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www.SunThisweek.com NEWS Exceptional Businesswomen Apple Valley resident and Coldwell Banker Burnet President Robin Peterson will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Exceptional Businesswomen recognition event. Page 17A

OPINION Government data access With cases such as the buyout of a former District 191 administrator in mind, keeping government data open is an ongoing campaign. Page 4A

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District funds all-expense-paid trip to Florida Skelly was lone vote against proposal that disregarded district policies by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

The Lakeville School District funded an estimated $12,500 all-expenses paid extended field trip to Tampa Bay, Fla., for six male high school students and three district staff members, Feb. 19-23. The selected students and staff missed three school days to attend “Black, Brown & College Bound,” a national summit held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel designed to encourage African American and Latino males to graduate from high school and attend college. The district covered all meals ($945), $289 per night lodging at the Marriott ($5,202), air travel and transportation ($2,697)

and registration ($3,675) for students, Lakeville South High School dean Shaun Murphy, Alternative Learning Center Principal Cliff Skagan and School Success liaison Ray Hawes. Featured at the conference were African American and Latino professors, authors, scholars, cultural critics and activists whose presentations were designed to encourage students who may face significant obstacles to complete high school and attend college. Students who attended were invited to join the advisory panel for the InterCultural Alliance of Photo submitted Student Scholars leader- The Black Brown & College Bound conference was held at the Marriott Waterfront ship team, a post in their Hotel in Tampa, Fla., where six Lakeville Area Public School students and three staff members stayed for five days, Feb. 19-23. The school district paid 100 percent of the See TRIP, 15A trip for everyone, including food, travel, lodging and registration against district policy.

Secondary deans plucked from cuts

After DWI, activities director steps down Bob Ertl heads for classroom next fall

District sets meetings for public input by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Dueling pianos in Lakeville Musical duo Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos is bringing its fun-filled show to the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center next week. Page 21A

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Lakeville School Board members rejected a $450,000 budget-cutting proposal that would have eliminated 12 of the 14 deans serving students in grades 6-12. The proposal would have transformed the district’s 20-year plus dean system that has allowed families to establish a single contact for most student concerns, includ-

by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

ing scheduling, counseling and post-secondary planning. Still faced with the need for $3.5 million in cuts to meet daily operating expenses, the board instead at its Feb. 26 workshop directed staff to eliminate four of the eight full-time elementary school counPhoto by Laura Adelmann selors, a savings of about Lakeville School Board Member $300,000. Terry Lind frowned as he indicated Another $335,000 re- his “thumbs up” to a budget cut proposal during a Feb. 26 work See CUTS, 7A session.

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Lakeville North High School Activities Director Bob Ertl, who in December pleaded guilty to drunk driving last June, has agreed to step down from his position effective July 1, 2013. The Lakeville Area Robert Ertl School Board approved at its Feb. 26 meeting the proposal for Ertl to instead return to the classroom next year as a social studies teacher. Ertl did not return phone calls or emails seeking comment, and District 194 Administrative Services Executive Director Tony Massaros said Ertl will not speak publicly about the agreement. When news of his DWI arrest became public in January, Ertl expressed remorse about the incident publicly, granting interviews with several media outlets, including Sun Thisweek. “He’s really valuing his privacy now, and hoping members of the media would respect that,” said District 194 Communications Director Linda Swanson. Massaros said the agreement with Ertl was reached this week, and did not have See ERTL, 2A

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Girls hockey team rallies to defeat Eden Prairie in third-place game. Page 13A

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The eighth annual South Metro Polar Bear Plunge was held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Crystal Lake Beach in Burnsville where hundreds of participants willingly jumped into the lake to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. After they took the plunge, groups had a chance to warm up in one of two hot tubs stationed on the shore. The event was organized by law enforcement agencies throughout the south metro. More photos are at SunThiweek.com.

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ERTL, from 1A anything to do with recent discussions with the School Board searching for $3.5 million in budget cuts. One of the options being considered is reducing the number of activities directors in the district, although the process is fluid and the board has not

made any final decisions. As activities director, Ertl was scheduled for a $3,475 raise on July 1, 2013, going from $97,850 to $101,275 under terms of his three-year contract that began in 2011. The change for Ertl to return to the classroom was placed on Tuesday’s Lakeville School Board consent agenda along

with several other position changes. Consent agenda items are generally passed at public meetings with one motion and not discussed individually unless a board member pulls it for discussion; Ertl’s position was not referenced during the meeting. Ertl, 47, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to gross misde-

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meanor DWI after being arrested June 7, 2012, when he tested with a blood-alcohol level of .13 percent. The 20-year District 194 employee received a stayed jail sentence but was fined $615 and given two years of probation, ordered to serve 10 days of electric monitoring and perform 240 hours of

community service. Ertl apologized in January for “the negative impact� the incident may have had on the district and said he was “taking action to get his life in order,� including going through treatment. The district then also stated Ertl had demonstrated for months his commitment to positively

resolving the matter. Court records show Ertl was also charged with DWI in 2008, but in a plea agreement the charges were dropped to careless driving. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Lakeville-area businesses worry as I-35 closures loom Road plan open house set for March 28 by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Planned full and partial road shutdowns on and around 15 miles of I-35 will present challenges for Lakeville businesses and their customers this construction season. Traffic delays are expected in May, when southbound I-35E will close for the month from County Road 42 to the 35E/35W split as the flyover bridge deck is torn down and replaced. I-35E will be reduced to a single lane in both directions from the Elko New Market Exit at County Highway 2 to the I-35E/35W split in Burnsville from mid-July through November. Adding to the construction list are numerous city and county projects that will also detour and delay traffic in Lakeville-area roads. While motorists will still be able to access businesses along the corridor, the plans concerned many local business owners at a Feb. 24 meeting with state, county and local transportation officials sponsored by the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Ellen Mittelstaedt manages Country Cabinets.com, located south of Lakeville on County Road 86, and many of its clients reach the business via I-35 and use the County Road 2 exit. Mittelstaedt said she is worried I-35 closures and lane restrictions may slow their business this summer. “We may have to get creative and meet at the

client’s houses versus them coming down and making our showroom mobile,â€? Mittelstaedt said. Lakeville Chamber Executive Director Todd Bornhauser said Lakeville businesses will probably have delivery problems and angry customers as a result of the congestion. “It is an inconvenience and you just need to plan accordingly as to how you’re going to move your goods and services from point A to point B,â€? Bornhauser said. State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, questioned the timing of the I-35 projects considering several years of traffic backups on the area’s other north/south corridor, Cedar Avenue. “I can’t believe ‌ we’re in a situation where Cedar’s not done and they can close 35E,â€? Holberg said, calling the situation “terrifying.â€? Ashley MacDonald, manager of the Green Mill Restaurant in Lakeville called the closures, detours and delays “very concerning.â€? “I’m shocked,â€? she said. “I can’t believe they can shut down the entire freeway.â€?

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Minnesota Department of Transportation engineer Sheila Kauppi responds to questions from local business owner Mary Ellen Mittelstaedt during a Feb. 22 Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting about plans to close lanes on I-35 this summer. Bornhauser predicted many industries would be affected because road weight restrictions give trucks few options but to sit in traffic “trying to get on and off of I-35.� Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are offering to work with businesses by providing information, maps and directional signs in construction zones. They suggested marketing incentives that include cooperative advertising

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from County Road 46 to County Road 70. City Administrator Steve Mielke said the city has started to discuss with some partners including the I-35 Solutions Alliance, Scott, Dakota and Rice counties and to try to get the project in the state’s 20-year transportation plan. “MnDOT only has so many dollars to work with,� he said. “They’ve allocated every one of them in their 20-year plan. So for us to get into the plan means they either have to reprioritize this at a higher level than it has been or find new funds and dedicate them to this project.� Mielke said the city is working with MnDOT and the Legislature to prioritize the project and obtain funding for it. A public open house about this summer’s road plans is set from 4-7 p.m. March 28 at the Lakeville Water Treatment Plant, 18400 Ipava Ave. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Opinion Keeping government data open is an ongoing campaign Eight dollars to take a photo of a public document? Eight bucks, the district court administrator’s office in Little Falls told a reporter who requested not a copy of the document, but the mere “privilege” of shooting it. That’s a fanciful interpretation of Minnesota data privacy law, which clearly prohibits unreasonable charges for access to government documents. The public mustn’t nap when it comes to safeguarding its rights concerning public data and the overriding presumption of Minnesota law: that all government data are public unless expressly closed by law under exceptions that include privacy rights for individuals. News organizations are usually the ones complaining when access to public data is barred or hindered, but Chapter 13 of the Minnesota statutes is for everyone. Data-practices experts outside the press include state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville. She recently introduced legislation to not only guard against public employees wrongfully accessing data but to spread sunshine in the form of reports on violations. “We’re really, really tired of it,” Holberg said, referring in part to a former Department of Natural Resources employee who improperly gained access to

ECM Editorial 5,000 Minnesotans’ drivers-license records. Experts include citizen activist Rich Neumeister, who has waded into the one of the latest quagmires: buyouts of public school administrators under separation agreements. Neumeister worked with state Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, last year to pry open future government secrets after the controversial and mystery-shrouded $255,000 buyout of former BurnsvilleEagan-Savage school administrator Tania Chance. Ever vigilant, Myhra is taking another crack this legislative session at tightening the portion of data privacy law that stipulates what the public is entitled to know about such deals. Why? Because the West St. Paul School District recently paid Henry Sibley High School Principal Robin Percival $64,590 to resign without saying why she resigned or received a buyout. The fact that Myhra’s amendments from last year are not lawyer-proof shows that keeping government open and accountable is a continuous campaign. Her new legislation attempts to further clarify exactly which public offi-

cials are subject to disclosure edicts in $10,000-plus buyouts. It reinforces a requirement already on the books that specific reasons for the buyout be disclosed. That requirement proved toothless in the Burnsville case, the details of which may never be known to anyone but insiders. Finally, Myhra’s amendments call for a description of the nature of the “acts, omissions, or other events that gave rise to potential liability, if the agreement releases the government entity from potential liability.” In the Burnsville case, Tania Chance agreed to release her claims against the district as part of the separation. Myhra’s attempt to uncover the nature of such claims could be thought of as the “What part of tell us the truth don’t you understand?” clause. The clearer the disclosure requirements are, the less school districts and other government entities will have to wring their hands over liability for releasing private personnel data. Everyone wins, especially taxpayers. State advisory opinions issued last year in 15 open records and data practices cases show that efforts to cover up are still routine and are routinely met with efforts to pry open. The opinions hold much good news for sunshine advocates. A sampling: The Minnetonka School District

erred when it provided only a summary of the superintendent’s contract to a citizen who requested the entire contract. The district had decided that only part of the contract was unprotected “public data.” The Minneapolis Police Department was wrong in refusing to provide a copy of a squad-cam video of a traffic stop. The department had claimed that the video was private personnel data because it showed the actions of an officer under internal investigation. The previously mentioned BurnsvilleEagan-Savage district was wrong to redact portions of the Tania Chance separation agreement based on the district’s claim that it contained private personnel data. But another portion of that advisory from the state commissioner of administration said the district was not required to “create data” in response to a data request, and therefore was not required to provide additional specific reasons for the separation agreement. We hope Rep. Myhra’s amendments are approved in the interest of less lawyering and more sunshine. This editorial is a product of the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

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this. Before extreme stands by fringe groups, there were efforts to govern in an inclusive way. There were differences but moderates sought mutual solutions. That’s not happening now. When congressional leaders made it clear their primary goal was to defeat the president, they set the stage for gridlock. Many filibusters later, after state government shutdowns, and failure to support relief for people suffering from Superstorm Sandy (including by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville), it seems there’s insufficient interest in working for the American people. It’s just about grabbing power, gerrymandered districts, and voter suppression. It’s to protect the richest 2 percent, while seniors see cuts in Social Security benefits, and the unemployed lose support as they struggle to survive the recession. We shouldn’t just blame one party for the gridlock. We should loathe the stubbornness and remember the inaction at the next election. Unfortunately that’s almost two years away. Some intend to continue being mean and destructive, undermining the economy and frustrating the will of the people to get anything done. It’s a sorry situation for our MARY TREAKLE Akin Road Elementary country and state. School PTP president LARRY KOENCK Eagan Sequestration filled Sock Hop and Silent Auction. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the entire Akin Road school community and families for their participation in this school event. The students, and even many parents, danced the night away enjoying the Macarena, the Twist, the Limbo and many other fun dances, too many to name. Many students enjoyed the few changes made this year, from the addition of the Culver’s ice cream sandwiches to the new prizes added to the student drawing. The PTP would like to extend its appreciation to all of the parents, teachers, students and other volunteers who made the Sock Hop a fun family night and a huge success. They have reported this year was the largest turnout with the highest attendance at the event and possibly the most poodle skirts, white T-shirts, and leather jackets at one family event. If you missed him, Elvis was also in attendance. Lastly, we would like to thank the many businesses and organizations that made the silent auction possible with the fabulous donations.

To the editor: The peoples of civilized nations love to proclaim their virtues that they believe make them an integral part of the “civilized world.” Among the most important of these virtues is the rejection of all forms of violence at any level as a means of solving problems. Their abhorrence of violence is codified into laws so that criminal behavior can be chastised and punished in a non-violent manner. Civilized nations, reluctantly dragged into war, even abide by the rules of “just war doctrine.” The belief that all citizens of civilized countries will voluntarily conform to the desires of a majority has had horrific consequences. Today many of the victims of these ideas are the innocent victims of criminals. The quixotic belief that civil societies can control the acts of its violent members with more laws is dangerous. Laws which disarm the victims as well as the criminals have caused much harm. Unfortunately, those whose penchant it is to not conform to the rules of a just and civil society are not affected by more laws. Those who pay for this naivete are those who comply with the laws that make them unable to defend themselves. The time equals is now to tell our legislators taking away the right frustration to self-defense is the an- To the editor: tithesis of a caring and The lack of discuscivilized society. sion of sequestration, the threat in Congress of masRICHARD IFFERT sive cuts that will come if Eagan representatives and senators don’t act, is a failure of elected officials to govSock Hop ern and work for the good a rousing of all Americans. Low approval ratings for Consuccess gress and state legislators, To the editor: Thank you from the 20 percent or below, show staff at Akin Road, the that citizens are disgusted Parent Teacher Partner- with the crises generated ship executive board and by elected representatives. It wasn’t always like members for another fun

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ter quality in our county while adding beauty and benefitting wildlife. My husband and I decided to join the program. From the beginning, I was impressed. The staff taught us the hows and whys of rain garden design and installation in well-organized presentations with great documentation and plenty of humor. During the next phase where we met in smaller groups to design our specific rain gardens, the leaders showed both expertise and patience. During installation, our assigned staff members, Mike and Lacey, made multiple home visits to guide us every step of the way. Their encouragement and experience was truly the best part of the program (even though the cost sharing part of the program covered almost half of our expenses for a larger than usual rain garden). Thanks to this program, I feel good knowing less water is running into the street picking up contaminants on its way to the nearest wetland. I love having native species supporting migrating and permanent at-risk species. Instead of looking over my kitchen sink to see a soggy marsh for days after a rain, I will now see a lovely garden that will continue to grow in beauty in the coming years. Because of Blue Thumb, this is happening in yard after yard in Dakota County, and the benefits are multiplied. Blue Thumb took our sweat equity and turned it into a beautiful, prac-

tical garden. Classes are already starting, and I encourage homeowners who want an affordable way to keep Dakota County beautiful and healthy for generations to come to try out a Blue Thumb class. If your experience is like ours, you will be glad you did. KIM MENARD Lakeville

Violence Against Women Act deserves support

violence but also includes pervasive emotional abuse and threats, control over finances, manipulation of the children and the idea that a man has the right to control his partner. There has been argument that this bill discriminates against men but until we understand the essential basics of women’s rights in governmental laws, we can’t move forward in our fight against violence toward women. Previous versions of the VAWA did not fully accommodate women in lesbian relationships or Native-American women on tribal reservations that are not necessarily covered under federal law. It also does not provide for immigrant women afraid to report abuse for fear of deportation. The updates to the law will enforce violence prevention laws, hold perpetrators accountable and care for victims. This bill is about real women being physically and mentally abused. That affects all of us. For the House members to not support this bill is an insult and injustice to all people, not just to those being abused. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has worked hard to pass this in the Senate. We need Congress to put the partisan differences aside and work together to make this act a reality for all so that there aren’t more children suffering needlessly like Mikayla.

To the editor: At the Domestic Abuse Luncheon on Feb. 15, Leigh Block bravely recounted her story of how her ex-husband murdered their child, Mikayla Olson, after years of abusing both her and Mikayla (“A Mom Recounts Cries For Help” Feb. 22, 2013). Her story in itself is horrific enough but is unfortunately not unique. Almost 20 years ago Vice President Joe Biden introduced a bill entitled the Violence Against Women Act in an attempt to bring support and justice to victimized women. The enormity of the passing of this bill cannot be underscored enough. The horror of the exploitation that victims experience in their abuse is incomprehensible to the average person. Domestic violence refers to the pattern of violence that affects the quality of life CINDY PRYZBILLA for all women – it encom- Lakeville passes not only physical

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Educators talk special ed funding, safety U.S. Rep. Kline holds roundtable by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

In preparation for an upcoming congressional hearing, U.S. Rep. John Kline steered part of the conversation toward school safety at an education roundtable Monday. But the panelists, mostly school officials from Kline’s 2nd District, seemed more interested in special education funding than in guards and guns. “For every dollar that has to go to special education that’s unfunded, it takes away from another student,” said Roz Peterson, a Lakeville School Board member. Kline said funding to schools through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a perennial topic between local educators and the federal government. He urged local officials — and his colleagues in Washington, D.C. — to push for special education funding first before new programs such as the Obama administration’s Race to the Top or technology purchases. School safety was on Kline’s mind because the Burnsville Republican chairs the House Education and the Workforce Com-

mittee, which was holding a hearing on the topic two days later in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut. “We can harden the schools all we want ... and it’s not going to stop the incidents from occurring,” Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Superintendent Randy Clegg said. Locking down schools and posting armed guards won’t solve deeper problems in a country with more such massacres than any in the world, he said. “We shouldn’t be looking at making our schools more secure than a prison,” Clegg said during the roundtable, held at Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. “They are a public institution.” Some calls in the Minnesota Legislature to arm teachers worry roundtable panelist Jim Meyer of Education Minnesota. “Our members don’t want to carry guns,” said Meyer, a political organizing specialist with the teachers union. Responded Kline, “I can’t imagine a piece of federal legislation that would mandate teachers carrying guns.” Lakeville School District Superintendent Lisa Snyder said her district has focused on mental health and training staff to handle crises in the mo-

ments before police arrive. Special education funding under IDEA has long been considered an unfulfilled promise by many educators. Congress promised when it passed the act in 1975 to fund 40 percent of each state’s excess costs of educating students with disabilities. Instead, the federal government provides 17 to 20 percent of the funding, critics say. The special ed funding gap costs Minnesota school districts $600 million a year, Northfield Superintendent Carl Richardson told Kline. Talk of full funding has persisted for years but “doesn’t seem to move off the dime,” said Jane Berenz, Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan superintendent. “Then let’s do it first,” Kline told educators. “But that means not everything else is going to get the money you want it to get.” The commitment made in the law when it was passed in 1975 won’t be fulfilled, Wabasha-Kellogg Superintendent Jim Freihammer said, adding that the nation is “sinking” in debt. “It’s a 40-year mandate and we haven’t done anything about it in 40 years,” he said. “It’s not going to happen.”

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Kline expects across-the-board budget cuts by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK

Second District U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, said during a State Capitol visit Monday, Feb. 18, he expects sequestration or the federal across-theboard budget cuts to begin March 1. When asked if he thinks the public knows what’s going on in Washington, he responded: “No, people don’t understand. In part because it’s very, very confusing.” Kline said there are continuing budget resolutions being considered in Congress to delay sequestration,

but these will not prevent the across-the-board cuts. He said he dislikes the idea of across-the-board cuts, because they don’t reflect any prioritization. Kline, House Education and Workforce Committee chairman, said the committee will soon begin hearings on the issue of school safety. Kline stressed that he preferred states and school districts to decide school safety issues rather than Washington, but the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel offered a personal opinion on the question of teachers

carrying guns in classrooms. “I think I would rather have an armed teacher than a gunman going wild,” he said. Kline is considered by pundits a possible Republican candidate to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken next year. Kline neither embraced nor dismissed the idea. “I will make a decision on what I am doing sometime in the summer,” Kline said. T.W. Budig can be reached at tim.budig@ecm-inc. com.

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High-speed chase through Farmington ends in arrest A California man accused of fleeing a traffic stop and leading police on a high-speed chase through Farmington last week is now facing multiple charges in district court. Jose Luis Ruiz, 34, of San Pedro, Calif., allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 – more than twice the legal limit – when he was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 21. The criminal complaint

gives the following account: At about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 21, a Farmington police officer near Eighth and Ash streets observed Ruiz’s vehicle drive through two stop signs while traveling 30-35 mph. The officer pulled Ruiz over, and a driver’s license check revealed that Ruiz’s license had been revoked for a DUI violation in January of this year. When the officer asked him to step out of the vehicle,

Ruiz sped off at a high rate said, Ruiz drive through of speed, first north on the snow and onto a golf Fifth Street and then east course before regaining on Main Street. control and conAs the officer tinuing on Highgave chase, Ruiz way 3. allegedly drove After additional through several officers joined in stop signs, extinthe pursuit, Ruiz’s guished his headvehicle was evenlights and, at the tually halted when roundabout at Jose Luis “stop sticks” were 190th Street, drove Ruiz laid on the roadover the center way. Police esticurb and lost control of mate that throughout the his vehicle. chase Ruiz was traveling at At that point, police speeds of more than 100

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ington Heritage Preservation Commission in care of Tony Wippler, Assistant City Planner, Farmington City Hall, 430 Third St., Farmington, MN 55024, or contact Tony The Farmington Royal Wippler at (651) 280-6822, Ambassador Program has twippler@ci.far mington. extended the application mn.us. deadline for the last two remaining spots in each age category (Little, Junior and World Day of Miss Farmington) to Sunday, Prayer service March 3. Applications will be The Church of St. Miaccepted on a first-in basis chael, 22120 Denmark Ave., and can be completed online Farmington, will hold a at www.farmingtonroyalty. World Day of Prayer service com. Visit the website for ad- at noon Friday, March 1. A ditional candidate informa- light lunch will follow the sertion and calendar. vice. Information: Sandy at (651) 463-5228.

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KCs host pancake breakfast The Farmington Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 3, at Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and water. Good-will offerings will be accepted for local community needs.

mph. Ruiz had to be cut out of his seatbelt by arresting officers after he “failed to exit the vehicle or remove his seatbelt,” the complaint said. He allegedly told police he fled the traffic stop because he was drunk, and officers noted that he was slurring his speech, had bloodshot eyes and was swaying back and forth during field sobriety tests. Ruiz has been charged with fleeing police in a

motor vehicle, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He’s also facing two counts of DWI; one count of driving after revocation; and one count of failure to provide proof of insurance. He remained in the Dakota County Jail as of Monday afternoon with bail set at $50,000. His next court appearance is March 12. —Andrew Miller

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Farmington Library events The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., has planned the following events. Call (651) 438-0250 for more information. • Wii Games, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4. Ages: 1015. • Farmington Library Evening Book Group, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 4. The group will discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Ages: Adult. • Farmington Library Afternoon Book Group, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. The group will discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Ages: Adult. • MS Word 2010, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Ages: Adult. • Storytime for Babies, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7. Stories, songs, bounces and playtime for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2. • Storytime for All Ages, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 8. Stories and activities for mixed-age audiences such as child-care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.

and significant deficiencies in testing, procedures and training that led to the Minnesota Public Defender’s Office recent request for retesting of prosecutions dating to 2001. Those problems were recently confirmed and heightened by two independent investigations that showed evidence contamination at the lab, reports that did not accurately represent written testing results, confusing and inconsistent evidence cataloging. “In one case, Wikipedia was used as a technical reference,” Integrated Forensic Laboratories’ report stated. That agency also found parts of the testing instruments “very dirty,” contaminated and “degradation past acceptable standards.” The report stated lab staff “demonstrated a lack of understanding of the basics of forensic chemistry and instrumentation.” “The St. Paul Police Department Crime Lab did not appear to follow good laboratory practices in general,” stated a report by Schwarz Forensic Enterprises. The Minnesota Public Defender’s Office is also reviewing past convictions for the possibility of seeking post-conviction relief. The hearing will be at 9 a.m. May 3 in Dakota County.

Independent investigations find more problems by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

A Dakota County judge has ordered a new hearing this spring to determine if laboratory equipment at the St. Paul Crime Lab could have contaminated other drug evidence used in multiple drug convictions. Dakota County Judge Kathryn Messerich on Feb. 21 granted defense attorney Lauri Traub’s motion to reopen the Frye-Mack hearing to consider evidence of forensic investigative reports that found more problems at the St. Paul Crime Lab than had already been uncovered during testimony that started last summer. Dakota, Washington and Ramsey county attorneys also announced an agreement to vacate drug convictions since July 1, 2010, if drug evidence retesting determines a negative result or the drug evidence used in a conviction is unverifiable. All samples that retest negative or lack evidence will result in vacated convictions. In cases where the evidence is destroyed or unavailable, the files will be reviewed for corroborating eviLaura Adelmann is at laura.adeldence. Dakota County courtroom tes- mann@ecm-inc.com or facebook. timony last year revealed chronic com/sunthisweek.

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by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

Per Minnesota law, the city of Lakeville has listed on its website the salaries of its three highest-paid employees. Lakeville City AdminCUTS, from 1A mains to be identified in cuts needed to meet operational needs and will be reviewed at the board’s March 12 meeting. Other cuts the board indicated it would still consider include eliminating one activities director, a technology coordinator, three licensed technology support positions and the reduction of both a media specialist and communications specialist. A proposal by elementary school principals to retain four learning specialists was accepted.

GUNS, from 1A partment. In 2012, staff in the Dakota County Gun Permits Division processed 2,814 permit to carry applications, up from 1,697 in 2011, an increase of more than 65 percent. In 2010, 1,331 permits were issued in Dakota County. So far in 2013, Steve Anderson, program administrative supervisor for the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department, said the department has received 1,103 permit applications. Of those 1,103, a total of 953 were new applications for permits to carry, 84 were renewals, and 66 were purchase permits. He said December 2012 was a record month for permits, but that record was broken in January, when even more applications came in. “It’s been busy,” he said. Anderson said they do not ask why people are getting permits, but many people have said they are getting permits because they are hearing about the possibility of tighter gun regulations and because

istrator Steve Mielke earns the top salary of $154,230. Mielke earns more than $20,000 over the city’s second- and third-highest paid employees, Finance Director Dennis Feller and Lakeville Police Chief

Tom Vonhof, who both earn $130,027. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

The board indicated support for a plan to save $185,590 by cutting some physical education teachers; students would still receive the same 30-minute physical activity opportunities three days per week, but some of that time may be restructured. Board Member Bob Erickson publicly thanked Snyder for her work on the cuts, stating that when she took the job the board did not tell her about all budget challenges the district would be facing. He said throughout the difficult process she has “never complained once

about the challenges we’re facing,” and complimented her work, stating she instead has “taken them on.” “I want to say in a personal way, thank you,” he said. Public comment on budget proposals will be received March 19 at a special meeting 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Trail Middle School, 19455 Kenwood Trail. The budget is slated for final approval March 26. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

they don’t feel as safe as they did before the Sandy Hook shooting. Constantineau said the Farmington Police Department does not ask why people are applying for permits to purchase, but many of the applicants share why they have decided to apply for the permits. They are telling the police department that they are afraid the government is going to take away their right to purchase guns or severely restrict that right. Joe DeSua, a member of the Dakota Gun Club, an instructor for permits to carry, and an employee at PistolCraft in Minneapolis, is hearing the same thing in his classes. “They are afraid the gun grabbers are going to make it impossible to get a permit, impossible to get a gun,” he said. “They are making it hard for me to own a gun, and I’m not a bad guy. And as far as I can tell, they have done nothing to make our kids safer.” In Minnesota, residents must get a permit to purchase before they can buy a handgun or rifle.

Constantineau wants residents to be aware of that owning a gun is a major responsibility. “Having a handgun specifically is a tremendous responsibility,” he said. “I know the vast majority of people are very responsible and very responsible gun owners, but it only takes one mistake to put everything under scrutiny,” he said. Turnaround for a permit to purchase is taking about one week right now, Constantineau said. With the increase in applications, it is taking the police department and other agencies more time to process the requests. Permits to purchase are good for one year and then must be renewed. Permits to carry must be renewed every five years. The most important thing is to be careful and cautious, Constantineau said. “The way I look at it ... the last thing you ever want to do is use your gun,” he said. “You can’t take it back after you pull that trigger. That shouldn’t be your first act.”

Gun bills debated Background check provisions draw intense testimony by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK

Michael Undlin of Plymouth peered over his wire-framed glasses at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Feb. 21, and admitted he had faced mental health challenges. Undlin, 57, told the senators that he suffers from post-traumatic stress, has felt depressed and anxious, but through an active lifestyle, talks with his wife, and sleeping well, has successfully dealt with the problem. “Despite all that,” Undlin said, “if I keep my gun, I’m a criminal.” Undlin was one of a long list of people appearing before the committee as it took up gun bills. A House committee heard similar legislation earlier this month. While legislation authored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, a package of get-tough provisions championed by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and others, drew no opposition, a bill seeking to expand background checks on gun purchases drew intense testimony. Undlin wasn’t alone in his criticism of Sen. Bobby Joe Champion’s background check bill. National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Rager also criticized it for placing a “stigma” on people with mental health issues. Under Champion’s bill, a provision in state law is changed that has the courts determining whether someone is mentally ill, developmentally disabled or a danger to the public. Instead, ineligibility for gun possession is ex-

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the USDA and state. “We are trying to neaten up the ordinances so there is no confusion,” she said. “There are conflicts with what they are telling me I can’t do, but they are letting other people already do.” At Fur-Ever Wild, Petter has been allowing families and educational groups to view her animals since November 2011, but she has now been told by the township that she cannot exhibit those animals to the public. This most current issue stems from a barn fire in 2010. After she rebuilt the barn in 2011, the township intervened, saying she could not occupy the new building because it was not considered an agricultural building. Paul Reuvers, an attorney with Iverson, Reuvers and Condon of Bloomington, is representing the township in the legal mat-

ter. He said Petter was told that her building did not fall within the agricultural building permit she applied for since it appeared the building would be used as a public facility. Petter said as the two sides tried to work something out, she became frustrated with the township and filed a lawsuit to get back into her barn. The township then brought a lawsuit of its own, contesting she was not complying with the township’s ordinance, which stated the building could only be used for agricultural uses. Reuvers said there are actually two issues at play right now. First, Petter is running an exhibition and charging admission, something not covered in current Eureka Township zoning laws, he said, and she is housing exotic animals. The township has put its litigation on hold, waiting to see what the

township Planning Commission does with Petter’s amendments to the ordinances. Petter has a Minnesota Game Farm license, a USDA permit for animal welfare, and a Minnesota fur farmers’ license, but Julie Larson, a farmer and rancher in Eureka Township, says her research indicates that local ordinances take precedence over state and federal regulations. Larson contends Petter is housing exotic animals illegally since she has many more animals than when her animals were grandfathered in back in 2007. Larson has become frustrated as she says the township has not pursued complaints she has filed against Petter. “Nobody’s really looked into it,” she said, “That’s the problem.” Meanwhile, Petter says her animals fall under fur farm regulations, allowed in the Eureka Township

ordinance. But because Petter is being told she cannot allow public on to her farm, she has filed to amend the ordinance. Larson raises baby calves and worries that large felines or wolves could escape from Petter’s property and harm her livestock. She also worries about the safety of people in the area. “It’s a potential disaster,” Larson said. Petter’s neighbor, Jeanie Fredland agrees. “I don’t feel safe in the yard, and I like to be outside gardening,” she said. Fredland will not allow her 12-year-old grandson to play outside with those types of animals next door and said her main concern is the safety of everyone, including the animals. “People moved out here to be in an agricultural area,” she said, “but not to have our property devalued and to be basically terrorized by wild animals

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next door. I just see such a lack of regard for her neighbors.” Petter counters that she has never had any animals escape and has talked with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department to put plans in place should something like that ever happen. “We’re fortified to the hilt,” Petter said. “We’re like Fort Knox. We’re all about safety. You can’t afford not to be because if there is an incident, you are shut down.” But Fredland worries that a tragedy like what happened in Zanesville, Ohio, in 2011, where almost 50 wild animals were released from an exotic farm, could happen right next door. USDA inspection reports indicate two times in 2012 when an official arrived at the farm and could not perform an inspection because a responsible adult was not available to accompany the official during the inspection. But Petter says her animals are well-cared for and she does not feel there should be any safety concerns. “We’re all about the animals,” she added. “I don’t have kids. These animals are my kids. Do I trust my wolves more than I trust most dogs? Most definitely.” According to Petter, her facility is licensed the same way as the Minnesota Zoo, and she follows the same rules and regulations as that facility. Even if the zoning ordinance change is not passed, she says her animals will stay where they are. “The ordinance change is not to let animals be there,” she said. “They are there and they are not going anywhere, but it’s about letting people on my property to visit them.” She also says the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department has investigated her operation and deemed it is legal for her to have those animals on her property. But Larson isn’t the only Eureka Township resident with concerns about Petter’s operation and her proposed ordinance changes. Bill Funk recently bought a foreclosed home near Petter, which he has been fixing up. He shares about 600 feet of property line with her. He fears the proposed ordinance change leaves the definition of agri-tourism wide open to interpretation. He said there have been odor and noise complaints from Petter’s neighbors and he worries that adding another ordinance on top of policies that aren’t currently being enforced could bring even more problems. Many neighbors are planning to attend the public hearing to voice their concerns. “We’re not going to stop here,” Fredland said. “If this situation isn’t taken care of, we’ll follow with whatever legal measures are necessary to see that this situation is taken care.” The public hearing will be Thursday, March 7, in the Eureka Town Hall, 25043 Cedar Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. The complete text amendments can be found at http://eurekatownship-mn.us/.

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& Chiropractic, physical therapy help to heal injuries BY ROXI REJALI CONTRIBUTING WRITER Randy Miller doesn’t plan to let his body’s aches and pains slow him down. The 60-year-old Lakeville resident likes to stay in shape by staying active. In fall 2011, a year-and-a-half ago, he injured his left shoulder while playing golf. “It only hurt really when I took the club back in my back swing and I’d just feel this kind of pulling,” he said. “I’d go out and play and be really sore for a couple of days afterwards.” He was diagnosed with a slight tear in his shoulder’s rotator cuff. After an MRI, a surgeon recommended surgery but Miller decided to try chiropractic treatment instead. Miller’s therapies included massage, stretching exercises and treatment with a percussor, a hand-held tool that vibrates against the body. With significantly less pain in his shoulder, Miller has returned to the golf course. “It’s kind of a lifestyle that I like to live, with being able to go play golf or play basketball

or lift weights,” he said. “It’s kind of my routine I do or try and do each week.” Miller is just one of the many Americans who visit a chiropractor to treat health conditions. A 2007 government study showed that 8.6 percent of American adults use chiropractic or osteopathic therapies. Some osteopathic doctors provide manual manipulation or massage as part of their treatment, according to the Mayo Clinic. Adults most often use complementary and alternative medicine treatments to treat back or neck pain, joint pain or stiffness as well as arthritis, according to the study by the Centers for Disease Control. Miller was treated by Dr. Loren Stockton, chiropractor and owner of Health for Living Chiropractic clinic in Burnsville. Stockton uses principles of applied kinesiology and manual muscle testing to diagnose problems. The chiropractic technique isolates individual muscles and tests them for resistance and strength. Stockton also

uses conventional diagnostic tests, such as blood tests. “Whenever there’s disturbance between the local tissues, whether it’s the vertebrae, the muscle, etcetera, there’ll be weakness associated with that,” he said.

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tion to the substance, he said. “Something in the nervous system is adversely reacting to that substance,” he said. Treatment can include an elimination diet, which eliminates the harmful substance for a

few weeks, and then retesting the patient. Treatments are designed to help bring the body into balance, he said. “It’s about being able to pursue life vigorously, enjoy it, being able to sleep at night and be a participant.” Physical therapy offers another way to treat musculoskeletal and pain problems. Treatment goals at Reynolds Rehab Physical Therapy clinic are relieving pain, improving function and allowing patients to resume activities of daily life, said physical therapist Jonathan Reynolds. Much of the therapy involves treating damaged soft tissue like muscles, ligaments or tendons. Many patients have acute injuries like sprains or strains, said Reynolds, who owns clinics in Eagan and Minneapolis. Despite surgery or other treatments, others have chronic pain from headaches, back or shoulder pain that has lasted for weeks, months or years. Treatments include ischaemic compression, which involves applying pressure to a muscle’s

painful trigger points, helping to relieve pain and loosen muscles. “Sometimes the treatments that we do are uncomfortable or sometimes painful, but they actually help to relieve discomfort because of the fact that you’re freeing up tension in the muscle and in so doing, you’re stimulating the blood supply,” he said. Reynolds also uses joint mobilization techniques that involve gently stretching adhesions or soft tissue bands that can develop around a joint after an injury. For example, he will manipulate a sprained ankle in different directions to break adhesions around the joint. Minimizing pain allows patients to do the strengthening and stretching exercises that are so important to recovery, he said. “Relieving pain and restoring mobility helps us to get them back to a functional level much, much quicker,” he said. “It gets them back closer to their normal activities of daily living, whether it’s walking or lifting 50 pounds to get back to work.”

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en Bauer often combines several treatments in a single session, matching the techniques to her clients’ needs. “My style is more integrative, so I do use a lot of different things at once. But then it just adds to the whole healing process,” she said. The techniques are effective with migraines, lower back and rotator cuff pain, tendinitis and sciatica. Deep tissue massage is the mainstay of her business at Balancing Life’s Journey Massage in Eagan. Bauer uses deep pressure on the connective tissue and painful trigger points, sometimes using her elbows and forearms. “Trigger points are the main cause of pain in different areas,” she said. “I can essentially inactivate those trigger points,” she said. “A lot of people’s chronic back

or lower back pain or sciatica can be just turned off, because the muscles are not tight anymore.” During a session, Bauer may also use reflexology with deep pressure on the feet, where reflex points are believed to correspond to different parts of the body. She uses acupressure by pressing on the top of the shoulders or the thumbpad, the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger. If she notices that a client’s breathing is congested, she might add aromatherapy, using pungent eucalyptus. v often works away from painful areas, to avoid aggravating injuries and allowing the body to rest and heal itself. “You get the full benefits of a massage by doing the whole body because then it can balance itself out,” she said.

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Sports Panthers make history, but want more North plays in epic semifinal at state girls hockey by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

A year ago, Lakeville North’s drive to a state girls hockey championship ended with an overtime loss to Minnetonka. It happened again last week, except this one probably hurt six times as much. No one is likely to forget what happened in the 2013 Class AA semifinals as Lakeville North and Minnetonka went at each other for five scoreless overtime periods. At 4:29 of the sixth overtime – and shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday – Minnetonka senior Amy Petersen scored to give her team a 4-3 victory and end the longest game in state girls tournament history. If Petersen’s name sounds painfully familiar to Lakeville North fans, it might be because she also scored the overtime winner when Minnetonka beat the Panthers 2-1 in last year’s state semifinals. But, instead of cursing their fortune, North’s players returned to Xcel Energy Center less than 16 hours later and, running on fumes, beat Eden Prairie 3-2 in the third-place

game. It’s the highest state tournament finish for any Lakeville girls team. “The girls were sore, tired. There was a lot of anxiety,” coach Buck Kochevar said. “If they got to sleep, it was after 2 o’clock. But they came back and battled really hard today. “I can’t remember a turnaround like that. This was something special right here where the girls had to bounce back. We got two goals early, which was important. We were going to have our legs right away and then we were going to hit a wall. We could see that as the game went along that we were losing a little gusto.” Minnetonka also came back strong following the long night, beating HillMurray 3-1 in the championship game Saturday night to win its third consecutive Class AA title. But it’s the semifinal game that left people talking. Minnetonka took leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but two goals by the Panthers’ Christi Vetter in the second period tied the game. There was no scoring in the third period and five overtime periods, but not

for lack of trying. Both teams had multiple golden opportunities to end it, but North goalie Cassie Alexander and Minnetonka goalie Sydney Rossman seemed to get sharper and the game went on. The winning goal wasn’t the prettiest – a Minnetonka shot hit Petersen in the chest and deflected past Alexander – except to the Skippers, who considered it a thing of beauty. “I knew it was going to come down to a lucky bounce, a lucky hit,” said Alexander, whose 59 saves set a single-game state tournament record. “Both teams were gassed.” Not surprisingly, Alexander said the state semifinal game was the most pressure she has faced in her hockey career. “I’ve been in a shootout before, but it doesn’t compare to this,” she said. “If you let one in (during overtime), you’re done. In a shootout, it’s you and one other player, but you know if you let one in, your player can still go down and score.” Taylor Flaherty scored in the first period for the Panthers, and Ash-

Photo by Andy Rogers

Lakeville North’s Christi Vetter (21) defends against North Wright County in the Class AA state quarterfinal game last week. The Panthers ended up in third place. ley Kloncz assisted on all three North goals. The Panthers were able to get some food and fluids before attempting to sleep, but if Alexander is an indication, sleep didn’t come easily. “I got to sleep about 4, 4:30,” she said. “I had a hard time falling asleep after that game, as you can imagine.” Megan Skelly and Maddie McGlade scored in the first period as Lake-

ville North jumped ahead of Eden Prairie in the third-place game. Skelly’s second goal of the game, an empty-netter, came with 1:22 remaining. The Panthers’ push for a state title threatened to end not long after it began when North Wright County scored twice in the final four minutes of the third period to send the Feb. 21 Class AA quarterfinal game to overtime. Vetter scored at 4:10 of the extra

period to give North a 5-4 victory. Kloncz, Flaherty, Alexis Joyce and Skelly also scored, and Heidi Winiecki had three assists. An under-appreciated part of North’s state tourney push was the Panthers had to carry on without junior defender Dani Sadek, who broke an ankle in the final week of the regular season. Sadek was the team’s third-leading scorer. See HOCKEY, 14A

Nowicki fourth in state on the floor exercise Teammate Okins 23rd all-around by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Lakeville North’s Ashley Nowicki had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday night. She finished the night on the podium as one of the top performers in the floor exercise at the Class AA state individual meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. She scored 9.625, putting her fourth overall. Her average score was tied with Faribault’s Erin Olson, but Nowicki lost

the tie breaker by 0.05 points after all the judges’ scores were averaged. Still, it was the highest finish for a Lakeville North gymnast in any event since Ashley Myers placed fourth in the floor exercise in 2010. Nowicki was 19th allaround with 36.50. Her other top scores came in the vault (9.475) and balance beam (9.2), with her Photo by Bill Jones Photo by Bill Jones uneven bars coming in at Lakeville North’s Ashley Nowicki performs at the Class Rachel Okins from Lakeville North performs her floor 8.2. AA state gymnastics meet last weekend at the University routine at the Class AA state meet last weekend at the See GYMNASTS, 14A of Minnesota. She finished fourth on the floor exercise. Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota.

Cougars qualify in every state event Lakeville South swimmers wins section title by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

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Farmington’s Kiana Lord performs her floor exercise routine at the Class AA state meet last weekend at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.

Wharton seventh at state on beam Lord’s floor exercise takes 22nd by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Balance beam is often a gymnast’s least favorite event, but Farmington’s Kylie Wharton has embraced it. While it’s easy to fall and get discouraged, Wharton brought out her best at the Class AA state individual meet last weekend at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Wharton was seventh in the balance beam with a 9.35. “Kylie was more then ready for this meet,” her coach Lynn Bauman said. “She worked very hard on preparing herself physically and mentally. Kylie’s poise and confidence was a delight to watch as she managed to stay on the beam for her whole routine. What an exciting accomplishment and experience for Kylie.” Wharton was strug-

gling with an injury earlier in the season, but came back strong to land one of the best beam routines in state. She wasn’t the only Tiger having fun on Saturday. Her teammate Kiana Lord was 22nd in the floor exercise with a 9.250. “I told Kiana to go out there and have fun and hit your landings,” Bauman said. “She did just that and more. Kiana had an amazing floor routine and she did have fun. That’s all you can ask for.”

Swimming

1AA meet last weekend in Rochester. His 100 freestyle time of 49.27 seconds set a new school record, which is one of the faster qualifying times in the state. Kirchmann will also swim legs of the statequalifying 400 and 200 freestyle relays with Dahlton Bell, Christian Bell and Cameron Molnar. The 200 freestyle relay won the section title and set an new school record. Diver Evan Carufel also won the section title with the top score in Rochester putting him back on the diving board at state for the second straight season. Last year he finished 24th. Jonathan Bovee also qualified for state with fourth-best diving scores at the section meet.

Christopher Kirchmann will get the chance to swim plenty of times at the Class AA state swimming and diving meet at the Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota this weekend. Kirchmann qualified in both the in the 50-yard Andy Rogers is at andy. or freestyle and 100 free- rogers@ecm-inc.com style events at the Section facebook.com/sunthisweek.

The Lakeville South swimming and diving team added on Feb. 22 another trophy to its tally this season after winning the Section 3AA title. Lakeville South edged Rosemount 364.5 to 350.5. Lakeville North was third with 312.5. In the process, the Cougars qualified a healthy portion of its roster for the Class AA state swim meet this weekend at the University of Minnesota. The Cougars won four events and qualified in all 12, often with two entrants. “This is very unusual, even in the years when we won the state meet and dominated, we did not have someone qualify in every event,” said head coach Rick Ringeisen, who was a coach with the Lakeville High School team before Lakeville South opened. He’s coached a state champion in every event during his career, but he’s never coached someone in every event in the same state meet. In a competitive 200yard medley relay field, Mitch Hedquist, Robert Trone, Luke Sabal and Adrian Sommers won the section title. The 400 freestyle relay also won the section thanks to Travis Meyer, Sommers, Daniel Eckerson and Mitch Herrera. “The freestyle relays have been dominated by Rosemount all season,” Ringeisen said. “I told them if Rosemount wins the relay and they place second, they would win the meet by two points. If they placed third, they would finish tied with Rosemount for the section champion-

ship. They all just glared at me with a determined resolve and before I could get a word of encouragement spoken, Mitch Herrera said, ‘Let’s just win the relay.’ ” The relay team broke a 22-year-old section record. Herrera will be busy at state after winning both the 200 and 500 freestyle section titles. “I feel that Mitch is one of the best in the state, and I know his goals are to get to the top or real close to the top of the awards podium at the state,” Ringeisen said. “However, this year Mitch also wants to be on the podium with his teammates for the relays.” He’ll also be part of the 200 freestyle relay with Meyer, Sabal and Eckerson that was the section runnerup. With hopes of making the final, swimmers and divers will have plenty of teammates pool-side to cheer them on. Meyer (200 freestyle; 100 butterfly), Robert Trone (200 individual medley; 100 breaststroke), Sommers (50 freestyle; 100 freestyle), Lee Bares (diving), Sabal (100 butterfly; 100 breaststroke) and Mitch Hedquist (100 backstroke) all qualified for state. This season the Cougars have won the South Suburban Conference title, the Maroon and Gold Maroon Division title, and qualified for the True Team State meet. “The goal going into the season was to put together a solid conference season, advance more athletes into the state meet and try to finish in the top 10 at state,” Ringeisen said.  “All season long this team has continued to set the bar

higher. After an outstanding section meet it is now time for the team to do their best and realize that goal of a top 10 finish as a team at the state meet.” The best finish at state in school history is 11th in 2011.

Lakeville North The Panthers will send several swimmers to state after placing third at the section meet. Although counting swimmers alone, the Panthers would have placed second. Lakeville North doesn’t have any divers while Rosemount received 44 points from the event. All three relays – 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle – are scheduled to make an appearance at state along with nine individual entrants. The 200 freestyle had the best relay finish for Lakeville North in the section placing third thanks to Sam Wilson, Alex Dahlgren, Andrew Strauch and Jacob Burchfield. Wilson (50 freestyle), Burchfield (200 freestyle; 100 butterfly) and Strauch (200 IM) qualified individually. Ryan Young placed second in both the 100 backstroke and butterfly. “(He) has the best chance of placing highest at the (state) meet, but we have a chance to get our relays and hopefully a few other swims back to the finals,” head coach Dan Schneider said. “The meet is very fast and very deep.” Nathan Regan was the runner-up in the 500 freestyle. He also qualified in the 200 IM. Kyle Kleiner will join them at state qualifying in the 500 freestyle


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Tigers send four wrestlers to state Panthers send three wrestlers to state by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Farmington had plenty to cheer about at the Section 2AAA individual championships last week in Shakopee. The Tigers had four individuals qualify for the Class AAA state championships this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul — the most in program history. “Our section is one of the deepest in the state and to have the thirdmost qualifiers is quite an achievement for our program,” head coach Chad Olson said. Taylor Venz (39-2) was the section champion at 106 pounds. He advanced to the finals with a pin and

a major decision. He outscored Shakopee’s Alex Loyd 8-6 to win the section title. He’s one of the favorites in his weight class at state. His main competition appears to be Mitchell McKee (38-3) from St. Michael-Albertville, the top-ranked wrestler at 106 by the Guillotine, and No. 4 Christian Ball (31-10) from Stillwater Area. Venz is ranked No. 2. Jamin LeDuc (32-2) will join him after finishing runner-up at 113 pounds in the section. He lost in 10-3 in finals to No. 7 Collin DeGrammont from Lakeville North. LeDuc moved up a weight because he is in the same weight class as Venz.

Kyle Benjamin (19-5) was the runner-up at 132 beating Tanner Hennen from Shakopee 10-0 in the true-second match. Joe Hoeve (26-14) earned a spot after defeating Sean O’Neil from Prior Lake in the semifinal 3-2. He finished runner-up losing 1-0 to Lucas Westrich from Lakeville North in the final. Mason Hawkins (512) was sixth at 120, Matt Rusted (26-16) was fourth at 126, Brayden Chapman (24-17) fifth at 138 and Jamie Scavone (14-24) sixth at 285. The Class AAA state wrestling tournament begins at 11 a.m. Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Petersen hoping to repeat as champ Three Cougar wrestlers advance to state by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Lakeville South will have three individuals represent the school at the Class AAA state individual state meet this weekend in St. Paul including one defending state champion. Tommy Petersen (34-1) will get a chance to earn his second-straight title after winning the Section 2AAA title at 195 pounds in Shakopee last weekend. “Tommy is undoubtedly excited to return to the state wrestling championships,” coach Nate Moudry said. “He knows that he has his work cut out for him, but also feels confident moving forward.” Shamar Williams (21-6)

was the champion at 145, winning a number of close matches along the way. He defeated Colton Pasvogel from Lakeville North 3-2 in the semifinal, who he lost to earlier this year, and then Chase Monger from Eden Prairie 3-1 in the final. He’s in one of the tougher weight classes that includes returning champions, a runner-up and several state place-winners. Williams placed fourth last season at 126. Alonte Alexander (27-8) will join them after placing second at 220 pounds, defeating Kellen Ziebol 8-4 in the true-second match. He was seeded fourth coming in, but “I knew he was

GYMNASTS, from 13A Okins was one the youngest gymnasts at the meet Her teammate, Rachel in the all-around compeOkins, also had several tition along with Roseremarkable performanc- mount seventh-grader es. She placed 23rd all- Josey Schlie (22nd) and around (35.875) with her Roseville’s eighth-grader top score coming in the Jessica Strecker (eighth). vault (9.4). She had a 9.05 The Panthers’ Megan at the balance beam, 8.625 Lemley participated in the on uneven bars and 8.8 on floor exercise, placing 17th floor exercise. overall with 9.35. She was Just an eighth-grader, also 29th on balance beam

more than capable of surprising everyone in front of him,” Moudry said. Alexander’s big victory came against Aaron Almedina from Lakeville North, who was ranked. No. 7 at 220. Alexander dropped from heavyweight to 220 in January to help his team. “It was a decision, he would tell you, paid off,” Moudry said. Dalton Petersen was close to qualifying for state. He lost a close match to Owen Webster 9-6 in the semifinal. Brady Bastyr was sixth at 106; Orion Hinchley fifth at 120; Austin Britnell fifth at 170; and Jon Zeidler fifth at 285. with 8.3.

Cougars Lakeville South also was represented at the Class AA state gymnastics meet. Caylee Alves finished 28th on the uneven bars with an 8.7 and Jayme Donovan was 31st in the floor exercise with an 8.175.

Lakeville North gets mixed results at section by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

There were several highs and lows for the Lakeville North wrestling team at the Section 2AAA individual championships last weekend in Shakopee. Hoping to send as many wrestlers as possible to the Class AAA meet beginning Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Panthers had three section champions, but several others will be left behind – including two wrestlers who qualified last season. “Our section is very tough,” co-head coach Paul Donner said. “The No. 1 or 2 seed no longer guarantees a spot. There were a number of No. 1 seeds that got beat out.” Collin DeGrammont (38-8, 113 pounds), Lucas Westrich (23-6, 160) and Tristyn Hanson (32-5, 182) all won section titles. “All three have very good opportunities to place at the state tournament,” Donner said. “Lucas and Tristyn are in position if they wrestle at their highest level to get to the state semifinal.” DeGrammont has the toughest draw, starting with Aaron Dick of Saint Michael-Albertville. He could face Sam Bennyhoff HOCKEY, from 13A “These girls had to rally,” Kochevar said. “They lost one of the top defensemen in the state. Every one of these girls picked up their game, and we’re proud of them.” With its performance in the state tournament, North (22-7-2) also might have blown up the notion that South Suburban Conference teams are lagging behind their counterparts from other metro-area leagues. The last current SSC member to win a state title was Bloomington Jefferson in 2001. But with a bounce or two, it might have been Lakeville North skating away with the champion-

from Mound Westonka in the next round. “Collin is the guy that can do it,” Donner said. “He’s a large 113-pounder and that can work to his advantage.” DeGrammont defeated Jamin LeDuc of Farmington 10-3 in the section final. This is DeGrammont’s first trip to state. Westrich defeated Joe Hoeve of Farmington 1-0 in the 160 final to earn a spot and make his second straight trip to state. Hanson grappled his way to the section final via technical fall (16-1) and major decision (10-0). He beat Rylee Streifel of Prior Lake in the championship match. This will be his second trip to state. Five other Lakeville North wrestlers finished in the top four, but only the top two in each weight class qualify for state. In one of the tougher weight classes, Colton Pasvogel, who qualified for state last season, was fourth at 145 behind winner Shamar Williams of Lakeville South and two other wrestlers with more than 30 victories. He lost a one-point match against Williams. Aaron Almedina also fell short of qualifying after making the trip last

year. He placed fourth at 220, losing a close match to Lakeville South’s Alonte Alexander 8-7 in the semifinal and then losing to Kellen Ziebol of Bloomington Kennedy in the consolation bracket. “He’s probably had the most success of any wrestler on our team in the last two years and I’ve never seen him have a bad day, but sections didn’t go well for him,” Donner said. Wade Sullivan was third at 106 pounds, losing to eventual section champion Taylor Venz in the semifinal. He wrestled his way back to the true-second bout but lost to Alex Lloyd of Shakopee 9-2. Justin Dunnel was third at 152 after losing to eventual runner-up Matt Bribben of Eden Prairie 7-2 in the semifinal. Ben Krynski was third at 195 after falling to Alex Hart of Prior Lake in the semifinal. “We had three champions, but we were hoping for a fourth and fifth or sixth guy to squeeze in there,” Donner said. “That’s an indication of where our expectations are right now. We wanted more.”

ship. “Our conference, it’s a tough conference, but I think our non-conference schedule really helped us,” Kochevar said. “We played Hill-Murray twice and scrimmaged them. We’ve played Benilde, and a good Breck team from Class A. We also put three games together, besides our Christmas tournament, in case we were in this situation. “We thought we were going to do very well in the state tournament. We played a hard schedule and we know what to have to bring to the table against these tough teams. You don’t come here to show up. We’re here to win. That’s the mindset we

have now that we’ve been here a few times. We’re crafty veterans.” The Panthers graduate a half-dozen seniors, but many of their core players will be back next year to try to return to the state tournament. Alexander hopes to be playing goalie in college somewhere next winter, but she doesn’t question the returning Panthers’ ability, or their will. “I wouldn’t doubt them at all,” she said. “If we can come back from losing a game like (the six-overtime semifinal), we can come back from anything.”

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SENIOR/ALL AROUND LAKEVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Ashley has had a great high school gymnastics career at Lakeville North. She has been a strong leader, motivator and very talented. She lead this year’s young team to a very good season. She has had very strong scores this season including a 36.6 AA, 9.45 vault, 9.55 beam and 9.65 floor. She qualified for this year’s state meet on Floor, Vault and All Around. AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Letter Winner -5 times All Conference - 4 times All State - 3 times State Participant - 4 times

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TRIP, from 1A schools they would be expected to retain through senior year. The Lakeville School Board approved the trip on a 4-1 vote Feb. 12. Board Member Bob Erickson said he abstained from the vote because he served on the state Integration Revenue Replacement Task Force charged with recommending changes to the state’s racial integration funding. Board Member Jim Skelly cast the dissenting vote, citing concerns about the trip’s cost when the district is struggling with millions in budget cuts, lowered enrollment and staff layoffs.

Skelly also a Minnesota State questioned the High School League fairness of paying sponsored tournafor all expenses in ment or “in the face relation to other of emergency condigroups who have tions.� to raise funds for In an interview, their trips. Skelly said this was Jim Skelly He also pointnot an emergency. ed out several variances “There wasn’t a tornado from district policy in the or anything,� he said. request process and the disDuring the meeting, trict’s funding of the trip. Skelly also raised concerns District 194 policy spec- that the request itself disifies that, except for one regarded district policy adviser/coach, all expenses because it was made to the associated with an extend- board seven days before ed trip, including lodging the trip was scheduled. and transportation “must District policy says there be garnered from the par- should be 30-day notice ticipants and fundraising.� period before any extended The policy allows for field trip. That directive is exceptions under two cir- printed at the top of the cumstances: if it is the extended field trip request result of advancement in form filled out by staff.

    

The policy says district staff cannot discuss an extended field trip with students and parents before it is fully approved by the School Board. Both those policies were not followed because district officials first wanted to ensure they had some students of color who were interested in attending before making the board request, according to District 194 Teaching and Learning Services Director Barb Knudsen. She also said they had just recently learned about the conference. Dated signatures on the form indicate activities Director Neil Strader and principals at both high schools were asked to approve the request in early to mid-January. District Superintendent Lisa Snyder signed off on the request Feb. 5, a week before it was brought for board approval. Knudsen said the conference would help the district meet its integration

goals, reduce disparities and build student leadership qualities. Board Member Michelle Volk said she also had concerns about how close the trip came to not meeting board “guidelines,� but supported student involvement in the program because few are encouraged to go to college and there they would be encouraged by passionate speakers to seek higher education. Staff who attended the trip would not speak to the newspaper about it, but District Equity Coordinator Cynthia Hays said she wanted to go and described the trip as “awesome.� She said it was a “kickoff for our leadership initiative,� and that they expect the students to come back and serve as mentors. Hays said they hope to make the trip an annual event, but it is dependent on integration funding, a hot-button topic in the Legislature. During the meeting,

Board Chair Roz Peterson said the board was given a short time to do “a lot of researchâ€? to ensure district dollars were wisely spent. “This isn’t a rubberstamp board,â€? she said, calling this particular case an exception to the rule. “We don’t just let things slide by without trying to do our homework,â€? Peterson said. “I would advise the staff to try to get their field trips in a timely manner ‌ so we don’t have a panic attack and go through what we went through this weekend.â€? In an interview, Skelly said he “could not support expenditures of nearly $13,000 to send a handful of students on a field trip at a time when we’re cutting $3.5 million from our budget.â€? The district is also planning to seek millions in a levy referendum this fall. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Exceptional Businesswomen 2013 Teaching others to realize their dreams Coldwell Banker Burnet president’s background in education informs her current work if people aren’t willing to share them, “they aren’t in touch with themselves.” In addition to launching a training program, she’s also When Ralph Burnet hired Robin Peterson 36 years ago built an operation from square one. She opened a to sell homes out of his company’s Eagan office, Penew Bloomington office, hiring 50 agents in nine terson didn’t see her career path in real estate. months. The former junior high school teacher from She says her hiring philosophy is to surthe East Coast saw the opportunity more as round herself with “go-getters.” a way to try something new after Burnet “If you don’t love what you are doing … sold the family a home in Eagan in 1976. you need to be passionate about what Once she started selling homes, someyou are doing,” she said. “I want thing clicked. people to come to me and say ‘I “I loved what I was doing,” she said. “I want your job.’ ” couldn’t get enough of it.” 2013 Her role as a teacher continues In each role the Apple Valley resident as president. and this year’s Exceptional Businesswomen Peterson is responsible for featured speaker has undertaken, she exhibdaily operations for the firm’s 36 ited such talent and passion for her work that adsales offices, including nearvancement came calling for the Edina-based ly 3,000 sales associates in Coldwell Banker Burnet president since Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. 2000. Cloud, Rochester and in western Her open and energetic leaderWisconsin. ship style has led her to become an As one of three women assistant manager, branch managin the company’s regional top er, training director, regional vice roles, Peterson says she’s open president and executive vice presito “crazy ideas” and encourdent before rising to her current ages people to “let it rip” during role. brainstorming sessions. One of her biggest breaks in She said a workplace the business was when Burnet should be “fun” and that “creativasked her to help manage the ity drives activity” in business. firm’s office in Apple Valley, She traces her work ethic to her the city in which she and husfather, who owned a textile busiband Fran have lived since ness in New Jersey. Her father died 1979. when she was only 16, after which She told Burnet that she she became even more involved in would accept the position, the family business. but the company didn’t have a As for her positive attitude, Petermanagement training program to son attributes that trait to her mothhelp guide her into the new role. He then er who “always looked for the good asked Peterson to create one. in people.” Using her teaching background and While the life of a real estate experience as one of the top sales assoagent can blur the line between ciates in only a short amount of time, family and work life, Peterson’s Peterson wrote the course and later beNo. 1 priority is her family. came a training director focusing on proWhen her children, daughter viding mentoring and shadowing opportuDana and son Derek, were growing nities for new agents. up they often would accompany PeWhile rising through the ranks, she said Robin Peterson terson to open houses and when work it helped to have someone believe in her, and needed to be done in the office. Coldwell Banker Burnet aims to provide a She said that taught them the nurturing environment where associates can value of hard work, which seems to have stuck for the two feel the same kind of support. “Ralph told me that I could do anything I wanted to do,” Eastview High School graduates and standout tennis players. Dana turned her passion for tennis into her professionshe said. That support is important because she says there’s a lot al work while Derek is attending pharmacology school in of rejection in her profession. She sees those moments as Vermont. opportunities to solve why something didn’t work. She’s open to admitting her weaknesses, which she says Tad Johnson is at tad.johnson@ecm-inc.com. by Tad Johnson

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20+ Yrs Experience Roggenbuck Tree Care, LLC. Licensed-Bonded-Insured Call (612)636-1442 952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB Tree Removal Silver Fox Services A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104

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Leisure

3720

Boats, New & Used

Rentals

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Painting

2420

Lic. #BC626700

612-825-7316/952-934-4128 www.afreshlookinc.com Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

General Contractors Storm Damage Restoration Roofing â&#x2013; siding â&#x2013;  windows Established 1984

(763) 550-0043 (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600 3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

Tree Service

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Townhouse For Rent

Houses For Rent

5400

Cabin Rental: Sugar Lake in Annandale, MN.

1 hour west on hwy 55. 3BR, 2BA, dock, pontoon, $1500-$2000/mo. (6mo-2yr lease) Year round home. Call Mike for details. 612987-1044

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846-2000

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

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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: hartds@aol.com

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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

Gifts & Crafts

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

7000

MARCH 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17, 2013 Located at

Applewood Hills Golf Course 11840 60th St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082

HOURS: Weekdays . . . . . . 9:30 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:00 pm Saturdays . . . . . . 9:00 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:00 pm Sunday . . . . . . . 10:00 amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:00 pm Sunday March 17th: Closing at 3:00 pm For more information contact CARRIE STAPLES csboutiques@hotmail.com 612-414-6045 www.LNHDBoutiques.com Pets

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APRIL HAS PERSONALITY GALORE! April has been in our rescue for about 3 months. She has a sweet, adorable, innocent little face. April is very outgoing, friendly, and affectionate. She is only 2 years old and is already spayed and declawed. We have been amused by getting to know her and have found out that she is a kitten in an adult catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body and LOVES to play! April has spunk and personality galore and has a definite opinion about things! She is VERY affectionate and wants to be your constant buddy. Because April does not get along with other cats she has to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;locked upâ&#x20AC;? to keep her separate from the others in her foster home. She desperately wants to be able to stretch her legs and enjoy her freedom again and to be able to warm your bed every night as she has been prevented from doing so for 3 months! If you are looking for just 1 cat then this is definitely a wonderful kitty worth looking at. She will certainly thank you for being let out of prison/solitary confinement! April is very good with dogs in her foster home. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interact with them but she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind having them around. Adoption Fee $160. Contact Kathryn at 952913-9295 or kaylupp@gmail.com. You can check out April and other cats and dogs on our website www.last-hope. org or see them in person at our adoption day at the Petco in Apple Valley Saturday from 11-3.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 Senior Rentals

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5100

Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

651-463-2511

Manufactured Homes

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

9000

9020

Employment Business Opps & Info

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

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Material Specialist, Burnsville, Nor-Tech has an opening in our Warehouse. Must have prior experience in Order pulling, Receiving and Shipping. Electronic Shipping Experience is a plus. To apply for position please fax resume 952-808-1001 or email Larry Hanson larryh@nor-tech.com FT-Hair Stylist, Rent a large semi-private station. Operate your own chair. Set your own hours and pricing. Must have Salon Mgr. License and clientele base. Conveniently located in Burnsville of 35W. Call Stacy: 612-490-6937 or sstrojny@yahoo.com

CUSTODIAN NIGHT FOREMAN

Lakeville Area Public Schools Apply online at www.isd194.k12.mn.us

Finish Carpenters

Real Estate

7400

Apartments & Condos For Sale

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Trenchers Plus Burnsville We are seeking FT Parts Person also FT Qualified Equipment Technicians. Send resumes to: terry@trenchers plus.com

CUSTOMER SERVICE BCSI, a business stationery printing company in Burnsville, is looking for an Account Coordinator. We need someone who has graphics/printing education and/or experience with strong communication, organizational and computer skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to work independently and multi-task while meeting deadlines! This is a full-time position, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday. Competitive pay and benefits package. Call Stephanie at 952-895-6752 or fax to 952-736-8552 or email at stephanie.havemeier@bsp-mail.com

LAKEVILLE

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Powerwashing

Building or Remodeling?

BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.

Our job is to make you look good!

763-225-6200

www.sparklewashcmn.com

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

JOB FAIR!! McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 100 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added to our portfolio of outstanding customers and must fill the following positions immediately. DRIVERS - Class A CDL required. Must meet all DOT requirements. Recent graduates encouraged to apply!! Full Case Grocery Selectors M-F 7:30 am start $13.30/hr Sanitation Lead - Various shifts and hours, 4 yr degree and sup exp req, $13.80/hr Selectors (Candy/GMP) M-F 6:00 am start $11.25/hr Cooler/Freezer selectors- M-F 5:30 am start $.35 extra premium/hr We are seeking candidates with a good work history and a great attendance record. Must pass drug test, physical screening and background check. Some positions require additional skills.

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Automotive Sales

Burnsville Volkswagon Great opportunity to join the Luther family of dealerships at our new state of the art facility. Significant income potential selling new and used vehicles at the metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 VW dealer in customer satisfaction for the last two years. VW is one of the fastest growing auto companies around. Our sales consultants averaged over 200 units each in 2012! Be proud of what you sell with Consumer Reports best picks, 40+ MPG diesels, and IIHS top safety picks. Aggressive pay plan and great benefits including 401k, medical, and dental. Auto sales experience preferred. Call Tim Wilkins or Tom Walsh at 952-892-9400 or submit an application online at w w w. l u t h e r a u t o . c o m and click on employment.

If you are interested in joining the McLane Team please email or fax your resume, or stop in to fill out an application or attend an upcoming job fair!!

Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00 AM to Noon

McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057 Fax (507) 664-3042 mnhr@mclaneco.com EOE/M/F/D

Maintenance Electrician, 3rd Shift Truth Hardware, North America's leader in designing & manufacturing of quality operating hardware for windows, patio doors, & skylights, is looking for:

Maintenance Electrician, 3rd Shift

Truth Hardware offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is an EOE. Qualified candidates should apply directly to: Human Resources, Truth Hardware, 700 W. Bridge Street, Owatonna MN 55060 or

careers@truth.com

Now Hiring! Warehouse/ Packaging/Assembly

All shifts. Entry level to skilled positions available. Inbound Customer Service Representatives -Location in Chanhassen -Pay $11/hour -Monday Friday 6 am 6 pm (8 hours within that time) -9 Month contract position Email resume to:

jobs@awardstaffing.com or call (952)924-9000 for more info.

Dual Position Class B CDL Driver & Concrete Manufacturer

Email: hr@brown-wilbert.com or FAX: (651) 842.3493 or Mail to: Brown-Wilbert, Inc. 2280 N. Hamline Avenue St. Paul, MN 55113

BOILER OPERATOR Required: 1st Class B Boilers License (Minimum)

Kemps, LLC a leader in the manufacture of Dairy Products, has an immediate opening for a Full Time Boiler Operator at our Farmington, MN plant. Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Daily operation of a High Pressure boiler & related equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Daily testing and monitoring of water, sewer, gas, electrical and refrigeration system. â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly and monthly checks on various storage, emergency lighting & ďŹ re extinguishers. â&#x20AC;˘ Annual cleaning & Inspections of boilers including conďŹ ned space entry of boiler drums and ďŹ re box. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned Mechanical and Refrigeration Experience a plus Rotating Shift, 6pm-6am Union Shop Kemps offers excellent beneďŹ ts Insurance, Pension and 401 Please apply at www.kemps.com EOE

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Evening Cleaner, Bloomington, Part time shifts (2) Mon thru Fri 7:00 to 10:00 PM in a medical clinic in the Oxboro area. Rotating weekend shift required. $10/hr in a very nice and modern facility. Apply online www.envirotechclean.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PM & NIGHT SHIFTS

We are seeking nursing assistants to serve at our senior campus. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring residents. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry. Trinity offers an outstanding compensation package in addition to a fun & rewarding work place Apply online: www.sfhs.org/employment

Or at: TRINITY CAMPUS 3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024

EEO/AA

TEST SCORERS NEEDED $13 PER HOUR Apple Valley, Eagan, and Bloomington For more information about the positions and to sign up for a Recruiting Event, visit www.questarai.com/aboutus/careers. FT and PT positions available 4-year college degree required

2 BRs available

Great Service Affordable Prices

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Schwieters Companies is Perform all electrical inhiring entry level to expe- stallations, maintenance rienced finish carpenters. and repair of company Please call 612-328-3140 equipment; perform or asto schedule an interview. sist in the installation, maintenance and repair of Top Benefits & Pay: mechanical, hydraulic, tools/medical/dental/401k pneumatic and plumbing www.finishcarpenters.com systems. A Class A Minnesota Master and/or Night-time Operator- for Journeyman License is relocal Sweeping Co. Must quired plus 2+ years inhave clean driving record. dustrial maintenance experience preferred. Call: 952-405-2440

2BR, 2BA $850/1200SF, 2 A/C units & DW lge balcony,Garage $40m Brookside Apartments 16829 Toronto Ave. SE, Prior Lake MN 612-824-7554

9100

9100

Customer Service

Small Apple Valley sales office seeks a dependable person with excellent comm/customer service skills. Must be organized, able to work in a fast paced team environment & have problem solving skills. Responsibilities include: Phones, AR, AP, email, data entry, order processing, shipping. Will be cross trained in all areas of office duties. M-F, 9:00-5:30. Email resume to jeanette@ chromtech.com or fax to 952/431-6345

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Boutique

Senior Discounts

Powerwashing

8100

*Income Restrictions Do Apply

N ATTENTIO S SENIOR !

2490

Rental Information

952-469-1009

This space could be yours

952-846-2000

5500

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are Lakeville SPOTLESS hereby informed that all BEAUTIFUL TH. dwellings advertised in 3BR, 4BA, finished LL this newspaper are availCall 612-865-7124 able on an equal opportuLV Compl. Remod. 3 BR, 2 nity basis. To complain of BA, TH. Bkgrd Credit chk discrimination call HUD req. pd for by applicant. toll-free telephone number $1250 W/D 612-490-6292 for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

5200

Chrysler 17ft, fiberglass open bow-tri hull, Good Cond. *New price $875 612-825-6283

Al's Seasonal Services

Credit Cards Accepted

Powerwashing

5000

Sat., March 9 (10am -3pm) EAGAN CIVIC ARENA 3870 Pilot Knob Rd.

3700

Child Care

LV: Lic/AAS Degree LL center curric. 2+yrs. Gr8 rate. 952-432-8885

MUSICIANS TRADE FAIR

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Family Care

4100

Alto sax, perfect cond., played by professional, $500 or b/o. 952-465-4844

Tree Trimming & Removal Insured Call 763-498-9249 We Accept Credit Cards

Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Discounts

2490

4000

Musical Instuments

651-338-5881

A Fresh Look, Inc.

Tree Service

crocodileproductionsinc.com

Absolute Tree Service Exper. prof., lic., Ins. Reas. rates.

Thomas Tree Service

2620

Admission $5 763-754-7140

Tree Service

2620

$0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Spring Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP

Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Bloomington Armory 3300 West 98th Street

Free Ests. 952-890-2403

absolutetreeservicemn.com

â&#x20AC;˘FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;˘INSURED

2510

GUN & KNIFE SHOW

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm

Roofing/Tear-offs

Sporting Goods & Misc

3810

March 2 - 3 (Sat 9-5; Sun 9-3)

952-392-6875

Housecleaning

All natural, locally owned professional green housecleaning service. Quality products, impeccable refs. Lic/ins. Melissa 612-9100560 or mbuck@ polishgreenclean.com

2420

Window Cleaning

2660

A RENEW PLUMBING â&#x20AC;˘Drain Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘Repairs â&#x20AC;˘Remodeling â&#x20AC;˘Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

Home Tune Up

2310

Plumbing

2470

952

2290

DRIVERS WANTED

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVES IMMEDIATE NEED! * BURNSVILLE BRANCH *

COME JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS DRIVING A SCHOOL BUS!

ALL experience levels encouraged to apply!

â&#x20AC;˘ SCHOOL BUS DRIVER

Base Pay + Commission Benefits: â&#x20AC;˘ Can earn $65K+ in the first year â&#x20AC;˘ Paid vacation & holidays â&#x20AC;˘ Medical, dental, vision and prescription plans â&#x20AC;˘ 401(k) with company matching â&#x20AC;˘ Year round/FT â&#x20AC;˘ Paid training Required to pass: Drug screen, background & motor vehicle record checks

APPLY TODAY! Call Christy to schedule an interview at 612-490-5849 or contact her via email at: christyswecker@trugreenmail.com AA/EOE M/F/V/D

DO YOU LOOK GOOD IN YELLOW?

morning & afternoon routes

â&#x20AC;˘ CHARTER BUS DRIVER private groups, school ďŹ eld trips & after school activities

Great Pay - Training and Testing Provided

Visit www.schmittyandsons.com or apply in person at 22750 Pillsbury Avenue Lakeville, MN

Schmitty & Sons Transportation (952) 985-7516 Pre-employment drug screen required â&#x20AC;˘ EOE


SUN THISWEEK - Farmington - Lakeville March 1, 2013 19A

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

General Office Cleaner, Eagan/Burnsville, Parttime General Office Cleaner needed in the Eagan/Burnsville Area. 20-25 hours per week. 651917-8059/brush@fbgservices.com Appointment Setters Local remodeling co. Start immediately. Make up to $15/hr. Call Eric 952-887-1613

Help Wanted/ Part Time

9200

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER

Flexible 6-9 hours per week, 3-5 days M-F. Clean public areas of senior apartment building & apartments at time of turnover. 1 yr exp. & great customer service with seniors reqd. To apply complete an application at Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN. EOE/AA PT CNA/Exp PCA Wanted: Varied hours Burnsville. 952-807-5102

Retail/Clerk

Driver- PT

MRCI is hiring a Driver in Rosemount to work a split shift of 7-9am & 2:30pm 4:30pm, Mon-Fri. No holidays or weekends! Safely transport vulnerable adults in MRCI vehicles. Good driving record and valid MN license required. For more information and to apply please visit www.mrciworksource.org or call 800-733-9935. NO COVER LETTERS OR RESUMES PLEASE. EOE/AA Feel Good Coaches for exciting new program helping people live well. Leave information at 763-273-7894 JIMMY JOHN'S 6 south metro stores OPEN INTERVIEWS Fri 3/1 & 3/8, 2-5 p.m. 8120 Penn Av S, Rm 145 Bloomington In-Shop & Drivers 2-3 hrs midday/eves

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

Blue Max Liquors 14640 10th Ave S, Burnsville

River Valley Home Care, Inc.

is seeking a RN PCA Supervisor. PT 18-24 hrs/wk. Perform Supervisory visits of our PCA's in the Dakota County area. Perfect for a nurse wanting to retire from direct patient care but wants to continue working in a nursing role! Call Cari at 651-460-4201 or email: cleagjeld@ rvhci.com

This space could be yours

952-846-2000

Book Processors & Shelvers Needed Attention to detail req. Friendly casual environ. Seasonal Pos. days & eve’s hrs, 8am – 8pm. For more info go to www.mackin.com – Employment or Apply in person at:

Mackin Educational Resources 3505 Co. Rd. 42 W. Burnsville, MN 55306

CITY OF EAGAN PARKS & RECREATION

Spring/Summer Seasonal Positions Eagan Parks and Parks & Rec Departments are currently hiring for 2013 Spring/Summer seasonal positions. Go to www.cityofeagan.com/jobs for seasonal job postings and application procedures & deadlines. EOE.

CITY OF LAKEVILLE

Part-time Liquor Store Sales Associate City of Lakeville is accepting applications for a part-time Liquor Store Sales Associate. H.S. diploma or equiv. req. Day and evening shifts; Friday and Saturday availability is required. Starting pay is $11.03 per hour.

9250

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

City Desk/Yard, Plymouth, Hedberg Landscape has seasonal City Desk Customer Service & Yard positions available at Plymouth location. Requiredbasic computer & math skills, excellent customer service & multi-tasking. Email application or resume to megibson@hedbergaggregates.com or call 763-392-5913

Houseaides FT & PT

Community Assisted Living is looking for FT & PT Houseaides to work in our residential homes taking care of 5/6 Seniors in Farmington & Apple Valley. We have openings on Evenings and Awake Overnights. All shifts include E/O weekend. Previous direct care experience is preferred. Call 952-440-3955 for application address.

9500

Automotive

9600

Vehicles

09 Chevy Impala LT: 36K, 1 owner sr citizen,super clean, tan leather, all pwr, CD, bronze. $11,800 call Mike 612-987-1044 1997 Ford LTD Crown Vic. 154,000 miles, runs good! $2000/BO. 952-888-3576 2000 Ford Taurus SES, AC, 4 dr., blue, 143M, good cond., very dependable. $3,000/BO. 612-798-4377

9810

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

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

www.crosstownauto.net

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

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

9820

Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

9250

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

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04 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS, AWD, 4dr, dk brown, PL/PW, CD, cloth int. 86K $6800 Call 612-987-1044 ••••••••••••• Over 500 RVs for sale! noblerv.com Jordan

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Saturday, March 2 Spiritual Wellness Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Friday, March 1 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge World Day of Prayer ser- Road, Apple Valley. Free. vice, noon, Church of St. Mi- Child care available 9 a.m. to chael, 22120 Denmark Ave., noon. Information: (952) 432Farmington. Light lunch will 6351. follow. Information: Sandy at Citizens Climate Lobby (651) 463-5228. meeting, 11:45 a.m., BurnFish fry by the Dakota haven Library, 1101 County County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 Road 42 W., Burnsville. Amanto 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of da Staudt of National Wildlife the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Federationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate and EnBurnsville. Meals include wall- ergy Program, will speak via eye, baked potato, coleslaw, conference call on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Clirolls, and a beverage. Cost: mate Change Affects Wildlife $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 in America.â&#x20AC;? Information: Paul for ages 11 and under. Thompson, (952) 920-1547. Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals Sunday, March 3 include potato, vegetables, Pancake breakfast by the and choice of soup or salad Farmington Knights of Columplus dinner roll. Information: bus, 9 a.m. to noon, Church of (651) 423-9938. St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Menu: Pancakes, French toast, sausage,

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to 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under. Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938. Fish fry by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., Church of St. Joseph Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Free-will offering accepted.

Thursday, March 7 Free Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors,â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 1600 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville. RSVP: Saturday, March 9 http://www.eventbrite.com/ Wild Turkey Hunting event/4172185118# or (952) Clinic by the Dakota Strutters 882-9300. of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Minnesota Friday, March 8 DNR, 9 a.m. to noon, Heritage Fish fry by the Dakota Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 Lakeville. Cost: $10. Register

theater and arts briefs â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Musicalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing Productions will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Musicalâ&#x20AC;? Fridays and Saturdays, March 15-24, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets are $13 and are available online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com or by calling (952) 985-4640. For more information, go to www. c h i l d re n s t h e at re t p t t . com.

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The annual Bite of Burnsville will be 5:30 to Eagan-based Exultate 10 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Burnsville Per-

at www.lakeville-rapconnect. com. Sunday, March 10 Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 435-6603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment. Thursday, March 14 WomEnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conference by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lost Spur Golf and Event Center, Eagan. Cost: $149. Registration required. Information: dcrchamber.com, (651) 288-9202. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

theater and arts calendar forming Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The event includes cuisine sampling from more than 20 area restaurants, a silent auction, a live auction, and live entertainment by GB Leighton. Event tickets can be purchased at biteofburnsville.com or by calling (952) 435-6000.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aladdin Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kenwood Trail Middle School will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aladdin Jr.â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The school is at 19455 Kenwood Trail in Lakeville. Tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults, $5 for students

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Dakota City youth camps Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington will offer four-day sessions of day camp this summer. Day camp will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps include: â&#x20AC;˘ Teen Volunteer Camp, June 17-20, for youths age 13 and older who would like to volunteer in Dakota City. â&#x20AC;˘ Apprentice Day Camp, June 24-27, July 15-18 or July 22-25, for ages 6 to 12. Cost is $125. Information can be found at dakotacity.org/education. html.

To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. odden@ecm-inc.com. Books Scott Dominic Carpenter, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Jealous Earth,â&#x20AC;? will sign and read from his book at 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley, (952) 9978928. Call for Artists Savage Juried Art Show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dates are April 26 to May 31. Entry fee: $15 for one entry, $25 for two entries. Deadline: April 12. Information/registration: https://www.callforentry. org/festivals_unique_info. php?ID=1014. Minnesota River Arts Fair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dates are July 20-21 at The Landing, Shakopee. Entry fee: $25 jury fee, $150 booth fee. Deadline: April 3. Information/ registration: http://www.zapplication.org/public_fair_preview.php?fair_id=2427. Comedy Tracy Morgan will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $49.50 and are on sale at http://tinyurl. com/TMorganPAC. Information: www.burnsvillepac.com. Events Bite of Burnsville, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $40 at (952) 435-6000 or biteofburnsville.org.

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information. For more information, please call 651-322-6000. We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food, paper products and infant items on behalf of our local 360 Communities and Family Resource Center.

Exhibits A youth art exhibit is on display through March 10 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640. Ten Brushesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Path of Lightâ&#x20AC;? exhibit runs through March 9 at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: (952) 8954685. Quilted Expressions, Eagan High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th annual quilt exhibit, will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 2-21, in the EHS Library at 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan. The exhibit will be closed weekends and March 8. Admission is free. The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, a exhibition of photographs by Dave Kitchel, is on display through April 14 at Rosemount United Methodist Church Gallery, 14770 Canada Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, and during all scheduled evening activities. Music Apple Valley High School will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broadway 2013: Twilight Zoneâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. March 1-2, and 2 p.m. March 3 at the high school theater. Information: (952) 431-8208. South Metro Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabaret 2013 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets can be purchased at (952) 985-4640 or tickets@southmetrochorale.org. Information: southmetrochorale.org. Velvet Tones, the senior adult community chorus of Apple Valley, will present its annual Spring Festival of Music at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Eastview High School, 6200 W. 140th St., Apple Valley. Free. Theater â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eat, Drink and Be Murdered,â&#x20AC;? an Irish mystery dinner theater, will be presented by Eagan Theater Company at 6 p.m. March 14 and 15 at the Eagan Community Center. Purchase tickets at www.etcmn.org or at the Eagan Community Center. Tickets are $40. Information: (651) 6755500. Workshops/classes/other â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paint Watercolorsâ&#x20AC;? class, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5-26, at the Front Porch at Rosemount Steeple Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Cost: $40. Register at the Front Porch or contact instructor Cheryl Kluender at (651) 3448475, cheryl.kluender@gmail. com. Ukulele workshop for ages 13 and older, 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount. Preregistra-

tion is required at rosemountarts@gmail.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juggling for Beginnersâ&#x20AC;? for third- through fifth-graders in Lakeville, after school Mondays, March 4-18, at Oak Hills Elementary School; Wednesdays, March 6-20, at Lakeview Elementary School, and Thursdays, March 7-28, at Orchard Lake Elementary School. Information: Lakeville Community Education at (952) 232-2150. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beat Goes Onâ&#x20AC;? for students in kindergarten through third grade, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5-19, at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville. Information: Lakeville Community Education at (952) 232-2150. Spring Basket class, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, Eagan Art House. Cost: $56. Registration required. Information: eaganarthouse.org or (651) 675-5521. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Teen artist gathering at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 7 and April 4, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 2 and April 6. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Family Sampler workshops for adults and children ages 5 and older at the Eagan Art House from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Cost: $15 per family, up to four people; $3 for each additional person. Supplies provided. Registration required. Information: (651) 675-5521. Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 675-5521. Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www.musictogetherclasses. com or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse.org or call (651) 675-5521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart. com, (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (952) 7363644. 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, www.lakevillemn.gov, (952) 985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or jjloch@ charter.net.


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Thisweekend Choral concert bridges the generation gap Youth choirs will join MN Valley Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale at March 9 concert The Minnesota Valley Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale is bringing male singers of all ages to the stage for its concert next week at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. The 60-member menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir will be joined at the 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, concert by the Minnesota Boychoir, as well as the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choirs from Rosemount and Apple Valley high schools. Each choir will perform individually, with the event culminating in all the groups joining forces for the final number, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let All Men Sing.â&#x20AC;? The idea behind the show is to bring together multiple generations of singers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the school-age vocalists with the Boy Choir, ranging in age from 7 to 18, to the two high school groups and the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale, whose members run all the way from college age into the mid-70s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to get young men singing and to make it a lifelong activity,â&#x20AC;? said Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale director Steven Boehlke, a former high school choir instructor who retired from Rosemount High

School in 2000. The performance at Grace Lutheran is the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut â&#x20AC;&#x153;scholarship concertâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to the newly established MCMV Scholarship Fund, with a scholarship awarded later this year to one area high school choir participant. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;scholarship concertâ&#x20AC;? is the first performance this year in the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th anniversary season. It will be followed in April by the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual spring concerts with the Minnesota Valley Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale. Those performances are scheduled for April 12 at the Church of St. Joseph in Rosemount and April 13 at Shepherd of the Valley church in Apple Valley. The Apple Valley-based Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale is a non-audition choir that is open to new memPhoto submitted bers. More about the group is at The 60-member Minnesota Valley Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorale recently created the MVMC Scholarship Fund; www.mvmcsings.org. proceeds from its March 9 concert in Apple Valley will go toward a scholarship that will be awarded â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andrew Miller later this year to one area high school choir participant.

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The musical duo that is Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; featuring Dave Eichholz, left, and Ted Manderfeld â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will take the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, to deliver its high-energy and humor-driven mix of music and musical parodies that range from classic rock and country to hip-hop and show tunes. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter. com or by calling (952) 985-4640. More about the band is at www. wildpianos.com.

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Comedian Michael Kosta, a repeat guest on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? and star of the 2011 Comedy Central special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta,â&#x20AC;? is bringing his sarcastic stand-up act to Mystic Lake Casinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy club this weekend. Kosta will be taking the stage for 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows on both Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2; comic Mike Stanley will also perform. The shows are for mature audiences. Tickets are $19 and are available at www.mysticlake.com.

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