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Lions Club, Lakeville Resource Center team up to distribute complete turkey, ham meals for Thanksgiving by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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Lakeville residents gathered downtown Tuesday night to ring in the holidays at the annual tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Downtown Lakeville Business Association. The Now and Then Singers from Lakeville North entertained with Christmas carols.

A young Lakeville mother and her two young children were sitting on a bench in the Lakeville Mall in downtown waiting for respite from the dystopia of economic hardship during the holidays. The older of the children, a toddler boy, watched volunteers organizing boxes down the hallway in front of them as the younger child, barely a year old, squirmed with the impatience of someone his age. “This is just one of those times,� said the woman, who declined to have her name published because of the circumstances. “Tough times.� The Lakeville Lions Club and the Lakeville Resource Center teamed up Monday, Nov. 22, to pass out 55 turkey and ham dinner packages to area families in need. The Lion’s Club donated $2,000 to the Lakeville Resource Center, and Scott Meyer, general manager of Cub Foods (on Dodd and County Road 50), procured

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A father and daughter help the Lakeville Resource Center and the Lakeville Lions Club package full Thanksgiving dinners for area families in need. They distributed the dinners at the Lakeville Mall in downtown Lakeville. the foodstuffs, said Lisa Horn, executive director of the Eagan and Lakeville resource centers.

The Lions Club has given out full dinners in the past. To provide this serSee Meals, 19A

Meeks finalist in Nebraska Council to Herlofsky: Cut senior staff position Farmington superintendent to interview in December

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Council rejects staff’s offer to reduce hours to save a job by Laura Adelmann THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

At a Nov. 23 workshop, Farmington City Council members rejected another proposal to preserve a city job and told City Administrator Peter Herlofsky to cut a senior-level staff position. They did not name the position, leaving the decision to him. Herlofsky had proposed cutting willing staff members’ hours to help attain the council’s goal of cutting $425,000 from the budget. He also recommended accepting the Farmington

police sergeants’ offer to cancel this year’s contracted 3.5 percent pay increase in favor of a 1.75 percent annual raise from 2010 through 2013. Herlofsky additionally recommended the council pass the maximum 3.73 percent preliminary levy increase set in September instead of reducing it, as is the board’s prerogative, when they give final approval for the 2011 budget, which is due by Dec. 15. Council members expressed frustration and disappointment in Herlofsky’s recommendations because they didn’t view

them as long-term solutions to the challenging budget problems they anticipate will only increase. Mayor Todd Larson began the meeting by reading his letter to Herlofsky regarding his proposal. In part, Larson stated, “For months, we’ve asked you to reduce staffing‌ you’ve come up with everything but what we’ve asked for.â€? He cited concerns about the city’s mounting debt and fears about the years to come, stating that since July he’s felt like the council is fighting for long-term See Herlofsky, 19A

Farmington schools Superintendent Brad Meeks is one of four finalists for a job running the Grand Island, Neb., public school system. The 9,000-student district features a diverse student body with many students of special needs, said Grand Island school board President Jennifer Worthington. “We want a superintendent to be able to balance the budget needs of the different students,� she said. “A superintendent who is student-focused is the most important thing.� Interviews will begin next week with Meeks meeting the board and se-

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ton, Texas, who will be in Grand Island on Monday, Nov. 29; Scott Springston, superintendent of Valley Center, Kan., who will be interviewed on Tuesday, Nov. 30; And Robert Winter, superintendent of the Salina, Kan., Unified School District, who will be the final person interviewed on Friday, Dec. 3. Meeks has been Farmington superintendent since 2003. Before he came here he worked in a number of school districts throughout South Dakota. At the time this paper went to press, Meeks was unavailable for comment.

lect staff on Dec. 1, she said. According to the Grand Island Independent newspaper, the other three finalists are: Clint Carpenter, state superintendent of the Texas E-mail Aaron Vehling at aaron. Youth Commission in Sla- vehling@ecm-inc.com.

Bartholomay may help bring Walmart to Farmington City’s newest council member wants city to run like business by Laura Adelmann THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Farmington’s newest City Council member already has plans to bring business into the city, and he’s starting with Walmart. As an independent consultant who helps businesses expand into different markets, Jason E. Bartholomay said he’s made good contacts with businesses that might be encouraged to come to Farmington. “I just had a conversation with (Walmart) a week before I was elected

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the city should develop a business plan and use it to review its liquor operations. “Is this area making us money? If not, we need to privatize (liquor store operations),� he said, adding, “In a nutshell, this city needs to run like a business.� Bartholomay won election to the council in November by earning 2,151 votes and unseating incumbent Steve Wilson by 178 votes. He and wife, Jennifer Bartholomay, have two preschoolers and have

     

lived in Farmington since 2007. Bartholomay said he was drawn to the city because Target Corp. was planning to expand to Farmington. “I thought the city was making the right decisions. I liked Farmington because it was still a small town, but I thought Target was going in. I said hopefully that will build more businesses, because there’s so many new homes,� Bartholomay said. But two weeks after Bartholomay closed on his house, he was dis-

appointed to learn that Target would not be moving to Farmington, but instead moving farther north, on Pilot Knob Road, just outside the city’s boundaries. “Right now the economy is making a nice turn ‌ Now more than ever, we need to place ourselves in a good position to capitalize in that,â€? Bartholomay said. During the campaign, Bartholomay argued for the repeal of the City Council’s 2007 pay raise, which totaled $16,000 for See Walmart, 19A

       

 

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Farmington Street fixes could cost less Farmington school district talks remodeling, upgrades Projection for reconstruction near downtown is $240,000 less than originally anticipated

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Assessments Residents on 205th Street (west of the railroad tracks), Idalia Avenue, Iceland Avenue and 207th Street would see assessments in the $6,000 to $6,400 range per singlefamily unit, Petree said. Townhomes would be assessed at 50 percent of the that rate. Residents on other streets within the proposed project area would be assessed in the $3,600 to $3,900 range per single-

family unit, Petree said. This is because the scope of the work done in these areas would be spot curb and gutter replacement, in addition to storm sewer improvements and street reconstruction. In the 205th Street and related areas, in comparison, there is a plan to replace bituminous curbs with concrete curb and gutter, on top of the storm sewer improvement and street reconstruction. Commercial and industrial uses would be assessed at one-and-a-half times that rate. Duplexes and townhomes would be assessed at 50 percent. Apartments would be at 25 percent. All the assessments would be payable over 20 years. The council is expected to vote at its Dec. 6 meeting on whether or not to authorize the preparation of a feasibility report for the street improvement project.

Facilities plan is preliminary, but seeks to improve older buildings to newer buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; standards by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Equityâ&#x20AC;? is a term used ubiquitously in the public school system. It applies to student diversity in a given school, as well as performance on tests and access to opportunities. But did you know it can apply to buildings, too? In the Farmington school district, there is a divide between the newer facilities in the newer parts of town and the older, nearly 100-year-old buildings closer to downtown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to try to put together a DVD to show the public what Farmington Elementary School looks like compared to Riverview Elementary School,â&#x20AC;? said Superintendent Brad Meeks. It is a function of the natural growth and development of the city, but the downside is that students who attend the older schools have smaller classrooms and access to few-

er modern educational amenities. A proposed facilities plan aims to remodel those old schools and make the learning experience more equitable, according to a preliminary facilities report discussed at a special meeting last week. The plan is still a draft, but it singles out two schools for some thorough remodeling: Farmington and Akin Road elementary schools. For Farmington Elementary, proposed improvements include the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Student Commons remodeling/addition, $1.48 million â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchen Addition/Service Upgrade, $1.77 million â&#x20AC;˘ Security addition, $342,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Kindergarten remodel, $1.9 million The kindergarten improvements are an important part of the equity. Meeks said the average classroom size at

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Farmington Elementary is 960 square feet, which is 240 square feet less than the state guidelines (which are used to direct construction of newer schools). For Akin Road, proposed improvements include â&#x20AC;˘ Media Center addition, $1.7 million â&#x20AC;˘ Classroom additions, $878,000 There are several other projects in the draft plan, including a pool addition for the high school and softball and baseball field dugouts. Both of those were part of the initial capital levy referendum for the school. They were nixed from the original plans because of cost estimates, but with money remaining they are back on the table. The funding for all these projects would come from leftover money from that referendum. There is about $18 million remaining that was See Upgrades, 11A

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire have both vowed to fight to keep Lockheed Martin in Eagan. The company announced last week it will close its Eagan facility by 2013, resulting in about 350 layoffs and 650 job transfers to other facilities throughout the country, including facilities in Owego, N.Y., Manassas, Va., and San Diego. Upon hearing news of the closing, Pawlenty immediately sent a letter to Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens asking to meet with him and offering his assistance in finding ways to keep the company open. Lockheed has a long history in Eagan, he wrote, and is an important

part of the economic vitality of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I strongly believe the plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the high quality of our workforce, and the businessfriendly environment in Minnesota are important considerations for continuing operations here,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. Pawlenty, an Eagan resident, pledged to encourage the next governor to consider recommending â&#x20AC;&#x153;significant and innovative incentivesâ&#x20AC;? to the Legislature to keep Lockheed in Eagan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The company is an important business partner in Minnesota, and we are committed to helping you operate successfully here for many years to come,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. Maguire said he, too,

is looking to meet with Lockheed officials within the next two weeks to ask them to reconsider the move. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My intention is to go in advocating for those employees,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know we have a lot to offer in Eagan and the Twin Cities in general.â&#x20AC;? That strategy worked when Northwest Airlines merged with Delta, he said, and city and state officials advocated for some of the airlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations and employees to stay in Eagan. Delta agreed to keep two of its Eagan facilities open, the data center and flight training center, and sell its headquarters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were successful in that effort. We will try to do the same thing with Lockheed Martin,â&#x20AC;? he See Lockheed, 5A

     

       

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Lockheed/from 4A said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different situation, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hopeful.â&#x20AC;? Layoffs and transfers are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011 and continue over the next two years, according to the company. Employees do not yet know which positions will be moved and which will be eliminated. Lockheed spokeswoman Peggy Mullikin said closing the Eagan facility is a costsaving measure to help Lockheed stay competitive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking ahead. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough marketplace out there now,â&#x20AC;? she said. Orlando P. Carvalho, president of Lockheedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) business, said the closing is essential to drive down costs and optimize capacity at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other facilities nationwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While these changes will result in layoffs in some locations, they will strengthen employment in others and provide efficiencies that make us more competitive,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We estimate these actions are expected to save approximately $150 million over the next 10 years.â&#x20AC;? A senior manager at Lockheed who did not want to be named said that while he respects the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior leadership, he thinks the decision to leave Eagan is flawed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location enabled Lockheed Martin to attract a wealth of engineering talent from a five-state area that has strong engineering universities,â&#x20AC;? he said. That engineering expertise added significantly to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent pool, he said, and the legacy Lockheed heritage companies, namely Sperry Univac, had a long and storied history as a result. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By closing Eagan,

Lockheed Martin has essentially removed itself from this highly capable engineering pipeline, something that may prove detrimental to numerous programs and to certain areas of business growth,â&#x20AC;? he said. City officials said they were surprised by news of the closing and are not yet sure how it will affect Eagan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re surprised, but more importantly weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned about the 1,000 families that are going to be impacted by this and the local businesses that will be impacted by this, as well,â&#x20AC;? Maguire said. If 1,000 jobs are phased out over time, he said, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost sure to affect local small businesses where employees had lunch, bought their gas, and brought their dry cleaning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to have some impact,â&#x20AC;? he said. City Administrator Tom Hedges said officials were saddened by news of the closing, and that Lockheed has been an important part of Eaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy for nearly 50 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult news to receive,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so hard in a suburban community like ours in a metro area to gauge what the full impact is going to be on our community.â&#x20AC;? If officials canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convince Lockheed to stay, Maguire said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident the city will find another buyer for the building. Eagan is ideally located near both Twin Cities and near the airport and major freeways, he said. The site itself is at a prime location â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the corner of Yankee Doodle and Pilot Knob roads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and offers a lot of amenities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eagan is a great place to do business in this region, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re confident weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to put that facility to reuse,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do our best to hold onto or

bring in new jobs.â&#x20AC;? The city hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had much luck so far with the former NWA headquarters building, which continues to sit empty. But even if the two buildings take time to fill, it will not affect the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bottom line, Maguire said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether vacant or not, somebody owns those buildings, so the city will remain whole financially,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our concern is more about the families that will be impacted by this.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, the senior manager at Lockheed said the company is doing an excellent job of helping employees through the upcoming transition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They care very much about their employees, and in my opinion go beyond the industry norm to help all who are affected by this,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lockheed Martin opened its 6 2 3 , 0 0 0 - s q u a re - fo o t Eagan facility in 1964; at the time it was called Univac. Now part of the MS2 division of Lockheed, the facility provides surface, air and undersea applications for the U.S. military and other clients, including radar, surveillance and combat systems. The company originally owned 200 acres at the site, but several portions have since been sold off, including land the city bought for its Community Center. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin has several facilities around the country and employs more than 140,000 people globally. The company laid off 1,200 workers nationwide earlier this year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 of whom came from the Eagan facility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to offset an expected decrease in work from the Pentagon. Erin Johnson is at eagan. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.



 

 

 

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No one covers community news like we do by Larry Werner TRIBUNE EDITOR

To say that the letter hurt would be a gross understatement. And I confess to feeling a bit defensive after reading it many times since last week. On the Opinion page of last week’s Farmington-Lakeville Thisweek was a letter that suggested we aren’t interested in community news the way a community newspaper should be. What hurt more than the words was that it was written by a friend who suggested we don’t care about happenings in her city of Lakeville. Specifically, Linda Thierry wrote that we should have published a story in our Nov. 12 paper about a game on Nov. 5 in which Lakeville South got to the state football tournament by defeating Rochester Century. Linda objected to the inclusion of news from other cities, such as Apple Valley, Burnsville and Rosemount that, she implied, crowded out the news of the big victory by Lakeville South. Linda’s letter gives me a chance to explain some of the mechanical problems we have

getting news into the paper when you think it should be there. And she gives me the chance to tell all of you that no one is more committed to covering news in our communities than Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune. First question: Why wasn’t there a story in the Nov. 12 paper about the Nov. 5 victory? It’s a good question, and the answer is a complicated one that has to do with the choices our sports editor, Andy Rogers, has to make among the many big sports events going on each week in Lakeville and the five other cities we cover. That victory over Rochester Century meant South would be meeting Rosemount in the state quarterfinals on Thursday, Nov. 11, the day before our Nov. 12 paper is distributed. And since we assemble our papers on Wednesdays and print them on Thursdays, we would not have been able to carry the results of the Nov. 11 South-Rosemount game in the Friday, Nov. 12 paper. And it didn’t make sense to Andy to carry a week-old story about South’s victory over Rochester the day after the subsequent

game would be played with Rosemount. In other words, the mechanics of producing a weekly paper prevented us from having a timely story on South football. So we ran no story on South until Nov. 19, when Andy wrote about South’s run to the state tournament and its close loss to Rosemount, which will play in the Prep Bowl today. We did have a story on our website, ThisweekLive.com, on Nov. 8, saying both South and Rosemount had made it to state. Second question: Does Thisweek care about community news, specifically news of Lakeville and Farmington? The answer is a simple yes. And while it’s my job to make sure my staff covers all of our cities and the county fairly, Linda and others who know me can’t question my commitment to Lakeville. As readers of this space have learned over the past three years, my ties to Lakeville are strong. My wife, Ann Zweber Werner, grew up on a farm near Lakeville that is now operated by her family as a golf course. And Linda knows that Ann and I bought, renovated and managed a com-

mercial building in downtown Lakeville for many years. Linda knows that because I worked closely with Linda when she was executive director of the Downtown Lakeville Business Association. We worked together promoting local businesses that were located in the city’s historic downtown. And that leads me to my broader point that no one cares more about community news and community businesses than Thisweek. No other news organization operating in Dakota County has invested what Thisweek has in people, newsprint and newspaper delivery. We have a dozen experienced journalists writing, editing, photographing and designing our newspapers and producing news and photos for our website. And we have 10 sales people calling on the local businesses that support our organization with their advertising – our only source of revenue. It’s true that we used to have more employees, but, like many companies, we have been forced by the tough economy to eliminate some positions, and that’s not easy.

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which would have been the 15th of this month. How can the shelter purchase a building when the funds simply aren’t there? The current building has been sold, and we are worried that time is running short for the shelter. We have been asking the appropriate people at the shelter (executive director and board members) and have gotten no answers. The Minnesota Valley Humane Society is a valuable resource for the south suburban community and it cannot be lost. Over the past 19 years the shelter has helped to find homes for more than 45,000 animals. This has been done with no tax dollars or public funding of any kind. We feel that the shelter’s days are definitely numbered and we all should be concerned. We

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Are we getting ahead of ourselves advising Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty to adopt a caretaker approach to his extended term in office if a new governor isn’t sworn in by Jan. 3? Are we premature to suggest that Tom Emmer and his party think long and hard before letting things go that far? After all, the recount in the race between DFLer Mark Dayton and Republican Emmer – assuming it was ordered by the Canvassing Board this week – isn’t scheduled to begin until Nov. 29. As of this writing, it wasn’t known whether that date was still secure in the face of a Republican Party challenge over reconciling the number of ballots cast with the number of voters casting ballots. But assuming the hand recount proceeds as a test of Dayton’s current 8,755vote lead, it’s reasonable to assume the Canvassing Board could be poised to certify the results by Dec. 14 as scheduled. That is, unless Emmer and his party contest the recount of a race that is now separated by .4 percent. The Dayton camp is already alleging a sustained campaign to delay Dayton from taking office, which it says began last week with a bid to potentially shrink the number of ballots cast by contesting the reconciliation.

Procedural questions aside, no one seems to have fashioned a scenario in which Emmer actually overcomes that 8,775-vote gap. No one will begrudge the candidate and his party their expansive due process. All will be free to judge whether due process equals shenanigans. Another Republican governor, Elmer L. Andersen (the founder of this publishing company), kept his seat into the early months of 1963 while canvassers and then a three-judge panel reviewed his 1962 election contest with Karl Rolvaag. The race was much closer than the Dayton-Emmer contest, even considering the smaller number of state voters at the time. Right or wrong, this didn’t keep Andersen from governing, boldly, for a while. He proposed a two-year, $673 million budget with a $101 million increase, most of which he recommended for schools, with the rest going to welfare, corrections and care of the mentally ill and disabled. He continued his call for a taconite-taxation constitutional amendment to be placed on the 1964 ballot; it was passed by a bipartisan majority and didn’t require the governor’s signature. Andersen held his tongue on one of his recommendations – establishing a general sales tax – partly

because an improving economy made the controversial tax unnecessary to balance the budget at that time. “It was a season of compromise” on a number of big issues, Andersen wrote in his autobiography. On March 20, 1963, he accepted the three-judge panel’s determination that Rolvaag had won by a scant 91 votes. “There were no errors of law on which to base a Supreme Court appeal,” Andersen wrote, noting that some of his legislative allies wanted him to appeal simply so he could stick around and sign their bills. Today is not a season of compromise in Minnesota. It will likely be a bitter time, with a would-be Democratic governor and newly installed Republican House and Senate majorities. In the Andersen-Rolvaag race, the winner was not assured until the end. In the Dayton-Emmer race, the likely winner is already known. It’s up to Emmer and his party to exercise their rights with grace, and if the facts dictate, to quickly hand Minnesotans the divided government they voted for. An editorial from the ECM Editorial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Thisweek Columnist Failed school district tax levy referendums signal property tax revolt in our communities by Don Heinzman THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

There is a property tax revolt brewing in communities surrounding the Twin Cities, judging from results of failed school property tax levy referendums. Voters in many communities resoundingly defeated tax levy referendums posed by school districts strapped for funds due to underfunding by the Minnesota Legislature. One example is in Elk River, the state’s ninth largest school district, where voters barely approved renewing an existing levy by 59 votes and crushed the request for $200 per student. In Forest Lake, voters

defeated the referendum for $10 million for 10 years by 12,557 to 7,351, and they defeated a capital bond levy for $24 million by a vote of 12,751 to 7,155. The North Branch school district defeated three questions for support where the school board said failure to approve them would result in loss of extracurricular activities including sports by a 2-to-1 margin. Voters in the RosemountApple Valley-Eagan district rejected a $15.4 million tax increase, prompting the superintendent to comment, “There is a surge of anti-tax sentiment.” The levy referendum is the only one where voters

can say no to an increase in funding through the property tax. The city, the county and even the Legislature do not have to get voter approval to increase taxes. In Minnesota, 43 of 77 levy referendums passed but only 30 passed both questions. People will argue that all politics is local and other issues, besides raising property taxes, were at play in the election. One, of course, was the turnout of the more conservative voter, who believes schools have enough money if they wouldn’t give the teachers and administrators such good salaries and benSee Heinzman, 11A


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Rose Ann Lukasezcek Lukasezcek, Rose Ann age 71 of Apple Valley, passed away November 16, 2010. Rose retired as an RN after 20+ years from the VA hospital, Mpls. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley. She is survived by her children, Richard (Lori) and Bryan (Scarlet) Lukasezcek; grandchildren, Sydney, Logan, Bethany, and Aspen; siblings, Joyce (Wayne) Keyser, Doris (Merle) Wadsworth and Melvin Schubert; also by nieces and a nephew. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Friday at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S., Bloomington with visitation 1 hr prior to Mass at Church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A guest book at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com Apple Valley 952 432 2001

Pamela L. Hansen Hansen, Pamela L. Age 58 of Apple Valley born July 7, 1952 in St. Paul to Chester and Betty Hanson, went home to eternal life on November 15, 2010. Longtime employee of Goodrich Aerospace. Waiting for her are her grandparents, parents, sister, Barbara Jean Whipple and nephew, Wayne Guttormson. Pamela will be missed by her loving husband, Larry; children, Stephanie and Nicholas; sister, Patricia Guttormson; and other family and friends. A celebration of life was held, 10 AM Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Ave S, Apple Valley. Visitation 1 hour before. Interment Sunset. Memorials may be made to Light of the World Lutheran Church or the Wayne Guttormson Daytona 500 Foundation. Henry W. Anderson 952-432-2331 obit.HenryWAnderson.com

Kaleigh A. Faeh Kaleigh A. Faeh age 13 of Rosemount passed away after a short illness on Nov. 20, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Kaleigh attended 8th grade at the Rosemount Middle School. She was very active in many things especially enjoying her water sports, but most of all enjoyed her dancing at Dance Connection. Kaleigh is survived by her loving parents, Cheryl and Joe Faeh; sisters, Grace and Gabrielle; grandparents, Patricia Klossner, Emil (Renee) Klossner, Gerald (Pam) Faeh and Evelyn Brazelton; Uncles and Aunts; John Faeh, Terri (Tim) Burns, Paul (Meg) Faeh, Chris (Racheal) Faeh, Randy (Joan) Klossner, Kimberly (Jason) Smythe and Susan (Michael) Holmquist also many cousins and great friends. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 AM Tuesday (11/23) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave W., Rosemount, with Visitation on Monday (TODAY) from 5-9 PM at the White Funeral Ho m e , 1 4 5 6 0 Pennock Ave., and 1 hr prior to Mass at church. Interment church cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial preferred. White Funeral Home Apple Valley, 952 432 2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Farnes - Marvin S c o t t a n d K a t h y F a r n e s of Burnsville are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Brian Michael Farnes, to Christine Marlene Marvin, the daughter of George and Mary Marvin of Warroad, Minnesota. Brian is a 2002 graduate of Burnsville High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He is an engineer at Goodrich Aerospace in Burnsville and is currently working on a masters of business administration from the University of St. Thomas. Christine is a 1999 graduate of Warroad High School and a 2003 graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul. She obtained a masters of business administration from the University of Denver in 2006 and is currently the group product planning manager at Marvin Windows and Doors in the Twin Cities office. The couple is planning a summer 2011 wedding in the Twin Cities, where they will reside.

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Dick and Kathi Pietsch, of Farmington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children are having an open house at the Rambling River Center in Farmington, Sunday November 28th from 3 to 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts please.

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Moller Koestner Jill Marie Moller and Benjamin Steven Koestner announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the bride are Jane and Scott Dettmer of Lakeville and Mary Cocchiarella and Jon Moller of New Brighton, Minnesota. Parents of the groom are Kris and Steve Koestner also of Lakeville. Both graduated from Lakeville Senior High School in 2003. Jill graduated from MCTC in 2009 as a registered nurse and is employed by Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Ben graduated from Winona State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He serves as a deputy sheriff for Scott County. Their New Year's Eve, December 31, 2010 wedding will be held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North. Following a honeymoon in Cozumel, they will be at home in New Prague, Minnesota.

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assert he has done executive director nothing wrong and of human resources is in fact upholding for the Bloomington the pledge he made public schools and during his election a director of human campaign: to advoresources for the St. cate for the utmost Louis Park school transparency. district. The board ap- Tim Burke Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fee is $160 pointed Waldspurger per hour, Waldspurgto hire an outside er said, estimating attorney to investigate the that the investigation will not claims. The reasoning, board exceed a cost of $10,000 to members said at the time, the district. was that an outside attorney Among the components could be an objective third of Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investigation are party. interviews with the involved Waldspurger said he hired parties and research of docuJim Martin of a Minneton- ments related to the alleged ka-based firm â&#x20AC;&#x153;based on his incidents, Waldspurger said. knowledge and experience When asked what could as an investigator. He has a happen if Burke is found familiarity with school sys- to have violated the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tems.â&#x20AC;? code of conduct, WaldspurgMartin, who was not er was quick to point out that available for comment by such a thing is unknown at press time, does indeed have this point. experience working in pubâ&#x20AC;&#x153;It is utterly premature to lic schools. According to discuss any kind of options his public LinkedIn page, at this point,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Martin was previously an donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any information

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Thisweekend Local author takes readers back in time Author of time-travel novel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at book-signing event Dec. 4 by Andrew Miller

the teen scene had changed so much, the culture had In his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed so radically â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Normal,â&#x20AC;? author Martin best word I guess would be Bracewell uses time travel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the moral code,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? said the 52-year-old Savage to explore changes resident, who writes in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moral under the pen name climate in the past M.R. Tain. half century. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life was just so In the book, a much less complicatpresent-day teened for a teenager back age girl awakens then. The new moralin the year 1965 ity of if-it-feels-goodand meets her late Martin do-it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t emerged grandmother for Bracewell yet.â&#x20AC;? the first time, givThough â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Noring the girl a glimpse into life in a less complicated, malâ&#x20AC;? has a Judeo-Christian message at its core, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not more wholesome era. Bracewell, who writes a preachy book,â&#x20AC;? he said. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story behind under the pen name M.R. Tain, said the novel reflects Bracewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pen name â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and his experience growing up itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no coincidence his nom in a small Bible Belt town de plume is an anagram of in southern Iowa, and the his real-life first name. When Bracewell was 4 societal changes that had occurred by the time his two years old, his artistic older sons, now ages 24 and 27, brother, Paul, printed his attended Burnsville High name across the back of his jacket, but in the process School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had noticed as our Paul forget to put the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? kids were growing up that between the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mâ&#x20AC;? and the THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Râ&#x20AC;? of his younger brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. Noticing the mistake, Paul used the remaining letters to spell out â&#x20AC;&#x153;MR TAIN,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Tainâ&#x20AC;? became Bracewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood nickname. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few years after that, we lost Paul to leukemia,â&#x20AC;? said Bracewell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kind of in his memory I wanted to go by that nameâ&#x20AC;? as a pen name. While â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normalâ&#x20AC;? is Bracewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first novel, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not his first published work. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written columns for the weekly newspaper in his hometown, the Savage Pacer, and has been writing puppet shows for Sunday school classes at his church, Three Rivers Church in Savage, for several years. Bracewell, who works as a hearing-aid repairman by day, said he was encouraged to publish â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normalâ&#x20AC;? by his wife, Sherry, herself a writer. Why he opted to employ time travel as a literary device in

IN BRIEF Martin Bracewell, who writes under the name M.R. Tain, will be signing copies of his time-travel novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normal,â&#x20AC;? from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4, at Jo Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise & Wine, 12501 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. the book is no secret â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an avowed fan of the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Future.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normalâ&#x20AC;? is available for purchase via online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. More about the author is at http://mrtain.tatepublishing.net. Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

thisweekend briefs Steve Berg to sign Target Field book

The Dakota Valley Symphony will celebrate the Christmas season with performances of Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messiahâ&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The 2 p.m. traditional performance will feature the symphonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists. At the 7 p.m. sing-along performance, interested listeners can sing along with the chorus from their seats. Audience members may bring their own scores or purchase them at the door for the evening performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students and can be purchased in person at the box office, at www.DakotaValleySymphony.org or via ticketmaster at (800) 9822787 or ticketmaster.com.

Louie Anderson will ring in the new year with laughter at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Dec. 31.

New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve with Louie Anderson

Comedian Louie Anderson will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laugh Out Loud New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eveâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s material relates stories about growing up in Minnesota, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father. Tickets range from $29.95 to $99.95 and can be purchased in person at the Sports columnist and ra- box office, via Ticketmaster dio host Patrick Reusse will at (800) 982-2787 or ticketsign copies of his books master.com. from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Barnes & Noble Apple Valley, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Reusse is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minnesota Twins: The Complete Illustrated History,â&#x20AC;? a tribute to 50 seasons A collaboration between of baseball in Minnesota, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minnesota Vikings: James Sewell Ballet and The Complete Illustrated Envision Academy of the History,â&#x20AC;? a revised and up- Arts will result in a pubdated edition including lic performance that is a coverage of the remarkable fundraiser for the perform2009 season and the addi- ing arts magnet school in tion of Brett Favre to the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. team. The professional ballet company is spending a week in residency with Envision students who will participate in a daily techâ&#x20AC;&#x153;70 Girls, 70,â&#x20AC;? a musi- nique class. As the culminacal production by Kander tion of the residency, James and Ebb (composers of Sewell Ballet and Enviâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabaretâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicagoâ&#x20AC;?) sion students will present will be performed at 2 p.m. a performance at 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 2, at the 18, and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and Burnsville Performing Arts 19, at the Lakeville Area Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke The program, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Ave., Lakeville. Dance Off,â&#x20AC;? is a twist on the The production is pre- current craze of celebritysented by ISD 191 Com- infused competitive dance. munity Education and The   All proceeds will go to Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing Produc- support programs at Envitions. sion. Tickets are $15 for Tickets are $13 for adults students and $20 for adults and $11 for seniors and stu- and can be purchased at the dents. To reserve tickets, call PAC box office, via Ticket(952) 469-3099; to buy tick- master at (800) 982-2787 or ets, call (952) 985-4640. ticketmaster.com.

Patrick Reusse to sign copies of his books

Dance benefit for Envision Academy of the Arts

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70 Girls, 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122; musical in Lakeville

Steve Berg will sign copies of his new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Barnes & Noble Apple Valley, Fischer Marketplace, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. The event is free and open to the public. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins,â&#x20AC;? Berg explores the Minnesota Twinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long journey for an outdoor stadium and tells the behindthe-scenes story of the ballparkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creation including never-before-seen drawings, prototypes and plans. Berg was formerly a reporter and editorial writer for the Star Tribune.

Chameleon Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;1940s Radio Hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chameleon Theatre Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 1940s Radio Hourâ&#x20AC;? will be performed Dec. 3-19 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600

Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. The musical tells the story of the final broadcast of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcadeâ&#x20AC;? on the New York radio station WOV in 1942. Tickets are $15 for

adults, $13 for students/ seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

   

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DanceWorks shares the season DanceWorks Repertory Ensemble will present its annual holiday program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sharing the Season,â&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Lakeville North High School. The program includes a medley of holiday songs, festive seasonal dances including those featured in the traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nutcrackerâ&#x20AC;? ballet, a bell choir, and a bit of drama to top it off. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. A $2 per ticket discount will be given on the day of the show in exchange for a food donation for the food bank. Tickets can be purchased at DanceWorks/HealthWorks, 17470 Glacier Way, (952) 432-7123.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Slang for debutante 4. Gymnastic ďŹ&#x201A;oor pad 7. ___-Magnon man 10. Hear ye 12. NYC musical theater 14. Swiss river 15. Tabula ___: table of alphabets 17. Israeli dance 18. Interpret 19. Trickeries 20. Bears 22. OM (var.) 23. Roman household god 25. Swarming grasshopper 28. = to 100 centimos 31. Showily imitative of art 32. Chinese tree ďŹ&#x201A;ower 33. Two corresponding items 34. Gift covering 39. Killer ___: comic supervillain 40. End 41. No. wind in SE France 42. More monolithic 45. Filament + anther 48. Arrived extinct 49. Former capital of Brazil 51. Send out waves 54. Civil Rights group 56. Emerald Isle 58. Spanish cubist painter Juan 59. Japanese dish

60. No (Scottish) 61. Ethnic group in China 62. Loud lament 63. Disk jockeys 64. A waterproof raincoat 65. Point midway between S and SE

7. Pauses 8. Radioactivity unit 9. Mined metal mineral 11. Immediate memory 13. First king of Israel 16. Not awake 18. Summarized 21. Larry & Curlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sidekick 24. At the peak 26. Mix with a spoon 27. God of sky (Scandinavian) 29. Astronaut 30. Puts together in time 34. Legal document issued by a court 35. Religious beads 36. B. Fullerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dome 37. ____ Alto, California city 38. Largest continentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inhabitants 39. Ed Murrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employer 43. Removes writing 44. Abundant wealth 46. Actor ___ Norton 47. Near in space or time 50. To state as an opinion 52. Ancient Biblical region 53. ____ Turner, rock singer 55. Am. ornithologistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; journal 56. Bring to a conclusion 57. Br. dominion over India

CLUES DOWN 1. Many backs 2. Fits over eye 3. Grew into 4. A great rani 5. ____ and Andy, radio & TV show 6. Seamen

books calendar All Dakota County Library branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 3, for Staff Day.

to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

is on display through Nov. 28. Wescott Library 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan (651) 450-2900 Storytime for ages 2-3 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. or 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. Baby Storytime for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. Your Library Online for ESL and ELL for ages 16 and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Registration required. History Day for teens from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Registration required. Jo Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise & Wine 12501 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (952) 736-3001 Book signing by Martin Bracewell of Savage, who writes under the pen name M. R. Tain, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4. He will be signing his time-travel novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Normal,â&#x20AC;? in which a teenage girl awakens in the year 1965 and meets her late grandmother, who is the same age as she is.

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Tickets are $9/adult, $7/senior citizen (55+), and $5/student or child. Tickets on sale beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to Comedy 4 p.m. each school day. Call the Michael Thorne with special EHS Office at (651) 683-6964. All guest Jodi Maruska will perform seating reserved. at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. Classes/workshops 24 and Friday, Nov. 26, and at Brushworks School of Art 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. offers fine arts classes for teens 27, at the MinneHAHA Comedy and adults. Register online at Club, 251 W. Burnsville Parkway, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt. Burnsville (lower level of Car- com or call (651) 214-4732. boneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s), (612) 860-9388, www. Join other 55-plus adults at minnehahacomedyclub.com. the Eagan Art House to create Tickets are $12.50 (early show) beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club and $9 (late show). meets on the third Friday of each Theater month from 1 to 3 p.m. Class fee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twas the Night Before is $3 per person and includes all Xmasâ&#x20AC;? is performing Dec. 3 and supplies. Bring any old jewelry 4 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at you would like to re-make. The Hidden Valley Elementary, 13875 Eagan Art House is located at Glendale Ave., Savage. This mu- 3981 Lexington Ave. S. For more sical holiday childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show is information, call (651) 686-9134. presented by ISD 191 CommuThe Eagan Art House offers nity Education and The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the classes for ages 4 through adult. Thing Productions. Tickets are For class and registration infor$6/adults and $5/children. Tickets mation, visit www.cityofeagan. can be reserved for the show by com/eaganarthouse or call at calling (952) 469-3099. (651) 686-9134. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hairspray,â&#x20AC;? presented by Soy candle making classes Eagan High School, performs held weekly in Eagan near 55 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 16-18, and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. (Senior at (651) 315-4849 for dates and preview at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.) times. $10 per person. Presented To submit items for the Arts Calendar, e-mail: eagan. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington. Cost is $5 per class. Call Marilyn at (651) 463-7833. Beginner country line dance classes on Wednesdays, 5:307:30 p.m., at the Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages. For class and registration information, visit www.lakevillemn.gov or call the Arts Center office at (952) 985-4640. DanceWorks Performing Arts Center is continuing its complimentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Fridayâ&#x20AC;? dance classes. Salsa, waltz, swing ... will be introduced and practiced from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Program is held at 20137 Icenic Trail, Lakeville. Phone (952) 432-7123 to reserve a spot.

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Saturday, Nov. 27

Barbara Piper, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Jo Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise & Wine, 12501 Nicollet Ave., Suite 100, Burnsville, (952) 736-3001. Jacklaugh & Third Supply, Orange Whip (front) and 9:30 p.m., Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, Derek St. Holmes (back), 9:30 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Val- p.m., Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and ley, (952) 432-1515. Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, Two Guys Duo, 7:30 to (952) 846-4513. 10 p.m., Jo Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise & Wine, Good for Gary, 9 p.m., McK12501 Nicollet Ave., Suite 100, rackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 3120 W. Highway Burnsville, (952) 736-3001. 13, Burnsville, (952) 277-0197. Rockfist (front) and Space Larry Johnson on keyMonkeys (back), 9:30 p.m., boards, 7 to 11 p.m., Chateau Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, Lamothe, 14351 Nicollet Court, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, Burnsville, (952) 435-7709. (952) 846-4513. Rock It Science, Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Bar, 20685 Holyoke Ave., Monsters of Mock, PrimeLakeville, (952) 469-5200. Wasted Talent, 9 p.m., time Sports Bar & Grill, 14103 McKrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 3120 W. Irving Ave. S., Burnsville, (952) Highway 13, Burnsville, (952) 435-6111. 277-0197. DJ Diesel, Primetime Sports Bar & Grill, 14103 Irving Ave. S., Stealing Seconds, Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burnsville, (952) 435-6111. Music Bar, 20685 Holyoke Ave., Larry Johnson on key- Lakeville, (952) 469-5200. boards, 7 to 11 p.m., Chateau Space Needle, 9:30 p.m., Lamothe, 14351 Nicollet Court, Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, Burnsville, (952) 435-7709. 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, (952)

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Heritage Library 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville Burnhaven Library (952) 891-0360 1101 W. County Road 42, Make a Book Craft Program Burnsville, (952) 891-0300 for ages 5-12 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Burnhaven Library is closed Tuesday, Nov. 30. for remodeling through late April Storytime for ages 2-3 from 2011. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Farmington Library Embroidery Floss Tassels 508 Third St., Farmington for teens from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (651) 438-0250 Wednesday, Dec. 1. Supplies Community Celebration provided. for all ages from 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4. View the Robert Trail Library ceramic memory tiles and books 14395 S. Robert Trail created by Trinity Care Center Rosemount, (651) 480-1210 residents for the Art of Aging projStorytime for all ages from ect, and join us for a program, re- 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, freshments, and music. Dec. 2, 9 and 16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Muppet Christmas Anime Club for teens from 3 Carolâ&#x20AC;? movie for all ages from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Creativity and Aging with Pat Samples from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Galaxie Library Saturday, Dec. 4. 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, (952) 891-7045 Savage Library Baby Storytime for babies up 13090 Alabama Ave. S.E., Savto 24 months and their caregivers age, (952) 707-1770 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., 10:30 to Regular toddler and preschool 11:15 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. storytimes will resume in January. Monday, Nov. 29. The Picturing Minnesota Movies for Kids from 10:30 Nature Photography Exhibition

To submit items for Thisweekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Calendar, e-mail: editor.thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

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846-4513. Dirty Word, 9:30 p.m., McKrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 3120 W. Highway 13, Burnsville, (952) 277-0197.

Friday, Dec. 3 Mixtape Revue & Junk FM, 9:30 p.m., Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, (952) 432-1515. Paul Woell Jazz Trio, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Jo Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise & Wine, 12501 Nicollet Ave., Suite 100, Burnsville, (952) 736-3001. Big Toe & The Jam, 9:30 p.m., Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, (952) 8464513. Sell Out Stereo, Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Bar, 20685 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, (952) 469-5200. Hitchville, 9 p.m., McKrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 3120 W. Highway 13, Burnsville, (952) 277-0197. Guerilla Radio, Primetime Sports Bar & Grill, 14103 Irving Ave. S., Burnsville, (952) 435-6111. Larry Johnson on keyboards, 7 to 11 p.m., Chateau Lamothe, 14351 Nicollet Court, Burnsville, (952) 435-7709.

families and their pets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windmill Animal Rescue, 350 Main St., Elko New Market, (952) 461-2765. No appointment needed. The $25 donation includes a CD of all photos and four 4x6 prints. Proceeds will go to the care of the animals. Cats live at the shelter so take that into consideration when bringing your pets.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 Senior Social & Dance from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St. W. Thursday, Dec. 2 Toys for Tots drive from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St., Lakeville. Information: (952) 435-2695.

Ongoing The American Red Cross will sponsor the following blood drives. For more information, call 1 (800) 448-3543 or 1 (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www. redcrossblood.org. In December, one $100 Visa gift card will be raffled off for donors each day. Winners will be notified after the promotion period ends. â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to noon, Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Saturday, Dec. 4 Book fair by Shannon Park Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon at Barnes & Noble, Apple Valley. Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of each sale to Shannon Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just mention the school during checkout. Information: Tammy Block at blockt@unitedwaytwincities.org. Holiday on Main in downtown Lakeville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Downtown Lakeville Business Association and its partners, www. downtownlakeville.com. Photos with Mrs. Claus for

Minnesota School of Business, 17685 Juniper Path, Lakeville. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 6, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 601 Main St., New Market. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 8, 1 to 7 p.m., Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ames Construction, Inc., 2000 Ames Drive, Burnsville. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 9, 1 to 6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nelson Chiropractic, 14321 Nicollet Court, Burnsville. Thisweek Newspapers accepts submissions for calendar events in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount by fax at (952) 846-2010, by e-mail at reporter.thisweek@ ecm-inc.com or by phone at (952) 846-2034. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Monday.

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Call Jennifer at (651) 463-2226 to register. Child care available for $3. Networking group for men supporting children with special needs will meet at 6:30 p.m. at YMCA Southwest Area, Eagan, on the second Tuesday of the month. Call Steve Tollerud at (952) 890-3057 to register. Support group for parents

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Thomas Niebeling, M.D., a family doctor with Quello Clinic - Lakeville, has been nominated for the 2011 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine, including caring, comprehensive medical service, community involvement, and serving as a role model. The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) will accept additional information and letters about Dr. Niebeling until Jan. 15, 2011. Letters can be mailed to Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, 600 S. Highway 169, #1680, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, or e-mailed to kthorson@mafp.org. Six finalists will be selected by a task force. The MAFP board of directors will select one of those finalists to receive the award, which will be presented at the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting in April.

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Buck Hill opens Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, opened Tuesday, Nov. 23, for skiing and snowboarding. Call (952) 435-7174 or visit www.BuckHill.com or more information.

Teen short story winners announced Stories by the winners of the 2010 Dakota County/ South St. Paul teen short story contest are posted online at www.co.dakota. mn.us. Winners include: Age 12-14 category: â&#x20AC;˘ First place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Victoria (age 14) from Mendota Heights â&#x20AC;˘ Second place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kyla (age 13) from Rosemount â&#x20AC;˘ Third place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sierra (age 13) from Rosemount â&#x20AC;˘ Honorable mention â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amanda (age 13) from Rosemount Age 15-18 category: â&#x20AC;˘ First place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ruthiey (age 18) from Apple Valley â&#x20AC;˘ Second place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Molly (age 16) from Lakeville â&#x20AC;˘ Third place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brianna (age 15) from Rosemount â&#x20AC;˘ Honorable mention â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amy (age 15) from Eagan

Following is the agenda for the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, study session of the Lakeville Area Public School Board in the board room at the District Office, 8670 210th St. W., Lakeville. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Roll Call

Heinzman/from 6A efits. Without a doubt, the economy played a major part in these referendum defeats, but by and large, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a revolt against raising property taxes to fund public services. This is a huge message to those who govern. Legislators must realize that the days are over when people will tolerate freezing taxes at the state level, forcing costs of government down to school boards, city councils and county boards. Their only source of increasing revenues is raising fees and property taxes. The next Legislature, with Republicans in control, will reduce local government aids and property tax relief aid even more if not entirely to balance the state budget, and that will cause property taxes to go up even more. Mark Dayton, who would raise taxes on the income of the wealthy, has been saying that for every dollar lost in state aid, property taxes go up 67 cents. That is the measure used by the Minnesota Tax Division.

c. Agenda Additions 2. Closed Session a. Discussion Regarding Contract Negotiations 3. Public Comment 4. Discussion a. Reflection on November Levy Election b. Establishment of 2011-13 Budget Adjustment Parameters c. Board of Education Thoughts Regarding Possible Budget Adjustments 5. Additions to the Agenda 6. Adjournment

Under Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the battle cry was no new state taxes, and as a result taxes on property went up from $4 billion to $7 billion. School tax levy referendums have been the main driver of that increase. In 2008, total property taxes were $7.2 billion and climbing. Still, Minnesota nationally ranks 30th in percent of personal income that goes to property taxes and 21st in the per capita income tax bite. School districts face the toughest challenge because most of their income comes from the state Legislature, and for the last three years local school districts have had no increase in state aid. The bottom line is local units of government will have to do more with less and people are going to get fewer services. Don Heinzman is chairman of the ECM Publishers Inc. Editorial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM. He is at don.heinzman@ecminc.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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were college students,â&#x20AC;? said Bryan Logue, dean of secondary education for Intermediate School District 917, which runs the high school. Throughout the year, about 450 students will go through the DCALS program, some earning enough credits to graduate, while others may return to their previous school or find jobs, said District 917 Enrollment Coordinator Patti Mattos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students graduate every three weeks,â&#x20AC;? Mattos said. Other students may not graduate due to family circumstances or health issues. Some have parents who are addicted and unemployed; they become responsible for caring for younger siblings and holding down a job while trying to earn their high school diploma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They really have to parent their parent,â&#x20AC;? Logue said. Still other students have been sexually molested and need a more nurturing environment to help them through psychological issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need an atmosphere that is much more nurturing and understanding of their needs. Sometimes, maybe they just have to walk out of the room,â&#x20AC;? Logue said.

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fers high school students from area schools the opportunity to take technical education classes during their regular school day. Offered are classes in a variety of fields, including construction, computer service, the medical field and food service. Next year, the district will also offer a nanoscience technology program. Nanoscience is a new field that explores how to manipulate microscopic particles in an attempt to change or enhance virtually any product on the market. Some of the DCALS students also take these kinds of classes to help them gain real-world application to classroom studies. For example, students have learned geometry while building a home, and are learning about science in the medical careers program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may get students who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like math, but we put them in a math class where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re siding â&#x20AC;Ś and hanging sheetrock,â&#x20AC;? Logue said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They figure out how to use math and enjoy doing it.â&#x20AC;? To find out more about District 917 classes and programs, call (651) 423-8187. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com.

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Fleeing suspect leaves a Rosemount officer bloodied Police still catch their man by Laura Adelmann THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A fleeing suspect with a criminal past left a Rosemount police officer bloodied, but was eventually taken into custody. According to a Nov. 18

police report, Rosemount officers responded to reports that Courtney Ray Hopson, 24, of St. Paul, had moved into a Rosemount home in violation of a domestic abuse court order banning him from contact with the person who lived there. Police spotted Hopson run from the home and gave Courtney Ray Hopson

chase. Hopson jumped fences, but officers caught him, and as they were holding him to the ground, Hopson allegedly bent his knees, turned and pushed a female officer off him. She flew about eight feet away from Hopson, who began running again from police.

Eventually, Hopson was caught again and taken into custody. The officer was bleeding from cuts and ripped skin on her hands and suffered scrapes several inches long described as road rash. At first, the officer thought her wrist was sprained because of the pain. She was treated by

paramedics for her injuries. Hopson had two outstanding warrants for a nocontact order violation and a controlled substance conviction. He is being held in the Dakota County Jail. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Sports Standings Football • Rosemount 28. Brainderd 14 Friday, Nov. 26 • Rosemount vs. Wayzata 7 p.m., Metrodome, Minneapolis

Boys basketball Friday, Dec 3 • Lakeville North at Chaska • Duluth East at Eastview, 7 p.m. • Eagan at St. Louis Park, 7:15 p.m. • St. Paul Johnson at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Chanhassen at Prior Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4 • Lakeville North at Hopkins, 8:15 p.m. Monday, Dec 6 • Brooklyn Center at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 7 • St. Louis Park at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Hopkins, 7:15 p.m. • Chaska at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Minneapolis South at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Hill-Murray, 7:30 p.m. • Rosemount at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 7:45 p.m.

Girls basketball Friday, Nov 26 • Lakeville North, Eastview, Rosemount at Hamline University tournament Saturday, Nov 27 • Lakeville North, Eastview, Rosemount at Hamline University tournament • Bloomington Jefferson at Duluth East, 2:30 p.m. • Owatonna at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 • Minneapolis Roosevelt at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Prior Lake at Eden Prairie, 7:15 p.m. • Tartan at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Chanhassen, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 2 • Lakeville North at DeLaSalle, 7 p.m. • Wayzata at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Minneapolis Henry at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec 3 • Eagan at Stillwater, 6 p.m. • St. Paul Johnson at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Owatonna, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4 • Bloomington Jefferson at Hopkins • Eastview, Prior Lake, Lakeville North at Hopkins tournament • Wayzeta at Lakeville South, 3 p.m. • Eagan at Stillwater tournament • Owatonna Burnsville, 7:15 p.m.

Lakeville girls hockey primed for positive season Both Lakeville North, South have long list of experienced players returning by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Hasse and Ames hockey arenas in Lakeville will showcase some of the best girls hockey in Minnesota this year. Both the Lakeville North and Lakeville South girls teams are drawing plenty of buzz heading into the season. The Cougars are coming off a conference title and an appearance in the Section 1AA finals last year. With many of the team’s top players back in skates, the expectations are high again for the 2010-11 season. “I think we have the potential for a very successful and memorable season,” South coach Perry Wilkinson said. Wilkinson is aware several other South Suburban Conference teams are improved from a year ago and that South won’t be sneaking up on anyone thanks to

the target on their backs. The team’s top scorers from last year – Morgan Fritz-Ward, Mara Post, Same Moore and KK Naasz – are all back along with leading goalie Chelsea Laden and the top two defenders, Dani Buehrer and Ari Reid. “If they don’t have high expectations, they should,” Wilkinson said. “They each had their minds on getting better and on improving on last year’s season. They have done that along with our entire team. Everyone has high expectations for us.” In fact almost every letter winner from last year is back Lauren Grose is South’s only new player. She’ll play defense after moving from North to South. She didn’t play hockey last year. “It’s cliché but we would like to be the best team we can be,” Wilkinson said.

“We would like to think that we could improve on last season.” With experience, depth and focus on their side, the Cougars opened the season with two convincing wins – over Farmington 5-1 on Nov. 20 and Bloomington Jefferson 8-0 on Nov. 18. But Wilkinson knows teams such as Lakeville North, Rosemount, Eagan, Eastview, Burnsville and Prior Lake will all have the Cougars in their cross hairs.

Panthers lace up While Lakeville South is coming into the season as the favorite in the conference, Lakeville North has something the Cougars don’t. That’s recent state tournament experience. Last year the Panthers defeated South in the Section 1AA finals to play in the state tournament last

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Left: Elizabeth Kleiner of Lakeville North starts the 200yard freestyle relay at the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota on Nov. 20. Top: Christen Young swims the 500 freestyle at state. Elizabeth Kleiner was the individual leader for the Panthers. She was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle and seventh in the 500 freestyle. She was also part of the 200 freestyle relay with Julia Bodnaruk, Alena Bodnaruk and Erin Kleiner that finished in fifth place with a time of 1 minute, 38.62 seconds, which was an All-American Consideration time. The same four were fifth in the 400 freestyle relay. Alena Bodnaruk was 11th in the 500 freestyle; Christen Young was 14th in the 200 freestyle and 10th in the 500 freestyle; and Erin Kleiner was 16th in the 200 individual medley and 13th in the butterfly. The team finished in seventh place overall ahead of Prior Lake (17th), who beat them in the Section 2AA meet.

Tigers 17th overall at state

Lakeville South 1 0 0 2 0 0 Rosemount 0 0 0 2 0 0 Apple Valley 0 0 0 2 1 0 B Kennedy 0 0 0 1 1 0 Burnsville 0 0 0 0 2 0 Eagan 0 0 0 0 2 0 Prior Lake 0 0 0 0 3 0 B Jefferson 0 1 0 0 1 0 Eastview 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lakeville North 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, Nov 27 Eastview at Maple Grove • Farmington at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • North St. Paul at Bloomington Kennedy, 3 p.m. • Burnsville at Park- Cottage Grove, 3 p.m. • Apple Valley at Richfield, 3:30 p.m. • Eagan at Henry Sibley, 5 p.m. • Northfield at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 • Apple Valley at Burnsville, 7 p.m. • Prior Lake at Rosemount, 7 p.m. • Eagan Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville North at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec 2 • South Saint Paul at Lakeville North, 7 p.m. • Breck at Rosemount, 7 p.m.

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Defensively, the team has Emily Yetzer and Dani Sadek back on the ice. “We always take our defensive zone seriously,” Kochevar said. “We have some young, new players that need to improve on that end of the rink. “ With balanced lines, the girls want to be playing their best hockey again come playoffs. “They understand the game well and they give us 110 percent day in and day out,” Kochevar said. “As a coach, this is wonderful.” Kochevar knows Lakeville South has a lot of buzz, but they also know they can beat them. North beat South 2-0 in the Section 1AA finals on Feb. 25 to qualify for state. The rematch is scheduled for Nov. 30 at South.

Panther relays both take fifth place

Boys Hockey Saturday, Nov 27 • Bloomington Kennedy at Robbinsdale Cooper, 3 p.m. • Burnsville at Hill-Murray, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 • Apple Valley at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 2 • Burnsville at Edina, 7 p.m. • Apple Valley at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. • Hastings at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Rochester John Marshall at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:30 p.m. • Prior Lake at Eagan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4 • New Ulm at Prior Lake , 3 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at St. Louis Park, 7 p.m. • Eagan at Edina, 7 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. • Rochester Century at Rosemount, 7:30 p.m.

February. The experience of playing at the Xcel Energy Center will motivate the Panthers all year. “Last year’s state run was huge for this year’s team,” North coach Buck Kochevar said. “They know that they can play with these teams. Having that confidence is huge. Our young team has ice in their veins. They expect to be in every game this year.” While the team is young as far as age, there aren’t many novice skaters in the lineup. Three of the team’s top four scorers are back, including freshmen Alexis Joyce and Christi Vetter and sophomore Ashley Kloncz. “I really feel that we have a good balance on all three lines,” Kochevar said. “My coaching staff feels that we have more depth than last year.”

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Left: Farmington’s Elizabeth Wolfe had the best finish for the Tigers, coming in seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke. Top: The 200 medley relay swimmers prepare for their start. Kaitlyn O’Reilly was eighth in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 100 individual medley. O’Reilly, Wolfe, Caitlin Kracke and Kristen Kracke just missed the cutoff in the finals for the 200 medley relay, coming in ninth. The team was 17th overall and finished ahead of Buffalo, East Ridge, Winona and Eastview.

Cougars swim to 32nd overall

Friday, Dec 3 • John Marshall at Farmington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 7 • Farmington at Owatonna, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Tuesday, Nov 30 • Farmington at Owatonna, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 3 • Farmington at Rochester John Marshall, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Hockey Saturday, Nov 27 • Farmington at Hastings , 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 • Farmington at Rochester John Marshall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 3 • Farmington at Cedarburg, 7:15 p.m.

Girls Hockey Saturday, Nov 27 • Farmington at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 • Red Wing at Farmington, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec 2 • New Prague at Farmington, 7:15 p.m.

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Left: Lakeville South’s Brianna Alexander was 13th in the 100-yard individual medley at the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota on Nov. 20. Top: The 400 medley relay swimmers prepare for the start at state. Carrie Schrock, Alexander, Kelly Moore and Haley Chantelaine combined for a 14th-place finish in the 400 medley relay. Schrock was 13th in the 50-yard freestyle. Their combined points put Lakeville South in 32nd place at the state meet.


  

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Financial Management 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, MN 55113-4266

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THISWEEK November 26, 2010

DISTRICT REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES

ED-00110-34

BUDGET FOR 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2011

Minnesota Statute, Section 123B.10, Subd.1. requires that every school board shall publish the subject data of this report. District Name Lakeville Area Public Schools

District Number 194

2009-10 ACTUAL REVENUES AND TRANSFERS IN

FUND

2009-10 ACTUAL EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS OUT

JUNE 30, 2010 ACTUAL FUND BALANCE

2010-11 BUDGET REVENUES AND TRANSFERS IN

2010-11 BUDGET EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS OUT

107,206,761

5,058,767

JUNE 30, 2011 PROJECTED FUND BALANCE

General Unreserved

105,809,339

105,963,894

8,023,092

104,242,436

General Reserved

included in

general fund

unreserved

above

Food Service

5,136,175

5,041,859

1,344,000

5,295,370

5,284,361

1,355,009

5,611,156

5,041,859

935,842

5,927,326

5,924,306

938,862

included in

Community

Service

Unreserved

above

Building Construction

10,583,776

4,938,492

9,101,471

100,000

9,116,317

85,154

Debt Redemption Fund 7

17,182,897

44,768,291

77,449,864

14,639,321

14,708,590

77,380,595

Trust 08

932,452

882,114

362,153

100,000

100,000

362,153

Community Service Unreserved Community Service Reserved

214,577

Internal Service Fund 20

214,577

Trust (OPEB) 25

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Blazing Cat Jesus Valdivia, No. 23, chases after the ball at the adapted soccer state tournament on Nov. 20 at Stillwater.

Blazing Cats compete at state by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville Blazing Cats cognitive impaired (CI) soccer team lost both its games at the state adapted soccer tournament last weekend in Stillwater. In the first round on Nov. 19 the Blazing Cats lost to eventual state champion Anoka-Hennepin 13-2, sending them to the consolation

bracket. Brendan Wong and Jesus Valdivia scored the two goals. In the consolation bracket, the Southern Stars from Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee got the best of the Blazing Cats 3-2 in a tense match on Nov. 20. Justin Spurgin had both of the Blazing Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goals and took five shots on goal. Keeper Stephen Friday made 24 stops to keep the Southern

Stars to a season-low three goals. It was quite an improvement over the Blazing Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first encounter with the Southern Stars on Oct. 5. The Southern Stars won 130. The Blazing Cats finished the season with a 5-5-1 record. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Trust (OPEB) 45 Debt Redemption Fund 47 TOTAL - ALL FUNDS

140,998,786

161,595,528

130,304,453

142,340,335

85,395,117

CURRENT STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT, SHORT TERM DEBT AND COST PER ADM

LONG TERM DEBT OUTSTANDING JULY 1, 2009

97,430,999

311,905,053

PLUS: NEW ISSUES

8,800,000

LESS: REDEEMED ISSUES

46,700,596

OUTSTANDING JUNE 30, 2010

274,004,457

STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT 6/30/10 CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS 6/30/10 OTHER SHORT TERM INDEBTEDNESS OF FUNDS 6/30/10 2009-10 TOTAL ADM SERVED + TUITIONED OUT ADM + ADJUSTED EXTENDED ADM 2009-10 OPERATING COST PER ADM

none 5,000,000 none 11,142 $9,595

The complete budget may be inspected upon request to the Superintendent. Comments: The operating cost per ADM is calculated by dividing the 2009-10 expenditures in the General, Food Service, and Community Service Funds (excluding the expenditures for operating capital, disabled accessibility and health and safety) by the average daily membership of pupils served in 2009-10. 96% of Debt Redemption Fund Balance (Fund 7) is required to pay off refunded bonds. The 2010-11 budget is preliminary as adopted on June 22, 2010. 2418793

11/26/10

Sports Briefs Youth sports The Farmington sixthgrade traveling basketball team took second place the weekend of Nov. 13 at the Prior Lake tournament. Lakeville Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6C Black basketball team recently placed second in the 22nd annual Eagan Travel Basketball tournament. In the championship game versus Eden Prairie, the final score was 38â&#x20AC;&#x201C;37.

C.A.T.S. comes to Eagan The Courage and Awareness Through Strength (C.A.T.S.) womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s empowerment training program is coming to Eagan from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 4 at Eaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Civic Ice Arena. C.A.T.S. is a self-defense workshop designed to educate females ages 12 and older about real-life threats of being attacked. The course will focus on dispelling myths about who is attacked and where these attacks occur. The program will discuss preventative measures to aid in dissuading a potential attacker.

MYSL registration at Terrace Oaks The Minnesota Youth Ski League is registering children ages 4 through 15 for a new club at Terrace Oaks in Burnsville. The club will teach skiers basic cross country technique with an emphasis on enjoying being outdoors in the winter. The club will meet every Monday at 3:45 p.m. for eight weeks starting on Jan. 3. Fees are $25 per skier and a ski rental charge of $20 for those needing equipment. A registration and equipment fitting meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Terrace Oaks. For more information or to register online, visit mysl.org or call Bob Daniels at 952-447-8016.

    

  



      

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Sports Apple Valley ice skater on a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Magical Journeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Disney Eastview alum Kathryn Meyer comes to town with Disney on Ice by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Kathryn Meyer, 21, went from skating on a pond in her back yard in Apple Valley to traveling the world with Mickey Mouse on her ice skates. For a week in December, Meyer will show Minnesota for the first time what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been doing with Disney on Ice at the Xcel Energy Center. Meyer began skating competitively when she was 8 years old with the Burnsville Minnesota

Va l l e y Figure Skating C l u b at the Burnsville Ice Center. In the beginning, however, her Kathryn Meyer natural ability was unexpected. Because skating parties were a popular birthday activity at the time, her

 

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Photo courtesy of Xcel Energy Center

Apple Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kathryn Meyer is part of Disney on Ice presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mickey and Minnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magical Journey,â&#x20AC;? showing at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul from Dec. 9-12. then drop by Hawaii to catch up with Lilo and Stitch. The second act features Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in London. The performance features lights, bubbles, fireworks, glitter and plenty of skating â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some of Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little girl everything has to be pretty, pink, and sparkly,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. She picked the right profession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every costume I wear is sparkly with glitter on

it,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a dress-up party every day.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in town for about a week. The show runs from Dec. 9-12 at the Xcel Energy Center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which only adds to Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excitement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there to watch a Wild game,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I watched the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals in 2008 and Stars on Ice. It will be cool to say I performed at the Xcel Center.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never performed

in her home state, so she expects to see many fans in the audience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a crazy-busy week,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to see as many people as I can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going more excited than it is nervous. A lot of my friends and family havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen me yet.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempting to fit in Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in one week with her family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a couple of days off to open the show,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely on the todo list. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to be away from home around Christmas.â&#x20AC;? When sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not in Minnesota, Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destinations have included several foreign countries, mostly in Western Europe, such as France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. That alone has made the experience worthwhile â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot different over there,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Different food. Different language. Different electrical sockets. That was the hardest to deal with because we have all these curlers and blow dryers.â&#x20AC;? The future at this point is a bit of an unknown. Meyer misses her friends and family in Minnesota, but she loves her time with Disney. But now, for one week in December, she gets to bring the two together for the very first time. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

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for a reduction of one fulltime equivalent without forcing anyone out of a job. Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggled with the decision, and could live with Herlofskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal. Council Member Terry Donnelly agreed and suggested the city hire an outside consultant to review the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget and staffing to offer suggestions for improvements. But Council Member Julie May said the proposed reductions do not solve problems long-term, while Council Member Steve Wilson expressed frustration that Herlofsky had again proposed furloughs when the council had taken that option off the table. Wilson said Herlofsky doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to want to work with the council to solve the budget problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Peter views the council as an obstacleâ&#x20AC;Ś weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re nuisances to what

Herlofsky/from 1A solutions while Herlofsky is fighting to keep his staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The budget canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support all the department head salaries,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. He said the council is concerned about the residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best interests and wants to avoid raising property taxes. Larson stated that while the council does not enjoy reducing jobs in hard times, decisions must be made to balance the budget. Rising bond payments are a major concern, and according City Finance Director Teresa Walters, Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current debt is about $40 million and its levy income is $9.2 million. But Herlofsky said nobody knows the future, and if the economy improves the city will benefit from having retained positions. In addition, he said staff worked together to offer a solution that would allow

it can be tough to see suffering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At times it is heart-rending,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thanks we see in their eyes is reward enough.â&#x20AC;? Each box given out contained either a turkey or ham with the following: cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, honey crisp apples, some form of a desert item and more.

Meals/from 1A vice on Thanksgiving is a given, said Ric Cleminson, a member of the Lions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole (Lakeville Lions) group feels strongly that we must help,â&#x20AC;? Cleminson said. The aforementioned young mother had originally planned to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family, she said, but plans fell through. This left her with a potentially sparse arrangement for the holiday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very thankful (for the turkey distribution),â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I would have done without it.â&#x20AC;? For Cleminson, helping needy community members is a rewarding experience, even if

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people are quite aware of it,â&#x20AC;? Bartholomay said. He is also opposed to opening a deputy registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at this time because it would not make the city money, although it eventually could become profitable. Instead, the city should

all members. Wilson cast the lone vote against it. Bartholomay intends to raise the issue as a council member, noting that every member who voted for the raise, with the exception of Christy Jo Fogarty, did not win re-election.

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Burnsville Center to kick off holiday    

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earlier than 5 a.m., visit BurnsvilleCenter.com. Burnsville Center has also begun to distribute its 2010 Book of Savings, filled with 72 offers from participating retailers. All offers are valid now through Dec. 31. The 2010 Book of Savings is available online and at the mall office, the Santa Set and participating retailer locations.

     

Holiday on Main celebration is Dec. 4 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with the sale of fresh cinnamon rolls from 9 to 11 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown businesses will be offering special sales, promotions and treats to customers. Participating retailers will have a snowman displayed on their storefronts. Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre Stage Dance will accept donations for Toys for Tots at the arts center and the DLBA is inviting attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to the Lakeville Mall to benefit the local food shelves. The Downtown Lakeville Business Association (Special Service District No. 1) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic Downtown Lakeville. More information is at www. downtownlakeville.com.

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School Now and Then Singers, Lakeville South High School Encore and Harmony Singers plus instrumental groups from both high schools. The Lakeville Area Arts Center will host dance recitals presented by Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre Stage Dance students from 9 to 11 a.m. Entertainment beginning at 11:30 a.m. includes choral groups from Kenwood Trail, Century and McGuire middle schools. The annual Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret Store, sponsored by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation department, will be held at McGuire Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret Store is designed for children to purchase inexpensive gifts for family and friends. Gifts will be available priced from $1 to $15. The Lakeville Senior Center will sponsor its annual holiday bazaar from

 

The Downtown Lakeville Business Association (DLBA) will host its 14th annual Holiday on Main event on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Lakeville Mall (Post Office location) will host activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will be present to meet and greet children. While waiting to visit Santa, children can listen to Mrs. Claus tell stories, visit the face painters, do crafts or have fun hair styling done by Bargerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon staff. There will be live reindeer to pet and horse drawn trolley rides through Downtown Lakeville. The Early Childhood Family Education Parent Advisory Board will host a book fair and provide crafts for children. Friends of the Library will be on hand to promote â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Book One Lakeville.â&#x20AC;? Musical performances will feature the Lakeville North High



In recognition of Thanksgiving, Burnsville Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, but the mall will reopen at 5 a.m. the next day, which is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also known as Black Friday. While the mall officially opens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and requires that all stores be open at that time, some stores will

  

Lakeville Parks and Recreation Holiday programs Lakeville Parks and Recreation will offer several holiday programs. Register online at lakevillerapconnect.com or by calling (952) 985-4600. â&#x20AC;˘ Letter from Santa: Completed forms must be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1. â&#x20AC;˘ Phone call from Santa:

Completed forms must be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1. â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday on Main: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Lakeville. â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ Cookies for Santa:

Saturday, Dec. 11, 8:309:15 a.m., 9:30-10:15 a.m., and/or 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1. â&#x20AC;˘ Santa & Puppets: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave.

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