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www.SunThisweek.com NEWS Tough school board elections Most incumbents in Farmington and Lakeville retained their seats, but the school boards will have some new blood. Page 2A

OPINION Diversity in newspapers Some ECM reporters gathered together to figure out how to better report on our diverse communities. Page 4A

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Little elected mayor He defeats longtime public servants Bellows, Rieb by Aaron M. Vehling SUN THISWEEK

City Council Member Matt Little was elected mayor of Lakeville, defeating incumbent Mark Bellows and Council Member Laurie Rieb. Little, 27, likely the youngest mayor Lakeville has ever had, led the night, ultimately garnering about 44 percent of the Mark vote compared to Bellows Bellows’ 39 percent and Rieb’s 17 percent. “Thanks to everybody who made this possible,” said Little, who was elected to the City Council in 2010. Laurie Before his elecRieb tion as mayor in 2010, Bellows had served as a council member for 10 years. Rieb, who had run for mayor and lost to Holly Dahl in 2006, has been a council member since 2001. Bellows’ mayoral tenure has seen the creation of the Finance Advisory Committee and im-

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Election judges at Farmington Precinct 3 Tom Welter and Paul Born pass out ballots at the Farmington Maintenance Facility on Tuesday. Photo by Aaron Vehling

Mayor-elect and current Council Member Matt Little discusses early election returns with friends and family who gathered at his downtown Lakeville campaign headquarters on election night, Nov. 6. proved relations with Lakeville’s business leaders. Bellows said he was grateful for the ability to serve Lakeville all those years. “I’ve met some very marvelous people because I had that oppor-

Todd Larson earns second term Farmington mayor earns 56 percent of vote by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Incumbent Farmington Mayor Todd Larson earned another four years in office Tuesday, beating challengers Jerry Wear, a political newcomer, and former City Council Member Dave Pritzlaff with 5,351 votes that equalled 57 percent of the 9,355 ballots cast in the race. Pritzlaff earned 3,219 votes,

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Lakeville votes to keep City Council incumbent

Two elected in Farmington City Council race

Anderson defeats Bares for other seat

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The Lakeville City Council kept an incumbent and added a new member on Election Day. Incumbent Council Member Kerrin Swecker won her second full term and Financial Advisory Committee Member Doug Anderson was elected to his first term. David Bares came in third. Anderson was the highest vote-getter with more than 37 percent, compared to Swecker’s more than 35 percent and Bares’ 27 percent. “I really appreciate the community’s support and will continue to work hard,” Swecker said. Some the goals she outlined during her campaign were keeping taxes low, looking at creative ways to reduce or control spending and improving on the city’s long-term debt. Swecker was a supporter of the Heritage Center, the city’s new central home for the senior center, the historical society and the local Beyond the

Lifelong Farmington resident Terry Donnelly easily won a second term on the Farmington City Council coming in with 3,136 votes to earn 42.7 percent of ballots cast in the race and fill one of two open seats, according to Dakota County election results. Fiscal watchdog Julie May’s open City Council seat will be filled by Economic Development Authority and Planning Commission Member Doug Bonar, who campaigned on fiscal responsibility and economic development and earned 2,260 votes, 30.7 percent. Business owner Kirk Zeaman earned 1,895 votes, 25.8 percent of ballots cast in the race. In an interview, Donnelly thanked voters for their support of his efforts in his first term on the City Council and vowed to continue taking the city in “the right direction.” “I’m very pleased,” Donnelly said. “I thank the voters for their support. It’s a vote of confidence that I’ve done some things right …

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Volleyball team earns No. 1 seed in Class AAA after beating Eagan 3-1 in section final. Page 16A

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Lakeville election judges help voters navigate the election process on Nov. 6. There is an average of about 12 election judges per polling place. There are a number of duties required of election judges, including confirming registration and identity, handing out ballots, registering new voters and demonstrating the voting process. At each site there is an election judge who oversees the whole process. The election will cost about $40,000, with labor costs for the 200 judges making up the bulk of that, according to the City Clerk’s office.

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Chris Gerlach, Apple Valley, and Mike Slavik, Hastings, will join the Dakota County Board of Commissioners after each handily won contested races to fill open seats left by longtime incumbents Joe Harris and Will Branning. According to unofficial voting results from Dakota County, Slavik, a Hastings City Council member, won the seat Harris held for 32 years with 16,355 votes, 57.9 percent of ballots cast in the race. Challenger Christy Jo Fogarty, a Farmington City Council member, earned 11,715 votes, 41.5 percent of ballots cast. County results also found Gerlach earned 15,625 votes, 59.9 percent of ballots in that race, and Victoria Swanson received 10,300 votes, 39.5 percent. Incumbent County Commissioners Liz Workman and Nancy Schouweiler also won re-election in contested races held in newly drawn district boundaries. In an interview, Slavik thanked voters, and reiterated his pledge to represent all areas of the county’s largest and most diverse district. He said he would attend local meetings, and identified as his top priority getting to know and working with the diverse groups in the district that include rural townships and cities, large and small. “I will be at city council and township meetings,” Slavik said. “I will be that representative of the county to the cities and townships. It is my priority to introduce myself and be available and present.” The remaining two years of Slavik’s second term on the Hastings City Council will be filled by an apSee COUNTY, 21A

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and Wear received 732. Farmington’s mayoral election proved to be a battle between Larson and Pritzlaff that first came alive during a Sept. 27 candidate forum when the two delivered verbal punches at each other while attacking city issues including economic development, debt and taxes with depth and understanding. Wear gave short answers and often stated “I don’t know.” Election night, Larson took an early lead in the mayor’s race with almost 2,000 votes to Pritzlaff’s

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Lakeville School District voters opted to keep both incumbents Judy Keliher and Bob Erickson, while choosing to add former longtime principal Terry Lind to the School Board. Those top three votegetters were fairly evenly split. Erickson, who earned his second term, achieved the highest percentage, 22.46. Lind received 22.12 percent of the vote and Keliher 21.33 percent. The next highest share of the votes, about 19 percent, went to Jennifer Harmening. Lori Amborn, who left the race to care for her injured son, received more than 11 percent. Bader A. Alossaimi earned about 3 percent. Keliher said she was looking forward to continuing the task of bringing the district into the future through initiatives such as

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reached by the time this story went to press. The next s c h o o l board will face some Terry challenges, Lind ranging from trying to make budget adjustments when the community feels there is not much left to cut to successful implementation of the various digital learning initiatives designed to keep kids globally competitive. Lind said he has another concern, too. “I would like to look at class sizes,� he said. For Lind, he is joining the board at a pivotal time. “It’s going to be like jumping into the fire,� he said.

hybrid online learning. But she said there will be touch budget choices ahead. “We are in the midst of the budget process to determine how to prioritize what our needs are,� Keliher said. “We will need to do some belt-tightening and budget-cutting.� Lind will serve his first term on the School Board after having spent more than 40 years as a teacher and administrator in the district. “I’m really honored I got as many votes as I did,� he said. “The community Vehling can be reached at aarreally turned out for me.� on.vehling@ecm-inc.com or Erickson could not be facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Veterans Open House Heritage Center Open House for Veterans Veterans and their families are invited to a special veterans open house at the new Heritage Center in Lakeville.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 Noon to 3 p.m. Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke The Heritage Center offers veterans the opportunity to gather with other veterans to play pool, ping pong, X-box, cards, or just enjoy coffee and camaraderie. Come to the open house and check out the facility, meet Yellow Ribbon volunteers, and learn about upcoming events and programs for veterans.

Winter Parking Winter parking now in effect The winter parking restrictions help the City provide the most cost-effective and efficient means of clearing Lakeville roadways during the snow season. Under ordinance 6-1-1-3, no parking is allowed between 2 and 6 a.m. In addition, there is no parking when snowing, until after the snow has been cleared. This ordinance will be enforced by the police department whether or not there is snow on the ground.

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Thanks to Election Day partners The City of Lakeville would like to thank all who assisted with the Nov. 6 general election. Approximately 220 residents served as election judges at Lakeville’s 17 polling locations, many of whom worked from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thanks to each of them for their dedication. Special thanks are also extended to the churches, schools, and facilities that served as polling places. Staff members at these facilities graciously rearranged classes and programs to accommodate the election process. Thanks to the following partners that help make the election happen: Lakeville Area Arts Center St. John’s Lutheran Church Lakeville South High School Trinity Evangelical Free Church Kenwood Trail Middle School

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City Clerk Char Friedges estimates that the voter turnout in Lakeville was 84.3 percent with 32,039 votes cast out of approximately 38,024 registered voters. There were 4,755 new registered voters this election.

Signal upgrades at Dodd and CR 50 Upgrades at the intersection of Dodd Boulevard and County Road 50 are nearing completion, including the addition of designated left turn signals on the north and southbound lanes of Dodd Boulevard.

continue to be responsible for maintainence and energy costs for lighting at the intersection and the County will continue to be responsible for the maintenance and energy costs of the traffic signals.

To improve traffic flow, these new signals, along with the existing east and westbound signals, will include flashing yellow left-turn arrows. These flashing yellow arrows are a new Minnesota Department of Transportation feature, now appearing in numerous locations in the metro area. The flashing yellow arrow acts much like a yield sign, allowing traffic to turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic without having to wait for a green arrow. City Engineer Zach Johnson said, “Flashing yellow arrows have been shown to enhance safety and improve traffic flow during times of low traffic volumes.� The new signals are expected to be operational by Nov. 16. The upgrades to the intersection are a joint project with Dakota County. Both entities will contribute 50 percent of the engineering and construction costs. The City will

New signal lights with flashing yellow left turn lights are being installed at Dodd Boulevard and County Road 50, as part of upgrades to the intersection.

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Police cuts divide Farmington City Council by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Farmington’s latest budget plans are for a $8.7 million levy, a $153,000 (1.79 percent) increase over 2012. Under the proposed budget, residential property taxes may increase by $8 or be reduced by up to $100, depending on value, said City Administrator Dave McKnight. Commercial property taxes would increase from $200 to $600 under the new budget plan, he said. Council Members Julie May and Jason Bartholomay said at a Nov. 5 workshop the levy could be further reduced, and advocated for cuts to the city’s $3.8 million police budget. Citing the struggling economy and hurting property owners, May said the city should not cover the cost of school resource officers that the Farmington School District has cut from its budget. The School Board previously increased the number

of school resource officers from one to three, but now are cutting back to one. In 2011, the school district paid $232,269 to the city to help fund school resource officers. This year, the district budget includes $171,148 for officers in school, and in 2013 the district plans to contribute $75,000 for one school resource officer. May added that the city’s plan to refinance bonds would result in savings that could also help the city to reduce the levy. Bartholomay suggested the council set an amount, and let Police Chief Brian Lindquist decide where to make the cuts. Mayor Todd Larson, Council Members Terry Donnelly and Christy Jo Fogarty argued against cuts to the police department. Larson said the two school resource officers may not stay in the schools, and one or two officers may retire within the next two years. He said it would be more

expensive to hire and train new officers than to retain current officers. “The way things look, we can’t really afford to wait for officers to retire,” Bartholomay said. “We don’t know for sure if it’s going to be two years, five years, 10 years.” Donnelly said the School Board is in an “enviable position,” because they will expect and receive the same level of service whether or not they cut funding for a school resource officer. “I’m afraid that the level of their needs has not dropped off,” he said. “I would rather see the police department funded at an adequate level.” Bartholomay said Farmington has about 21,000 residents and 25 sworn officers, while Rosemount has 1,000 more residents and 22 sworn officers. May added that Farmington’s crime rate is low, and if the School District had not requested the additional officers, the council likely would

not have approved hiring more. “You have to say no sometimes,” May said. “You can’t say yes to everything,” indicating that she would not approve the budget in December without cutting the police budget. Fogarty said the council should never wait for the crime rate to go up before hiring more officers. She said most budget police department increases are from union contract negotiations, which are not in Lindquist’s control. “The last thing I want to do is lay off cops as well,” Bartholomay said, noting they have asked McKnight to make cuts that have affected many other departments. “It’s just we’re at a point now that it’s just getting a lot harder to shuffle things around and make things work.”

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U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, fended off a challenge in the 2nd District from Eagan attorney and former state Rep. Mike Obermueller on Tuesday to win election to his sixth term in the House. Kline won 54 percent of the vote, while Obermueller finished with 46 percent. Some had speculated that

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A growing newspaper company must change with changing communities by Larry Werner SUN THISWEEK

Recently 40 of my colleagues and I were talking about race and racism. In a half-day workshop led by facilitators from an organization called Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, we discussed how race affects the way we see the world in which we live and our story-telling craft. It was a moving day of watching video about racial attitudes and then breaking into small groups to discuss the way we were raised and the way we evolved as white people now living in a metropolitan area that is becoming less white. It was important work because as journalists, it is our job to produce newspapers and websites that reflect the reality of our cities and counties. As Julian Andersen, our publisher and CEO, asked when I was arranging the workshop for ECM’s journalists, “Are we covering our communities the way they are or the way they were.” Do our newspapers have stories and images of the diverse populations that are changing our cities and counties? Or do the front pages of our papers and websites have the same white faces they’ve always had? Those cities and counties, primarily in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, used to be very white, but the 2010 Census and subsequent surveys show that changes are happening. Coon Rapids, where ECM Publishers is headquartered and where we publish three Anoka County newspapers, was 4 percent nonwhite in 1990. It was 16 percent nonwhite in 2010. Burnsville, where

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we publish the Sun Thisweek I used to manage, had a 6 percent nonwhite population in 1990, and is now 27 percent minority. The numbers get even more dramatic when we look at cities now served by ECM as a result of acquiring the Sun Newspapers last December. Richfield, which is served by the Richfield Sun Current, was 9 percent minority in 1990, and it’s now about 40 percent nonwhite. Even Edina, served by the Edina Sun Current, has changed dramatically in terms of its complexion, and cities such as Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, which were more than 90 percent white 20 years ago, are now more than 50 percent minority. I joined ECM about five years ago after retiring from the Star Tribune. After deciding within a few months that retirement and I weren’t a good fit, I was offered a job running ECM’s Thisweek Newspapers in Dakota County. In December, ECM, which was started 36 years ago by former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen, acquired the Sun papers, which had been the largest weekly-newspaper group in Minnesota. As a result of the acquisition, ECM-Sun publishes 51 newspapers serving about 240 cities and goes

to about 700,000 homes. My boss, ECM President Marge Winkelman, asked me to take a job at the Coon Rapids corporate headquarters as director of news. ECM not only acquired more than 30 papers and websites but also about 40 reporters and editors. We now have more than 80 news people who I bring together regularly to discuss how we fulfill our responsibility to cover the news accurately and responsibly for the readers in ECM Land. In June, about 50 of our journalists met to discuss how we will be covering the campaigns and elections happening this year. Our guest speaker at that session was Dane Smith, former political reporter for the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press who now runs a think tank called Growth & Justice. After that session, in which Smith talked about political coverage to a roomful of white faces, he suggested we devote our second workshop to the issue of diversity. It was a good suggestion. As Tim Budig, our state Capitol correspondent, reported in a recent story, race is changing our communities: Ten years ago, Tim reported, minorities made up more than 10 percent of the population of six metro cities. Today, minorities make up more than 10 percent of the population in 73 cities. Tim has also written about the work of Myron Orfield, a former legislator and now a teacher and researcher at the U of M. Orfield says the suburban communities are changing racially faster than the core cities and must make sure those communities don’t create segregated com-

munities within suburban cities by making poor decisions about such matters as schools and housing. In my small group at the race workshop, one of our reporters talked about growing up in Coon Rapids and remembering a single black person in her high school class. Having moved back to the city as an adult, she lives on a street where she, as a white person, is in the minority. Yes, the metropolitan area where we live and publish our newspapers is a different place from what it was. As ECM grows in size and influence, our leaders are committed to helping us grow in understanding the people, places and issues that are the raw material for stories we write. Another speaker at our diversity workshop, Lynda McDonnell, runs a program at the University of St. Thomas for high school journalists, many of them minority students. McDonnell, who spent many years as a reporter and editor at the Twin Cities dailies, shared a quote that makes the point it’s not just right to diversify our news coverage, but it’s probably good business. She quoted Sally Lehrman, author of a book called News in a New America: “In a nation where democracy is organized by geography, the news organizations that reflect their communities will stay in business. The others probably won’t.” Larry Werner is director of news for ECM Publishers. His e-mail is larry.werner@ecminc.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Veterans Day reminds us of the help needed by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK

No matter what your position on the wars, we honor the warriors this Veterans Day. Gone are the days, thank goodness, when warriors who returned from the Vietnam War were greeted shamefully. Now, communities across the state are organizing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon units, designed to mobilize their resources and to help military families in every way possible, particularly those recently deployed or returning from deployment. These families and those returning from deployment face challenges adjusting to civilian life and to their families. The National Guard particularly is involving Yellow Ribbon units in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount to help their members adjust to civilian life. One challenge for those who have or-

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ganized Yellow Ribbon units is locating the families who need the help and are reluctant to ask for it. Due to privacy laws, their military units are not able to provide those names. The hope of Yellow Ribbon units is that if organized, families will come forward. So, this is an appeal to military families to come forward. If you need help, your Yellow Ribbon community will go out of its way to assist you. There also is a State Yellow Ribbon

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website for guidance. A Yellow Ribbon community has to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to be certified by the state. A steering committee writes the plan and follows it up after state certification. That plan has key areas of city leadership, veterans organizations, K-12 education and youth programs, public safety and judicial, business and employers, faith based, medical, social services and volunteer groups. Yellow Ribbon organizers are finding that initially families are asking for little things: repairing, fixing pluming and electrical problems, mowing lawns, painting houses and caring for children. One example is a mother who needed help to move from her home in St. Cloud to her parents’ home in Brooklyn Park; 17 Yellow Ribbon members helped her. Farmington resident Annette Kuyper, director of military outreach for the

Minnesota Army National Guard who led the effort to make Farmington the first Yellow Ribbon city in Minnesota, says so many veterans feel alone and isolated and now Minnesota has Beyond the Yellow Ribbon networks to support them. At first, the program began to help National Guard members and was expanded to include all members of the military and veterans. Now when the warriors come home from the war, they are welcomed, not scorned, in part because Yellow Ribbon communities have come together to help and to thank those who have sacrificed much for our country. Don Heinzman, a member of the ECM Editorial Board and ECM Board of Directors, can be reached at don.heinzman@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Compassion and advice for job seekers by Joe Nathan

Thanks for the extra effort To the editor: The employees at the Target Lakeville store are truly wonderful. My 6-year-old son, Reier, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He has been in a wheelchair all of his life. This Halloween we wanted our son to dress up like something he truly loves rather than us pick out a costume for him. He decided he wanted to be Daddy’s pickup truck. I went online and found some examples of other wheelchair costumes and decided I would try to make this for him (despite my lack of craft skills). My first step was to find large cardboard

boxes. I called Target Lakeville and was transferred to Jennifer Blumhoefer. Jennifer stated that they don’t typically save boxes, but this sounded like a really good cause. She asked if she could call me back. By the end of the day, Jennifer returned my call and stated that she had boxes for me, but she also had several co-workers who were very crafty and they wondered if they could make the costume for me. Needless to say, I was thrilled! Jennifer asked if I could stop by with my son and Alison Gresback took measurements of my son’s wheelchair. That weekend Jennifer, Alison, and several others assembled the coolest costume ever. The truck

was a Ford pickup, just like his dad’s, with real working headlights, reflectors for tail lights, and a set of keys that could make a honking sound. On Halloween Reier took the costume to school with him for the Lakeview Elementary school parade. When Reier walked down the hall in his costume, the children clapped for him. He was so proud and excited. He smiled all day long. I thank Target for all that it does for the Lakeville community and especially for the wonderful employees that made a little boy’s Halloween one he will never forget. JENNIFER VOGEN Lakeville

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Over the last three weeks, I’ve seen, firsthand, one of the nation’s biggest challenges. Our organization had a position to fill. Sixty people applied, many of whom probably could do the job well. Here are several conclusions from reviewing their applications and interviewing 12 people. 1. No surprise, but expanding the economy is one of the top priorities for the next president. People from their mid-20s to mid-60s applied, many of them eager for a job. As I write this column, the election has not been held. We can’t rely completely on the president and Congress. But it’s very clear there are many talented people who are under-employed or unemployed. 2. Having said that, some people with insight, energy and skills could improve their application skills. For example, spelling needs to be checked. Ten to 15 of the people who were otherwise strong candidates had several spelling mistakes in their application. A job in our organization requires considerable writing. I can’t read everything a person sends out. I need to rely on people to use “spell-checker” and re-read what they write, before they send it. 3. Another thing we looked for was a person who is bilingual in a language widely spoken in Minnesota. Some of the people who were otherwise strong candidates spoke only English. High school and college students should consider learning to speak Spanish, Somali, Hmong, or some other language that a number of people speak. This is not just for people who want to work in nonprofits. I’ve talked with businesspeople who say being bilingual is a plus for many of their jobs. 4. First impressions are important. Our job posting asked people to send their ap-

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plications to two people and gave their names. However, about half of the applicants began their application letters with something like “to whom it may concern,” or “Dear Hiring Committee” or “Human Resources.” If the job description gives a name to whom material should be sent, it’s wise to use that name. 5. Did the application immediately connect our and their goals? It’s a lot of work to individualize applications. Some people are frustrated. But we were looking for people who understood at least some of what our organization seeks to accomplish. All the finalists connected their and our goals in the first paragraph of their application. I wish we had 10-12 positions open. We heard from and interviewed a number of well-qualified applicants, thanks to the Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, which does a great job connecting organizations and job seekers. Information is at www. minnesotanonprofits.org/jobs. We’ve offered to talk with several applicants about finding similar jobs. They have my thanks and best wishes. They are smart, skilled people deeply committed to and eager to help public schools. We need to use their insights, talent and energy. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, joe@centerforschoolchange.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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Farmington officials do not propose major land use changes to Empire Township properties located in Farmington’s orderly annexation agreement areas. City Planning Commission members and planning staff met with about 20 residents Nov. 1 to discuss the city’s plans for the properties once they become part of Farmington. Most of the 33 properties identified to be annexed into Farmington would remain the same use, but some residential properties off Highway 3 are planned to be zoned B1, highway business use, once they come into the city. Annexing into the municipality does not mean the residential owners would be forced to become a business use right away. Farmington Assistant City Planner Tony Wippler said after the property comes into the city, it could remain a residential use until there is physical change to the property. Property improvements would require a variance, and any new development there must fit a commercial use designation, he said. Owners would be able to sell their house and keep it a residential use, but the new owners would have the same use restrictions regarding improvements. Another area identified in the annexation agreement is included in Dakota County’s greenway plans, a trail network of more than 200 miles included in the county’s 2008 Park System Plan. Greenway trails are planned to connect city and regional parks, and greenways are to connect natural areas and open space. City Planner Lee Smick said Dakota County officials would like to meet with property owners regarding their ideas for the greenway plans. To complete the greenway, the county needs funds and must acquire access to those properties that are privately owned. “At this point, I don’t think they have a timeline on it,” Smick said. City officials and Empire Township Supervisor Ed Gerten, who was part of the 2008 orderly annexation agreement process, emphasized that the township residents will not be forced to annex into the city. “You can stay in the township as long as you want,” Gerten said, adding that if they wanted to develop and obtain water and sewer services, they would need to become part of Farmington. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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As if placing exclamations mark on a disastrous Election Day for Minnesota Republicans, voters rejected two amendments the Republican-controlled Legislature placed on the ballot. The high-profile marriage amendment, aimed at defining marriage in the state constitution as union of man and woman, with 99 percent of state precincts reporting had 47.64 percent no votes – short of the 50 percent “Yes” level constitutional amendments generally need to pass. “Today, the people of Minnesota spoke loudly and clearly and became the first state in the country to defeat this kind of hurtful, freedom-limiting amendment,” said Richard Carlbom, Minnesotans United for All Families campaign manager. “They said no to limiting the freedom of committed and loving couples in Minnesota, they said no to singling out and excluding one group of people from a basic freedom just because of who they are, and they said no to telling some people it’s illegal to marry the person they love,” he said. The second ballot question, photo ID, designed to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, mustered 46.37 percent. The marriage amendment was rejected in Dakota County with 125,704 no votes to 103,246 yes votes. More Dakota County voters though said yes to the voter ID amendment with 115,951 yes votes to 112,451 no votes. Not only did the two ballot questions fail, but

Republicans have lost control of the Minnesota Legislature. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Kurt Bills, Rosemount, lost to Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar by a historically wide margin. And Eighth District U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack lost re-election to former Congressman Rick Nolan. Democrats, such as Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFLMinnetonka, warned earlier in the campaign season the marriage amendment would come back to bite Republicans in some suburban areas. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, more recently argued voters had “departmentalized” the amendments as separate to the business of selecting candidates. The grassroots efforts surrounding the marriage amendment may have been the most intense in state history, some Democrats believe. Minnesotans United for All Families, an umbrella group for unions, churches, businesses, and others opposing the marriage amendment, put out some 45,000 “Vote No” signs and raised more than $11 million, according to media reports. Emails to supporters flowed out of from the group almost daily. A recent SurveyUSA tracking poll showed the “No” vote on the marriage amendment at 48 percent — within the margin of error, but a point ahead of the “Yes” vote. Pro marriage amendment Minnesota for Marriage, a coalition including many religious groups, evangelical, Catholic, others, insisted

months ago their polling showed the amendment with substantial leads. They pointed regions like the Democraticleaning Iron Range as a fertile area of support for the amendment. Minnesota for Marriage expected to be outspent and was. Media reports have the group bringing in just under $4 million in contributions. The proposed amendments have been percolating at the State Capitol for years, former Republican state Sen. Michele Bachmann, later congresswoman, rose to prominence through championing the marriage amendment. More recent supporters, such as Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, argue such a basic social issue as marriage should not be left to judges and lawmakers to decide. “I think it’s important to have the public involved,” Limmer said on a Senate Media program. Supporters believe enshrining the amendment in the state constitution would serve to ward-off legal challenges to existing so-called Defense of Marriage laws. Regardless whether the marriage amendment passed or failed, samesex marriage would remain illegal in Minnesota. The state Supreme Court ruled against same-sex marriage decades ago. Limmer views samesex marriage as historically a telltale sign of societal decline. “It seems that society doesn’t last long,” Limmer said recently. Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, a gay

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Rotary and Seniors Holiday Luncheon The holiday luncheon will be 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave. Cost is $7.50. Tickets are on sale at the Rambling River Center. Deadline: Dec. 3.

Happy Harry’s fundraiser Mention the Rambling River Center when buying furniture at Happy Harry’s Furniture, 22210 Chippendale Ave., and Happy Harry’s will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to the center.Lakeville seniors The Lakeville Senior Center is located at Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Senior center inquiries can be directed to Linda Walter, senior coordinator, at (952) 985-4622 or lwalter@lakevillemn.gov.

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Ron Guck built and manages bluebird houses by a park Bluebirds will see a record year thanks to Rosemount Ron Guck built and manages bluebird houses in a park along in Hastings with the construction of the new Highway 61 residents who have worked hard to ensure the birds survive the Mississippi River in Hastings. bridge in the background. and thrive.

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This year marks a record number of bluebird fledglings for the nonprofit Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program, state coordinator Carrol Johnson said. The early spring brought the bluebirds back in March from where they migrate in Texas, he said. Besides the warm weather, Johnson also said a number of double and triple nestings occurred this year. One avid Minnesota bluebirder in Rosemount, Gerilyn Mauck, said she had her first nesting as early as March 17 of this year. She recorded eight, possibly 10, successful fledges from her two houses this year. Bluebirds typically fledge – first fly away from their nest box – about 16 to 21 days after hatching. Tom Sherwood and Ron Guck are two bluebirders from Hastings who also had record years. Sherwood has been a part of the recovery program for three years. Guck helped Sherwood get his start with bluebirds. Sherwood recorded 67 fledges this year, despite the fact that he started a little late in the season. With Guck’s help, he has grown a passion for helping bluebirds. “I just love seeing the life in the bluebirds as they hatch, grow and fly away,” Sherwood said. Guck, a groundskeeper for Bellwood Oaks Golf Club in Hastings, said he caught the bluebird bug eight or nine years ago when he peeked inside a dilapidated bird house and saw baby bluebirds shivering in the wet and the cold. He decided to build a better house for them. By the end of the year, he had built 30 houses. Then he built 30 more the next year. Now he has 135 houses in the Hastings area. Guck recorded 445 fledges this year, a record for him.

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Bluebird houses are fashioned in such a way that it prevents other birds and predators from using or entering the house. “Another important figure that I find interesting,” Guck said, “is that 218 of those fledglings were within the city limits.” The nest boxes from which these fledges occurred resided next to clear, grassy areas, by parks, or even in the middle of a residential neighborhood. “It doesn’t bother them to be surrounded by a bunch of people or construction,” Guck said. “I’ve even

reached into a nest, picked up the mama bird to count her eggs, and set her back down without a fuss.” Guck will keep up with his bluebirds, as well as his other volunteer work yearround. It’s a lot of work, he says. But he loves it. “It’s so amazing to watch all the little bluebirds just shoot out of their nests like little bullets and fly away when they’re finally ready,” Guck said of the

IN BRIEF For more information on bluebirds, bluebirding or to become a member, visit the Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program website at www.bbrp.org or contact Carrol Johnson at mnbluebirder@hotmail.com. important step for them into adulthood. This year, Flint Hills Resources in Rosemount reported the 20 bluebird boxes on its 500 acres of restored habitat on the Mississippi River had 89 fledglings – a company record. The past 10 years has produced an average of 50 fledglings per year. Guck said every year brings new challenges for the people who aid the bluebirds with their nesting. Buffalo gnats suck the blood from baby bluebirds, for instance. Someone discovered that spraying pure vanilla on the nest and onto the bluebirds themselves solved that problem. Sparrows and wrens present another problem as they can overtake bluebird houses. Since sparrows can only fly in a straight line and bluebirds can fly at an angle, a downward-angled door helped to solve that issue. Raccoons are pests, too. They climb up to the nests and kill the birds. After experimentation, bluebirders found that if a very thin pole, covered in car wax, is used to support the nest boxes, the raccoons can’t shimmy up to the nests. The program began in 1979 as a part of the Minneapolis chapter of the National Audubon Society. The society formed the Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program. More than 1,000 members are in the Minnesota program, Johnson said. Leah Smith is studying journalism at the University of Minnesota.

Fairview Ridges Hospital announces expansion The Fairview Health Services board of directors has approved plans for a major campus expansion at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. It will include a 150,000-square-foot specialty care medical office building, hospital expansion and a parking ramp. A 12- to 16-bed observation unit and new laboratory will be built. The medical office building will add space for cardiology, oncology and musculoskeletal care services. The building will also hold an ambulatory surgery center, an imaging center, cardiac rehabilitation, a retail pharmacy and a durable medical equipment store. Space for specialty services will also be available for medical providers to lease. This is the hospital’s largest expansion since it opened in 1984. “This project has been in the planning stage for several years, and I am thrilled about the board’s decision to move forIt claims good people.

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FARMINGTON, from 1A so I’m happy for that.” Donnelly said the City Council has made a lot of strides in the last year by bringing in City Administrator Dave McKnight. He said he does not see any “great big obstacles” or changes ahead but plans to help keep the ship headed in the right direction. Bonar also thanked voters for their support and vote. “I plan to work with the other four council members and become 20 percent of the solution

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for the issues we have as a community, however they’re defined,” he said. Bonar said he will focus on increasing the city’s commercial and industrial tax base and work to solve any financial challenges the city has with its budget.

He said a priority will be to create a data center in Farmington. “ T h a t Kirk would be Zeaman an excellent opportunity to use existing infrastructure … and provide a high-tech employer in our community,” he said. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

I’m back in the > swim of things. I was speaking to my swim team when an intense pain in my chest spread throughout my entire body. I knew something was wrong—but I never imagined at my age that I could have a life-threatening aortic dissection in my heart. Emergency heart surgery saved my life. I’m so thankful I went to Fairview Ridges Hospital. + Chris, Fairview Ridges Hospital patient and Eagan High School swim coach

LITTLE, from 1A tunity,” he said. Bellows will spend the rest of his tenure working with the council on a budget for next year. As for the transition, he said he intends for it to be a gracious one. In the future, he will be busy. He is growing his counseling practice, he said. In addition he will remain a chaplain with the Lakeville Police Department and is pastor of Hope Community Church. But there are family changes afoot. “In December, I get to be a grandpa for the first time,” he said. Sun Thisweek could not reach Rieb by press time for comment. Before the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce debate in October, Little unveiled a 17-page policy document, outlining his goals should he be elected. Among those was a business competition package, which according to the document will “create jobs and diversify our commercial and industrial sectors, serving to protect us from future economic downturns.” Lakeville’s mayoral race was one of the most contested in the south metro. What started earlier this year as a race between two men with a

LARSON, from 1A 1,223 votes after 1 percent reported. That lead continued throughout the night. In an interview, Larson thanked supporters for taking time to meet with him when he was door-knocking in neighborhoods. “It means a ton to me,” he said. “I see great things for Farmington in the next

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Yellow Ribbon organization. Anderson said he was looking forward to serving on the council. “It’s an honor and a privilege,” he said. “We’ve got a great city.” Anderson has at least three decades of business experience. He is currently the vice president for finance and administration at Hamline University. Building off this, Anderson ran his campaign with a focus on expanding the

history of opposition on the City Council, became a three-person race when Rieb declared her candidacy in August. But supporters and opponents of Little and Bellows have been the most vocal in local letters to the editor, campaign signs and website and Facebook comments. High-profile politicians, including state Sen. Dave Thompson and Met Council Member Wendy Wulff, and business leaders such as Patti McDonald and Bob Vogel, backed Bellows. Little’s endorsers included former Lakeville Mayor Ed Mako and Wally Potter, treasurer of the Lakeville Area Historical Society. Campaign finance became an issue in this race. Little raised more than $18,000, about $2,900 of that from unions and organizations outside the city, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Lakeville City Clerk’s office. Americans for Prosperity, a Super PAC backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, sent out two anti-Little mailings the weekend before Election Day. There has not been confirmation that the Bellows or Rieb campaigns were involved with them. Rieb’s council term concludes this year. Doug Anderson will take her place. Little’s council seat will need to be filled through

appointment. Little attributes at least some of his success to his campaign’s ground game. “We knocked on so many doors,” he said. Though he has used social media pervasively, especially for fundraising and outreach, Little said it is not the end-all. “Social media doesn’t win elections,” he said. At Little’s campaign headquarters in downtown Lakeville, supporters watched results from Dakota County’s website projected on the wall. In another room, supporters took a break to catch up on the results of the presidential race. Some brought food, rendering the event with the mood of a potluck. Kris Pierson, one of the supporters, waited patiently for the website to refresh. “It’s exciting to see people support Matt,” Pierson said. “It shows Lakeville is ready for a big change.” Little will be sworn in, along with Council Member Kerrin Swecker and Anderson, in January. Lakeville’s mayor serves a two-year term.

four years.” Larson said his primary focus will be economic development and filling up Vermillion River Crossings, a commercial area in the southwestern part of town that did not develop as planned due to the economic downturn. He said future challenges will be for the city to pay off its $38 million debt without

raising the levy. Larson was elected mayor in 2009 after serving 13 years on the Farmington Planning Commission. He has emphasized economic development and frequently urges residents to shop local.

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Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

council will need to appoint someone to serve out the final two years of his council term, which Doug David Kerrin ends in 2014. Anderson Bares Swecker B a r e s council’s business acumen could not be and maintaining Lakeville’s reached by the time this story quality of life through sound went to press. fiscal management. Another City Council Vehling can be reached at aarseat will eventually be in play. on.vehling@ecm-inc.com or Council Member Matt Little facebook.com/sunthisweek. was elected mayor and so the


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Farmington Library events The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., has planned the following events. Call (651) 438-0250 for more information. • Teen Library Day, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. • Teen Advisory Group, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. • Guitar Hero, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Ages: 12-18. • Storytime for All Ages, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday,

Three Farmington board seats go to Beem, Singewald, Cordes by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Finance expert and active volunteer Laura Beem blew past an incumbent and five other active challengers to earn the top votegetter title for Farmington School Laura Board in Beem T u e s d a y ’s election, according to Dakota County unofficial results. Beem received 6,387 Julie votes, 20.7 Singewald percent of total ballots cast in the race. Incumbent Julie Singewald wound up Jake T u e s d a y ’s Cordes election more than 1,000 votes behind Beem to take the second of three, open fouryear seats on the board with 6,200 votes, 20.1 percent of the ballot. Jake Cordes, a 2009 Farmington High School graduate, earned the third open position with 4,560 votes, 14.8 percent of the vote. Candidate Eric Bartosh, a teacher, received 4,044 votes; John Guist, a local pastor, earned 3,873 votes; and teacher and coach Rob Carpentier received 3,401 votes. Farmington parent Anthony MacDonald had dropped from the race, although his name still appeared on the ballot. He received 2,193 votes. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

The Lakeville Area Historical Society will host a program by area historian John Loch of Rosemount at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Heritage Center. Loch will present “Blind Pigs, Speak Easies and Moonshine: Prohibition in the Rosemount Area.” The Heritage Center is located at 20110 Holyoke Ave., across from Lakeville City Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (952) 985-4680.

Sign up for the following classes at www.LakevilleAreaCommunityEd.net or call (952) 232-2150 for more information. • Saturday, Nov. 10: Getting Started with the iPad, 2 to 4 p.m.; Refuse to Be a Victim, 9 a.m. to noon. • Tuesday, Nov. 13: Private Piano or Strings Lessons, 30-minute lessons available from 6 to 9 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 15: Reading, Writing and Recalling Facts, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Oh My …, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Canning Venison, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 17: Going Further with your iPad, 2 to 4 p.m.

Santa’s Secret Store Santa’s Secret Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at McGuire Middle School, 21220 Holyoke Ave. W. All ages are welcome. The store is designed for children to purchase gifts for family and friends. Gifts will be priced from $1 to $15. Volunteers assist the children with their gifts. Gifts are wrapped and brought home to remain a secret until the holidays. Volunteers are needed for Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Friday night set-up, shopper helpers, and gift wrappers are needed. Interested volunteers should call Lakeville Parks and Recreation at (952) 985-4610 to receive a volunteer packet.

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neer Plaza (Holyoke Avenue and 208th Street). Music will be provided Register online at www. by the Lakeville North lakeville-rapconnect.com, or call (952) 985-4600 to register for the following programs: • Letter from Santa – Completed forms must be received by the Lakeville Parks and Recreation office by Dec. 1. • Phone call from Santa – Completed forms must be Voted #1 Dentist by received by Dec. 1. Thisweek Readers • Holiday Bazaar – Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. • Cookies for Santa – Your Centerpointe Dentists: Friday, Dec. 7, 4:30 to 5:15 Paul Krech, D.D.S.; Mike & Angie Zagorski, D.D.S.; Sara Tuchscherer, D.D.S. p.m., 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., and/or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Complete Preventative, Cosmetic Lakeville Heritage Center, & Restorative Family Dentistry 20110 Holyoke Ave. RegisFree Wi-Fi Available ter by Dec. 1. www.centerpointeDentalGroup.com

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Food bank fundraiser at Lakeville B-Dubs A fundraiser for Community Cares Food Bank will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 18425 Orchard Trail, Lakeville. A total of 15 percent of all food purchases will go to Community Cares Food Bank. Stop in and mention that you would like to support Community Cares Food Bank.

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Clausen makes history Former Rosemount High School principal is only third DFL senator elected from area since 1967 by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK

Former Rosemount High School principal Greg Clausen made history after winning election to the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday. He became only the third member of the DFL party to serve a Senate district that covers Apple Valley and/or Rosemount since 1967 and the first in 23 years. Clausen broke the string of Republican Senate representation in the area he said with a lot of door knocking and expressing to voters that he

would work in a bipartisan manner in the Senate. “That was a concern of a lot of people out there,” he said not long after leaving an election night gathering in Rosemount. “They see the gridlock happening and a lack of compromise.” Clausen attributed his win to hard work saying he owes a lot to the many volunteers, including his wife, Bobbie, and their children. “I had so much support from people knocking on doors and making phone calls,” he said. “We tried to do all the things that you have to do to feel good

about the outcome.” Clausen said he will work with others, be a good listener and establish relationships with those across the aisle when he takes office. In his current part-time job with the RosemountApple Valley-Eagan School District, Clausen is charged with writing state and federal grants that have secured the district funding for such programs as technical education, physical fitness and nutrition. He served as RoseSee CLAUSEN, 15A

DFL legislative wins help swing control Minnesota House, Senate tip toward Democrats by Tad Johnson and John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

Dakota County legislative elections have in past years helped determine control of the state House and Senate and that is the case in 2012. With Democrats wresting five of the previously GOP-held legislative seats and one open position in the Sun Thisweek coverage area, Democrats helped take back the Senate and the House in Minnesota. Prior to the election, Republicans held a 3730 majority in the Senate and a 72-62 majority in the House. As of Wednesday morning with results still coming in, the DFL majorities were not definitive, but enough seats changed hands to ensure the Legislature and governor’s office will be in DFL control for the first time since 1990, the last year of DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich’s term. Among the DFL wins were Jim Carlson in Senate District 51, Greg Clausen in Senate Dis-

trict 57, Sandra Masin in House District 51A, Laurie Halverson in House District 51B and Will Morgan in House District 56B, which includes southern and part of central Burnsville as well as a small piece of northwest Lakeville. Burnsville DFLer Morgan narrowly defeated Roz Peterson of Lakeville in the district, which was newly created and had no incumbent. Morgan won 50.3 percent of the vote to Peterson’s 49.5 percent in the newly configured district. Morgan was first elected in 2006, defeating former Republican Rep. Duke Powell. Morgan served two terms, losing in 2010 to current Republican Rep. Pam Myhra. Neither Peterson, a Lakeville Area School Board member, nor Morgan, a Burnsville High School science teacher, could be reached for comment before deadline on Wednesday. That was the closest vote total of the night with Morgan having 170 more votes.

The majority of local Republicans held onto their positions at the Capitol. They include the Senate seat and the two House seats in 58 – Sen. Dave Thompson and Reps. Mary Liz Holberg and Pat Garofalo. Republican incumbents also winning were Sen. Dan Hall (56) and Reps. Pam Myhra (56A), and Tara Mack (57A). Anna Wills won the open seat in House District 57B, which was vacated when Rep. Kurt Bills, Rosemount, ran for U.S. Senate and was defeated Tuesday night. Wills was the lone Republican to win an open legislative seat. Clausen won the Senate 57 spot over Pat Hall that was previously held by Sen. Chris Gerlach, who retired from the Senate and decided to run for County Board when Willis Branning retired in District 7. Tad Johnson can be reached at tad.johnson@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Thisweekend Singer-songwriter brings well-worn shoes to the stage and he’s been giving his feet a rest ever since. Rosemount’s Steeple Center will be playing host to Lauf on Saturday, Nov. 17. It’s a CD release concert for “For the Snow,� Lauf’s latest collection of songs. He will be accompanied at the 7 p.m. Steeple Center concert by two Twin Cities musicians – jazz bassist Gordon Johnson and percussionist Lamont Sandifer. Johnson and Lauf are longtime collaborators, with the bassist performing on all four of Lauf’s CDs spanning a 30-year period. Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door, and can be purchased at www.rosemountarts.com. For more information, call, (952) 255-8545.

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If there’s a difference between the concerts Bill Lauf Jr. is doing now and the ones he was doing 30 years ago, it’s that these days there isn’t quite as much walking involved. Back in 1980, Lauf, a singer-songwriter who plays the tenor (four-string) guitar, teamed up with fellow musician Horace Williams to create the Follow the Fire “minstrel walks,� three successive musical walking tours of New England and Quebec. The first minstrel walk saw the duo traveling the length of Vermont Route 100 from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts border in 14 days, performing at town halls, churches and schools at each city Andrew Miller can be reached they visited. at andrew.miller@ecm-inc.com They undertook two or facebook.com/sunthisweek. more minstrel walks – in 1981 and 1982. The final one was also the longest, with Lauf and Williams playing 86 shows in 26 days in a 430-mile journey from Montreal to Manhattan. Photo submitted A year later, Lauf re- In the early 1980s, Bill Lauf (pictured) and fellow musician Horace Williams undertook three “minstrel walks,� traveling leased his debut solo album, hundreds of miles on foot in New England and Canada and performing at town halls, churches and schools at each city “Songs From the Heart,� they visited.

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MOVIES | DINING | THEATER | ENTERTAINMENT | SHOPPING | FESTIVALS & EVENTS SANTA LETTERS Give your child a wonderful memory of Christmas 2012 with a personalized letter from Santa Claus himself! The letter will be addressed directly to your child. To personalize the letter, simply fill out the Santa Letter Form and submit it to our office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Santa Letter Form can be found in the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Activities and Information Fall Brochure or on-line at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/parks under Special Events. The cost of each Santa letter

is $4.00. Call 651-322-6000 for more information. GET OUT AND TRY OUT ONE OF EAGAN’S NEW RESTAURANTS Here’s a recap of the latest restaurants to join Eagan: Lone Oak Grill is now open for business and can’t wait to serve you delicious custom burgers, bourbon, beer, and much more! Lone Oak Grill is located at 3010 Eagandale Place in Eagan. Whether you’re

craving a Juicy Lucy, a scrumptious salad, or just a good time, Lone Oak Grill has what it takes to exceed your every need. If you’re thirsty, the restaurant features 15 kinds of bourbon, 30 tap beers, and specialty cocktails. Tropical Smoothie CafÊ is now open in Eagan Promenade (3344 Promenade Avenue Suite 106), featuring toasted wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads with fresh salads and nearly 30 different flavors of smoothies!

Betty’s CafĂŠ & Pies is now open in Eagan at 1981 Silver Bell Road, Suite 1200 (near intersection of Highway 13 and Silver Bell Rd). Betty’s features homemade favorites such as hearty breakfasts like Eggs Benedict, juicy burgers, creamy malts, and fresh baked pies. For more information on what to do, where to dine and “Everything Eaganâ€? visit eaganmn.com. Connect with the Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

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Rosemount resident Craig MacIntosh will be sharing tales from his recent adventure with the MIA Hunters, a nonprofit which seeks to locate crash sites of missing World War II airmen, at the Veterans Day program from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. In May 2010 MacIntosh joined the MIA Hunters on a trip to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, where they located about 90 crash sites. MacIntosh – pictured here in the cockpit of a restored P-38 Lightning – is the author of “The Last Lightning,� a novel that centers on a P-38 that went down in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The Veterans Day event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided; for more information, call (952) 255-8545.

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“Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas” will be performed at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $17.50. Reservations can be made by calling (952) 985-4640 or ordered online at www.ci.lakeville.mn.us.

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Mary Lingen, Joonja Lee Mornes, and Nanci Yermakoff, will be on display “Color, Motion, and from Nov. 8 through Dec. Landscape,” an exhibit 15 in the gallery at Burnsfeaturing the works of ville Performing Arts Cen-

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Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $14.50 and can be purchased online at www.lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by calling (952) 985-4640. Troupe America will present “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $34 and $39 and can be purchased at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster. com.

Comedy Comedian Rory Scovel will perform Nov. 15-18 at the GrandStay Hotel and Conference Center in Apple Valley. Show times are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with extra shows at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for Thursday and Sunday performances and $12 for Friday and Saturday performances. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ha- Workshops/classes/other Teen artist gatherings at the hatickets.com or by calling (651) Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 528-8454. 5:30 Thursday, Dec. 6; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Concerts/music The Minnesota Valley Men’s Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675and Women’s Chorales will 5521. Jewelry Club, 1 to 3 p.m. present their Fall Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Grace Fridays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, at Lutheran Church, 7800 Pennock the Eagan Art House. Cost: $15 Ave., Apple Valley, and Satur- per class. Registration required: day, Nov. 10, at the Eagan High www.eaganarthouse.org or (651) School theater, 4185 Braddock 675-5521. Fabric Printing and SurTrail, Eagan. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any choir face Design, adults and teens 13-plus, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesmember or at the door. Singer-songwriter and guitar- days, Nov. 20 through Dec. 4, ist Bill Lauf CD release concert at the Eagan Art House. Cost: at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at $79. Registration required: www. the Rosemount Steeple Center, eaganarthouse.org or (651) 67514375 S. Robert Trail. Tickets are 5521. Adult painting open studio $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. to noon the first and at www.rosemountarts.com or third Fridays of the month at the by sending a check (payable to Eagan Art House, 3981 LexingRAAC) to P.O. Box 409, Rose- ton Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. mount, MN 55068. Call (952) Information: (651) 675-5521. Music Together in the Val255-8545 for information. ley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preTheater The Prior Lake Players will school children in Rosemount, present “Alice in Wonderland” Farmington, Lakeville and Apple at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Valley. Information: www.muNov. 10 at Twin Oaks Middle sictogetherclasses.com or (651) School, 15860 Fish Point Road 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers S.E., Prior Lake. Tickets are available online at www.plplayers.org classes for ages 4 through adult. or at the door. Tickets are $14 for For a complete listing go to www. adults; $12 for seniors age 65 eaganarthouse.org or call (651) and older and students; and $8 675-5521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in for children age 12 and younger. “The ReGifters” will be pre- Burnsville offers oil painting sented by Expressions Commu- classes for beginners, intermenity Theater at 7:30 p.m. Nov. diate and advanced skill level www.danpetrovart. 9-10 and 16-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. painters, 11 and 18 at Lakeville Area Arts 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. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (952) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (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. 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. Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or jjloch@charter.net.

family members and elders about driving, health, independence and dying. Presented by licensed social worker Lynn Friday, Nov. 9 Cibuzar. Refreshments will be Veterans Day Recogni- served. Free. tion Assembly, 9 a.m. at Eagan High School main gymnasium, Wednesday, Nov. 14 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan. SoGluten-Free for the Holicial hour, 8:15 a.m., with coffee, days, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Valley doughnuts and bagels in the stu- Natural Foods, 13750 County dent commons. Parking will be Road 11, Burnsville. Cost: $27/ reserved for veterans in the lower members, $32/nonmembers. student lot. No RSVP required. To register, call (952) 891-1212, ext. 221, or visit valleynaturalSaturday, Nov. 10 foods.com. Refuse to Be a Victim class for high school and col- Saturday, Nov. 17 lege students from 9 a.m. to Holiday bazaar by the noon at Lakeville North High Rosemount United Methodist School, Lecture Room 248, Women, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 14770 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Canada Ave., Rosemount, (651) Cost: $25. Register at https:// 423-2475. Soup and pie availsecure.revtrak.net/lakeville/ able for purchase from 11 a.m. tek9.asp?pg=adult_enrich- to 1 p.m. men. Bazaar and Bistro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Lutheran Sunday, Nov. 11 Church, 13401 Johnny Cake Pancake breakfast by the Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) Farmington Knights of Colum- 431-6225. bus, 9 a.m. to noon, Church of Turkey Bingo by the FarmSt. Michael, 22120 Denmark ington Knights of Columbus, Ave., Farmington. Pancakes, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Church of St. French toast, sausage, scram- Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., bled eggs, coffee, juice and wa- Farmington. Sloppy Joe dinner ter served. Good-will offerings served at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $6 accepted. per person or $20 per family. Fundraiser for Community Cares Food Bank from 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 to 9 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, Free practice ACT test, Lakeville. A total of 15 percent 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan of all food purchases will go to Learning, 170 Cobblestone Community Cares Food Bank. Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calcuStop in and mention that you lator. Reservations: (952) 435would like to support Commu- 6603. To receive test results, nity Cares Food Bank. parents must be present at a follow-up appointment. Monday, Nov. 12 Critical Conversations, 7 Blood drives to 8 p.m., Rosemount United The American Red Cross will Methodist Church, 14770 Can- hold the following blood drives. ada Ave., Rosemount. Seminar Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800about having discussions with 733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.

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Region’s ski areas in flurry of activity readying for temperatures to drop by Leah Smith MURPHY NEWS SERVICE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Snowmakers began blowing wet, white snow at the Taylors Falls Wild Mountain Ski Area in early October. The thick layer of artificial snow coating the front two runs of the park made Wild Mountain officially the first ski resort in North America to open its gates to skiers and snowboarders. “The temperature had gotten down to 15 degrees so we turned on the snow,” Kevin Starr, general manager of Wild Mountain Ski Area, said. Starr added that Wild Mountain has been open at night during the week and on the weekends and that business had been good and consistent. The Wild Mountain rope tows were overloaded with red-cheeked skiers

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snow for their own jumps. The lines for the rope tows were teeming with stamping, flopping athletes, eager to hone their skills for the upcoming season. However, there is still some speculation about how snowy this season will be. “It is very, very difficult to create a long-range forecast,” Patrick Hammer, a meteorologist at KSTP-TV said. “By midNovember we usually have a better idea of what winter will be like.” Ski resorts around the Twin Cities are gearing up in hopeful anticipation of early snow or even below freezing temperatures. Don McClure at Buck Hill said they wait until the temperature gets down to the 20s before they start making snow.  “The area around Wild Mountain has lower temperatures because it’s situ-

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Spectacular Science Show Nov. 30 Lakeville South High School advanced placement chemistry students will perform their Spectacular Science Show from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the high school auditorium. The demonstration is appropriate for all ages. Admission will be $1 per person with a $5 per family maximum. More information is at www.southchemistry.com or (952) 232-3404.

District 194 School Board Following is the agenda for the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, regular meeting of the District 194 School Board in the District Office Board Room, 8670 210th St. W., Lakeville. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Pledge of Allegiance c. Roll Call and Board Intro-

ductions d. Spotlight on Education/ 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. Alt Facilities Change Orders f. Resource Management (Waste Disposal) Contract Bid Award

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Back in the game A new approach to hip surgery speeds recovery time

A new approach to hip surgery speeds recovery time by Kevin Somekawa MURPHY NEWS SERVICE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Total hip replacement is a major surgery that can result in serious complications, but thanks to the recently developed SuperPATH technique recipients of the surgery may not have as much to worry about. Kay Schmidt didn’t think much of the twinges and tightness that began in 2011 in her groin and hips, only that she might have overdone herself on the treadmill. That changed when those twinges culminated in some real pain at the beginning of this year. “In January, at a Super Bowl party, I couldn’t get up the stairs. I had to use the handrail,” said the 64-year-old Rosemount resident. “I was in pain every step I took since January.” An MRI revealed arthritis in both of Schmidt’s hips, bad news for someone with an active daily routine. The pain in her joints prevented Schmidt from doing her morning stretches and exercise on the treadmill, taking long walks with her husband and their dog, and operating the daycare that she started more than 40 years ago.

“I couldn’t bend over to pick up toys,” she said. “I knew I couldn’t go on like that.” When anti-inflammatory pills and cortisone shots failed to alleviate her pain for more than a day or two at a time, Schmidt took the advice of her doctor and went to discuss her options with Dr. Dean Olsen, an orthopedic surgeon who operates at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. Olsen is one of seven surgeons in the United States licensed to perform the SuperPATH hip replacement technique. He recommended it to Schmidt without ever going over traditional hip replacement and has gone as far as to say he “will never do it any other way.” This is a strong statement especially coming from a surgeon who has performed traditional hip replacements for 17 years, but the benefits of the SuperPATH technique are significant. In comparison with other hip replacement methods, recipients of the SuperPATH surgery can expect a shorter hospital stay, less recovery time, and less formal physical therapy. In addition, there are no movement restrictions involved after SuperPATH whereas other techniques may limit the ways in which a person can move their hip after the operation.

One important difference between SuperPATH and the other techniques is SuperPATH has the hip implant built inside of the body instead of outside, meaning that the hip never needs to be dislocated or forced into any unnatural positions during surgery. This ensures the procedure is as minimally invasive as possible. Olsen referred to this as the “ship in a bottle” technique. The principle says less aggravation during the surgery means less rehabilitation afterward, and Schmidt was able to experience this firsthand when she woke up from her operation. “Four hours after my surgery I was walking and they said I could do anything I wanted,” she said. Schmidt had her surgery on a Friday. By Sunday she was home. During the first week she was able to go up and down the stairs with the assistance of a cane, and in the second week she mainly used the cane outside for stabilization. By the fourth week she didn’t use the cane at all. Though physical therapy can be a painful ordeal particularly after a major surgery like hip replacement, Schmidt spoke lightly about her experience going twice a week. “The physical therapist was pretty amazed with it,” she said. “Things we were

doing in the first and second week were things that are normally done in the sixth week.” After five weeks of physical therapy that mainly involved stretching and strength building, Schmidt was once again able to walk the two miles she used to with her husband and their dog. The SuperPATH hip replacement technique was finalized in June. Olsen estimated that he is now nearing 200 completed surgeries using the technique. While this figure may seem notable there are still only seven surgeons in the United States able to perform SuperPATH. Olsen isn’t sure how long the method will take to catch on despite its advantages. “I don’t know how fast it will be,” he said. “It’s a big commitment for surgeons to make such a big change in their practice.” Olsen noted that to approach a surgeon and tell them that there is a better way to do what they have been doing for years would not be the right way to spread the use of this innovative technique and that just telling a surgeon something is better will not likely change their mind. “Surgeons have very strong opinions; we’re a dogmatic bunch,” he said with a laugh. Wright Medical Technology, the orthopedic im-

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Kay Schmidt, who had a new hip replacement surgery recently, walks near her Rosemount home. plants manufacturer that patented SuperPATH and the instruments required for it, held its first class teaching the technique in September. Olsen wasn’t sure exactly how many people attended and how much exposure the technique really received, but the class was one of the first steps in extending the opportunity of a less invasive hip surgery to more people who need it. Olsen and his six col-

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Jessica Geiselhart and Kyle Zweber were married August 10, 2012 at Hosanna Church in Lakeville. MN. Jessica is the daughter of Roberta Geiselhart of Richfield and Jeff and Jody Geiselhart of West St Paul. Kyle is the son of Jill Zweber, Lakeville and the late Terry Zweber. Jessica and Kyle are both graduates of the University of MN-Duluth. Jessica is a Systems Analyst and Kyle is a Fraud Investigator and are making their home in Burnsvillle, MN.

Age 35, of Prior Lake, Minn., formerly of Austin, Minn., longtime Personal Trainer at Lifetime Fitness, passed away Oct. 30, 2012. Steven was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nancy, Dorothy, and Clifford. He was survived by his loving wife, Ashley; beloved son, Jameson; parents, Roger and Lisa Toms; grandfather, Raymond Toms; and also by other loving relatives and many dear friends. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at River Valley Church, 14898 Energy Park in Apple Valley, Minn. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at W h it e Fu n e ra l Ho m e, 1 2 8 0 4 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Condolences at www.whitefuneralhomes.com White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080

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Blackwell Sanders Jay and Kelly Blackwell of Burnsville and Mike and Kami Sanders of Lakeville, are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Amanda Blackwell and Austin Sanders. Amanda is a 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School, 2010 graduate of Winona State University, and is currently employed at Allina Health in Minneapolis. Austin is a 2007 graduate of Lakeville North High School, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, and is currently employed at Pepsi Co. in Burnsville. The couple is planning a Spring 2013 wedding at the Little Log House in Hastings, MN.

Age 48, of Rosemount, passed away on Nov. 2, 2012. He was a loving husband, an amazing father, and a caring son and brother. Survived by wife, Lori; sons, Shane and Dylan; mother, Connie & husband Bill Klappenbach; sister, Tawny (Bret) and niece, Megan Nystrom, and faithful dog, Rocky; as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom. Troy was a man with a giant heart, a quick wit, and incredible talent. He cherished his family and friends more than anything else. He will be greatly missed. Funeral service was held 11 AM Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN. Visitation was 5-8 PM Monday at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. and also one hour prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Troy's children's college fund. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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Angelo P. ‘Chip’ Ciprari Age 86, of Burnsville, passed away on November 4, 2012 after a n illn e ss. His b e lov ed w i f e, Madeline, passed away in 1987. He leaves his children, Deidre Ciprari of Minneapolis, MN; Peter Ciprari and his wife Jennifer, of Flower Mound, TX, and Thomas Ciprari and his wife, Somying, of Missoula, MT; his grandchildren, Ashley, Joseph, and Avery Ciprari; his brother, Louis Ciprari of FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Elia and Guiseppina Ciprari, brothers, Eli Ciprari and John Ciprari, and sister, Nina Bousquet. Chip was born in Southbridge MA, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He proudly served his country in the Navy (WWII) and the Army (Korean War). He was a marketing executive with Honeywell, retiring after 31 years. Chip loved traveling and spending time with family and friends. He will be dearly missed. Mass of Christian Burial was held 12pm Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Mary, Mother of the Church, 333 East Cliff Rd. Burnsville, MN. Visitation Wednesday, was 5-8pm at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollett Ave. and also one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment will be in Haverstraw, NY. Condolences at www.whitefuneralhomes.com White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080

Brant Skogrand, chief communications officer of Apple Valley-based Skogrand PR Solutions, recently was elected as the 2013 chair of the Midwest District of the Public Relations Society of America. The Midwest District includes 15 chapters spanning from southern Missouri to northern Wisconsin. Skogrand currently is the president of the Minnesota chapter of PRSA.

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YogaSoul holds event YogaSoul Center in Eagan will celebrate its grand re-opening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Throughout the evening, students and community members can sample food, meet teachers, mingle, get photos taken of their auras, choose from special promotions and enter a drawing for a class pass giveaway. More information can be found at http:// yogasoul-center.com/.

Frontier opens retail location in Burnsville Frontier Communications has opened a new retail store on Burnhaven Drive in Burnsville. It also added a “Mobile Store” to the Lakeville area, with the mobile unit traveling to community locations and events throughout Burnsville, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Rosemount and Farmington.

Mary Halverson, manager of the Slumberland store in Eagan, and Lt. Col. John Hinck, commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion-Minneapolis, will join the YMCA of Eagan’s Community Board. Halverson oversees daily operations, inventory control and staff training, and maintains high levels of customer relations at the Eagan store. She holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics in business. Her community volunteer experience includes religious instruction at her church, reading in elementary schools and volunteering with Dakota County 4-H. Halverson, with her husband, Tony, make their home in Eagan. Their two daughters attended Y childcare programs.

Eagan community and business leader Colleen Sexton, a manager with Destron Fearing Corporation, will chair the 2013 Y Partners Annual Giving Campaign for the YMCA in Eagan. The campaign has set a goal of $115,000. The 2013 Y Partners funds will provide scholarships for individuals and families who need financial assistance to be involved with YMCA programs. The strongest need is to supplement child care services.

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Lakeville issued building permits with a total valuation of $104,705,324 through October 2012 compared to $61,038,027 through October 2011. This is the first time the city has exceeded $100 million in total building permit valuation since 2008 with two months still remaining in the year. The city issued commercial and industrial permits with a total valuation of $9,606,500 through Oc-

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Among his top priorities will be achieving a balanced budget, growing jobs and bolstering educational success. The last DFLer to serve the Senate for Apple Valley or Rosemount was Darril Wegscheid of Apple Valley (1983 -1989) when the district was comprised of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington, Hastings and townships in Dakota County to the south and east. The 3M information systems manager also served on the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board. The other DFLer was the first known Hispanic to serve in the Legislature, according to Senate archives. Conrad M. Vega served Rosemount from 1977-82 when the Senate district

didn’t include Apple Valley but instead encompassed Hastings, Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul where Vega resided. Vega, a social studies teacher at Lakeville High School, had three children – Chris, Tony and Micaela – with wife Alice. He died on Dec. 26, 2010. When Vega was in the Senate, he served alongside Howard Knutson, a Burnsville Republican, who served a Senate district that included Apple Valley and Burnsville from 1973-82. Other past senators, all Republicans, serving Apple Valley and Rosemount have been Chris Gerlach (2004-present), David Knutson (2003), Pat Pariseau (1989-2002), Robert J. Stassen (1973-76) and

mount High School principal from 1995 to 2008. Prior to that he was assistant principal of the school for seven years and held the same post at Apple Valley (1984-87) and in Eau Claire, Wis., for three years. In 1976, Clausen began teaching at Apple Valley High School and became the school’s administrative assistant in 1981. He said his name recognition across the district was key to his success. Clausen won even on a night when DFL candidates for House in the district lost – Robert Gibbons (57A) and Jeff Wilfahrt (57B). “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to serve the people of (the area),” he said.

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tober 2012 compared to $9,024,000 during the same period in 2011. The city issued permits for 215 single-family homes through October 2012 with a total valuation of $63,658,000 compared to 105 single-family home permits through October 2011 with a total valuation of $32,607,000. It is the first time since 2006 that the city has issued over 200 single-family home permits.

Accounting firm holds open house in Eagan All In One Accounting, 1585 Thomas Center Drive, Suite 101, Eagan, held an open house on Nov. 1 to celebrate its new branding and renovated office.

Former DHY building sold in Lakeville The 51,000-square-foot former DHY building located at the intersection of Holyoke Avenue and County Road 70 in Lakeville was recently sold by CB Richard Ellis. The building will be the new home for Midwest Veterinary Supply, which is currently located in Burnsville. Midwest Veterinary Supply is a full-line distributor of veterinary supplies and sells to more than 12,000 veterinary clinics in 30 states. It has six distribution facilities across the country.

Senior housing under construction in Lakeville Kingsley Shores Senior Living is currently under construction in Lakeville. The $17.6 million, 101-unit development will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care units. SilverCrest Properties will manage the property and is a part owner. The development is located at the intersection of Kenwood Trail and Klamath Trail. It is expected to be completed by fall 2013. Rollin B. Glewwe (196772). It might not be correct to identify Glewwe as a Republican, since such a label wasn’t attached to legislators back then. He is noted in Senate archives as part of the Conservative Caucus. It’s not as though in recent years that the Apple Valley-Rosemount legislative district hasn’t sent DFL members to represent it. Rep. Shelley Madore was elected in 2006, but lost the seat two years later to Tara Mack. Rep. Phillip Sterner was elected in 2008, but lost the seat two years later to Kurt Bills. Tad Johnson is at tad.johnson@ecm-inc.com and facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Gary and Debra Huhnerkoch, Burnsville, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lauren Ruth to William Michael Walsh, son of Bill and Diane Walsh, Cranford, NJ. Lauren , a 2004 Burnsville High School and 2008 Rutgers University graduate, is employed as a Pharmaceutical Representative for Lilly USA. William, a 2001 Cranford High School and 2007 Rutgers University graduate, is a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker. After a December 1st wedding in Spring Lake, NJ and a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple will make their home in Toms River, NJ.

Age 81, of Credit River Township passed away on Nov. 5, 2012. Forever loved by wife, Betty; 9 children, 22 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 8th from 4-8 pm and the Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Nov. 9th at Fri. 11 AM, ALL at the Church of St. Michael in Prior Lake. Interment was at Credit River Cemetery. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home www.BalllardSunderFuneral.com Prior Lake Chapel 952 447 2633

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bers Event” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, featuring hospital President Beth Krehbiel, who will address current U.S. health care challenges. This event will be held in the Ridges Cafe Main Dining Room; refreshments will be served. The event is free, but reservations are required by Nov. 9. Contact your local chamber to RSVP.

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Russ Plunkett, president and CEO of Postal Credit Union in Minnesota, retired on Oct. 19. He joined PCU in 1981 and was named president in 1992. Earlier this year Plunkett was inducted into the 2012 Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington, D.C. In September, he was honored as a Credit Union Builder by PCU through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. Plunkett’s successor, Brian Sherrick, joined PCU in 1984 as a college intern. Prior to his promotion, he served as executive vice president of operations/lending and had oversight of mortgages, commercial services, business development, marketing, and branches and served as credit manager. Sherrick serves as chairman of the PCU Community Foundation, and sits on the board of directors of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. PCU has a location in Eagan.

Hinck holds a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s in military art and science from the Army Command & General Staff College. He earned undergraduate degrees at California State University in Fresno. Hinck is a career Army officer of 21 years and supervises over 250 soldiers and civilians. He lives in Bloomington. The Community Board includes a range of community professionals who guide the Eagan Y as it addresses the current and future health and wellness needs of youth and seniors

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Panther volleyball wins thriller over Eagan Volleyball team makes third-straight state trip by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The state volleyball tournament may be underway at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, but it’s possible the top two teams in the state already played when Lakeville North defeated Eagan 3-1 on Saturday in the Section 3AAA final in Cottage Grove. The match featured two of the state’s top players: Lakeville North’s Alyssa Goehner and Eagan’s Taylr McNeil, who are former teammates and current friends. “We were definitely pushed,” Goehner said. “I honestly, I think we have great defense, but their defense was incredible. I played with Taylr two years ago. She is one heck of a player. She knows my spot. She was knows everything about me.” It also featured a pair of the top setters and two of the best defensive lines in Minnesota. Open gym floor was hard to find for both teams. Directing it all were two of the most successful coaches in Minnesota high school volleyball – Eagan’s Kathy Gillen-Melville (eight state tournament appearances)

and Lakeville North’s Walt Weaver (13 previous state tournament appearances as the Apple Valley coach). But Weaver puts the Panther win on his players. “There’s not much we can do in there with that noise but watch,” he said. “With all that pressure, we held in there and got the plays at the right time.” Still, the coaching battle between Gillen-Melville and Weaver was apparent. “She knew things not anybody else picks up,” Weaver said. “She knew where everybody was going to serve the ball, and knew when we got in trouble where to put the ball. We were fortunate to come out of there with a win.” Weaver remembered the 1997 state final when Eagan defeated Apple Valley, Weaver’s previous team, in four sets and went on to win four of the next seven state titles. “They beat us in one of the most memorable state tournaments in my life,” Weaver said. “We had to beat Chaska and Alexandria, ranked No. 1 and 2 in the state at the time, one was one in the nation. ... (Eagan) beat us in four and that turned their proSee PANTHERS, 17A

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The Lakeville North volleyball team celebrates moments after winning the Section 3AAA title 3-1 over Eagan on Saturday night at Park of Cottage Grove.

Lakeville North played inspired football in playoffs Stunned by midseason loss, team rallies all the way to state by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

When a team suffers a disappointing loss during the regular season, coaches often say “it’s better to happen now than in the playoffs, and I hope it inspires the team to get better.” It couldn’t have worked out much better for the Lakeville North football team. Since losing to Prior Lake 10-6 on Sept. 28, the team’s only regular season loss in two years, the Panthers have gone on a run in October and November. “It was a wake-up call and one we needed,” quarterback Zach Creighton said. “To be honest I’m glad it happened. It showed we’re not immortal and we can play a lot better. We’ve had a chip on our shoulder. We wanted to show we’re the best team in the section.” After losing to Prior Lake, the Panthers won their final three regular-season games, outscoring opponents 1127. North (9-1) has scored 90

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Lakeville North’s Conner Hyden (84) celebrates during a 42-0 victory against Roseville at Lakeville North High School on Friday night. The Panthers went on to play Prior Lake in the Class 6A state quarterfinals Thursday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. points in playoff victories over Roseville and Eagan. “Offensively, wow, they’re playing outstanding,” head coach Brian Vossen said. “They’re putting up over 40 points a game. Hopefully we’re as good as we think we are. The South Suburban is a competitive conference. It showed (Friday night).” Five teams from the

South Suburban Conference advanced to the state tournament including Section 3-6A top-seed Prior Lake, as well as Eastview and Rosemount, who pulled off upsets in the cross-over bracket with Section 4-6A. Apple Valley also advanced to the state tournament by winning Section 3-5A. Lakeville North will join

Cougars fifth at state by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The injury-hampered Lakeville South girls cross country team finished the season on a high note at the Class AA state meet last weekend in Northfield. Just about every Cougar runner had a state course personal best helping the team tie for fifth with East Ridge at 163 points, just two points shy of fourth-place Forest Lake. The winner Wayzata had 50. The competition was as tight as ever in the state meet. Just 41 seconds separated the runners from 22nd to 94th place. “(It was) an unprecedented field this year,” head coach Jessica Just said. “It’s amazing to see so many talented kids love the sport. A very fun day for any fan of cross country.” Shakopee’s Mariah Hauger set a new course record and all six runners from the winning Wayzata team ran the 4,000 meters in less than 15 minutes. Kaytlyn Larson led the Cougars coming in fourth among those running in the team competition and 11th among all runners cutting 10 seconds off her time at state last season to finish in 14:27.0. “She was pleased with her effort and looks forward to the opportunity to continue

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Lakeville South’s Erin Kilbride runs at the Class AA state cross country meet last weekend in Northfield. challenging as one of the top distance runners in the state,” Just said. Erin Kilbride was the next Cougar to cross the finish line placing 24th (54th overall). She had a drastic improvement from a season ago slicing 27 seconds off her time. “Erin made great strides during the summer and fall,” Just said. “She struggled with injury and worked very hard to get back to a highly competitive form. She looks forward to the opportunity to stay healthy and be a strong runner.”

Jenny Machaj placed 39th (77th overall). “Jenny showed great improvement from last year,” Just said. “We are thrilled to see her achieve at a high level and look forward to her continuing her passion for training and competing.” Megan Lubow was a few seconds behind Machaj at 49th (89th overall). Annie Brekken (49th), Mariah Gallagher (61st) and Patty Jo English (73rd) rounded out the Cougars’ run. Gallagher ran a personal best. It was a bit of a challenging year for the Cougars who came in with high expectations after placing second last year with many returning runners, but runners’ health became more of a factor. Just was pleased with the efforts. “Our team had some challenges this year with injuries and setbacks, yet we had several personal records on a challenging course at St. Olaf,” Just said. “We have a lot to be proud of. “Our girls did improve and also learned a lot this season – a lot about bouncing back from injury and challenge.” The Cougars should have those same high expectations again next season as all nine runners at state were underclassmen.

them after defeating Roseville 42-0 on Friday, landing the Panthers back at the state tournament for the second-straight season and the fourth time since 2007. The Laker loss came back to haunt the Panthers during the state tournament seeding process with North receiving the No. 5 seed setting up a state quarterfinal rematch

with No. 4 seed Prior Lake at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Visit www.SunThisweek. com to for an update. The winner will play Edina or Rosemount in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Metrodome. The loss to Prior Lake certainly served as inspiration for the dominating five-game winning streak the Panthers have had in the past month and a half. No Class 6A team had a more commanding playoff victory last week than the Panthers, who thumped Roseville 42-0 on Friday night. It was an odd sight at the end of Friday’s game. It was more of a state-tournament entry game than a section final. There was no award ceremony or trophy, but the Panthers weren’t concerned about the lack of pageantry. “In the box that got sent there’s a welcome-to-thestate-tournament trophy, but there’s not a section championship,” Vossen said. “Not being arrogant, but our kids won a section championship. They want more. This is not where we want to celebrate.” The players are saving their celebrations for later. “It’s something, to be quite honest, we expected to

do,” Creighton said. “It’s nice to have a goal set and reach it. Ever since that loss to Prior Lake we’ve just gotten better each week. Hopefully the best is yet to come.” It was a game of big plays for the Panthers and almost nothing from Roseville, which looked and played like the underdog from the opening kickoff. “We put in a lot of work this week and we came ready to play,” receiver Brandon Morgan said. “It was as good as we’ve played. It was good to have your last home game go like this.” Jamiah Newell was all over the field, rushing for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Creighton threw for 108 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 62 yards and a touchdown. His scoring throws went to Morgan and Ben Blake. Isaac Sandberg added 59 yards rushing and a touchdown. The defense was all over Roseville’s backfield with 11 sacks. Four came from Gregory Menard and Carl Finkel added 2.5. “We were expecting their offense to be very good, so we knew we’d have to apply pressure,” Vossen said. “A lot of teams throw it away a little quicker, but we got to them.”

State no longer a stumbling block for Taylor Perkins North senior seventh in girls cross country meet by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Taylor Perkins finished seventh at the state Class AA girls cross country meet and, perhaps most importantly, satisfied her toughest critic: herself. In five previous attempts in the state meet, Perkins never ran to what she thought was her potential, and “she’d be the first to tell you that,” North coach Rich Heilman said. On Saturday at St. Olaf College, Perkins ran the race she thought she had in her all along. Why was it different this time? “I think I was just a lot more confident,” she said. “You’re under a lot of pressure at the state meet, but now I think I know how to handle it and still run my race. “My best time here previously was 15:09, so I was over 30 seconds better than that. And I really wanted to be in the top 10, get on the (awards) podium and get a medal.” Perkins, who previously had not finished in the top 30 individually at state, had a time of 14 minutes, 21.3 seconds in an exceptionally fast 4,000-meter race this year. Shakopee senior Maria Hauger took first in 13:42, winning her fourth Class AA championship and beating the previous state meet record by more than 12 seconds. Two runners, Hauger and Wayzata sophomore Anna French, bettered the previous Class AA state record set by Elizabeth Yetzer of Lakeville North in 2005. This also might have been Perkins’ healthiest season in cross country. She was diagnosed with an iron deficiency after her ninth-grade season. As Perkins and her family looked for ways to combat it, her coaches could only guess as to the energy level she

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Lakeville North’s Taylor Perkins took seventh place at the Class AA girls cross country meet, her best finish in six trips to state. would have for races. “Some days she’d feel great, and some days she’d be extremely fatigued,” Heilman said. These days, Perkins said she addresses the problem by taking iron supplements and “eating a lot of liver and spinach.” “She’s a totally different kid this year,” See RUNNERS, 17A


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Tigers can’t make enough stops Apple Valley offense runs wild in section football final by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

They lingered on the field at Apple Valley High School to celebrate something that hasn’t happened there in 19 years – winning a section football championship. The Eagles’ offense was all but unstoppable in the section final, scoring touchdowns on seven of its 12 possessions and gaining 515 yards. They punted just once. Four other drives ended because of turnovers. Statistically, it was a runaway for Apple Valley (8-2). In reality, it was a one-score game early in the fourth quarter when Farmington (73) cut the Eagles’ lead to 2821. “At halftime, we knew we needed to do a better job at the line of scrimmage,” Farmington coach Mark Froehling said. “We did that, and that’s a credit to our kids. But we’ve been out-sized at times this season, and Apple Valley continued to run the PANTHERS, from 16A gram around. They spiraled upwards after that.” This battle went to Weaver’s Panthers. Lakeville North advanced to the Class AAA state volleyball tournament for the third-straight year after winning the Section 3AAA title over Eagan 3-1 on Saturday night at Park of Cottage Grove High School. Lakeville North took control in the first game winning 25-18, but Eagan bounced back in game two to win 25-21. Game three turned into the pivotal contest. Eagan took an early 17-14 lead, but the Panthers went on a 10-2 streak to eventually win 2520. “That is high school sports as its absolute best,” Weaver said. “We just got some really strong plays at the right time. The way the match was going, once someone could separate

ball well in the second half.” After recovering a fumble at the Apple Valley 21-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter, Farmington scored on Darren Beenken’s pass to Mac Bassett. That made it 28-21 and left the Tigers needing one defensive stop to have a chance to tie or even pull in front. It never materialized. Apple Valley drove 73 yards in 14 plays, ending with a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Tommy Singer. Touchdowns on a 50-yard run by Quinn Hooks and a 6-yard run by Adrian Lally put the game out of reach. “We have some really talented running backs,” said Fritze, who has announced he will retire at the end of the season. “Just as important, our offensive line has improved every game since the first game of the season.” Apple Valley out-gained Farmington 355-81 in the first half, taking a 28-7 lead at the break on Johnson’s

three scores and a 29-yard touchdown pass from Singer to Steven Wilson. Farmington stopped Apple Valley’s first drive by recovering a fumble at the Tigers’ 20. Several plays later, Beenken completed a 55yard touchdown pass to John Dittman. Apple Valley scored on its next possession but failed on a two-point conversion attempt, meaning Farmington held a lead until about halfway through the second quarter, when Johnson’s 7-yard run and Singer’s pass to James Horton for a twopoint conversion put the Eagles up 14-7. Apple Valley took up huge chunks of yardage to score twice more in the first half. Beenken, forced to scramble frequently, completed 12 of 21 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Bassett had three catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns, while Dittman had four receptions for 74 yards and one

themselves a little bit it was hard to get back. Both teams are the top teams in the state. Either team could have won this.” The girls rode the momentum into game four winning 25-20. “Once we got ahead a little bit, we won two, they had one, you could see the realization that this was it,” Weaver said. “In a game of rally scoring, you get to the 20s, it’s very difficult at this level to come back. You’re looking at the best players in the state.” Goehner led the Panthers with 30 kills and 10 digs. Server Erica Handley had nine kills, 56 assists and three ace blocks. Defensive specialists Laura Larson had 21 digs and Abby Monson had 18. Sami Flattum had 11 kills Janae Neuenschwander added seven. The Panthers enter the state tournament as the No. 1 seed. “Going in we’ll definitely

have a target on our back,” said Monson, who had four ace serves in the win against Eagan. “But we’re one big family now. We thrive on that kind of pressure. We have some unfinished business.” Last year the girls lost to Eden Prairie 3-2 in the state final. Two years ago the Panthers won the state title with Goehner and Monson, along with sisters Taylr, who has since moved to Eagan, and Kellie McNeil, who graduated. The coaching staff has changed, too with Weaver taking over. Milan Mader, who retired after winning the 2010 state tournament title, still advises the team. An update of Lakeville North’s at the state tournament can be found at www. SunThisweek.com.

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Farmington quarterback Darren Beenken hands off to Derek Klotter during the Section 3-5A football championship game Friday night. score. Farmington, which defeated Minneapolis Southwest 49-35 in the section semifinals, needed to win another high-scoring game to advance in the playoffs. Froehling said the Tigers accomplished much of what they set out to do this season. “We wanted an opportunity to go to the state tournaRUNNERS, from 16A

Heilman said. “Once she knew how to deal with the iron deficiency, her confidence level went way up.” When her previous state meets didn’t go as well as she hoped, Perkins said her parents helped her get through it. Her mother Michele was Class A state cross country champion in 1985 and now is an assistant cross country coach at Prior Lake and an assistant track coach at Lakeville North. “They always told me to use it as motivation to try to do better the next time out,” Perkins said. “They told me every setback just makes you stronger, and I believe it.” She finished strong in her senior cross country season, winning the Section 1AA championship and finishing second to Eagan’s Danielle Anderson at the South Andy Rogers can be reached Suburban Conference meet. at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com Anderson was the top South or facebook.com/sunthisweek. Suburban runner at state,

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ished third in the Missota Conference race and third in the Section 1AA meet in his first season in the sport. Fellow Tiger Maricia Pacheco ran in the girls race, placing 134th in 15:51.4 on the 4,000-meter course.

Farmington’s Justin Hyytinen placed 29th overall at the Class AA state cross country meet last weekend at St. Olaf College in Northfield with a personalbest 5,000-meter time of 16 Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. minutes, 11.4 seconds. shaughnessy@ecm-inc.com or The sophomore also fin- facebook.com/sunthisweek. placing fourth. Perkins finished seventh in the 1,600 meters and 15th in the 3,200 at the state Class AA track meet last June. She is expected to be one of the state’s top distance runners next spring. And, after having an uncertain athletic future, Perkins said she will continue to run in college. Now, she added, she just has to figure out where. Perkins also led Lakeville North’s girls team to its 12th consecutive state appearance. The Panthers finished 15th with a lineup consisting of one senior, one junior, one sophomore, two ninth-graders, one eighth-grader and one seventh-grader. Wayzata won the Class AA championship by 43 points over Eagan, which went into the meet as the state’s top-ranked team. Perkins was third among runners in the team competition. Also running for the Panthers were seventh-

grader Danielle Bellino (75th), eighth-grader Emma Drangsveit (81st), junior Riley Broughten (87th), sophomore Elle Severson (90th), ninth-grader Taylor Loth (95th) and ninth-grader Chloee Sagmoe (108th). Lakeville North had one runner in the Class AA boys meet. Jason Windhorn, a junior, finished 135th

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Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.

Roofing • Siding • Windows www.capstonebros.com

Exp'd Home/Office cleaner Reliable & Trustworthy Lynette 952-435-0739

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800

Credit Cards Accepted

www.plazahomesinc.com 612-812-0773

952-882-8888

CLEAN AND SHINE Thorough, rel. cleaning. 14 yrs exp. Outstanding ref's. Dawn or Brett 952-657-5577

2350

Painting

2420

We Make & Repair

Doors, Cabinets, Mantles, Laminate Countertops, Weatherstripping & Other Projects. Please Visit Us At:

2300

Bonded • Insured

Housecleaning

2310

Guy's Custom Woodwork

www.MinnLocal.com

612-824-2769 952-929-3224 Family Owned & Operated

2290

Status Contracting, Inc.

TEAM ELECTRIC

2100

Garage Door

2260

It could be yours. Call for details. 952-392-6862

(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

Find a quality builder in Class 2050 www.sunthisweek.com

Our job is to make you look good!

763-225-6200

www.sparklewashcmn.com


SUN THISWEEK - Farmington - Lakeville November 9, 2012 Window Cleaning

2660

3020

Rich's Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 3000

Merchandise Antiques

3010

Auctions

Exquisite 18th and 19th Century English Mahogany & Walnut antiques. Call for details: 612-462-4680 or 612-462-4777

Eagan High School 4185 Braddock Trail (near Diffley Road) Saturday Nov. 10th 9 AM to 4 PM Over 60 Crafters Sponsored by EHS Band Boosters

11 Vintage Shops within minutes - 7 in Carver & 4 in Chaska 3 Days Every Month!

November 15, 16, 17

Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Antiqs, Vintage & Seasonal Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver & Chaska

Find rewarding volunteer opportunities in Class 9450

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Holiday Gift & Craft Sale

Vintage Occasional Sales

VOLUNTEER

3110

Faribault, now through Wed., Nov. 14, Online Auction via K-bid. Harry Browns Family Automotive Surplus Auction due to consolidation of 2 Locations into 1 Location: Service Equipment, Parts, Shelving, Office, & Sales Furniture Including Auto Lifts, Alignment Racks & Machines, Tire Changer, Brake Lathes, Oil Filter Crusher, Jacks, Stands, Roll up Service Equipment, Parts Drawers, Desks, Conference Tables, File Cabinets, Display Racks, Sales Counters, & Much, Much More...To View and Bid: Go To www.K-bid.com Search JMS Auctions For: JMS Faribault Automotive Service Equipment

3050

Cemetery Lots

3090

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots priced at $1200 each Call 952-884-0868 Pleasant View Memorial Gardens Burnsville: Gethsemane Garden, Sect 12-D, Lot 1 & 2 (2 spaces, 2 vaults & 1 memorial) $1,400/BO.

605-880-5966 605-886-4884 Tree Service

2620

Tree Service

2620

Collectibles & Art

Buying Coin Collections Free Appraisal, Will Travel.

Call Randy 952-898-4827 Estate Sales

3130

To Place Your Sale Ad

Contact Jeanne at

952-392-6875

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm

Fireplace & Firewood

3150

Great Service Affordable Prices 3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

32nd Annual

2 Years Dried

Oak & Birch - $135 Quantity discounts.

763-238-5254

FIREWOOD

Affordable Firewood

OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

4 x 8 x 16. Free delivery & stack. 612-867-6813

Oak Firewood, dried 2 yrs., full cord 4'x4'x8' $300 delivered, call Dan 952-2974458

Mixed Hardwood - 2 yrs dried. 4'x8'x16” for $120; or 2/$220. Delivered & stacked Call 612-486-2674

Furnishings

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New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 Child's 4 pc Bdrm Set $1200 Captain's bed, dresser, nite stand & desk. Good cond. & Sturdy. Wayne 651-343-1313

Child Care

Lic'd Daycare Opngs. All ages. Near Riverview Elem. Fgtn. 651-460-6460 LV: LL Daycare Design Lic/Exp, Inf – K, Ex. rate, Curric. 952-432-8885

5000

Rentals

5200

Townhouse For Rent

3 Bdrm 1 ½ Ba townhome 2 car attch. Gar. W/D,new carpet, Central Air, No Pets $1150 952-469-1158 AV Renovated TH! Conv. loc! Walking trls, school Sr. Ctr, 2BR/ 1.5 BA, Fplc., W/D, lg. Kitch, $1200+utils. 651-437-8627

DR Set: 40x60 Drk wd table, 3 - 12” lvs, & 6 uphols. chrs. Like new! $450 612-868-4593

5300

Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

AV: LL Duplex 1 lg BR,

King Sleigh BR Set: 1 BA, All appls & utils. Leather hdbrd, nitestands, drssr, $1600. 612-751-0129

Sofa, chrs, china cab, rocker desks, bookcs, end tbl, lamp

inc. Shared: Gar/laundry $800 Avl now. No/smk. 952-432-3269, Aft. 4Pm: 612-207-4867

Suede Couch $900 w/2 chrs & ottomans. 6 yrs old. Great cond. Has stain res. Treatment. Wayne 651343-1313

On Prior Lk: Upper unit $1495/mo. Lower unit $1295/mo. Elec, gas & water incl. Both 2 BR, 1 BA. No pets/smk. Avl now. 612-499-0697

Misc. For Sale

3260

Gulbransen Theatre Church Organ Vintage Model M-5 Transistor Organ. Great cond. $300/bo Wayne 651-343-1313 Weight Set w/Bench Almost new $79 952-431-1192

Misc. Wanted

Garage Sales this week Apple Valley

3503

AV Moving Sale! 12998 Eastview Ct. Nov. 7, 8 & 9th 9-3pm. Furn, etc. 952-3224105

Located in the southwest quadrant of Cliff Road and 35E, directly behind the Cliff Road Burger King. Featuring New Artisans plus Returning Favorites!

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We will be collecting food shelf donations for the Eagan Resource Center. Please bring a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item to donate at the door!

Moving Sale 11/9 -10 (9-5) Snowblower, mower, applcs. 4375 Juneau Ln. No.

3600

www.hollyhouseboutique.com The Holly House ... THE ULTIMATE BOUTIQUE!

4100

Plymouth

Garage Sales next week Prior Lake

3666

Estate Sale! Furniture! Nov. 17th 1 Day only 9-5pm 17400 Deerfield Ave.

Pets

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5400

Houses For Rent

Single Family Hm: 4 BR, 3 BA, $1350 + utils. Dwntn Fgtn. 651-460-3984

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Rental Information

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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Wanted to Rent (nr Richfield/Blmgtn area) single garage stall for winter season. Call Dick 612-866-5507

5800

Home by north Prior Lake Prvt, Furn LL w/BA 2 car gar. $550/mo+½ util. prefer mature prof. w/healthy lifestyle 612-270-7859

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Pets

NOV. 7–25, 2012 Located at Applewood Hills Golf Course 11840 60th St. N Stillwater, MN 55082

Weekdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30am–8:00pm Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am–6:00pm Sundays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am–5:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day November 21 & 25: closing at 3pm

For more information call Carrie Staples

612-414-6045 WWW.LNHDBOUTIQUES.COM

®

SANDY WILL WARM YOUR HEART! Sandy is a sweet and quiet dog that loves kids! She would rather be the only pet because she wrinkles her nose when other dogs get in her face. Sandy is fine with cats, however! She is only 15 pounds. Call Heidi at 651-437-1603 to meet her, or see all of our dogs at www.last-hope.org. You may also come to the Apple Valley Petco this Saturday from 11-3 to meet many other dogs and cats in person that are waiting for permanent homes.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747

Farmington 1BR Heat paid. Gar. avl. No pets. 612-670-4777 RENTS START AT 1 BR $690 – 2BR $790 $150 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT Rosewood Manor 14599 Cimarron Ave. Rosemount 651-423-2299

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Southtown Mall

Nests

Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington

for every

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

Don’t miss this seasonal boutique River Valley Boutiques Holiday 2012 Show ❘ November 8-18

Niche

10 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri • 10 am - 7:00 pm Thurs 10 am - 6:00 pm Sat • 10 am - 4:00 pm Sun

New Prague Golf Course Clubhouse 400 Lexington Ave., New Prague, MN

Please join us for a unique shopping experience! Over 90 artisans and we stock new items daily. No strollers please. Seasonal & Non-Seasonal|Gift Items|Home Decor Jewelry & Accessories|Edibles & More For more information contact Jodi: 612-247-0600, Janine: 612-532-3255 or email: rivervalleyboutique@gmail.com or visit www.rivervalleyboutique.weebly.com

Dynamex, an industry leader in the same day delivery business, has opportunities available. Your own van, pick up or dock truck needed. Build your own company and be your own boss. To find out more call 651-746-5945

7600

Real Estate Townhomes for Sale

TH/Northfield 3 BR, 2 BA, 1400sf, new remod. $76,000 612-298-7282

8100

Manufactured Homes

Lakeville/Apple ValleyBorder: 2 BR, 1 BA all appliances, C/A, Pets OK. $16,200 Financing 612-581-3833

9000

9020

Employment Business Opps & Info

Advertising Disclaimer Because we are unable to check all ads that are placed in our media, we encourage you to be safe and be careful before giving out any important information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, when responding to any ad.

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Help Wanted/ Full Time

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Monday - Thursday & On-Call To oversee the care of 19 elderly residents Eagan, Burnsville, & Bloomington.

Customer Service

Small Apple Valley sales office seeks a dependable person with excellent comm/customer service skills. Must be organized, able to work in a fast paced team environment & have problem solving skills. Responsibilities include: Phones, AR, AP, email, data entry, order processing, shipping. Will be cross trained in all areas of office duties. M-F, 9:00-5:30. Email resume to jeanette@ chromtech.com or fax to 952/431-6345 Large Pickup, Cargo Van Or Dock Truck Locally owned transportation company needs contractors for metro deliveries. Need 2002 or newer vehicle, good driving record, DOT physical, solid English and customer relations skills. Great commission rates! Whether you have a lot of experience or just a little, call Jim at Elite Transportation 763785-0124 weekdays for more info. Or go to

www.elitetran sportationsys.com and click on OPPORTUNITIES

Framing Carpenters and Framing Crews. North and South Metro. Call 612-366-3614. 8AM-6PM or send experience to: northland@usfamily.net Turn your unneeded items in to

$$$$$$$$ Sell your items in Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

952-846-2000

Send resume to: cfhgroup@aol.com

Or call Rob 612-670-1380

Be a Program Director

Be a Role Model Be a leader.

Do you have a desire to lead people and work with adults with developmental disabilities and/ or a mental illness diagnosis? Opal Services has a Program Director position available overseeing the management of 4 residential group homes located in Dakota County. This individual will office in Eagan.

Be appreciated.

Opal provides: competitive salary ranging from $40,000 to $47,000 based on experience plus an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must have either: 4yr degree in a related field, 2yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & 1yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting; or 2 yr degree in a related field, 3yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & I yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting; or a diploma in community-based DD services, 3 yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & 1yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@opalhomeservices.com. All applicants will be asked to fill out an application packet which can be obtained on our website www.opalhomeservices.com or by stopping by to complete an application at 4635 Nicols Road, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55122; 651-454-8501 EOE

Health Care

PCA

PCA positions available in Burnsville for a quadriplegic client. Shifts are 10:30am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm, 7 days/week. All ADL's included. Experience and commitment to the job necessary. Call Molly with All Home Health at (952)814-7400.

PCAs

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part-time day, evening and night PCAs to care for a clients at our Mendota Heights, Assisted Living Home, as well as in private homecare settings in the Burnsville/Apple Valley, Savage, Lakeville and Hastings areas. Responsible for all client cares. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving and communication skills. If interested, please submit online application at www.regencyhhc.com or fax resume attn: Christine at 651-488-4656. EOE.

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Property Caretaker Team, Lakeville. Right candidates will be friendly, professional and have excellent customer service skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Responsible for a wide array of duties involved in overseeing the community. Talented caretaking TEAM for Connelly Community. Resumes@summit-mgt.com

Carpenter/Framer

Seeking entry level carpenter. Strong candidate will have some experience framing or other similar carpentry work. Must be comfortable with heights and heavy lifting. Must provide own transportation to south metro area. Call Chris at 612-749-9752

Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/medical/dental/401k www.finishcarpenters.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES! For almost 40 years, Digi-Key Corporation, D based in Thief River Falls, ba Minnesota, has offered innovative solutions for those seeking quality electronic components. Digi-Key’s IT group has designed, developed, and delivered our website, ranked as the #1 website in the electronics industry for the last 17 years in a row. Our talented IT staff is focused on providing our customers, employees and business partners with the best systems and most effective business experience possible. Currently, we are actively recruiting candidates for positions within our IT group at our Bloomington, MN location, including: tDatabase Administrator tSoftware Engineer tETL Developer

tSoftware EngineerMiddleware Specialist

Come join our IT team for a challenging and rewarding career! To learn more or apply online, visit

218-681-7930 DIGIKEY.COM/CAREERS Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Join our professional sales team and be proud of the products you represent. Sun Newspapers has an immediate opening for an inside sales account executive at our Eden Prairie location. • Be part of a winning team • Enjoy selling once again • Thrive in a setting where you can succeed • Take advantage of great benefits • Fun/Professional workplace If you are organized, proficient on a computer, have exceptional phone skills and a desire to learn, you have found your next career.

Turn to Sun•Thisweek Classifieds Real Estate & Rentals

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Registered Nurse /Director of Nursing

Inside Sales Account Executive

Holiday Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show November 16, 17, 18

Contract Drivers

DRIVER W/ VEHICLE

7000

Finish Carpenters

3050

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Apartments & Condos For Rent

Apple Valley TH Nr MN Zoo. Avl 12/1. 1BR, dw, w/d, Grbg disp., Wood burning FP, patio, AC, tuck under gar, wtr & grbg incl $760/mo, $740 dep+ $35 app fee. Connie or Nancy 651-882-8824

9100

Boutique

Roommates Wanted

Family Care

Fgtn: 2 BR +loft, 2 BA, 2 car gar. Avl now! Newer $1250 Matt 612-237-6725

3500

Offering you handcrafted and carefully selected items for your home and gift giving. No strollers please.

4000

Couch, loveseat, chair Tan/gold microfiber. Exc cond! $599/BO 952-843-8138

952-933-0200

The Crossing Shopping Center 1964 Rahn Cliff Court, Eagan, MN

Peeka & Boo, 2 sweet & beautiful, bro & sis, orange tabby cats, together only to a special loving home. All tests/shots/spay/neut. $75 for both. Vet. refs. req'd. Call Jerry 952-888-9524

QN. PILLOWTOP SET

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

Thursdays & Fridays 10am-8pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm Last Sunday closes at 4pm

Cute Kittens! Approx. 10 wks old. All black. Free to good home. 651-463-7003 or 612-221-6668

FIREWOOD

Buying Old Trains & Toys

2012

Pets

4' x 8' - Delivered.

3270

Nov. 1 - 4 Nov. 8 - 11 Nov. 15 - 18

3970

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets

FIREWOOD

Best offer. 952-432-0524

Senior Discounts

3900

Storage

Send your resume to: Pam Miller at pam.miller@ecm-inc.com

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November 9, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Farmington - Lakeville Help Wanted/ Full Time

9100

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

OTR Flatbed Driver $1200 sign on bonus. Home weekends. Late model equipment. Full benefits. Drivers can take their truck home. Allow one small pet. Commercial Transload of MN, Fridley, MN. Contact Pete: psandmann@ ctm-truck.com or 763-571-9508

Education

Teachers New Horizon Academy is accepting resumes for Teachers for our East Apple Valley location. Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. For more information or to schedule an interview call Paige @ 952-423-6690. E.O.E.

TURN YOUR CAR INTO CASH!

9100

Full Time Automotive Parts Sales Unlimited Earning Potential

Looking for a Self-Motivated, Courteous Sales Professional to join our team, excellent computer skills & detail oriented. Hours: 7:30am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday Starting Pay $13/hr+ DOE transition to commission Email resume to: rick.metro@ integraonline.com or Apply in Person at:

Metro Auto Salvage, Inc.

Sun•Classifieds 952-846-2000

11710 E. 263rd St. Lakeville, MN

952-461-8285

The City of Burnsville is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Communications Specialist (Full Time) Starting Salary: $22.94 - $26.56/hour DOQ. Applicants must complete an on-line application to be considered. For complete job description and to apply, please visit the website at: www.burnsville.org. Closing date for applications is 11/13/12. An AA/EEO Employer

Lead Teller Merchants Bank, Lakeville, is seeking a Lead Teller. We are looking for a proven leader who is comfortable proactively developing and maintaining customer relationships. The ideal candidate would have supervisory or leadership experience and previous Teller experience. Job duties include completing banking transactions, relationship building with customers, and supervising Teller staff. Must be able to work under pressure and have good judgment. Excellent customer relations, cash handling, and sales skills required. Apply in person at Merchants Bank, Lakeville, or send a cover letter and resume to: Merchants Bank, Attn: Nicole, HR, PO Box 248, Winona, MN 55987, or e-mail to nldanielson@merchantsbank.com. EOE/AA

Due to continued growth, our busy client company, located in Shakopee is seeking reliable employees.

PRODUCTION LINE WORKERS 1 , 2 & 3 Shifts Weekend Shifts also Available st

nd

(952) 368-4898 1580 White Oak, Ste. 150, Chaska

9200

LAKEVILLE

IMMEDIATE OPENING! Dual Position

Concrete Manufacturer & Class B CDL Driver 1st Year $

35,000-$41,000

FULL BENEFITS For More Info Contact our HR Dept. Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm (800) 672-0709 Send Resume to: 2280 N. Hamline Ave. St. Paul, MN 55113 Fax: 651-842-3493 Or Email to: hr@brown-wilbert.com

Temporary Tax Preparer Needed We are a small accounting firm looking for a professional tax preparer to assist us full-time during the busy tax season. Experience with C-Corp, S-Corp, & Partnership returns is required. Must be able to work in a fast paced & technology based environment, strong attention to detail, ability to work independently, & strong computer skills needed. QuickBooks and Ultra Tax experience a plus. Send your resume to scott@

kaisertax.com

rd

For immediate consideration, please call the Chaska office to schedule an apt.

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Help Wanted/ Full Time

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

CASTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP PT Clerk Position Notice Castle Rock Township has an opening for a part time Clerk position. Applicant must be a township resident, self motivated, customer service orientated, with accounting skills. Computer knowledge including Microsoft software applications a plus. Knowledge of township regulations and election procedures is helpful. Part time office hours to be determined with chosen applicant. Resumes can be submitted to Castle Rock Township, 2537 240th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024 or emailed to: castlerocktownship@frontiernet.net Posted November 3, 2012 Published November 8, 2012 & November 15, 2012

Part Time

Front Desk

Listing/Sales Coordinator

Candidate is Capable of Multi-tasking in a Fast Paced Workplace & has Computer, Phone, Customer and Office Experience. Real Estate Experience Preferred. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 8:15-4:30pm Must be available other weekdays as needed for sick/vacation etc.

Request an application sonjanikosch@edinarealty.com Eagan 55121

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Godfather's Pizza is accepting applications for the following part-time crew positions: Front and Back of House Crew, Day and Evening Delivery Drivers and Shift Supervisor positions. Part-time positions only, Day and Evening hours available, Must be available to work weekends. We offer competitive pay, flexible hours and a great working environment. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and a solid work history. Previous experience a plus. Apply in person at: 850 W County Rd 42, Burnsville Only the best candidates will be contacted for interviews EOE Market Research Firm: Seeks detail oriented people to edit mystery shop reports online. Excellent spelling, grammar and phone skills a must! Paid online training; flex PT hours; pay averages $12-14 per hour. Requires min of 4hrs/day M-F & 1 wknd / mo. Those fluent in French encouraged to apply. Email resume & cover letter to: QEApps@BestMark.com Newspaper Delivery, Apple Valley /Eagan /Inver Grove, Weekend & Weekday Routes Available. Make $400-$2000 Monthly. Call 651-968-6039

$$$$$$$$ Sell your items in Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

952-846-2000 Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

00 Grand Am: 233K, 4dr,

Lutheran Social Service of MN is looking for volunteers (age 55 & older) to serve in our Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion Programs Our volunteers receive a taxfree hourly stipend, as well as mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

Contact Melissa Grimmer at 651-310-9443 or email:

9688

Volvo

2003 VOLVO XC70 AWD, 79K miles, exc cond, loaded, new brakes maintenance current. $7550. 763-559-1592

9810 Teacher/ Asst. Teacher

Exp'd. Qualified & creative person to work in an established preschool in Rosemount. AM or PM hrs. avl. 651-245-8001

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

9250

Bingo Caller, Old Chicago Eagan, every Tues. beginning Nov. 6th 5:45pm to approx 9pm. Teri Lynn tlchesek@yahoo.com

9500

Automotive Chevrolet

9614

2003 Chev Impala taupe 4dr clean, mech sound $3800 /bo 952-831-3262 or 952-484-7305

Ford

'95 Taurus: 142,000 mi, V6, clean, AC, new tires, runs great! $2,500. 651-636-6701

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

9250

transportation company now hiring for:

DRIVERS

• Transit • School Bus • After School Activities

Excellent Benefits & Pay Four convenient locations to apply: 3600 Blackhawk Road, Eagan 11550 Rupp Drive, Burnsville 21160 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville 22750 Pillsbury Avenue, Lakeville

Visit www.schmittyandsons.com for employment opportunities Employment - (952) 985-7516 Pre-employment drug test required - EOE

Trinity Campus is seeking: RN/LPN – PM Shift – PT

We are looking for a creative, energetic professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who has a passion for serving seniors. Candidate must have a current MN license & CPR.

NAR – AM & PM Shifts – PT Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring residents. Long-term care and Memory care facilities. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Please apply online at: sfhs.jobdigtracker.com/careers/ Or at: Trinity Campus 3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024 EEO/AA

Medical Clinic Cleaning, Eagan. Position is 30 hrs/wk starting after 7:30PM & requires working every day. 4.75 hr shifts on weekdays and 2 hr shifts Sat/Sun. $10.00/hr + raises. Very nice work setting and no experience required. Apply Online www.bweclean.com

New Pizza Ranch® coming to Apple Valley!

PCA, Great Opportunities Lakeville Elko Area. Great Company! Competitive pay. Flexible schedules. Call 952-898-4911 Fax 952898-3088, or email Kris@ superiorhomecare.org

Full & Part Time positions avl. Employment interviews will be held: Fri., Nov. 9th 10am-1pm & 3-5pm Sat., Nov. 10th 11am - 3 pm Mon., Tue., & Wed., Nov. 12, 13 & 14th 10am - 5pm

Earn money for the Holidays Come be part of our team! Hiring for all positions:

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed

www.crosstownauto.net

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

$225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 651-769-0857

9900

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

97 Dodge 4x4: Reg Cab Short Box Magnum V8. Red, 1 owner, AT, 144K, Pwr locks/windows, AC, CD, newer tires/brakes, runs gr8. Little rust, very clean! $2900 612-987-1044

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D.A.M Osakis 68

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Monthly premiums as low as $35 with prescription coverage starting at $16.70 more. It’s open enrollment time for Medicare, and you have until December 7 to reevaluate your coverage. Medica has plans with premiums as low as $35 a month, with several plan options to choose from. Part D prescription coverage starts at just $16.70 more. Even if you’ve selected a plan for 2013, you can still make changes up to December 7. So take another look at your current plan. And take a good long look at Medica. For more information, contact your broker, go to medica.com/MedicareAndSeniors, or call 1-866-321-8756, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time, seven days a week. TTY users, please call the National Relay Center at 1-800-855-2880. (Access to representatives may be limited on weekends and holidays during certain times of the year.) ©2012 Medica. Medica® is a registered service mark of Medica Health Plans. Premiums may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Medica is a health plan with a Medicare contract. Y0088_3342 CMS Accepted


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