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NEWS

Pan-O-Prog comes marching in

Urging movement on local road School Board members unanimously passed a resolution to help get things moving on County Road 50. Page 3A

OPINION See something, say something Metro area police chiefs say the best way to prevent crime is for residents to report suspicious activity. Page 4A

THISWEEKEND

After working in his job for seven months, Lakeville Area School District Business Manager Randy Anderson announced his resignation July 16. Anderson plans to pursue a doctorate and return to teaching. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

Lakeville North High School marching band performs during the Pan-O-Prog Parade on Holyoke Avenue. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

After seven months, district’s business manager resigns Anderson plans to return to teaching by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Bluegrass brothers This year’s Rosemount Bluegrass Americana Festival features local band Sawtooth. Page 21A

SPORTS

Seven months after starting work with the Lakeville School District, Business Manager Randy Anderson has announced his resignation. The district has posted the position, and Superintendent Lisa Snyder said she hopes to fill the opening by the end of August. Anderson said after much reflection and discussion with loved ones, he has decided the time is right to return to his roots

and reorient his career toward teaching. He will leave the district Aug. 2 and plans to pursue a doctorate in business education while working as a teacher, coach and consultant. Anderson, a former teacher and college professor with a passion for tennis, said he will coach tennis part time this fall at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and has applied for some collegelevel teaching positions. See MANGER, 15A

Lakeville South High School marching band played some rousing music for the crowds at the Pan-O-Prog Parade. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

District plans $150,000 fix to water issues Additional work recommended at main offices by Laura Adelmann

LV teams play in Gopher Classic Lakeville North reached the round of 16 in a 90team American Legion baseball tournament. Page 16A

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Lakeville Area School District officials are proposing about $150,000 of maintenance work at the district office this year after some offices were closed due to water damage and mold. Several district offices have been damaged over the past two years from water seeping in through walls and ceilings, sometimes requiring new carpet, ceiling tiles and sheetrock. Some staff have had to See FLOOD, 12A

Residential construction of single-family homes is growing rapidly throughout Dakota County, including in Rosemount at Prestwick Place. (Photo by Sarah Allen) Lakeville Area School District Business Services Director Randy Anderson shows the inside of a district office closed due to water damage. The office is stripped of carpet, and areas of sheetrock, insulation and ceiling tiles have been removed. Outside this office is a large green “Mr. Yuck” sign. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

Girl hit by car, airlifted to hospital, now back home by Laura Adelmann

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Local construction businesses thrive against the odds by Sarah Allen

Lakeville parents seek solutions to Ipava Avenue traffic problem

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Economic recovery of Dakota County construction

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A crowd of concerned parents, children in tow, attended the July 16 City Council meeting to express safety concerns after a teenage bicyclist was struck by a car on Ipava Avenue on July 11. The 15-year-old bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to Regions Hospital af-

ter the accident that occurred while the rider was trying to cross Ipava Avenue from Eastview Elementary in moderate to heavy traffic. According to Lakeville police, the teen was able to leave the hospital the following day. The accident heightened existing concerns about traffic problems on Ipava Avenue. Michelle Quirk was

one of several parents who addressed City Council members about the issue. She and several other parents said they have tried walking their children across Ipava Avenue’s four lanes to get to the playground at Eastview Elementary, but now drive because crossing on foot is too dangerous. See IPAVA, 15A

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The economic recovery: Is it happening?

As Dakota County moves toward economic recovery, employment in Fourth in a series the construction sector continues to improve. Battling against soggy spring weather conditions, a deSun Thisweek and the pleted housing market, Dakota County Tribune and an emptied job pool, reporters will be writing the sector is rebounding. additional stories in the Minnesota construccoming weeks about tion employment boomed the state of the econoin May, adding 1,000 jobs my. Send story ideas to for the month, according tad.johnson@ecm-inc.com. to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. This compares to the May. These jobs mark a 8,400 jobs added in all 1 percent increase in consectors in Minnesota in See RECOVERY, 13A

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Night to Unite on Tuesday, August 6 Lakeville neighborhoods are invited to join communities throughout the state for Minnesota’s Night to Unite on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The event celebrates and strengthens neighborhood and community partnerships by bringing neighbors together. By planning and attending get-togethers, neighborhoods send a message that they are standing up against crime by working together. Getting to know one another helps communities stay safe. Representatives from the Lakeville Police Department, Fire Department, or City Council will attempt to visit each registered party.

Sign up to host a neighborhood Night to Unite party and request a street closure using the form on the City website at www.lakevillemn.gov.

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Seal coating to take place July 23 and 24 The City of Lakeville Streets Division has scheduled seal coating for some residential streets to take place on July 23 and 24, weather permitting. As part of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, some streets are selected annually for seal coating based on analysis of where it will provide the greatest longevity and be most cost-effective.

To view a map of the streets that will be seal coated this year, please check the City website at www. lakevillemn.gov, on the home page under For Your Information. Signs will be posted on all affected streets prior to the project beginning. If you have questions, please call 952-985-2711.

Seal coat is a preventive maintenance practice used to protect pavement from the deteriorating effects of sun and water. Seal coat involves spraying emulsified asphalt cement on the surface of the existing pavement followed by the application of a cover aggregate. The loose rock will stay in place for a day or two and then City street crews will sweep up the excess rock.

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Honoring his mother’s strength by Kristina Ericksen SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Lily and Teagan Frost-Starkey posed their pet dog Jazzy for judges during the Lakeville Pan-O-Prog Pet Show at Antlers Park on July 11. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

Lakeville School Board resolution seeks road expansion by 2016 by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The Lakeville School Board passed a resolution June 16 asking the city of Lakeville and Dakota County to prioritize the widening of County Road 50 in their official plans and build the project by 2016. Timing of the resolution is important because the city and county are updating their respective capital improvement plans, which prioritize projects and funding; neither plan currently lists the corridor as a project, School Board Member Bob Erickson said. Erickson, former Lakeville city administrator, said he has been working with county and city officials to allow the expansion of County Road 50 to be forwarded. Without inclusion in the

county’s and city’s fiveyear capital improvement plans, the chances of it receiving funding in the next few years are highly unlikely. Concerns about traffic on County Road 50 resurfaced recently when county officials introduced a study regarding plans to add a multilane roundabout at 185th and County Road 50. The comments prompted county officials to conduct a deeper study of the County Road 50 corridor from 185th Street to Ipava Avenue, which found that the ultimate solution to handle the high traffic volumes is to expand the corridor to four lanes. School officials are concerned about the road because it is the only access point for Kenwood Trail Middle School. Bus and vehicle backups are common as driv-

ers wait for space to enter County Road 50 at the school and at neighborhoods along the road. The resolution suggests funds slated for resurfacing be instead saved and used to expand the road into a four-lane divided highway, and it notes the city of Lakeville and Dakota County have indicated support to widen the road by acquiring a property at Ipava Avenue and County Road 50 for future right of way. As a result of the deeper study, the county also agreed to expand its roundabout construction project at 185th Street and Ipava Avenue to include adding a right turn lane at Jaguar Avenue, off County Road 50, the neighborhood’s only open access point.

A man diving into a lake on a hot summer day is a typical sight in northern Minnesota, but Eric Young’s swim on July 6 was unlike any other. The Eagan native and Rosemount High School graduate swam the 6-mile length of the Lake Belle Taine and raised $7,200 for Parkinson’s disease in honor of his late mother. Family and supporters cheered Young on as he crossed the length of the lake. Friends followed along in a canoe with water and snacks throughout the 3 hour and 55 minute swim. Young says the last few miles were the hardest as his shoulders felt the fatigue. “Whenever I felt tired or beat up, I just thought about how tough my mom was,” Young said. “I knew she was with me the whole time.” Young’s mother, Barbara Vandergraft, died in December. She had lived with the disease for 37 years. “I think she survived so long because of her stubbornness and fighting attitude,” Young said. “She was strong-willed, tough both mentally and physically.” When his mother was diagnosed at the age of 41, the 13-year-old Young did not understand the severity of the disease. “I had never heard of it and she seemed healthy,” Young said. “But in a few years I noticed her develop issues with walking.” The disease progressed slowly, affecting Vandergraft’s balance and muscle control, though she stayed out of her walker and wheelchair as long as she could, Young said. Parkinson’s is a chronic neurological disease. As many as 1 million Americans are currently living with it and 60,000 are diagnosed each year. There is no cure.

Eric Young raised $7,200 for Parkinson’s disease research by swimming the 6-mile length of Lake Belle Taine in honor of his late mother Barbara Vandergraft on July 6. Vandergraft lived with the degenerative neurological disease for 37 years before her death in December. She and Young spent many summers at their cabin on Lake Belle Taine near Nevis, Minn. (Photo submitted) “Once you have it, it takes away everything from you,” Young said. Parkinson’s disease affects the ability to see, talk, eat, walk, and can lead to dementia similar to that of Alzheimer’s disease. Vandergraft developed all of the disease’s major symptoms, though she didn’t let them get her down. “She was my hero,” Young said. When his mother’s health was declining last summer, Young decided he needed to do something. “I wanted to honor my mom and no one had ever swum the distance of the lake before,” Young said. Though he admits to hating swimming, Young, a seasoned triathlete, began training last November. He also started fundraising through the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, which was received with overwhelming generosity by friends and family. Young graduated from Rosemount High School in 1990. The Delta Airlines manager now lives in Atlanta, though he returned to his home state to swim in a special place – Lake Belle Taine near

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Nevis, Minn., where his great-grandfather built their family cabin in 1902. The family spent many summers at the lake cabin over the years. Young felt it was important to raise money for Parkinson’s research. He also wanted to raise awareness of the disease, which is often overshadowed by more prevalent diseases. “I think Parkinson’s gets less attention than other diseases because people can survive with it for a while,” Young said. “People aren’t that familiar with it.” All of the $7,200 raised by Young is going to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. With the swim accomplished, Young looks ahead to future years of fundraising and says he wants to create a yearly fundraiser in his mother’s name but isn’t quite sure what that will be. Donations are still being accepted at Young’s fundraiser page at http:// support.pdf.org/ericyoungswim. Email Kristina Ericksen at kristina.ericksen@ecm-inc. com.

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Opinion Key to making Minnesota safer: Call 911 by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

When Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety Ramona Dohman was asked her No. 1 wish to make Minnesota safer, she quickly answered: Call 911 right away when you see anything or anyone suspicious, and call at any hour of any day. Police chiefs in our suburban communities agree. Don’t hesitate to call when you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood. They’d rather have the call and check it out than learn about a crime the next day. Many burglaries in the Twin Cities area communities have been solved because of “tips” to local police departments. When these chiefs speak to the public, they preach the need to follow the saying “If you see something, say something,” a campaign being waged by Homeland

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Don Heinzman Security to raise public awareness of terrorism and suspected terrorists. So far in our area, tips have not led to suspected terrorists. A check with local police chiefs, however, reveals crimes, particularly daytime burglaries, have been solved thanks to tips from the public. Edina Police Chief Jeff Long recalled when someone saw a teen loitering in a neighborhood called 911 and the teen turned out to be a burglar. In Elk River, Police Chief Brad Rolfe said a woman got up in the middle of the night, looked out her window and saw a

man peering in the window of another townhome. Police responded and, thanks to a footprint that matched the shoes the guy was wearing, eventually eight burglaries were solved. Police Chief Mike Risvold of Wayzata recalled a retailer who noticed a suspicious vehicle and on checking it out, police were able to identify and charge a burglar. Sometimes people see things and don’t want to get involved or don’t think it’s important. For instance, Rohlf wishes a woman had called in the middle of the night when she saw someone pushing a snowmobile trailer down the street. The next day she learned about a theft of the trailer from a house near hers. That thief was never caught. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts has an amazing network of 700 block captains watching for anyone suspicious. Four hundred neighborhood groups are organized to keep their city safe. Now

Potts is trying to organize the 2,000 businesses in the city to act when they see anyone doing strange things. Like other chiefs, Potts recalled a tip the police got, resulting in clearing up a number of burglaries. Long said sometimes we make it easy for burglars by leaving car doors unlocked. He said 80 percent of thefts are from unlocked vehicles. How will you know when to call police? You’ll know in “your gut” and from experience when there’s suspicious activity. And like the slogan says, “If you see something, say something.” You, too, could be a crime solver. Don Heinzman is a columnist for ECM Publishers and a member of the ECM Editorial Board. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Encouraging but limited view of charter public school progress by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Families may be interested in a new national report about charter and district public schools. Whether they have students attending Paideia Academy in Apple Valley, STEP in Inver Grove Heights, or a district, private or parochial school, the report contains encouraging information. However, the study also has important limitations. This is the second major national report done by the Center for Research on Educational Options at Stanford University. The first was in 2009. This year’s report covers public schools in Minnesota, the District of Columbia, 26 states and New York City, which researchers “treated separately as the city differs dramatically from the rest of the state.” CREDO says that 95 percent of the nation’s charter public school students live in these states and districts. The report focuses exclusively on gains in statewide reading and math scores – important but not the only important ways to judge students and schools. CREDO found: • Overall, gains since 2009 in reading and math. • Larger increases in scores for African

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Joe Nathan American, Hispanic, English language learners and students from low-income families. • Gains partly because some lowperforming schools were closed and new schools opened, plus improvements in some existing schools. CREDO’s researchers recommended closing more low-performing schools and studying “what plans, what models, what personnel attributes and what internal systems provide the appropriate signals that lead to high performing schools.” (The report is at http://credo. stanford.edu.) So CREDO’s report shows that some charters are helping close achievement gaps. That’s encouraging. What are the report’s limitations? First, responding to a question I asked, CREDO research manager Devora Davos acknowledged that the study included “only a very few high school

students in Minnesota and only for reading, because it is tested in grade 10.” This information should have been in the report. Second, what’s important about schools? Most people think about several factors, such as program, attendance, safety and, in secondary schools, graduation rates. Bob Wedl, former Minnesota commissioner of education, and I agree that it’s also valuable to know what percentages of a school’s students earn college credits and attend some form of one-, two- or four-year post-secondary program. CREDO’s report covers none of those issues. The report also continues an unfortunate tendency of some researchers, advocates and critics of district and charter public school: It tries to compare dramatically different schools. For example, Minnesota has district and charter public schools that are arts-focused; Montessori; American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Russian and Spanish immersion; classical; International Baccalaureate; project-based; online; and “second chance.” Can we compare gas mileage of leased and rented cars? No, it’s meaningless because cars in both categories vary widely.

The same applies to district and charters. We should be learning from district and charters serving similar populations whose students make significant progress – and not just on tests. Tom Watkins, former Michigan State superintendent of public instruction wrote: “Too much of the education debate is traditional school versus charter school ... Political rhetoric has never educated a single child. ... We need to get to the point that the only adjective that matters before the word school is quality.” Tony Simmons, co-director of High School for Recording Arts, an awardwinning Minnesota charter, criticized “this false debate of charters vs. district schools. Each should be used to inform the other regarding best practices and move more toward cooperation and collaboration. ... The question any family or student should have in choosing a school is whether a given school, charter or district is a good choice for their needs and expectations.” Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, joe@ centerforschoolchange.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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the largest agribusinesses in this country. Both sides of the aisle lament this corporate welfare without effect. Why? Once again, the influence of money in politics is clear. Highly paid lobbyists, many former legislators, spend numerous hours on Capitol Hill courting former colleagues to retain programs their clients love. Further, some of these agribusinesses pay little or no taxes. A “wag of the finger” goes to my congressman. He may be silent on the issue, but his silence speaks volumes. This has been consistent for U.S. Rep. John Kline: Hear no evil, neither see nor speak any (unless it’s about ObamaCare). The poor are staring at a bleak future, while the largest of our corporations gather more welfare. Apparently for the congressman, there’s nothing wrong with that, judging by his silence. We should expect more, and we’ll demand more at the ballot box.

To the editor: Congratulations to ECM Publishers for the editorial titled, “Nation’s poor will suffer deeply from food stamp cuts.” I’ve often skimmed lead editorials, since they didn’t seem to want to rock the boat, but not this time. The editorial is right: We miss the plight of the poor who will suffer these cuts, particularly contrasted with middle class decisions to vacation at the Wisconsin Dells instead of Disney World. It is very hard for most of us to truly grasp the meaning of hunger, especially a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that provides less than $5 per day per person in food stamp support. That’s approximately a large latte and two candy bars. The other side of the Farm Bill was not addressed, which I feel is a major issue. While $20 billion in cuts are being proposed to the SNAP program, $920 billion re- RON COMMINS mained in farm subsidies. Eagan The vast majority go to

Lions appreciate support To the editor: On behalf of the Lakeville Lions and Lakeside Lions, I want to take a moment and thank those in our community who attended our annual Beer, Brats & Bingo fundraising event at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. It was a beautiful evening and the Arts Center grounds were the perfect setting. We estimate close to 2,000 people attended. We raised almost $30,000. After paying expenses, all money will go back into supporting the community. I want to personally thank the following because without their help and support it would be hard to put on a successful event like this: Local businesses who generously donated bingo prizes (please remember to shop local and support these businesses), Jim Tabaka of Midwest Fence, Jay Blanchard of Safety Signs, Dick’s Sanitation and Dave Martinson of Helm Electric for their generous inkind donations, members of the Lakeville Parks and

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Recreaction department, who worked tirelessly to showcase the Arts Center grounds. Capt. John Arvidson and officers Thor Howe and Nick Stevens, from the Lakeville Police Department, who donated their time, Pan-O-Prog and their many volunteers who work endlessly year after year to put on a fabulous festival and finally, my fellow Lions that volunteered and made this event a huge success. PAUL HAGLUND Lion and chairperson of Beer, Brats & Bingo

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Furthermore, the commissioner then recites a second survey where 66 percent of the respondents supported “trail networks for hiking, biking and skiing” as if further evidence that the respondents wanted their hiking, biking and skiing trails to be asphalt. Steak dinner? This is more like: Where’s the beef ? How were these dots connected? This has been a public relations fiasco for the planners. I’ve seen many letters opposed to Lebanon’s paving and few in support other than the commissioner, who has been quoted often on the topic. If they really wish to proceed with these park modifications without appearing to be railroading some unpopular master plan, they would be wise to reopen the design process and allow further hearings, input and education. Nobody wants this beautiful park to become a maze of asphalt. I’m sure that includes Commissioner Egan. The problem is each little bit of development establishes the baseline for the next. First a small loop, now just a “few” miles. Lights? Kiosks? The future will expand it from there. Once developed it never reverts. And it is so rare to have such undeveloped wilderness to experience this close to home. The motto says it all: “Dakota County Parks – Forever Wild! … but forever paved? Please, keep it as advertised.

To the editor: The county commissioner’s letter in the July 12 issue, “Lebanon Hills survey explained,” unfortunately explained very little. Commissioner Tom Egan’s stated refusal to “idly sit by” while citizens mention his park system’s own survey results and his steak dinner analogy have only served to reduce the level of logic in this public discussion. The commissioner argues that just because only one-third responded “in support of paved trails” it is not reasonable to conclude the remaining two-thirds as being “opposed” to asphalting. OK, then, we’ll restate what is fact: From the survey’s results, twothirds of the respondents did not in any way indicate being “in support” of paving trails. Any support for paving he feels is within this DAVID segment is imaginary until SCOTT substantiated. Eagan

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Let’s talk about the atmosphere To the editor: I am in complete agreement with the July 5 letter writer’s call for “features in these newspapers” on the atmosphere. Let’s have a discussion on how we are apparently back to 400 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere, last seen “some millions of years in the past.” Perhaps the same natural cause then is the natural cause now. Let’s discuss how the operative phrase has changed from “global warming” to “climate change.” Nice trick. One could at least debate the cause of short term global warming, but what’s the point of discussing “climate change”? Certainly it’s either getting warmer or cooler. I’ll concede that point. But we’re talking about cycles in the 10s and 100s of millions of years. Earth has gone through numerous ice ages. In fact we are in the midst of the most current one. The earth has cooled and warmed over the past few 100,000 years. Even the most ardent environmental extremist would have a tough time blaming that on human intervention. KEVIN SCHLEPPENBACH Apple Valley

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Burnsville man sentenced to 20 years for Ponzi scheme A 75-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison in connection with the multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Trevor Cook. Patrick Kiley was sentenced in U.S. District Court on 12 counts of wire and mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. Because the federal criminal justice system has no parole, Kiley will spend virtually his entire sentence behind bars. Kiley and his co-defendants, who have been already sentenced, have been ordered to pay $155.36 million in restitution to the victims of their fraud scheme, which generated $194 million from investors. Kiley was convicted on June 12, 2012, after a nearly two-month trial. On Jan. 3, Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, 43, of Plymouth, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on 17 counts of wire and mail fraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, four counts of money laundering, two counts of filing a

false tax return and one count of tax evasion. Gerald Joseph Durand, 62, of Faribault, was sentenced to 20 years on 12 counts of wire and mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, two counts of money laundering, two counts of concealing a material fact from the United States and three counts of filing a false tax return. Christopher Pettengill, 56, of Plymouth, was sentenced to 90 months on one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of money laundering. Evidence presented at trial proved that between 2005 and November 2009, the defendants, along with Cook, defrauded investors by soliciting them to invest money in a foreign currency trading program that they alleged would earn a double-digit rate of return, typically between 10.5 and 12 percent annually, with little or no risk. They also claimed investor assets would be held in a segregated account and could be withdrawn at any time. Those representations were false. The defendants and Cook made the investment offers through entities known as Universal

Brokerage Services or bearing the acronym UBS. The UBS entities had no legitimate affiliation to the global provider of financial services UBS, AG. Cook operated the currency program through various foreign currency trading firms, including but not limited to one in Chicago and another in Switzerland. To induce investors, the defendants and Cook, directly or through others, made false representations regarding the performance, safety, and liquidity of the currency program. They also omitted material information concerning their own backgrounds and qualifications as well as the backgrounds and qualifications of those working for them. Once investments were made, some investors received UBS account statements that indicated the currency program was performing as promised, while others received checks for “returns on their investments.” Both the statements and checks, however, were actually produced by the co-conspirators, the purpose being to lull investors or encourage them to make additional investments. At the same time,

most investors received nothing from the true custodians of their funds. Although some investment funds were invested in foreign currency trading, most of that trading was high-risk, often resulting in significant losses, none of which was disclosed to investors. Moreover, the co-conspirators concealed that the currency trading firm in Switzerland was in dire financial condition and, instead, continued to solicit investor assets to be sent to the firm. Co-conspirators also concealed from investors their own concerns about Cook’s operation of the currency program and alleged illegalities surrounding it. In 2007, when UBS, AG filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Cook, Durand, Kiley, and others, the defendants began operating their scheme under other names, including those identified by the terms “Oxford” and “Universal Brokerage FX.” They then continued to solicit investors for the currency program, using telemarketing, media spots and seminars in which they repeated the false representations. Kiley, a former Christian radio host who had

Lakeville man charged with felony drug crime by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Charles Edward Erdmann, 40, of Lakeville, has been jailed and charged with a felony controlled substance crime after the Dakota County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his home July 9. Task Force agents allegedly found more than 90 grams of methamphetamine and 85 pills in his bedroom. According to the July 11 Dakota County criminal complaint, 47 of the pills tested as Alprazolam (also known as Xanax), a Schedule IV controlled substance, and 38 of them were identified as MDMA – also known as “ecstasy” – a Schedule I controlled substance that acts

as both a stimulant and a psychedelic. In a nightstand, agents located a clear baggie of methamphetamine that weighed .63 Charles Edward grams, and in a Erdmann purse belonging to Lisa Susan Decker, who with her two children were present in the home when the Task Force entered, agents found 3.21 grams of methamphetamine, according to the complaint. Task Force agents reportedly found Erdmann in a locked bathroom flushing the toilet when they

arrived at the home. Decker allegedly told agents that she has suspected Erdmann of dealing drugs, did not know the amount of drugs Erdmann kept at their residence and that any drugs found belonged to Erdmann. According to Dakota County, Erdmann is also being held for Pierce County, Wis., on felony fugitive from justice charges in connection with a felony charge of first-degree manufacture of methamphetamine. A pretrial court hearing is set for Aug. 6 in Hastings. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

a show called “Follow the Money,” solicited investors for the scam through his radio talk show, which was carried on more than 200 stations across the country. On those programs, he regularly warned listeners to avoid financial ruin by giving their life savings to his company for investment. Between 2005 and July 2009, the defendants, Cook, and others secured approximately $194 million in investments for the currency program. Of that amount, only about $109 million was actually sent to currency trading firms. About $52 million was paid to investors in the form of lulling payments, and approximately $30 million was diverted to fund the business and

personal expenses of the defendants, Cook, and others. In August of 2010, Cook was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for his role in the scam. On July 18, 2011, Jon Jason Greco pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to federal agents, specifically lying about assets he had concealed in the scam. He was sentenced to 10 months. Proceeds from the Cook fraud scheme are the subject of an ongoing investigation and recovery efforts led by the law firm Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburg, and Lindquist, through a previous appointment by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael Davis.

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Top Burnsville student, athlete, friend remembered Taylor Ziebol, 19, killed in Kansas car crash by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A nearly 20-year age difference didn’t keep Taylor Ziebol and Jen Waller McDevitt from becoming close friends. Waller McDevitt was Taylor’s 11thgrade English teacher at Burnsville High School. Last summer, after Taylor had graduated and before she set out for Ripon College in Wisconsin, the pair pounded pavement together, training for a half marathon. “So we had lots of time together to just pour out our hearts,” Waller McDevitt said. “She wasn’t like other teenagers. She was very mature, very understanding, compassionate.” Taylor, who was staying with Waller McDevitt’s family this summer, left their Burnsville home at around 7:30 p.m. July 10, headed for El Paso, Texas, with her two younger siblings to visit their grandparents. Taylor, 19, was killed the next morning, after the family’s Nissan Murano she was driving crossed the center line and struck a semi truck head on near Dodge City, Kan. The crash occurred at about 7 a.m. on U.S. Highway 54. Taylor died a short time later at Western Plains Regional Hospital. Her siblings are recovering from their injuries. Shannon Ziebold, 17, is doing “great” after having had her appendix and some of her intestines removed, Waller McDevitt said Monday. She said Adam Ziebold, 15, had more extensive internal injuries and was still under sedation. The semi truck driver, 56-year-old Raymond Noriega of California, was also hospitalized, the Kansas State Patrol reported. The Ziebols had stopped at a McDonald’s for a “much-needed caffeine break” at about 5 a.m., Waller McDevitt said. “The semi driver saw (the Ziebol vehicle) and veered out of his way as much as he could, which is what they say saved Adam and Shannon’s life,” she said. Taylor Ziebol was a high achiever in the classroom and on the soccer field, where she started 15 of 18 games as a midfielder for the Ripon Red Hawks in her freshman year.

Taylor Ziebol, right, was photographed with her siblings, Shannon and Adam, before they set out on their road trip to El Paso, Texas. (Photo submitted) “We’re heartbroken,” Ripon head women’s soccer coach Sam Schroeder said in a statement on the team website. “Taylor epitomized what it means to be a good teammate and a good person. She set an example for us all every single day. We will miss Taylor’s limitless energy, determined spirit, and ever-positive outlook.” She had strong personal connections with many educators in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, all the way back to her days at Gideon Pond Elementary, Waller McDevitt said.

at Nicollet Junior High, which she had attended, and did volunteer work in the office. Taylor exuded “positive energy wherever she went, and whatever she had going on in her life, she always came in with that great attitude,” Nicollet Principal Renee Brandner said. She babysat for several of her teachers and visited her old schools on breaks from college. She sent Brandner an email this winter saying she was switching majors to secondary education and wanted to teach science. “I worked closely with her,” the principal said. “She was so bright and capable.” Taylor, whose father died when she was in second grade, often reached out to teachers she was close to during difficult times, Waller McDevitt said. She has stayed with McDevitts a number of times and babysat their children, 9-year-old twins Arelys and Keegan and 4-year-old Connor. “As her aunt said, it took a village to raise Taylor,” Waller McDevitt said fondly. Taylor’s father, Michael, died when she was in second grade. She and her siblings were going to visit his parents when the crash occurred. Taylor was involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and active in her church, Prince of Peace in Burnsville. She worked at the Target store in Lakeville during high school and on breaks from college. Her mother and stepfather, Lesa and James Hess, live in Burnsville with Shannon and Adam. Lesa had recently bought the Nissan Murano for the kids to use, Waller McDevitt said. “I think what’s so hard for everybody to understand is how somebody so alive cannot be here,” she said. “And she had this incessant love for her family. She and her mom were incredibly close. She took care of her brother and sister.” The Ziebol Family Memorial Fund has been established through Wells Fargo Bank. Checks should be made out to “Ziebol Family” and can be mailed to or dropped off at any Wells Fargo office.

“Taylor and I formed an instant bond when she was in my 11th-grade class,” said Waller McDevitt, whose husband, David, is a Burnsville High social studies teacher. “She would stay after school with me and just want to talk. That’s what Taylor did. She was close to many teachers in our school district.” She took post-secondary classes for two years, her senior year at Normandale John Gessner can be Community College. Also during her se- at 952-846-2031 or nior year, Taylor tutored two days a week john.gessner@ecm-inc.com. in the AVID college-readiness program

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Alcohol-related charges filed in 2012 Burnsville scooter death 18-year-old Brett Raley, Burnsville, killed in 2012 by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Criminal charges have been filed in the death of Brett Raley, 14 months after the 18-year-old Burnsville man was killed in an early-morning motor scooter crash in Savage. An friend of Raley’s, Thomas James Spires of Burnsville, was charged this month with providing liquor to a minor, a gross misdemeanor, and two counts of aiding and abetting driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. Authorities say Spires, 25, was seated behind Raley when Raley drove the motor scooter into a 6-foot-tall wooden fence near Lynn Avenue and 125th Street on May 8, 2012. Police were called to the scene at 2:15 a.m. Raley, pronounced dead at the scene 33 minutes later, had a blood-alcohol concentration of .11. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is .08. Spires admitted to furnishing the alcohol after first denying that he knew Raley was under the influence or had been drinking, according to the criminal complaint. The alcohol-related charges come months after the Scott County Attorney’s Office decided against felony

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charges against Spires. They represent a measure of justice for Raley’s family members, who, according to interviews in the Savage Pacer newspaper, believe Spires was driving at the time of the crash and have questioned why more serious charges weren’t filed. “I was so happy I was shaking,” Raley’s mother, Lisa, told the Pacer last week. “I was in tears.” Attempts by Sun Thisweek to contact Lisa Raley for comment were unsuccessful. Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto said his office viewed the case through “a different set of eyes” in filing the alcohol-related charges. “If somebody says something that leads us to look at something else in a case, we do that,” Ciliberto said. “We do that as a matter of course to see if we missed something. We decided there’s probable cause to charge him as we did.” Savage police forwarded their investigation to the county attorney’s office last July, and the office communicated in early September that Spires wouldn’t be charged criminally, according to the Pacer. Ciliberto said prosecutors were originally concerned with whether the case warranted felony charges. “But when we first looked at it, we did not have any felony charges that we felt there was probably cause to bring,” he told Sun Thisweek. “At first we didn’t even know who was driving.”

An investigation has affirmed it was Raley, Ciliberto said. According to the criminal complaint, a witness, Andrea Krueger, came upon the accident scene, “discovered that no one had called 911,” and called it herself. She told police she spoke with Spires, “who told her he had been on the back of the scooter with the decedent,” the complaint said. She said Spires told her that both he and Raley had been drinking and that Raley was supposed to have been his “sober cab.” Spires told police he’d allowed Raley to drive the scooter, which was registered to Spires’ mother, even though he knew Raley didn’t have a driver’s license, the complaint said. After denying knowing Raley had been drinking, Spires then admitted he had bought a bottle of Jagermeister liquor on May 7, and that he, Raley and another male friend drank together in Hidden Valley Park in Savage. “This drinking occurred prior to the accident,” the complaint said. The scooter crash took out an 8-foot section of fence. Found lying in a resident’s yard, Raley died from a ruptured artery at the base of his neck and spinal column, the Pacer reported. John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email john.gessner@ecm-inc.com.

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Incentives built into new Burnsville Performing Arts Center pact More revenue means higher fee for VenuWorks by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The firm managing the Burnsville Performing Arts Center is taking a pay cut — but with new performance incentives, that could more than make up the loss. A new contract between the city and facility manager VenuWorks cuts the original base management fee from $120,000 per year to $100,000. But VenuWorks could make up to $165,000 — $30,000 more than its current fee — in 2014 and 2015 if it boosts the center’s gross revenue by at least 9 percent. That’s a feasible target for the next two years, though sustaining 9 percent revenue growth could prove tough in later years, city officials said. The City Council unanimously approved the contract with Iowa-based VenuWorks July 16. The contract is for three years, with two optional oneyear extensions. VenuWorks has managed the $20 million center

under a five-year contract since it opened in January 2009. In April the council chose to stick with the company after considering it alongside a competitor, LHR Hospitality Management, which also submitted a management proposal. The new contract authorizes creation of performance measures that include raising attendance, reducing the number of “dark days� with no booked events and guaranteeing customer service and satisfaction. And “continuous monitoring� of the center’s city-subsidized operating losses “will be an ongoing component for measurement of success for the management contract,� said a city staff report. The performance measures aren’t contractual terms, but yardsticks by which to judge VenuWorks in areas city officials are keen to improve. Sal Mondelli, chair of the center’s citizen advisory commission, likened the measures to “pass-fail� grades when the contract is up for renewal. The new contract takes a “more balanced approach� than the origi-

nal, which was heavier on guarantees for VenuWorks and didn’t fully spell out what the company needed to deliver for its management fee, said Mondelli, who served on the city’s negotiating team. Both the old and new contracts include 3 percent annual increases in the base fee. VenuWorks is being paid $135,040 this year, from the original base of $120,000. The company is also paid about $15,000 for corporate travel and employee bonuses. Under the new contract, those costs will come out of the company’s incentive bonuses. If the center hits 5 percent gross revenue growth in a calendar year, VenuWorks will be paid an incentive fee equaling 3 percent of the year’s total revenue. A 9 percent bump in gross revenue would add another 1 percent in total revenue for VenuWorks. VenuWorks would hit the top incentive in 2014 by raising gross revenue to $1.2 million, about $100,000 more than expected in 2013. If it sustained 9 percent growth through 2018, gross revenue would be

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Eagan nonprofit Art for Everyone provides art therapy to all ages by Sarah Allen SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

People of all ages are welcome to get their hands dirty in the name of art therapy at a new nonprofit called Art for Everyone. Julie Schroeder, owner of Color Me Mine in Eagan, created the nonprofit earlier this year to provide painting workshops and summer camps free of charge. It offers people a chance to take art relaxation and therapy into their own hands at Schroeder’s local painting and pottery studio. During the school year, Color Me Mine provides after-school ceramics and clay classes for children in School District 196 and Oakridge Elementary. Every Tuesday and Thursday, children can attend the classes and choose to paint one of 300 different premade ceramics. Each class has a different theme, including movies “Toy Sto-

ry” and “Finding Nemo.” As much as 41 percent of kids that Schroeder works with are under the poverty line. According to Schroeder, many children struggle to pay for the classes. With workshops running anywhere from $30 to $60 and summer camps running at $45, Schroeder hopes that her nonprofit can provide scholarships to cover the charge for students in need. She also aims to provide art therapy for adults who could benefit from the programs. Schroeder teaches a weekly class to members of Breaking Free, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides housing and services for survivors of sex trafficking. Women from Breaking Free attend painting and jewelrymaking classes through the organizations’s paid internship and job skills program. Art therapy techniques give these women a

chance to cope with their personal anxieties. Pieces created by the women are sold in a survivor-made boutique, which generates funding for Breaking Free’s programs. The boutique internship program also provides the women a source of income, which will help them transition into the workforce when exiting the program. “Julie’s passion for and vision of providing access to Art for Everyone is evident the instant you meet her,” said Hannah Theisen, an event coordinator at Breaking Free. “It has been such a joy to work with Julie and to watch the women in Breaking Free’s boutique program blossom in both their confidence and artistic skill.” Schroeder said she hopes that Art for Everyone can provide scholarships for the women from Breaking Free and others like them. Schroeder also aspires

Newly formed Tea Party group looks to Apple Valley as HQ South Metro Tea Party plans to hold meetings at Bogart’s Place by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A newly formed Tea Party group is looking to call Apple Valley home. Formed earlier this summer, the South Metro Tea Party held its first meeting June 26 at Stephano’s restaurant in Burnsville. Because of the unexpectedly high turnout at that first meeting, the group plans to hold its future meetings at Bogart’s Place in Apple Valley to accommodate the crowd. “We were expecting 30 to 50 people, and over 150 people showed up,” said Leslie Henschel, one of the South Metro Tea Party’s several organizers.

“We had people standing, we had people sitting on the floor – it was pretty amazing.” The group formed with the help of the Tea Party Minnesota PAC, according to Tricia Fischer, another of the group’s organizers. It’s one of two metro-area Tea Party groups to form recently – the East Metro Tea Party, based in Lake Elmo, began meeting in April. “The main goal of our Tea Party is to educate with facts,” Fischer said. “Like-minded people can socialize and learn how to be an active voice in our communities. The meetings are open to all – Republican, Democrat, Independent and other.”

The South Metro Tea Party’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, at Bogart’s Place, 14917 Garrett Ave. Dinner and social hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is state Rep. Cindy Pugh, R-Chanhassen. There’s no cost to attend and guests don’t need to register. The group plans to hold its regular meetings at Bogart’s the fourth Tuesday of each month. The South Metro Tea Party is on the Web at Facebook.com/SouthMetroTeaParty.

to take on new challenges this fall by bringing art therapy to children’s hospitals. Her idea has quickly sparked volunteer interest. “So many people already want to volunteer,” Schroeder said. “A lot of the children are in the hospital long-term, so they would get their piece back and it would be free of charge.” While families are already under financial stress, Schroeder wants to provide a free outlet for their kids to relax and have fun. The American Art Therapy Association’s website states that creating art can increase awareness of self and others and help people to cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences. Although she is not a specialist herself, Schroeder sees the effects of art therapy on children and adults alike. “I see people are

stressed and kids are wound up. When they come in to paint, it is so obvious to see the relaxation that comes from it,” she said. Schroeder sees art therapy as taking focus away from the busy surrounding world to a single calming task. She also believes that art is a child’s way of learning and expressing himself. Over the past few years, school budgets cuts have greatly reduced art programs for children. Schroeder views her painting classes as a chance for young people to fulfill their diminished creative outlets. “Art has been cut in a lot of schools. Many parents are struggling and can’t afford to pick up art supplies,” Schroeder said. Art for Everyone scholarships could provide lowincome families a chance to give their children artistic experiences. Schroeder’s inspiration

for creating Art for Everyone stems from her passion to support the community. Schroeder is active in her church and known at the local food shelf. She created Food Shelf Wednesdays at Color Me Mine, for which attendees can bring in food shelf donations to receive a half-price studio fee. Currently, the nonprofit has been slow to take off. Schroeder is seeking help from the community through volunteer work. Volunteers can help with workshops, at summer camps or at children’s hospitals for one to two hours per week. Schroeder is also seeking donations from the community to support Art for Everyone. Interested volunteers and donors can visit www.artforevery1. org. Email Sarah Allen dc.intern@ecm-inc.com.

I-35E/Cedar Avenue ramp closure rescheduled for July 25 Motorists will encounter delays in both directions of Interstate 35E between Burnsville and Eagan as crews continue to repair the roadway. On July 25, crews will shift north and southbound traffic on I-35E between Cedar Avenue and Diffley Road to the southbound side of the roadway. The roadway will

remain single lane headto-head traffic up to the I35/35W/35E split until the end of July. At the same day and time the northbound I35E ramps at Cedar Avenue will close. Motorists should follow the signed detour bypassing the closure. All work is weather permitting and could change

for inclement weather. To sign up for the project’s email updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http:// www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/ For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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Residential rise Recent statistics show that residential construction is racing to keep up with demand. The number of home building permits issued in the seven-county metro area are at a 12-month high, remaining ahead of every year since 2007, according to the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. At the same time, planned housing units in June are up by 64 percent since June 2012. Demand, interest and prices continue to rise, all positive signs for the residential construction community.

Nationwide, consumer confidence is up. A Mayflower survey found that 47 percent of those polled are more comfortable purchasing a home today than at any other time in the past five years. Pent-up demand is rising and buyers are itching to move. Dakota County is a home-building hot spot among area counties. Lakeville had the second highest building permits issued in the metro area and fourth in the state for June. As a city comprised of mostly of single-family homes, Lakeville is a high producer. With 20-25 new permits, Lakeville is constructing major housing developments including Spirit of Brandtjen Farms, Donnelly Farms and Country Joe Homes’ Crescent Ridge. Tami Erickson, Country Joe Homes sales and marketing coordinator, said Lakeville is filling with heritage-style homes. “Lakeville seems to have a lifestyle people want with parks, schools and walking paths,” Erickson said. Permits for singlefamily homes are up 60 percent for the year in the Twin Cities from 607 in 2012 to 980 in 2013, according to BATC. The typical buyers are families consisting of one spouse working full time and the other part time. They are seeking four bedrooms and flexible space for their growing families, according to Erickson. Other cities in Dakota County are supporting new residential construction, including work at

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Labor shortage Despite expanding employment, both residential and commercial construction businesses are facing a labor shortage. The Great Recession left thousands of contractors without jobs, and they have yet to return to the market. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, in 2006, Dakota County had a total of 11,676 construction jobs. Years after the apex of the Great Recession, Dakota County was left with 7,599 construction jobs in 2012. A depleted job pool leaves local builders with fewer resources for quality work. Country Joe Homes hired a few different construction crews before finding the right ones. “We’ve hired a couple of framing crews but they are really hit and miss. They don’t always have the experience we need, and the same quality that we’re used to,” Erickson said.

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going on. Ideally, we Contractors are planning don’t want that to happen roadwork throughout the again.” fall such as at County Road 5 and Highway 13 in Slow recovery Burnsville and Dodd BouWhile residential con- levard in Lakeville. Plans are made to restruction companies continue to grow, commer- vamp a large section of cial construction faces a the sanitary sewer that serves the cities of Burnstougher recovery. “It’s going to be diffi- ville and Savage and a cult,” said David Semerad, portion of Lakeville in chief executive officer at late 2013. Several park trails are Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. also scheduled to be cre“Contractors have learned ated and rehabilitated in how to do more with less Lakeville, Burnsville and and plus, non-residential Apple Valley throughout construction is not recov- the year. Other big projects ering as fast as a lot of people have expected it scheduled to increase construction work through to.” Semerad sees a posi- the metro include the tive future for commercial $975 million Minnesota construction if funding is Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis and a increased. “There’s lots of infra- 20-year, $6 billion destinastructure to build: roads, tion medical center involvbridges, water treatment ing Mayo Clinic’s campus facilities, and other public in Rochester. The Minnesota Deinfrastructures,” he said. “Eventually, if we get the partment of Employment funding to (build), we will and Economic Developapproach or surpass those ment projects that the Central Minnesota connumbers in 2006.” Numerous commercial struction sector will imconstruction projects are prove by 37.2 percent by taking place in Dakota 2020. County, including the recently completed Bus Email Sarah Allen at Rapid Transit Red Line dc.intern@ecm-inc.com. running from Bloomington to Apple Valley.


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Cruise night is date night for Mark and Jodi Hansen of Eureka Township, who took a break from their six children to enjoy a ride in their rare four-wheel-drive 1957 Chevrolet 3100 truck, purchased from Jodi’s uncle who built it from the ground up. Jodi was eager to join Mark in his love for classic cars as a way to grow together. “I’m a firm believer in being a part of what your spouse does,” Jodi said. “That’s why I learned to hunt.” She shot her first buck in 1993 when she was seven months pregnant with their first child. Mark has also adopted to Jodi’s interests: She taught him how to fly airplanes. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

Tom Dotzler, of Burnsville, and Mike Cavanaugh, of Farmington, have been buddies since graduating from high school in 1981. Back then, Mike drove a 1969 Chevelle and Tom had a 1972 El Camino. After Mike crashed his Chevelle, Tom bought the Chevelle’s front end parts for his El Camino. After more than 30 years, they still share a love for “wrenching,” often helping each other fix their cars and find new classics together. They are pictured in front of Mike’s 1967 Chevelle, which he drove in the Pan-O-Prog Cruise Night. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

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Lakeville Police Chief Tom Vonhof selected this 1968 Pontiac GTO as his pick for the annual Chief’s Award, the last one he will give as he is retiring Oct. 1. Although Vonhof admitted a preference for “pony cars” like the Mustang, he said over the years he has tried to pick a variety of cars, including a Camero and a Barracuda. “I picked this one because this is a very sharp looking car,” Vonhof said. He said he was drawn to it because it is a convertible, but also appreciated its color. “I am partial to black and white cars,” Vonhof joked. The owner received the Chief’s Award plaque that resembles a license plate. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

North Dakota State University junior Mike Hjermstad, a 2011 Lakeville North graduate, found his 1970 Challenger on eBay while he was still in high school. He and his father, Steve Hjermstad, drove down to Arkansas to haul it home, and Steve gave Mike how-to advice to fix it up. The Challenger had a little rust and needed some chrome polishing, but the biggest change Mike made was having it painted “plum crazy” purple to cover the “ugly yellow” color it was when he bought it. “I’ve wanted one since I was 4 or 5 years old,” Mike said. “I saw one way back when, and it’s always been my dream car.” (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

For the second year in a row, Steve Manninen and son Oliver, 9, (above and right) drove this dark green rare 1923 Oakland in the Pan-O-Prog Cruise Night. Steve’s late father, Dave Manninen, discovered the broken down frame of the car rusted in a field, purchased it for $300 and completely restored it. Dave, a wood shop teacher in St. Paul schools for 36 years, built and installed running boards and a hand-carved cherry wood dash board. Steve keeps an album of photos with the car that show its transformation. “He actually built three hot rods,” Steve said. “This is the second one, and it has the most meaning because it was the first one he built from the ground up.” Unlike some classic car owners, Steve drives the Oakland frequently, in part because his father would want it that way. “My dad was so into doing this,” Steve said. “He put almost 20,000 miles on it before he passed. It was built to be enjoyed and driven and that’s what we do wit it now. We take it out, cruise around.” (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

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IPAVA, from 1A Stephanie Folven said she and her children once crossed Ipava Avenue and made it to the middle island on the road where heavy traffic kept them stuck, unable to cross. A truck driver narrowly missed hitting them, swerving away from them at the last second, she said. Several speakers said they have witnessed groups of Lifetime Fitness runners getting split up trying to cross Ipava Avenue, and residents said drivers in the area often speed and swear at pedestrians who try to cross the road. Although the area is residential, Ipava Avenue is classified as a major collector and carries high local traffic loads

MANAGER, from 1A He is not sure where he will earn his doctorate but said professionally he wants to end his career where it began: in the classroom. Anderson, who has a master’s of business administration, taught for the first decade of his career at three Minnesota colleges and in the 1990s developed and directed residential Nike Tennis Camps. He was drawn away from the classroom to oversee school district financial operations in New Prague, Elk River and at Dakota County Technical College before landing the same financial leadership position in Lakeville on Jan. 7. His tenure in Lakeville may have been short, but Snyder and School Board members, who reluctantly accepted his resignation at a July 16 special meeting, said his work has made a long-lasting impression on the district. “I appreciate everything you’ve done for our district,� School Board Chair Roz Peterson told Anderson. “You have saved us a ton of money. You were definitely here at the right time.� In an interview, Snyder said she is “very sad that it isn’t a longer-term relationship� with Anderson, describing him as a “team player� and “a real asset to our team.� Snyder said Anderson’s teaching career gave him a unique perspective, helpful in finance. “He had seen a lot of the organization before moving into the financial side of school manage-

of 8,000 to 9,000 trips per day, said City Public Works Director Chris Petree. The intersection where the teen was struck, at Ipava Avenue and Ira Lane, does not have a painted crosswalk across the busy road, and parents asked for improved safety measures there. Some parents noted that Eastview is the district’s only elementary school without stop signs, and asked that the speed limit be reduced or the city install a crosswalk with flashing lights. Lakeville resident Tammy Field requested the city help advocate for a raised walkway over the road. Field compared walking across Ipava Avenue to “playing Frogger,� the video game.

“Someone’s going to get killed on Ipava,� she said in an interview. “We’re trying to get things changed before that happens.� City Council members expressed concern about the situation, noting that the construction work that has closed Dodd Boulevard/Highview Avenue could be adding to the problem. Field said the road has always been busy, regardless of construction work. Mayor Matt Little said the council will discuss the issue at a work session in August or September.

ment,â€? she said. “So he understands the impact on learning. That’s what he always had on his mind ‌ what is best for students and where can we get the biggest bang for our buck. Those are his two great guiding principles.â€? She said Anderson “took the bull by the hornsâ€? and renegotiated vendor contracts that saved the district hundreds of thousands of dollars, including a busing contract that alone cut $300,000 off the bill. Also a computer software author and programmer, Anderson developed a computer model School Board members heavily relied upon to make critical decisions regarding the recently determined levy question of $5.6 million and 2013-14 budget. Snyder said one of the projects she has assigned Anderson before he leaves is to add an online calculator to the district’s website so constituents can enter their property value to determine what the levy will add to their property tax bill. School Board Member Bob Erickson, Lakeville’s former city administrator, said Anderson gave “the finest budget presentation I’ve ever witnessed in a public setting.â€? “It was just remarkable,â€? he said. “I will never forget that.â€? At the special meeting, which had been previously planned and Anderson’s resignation was added to the agenda, Anderson apologized for his unexpected departure and said he did not want to let anyone down. He said he had started a

doctorate program before, but put that “on hiatus� and now the time feels right to return to working with students; he will also seek consulting work. “If I knew I could only hire you for six months, I still would have kept you,� said Snyder, who previously worked as a superintendent in Wisconsin schools. “You taught me a lot.� Anderson said Snyder and the district’s current leadership team is “exceptional,� adding the district’s strong educational reputation and Snyder’s presence greatly influenced his decision to work in Lakeville. “I’ve worked with some great leaders in my life, and Lisa was one reason I came to Lakeville,� he said. “She’s an amazing visionary.� Anderson, of Northfield, offered to help the district hire his replacement and act as a resource to that person if needed. Snyder said they had interviewed strong contenders for the position when Anderson was selected, and they will likely contact those candidates again.

Lakevile Briefs Twins youth clinics set The Minnesota Twins will offer free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Elko New Market at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Fredrickson Field or at Eagle View Elementary in case of inclement weather. Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and are divided into two 60-minute sessions; the first session is for ages 6-9 and the second for ages 10-16. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throwing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children ages 6-9 should report at 10 a.m.; children ages 10-16 should arrive at 11:30 a.m. More information is at www.twinsbaseball/community or 1-800-33-TWINS.

Summer Splash event The second annual Summer Splash to benefit Lakeville Heritage Center will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. The charity wine, spirit and craft beer tasting event will feature more than 100 spirits, wines

and craft beers for sampling along with light food and appetizers. Tickets are $25 and are available at www. l a kev i l l e - r ap c o n n e c t . com or at Lakeville City Hall, Lakeville Heritage Center or any Lakeville Liquor store. Summer Splash also will include contests, prizes and a silent auction. Call Brenda Visnovec at 952-985-4901 for more information.

Farmers market adventure Beth Dooley, author of “Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook,� will lead a shopping spree at the local farmers market from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, then head to Heritage Library where she’ll transform her goodies into a soup, salad entree and dessert to share. Mette Nielsen, awardwinning food photographer, also will share her expertise. Participants will meet at the Farmers Market in Lakeville and need transportation to the Heritage Library. Registration is required at the library, 952-8910360 or www.co.dakota. mn.us/library.

Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com. Suzanne Rajavouri walks by the intersection on Ipava Avenue where a teenage girl was struck by a car last week while cars travel down the busy road. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)

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Although he admitted to some nervousness about his decision to leave, Anderson said a recent backpacking trip helped him clarify the decision, and he turned in his resignation when he returned on July 15. “Life has its moments, and I kind of need to grasp a hold of it and move forward,� Anderson said. “I want to see where the next journey leads to.� Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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16A July 19, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Lakeville

Sports Gopher Classic teams gut out busy schedules Eagan Patriots win 90-team baseball tourney by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

This is the time of baseball season the Eagan Patriots refer to as “The Grind.” It’s as much a test of willpower as talent as Eagan’s American Legion team tackles a schedule that would have the Major League Baseball Players Association howling in protest. After an off day on Wednesday of last week, the Patriots played 10 games in the next six days, ending with a 2-1 victory over West St. Paul in the championship game of the Jim Hanus Gopher Classic tournament Tuesday in Minnetonka. Eagan went 8-1 in the 90-team tournament, which it won for the first time in the program’s history. When they were done with the Gopher Classic, the Patriots were scheduled to play Apple Valley on Wednesday and Lakeville South on Thursday in league play before heading to another tournament in Wayzata/ Plymouth this weekend, where they could have four games in three days.

Then there will be two days off before the substate playoffs begin July 24 in Dundas. So, how do you play that many games in that short a time without losing it mentally? “You can’t really look at the big picture,” said the Patriots’ Collin Olstad, who homered three times in two Gopher Classic games Saturday. “You have to pace yourself. You have to tell yourself, ‘One pitch at a time,’ no matter how hard it might be to do that.” On Monday, Eagan disposed of Edina 9-0 and two-time defending tournament champion Coon Rapids 7-3 in the playoff phase of the Gopher Classic. The schedule had been so grueling that even though the Patriots were done for the day shortly after 4 p.m., several players talked about wanting to go home and get some sleep. Eagan was 19-4 after defeating Moline, Ill., 7-0 and West St. Paul in its final two Gopher Classic games Tuesday. This week the Patriots were eighth in the state American Legion baseball poll,

Eagan’s Jon Estes pitches against Coon Rapids at the Gopher Classic on Monday. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) their first top-10 ranking of the summer. “Our game against Edina was a big one for us because they’re one

of the best teams in the state,” Eagan coach Kevin Nagel said. “We played Edina in our second game of the season and

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they just hammered us, beat us 11-0. Since then we’ve played really well, and it’s because we’ve got 16 great guys who can all

Club sends athletes to Dallas, Orlando by Mike Shaughnessy

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Macura gets Gophers offer A few weeks ago, Richard Pitino did not have a Minnesotan on the University of Minnesota men’s basketball roster. The new head coach appears to be setting out to change that. Pitino recently signed forward Joey King, a former Eastview High School standout who played last season at Drake. King is expected to petition the NCAA for permission to play in 2013-14 because his transfer was for family reasons. If the petition is denied, he would not be eligible to play next season. Last week, Lakeville North senior-to-be J.P. Macura said he received a scholarship offer from Minnesota. The Gophers will have competition for Macura; other schools to offer him scholarships

Lakeville North’s J.P. Macura goes up for a shot at the state tournament last March. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) include Purdue, Butler and Iowa State. The 6-foot-4 guard had a breakout season in 2012-13, averaging 25.4 points for a Lakeville North team that reached the state Class 4A tournament. He scored 70 points in two regular-season games against eventual state champion Apple Valley.

Eagan High School defenseman Nick Wolff is on the USA Hockey Under-18 Select team that will play in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament beginning Aug. 5 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Wolff (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) is one of six Minnesota players on the U.S. roster. He had four goals and 19 assists for Eagan last season. Teams from Canada, Czech ReAV volley coach public, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Heather LaChapelle was named Sweden and Switzerland also will Apple Valley High School’s vol- play in the Hlinka tournament. leyball coach this week. Her name should be familiar to those who Heck goes to Jr. PGA follow high school volleyball in the Eagan resident and Visitation south metro; she played for Eagan’s golfer Anni Heck finished first at 2001 and 2003 state championship the Minnesota Section Junior PGA teams. Championship on July 11-12 at After graduating from Eagan in Chaska Town Course. The victory 2004, LaChapelle went to Carleton means she will represent Minnesota College where she was the Minne- at the national Junior PGA tournasota Intercollegiate Athletic Confer- ment beginning July 30 in Potomac ence Freshman of the Year in 2004 Falls, Va. and All-MIAC in 2007. She played Heck shot 69 in the first round of in 355 out of a possible 357 games the 36-hole Minnesota tourney and held a five-stroke lead. She shot 79 while at Carleton. LaChapelle is a social studies the second day but birdied two of teacher in School District 196. She her final three holes to win by one replaces Shelly Lundin, who stepped stroke. down after one year as head coach She finished third in the Minnebecause she will move to Kazakh- sota State Junior Girls Championstan where her husband, former ship on July 8-9. In June, she tied Apple Valley High School hockey for seventh at the state high school player Mike Lundin, is playing pro- Class AA tournament. fessional hockey next season. Email Mike Shaughnessy at Wolff on Team USA mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc.com.

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by Mike Shaughnessy Mike Fritze, who retired as Apple Valley High School’s head football coach after the 2012 season, will be on the sideline as a head coach in 2013 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He was appointed the Golden Eagles’ interim head coach when Paul Miller – also a former AVHS head coach – took a leave of absence for health reasons. The nature of Miller’s health concerns was not disclosed. Fritze was to be the team’s defensive coordinator this season. He had planned to join the Golden Eagles after the 2011 high school season before deciding to stay at Apple Valley one more year. In 2012, the Eagles went 8-3 and reached the state playoffs for the first time since 1993, when Apple Valley won its second state championship with Miller as head coach and Fritze as an assistant. The Golden Eagles have several players from local high schools on their roster, including defensive back Lethzee Calderon (Eastview), tight end Adam Eyton (Burnsville), offensive lineman Joe Machacek (Eagan) and defensive lineman Drew Selvestra (Eagan). Jake Neubauer, an offensive lineman from Bismarck, N.D., who played his final high school season at Rosemount, also is on the Crookston roster. The team will open its season with a home game against Upper Iowa on Sept. 6.

play.” Eagan also was one of 15 pool-play sites for the Gopher Classic. A downpour Saturday morning disrupted the schedule and caused some games to be cancelled, although none of the Patriots’ games were affected. “It went smoothly, at least for us, considering the rain we had Saturday morning,” Nagel said. All the same, it might have been a relief for the Patriots to arrive at Braemar Park in Edina for Monday’s games needing only to worry about playing baseball. Matt Fiedler pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts against Edina, in addition to going 2-for-4, scoring a run and driving in two. Chad Czaplewski also had two RBI. Josh Loew had three hits and two RBI in the victory over Coon Rapids. Ed Olson also drove in two runs, and pitcher Jon Estes held Coon Rapids to five hits and one run over the first six innings. A Legion schedule does not allow much time

them placed in the top 10 in their divisions. Before the trip to Dallas, 24 Northern Lights teams went to Orlando, Fla., for the AAU National Championships. Eleven of them placed fifth or higher in their divisions, and the 17-Red team won the 17 Classic division. Alexis Romo, who will be a senior at Lakeville North, was one of the players on the 17-Red team. The 15-1 team took second place in the 15 Open division at the AAU nationals with a roster that included left-side hitter Brittany McLean and setter and right-side hitter Erin Slinde, who will be sophomores at Rosemount High School in the fall. McLean was named an All-American in the 15 Open tourney. Lakeville North High School head coach Walt Weaver was the Northern Lights 15-1 team’s head coach. The 16-1 team placed second in the 16 Open division at the AAU tourney. Players included Lakeville South setter and hitter Jade Tinglehoff, who was named an All-American. Northern Lights’ 18-1 team was third in the Open division and its 18-Red team placed third in the 18 Classic division. The 18-Red roster included Annie Ericksen and Maggie Larson, members of the Eastview class of 2013, and Garet Miliner, a June graduate of Apple Valley High School.

Teams from Burnsvillebased Northern Lights Junior Volleyball had one championship and two third-place finishes in the recent U.S. Junior National Championships in Dallas. Northern Lights’ 16-2 team won the 16-year-old USA Division. Local players on the team included Janae Neuenschwander of Lakeville North and Callie Schapekahm of Eagan, both of whom will be juniors in the fall. Rebecca Hawkins of Blaine was the tournament’s MVP. The team was 42-18 in its pre-national tournament schedule. The 18-1 team, which includes some of Minnesota’s top high school players from the 2012 season, placed third in the 18-1 Open division. Alyssa Goehner, who will be a senior at Lakeville North in the fall, was one of two players on the team named to the all-tournament squad. The team won 62 of its first 65 matches and went undefeated (9-0) on a trip to Italy in late March. Northern Lights’ 17-2 team was third in the 17 USA division. Players on that team included setter and defensive specialist Kacie Hagen and middle and left-side hitter Alyssa Muelken, both of whom will be seniors at Burnsville High School in the fall. Lakeville North’s Hailey Lonergan and Eagan’s Kelly Madison also played on the 17-2 team. Northern Lights sent Email Mike Shaughnessy at nine teams to the U.S. mike.shaughnessy@ecmJunior Nationals. Five of inc.com.

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For the first time in 13 years, the Farmington varsity baseball team will have someone other than Mike Winters as head coach. Assistant varsity baseball coach Jon Graff is taking over as head coach for the Tigers next year. He’s no stranger to baseball or Farmington. Graff has coached in the school district for 17 years. For the past 11, he’s been with the baseball program. Graff has been a history teacher at Farmington High School since 1997 and he’s also coached soccer, basketball and football. He’s had a variety of influences, asBASEBALL, from 16A for practice, so a key to Eagan’s success is “chemistry,” Olstad said. “We’ve been playing together for eight years and we know each other well. It’s definitely an advantage to have chemistry.” The Patriots hope it continues to prove useful as they face more of The Grind this weekend.

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sisting five different head coaches. “I think you learn a little bit from each one,” he said. “You see what you like and try to replicate it, and sometimes you see situations or how things are done and think about how you might handle it, or do things differently.” Graff has been with the baseball team for many highlights. “My favorite memories are, one, just getting out and coaching ball with all the kids that have come through the system,” he said. “But, a couple of specific moments have to be the two conference championships and our trips down to Arkansas as being things I’ll never forget.” His coaching style won’t be much different than what players have seen before.

Park. The Cobras lost to Coon Rapids 3-1 in the round of 16. Eastview defeated Excelsior 3-2 in eight innings in its final pool-play game in Minnetonka. That gave the sixth-ranked Thunder a 4-1 record, the same as Minneapolis Southwest, but Eastview advanced because it defeated Southwest 1-0 earlier in pool play. Eastview defeated North St. Paul 2-0 in its first playoff game before losing to Rapid City, S.D., 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Seventh-ranked Lakeville North was 5-0 in pool play at Lakeville North High School and Frederickson Field in Elko. North lost to Rapid City 5-0 in

He stresses defense and fundamentals. “I try to get the kids to have high baseball IQs so they can react quickly to any given situation accordingly,” Graff said. “Doing small things well is a great secret to success.” He plans on making some tweaks and implementing a throwing and workout program for high school players. “This should help build arm strength throughout the program and ensure healthy arms that don’t get injured easily,” he said. Graff also coaches the American Legion baseball team in Farmington so he’s well aware of the capabilities of the players. The varsity team finished 7-7 in the Missota Conference in the spring and ex-

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Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

3970

AKC Poodle Standard Pups: chocolate/white, 5 weeks old. 763-434-5303 www.castandardpoodles.com

4000

Family Care Child Care

4100

Diane's Daycare - Pilot Knob & 140 St. Apple Valley. Opngs all ages.Call for more info 612-384-2289 Rsmnt: 2 FT opngs, 2 & up preschl, lic, fmr teacher, Rsmnt Elem 651-332-2447

Large sale - everything goes!

COON RAPIDS

07/20-21 at 9am - 3pm See details: Oldisknew.com EDINA

6700 Ridgeview Drive

July 18-19-20 (7am start) Power & hand tools, fish. equip, lots of electronic parts, HH & sport equip.

Daycare closing - many kids things! 9044 Farnsworth Ct

BURNSVILLE 12916 Welcome Lane July 19th 8-4pm. Tons of Avon jewelry furn, kitch & tools BURNSVILLE 13016 Irving Ave. 7/18-22nd 9am-4pm.Everything must go! Furn, HH, baby &misc.

Burnsville LAKEVILLE Coventry Court 17919 Kindle Court 7/17-18 Townhomes Garage Sales 12-8pm., 7/20 9-4pm Es- Multi-Family 7/19-20 (8-4) tate/ Moving Sale! Leath Corner of 42 & Chicago Ave furn, office, dining tbl, buffet, DÊcor, Tools & HH! Burnsville Huge Estate Sale: Tools, MINNEAPOLIS furn., kitch., more! 7/19-20 3715 Upton Ave. South (9-5) 1208 East 140th St. 07/20-21 at 9am - 3pm See details: Oldisknew.com Columbia Heights Multi-Family N'brhd Sales ST LOUIS PARK 7/26-27 (9-4) Kids items, tools, more! 2521 Aquila Av S July 18 cloz, HH items, th & 19, 10-4. Furn, collectibles, 50½ & 50 Ave. between household, antiques & misc Jackson & Monroe

WAYZATA ESTATE SALE

8040 Ensign Road

3160

Furnishings

QN. PILLOWTOP SET

New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829

3 Families 8/1-2 (8-5)

5000

Rentals

5200

Townhouse For Rent

AV TH! 2BR/1.5 BA, Fplc., W/D, lg. Kitch, $1200+utils. 651-437-8627 LV: 3BR, 2.5 BA, TH. Off Dodd Rd & Cedar $1325 Avl 8/15. 612-868-3000

Houses For Rent

5400

Farmington- 3 BR-2BA Single Family Home -Nice! two avail: $1395/$1495 Call for info:612-804-7591

Lakeville,

2BR, 1BA house in country avail. Mid July For more info call Wes at: 612-868-5165

5700

Storage

Castle Rock STORAGE 6X 8 just $39 Outside starts at $29 crstoreandstorage@ yahoo.com 651-463-4343 Mini Storage in Great Location! 8X20, 8X40. Call for details. 612-889-8768 Self Storage- Inver Grove Heights-8 x 20 units Secure and Dry: 651-983-7796

6400

Apartments & Condos For Rent

3699 Woodland Trail

EAGAN Multi-fam! 1138 Tiffany Pt HH, furn, Adlt/kids cloz. Toys & Misc. 7/24-27 9-5pm

Apple Valley •• Open House •• Majestic Cove Apartments 7472 157th St. W. Apple Valley. Saturday, July 20th 952-953-0100 1, 2 & 3 BRs Great Specials! Free Rent on Approved Applicants!

Edina BIG Downsizing Sale 7/26-27 (8-4). Furn., misc. plumb. & elect. parts, tools, bikes, free firewood, Dresser w/mirror, 7 drwrs, sm. applcs., sport equip. $150/BO. Walnut desk, 4 5325 Birchcrest Dr. Eagan 1 BR Furn. Apt drwrs, $35/BO. 952-220-1156 Edina w/awesome view. $700 inc. utils, WiFi, 40� flat Moving Sale 7/18-20 (8-5) Silver, china, cloz, furn., screen tv. 651-454-7179 Medical tools. 7037 Valley View Rd Supplies Rosemount: 2 BD Off St. pkg. NO PETS. Available Electric Lift Chair, like FARMINGTON new! Paid $3,400. Asking Huge Sale! 708 Spruce NOW. $600. 952-944-6808 $1,800/negot. 763-545-7700 St. 7/17-18 & 19th 8-5p Antqs., furn. & tools! Almost new office tables. Good for students. $50 ea. Pickup only. 952-932-9555

8100

Manufactured Homes

Burnsville: Rambush Estates

2200 sq ft Manuf. Home One level living. Living rm + Fam rm w/fplc. Whirlpool tub in master bath. $1665/mo.

952-890-8440

9000

9050

Employment

PCA's

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time day, evening, and overnight PCAs to care for individuals in their homes. Help needed in the Mendota Heights and Hastings areas. Responsible for assisting with client cares, food prep, light housekeeping, and laundry. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving, communication skills, and must have a valid driver's license. If interested please submit online application at www.regencyhhc.com or fax resume attn: Allison @ 651-488-4656. EOE

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

3270

  WANTED   Old Stereo / Hifi equip.

Andy 651-329-0515

3280

Musical Instuments

Upright Piano, gd cond. U pickup. Loc. In Living rm $200 952-898-2609

3500

Garage Sales

7000

Fridley

St Philips Luth. Church

Presale 7/31 (5-8p) $5 Adm;

8/1-2 (9-7); 8/3 (9-11:30) Sat - most items ½ price & $5/bag for most Cloz. 6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley www.splcmn.org

Pets

LAKEVILLE 17718 Kingsway Path 7/19-20th 8-4p. 7/21 11-3p HH, cloz, sm furn & Books

3970

Pets

Naomi was a stray at 4 years old. She is perfectly housebroken and a real lady in the house. She can be bossy so best as an only dog or a dog friend that is submissive to her. She is good with kids but best in a home with kids 10 and up that are not so hyper. She is not high energy so this would make a great townhouse dog too. Adoption fee: $275. Call Kathy at 651-402-6223 to meet Naomi or see her at the Burnsville Petco and other dogs at the Apple Valley Petco this Saturday from 11-3. She will go fast! Check all our animals at www. last-hope.org!

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 www.last-hope.org

5100

Senior Rentals

AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991 612-801-0065

7600

5100

Senior Rentals

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

651-463-2511 1 and 2 Bedrooms

7800

Full-time, Mon-Thur 3pm-10pm & Sundays 8am8pm. $13/hr. Must be able to cover other shifts if needed, including days, holidays, Fridays and Saturdays. Must be able to work on your own and with a team. Must be reliable with reliable transportation. Must be able to multi-task in a fastpaced environment with accuracy. Must have excellent handwriting and excellent customer service skills. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.

Only serious applicants should call. Please call 612-816-0568

WANTED Full-time Class A Drivers Home Every Night • EAGAN service area • Starting Wage $18.00 Class A Drivers to make pick up and deliveries in the twin cities area. No OTR • Weekends off • Paid Time Off Lift gates • Trucks pre-loaded • Repeat customers

CDL License, clean driving record. $25 per hour.

612-759-3150

Job Fair, We're hiring Production Team Members! Join us on July 24th from 1-5pm for Foldcraft's on-site job fair! We are located at: 14400 Southcross Drive, Burnsville, MN 55306. To find out more and to be considered for these positions complete the online applications at www.foldcraft.com Cable TV Installers needed in Rosemount and Lakeville area: Great Pay/Benefits, Tools/Truck Provided. Background/Drug Test required. Apply online: www.takcommunications.com or call Tait: 303-8825105

ADVERTISING SALES If you consider yourself strong-willed, forceful, determined and persuasive, the ECM-Sun Media Group in Eden Prairie has an opportunity for you! This is a sales career opportunity for a person with a real desire for success. Commission sales, bonuses, and repeat business. Full benefit package. Our parent company, ECM Publishers, operates throughout Minnesota, and we promote from within. If you can communicate effectively and want to work for a great newspaper, send your resume to: pam.miller@ecm-inc.com or mail it to: Pam Miller ECM-Sun Media Group 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ECM Publishers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

CNC Machinist-W. Bloomington machine shop looking for CNC Machinist.Fax resume : 952-944-7872

To inquire, stop by our Eagan terminal, 2750 Lexington Ave S, Eagan Call 1-800-521-0287 or Apply Today Online at www.shipcc.com

Augustana Regent at Burnsville

is a 148-unit independent and assisted living, memory care and care suite facility for seniors. We have a full time opening for an individual with maintenance/custodial experience to do facility maintenance, apartment repairs and turns. We are looking for a team player to help make our department number one in customer service, maintenance and housekeeping. Duties include apartment turns, carpet cleaning, tile floor cleaning, maintenance and repairs of apartments. Qualified applications will have a good eye for detail, strong mechanical ability, common sense, basic plumbing and electrical knowledge, be selfmotivated and have knowledge of floor care and machines. HVAC background and boilers license a plus. Interested candidates should send or fax their resume to:

Jim Sellner • Maintenance Director • jsellner@augustanacare.org 14500 Regent Lane Burnsville, MN 55306 Fax: 952-898-7257 I www.augustanacare.org

Community Editor Sun Press Newspapers (ECM Sun Group), publishers of community newspapers in the northwest Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has an opening for a community editor. The editor will be based in the Osseo office and cover the cities of Champlin and Dayton. The beat includes general reporting, government news, features, religion, seniors, and business news. InDesign experience preferred. The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or related area, and experience reporting for a newspaper in an internship or professionally. Entry level, full time with benefits, including 401(k). Mail or e-mail cover letter & writing clips to: Aaron Brom, Sun Press Newspapers 33 2nd St. N.E., Box 280 Osseo, MN 55369 E-mail applications may be sent to aaron.brom@ecm-inc.com ECM Publishers, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

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Hopkins: Rummage Sale Sat, 7/20 (10-3) Old oak ta- AV: Townh Deluxe 4 BR, ble w/chairs, Wmns bike, 3 BA, 2700 s.f. By Owner, small girls bike, newer re- $314,000 612-518-0608 frig, more! 719 7th Ave So

APPLE VALLEY 13645 Harwell Path 7/2627th 9am-3pm. HH, furn, LAKEVILLE antiques & college stuff! 24320 Dodd Blvd Moving Sale! Thurs 7/25 – APPLE VALLEY Sun 7/28th 9-4pm. 14639 Guthrie Ave 7/1920th 8-4pm. TV, couch, toys, Minnetonka: 2 Family sale ent. Ctr. Furn, & books 7/18-19 (7-6), 7/20 (8-2) Sport. goods, Go-Cart, HH, APPLE VALLEY nice cloz! 3332 Martha Ln Adoption Garage Sale Fundraiser July 18-20 9-4 Minnetonka ea day. 369 Walnut Lane. Great Sale! 7/18-19-20 (9am) Tools, furn, cloz, toys, APPLE VALLEY more! 3432 Robinwood Spur Moving Sale! 13600 Garrett Ave 7/25-27th 9-5pm Richfied: MOVING 7/18-19 Quality furn, antiques, (9-5) HH, Furn., collectible HH, garden tools & more! plates, yard equip. See Craigslist. 6708 13th Ave. BLOOMINGTON Estate/Moving 7/18-20 (8-4) St Louis Park: Multi-Fam 3400 West 87th Street 7/20 (8-4); 7/21 (10-4) Kids, Collectibles, lumber, tools, Adult, Maternity cloz, HH, glassware, furniture more! 4041 Xenwood Ave S.

3970

Real Estate

Dispatch/OfďŹ ce Burnsville Location

** Class A Driver

3250

Misc. Wanted

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 – 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

Health Care

Lowell Russell Concrete

3130

N ATTENTIO SENIORS! Senior Discounts

3700

BLOOMINGTON Large Sale! July 19-20; 8-4 Stampin'up, Longeberger, 14' Tri Hull fiberglass fishBlue Willow. Priced to ing boat, trailer & 30hp Mariner motor. Exc. cond. sell!! 9659 Little Road 763-566-7463 or 612-845-8928 Bloomington $1195 or B/O. Moving sale 7/19-20 8a-5p HH, furn, clothes, toys, Chrysler 17ft, fibersports, misc. 5101 W 84th St glass open bow-tri hull, Good Cond. *New price Bloomington $875 612-825-6283 Moving Sale! July 18-19 (9-1) July 20 (9-1) 8246 Logan Ave S.

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Credit Cards Accepted

2510

Street

Brooklyn Park

Stainless steel side-side refrig/gas range. New. $700/$300 612-387-5447

3090

5801 West 102

Plenty of home decor, kid stuff, new & used fishing tackle, much more!

Gutters * Soffit/Fascia

2420

Appliances

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July 18-19-20 (8-6) Granny's Treasures! China, Silver, Coins, Linens, Crystal.

TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB

2350

3030

Bloomington GARAGE SALE Thurs-Fri, July 25-26 (8-5)

Eagan

Thomas Tree Service

* Roofing * Siding

July 18, 19, 20

July 25-26-27, Thurs & Fri (95); Sat (9-12) MN Valley UU Fellowship 10715 Zenith Av S

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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

7 Vintage Shops

West Bloomington 7/18-20 (8-6) Furn., sports, music, medical, kitchen, aquariums 8040 Ensign Rd

Exp'd. Prof., Lic., Ins'd. Reasonable Rates.

www.rooftodeckmn.com

2510

Historic Downtown Carver

Bloomington Church Rummage Sale

3455 Northome Road July 25-26, 9-4; July 27, 9-2.

& STAINING Guaranteed Results.

Vintage & Antique Sales

St. Louis Park: Huge Sale! 7/18-21 (8-4) Afghans, Xmas items, sheets & more! 2749 Idaho Ave South

651-338-5881

DECK CLEANING Professional and Prompt

Antiques

Bloomington Book sale for cancer. 7/20 9-3; 7/21 11-2. 927 East Old Shakopee Rd.

CRYSTAL MOVING SALE! Tues-Thurs. July 23-25; 9-5. 4956 Jersey Ave N.

Absolute Tree Service

•FREE ESTIMATES •INSURED

3010

Merchandise

8941 East River Road

•Ben's Painting•

Exterior Painting Many yrs exp. Free Ests. Teacher. Low Rate, Ins. Fred Kelson 651-688-0594

3000

Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver

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

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

952-883-0671 612-715-2105

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Open 3 Days Every Month! Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4)

Liberty Lawn Care Professional Lawn Mowing starts at $25. 952-261-6552

2420

Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding.

Dun-Rite Roofing\Siding Locally owned & operated!

Lawn & Garden

2360

Silver Fox Services

New Construction

RETAINING WALLS

Asphalt Driveways Call Scott 952-890-9461

Tree Service

Free Estimates

Roofing/Tear-offs

Screened Black Dirt. Bobcat & Demolition Work. 6-10-15-20 Yd Dumpsters

2620

Lakeshore Property

Lake of the Woods Waterfront Acreage

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9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Carpenters Wanted

Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediately start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752 Education

Teachers & Assistant Teachers New Horizon Academy in Lakeville is accepting resumes for Teachers and Assistant Teachers. Candidates must have some college coursework completed in Early Childhood Education or related field of study. For more information or to schedule an interview call Lori @ 952-469-6659 or email resume to 60@nhacademy.net E.O.E.

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

McLane Minnesota Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers

*$1500 Signing Bonus* 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 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must fill team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your first year, apply now. Program runs until August 31st. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!

McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057

mnhr@mclaneco.com (507) 664-3038 Fax: (507) 664-3042

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Warehouse/ Packaging/ Assembly/ Seasonal Workers

All shifts. Entry level to skilled positions availEmployee will be clean- able. Call (952)924-9000 ing, inspecting and servicor E-mail: ing medical equipment, jobs@awardstaffing.com document and ship broken equipment to required Operator- Analog manufacture, computer Technologies,Corp., skills needed, experience Burnsville seeks operator preferred but not necesfor operation of SMT autosary we will train. matic assembly equip. RePlease send resumes to sponsible for set-up, operamwinecke@ tion, routine maintenance cornermedical.com of equipment. Skills: effective communication, basic Food Production technical understanding Located in Shakopee, New of SMT processes & qualiHope and Lakeville. Entry ty, & ability to promote level positions available team- driven, proactive All shifts $8.50-$10 hour. culture. Previous SMT exp. preferred. IPC-610 cerOpen House EVERY tification required. Call: Wednesday 9-3. No Appt 952-894-9228 or email: Necessary. Bloomington, Kchock@analog-tech.com Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information. FT Hospitality Dir. ServSafe Certified Qualif. & Job Descrip. www.sotv.org send app/resume to nora.petree@sotv.org

FT Medical Billing

Local Home Care is hiring for FT Medical Billing. An ideal candidate will have exp. in medical billing, strong math skills, good memory for details, proficient in MS Office, able to multi-task, and work efficiently in small office environment. For details and application/resume information, call Community Home Health @ 952-440-3955.

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9200

South metro area. Car req'd.

KDS Cleaning Inc. Email resume to: kjroehl@comcast.net or call 952-831-5178

Maintenance

Cedar Knolls Manufactured Home Community seeking FT maintenance staff member. Starting pay $13.00 to $13.50 per hour plus benefits including 401K. Please call Paul at: 952-431-5771 or email resume to: paul_kellen@ equitylifestyle.com Midwest Veterinary Supply in Lakeville seeks a FT Credit & Collections Assistant. Must have general knowledge of AR and 3+ yrs customer service exp. Medical, Dental, Life, Short/Long-term disability, paid holidays, PTO, 401k. Apply online at http://www.candidatelink.com/MidwestVeterinarySupply EOE

NOW HIRING! Forklift Warehouse Production Labor Call Today 952-303-3042

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

PT Scientific Developer Up JANITORIAL, to $15/hr. PT days & TAJ Technologies, Inc. is evenings. Lakeville area. an IT company located in 763-712-9210 Mendota Heights, MN. We currently have a full-time Part- time opening for a Scientific Office Cleaners Developer. Duties: Develneeded in South Metro. op software while supportPay starts at 10.00 per ing and maintaining existhour must have current ing software; using C/C++ DL must be legal to to create and maintain biwork in the U.S. & be ological databases; supable to provide proper port research in computadocumentation. tional biology to facilitate Please contact software tools developTammy at ment for genomic data 763-568-9840 analysis and to create softCady Building ware to manipulate bioinMaintenance Inc. formatics databases; perform system design, analysis and writing code; sugParts Delivery gest custom software soluPart time 2 days a wk, tions; report findings and we provide vehicle. No recommendations, assist evenings or weekends, in implementation of solugreat for retirees. tions, participate in supContact Mike Peterport queue helping the client solve related soft- son Burnsville Toyota 952-435-8200 ware problems; perform solution development; develop system of tests for already developed soft- Auto ware; develop overall software architecture, create documentation and assist in solving client¡Çs probService lems in the support queue. Dealership Req¡Çs Master¡Çs Degree Dept. needs a highly in Comp Sci or Physics + 2 motivated team playyrs. exp. Must be willing to relocate to worksites er to inspect vehicles, around U.S. Send resume change oil and rotate to Human Resources 1168 tires on our Express Northland Drive Mendota Oil Change lane. Heights, MN 55120. Please Excellent Pay refer to job code 27709 when responding. TAJ is & Benefits. EEO/AA. Dodge of Burnsville

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Fax: 651-437-0394 Attn: Bill Email: bfischer@ endresprocessing.com

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I35W & Cliff Road

9250

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Houseaides FT & PT

Community Assisted Living is looking for FT, PT & Weekend 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 wkend. Previous direct care exp. is preferred. Call 952-440-3955 for application address.

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We are seeking

OTR CDL flat bed drivers

Based in Fridley, MN but drivers are allowed to take their truck home. Highlights: • Signing Bonus. • Home weekly if needed or can run longer for a high income. • Drivers are allowed to take their trucks home. • Excellent Benefits, food and clothing allowance. • We run 2011 and newer well maintained equipment. • We can accommodate one small pet. The company runs paper logs with an excellent safety record. Compensation: After probationary period we offer full benefits including low cost health insurance, food and clothing allowance. All breakdown time is paid on an hourly basis and driving will be pay based on percentage of load. A salary review is completed after 125 days and the first year with the potential for salary increases. Requirements: • Must have a CDL A license with one year of experience. Will consider military driving experience. • Must be able to handle chaining, strapping and tarping flat bed loads. • Must be able to pass a background check and full physical. Contact Pete: psandmann@ctm-truck.com or 763-571-9508

Apply in person at 14550 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068

9500

Automotive

9600

Vehicles

1993 Cadillac Fleetwood. 1st class condition. $2500 or B/O. 952-546-0907 Olds Toronado 1984 36,000mi. Blue/wh., Show Car. All orig. 3rd owner. $8000 612-201-7907

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

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

Ford 250 1996 Mint, S. Cab, new tires & brakes. Low miles. 612-710-4395

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From left: Sarah Cartwright, Maddie Sachs, Jake Speikers and Daniel Ewing are bound for Neverland in Eagan Summer Community Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan,” which runs through Aug. 3 at Eagan High School. Young children attending the show are invited to dress as a pirate or fairy and take part in the “Pirate/Tinkerbell Parade” which will be held prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased at www. eagan.k12.mn.us or by calling 651-683-6964. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

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Bluegrass brings brothers together Rosemount’s Sawtooth featured at bluegrass festival by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The Rosemount Bluegrass Americana Festival this weekend will feature some familiar faces. Rosemount’s own Sawtooth bluegrass band returns to this year’s festival as the closing act on Saturday, July 20, at the city’s Central Park Amphitheater. The five-piece band features two sets of brothers – Clint, Luke and Shane Birtzer of Rosemount, along with Jesse and Ethan Moravec of Rochester – and combines traditional and contemporary bluegrass, classic country and even a dash of 70s-era rock. Sawtooth took first place at the 2008 Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s “Race for a Place” band contest, and last summer saw the release of “Gunflint Trail,” the band’s fourth album. This newspaper spoke recently with fiddler Luke Birtzer about the band’s influences, the appeal of bluegrass and what the future holds for Sawtooth. How did the band get its name? We are named after the Sawtooth Mountains in northeastern Minnesota. That region has long been a favorite spot for us to camp, canoe and fish, so we were proud to

take it as the name of our band. Who are some of the band’s musical influences? We are inspired as a band by Bill Monroe, Dailey and Vincent, the Grascals, and Nickel Creek, to name a few. And we have also been guided by Monroe Crossing, whose mandolin player is the step-dad of the three Birtzer brothers. Why bluegrass? What’s appealing to you about the genre? Personally, bluegrass has always impressed me with its down-to-earth nature and musicianship. I think the genre boasts some of the finest musicians, singers and songwriters in the world that play music from the heart. I think newcomers to it would be surprised at how dynamic it is. What’s it like playing with your brothers in a band – any sibling rivalry? There may have been some sibling rivalry early on, but we’ve grown past that. I believe working together as a band has matured us all greatly. What do the five members of Sawtooth do when they’re not rehearsing and performing? When we’re not performing, you might find us fishing together or playing games together. Otherwise, we’re at our other jobs. Luke and Shane work

The Okee Dokee Brothers will be bringing their kids-oriented folk and bluegrass music to Apple Valley’s Galaxie Library on Friday, July 26. The Grammy-winning duo comprised of Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing caters to young audiences with its witty lyrics and off-the-wall humor. The concert runs from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and there’s no cost to attend. More information is at www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries. (Photo submitted)

at LearningRx as brain trainers, Clint works at the U of M, and Ethan plays bass for his church, Substance. This fall, Luke goes to Hamline University for digital media arts, Clint and Ethan go back to the U of M for journalism and mathematics, respectively, and Jesse has already completed another linguistics degree. Is the band planning another album after “Gunflint Trail?” What does the future hold? We will be playing music as much and for as long as we can. So naturally, we will be heading back into the studio again, but we have not formally decided when. • The Rosemount Bluegrass Americana Festival runs this weekend, July 18-21, in Central Park. The full lineup of performers is at www.bluegrassamericanaweekend. com. Bluegrass fans will have other chances to see Sawtooth this summer. The band is scheduled to play the Forest Lake bluegrass festival on July 27, and on Aug. 10 Sawtooth will take the stage of the Olde Pine Theatre in Pine Island. More about the band is at www. sawtoothbluegrass.com.

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food, drinks, door prizes, donations for food shelf accepted. Info: 651-423-3380. 3-on-3 Boys Basketball Tournament, 5:309:30 p.m. (same time on July 24), Rosemount High School. For fifth-graders through adults with multiple divisions. Register $50/team by July 12 at High School Boys page at www.rosemountbasketball. com. Sidewalk Chalk Contest, 6-8 p.m., Rapp Chiropractic, 15170 Chippendale Ave. Ages 2-16 may pre-register for spots by calling 651-423-2900. Prizes and freeze pops. Irish Storytime, 7-7:45 p.m., Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail. Stories, jigs, rhymes and crafts will celebrate Irish heritage. Info: 651480-1200. Rosemount Community Band Concert, 7 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Tuesday, July 23 Rosemount Photo Contest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosemount Steeple Center, public viewing and People’s Choice Award voting, Info at www. ci.rosemount.mn.us/parks or call 651-322-6000. Blarney Stone Hunt, 1 p.m., Jaycee Park. Participants will have a chance to collect colored rocks to trade in for real money. Age groups (4 and under, 5-7 and 8-12). Open to Rosemount residents only. Stay for a free party with a DJ. Sponsored by CF Industries & Rosemount Parks & Recreation. Info: 651-322-6000. Zumba and Latin Dance Event, 5-6:15 p.m., Central Park skating rink. Instructors from Olympus 24 Health & Fitness will offer high energy, calorieburning fitness party. Info: 651-322-5552. Bathtub Races and Family Fun Night, 5 pm., races at 6:30 p.m., Central Park. Three-person teams race bathtubs on wheels through an obstacle course while water balloon are tossed at them by spectators. Do not bring your own water balloons as they will be sold (5 for $1) to raise money for One Rosemount Feeding Families. Info: 651-423-2566. Rosemount Family Resource Center Leprechaun Days Picnic, 5-7 p.m., 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center, 14521 Cimarron Ave.. Free walking tacos, root beer floats, facepainting, activities. Info: 651-322-5113. Wednesday, July 24 Rosemount Photo Contest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosemount Steeple Center, public viewing and People’s Choice Award voting, Info at www. ci.rosemount.mn.us/parks or call 651-322-6000. Wet ’n’ Wild Day, Jaycee Park, ages 4-6 10:30 a.m.-noon, must arrive before 10:30 a.m. to register; ages 7-12, 1:30-3:30 p.m., must arrive before 1:30 p.m. to register, no late arrivals will be accepted. Open to Rosemount residents only. Sponsored by Rosemount Fire Department and Rosemount Parks & Recreation. Info: 651-322-6000. Community Appreciation Cookout, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Merchants Bank, 15055 Chippendale Ave. W. Free cookout. Info: 651-423-5000. Kids Hula Hoop Contest, 2-3 p.m., Rosemount Eye Clinic parking lot. Prizes for all and special prizes for those who win their age group. Info: 651-4233300. Family Bingo, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. All ages but those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult, $5 for eight games. Bring an item for the food shelf and receive a free dauber. Info 651-4233380. Velvet Tones Root Beer Floats, 3-7 p.m., American Legion outdoor pavilion, 14590 Burma Ave. The senior singing group’s only fundraiser of the year. Floats are $1.50 each or four for $5. Info: 651-334-3467. 3-on-3 Boys Basketball Tournament, 5:309:30 p.m. (same time on July 22), Rosemount High School. For fifth-graders through adults with mul-

tiple divisions. Register $50/team by July 12 at High School Boys page at www.rosemountbasketball. com. Trike, Big Wheel and Scooter Race, registration 5:30 p.m., races 6 p.m., Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. Ages 3-8, grilled burgers and hot dogs. Info 651-423-3380. Penny Scramble, following the kiddie races, Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. Ages 3-8, winners receive $50 gift from Vermillion State Bank. Info: 651-423-3380. Pickleball Lessons and Demonstration, 6 p.m. to dusk, Claret Park, behind Cub Foods. Free event with paddles and balls provided. Info: Terry Taylor 612-749-3600 or tomturck@charter.net. Thursday, July 25 Youth Fishing Derby, registration starts at 9 a.m., Schwarz Pond Park. Pre-fishing and warm-up is scheduled from 9-9:45 a.m. The contest will run from 10-11 a.m. Open to youths 13 years of age and under, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, awards, prizes. Event status, 651-3226020, choose #6. Sponsored by CF Industries and Rosemount Parks & Recreation. Info: 651-3226000. Rosemount Photo Contest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosemount Steeple Center, public viewing and People’s Choice Award voting. Info at www. ci.rosemount.mn.us/parks or call 651-322-6000. 2013 NHL Player Charity Game, 5-8:30 p.m., Rosemount Community Center and Arena, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Proceeds to Minnesota Sled Hockey Association, Caneff Family Scholarships and Rosemount boys hockey. Autographs in Banquet Hall, 5:30-6:30 p.m., silent auction, door prizes, game at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. Ticket sales at rosemounthockey.com or from any RHS boys hockey player. Family Fun Night, 5-10:30 p.m., Central Park. Amusement rides, food, games and entertainment, Central Park Amphitheater. Full Bingo Session, doors open at 6 p.m., session at 7 p.m., Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave., $10 per pack, electronic machines available, 18-plus. Info: 651-423-3380. Leprechaun Days Entertainment, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kidsdance Productions DJ music, 8:30-10:30 p.m. music by Rocket Club. Celts Beer Garden, 5-10:30 p.m., Central Park, www.Celts-Pub.com/facebook. Rosemount Photo Contest, 7 p.m., Rosemount Steeple Center, photo presentation and awards display. Info at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/ parks or call 651-322-6000. Friday, July 26 Puppets in the Park, 9:30 a.m. Camfield Park, 10:15 a.m. Connemara Park, 11 a.m. Bloomfield Park, 11:45 a.m. Jaycee Park. Sponsored by Rosemount Parks & Recreation. Info: Rosemount Parks & Recreation 651-322-6000. Midsummer Faire and Amusement Rides, 5-11 p.m., Central Park. Food, games and business booths. Celts Beer Garden, 5-11 p.m., Central Park, www.Celts-Pub.com/facebook. Steak Fry Under the Stars, 5 p.m. until gone, Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave., $12.50 with baked potato, beans and roll; karaoke inside at 9 p.m. Info: 651-423-3380. Leprechaun Days entertainment, 7-11 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater, music by Arch Allies, hip-hop dance group at 6:30 p.m. Rockin’ at the Legion, 7-11 p.m., Rosemount American Legion parking lot, 14590 Burma Ave. Live music by Bad Girlfriends. Info 651-423-3380. Saturday, July 27 Insanity Street Workout, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30-10:30 a.m. workout, Nickie Carrigan Fitness Warehouse, 3065 145th St. All ages and fitness levels. Info: www.NickieCarriganFitness.com or call

651-983-8368 to register. Grand Day Parade, 11 a.m. start at Rosemount High School. Info: (651) 423-4603. Bring canned goods for local food shelf drive. Lightin’ Up Family Block Party, following parade until 3:30 p.m., Lighthouse Church, 3285 144th St. W. Free food, petting zoo, music, inflatables and more. Info worldwidelighthouse.com or 651-4232566. Rosemount Photo Contest, noon-4 p.m., Rosemount Steeple Center, public display of awarded photos. Info at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/ parks or call 651-322-6000. BBQ Chicken & Corn Feed, noon until gone, Rosemount American Legion Pavillion, 14590 Burma Ave., $7, Info: 651-423-3380. Rosemount Plaza Open House, noon to 6 p.m., Rosemount Plaza parking lot and building, 14555 S. Robert Trail. Live music, food trucks, pine derby racing, sponsored by Gerenza Properties. Info: 651-895-3535. Friends of the Robert Trail Library Book Giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail. Children and young adults may select a free book of their choice. Info: 651-255-8545. Petting Zoo, 1 p.m., Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet, 14700 S. Robert Trail. Info: 651-423-1587. Midsummer Faire and Amusement Rides, 1-11 p.m., Central Park. Food, games and business booths. Celts Beer Garden, 1-11 p.m., Central Park, Bean Bags Tournament, pre-register 12 noon-1:30 p.m., play 2-6 p.m., $20 per team with 100 percent payback, DJ music 1-6:30 p.m. (www.partyunit. com) also plays during band breaks, www.CeltsPub.com/facebook. Irishette Dance Team, 2 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater. The team will introduce the 2013 fall members and preview its football halftime performance. Info: 651-324-4745. Bar Bingo, 2-4:30 p.m., Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. Adults 18 and over. Info: 651-423-3380. Commode Races and Tailgate Party, 6 p.m. registration 6:30 p.m. races start 7:30 p.m. party and car blessing, Church of St. Joseph parking lot, 13900 Biscayne Ave. Entertainment by Jam Sound & Lights. Info: 651-423-3312 Leprechaun Days entertainment, 7-11 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater. Music by Sweet Siren, Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers to perform from 6:30-7 p.m. Rockin’ at the Legion, 7-11 p.m., Rosemount American Legion parking lot, 14590 Burma Ave. Live music by Wreckless, karaoke inside 9 p.m.12:30 a.m. Info: 651-423-3380. Fireworks, 10 p.m. Can be viewed from Erickson and Central parks. Sunday, July 28 Free Pancake Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., Lighthouse Church, 3285 144th St. W. Indoor service to follow from 10-11:30 a.m. Info: 651-423-2566. Rosemount Area Hockey Association “Try Hockey for Free” and Street Hockey Tournament, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Rosemount Community Center Arena, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Vendors, concussion awareness and baseline testing, custom mouthguard fitting – 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. street tourney in parking lot, 9:45-10:45 a.m. girls try hockey, 12:30-1:15 p.m. boys try hockey. Register at www. rosemounthockey.org. Info: 651-485-2725. Rosemount High School Girls Alumni Game, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rosemount Community Center Arena, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Sneaky Pete’s Garden Tractor Pull, 10 a.m. weigh-in, 1 p.m. start, Rosemount VFW, 2625 120th St. W., 750-1800 pound garden tractors compete against others in their weight class. Prizes. All ages. Bring tractors. Info at 651-437-8291 and www. sneakypetespullers.com.

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