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A Kenrick Avenue extension: Panther coach recovering Will they or won’t they? from serious Proposed project in Lakeville sparks concerns about public expenditures

by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

For the bulk of the first decade of the 2000’s, development in Lakeville was a given. Build a road and commercial, residential and even industrial entities would follow. This has been true throughout history during periods of economic progress. Lakeville’s existence would not have been a given had the railroad barons not followed the path they did. Since the economy executed an about-face in 2008, though, commercial and residential development declined, leaving concepts as mere aspirations and pockets with burnt holes.

Though Lakeville has not been hit as hard as some metro area cities with clusters of commercial vacancies, there are plenty of property managers throughout the city who are looking for tenants. But as development slowly begins to return to Lakeville – according to NorthMarq, the commercial real estate market bottomed out last year – the discussion of thoroughfares has returned to City Hall. The road discussion centers on the potential Kenrick Avenue extension, which would cost about $2.6 million and provide a quicker connection between the Argonne, Southfork and Timber-

crest shopping centers on the east side of I-35. As it stands, to travel between retailers such as Rainbow and Target, a driver must traverse either the freeway or County Road 50 and 185th Street West. The City has not spent any money yet on the Kenrick-extension project. “It isn’t a project today,� said City Administrator Steve Mielke at a Jan. 24 work session. “It’s a concept.�

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Now or later? Property owner Fortune Realty, Inc., of Eagan and city staff have had a few conversations about an expansion, but Fortune has not actively sought the exSee Kenrick, 8A

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Panther girls hockey coach Buck Kochevar talks to his players during the Class AA state tournament last year. As of Wednesday he was listed in fair condition.

Lakeville North girls hockey program goes on emotional roller coaster after Buck Kochevar falls during practice by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Lakeville North girls hockey team suffered a disappointing loss Tuesday, but also experienced a much bigger victory. The loss came in the Section 1AA semifinals when the No. 2 seeded Panthers were edged by No. 3 Farmington, 5-4, in triple overtime. The victory came after doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical

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At a Valentines Day workshop, Farmington city officials and council members gathered around a table covered with the city’s massive spreadsheet detailing a plan for paying back millions in bond debt.

by Tad Johnson

Farmington’s days of pooling cash to pay bond debt are numbered. Referring to a megaspreadsheet several feet in length, at a Feb. 14 city council workshop, Farmington city officials outlined a plan to pay millions in old bond debt without raising the levy until 2027. The plan involves money-shifting to repay debt built during years of rapid development that suddenly stopped with the economy in 2008. This year and until

2023, the plan schedules bond payments ranging from $2.8 million to $1.04 million annually, until 2024 when payments drop to $321,298. In 2025 through 2027, total annual debt payments are under $200,000. To achieve the payoffs, the city is relying on transfers of about $400,000 annually from the storm water and water utility funds for the first five years. Residents and developers have paid monthly fees to those funds, and the money will be used specifically to cover trunk

• Adeel Lari, eWorkPlace Telework Twin Cities project manager and former Minnesota Department of Transportation manager; and • Margaret Schreiner, legislative coordinator at Dakota County. District 15 is currently served by Daniel Wolter of Eagan, the director of University News Services for the University of Minnesota. The other candidates in District 16 include: • Current District 16 representative Wendy Wulff, a former Lakeville City Council member; • Paul Chellsen of Apple Valley, a Minneapolis storm water technician; • Kari Davis of Apple Valley, director of diversity See Applicants, 8A

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and led to internal bleeding. He was transported by helicopter to the University of Minnesota where he underwent surgery. “He was out for two minutes just laying on his back,� Schrick said. “The girls were so calm, but I was starting to get really nervous. It was something I never I want to go through again.� Several coaches, friends and family memSee Coach, 13A

Met Council applicants include Wulff, former state legislative candidates

Farmington council introduced to city’s payoff plan for millions in debt by Laura Adelmann

Center told them their head coach, Buck Kochevar, was going to be OK on Tuesday morning. “Hockey is so miniscule compared to the reality of life,� said Rich Schrick, Lakeville North assistant coach and close friend to Kochevar. “You’re just happy to be alive. It could have happened to anybody.� Kochevar fell and hit his head on the ice during practice on Monday, which fractured his skull

improvements, according to City Engineer Kevin Schorzman. Additionally, $1.03 million of the city’s annual levy, assessments and deferred assessment income are all part of the bond payment plan. By 2014, the city plan incorporates deferred assessment income from Vermillion River Crossing, a 40-acre project that didn’t develop as expected in 2008, with only a McDonald’s and a clinic there now. An abatement agreement for Vermillion River See Payoff, 13A

Six candidates for the Metropolitan Council’s District 15 and 16 seats participated in public interviews Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Prior Lake City Hall. Candidates include four former state legislators, DFLers who lost their seats in the 2010 election. Among those seeking the District 15 seat, which includes Burnsville and Eagan, are former state Sens. Jim Carlson and John Doll and former state Rep. Sandra Masin. Former state Rep. Phil Sterner is a candidate for the District 16 seat, which includes Apple Valley, Rosemount, Lakeville, Farmington and a portion of Eagan.

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Sandra Phil Sterner Masin The other three candidates in District 15 are: • Steven Chavez of Eagan, an attorney and the city’s current Planning Commission chairman;

Plans bud for Grow Farmington initiative Local leaders narrow priorities to spur commerce in the city by Laura Adelmann THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Farmington business and city leaders are planting seeds they hope will help the city to bloom into a destination with unique shops and events that invite and charm visitors. “Find it in Farmington� was proposed as a slogan that could define the city vision that further emerged at the Feb. 9 Grow Farmington meeting. That vision developed

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as business and city leaders collaborated on ways to manifest goals from which they identified top priorities to market the city. Those priorities include promoting the city’s natural features, creating and promoting special events, developing a unique brand for the city and uniting north and south Farmington. “If we’re going to grow, the best way is to bring everyone together,� Farm-

ington City Council Member Jason Bartholomay said. He is also chair of the city’s Economic Development Authority. About 30 leaders participated in the event, sharing many ideas for implementing the goals. Suggestions included establishing a “Bike Blast� event or a Special Olympics type of race, finishing the trail system and getting senior citizens involved in community activities.

The group agreed a consistent marketing brand needs to be developed and cross-promoted among businesses and the city, with signs, ribbons, business cards, banners and advertising all conveying a uniform message and image of Farmington. Among the city’s premier assets is its green space, said Lee Smick, city planner, who encouraged Photo by Laura Adelmann focus on ways to promote Farmington business and city leaders worked in small groups to the city’s trout stream and brainstorm plans for meeting the group’s top goals for encourSee Plans, 8A aging local economic development.     � � 

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Farmington Sealcoating funding options reviewed Council leans toward franchise fees to pay for improvements Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long history of funding road sealcoating projects through property assessments appears near an end. At a Feb. 14 Farmington City Council workshop, most council members individually indicated a preference for adding fees to gas and electric bills to raise the $400,000 annual total cost of the road maintenance program instead of property assessments. However, none of the board members appeared eager to increase constituentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expenses. Even the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vocal proponent of the franchise fee sealcoating option, Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty, expressed reluctance to impose the fee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think (sealcoating) is worth paying for, and I think that this is the lesser-of-theevils way to pay for it,â&#x20AC;? Fogarty said in promoting the franchise fee option. Council Member Jason Bartholomayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments also indicated a preference for franchise fees. He expressed concern about assessments because the city would have to issue bonds to pay sealcoating expenses, due right away, to cover the lag time in receiving property tax payments. Bartholomay also said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the idea of informing residents of increases in

the levy or property assessments. Council Member Terry Donnelly said he would not support assessments for sealcoating. He said franchise fees result in equitable payments. Board members indicated the recommended franchise fee option would be a flat monthly per-meter charge of $2.20 for both residential and commercial properties. Under that franchise fee option, every business and residence would be charged $369.60 over seven years for one gas and one electric meter, raising $33,262.60 per month for the city. Residents in the audience discouraged franchise fees, citing several concerns including whether adding more fees could discourage development. It was also suggested the city could extend each roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sealcoating rotation from the current seven-year schedule to once per decade. Previous concerns have included the fact that taxes would be paid to a non-elected, unaccountable entity. Only Council Member Julie May said she would prefer the city do a combination of a levy and assessment, citing concerns that the utility companies typically add costs for managing the funds. City Administrator Peter Herlofsky said the utility companies have verbally agreed to not charge anything

to add the fee, but May found a clause in the draft contract giving them the option to add charges to bills. Herlofsky said the city would tell utilities the final contract should not include the clause in the contract. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overtly cite his preference, but said under franchise fees there is no increase for seven years, after the entire city has gone through the maintenance cycle. This year, the city will not be sealcoating roads, because there is no money to pay for it. Fogarty said the program is important and needs to be maintained because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheaper to maintain roads than to fix them. City Engineer Kevin Schorzman recommended franchise fees to fund sealcoating for several reasons, including that with fees, the city can avoid more bond debt. He also noted that, unlike an assessment, the city would not face the potential of a legal challenge to prove the assessment amount reflect a corresponding benefit to the property. The issue will be further considered after staff reviews the contract with the gas and utility companies.

               

  

        

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charitable and service projects sponsored by the KCs.

The Farmington Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner and bingo Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. The spaghetti dinner will cost $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and $25 for families. Admission for children 5 and younger is free. Proceeds will be used for

Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam Celebrate the end of the Farmington Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Readto-Me Club with Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Everyone will take turns leading dances and songs with rhythm instruments, puppets and plush toys.

Breakfast fundraiser set for St. Mathias School The Church of St. Michael in Farmington will host a fundraising breakfast for St. Mathias School of Hampton after the 8 a.m. mass Sunday, March 6. The menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk and coffee. There will be a free-will offering. All are welcome.

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Opinion Thisweek Columnist To avoid government shutdown, politicians must compromise by Don Heinzman THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is showing he is willing to work together with Republicans, but will vigorously defend what he believes is needed to turn Minnesota around from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;messâ&#x20AC;? he and the current Minnesota Legislature inherited. From his State of the State speech last week, Dayton emerged as a leader and defender of essential services, even it will take an increase in the income tax on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top wage earners to do it. He urged Republican legislators to work together with him to make Minnesota great again. He realizes the state needs to be fixed and said his budget unveiled this week is painful but necessary to dig the state out of a $6.2 billion budget hole.

Minnesotans are with him as he declares he will do everything possible to avoid any shutdown of state government, a reference to a Republican committee that held a hearing to prepare for a possible shutdown. He asked Republicans who control both houses to forget partisan posturing and narrow agendas and pledge to the people that they will not shut down their government. Republican leaders have responded that they see shutting down the government as a last resort. The rubber, however, met the road when Dayton rolled out his budget Feb. 15, which has a line item to tax the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest people, and hinted it could be short term.

Dayton never mentioned taxes during his State of the State, but an increase is necessary if he is to live up to his promise of giving more dollars to K-12 education, topping the list of â&#x20AC;&#x153;investmentsâ&#x20AC;? to make Minnesota great again. He wants five major investments in order to get Minnesota working again: more jobs; education; transportation; health of citizens, communities and environment and transformation of government services. Republican leaders were quick to call the investments spending of money the state doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have and said they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intend to support tax increases. Dayton, however, sees hope that he and Republicans can come together to turn the state around from â&#x20AC;&#x153;a horrendous fiscal mess, a decade of economic decline and state agencies poorly

managed.â&#x20AC;? Suburban and outstate communities will welcome more funds for K-12 education, particularly for early childhood education and the option of every day kindergarten. This comes at a time, he noted, when 10 school districts have gone to four-day weeks to save transportation funds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not for educational purposes. Minnesotans will support his goal to have children reading by third grade. Dayton said there has been too much battering of teachers by those who say they lack commitment, ability and effectiveness. He said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true, but added he is not satisfied with every aspect of education. Suburban and outstate motorists will welcome putting construction people to work to maintain roads and build new ones, so

vital to successful businesses. Access to the best and affordable health care will be one of his goals. He, however, made it clear that he will work with the legislators to cut costs while improving services. The big question will be how involved the people who elected Republican majorities and a DFL governor will get in the lawmaking process and how often they will contact their legislators to bring about the compromises that will be needed to avoid a government shutdown. Don Heinzman is chairman of the ECM Publishers Inc. Editorial Board. Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM. He is at don. heinzman@ecm-inc.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Kerrin Swecker shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote on road project To the editor: As I observed in the latest Lakeville City Council work session, there have been serious discussions about the future of the Kenrick Avenue extension. This $2.6 million road extension would extend Kenrick Avenue between 175th and 183rd. The tax burden would be at a cost of $191,000 per year, for the next 20 years. According to Council Member Kerrin Sweckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, her husband is the area director for Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. At the Feb. 7 City Council meeting Tom Wro-

blewski, Lakeville Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager, was before the council lobbying for the extension that would have a positive financial impact on that particular store. As far as I know, no other businesses have lobbied in favor of the project. It is inconclusive, as to the legality or a potential conflict of interest for Swecker to vote on this particular project. Opposition to this project is based on the fact that Lakeville has a significant problem with empty store fronts and office space. Lakeville has recently invested $20 million to develop the Highway 70/I-35 interchange to attract new development. As such, there is a plethora of space for development already in

place. Why would we put an undue tax burden on the people of Lakeville in a time when foreclosures are at a historic level, businesses are folding, and building is nonexistent? We need tax revenue from completed development to pay for such projects. Although my opinion on the project will have little impact on its outcome, I hope the City Council moves carefully and cautiously before they decide to vote for or against the current project.

More taxation is not the solution to our problems

To the editor: The Feb. 11 letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuts and consequencesâ&#x20AC;? was a clumsy attempt by its writer to spin the sad situation of abusive dating into an endorsement of her own personal political agenda. Instead of accomplishing that goal, her message became so twisted up within its own rotation that it quickly spiraled downward, out of control. Even so, her snide parenthetical presenMARC BOURDEAUX tation of the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;normal Lakeville behaviorâ&#x20AC;? was troubling. According to our U.S. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The writer was a candidate for Lake- Constitution and Declaration of Independence, norville City Council in 2010. mal behavior in this country is based on respect for Letters to the editor policy the rights of the individual. Thisweek Newspapers welcomes letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 350 words. Respect for the rights of All letters must have the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number and address for verification purposes. Anonymous letters the individual is a neceswill not be accepted. Letters reflect the opinion of the author only. Thisweek Newspapers reserves the right sary element to any legitito edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. mate moral code. The law of our land also depicts normal behavior as responsible and prudent. Above all, however, normal beContact us at: havior in America is moral FARMINGTON NEWS: farmington.thisweek@ecm-inc.com behavior. LAKEVILLE NEWS: lakeville.thisweek@ecm-inc.com The fact is, cutting govSPORTS: sportswriter.thisweek@ecm-inc.com ernment spending in times AD SALES: ads.thisweek@ecm-inc.com of economic strife is not PRODUCTION: graphics.thisweek@ecm-inc.com only the normal, moral, responsible and prudent Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julian Andersen Thisweekend Editor . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller thing to do, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure comPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marge Winkelman Photo Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick Orndorf General Manager/Editor . . . . . . Larry Werner Dakota County Reporter . . . Laura Adelmann mon sense. Since it is unManaging Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Tad Johnson Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Rogers reasonable tax rates and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Gessner Sales Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Jetchick big government intrusion Assistant Managing Editor . . . . Erin Johnson Production Manager . . . . . . . . Ellen Reierson that brought us to our curFarmington Editor . . . . . . . . Laura Adelmann Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Eva Mooney rent dismal economic conLakeville Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Vehling dition, the idea of increasBURNSVILLE OFFICE ing taxation to fix things 12190 County Road 11 is ludicrous. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like Burnsville, MN 55337 suggesting the best cure for 952-894-1111 fax: 952-846-2010 being poisoned is to take www.thisweeklive.com Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-Th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday more poison. Thomas Paine famously

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said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.â&#x20AC;? We, the citizens of the United States of America and the earthly custodians of individual freedom, have been lulled into thinking that there is nothing wrong with crushing rates of taxation. Little by little, we have been cajoled into willingly giving up the precious freedoms for which our sons, fathers and grandfathers fought and died. The tide, however, is turning. Through Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind grace, the stupefying fog of indifference that has nearly suffocated our country is finally lifting. JAN DOBSON Lakeville

Education is the key to our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future To the editor: Recently U.S. Rep. John Kline publicly indicated he now understands the difficulties stemming from his vote for No Child Left Behind. Beyond this, there remains a lack of action to correct both No Child Left Behind and other federal programs and mandates, which have been so poorly funded that they are a drain on local budgets. Many of these mandates make the learning environment better and stronger for our children. But they must be funded sufficiently. As a country, we must live up to the funding commitments we have made and we must increase local power while we continue federal oversight.

Kline has been in Congress under both a Republican and a Democratic majority with numerous opportunities to work in a bipartisan fashion to solve these problems. Why hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything been done to fix these problems? One of the greatest burdens our education system faces is funding: the devastating lack of it, and the federal mandates that are insufficiently funded. It seems that our priorities are wrong if we consider our children and their education to be of lowranking importance. One of the purposes of a government should be the education of its youth. Education is where our economy starts and grows. A well-educated society has great strength and resilience. Our economic might comes from our highly educated citizenry. We all want the best for our children, so why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we give them the best start possible? We continue to ask our schools to do more with less. It is time to do more than talk about fixing the problems in our schools. It is time to start making a difference in our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. It is time to give our schools what they need and our children what they deserve. The future does depend on them, and it is our job to give them the tools and resources that they need to succeed. DAN POWERS Burnsville Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The writer was a candidate in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District, which Republican John Kline represents.

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Happy 90th Birthday 02/20/1921 Never without a smile! Harold Anthony was the firstborn of six to Richard Harold and Rosa Delia Murphy Raub; Tony was born in Sioux City IA and raised in Luton IA where his father was the depot agent and his maternal grandfather, Anthony Murphy, also worked for the Milwaukee Road. Young Tony and his two brothers spent many hours with grandma Kathryn Mullins Murphy; she insisted that they raise the American flag everyday and pledge allegiance as they saluted the flag. She also told them they were Irish American Catholic so whenever they were asked their nationality they repeated what grandma Kathryn told them. Tony was a WWII hero flying 52 missions over Europe with the 9th Air Force Pathfinder Squadron; the B26 aircraft, in which he flew as an engineer / gunner, lead B52's to bombing missions over Europe. Tony worked for Milwaukee Road in Sioux City IA, then for Great Lakes Pipeline in Sioux City IA and Grand Forks ND; Great Lakes was bought out by William's Brothers and Tony and Anne moved to Tulsa OK; William's Brothers was bought out by Marathon so Tony and Anne moved to Blaine MN, where Tony retired in 1986. Tony continues to be a huge railroad enthusiast, especially enjoying the coal-fired engines that belch heavy smoke! Exemplar husband to Margaret Ann Tracy Raub and father of 5; Rosie O'Brien, Mike, Dick (deceased), Cathy Lande, and Patti Hecht; grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 11. Tony's family has always been the center of his life. The celebration of Tony's birthday was February 19 in the Twin Cities, attended by his immediate family and relatives from IA, IL and NE.

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Donald D. Davison

Age 81, of Farmington, passed away February 7, 2011 after suffering a stroke while vacationing in Corpus Christi, TX. Don was born in Minneapolis on June 30, 1929. He was married for more than 60 years to the love of life, Peg. They have two daughters, Desiree Swan and Janene Davison. Preceded in death by his parents Donald and Isabel Davison, father-in-law George Holden, mother-in-law Ruth Kuchera, and son-in-law Philip Swan. Don served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He enjoyed a 40 year career with the State of Minnesota and retired as Director of State Parks and Recreation. His legacy as Director included a leadership role in the acquisition, funding, design and opening of two beautiful parks, Tettegouche and Wild River. After a few years working with the Nature Conservancy, Don enjoyed 23 years of retirement with his beloved wife Peg and their dog Hokah. They never let grass grow under their feet; always off on their next adventure: Traveling in their RV, camping, hiking, canoeing, rock collecting and biking. Don touched many lives and will be remembered for his kindness, big heart and spirit of fairness for all. Other survivors include his sister Diane McDermott (Seattle); grandchildren Lincoln and Martin Weller, and Manette and Rachel Swan; and great grandchild Isabel Weller. A celebration of his life and love will be held on Sunday, February 20th at the American Legion in Farmington from 2 until 5pm; service at 4pm. (10 N 8th St., Hwy 3, Farmington 55024).

Leonard (Len) Francis Barta Age 80, of Lakeville, died peacefully at his home on February 10, 2011 with his family at his side from complications of multiple health related problems. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Otila (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dvorak) Barta of Northfield; brother, Bill (Delores) Barta of Northfield; sister Bessie (Jerry) Tuma of Northfield; two nephews, Ronald Tuma and Greg Grossman and his beloved dog, Tara. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Janice; twin sister, Lorraine (Peter) Grossman of Northfield; three daughters, Christine (James) Kellar of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Marge (Bill) Mesar of Iola, Wisconsin, and Kelly (Larry) Hoffman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by five step-children, Jeffrey of Boca Raton, Florida, Jon and James of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Janelle of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Jodi of Tampa Bay Florida (all Sundquist); several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren, Kerry (Ron) Blevins, Patty (John) Vanek, Jeremy (Kelly) White, Matt (Angie) White, Mike, Ben and Sam White; five great-grandchildren, Brendan, Grace, Camden, Mattison and Charlize; step-grandchildren, Dean, Nina, Jess, Erin, Eli, Mia, Asa and Nicholas; step great-grandson, Greyson and beloved dog Kirby. Len was born and grew up on a farm near Northfield by Union Lake. He farmed for a while, and then was a sales representative for several farm equipment companies until his retirement in 1996. Len was a hard worker, a friend to all and a very outgoing and likeable person. In his later years he enjoyed computer card games, chatting on the phone with friends and family, bird watching and bird feeding, visiting with neighbors and walking his dog, Kirby. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral Service was held 11 AM, Monday February 14, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville with visitation was 5-8 Sunday, 2/13 at W h i t e F u n er a l H o m e, 2 0 1 3 4 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville and one hour prior to Mass at church. In memory of Len, he would greatly appreciate memorials to All Saints Catholic Church. Lakeville 952-469-2723

Harold G. "Buck" Mary Viskocil Linville Age 87 , of Farmington MN

Age 60, of Lakeville, MN, passed away on February 9, 2011. Loving husband, dad, grandpa, and uncle. Loved golfing, fishing and his friends. An extremely intelligent man, whose passion was reading. Survived by wife of 28 years, Cheri; daughters, Denise Meyer, Laura (Jeff) Nielsen-Smith; sons, Lance Nielsen, Bucky Linville; grandchildren, Aaron, Tanya, Arielle, Gabrielle, Hailey, Desire'; sister, Betz Linville; brother, Marty (Linda) Linville; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at10 AM, Sunday February 13th at the Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S., Edina 55435. (952) 924-4100.

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Spaeth Schwartz Sandy and Andy Snyder of Rosemount, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Spaeth, to Jason Schwartz, son of Michael and Jodi Rindfleisch of Pennock. Ashley is a 2003 graduate of Rosemount High School and a 2005 graduate of Northwest Technical College of Bemidji, with a degree in Dental Assisting. Jason is a 1999 graduate of New London-Spicer High School and a 2000 graduate of Ridgewater College of Willmar with a degree in Welding. An April 9th, wedding is planned in Redwood Falls, MN

passed away on February 15, 2011. Mary graduated from Montgomery High School. She worked at the Green Giant Company and later for the President of the Nutting Truck Company in Faribault. She married Emil Viskocil, June 10, 1947, at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. She was a Life Member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, past President and Conductress, Life Member of the VFW National Home for Children. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Coaties, a degree honor of the VFW for over fifty years a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Past President and Chaplain. A member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for over thirty years. She volunteered at the VA Hospital the first Tuesday of each month. She received her one thousand hour pin. She was a Charter member of the Red Hat Society of Farmington, MN. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Molly (Springer) Noska. She is survived by loving, Husband, Emil and brother Joseph Noska. Also by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Church of St. Michaels, 22120 Denmark Avenue, Farmington, MN with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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District 194 School Board Proceedings

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One of the Minnesota Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, 44-yearold â&#x20AC;&#x153;April,â&#x20AC;? died Tuesday, Feb. 15, and zoo staff are awaiting test results that could help determine the cause of death. April had been suffering from â&#x20AC;&#x153;a few physical ailmentsâ&#x20AC;? in recent months and was undergoing treatment at the time of her death, according to zoo staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was really a shock to us because the issues were minor,â&#x20AC;? said Kevin Willis, the Apple Valley zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of biological programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought maybe she had a fungal infection.â&#x20AC;? Willis characterized the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest female dolphinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health issues as â&#x20AC;&#x153;age related.â&#x20AC;? A necropsy (animal autopsy) was performed at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to determine the cause of death. Initial tests came up blank.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;April,â&#x20AC;? one of the Minnesota Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, died Feb. 15 after battling illness in recent months. A necropsy (animal autopsy) was performed at the University of Minnesota and zoo staff are awaiting test results that might help shed some light on the cause of death.

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Foreclosure open house set Feb. 22

Survey to poll countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) will host a foreclosure open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 W. 147th St. Homeowners who are worried about their mortgage payments or would like more information about the foreclosure process are encouraged to attend. Trained homeownership specialists will be on-hand to provide information about what happens during the foreclosure process, homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights and recommendations for longterm housing needs. Homeowners will be able to meet confidentially with CDA staff to ask questions and get advice. Those unable to attend can call the CDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foreclosure Hotline at (651) 6754555 to speak with a homeownership specialist.

Dakota County will send a survey to residents this month to find out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to them and learn how they feel about Dakota County. The survey will be mailed to 2,500 randomly selected households in late February. Survey results will be available in May, just in time for county officials to review before the next budget cycle. The county chose to mail this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survey, instead of conducting it by telephone, to reach those who have dropped their home telephone service and use cell phones exclusively. The county is working with the National Research Center to do the survey.

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Free dental care Lakeville Dental, 20171 Icenic Trail W., Lakeville, will participate in the fifth annual Dentistry From The Heart event, providing free dental care to new patients from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, on a firstcome, first-served basis. For more information, call (952) 469-3300.

1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Roll Call 2. Discussion a. Joint Meeting with ISD 191 Board of Education 3. Additions to the Agenda 4. Adjournment

District 194 School Board

1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Pledge of Allegiance c. Roll Call and Board Introductions d. Good News e. Public Comment f. Board Communications g. Agenda Additions 2. Consider Approval of Consent Agenda a. Board Minutes b. Employment Recommendations, Leave Requests and Resignations c. Other Personnel Matters d. Payment of Bills & Claims e. Wire Transfers & Investments f. Other Business Matters g. Acceptance of Gift Donations h. Field Trips 3. Consent Agenda Discussion Items 4. Reports a. Gifted Program Update â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Knudsen b. Integration & Equity Update â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Wells c. Minnesota Student Survey Results â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Knudsen 5. Continued Recommended Actions a. 2011 Graduation Site â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Berkvam/Mr. Douglas 6. Additions to Agenda 7. Information a. Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report b. Board Member Reports 8. Adjournment

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No.194 Regular Board of Education Meeting on Tues, January 25, 2011 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 7:01 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present. Public Comment: The following spoke regarding budget adjustments: Dan Nelson-19520 Oak Grove Ave; Todd Bornhauser-19950 Dodd Boulevard; Shasteana Wikenheiser; Karen Wentworth-20425 Impatiens Way; Don Sinner, 9115-205th St. W; Meghan Scott-1213 Timbershore Lane, Eagan; Rebecca Chamberlain-15523 Dunhill Lane, AV; Randy Proschinske-9885 Upper 173rd; Tisha Dixon-16683 Hudson Ave; Laura Pasiuk-5445 Smetana Dr, Minnetonka; Jay Larson-16145 Hyland Ave; The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes of the meetings on January 4, 5, 11, 18, 20; resignations, leave of absence requests, employment recommendations; payment of bills and claims subject to annual audit; investments and wire transfers; alt facilities change orders; red cross disaster shelters request; safe routes to school joint powers agreement; donations; field trips and Wold contract. Reports presented: 2011-13 Budget Adjustment Update. R e c o m m e n d e d a c t i o n s a p p r o v e d: 2010-11 Budget revisions; Election of Board of Education Chair (Keliher) and Vice Chair (Volk). Adjournment at 9:17 p.m. -------------------------------------------------This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011 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 5:10 p.m. All board members and administration were present except Roz Peterson. P u b l i c C o m m e n t: T h e f o l l o w i n g commented on the budget adjustments: Chelsi Berry-20882 Jamestown Ave; Kristina Hufnagle-20850 Prairie Hills Lane; Dave Alvin-4501 River Crossing Ct; Mary Yakibchuk-5530 193rd St. W; Andrew Hilliard-20660 Howland Ave W; and Teri Homan-20619 Jura Tr. Discussion held: Following discussion regarding 2011-13 budget adjustments, the board directed the administration to create additional co-curricular fee models for the high school level and to utilize the Federal Jobs Bill Funds and reinstate the equivalent of 17 FTE's. Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m. -------------------------------------------------This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meetings on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 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 8:03 a.m. All board members and administration were present. Closed session was held for discussion of contract negotiations per MN Stat. 13D.03 Meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m. Community Information Night at Kenwood Trail Middle School The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. All board members and administration were present. Dr. Amoroso presented a brief update on the 2011-13 budget adjustments draft. P u b l i c C o m m e n t: T h e f o l l o w i n g commented on the budget adjustments: Shari Howell-20400 Hughes; Emily Pratt-17761 Jalisco Way; Dylan Slinger-18795 Kanabec Tr; Laney Anderson; Trista Johnson-12011 Arbor Cir, Minnetonka; Kelly Bankole-10013 170th St. W; Kami Wood-10261 173rd St. W; David Hanson-4250 140th St. Prior Lake; Jeff Wood-10261 173rd St. W; Jennifer Cooper-18015 Ellice Lane, Farmington; Dave Alvin-4501 River Crossing Ct; Mary Gadek-17728 Layton Ct; Sarah Mosier-17699 Lake Oak Circle; Emily Grossman-20873 Illinois Path; Noel Jacobson-20622 Kaftan Ct; Erin Tristain-17408 Ixonia Path; Nick Zak-9471 Glenborough Dr; Danielle Edson & Abby Hanson-10145 Ponds Way; Josh Deyo-14289 Banyan Ln, Rosemount; Tom Blackman-15507 Crest Drive; Ben Stefonowicz-17579 Hyacinth Way; Maggie Olson-16345 Hudson Ave; Tyler Munson-20790 Junco Ct; Leah Ecklund-26845 Weston Ct; Elise Erkens-23125 Grandview Way; Jodie Sheets-21148 Honeycomb Way; Sheri Sergent-10816 202nd St. W; Sami Peick-8392 174th St. W; Sylvia Olmstead-24285 Highview Ave; Tanille VanPelt; Jamye Casperson-16953 Glenwood Ave; Logan Halliday-17756 Keystone Ave. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. 2505852 2/18/11

Following is the agenda for the 7 p.m. Tuesday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found no obvious cause of Andrew Miller is at andrew.miller@ Feb. 22, regular meeting death,â&#x20AC;? Willis said of the necropsy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ecm-inc.com. of the District 194 School was a shock that she died and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s realBoard in the District Office Board Room, 8670 210th St. W., Lakeville.

Dakota County 4-H recognized 10 outstanding youth with the Minnesota 4-H Key Award at a Feb. 9 banquet. Recipients include Charlie Broback, Sara Devitt, Allison Hawkins, Hanna Hawkins, Donnie Drewry, Kiersten Tepp, Maggie Stiles, Alicia Butler, Matthew Duff and Jordan Shaffer.

Dakota County 4-H recognized 10 outstanding youth with the Minnesota 4-H Key Award at a banquet on Feb. 9 sponsored by the South St. Paul Rotary. Recipients include Charlie Broback, Rosemount, Happy Go Getters 4-H club; Sara Devitt, Rosemount, Dakota Explorers 4-H club; Allison Hawkins, Rosemount, 4-Force 4-H club; Hanna Hawkins, Rosemount, Dakota Whisperers 4-H club;

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Thisweekend One-acts take center stage Trio of plays by local theater groups featured in Lakeville by Andrew Miller THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Before they take the stage at the annual state one-act competition MACT Fest in March, three southof-the-river theater groups will debut their shows this month at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Applause Community Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemned,â&#x20AC;? the Tennessee Williams drama about a teenage girl who lives alone in a condemned house after being abandoned by her parents. Lighter Tennessee Williams-related fare comes courtesy of The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Thing Productions, which will stage â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,â&#x20AC;? a parody of Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Glass Menagerie.â&#x20AC;? The Dakota Fine Arts Consortium rounds out the trio of one-acts with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bay at Nice,â&#x20AC;? a drama set in 1950s Leningrad centering on a battle of wills between a mother and daughter.

The three plays will be presented one after another at Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arts center on Feb. 18-20 and 25-27. The running time of all three shows is two hours, 15 minutes. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MACT Fest, which will be held March 25-27 in Fergus Falls, marks the first foray into the state one-act competition for â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemnedâ&#x20AC;? director Gary Davis and his Applause actors; the same goes for the contingent from The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Thing Productions. The Dakota Fine Arts Consortium knows what to expect at MACT Fest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the past half decade the group has twice earned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best in Showâ&#x20AC;? honors at the festival, for its productions of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visitâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Andersonville Trial.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bay at Niceâ&#x20AC;? director Dayna Railton likened the Lakeville performances to â&#x20AC;&#x153;a taste of MACT.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are nine entries

IN BRIEF A trio of one-acts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemned,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bay at Niceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tollsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be performed at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 1820 and 25-27. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and are available by calling (952) 985-4640 or (952) 469-3099. The Lakeville Area Arts Center is at 20965 Holyoke Ave.

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Dayna Railton and Derek Dirlam appear in â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tollsâ&#x20AC;? (above) and Connor Davis and Amy Ludtke appear in â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Property is Condemnedâ&#x20AC;? (left) as part of the one-act play presentations at the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month.

(in MACT Fest) this year,â&#x20AC;? said Railton, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also acting in â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public can see one-third of the entries without traveling to Fergus Falls.â&#x20AC;? Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

theater and arts calendar The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade: Sirens of the Sixties will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Black Box Theatre at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Featuring Colleen Raye with Debbie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe and Katie Gearty, the show celebrates the vocal prowess of singers such as Dionne Warwick, Cass Elliot, Leslie Gore, Barbra Streisand, and more. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for students and can be purchased in person at the box office, at Ticketmaster. com, or by calling (800) 892-2787.

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Bite of Burnsville is March 3 Black and Whyte Dueling Pianos will perform classic rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll hits from the 1950s to the present during the 19th annual Bite of Burnsville from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The Bite highlights area restaurants and caterers with samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from over 20 establishments. The evening will include a silent auction with more than 200 items and a live auction with packages including a Twin Cities wine tour, a Marco Island getaway, a stocked bar and more. Tickets are on sale for $40 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 892-2787 or by calling the Burnsville Chamber at (952) 435-6000. For more details, visit www.biteofburnsville.net.

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The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Dragon Acrobatsâ&#x20AC;? of Cirque Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or are bringing their dazzling, gravity-defying stage show to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center this weekend. The Hebei, China-based troupe has toured 65 countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all 50 U.S. states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and combines acrobatics with traditional Chinese dance, lavish costumes and ancient and contemporary music. Cirque Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or will perform at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $12 to $42 and can be purchased at the Burnsville PACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box office, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 892-2787.

The South Metro Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Cabaret will feature tunes from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Manâ&#x20AC;? performed in an informal dinner theater setting. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Beginning 30 minutes before each show, games will be played, a silent auction and cash raffle will be held, and free appetizers, desserts and beverages will be served. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. For tickets, call (952) 985-4640. For directions and additional information, visit www.SouthMetroChorale.org.

     

 

      

  



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Artists looking to display their art in public buildings in Dakota County now have more time to submit their work. April 11 is the new submission deadline for an exhibit planned for April by the Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee. Artists must live in Dakota County. Submissions may be on any one of three themes: Portraits of Dakota County, Reflections of Dakota County, and Secret Places of Dakota County. Criteria can be found at www.dakotacounty.us by searching â&#x20AC;&#x153;public art.â&#x20AC;? For more information, contact Jean Erickson at (651) 4384286 or jean.erickson@ co.dakota.mn.us. The selected art will be displayed in public spaces including the Western Service Center in Apple Valley.

Idolâ&#x20AC;? contestant in 2005, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Tickets are $39 and $49. Contact the box office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com for more details.

Spring ballet registrations Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville, is now accepting spring term registrations for all levels of its Pre-Ballet Creative Dance Program for children ages 12 months to 6 years. For more information visit www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call (952) 8983163.

Tickets are on sale for comedian Ralphie Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 p.m. show on Saturday, March 12, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased in person at the box office, at ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 892-2787.

Winter art classes Registration is open for winter classes at the Eagan Art House. Classes are available for age 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse. org. For more information, call the Eagan Art House at (651) 675-5500.

Show,â&#x20AC;? will perform at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Tickets are $67. Contact the box office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com for more details.

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tension, despite placing a prominent for-sale sign facing I-35. Much of the support comes from area businesses. But the city staff included the proposed extension in the 2011 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), so concept or not, discussion is inevitable. Mayor Mark Bellows has been a vocal opponent of the project. He said he is concerned the project is too expensive given the current economy and has argued for its deletion from the 2011 CIP. Some of it is about the perception of the city government, Bellows said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People (in the community) are so strained and have no trust in government,â&#x20AC;? he said at that same work ses-

sion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They see the $2.6 million and it irritates them to no end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff can come back and represent a case as to why we should consider it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Council Member Laurie Rieb responded that she could not yet say â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? to the expansion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need more information,â&#x20AC;? she said. Bellows challenged her, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;yes?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? He said that deleting the project would save $2.6 million in new debt issues and about $191,000 per year in new tax levies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff has a whole year to convince us,â&#x20AC;? Bellows said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It should not be there now.â&#x20AC;? Council Member Colleen Ratzlaff LaBeau also opposes

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it. She said if the demand is not there, then the city should not pursue it right now. Council Member Matt Little would like to see the project delayed, but not deleted, he said. Council Member Kerrin Swecker supports the project and said it would be too early to remove it from the 2011 CIP because businesses are just hearing about it. She told Thisweek in an interview that the connection would allow for a more streamlined traffic flow between Southfork and Timbercrest. The trip between Rainbow and Target would not require a labyrinthine quest. Sweckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband, Jaime, is an area director for Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Six south metro stores, including the one near Target on Kenrick Avenue and 185th Street West., are under his jurisdiction. This has led to accusations from some community members, including former City Council candidate and project opponent Marc Bourdeaux, that Swecker should abstain from voting on the issue. There could be a conflict of interest, he said. In an interview with Thisweek, Swecker said she did not think there would be

a conflict of interest, but to be certain, she sent a letter to Lakeville City Attorney Roger Knutson for consultation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to make sure I do the right thing,â&#x20AC;? she said. Expansion supportersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voices have not been as loud as those who are opposed, but among those who have lent their support are Roz Peterson, commercial real estate developer and owner of some property near the proposed expansion, and Minnesota Tile and Stone. Lakeville Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager Tom Wroblewski also spoke in favor of the expansion during public comment at the Feb. 7 City Council meeting. This is what sparked the discussion about Sweckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential conflict of interest. Peterson said the city has promised a road for quite some time through that area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have always been in support of connecting that,â&#x20AC;? she said. But as a School Board Member who has recently had to deal with complicated budget issues, Peterson said she understands the predicament the City is in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I respect why they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to spend money on that this year,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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economic vitality could mean seeking speciality shops and more unique restaurants to the city. The group will be meeting in the next several weeks to begin to put strategies on paper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to get some successes as soon as possible,â&#x20AC;? Smick said.

other natural resources. Ideas sprang up that included promoting the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trail system, offering concerts in the park, and various sporting or fishing contests were also discussed. Other ideas included establishing an online community calendar that would feature all city events for easy access. Another key to building

However, Peterson asserted that the extension of Kenrick Avenue would be a positive for the community. She said it would help relieve traffic on 185th Street West and County Road 50, in addition to providing a more streamlined thoroughfare between shopping centers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish that maybe it had been on the table earlier,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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Only about a third of the 35-acre property is developable, said Dave Olson, Lakevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community and Economic Development Director. Though a total wetland delineation still remains to be completed, Olson said wetlands comprise most of the land. The property has the potential to host five or six, oneto-two-and-a-half-acre sites, Olson said. The reasons for the extension are different for everyone, but Olson said one benefit for connecting Kenrick Avenue is to create a complete frontage road. Currently, he said, the proposed extension area is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the only missing link be- E-mail Aaron Vehling at aartween McStop (the McDon- on.vehling@ecm-inc.com. Applicants from Page 1A

and inclusion, Greater Twin Cities United Way; and Tom Griffin of Apple Valley, president/partner, Crown Hydro LLC. The candidates were expected to speak during an hour-long time slot dedicated for each district. The public interviews also slated onehour sessions for candidates for two other Met Council seats. Laura Adelmann is at laura. The Met Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nomiadelmann@ecm-inc.com. nating Committee appointed

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS JFK ELEMENTARY MECHANICAL IMPROVEMENTS JFK Elementary School 20240 Holyoke venue Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194) will receive single prime sealed bids for the JFK Elementary Mechanical Improvements until 2:00 p.m. local time on March 1, 2011 at the District Office, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville Minnesota 55044, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidding documents, including the Proposal Form, Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Offices of the Architect, Wold Architects and Engineers, 305 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102. (651) 227-7773; at the Minneapolis Builders Exchange; Builders Exchange at St. Paul; McGraw Hill Construction/Dodge Plan Center; Reed Construction; iSqFt Plan Room (St. Paul, MN); and from PlanWell at www.ersdigital.com. This project includes: Removal and replacement of existing penthouse/rooftop mechanical equipment (i.e. air handling units, condensing units, etc.) including all associated ductwork, piping, electrical, ceiling grid and tile system, and penthouse wall repair work. Engineering Repro Systems, 2007 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 722-2303, facsimile (612) 722-3745, will provide complete sets of the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders and subcontractors. The copies will be available about February 7, 2011. Both a deposit check in the amount of $70 and a non-refundable check in the amount of $30 made out to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194)â&#x20AC;? for each set ordered are required or Bidding Documents may be ordered via the internet at www.ersdigital.com and clicking on the PlanWell icon, then the Public Plan Room icon, select JFK Elementary Mechanical Improvements. The following information must accompany the deposit: Company name, mailing address, street address, phone and facsimile numbers and type of bidder (i.e. General, Mechanical or Electrical Subcontractor to General, or other). A refund of $70 will be sent to prime contractors who submit a bid to the Owner and subcontractors for each set (including addenda) returned to Engineering Repro Systems Imaging in good condition within ten (10) calendar days of the award date, subject to the conditions of AIA Document A701. Refunds will not be given if the plans are returned to the Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Make proposals on the bid forms supplied in the Project Manual. No oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will be considered. Submit with each bid, a certified check or acceptable bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond payable to Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD #194) in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Performance Bond. Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening bids, without the consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to accept any bid or to reject any or all bids, or parts of such bids, and waive informalities or irregularities in bidding. The Owner requires Substantial Completion of the project on or before August 12, 2011. Independent School District No. 194 8670 210th Street West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Michele Volk, Clerk Publish: February 11, 2011 February 18, 2011 2499505 2/11-2/18/11

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Sports Standings Boys basketball Team Eagan Lakeville South Eastview Apple Valley Lakeville North B Kennedy Burnsville Rosemount Prior Lake B Jefferson

Conference W L 11 2 11 2 10 3 8 5 7 6 6 7 4 9 3 10 3 10 2 11

Overall W L 18 3 16 5 16 4 12 9 9 12 11 10 9 11 6 15 6 15 4 15

Friday, Feb 18 • Burnsville at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb 19 • Bloomington Jefferson at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22 • Lakeville South at Bloomington Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. • Bloomington Jefferson at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb 25 • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South at Eastview, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball Team Lakeville North Eastview B Jefferson B Kennedy Prior Lake Eagan Apple Valley Rosemount Burnsville Lakeville South

Conference W L 15 0 12 3 10 5 10 5 10 5 6 9 5 10 4 11 3 12 0 15

Overall W L 21 2 18 5 17 6 14 9 13 10 9 14 8 14 9 14 6 17 1 22

Friday, Feb 18 • Lakeville North at Burnsville, 7:15 p.m. • Lakeville South Bloomington Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22 • Bloomington Kennedy at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Jefferson at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb 25 • Apple Valley at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m.

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Conference W L T Burnsville) 14 1 1 Eagan 11 3 2 Apple Valley 12 4 1 B Jefferson 11 4 1 Lakeville South 11 5 1 Lakeville North 6 10 0 Eastview 5 10 1 Prior Lake 4 11 1 Rosemount 3 13 0 B Kennedy 0 16 0

Overall W L T 16 4 3 16 5 2 17 6 1 13 8 2 14 8 1 9 13 1 7 15 1 7 13 3 6 17 0 2 21 0

Saturday, Feb 19 • Rosemount at Lakeville North, 3 p.m.

Girls Hockey Friday, Feb. 11 • Lakeville South 4, Winona 1 • Lakeville North 4, Rochester Mayo 1 Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Lakeville South, 6, Owatonna 1 • Farmington 5, Lakeville North 4, OT Friday, Feb. 18 • Lakeville South vs. Farmington, 7:30 p.m., Owatonna, Four Seasons Arena. Thursday, Feb. 24 • Lakeville South/Farmington winner at Class AA state quarterfinals Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Friday, Feb. 25 • Class AA state semifinals Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Class AA consolation semifinals, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Saturday, Feb. 26 • Class AA finals, 7 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Third-place game 4 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Consolation final, noon, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Photo by Andy Rogers

Farmington’s Chloe Batta, No. 7, tries to maneuver around Lakeville North’s Alexis Joyce, No. 20, in the Section 1AA semifinals.

Tigers will play for section title Jessica Erchul’s 61 saves, Krystal Baumann’s hat trick puts Farmington girls hockey team in the final by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

It took 84 minutes and 101 shots to decide the winner in the Section 1AA semifinal Tuesday between Lakeville North and Farmington. Deep into the third overtime with 10 p.m. fast approaching, Farmington’s Hannah Alexander slapped the puck off the sidebar just past Lakeville North goalie Cassie Alexander to earn a 5-4 win. Krystal Baumann played part of all five Farmington goals securing a hat trick and two assists. “I just knew we were going to win,” Baumann said. “I couldn’t sleep last night. I knew it all day.” It wasn’t always obvious

to everyone else. Farmington trailed, 4-2, with less than 5 minutes of regulation remaining. Seconds after killing a penalty, Alexander scored her first goal, cutting the deficit to 4-3. One minute later Baumann tied it with an assist from Alexander. Overtime favored Lakeville North, which had 24 shots on goal to Farmington’s 10, but it was the one that went in that counted most. Lakeville North outshot Farmington 65-36, but Farmington goalie Jessica Erchul had enough saves for three wins with 61. “She’s been doing that since she was in eighth grade,” Baumann said.

Farmington will play top-seeded Lakeville South in the Section 1AA final Friday night at Four Seasons Arena in Owatonna. Farmington lost to Lakeville South, 5-1, on Nov. 20, 2010. “That was a really long time ago,” Baumann said. “We’re a totally different team now. We have much better chemistry. We’re like one big happy family.” Farmington has lost just once since Dec. 21, 2011. The key to continue winning will be getting some rest. “We dug in deep tonight,” she said. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Top-seeded South advances

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

Conference W L 8 1 6 3 6 3 6 3 5 4 3 6 2 7 0 9

Overall W L 17 4 16 5 11 9 10 10 13 8 9 12 3 17 4 17

Friday, Feb 18 • Farmington at Northfield, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22 • Chaska at Farmington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 25 • Farmington at New Prague, 7:30 p.m

Girls Basketball Team Chanhassen Farmington Shakopee New Prague Red Wing Chaska Holy Angels Northfield

Conference W L 9 2 8 3 8 3 8 3 6 5 4 7 1 10 0 11

Overall W L 15 7 19 3 18 4 16 7 15 6 10 13 5 18 7 15

Friday, Feb 18 • Northfield at Farmington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22 • Farmington at Chaska, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 25 • New Prague at Farmington, 7:30 p.m.

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Lakeville South’s Mara Post tries to maintain control of the puck during the team’s 6-1 victory over Owatonna in the Section 1AA semifinals on Tuesday. Sam More had two goals and KK Naasz, Post, and Ari Reed scored the others. Morgan Fritz-Ward had three assists and goalie Chelsea Laden had 25 saves. The girls will play Farmington on Friday in Owatonna for a berth in the state tournament. For more photos, go online at www.ThisweekLive. com.

Wheelchair basketball phenom chooses Missouri by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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

Conference W L T 12 1 0 10 3 0 7 6 0 6 7 0 5 8 0 4 9 0 4 9 0 4 9 0

Overall W L T 16 8 0 13 11 0 8 16 0 12 12 0 10 12 1 8 15 0 7 16 2 6 18 0

Thursday, Feb 17 • Farmington at Red Wing, 7:15 p.m.

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

Conference W L T 12 0 0 9 3 0 9 3 0 4 7 1 4 7 1 2 9 1 0 11 1

Overall W L T 18 6 0 16 9 0 15 9 1 12 12 1 9 12 3 8 16 1 1 19 1

Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Farmington 5, Lakeville North 4, OT Friday, Feb. 18 • Lakeville South vs. Farmington, 7:30 p.m., Owatonna, Four Seasons Arena.

Lakeville North’s Joe Dixon had decided where to take his talents. One of the top wheelchair basketball players in the country has chosen Missouri as the place he will spend the next few years playing basketball and studying journalism. Wheelchair basketball is a recent incarnation at the University of Missouri in the Central Intercollegiate Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The recent formation of the team appealed to Dixon. “I’d like to help build the program,” Dixon said. “They’re a pretty new team.”

Joe Dixon

Courage Center. He was part of National Wheelchair Basketball Association Varsity Division history when the team won its third National Championship in a row last April. He went to Australia with the U20 National team in 2009. He’s been with the Elite Camp that features the top 24 junior players in the world twice. His long-term goal with wheelchair basketball is to play on the U.S. National Team in the Paralympics. “I just plain love playing basketball,” Dixon said. “I’ve made a lot of really great fans. It gives me a really great outlet to express my athletic ability.”

There are seven collegiate level teams in wheelchair basketball, but Missouri had the academics Dixon was after. “The fact that I want to go into broadcast journalism. I was really thinking about academics with my decision,” Dixon said. Dixon has been busy in the past few years shooting Rogers is at hoops with the Junior Roll- Andy ing Timberwolves with the andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Photo by Andy Rogers

Lakeville South will host the Section 1AA meet on Friday night.

State aspirations lean toward individuals Sections loaded with top gymnasts by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Farmington girls gymnastics team is close to polishing off perhaps its best season ever. The girls set several school records this season both as a team and individually. As good as the season has been, it’s going to be difficult to move on to state. The girls will head to Lakeville South on Friday for the Section 1AA meet, where the overwhelming favorite to win the team competition is Northfield. Farmington saw what the Raiders could do during the Missota Conference meet on Feb. 11. The Tigers finished third in the Missota Conference behind Northfield and New Prague with 142.1 points. The girls were within striking distance of New Prague with less than a point separating the two, but Northfield had the top score in Minnesota so far with 149.3. The team’s goal is to finish second in Section 1AA on Friday. “I know we can do it if we keep our heads up,” coach Lynn Bauman said. They can do it if they build off the momentum from the conference meet when the girls broke their team record in the floor exercise with 36.850. “Floor was the most entertaining event for us,” Bauman said. “The girls really performed their hearts out.” Kiana Lord was second in the conference on the beam and fourth allaround. Nadia Lorencz was third on the vault. Terra Klima was third on the bars. The Tigers were short Kylie Wharton, who was out with an illness. “I am very proud of all the progress the girls have made,” Bauman said.

Lakeville North The defending Section 3AA champions are a long shot this year to repeat with Park of Cottage Grove and Eagan scoring 147-plus already this season. Lakeville North averages around 141. “Our best spot is third,” coach Milan Mad-

er said. “We’ll fight with Rosemount and Eastview for that.” The Panthers shouldn’t be shut out completely from the state meet. Ashley Myers has a good chance on vault and bars. Kelly Blake has one of the top vault scores. “There’s just too many good individuals in the section,” Mader said. “Park and Eagan both have a couple good allarounders.” It’s been a grueling season for the Panthers physically and mentally. “Their bodies are beaten up,” Mader said. “Two more weeks and we’ll be done. It will be a blessing for all of them.”

Lakeville South As the host of the Section 1AA meet, the Cougars are anxious to show off all their routines. The young team features just one junior to go with several sophomores and ninth-graders, but they still managed a season high 136.75 against their biggest rival, Lakeville North. “We came in wanting to grow as a team and as individuals and I believe we have done both of these things,” first-year coach Ashley Grover said. “It was challenging yet so rewarding. I have enjoyed building relationships, earning the girls’ trust, and re-developing and rebuilding this program.” The Cougars even relied on two seventh-graders on the varsity squad. “Allie Stowell and Bella Iverson have both helped the team on beam and floor this season as varsity competitors, so if I would have to pick girls who have improved the most, it would be them,” Grover said. For the section meet, Grover has the team focused on teamwork and having fun. With Northfield looming large over the rest, the best route to state is individually. “I want my girls to go out and show off their hard work,” Grover said. “I would love to see some individual qualifiers to state, and I feel that with confidence and control, we have the potential to do this.”

Croasdale 19th at state Alpine Lakeville North’s Connor Croasdale placed 19th at the state Alpine skiing competition Wednesday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. He finished his two runs in 1 minute, 10.1 seconds. Lakeville South’s Jonathan Schwegman placed 73rd with 1:34.4. Lakeville South’s Hayleigh Adams placed 24th with 1:19.5 and Amanda Larson was 33rd with 1:21.3.


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bers waited nervously until about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when doctors told them he was awake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After surgery, one doctor comes out telling us weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to wait until he wakes up,â&#x20AC;? Schrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you anything and it just wore on us. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop thinking about the brain injury. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking the worst and when they said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awake and you can see him, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the greatest thing. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re crying. There were lots of tears.â&#x20AC;? Before the game, team members heard Kochevar was listed in fair condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went through a lot today,â&#x20AC;? senior captain Emily Yetzer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started off a little shaky. We were all pretty tired. There was a lot of cryPayoff from Page 1A

ing, but Farmington stormed back. Lakeville North nearly doubled Farmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shotson-goal total. Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alli Harvey had two goals and an assist. Maggie Sandvig and Yetzer scored the other goals and Ashley Kloncz and Alexis Joyce each had two assists. The loss ends the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season at 20-7. With just two seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yetzer and Tori Bystedt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lakeville North should be a solid contender next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were excellent leaders, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come back,â&#x20AC;? Schrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We dealt with a lot of adversity. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a good loser anyway, but it breaks my absolute heart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a while to get over.â&#x20AC;?

plan to the overall financing for it,â&#x20AC;? Schorzman said. Some residents questioned if the money would be better used eliminating old bond debt. Walters said it is best to keep the cushion to avoid a drastic levy increase if an unexpected financial situation occurs. She said the funding plan will be reviewed annually so adjustments may be made if needed. Noting concerns citizens have repeatedly raised about the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond debt and how funds have been used, Council Member Julie May asked for staff to develop more information

about the bonds in the plan. Staff will provide more details of the total bond amount, cost of financing and how the money is spent, including engineering, administration and legal costs. To avoid confusion and promote fiscal transparency, the city will no longer pool project bond funds and shift money to cover various payments, according to Walters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going forward, we will put every project individually, and each project will be able to see what the true costs are,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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

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

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Lakeville

Fire Chief: Clear snow away from fire hydrants House fire last weekend in Lakeville underscores importance of helping emergency crews during winter conditions by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

A fire Saturday night in the 9900 block of 161st Street West in Lakeville illustrates a problem fire crews face when fighting blazes in the winter: buried fire hydrants. At around 10 p.m., Lakeville police reported seeing smoke coming from the home and evacuated all its residents. Lakeville fire crews arrived with 36 fire fighters, three engine-and-ladder and rescue trucks. They extinguished the blaze by 2:10 a.m., but not before the home suffered heavy damage to the rear of the house and the living room area, according fire department reports. The two fire hydrants near the home were buried in the snow and needed to be dug out, the report said. The fire is still under investigation. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents are staying in temporary housing until the fire damage is re-

paired. This was the second house fire since the first snowfalls of winter, Fire Chief Mike Meyer said. The first one occurred when there was less snow accumulation, so residents were able to help the fire crews dig out snowcovered hydrants. This time around, however, the task was more challenging. The sheer depth and breadth of the snowbanks poses a risk, Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most snow weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in years,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Meyer said he understood that residents can fall behind with digging out hydrants because of the sheer scope of snowfall, but he did say that buried hydrants can delay fire fighting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each truck only carries so much water,â&#x20AC;? he said. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to dig out the hydrants entirely, Meyer said. They only need to be exposed enough so crews can access them. E-mail Aaron Vehling at aaron. vehling@ecm-inc.com.

            

   

  

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Crossing allows some temporary deferral of property tax payments through 2027. Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty called anticipating the deferred income from the development by 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x153;optimistic.â&#x20AC;? Farmington Finance Director Teresa Walters said if the funds expected from Vermillion Crossing donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come in, or some other unexpected event occurs, the city has planned to maintain about $2.5 million balance in the project fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That (money) was built into the 195th Street project as a secondary, a backup

ing all day. But there was a big crowd out tonight. It got us really pumped up.â&#x20AC;? Kochevar was recovering in the intensive care unit during the 5-4 loss, which was deeply disappointing for the team that wanted to win one for Kochevar. The Panthers hung up Kochevarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lakeville North jersey on the bench to keep him there in spirit. They said it was strange not to have him there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They played their hearts out, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey,â&#x20AC;? Schrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They gave it their all. You only get so many chances. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the story of our season. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of shots but we just havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to put the puck in the net.â&#x20AC;? The Panthers led, 4-2, with less than five minutes remain-

  

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February 18, 2011 THISWEEK

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT New factors emerge when retiring in an uncertain economy efits, according to Allen W. Smith, a retired economics professor and author of the new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Looting of Social Security.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A pledge in the 1980s to only spend Social Security funds on benefits was broken by every presidential administration since.,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Money earmarked for seniors was diverted into the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund and used for whatever politicians chose to spend it on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Approximately $2.6 trillion of Social Security revenue that was supposed to be saved and invested for paying benefits to baby boomers, was instead spent for other things and replaced with non-marketable government IOUs,â&#x20AC;? he said. According to Smith, these IOUs represent only a claim against future government revenue. They have no monetary value, until and unless the government raises the money through future tax increases or borrowing to repay the missing money. Against this backdrop,

Area Senior Centers Hayes Community and Senior Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124; (952) 953-2300; e-mail: parks@ci.apple-valley.mn.us; Web site: www.ci.apple-valley. us/Parks/Programs_and _Activities/Seniors/main.html Burnsville Senior Center at Diamondhead Education Center, 296 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville, MN; (952) 7074120; Web site www.communityed191.org then click on Burnsville Senior Center Farmington Community Senior Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, MN 55024; (651) 463-4828, Web site: www.ci.farmington. mn.us/P&R_seniors.htm

Eagan Senior Center, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan, MN 55121; (651) 675-5500; Web site www.ci.eagan.mn.us go to Parks and Recreation and 55 Plus and Seniors Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044; (952) 985-4622; Web site: www.ci.lakeville. mn.us/ go to Parks and Recreation and Seniors Rosemount Area Seniors Do Drop Inn, Rosemount Community Center, 13855 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068; (651) 322-6000; Web site http://ci.rosemount.mn.us go to Parks and Recreation and Seniors

many are altering retirement plans: â&#x20AC;˘ Keep Working: Some seniors are now planning to stay on the job longer. Many who are physically able to work longer are postponing retirement until the future becomes clearer, because they know that once they retire, they may be unable to re-enter the workforce given todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high unemployment. â&#x20AC;˘ New Priorities: Many are shifting investment plans to ensure the money they need within five years of retirement is safe in low-risk investments, like fixed-income funds. This can help them endure shortterm market drops while the money they need later grows in more aggressive investments. â&#x20AC;˘ Belt Tightening: Many who are approaching retirement age are cutting back on spending and putting more into savings, in case their Social Security benefits get cut. Practicing austerity, and wisely investing the money that is saved, is one of the most viable options for seniors. With Social Security benefits accounting for nearly 40 percent of aver-

age income for retirees over 65, Smith is advising seniors to exercise caution in their financial decisions.

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