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OPINION Garofalo: Budget proposal targets the middle-class Governor’s proposal stings middle class for new government spending. Page 4A


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‘No Wrong Door’ bill builds safety network for juvenile victims Program would be a national model Editor’s note: This story is the second installment in a Sun Thisweek series on human trafficking that began last week. All the stories are at www. by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Minnesota is leading the way nationally to establish a program to rescue juvenile sex trafficking victims. State law was changed in 2011 to recognize teens sold for sex as victims, but a lack of options has often left them grouped with criminals. Beaten or brainwashed into pimp loyalty, most teen sex trafficking victims po-

lice rescue would run from shelters, said police Sgt. John Bandemer of the St. Paul Human Trafficking Task Force. To be kept safe, the young victims police encounter usually end up in juvenile detention. New legislation being carried by Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and Rep. Susan Allen, DFL-Minneapolis, would establish the nation’s first comprehensive statewide network to provide secure shelter and targeted, culturally appropriate services to juvenile sex trafficking victims. Based on the Minnesota Public Safety See BILL, 13A

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Patty Wetterling, Violence Prevention Program director with the Minnesota Department of Health, was among hundreds of advocates attending the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force meeting Feb. 4 at Dakota County’s Northern Service Center and via remote hookups statewide. Wetterling’s son, Jacob, was 11 in 1989 when he was abducted by a masked gunman. His fate remains unknown.

Lakeville ups advocacy for third lane on I-35 Anderson urges action by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Lakeville officials on Monday agreed with City Council Member Doug Anderson that widening Interstate 35 while it is closed for repairs this summer makes sense, and are trying to build a lastminute coalition to make it happen. Although realizing that change is unlikely because of tight funding, the city is advocating for a fast track of a third lane on I-35 from County Road 50 to County Road 70. Anderson, who recently also urged the state to

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develop alternative routing options instead of completely shutting down I-35 this summer, said the city needs to be more aggressive in seeking a third lane and encouraged them to form coalitions to get the road widened. “As I understand it, this particular project is not even in the state’s long-range plan and that’s concerning to me,” Anderson said at the Feb. 4 council meeting. Council members agreed, and Mayor Matt Little directed staff to See I-35, 13A

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The Farmington cheerleading team took first place in the Division 1 – Medium Division last weekend at the state meet in St. Paul. To view more photos, visit

Panther girls Nordic qualifies for state Girls team edges out Eastview, Winona/Cotter in section championships Tuesday. Page 10A

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Farmington cheerleading team wins at state Team will participate in WOW Factor this weekend by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The Farmington High School varsity competitive cheerleading team won the Division 1 – Medium Varsity title at the Minnesota Cheerleading Coaches Association state meet last weekend at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. The varsity squad scored 195 points, beating runnerup St. Michael-Albertville


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Lakeville South High School Administrator DeAnn Haugland always stashed snacks at her desk for students she knew were not getting enough food at home. “For the last eight years, she bought food like granola bars … and paid for it out of her own pocket,” said Lakeville South Athletic Director

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Neil Strader. Haugland’s days of helping fill that need on her own are over thanks to the efforts of Lakeville South High School junior Margaret Gadek, whose proposal for an unprecedented in-school food shelf became a reality at Lakeville South in December. “I knew there was a need,” Gadek said, who recruited her friend

Maggie Murphy, also a junior, to help with the project. “I saw how passionate she was about it,” Murphy said. Strader helped the students coordinate the school’s first food drive in November that over two weeks brought in about 1,500 food items. “Mr. (Bob) Curry’s See FOOD SHELF, 13A

Candidate interviews conclude Tuesday by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Six of the seven finalists for an open seat on the Lakeville City Council have been interviewed, and the council plans to make an appointment at its Feb. 19 meeting. Only Bob Boerschel remains to be interviewed by council members, who spent Feb. 4 and 5 con-

ducting individual interviews with the other six candidates: Bart Davis, Scott Kelly, Karen Wentworth, Don Kurta, Craig Manson and Judy Jordan. Boerschel had scheduling conflicts and will meet with the council Feb. 12. After the interview, council members will inSee COUNCIL, 13A



in every competition this season leading up to state. The team is up for a national title at the WOW Factor Sports National Cheer and Dance competition this weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Lakeville South opens district’s Lakeville council to appoint new member first in-school food shelf at Feb. 19 meeting by Laura Adelmann


by almost 40 points. Farmington also competed in the grand championship round against six other Division 1 and 2 champions and placed fourth overall. It was the second consecutive state title for the Farmington varsity cheer team, which won the Novice Division 1 title last season. The varsity cheer squad took first or second

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A small group of determined youth have moved Farmington one step closer to having chickens within its city limits. Teens Annabelle and Stefan Randow, Mya Tsukino, and Lerew Kaas presented their case to the council while supporters filled the meeting room seats, waving signs and wearing T-shirts to support their cause. Following their thoughtful and detailed arguments, the Farmington City Council voted unanimously to send the item back to the Planning Commission for discussion. Annabelle Randow dispelled common myths about noisy, smelly chickens that attract pests and predators. She said chickens love to eat pests of all kinds and dogs and cats usually leave chickens alone. “Raising chickens is a great way to teach kids to be responsible,� she said. “It also teaches them where food, like eggs, comes from. Changing the world, one chicken at a time.� Tsukino talked about the poor conditions when chickens are usually raised on commercial operations. Instead, the

group is advocating residents only be allowed to keep one to six chickens and no roosters in their backyards. “I believe backyard chickens will move Farmington forward,� she said. Stefan Randow listed many other nearby communities which are already allowing chickens: Anoka, Bloomington, Burnsville, Duluth, Eagan, Fridley, Maplewood, Minneapolis, New Brighton, New Hope, Northfield, Oakdale, Ramsey, Rosemount, Roseville, St. Paul, Shoreview and Stillwater. “We are surrounded by towns who allow chickens,� he said. “It would give many people and kids the ability to fully grasp the real meaning of respect and responsibility. Chickens will teach kids a life of sustainability. To live a sustainable lifestyle, you must produce much of what you consume yourself.� Kaas is a 4-H member who would like to raise chickens to show at the county fair. “Backyard chickens have a bad reputation to some people and this is unfair,� he said. “People think that having chickens next door to them will bring the value of their homes down.�

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Donnelly voted no on the issue last time, but he is considering a change in his vote. He appreciated the group’s presentation and wants to see the Planning Commission discuss the idea again. Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty found it interesting there have been no complaints in nearby cities, but for the idea to get her full support, she said the rules might have to be more restrictive than what the youth are originally proposing. Mayor Todd Larson would also like to see more restrictions to begin with, such as a one-year trial and that chickens only be allowed in R1 zones first, lots larger than 10,000 square feet. In other business, the council revised its business development grant programming to allow funds to also be available for new businesses moving into the city. The council also approved a one-time transfer of $320,000 from the general fund to the ice arena fund to eliminate a negative balance. With changes in operation and expenses, Finance Director Robin Hanson feels the ice arena fund has the opportunity to break even after the deficit has been cleared up.

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Instead, urban chicken owners often treat their chickens like family pets, building them compact and creative chicken coops. He said there have been no complaints in towns that have already allowed backyard chickens. “They are better looking than your neighbor’s dog house, wouldn’t you say?� he asked the council as he showed chicken coop examples. “And if I can come over and pet your dogs, you can come over and pet my chickens.� “We are not giving up until Farmington can at least give this a try,� he concluded. Council Member Douglas Bonar supports the idea. He was on the Planning Commission two years ago when it unanimously voted to send the issue to the council for approval. At that time, the council did not approve the idea. Council Member Jason Bartholomay also would like to see the Planning Commission and council reconsider the idea. He said there are families in Farmington who already have chickens in their backyards, and he would have never known if someone had not told him. Council Member Terry

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‘The most giving person I’ve ever known’ Slain Apple Valley native remembered as kind-hearted cop, dedicated mom by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

Heather Watkins Hirsch wants people to remember the kind and intensely driven person her sister was. Her sister, Kathryn “Michelle� Walters, knew she wanted to be a police officer even before her freshman year at Apple Valley High School, and when as an adult she signed on with the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas, she brought a big heart to the job. Once, Watkins Hirsch recalled, Michelle was involved in the arrest of a woman accused of stealing milk. When the woman told her she needed the milk to feed her kids, Michelle drove off in her squad car, returning a short time later with a supply of milk for the woman she’d purchased with her own money. “That’s just who she was,� said Watkins Hirsch, of Savage. “She wore her heart on her sleeve. She was the most giving person I’ve ever known.� Watkins Hirsch and her siblings celebrated Michelle’s life – and the life of Michelle’s 5-yearold son Max – at a memorial service Feb. 1 at Klecatsky’s Funeral Home in Eagan. The mother and son were killed Jan. 21 in their Boulder City, Nev., home at the hands of Hans Wal-

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Opinion Elections matter — so why all the appointments? by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK

Elections matter. So why are we seeing a flurry of appointments to city councils and school boards? It’s because appointing someone to a vacancy is an easy way out with little cost, and there are no election campaigns. The appointment process takes the decision away from the voters and leaves it up to a board or council of five to seven members. There are some pitfalls with this process. There’s less accountability to the people who didn’t elect the appointee. There’s a chance of cronyism. Sitting council members could appoint a friend of the council, one they could manipulate, and worse, one whose vote they could be sure of on certain decisions. It’s a good deal for the appointees. They don’t have to campaign and go door to door to hear the people’s views. There’s

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Don Heinzman no campaign cost for the appointee. For just showing an interest and a willingness to be interviewed, the appointee will get visibility and a salary. This latest rash of appointments is caused by people on boards and councils being elected to different offices. You’ll note there are special elections for vacant state legislative positions. Appointments to offices are happening in Elk River, Lakeville, Mound, Princeton, the Anoka-Hennepin School District and the Bloomington School District. This is not to suggest that appointees are not qualified; they are just coming to

the table with neither a public mandate nor scrutiny. No doubt they’ll fill the bill, because local government is supposed to be nonpartisan. There was concern in Elk River when the council announced that it chose the appointment route because it would save the election expense. It also added that probably there would be a small turnout, around 300 or so for the Ward 1 vacancy. Some in the city argued that even a small turnout is better than a council of five members, four of whom don’t live in Ward 1, picking the council member. To Elk River’s credit, the council decided on a plan to involve the voters in Ward 1 before making the appointment. They’ve asked the local Citizens League to run a candidates forum on a Saturday morning where the candidates will be on display and answer questions. The idea is to enable the residents of Ward 1 to tell the council members whom they prefer. This is a model other cities should follow.

That’s better than the situation in the Bloomington School District, where it took eight rounds of voting to appoint a consensus pick, after half the board failed to appoint a former board member. Apparently, personal agendas and preferences got in the way of reaching an easy decision. The real problem with the appointment process is the winner is not beholden to the voters of the district, but to the appointing body. As they say, the democratic process is messy. Sometimes it’s expensive and doesn’t always bring out a big turnout. But it lives up to the principle that this is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, unless the winner is appointed. Don Heinzman, an ECM columnist and former editor of the Elk River Star News, can be reached at or Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Sales tax increases are a bad deal for Minnesota by Rep. Pat Garofalo SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK

Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled his $38 billion budget proposal last month to mixed reviews. The lack of excitement for his plan is rooted in one simple fact: He is proposing a big tax increase on the middle class in order to pay for billions of dollars in new government spending. Taxing those who are barely making ends meet is hardly making Minnesota “better.” His plans to “lower the rate” and “broaden the base” are marketing slogans. This is a middle class tax increase to grow Minnesota government. During the 2010 campaign, Dayton repeatedly attacked proposals to increase the sales tax. He described the sales tax

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Rep. Pat Garofalo as inherently “regressive” and insisted that the sales tax expansion would hit low- and middle-class Minnesotans hardest. Unfortunately for Minnesota families, the governor has now changed his tune completely. Under the governor’s tax increase, Minnesotans will pay more for haircuts, over-the-counter medication and gym

memberships. My wife and I have tried to teach our teenage daughter (a soccer player) about financial responsibility by having her save her own money to pay for her soccer camps. Dayton’s proposal even raises taxes on these soccer camps. Simply put, this is a bad deal for Minnesota families. Dayton is putting a pinch on families by raising over $6 billion in sales taxes over the next four years. Worse, the governor’s proposal will send jobs to Wisconsin, North Dakota and other states that are waiting with open arms to help these businesses relocate. This sales tax increase will also mean billions in additional taxes for small businesses across the state. These tax increases have real

impacts on the bottom lines of businesses – many of which are already reeling from the federal tax increases that were passed earlier this year. It’s time for the governor to heed his own warnings about the hurtful nature of the sales tax on working families. A budget for a better Minnesota is a budget that creates prosperity and jobs for all Minnesotans – not one that hurts working families and puts thousands of jobs at risk. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is the state representative for House District 58B. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

With strong options through Minnesota, state’s charter law ranked No. 1 by Joe Nathan CENTER FOR SCHOOL CHANGE

Minnesota educators, students, parents and policy-makers received another honor last week: The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked our state’s charter law as No. 1 in the country. Thanks to a strong law, suburban and rural, as well as urban Minnesota families have high quality options, including district and charter schools. Most Minnesota families continue using district public schools. But research by our Center for School Change found that over the last decade, the number of Minnesota students enrolled in charters increased by almost 30,000, while the number of students attending district schools declined by more than 40,000 students. Whether their preference is a Montessori elementary, or junior-senior high, a classical academy that teaches Latin, an arts-focused high school, a project-based school promoting “hands-on” learning, Chinese immersion, or an online school, Minnesota’s charter law has helped create new options for families throughout

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Joe Nathan the state. Gov. Mark Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius have wisely recommended that districts and charters spend more time learning from each other, and less time debating which is better, district or charter public schools. Both kinds of public schools vary widely. Here are examples of what Minnesota’s charter law has helped produce: Minnesota New Country in Henderson offers a “project-based” hands-on approach that attracts seventh through 12th graders from more than 30 miles. Ridgeway in southeastern Minnesota offers families with elementary students the opportunity to keep students with the same teacher for two years. Eagle Ridge Academy, a K-12 charter in Eden Prairie, isn’t necessarily “better”

or “worse” than the district schools. It provides a “classical” education for families, as well as a single building to which families can send all their children, if they choose to do so. The Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins offers a smaller, more arts-focused option to larger suburban high schools. Some students and families prefer the larger high school, some prefer a small, more focused school. Partnership Academy in Richfield works with mostly Spanish-speaking students and families, once again, in a smaller setting than area public schools. Trio/Wolf Creek, Edvisions Off Campus, and Minnesota Virtual High School provide online learning programs for families throughout the state. Northern Lake Academy and Lakes International Charters in Forest Lake are different from Forest Lake Public Schools. The district also has just received an award from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for its collaboration with charters. Minnesota is learning that district and charter public schools, like colleges and

universities, can simultaneously compete and cooperate. It’s not one or the other. It can be both. Our Center runs several programs in which district and charter leaders and teachers are learning with and from each other. While pleased that Minnesota’s ranked No. 1, Al Fan, director of the Minnesota-based Charter School Partners, commented, “We must do a better job of utilizing the charter model to create great schools for all Minnesota kids.” Eugene Piccolo, executive director of the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, said: “Our law is a dynamic document that we work to refine as the charter school movement evolves, and strives to achieve the purposes and goals of public charter schools.” His organization provides a list and map, plus other information about charters at www. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome at Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Solid economic analysis needed To the editor: Recent letters have given interesting responses to proposals from the governor, and to information from the fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives who was at a public meeting recently with several legislators. A letter from one reader suggests the meeting was slanted because there were suggestions to increase some programs rather than specific proposals to cut spending. Likewise, a letter from a Republican

legislator accuses the governor of proposing tax increases on “the wealthiest 2 percent” which she says will hurt 92 percent of businesses in the state, and would therefore damage employment in Minnesota. But while the fiscal analyst confirms increases in state tax receipts over time, he also showed that taxes have declined over the same time as a percentage of the state’s economy. Many of us would have thought this tax decline should result in a stronger economy. But, while Minnesota has not seen

unemployment as high as in many states, we are still hurt by a damaging recession, unlike when taxes were a higher percentage of the economy, the state’s total product of goods and services. I challenge the idea that reduced taxes always and inevitably help the economy. I agree with economists about our public schools. I suggest we might need increased spending on our schools to benefit our future economy. Rather than a knee-jerk mistrust of government spending, I encourage solid economic analysis

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Tax increases hurt economy, family budgets To the editor: The governor has been talking about a state budget shortfall over the next two years between estimated revenue of $35.8 billion and projected spending of $36.9 billion, according to Minnesota’s current tax rates. Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget plan is to significantly raise our taxes to

cover the $1.1 billion difference. Minnesota’s economy really improved in the two years the Republicans were in control of the Legislature. Extra revenue came in last year so most of the school shift was paid off. We need to give credit to our Republican legislators for paying off most of the school shift. According to Bill Marx, the chief fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives, our state spent $35.2 billion over the last two years. Marx is nonpartisan and works for both political parties. This includes the $1.3 billion used to repay the entire accounting shift from the 2011 budget plus part of the previous accounting shift for the schools.

I believe Dayton and the DFL legislature should keep spending at the same level as in the 2011 budget. There is no need to raise taxes when estimated revenue for this budget is $600 million higher than revenue from the last two years. Any tax reform should be designed to cut taxes and not to raise more money for government to spend. Now is the time to contact your legislators and the governor to tell them we do not want our taxes raised. We need to stop these tax increases which are going to hurt Minnesota’s economy and hurt our family budgets. NICK PARIS Burnsville

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Business Briefs New program for businesses Beginning in February, the Open to Business program will offer free, confidential, one-on-one business consultation services and other assistance to area residents, small-business owners and entrepreneurs. This is a joint program between Apple Valley, Rosemount, the Dakota County Community Development Agency, the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the cities of Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville. Open to Business participants can receive help with business-plan development, cash flow and financing projects and marketing plans. They’ll also have access to financing programs. There is no cost to Dakota County residents and businesses to participate in the program. Consultant hours in each community are as follows: • In Apple Valley, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 9 to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month beginning Feb. 20 at the Apple Valley Municipal Center. • In Burnsville, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month beginning Feb. 20 at Burnsville City Hall. • In Eagan, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 1 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month beginning Feb. 19 at Eagan City Hall. • In Farmington, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning Feb. 26 at Farmington City Hall. • In Lakeville, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning Feb. 26 at Lakeville City Hall. • In Rosemount, office hours for walk-in meetings will be 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning Feb. 27 at Rosemount City Hall. A kickoff for the program is scheduled at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The event is free and open to the public; area small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend. Register by Feb. 22 online at http://opentobusiness. or (651) 675-4465.

Tobin joins Prime Therapeutics Ann Tobin has been hired as chief compliance officer at Prime Therapeutics, an Eaganbased pharmacy benefit manager. She will oversee the company’s corporate compliance function.

Tobin has more than 20 years of regulatory compliance leadership in the health care industry. Previous to Prime, she held legal leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, Diversified Pharmaceutical Services and Medtronic. Tobin holds academic degrees from Duke University and Oberlin College. She earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

ployee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, an employee survey provider, in conjunction with 30 leading regional newspapers. Prime ranked No. 19 on Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces list for Minnesota, published in June 2012.

Credit union’s blood drive successful

The Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation is planning to make “sweet dreams” by collecting new pillows for Bridging. Bridging provides furniture and household goods to families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. The organization distributes 240 pillows to more than 75 households every week. New pillows can be dropped off at local Coldwell Banker Burnet offices (Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville) through March 19.

US Federal Credit Union, Burnsville, partnered with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Jan. 18. The winter blood drive was a success, collecting 19 units of whole blood and two units of double red blood cells with the potential to save 59 lives.

Eagan company named a top workplace Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based pharmacy benefit manager, has been named one of America’s Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. Prime captured the No. 83 spot among 872 organizations nationwide with more than 1,000 employees that participated in regional top workplaces programs. Prime was recognized among the best in company leadership, growth potential, worklife balance and competitive compensation. The list was determined by feedback gathered through an em-

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Coca-Cola Refreshments receives award Coca-Cola Refreshments, Eagan, received the 2012 Bob Killeen Award at the DakotaScott Workforce Investment Board’s annual legislative and awards event held Dec. 14 at the Eagan Community Center. The award recognizes companies for their quality practices. In 2009, Coca-Cola Refreshments became ISO 9000 certified. ISO provides a set of international guidelines for quality control. In both 2009 and 2010, the Ea-

gan facility won the Coca-Cola North America President’s Award for Quality Excellence. Bob Killeen Sr. was a longtime labor representative who previously served on the Workforce Investment Board. He was a leader at recognizing the importance of quality practices and worked diligently to advance the use of quality processes. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment programs and WorkForce Centers in Dakota and Scott counties including sites in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.

Wedding & Special Events Fair at GrandStay GrandStay Hotel & Conference, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley, will hold its Wedding & Special Events Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Vendors will showcase ideas for weddings, birthdays, reunions, anniversaries, banquets and more. Donations of canned food will be collected at the event for The Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers. Information: (952) 953-6111.

Member Appreciation Month begins at Burnsville co-op Valley Natural Foods will celebrate 35 years as a Burnsville cooperative business by holding Member Appreciation Month in February.

Valley Natural Foods opened its doors in September 1977 in Lakeville. In 1978 the store relocated to Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville. In 1989, a fire destroyed this location and the co-op relocated to Grand Avenue in Burnsville five months later. Sales grew exponentially at this location over the next 11 years. In 2000, Valley Natural Foods purchased land at its current location, 13750 County Road 11, and in 2008, the store expanded to almost 17,000 square feet with 10,500 square feet for retail.

Book helps property managers prepare for disaster Phillip Porter, president of Eagan-based Crystal Treasures Inc. Home Inventory Services, is the author of “Home, Estate & Property Inventory Management: A Property Manager’s Guide To Home Disaster Preparedness & Inventory Management.” The book targets private service managers and homeowners of luxury estates and illustrates a step-by-step emergency disaster preparedness and home inventory guide that prepares them for an unexpected, costly disaster.

Educational Resources, Burnsville, and other organizations, is sponsoring its first PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest for children in kindergarten through third grade. From Jan. 26 to March 29, children in the tpt viewing area may submit their entries to Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul. Local winners will be announced at a celebration on April 20. Four educators or librarians who submit the winning students’ stories to tpt will receive $125 in books or other media from Mackin. Winners will be featured in the May issue of MN Parent Magazine as well as on air. These student winners will go on to compete in the national contest. The top 12 will receive prizes and have their winning stories featured on www.

Eagan resident named to Catholic Charities board

Eagan resident Tom Arata has been named to the board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Arata is vice president of global platform technologies and anchor marketing at Ecolab and serves on the board for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, TPT partners as well as the PAC Steerwith Mackin ing Committee for the International Dairy for kids’ Foods Association. He is writers interested in the agency’s programs that serve the contest Twin Cities Public needs of the children and Television (tpt), in part- the elderly. nership with Mackin

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Twin Cities metro freeway MVTA board elects officers congestion increased slightly in 2012 Twin Cities metropolitan area freeway traffic congestion showed a slight increase between 2011 and 2012, from 21 percent to 21.4 percent overall. Many factors affect congestion levels, including the health of the local economy, population growth, gas prices, transit ridership and vehicle miles traveled. “Our study shows that congestion levels appear to be holding their own in the metro area over the past year. We have not seen a significant change in congestion between 2011 and 2012,” said Scott McBride, district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s eightcounty Metro District. MnDOT’s strategy for addressing and managing congestion includes operational tools such as overhead electronic message signs, ramp metering and real-time travel information including and www. MnDOT’s active traffic management is an advanced system of cameras, loop detectors, ramp meters, a freeway service patrol, changeable message signs and other traveler information systems that help increase traffic flow and capacity and trip reliability, while decreasing incidents and travel time. MnDOT seeks high returns on improvement investments. Such projects improve flow by relieving bottlenecks on freeways and arterials, improving geometric design and ad-

dressing safety hazards. Some enhance capacity by adding short auxiliary lanes, and others focus on system management. In some cases, flexible design principles are used to optimize the use of available pavement and right of way. In addition, MnDOT operates two MnPASS Express Lanes on I-394 and I-35W. These provide a congestion-free travel option for those driving alone who are willing to pay, those who ride express transit, or those who are in carpools. They can move people more reliably, reduce peak travel demand, improve the flow of traffic in adjacent free lanes, and enable greater speed and reliability for transit. MnDOT and the Metropolitan Council plan to add lanes to the MnPASS system in the Twin Cities metro area. In some locations, new general purpose lanes may be needed to provide lane continuity or to complete an unfinished segment of the highway system. An example is the extension of Highway 610 in Maple Grove. Several projects underway are aimed at addressing congestion on highways throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. These include the recently completed Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project ( m e t ro / p ro j e c t s / 1 6 9 / ) , the I-694/Highway 10/ Snelling Avenue North Central Project (www.

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The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority board of directors elected officers for 2013 at its organizational meeting on Jan. 30. Gary Hansen, Eagan City Council member, was re-elected chair. Hansen also serves as chair of the Suburban Transit Authority, a group of suburban transit providers including MVTA, SouthWest Transit, Plymouth Metrolink, Maple Grove Transit and Prior Lake Laker Lines/Shakopee Transit (operating jointly as the BlueXpress). Clint Hooppaw, Ap-

Farmington Library events The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., has planned the following events. Call (651) 4380250 for more information. • Teen Advisory Group, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. TAGs recommend books and music, help plan library programs and participate in community events and service projects. Ages: 12-18. • Teen Library Day, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Drop in for a variety of activities, including games, crafts, readings, discussion and more. Ages: 10-15. • Books & Beyond: Be My Valentine, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Valentine stories, activities and crafts

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Talk about drugs and alcohol early and often with your kids. That was one of the strongest and most frequently repeated message from a youth drug use presentation and panel at Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville Monday night. The presentation and panel were sponsored by the Lakeville and Farmington school districts as part of a free parent information series. Carol Falkowski, former drug abuse strategy officer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, was the keynote speaker, detailing what drug abuse looks like for today’s teens and what parents, schools and communities can do to stop the abuse. Following her presentation, school resource officers and chemical health coordinators from Farmington and Lakeville joined Carol Ackley, the director of River Ridge Treatment Center, and Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom to talk about the issue from a local perspective. “It’s ignorance if you don’t find out what’s going on out there, you can’t be an advocate for your child,” said Brenda Dolejs, a parent from Lakeville who attended the session with her husband, Mike, and about 75 other people. Mike Dolejs said these issues have impacted their neighborhood and community, making him more aware of the problems out there. “I got to work every day and don’t see it, but it is reality,” he said. “It really is happening in our

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old, they are four times more likely to develop addiction. He has experienced it firsthand and shared his family’s situation publicly for the first time Monday night. His 37-yearold nephew died from alcohol abuse last fall. Backstrom said his nephew started drinking in high school and could never stop. It is a situation his family is still reeling from. In humans, the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that assesses situations, controls impulses, and is used in sound decision making, does not finish fully developing until people are in their mid-20s, Falkowski said. “It’s this under-construction teen brain that kind of heightens the risk when you introduce drugs and psychoactive substances,” Falkowski said. Ackley, who works for the River Ridge Treatment Center in the Adolescent Division, said taking drugs when adolescents’ brains are still developing can change brain development dramatically and permanently. She said the message to send out to kids is, “We care about you. We want you to grow up.” “We can help kids get to adulthood intact and hopefully to help them fulfill their dreams,” she said. Parents need to talk with their kids early and often, pay attention, listen but don’t lecture, make expectations clear, and set and enforce consequences. “If you’re not telling them ‘No,’ you are telling

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A panoramic 45-minute Choirpalooza concert showcasing the development of the choir programs in the Farmington School District is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Farmington High School. The event features the talents of four different groups in Farmington: the sixth-grade choir, non-audition men’s and women’s choir, and the top-end talent concert choir. “It’s a really unique event to showcase the growth of the department over six years,� Farmington High School music teacher Megan Dimich said. It requires the work of about 500 students – 300 sixth-graders along with about 200 high school singers – led by three choir directors. Sarah O’Banion leads the choir program at both Boeckman and Dodge middle schools, which has about 600 students, including 20 in honors choirs. The non-audition choirs are led by Ryan Uttech. Dimich heads the concert choir. “We like the idea of showing the community the growth from the sixthgraders to what they can become with the concert choir, which is an eightpart a cappella,� Dimich said. “The young kids have a lot to look forward

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The Farmington sixth-grade choir will sing with the high school choirs at the ChoirPalooza on Monday night at Farmington High School. to. They have no concept of what their voices could be like. They idolize the high schools and it’s fun for the high school kids to look back. � The groups will sing individually as well as together, kicking it off with the “Star-Spangled Banner� and highlighting the evening with a 500-singer performance of “Seventy-Six Trombones� from “The Music Man.� “We try to keep this one upbeat and recognizable,� Dimich said. “It’s grown into something we’re really proud of with all of the bleachers filled. The community clearly views this as something cool and special.� In its third year, the choir department got the concert idea from the band department, which has its own multi-level concert. Large crowds again are expected, considering the

growth of the choir department. The high school program gained at least 50 new students, increasing the talent to about 250, which is the most Dimich has ever had. “Some of it is probably because of the outreach the high school kids do for the middle school students and Choirpalooza is part of that,� Dimich said. Dimich notes that from sixth grade to 12th, becoming a better choir singer is just part of the journey. “They build so much confidence,� Dimich said. “Music also uses such a creative part of your brain. You do math and study different languages. We study the biology about how the brain works. There’s the huge aspect of community and teamwork. They all have to work for a common

Farmington High School will be well represented at the Business Professionals of America State Conference, a competitive event geared to develop competence in business and office occupations and grow student leadership skills. Seven students advanced from the regional competition to the state event March 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Scott Atkinson, Denver Robinson and Josh

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Community Education Farmington Community Education will offer the following classes. Call (651) 460-3200 for more information. • Tuesday, Feb. 12: Tiger Cheerleading Clinic (FHS); Beginning Word (MVE afternoon class); Adult CPR/AED (MVECE). • Thursday, Feb. 14, ACT Prep Class (FHS). • Tuesday, Feb. 19:

Money Savers (MVE-CE); Infant and Child CPR (MVE-CE). • Wednesday, Feb. 20: Extreme Chemical Concoctions (ARE). • Thursday, Feb. 21: Basic Tiling Techniques (DMS); Tax-Free Investing (MVE). • Saturday, Feb. 23: Safe On My Own (DMS). • Monday, Feb. 25: Creative Dramatics (FES).

Students win state tech awards Tarissa Jackson, a junior at Burnsville High School, was named a winner in the inaugural Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award. Erin Mitchell, a junior at Lakeville North High School, and Molly Anderson, a resident of Mendota Heights and senior at Trinity School at River Ridge, were named runners-up. Six winners and five runners-up were named.

The winners/runners-up were chosen to receive the first-time honor based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technology-related fields. Jackson, Mitchell, Anderson and the other winners will receive prizes during an April awards event hosted at Unisys Corporation in Eagan.

Area students nominated to service academies The following high school seniors were nominated to U.S. Service Academies by U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, or U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville. • William Donahoe of Farmington, Cretin-Durham Hall, nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Amy Ferguson of Lakeville, Lakeville North High School, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. • Bryce Kossack of Lakeville, Lakeville North

High School, nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and West Point. • Riley Reuvers of Lakeville, Lakeville North High School, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. • Megan Skelly of Lakeville, Lakeville North High School, nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. • Sean Strick of Lakeville, Lakeville South High School, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

194 Agendas c. Roll Call and Board Introductions d. Spotlight on Education/ Good News e. Public Comment Following is the agenda f. Board Communications for the 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. g. Agenda Additions 12, special meeting of the 2. Consider Approval of Consent District 194 School Board Agenda a. Board Minutes in the District Office. b. Employment Recommendations, Leave Requests and Res1. Preliminary Actions ignations a. Call to Order c. Other Personnel Matters b. Roll Call d. Payment of Bills & Claims 2. Discussion e. Alt Facilities Change Ora. Integration Revenue Budget Development & Planning for ders f. Other Business Matters 2013-14 – Dr. Hays g. Field Trips 3. Adjournment 3. Consent Agenda Discussion Items 4. Reports a. Proclamation – School Board Recognition Week Feb. Following is the agenda 18-22 & Excellence Upfor the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. dateb.– Equity Dr. Hays 12, regular meeting of the 5. Recommended Actions District 194 School Board 6. Additions to Agenda 7. Information in the District Office. a. Superintendent’s Report b. Board Member Reports 1. Preliminary Actions 8. Adjournment a. Call to Order b. Pledge of Allegiance

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College News Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis., fall 2012 dean’s list, Brittney Carberry and Mayra Dumke of Lakeville. Minnesota State University Mankato, fall 2012 dean’s list, from Elko New Market– Nathan Henry, Charlotte McDonald; from Farmington – Melanie Adam, Brittney Brown, Katelyn Burgess, Sean Doyle, Anna Findsen, Leighton Gjelhaug, April Hayes, Lindsey Holz, Tia Jacoby, Stephanie LaVictoire, Tera Lee, Patrick Mooney, Rachel Primus, Steffani Rolston, Miranda Schlangen, Jacob Schuhwerck, Tyler Stephens, Katrina Waltz, Gregory Werner, Diana Wokson; from Lakeville – Elizabeth Barry, Joelle Bellows, Michael Berger, Erich Bobka, Nicole Brekken, Samantha Broughten, Brenna Carda, Madeline Chopp, Ryan Cochran, Alyssa Cole, Brian Dawson, Richard Drenckhahn, John Engelhart, Alexandra Fenner, Benjamin Fleser, Margarett Foley, Curtis Ghylin, Jennifer Gunn, Scott Haffley, Lauren Hoeppner, Ian Illgen, Trevor Johnson, Elizabeth Juran, Sarah Kindem, Rachel Lantow, Tyler Larson, Leah Lauer, Hayden Maag, David Mangione, Tyler Maxa, Ryan Maxson, Meghan Meling, Nicholas Nelson, Lily Paine, John Pratt, Cory Rathman, Paige Roggenbuck, Sarah Roiger, Rebekah Schieck, Tyler Simon, Mariah Smith, Holly Steffl, Lisa Stocker, Collin Stroth, Ashley Thompson, Kayla Turbes, Andrew Wellan, Cara White, Weston Zarecky. Dunwoody College of Technology, fall 2012 dean’s list, Matthew Cecil of Lakeville. Huntington University, Huntington, Ind., fall 2012 dean’s list, Rachel Larson of Lakeville. Nathaniel Kuch, a 2012 graduate of Lakeville North High School, has been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Arizona State University.

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Sports Tigers suffer overtime loss to Northfield Notebook: Panthers,

Cougars girls hockey tie for conference title

Farmington hockey coming off ultra-rare Holy Angels victory by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Farmington boys hockey had some serious highs and lows on Tuesday night against Northfield. After falling behind 4-1 early in the third period, the Tigers rallied back to send the game into overtime only to lose 5-4. Down by three, John Siebenaler gave the boys some life with a goal early in the third with assists from Kevin Olund and Alex Aubrect. With less than 3:40 remaining, Justin Novak found open net with some help of Dallas Tucker. In the final minute, the Tigers sent the game into overtime when Novak found Devin Bernu open to tie it up 4-4. “To come back from three with not a lot of time left, I think we’re a better team than when we started,” head coach Keith Revels said. “Gosh, it would have been nice to at least get a point, but we learned some things tonight.” The Tigers absolutely peppered Northfield’s goal in the final period with 16 shots on goal to Northfield’s four, almost double of what they hit in the first two periods. “I’ve got to be happy with that third period,”

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Farmington’s Grant Hauswirth (6) gets tangled up with Northfield’s Logan VonRuden (4) in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Raiders on Tuesday. Revels said. “We had them on the ropes there. We realized the situation. We were just moving our feet. “But we can’t afford to give up four goals if we want to win. We’ve done a pretty good job of holding the team back (2.6 goals allowed per game). But we don’t have those go-to guys right now. Not yet.” Overall Farmington had more shots at 42-27.

The Tigers were coming off one of the team’s biggest wins in regular-season history. Farmington defeated Holy Angels, a perennial state power, 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 31. Revels didn’t know if Farmington had ever beaten the Stars in boys hockey school history. “It was by far our best outing,” Revels said.

Tucker kicked in the game winner in overtime with assists from Novak and Jack Erickson. The Tigers took an early 2-0 lead with goals from Olund and Grady Houswirth, but Holy Angels crawled back into the game in the remaining two periods. Austin Krause had 30 saves in the victory. It was a much needed See TIGERS, 12A

Lakeville South’s 4-3 victory over the Lakeville North girls hockey team last weekend had tremendous implications for the South Suburban Conference. With a Cougar victory, coupled with an Eagan 6-0 win over Prior Lake the same day, Eagan, Lakeville South and Lakeville North shared the South Suburban Conference title with 13-3-1 records. It was a tight contest between North and South. The lead exchanged hands a few times before Cougar Haley Ravndalen scored the game-winner at the 6:49 mark in the third period with assist from Morgan Morse and Abby Quinnell. It was Ravndalen’s second goal of the game while Morse scored the other two. It was Lakeville South’s first victory over Lakeville North since Jan. 11, 2011. North’s goals were scored by Riley Tousignant, Alexis Joyce and Christi Vetter. It was the second year in a row Lakeville North earned at least a share of the conference title.

South’s goalie Chloe Crosby saved 24 shots while North’s Cassie Alexander, who was named a semifinalist for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award, had 14 saves. The Cougar victory gave the girls some momentum heading into playoffs. The Section 1AA tournament games began on Wednesday, after Sun Thisweek’s deadline. Lakeville North earned the No. 1 seed and the right to play No. 8 Winona. The winner will play either Owatonna or Rochester John Marshall at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Lakeville South earned the No. 2 seed and the right to play No. 7-seeded Farmington on Wednesday. The winner will play either Kasson-Mantorville (Dodge County) or Rochester Century at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Section 1AA final is scheduled for Feb. 14 in Owatonna. Lakeville North is the defending champion. Last Saturday’s game was part of a double header between the Lakeville North and Lakeville See NOTEBOOK, 11A

Panther Nordic girls qualify for state Ferguson second at section meet by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The Lakeville North girls Nordic team wasn’t really sure if they won the Section 1 meet until the awards ceremony on Tuesday. It was that close. Coming in, the race was wide open between Eastview, Lakeville North and Winona/Cotter. In the South Suburban Conference pursuit championships on Jan. 30, Eastview placed second and Lakeville North third, with just one point separating the two, and Winona/Cotter was the defending section champion. Eastview took an early four-point lead in the classic race on Tuesday at the Section 1 meet Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley, but the pursuit was a different story. Amy Ferguson finished second at the Section 1 meet behind Eagan’s Sonja Hedblom. “I was happy with it,” Ferguson said. “It was a great race. The wax was set up perfectly.” Sara Nelson also helped out coming in eighth place skating ahead of Eastview and Winona/Cotter’s No. 2 skiers. Brianna Vetter kept two Eastview skiers in her rearview mirror to finish 13th and Emily Wilson secured the spot by coming in 19th. “Everyone held their position and came out great in their second race,” Ferguson said. “I was proud of everyone. It was super fun racing with them. We knew what we had to do going in.” Lakeville North ended up with 363 points to Eastview’s 357 and Winona/ Cotter’s 356. Ferguson was thrilled for her teammates. “Giants Ridge is one of my favorite places to ski,” she said. “It’s so hilly and with the crowd there, it’s great.” She qualified individually last season placing 56th at state. “I have a goal of being all state,” Ferguson said. “I just want to do our best as a team.” Ferguson and Nelson See NORDIC, 11A

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Lakeville South’s Amanda Larson skis at the Section 6 Alpine championships on Tuesday at Buck Hill. She finished second and will advance to the state meet next week in Biwabik.

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Caroline Endersbe, along with her sister Libby, qualified for the state Nordic meet next week.

South’s Larson is section Alpine runner-up Skiers from Burnsville, North, Apple Valley also advance to state by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Lakeville South’s Amanda Larson and Burnsville’s Elizabeth Drusch are among local skiers headed to next week’s state Alpine meet after they finished second and third in the Section 6 meet. Courtney Kavanaugh of Lakeville North also qualified for state at Tuesday’s section meet at Buck Hill. Tom Flickinger of Burnsville and Photo by Andy Rogers Robert Hapke of Apple Caroline Endersbe, along with her sister Libby, qualified Valley were among those for the state Nordic meet next week. advancing to the boys state meet. It was a big day for Lake Conference boys teams at the section meet. Eden Prairie and Edina claimed the two team berths for the state meet, and defending state champion Jack Post of Eden Prairie won the section individual title. Bloomington Jefferson was the girls section champion, with Mankato West finishing second. Burnsville was third, missing a spot at the state meet by seven points. Larson, a senior who was 24th at the state individual competition in 2012, completed two runs at Buck Hill in 49.76 Photo by Andy Rogers Lakeville South’s Jack Gerken skies at Valleywood on seconds. Kate Hanson of Rochester Century Tuesday.

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Lakeville North’s Bailey Servais skis at Buck Hill in Burnsville for the Section 6 championships. She finished 24th overall. was section champion in 48.88. Drusch’s third-place time was 49.87. Last year, Drusch helped Burnsville reach the state team competition. This year the Blaze fell just short. Erica Lindsay finished 17th overall, Sophia Feller was 27th, Laura Garbe was 31st, Maddie Roberts finished 34th and Emma Baker placed 58th. Kavanaugh, who finished 10th individually in 51.38, led Lakeville North to fifth in the girls team standings. Bailey Servais (24th) and Alex Knutson (28th) also placed in the top 30 for the Panthers. Lakeville South was seventh in the team

standings, with Larson the Cougars’ only top-30 finisher. Apple Valley was 13th, with Chelsi Serba the Eagles’ top finisher in 43rd place. Sidney Anderson placed 33rd for Eastview, which was 15th in the team standings. Flickinger, a senior, will get a chance to improve on his 40th-place finish at last year’s state meet. His seventh-place time at the section meet was 47.58 seconds. The Blaze’s Jon Garbe was 14th at the section meet, one place and 24 hundredths of a second from qualifying for state. Burnsville was eighth in the boys team standings. See ALPINE, 11A

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National signing day busy at Lakeville South for several student-athletes

Lakeville North football, girls soccer team highlights national signing day

Several Lakeville student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday for Division I and II schools. It’s no surprise several student-athletes from the football team were busy scribbling their names. The football team advanced to the state tournament the past two seasons, finishing runner-up in November in the Prep Bowl. Two of their top defenders, Karl Finkel and Alexander Wood, will Farmington’s Beenken chooses Winona State head north on I-35 to the According to the Farmington athletic department, student-athlete Darren Been- University of Minnesota ken has signed to play quarterback for the Winona State University football team Duluth. next year. Beenken threw for 1,661 yards and 12 touchdowns with a 61.6 completion percentage in the fall, leading the team to the Section 3-5A championship game. NOTEBOOK, from 10A Lakeville South had a busy Wednesday morning as several student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent for Division I and Division II. Matthew Leidner, who was the center for the football team, will join his brother Mitch, who plays quarterback, at the University of Minnesota. Three of his football teammates plan to continue their efforts on the

NORDIC, from 10A are the only members left on the team that qualified in 2011. Nelson finished 73rd at state last year and 100th in 2011. Jessica Rebischke (27th) and Lindsey Smits (28th) also skied for the Panthers at the section meet.

The Endersbes qualify for state Sisters Libby and Caroline Endersbe had a thrillALPINE, from 10A Apple Valley’s Hapke was 10th in the section competition in 48.18 seconds and led the Eagles to ninth place. Chad Serba was 20th individually for Apple Valley. Luke Doolittle (17th), Parker Zeilon (23rd) and Karl Nordmeyer (30th) finished in the top 30 individually as Eastview took fourth in the boys team standings. Bryce Kossack was 15th and Matt Xi 19th for sixth-place Lakeville North. Travis O’Brien was 25th for Lakeville South, which was 11th in the section team competition. The combined Eagan/ Eastview teams were South Suburban Conference powers during the regular season, with both winning the league championship. Minnesota State High School League

gridiron. Kyle Fatturi will head to Chadron State College in Nebraska, Jordan Johnson plans to attend Bemidji State University and Zachary Richter will head to Augustana College. Two-time state pole vaulting champion Lee Bares plans to continue his track and field career at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Last year’s state wres-

tling champion at 195 pounds and currently No. 1 ranked wrestler in the state Tommy Petersen will head to North Dakota State University in the fall. Two of his classmates will remain his peers at NDSU. Mikayla Jacobson plans to play soccer for the Bison and Jordyn Thornton will participate in track and field.

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eight of the last 11 seasons. A top four seed would guarantee a home game in the quarterfinal. The semifinal and final games are played at the Rochester Rec Center. At this point the section appears wide open with no one ranked in the top 20 by Let’s Play Hockey. Big 9 Conference leading Rochester Mayo has the best record of any section team, averaging four goals per game while giving up just two. Lakeville North handed Mayo one of its few losses on Nov. 27. Other Section 1AA competitors Farmington and Owatonna have hovered around .500. The Panthers couldn’t ride the momentum to a win on Tuesday falling to Rosemount 2-1. Hyden gave the Panthers an early lead with assists from Matt Ostdiek and Hazlett. The final three games for the Panthers were against ranked opponents including Duluth East, Eagan and Prior Lake. But it’s not like the Panthers aren’t used to it. Fifteen of Lakeville North’s 25 games this season are against teams ranked in the top 20 in Class AA. Lakeville South was shut out by Eastview on Tuesday night 2-0 despite outshooting the Lightning

38-34. It was the Cougars’ sixth loss in a row. South will get a chance to change that on Saturday with a trip to Apple Valley, which has lost 13 of its last 14 games.

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Sophomore Chadwick currently leads the Tigers Girls’ Basketball team in scoring (15.4ppg), assists (4.2apg), and steals (2.9spg). She is also one of the leading rebounders for the Tigers. In her last game, a 2 point loss to Northfield, Sofia scored 23 points, dished out 4 assists, and had 4 steals.

Ryan is a leader and one of the captains of this year’s team. Ryan has been one of our top performers this season. He had a great meet last week against Burnsville swimming season best times in the 200 IM and the 500 Free. He was second in the 200 IM and won the 500 Free for the Panthers. Ryan is currently under the state cut off time in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. The WomEn’s Conference is sure to be Energizing. Educational. Empowering.

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Simone Kolander will play for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Alexa Trakalo with South Dakota State University and Samantha Duetsch with the University of Minnesota Crookston. Taylor Perkins will run track and cross country with the University of Northern Illinois. Brandon Morgan is also going to Illinois to play baseball with the Heartland Community College. Erin Kleiner plans to swim with the University of North Dakota.

Maiers (44th) and Karrin South girls and boys hockey teams at Hasse Arena. Becker (46th). In the end, fans of both Boys Nordic schools had reason to Lakeville South finished cheer. In part two, the Lakevin fifth place at the SecTigers girls end tion 1 meet with Lakeville ille North boys team deNorth coming in eighth. feated South 7-2 giving season on high Cougar Jack Gerken was a the Panthers bragging note few spots away from quali- rights, but perhaps more fying for state coming in importantly, the momenIt was a tough regular 15th. Mitchell Miller came tum heading into the final season for the Farmington in a few minutes later in stretch of the season. girls hockey team, but the The Panthers took 20th. girls finished it off on the For Lakeville North, an early lead and never upswing. Greg Augustine was the looked back. Jack PoeAfter losing two top placer, notching a 21st- hling had two goals and straight to Red Wing and Tristen Hazlett, Connor place finish. New Prague, two of the Hyden and Jared Inserra top teams in Class A, the each had a goal and an asgirls traveled to Rochester sist for the Panthers. Sam John Marshall, which was Petrick and Jack Diercks 17-6 at the time, and won scored the other two goals 2-0 on Feb. 1. while goalie Will Dupont Rachael Peroutky had 23 saves in the victory. scored both goals with TyFor South, Nick Oeller Words and Haley Doll rich and Nick Swaney netting the assists. Molly each had a goal and an asSingewald got the shutout sist. Tyler Shumacher had in goal with 23 saves. 26 saves. The victory perhaps The Panthers avenged a saved the Tigers from the 5-1 loss to Lakeville South play-in game in the Secfrom Dec. 20, 2012. tion 1AA tournament on With both teams sitting Monday. The girls earned in the middle of the South the No. 7 seed ahead of Suburban Conference, the Winona and Rochester goal now for both proMayo and played LakevPhoto by Andy Rogers grams is to finish strong ille South in the section Lakeville North’s Matt Xi skis at Buck Hill on Tuesday in preparation for the Secquarterfinal on Wednesin the section meet. tion 1AA playoffs beginday. ning on Feb. 19, a section rules require them to split meet was still in progress Lakeville teams have fared Andy Rogers can be up for section competi- when this edition went to well in for years. reached at tion. Several of the top press. Someone from or facebook. skiers from the combined The state meet will be ille has won the section com/sunthisweek. program, including the Feb. 13 at Giants Ridge and advanced to state in boys’ Tommy Ander- near Biwabik. son and the girls’ Sally Anderson, represented Mike Shaughnessy is at WIN FREE MOVIES FOR A YEAR AT PARAGON ODYSSEY 15! Eagan in the Section 4 mike.shaughnessy@ecmmeet Wednesday at Wild or Go to for details! Mountain. The Section 4 sunthisweek. ing Section 1 meet as well. The girls share so much in common that they were almost stride-for-stride. Libby came in at eighth place while Caroline skated in just three seconds later for ninth in the pursuit. Their efforts earned them a spot at Giants Ridge on Thursday. The Cougar girls came in fourth place overall, 25 points behind Winona/ Cotter, thanks to efforts from Kaytlyn Larson (22nd), Harmony ZweberLanger (34th), Chelsea

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Mitchell Johnson will join several former Lakeville North teammates who graduated in 2012 at Augustana College along with several other Panther and Lakeville South alumni. Zachary Ziemer signed with North Dakota State University, the reigning NCAA Division I football champion, and Kyrell Newell plans to attend Drake University in Iowa. Three girls soccer players signed letters of intent as well after the team qualified for state the past two seasons.


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Burnsville’s Kate Griffin tries to drive past Lakeville North’s Simone Kolander during a South Suburban Conference girls basketball game Tuesday night at Burnsville High School. Lakeville North opened a 24-point lead by halftime and went on to win 67-38. This win broke a two-game losing streak for the Panthers who dropped to No. 1 ranked Bloomington Kennedy and No. 3 Eastview last week.

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victory after dropping two straight to Red Wing and New Prague. It was Holy Angels’ first Missota Conference loss in more than a year. “It was a mental hurdle for us,” Revels said. “It’s nice to get past that. We didn’t steal one. We outplayed them. We earned that one.” With four games remaining, Farmington hopes to close out the season strong for playoffs. “We’re trying to gear up for a playoff run,” Revels said. “It’s not all about wins and losses at this point. We’re just trying to get better every night.” Farmington is one of the few teams in Section

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Farmington goaile Austin Krause along with Jordan Lugowski (18) held stop a Northfield shot. 1AA with a record above .500 along with Rochester Mayo. “I think we’ll deserve a home game,” Revels said. “We beat most of the other teams (Rochester John Marshall, Century and Owatonna). We lost to Mayo by one goal in the third period.” Farmington hasn’t had a home game in playoffs

since 2009 when the Tigers defeated St. Peter/ LeSueur-Henderson/TriCity United 6-2. The Tigers last won a playoff game on Feb. 24, 2011, at Rochester John Marshall.

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BILL, from 1A Office of Justice report “No Wrong Door: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth,â€? released in January, the $13.5 million bill would establish a connected structure of services, resources and a safehouse escape system that could break bonds and change lives. The bill designates funds for construction or remodeling to provide safe shelters and resources. It provides training programs for workers such as health care providers and hotel staffers who may encounter sexually exploited children but not recognize the signs of control and bravado or fear and misplaced loyalty. “One of the problems is that these girls don’t often see themselves as victims,â€? said Patty Wetterling, Sexual Violence Prevention Program director at the Minnesota Department of Health. “It’s ‘My boyfriend, my boyfriend takes care of me.’ They don’t see ‌ it’s just part of the sickness of the whole setup.â€? Human bodies provide traffickers with a constant revenue stream, said Suzanne Koepplinger, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center. She said selling child rape is more profitable to the manipulative and abusive traffickers than dealing drugs that can only be sold once. The bill creates a national model for a coordinated response system to help minor girls escape the sex slavery system that is ruthlessly controlled and can traffic them around the world. “In some trafficking circles, there’s organized crime, there’s international organized networks involved; in some, it’s local gangs,â€? Koepplinger said. “Sometimes, it’s families.â€? Bandemer said the system has gone online and is everywhere, from small towns to large cities, including cities in Dakota County. Lewd online ads entice johns with headlines like “2 beautifull (sic) ladys (sic) in Apple Valleyâ€? stating “both want to play,â€? and “Katy Ka-Boom!â€? announcing she was “back in Eagan.â€? Her ad included a disclaimer that stated “Any $ exchanged is for time & companionship only. Anything else that might occur is a choice between 2 consenting adults of legal age

and is not a contract nor a request to be contracted for in any manner. This is not an offer of prostitution. Calling me constitutes acceptance of these terms and insures (sic) that you lawfullu (sic) agree thjat (sic) you are not any type of or involved in any way nor affiliated with any type of law enforcement agency.� Various ads posted featuring scantily clad females all claiming to be at least 18 offer to meet at the Lakeville Walmart or Burnsville Center or at a home off of Cedar Avenue in Lakeville. In 2005 and 2006, Lakeville police conducted undercover sting operations at the truck stop off of County Road 70 and I-35. According to police reports, four trafficking victims and four traffickers were arrested, including one trafficker who escaped detection by using a stolen Illinois driver’s license of a trucker he resembled. Although someone appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the prostitution charge, Lakeville police investigated and requested the plea be vacated. Trafficking victims included women from Apple Valley, Minnetonka, Byron and Shakopee. Under the legislation, a full-time statewide human trafficking director would oversee and coordinate the system from the Department of Health. Six regional specialists, two in the metro area, and 14 outreach workers, all funded through grants, would coordinate the local response to help trafficking victims. The model is also a result of Minnesota’s 2011 Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Law, which in part requires a first-time diversion by 2014 for any 16- or 17-year-old who has been exploited by prostitution. It is a victim-centered response championed by local officials, including Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, who supported passage of the Safe Harbor Act. “If we recognize that children who have been prostituted or who have prostituted themselves are actually victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, not offenders of delinquent acts, we can help them,� Backstrom wrote to legislators in March 2011. The new bill defines how that promised help could happen. Jeff Bauer, chief lobbyist for the Safe Harbor Act,

said regional specialists would know of local shelters and how to get victims there or determine if they should be relocated for safety reasons. He said outreach workers would be placed in existing organizations across the state “to make sure we’re reaching every child that we possibly can.� Bauer added that a 2012 cost-benefit study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers determined the state will save $34 for every dollar invested in the No Wrong Door model, primarily in the areas of public health and corrections. “If you’re only concerned about Minnesota’s budget, this is still a really smart investment,� he told advocates gathered at Dakota County’s Northern Service Center Feb. 4 for a Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force meeting, adding that he hoped he’d have support for the proposal on moral grounds alone. Koepplinger said there is a growing awareness and response to human trafficking, and a local group of churches is helping to inform, equip and educate the community during a Freedom Weekend event Feb. 16-17. The multi-day event begins with presentations by trafficking experts who will present information about the horrors of human trafficking happening around the world and locally. Presentations are from 9 a.m. to noon at Hosanna! Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville, on Saturday, Feb. 16. Experience a day in the life of a trafficking victim from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at International Out Reach Church, located on the north side of Destiny Christian Church at 12119 16th Ave. S., Burnsville. The event ends with a showing of the award-winning documentary “Nefarious, Merchant of Souls� from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at Community of Hope Church, 14401 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. The hard-hitting film exposes the evils of sex slavery around the world and includes interviews with a former human trafficker. For more information, go to

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FOOD SHELF, from 1A gift cards were also donated for families to classes brought in over purchase milk, meat and 900 food items,� Gadek produce. said. “And we got hunThere are no eligibildreds of items from oth- ity requirements and er classrooms.� any needy family with a The school’s food child in the district can shelf opened in Decem- use the food shelf, locked ber, and over 400 items in a private area inside have been given to stu- Lakeville South High dents and their families, School. said Lakeville South Strader said he is school counselor Lisa encouraging Lakeville Hansen, who has volun- South student athletes teered to link needy stu- to get involved, because dents to the resource. the project embodies the Gadek said she be- service-above-self values came aware of the local he promotes. need for food while vol“I want this to be unteering for local food a built-in part of our shelves and 360 Commu- school and culture, to nities. help others,� Strader “Sometimes, families said. just need food for a few Students can access weeks to tide them over,� the food shelf weekdays she said. by contacting Hansen at Some grocery store (952) 232-3333 or lisa.

develop a plan that identifies potential advocates, such as Dakota County, and describes avenues to achieve funding for a third lane. Council Member Colleen LaBeau said it “seems foolish� and expensive to resurface this summer and then in a few years add a third lane instead of doing the projects together. City Administrator Steve Mielke said the state is moving up the project using federal funding specifically earmarked for maintenance but there is no money earmarked for construction. The state’s road repair projects stretch from Elko New Market to Eagan, begin in May, and will include a one-month closure of the flyover bridge from County Road 42 to the 35E/35W split as the flyover bridge deck is torn down and replaced. Mielke said the Federal Highway Administration has “pointed out� that traffic levels along I-35 in Lakeville warrant additional lanes, but state funding has not been allocated to install those third lanes in both directions COUNCIL, from 1A dividually review their notes and reflect on their choices before discussing them together. It is expected they will determine the candidate during that discussion; watch Sun Thisweek’s website for updates. Most of the candidates serve on city commissions. Boerschel, a lawyer for Best Buy, and Davis, a U.S. Bank employee, are Planning Commission members. Manson, who

through Lakeville. Closing the road is anticipated to cause many headaches, and Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have worked to inform cities along the corridor of their plans. MnDOT is also working with Dakota County and the Metropolitan Council to coordinate construction schedules. LaBeau noted that the City Council’s involvement in planning the project was merely to disseminate information about it. Mielke acknowledged the concerns about the impact closing the city’s primary north/south highway will have on the community. “We all know, whether we’re a commuter or not, that if it just spits on the highway, we have backup going through Lakeville,� Mielke said. “And that’s not just bad for commuters and for transit riders, it’s bad for business and our industrial park and our office park suffer as a result.� Todd Bornhauser, Lakeville Chamber of Commerce executive director, said I-35 road

closures and the roundabouts planned for construction this summer will have a “real big impact� on everything from tourism and trucking to employees being able to get to work on time. He said businesses can stagger delivery times, keep informed of the projects and help employees navigate different routes to work. Bornhauser was encouraged by MnDOT’s communication efforts that include a March 28 open house about the I-35 and I-35E projects from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Water Treatment Facility, 18400 Ipava Ave. A luncheon meeting between MnDOT and the business community is being planned for midMarch. “We’re seeing some good signs with MnDOT,� Bornhauser said. “And their communications director lives locally, so I think that’s going to have a positive impact for us.�

is retired, serves on the Finance Committee, and Kelly serves on the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Board. Jordan is a director with the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Wentworth is a manager at Hobo Inc. and Kurta owns Love on the Wing, a local business. Council members have commented on the high quality of all candidates and the difficultly of filling the seat vacated by Matt Little, who was elected mayor in Novem-

ber. The council could have decided to appoint David Bares, the third-highest vote-getter for a council seat in November’s election, to serve out Little’s term. Although Council Member Colleen LaBeau inquired about the option, the council decided on the interview process as previous councils have done.

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Lakeville South High School Activities Director Neil Strader, school counselor Lisa Hansen and juniors Maggie Murphy and Margaret Gadek stand in front of the district’s first in-school food shelf. Located inside Lakeville South High School, the food shelf is open to any needy family with children in District 194.

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3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Quality Residential

Window Cleaning

Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts



New Construction

A Fresh Look, Inc.




Fully Insured Free Estimates

Gary's Trim Carpentry Home Repair, LLC Free Estimates, Insured. All Jobs Welcome 612-644-1153

Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted


Int./Ext. Painting & Remodeling, 25 yrs, Ins., Ref's. Mike 763-434-0001

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364 Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad

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


A Family Operated Business


MDH Lead Supervisor



accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197


MN Lic. BC096834

Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070

(952) 431- 9970

Status Contracting, Inc.

Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


•Ben's Painting•

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Direct Solutions LLC For all your home remodeling & repair needs. Ests. Derrick 952-237-2750




Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Flooring CC's accept'd 952-270-1895

Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile

Bonded • Insured



0%Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services Restretch Repair Replace

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Hi, I’m Kiki! I sure hope the rest of my life goes better than it has been lately. I am a sweet, loveable and pretty girl who has had it pretty tough. I am 12 years old and had a home for a long time. Then my family let me out of the house and I got lost. I was out on my own with no claws for months until I found my way back home, only to find I had been replaced by a younger cat! We did not get along and my family decided to keep the youngster and took me to the clinic to be put to sleep. Thank goodness the folks at the clinic knew me and what a sweet girl I was and thought I deserved better so they contacted Last Hope to try to find me a good home. I’m a calm, quiet girl and a real people cat. I love to snuggle up next to you and will jump into your lap for pets when I get to know you a little. I am a delight to be around, and really want someone to love who will love me back. I am healthy, vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and declawed. I have many good years ahead of me. Would you let me share them with you? For more information contact foster mom Judy at 952-492-2331 or weidtje@gmail. com. Adoption fee $50. All our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered unless too young. See all of them at or come to the Apple Valley adoption day from 11-3 this Saturday at Petco to see all our cats and dogs looking for homes.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 5100

Senior Rentals



Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

651-463-2511 2 BRs available

SUN THISWEEK - Farmington - Lakeville February 8, 2013 15A



Senior Rentals


in chaska apartments

First-floor Apartment. Handicap Unit, Using a Walker or Wheelchair For 62+ years. Smoke Free Campus.

Available 4/1/2013. Call today to schedule a tour!

952.361.0310 5200

Townhouse For Rent

LV Compl. Remod. 3 BR, 2 BA, TH. Bkgrd Credit chk req. pd for by applicant. $1350 W/D 612-490-6292


Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

Rsmt 2 Bdrm Duplex 2 car gar. $850/mo. Credit chk. 612-251-0063


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.

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking both part time/full time; day, evening and night PCA's to care for clients in their homes throughout the metro. Seeking help in Mendota Heights, Apple Valley, and Burnsville. Responsible for all client cares, light housekeeping and food prep. Must be compassionate, reliable, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving and communication skills. If interested please submit online application at or fax resume attn: Stephanie @ 651-488-4656 EOE.

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time & full time day/eve/overnights RN/LPN's to provide services to ventilator dependent clients in private homes throughout the metro. Seeking help in White Bear Lake, Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Plymouth. Must have great attention to detail, strong problem solving skills, excellent communication and clinical skills. Current MN nursing license and CPR required. If interested please submit online application at or fax resume attn: Stephanie @ 651-488-4656 EOE

Apartments & Condos For Rent

AV- 1BR, 1BA, Private, Furnished 4 room apt. in my home. $595 per month, plus util, NP, NS, Avail 2/1 952-953-4317, or email: Eagan 1 BR Furn. Apt w/awesome view. $800 inc. utils, WiFi, 40” flat screen tv. 651-454-7179


Come in to Lakeville Court TODAY for great specials! 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rent Starting At $912 880 sq. ft., heat, water, sewer & trash removal PAID. ALL NEW: range w/selfcleaning oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, counter tops, maple cabinets, flooring, paint and neutral accent wall, Controlled entrance and private single stall garage w/opener. 3 Bedroom Townhomes Available Rent Starting at $986 1226 - 1383 sq. ft., water, sewer & trash removal PAID. ALL NEW: range w/selfcleaning oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, counter tops, maple cabinets, flooring, paint and neutral accent wall and attached private single stall garage w/opener. Call today to schedule your personal tour or visit

Lakeville Court Apartments & Townhomes 20390 Dodd Blvd Lakeville, MN 55044


*Income Restrictions Do Apply




Help Wanted/ Full Time

LPNs Thomas Allen Inc. Burnsville Work with a FUN team! Mon-Fri 6am-8am and/or E/O weekend 9am-3pm or Temporary Mon-Fri (48wks) with option to stay on call, valid driver's lic, clean record, Must have LPN lic. and degree. Experience in a group home setting or with DD preferred, Work in an exciting home with 4 fun women! To Apply: Chriso@ (no phone calls please)

Help Wanted/ Full Time


Machine Operators, Apple Valley, Uponor makes homes and commercial environments comfortable, safe and healthy. These positions set-up, adjust and operate extrusion or packaging equipment. Email your resume for prompt consideration FRAMING Carpenters, Twin cities, Hiring for residential framing. Hard working and self motivated. Send your level of FRAMING experience and desired hourly pay. Job sites across the twin cities area. 40+ hour weeks steady year round. 12-20hr d.o.e.

Expanding Our Team Park Chrysler Jeep has pioneered a unique, customer-focused TEAM SALES approach and is in need of expanding its sales staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals with good people skills willing to learn Park’s way of treating customers. Paid on-the-job training plus paid vacations, 401K and full-benefits program. No Sunday hours. A good driving record is a must. This one hour Park Chrysler Jeep seminar can start your new career. Call (888) 865-5490 to pre- register.


Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 6:30 PM All seminars are held at Park Chrysler Jeep 1408 Highway 13 Burnsville, MN 55337 If unable to attend, send resume to Mike Choe.

BANKING Bank of the West is seeking a Financial Services Consultant in Lakeville, MN to foster the growth of relationships within the bank through the sale/service of consumer loan and deposit products for new and existing customers. The qualified candidate will review and complete consumer loan applications with customers, participate in selling and cross-selling products and assist the branch in meeting goals by generating new business. Requires 1-2 years of banking related experience and a High School diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience. For immediate consideration, visit, click on ‘Careers’, search under ‘Lakeville, MN’ and apply to Req. ID #41386. Bank of the West and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Bank of the West Community Focused Banking

Driver Top Pay, Great Benefits • Great pay-$55,000 to $65,000 • Earn more money with more at home time • Work in a stable, secure environment • Medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k) Requirements • Class A license • Clean driving record & great customer service skills

• 6 am start

• $11.25/hr

Full Case Grocery Selector • Mon. – Fri.

• 7:30 am start

• $13.30/hr

Sanitation Lead

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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ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION LABORER Plehal Blacktopping, Inc. is expanding operations & has openings for asphalt laborers. Skid loader & asphalt experience a plus. Class "A" - CDL driver license a plus. Competitive compensation, w/benefits of Health, Dental, Life & 401K. Please apply in person at 13060 Dem Con Drive,Shakopee, MN 55379 Diesel Truck Mechanic Randy's Environmental Services has an immediate opening for a qualified diesel ,heavy truck mechanic at our Burnsville location. Must have Experience! Randy's Environmental Services is one of the largest, fastest growing,independently owned waste companies in the country. Great Working Conditions! Call Now! 612-919-2303 Ask for Paul 12620 Vincent Ave S. Burnsville, MN EOE - jobs Education

Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center is accepting resumes for a school nurse for our Eden Prairie location. Ideal candidate will have a RN license. Keep your evenings and weekends free. Hours are m-f from 7-1. For more information or to schedule an interview call Heidi @ 952-345-8012 or Email resume to edenprairie@ E.O.E. Education

Toddler Teacher Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center in Eden Prairie is accepting resumes for a Toddler Teacher. Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. We offer 401K, health, dental and life insurance plus more. For more information or to schedule an interview call Heidi @ 952-345-8012 or email resume to edenprairie@ E.O.E.

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

FT Infant Teacher

McLane Minnesota / 1111 West 5th Street Northfield, MN 55057 • Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5pm

Community Editor Sun Newspapers (ECM Sun Group), publishers of community newspapers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has an opening for a community editor. The editor will be based in the Osseo office & cover the city of Eden Prairie.

Help Wanted/ Full Time


Anchor Block Company has a FT opening for a 2nd Shift Plant Laborer at our Shakopee Plant.

This position will adjust cubing equipment as needed during manufacturing. The laborer must maintain clear communication with coworkers for efficient operation. Apply via email:

or call Human Resources at


Parcel - Dock - Flatbed Vehicles Needed

URGENT - Our customers need you! Elite Transportation is looking for local on-demand delivery drivers w/ their own 2003 or newer car, pickup truck, van, dock truck or flatbed. Dock truck and flatbed operators must have 1 yr experience. GREAT opportunity, GREAT commissions! Mon - Fri daytime hours, home every night! Good driving record, DOT physical and solid English and customer service skills a MUST. Call Jim at Elite, 763-785-0124 or go to www. elitetransportationsys. com/ opportunities for more info.

952-895-0423 or call (952)924-9000 for more info.

Looking for sales people and person to meet insurance adjuster and manage sales team (profit sharing). Contact us 952-239-9680.


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Nursing Assistants-PT, Augustana Health Care Center of Apply Valley, has a need for PT NARs, all shifts. Must have MN NAR Certification. Min. starting rate is $12.35 per hr. If interested, email, fax or mail your resume to HR, Augustana Apple Valley, 14650 Garrett Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Fax: 952-236-2510, email: Visit our website at PT Help Wanted: Donna's Cleaning 1-2 days / wk. Transp. necess. So. Metro 952-892-6102 Reliable HCAs for Rsmt & BV group homes. Wkend hours. 651-452-5781

Retail/Clerk PT evenings & Weekends for responsible adult. Apply in person:

Blue Max Liquors 14640 10th Ave S, Burnsville

Social Services

Thomas Allen Inc.


Program Counselors

Roto-Rooter is looking for a licensed plumber to work evenings & weekends. Requirements are, full size white van and desire to make money. We are extremely busy on the weekends. $1000 bonus will be paid 30 days after on the job. No layoffs, year round work! Medical, Dental, 401K & paid vacation. Email resume to: 651-638-9990 ext 7


Mornings 7am-10am MonFri and/or Tue & Wed evenings 6pm-9pm. Work in a fun home! Assist individuals with community activities, ADLs and some person cares. Experience with DD, MI and behaviors req'd, Driver's Lic. & clean record req'd. Must be good with multi-tasking in a face paced environment. Contact: Chriso@ no phone calls please

Substitute Teachers

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Visit for more details

Social Services

Thomas Allen Inc.

Program Counselor Apple Valley

Full time Mon-Fri 3pm10pm (35 hrs/wk) Benefits eligible At least two years experience working in a group home setting, Looking for a Fun, team player with a positive attitude! Must be flexible and enjoy doing community outings. To Apply Contact: Eumekap@ Visit


Immediately hiring for a large food production company located in Shakopee 1st shift starting at 5am no weekends. Pay is $8/ hr. No experience needed!! Apply today at

©2010 McLane Company, Inc. All rights reserved. EOE


School Nurse

To apply E-mail: or Fax: (507) 664-3042

• Various hours/shifts • $13.80/hr • Previous supervisory exp. req. • Bachelor’s degree required

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Church Custodian, Savage, PT, responsible for cleaning & general maintenance. 10-15 hours/week; flexible per church schedule. Send resume to Glendale UMC, 13550 Glendale Rd, Savage MN 55378 KNOW ASL? Teach & Care for young woman with ASD. 952-894-1115


Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Nail Technician:

Cole's Salon and Spa Cole's Salon is hiring nail techs. Apply online at http://www.coles apply-online or call 952-892-9207



Automotive Vehicles

06 Hyundai Sonata, GLS V6, 65 K, new tires/brakes. Clean! $9,150. 612-669-2052 09 Chevy Impala LT: 36K, 1 owner sr citizen,super clean, tan leather, all pwr, CD, bronze. $12,900 call Mike 612-987-1044 1997 Ford LTD Crown Vic. 154,000 miles, runs good! $2000/BO. 952-888-3576


Help Wanted/ Part Time

PT LIQUOR STORE SALES CLERK City of Apple Valley Municipal Liquor Store #1 has part-time Sales Clerk opening. 10-20 hours a week, evenings and most Saturdays. $10.56/hr. Duties include customer service, stocking shelves and cooler. Operate cash register, lifting liquor and beer cases, and general cleaning.

Please see website at for job posting qualifications and application information.

Dakota Electric Association


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

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

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

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


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Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

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Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Trinity Campus LPN or RN – PT - Evenings

Join our friendly team of meter readers helping Dakota Electric Association bring energy, comfort and conveniences to customers in the Dakota County area. We seek a customer-focused individual to record meter readings on a hand-held device, monitor and change-out meters, disconnect/reconnecting service at commercial and residential accounts for members transferring in and out of Dakota Electric Association’s service territory or for collection reasons and more. Previous experience in reading utility meters, truck driving or delivery service or work related to using maps for finding specific locations is preferred.

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

NAR – PT or FT We are seeking nursing assistants to serve in our LTC facility. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring residents. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Requirements: HS diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid MN driver’s license and have a good driving record, willingness to enroll in tech course after hire, ability to read maps, work outside in all weather and have good interpersonal skills.

Please apply online at: Or at: Trinity Campus

The hours for this position are: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from approximately April 15th to October 15th; and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, typically October 16th to April 14th. To be considered for this position, please apply


3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024

Online: by February 15, 2013 EOE/AA

Enhancing the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services

Imaging Quality Coordinator (Ref. #728) (Diagnostics/Imaging)

The beat includes general reporting, government news, features, religion, seniors, & business news. InDesign experience preferred. The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or related area, & experience reporting for a newspaper in an internship or professionally.

1.0 FTE (80hrs/2wks). Current certification by the ARRT. Must maintain compliance with continuing education requirements set forth by the ARRT. Additional experience in Mammo, MRI, and/or CT preferred.

Entry level, full time with benefits, including 401(k).

1.0 FTE (80hrs/2wks). Current MN RN licensure. Current BLS/CPR. Valid MN Driver’s License. One to three years of experience preferred

Mail or e-mail cover letter & writing clips to: Joseph Palmersheim, Sun Newspapers 33 2nd St. N.E., Box 280 Osseo, MN 55369

Clinic CMA/LPN (Ref. #721/664) (FamilyHealth Medical Clinics)

E-mail applications may be sent to


Acupuncturist (Burnsville, MN): Perform acupuncture treatment on patients. Master's in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, or related. MN licensed. Resume to: Lifetree Clinic, 14585 Grand Ave. S, #206, Burnsville, MN 55306

Small Christian Childcare seeking fun loving teachers to work with Infants and toddlers in Burnsville Email resumes to:

Manufactured Homes


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Finish Carpenters

Repack Selector • Mon. – Fri.


Jimmy John's Hiring delivery drivers, cashiers, sandwich makers & entry level managers. Day, night, weekends. 1615 Co. 42. Burnsville 952-435-5400

Real Estate

Apple Valley/Lakeville border: 3 BR, many updates pets OK. $29,900 financing avl. 612-581-3833




Health Care

9050 Social Services


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.


Health Care



Help Wanted/ Full Time

ECM Publishers, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Career Opportunities Make a Better Career Choice with BTD.

Please apply within or online to: Human Resources 21673 Cedar Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044 Phone: 866-562-3986 Fax: 952-469-2140 All employment offers are contingent on the successful passing of drug screening and pre-employment physical.

BTD will train the right candidates who enjoy working as a team with great work ethics and believes in safely producing quality work. Learn the skills of Maufacturing (Hand and Robot Welding, Material Handling, Toolmakers, and Tooling Designers). Related mechanical and shop experience preferred but not required. Graduation from high school (or equivalent). The applicant must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Clinic Triage RN (Ref. #711/708) (FamilyHealth Medical Clinic-Elko & Northfield)

.7 FTE (56hrs/2wks) (#721). Casual Call (#664). Current LPN/CMA certification. Current BLS/ CPR. Valid MN Driver’s License.

Coffee Shop (Ref. #703) (Nutrition Services) .6 FTE (48hrs/2wks). Excellent customer service skills and retail food experience preferred. Will work alternate weekends and holidays. Please visit for further details and to complete an online application! Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Junkers & Repairable Wanted


Junkers & Repairable Wanted



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theater and arts calendar library or (651) 450-2900. Apple Valley High School will present “Broadway 2013: Twilight Zone� at 7:30 p.m. Comedy Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2, and Tracy Morgan will perform 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3 at at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March the high school theater. The box 20, at Burnsville Performing office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Feb. 13-28. Tickets also sold Tickets are $49.50 and are on one hour prior to performances. sale at Information: (952) 431-8208. organPAC. Information: www. South Metro Chorale’s Cabaret 2013 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and Exhibits 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, “Cars, Crowds, and Fami- at Lakeville Area Arts Center, ly,� a photographic glimpse into 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets the life of a local racing family, is can be purchased at (952) 985on display at Dunn Bros., 20700 4640 or tickets@southmetroChippendale Ave. W., Farming- Information: southton. A youth art exhibit will Velvet Tones, the senior be on display from Feb. 25 to adult community chorus of March 10 at the Lakeville Area Apple Valley, will present its anArts Center, 20965 Holyoke nual Spring Festival of Music Ave. An opening reception will at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Mon- Eastview High School, 6200 W. day, Feb. 25. Information: (952) 140th St., Apple Valley. Free. 985-4640. Theater Music Children’s Castle TheDakota Valley Symphony ater will present “Jack Frost� “Grieg Meets Verdi� concert, at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8-10 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Burnsville Performing Arts Cen- 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are ter, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets available at www.childrenscasrange from $5 to $16 at the box, by calling (952) office and through Ticketmaster 985-4640 or at the door. at (800) 982-2787 or Workshops/classes/other Twin Cities Community Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Gospel Choir will perform Sat- Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first urday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday of each month at ApGalaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie ple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Ave., Apple Valley. Free. Infor- Johnny Cake Ridge Road, mation: Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.

Ages 12-18. Teen artist gathering at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Fridays of the month at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 6755521. Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www. or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to or call (651) 675-5521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart. com, (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville,, (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),

theater and arts briefs 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. 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 4 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, 20110 Holyoke 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,, (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

family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy. Saturday, Feb. 9 Valentine Cabaret by the Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 6 to 9 p.m., 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley, (952) 423-2212. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children 6-11, children under age 6 are free. Dinner, dessert, drinks at 6:30 p.m.; entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Bingo by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Family fun. Bingo winners take home a frozen turkey or ham. Homemade jambalaya, hot dogs, soda and chips for sale.

will offering accepted. Tuesday, Feb. 12 SES Environmental College and Career Fair, 6 to 8 p.m., School of Environmental Studies, 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Arena-style “fair� in which colleges and environmental organizations provide information about their organizations and offer college/career guidance to students. Intro to Hypnosis for Weight Loss, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Aslan Institute, 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan. Free. Information: (763) 2183231,

Sunday, Feb. 17 Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 4356603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment.

Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. • Feb. 9, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. • Feb. 11, 1 to 6 p.m., ChrisFriday, Feb. 15 tus Victor Lutheran Church, Sunday, Feb. 10 Eagan West MOMS 7510 Palomino Drive, Apple Benefit concert for Ma- Club meeting for full-time Valley. rie Sandvik Center, 4 p.m., and part-time stay-at-home • Feb. 11, 2 to 7 p.m., Leo’s Highview Christiania Lutheran moms. Information: www.ea- South, 16375 Kenrick Ave., Church, 26690 Highview Ave.; email Lakeville. W., rural Farmington, (952) momsclubeaganwest@gmail. • Feb. 11, 2 to 7 p.m., Lemay 469-2722. Variety of vocal and com for more details about the Lake Apartments, 3005 Eaganmusical performances. Free- meeting. dale Place, Eagan.

• Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville. • Feb. 13, noon to 5 p.m., Round Bank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail, Farmington. • Feb. 14, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., St. Martha & Mary Episcopal Church, 4180 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan. • Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quello Clinic Ltd., 14000 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. • Feb. 15, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. • Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Everest Institute, 1000 Blue Gentian Road, Eagan. • Feb. 15, noon to 5 p.m., Sam’s Club, 3035 Denmark Ave., Eagan. • Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. • Feb. 18, 1 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount.

Evening of art and dance The Lakeville Area Arts Center, in conjunction with Ballet Royale Minnesota, will present the interactive “An Evening of Art and Dance� at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. It will feature a collaboration of local visual artists and choreographers sharing interpretations of selected pieces of artwork. The visual artists and choreographers will present and discuss the meaning behind the pieces, followed by a variety of dances choreographed by the inspiration and influence of the featured artwork. A complimentary coffee hour will be held following the program to meet the artists and dancers. Tickets are $12 and are available online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter. com or at the arts center at 20965 Holyoke Avenue. For tickets or additional information, call (952) 985-4640.

New play contest The Chameleon Theatre Circle is seeking entries for its 14th annual New Play Contest. Plays must be original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcome. The winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for the 2014-15 season. Submission guidelines and an entry form can be found at

Learn to play ukulele A free ukulele workshop for ages 13 and older will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rose-

mount. Dave and Gary Bartig will teach the fundamentals of picking the ukulele. Reserve a loaner instrument (or bring your own) by calling (952) 388-8652 or by email at by Feb. 28. A free Bartig Boys concert will follow the workshop at 5:15 p.m. Preregistration is required at rosemountarts@ If child care is needed, include the ages of the children so appropriate staff can be hired. The event is a collaboration between Rosemount UMC and the Rosemount Area Arts Council.

Teen author series begins Feb. 9 Teen authors will come to the area for a free series of talks sponsored by The Metropolitan Library Service Agency and the Legacy Amendment in partnership with Burnsville-based Mackin Educational Resources and other organizations. Teens Know Best offers eight opportunities to meet the authors at the Twin Cities events. The author appearances will take place on Saturdays beginning Feb. 9 with Jay Asher and concluding on April 13 with Barry Lyga. There’s also Steve Brezenoff on Feb. 16, Lauren Myracle on Feb. 23, Jordan Sonnenblick on March 9, Neal Shusterman on March 16, Andrea Cremer on March 23, and Tamora Pierce on April 6. All TKB sessions are an hour and a half – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – and offer opportunities for teens to hear, meet, and be inspired by authors writing just for them. The Teens Know Best sessions are free, geared toward the young adult reader, and open to the public. To learn more about the Teens Know Best event or CEUs visit www.melsa. org/tkb.

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Thisweekend ‘Hollywood’ comes to Burnsville Chameleon Theatre’s new comedy opens Feb. 15 Hollywood history is getting condensed in a major way in Chameleon Theatre Circle’s latest production, “Completely Hollywood (abridged).” The show, which opens next Friday (Feb. 15) at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, will see four actors from the local theater group delivering a rapid-fire comedic blitz through 187 films and 100 years of Tinseltown history. “Completely Hol-

lywood” is directed by Phil Gonzales – who also served as director of Chameleon’s popular “Reefer Madness” musical in November 2009 – and the four-actor cast features Holly Brimhall, Megan Farve, Gina Hamilton and Marlo Miller. The run of the show Feb. 15-24 includes one performance with audio description for visually impaired theatergoers (Feb. 17) and one with ASL interpretation (Feb.

22). A discussion with the cast and crew will follow the Feb. 22 performance. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and are available in person at the arts center’s box office and through Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or More about Burnsville-based Chameleon Theatre Circle is at www. —Andrew Miller

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The cast of “Completely Hollywood (abridged)” offers a comedic take on classic – and some not-so-classic – Hollywood films.

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Switched at Birth – including Mark Briere, left, and Rick Anderson – are set to perform Thursday, Feb. 14, at Celts Pub in downtown Rosemount as part of the free-admission Bluegrass Americana Family Night series. A partnership between Celts and the Rosemount Area Arts Council, the series offers a bluegrass concert the second Thursday of each month, January through April. The Switched at Birth concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. More information is at

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“Juicy Fruit” by Barbara Duffy is among the more than 50 works on display in the “Path of Light” exhibit that runs through March 9 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center art gallery.

‘Path of Light’ exhibit opens Ten Brushes’s “Path Artists include Barbara mond, Patty Healy, Mariof Light” exhibit is run- Duffy, Lisa Fertig, Barb lyn Jacobson, Deb Maning through March 9 in Parisien, Wendy Westlake, gelssen and Leny Wendel. the gallery at Burnsville Kathy Braud, Marie HamPerforming Arts Center. Ten Brushes is a group of 10 women who through their creative process seek “Chinese to educate, transform and Cuisine” inspire. The show includes more than 50 works of art Wishing Everyone a Happy ranging from figures and abstracts to animals, florals and landscapes.


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