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Lakeville woman, sister safe after Italian cruise disaster Ship capsized off Tuscan coast by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A Lakeville woman and her sister were among 120 Americans (and 3,000 total passengers) on the cruise ship Costa Concordia when it capsized Friday, Jan. 13, near Giglio, a tiny island about 18 miles off Italy’s Tuscan coast. Ronda Rosenthal and sister Vivian Shafer made it to safety, Ronda’s husband, Jeff Rosenthal, told

Thisweek on Monday afternoon. However, 11 people have been confirmed dead as of Jan. 18, according to CNN. A White Bear Lake couple were among 23 people missing. Jeff Rosenthal said he learned via a phone call at 4:30 a.m. that his wife and sister-in-law had survived the accident. “They made it back to Rome, but are a little shook up,” he said in a Thisweek interview. “They had only what they were wearing –

no money or ID. They lost everything.” He wired them money and they were able to acquire temporary passports at the U.S. embassy in Rome. By the time this story went to press, the two women were scheduled to return to Minnesota on Jan. 18. Ronda Rosenthal and Shafer’s trip began in Rome on Jan. 9, according to the Star Tribune. Shafer is on a three-week leave from her Army tour of duty in Afghanistan. The two did

some sightseeing for a week before boarding the ship. The $570 million, fiveyear-old ship capsized when it struck a rock in shallow water, according to USA Today. Ronda Rosenthal and Shafer were on the ship for only a couple hours, when they felt some disturbances. Shafer told CNN that soon after they heard announcements about life boats. The chaos was legion. See Disaster, 5A

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Farmington officials offered a rendering of what the building at 420 Elm St. could look like if a $1 million renovation is undertaken and the city’s liquor store is moved to the location.

Citizens blast Farmington’s proposed liquor store move Council Member Julie May: Should city be in liquor business?

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Lakeville South Science Olympiad team members Cole Burch (left) and Matthew Holzer make final adjustments to their robot arm during the Science Olympiad at Lakeville North High School on Jan. 14. The robots were built and programmed to pick up a variety of objects inside of a small area and deposit the objects in various plastic bins. Robot arms, protein building and helicopters were some of the interactive events in which teams from the Dakota County area competed.

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Angry Farmington residents at a Jan. 17 public hearing blasted a city proposal to move its downtown liquor store to 420 Elm St. City officials are considering the move and $1 million renovation because the downtown liquor store’s lease is up in August, and staff has determined it is less expensive to own a building rather than rent space. Based on traffic count data, Farmington Parks and Recreation Director Randy Distad said the space, which now houses a laundromat with a 21-year lease, is more visible, will generate more traffic and increase sales. But residents who spoke cited numerous concerns, including its residential location. Neighbor Susan Gerardy said, “I really don’t think it would be a good spot for the liquor store. We all know what happens at liquor stores on occasion. You get the issues and the drunks. We don’t want our children exposed to that.” Farmington business owner Collin Garvey reviewed multiple decades of city decisions that he said have resulted in cut tax rolls and more tax-exempt city-owned properties, including when the city built its police station next to a lot it had for sale. He said citizens had no vote on the decisions but are “stuck” paying off the resulting debt; he suggested the city put the liquor store on property it already owns. “We had a liquor store downtown,” Garvey said. “We didn’t decide to move it, staff and the city moved it. That’s not our fault. You had visibility, the building was paid for.” Farmington’s liquor store used to be located on Third Street, but is now in the City Center Mall near Savers Choice. Garvey also questioned whether the laundromat located in the Elm Street space would be forced to leave, See Move, 5A

District 194, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement Lakeville teachers had been without a contract since July 1 by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A lengthy contract dispute between the Lakeville teachers union and the school district could be over. The school district and teachers reached a tentative deal on Wednesday, Jan. 11, after months of disagreement over health insurance and the amount of time set aside for class preparation. Neither union President Don Sinner nor district Director of Administrative Services Tony Massaros would comment on the specifics until after teachers and the School Board have voted on the contract. However, both sides indicated they were pleased with the outcome. “The goal of both the General 952-894-1111 Distribution 952-846-2070 Display Advertising 952-846-2011 Classified Advertising 952-846-2000

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Teachers from Lakeville Public Schools crowded a Jan. 10 School Board meeting to advocate for approval of a new contract. The teachers union and the school district agreed to a tentative deal a day later. Each party will vote this week on the contract. School Board and the teachers union was a fair and fiscally responsible settlement,” Massaros said. “I believe that’s what we have here.” Sinner concurred. “We know the financial situation of the district. We wanted to be reasonable,” he said. “We think it’s fair and equitable for both sides.” The agreement comes after months of often public discord between the negotiating parties. Over the course of several School Board meetings, teachers turned out and

advocated for their cause, highlighting the work they do for the district’s students. The board, district administrators and union representatives had met on several occasions since early fall to secure an agreement, but to no avail. The union, Education Minnesota Lakeville, will hold a vote on the contract on Jan. 23 and 24. The board will vote at its evening meeting on Jan. 24. Aaron Vehling is at aaron.vehling@ecm-inc.com or www. facebook.com/thisweeklive.

Lakeville resident Dan Medin has worked with some local businesses, including the Roasted Pear in Burnsville, to debut Android-based devices that allow customers to see visual and nutrition information when ordering food and enjoy thousands of apps while they dine, sit at the bar or relax in their hotel rooms.

Another kind of app Appetizers and Android applications bring entertainment to the restaurant table by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

You are sitting at a table in a restaurant, or at the bar of your local watering hole. You place your meal order on a screen that displays high-res photos and videos of entrees and even dietary information for

those meals. After you place your order, you switch to your favorite news source, talk to some friends on Facebook or maybe dive into a game of Angry Birds. The technology that allows all of this is a lightweight, wireless tablet computer. A Lakeville man’s company has been bringing these devices to restaurants, hotels and bars, such as the Roasted Pear and the Nicollet Inn, both in Burnsville. Dan Medin of Positive Results and Touch the Ad said the devices use the

Android operating system (similar to many smartphones), and so they can provide business owners with the opportunity to offer scores of entertainment options. The technology for ordering food via a device at a table is not new, but Touch the Ad’s approach is, Medin said. “It’s limitless,” he said. The availability of thousands of apps for the Android platform ensures patrons access to everything from social media and news to games and movies, See App, 5A


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Norman Oberto, owner of Lakeville-based Imperial Plastics Inc., will be recognized as the Lakeville Chamber Business Person of the Year during a Monday, Jan. 30 ceremony. lected for the award based on his contributions toward improving the business climate and making the community a better place to live and work. “In the end, it’s having the right attitude,� Oberto said of his company’s associates being able to grow the business. “We provide the best value for products and services to our customers – emphasizing safety, quality, and production with ontime delivery. We are here because customers want to do business with us.�

Oberto grew up in Decatur, Ill., where he attended Millikin University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. The event will have a social hour that begins at 6 p.m., and dinner and program from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and can be reserved by calling the Lakeville Chamber office at (952) 469-2020 or www.LakevilleChamber. org. People do need not be chamber members to attend.

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Hawaiian locale great example of ‘WhyNott?’ by Joe Nathan THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

This is one of the most unusual columns I’ve written in a long time. I recently was at the Ko’OLau Ballrooms and Conference Center in Hawaii, the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and the award-winning Koolau Golf Club. What is unusual about the church, conference/event center and golf course is they all share space in the same location. And what a location! They are located in a magnificent tropical rain forest in the 2,000-foot Koolau Ridge mountain range. This is on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, where I spoke last week. In many years of going to

meetings, attending religious services and playing golf, I’ve never seen the three brought together. Of course, you could joke about combining golf and church ‌ go out for an early nine holes, attend church, and then finish your round. You’d be, as someone who works there told me, “Great with God and golf!â€? (I don’t mean to offend anyone with this ‌ it is an incredible place to celebrate the wonders of creation). So why write about this unlikely combination? It’s a wonderful example of creativity. It’s also a great example of what’s encouraged in a new book by a friend, Ray Harris. The book is called “Welcome to

Wynott.� Harris is 83, and has been a successful real estate developer. But even more important, he is a practitioner of the “Why not?� principle. He has helped create luxury housing in low-income areas, helped create an innovative new public school based on powerful learning principles, and many other things. His projects start with moving beyond grumbling, “Why does it have to be this way?� As he writes, “At some point you, we need to stop saying ‘Why?’ and start saying, ‘Why not?’ � He gives examples of how he and others have been able to help produce change and often improvements. It might be, using the “Godfather� principle, that you make people an offer that’s very hard to refuse. It may

be that you “lure them into a big profit making opportunity.â€? He also writes about things I’ve never heard about, like “community currency.â€? He says that in many communities, people have written brief statements about how they can help each other, and passed them around. People find allies for new projects ‌ often people they had not known. And things get done. He has a chapter on making much better use of school buildings. Why not use the buildings from early morning to late at night? Why not offer green space to gardeners? Why not partner with local dance, theater and other groups to offer low cost space, or exchange space for workshops that local artists lead with students?

Harris emphasizes the importance of sharing “good news.� There’s always bad news. But if people hear some “good news,� they question whether progress is possible. “Welcome to Wynott� is $9.95. It’s full of cartoons, and great advice. When I saw the remarkable Hawaiian combination of church, conference center and golf course, I thought: these are people practicing the “Whynott� way of doing things! Joe Nathan, former public school teacher, administrator, PTA president, parent of three public school graduates now directs the Center for School Change at Macalester College. He can be reached at jnathan@macalester.edu. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Thisweek Columnist Complicated state taxing system needs reform by Don Heinzman THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

One of the big stories in 2012 will be the need for Minnesota to reform its complicated and unbalanced taxing system. That story already is being developed by State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans, as he continues his tour of the state presenting some eye-opening information about the system that needs reform. After gathering comments from people throughout the state, Frans intends to present his findings and recommendations to Gov. Mark Dayton while hoping for reforms from the 2013 Legislature. All Minnesotans should wish him good luck in reforming a system that hasn’t been changed since 1986. Frans makes a convincing case to reform the tax system by explaining that of the $27 billion in annual state tax revenues in 2010, $11 billion in loopholes and tax expenditures (breaks) came off the top, leaving annual state tax revenues of $18 billion. In other words, he says, for every dollar of state tax revenue, 40 percent went to tax loopholes and tax expenditures. Sixty percent of every dollar went to education, health care and other public expenditures. To make his point about the unbalanced taxing system, Frans has an actual three-legged stool which is off kilter, because according to 2010 tax revenues, 40 percent of dollars came from the property tax, 33 percent from the income tax and 27 percent from the sales tax. While Frans would not commit to what tax mix he favors, his analysis clearly shows the property tax needs to be simplified.

For example, since 1913, the number of property classes and tiers has gone up from six to 55 in 2011. As for the individual income tax, the number of forms has gone up from six in 1987 to 18 in 2010; the number of adjustments and credits has risen from nine to 50. Frans stresses that much has changed in Minnesota revenues since the tax system was last reformed in 1986. Minnesota’s population is aging dramatically, so that by the year 2035, there will be 850,000 more people age 60 and over compared to only 60,000 more ages 3559. This is significant because tax revenue declines 40 to 50 percent after retirement. More attention is being paid to broadening the sales tax and perhaps lowering the rate; now there is no sales tax on services. Consumers are spending more on services – from 39 percent in 1950 to 67 percent in 2010. This argues for broadening the sales tax base to include services. To no one’s surprise, paying more taxes is shifting to the middle class. The top 10 percent now has a 50 percent share of the income, Frans noted. Another change is the amount of outof-state sales, particularly e-commerce transactions that are not taxed. All this adds up to a powerful case for reforming the state’s tax system – if not next year, let’s demand it in 2013.

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NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP MEETING DATE CHANGE The residents of New Market Township are hereby notified that due to the political caucuses being held on February 7, 2012 the regular monthly meeting for the Township of New Market will be held on Thursday February 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM. LeRoy Clausen Township Clerk 2879497 1/20-1/27/12

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDERLY ANNEXATION AGREEMENT and NOTICE OF JOINT INFORMATION MEETING WITH THE CITY OF ELKO NEW MARKET TO CONSIDER ORDERLY ANNEXATION AGREEMENT Notice is hereby given that it is the intent of the Town Board of New Market Township, Scott County, Minnesota, to consider adoption of an orderly annexation agreement for the property legally described below. This notice is given in accordance with Minnesota law, Chapter 414. Notice is also given of a joint information meeting with the City of Elko New Market on the adoption of the orderly annexation agreement at the Elko New Market City Hall located at 601 Main Street, Elko New Market, MN 55054 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on January 26, 2012. The Town Board will consider action on the orderly annexation agreement following the informational meeting at its regular meeting on February 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m at the New Market Town Hall, 8950 230th St., Lakeville, MN 55044. The boundaries of the property to be considered for annexation under the proposed orderly annexation agreement are as follows: The East Half of the Southeast Quarter (E 1â „2 of SE 1â „4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirteen (113), Range Twenty-one (21), except the Highway Right of Way, and except that part thereof lying Southerly of County State Aid Road No. 2 and Westerly of State Highway No. 35W; And: All that part of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter (E 1â „2 of NE 1â „4) of said Section Twenty-three (23), lying South of the South line of the Right of Way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific R.R. Company, except Highway Right of Way, all of the aforedescribed land lying and being in Scott County, Minnesota; Also: The East 345.69 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE 1â „4 of SW 1â „4), Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirteen (113), Range Twenty-one (21), as measured perpendicular to the East line thereof and lying North of Scott County State Aid Road No. 2, Scott County, Minnesota, said parcel contains 10.00 acres: Also: The West Half of the Southeast Quarter (W 1â „2 of SE 1â „4) and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE 1â „4 of SW 1â „4), all in Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirteen (113), Range Twenty-one (21), except railroad right of way thereon, and excepting therefrom the following described tract: That part of the West 250 feet of the South 300 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW 1â „4 of SE 1â „4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirteen (113) North, Range Twenty-one (21) West; Also: All that part of the abandoned right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad across the above described tracts, the centerline of the railroad track as shown in Scott County Documents # 181948, 181949, and 181950. NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP __________________________ Town Board Clerk 2879412 1/13-1/20/12

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Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 16-21. During the trip, students learn about electric cooperatives and government, meet elected officials and tour national monuments and sites.

     

    

 

Other financing options, some involving the Farmington Economic Development Agency, are also being considered. At the meeting, Farmington Planning Commission member Doug Bonar asked if the city had a plan that if they move or build â&#x20AC;&#x153;will result in a dramatic change and in increased profit of municipal liquor operations.â&#x20AC;? If not, he asked if there are other options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to turn the liquor store around and make it more profitable,â&#x20AC;? Distad said in an interview. Farmington Council Member Julie May, also a homeowner in the neighborhood, said she opposes the Elm Street location and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement in retail

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store profits and would not affect property taxes. Several neighbors said they preferred locating the liquor store in Vermillion River Crossing. Distad estimated building in that new development would cost $1.5 million. He said the city pays $165,000 annually in rent and maintenance for common areas at the current liquor store location. Financing a $1 million renovation of the 40-yearold building would cut city costs to $134,682 annually with a 10-year bond set at 5 percent interest. Extended to a 15-year term, that bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual payment would drop to $100,196, but would cost another $156,092 over the life of the loan.

Inn and the Roasted Pear, the Holiday Inn in Lakeville also will have the tablets, Medin said. Beyond the business owner-to-patron or advertiserto-business relationships, Medin highlighted another aspiration he has for the devices: strengthening a communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merchants are helping each other outâ&#x20AC;? in a way that will help them compete with big-box stores, he said. For patrons, the days of lonely drinks at the bar or boring lunches will soon be over.

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Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax system is unbalanced, complicated and in need of reform, according to a Jan. 11 tax reform presentation in Farmington by state Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. Although many in the crowd of about 25 agreed that Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax system is too complicated, the discussion revealed a political divide that may impede change. Frans illustrated part of the problem by offering two three-legged stools to represent the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income sources in 1999 and 2010. The 1999 tax stool easily balanced, its even legs representing Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thenequal split of revenue from income, sales and property taxes. The 2010 stool toppled. Its mismatched legs reflected the state budgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uneven income of 40 percent from property taxes, compared to its 33 percent from income tax and 27 percent from sales tax. The systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complexity and array of deductions were among issues discussed in addressing that unbalance.

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Sports Scoreboard Boys Basketball Team

Conference W Eastview 5 Lakeville North 4 Apple Valley 3 Prior Lake 3 Eagan 2 Lakeville South 2 B Jefferson 2 B Kennedy 2 Rosemount 1 Burnsville 0

Overall L W L 0 13 0 1 12 1 1 10 2 2 7 6 2 6 5 3 7 6 3 5 7 3 4 8 4 7 6 5 0 12

Friday, Jan 20 • Lakeville South at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24 • Lakeville South at Eastview, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan 26 • Lakeville North at Rosemount, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan 27 • Eagan at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball Team

Conference W B Kennedy 7 Eastview 6 Lakeville North 5 Lakeville South 4 Prior Lake 4 Apple Valley 3 B Jefferson 3 Burnsville 1 Rosemount 1 Eagan 1

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Overall W L 12 2 11 4 9 6 9 6 7 8 7 7 5 9 6 9 6 9 3 11

Friday, Jan 20 • Lakeville North at Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Kennedy at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24 • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan 27 • Lakeville South at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m.

Boys Hockey Team

Conference Overall W L T W L T Eagan 8 0 0 12 2 0 Burnsville 5 1 1 9 6 1 Lakeville South 4 3 0 8 5 0 Lakeville North 4 3 0 8 7 0 Apple Valley 3 2 2 6 6 2 B Jefferson 3 3 1 3 9 2 Prior Lake 2 4 0 8 7 0 Eastview 2 5 0 8 7 0 B Kennedy 0 3 0 3 11 0 Rosemount 0 7 0 3 11 0 Saturday, Jan 21 • Prior Lake at Lakeville North, 3 p.m. • Lakeville South at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24 • Farmington at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Eden Prairie at Lakeville South, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 26 • Eagan at Lakeville North, 7 p.m. • Lakeville South at Rosemount, 7 p.m.

Cameron Naasz: The Cinderella of Crashed Ice Lakeville South grad named to national team by Andy Rogers

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The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships season opener was the talk of the town last weekend. Everyone was asking “What is going on in St. Paul?” and saying “It looks like hockey on a roller coaster.” Brave athletes skated through the 400-meter track near the Cathedral of St. Paul. It featured quick turns, uphills, downhills and jumps – just about everything you can do on skates. Cameron Naasz got some firsthand experience. The 2008 graduate of Lakeville South finished 24th overall and was the top USA Skater and Rookie of the Year at the meet last weekend. He was the Cinderella of the ball, that’s for sure. Naasz took an interest in the event about a year ago. He wasn’t able to make it to the qualifiers in Duluth or St. Paul earlier this year, but a friend who works with Red Bull offered Naasz a prospect pass. That was less than two weeks before the event in St. Paul. “I didn’t have much time to prepare,” Naasz said. “I play intramural hockey, but that’s been over for a while and I haven’t skated for about a month.” He doesn’t spend much time in the gym either, but he’s an extreme sport enthusiast willing to take a risk on anything new. He dug out his hockey gear and headed to St. Paul to register the Wednesday before the event. His first time on any Crashed Ice

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A 2008 graduate of Lakeville South High School, Cameron Naasz, wearing No. 36 in blue, skates down the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul last weekend. He was the top finisher from the United States. course was Thursday. Officials allowed participants to skate around in the morning before time trials. Out of 97 competitors from the United States, Naasz came in with a time of 44.19 seconds. That put him fourth overall and ensured him a spot in the race on Friday. After the international time trials, Naasz was ranked 36th and he made it to the second round on Saturday with the final 32 racers. His first time stepping out onto the starting line is something he may never forget. “It was a rush,” Naasz said. “When you’re sitting on top of that course, you have so much adrenaline. You’re in front of 80,000 people, about to skate 406 meters in under a minute. It’s pretty wild.” There were 19 rookie

skaters in the final 64. He was not only the best rookie, but the fastest racer from the United States two weeks after not knowing whether he’d get to compete. “It’s been pretty surreal,” Naasz said. “I had no expectations coming into it. I just listened to my dad and friends. I even contemplating not going. Everyone said, ‘you may as well do it and have some fun.’ ” There’s a certain amount of risk involved in skating 50 miles per hour along an obstacle course. During practice Naasz noticed at least 10 competitors leaving with injuries ranging from dislocated shoulders to broken legs. “It’s not quite as dangerous as it looks,” Naasz said. “I fell a couple times, but I’ve taken harder hits in my day.” He feels his willingness to take a risk was key to his success. A common thread

the national team coached by Charlie Wasley, former University of Minnesota hockey player and Crashed Ice veteran, with three other skaters from around the country. He’s invited to compete in the Netherlands and Sweden next month and in Canada in March. As a student at St. Cloud State University, that poses a little bit of a problem. “That’s the debacle of the day here,” Naasz said. “I’m going to end up missing 10-12 days of school. I’ve been going up to all my teachers to see if they can work with me. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Everything is paid for. I’m willing to take a semester off to do this. I’d like to see how far I can take this sport.” Naasz admits he’s a little out of shape, meaning there’s room for improving his times. “I only skated, like, twice a week and I mountain bike during the summer,” Naasz said. “I’m hitting the gym in about a half hour to start a new training regimen.” He plans on putting Crashed Ice at the top of his list of activities. “This is going to be a huge sport,” Naasz said. “We’re trying to get it to become larger. Last year’s team, not many people came out for it. We didn’t get the best of the best skaters, so we’re not able to compete with the international team. “I have a couple cousins that are little hockey players. Now they want to do it. I know the younger kids are super excited about it. The event in St. Paul was a huge success. I hope this is just the beginning.”

among the more successful racers was a diverse athletic background. “I snowboard, mountain bike, wakeboard,” he said. “I do a lot of extreme sports. The cross-training helped. A lot of kids I talked to were just really good hockey players who only skate on flat ice. There’s nothing like going upside down or going off a jump. You had to stay calm in the air and stay under control and handle the transitions.” His strong showing at the Crashed Ice event could signal a new direction in his life. He went from working 25 hours a week at Office Max and studying for 16 credits to potentially traveling around the world to feed the budding love for his newfound sport. While the competition alone had its rewards, by finishing as the top racer for Andy Rogers is at andy. the United States he made rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Girls Hockey Team

Conference Overall W L T W L T Lakeville North 11 1 1 15 4 1 Lakeville South 9 2 1 15 4 1 Eagan 8 2 2 14 3 3 B Jefferson 6 6 0 10 9 1 Eastview 5 7 1 8 11 1 Burnsville 3 5 4 7 9 4 Rosemount 4 6 2 7 11 2 Apple Valley 4 7 1 10 9 1 Prior Lake 1 9 2 4 14 2 B Kennedy 0 6 0 5 14 2 Saturday, Jan 21. • Lakeville South at Eagan, 3 p.m. • Lakeville North at Prior Lake, 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24 • Eagan at Lakeville North, 7 p.m. • Lakeville South at Rosemount, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball Team

Conference Overall W L W L Chanhassen 2 0 10 4 New Prague 2 0 9 4 Chaska 1 1 7 7 Red Wing 1 1 5 8 Farmington 1 1 5 9 Shakopee 1 1 4 9 Holy Angels 0 2 6 5 Northfield 0 2 4 8 Tuesday, Jan. 24 • Chaska at Farmington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 • Farmington at New Prague, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Team

Conference Overall W L W L Red Wing 4 0 14 2 Chanhassen 3 0 12 3 New Prague 3 1 10 5 Chaska 2 2 4 10 Northfield 1 2 9 5 Shakopee 1 3 7 7 Farmington 1 3 2 12 Holy Angels 0 4 5 10 Tuesday, Jan. 24 • Farmington at Faribault, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 • New Prague at Farmington, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Hockey Team Chanhassen Holy Angels Red Wing New Prague Farmington Shakopee Northfield Chaska

Conference Overall W L T W L T 6 0 0 11 2 0 4 1 1 4 11 1 4 2 1 7 6 1 4 3 0 7 7 1 2 3 1 5 8 2 2 4 0 4 12 1 1 4 1 8 7 1 0 6 0 3 13 0

Tuesday, Jan. 24 • Farmington at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 • Shakopee at Farmington, 7:15 p.m.

Girls Hockey Team Chaska/Chan Red Wing Shakopee Farmington New Prague Northfield Holy Angels

Conference Overall W L T W L T 8 0 1 15 4 1 7 1 0 13 5 1 4 4 1 8 12 1 4 4 0 8 12 0 3 4 0 8 11 1 2 6 0 8 10 1 0 9 0 2 19 0

Monday, Jan. 23 • Maple Grove at Farmington, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 • Farmington at Shakopee, 7 p.m.

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Lakeville North’s Andrew Strauch swims the 100 butterfly at the Section 3AA True Team meet last weekend.

North, South both qualify for True Team state Lakeville swimmers earn wild card by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Lakeville swimmers showed just how deep their pool of talent is last weekend at the Section 3AA True Team meet. Lakeville North finished second and South third, but after a wild card meet between the runners-up in other sections, North and South’s times were good enough to qualify among the final 12 teams. The Panthers were less than 200 points behind the winners from Rosemount, and Lakeville South was about 100 points behind North. Both teams will swim at the True Team State meet this weekend in Stillwater. This is the first time both teams have qualified for state individually. Last season, Lakeville South qualified as a wild card and finished eighth. Neither team qualified in 2009-10. As a combined team they finished fourth in 2008 and won in 2007. Top placers for North in-

cluded Trae Schindler, who took first in the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle. Ryan Young was third in the butterfly and Nathan Regan was third in the 500 freestyle. The 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays also Lakeville North’s Bree Flug finished second. South’s Evan Osten- weekend. dorf won the diving event and the 200 freestyle relay placed third. What really came through for South were the second and third Lakeville North, racers in each event – sevSouth, Farmington eral finished in the top 20. Under the True Team gymnastics seeing format, everyone gains points for their team. higher scores

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Tigers win Section 1AA The Farmington boys swimming and diving team won Section 1AA for the second year in a row last weekend. In a three-team meet, Farmington won four of the 12 events. Christopher Kirchmann won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Aaron Lane was the fastest in the backstroke, and the 400 freestyle relay won by almost four seconds.

by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Both Lakeville North and South gymnasts showed off their skills at the 16-team Lakeville North Invitational last weekend. North and South were cohosts of the event. Lakeville North finished in fourth place with a 144.175 team score, which is one of the best scores of any team in the state in 2011. Lakeville North’s score would have put the team in sixth place at the Class AA Andy Rogers is at andy. state meet last season. rogers@ecm-inc.com. South finished in eighth

place with a 139.30, which was a season high. The invite is often a preview of many of the top Minnesota teams at the state competition in February. The top individual Lakeville gymnast was Ashley Myers from Lakeville North, who scored a 37.750 all around, which was third best. Her highest score was a 9.7 on the floor exercise. Her teammate Ashley Nowicki took 19th all around. Lakeville South’s Kylie Seurer scored a 35.850 with a 9.4 on the floor – good enough for 15th. Her teammate Kylie Prouty notched a 35.60 for 16th and Caylee Alves was 22nd. Northfield finished in first place and Roseville in second. Those two teams

have won every Class AA state team title since 2006. This event was made possible by both North and South combining all their resources together for two days.

Tigers season high The Farmington gymnastics team put up a 137.95, a season high, last weekend at a home meet against Austin, Minneapolis South and Columbia Heights. Nadia Lorencz was the team’s top placer with a 35.65 all around with Kiana Lord coming in just behind her with a 35.25. Lorencz’s top score was a 9.3 on the vault and Lord put up a 9.4 on the floor exercise. Andy Rogers is at andy. rogers@ecm-inc.com.


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Unnecessary hockey hits are unwanted; league updates rules on hits by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Hockey can be a rough sport and lately Minnesota has been ground zero in the discussion on safety standards at the prep level. As a response to a bout of serious hockey injuries in the metro area, the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors last weekend approved a recommendation to stiffen several penalties in hockey. The boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action is effective immediately. Penalties for three infractions have been increased after consulting with staff, the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Advisory Committee made up of girls and boys coaches, and officials. Checking from behind, formerly a two-minute minor penalty with a 10-minute misconduct penalty, is now a fiveminute major penalty plus a 10-minute misconduct. Boarding and contact with the head are both now an automatic five-minute major penalty, instead of having the option of a two-minute minor or a five minute major. Officials still have the option of disqualifying offenders in the case of flagrant fouls or hits that cause an opponent to hit the boards or

goal frame headfirst. It was a welcome change for many. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always felt that these penalties needed to be called more,â&#x20AC;? Lakeville South boys hockey coach Kurt Weber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely sends a message to the players.â&#x20AC;? MSHSL emphasized that the calls need to be supported by coaches, fans and players. Teams made adjustments after St. Croix Lutheranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jenna Privette and Benilde-St. Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jack Jablonski suffered potentially paralyzing injuries during prep hockey games earlier this month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had team meetings to discuss these changes and talked about how to adjust our play,â&#x20AC;? Weber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is easier for a player to back down when going into the boards or corner if they know we, as coaches, understand why they are easing up and that we expect them to play safe and smart.â&#x20AC;? The Cougars have been given â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay Strong Jabby #13â&#x20AC;? wristbands as a reminder to keep Jablonski and his family in their prayers and respect the rule changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hope is, seeing the wrist band will remind players to think about these changes away from the rink

and this should transfer into better decision-making on the ice when they are in the heat of competition,â&#x20AC;? Weber said.

er who is (disqualified) from a game has to sit out the next game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I think this is over the top. I do want to make it clear again they are trying to make the game safe and we as coaches need to teach the proper techniques.â&#x20AC;? Hockey is a physical, aggressive sport that tiptoes a fine line between staying in control and losing your cool. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difference between a foul and an intentional foul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We preach being physical, but we also preach being physical with the intent of gaining possession of the puck,â&#x20AC;? Farmington head coach Keith Revels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More and more players are making the big hits for the sake of making a big hit instead of for the intended purpose of a change in puck possession. Tensions have been high with the recent injuries and I think a renewed focus on eliminating dangerous play is something coaches, fans and players will embrace.â&#x20AC;? For more information on the updated rules, visit www. MSHSL.org.

Some coaches are waiting to see the changes in action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have not noticed a change how players play, but I know that us coaches are addressing some of the responsibilities on each end of receiving and giving the check,â&#x20AC;? Burnsville head coach Janni Kivihalme said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am sure that it is on playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; minds, certainly an unfortunate injury.â&#x20AC;? Consistency across the board is paramount to nearly every coach and player. Game to game, coaches donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the officiating to change, which can be confusing and frustrating. In many circumstances, it may be hard to accept a 10-minute major penalty, yet most people understand that playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health is more important than wins and losses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know they are needed and the game and the players need to be safe and I back that,â&#x20AC;? Eagan head coach Mike Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the items I think the high Lakeville South school league missed is putThe Cougars are off to ting in a game misconduct. another positive start to the As the rules are now any play- season with an 8-5 record.

They have spent the season ranked in the top 20 in Class AA, but the players are quick to realize itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to stay near the top. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a short stretch after Christmas where we were ranked 10th in the state and then decided that we did not have to work hard to win,â&#x20AC;? Weber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We then got beat by Prior Lake and Lakeville North who both outworked us.â&#x20AC;? Scoring hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been much of a problem with Justin Kloos leading the way with 42 points so far. The team averages 5.5 goals per game, but Weber would like to see the defensive zone matching that level of success, especially considering the upcoming schedule with Burnsville, Eagan and Eden Prairie during a five-day stretch.

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rival. Blake Winiecki, Evan Peterson and Charlie Hayes all have more than 20 points this season. The team can score, averaging 4.3 goals per game, but the Panthers have also given up 4.5 goals per game.

Farmington With several new players on varsity this season, Revels feels the Farmington boys hockey team has held its own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not young agewise with only a couple of sophomores playing varsity, but we have a lot of juniors and seniors making the jump from (junior varsity) to varsity this year,â&#x20AC;? Revels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far we have had nine players score their first career varsity goal. We have been solid defensively, giving up just over three goals a game.â&#x20AC;? Many of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven losses have been close, including three one-goal losses. Victor Simones is following up a breakout junior season with another wall-like campaign as goalie. The Tigers lost to Chanhassen, one of the hottest teams in the metro, 5-0 on Tuesday.

After starting the season 2-4, the Panthers pushed their record back above .500 for the first time since early December with a 4-3 victory against Eastview last weekend. The Panthers started the new year with close losses to Burnsville and Wayzata, two top-10 teams in the state, as well as a 4-3 win over Lake- Andy Rogers is at andy.rogville South, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest ers@ecm-inc.com.

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cial processes, Tasers, crime scene processing and Internet crime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have different people identified who will be teaching each section,â&#x20AC;? Leslie said. Classes will vary depending on the topic being covered, and will be held at either the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training facility in Empire Township or in Hastings. Participants will learn about and tour the Dakota County Jail and information will be shared about the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) Team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have a broad spectrum of people attend,â&#x20AC;? Leslie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for people to see how taxpayer money is spent and what we do daily.â&#x20AC;? The academy will be held Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from March 1 to April 19. Participants must pass a minor background check before being included. To register or for more information, call (651) 4384721 or email jim.rogers@ co.dakota.mn.us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited,â&#x20AC;? Leslie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to build up a waiting list and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it every year.â&#x20AC;?

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A Dakota County Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office criminal complaint alleges that a 19-yearold Farmington man had sex with a 13-year-old girl while in a room with another girl, 16. Robert Alan Young was arrested Jan. 10 for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, after the 13-year-old girl reported the incident to Farmington police on Jan. 4. According to the complaint, Young told police he had sex with the victim and knew she was 13 years old. Police also spoke to the 16-year-old female, who allegedly confirmed she had witnessed the incident. After Young was arrested, he was also charged with a second felony, first-degree criminal property damage, for allegedly damaging a sprinkler head in his jail cell. The Hastings Fire Department was called to turn off the fire alarm and sprinkler system in the jail at a cost of $1,137.09. According to the second complaint against him, Young at first told deputies he threw Laura Adelmann is at laura. his shoe at the door because adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Sylvia D. Quie (December 2, 1910 - January 11, 2012) Sylvia Duckstad Quie, passed away at 101, on Jan. 11, 2012, last of her generation of a great family from Fertile, Minnesota. She was born Dec. 2, 1910 to Brown and Sophie Duckstad, Norwegian immigrants. Graduate of St. Olaf College, class of 1932, and proud educator at Rosemont High School, a lifetime of learning and educating. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Quie, employed by Dakota County Extension Office; daughter Linda B. Quie; and siblings Benjamin, Lisa, John, Norman, Valborg, Walter, Paul and Eleanor. Survived by granddaughter Candace Frink, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd, Farmington, MN. Sylvia was passionate about education. In lieu of flowers, memorials to an educational institution of your choice. Online condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Donna M. Schafer Age 75 of Burnsville, passed away Jan. 12, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arlo; siblings, Donald and Gladys. Survived by loving niece, Nora (John) Risbrudt; loving children, Randa Law, Robert Law, Rochelle (Steve) Pust, Rayette (Erik) Law-Newman, Renee (Patrick) Chappell; step-children, Keith Schafer, Charlene (James) Lent, Dale (Joan) Schafer, Randy (Teresa), Schafer; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service was held at 11AM Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Berean Baptist Church 309 E. CR 42 Burnsville. Visitation was one hour prior to service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Deloris (Dee) Schonewill (Thomes) Age 74, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2012 after her courageous battle with cancer, in Burnsville MN. She was a beloved Wife, Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Cecilia Pietsch and Brother Fred Pietsch. Survived by loving husband Richard (Dick) , brothers Ronald and Raymond Pietsch; children Debbie (Terry), Bobby (Mary), Jody, Donald (Karen), and David (Kellie), grandchildren Angie (Michael), Kim (Aaron), Sarah, Erica, Nathan and Jack; great-grandchildren Ashlee and Tony. Step-children Shana (Todd), Derek (Jamie) and 6 grandchildren. Dee's lifelong passions were gardening, golfing, cooking and crocheting. She will be forever in the hearts of her family and friends. Visitation was held at Cremation Society of Minnesota 7110 France Ave S Edina from 4-8pm the service was at 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 18th.

To submit an announcement Forms for birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary and obituaries announcements are available at our office and online at www. thisweeklive.com (click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Announcementsâ&#x20AC;? and then â&#x20AC;&#x153;Send Announcementâ&#x20AC;?). Completed forms may be e-mailed to class.thisweek@ ecm-inc.com or mailed to Thisweek Newspapers, 12190 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. If you are submitting a photograph along with your announcement, please only submit photographs for which you have the right to permit Thisweek Newspapers to use and publish. Deadline for announcements is 4 p.m. Tuesday. A fee of $50 will be charged for the first 5 inches and $10 per inch thereafter. They will run in all editions of Thisweek Newspapers. Photos may be picked up at the office within 60 days or returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided.

Harlan H. Erlandson Passed away peacefully on January 15, 2012 at the age of 86. Harlan was born on 6/19/1925 in Kinbrae, MN to Godfrey Herbert Erlandson (1894-1969) and Irma Louise Jones (1905-1979). He had an older sister Dolores Helen Erlandson (1923-1999) and a younger brother Curtis Lowell Erlandson (1928-2001). In 1942 Harlan graduated from Fulda High School. One year later he entered World War II in the Army Air Force as a bombardier. After the service he went to and graduated from the University of MN. During his college days he worked part time at the First National Bank. While working at the bank he met and married Helen Elizabeth Nord (1950). Harlan was a very devoted and caring father to their two children, Michael Harlan Erlandson (1951-1989) and Katherine S. Erlandson. During his years of employment he worked for several companies; Northwest Airlines, YMC Motors, Malkerson Motors and General Motors Parts Division. He retired from GM in 1983 after 14 years of employment. Harlan loved to travel, hunt and fish, spend relaxing days at his cabin and watch sports on TV. He also devoted his time to the Burnsville American Legion where he was a post commander in 1982. He was a member of St. James Lutheran church for 44 years. Harlan was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, brother and son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Kathi; nieces, nephews and many close relatives. The funeral service will be held at St. James Lutheran church 3650 Williams Dr., Burnsville on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00AM. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Private burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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Life Time Fitness Lakeville is partnering with Lakeville elementary schools for Kid Fit Day on Saturday, Jan. 28. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will gather at Life Time Fitness Lakeville to participate in 45 minutes of healthy and fun activities including Zumba, an obstacle course and rock climbing. Mrs. Minnesota will be on site to participate in the activities. Members of the Lakeville Police Department will talk about safety and crime prevention. For parents interested in learning more about healthy nutrition at home, registered dietitians will give an informative 30-minute seminar in the Education Center at 10:10 and 11:10 a.m. Life Time Fitness is located at 18425 Dodd Blvd. Call (952) 984-8800 for more information.

Author to visit reading group The Reading Groups of the Heritage Library in Lakeville will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping the Houseâ&#x20AC;? at their next meetings. Author Ellen Barker will attend the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, meeting. The afternoon reading group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The reading groups are free and open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing good books. New attendees are welcome, and no advance registration is necessary. The Heritage Library is located at 20085 Heritage Drive in Lakeville; call (952) 891-0362 or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library.

KCs host youth ice fishing contest

The Lakeville Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 12th annual Youth Ice Fishing Contest from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Valley Lake Park, 16050 Garrett Path. Hot cocoa will be served. Prizes will be awarded to youths ages 13 and under for different fish categories. ParticiSign up for the followpants need to bring their ing classes at www.Lakevown fishing equipment illeAreaCommunityEd.net and bait. Register the day or call (952) 232-2150 for of the contest. more information. â&#x20AC;˘ Reading, Writing and Recalling Facts, grades 1-5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Lakeville area women â&#x20AC;˘ Basic Makeup for Evare invited to attend â&#x20AC;&#x153;How eryday Women, adults, 9 to Make 2012 Your Best a.m. to noon, Saturday, Year Ever!â&#x20AC;? on Feb. 4 at Jan. 28. the Lakeville Area Arts â&#x20AC;˘ Homemade Bread Center, 20965 Holyoke Cooking Class, adults, 9

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wellness event slated Feb. 4

a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. â&#x20AC;˘ Starting Your Own Business Series, adults, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. â&#x20AC;˘ Metal Piercing, adults, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. â&#x20AC;˘ Flame Painted Copper, adults, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. â&#x20AC;˘ Silver Clay Jewelry, adults, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. â&#x20AC;˘ Viking Weave Bracelet, adults, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, or 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29.

 

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January 20, 2012 THISWEEK

Thisweekend Double dose of Elvis Tribute concerts in Burnsville, Lakeville to benefit charitable organizations by Andrew Miller THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Lace up your blue suede shoes and prepare for a whole lotta shakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Not one but two Elvis tribute acts are set to perform at south-of-the-river venues in the coming weeks, with proceeds from both of the separately booked concerts going to charity. The hip-swiveling, lipcurling bonanza kicks off Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center with a concert by The Elvis Experience, the father-and-son duo of Steve and Tommy Marcio. Dakota County audiences may remember the Marcios from their jumpsuit-clad performances at Burnsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wednesdays in the Park summer concert series, where in recent years theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become a crowd favorite. The family act based in Zimmerman, Minn., strives for authenticity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the slicked hair and trademark sneer to custom-made cos-

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The Elvis Experience, the father-and-son duo of Steve and Tommy Marcio, covers all eras of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest hits, with Steve specializing in â&#x20AC;&#x153;old Elvisâ&#x20AC;? material and Tommy focusing on early material from the 1950s and 1960s. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Jan. 21 as part of a benefit for St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. File photo

Nashville-based Elvis tribute artist Travis LeDoyt will take the stage at Lakeville South High School on Feb. 4 for a concert that spotlights the years 1954 to 1959 of Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; song catalog. Proceeds from the concert will be used to support community programs through the Lakeville Rotary. tumes such as the tiger jumpsuit Elvis wore in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emblazoned with a huge pouncing cat across the chest. The Marcios cover all eras of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest hits, with Steve specializing in â&#x20AC;&#x153;old Elvisâ&#x20AC;? material and Tommy focusing on early King material from the 1950s and 1960s. The Burnsville concert is

part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope is Alive,â&#x20AC;? a benefit for St. Judeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a nonprofit service organization, and starts at 5 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by The Elvis Experience at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21 and are available at the

Burnsville arts centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. More Elvis is in store Saturday, Feb. 4, when tribute artist Travis LeDoyt takes the stage at Lakeville South High School. LeDoyt, who is based in Nashville, seeks to take audiences back to a genuine 1950s concert that captures The King in his prime. Portraying â&#x20AC;&#x153;young Elvis,â&#x20AC;? LeDoyt uses a threepiece Nashville band and specializes in the years 1954 to 1959 of Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; song catalog.

The 7:30 p.m. show at Lakeville South is hosted by the Lakeville Area Arts Center (LAAC) and the Lakeville Rotary, and funds raised from the concert will be used to support community programs through the Rotary. The Rotary has become one of the biggest benefactors of scholarships and community efforts in the city. The organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Taste of Lakeville celebration provides thousands of dollars of scholarships to students at Lakeville North and Lakeville South.

It also helps to fund several Pan-O-Prog events (including the fireworks), the Miracle Field on Highview Avenue and the Heritage Center, said Steve Michaud, a Rotarian and director of Parks and Recreation in Lakeville. Tickets for the Elvis concert in Lakeville range from $20 (general seating) to $25 (preferred seating) and are available by calling (952) 985-4640 and online at www.lakevillemn.gov.

Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt. com, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-

3644. Special needs theater program (autism-DCD), ages 5 and older, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets

on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $3 and includes all supplies. Bring any old jewelry you would like to re-make. 3981 Lexington Ave. S., (651) 6755500.

Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

theater and arts calendar org or call (651) 675-5521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www. danpetrovart.com, (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with

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