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LAKEVILLE

Farmington’s fiscal challenges Lakeville loses several expected to carry on in 2011 civic pioneers in 2010 Economy will play large role in City Council decisions

New council, increased political clout in the Legislature to impact the city

by Laura Adelmann

by Aaron Vehling

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Farmington city officials tackled many challenges in 2010, but face more tough decisions in 2011 as the economy remains tenuous amidst unprecedented state budget shortfalls.

Peaks and valleys abounded in 2010 for Lakeville. The city lost several of its pioneers – people who helped shape the city over the past half century into what it is today. But it also gained some notable businesses, weathered some severe storms and gained much more clout in the state Legislature.

Fire and ice Throughout 2010, Farmington firefighters were hired to replace 11 former members who retired in 2009. One of those retirees was Ken Kuchera, a 38year veteran of the department who served for 20 years as chief and had been a pillar of the community. Kuchera died June 6 after a long battle with cancer. A public open house honored Kuchera for his dedication when the mayor named April 15 Chief Ken Kuchera Day. In April, the Farmington City Council passed a resolution for a $1.2 million bond to fix the 33-year-old Schmitz-Maki Ice Arena’s leaky pipes and conduct various mechanical repairs. The 10-year bond will cost the city about $160,000 annually plus six months of capitalized interest, which will be paid through the city levy.

Food shelf In May, Farmington residents joined 360 Communities to celebrate the opening of a new location for the Farmington Food Shelf. Now located at 510 Walnut St., the space, donated by the Farmington School District, is larger than its previous location and will help to better meet

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Farmington Food Shelf coordinators Kris Akin and Kim Donahue were surrounded by volunteers and residents at a May 17 ribbon cutting for the new food shelf location at 510 Walnut St. The larger area was donated by the Farmington School District. the food shelf’s increasing demand. During the May 17 ribbon cutting, former volunteer food shelf coordinator Imelda Becker was honored for her years of service, along with many other longtime volunteers. New food shelf co-coordinators Kris Akin and Kim Donahue were also introduced at the event.

Dew Days Farmington Dew Days ended with a positive balance in 2010 after the summer festival went into debt in 2009 and took a loan from the nonprofit Castle Rock, Eureka, Empire and Farmington Enhancement Group. In 2010, the event ended with about $8,000 in the bank from carnival proceeds, parade entries, arts and crafts vendor fees and Dew Days button sales. The event was in full swing June 18-20, and the Grand Day Parade moved from Sunday to Saturday with a new route through downtown Farmington due to road construction.

Added in 2010 was an arts and crafts fair, which organizers hope will grow and attract more artists in the future. Kari Pietsch was crowned Miss Farmington and 2010 scholarship winner, and Ellie Seyfert was crowned Little Miss Farmington.

Lawsuit settlement In July, the city of Farmington agreed to pay $21,200 to Exchange Bank building owners to settle a lawsuit brought against the city. The dispute centered on the city saying that the building owners, Hosmer Brown III and Hosmer Brown IV of 2004 Real Estate Company, did not follow through on the agreement to renovate the late 1800s Exchange Bank building. Regarded by many as an eyesore, the building was purchased by the company from the city’s Housing Rehabilitation Authority for one dollar, with promises to make building imSee Farmington, 3A

A generation passes A handful of civic leaders of Lakeville and other notable business personalities died in 2010. These were people who witnessed the city’s transition from a village and township to Minnesota’s 16th-largest city by population and one of the largest by area. It started in May, when local grocer Jerry Enggren, 80, died. Enggren’s grandparents started their eponymous grocery store in 1906, which stayed in the fam- Enggren ily until it closed in 2006. Enggren was vastly involved in downtown affairs. Through his grocery store, Enggren supported local civic groups, the schools and the food shelf. “Jerry was a salt of the earth kind of guy,� said Mark Hotzler, owner of Metro Equity Management, the company that purchased Enggren’s Mall after the store closed in 2006. “He was just an honorable person. If you had a deal with Jerry, and shook

Mayor-elect Mark Bellows votes against it, citing a need for more fiscal discipline THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Lakeville City Council approved the city’s $74 million 2011 budget at its Dec. 20 meeting. The vote was 4-1 with Council Member and Mayor-elect Mark Bellows the sole dissenter. “I’m just being consistent with my September vote,� Bellows said in an interview this week, adding that he would like to see expenditure reductions and to see government try to be leaner and more efficient. Bellows and the new council plan to revisit the budget in 2011, he said. The approved budget anticipates about $68 million in revenue with $16 million of that coming General 952-894-1111 Distribution 952-846-2070 Display Advertising 952-846-2011 Classified Advertising 952-846-2000

from general property taxes. The budgeted expenditures top out at $74 million with the difference made up by fund reserves, said city Finance Director Dennis Feller. The biggest expenses are in the basic services that residents typically expect a city to provide: police, streets, parks and firefighting. The tax levy is $5,000 less than the preliminary levy the council adopted in September. City staff achieved that reduction by eliminating a facilitator for the 2011 mayor and City Council goal-setting retreat. The city will also achieve savings through various

personnel transitions. There will be $42,000 in savings achieved in the Police Department. A patrol officer will replace a sergeant. In the Fire Department, the city will save almost $20,000 in adjusted salaries and benefits. In the parks department, the city will save about $11,000 through similar means. Though the general property tax levy will not increase, there could be extra fees for residents. Where the city is asking for businesses and residents to pay more is in slightly increased sewage treatment, street light, surface water management and water usage fees. Some of these are attributable to increases in

A Lakeville woman who was arrested for allegedly crashing into and killing an idled motorist on the morning of Friday, Dec. 17, has been charged with criminal vehicular homi- Fischer cide and criminal vehicular operation. Julie Ann Fischer, 49, of Lakeville, was allegedly driving erratically at 1 a.m. when she struck from behind a vehicle that was stalled in the right lane of Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights. Tijuan Moore, 50, of St. Paul, the vehicle’s

driver, was killed and his 26-year-old female passenger was injured, according to reports from the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Fischer had said she had several glasses of wine and a hard lemonade earlier in the evening, according to reports, and an open bottle of hard lemonade was found in her vehicle. According to an earlier Minnesota State Patrol report: Fischer was driving her 1998 Nissan Pathfinder in the right lane northbound when her car struck a 1987 Plymouth Caravelle that was stalled with its flashers on in that same lane. The driver, Moore, was killed. The passenger in the Caravelle, Lisa N. Newsom, 26, See Homicide, 10A



                       

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rates on the service provider end, Feller said, but the city also needs to upgrade and perform maintenance on the water system. Historically, the city has funded its water infrastructure improvements with connection charges on new developments. Because such developments have reduced considerably, Feller said, city staff had to find other ways to capture the lost income. At a City Council work session on Dec. 15, a number of business owners called for cuts to the budget. While no concrete project cuts came out of the meeting, the council and city staff did discuss the viability of projects See Budget, 10A



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Pan-O-Prog festival. As an extension of his vast network of involvement, Er- Erickson ickson was pivotal in creation of the Downtown Lakeville Business Association. Erickson’s legacy will be downtown, said Nancy Smith, who helped create the DLBA with Erickson. “It’s going to be tough,� Smith said. “But his legacy will live on. He was always so active and really was one of the pioneers of this community.� On the final day of September, Lakeville lost one of its royalty, Charolette Vucinovich, 90. “She was a queen – the queen of Lakeville,� said J o A n n Vucinovich Vucinovich, Charolette’s daughter-in-law. “We’d be out to dinner and people would line up to talk to her. You really felt that you were with royalty sometimes.� Vucinovich was a charter member of the Lakeville Lionesses, helped launch Lakeville’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs and the VFW Auxiliary, and even helped create the first private kindergarten program in the community. She was active with All Saints Catholic Church, serving on several committees. She was also the first president of American Foreign Students Abroad and a grand champion See Lakeville, 9A

Lakeville woman charged with criminal vehicular homicide

Lakeville City Council approves 2011 budget by Aaron Vehling

hands on it, that was the deal. You didn’t have to worry about too much else with him.� Don McGuire is a name familiar to anyone who has graduated from Lakeville Public Schools the past 45 years. He died in July at 82. A super- McGuire intendent from 1960 to 1982 (and a teacher before that), McGuire left a mark on students, staff and community members alike. His influence and inspiration ran so strong that after he left the district in 1982 to head Dakota County Technical College the Lakeville School Board voted to change the name of the middle school downtown to honor him. The active Lions, Rotary and VFW member presided over a district that tripled in 20 years from about 1,000 students to more than 3,000. Along the way, he became a pillar of Lakeville. “Don was such a very special person to all of us in the Lakeville community,� said Bob Erickson, a former Lakeville city administrator, current School Board member and friend of McGuire. “He gave so much back. He was an extraordinary educator, coach, humanitarian and human being. We’ve lost a special person.� In August, the city lost another of its pioneers, Jerry Erickson. The man who owned and operated the local Ben Franklin and drug store, both in downtown, also played a key role in the creation of the Chamber of Commerce and the



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Farmington/from 1A provements and upgrades in less than two years. Some renovation work was completed and a few businesses opened in the building at Third and Oak streets. But 10 years later, the city said the Browns had not completed the renovation obligations, and in June 2008 the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Development Authority reclaimed the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. In August, 2009, the 2004 Real Estate company sued the city for its actions, but settled after months of closed-door meetings.

Yellow Ribbon model Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status as a model Yellow Ribbon community was apparent in 2010 as the city hosted the first Yellow Ribbon Summit on Sept. 11. Hundreds attended the event, and 30 entities were given Yellow Ribbon status. Selected because Farmington was the first community in the state to earn the Yellow Ribbon distinction in 2008, the daylong event included a speech by

Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Many state representatives and city leaders attended and discussed ways to support military service members and their families. Farmington and Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yellow Ribbon networks were tested when 2002 Farmington graduate Kyle Malin lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in July. Both communities rallied around the family to support his parents, who are Lakeville residents, and his wife and two children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The family was encircled with people who cared,â&#x20AC;? Pawlenty said. Part of the reason the summit was held was to help the state prepare for a large deployment of Minnesota soldiers this spring.

Budget reductions For months, Farmington City Council members worked with City Administrator Peter Herlofsky to devise a city budget that cut spending. Herlofsky repeatedly offered budgets that met spending goals, but did not reduce staff, a request

the council had made to ensure long-term budget reductions. After sometimes heated debate in December, Herlofsky reluctantly proposed options that included cutting the position of administrative services director. The City Council approved the proposal, which when combined with other reductions, allowed council members to cut the 2011 levy by $470,841 and bring the levy to $8.5 million. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total 2011 budget will be $9.1 million, with $45,841 left in contingency funds for emergencies. Under this budget, Farmington property owners will see a 3.42 percent property tax increase on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portion of their 2011 property tax bills.

Elections Five Farmington residents sought two open seats on the Farmington City Council, and in November, one incumbent and one newcomer were elected to office. City Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty re-

tained her seat, but Steve Wilson lost his re-election bid to Jason Bartholomay, who said his connections with representatives of Walmart may help in getting the retailer to consider opening a store in the city.

came a street supervisor in 1998. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson called Weireke one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most recognizable guys you will find in the city of Farmington.â&#x20AC;?

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After serving seven terms as a state senator of District 36, Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pat Pariseau announced in February she would not seek re-election. The 73-year-old Republican endorsed Dave Thompson of Lakeville to take her seat. Thompson, a conservative radio and television personality and attorney, easily won the Republican endorsement and in November was elected to office. In September, Farmington officials recognized Bill Weireke, Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Works supervisor, who retired after 26 years of service. Weireke began his career with the city in 1984 as a solid waste employee, moved on to work in city streets and utilities and be-

Farmington City Council members are expecting to continue working on ways to reduce the city debt and keep taxes down. City officials are also concerned about attracting businesses to Farmington and may consider establishing a deputy registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in City Hall. During 2011, the council will also likely discuss a proposal to raise $400,000 annually by adding a fee to residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; utility bills. The issue has raised numerous concerns among citizens and council members, including how to divide the costs to citizens and businesses more equitably and if the method is the best way to pay for road maintenance work. Another issue that was debated among city officials in 2010 will result in a visible change to a major city landmark in 2011.

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This spring, new playground equipment is slated for installation at Rambling River Park. The gray and orange play castle supports a drawbridge, four slides, wall climbers, bridges, a treasure hunt panel, interior mazes and is topped by six orange flags. Farmington City Council members approved the $59,427 purchase in September on a 4-1 vote. Council Member Julie May had opposed the purchase, noting that after buying the equipment and paying for the sidewalk project at Depot Way Arts Park, the park fund balance will be $107,025. May said she was not comfortable spending onethird of the park funds balance on park equipment. But Parks Director Randy Distad said existing Rambling River Park equipment is old and in bad shape and should have been replaced years ago. Kara Hildreth contributed to this report. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecminc.com.

                       

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The surprise early retirement of Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson in February set off a contentious election race for his successor that continued until ballots were counted. In September 2009, Gudmundson announced that after 16 years in office, he would not seek re-election. But in a surprise action, Gudmundson resigned his position in Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x161; 10 months early, citing family reasons. He recommended Chief Deputy Dave Bellows as the next Dakota County sheriff, and asked Dakota County commissioners to appoint Bellows as interim sheriff to fulfill his term. Commissioners followed through with Gudmundsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation, an action Bellowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opponent, Apple Valley Sgt. Mitch Scott, vehemently opposed. Scott instead advocated for an open process to fill the position. In a press release, Scott described commissioners as â&#x20AC;&#x153;kingmakersâ&#x20AC;? for appointing Bellows as sheriff. Commissioners said a selection process would take months to complete, and negatively affect the already short-staffed department. Six weeks after announcing his retirement, Gudmundson surprised county officials again by applying for, and then being selected as, interim sheriff of Steele County. Scott said the action boosted his complaint that Gudmundson retired to Censured judge make his friend Bellows After sailing through the sheriff, a charge Gudmund- August primary election,

First District incumbent Judge Timothy Blakely was roundly defeated in Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general election. The turnaround was likely because the public became more aware of the fact that the Minnesota Supreme Court had publicly reprimanded Blakely for using his position to refer clients to his personal divorce attorney to get a $64,000 discount on his legal bill. In the August primary, Blakely had led his two challengers, attorneys Larry Clark and Steven Allan Baker, with 38 percent of votes cast. Both challengers had emphasized restoring honor to the judicial seat, and after earning 32 percent of ballots cast in the primary, Clark went on to win election night with a 58.91 percent take of the vote. Blakely lost, earning 6,063 votes, 40.86 percent of ballots cast in the race. Backstrom, who ran unopposed and was re-elected in November, was one of many local officials who had endorsed Clark in the race.

Murder plot In September, a convicted felon was charged with contracting for the murders of Dakota County Attorney Backstrom and Judge Rex Stacey. John Stephen Woodward, 47, also was charged with contracting the assault of a witness who testified against him. Woodward, who is also Backstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former neighbor, was serving almost eight years in prison on methamphetamine charges See County, 8A

   



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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m. All board members and administration were present. Discussions were held regarding the 2009-10 preliminary audit; joint integration plan; and 2011-13 budget adjustments. Meeting adjourned at 6:07 p.m. _________________________________

Sailer-Delgado Sara J. Sailer and Nathan M. Delgado announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sara, daughter of Ron and Pam Sailer of Apple Valley, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is presently employed at Marian Care Center in St. Paul. Nathan, son of Juan Delgado and Janet Ackerman of Apple Valley, is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor in Business Management. He is serving on active duty as an infantry platoon sergeant and training NCO with the MN National Guard.

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Age 36 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home in Burnsville on Tuesday December 14th, 2010 due to complications related to Downâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s syndrome. A graduate of Burnsville Senior High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special education program, Liz worked as an administrative assistant at City Hall. She also loved eating, bowling, writing, playing Sequence, and drinking Diet Coke. Known for her perseverance and love for family and friends, she will be missed. Survived by her parents Bob and Linda Hilleque and her three siblings Victoria Peterson-Hilleque, Gordon Hilleque, and Katie (Hilleque) Sutherland, brother-in-laws Brent Peterson-Hilleque and Josh Sutherland, and sister-in-law Emily (Erusha) Hilleque, nephews Abhinav Peterson-Hilleque and Cody Sutherland, and nieces Mariama Peterson-Hilleque and Aubrie Sutherland. Visitation Fri Dec 17th 5:30-8 PM at White Funeral Home 12804 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville, MN, 55337. Funeral Sat. Dec 18th at 11 AM at Berean Baptist Church, 309 County Rd 42 East, Burnsville, MN 55306. Reviewal one hour prior. Burial after funeral. Luncheon will begin following funeral and will continue after burial. Memorials will be given to Fraser school and Berean Baptist Church. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Age 70, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Farmington, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 peacefully at Holy Trinity Care Center. He was born Feb. 11, 1940 in Stewart Village, MN and enlisted in the Army when he was 18 years old and served in the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Brian Gorr (girlfriend Crystal Warren) and Sheri Costa; 3 grandchildren, Kayla and Katrina Costa and Sylviemae Gorr-Spear; 2 stepgrandchildren, Jasmine and Jessica Warren; sisters, Evelyn Meyers, Vera Meyers and Marion (Jim) Dvorak; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Gorr; sister, Darlene Halstead; brother, Vernon Gorr. Services will be held at a later date to be announced. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Cremation Society Edina Chapel (952-924-4100).

Donald J. McCready, age 71, of Burnsville passed away on 12-15-10. Preceded in death by father, John. Survived by wife, Sarah; children, Denise (David) Puppe, Darren (Lori) McCready, Douglas (Rose) McCready; mother, Marie McCready; 5 grandchildren; sister, Marge Cochran-Tuck. Funeral Service 2pm Saturday, December 18, 2010, at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Richard A. Chronowski 51, slipped from this earth far too early on 12-12-10 at home. He was a devoted, loving husband, involved, proud father and life enthusiast. He understood the importance of family and invested his heart and soul in each moment with them. Unswaying and true, Dick believed in himself and others, lived life to his full potential both body and mind while remaining humble and honest. He was always eager to learn and lend a helping hand, hardworking, always giving 100% and took pride in every endeavor he engaged in. He experienced the world fully through his senses; stayed active and physical, appreciated music and the arts, savored food and respected and admired all the beauty of nature. An understated humorist, Dick could light up a room with his wit, charm and sparkle in his eyes. This great man will live on in those he touched but will be infinitely missed. Dick is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patti; daughters, Alex and Erica; brothers, Larry, Bob, Tom and John; many nephews and nieces, extended family and friends . He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Jane and brother, Ken. Memorials preferred to the family for a state park project.

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Age 78, of Lakeville, formerly of New Prague, passed away December 18, 2010. Delbert retired from the Richfield Police Department. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; son, Wesley Allen Stevens; siblings, Gordon Stevens and Norman Wind; also sister-in-law, Janet Stevens. He is survived by his living children, Chris (Rick) Peterson, Harold "Hal" (Kathy) and Brian (Lori) Stevens; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Sevens. Funeral Service was held Monday 12/27 at White Funeral Home Chapel, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville (Cty Rd. 50) visitation was on Sunday from 2-5 PM also at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to service. Interment was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home 469-2723 Lakeville www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Christianson, Rodney W. age 62 of Apple Valley passed away unexpectedly on 12/17/10. Survived by wife Pat; Children Tara (Patrick) Peterson, Dr. Lucas ( Dr. Lee) Christianson, Nick (Heather) Christianson, Ben and Katy Christianson; Grandchildren Robbie & Fernando Souza; Anastasiya Peterson. Parents Alvin & Allene Christianson; Siblings Marcus (Sara) Christianson, Marsha (Mike) Ryan & Ryan (Nora) Christianson. Funeral Service 11AM Wednesday, Hope Church, 7477 145th St. W. Apple Valley, MN. Visitation 5-8pm Tuesday at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. and also one hour prior to service at ch u r ch . I n t er m en t , Lebanon Cemetery.

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Truth in Taxation Hearing on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. All board members and administration were present. Public Hearing was held with a presentation regarding the 2010 payable 2011 tax levy. Public Comment by Dan Nelson, 19520 Oak Grove Ave, Ron Gerk, 10466 West 175th Street, and Randy Pronschinske, 9885 Upper 173rd Court. Meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. 2463058 12/31/10

Territory CSTS Rate Hearing 1 Approve or amend Agenda 2 Consent Agenda 1) Approve December 6, 2010 board meeting notes 2) Approve November 2010 Treasurer Report 3) A p p r o v e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 0 Developer's Escrow Report 3 Resident Open Forum 4 Old Business 1) CSTS Ordinance for tank testing 2) Prior Lake Fire Contract update 3) Krieger - Oak Grove update 4) 180th Street Right of Way 5) Policy - consultant charges 6) Tree Removal Ordinance 5 Engineer's Report 1) County 44 service road plans 6 Road Report 1) Repair updates 2) Assessment discussion 3) Hills of Credit River update 7 Treasurer's Report 1) Transfer funds 2) LOC Update 3) Audit Update 4) Expense Tracking 5) Koestering Access Escrow 8 Clerk's Report 1) March 2011 election 9 New Business 1) Territory letter from Faegre & Bensen 2) Township snow plowing / snow emergency declaration 3) Township street parking 4) Discuss appointment of Clerk and Treasurer 5) SCALE meeting 6) NPDES education billing 10 Review and Pay Bills 2463071 12/31/10

 

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 6:32 p.m. All board members and administration were present. Agenda Addition: Fieldtrip for LNHS Gymnastics to Brainerd, Dec 17-18 approved unanimously. Closed Session was held from 6:36 p.m. until 7:19 p.m. for contract negotiation discussion. Discussions were held regarding November levy election results; 2011-13 budget adjustment parameters and time-line; thoughts on possible budget adjustments. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. ________________________________

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Regular Board of Education Meeting on Tues, November 23, 2010 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or District Office at 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present except Superintendent Amoroso. The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes of the meeting on October 27 and November 9; resignations, leave of absence requests, employment recommendations; payment of bills and claims subject to annual audit; investments and wire transfers; alt facilities change orders; donations; field trips. Reports presented: 2009-10 audit review; district improvement plan; property tax information and 2011-12 student enrollment projection report. Recommended actions approved: 2011-12 LNHS & LSHS program of studies; National Inclusive Schools Week. Adjournment at 8:46 p.m. ________________________________

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Joint Meeting with ISD 191 Board of Education on Thursday, November 18, 2010 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. All board members and administration were present except Bob Erickson. Discussions were held regarding the joint integration plan that will be developed over the next couple months. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. __________________________________

EUREKA TOWNSHIP Currently there is one opening on the Eureka Planning Commission. Term: Ending April 30, 2012. Applicants must be Eureka Township residents. Letters of interest will be accepted thru January 6, 2011. Applicants must be present and will be interviewed at the January 10, 2011 Town Board Meeting, starting at 8:00 pm at the Eureka Town Hall, located at 25043 Cedar Ave. For information contact the Township office 952-469-3736 Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Send letters of interest to: Eureka Township, P.O. Box 576, Lakeville, MN 55044 or e-mail to: eurekatn@frontiernet.net Nanett Sandstrom Clerk/Treasurer of Eureka 12/31/2010 2456215 12/31/10

  

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Opinion ECM Editorial Pawlenty legacy: Good ambassador leaves huge deficit Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently tried to put a positive spin on his uneven record of accomplishment during the past four years. The all-but-announced candidate for the Republican Party presidential race claims he’s leaving the state in good shape with a budget surplus of $399 million for June of next year. He ironically claims credit for a budget surplus that most experts say was due to the infusion of federal government stimulus and Medicaid dollars. The governor also brushes off criticism that the projected $6.2 billion budget deficit forecast for 2012 is manageable and casts doubt on the budget process itself. Never in the state’s history has a governor left such a forecasted deficit for his successor (Gov.-

elect Mark Dayton) to handle. The no-tax governor, who drastically cut local government aid, also is leaving with the state’s property taxpayers having paid $3 billion more under his two-term administration. In 2006, this newspaper endorsed the re-election of Tim Pawlenty when he convinced the majority of ECM Editorial Board members that he had learned some lessons during his first four years. One was he had to be more conciliatory and compromising with legislators. He did not fulfill that promise. Instead, he and the lockstep Republican Senate and House members stonewalled the DFL attempt to close the budget deficit with spending cuts and tax-raising measures. The governor, however, does

not have to put a spin on his many positive accomplishments. He deserves credit for leading the state through the worst recession since the Great Depression. Minnesota has 7.1 percent unemployment compared with the nation’s 9.8 percent. The state did not go bankrupt, and its operations were never stopped. Pawlenty and the Legislature maintained the state per-pupil aid for K-12 education, while also prodding educators to reform education to prepare students for global competition. Because of mounting expenses, however, school districts have had to cut millions of dollars of expenditures, resulting in larger class sizes, fewer electives, higher fees for extracurricular activities and longer walking distances for many students.

Because of reduced funding to the state’s higher education system, tuition costs have doubled over the past 10 years. To his credit, while millions of dollars were cut in human services, he did protect the state’s health system, while pointing out that the upward trend in health costs is unsustainable. He and the Legislature cut millions in state aid to cities and counties, forcing them to raise property taxes but also to find new efficiencies. The governor led trade missions to foreign countries, which resulted in more business for Minnesota companies. He and his wife, Mary, were great backers of Minnesota National Guard men and women, who are serving this country with distinction while being sent re-

peatedly to Iraq and Afghanistan. Pawlenty has been a leader in getting federal disaster aid for cities struck by floods and tornadoes. His backing of Minnesota’s Northstar commuter rail was key to getting the funding for it. The governor has been a good ambassador for the state and deserves gratitude for the many hours he and his family devoted to governing. From a fiscal standpoint, he is leaving the state worse off than when he took office eight years ago. That cannot be spun away. An editorial from the ECM Editorial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Letters Letter writer’s rant marked a new low

Alzheimer’s awareness

To the editor: Muddled political rants are hardly rarities in letters to the editor, but a Dec. 17 letter in Thisweek, “Twofaced Kline,” establishes a new benchmark for how low such tirades can go. Bashing U.S. Rep. John Kline isn’t what sets the letter apart. Neither does its blatant promotion of class envy between lessrich Americans and morerich Americans. Both those hackneyed whines are far too overused to deserve distinction. The thing that does differentiate the letter from others of its irksome ilk is its despicable denunciation of voluntary charity in general and the Toys for Tots program, specifically. Good grief, Grinch. Voluntary charity is the purest manifestation of human caring. It’s freely offered, not out of compulsion but out of compassion. Charity is dropping coins in the Red Kettle, to be sure. But it’s far more than a dollars and cents issue. It’s giving a helping hand to a neighbor stuck in a snowdrift, offering a kind word to a harried retail clerk, helping a stranger lift a heavy parcel into her trunk or overlooking a friend’s Christmas cookie weight gain. The author of the Dec. 17 letter is clearly obsessed with the property of others and figuring out how to get control of it. It is also clear that she prefers forced redistribution of wealth through taxation (tyranny) to voluntary charity (compassion). Sadly, she seems more than willing to impinge upon the lovely and time-honored Toys for Tots program to promote her preference.

To the editor: Over 100,000 Minnesotans currently have Alzheimer’s, and that number will swell threefold as our baby boom generation ages over the next decade. Most Minnesota families are directly affected by the enormous impact on our budget and state health care system. On Jan. 13, there will be a rally at the state Capitol to spread the message to our legislators that we must act now to avoid a heath care and fiscal crisis of the highest order. All in attendance will hear experts in the Alzheimer’s field describe the issues that must be addressed and solved if we are to defeat this health care public enemy. You will also be given a chance to visit with your legislators to add your voice to the chorus that says “Act now to solve Alzheimer’s.” Transportation from designated places and lunch will be provided for all those in attendance. Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website (www.alz.org/mnnd or www.facebook.com/family/ Alz/1) for exact details regarding times and transportation. Last year our Minnesota legislators formed a study group to recommend what needs to be done to help deal with this vital issue. The U.S. House and Senate just passed a similar bill. One in eight people over 65 currently have this disease, which affects patients, family members and all taxpayers. Come to the rally to tell our legislators that we can solve this problem, saving suffering and our health care system. For those in Lakeville, Apple Valley, Burnsville and Farmington, you can call or e-mail your Alzheimer’s Ambassador (Doug DuSold) for questions relating to the event at (952) 454-2881

JAN DOBSON Lakeville

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Does Kline truly represent us? To the editor: There has been an exchange of letters in this paper in the last few weeks debating whether U.S. Rep. John Kline represents our interests at all. Then there was an answer from a John Kline supporter stating that he simply is against increasing the deficit and will not support any expenditure in his district for that reason. Events and actions from Kline have clarified the issue. First, we know that Kline recently voted to increase the deficit by a trillion dollars on tax cuts, much of which goes to billionaires, making his antideficit supporters look like idiots. Thirty years ago when Kline was in the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps

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was paid for by the taxpayers. Today the Corps and all of the military are paid for with borrowed money (Chinese and other) and he is happy to give the military to us for free. The next happening is the closing of the Lockheed Martin defense contractor in Eagan – with the loss of a thousand technical jobs. When I worked there decades ago, it was clear that our congressional representative was working vigorously to keep and increase the federal defense funding in our operation. Kline was clearly out of touch with this business and pretty much any federal projects, as actually representing his district in Congress is not any kind of priority. The pathetic letter he sent about the Department of Labor helping these Lockheed employees is very late and not of much help. This situation is similar to a colonial operation where our jobs, transportation funding and money are sent to unproductive and subsidized states like Mississippi, South Dakota and Texas. Their congressmen, who actually represent their interests, are telling Kline where to send the jobs and the money. MIKE FEDDE Eagan

We can ensure a healthy planet To the editor: A recent columnist pointed to the impact our purchases have on many aspects of our world: economically, environmentally, business-wise and in other ways. As we buy locally, we reduce the carbon footprint made by burning gasoline to transport products to us. We support local businesses by buying locally, and local businesses pay property taxes, which permit local

government units to plow streets, maintain parks and libraries and other services. And, we or our neighbors may be employed or enriched by the presence of these businesses and government units. The idea of acting locally doesn’t even have the need to think globally, and the environmental part of our actions has worldwide effect. By being thoughtful about our purchasing habits, we can ensure our children and their children have a healthy, thriving planet to live on. PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan

‘Junk science’ of global warming

niers. DENINE LEROUX Burnsville

Lessons from the Great Depression To the editor: It is obvious that Linda Swierczek (Dec. 10 Thisweek letter) and Wanda S. Ballentine (Dec. 17 Thisweek letter) are Democrats who want someone else to feed their children and also pile on programs that are unsustainable, programs that someone else should pay for. It hasn’t worked elsewhere as I pointed out, and it won’t work here. Neither of them apparently lived through the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s, especially the 1930s when the Democrats were in power. Bankruptcies and bank closings were everyday events. My father and two grandmothers were victims as were 40 percent of my neighbors and relatives. There were no school lunch programs, and I was told if I wanted to go to college I had to earn the money, which I did doing the meanest possible jobs nobody else wanted. I can’t remember seeing an obese child, and many of us rescued our parents from poverty. For the record, Paul Krugman, the liberal economist, never lived during the Great Depression and is not regarded by the rest of us as anything more than a socialist with Scandinavian connections. The same goes for Al Franken, who barely won his election in a state where Democrats flourish unabated. If Swierczek and Ballentine want to check out some real life credentials, I am available by appointment.

To the editor: In response to Don Heinzman’s column regarding the threat of global warming, and the need to get serious about it, I do agree with one thing he stated in his piece. “During these difficult economic times, the public has difficulty focusing on such threats as global warming,” he wrote. Yes, we do. But it isn’t only the difficult economic times that deter us from the buy-in. It is because of the junk science behind the global warming lobby, which has been widely exposed by scientists. Heinzman painted all of us who don’t agree with him with a broad brush as “deniers.” Back to the economic question: Yes, the public is more concerned with unsustainable debt and the overreach of government into our personal lives. One course correction in this theater would be to defund Minnesota GreenStep Cities of taxpayer dollars and let them raise dollars for their cause in the private sector, among their base, FRANKLIN M. WICKER who are presumably not de- Lakeville


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Airlake Industrial Park manufactures big results for region Collaboration between local business entities a key to developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success by Kevin Stirtz

also sees operational benefits for his company now that it is located in Airlake Park, after moving from St. Louis Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 70 percent of our employees live in the area so we no longer worry about snow days,â&#x20AC;? Krysan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a top-five book distributor in Florida. Our customers there donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if Minnesota had a blizzard last night. They want their books.â&#x20AC;? Krysan also sees a productivity advantage to having employees live close to home, as many in Airlake Park do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We no longer have the stress and venting time every morning due to bad weather and traffic,â&#x20AC;? said Krysan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be surprised what a difference that makes in a small company.â&#x20AC;?

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What do hot rods, frozen food, artificial hips, hair shampoo and books on how to blacksmith have in common? You might be surprised, but there are more than a few people in Lakeville who could easily answer this question. They could because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked in or around the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest industrial park where all these products (and more) are created. Since the late 1960s (remember long hair, muscle cars and the Beatles?), Airlake Industrial Park has been a cornerstone of development and job creation for the city of Lakeville and the surrounding region. But unless you work there you might not even realize what it is or what it means to the region. One man who knows the park well says Lakeville is fortunate to have it here. David Olson, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of community and economic development, said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airlake Park has been a tremendous benefit to the city of Lakeville over the years.â&#x20AC;? Olson said the park is something many people in the area might not know about because of how Lakeville has developed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city of Lakeville has grown up around Airlake Industrial Park,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that when the park was conceived some 40 years ago Lakeville was mostly open land. Most of the development in Lakeville is north of Airlake Park, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to miss.

Transportation That open land Olson referred to was a major reason Airlake Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original developers located it where it is. And the property has a rail line and close access to County Road 70 and Interstate 35, giving it a big transportation advantage over other locations. To make the park even more enticing to business owners and executives, the developers added an airport that can accommodate corporate jets and helicopters. In fact, today 10 to 15 percent of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s businesses use the airport, said Jack Matasosky, president of APPRO Development, which has been involved with Airlake for some 30 years. While the little airport is a nice luxury for the corporate executives who fly in and out on business, the airport has recently taken on a more important, even life-saving, role for the southern metro area. Four years ago, North Memorial Health Care opened an air ambulance service at

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Airlake Industrial Park is a major business hub in Dakota County and a major employer and taxpayer in Lakeville. According to the city, Airlake accounts for $4 million in tax revenue to all taxing authorities and 4,200 of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18,503 jobs. Airlake Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This fills a gap in our service area,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Parrish, vice president of Primary Care Operations for North Memorial, who is responsible for the air ambulance service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we can offer a much faster response time to people in the south metro than ever before.â&#x20AC;? Parrish noted that the air ambulance can actually land at the scene of an accident to ensure victims get the care they need as fast as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After a serious accident, seconds count,â&#x20AC;? Parrish said.

Local economic engine With 1,500 acres, 120 businesses and roughly 4,200 jobs, Airlake Industrial Park is undeniably an economic engine for the Lakeville area. According to the Metropolitan Council, there are 18,503 jobs in Lakeville. That means Airlake Park accounts for just over 22 percent of all jobs in the city. Even better, many of these are technical, engineering and managerial. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, Mendell is full of computer wizards,â&#x20AC;? said Matasosky. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those jobs pay extremely well.â&#x20AC;? Matasosky added that about 80 to 90

percent of the businesses in Airlake Park are owner occupied, meaning they are locally owned businesses. And many of these owners live in Lakeville or the surrounding area, meaning their income has an even greater local impact. Another important measure of economic impact is tax revenue generated by Airlake Park. According to the city, Airlake Park, as a whole, pays over $4 million a year in local taxes to the state, county, school district and city. But the benefit of a development like Airlake Park goes beyond raw numbers. There are other important benefits a place like Airlake Park creates. Carl Tuttle, vice president of operations and corporate strategies for Bellisio Foods, said Airlake gives Bellisio an edge in recruiting new employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being here gives us a definite advantage in our recruiting,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because the park has so many businesses, it draws more people from temporary agencies, so we have a larger pool of potential employees to choose from.â&#x20AC;? Alan Krysan, president of Finney Co.,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airlake Industrial Park is a valuable asset to Lakeville and the area. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to have them here,â&#x20AC;? said Todd Bornhauser, executive director of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce. Bornhauserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comment sums up the reason Airlake Park seems to work so well. There is a strong partnership among the city of Lakeville, the Chamber of Commerce and the people who manage and develop Airlake Park. And from a tenantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, they work together very well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city and Airlake work well together to make this a good place to do business. We know this from experience,â&#x20AC;? said Krysan, who relocated his company here four years ago from St. Louis Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 60-plus years we never heard from the city of St. Louis Park. In just four years, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been welcomed by the city of Lakeville and the Chamber of Commerce and recognized during Manufacturing Week.â&#x20AC;? The city of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olson affirmed the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to this collaborative effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work hard to partner with Airlake Park and the chamber to make Lakeville a good home for businesses.â&#x20AC;? If the city and chamber welcome Airlake Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s businesses with open arms, many of those businesses seem to reciprocate. Bornhauser noted that, citywide, about onethird of all businesses are chamber members. Yet in Airlake Park that share is closer to 50 percent. For many residents of the south metro area, Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airlake Industrial Park remains a hidden giant. But whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard of it or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked there for 30 years, Airlake Park continues to have a positive impact on the Lakeville area and its people.

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Comedy Joe Lovitt with special guest David Johnson at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 251 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville (lower level of Carboneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub.com. Tickets are $12.50 (early show) and $9 (late show). On deck for Jan. 14-15: Cathy Ladman and Ron Lamprect. Theater â&#x20AC;&#x153;Antigoneâ&#x20AC;? presented by Envision Academy of the Arts at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14 at the Black Box Theatre at Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students; available at ticketmaster.com. Information: (952) 895-4685. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter Panâ&#x20AC;? presented by the Burnsville Civic Light Opera Jan. 21-23 on the main stage at Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25/$15 adults, $20/$15 seniors, $15/$15 students; avail-

able at ticketmaster.com. Information: (952) 895-4685. Classes/workshops Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters. Register online at www. danpetrovart.com or call (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, winter/spring and summer at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville. Register online at www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com or call (651) 214-4732. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Class fee is $3 per person and includes all supplies. Bring any old jewelry you would like to re-make. The Eagan Art House is located at 3981 Lexington Ave. S. For more information, call (651) 686-9134. The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For class and registration information, visit www.cityofeagan.

com/eaganarthouse or call at (651) 686-9134. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 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.

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Power Plant, 9:30 p.m., Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, Good for Gary, 9:30 p.m., (952) 846-4513. Mark Mraz, 9 p.m. to 12:30 Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, (952) a.m., Rudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redeye Grill, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, 432-1515. Pop Rocks (front) and (952) 469-0711. Touched (back), special guest Jaded, 9:30 p.m., Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 Brat Pack Radio, Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s W. 123rd St., Savage, (952) Nightclub, 14917 Garrett Ave., 846-4513. New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve Bash, Apple Valley, (952) 432-1515. Space Needle, 9:30 p.m., Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Bar, 20685 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, (952) Neisenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage, 469-5200. GB Leighton, 9:30 p.m., (952) 846-4513. Audio Circus, Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MuMcKrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 3120 W. Highway 13, Burnsville, (952) sic Bar, 20685 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, (952) 469-5200. 277-0197. Ken Wanovich, 9 p.m. DJ Diesel with special guest, Primetime Sports Bar to 12:30 a.m., Rudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red& Grill, 14103 Irving Ave. S., eye Grill, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, (952) 469-0711. Burnsville, (952) 435-6111. Poor Cousin John, 8-11 Dave Hudson, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Rudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redeye p.m., The Ugly Mug Coffee, Grill, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Bar and Grill, 18450 Pilot Knob Road, Farmington, (651) 463Lakeville, (952) 469-0711. Ben Aaron, 8 p.m., The 6844.

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Farmington police are still not certain who drove a small car down the train tracks before it was smashed by a train Monday, Dec. 20. According to Farmington police, at around 11 p.m., a person had driven his small, black Chevrolet Aveo northbound on the train tracks, then gotten out and tried to flag down an approaching train. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He must have realized

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Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The train was 12,000 tons, so it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop on a dime,â&#x20AC;? Constantineau said. The driver of the car fled and successfully evaded police, who conducted a search. Constantineau said the department has contacted the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner, but it has not been determined who had been driving at the time of the accident; there was no passenger in the car. He added that the case

is still under investigation, and police are not releasing all the details, but said no alcohol or drug evidence was found in the car. However, charges are likely in the case, he said. The department did not release the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, but Constantineau said the car is registered in Minnesota.

presided over Woodwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 drug conviction. Woodward was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit premeditated first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, according to a Rice County complaint filed Sept. 29. Woodward is currently being held in the Oak Park Heights prison.

and has since started a private consulting business. Therkelsen said the next director would be responsible for overseeing the DCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move into nextgeneration 911, which will focus on improving system operations as more people use wireless phones to make emergency calls. Ten other candidates were considered for the position, and Lind was one of three finalists considered for the position. Droste said Lind, who was a communications supervisor with the Burnsville Police Department before becoming the DCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first operations director when it opened in 2007, has a lot of experience and is familiar with Dakota County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She knows the territory, she has management experience; she is highly qualified,â&#x20AC;? Droste said.

for construction of Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit, a shoulder-running express and station-to-station bus service. Utility relocation began in 2010, and beginning in 2011 roads will be widened. The project, funded through dozens of sources on the federal, state and local level, has taken years of planning and cost millions. To fund transit, in 2010, the county raised the Regional Rail levy by 38 percent, which will increase taxes on a median-value home of $206,100 by $2.35 per year, going from $5.69 per year to $8.04 annually. The funds would help pay for continued transit improvements along Cedar Avenue and the Robert Street corridor. The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 $307.5 million budget includes a levy of $129.4 million, an increase of 0.8 percent from 2010. To cover state funding losses, the county cut its budget by 16.6 percent, and eliminated 60 positions, 17 of which were filled.

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he was not in a good situation,â&#x20AC;? said Farmington Administrative Sgt. Jim Constantineau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as (the train conductor) realized there were headlights facing him, he immediately put on the brakes,â&#x20AC;? Constantineau said. But, the action was not enough to stop the collision, and the train slammed into the car near the Elm Street rail crossing, finally coming to a rest at Walnut

After an extensive search, Diane Lind is expected to be named executive director of the Dakota Communications Center in January, said Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste, a member of the DCC Board of Directors. Droste said the board voted to extend Lindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract at its Dec. 16 meeting, and is expected to give final approval to the contract at a special meeting Jan. 20. Lindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination is the only agenda item the board is then expecting to review, according to Droste. In 2010, the DCC conducted a search to replace Kent Therkelsen, who resigned as director in June

Roads and money Either through negotiations or quick-take condemnation, about 160 parcels along Cedar Avenue became part of the biggest transportation project in county history. In early 2010, Dakota County commissioners approved using the land

Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Lakeville/from 1A china painter. She was once named Dakota County Senior Citizen of the Year and was a Pan-O-Prog parade grand marshal. Vucinovich and her late husband, Tom, were wellknown as the longtime owners of downtown Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular ice cream stand, the Taystee Freez. The stand is now owned by Dakota County Commissioner Paul Krause and is called Dairy Delite. Thisweek Newspapersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; former publisher Dan Clay died at 58 in September of cancer. Clay was a history buff who loved musty old archives and chatting with senior citi- Clay zens about bygone days, said his wife, Faye. He was also a risk-taker who guided the staid family enterprise, the Dakota County Tribune, into a new way of doing business in an ever-more competitive market. In 1979, Dan and his brother, Joe, debuted Thisweek Newspapers, a free-circulation weekly for communities south of the river. Growth patterns in Dakota County and the 1975 emergence of a free weekly newspaper in Burnsville, The Current, dictated a change in strategy for the Tribune. Thisweek competed with Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life and Times before ECM Publishers purchased both and merged them.

New mayor, council The November elections saw voters elect a new mayor and two new council members. Council Member Mark Bellows was elected mayor, defeating incumbent Mayor Holly Dahl, who was plagued by news of financial problems with her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business and was growing increasingly unpopular with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business owners. The soft-spoken but driven Bellows wears many hats. He is a pastor of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hope Community Church and a 20-year police chaplain, in addition to his 10year stint on the City Council. Bellowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mayoral campaign left open his council

seat. Kevin Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat was open for election as well. There was a slate of candidates, but Matt Little and Colleen Ratzlaff LaBeau defeated Miller and several others for seats on the new council. Realtor and property developer Ratzlaff LaBeau, representing business interests and rallying for the city to tighten the reins on spending, ran sort of in tandem with Bellows, promising a fiscally conservative, business-friendly voting bloc. Little, 25, an active Lions member and food shelf organizer, was inspired to run when the council cut public safety and infrastructure budgets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have such an attachment to my hometown, and when you have that attachment you take decisions made about your city more heavily,â&#x20AC;? he said. Case in point: cuts in the Police Department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that in a growing city,â&#x20AC;? he said. Little offered up a threepoint plan for his term: reenergizing neighborhood watch programs, increasing youth involvement in the community and expanding the public comment portion of the City Council, which is currently at three minutes per speaker.

GOP wave Lakeville, Republican territory in even the bluest of election seasons, saw its political influence at the state level increase on the riptide of a Republican wave. Rep. Mary Liz Holberg won re-election handily and secured chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Pat Garofalo, of Farmington, also re-elected, will become chairman of the House Education Finance Committee and will be involved in redistricting. Dave Thompson was elected state senator, replacing the retiring Pat Pariseau. Thompson, a Lakeville lawyer and former radio talk show host, will serve as an assistant Senate majority leader.

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Lakeville border, creating ancillary weather conditions in Lakeville. County Road 46 was flooded and impassable in areas, as were parts of Cedar Avenue. In late October, tree branches snapped, a semitruck was overturned, and a Lakeville police car was damaged in a hurricanelike, high-wind storm that battered the area. Damage was minor around Lakeville, according to Police Chief Thomas Vonhof, but he said the city was fortunate the storm hit without leaves on many of the trees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very unusual event,â&#x20AC;? Vonhof said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Had the trees had leaves, we might be talking about downed trees, structural damage or power lines down.â&#x20AC;? Then in December came the snow. A massive snowstorm blanketed the state on Friday, Dec. 3. This amounted to an unloading of 11.7 inches on Lakeville, according to the National Weather Service. A week later came â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowmageddon,â&#x20AC;? which dumped another 17.5 inches on Lakeville. For the bulk of that Saturday, Dec. 11, leaving the house was a treacherous endeavor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen similar storms but probably nothing of this magnitude,â&#x20AC;? said Chris Petree, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of operations and maintenance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received 30 inches of snow in a week. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of room for it.â&#x20AC;? Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations and maintenance crews were out in full force. There were about 35 pieces of equipment and staff out at any given time over the weekend, Petree said. They tackled drifting snow that would sometimes undo their best efforts to clear a roadway. Lakeville has 260 miles of roads, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;are a priority, of course,â&#x20AC;? he added. Crews spent 30 hours on Saturday and Sunday on addressing them with additional time spent on 22 miles of sidewalks and 85 miles of trails on Monday. In areas where there is not enough room to just push snow out of a rightof-way, such as in one of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 460 cul-de-sacs, Petree said crews would haul the snow off-site.

  

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In the early months of 2010, Malt-O-Meal moved its corporate office to Lakeville from Northfield. About 120 administrative and technological research positions were moved to the site at 20802 Kensington Blvd., in the Fairfield Industrial Park. Though the company did not add any new jobs, Lakeville Community and Economic Development Director Dave Olson said the move would stimulate Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy because the employees would patronize local establishments while in town. In December, despite a snowstorm, the DLBAsponsored Holiday on Main brought a record number of people downtown for its civic celebration. The event, which featured Santa Claus, real reindeer, a horse-drawn trolley, carolers, shopping deals and more, had more than 1,000 attendees, said Judy Tschumper, director of the Downtown Lakeville Business Association, which sponsors and organizes the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest one (event) since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding it was her fifth year involved in the annual event. There were two seniorliving campuses in the works in 2010. Lakeville, already home to one senior-living facility that offers a spectrum of care to its residents, could have two more such facilities by 2012. Hosanna! Lutheran Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s congregation on Oct. 31 overwhelmingly approved a plan to construct a senior-housing development to be built on the west side of Hosannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 58-acre property, located at 9600 163rd St. W. In addition, a separate senior-living project from different developers to be located on Lake Kingsley,

near the Chart House Restaurant, was expected to be presented to the Lakeville Economic and Development Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Both projects would offer more than 80 units for seniors looking for independent- or assisted-living homes, as well as memorycare suites. The Lake Kingsley project would be developed by Southview Senior Living Management and offer 32 memory-care units, 46 assisted-living units, and 23 independent-living units at the proposed 35,000-squarefoot campus. The facility would be directly adjacent to the Chart House, located at 11287 Klamath Trail. According to Hosanna, its facility is envisioned to have 20 independent-living units, 47 assisted-living units, 24 memory-care units and two guest suites. That said, the exact mix is still in flux and could change as plans are finalized, according to the church.

New ďŹ re chief In July, Michael Meyer took over for the retiring Scott Nelson as fire chief. He has been with Lakeville since 1995 and was previously a firefighter at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Meyer) has come up through the ranks and is well respected by both the community and the firefighters,â&#x20AC;? said City Administrator Steve Mielke at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(He) has the necessary background, experience, and education, as well as fire operations management skills. He will be a great leader for the department.â&#x20AC;?

two people dead and resulted in a lengthy cleanup of one truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cargo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swarms of honey bees. Pamela Brinkhaus, 50, of Elko, died at the scene and Kari Rasmussen, 24, of St. Anthony, who was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, also died. A semi-truck carrying honey bees, driven by Darren Straus, 37, of Fertile, Minn., was stopped in traffic, with Rasmussen in her Pontiac Bonneville behind him and Brinkhaus in her Chevrolet Lumina behind her. Another semi-truck driven by Jason Styrbicky, 36, of Buffalo, Minn., collided with Brinkhausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; car, sending her car and Rasmussenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car into the truck carrying the bees. The State Patrol said the bee truck was carrying more than 17 million bees that were being transported from Mississippi to North Dakota. Of those, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimated 4 million bees escaped after some of the hives spilled onto the roadway following the collision. Then-Lakeville Fire Chief Scott Nelson, one of the first responders to the scene, said the bees initially hindered the rescue effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a large swarm of them,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I radioed in to let those coming to the scene know to wear full turn-out gear to minimize stings.â&#x20AC;?

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Sgt. Brigham Scott Strole, a 20-year veteran of Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Police Department, was killed in an offduty motorcycle crash near his home on Sept. 1. His funeral services were held at Hosanna! Church on Wednesday, Sept. 8, with a through LakevBees bring I-35 to its procession ille stopping at the Police Department and ending at knees A chain-reaction crash White Funeral home. on Interstate 35 in Lakeville involving two cars and two E-mail Aaron Vehling at aaron. semi-trucks on May 24 left vehling@ecm-inc.com.

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The new City Council seated in 2011 will likely revisit the Kenrick Avenue project in a more absolute manner, officials suggested. The next council meeting is on Jan. 3.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be Wise, Be Informed, Seniors can see Cirque Be Empoweredâ&#x20AC;? at 9:30 Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ord featuring the Gold- a.m. on Jan. 7. Sign up by en Dragon Acrobats at Jan. 5 to attend. the Burnsville Performing Singles Group Social Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 20. Program time is Hour 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. RegistraJoin the Lakeville Sintion deadline is Jan. 11. gle Seniors group for a soCost: $54/members, $64/ cial happy hour twice per nonmembers. month. Sign up to attend. Call Sharon at (651) 322King Tut at the 4769 with questions and location suggestions. Science Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 8, 4 p.m., potSee artifacts from King Tutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tomb in a display at luck and game night at the the Science Museum in St. home of Sharon Klein, Paul from 10:30 a.m. to 6 Rosemount. Bring a dish p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Stop to pass, your own beverfor lunch (on your own) age and a game for group at Granite City prior to play. â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 15, 4 p.m., happy the museum. Cost is $40/ members, $50/nonmem- hour at Cherokee Sirloin Room, 4625 Nichols bers. Road, Eagan.

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Free health insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries will be provided by state-certified Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging staff or volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 10. To make a one-hour appointment, call the senior center. A Lakeville CVS Minute Clinic intern will give an update on the latest medications for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 11. Free juice, coffee and donuts will be provided.

Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley will serve free community meals on Mondays, Jan. 3, 10 and 24. Dining hall doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The meals are for senior citizens, single-parent families, families in transition and all others in the surrounding community seeking a healthy meal in a relaxed and fun environment. Although the meals are free, donations are accepted. Grace Lutheran Church is located at the intersection of Pennock Avenue and County Road 42. For more information, call the church at (952) 432-7273.

Presbyterian Church of the Apostles in Burnsville will present an adult forum with speaker Charles P. Lutz, journalist and peace activist, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Lutz will speak on the Palestinian and Israeli conflict and current U.S. policies. The forum is open to the public. The church is at 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville, (952) 890-7877. Child care is available.

Lakeville seniors

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Jayne Bongers from Advantage Care Hearing will conduct hearing checks from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. She will do behind-the-ear hearing aid re-tubing for $3. Hearing aid cleaning, and batteries will be available for purchase. Call the senior center for a half-hour appointment.

Grams in Touch will meet to pray for their grandchildren at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday in the prayer room at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 10658 210th St. W., Lakeville. All area grandmothers are invited to join this nondenominational group. For more information, call Sue Chlan (952) 469-3015.

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The Rambling River Center is located at 325 Oak St. For more information on trips, programs and other activities, call (651) 280-6970.

Steak fry fundraiser The Steak Fry Fundraiser, sponsored by the Farmington VFW, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the VFW, 421 Third St., Farmington. Cost is $9. Proceeds will benefit the Rambling River Center. Tickets are on sale now.

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Dr. Jayne Bongers with Advantage Care Hearing Center will conduct free Foot care hearing tests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. Tender Care for You, The Lakeville Se19. Registration deadline nior Center is located a new foot care company, is Jan. 18. at 20732 Holt Ave. For will be at the Lakeville Semore information, call nior Center on the second AARP Tax Aid Monday of the month (952) 985-4622. AARP volunteer tax from 9 a.m. to noon, beaides will be available to Better Business ginning Jan. 10. They will assist elderly and low indo toenail clippings and come adults with their Bureau foot massages. The cost is taxes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gary Johnson of the $32. Call the senior center Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through Better Business Bureau to make a half-hour apApril 12. Call for an ap- will share his program of pointment. pointment.

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Bible institute classes at Christ Church Christ Church, 12925 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, will host Northwestern Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Institute, an opportunity to experience college-level Bible teaching and to earn a diploma, continuing education units, and college credits, tuition-free. The first course, Old Testament, will be held on Mondays from 6 to 10 p.m., Jan. 10 through April 4. For information, call (651) 286-7466 or e-mail nbisouthoftheriver@nwc.edu.

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The City of Elko New Market is accepting applications for a part-time Records Clerk in the Police Department. The position will be responsible for clerical duties (such as data entry, filing, maintaining police and emergency management records), telephone and special projects. Must have phone/computer skills. Starting salary range is $13.70 to $14.86 per hour. City application required. For a copy of the application materials, visit the city web site at: www.ci.enm.mn.us or contact the City of Elko New Market at 952-461-2777. Submit completed application to the City of Elko New Market, Attn: Sandra Green, 601 Main Street, P.O. Box 99, Elko New Market, MN 55020. Completed application packet must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 18, 2011.

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PUBLIC WORKS POSITION

The City of Elko New Market is accepting applications for a full-time public works maintenance worker in the Public Works Department. The position will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of public rights-of-way, parks, facilities and grounds. The position will also be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of the municipal water and wastewater systems. Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent, experience in operation of heavy equipment, valid Minnesota Class B commercial driver's license and ability to obtain any employer required endorsements, ability to obtain Class D Water License within 12 months of employment, ability to obtain Class D Wastewater License within 12 months of employment. Preferred qualifications include valid Class D Water License and Class D Wastewater License. Starting salary range is $18.60 to $20.18 per hour. City application required. For a copy of the application materials visit the city website at www.ci.enm.mn.us or contact the City of Elko New Market at (952) 461-2777. Submit completed application to the City of Elko New Market, 601 Main Street P.O. Box 99 Elko New Market, MN 55020. Completed application packet must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 24, 2011.

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Sports Standings Lakeville

Year in Review

Volleyball All Conference Kellie McNeil, Lakeville North Taylor McNeil, Lakeville North Alyssa Goehner, Lakeville North McKell Anderson, Lakeville South Monica Turner, Lakeville South Kelly Davenport, Lakeville South Honorable Mention Whitney Abrahamson, Lakeville North Paige Leclerc, Lakeville North Nicole Latzig, Lakeville North Kaitlin Vanwinkle, Lakeville South Jazzmyn Tingelhoff, Lakeville South Abby Monson, Lakeville North

Girls Soccer All ConferenceSimone Kolander, Lakeville North Taylor Brownrigg, Lakeville North Breanna Stelzer, Lakeville South Hannah Brown, Lakeville South Honorable Mention Chelsey Neitzke, Lakeville North Gracia Boneshlo, Lakeville North Breanna Sollie, Lakeville North Kelsey Thulien, Lakeville South Candace Ulmen, Lakeville South Lexi Bernauer, Lakeville South

Boys Soccer All Conference Torbjorn Morkeberg, Lakeville North Tyler David, Lakeville North Connor Revsbeck, Lakeville North Jon Daly, Lakeville South Honorable Mention Colton Endrson, Lakeville North Josh Peterson, Lakeville South Jake Panzer, Lakeville South Lucas Gharib, Lakeville South Danny Johnson, Lakeville South Sid Smith, Lakeville South

Cross Country Girls All Conference Annie Brekken, Lakeville South Kaytlyn Larson, Lakeville South Emma Johnson, Lakeville North Taylor Perkins, Lakeville North Megan Kilbride, Lakeville South Michelle Ferguson, Lakeville North Meghan Barry, Lakeville South Megan Lubow, Lakeville South Honorable Mention Kelly Olson Bloomington Jefferson Jenny Machaj, Lakeville South Elle Severson, Lakeville North Sam Broughten, Lakeville North Haley Eskierka, Lakeville North

Cross Country Boys All Conference Ben Saxton, Lakeville North Joseph Brenner, Lakeville North Sam Bach, Lakeville North Honorable Mention Mark Honetschlager, Lakeville South Jake Schneeman, Lakeville South Spencer Castillo, Lakeville North Kyle Froeber, Lakeville North Cash Rodamaker, Lakeville South

Girls Swimming All Conference Elizabeth Kleiner, Lakeville North Julia Bodnaruk, Lakeville North Christen Young, Lakeville North Alena Bodnaruk, Lakeville North Erin Kleiner, Lakeville North Carrie Schrock, Lakeville South Brianna Alexander, Lakeville South Haley Chatelaine, Lakeville South Kelly Moore, Lakeville South Honorable Mention Alayna Gallegos, Lakeville North Monica Mitteness, Lakeville North Val Rappe, Lakeville North Brenna Smith, Lakeville North Shea Bougie, Lakeville South Alli McKennell, Lakeville South Taylor Perko, Lakeville South Maddie Turbes, Lakeville South

Football All Conference Lakeville North: Al Erickson S; Alex Frost S; Bret Piekarski OL; Trey Heid QB/K; Sam Shreve LB; Karl Finkel DE; Lakeville South: Mitch Leidner QB; Brandon Meek DE; Trent Bertamus CB/WR; Ethan Miller LB; Zane Peterson NG; DJ Hillier RB Honorable Mention Lakeville North: Mitch Johnson LB; Tanner Wiseman DE; Austin Streit LB; Jake Berg RB; AJ Miller OL; Lakeville South: Matt Heller WR; Devon Bzoskie WR; Sam Damico T; Alex Continenza LB; Adam Ruhl RB

Farmington Football All Conference CJ Record Cory Johnson Honorable mention Eric McWright Tommy Korbein

Girls Soccer All Conference Devyn Alberts Laine Trowbridge Shelby Calhoun Taylor Meyer Honorable Mention Kelli Harstad Elena Koch

Boys Soccer All Conference Justen Thelen Sam Leske Honorable Mention Chad Stivers Christian Thao

Girls Swimming All Conference Caitlin Kracke Kirsten Kracke Kaitlyn O’Reilly Honorable Mention Elizabeth Wolfe Sarah O’Reilly

Volleyball All Conference Katie Habeck Honorable Mention Jordan Bridges

Boys Cross Country All Conference Elliot Fenske

Girls Cross Country Honorable Mention Maria Pacheco

Girls Tennis Honorable Mention Maggie Rudorfer

Individuals shine for Farmington by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Farmington had several standout athletes in 2010. The school even had a state champion come through its doors in June. Logan Hussung won the state discus competition with a toss of 178 feet, 6 inches. He also brought home the silver in the shot put. He was one foot behind the winner at 58-4.35. In the girls meet, Alyssa Parco was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.46 seconds. She was also part of the 4x200 relay with Erin

Hickey, Maria Kiminski and Amy Kiminski that was seventh best in the state. The Tiger wrestling team sent three grapplers to the state tournament: Carl Elmer, Eric Adrian and Nick Albano. Adrian had the best finish, wrestling his way to fifth at 160 pounds. Tyler Magalis had an exciting year on the diving board. He had the sixth-best score at the state meet in March. Elizabeth Wolfe was also seventh in the 100yard breaststroke and Kaitlyn O’Reilly was eighth in the 100 backstroke at the state girls

swimming and diving meet in November. They both joined Caitlin and Kristen Kracke in the state-qualifying 200 medley relay, which was ninth best. The girls hockey team won the Missota Conference title with a 12-2 record (18-8-1 overall), led by Krystal Bauman and Hannah Alexander. The girls soccer team tied for third in the Missota, averaging two goals per game in the fall. The softball team also swung to third in the Missota in the spring. Terra Klima showed off her routine on the bars at the state gymnas-

tics meet in February. She earned a spot on the podium, coming in sixth. Elliot Fenske finished in 40th place at the Class AA state cross country meet. The Tiger girls basketball team had 11 wins in 2010; the team started out the 2010-11 season winning seven straight. C.J. Record topped 1,000 yards rushing on a football team that went 1-8. Varsity lacrosse saw its first action in 2010 for Farmington.

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Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Farmington’s Terra Klima performs her bar routine at the state meet in February.

Lakeville North has banner year in 2010 by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Of all the schools in Minnesota, few had a more exciting 2010 than Lakeville North. Lakeville North girls basketball started things off winning a state title and going undefeated during the 2009-10 season. The Panthers defeated White Bear Lake 57-47 in the state finals in March thanks to the coaching of Andy Berkvam and the play of girls such as Cassie Rochel, Rachel Banham and Apiew Ojulu. The girls went the entire season without a loss and earned some national recognition for their efforts. The Panthers weren’t done showing off some of the best players in the country. During the fall, the volleyball team took fans on a fantastic ride all the way to a state title. The Panthers capped of their season with a convincing 3-0 victory against Wayzata in the state finals in November. The Panthers used a mix of Alyssa Goehner and Kellie and Taylr McNeil to pound opponents into submission, going 31-1 on the season. The win was particularly refreshing for coach Milan Mader, who had coached in five state title matches before without bringing home the gold. Another Mader-coached team brought home smiles in 2010. The Lakeville North gymnastics team landed in fourth place at the Class AA state meet in February. Ashley Meyers, Nicole Meyers, Kelly Blake and Dani Andrusko all had some important scores during the meet. Ashley Meyers also finished in 16th place all around

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Both the Lakeville North girls basketball and volleyball teams won state titles in 2010. strong play come playoffs in the individual meet. The boys hockey team with an appearance at the continued its tradition of Class AA state meet. The

Panthers beat Lakeville South by a score of 5-0 in the Section 1AA finals but lost to No. 1 seed Minnetonka 6-1 in the first round at state. The girls hockey team also moved on to the Xcel Energy Center in February. The girls defeated Lakeville South 2-0 in the Section 1AA finals to play at state, where they lost to Irondale 4-1 in the quarterfinals. The boys soccer team turned heads in the fall, qualifying for state by holding opponents to an average of .7 goals per game all the way up to the state semifinals, where it gave Apple Valley a serious run. The Panthers beat Bloomington Jefferson 2-1 (4-2 shootout) in the quarterfinals and lost to the eventual state champions Apple Valley 2-1 in the semifinals. Defender Torbjorn Morkeberg and goalkeeper Connor Revsbeck were named to the all tournament team. The Panther football team gave Lakeville plenty to cheer about. North went 7-3 during 2010 thanks to players such as Jake Berg, Trey Heid, Tyler Brekke, Alex Frost, Sam Schreve and Mitch Johnson. Two of its three losses came against Rosemount and Lakeville South, two teams that played at the state tournament. The Lakeville North boys Alpine team finished fourth at the state meet in early February, and Wes Traub tied for eighth place individually. The Panther girls swimming and diving team was seventh at the state meet in November thanks to Elizabeth Kleiner, Erin Kleiner, Christen Young and Julia and Alena Badnaruk.

The Panther boys cross country team made an appearance at state, finishing 10th as a team with the help of Joey Brenner and Ben Saxton. The Panther girls team was also welcomed to the state cross country meet, coming in 15th as a team. Emma Johnson led the way, finishing 26th in the team competition. The Panther boys golf team made another appearance at the Class AAA state meet, taking sixth this round. Tyler Goss was the team’s top placer at 17th. The Lakeville North boys Nordic team was seventh best at the state meet in February. Ben Saxton was a big reason for the strong finish as he had the second-best time in the pursuit. Several other individuals stood out in 2010. • Erik Sood and Tim Mitchell led North to a 26thplace finish at state swimming. • Briar Smith was 49th at the state Alpine meet. Allie Kastner was 56th. • Keandra Brion was 42nd at the state girls golf meet in June. • At the state Nordic meet in February, Michelle Ferguson was 33rd, Amanda Wilson was 88th and Amy Ferguson was 109th. • The throwers had a field day at the girls state track meet. Caitlin Caraway was fourth in the discus and Jennifer Svobodny was fourth in the shot put. The 4x100 relay also finish in fifth place. • Mike Larson qualified for the state wrestling tournament. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Cougars a thrill in every season by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Lakeville South sports didn’t disappoint in 2010, especially the football team and girls Alpine skiing. The Cougars won their third straight Alpine state title in February, beating the likes of Bloomington Jefferson and Stillwater. Niki Larson won her third state title and Paula Moltzan was second fastest individually. It was the fourth year in a row one of the two won the state title. One of the biggest stories in Lakeville always seems to come from the football field. The Cougars went 8-4 during 2010 and qualified for state by winning the Section 1-5A title. The Cougars defeated Lakeville North 21-7 in the semifinals and Rochester Century 49-17 in the section finals thanks to a potent offense that featured D.J. Hillier, Trent Bertamus, Matt Heller and Mitch Leidner. At state, the Cougars hung with Rosemount, but ultimately lost 24-14. The defense was also a big factor in the team’s success, led by Ethan Miller, Alex Continenza, Donny Mattia and Zane Petersen.

The Lakeville South girls cross country team continued its fast pace during 2010. The girls team finished in third place in the Class AA state meet in November. It was a real team effort as six varsity runners finished in the top 50. Annie Brekken led the way at 15th, and Megan Kilbride was 23rd. The Lakeville girls lacrosse team, a combination between North and South, went 15-1 on its way to the state tournament for the first time in history. The girls lost 13-6 in the state semifinals to eventual state champions Blake. Morgan Pieri was the secondbest high jumper in the state in 2010. She took the silver at the state track and field meet in June. Kayla Uphoff ran to sixth in the 1600-meter run at state track. Kayla Widmar polished off a solid gymnastics career in 2010, coming in third in the all-around competition at state. She also brought home the bronze in the floor exercise. The wrestling team had its best season yet, sending three grapplers to the state tournament. Kevin Bright wrestled his way to fourth place at 160 pounds. Eric Hensel also pushed his way to a fourth-

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The Lakeville South football team, playing against Rosemount, made headlines in 2010 by qualifying for the state tournament. place standing at 171 pounds. Petersen finished in fifth place at 215. The girls hockey team won the Lake Conference title and played for the Section 1AA title. The 4x100-meter relay consisting of Trent Bertamus, Tyler Skluzacek, Casey Troop and Blair Riegel finished second at state track in June. Several other individuals left a mark at South. • Alex Nord was 10th in diving at the state swim meet. • The softball team upset top-

ranked Bloomington Jefferson during the playoffs. • The volleyball team spent most of the season ranked in the top 10. • Carter Holmquist finished 76th at the Class AAA state golf meet in June. • Jordyn Ross was third across the finish line at the state Nordic meet in February. Albany ZweberLanger was 96th. Andy Rogers is andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

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Immunizations Dakota County Public Health provides reduced-fee immunizations for people eligible for Minnesota Vaccines for Children. There is a $14 administration fee per immunization, but eligible people will not be refused service for inability to pay the fee. January clinics are: â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesday, Jan. 18, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave. Apple Valley. â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, Jan. 20, 4 to 5:45 p.m., Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., Suite 410, West St. Paul. For more information, call the Immunization Hotline at (952) 891-7999.

Chiropractic offices add acupuncture Back to Wellness Chiropractic and Rozmarin Family Chiropractic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; located on the second floor of Citizens Bank in Lakeville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have added White Lily Acupuncture to their practice location. Christine Keller, licensed Minnesota acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist, will see patients on Thursday mornings. Acupuncture appointments can be made by calling Rozmarin Family Chiropractic at (952) 898-4491 or Back to Wellness Chiropractic at (952) 693-3736.

ESL classes offered English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are now being offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 10658 210th St., Lakeville. Experienced teachers for both beginner and intermediate classes help students improve on grammar, vocabulary, and everyday use of the English language. Students will practice writing, reading and speaking English in everyday situations they would encounter in the marketplace, at work or with friends and family. The classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call the church office at (952) 435-5548.

   

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Fall registration at Kindernook Preschool Kindernook Preschool in Lakeville will hold an open house and registration for fall 2011-12 classes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 15. Kindernook enrolls children ages 3-5 in two different age groups. The curriculum focuses on kindergarten preparation in a Christian setting. Kindernook is located at 20088 Kenwood Trail. For more information, visit www.kindernook.com or call (952) 469-4126.

Preschool and kindergarten registration for 2011-12 has begun for currently enrolled families at Berean Education Center (BEC) in Burnsville. An open house will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Registration will open to the public on Jan. 24. BEC is located in Berean Baptist Church on County Road 42 and Plymouth Avenue in Burnsville. Call Pam or Marilyn at (952) 223-1814 for more information.

  

     

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