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Thisweek Farmington-Lakeville February 24, 2012 VOLUME 32, NO. 52

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Redistricting leaves major Lakeville vacancy Rep. Holberg moved north into Burnsville; Morgan plans to run in new district by Aaron Vehling Thisweek Newspapers

The redistricting of legislative districts, a decennial occurrence, has left Lakeville with a new House district without an incumbent and has pushed Rep. Mary Liz Holberg of Lakeville into a mostly-Burnsville, less conservative district. “As a senator, I’m very sorry to lose her from my senate district,” said Dave Thompson, who will run for re-election in the new Senate District 58. “I’m a huge fan of hers and admirer of her career and what she’s done as legislator.” Holberg will have to run for re-election in House district 56B, which covers a large chunk of Burnsville from the Lakeville border up to Highway 13, north of the I35W/I-35E split. The northwest portion of Lakeville is also in her district and encompasses the area surrounding Orchard Lake and south down I-35 to about 185th Street. Will Morgan, a former Burnsville legislator who served 2006-2010 in most of

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Holberg’s new district, told Thisweek he said the House Ways and Means Commitintends to run again for a House seat. He tee Chair was busy throughout the day had planned to run before the redistricting. with meetings. he said. The redistricting does not change Overall, Lakeville will go from reprethat. sentation of one Senate Dis “I’m looking forward trict with two House seats in to the challenge,” Morgan said district, to three Senasaid. tors and three House mem Morgan will have to inbers. troduce himself to voters In addition to Thompin southern Burnsville and son’s new Senate District northwestern Lakeville, but and the new Senate District is confident. He said his Rep. Holberg Will Morgan 56 in which Holberg’s new wife used to teach in ISD House District will reside, 196, which covers parts of the House dis- the Valley Park area of Lakeville will be trict around Burnsville Center. under Senate District 57, which is currently As for Lakeville, “I’ll go down there and under Tara Mack’s representation. meet some new people,” he said. “I look Thompson said his district has not forward to meeting folks and winning this changed immensely. race.” “I get the sense there is probably not a Most of Holberg’s current district falls dramatic change in the demographics and in that new, vacant House district 58A. politics of the district,” he said. Thisweek tried to reach Holberg for com- However, he will not approach this elecment for this story, but her legislative aide tion with complacency.

“I intend to run hard, door-knock and get information out about the issues,” Thompson said. It is not often an entire district is left without an incumbent following redistricting. Speculation abounds as to who is interested in a district that represents the bulk of Lakeville. Thompson declined to comment on potentially interested parties. Some pointed toward Lakeville City Council Member Matt Little, who just announced his bid for mayor last year and who lives in Valley Park. He would have to move further south to be in the new district. “Let there be no doubt,” he told Thisweek. “I’m running to be the mayor of our city.” Holberg could not be reached to respond to the possibility of her moving to the new, more Lakeville-centric district. Lakeville School Board Member and See Redistricting, 6A

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Lakeville Chamber of Commerce member and Rotarian David Bares has announced he will run for a seat on the Lakeville City Council. Bares is running on a platform of maximizing David Bares the efficiency of city services and helping to take Lakeville into the future. “My areas of focus are expected to include building a stronger business climate, more efficient delivery of city services and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” he said. Bares has lived in Lakeville since 2000. During this time he has been an active observer of city government, in addition to his involvement in civic organizations. He attends Financial Advisory Committee meetings, the new group approved by the City Council last year. “Some innovative things are coming out as a result of the finance committee,” Bares said. As a corporate recruiter, he said, he often recommends people living in Lakeville. “It’s a great place to live,” he said. “The city itself runs efficiently from a police standpoint, getting streets plowed, filling potholes...” However, he said there is a “general feeling out there that Lakeville City Council is not operating at the highest level right now on many fronts.” Bares owns and manages Bares Executive Search, LLC, a search firm that recruits talented executives for leading Minnesota companies. Bares has spent 15 years in the recruiting business, including positions at Robert Half International, LarsonAllen See Bares, 6A

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Burke will not seek re-election Public battles kept some candidates from Farmington but attracted Haugen

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Controversial Farmington School Board Member Tim Burke will not seek reelection in November. “I don’t plan to run,” said Burke, whose 2010 censure by then-fellow board members and complaints about district operations under former Superintendent Brad Meeks made headlines statewide. Burke’s plans against seeking a second term were set months ago, although kept confidential. Among those few to whom Burke confided his plans was Ken La Croix, the search consultant the

board hired last spring to lead its superintendent hiring process. Burke said he disclosed his plans to La Croix so the recruiter could inform superintendent candidates who might have been reluctant to apply in Farmington because Burke was on the board. “I didn’t want any candidate to think I’d be a problem with them,” Burke said. La Croix said there were candidates who did not apply for the position because of publicized turmoil in the Farmington School District. “Relationships beSee Burke, 6A

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Farmington Superintendent Jay Haugen, left, talks with School Board Member Tim Burke before a 2011 meeting.

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The Farmington Library is slated for a $1.3 million upgrade. Dakota County will begin a $32,000 needs assessment this month, with plans to begin improvements in 2013. County Facilities Manager Ken Harrington said the assessment will identify the projects to be completed, but said work will probably include new paint and carpet. Mary Scheide, Farmington branch manager, said the assessment will be a good opportunity to evaluate the branch’s current needs. “There are some things we don’t have in Farmington that many, but not all, branches have,” Scheide said. Harrington said the Farmington branch lacks a computer lab, study rooms and its meeting room is not up to the standard of other libraries in the system. Many branches have drive-through book drops, but Harrington questioned how a drive-through would work considering the small parking lot and building configuration. School District 917 rents about 3,500 square feet of space in the library, and Harrington said the county expects to eventually end that lease and expand the library into that space. Harrington said renovation will likely begin at the end of 2013. The library will have to be closed for part of the process. He anticipates the work will include cosmetic improvements and the branch would reopen in early 2014. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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The George Lucas-produced film “Red Tails” that hit theaters this year shined a spotlight on the Tuskegee Airmen, the talented African-American pilots and their crews who fought the Nazis during World War II. On Feb. 25 the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley will offer a real-life perspective on the first black U.S. military pilots with a program titled “The Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen.” The event will feature Joseph Gomer, one of the few surviving Tuskegee pilots of the original 996. The 91-year-old Duluth resident is believed to be the only Tuskegee pilot living in Minnesota. “Last March at the reunion of the Red Tail combat pilots there were 46 pilots remaining,” said LaVone Kay, marketing director for the CAF Red Tail Squadron, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of

Gomer encountered even as he was serving his country. On the train from Iowa to Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, he and his companions were shown to seats in the back of the dining car during breakfast one morning. A curtain was then pulled across, separating them from the other diners. “I got up and pulled it back a couple of times, then they closed it again,” Gomer recounted in his Red Tail Squadron bio. “Finally we got up and walked out.” “The Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen” runs from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave. Admission is free but registration on the Dakota County Library website is requested. More about the CAF Red Tail Squadron is at www.redtail.org. Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

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February 24, 2012 THISWEEK

Thisweek Columnist Women in business event bigger than an awards show by Tad Johnson Thisweek Newspapers

The best thing we do each year at Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune is our business newspaper’s annual Exceptional Businesswomen Award event. Eleven winners were honored on Thursday, Feb. 16, during a recognition breakfast at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn in Burnsville. It was a great event that included a chance for the winners to meet each other, and the rest of the community to learn about them. It is the best thing we do all year because the event galvanizes people across city boundaries and vocations under the cause of celebrating the achievements of these women. They are the risk-takers, the innovators and the people who get things done. We’ve received many positive comments about the event from those we recognized and those who attended the event. As our general manager and editor Larry Werner pointed out during the event, it almost didn’t happen this year. The organizers of last year’s event were no longer working for us when planning started. When the question was asked whether or not we should do it, ever the optimist, I responded: “Yes.” Four months later, we had a wonderful event that could not have hap-

pened without the help of our partner, the Dakota County Technical College Foundation, Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn and our sponsors. The foundation of the Rosemount college provided us with great committee leadership – Christine Pigsley, Lisa Bah, Tharan Leopold, LaDonna Boyd and Sarah Bauer, who is a graduate of the college and runs her own eventplanning business. They handled the heavy lifting of registration and day-of-the-event logistics. Of course, they also helped us select the winners, provided the sound and support in so many other areas. The folks at Nicollet Inn provided us with above-and-beyond service, a classy venue and a delicious breakfast. The other great part of the event is our past two years’ tradition of inviting a past winner to be our keynote speaker. Beth Krehbiel, a 2010 Exceptional Businesswomen Award winner and president of Fairview Ridges Hospital, did an amazing job relating key life and business lessons. Several people approached us after the event to say that we should print a her words of wisdom so more people could benefit from them. In addition to talking about the hospital’s role in the community along with her personal journey, she encouraged those in attendance with a few leadership metaphors.

She said one of the best qualities for a leader is to be more of a pine tree than a shade tree. “Be tall, visionary, straight and strong while not shading out the growth of others,” she said. “Give people around you enough space to grow and develop. Shade trees are beautiful but nothing ever grows underneath them.” She encouraged leaders to be watering cans rather than a measuring sticks. “We all need both,” she said, “but plants (and people) need nourishment before we can measure the progress. Be generous with praise and opportunity.” She also likened the best leaders to conductors rather than instrumentalists. “As a leader your job is to have the talented experts make beautiful music together,” she said. “That requires hearing the whole song and letting people have the right setting to be at their best.” She said one never sees a conductor turn to the audience and sing a solo. “The conductor lets the soloist have the center stage sometimes, and while not letting go of the baton, allows the soloist to set the pace. As a leader, it is important to give your talented people space and time to ‘have a solo’ – and learn to sometimes let them set the pace.” Another one of our speakers was Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth

Kautz, who hit on the reason why we have an event to honor women in business. Kautz said women represent only 18 percent of top leaders and make only 78.7 cents to every dollar a man makes, according a recent Benchmarking Women’s Leadership study. That needs to change, because women leaders are important to keep America growing out of this recession. Kautz said research has shown that women have a “risk smart” leadership style and their strength is in collaboration and embracing diverse perspectives, according to recent studies. We need more of that in business. The third class of Dakota County Exceptional Businesswomen includes CEOs, successful local business owners, nonprofit leaders and community contributors. The group includes women who have risen to the top to help lead international corporations, those who have founded small companies and grown them to serve greater markets and local business owners who have contributed to the community in not only their work but countless volunteer efforts. If you haven’t congratulated them yet, I encourage you to do so at your next opportunity. Our 2012 winners were: • Sunny Bhakta, owner of Comfort Inn, Lakeville, and Budget

Host Inn, Owatonna; • Connie Braziel, deputy director and chief operating officer of the Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley; • Jamie Dahlen, owner of Holiday Inn & Suites, Lakeville, and Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn, Burnsville; • Michele Engdahl, manager, government and community affairs for Thomson Reuters, Eagan; • Carrie Guarrero, senior vice president and regional manager for Cornerstone Mortgage Company, Burnsville; • Chris Holtan, founder, vice president, consultant for Lancet Software, Burnsville; • Peggy Johnson, community relations director, Dakota Electric, Farmington; • Sheila Longie, information destruction consultant of Shred Right; • Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge, Eagan; • Terri Shepherd, founder and CEO, Xact Resources Inc., Burnsville; and • Theresa Wise, senior vice president and chief information officer, Delta Airlines, Eagan. Tad Johnson is managing editor of Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune. He is at editor. thisweek@ecm-inc.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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I had dropped my keys on the Lake Marion trail, and one of the good people of the Lakeville community To the editor: I want to give my sincere went out of their way to help thank you to the person who me. Again, thank you so picked up my car keys and much. brought them to the Lakeville Police station Monday, TOM JOHNSON Lakeville Feb. 13.

Advocate to end poverty in state To the editor: The great recession of 2008 and its continuing aftershocks have affected many families throughout our state and made nearly

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all of us deeply conscious of our economic vulnerability at every socio-economic level. The recession has made it more compelling than ever to address economic precariousness and poverty. To that end our Minnesota Legislature spent $250,000 on the Commission to End Poverty. This legislative commission has developed excellent research-based recommendations to reduce poverty by as much as 27 percent in the state of Minnesota: raise the minimum wage, fully fund child care, increase tax credits for parents’ earnings, increase training, and increase participation in nutrition programs. Make these strategic investments and we all benefit. Less vulnerability. Reduced poverty. Contact your local legislators to let them know how important these recommendations are to you, your family, and your neighbors. You can find your legislator by using this state website and you can read the commission’s final report by going to the website www.commissions.leg.state. mn.us/lcep/LCEP_Final_ Report_SinglePgs.pdf. The Rev. Dr. Paula B. Nordhem Burnsville

Repairing our infrastructure To the editor: Much lately is being said or written about the need to put people back to work. As a teacher, I have seen the value of retraining and

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Government spends too much money

To the editor: Paul Hoffinger’s latest letter to Thisweek veers little from his endless diatribes that are always against the most productive members of our society. He complains of “monopoly capitalism” but fails to state that in a true free market environment, monopolies do not exist without the aid of government regulations. Unfortunately, these regulations have grown dramatically under the current Terry Yacono Eagan regime.

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Mr. Hoffinger conveniently avoids IRS and the Department of Labor statistics when he complains that the wealthy do not pay enough in taxes. Yet, the data clearly shows that the top 10 percent of income earners pay more than the bottom 60 percent combined. His notion that corporations and businesses should pay more taxes borders on childish foolishness. All businesses must pass all of their costs on to us, the consumers. They can pay no tax that we consumers will not bear. Nor can corporations earn too much. All earnings go to the shareholders, employees, and the further capitalization of the company. Now, as to the needless swipe at U.S. Rep. John Kline’s belief in the funding of education - of course the congressman knows that education is funded at record levels by taxpayers. The question we must ask is, “How much is enough?” The monopoly that is public education has never spent more per pupil. We must now recognize that socialism, progressive governments, and statism eventually destroys every economy which they embrace. Mr. Hoffinger, we do not have a problem raising obscene amounts of money by taxing the productive members of society. The problem is that we spend too much.

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other education in accomplishing this vital project. The work to accomplish this must involve a demand by citizens to fund the things that will put people to work. And I’m not talking about tax breaks, but real spending. This requires the top 1 percent paying a share of their income in taxes equal to the rate the rest of us pay. The work of retraining our workforce, of focusing on re-employment rather than rhetoric, is foremost in keeping our families intact. For the good of our country, we need the social safety net. If we hope to have an economy that works in our future, if we don’t want our children to suffer an even more severe decline in their standard of living, experts agree we must invest in our educational and physical infrastructure.

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Heritage Center clears another hurdle

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NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP Annual Meeting and Election of Officers Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of New Market Township, County of Scott, State of Minnesota that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. In case of inclement weather, the Annual Election and Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Voting hours are from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. To be elected are two (2) Supervisors for a term of three (3) years, one (1) Supervisor for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) Clerk for a term of two (2) years. Absentee Voter Information: To obtain an absentee ballot application contact the Township Clerk at 952 461 1920 or Scott County Elections at 952 496 8161. Voters can also vote at the County Government Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday March 10, 2012 from, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Annual Meeting will be held at approximately 8:30 PM to levy money for the annual Township budget and to conduct any other business. The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the following location: New Market Township Hall 8950 230th St E Lakeville, Mn 55044 Corner of Cty Rd 29 and Cty Rd 91 LeRoy Clausen Clerk New Market Township Published on 2/24/2012 and 3/2/2012. 2914231 2/24-3/2/12

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Annual Town Meeting and Election of Officers Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Credit River Township, in the County of Scott, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The Election will be held at the Credit River Town Hall at 18985 Meadow View Blvd. Polls will open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm to elect the following town officers: Supervisor Seat A for a three (3) year term Supervisor Seat D for a three (3) year term The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 pm on March 13, at the Legends Club, located at 8670 Credit River Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372 to conduct all necessary town business as prescribed by law. If inclement weather should occur on the above scheduled date, the Annual Meeting and Election would be held on the third Tuesday in March at the above scheduled times and places. Cathy Haugh (/s) Township Clerk Credit River Township Posted February 14, 2012 at 9:00am 2909811 2/17-24/12

by Aaron Vehling Thisweek Newspapers

The Heritage Center in Lakeville will proceed on schedule. At its Feb. 21 meeting, the City Council approved design plans and specif i c a t i o n s , Mark t r i g g e r i n g Bellows preparations for the project to go out to bid for construction services March 20. The City Council debated the project for much of 2011 and voted 3-2 to authorize the repurposing of the former police station on Holyoke Avenue to house three local organizations: the Lakeville seniors, the Lakeville Area Historical Society and Lakeville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. Since that Aug. 1 vote, Wold Architects was charged with designing the remodel, and Contegrity Group was hired to manage the construction. The city will accept bids on multiple aspects of the project, City Administrator Steve Mielke said. The city will act as general contractor with independent firms bidding on aspects of the project such as electrical, plumbing and roofing. The council will vote on bids April 2.

Some community volunteers have made in-kind donations, helping to tear down some of the existing police-centered fixtures in the building. Residents have donated money toward the project – about $70,000 so far, according to Parks and Recreation Director Steve Michaud. Donations have varied in amount, with one family, Vernon and Tonete Jensen, donating $10,000 – the largest single sum. The fundraising goal is about $338,000. Michaud and city staff members estimate the construction will cost about $1.1 million. As reported in a previous Thisweek story, Michaud had planned to use about $250,000 in park dedication funds as a bridge loan until the fundraising goal is met. This idea has had a mixed response. Council Member Kerrin Swecker said she “doesn’t have any doubts that we can raise the ($338,000). We may have to explore other opportunities besides park dedication funds.” Council Member Colleen LaBeau, whose business is real estate, said she has heard from other builders concerned about the use of park dedication funds for expenditures other than parks. LaBeau was concerned that the current Senior Cen-

ter building downtown has not yet found a buyer. She worried about the the city being on the hook for yet another vacant building. She also wondered about the viability of raising six figures given the current economic climate. Mayor Mark Bellows shared this concern. “Everyone understands you have benefited this city incredibly with your fundraising ability,” Bellows said to Michaud. However, “my fear is you will retire before we raise this money.” Michaud said he was confident the city would ultimately raise the money, “whether I am here or not.” Council Member Laurie Rieb, who works in fundraising for 360 Communities, said the Lakeville “community is very generous. I believe that the community is behind this project. I have faith.” Michaud admitted the current Senior Center building is an issue. “The only unknown is that building,” he said, adding that he “didn’t promise it’d be sold right away.” The council voted 4-1 in favor of moving the project along, with Bellows the only no vote. Aaron Vehling is at aaron.vehling@ecm-inc.com or www. facebook.com/thisweeklive.

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February 24, 2012 THISWEEK

Amid family tragedy, Farmington teen helped others Jessica Autey receives official commendation

by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers

While in the midst of a family tragedy, a Farmington high school student reached out to help others in pain. Jessica Autey, 18, was one of six Minnesota students named distinguished finalists in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. With friend Amber Cummings, Autey made and distributed 216 activity kits for hospitalized teenagers, many suffering from cancer. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson recognized Autey with an official commendation for her volunteerism at the Feb. 21 City Council meeting. “Thanks for coming tonight so we can honor you, and thank you for everything you did for the children’s hospital,” Larson said. “I’m sure they really appreciate it, and we’re honored to have you in our community.” U.S. Rep. John Kline met the high school senior Thursday to recognize her achievement. Autey first noticed there was a need for the activity kits while regularly visiting her five-year-old brother Timmy in the hospital where he was undergoing cancer treatments. Timmy had been diagnosed with a rare type of

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Farmington Mayor Todd Larson presented Farmington High School senior Jessica Autey a certificate of commendation at the Feb. 21 City Council meeting. leukemia in July of 2009, and was undergoing aggressive treatments. He and other youngsters would receive small gifts of toys and books, but Autey noticed older children were often overlooked. Autey and Cummings held a garage sale and car wash, raising $1,600, to make and distribute the kits, filled with games, books and toiletries. But before the project was complete, Timmy’s cancer was determined at a level four, the final stage, and he died in June, 2010. Autey said she considers the project a way to give back to the hospital, where Timmy and her family received sup-

port and care. “I feel like I have to give back to them after everything they did to help Timmy,” she said. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represents the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service. Over 5,000 local honorees entered the contest and were reviewed by an independent panel. Judging criteria included personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

Burke/from 1A tween board members was a concern and what influence that might have on their life as a superintendent of the district,” La Croix said. Even La Croix admitted he had concerns about whether he wanted to take the job of trying to lure a new superintendent to Farmington. “I thought twice about taking it on,” La Croix said, noting that while he’s seen boards not get along before, he had never seen a member censured by his own board and so frequently appear in the press. The censure came after years of vocal concerns Burke raised about district leadership, finances and communications. Before he was a board member, Burke led a vigorous opposition campaign to a 2007 district proposal for a $24 million sportsplex connected to Farmington High School. The facility was proposed to include tennis courts, two ice rinks an Olympic-sized pool and a four-court auxiliary gym. Farmington voters overwhelmingly rejected the bond proposal, but the issue sparked controversy that grew as did contention between Meeks and Burke, who questioned district spending and criticized Meeks for running what he said was a top-down command structure. Burke’s campaign and crusade for open communication in the district eventually led to an unprecedented investigation into whether Burke, a board member by then, had bro-

ken data privacy laws. Multiple legal agencies reviewed investigation findings, but the matter was eventually dropped for lack of evidence. although the 2010 board censured Burke for allegedly violating board conduct codes. The investigation also included allegations some district staff were instructed to regulate how and when Burke received information he requested. In February, 2011, Meeks resigned mid-contract after a closed board meeting, an unexpected development that led to the search for a new superintendent. After years of news accounts relating conflict in the district, concerns were raised about whether superintendent candidates would want to lead Farmington schools. La Croix said he shared Burke’s decision with the two finalists, Jay Haugen and Rod Thompson. “I think it did have some influence,” La Croix said of the revelation. “There was so much publicity about (Burke) and they were concerned about their own opportunity.” Thompson dropped out of the race, taking a job leading Shakopee Schools, and Haugen accepted the Farmington superintendent position. Under the new district leadership, Burke and the board have worked to mend relationships and focus on student achievement. The investigation hasn’t been mentioned since last fall, when Burke requested reimbursement of $5,183 in legal expenses he incurred. His request was denied;

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Board Chair Tera Lee cited concerns about setting precedent. The morning after that September, 2011 vote, Burke sent an email to supporters, thanking them but stating he is finished with the matter. “It’s time to move on. We have a new superintendent which is certainly one of the most beneficial by-products of this whole mess,” he wrote. Burke said Monday he has received several checks from constituents meant to help defray his legal costs, but he has returned them. His reimbursement request was never about the money, he said. It was about the district saying it was wrong. In meetings, Burke and the board are focusing on budget and student achievement; Burke publicly speaks highly of Haugen’s leadership. “Now that we do have a new superintendent, and we’ve essentially had a change of administration, I think the district is in considerably better shape than it was,” Burke said, noting the current administration is “much more straight forward in dealing with the budget.” Meanwhile, tension in the district has eased considerably. Haugen told Thisweek Tuesday that during the interview process, he was not concerned about Burke’s plans, and they played no role in his decision to accept the job, although he could see how it could be a concern for some people. Instead, Haugen said, Farmington’s challenges drew him to the job. “It attracted me,” he said. “I’m always up for some kind of a challenge and you could just feel this was a great place and could do lots of things.” La Croix agreed, noting the board worked together well during the hiring process; he is confident things are improving in the district under Haugen’s leadership. “I feel really good about what happened there,” La Croix said. “Jay brought a whole new dimension and it’s been very good how that board worked together and I feel good —there’s a new day there.” Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

Redistricting/from 1A former City Administrator Bob Erickson, who lives virtually on the border of 56B and the new, vacant district, was another object of speculation. He declined to reply with his intentions, but did indicate on the record that he has received a lot of support for his role on the School Board. Erickson ran against Thompson for state Senate in the 2010 primary. He most recently served on the state commission charged with revamping the state’s integration funding program. In Farmington, Rep. Pat Garofalo’s new House district would expand to more townships south and east, as it follows Thompson’s new district boundaries. Even though his new Senate District 58 mostly follows his current District 36, Thompson said there is danger in being overly presumptive about election outcomes. “Any politician confident about that is confident at their own peril,” he said. Aaron Vehling is at aaron.vehling@ecm-inc.com or www. facebook.com/thisweeklive. Bares/from 1A Search, Korn Ferry International and Best Buy. Council members Kerrin Swecker and Laurie Rieb are both up for re-election this year. Neither has issued a formal reelection announcement yet. Aaron Vehling is at aaron.vehling@ecm-inc.com or www. facebook.com/thisweeklive.


THISWEEK February 24, 2012

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Charles E. Jr ‘Chuck’ Randall Randall, Charles E. Jr. ‘Chuck’ age 73, of Apple Valley, passed away suddenly on Feb 16, 2012. Chuck served his country in the US Navy; he wor k e d f o r Ellerbe Architects and retired from HGA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles ‘Ed’ Sr. and Susan Randall and brother, George Randall; brother in law, Tom Gustine. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Karen; daughters, Aimee (Tom) M ediger an d H e at h e r (Rob) Milton; grandchildren, Luke, Leia, Faith, Ethan and Emily; sisters Barb Gustine and Connie Randall; sister-in-law, Anna Randall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, was 11 AM Friday (2/24), at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 Co. Rd. 42., Burnsville, visitation was on Thursday from 4-8 PM at the White Fu ne ral Ho m e , 1 4 56 0 Pennock Ave. Apple Valley, MN (952 432 2001) and 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Interment, Lebanon cemetery, Apple Valley. In lieu of flowers memorials will be donated to DaVita Kidney Trust. on Line condolences at www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Gary L. Waller

Age 62, of West St. Paul, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 16, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Pamela; children, Michel (Gwen) Waller, Jennifer (David) McDevitt, Danielle (Andy) Faust, Kathryn Kiecker and Ann Kiecker; grandchildren, Arelys, Keegan, Connor, Silas and Carson; mother, Deloris Novak; father, George Waller; siblings, Richard (Sonia) Waller and Gale Mackey; nieces, nephews, many relatives and friends. Funeral service was held 11 AM Wednesday, (2/22) at Faith Covenant Church, 12921 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville, visitation was on Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave S. was 1 hr prior to service at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials will be donated to Eden Baptist Church in Savage where Gary was a member. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952 894 5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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Calvin C. Kimber Age 87 of Northfield formally of Castle Rock Township passed away on 2/19/12. Survived by children Kurt (Angela Wyatt) Kimber, Casey Kimber, Christine (Lori Walker) Kimber, and Carol (John) Lowry. Grandchildren Clay, Sam, Grace and Gus. Great Grandson Oscar. Funeral Service 11AM was held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 8th St. Farmington, MN. Visitation was 5-8pm Wednesday at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St. and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment, Castle Rock Valley Cemetery. In acknowledgement of their wonderful and loving end of life care, memorials (and in lieu of flowers) to Northfield Care Center, 900 Cannon Valley Dr. Northfield, MN. 55057. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Passed away peacefully on February 15, 2012 at the age of 96. Helen was born on 1/14/1916 in Minneapolis, MN to Axel Henrik Nord (1887–1973) and Ida Augusta Andersson (1878-1962). She was the younger sister to Katherine Lillian Rossman. (1914-1936). In 1934 Helen graduated from Washburn High School. She worked for the First National Bank in the proof department and attended business school. While working at the bank she met and married Harlan Herbert Erlandson (1950). Helen was a very loving and caring mother to their two children, Michael Harlan Erlandson (1951-1989) and Katherine S. Erlandson. Helen loved sewing, playing piano, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church for 44 years. She was also a volunteer working with the Mentally Retarded, League of Women Voters and the American Legion Auxiliary. Helen was preceded in death by her husband (2012), father, mother, sister and son. She is survived by her daughter Kathi, nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends. The funeral was held at St. James Lutheran Church 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00AM. Visitation was one hour before the funeral service at church. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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Congratulations to Emmett Zweber, who celebrates his 50th Anniversary with State Farm. His career as a State Farm Agent began on March 1, 1962, in his Mother’s dining room, in Prior Lake. He later moved his business to Burnsville, where he continues to service his policyholders. We are so proud of you, Dad! Love, Jon, Jennell and Jason!

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Schreiner Bindl

Robin Schreiner, daughter of Terry and Christine Shreiner of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Michael Bindl, son of Jim and Gayle Bindl of Spring Green, Wisconsin, announce their engagement. Robin is a 2002 graduate of Lakeville Senior High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is currently employed by Bluestem Brands in Eden Prairie. Michael is a 2001 graduate of River Valley High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business administration. He is currently employed at Goodrich in Burnsville. An outdoor wedding is planned for June 2, 2012, in Lakeville.

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Standings

Saxton repeats as state champ

South Suburban Boys Basketball

Team Conference Overall W L W Lakeville North 14 1 22 Eastview 14 1 22 Apple Valley 12 3 19 Eagan 9 6 13 Prior Lake 8 7 12 Lakeville South 6 9 11 B Kennedy 5 10 8 Rosemount 4 11 10 B Jefferson 2 13 5 Burnsville 1 14 1

Wrestlers win first section dual in a decade

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Friday, Feb 24 • Eastview at Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m. • Apple Valley at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28 • Lakeville South at Eagan, 7:15 p.m. • Rosemount at Lakeville North, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Mar 2 • Lakeville North Prior Lake, 7:15 p.m. • Burnsville Lakeville South, 7:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball Team Conference Overall W L W B Kennedy 15 2 20 Eastview 15 2 20 Lakeville North 13 4 17 Apple Valley 9 8 14 Prior Lake 9 8 12 B Jefferson 8 9 10 Eagan 5 12 8 Burnsville 4 13 9 Lakeville South 4 13 9 Rosemount 3 14 8

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Friday, Feb 24 • Lakeville North at Apple Valley, 7:15 p.m. . Wednesday, Feb 29 • Lakeville South at Section 2AAAA quarterfinals • Lakeville North at Section 1AAAA quarterfinals Saturday, Mar 3 • Lakeville North at Section 2AAAA semifinals • Lakeville South at Section 1AAAA semifinals

Boys Hockey Team Conference Overall W L T W L T Eagan 15 1 1 21 3 1 Lakeville South 13 4 0 17 8 0 Burnsville 11 4 1 15 9 1 Apple Valley 8 6 3 11 11 3 Prior Lake 8 7 0 15 10 0 Lakeville North 7 9 0 12 13 0 B Jefferson 6 9 2 6 16 3 Eastview 4 10 1 10 13 2 Rosemount 1 15 0 5 20 0 B Kennedy 0 8 0 5 20 0 Thursday, Feb. 23 • Winona at Lakeville South, 7 p.m. • Farmington at Lakeville North, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 • Winona/Lakeville South winner vs. Rochester Mayo/Rochester John Marshall winner, 2 p.m., Rochester Rec Center • Lakeville North/Farminton winner vs. Rochester Century/Owatonna winner, 8 p.m. Rochester Rec Center Thursday, March 1 • Seciton 1AA final, 7 p.m. Rochester Rec Center

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Saturday, Feb. 11 • Lakeville North 7, KassonMantorville 1 • Lakeville South 4, Rochester Mayo 0 Thursday, Feb. 16 • Lakeville North 5, Lakeville South 2 Thursday, Feb. 23 • Lakeville North vs. Roseau, 8 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Friday, Feb. 24 • Lakeville/Roseau winner vs. Minnetonka/Eagan winner, 8 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul • Lakeville North/Roseau loser vs. Eagan/Minnetonka loser, noon, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Saturday, Feb. 25 • Class AA state final, 7 p.m. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul

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Saturday, Feb. 18 • Lakeville South 69, Edina 12 • Lakeville North 45, Farmington 28 • Shakopee 64, Lakeville South 17 • Shakopee 36, Lakeville North 22

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Boys Basketball Team Conference Overall W L W Chanhassen 10 1 18 New Prague 7 4 15 Holy Angels 7 4 13 Chaska 7 5 13 Farmington 5 6 9 Shakopee 5 7 9 Red Wing 4 7 9 Northfield 0 11 5

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Tuesday, Feb. 28 • Farmington at Chanhassen, 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Feb. 29 • Farmington at Section 1AAAA tournament

Boys Hockey Team Conference Overall W L T W L T Chanhassen 12 1 1 20 4 1 Holy Angels 10 2 2 10 12 2 New Prague 10 4 0 13 11 1 Red Wing 8 5 1 12 12 1 Northfield 6 7 1 13 10 1 Farmington 4 9 1 7 16 2 Shakopee 2 12 0 4 20 1 Chaska 1 13 0 4 22 0 Thursday, Feb. 23 • Farmington at Lakeville North, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 • Lakeville North/Farminton winner vs. Rochester Century/Owatonna winner, 8 p.m. Rochester Rec Center

Lorencz to represent Tigers at state gymnastics meet

Photo by Andy Rogers

Lakeville North’s Ben Saxton skis at the section meet earlier this month. He won his second straight state Nordic title last weekend in Biwabik skiing the course in 28 minutes, 52.2 seconds, which was more than a minute faster than anyone else. His teammate Lewis Kunik finished in 23rd and Lakeville South’s Michael Picken was 82nd. In the girls race, Amy Ferguson was the first Lakeville North girl across the finish line placing 56th. Lakeville South’s Maggie Singer was 68th, North’s Sara Nelson 73rd and South’s Caraline Slattery was 107th.

The Farmington gymnastics team finished in third place at the Section 3AA meet last weekend with 139.6 points, almost five points behind the winner, Park of Cottage Grove. It wasn’t the team’s season high, but it was far from the season low. Coach Lynn Bauman highlighted the floor and vaulting scores, but the bars gave the Tigers trouble with a few falls. “I know the girls were saddened with the outome knowing they could have done better, but as we all know in gymnastics you get one chance and hope for the best,” Bauman said. “I have to say with our team I am very proud of them and all their successes they had this year. With this year at an end for team they now have already began setting goals for next year.” But Nadia Lorencz’s season is far from over. She’ll qualify for the Class AA state individual meet this

weekend at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis in every event except the bars. “We are very excited for Nadia,” Bauman said. “Her performance was top notch.” At the section meet, she had the third-best all around score with a 37.0, which could have been higher if not for a rare fall on the bars. Still, few girls in the state can pull off a score higher than 37. At the section meet she broke her own school record in the vault with a 9.725, which was also the best in the section. She was also third in the beam with a 9.15 and second in the floor exercise with a 9.525. Kiana Lord came close to qualifying individually, scoring a 9.275 in the vault and 9.35 on the floor.

Wrestling The Farmington wrestling team did something last week it hadn’t done in 10 years. The Tigers won a section dual on Feb. 18, beating Bloomington Jefferson 66-

18. The last time Farmington won a section dual was on Feb. 14, 2002. The Panthers lost in the quarterfinals later that day to Lakeville North 45-28. “We had some guys wrestle really well against North and get bonus points for us,” coach Chad Olson said. “(Jacob) Gabbard, (Matt) Rustad and (Bret) Hoffman all won by fall. Three weeks ago none of them won by fall, so it was great to see them improve.” “(Joseph) Hoeve wrestled well at 152 and won by major. The difference in the dual was we lost eight matches and seven of them were by fall. We can’t give up six points every time we get beat.” The individual tournament is Friday and Saturday in Shakopee with the state tournament March 1-3 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Wrestlers such as Gabbard, Taylor Venz and Hoeve are in the running for a spot at state. Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

Lakeville North wins one for its coach Panthers defeat rival Lakeville South 5-2 in section final by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers

There are a lot of reasons to win a hockey game. The Section 1AA final between Lakeville North and Lakeville South girls hockey team was for the right to play at the state tournament and bragging rights over their closest rival. The biggest motivation for the Lakeville North girls hockey team is to win one for their coach Buck Kochevar. “We’re so happy to have Buck back,” said junior Ashley Kloncz, who scored two goals and two assists in the section final win over South. “We all wanted to play for Buck and go to state. I just wanted to keep going for him.” Kochevar wasn’t able to coach the team last year in the Section 1AA playoffs. He was in the hospital recovering from a fall he took during practice in February 2011. A few days later the Panthers lost in the section semifinal to Farmington. For 2011-12 they wanted another chance to play at state. “It was the worst loss of my career,” said Christi Vetter, who had two goals in the victory over Lakeville South, “Throughout the year, we’ve been building off the situation. It’s the theme of the season for him to get to state with us.” Under doctors orders,

Kochevar couldn’t step onto the ice to coach the girls until recently. “It was hard at the beginning of the year,” Kloncz said. “He was with us in spirit, but it’s a totally different atmosphere now.” The Panthers defeated Lakeville South 5-2 on Feb. 17 in Owatonna for the right to go to state this weekend. For Kochevar, he’s just happy to be there when it happened. “It’s a great bunch of girls,” Kochevar said. “It’s a special place in my heart for what happened, but it’s not about me. I’m glad I’m healthy. I’m glad to be standing up straight. I’m just proud of this team.” Many of the girls know how special it is to play at the state tournament as they were with the team in 2010, the first time the team qualified. “You’re treated like a princess there,” Kloncz said. “It’s the best feeling. It’s the best thing I’ve done in hockey.” Last time around the girls were happy just to be there. “It was complete shock, I mean it’s the Xcel,” Vetter said of her last trip. “You can’t even explain it. It’s just that moment. You know you’re never going to have that again. I can be my complete self and play the game I’ve always wanted to play.” The Panthers earned the No. 4 seed at state See Lakeville North, 9A

Photos by Andy Rogers

Above, Lakeville North coaches including head coach Buck Kochevar, right, celebrate moments before the final buzzer in the Section 1AA final win over Lakeville South. Right, the Lakeville North girls hockey team celebrates after receiving the Section 1AA plaque.

Lakeville gymnasts to crowd state meet Panthers will compete as a team on Friday by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers

The announcers at the Class AA state gymnastics meet will be saying Lakeville frequently this weekend. Three Lakeville South gymnasts qualified for the individual meet on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. They will see four Lakeville North individuals there as well the day after Lakeville North competes at the team meet. The Panthers will be making their 17th appearance at state, second as Lakeville North, after winning the Section 2AA title on Feb. 17 with 141.3

points, which wasn’t exactly a season high. “(It was) not a good meet for us — many falls, uncommon routines,” head coach Teri Homan said. “It was nice to win and advance to state, but it wasn’t even close to our best meet.” Their last trip in 2010, the girls finished fourth, which is the team’s goal this Friday. “This is a goal the girls made and I believe that can accomplish this,” Homan said. “The pressure is off them and I expect to see the routines I know they are capable of competing at the state meet on Friday night.”

With Northfield, Roseville and St. Cloud Tech scoring in the upper 140s, it will be a challenge to top them. Ashley Myers is the only remaining gymnast who competed with the 2010 team. As a senior, her section performance was one of her best yet. She won the section all around competition with a 37.0. She also won the vault (9.475), beam (9.25), and the floor exercise (9.624). “She was very goal driven all season to make up for last year,” Homan said. Myers qualified for state individually in 2009

and 2010, but last season floor competition. she fell short in a loaded Cougars section. “She had a great season Lakeville South finof training and compet- ished in second place with ing,” Homan said. 139.325 points, one place Myers will be joined shy of the goal, but there by three other teammates were still plenty of Cougar at the individual tourna- cheers. ment. “We ended on our sea Junior Emma Johnson son high team score and will try to balance on the get to send three indibeam while eighth grade viduals to the state meet vaulters Ashley Nowicki on Saturday,” head coach and Rachel Okins will Ashley Grover said. make their first of what Lakeville South hasn’t could be many state trips. had a representative at “It shows that we have the state meet since Kayla great promise for the fu- Widmar finished third all ture,” Homan said. around in 2010. The Cou Senior Maddy Shinn gars haven’t sent three just missed qualifying for since 2009 with Widmar, state in both the bars and See Gymnasts, 9A


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Brianna Zimmer and Vanessa Zahratka. Last year the girls were in a rebuilding mode. “We have come a long way in just one year and I would have to say it was the girls’ commitment, dedication, hard work and team work that played into their success this year,” Grover said. “We walked in as a team and that is how we looked all night — together. We have worked hard all season on the little things and to see them shine on Friday night was a great end to a fabulous team season. I couldn’t be more proud of them and my staff. “I know the girls were proud as well, to see their smiles and hear how excited they are for next weekend is a great feeling.” Kaila Seurer and Caylee Alves will compete in the all around competition, meaning they’ll participate in everything including bars, vault, floor and beam at state. Seurer was second in the section and Alves was third. Kylie Prouty will join them in the bars and floor competitions. She was fourth in the section for bars and third on the floor.

thanks to a 22-5-1 record and a South Suburban Conference title, a first for North. The Panthers were scheduled to play Roseau at 8 p.m. on Thursday. With a victory, the Panthers will play the winner between the defending state champion and top seed Minnetonka and Eagan at 8 p.m. on Friday. Visit www.Thisweeklive. com for updates. Beating Lakeville South in the Section 1AA final felt like quite the achievement for the girls. The teams were tied through most of the second period until Vetter took the lead late in the third with an assist from Kloncz. In the third, Lakeville North took advantage of a few power plays for a goal each from Kloncz and Vetter. “Our team is always the best in the second period,” said Vetter, who had total of five goals and four assists during the playoffs. “We just have to keep thinking positive thoughts. South is such a good team. It’s completely different playing them.” Tori Bailey scored South’s first goal with assists from Callen Naasz and Ari Reid in a shorthanded situation. Jordan Gill scored the other

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with an assist from Morgan Morse. North goalie Cassie Alexander, who had 30 save, along with the rest of the defense kept South scoreless through the final two periods. Lakeville South’s Chloe Crosby had two eight saves and Taylor Gustafson had 12. “It’s way different than a cross town rivalry,” Kochevar said. “You just play differently. You don’t want to, but it’s always in your mind. You want to have the bragging rights. “I though South played exceptionally well. We had to keep up with them. The girls stayed with them.” Megan Skelly scored the other goal for North. Taylor Flaherty, Allie Harvey, Maddie McClade and Dani Sadek had assists in the win. These teams have played in section finals before. Lakeville North won 2-0 in 2010 in an upset for the higher-ranked South program to qualify for state. Last season Lakeville South won the conference and section title. The stakes were higher this year as both teams spent much of the season ranked in the top 20 in Class AA and they have both secured more than 20 victories.

Lakeville swimmers aspiring for a spot at state

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by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers

Swimmers and divers in Lakeville are hoping to flood the pool at the state meet next weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. To get there, athletes from Lakeville North and South will need to swim qualifying times at the Section 3AA on Friday. Rosemount is favored in Section 3AA with North, South and Prior Lake vying for that second spot. “Earning a trophy by finishing as one of the top two team is not in the cards this year,” Lakeville South coach Rick Ringeisen said. “Instead the focus will be on making the finals and qualifying for the state meet.” The Panthers have high hopes after finishing the season second in the South Suburban Conference and seventh at the state True Team meet. “The highlight for me always is seeing the boys continue to improve their times throughout the season,” Lakeville North coach Dan Schneider said. His goal is to qualify all three relays along with as many individuals as possible.

Nathan Regan, Trae Schindler, Brandon Jensen, Nick Saloka, Tim Mitchell, Hunter Burchfield and Ryan Young all have a chance to make it individually. They all qualified for state in either a relay, individually or both last season. Young, Burchfield and Mitchell were part of the seventh-place medley relay team, and Mitchell made the finals in the individual medley. This time around, they would all like to swim in the finals. First they have to qualify at the section meet, which is scheduled for Friday at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Others such as Alex Dahlgren, Zach Smith, Kyle Kleiner and Cameron Verby will also have a chance, according to Schneider. “As always our goal will be to have lifetime best swims and if we do that we will have had a successful meet,” Schneider said. Lakeville South also had a thrilling season, going undefeated in dual meets since the new year. The boys also finished ninth at the True Team state meet. “To be considered one of the top 10 teams in

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February 24, 2012 THISWEEK

Farmington man charged with sexually assaulting minor

Lakeville student thespians honored for StarKid participation by Mike Ricci

Police: Adam Bentz warned girl not to tell

by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers

A Farmington man is charged with three felonies for repeated sexual assault of a minor girl. Adam Walter Bentz, 35, allegedly put his hand down the girl’s shirt and played with her breast at least four times.

Police say he also masturbated in front of the child and touched her sexually at least two times. A Dakota County Attorney’s Office criminal complaint also alleges Bentz touched the girl over her shorts two or three times and on one of those occasions penetrated her

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vagina with his finger. Bentz allegedly told the victim “many times” not to tell anyone about the abuse because he will get in big trouble. Farmington police stated Bentz and the victim frequently sent text messages to each other, and between Jan. 17 and Feb. 8, officers captured several conversations of a sexual nature. The complaint states that police began to stand in for the victim in the text conversations, and Bentz encouraged the girl to try masturbating. The complaint says Bentz warned the girl not to tell anyone and if she does he would “go to jail for a long time.” Police say Bentz returned from his job as a truck driver Feb. 11 and while he was speaking to police, admitted to touching the victim’s breasts over her clothing and sending her the text messages. Bentz is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first and second degree and communication of sexually explicit material to children. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

From their school’s theater to the big stage, five Lakeville students were afforded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent. The students were honored at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres recently for their participation in CDT’s StarKid program, which recognizes students for excellence in musical theater. As a part of the honor, the students were given the opportunity to briefly perform in CDT’s current version of the musical classic “Hairspray,” and the program ran through all of November 2011 and January 2012. In that time the theater honored a total of 100 student actors statewide. The students attend Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools, as well as the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. The students selected for the program were Briley Fenimore, Hannah Johnson, McCall Halliday, Brendon Jones and Andrew Kohagen. According to Kris Howland, public relations director for CDT, theater experts at each school were asked to select the students. “As part of their experience, the students received lines to memorize, were given dressing rooms, and an

opportunity to work with cast members to learn choreography before experiencing an actual walk-on role in ‘Hairspray,’ ” she said. Howland said the honor is not ceremonial in nature, but rather it is an opportunity for theater students to participate in a professional production. “Each StarKid received the rare opportunity to meet with the dance captain for a private choreography lesson for the show,” Howland said. Briley Fenimore, a senior at LNHS, was in eighth grade when his interest in theater first became apparent to him. He recalled his first time ever on stage. “I think it would have been my sophomore year in high school in ‘Hello Dolly,’ ” Fenimore said. “It definitely started my love for theater.” Since, Fenimore has sustained his activity in theater at Lakeville North, and he intends to continue performing through college and beyond, but will do without a career in the industry. Choir director Paul Wigley nominated the senior. Fenimore said it took about 45 minutes to prepare for and perform on the stage. “We each had one line to memorize, and when we got there, we were taught

a couple short dance steps and then we went on stage,” Fenimore said. “It was really exciting for me personally. It was just really cool to kind of go behind the scenes of a pro theater. It was really good learning experience.” Fellow LNHS senior Hannah Johnson said the performers at the dinner theater may not be household names but they are certainly famous to her. “It was really cool,” she said. “I would like to be at their level.” Johnson’s appearance on the professional stage occurred Nov. 29, with some perks. “We also got shown around and got to meet a few of the actors,” she said. Like Fenimore, Johnson, 17, said her future include performing. “I would like to continue,” she said, “but right now I am interested in a career in the medical field.” The Lakeville senior first took to performing three years ago, and she said that community theater is an area of interest she would like to continue. She said her bucket list includes performing on Broadway. Mike Ricci is at www.facebook.com/thisweeklive.

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Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen told about 20 residents at a Feb. 21 district roundtable that Farmington students may all have iPad-type devices next year. Haugen said the move toward customized education is going on statewide and predicted changes will be coming soon. His passion for individualized learning earned him an invitation to testify before a Minnesota House Education Committee for House File 755, a bill that would loosen state laws to encourage more collaboration among school districts. The bill allows a fouryear pilot project that allows a group of three or more school districts to collaborate and provide “innovative education programs.” “They will allow us, going through the commissioner, to maybe get some freedoms … waivers from some of the rules that govern us,” Haugen said. During his testimony, Haugen said he argued that

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Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen discussed individualized learning during a Feb. 21 district roundtable that attracted about 20 people. the world has changed and ized learning device, Hauschools need to as well. gen said. At the roundtable, Hau- He said Farmington gen dismissed the tradi- Schools will likely budget tional educational model for every student to have an of classes grouped on grade iPad-type device next year. as outdated and instead ad- Other districts are alvocated for a system that ready using iPads and have allows students to advance reported student improveat their own pace. ment, he said, noting that He said some Farming- change is likely. ton teachers are already “There was actually “physician-teachers” who some really widespread “diagnose” where each bipartisan support in this child is in their education committee for that bill,” he and “prescribe” the next said. “People do know, recthing they need to learn. ognize that we do need to In Farmington, such a change.” system will require each student having an iPad or Laura Adelmann is at laura. other kind of individual- adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Annual Dakota County event led to fire Flames, activity quickly extinguished

by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers

Flames and an annual Dakota County tradition were quickly extinguished at a regional park Feb. 11. Dakota County Park’s annual “Trails by Candlelight” event was suddenly canceled after a grass fire started as county parks staff were preparing for the event at Lebanon Hills Park, 860 Cliff Road in Eagan.

County deputies responded to what was described by Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows as a “small fire” that was contained and quickly extinguished. Bellows reported in his February newsletter that the fire was caused by dry conditions; the decision to cancel the event was made by the park staff. The popular event usu-

ally features candlelit trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoe walkers, but because of the light snow this year had been redesigned for hikers on the trail and ice skaters on a rink. Candles were to have lit four miles of hiking trails, another short trail and an ice rink. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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February 24, 2012 THISWEEK

Thisweekend From trauma to transcendence

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Matthew Sanford’s inspirational story began at age 13 when he survived a car accident that killed his father and sister and left him permanently paralyzed from the chest down. In the decades since he has become a yoga teacher, author and public speaker.

Paraplegic yoga teacher and author Matthew Sanford featured at Lakeville Area Arts Center

trauma, loss and disability lead healthier, happier lives by deepening the connection between mind and body. Sanford recently released “Beyond Disability,” an instructional yoga DVD geared to people with spinal cord injuries and others with limited mobility. “Those living with disabilities must be empowered to take greater charge of their own healing and recovery process,” he said. “We’re teaching people to

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

theater and arts briefs Discover the art of the book

Oil paintings on display in Lakeville

theater and arts calendar

The spring Minnesota Mosaic series will explore books in all their forms. The series will run March 13 through May 23 at Dakota County Library. A highlight will be Dr. Michael Wise explaining the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Other programs offer opportunities to make handmade journals with the Eagan Art House, hear about the St. John’s illuminated bible project, learn bookbinding with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and meet Laurie Hertzel, books editor for the Star Tribune. All events are free. For more information, pick up a Minnesota Mosaic brochure at a local library, visit www.dakotacounty. us/library or call (651) 4502900.

An exhibit of oil paintings by artist Holly Stone is on display through April 17 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. The paintings feature sights and places unique to the Twin Cities as seen from the main street “arteries.” The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To arrange for evening viewing hours or for more information, call (952) 985-4640.

Auditions Dance auditions for “Wizard of Oz – The Ballet” for intermediate and advanced modern dancers age 14 and older will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16233 Kenyon Ave., Suite 100, Lakeville. A mandatory parent meeting for dancers under 18 will be held after the audition. No pre-registration is required. For additional information contact: info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or (952) 452-3163.

Magic show comes to Burnsville Spencers: Theatre of Illusion will bring magic to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in a 7:30 p.m. performance March 8. Tickets range from $15 to $39 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com.

PLP to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ The Prior Lake Players will present “Fiddler on the Roof” beginning March 16 at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake. Performance dates are March 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under. Discounts are available on tickets purchased by March 1 and also for large groups. The Prior Lake Players will host its traditional “First Niters” party at the Prior Lake VFW following the March 16 performance. Show and party tickets can be ordered at www.plplayers. org.

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To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: reporter. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

Comedy Josh Alton with special guest Chris May at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 E. First Ave., Shakopee (lower level of Dangerfield’s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub. com. Tickets: $13. Lisa Lampanelli, “The Lovable Comedy Queen of Mean,” 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Mystic Showroom, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake. Tickets: $59, (952) 445-9000, mysticlake. com. Concerts Velvet Tones, a senior adult community chorus, will present its annual Spring Festival of Music at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Eastview High School, 6200 W. 140th St., Apple Valley. Free. Information: (952) 432-1081, www.velvettones.org or Velvettones@gmail.com. Foghorn Stringband from Portland, Ore., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville.

Suggested donation: $15. Chamber Music Coffee Concert featuring The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the arts center or by calling (952) 9854640. U.S. Navy Band concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free, but tickets are required. Information: (952) 8954680. Exhibits “Reoccurring Patterns: from Macro to Micro,” an exhibit of paintings by Northeast Minneapolis artist Eleanor McGough, is open through Feb. 25 at Burnsville Performing Arts Center’s Art Gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Exhibit hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (952) 895-4685 for more information.

Film The Rosemount Area Arts Council is seeking submissions for The Shamrock Film Festival on March 10. Requested are short films 44 minutes or less in any genre. Deadline is Feb. 27. To submit, go to www.shamrockfilmfest.com. Theater The Chameleon Theatre Circle will present “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2425, March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10 and at 2 p.m. March 11 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $20 ($17 for seniors and students) at the box office, by phone at (800)

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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) 675-5500. Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www. savageartstudios.com or (952) 895-0375. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Beginner country line dance classes on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, (952) 985-4640.

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Workshops/classes Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www.musictogetherclasses.com or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for all ages. For a complete listing go to www. eaganarthouse.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 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) 7363644.

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982-2787) or online at Ticketmaster.com. Spencers: Theatre of Illusion will bring magic to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in a 7:30 p.m. performance on March 8. Tickets range from $15 to $39 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com.

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“The courage to transcend comes from within.” That maxim guides the personal and professional life of Matthew Sanford, the author of “Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence” who’s set to speak Feb. 25 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Sanford’s inspirational story began at age 13 when he survived a car accident that killed his father and sister and left him permanently paralyzed from the chest down. In the decades since, the 46-year-old Orono resident has become a yoga teacher, author and public speaker. In 2002 he founded Mind Body Solutions, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people living with

feel more … because the more connected we are to our bodies, the better we will take care of ourselves and advocate for what we need.” The Matthew Sanford event in Lakeville runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the arts center located at 20965 Holyoke Ave. It’s part of the OneBook, OneLakeville community reading program, but is open to the general public. The event is free but requires a ticket; call the Heritage Library at (952) 8910362 or go online to www. heritagelibraryfriends.com. More about Sanford is at www.matthewsanford. com.

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