friday 9/27 9am-3pm, South Shore Center 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior 952-474-7635

ATTN Dock Truck Owners!

5520 Part-time

At Dynamex business is booming! Tired of sitting around or chasing your work loads? Better utilize your vehicle and come work with us. Sign On Bonus for Dock Trucks with liftgate. ROUTED work and FLEXIBLE schedules are available. Call 651-746-5945

5520 Part-time

MAKE a DIFFERENCE in the LIFE of a Senior: Now HIRING CAREGivers South of the River. No Healthcare Exp. Necessary. PAID TRAINING Provided â&#x20AC;˘ PT Mornings, Evenings, and Overnights â&#x20AC;˘ Companionship, Meals, Errands, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Med. Reminders, Personal Care.

To apply visit: and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Become a CAREGiverâ&#x20AC;? Or call: 952-767-6596


To care for 5 elderly adults in a Residential Care Home.

24 Hour Sleepover in Burnsville. $170 per Shift 8 am Wednesday - 8 am Thursday

Call Rob at Cardenas Friendship Homes

612-670-1380 Maintenance Assistant Ebenezer Ridges Campus is seeking a PT Maintenance Assistant Schedule is 20 hrs/per wk M-F, with on call every fourth week & rotating holidays. Candidates should have previous painting & maint experience & work well with seniors. Boiler License desired but not required. Contact Bruce at 952-898-8436 or apply in person. Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

EOE/AA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An affiliate of Fairview Health Services

5510 Full-time

5510 Full-time


Corner of Yosemite & St Croix

GOLDEN VALLEY Moving Sale 9/27-28 (8-5)

5510 Full-time

Apple Valley/Lakeville Border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK $27,000. Call Dona 612-581-3833 OPEN HOUSE Friday, September 27, 2013 . 9am-7pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials!


PLYMOUTH September 26-28 (8-5) Tools, office equip., crafts 4705 MAGNOLIA LANE

Gigantic Fall Sale

Thurs, Oct. 3 (5-8 pm)

Robbinsdale 9/26-27 (8-6), 9/28 (8-12). Some Old, Some New!, 4548 Grimes Ave N ROSEMOUNT 3765 Crossridge Way Oct 3-5th 9-5pm, Moving Sale! Holiday Boutique Sale! Shorewood 9/27-28 (9-3) Furn, HH, dog kennel, golf, electronics, toys, books. 19890 Muirfield Circle

4500 RENTALS / REAL ESTATE 4510 Apartments/ Condos For Rent AV: 1 BR Condo, Pool, Garage, Avail now. No pets. $725 952-942-5328 Visit us at

Mortgage Loan Originator First American Bank, Hudson, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced mortgage loan originator. This position is responsible for the origination of residential real estate loans to be sold on the secondary market as well as finding and referring commercial loan prospects to our commercial lenders and deposit customers to the Retail Banking Department. Must have excellent communication skills, must have and maintain a Mortgage Lender Origination Number with the National Mortgage Licensing System. A business degree and or at least, four years of extensive banking related experience preferred as well as residential real estate lending experience. Degree in Finance or Business preferred. Please send resume to: First American Bank is an Equal Opportunity employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities





LAKEVILLE, 18125 Jannevar Crt 09/2628 Thur/Fri 9-5, Sat 9-2, Downsizing! HH, toys, art!

Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ville 1B condo; W/D; htd. gar./ pool, $950/mo., 952-923-0371


Rosemount, 2 BR Off St. prkg. No Pets. Available NOW. $600 952-944-6808


4520 Townhomes/Dbls/ Duplexes For Rent


â&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020;RUMMAGE SALEâ&#x2014;&#x2020; â&#x2014;&#x2020; Calvin Presbyterian Church

177 Glendale Drive

Oct 3 (9a-7p) 1/2 price (5-7p) Oct 4 (9a-1p) $3/bag day

Minnetonka Estate Sale

11828 Shady Oak Lane

Sept. 26-27-28 (9am-6pm) See Craigs List Minnetonka STORAGE WARS SALE 4 lockers full of Misc. Treasures! 10/3-5 (9-5)

12850 Greenwood Trail Minnetonka

Stroke of the Heart Warehouse Sale Greeting cards & Gift items at less than wholesale prices! Tues, Oct. 8 Noon-8pm Wed, Oct. 9 10am-8pm Thurs, Oct.10 10am-8pm Fri, Oct. 11 10am-5pm

3792 Williston Road For info call 952-945-9495

Hwy. 316 South â&#x20AC;˘ Hastings, MN

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

Wholesale Gift Company Going Out of Business Includes Gifts for Girls of All Ages, and Office Furniture & Supplies


This space could be yours


Burnsville Townhome2BR, 2BA, 2000 sq. ft, Avail 11/1, $1450 / mo. + utils. Call: 612-978-6227 Eden Prairie, Duplex 4 BR, 2 BA, A/C, W/D, DW & deck. 952-890-8550

4550 Roommates & Rooms For Rent Lakeville: Rm Shr kit, bath, laundry, fam rm. Inclds utils & cable $470 plus dep. 952-892-6102

4610 Houses For Sale AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991


Sell It, Buy It, Search For It In Sunâ&#x20AC;˘Thisweek Classifieds


Did you know Schwanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers Winning brands, engaged people, meaningful careers Schwanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is an Equal Opportunity Employer

â&#x20AC;˘ $35,000 Annual + Commission â&#x20AC;˘ Full benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-established customer base â&#x20AC;˘ No CDL required Eagan has immediate openings, waiting for you to apply. Call Brad for details at (612) 590-0105 or apply online

Reduce â&#x20AC;˘ Reuse â&#x20AC;˘ Recycle


September 27, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan

5510 Full-time

5510 Full-time

Boiler Operator

Community Habilitation Specialist Assist individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and sensory impairments in a center based setting in Bloomington. Provide supervision, job skills training, implement programs and track goals, participate in community integration activities, assist with self-care needs and meals. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and degree preferred. Position requires the ability to lift and transfer individuals to/from wheelchairs. A valid driver’s license and compliance with MVR & Rule 11 background checks required. Ability to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire and drug/ alcohol testing required. Driving a Rise van or lift equipped bus is a daily function of the job. Position requires individual to lift and carry 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Position is full-time, M-F with excellent benefits. $11-$12 HR/DOQ with a generous training & benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Jamie at

Bachman’s Inc. Lakeville, MN. Full Time Union. Must have Minnesota 2nd Class Boiler Operator’s license. Greenhouse work is an essential part of work duties.

Contact Eric 952-469-2102

Cabinet/Countertop Fabrication BWS designs, fabricates and installs custom countertops and cabinetry for the residential and commercial markets. We have positions available for solid surface countertop fabricators, cabinet maker, granite installers, and countertop installer. Experience important. BWS offers competitive compensation accordance with experience and benefits. Interested individuals can send resume or apply at: Bob’s Wood Specialties, Inc. 14200 Ewing Ave South Burnsville, MN 55306 Phone: 952-890-4700 Fax: 952-890-6448 EOE Carpenters Wanted Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediate start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752 Equal Opportunity Employer

Carpentry Contractors Co. has openings for


With all levels of exp. FT positions located in SouthEast metro, Farmington and surrounding areas. Benefits eligible. Work includes interior trim duties. Must be able to lift 75 lbs.,run power tools, pass a background check, drug test.Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our jobs line: 952-380-3720

Drivers Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Class A CDL required. Weekend Home time. .38 cents/mile starting wage. Call Nik: 651-325-0307

Framing Carpenters and Window Installers All levels of exp. Work locally, no overnight/out of town travel. Positions are FT and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, pass background check and drug screen. Call our job line at: 952.380.3720 Or send resumes to: jobs@

Now Hiring! Medical Assembly positions paying $11+ Food Packaging positions paying $8.50+ & Skilled Industrial Positions $11+

All shifts available

Open house every Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm in our Chaska and Bloomington office (no appointment necessary). Bring proper I9 documentation. Call (952)924-9000 or E-mail:

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Finish Carpenters

Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/ medical/dental/401k Majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview.

WAREHOUSE Position is 8-5, M-F 30 – 40 hrs. / wk. All aspects of warehousing, assembly and shipping & receiving. Heavy lifting, forklift operations, strong communication skills required. Training available, some flexibility in schedule.

5510 Full-time McLane Minnesota Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers

*$2500 Signing Bonus* McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must fill team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your first year, apply now.

Program runs until September 30th. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!

McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057 (507) 664-3038 Fax: (507) 664-3042

Visit us at

Now hiring 2nd Shift Technicians! $1000.00 Hiring Bonus** Metro Area Republic Services locations are looking for experienced Technicians to join our team! Republic Services offers Medical/Dental, Vision, 401k w/company match, PTO, Tool and Boot allowance, Safety Incentives and more! For more information on jobs available and to apply, please go to www.republic and click on the “Working for Republic” link at the top by October 9th, 2013. EOE M/F/D/V **Hiring bonus to be paid out after 6 months of employment.

5530 Full-time or Part-time

5520 Part-time

5520 Part-time

Anchor Bank, N.A.,Eagan seeks a Part-time Teller. Requirements: at least 1 year of previous customer service and cash handling experience,exceptional customer service skills and good figure aptitude required. Must be flexible and available M-F 7:30 a.m.-6:15p.m.,Saturdays 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Apply online at: https://www. htm. EEO/AA

Family seeking a Home Health Aide to assist w/ food prep & housekeeping, M-F, AM in Lakeville. $15/ hr - 5 hrs week. Call Carrie at 612-708-7912

Asst. Teacher/Teacher Lighthouse Explorers Christian Child Center in Rosemount now hiring Asst. Teacher / Teacher for their preschool & school-age program. Approx. 30 hrs/wk. Also accepting applications for Substitute work.

Contact Ms. Jackie at:

651-423-2566 Ext. 121 or email: msjackie@

Visit us at Children’s Dance Instructor! P.T. children’s dance instructor 18 mo. - 12 yrs old Love of children and dance experience required. Car is needed. Training provided! We are looking for outgoing, organized & responsible dance teachers! Send information to: Tara@ T i p p i To e s D a n c e . c o m Church Secretary: Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rosemount, MN is seeking a PT Church Secretary. The position will start with 15 hrs/wk at $12-13/hr, DOQ. Request job description or submit letter of application, resume & references to: Applications close 10/24/13.

Customer Service

PT, eves, sat. We need outgoing people with excellent customer service skills. Many locations, see website for details.

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter needed PT- Send resume: Driver needed for light deliveries in metro. M-Thurs approx 25 hrs. Inquiries to:

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Trinity Campus NAR: AM & PM Shifts We are seeking nursing assistants to serve at our senior campus. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry. Trinity, a five-star rated facility, offers an outstanding compensation package with scheduled pay increases and a fun & rewarding work place! Apply online: EEO/AA

Or at: TRINITY CAMPUS 3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024

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

Located in Shakopee, New Hope and Lakeville. Entry level positions available All shifts $8.50-$10 hour.

Clinic RN (Urgent Care Lakeville) (Ref. #880) (.7 FTE), (Ref. # 881) (.5 FTE)

5510 Full-time

Dennis Johnson Operations Manager

phone 952-890-2966 email dkjohnson@

Clinic MLT/MT (Urgent Care Lakeville) (Ref. #875) (.6 FTE) Clinic Radiology Technician (Urgent Care Lakeville) (Ref. #870) (.6 FTE)

5510 Full-time


Full-time Class A & Class B Drivers Home Every Night • EAGAN service area Drivers to make pick up and deliveries in the twin cities area. No OTR • Paid Time Off Lift gates • Trucks pre-loaded • Repeat customers

To inquire, stop by our Eagan terminal, 2750 Lexington Ave S, Eagan Call 1-800-521-0287 or Apply Today Online at

Clinic LPN/CMA (Family Health Medical Clinic-Farmington) (Ref. # 882) (.6 FTE), (Family Health Medical Clinic) (Ref. # 883) (Casual Call) Transcriptionist (Northfield Hospital Health Information Services) (Ref. #877) (1.0 FTE) (Ref. # 885) (.7 FTE) Please visit for further details and to complete an online application! Questions contact

humanresourcessupport@ or call 507-646-1038 5530 Full-time or Part-time

5530 Full-time or Part-time

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Lunds and Byerly’s have part-time opportunities at our Lunds and Byerly’s stores. A variety of shifts are available. We also have full-time opportunities at our Eden Prairie manufacturing plant. We are proud to provide extraordinary food, exceptional service and passionate expertise. Please join us if you’re a dedicated team player who supports our goals of respect in the workplace and innovation in the marketplace. The following positions are available: Bakery Service Clerks Delivery Drivers Wine & Spirits Sales Clerks Cashiers FoodE’s Line Helpers (Manufacturing plant) Courtesy Clerks Online Personal Shopper Process Operators Deli Clerks Produce Clerks (Manufacturing plant) Deli Cooks Stock Clerks (Overnight, Grocery Utility Workers Deli Dishwashers and Meat/Seafood) (Manufacturing plant) We offer competitive wages, flexibility, discounts, tuition reimbursement programs and some positions with medical benefit opportunities. Please apply at: Select ‘About Us’ then ‘Careers’ to learn more about our open positions and to apply online. Follow us on Facebook at

5520 Part-time

Fantasy Gifts Salesclerk

Part-time Handyman

Lakeville location 11276 210th St. Mon, Wed, Fri eve, Sat day shift, set schedule. Applications at store or Send resume to: Helpwanted@

SELL IT, BUY IT in Sun Classifieds

952.846-2000 or

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Pizza Ranch®

Apple Valley & Lakeville Looking for friendly people to fill positions.

• Front Counter • Kitchen Crew • Dishwashers • Delivery Drivers • Etc. Full & Part Time positions. Both day and night shifts. We’re flexible with student schedules. We have positions available for parents, while your kids are in school. Apply in person today!

Apple Valley Pizza Ranch 15662 Pilot Knob Rd Apple Valley 55124 Lakeville Pizza Ranch 16995 Kenyon Avenue Lakeville 55044

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

Clinic RN-Urgent Care Lakeville (Ref. #750) (Casual Call) Physical Therapist/Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (Ref. #825) (1.0 FTE) Come see what we have to offer! Our highly respected therapists provide preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being. Join our team of talented and experienced staff in a progressive rehab organization managing a diverse caseload of orthopedic and musculoskeletal related disorders including sports injuries, work related injuries and post-operative cases in our outpatient rehab clinic. The ideal candidate will have: • Current licensure in physical therapy • Minimum of three years experience in outpatient orthopedics preferred As part of the Northfield Hospital & Clinics system, the Physical Therapist position is located in Northfield, MN, a vibrant college city located along the Cannon River just south of the Twin Cities, and serving patients in the Northfield and south metro communities as an independent health system.

Please visit for further details and to complete an online application! Questions contact

humanresourcessupport@ or call 507-646-8170 Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Food Production

Open House EVERY Wednesday 9-3. No Appt Necessary. Bloomington, Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information.

Medical Clinic Cleaning in Eagan.Mon thru Fri 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM & Saturdays 10:00 PM to midnight. 27 hrs/wk $11.00/hour. Very nice location! Apply online:

5520 Part-time

5530 Full-time or Part-time

needed for Lakeville company. Up to 32 hours per month may be needed. General working hours are 8-4:30 Skilled in general maintenance. Some plumbing/electrical a plus. Please email your resume and cover letter to lewisst@ PT Accounting Specialist A 60 year Bloomington based company is seeking a PT Accounting Specialist to work 4 days per week/6 hour shifts (24 hours per week) from 9am-3pm. Must have 1-2+ years accounts receivable/payable/collections exp. Accounting software/ programs experience preferred. Macola/Goldmine/Goldrush experience and cost accounting a plus. Background check is required. Pay rate will be based on experience ($1418/hour). E-mail resumes to: EOE/AA/D/V/M/F Employer

Reimbursed Senior Volunteer Positions Lutheran Social Service of MN is looking for volunteers (age 55 & older) to serve in our Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion Programs. Our volunteers receive a tax-free hourly stipend, as well as mileage reimbursement and other benefits. Contact Melissa Grimmer at 651-310-9443 or email: 5530 Full-time or Part-time HOLIDAY INN LAKEVILLE PT/FT • Pool Attendants • Housekeeping Apply in person at Holiday Inn & Suites 20800 Kenrick Ave. LV Or apply online at Window Cleaners Wanted: Will train, start at $10$15/hr. Ladder exp. a plus. 952-431-5521

5540 Healthcare Hiring Live-In Caregivers PT. Experience needed. Competitive pay. Apply at: burnsville My Brothers’ Keeper RN Needed Knowledge of home health. Very part time work. Flexible scheduling. Area needed is southern metro. Please fax resume attn.: Gay 952-746-5738 Or email:

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theater and arts briefs Harvest of Art on display The Eagan Art House’s eighth annual Harvest of Art community art exhibit is on display through Nov. 1 at Byerly’s Eagan, Eagan Dunn Bros, Eagan Community Center, Easter Lutheran Church and Ring Mountain Creamery. For more information, call 651-675-5521.

BoDeans in Burnsville Tickets will go on sale at noon Sept. 27 for the 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, performance by the BoDeans at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets will be $48 and $43 at the box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at

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rocking tunes. Tickets are $19 each. The Great Northern Union Chorus “Christmas Stories” performs on the main stage Dec. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. GNU is a men’s a cappella chorus based in the Twin Cities area. Reserved adult tickets are $20 to $35 with special pricing for seniors 65-plus and children 12 and under. Also returning to the BPAC is the Twin Cities Ballet’s “The Nutcracker Ballet.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Reserved tickets are $16 to $32 with special pricing for seniors 65plus and children 12 and under. Tickets for “The Nutcracker Ballet” go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 800-9822787 or online at

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tary School of Arts and Science to provide students the opportunity to explore classroom concepts through hands-on arts learning projects at Caponi Art Park, focusing on nature, the environment, and recycling. Paideia Academy, Apple Valley, received a $7,544 grant for students in grades 5-8 to participate in a two-week residency with metal sculpture artist Gita Ghei. Students will learn the history, engineering, and practices of metal art mobiles as they work together to make a large mobile for public display.

Scott County Art Crawl Twin Cities singer-songwriter Ben Rosenbush (pictured) and his folk-rock bandmates the Brighton are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The eight-piece orchestral band, complete with strings and horns, will be joined at the concert by local singers Jenn Alexander and Chris Greseth. Tickets are $15 and are available in person at the arts center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., and online at www. (Photo submitted)

Making a return to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center stage is The Girl Singers of the Arts grants Hit Parade’s “Christmas Learning program grants Show” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 awarded from the Minnesota Two local organiza- State Arts Board. with melodies from the classics to swinging and tions received 2014 Arts Caponi Art Park and

Learning Center, Eagan, received a $21,839 grant for its partnership with Glacier Hills Elemen-

The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided fine arts tour, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. A variety of media including paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass art and more will be featured. Artwork will be available for purchase. More information and maps are available at lo-

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Guest artist workshops The Eagan Art House is hosting two guest artist workshops. The first, Traditional Japanese Bookbinding, is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. This workshop is taught by Sheila NcNellis Asato, a visual artist with more than 25 years experience teaching and exhibiting. She also teaches at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Maiolica Tile Making is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. This workshop is taught by Duluth artist Karin Kraemer. The fee for each of the workshops is $30 and includes supplies. Preregistration is required. The workshops are supported by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The Eagan Art House is located at 3981 Lexington Ave. S. For more information, go to www. or call 651-675-5521.

theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. Books Author Gary Brueggemann will lead a discussion of his book “Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen, St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Hear his theories on the cold case involving a founding father of St. Paul. Carrie Rocha, author of “Pocket Your Dollars,” will share how to overcome debt, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Events/festivals Medieval Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at

Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Admission is free with a $5 per person suggested donation. Information: Scott County Art Crawl, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. Information: http://scottcountyartcrawl. org. Exhibits Visual art exhibit by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz is on display through October at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Dan Petrov’s “The Mystery of Light” exhibit is on display through Oct. 26 in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-895-4679 or www. Music Three Faces of the King featuring the music of Elvis, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $51, $61 and $71 at the box office, Ticketmaster. com or 800-982-2787. Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton, along with special guests Jenn Alexander and Chris Greseth, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15 at the box office and An Acoustic Brunch Fundraiser for CCFACrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S.,

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Prior Lake. Tickets: $14/ adults, $12/seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and under at www.plplayers. org or at the door. Information: Workshops/classes/other Rock 4 Real, an authentic rock ’n’ roll experience for adults, begins Oct. 23 for five sessions at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Coaches will be Mike Arturi and Tim Mahoney. Information: adults/ensembles or 612321-0100. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, 952-953-2385. Ages 12-18. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651-675-5521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www., 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-736-3644.

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Formerly the pianist for the prestigious Orquestra Cubanismo, Ignacio â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nachitoâ&#x20AC;? Herrera will be bringing his explosive performance style to Burnsville on Oct. 13 for the opening concert in the Dakota Valley Symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28th season. (Photo submitted)

Symphony welcomes piano virtuoso to stage Dakota Valley Symphony opens season with Oct. 13 concert

Family reunion for Ole & Lena â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ole & Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Reunionâ&#x20AC;? will take the Lakeville Area Arts Center stage Oct. 18-20. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s producers describe the comedy as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderfully funny look at love, family and growing old together.â&#x20AC;? Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased online at www. (Photo submitted)

family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: Saturday, Sept. 28 KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Entertainment stage, games, food, play areas, video games on giant television screens, appearances by Sesame Street characters, exhibitors and more. Information: Hike & Seek, noon, Lebanon Hills Park, Eagan. Family outing that inspires a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of adventure by combining a nature hike and scavenger hunt. Designed for children ages 3-10. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Sign up at www.hikeandseek. org. Sunday, Sept. 29 Denmark Township Historical Society, event to recognize and thank donors who helped save Valley School, 2:30 p.m., Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S., South Washington County. Folklorist John Berquist will perform. Free. Information: Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, Monday, Sept. 30 Human Trafficking Information Night, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Light meal at 6:30 p.m., presentation by a representative from Catholic Charitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trafficking Victims Services at 7 p.m., followed by questionand-answer session. Thursday, Oct. 3 Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m., third floor administration conference room, Park Nicollet, 14000 Fairview Drive, Burnsville. Free. Information: Connie at 952993-8739. Friday, Oct. 4 Forever Wild Family Friday: The Talking Strings, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Explore the history and evolution of Gypsy music from the 17th century to today. All ages. Free. Registration requested at Saturday, Oct. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honoring Choicesâ&#x20AC;? program about medical decisions and health care directives, 9-11 a.m., Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount. Speaker: 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Rosemount UMC and Fairview Clinic. Free. Information: 651-423-

2475, Wild Ride, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 4800 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan. Ride the best mountain bike trails in the metro at the first-ever Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Festival. Multiple bike demo trailers and local bike shops will be on hand for bike tune-ups, clinics, group rides and more. Free bike check-out available. All ages. Registration requested at Dance clinic for ages 4-14 by the Eastview High School dance team, 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastview High School, 6200 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Registration: 10:30 a.m. Performance for family and friends at 3:15 p.m. and at EVHS Oct. 16 football game. Advance registration: $35 ($25 each additional family member). Same-day registration: $39. Information:

Fall Pickleball Festival, 2-5 p.m., Apple Valley Senior Center, 14603 Hayes Road. Hosted by Dakota County Pickleball Club â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosemount. Free. Food donations for the Rosemount Food Shelf appreciated. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., Farmington Fire Department, Station 1, 21625 Denmark Ave., Farmington. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 28595 Randolph, Randolph. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 8, 1-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 8, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville.

The Dakota Valley Symphony is kicking off its 2013-14 season with a pops concert in Burnsville featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nachitoâ&#x20AC;? Herrera. A child music prodigy who stunned audiences in his home country at age 12 with his masterful performance of Rachmaninoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concerto No. 2,â&#x20AC;? Herrera went on to become pianist, director and arranger for the prestigious Orquestra Cubanismo. Now based in the Twin Cities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Jazz Artistâ&#x20AC;? in 2007 in a City Pages readers poll â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Herrera will be bringing his explosive performance style to the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Oct. 13 for the concert which opens the Dakota Valley Symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28th season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He never fails to inspire audiences with his powerful, rhythmic playing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he is beyond compare,â&#x20AC;? said Dakota Valley Symphony director Stephen Ramsey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His amazing music will shake you by the neck with its hotblooded, visceral appeal.â&#x20AC;? The concert will feature a performance of George Gershwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhapsody in Blueâ&#x20AC;? as well as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuban Fire Suite: Fortune of

Foolsâ&#x20AC;? by John Richards, Aaron Coplandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Danzano Cubano,â&#x20AC;? Gershwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuban Overtureâ&#x20AC;? and other pieces. Tickets for the concert range from $5 to $16 and are available in person at the Burnsville arts centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office and online through Ticketmaster. com. DAKOTA


Following the Oct. 13 concert, the Dakota County-based symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season continues Dec. 8 with a performance of Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messiah,â&#x20AC;? also at the Burnsville arts center. The symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full schedule is online at www. dakotavalleysymphony. org. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andrew Miller

The Dakota Valley Symphony proudly presents


Chorus Stephen J. Ramsey, Music Director/ Conductor

Afternoon at Pops: Latin Rhapsody Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2:00pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center

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Gershwin: Rhapsody in blue Gershwin: Cuban Overture Lecuona: Malaguena Anderson: Serenata ....and more! This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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