Lakeville September 27, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 31
Lakeville may limit parade spot-saving
NEWS Undercover in red lights
Multiple concerns, conflicts cited when people mark viewing locations
A local freedom fighter’s trip to Thailand may help fight sex trafficking in the United States. Page 2A
OPINION Unite to end the violence Burnsville-based 360 Communities is leading an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention efforts. Page 4A
City Administrator Steve Mielke said the obstructions interfered with staff’s ability to clean, and business owners struggled to display merchandise in front of their buildings for sidewalk sales. Business and property owners also cited concerns about aesthetics, the potential for injury and liability as thousands of people showed up for the popular events. Some business owners removed the items placed in front of their shops, leading to disputes and more complaints. Tschumper said the items staking claims impeded people from entering downtown businesses. “People walking down the street had less room to walk,” she said. “Businesses looked so bad, and people had to be careful where they walked so they wouldn’t trip.”
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Blankets, duct tape, cinder blocks and chairs were among items used by Lakeville residents to stake a spot for watching the Pan-O-Prog parade and Cruise Night car show this summer, with most claims set up a week in advance of the events. “In years past, they’ve done this same thing, but never so early,” said Lakeville Downtown Business Association Director Judy Tschumper. “Once one started, they all thought they have to get their stuff out. It was jam packed.” She said materials lined downtown streets from 210th Street to County Road 50, making it look like it was “covered with trash.” Lakeville Mayor Matt Little said the “newest phenomenon” was for people to chalk of swaths of areas on the sidewalk, write their names in the middle to reserve a spot. “I thought that was rather brash,” he said. Narrow sidewalks were made hazardous as bricks, large rocks and cinder blocks were used to hold down tarps, blankets, towels or canopies. People took cell phone pictures for proof they had staked their claim, many of them located in front of businesses. “Nobody talked to the business owners first,” Tschumper said. “They just came and plopped it down.”
Many parade-goers saved spots about a week before this year’s Pan-O-Prog Parade, a situation that caused so many concerns and problems that the Lakeville City Council is considering establishing an ordinance restricting or eliminating the practice. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
Time out of the bottleneck Piano prowess in Burnsville The Dakota Valley Symphony opens its 2013-14 season with a concert featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio Herrera. Page 21A
Records fall at Lakeville pool Lakeville North and Lakeville South were part of a four-team swimming competition that saw several records shattered. Page 13A
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“I think we have to be sensitive to the businesses downtown, and this doesn’t help them at all,” Council Member Doug Anderson said during a Sept. 23 council workshop. “There were some pretty significant issues that stuff moved by certain business owners and they received some really challenging comments back.” He said the pre-setup caused a situation that See SAVING, 8A
Cedar Avenue project may turn southbound lane around for northbound commuters by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Nineteen minutes. For many commuters, every minute counts. A new project under consideration might give thousands of Dakota County rush hour commuters who cross the Minnesota River on Cedar Avenue every day 19 more minutes of time out of the bottleneck. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Dakota County will host an open house 4:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Eagan City Hall to explain how managed lane
and contraflow magic could work on Cedar Avenue. One of the proposals under consideration would use ramp meters, freeway cameras, electronic signs and a current Cedar Avenue southbound lane from 138th Street in Apple Valley to Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington for a MnPASS lane for northbound traffic in the mornings. The idea would create access points and a movable barrier that would separate the southbound lane so it could be used by northbound traffic, which often bottlenecks from 138th to Cliff Road where
The graphic shows the configuration for evening commute when three lanes could be available for southbound travelers and the morning configuration when a concrete median could be deployed to allow a southbound lane of Cedar Avenue to be used for northbound travelers. there are only two northbound lanes. MnDOT calls the idea a contraflow lane, which could save northbound commuters up to 19 minutes if completed, according to MnDOT south area planner Jon Solberg. It would have the ability to accommodate 1,100 to 1,400 vehicles per hour,
Solberg said. Those vehicles would be singleoccupancy vehicles paying through MnPASS, carpools, motorcycles and buses. MnDOT says Cedar Avenue crash rates are increasing and traffic volumes are expected to increase by 36 percent over the next 20 years.
Interim Lakeville police chief named Sergeant selected; candidates have until Oct. 14 to apply by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
A 17-year veteran of the Lakeville police force has been selected to serve as the interim chief. City Administrator Steve Mielke said Sgt. John Kornmann will lead the department following the retirement of Chief Tom Vonhof on Sept. 30. Kornmann, a patrol sergeant who is the department’s most senior sergeant, will coordinate the work of the department and work closely with the three division captains, Mielke said. “Sgt. Kornmann is well-versed in the policies and procedures of the department and has a working knowledge of all the functions of the department,” Mielke wrote in an email. He said Kornmann will serve as the interim chief until a new chief is hired. Mielke said he hopes to announce the new hire by Thanksgiving, but the new chief may not start until December if the person needs to give 30 days notice. Kornmann will not be considered as a candidate for the permanent position, Mielke said. “It was decided that the interim chief should not be a candidate so as to allow all internal candidates to apply on an equal basis,” Mielke
John Kornmann said. He said the department’s three police captains declined to apply for the interim position after learning the interim chief would not be considered for the permanent position. “That does not necessarily mean they will all apply for chief,” Mielke said. “It just means that they declined to serve as interim.” As interim, Kormann is responsible for coordinating the department’s three major divisions: patrol, investigations and administration. Each division will continue to
be run by a captain. The interim chief will make decisions based upon existing policy and practices. “I have reserved all major personnel and policy matters to myself with the assistance of the interim and captains,” Mielke said. “Given these factors, there is no need to seek an external individual (for interim) who would not be familiar with the current practices and procedures.” The city is accepting applications until Oct. 14 for a new police chief and is working with consultant David Unmacht of Springsted Inc. to narrow the search. Unmacht will review all applications and candidate backgrounds and qualifications to develop a list of applicants and give a recommendation on the candidates he feels best meet the qualities and experience the city is seeking, Mielke said. Mielke said about five or six candidates will be selected from that list for interviews. The interviews are to be with three groups: department personnel, City Council members and a panel with peers and potentially a chief from another organization. Each panel member will provide perspective on each candidate, but the panels will not be asked See INTERIM, 15A
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Multilane roundabout project raises council concerns Two-year project starts in 2014 by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Dakota County’s first multilane roundabout project at county roads 50 and 60 is a massive two-year undertaking that will create more traffic backups in Lakeville starting next year. The project requires extensive work to move buried utility lines and grade the site, which is slated for 2014. Dakota County Traffic Engineer Kristi Sebastian told City Council members at a Sept. 23 work session that there may be some road closures during that time, but the majority of them will happen throughout the construction season of 2015. A proposal to phase the project was rejected by most of the 34 residential and 10 businesses affected by the project, because it would extend the time needed See CONCERNS, 15A
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Local effort to end human trafficking continues by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
A local womanâ€™s fight against sex trafficking took her to Thailand, Sept. 12-22, where she went undercover as a sex tourist in the red light district. Adri Carlson, leader of Hosanna Churchâ€™s trafficking abolitionist movement in Lakeville, visited several of the bar-brothels that line the crowded streets in a popular area for sex tourism. Bikini-clad girls smiled from street-side patios, beckoning passersby into the bar where dancers perform. Patrons pick girls by the number they wear, negotiating the price with the barâ€™s â€œmamasan,â€? a female bar owner, usually about $30 for a few hours or $95 for a night. â€œThe bar owners literally donâ€™t care about the girls,â€? Carlson said. â€œThey could leave and not come back. They wonâ€™t chase them down.â€? Mamasans have no reason to care because there is always a steady supply of girls. â€œIf I needed money, all I have to do is say, â€˜Can I have a job?â€™ â€? Carlson said. â€œThey can give you an outfit or tell you to take off your clothes, and thatâ€™s what youâ€™ll wear tonight.â€? Carlson, of Eagan, was one of eight from Arise Women Ministries of Minneapolis on the mission to find sex workers who may want to escape the sex trade. They posed as customers, picking out girls, then sitting with them in the bar or club and talking to them or offering them a free manicure. â€œTheyâ€™ll sit next to you in a bikini,â€? Carlson said.
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pairs. Two men who sat near Carlson were apparently experiencing their first visit. One of the men, who Carlson thought was in his 30s, expressed his excitement about the opportunity as he picked a girl, then had her sit on his lap and was touching her while talking to his friend. â€œShe was very young,â€? Carlson said. â€œIt was really hard to see that.â€? Carlson and the others worked in teams, looking for girls who might be prospects for local minis- Laura Adelmann is at laura. tries seeking to give them firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Buckthorn-removal season is back Metro area cities educate residents on eradication techniques by Kyle Stowe MURPHY NEWS SERVICE
Buckthorn removal is nothing new to the Twin Cities area. “We’ve been working more than 10 years to clear in some city parks,” said Janet Van Sloun, Minnetonka natural resources restoration specialist. “And we’re still working.” This fall, a number of metro-area towns and cities will continue efforts to remove buckthorn from city parks and encourage residents to slow the growth of the invasive species. By setting an example on city-owned grounds and taking the time to educate people about the importance of clearing buck-
thorn, experts believe they are making progress in restoring natural habitats. “We do a lot to help get the word out and educate people about the topic,” Van Sloun said. “And we’re seeing results.” European buckthorn, a shrub-like plant that can grow into a small tree, has run rampant in Minnesota and other parts of North America since it was introduced to the continent in the mid-1800s. Native to Europe, the species has no known pathogens or predators to limit its growth away from home. Buckthorn forms a dense, thick understory in native woodlands that outcompete native plants for sunlight, said Laura Van Riper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources terrestrial invasive species coordinator. She added that the end result isn’t pretty. “It shades out native
plants from underneath,” Van Riper said. “It creates a buckthorn monoculture.” With no known biocontrol to exterminate plants by the masses, cities are continuing to turn to residents to take it upon themselves to remove buckthorn from their own property, Van Riper said. But there’s a catch. “It’s a multi-year commitment,” Van Riper said. “If you cut the adult trees down you’ve brought a lot of light into the site, and the seed bank in the soil will germinate and it will grow back up.” Van Riper added that removing buckthorn in the same spot over a number of years requires patience, but there are rewards over time. “It takes years of effort especially up-front,” Van Riper said, “with the hope over time we’re doing less work each year.”
Education efforts To better teach residents about the benefits of restoring natural habitats to a buckthorn-free state, cities around the metro are doing a number of things to help raise awareness. Burnsville uses its website, quarterly newsletters, and a new program that encourages neighborhood chatter to help thwart buckthorn, Caleb Ashling, Burnsville natural resources technician, said. “The city will come pick up buckthorn if at least three people from a neighborhood submit an application for pickup, Ashling said. “We hope it makes buckthorn more of a conversation topic to neighbors.” The city of Eagan has conducted a buckthorn removal assistance program for several years that provides free pick up of cut buckthorn from private
residential properties. Private property owners should contact the Forestry Division tree inspector (651) 675-5300, prior to conducting any buckthorn control activities, to set up a required site visit. Apple Valley, Farmington and Lakeville residents can use city-owned tools for pulling buckthorn plants from the ground. The city of Apple Valley no longer offers free buckthorn pickup. Pickup is not available in Lakeville or Farmington.
eradicated, Van Riper said the hope is that the continued application of management techniques will reduce its abundance. She said there are still many questions to be answered that may help lead to more effective removal efforts. “We’re still learning about what we can do to reduce its success and increase diversity at a site,” Van Riper said. Van Sloun believes that slowly, but surely, cities that make buckthorn removal a priority will Looking ahead continue to see noticeable Van Riper is optimistic change. “The difference is like about buckthorn removal efforts in the Twin Cities black and white,” Van Sloun said. “It’s worth it.” area. “We have a lot of nice success stories from differ- Kyle Stowe is studying ent cities and parks that journalism at the Univerhave made efforts and have sity of Minnesota. really made noticeable improvement,” she said. While buckthorn is too widespread to ever be
Raising a digital citizen seminar to educate parents on technology Lakeville parents can attend technology seminar by Andy Rogers and Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
With inappropriate images, computer-ruining viruses, identity-stealing programs, and strangers with ill intent seemingly lurking behind every click, it’s a challenge for parents to remain calm when their child turns on their laptop, smartphone or tablet. To help, the Farmington and Lakeville school districts and Farmington Community Education has partnered to sponsor a free presentation and workshop by national speaker Devorah Heitner at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Farmington High School and at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Boeckman Middle School. Heitner is a consultant
who helps parents understand technology and media and navigate technology in an intelligent and safe manner. The 90-minute workshop will feature a question-and-answer session along with a presentation on how to better navigate the world of technology. She will also spend time in the schools before the presentation so she can share with parents how the tablets are being used in the classroom. “In the Farmington School District, with all the kids now having iPads, and Lakeville now has an iPad initiative, we have a lot of parents with a lot of questions,” Farmington Community Education coordinator Barb Pierce said. “We don’t want the technology to take over family life, but instead be a positive influence. (Heitner) is a nationally known speaker and we liked what
she has to say.” Heitner is a highly sought after and highly recommended expert with a doctorate degree in media/technology and society from Northwestern University. She has been speaking about the field of media studies for 10 years and recognizes that parents need this information, especially after becoming a parent herself. “It really is a different world from when we were kids,” she said. “Kids don’t have as much independence as we did ... and yet they have access to all this information that we didn’t have at this age, so we really need to mentor them. “I love helping families enhance their lives by using technology in a smarter way and making a few small tweaks to tame the stress from the overwhelmingly connected world we
live in,” she writes on her website, www.raisingdigitalnatives.com. She talks with parents about how this opportunity to connect can be used to improve the world. She aims to demystify digital footprints and online reputations. She seeks to give parents usable and memorable ideas they can use right away. “Raising a digital citizen is really at the core of everything that is happening in Farmington,” said Jim Skelly, communications and marketing coordinator for Farmington schools and a Lakeville School Board member. “The world these kids are going into is a digital world.” He said that learning to become a digital citizen at school is only part of that. Parents must also help to model and teach that at home, but the district has
found that though students are very comfortable with the technology, parents aren’t equipped to handle it. That’s why these organizations are creating this opportunity for parents to learn tools and strategies to incorporate at home. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to help parents understand what their role is,” Skelly said. The Farmington School District has already banned two applications – SnapChat and Kik. SnapChat was banned because of the distractions it was causing and the general lack of usefulness. While Kik, a messaging application, raised concerns of online safety and protection from strangers. “Parents didn’t grow up with this,” Pierce said. “People aren’t quite sure of appropriate boundaries and kids want to go every-
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Stand with 360 Communities against domestic violence by Sal Mondelli SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
“This is where I’m gonna die and nobody’s gonna know what happened.” This is what one domestic abuse survivor, Kelly, recalls thinking during one incident in which her boyfriend repeatedly kicked her, threatened her and held a gun to her head. Kelly is one of the lucky ones because she lived to talk about her experience. She then freed herself and her children of that abusive relationship with the help of 360 Communities Lewis House. Unlike Kelly, too many women do not have that chance. So far in 2013, 31 people have been killed in domestic violence incidents Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. In 2012, at least 18 people were killed as a result of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and 360 Communities is committed to engage the entire community to help us curb domestic abuse in Minnesota. Last year, our violence prevention and intervention services helped more than 2,500 women and children with shelter, counseling, education and outreach. For much of 2013, our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and Hastings have been at or above capacity. In October, we will be joining the MCBW’s Live Violence Free flag-raising campaign. During the first week of Oc-
Sal Mondelli tober, 360 Communities and other participating organizations around the state will display the Live Violence Free flag in recognition of the women killed in domestic violence incidents in Minnesota. After Oct. 7, every time there is another domestic violence homicide in Minnesota, we will display the flag for one week. When the MCBW releases its annual femicide report Jan. 28, we will raise the flag on that day as well. This is more than just a way to raise domestic violence awareness. It is a way for the state of Minnesota to unite with one voice to say: • No more girls becoming one in three women worldwide to experience domestic violence in their lifetime. • No more boys growing up to perpetuate the cycle of violence they witness, experience and learn in their childhood. • No more men turning a blind eye to the problem. A healthy and safe community begins with all of us taking ownership of this issue. It is up to the entire community to project the expectation that all women and children have the basic human right to be safe. It’s about protecting
women and children today, but it’s also about breaking the cycle of violence that threatens future generations. If we don’t engage this problem directly, the cost in human lives is only the beginning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Children who experience childhood trauma, including witnessing incidents of domestic violence, are at a greater risk of having serious adult health problems including tobacco use, substance abuse, obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression and a higher risk for unintended pregnancy.” When children experience love, respect and empathy in the home, they are more likely to model that behavior as they grow into adulthood. Help us promote safe and healthy relationships in our community and in all of our homes. If you would like to get involved, there are a number of ways you can make a difference in the fight against domestic abuse. • Be alert to signs of domestic violence. If you suspect a friend, family member or neighbor is experiencing abuse, call your local police department. • Volunteer to be a court advocate helping women navigate the court system and providing them with valuable resources and support. • Volunteer to read to or play with kids at one of our Lewis House domestic violence shelters. • Hold a domestic violence awareness campaign at your business or school. Consider joining the MCBW’s Live Vio-
lence Free campaign. Visit www.MCBW. org for more information. • Donate your old cellphones, iPods and other personal electronic devices to 360 Communities. 360 Communities will convert some phones into emergency phones for survivors of domestic violence and recycle the rest for money that will support our Lewis House domestic violence shelters in Eagan and in Hastings. Throughout October, 360 Communities will have collection bins placed throughout the community, including a number of schools in Dakota County. According to the MCBW, in 2012, more than 63,000 people sought help from domestic violence programs in Minnesota. Domestic violence tears at the very fabric of our communities. As a society we need to unite, and in the loudest voice possible, say no to abuse in all forms. Only then will we have a chance to eradicate the problem. Please stand with 360 Communities to promote safe and healthy homes. This will help us strengthen our communities for years to come. Sal Mondelli is president and CEO of 360 Communities, a Burnsville-based nonprofit that provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. For more information go online to 360Communities.org or call 952-985-5300. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Education policy belongs at the state and local levels by U.S. Rep. John Kline SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
As families across Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District adjust to a backto-school schedule that autumn quickly ushered in, I would like to provide an update on my efforts at home and in Washington on behalf of students, parents and educators. I am constantly working to ensure schools here in Minnesota and around the nation provide a strong foundation for our next generation of leaders. Throughout the school year, I hear often from teachers, students, parents, superintendents and school board members about education successes and struggles. Many have shared with me their concerns about the outdated No Child Left Behind accountability structure. Whether I am meeting with educators at education roundtables in Minnesota, visiting kids and teachers at our local schools, or conducting committee hearings in Washington, I have heard countless stories about amazing progress happening in schools in Minnesota and around the nation. This success isn’t due to heavyhanded Washington dictates; rather, it reflects the work of parents, educators, principals and state officials who decided the status quo is not good enough for our kids. We learned about the ground-breaking
U.S. Rep. John Kline programs and initiatives they’ve implemented to serve students more effectively. We listened to the ways they are working to hold schools more accountable – not just to the government, but to their local communities and families. And we heard impassioned stories of how much more these dedicated reformers would do for our children, if not for the slew of onerous Washington mandates and outdated regulations standing in the way. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), my legislation that revamps our education system by reducing the federal footprint, restoring local control, supporting effective teachers and empowering parents. Simply, it is about delivering the long-term solutions children deserve. My legislation eliminates the onesize-fits-all Adequately Yearly Progress metric and returns authority for measuring student achievement to states and school districts. It also grants states and
districts maximum flexibility to develop effective school improvement strategies for underperforming schools. And the bill repeals the outdated federal “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements and encourages states and school districts to develop teacher evaluation systems that better gauge an educator’s influence on student learning. Above all, the Student Success Act is about tearing down barriers to progress and granting states and districts the freedom to think bigger, innovate and put more children on the path to a brighter future. Far too often, partisan bickering and petty politics dominate the headlines from Washington. I am pleased to report there are instances in which Washington comes together on behalf of the Americans they represent. In August, I joined President Obama in the Oval Office for the signing of the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), bipartisan legislation that ties student loan interest rates to the market rather than allowing Washington politicians to set the rates. My market-based plan kept rates from doubling and actually lowered rates for thousands of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students. Seeing this bipartisan proposal become law reminds us what can be accomplished through hard work and compromise. I look forward to building upon this suc-
cess as we work toward other shared goals, including raising the bar in the nation’s classrooms by revamping federal K-12 law, strengthening job training opportunities for American workers and improving college affordability and access through the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. I take seriously my role in Congress to help protect and defend America’s children and their families. As chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I helped champion bipartisan legislation that funds the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The legislation, H.R. 3092, passed the House of Representatives last week and ensures the center can continue its work on behalf of our nation’s greatest resource – our children. I would like to offer my best wishes to parents, students and educators as the 2013-14 school year continues and they take an important step toward securing a brighter future for everyone. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-2nd District, is chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Letters Preventing disasters To the editor: Some letter writers want to bang on the outdated drum of “no new taxes” again. These folks sing a one-note song, equating all progress with lower taxes and describing all taxes as a “disaster.” This exaggeration is the reaction of folks who could not find a way to balance the budget at the state government without resorting to gimmicks and “shifts” that led to inadequate funding for our schools, for our roads and
bridges, and for safety for Minnesota citizens. It’s interesting that in 2007, weeks after awards were given to Minnesota officials for keeping business taxes low, we saw a bridge fall at a cost of many millions of dollars in tax money, and 13 unnecessary, tragic deaths. That’s a visible, audible disaster. A more silent one is the loss of educational opportunity for young people when schools have to cut classes and teachers due to lack of funding, and class sizes grow to exceed 40 students per room.
Friends and neighbors who provide high-quality day care for our infants and toddlers work hard to safeguard these treasured children. These caregivers deserve respect, not some of the lowest wages in our economy. As with teachers, our society must find a way to compensate these important people that reflects their important role. It’s ridiculous that single parents must settle for the equivalent of less-than-adequate care for their children so they can work. These are some of the disasters that can be prevented by an ad-
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Don’t stifle U.S. energy production To the editor: The current administration in Washington, D.C., does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Yet they are proposing even more taxes on American energy companies to generate more revenue for the federal government, while sending billions of dollars overseas to meet our energy demands. The energy industry in the United States has experienced a resurgence in the past decade. Oil and natural gas productions are at all time highs and leading the charge for an energy secure America. President Obama’s tax increases will surely slow this progress and possibly reverse a trend of job and revenue growth in the energy sector. It is time for America to rely on our own resources and get behind an industry that will lead the way in maintaining U.S. leadership. We need to only look at North Dakota to see a prime example of what happens in the energy industry when government simply gets out of the way. Government needs to start looking for ways to cut spending, lower energy costs for Americans, and invest in our national security. Not placing more
barriers in front of our en- constitutionally required to ergy companies would be a “embrace” all religions as Mr. Shade argued in his letgood solution. ter. Instead, the government should refuse all endorseJOHN DYKE ments of god-belief and reEagan main theologically neutral interest of equality. Schools should in the My children are curremain neutral rently instructed to pledge their allegiance to a nation To the editor: In his recent letter to “under God” by their pubthe editor, Gary Shade lic school teacher and admade a case for injecting ministration. As far as I can more God invocations into tell, God intrudes through public schools. Mr. Shade the schoolhouse door every spoke fondly of an incident morning since the day Confrom his childhood where a gress added “under God” to Catholic school classmate the pledge of allegiance in had a pencil broke over his 1954. To be sure, Congress head by a priest during bible wrote the bill as the capital lessons in the mandatory “G” God which specifically catechism class. According refers to the Judeo-Christian to Mr. Shade’s letter, our god. Without getting into all children in public schools of the wretched violence, today should experience the same feelings of fear while there is little to admire in dutifully obeying the mind- the bible regarding moral controlling authoritarian instruction but there is something of interest from practices of the church. Driving the point home, a sociological view. Instead the letter concluded by say- of glorifying and endorsing ing the horrific Sandy Hook a particular belief system slaughter might have been in our public schools, let’s prevented with more reli- agree to promote free ingious instruction since “God quiry and critical inspection. isn’t allowed past the school- Let’s offer a comparative religions class without forchouse door anymore.” As an atheist parent of ing “God” into our national three public school students oath or creationism into sciI’d like to offer my perspec- ence curriculum. Toward the commitment of critical tive. Christianity and other thinking, that is the only systems of god-belief are manner in which god-belief not above scrutiny. Beliefs should be discussed behind and opinions – especially the schoolhouse door. those with such lofty propositions – should always be ERIC JAYNE open to careful examina- Apple Valley tion. Moreover, the govern- Minnesota Atheists presiment, in all its forms, is not dent
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Teen sentenced for highspeed crash that killed two Driver will spend next two anniversaries of accident in jail by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
An 18-year-old Burnsville man received an unusual segmented sentence for a crash that killed two of his friends last year. Joshua Decoteau will serve 60 days in the Juvenile Service Center and an additional 10 days in the
Dakota County Jail on the anniversary of the deaths in 2014 and 2015. He was also sentenced to perform 100 hours of community service. Decoteau was 17 and a newly licensed driver when he took four friends on a high-speed cruise of up to 96 mph before he lost control, crashing the car through a fence next to Buck Hill Road in Burnsville and flipping it several times before it landed on the southbound lanes of I-35. Alesha Roehl, 17, of Castle Rock Township, and
Frederick Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, died in the crash. Two boys, a 16-year-old Lakeville resident and a 17-year-old Burnsville resident, were injured. Decoteau was sentenced in juvenile court under Minnesotaâ€™s extended juvenile jurisdiction statute, which provides a stayed adult prison sentence and extends the juvenile courtâ€™s jurisdiction over the case until he reaches 21. Decoteau pleaded guilty earlier this month to two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide (involv-
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An Apple Valley woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of lottery tickets from her place of employment. Scarlet E. Lund, 44, was charged with state lottery fraud Sept. 11 following a police investigation into theft of lottery tickets at Apple Valleyâ€™s Cedar Brook Market, 12503 Germane Ave., between January and April of this year. According to the criminal complaint, Lund allegedly stole the lottery tickets during her work shifts at the market, then cashed the winning tickets at stores in Apple Valley and Eagan. The State Lottery Office reported that the stolen tickets were cashed at four locations in Dakota County â€“ at Cedar Brook Market, the Apple Valley American Legion, PDQ
A Burnsville woman died Tuesday morning following a multi-vehicle accident in Minnetonka. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 49-year-old Darvin R. Basche of Apple Valley was proceeding north through the intersection at Highway 7 and County Road 101 at about 7:40 a.m. when his Ford Super Duty pickup truck broadsided a westbound Toyota Corolla driven by 58-year-old Elizabeth P. Ketcher of Burnsville. The Corolla had a green light at the intersection, the State Patrol said. Following the initial impact, the Corolla spun out and struck a Nissan Juke stopped at the traffic light, and the Nissan was pushed into a Toyota Highlander. Ketcher, who was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, died as a result of her injuries. No injuries to other drivers were reported. Ketcher was wearing a seatbelt and her airbag deployed in the accident, the State Patrol said. Alcohol was not detected in any of the drivers involved. Bascheâ€™s pickup truck suffered severe damage in the accident and Ketcherâ€™s Corolla was totaled. Damage to the Nissan Juke and Toyota Highlander was â€œmoderate,â€? the State Patrol said. â€”Andrew Miller
in Apple Valley, and Kwik Trip in Eagan. Surveillance video from the American Legion and Kwik Trip shows a woman â€“ later confirmed to be Lund â€“ redeeming lottery tickets worth $30 and $100. PDQ surveillance video shows an unknown male redeeming one of the stolen tickets. Police spoke with Lund, who stated she had a gambling problem and that she was the only person involved in the lottery ticket thefts, the complaint said. The investigator showed Lund pictures from the PDQ surveillance video and Lund asserted she was unfamiliar with the man seen redeeming the stolen ticket. If convicted, Lund faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $50,000. â€”Andrew Miller
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MnDOT commissioner travels state to talk transportation by Howard Lestrud SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle is a bus guy and a visionary of sorts. Zelle has logged seven months as commissioner after being appointed in January by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Prior to assuming his current role, Zelle served as president and chief executive officer of Jefferson Lines, an intercity bus company with routes in 13 heartland states from Minnesota to Texas. He remains chairman of the Jefferson Lines board of directors. Zelle previously served on Dayton’s Transportation Finance Advisory Commission, an 18-person committee looking at the transportation puzzle. Zelle’s directive from Dayton has been “to get out there” and tell the story of transportation needs in Minnesota, which has the fifth largest road system in the country. He said he has been listening to every community story to help frame a statewide vision of transportation. Yes, there are many transportation needs. Zelle’s campaign consists of information gathered from the Minnesota GO visioning process to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotans expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment over the next 50 years. “Our economy is diverse, and we pay the
Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle recently met with the ECM Editorial Board to discuss the department’s 20-year plan. He also spoke about a 50-year plan. (Photo by Howard Lestrud) cost for that,” Zelle said funding and not about on Sept. 13 talking to the politics. “It’s giving our perECM Editorial Board. spective for the next 20 Decades ahead years and listening to loMnDOT initiated the cal perspectives, which effort to develop the 50- will help us frame a stateyear plan, a vision for wide vision,” Zelle said. all forms of transportation. This vision showed Investing roughly a $50 billion gap MnDOT has been to achieving a high qual- pretty smart to invest in ity of life, a competitive high-return transportaeconomy and a healthy tion investments, he said, environment. To only and this is shaped by Mnmaintain and preserve SHIP. To be competitive the overall transportation in transportation, Minsystem, the cost would be nesota needs to spend $30 $21 billion, Zelle said. billion during the next 20 Transportation plan- years, Zelle said. Availning has been intense, able resources amount Zelle said, and he empha- to $18 billion, leaving a sized that much of the shortfall of $12 billion. state’s planning for the The MnSHIP plan for next 20 years is shaped 2014-2033 supports the in the Minnesota State guiding principles from Highway Investment the Minnesota GO vision Plan. and links the policies and Zelle said the trans- strategies laid out in the portation campaign is all Statewide Multimodal about the arithmetic of Transportation Plan to
improvements on the state’s 12,000-mile highway system. Most of the money forecast to be needed is dedicated to rebuilding and preserving roads and bridges; 80 percent of the state’s assets are made up of roads and bridges, he said. There is a need to improve roads and bridges and bring them up to safety standards each year, he said. Expansion is also sought, but there are not enough resources to expand everything that is needed, Zelle said. The planning is coming in phases and focuses on where the funding has been and where it might be in the future. Transportation funding comes from four sources: • Federal dollars, $600 million to $700 million annual budget.
bility will be left to the states and regions, Zelle believes. Zelle said federal stimulus funding several years ago was a godsend, as was funding provided on the state level by the transportation bill of 2008, which featured an override of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s veto. The Hastings bridge project would not have happened without the stimulus funds and override of the governor’s veto, Zelle said. MnDOT has done $1 billion in construction work this season and in the past five years has completed considerable work, he said. “We have caught up on a lot of our work,” he said. He said it takes multiple years to plan a construction program. He said funding will go back down for 2016 and 2017. “We need a sustainable source of money for our projects, and part of the challenge is that the gas tax is locked and does not increase with inflation. Costs go up. Our resources are flat, and the purchasing power goes down,” he said. Zelle said national polls have shown that when citizens know there are dedicated funds for roads, bridges and transit systems and they see a benefit from this, they are open to the costs. “We need to connect Stimulus funds the benefit with what we There will be a federal are asking,” Zelle said. role in transportation funding, but it will prob- Howard Lestrud can be ably not expand, Zelle reached at howard.lesaid. With gridlock in email@example.com. Washington, D.C., more funding and responsi• Gas tax, 49 percent. • Motor vehicle sales tax. • Vehicle registration fees. Zelle said a combination of funding options are needed. Dayton shied away from calling for a gas tax last session, but it could come up in the next session. Zelle said he believed it was important to have a tax increase every year. He said it could be indexed to inflation or set. The gas tax is a user fee that should be looked at by the Legislature on a nonpartisan basis, Zelle said. Looking at the 20year projections, Zelle said these problems did not happen overnight and solutions also will not happen overnight. “It is hard to create a sense of urgency for the long term,” he said. Business expansions are occurring, and populations are moving and becoming more concentrated in the metropolitan areas, Zelle said, so more transportation options will be needed. Freights are projected to go up, maybe by 30 percent – a conservative figure, Zelle believes. To stay competitive, Zelle said it is critical that MnDOT stress pavement quality and the importance of maintaining the integrity of bridges.
Local cycling league ‘pedals’ fun, excitement Area athletes part of new league’s growth by Betsy Helfand MURPHY NEWS SERVICE
After the combined team of BurnsvilleLakeville North-Lakeville South won the inaugural boys/girls team Minnesota High School Cycling League championship in 2012, the league kicked off its second season Sept. 8 in Inver Grove Heights with more than 300 racers. That is almost double the number of bikers from last season. “I think we started off on a really good note this year with our first race,” league director Gary Sjoquist said. One key difference from last year is that results are now tracked via chips, as opposed to manually last season.
Sjoquist said the timing system took a little bit longer than he would have liked, but aside from a few minor glitches, there was little confusion and very few problems. That isn’t the only thing new to the league this year. Burnsville and Lakeville North-Lakeville South are no longer on the same squad. “Cycling introduces teenagers to a lifelong sport that is part of a healthy lifestyle and connects them with the outdoors and the environment,” said Burnsville coach Chris Harvey. “Our team has participated in volunteer trailwork sessions to help build and maintain the local mountain bike trails. Mountain biking also attracts students who don’t fit into a typical ball or stick sport, about 50 percent of my team had not participated
in a high school sport until they joined the mountain bike team.” Representing her school, the Blaze’s Jordan Horner finished first in the varsity girls race with a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes, 20.16 seconds. Horner accumulated 1,725 points over four races last season to be the top girls finisher overall. “Like other endurance sports, being a top athlete dedication and the desire to train everyday,” Harvey said. “The athletes like Jordan Horner, the 2012 Minnesota High School Cycling League champion has been training and racing for many years.” Dakota County dominated the top of the podium in the four-lap girls race with Apple Valley’s Camille Sjoquist in second place. Carley Endersbe and Libbey Endersbe, of
Lakeville North-Lakeville South, finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Caitlin Juvla was sixth for Apple Valley. The day also included races for junior varsity, sophomore boys, freshman boys and a combined underclassmen girls. The cycling league launched a series of four races last year with 160 athletes from 15 teams. This year, there are more bikers, teams and races. The league will have five races each season and has more than 25 teams participating. Teams are comprised up of high school students; sometimes multiple high schools combine to form a composite team. Eagan, Eastview and RosemountApple Valley-Eagan also have teams. Sjoquist said this jump in participation didn’t
come as a surprise to him. “I figured we’d be growing at a pace like this,” he said. “The kids have fun and the fact that (they’re) racing for (their) high school is kind of unique and that seems to draw all the kids together.” Four of the races will be at different courses this season, and Sjoquist said the change of venues is helpful in the league’s growth. “I’m deliberately moving the race courses around the state because it helps drive the development of teams,” he said. Sjoquist said the league wanted to do a Saturday race just to see what it was like. That race will be held on Sept. 21 at the Jail Trail in St. Cloud, and will be the second race of the season. Other races this season include Sept. 29 at Hillside Park in Elk Riv-
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Buckthorn removal time is here Metro area cities educate residents on eradication techniques by Kyle Stowe MURPHY NEWS SERVICE
Buckthorn removal is nothing new to the Twin Cities area. â€œWeâ€™ve been working more than 10 years to clear in some city parks,â€? said Janet Van Sloun, Minnetonka natural resources restoration specialist. â€œAnd weâ€™re still working.â€? This fall, a number of metro-area towns and cities will continue efforts to remove buckthorn from city parks and encourage residents to slow the growth of the invasive species. By setting an example on city-owned grounds and taking the time to educate people about the importance of clearing buckthorn, experts believe they are making progress in restoring natural habitats. â€œWe do a lot to help get the word out and educate people about the topic,â€? Van Sloun said. â€œAnd weâ€™re seeing results.â€? European buckthorn, a shrub-like plant that can grow into a small tree, has run rampant in Minnesota and other parts of North America since it was introduced to the continent in
the mid-1800s. Native to Europe, the species has no known pathogens or predators to limit its growth away from home. Buckthorn forms a dense, thick understory in native woodlands that outcompete native plants for sunlight, said Laura Van Riper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources terrestrial invasive species coordinator. She added that the end result isnâ€™t pretty. â€œIt shades out native plants from underneath,â€? Van Riper said. â€œIt creates a buckthorn monoculture.â€? With no known biocontrol to exterminate plants by the masses, cities are continuing to turn to residents to take it upon themselves to remove buckthorn from their own property, Van Riper said. But thereâ€™s a catch. â€œItâ€™s a multi-year commitment,â€? Van Riper said. â€œIf you cut the adult trees down youâ€™ve brought a lot of light into the site, and the seed bank in the soil will germinate and it will grow back up.â€? Van Riper added that removing buckthorn in the same spot over a number of years requires patience, but there are rewards over time. â€œIt takes years of effort especially up-front,â€? Van Riper said, â€œwith the hope over time weâ€™re doing less
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no longer offers free buckthorn pickup. Pickup is not Education efforts available in Lakeville or To better teach residents Farmington. about the benefits of restoring natural habitats to Looking ahead a buckthorn-free state, citVan Riper is optimistic ies around the metro are about buckthorn removal doing a number of things efforts in the Twin Cities to help raise awareness. area. Burnsville uses its webâ€œWe have a lot of nice site, quarterly newsletters, success stories from differand a new program that ent cities and parks that encourages neighborhood have made efforts and have chatter to help thwart really made noticeable imbuckthorn, Caleb Ashling, provement,â€? she said. Burnsville natural resourcWhile buckthorn is es technician, said. too widespread to ever be â€œThe city will come pick eradicated, Van Riper said up buckthorn if at least the hope is that the continthree people from a neigh- ued application of manborhood submit an appli- agement techniques will cation for pickup, Ashling reduce its abundance. said. â€œWe hope it makes She said there are still buckthorn more of a con- many questions to be anversation topic to neigh- swered that may help lead bors.â€? to more effective removal The city of Eagan has efforts. conducted a buckthorn reâ€œWeâ€™re still learning moval assistance program about what we can do to for several years that pro- reduce its success and invides free pick up of cut crease diversity at a site,â€? buckthorn from private Van Riper said. residential properties. Van Sloun believes Private property owners that slowly, but surely, citshould contact the Forest- ies that make buckthorn ry Division tree inspector removal a priority will (651) 675-5300, prior to continue to see noticeable conducting any buckthorn change. control activities, to set up â€œThe difference is like a required site visit. black and white,â€? Van Apple Valley, Farm- Sloun said. â€œItâ€™s worth it.â€? ington and Lakeville residents can use city-owned Kyle Stowe is studying tools for pulling buckthorn journalism at the Univerplants from the ground. sity of Minnesota. The city of Apple Valley
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nesota. There will be carnival games, inflatables, iDance, Studio Bodair of Lakevilleâ€™s crazy hair, Tiny Diva Princess Party face painting and The Works Museum of Bloomingtonâ€™s engineering and art activities. Children will have free use of the Community Centerâ€™s The Blast play area. AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center of Eden Prairie will have their trampoline launch pad just outside the lower level entrance of the Community Center. Gaminâ€™ Ride will offer video games in its outdoor gaming truck as well as iDance in the gym. Flip Your Lids will offer a safe medieval knight duel using foam padded jousting poles. There will be lunch and
snack options at the Green Mill food booths. Kids Corner, sponsored by Sesame Street Live, will have activities for young children and Elmo will be reading a story every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The first 300 children through the door will each receive a voucher to a performance of Sesame Street Liveâ€™s â€œMake a New Friend,â€? Jan. 24-26, 2014, at Target Center. Admission to KIDSPO is free, but some activities will require tickets or unlimited play wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $7 by going online to http://kidspo2013.com until Sept. 27 or $10 at the door. The title sponsor of the event is Metro Dentalcare and Orthodontic Care Specialists.
Gold sponsors are Park Chrysler Jeep of Burnsville and Primrose Schools of Eagan and Lakeville. Silver sponsors are Christian Heritage Academy, Ballet Royale and Twin Cities Ballet Minnesota, US Federal Credit Union, Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Thoroughbred Carpet & Floors, Hirshfieldâ€™s, Glowing Hearth & Home and Savers Unique Thrift Store. The Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, is located off Pilot Knob Road between I-494 and I-35E.
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Hadfield - Bichsel Dan Bichsel, son of Todd and Jennifer Bichsel of Apple Valley, and Melissa Hadfield, daughter of Steve and Marissa Hadfield of Colorado Springs, CO announce their engagement. Dan is a 2005 graduate of Apple Valley High School and a 2009 graduate of UW-Stout. He is employed at HewlettPackard in Denver, CO. Melissa is a 2006 gradudate of St. Maryâ€™s High School and a 2010 graduate of Boston College. She is employed at UNUM Insurance Group. They are planning an October wedding in Denver, Colorado.
Janson/Pelant Eastview High School Graduates to wed. Kate Janson and Nick Pelant, both 2007 Eastview High School graduates, will be married in Rochester this November. Nick is a UW Eau Claire graduate and works for the History Center of Olmsted County. Kate graduated from Winona State University and is a RN with Mayo Health Systems.
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Assess a home’s efficiency with an energy audit Minnesota residents experience all that the four seaons have to offer, and that includes having to deal with weeks of extreme heat and bitter cold temperatures each year. Those swings in the weather, like the five-day stretch in Dakota County when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees in late August, can be tough on a home and cost a lot in cooling bills. Homeowners wondering how to save money on energy bills can conduct a do-it-yourself home energy audit. The National Association of Home Builders experts say it is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy a home consumes and determine
what homeowners can do to make a home more energy efficient. A home energy audit will show where a home is losing energy, how efficient heating and cooling systems are, and ways to conserve electricity. All it takes is a thorough inspection of the areas listed below and keeping a checklist of the problems. Air leaks – Stopping or minimizing drafts can save 5 to 30 percent on annual energy costs. Some places to inspect where air commonly seeps from homes include gaps around: baseboards, wall and ceiling junctures, electrical outlets, switch plates, window frames, weather stripping, fireplace dampers, attic doors, win-
dow-mounted air conditioners and foundation seals. On a home’s exterior, look at the areas where two different building materials meet, such as corners and areas where siding or brick come together with chimneys or the foundation. If a window rattles or there is daylight around door or window frames, air is likely being lost. Once the leaks have been identified, seal them with caulk, weather stripping or the same material as the original seal. Replacing windows with new, high-performance ones will improve a home’s energy efficiency and lead to a tax break. An inexpensive alternative is to attach plastic sheets around win-
dows. Insulation – In older homes especially, the amount of insulation in the ceiling and walls may be insufficient for current standards. See if an attic door is insulated and closes tightly. Openings around pipes, ductwork and chimneys should be sealed. Look for a vapor barrier – tarpaper or a plastic sheet – under the attic insulation. To check walls, make a small hole in a closet or other out-of-theway place and probe into the wall with a long stick or screwdriver. The area should be completely filled with an insulating material. Fill the gaps in any openings with expanding foam. Flexible caulk
should be used to seal any electrical boxes in the ceiling. If a home lacks a vapor barrier, consider painting interior ceilings with vapor barrier paint. This reduces the amount of water vapor that can pass through the ceiling and reduce insulation’s effectiveness. Heating/cooling – Inspect heating and cooling equipment. See if ducts and pipes that are located in unheated spaces and that water heater and hot water pipes are insulated. Dirt streaks around your ductwork, especially near the seams, are evidence of leaks. Have your equipment checked and cleaned by a professional annually. A forced-air furnace should
have its filters changed as soon as they are dirty. Even if they aren’t, replace them every 30 to 60 days. Consider replacing units that are more than 15 years old with a new energy-efficient one. Lighting – Look at the bulbs in the home and determine if a lower-watt bulb would work just as well. If there are areas where lights are on for extended periods of time, a compact fluorescent lamp can save up to 75 percent of the lighting energy of an incandescent bulb. A home audit is a great way to find out a home’s energy deficiencies and make simple improvements that will save time and money in the long run.
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The youth art tent offered painting easels, brushes, paint, and paper for children to Gracie Mickschl, of Lakeville, got straight to the point of her contribution to the Lakeville Art Festival community art project Sept. 22. This yearâ€™s project was an create new masterpieces. introduction to a painting technique called pointillism that was developed by Georges Seurat in the late 1800s. Festival participants were helping to recreate Seuratâ€™s bestknown and largest painting, â€œSunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette,â€? using small dots of paint that when viewed from a distance will appear as solid forms.
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The Lakeville program is for area middle school students and will be held at McGuire Middle School beginning October 1, 2013 and continue for a nine month commitment period. In that time they brainstorm and form their enterprises, make pitches to potential investors, obtain funding, register their companies with governmental agencies, and actually launch their own company or social movement! Business mentors, graphic designers, and local entrepreneurs support the students throughout the program and all of the learning is real and experiential. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims at teaching students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. YEA! is the only pre-college program developed by an entrepreneur, at a university, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Kauffman Foundation and the United States Chamber of Commerce. â€œWe specifically chose the Lakeville Area Public Schools to be one of our partners because of its reputation for academic excellence,â€? said Gayle Jagel, the CEO and founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. â€œThe entire business community is really on board with schoolâ€™s plans to pilot the program in the fall,â€? adds Jagel, â€œWe are urging all local business leaders to become involved with the program and act as mentors to the budding entrepreneurs.â€? By partnering with YEA!, both large and small companies/businesses volunteer their time and services acting as business mentors, field trip hosts, guest lecturers, graphic designers, web developers, attorneys, etc. Community support strengthens the program, and the academy strengthens the community. â€œWe are so excited to be a partner with the Lakeville Area Chamber. Our goal is to eventually provide a unique and challenging experience for all students interested in participating,â€? said ISD #194 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder â€œOne of the most interesting components of the program is the actual behind the scenes knowledge the students are given from local business leaders, who were at one time, standing in their shoes!â€? exclaims Todd Bornhauser, President of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce. â€œThe experience is something they will be able to apply to whatever field they choose to enter, thereby giving them the necessary skills to become future leaders of industry.â€? For more information, contact Todd Bornhauser at 952-469-2020, or www.yealakeville.com
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more than three-quarters of the way to her target number this year. â€œI am short about 200 right now, and Iâ€™ve got about another month to get the other 200,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™m working hard, Iâ€™m trying to hit a lot of garage sales.â€? This year, the Coats for Kids programâ€™s overall goal is collecting 10,000 coats. The collection drive runs through Friday, Oct. 11. Pilgrim Cleaners has collected more than 385,000 coats since it started the program in 1986. Sun Newspapers, WCCO Radio, KARE 11 and Subway are sponsors. Anyone who wants to donate a gently used coat can take it to any of the 25 Pilgrim Cleaners locations. The program accepts coats for children and adults. Go online to bit.ly/cfk13 to find a location. Pilgrim will clean the coats and give them to eight metro-area charities, which will distribute them to those in need. Monetary gifts may be sent to the Coats for Kids fund, c/o Pilgrim Cleaners, 3217 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 55443. One hundred percent of donations will go toward purchasing new childrenâ€™s coats. Schools are encouraged to organize their own coat drives. The school that collects the most will win a Subway Party and a plaque for the school.
When Barb Bechard started collecting coats in 1999 to donate to families in need, she set a goal of giving 25 coats. The Fridley resident gave 150. The next year she thought she could collect 200. She got 500. Now, she makes it her goal each year to collect 1,000 coats for the Coats for Kids program through Pilgrim Cleaners, which has locations in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. â€œItâ€™s just kind of become a mission for me,â€? she said. â€œI love doing it.â€? Bechard gets them from family and friends who outgrow or no longer want their coats, but she also hunts garage sales and thrift stores for bargains. Sometimes sheâ€™ll include her grandchildren in the search for good deals. â€œItâ€™s kind of nice to get the family involved,â€? she said. â€œThatâ€™s kind of neat, because itâ€™s teaching the next generation to give back. ... I think we all should be giving back in (our) own ways.â€? It has become harder in recent years to reach her goal, Bechard said. She thinks people are keeping things longer since the recent recession. But that hasnâ€™t stopped her from working hard to help, because she believes strongly in the Coats for Kids pro- Contact Jonathan Young gram. at jonathan.young@ecmBechard has collected inc.com.
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Another wild finish for South
North, Rosemount rewrite pool records
Fake punt provides winning points by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Having already gone to a little-known rule to turn one potential defeat into victory, Lakeville South’s football team had to show its resourcefulness again, just one week later. This time the Cougars were trailing Apple Valley by five points midway through the fourth quarter and facing a punting situation. Except punting was about the last thing they wanted to do because South already had two punts blocked, and they led to 14 Apple Valley points. So, the Cougars called in Rambo – no, not Sylvester Stallone’s heavily muscled character from the film series. Their version of Rambo is a gadget play, one of a half-dozen fake punts South coach Larry Thompson says the team has in its repertoire. Apple Valley charged, hungry for another punt block. South punter Tyler Lattery leaped, pretending that the ball was snapped over his head. But it actually went to the up man, A.J. Westrude, who raced 54 yards untouched for the winning score in Lakeville South’s 29-26 victory last Friday. “It was wide open,” Westrude said. “We didn’t want to risk having another punt blocked. The coaches called for Rambo, and it worked perfectly.” The previous week, South took advantage of a rule that allows free kicks after punts that are fair caught to nail a 49yard field goal from kickoff formation in a 20-17 victory over Eagan. The Cougars probably would prefer not to reach this deep into their bag of tricks this early, but they’re 3-1. “We found a way to get it done,” Thompson said. “Right now we’re probably an
Lakeville South’s Grant Moesser hauls in a pass in last week’s game against Apple Valley. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) average football team, but the recovery at the South fourth quarter. Two faceI like some of the things 19. Da’Shawn Lewis mask penalties against we’re doing and I think we scored on a 5-yard run South helped the Eagles will get better.” five plays later. advance the ball, and Apple Valley, which Apple Valley appeared Matt Morse scored on a went into 2013 with am- to hold off a South bid to 6-yard run. Apple Valley bitions of contending for take back the lead when tried for a two-point conthe Class 5A state cham- Jacob Borman intercept- version and failed, leavpionship, dropped to 0-4 ed a pass and returned ing its lead at 26-21 with despite playing prob- it to the Lakeville South 7 minutes, 14 seconds reably its best game of the 42 in the final minute of maining. season. In addition to the first half. But on the Apple Valley had one blocking two punts, the Eagles’ next play, South more chance after the fake Eagles intercepted two nose tackle Alonte Alex- punt for a touchdown, but passes and had five min- ander sacked Apple Val- lost the ball on downs at utes more possession ley quarterback Tommy the Lakeville South 38 time than South. Lakev- Singer and stripped the with 1:52 remaining. ille South had 191 yards ball. Westrude picked it Lewis had 25 carries rushing, but more than up and ran 52 yards for a for 107 yards for the Eahalf of that came on two score and a 14-7 Lakeville gles. Singer completed 11 plays – Mark Ruhl’s 64- South lead. of 16 passes for 96 yards, yard touchdown run in In addition to his two while Morse had five the third quarter and We- touchdowns, Westrude, a catches for 44 yards. strude’s run on the fake senior linebacker, forced “They were 0-3, so punt, which counted as a and recovered an Apple they could play loose and rushing attempt. Valley fumble in the first try some stuff,” Westrude “Except for one play, quarter. said. “That’s what made it we couldn’t run the ball,” Apple Valley returned tough for us.” Thompson said. the second-half kickoff to The Cougars likely Lakeville South line- Lakeville South’s 20, set- weren’t anxious to rehash backer Josh Corcoran ting up an 11-yard touch- their play against Apple stuffed an Apple Valley down pass from Singer to Valley when they gathered running play on fourth Brooks Helling. But the to study the game film, and one at the Eagles’ Eagles missed the conver- but “the main goal was 49-yard line in the first sion, which later would to win,” Westrude said. quarter. That led to the prove critical. Less than “We got the job done, and Cougars’ first score, a 22- two minutes later Apple that’s all that matters.” yard pass from Brenon Valley blocked another Lakeville South, which Larson-Gulsvig to Grant South punt, with Kieran won three in a row at Moesser, who had missed McKeag picking up the home after a seasonSouth’s previous two loose ball near the goal opening loss at Lakeville games because of a knee line and stepping into the North, goes back on the injury. end zone. road to play Burnsville on In the second quarter, Ruhl’s touchdown run Sept. 27. Apple Valley’s Jackson put South back in front Graham broke through temporarily, but Apple Email Mike Shaughnessy at the line to block a punt, Valley scored on a nine- mike.shaughnessy@ecmand Zach Robole made play, 65-yard drive in the inc.com.
Lakeville North took first place in South Suburban Conference girls swimming with a 100-85 victory over Rosemount on Sept. 17 in a dual meet that produced six Kenwood Trail Middle School pool records. Lakeville South beat Eagan 99-82 in a dual meet held concurrently at Kenwood Trail. After the Sept. 17 meets, Lakeville North led the conference at 4-0, with Rosemount, Prior Lake, Lakeville South and Eagan tied for second at 3-1. Teams returned to conference action on Thursday night, after this edition went to press. Four of the pool records were set by Lakeville North swimmers, with Rosemount swimmers setting the other two. Lakeville North senior Zoya Wahlstrom set pool records in the 50-yard freestyle (24.61 seconds) and 100 butterfly (56.27). Wahlstrom also anchored North’s winning 400 freestyle relay, which won in a pool-record 3:35.50. Junior Brenna Smith, senior Alena Bodnaruk and eighth-grader Elsa Litteken swam the first three legs of the relay. Wahlstrom, Litteken, senior Aslin Rose and junior Emily Spencer set school and pool records with their winning time of 1:48.54 in the 200 medley relay. Rosemount’s Megan Wenman set pool records in the 200 freestyle (1:53.33) and 100 freestyle (52.08). “I truly don’t recall a
meet where I’ve ever seen kids perform at this level at this time of the year,” Lakeville North coach Dan Schneider said. Each team won six events, but Lakeville North’s depth proved decisive. North outscored Rosemount 11-5 in the 50 freestyle where Wahlstrom, Emily Spencer and Elizabeth Thull finished first, second and fifth. Litteken, Kira Quittem and Ashley Van Dyne took the top three places in the 100 backstroke, giving North a 13-3 point advantage in the event. Bodnaruk was the 200 individual medley winner in 2:11.45 and added a second place in the 500 freestyle.
South-Eagan Lakeville South swimmers finished first in all 11 swimming events in its victory over Eagan. The Cougars led 99-57 before swimming exhibition in the final two events. First-place finishers for South included Rachael Streit in the 200 freestyle (2:02.87) and 500 freestyle (5:31.79), Shea Bougie in the 200 individual medley (2:14.00) and 100 backstroke (1:00.85), Jacqueline Johnson in the 50 freestyle (25.54), Brianna Alexander in the 100 butterfly (59.27) and Jarin Simpson in the 100 freestyle (56.26). Alexander had the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke at 1:08.65 but was not credited with a firstplace finish because the Cougars were swimming exhibition at that time.
A Lakeville South swimmer competes at last week’s double dual at Kenwood Trail Middle School that also featured the Lakeville North, Rosemount and Eagan girls teams. (Photo submitted)
Volleyball has new No. 1 team Eagan wins AV tourney; North, South are 7th, 8th by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lakeville North’s defense swarms a Bloomington Jefferson ball carrier during the Panthers’ 34-0 victory last Friday. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
Panthers’ defense baffles opponents North 4-0 after homecoming shutout of Jefferson by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Quarterback Drew Stewart’s 61-yard touchdown run pushed North’s lead to 21-0 by halftime. In the second half, Conner Flack caught touchdown passes of 12 yards from Stewart and 29 yards from Matthew Schiefelbein. Jefferson went into the game 2-1 overall and undefeated in the South Suburban at 2-0. Now, Lakeville North (4-0) and Rosemount (3-0) are the only two teams that are undefeated in league play. North will play at Rosemount in the regular-season finale on Oct. 16. Prior Lake is 2-2 overall. The Lakers lost to defending state Class 6A champion Eden Prairie in the second week of the season and last week fell at home to Rosemount 24-13. The Panthers and Lakers met twice last season, once in the regular season and once in the playoffs. Prior Lake won the regular-season game 10-6 but North got revenge in the Class 6A quarterfinals with a 23-3 victory.
Lakeville North’s defense continued to dominate opponents in a 34-0 victory over Bloomington Jefferson last Friday in the Panthers’ homecoming football game. It was the third shutout in four games for the unbeaten (4-0) Panthers, who will play at Prior Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in a duel between the 2012 South Suburban Conference co-champions. North has not allowed a point in 14 of the 16 quarters it has played this season. Eastview scored 10 points in the first half of a Sept. 13 game that Lakeville North went on to win 33-10. Senior running back Jamiah Newell put the Panthers up early against Jefferson, scoring on a 39-yard run in the first quarter and a 2-yard run early in the secMike Shaughnessy ond quarter. He finished with 191 yards Email email@example.com. on 17 carries.
The high school volleyball season is about one month old, and already three teams have been No. 1 in the state Class 3A rankings. Eagan is the latest to hold the hot potato, moving to the top of the poll following its victory at the Apple Valley Eagle Invitational last weekend. The Wildcats defeated Chaska, the previous No. 1 team, in the semifinals before beating Blaine 22-25, 2522, 15-7 in the championship match Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats have been trying for years to win the Eagle Invitational. They have been in it every year since 1998 but had gone 0-for-15 before finally breaking through. “We called it the Eagan Curse,” senior captain Taylr McNeil said. “We talked about it before every match, and we didn’t want it to happen again this year.” Eagan (16-0) defeated Alexandria and Eden Prairie in the first two rounds of the tournament before its 25-21, 25-22 victory over Chaska in the semifinals. It’s the Wildcats’ second tournament championship of the season; they won the Shakopee Invitational in early September. Taylr McNeil was the Wildcats’ standout player
Lakeville North’s Sami Flattum attacks during a firstround match at the Eagle Invitational. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) in the Eagle Invitational with 60 kills and 32 digs in four matches. The Eagle Invitational, probably the state’s most competitive regular-season tournament, completed its 36th edition. In 34 of the previous 35 years, the eventual large-school state champion played in the Eagle Invitational – but didn’t necessarily win it. Eagan, for example, won state championships in 2001 and 2003 but didn’t win the Eagle Invitational either of those years. Defending state Class AAA champion Lakeville North also defended its title at the Eagle Invitational. The Panthers were 2-2 this year and finished seventh. After defeating Waconia in the first round, North lost in straight
sets to Marshall, the topranked team in Class 2A. North (14-3) also fell to Hopkins before defeating Lakeville South 25-19, 25-19 in the seventh-place match. Lakeville South (810) went 1-3 in the tournament.
SSC standings Eagan, Prior Lake and Lakeville North were tied for first place in South Suburban Conference volleyball after all three won conference matches Tuesday night. The leaders have yet to play each other. Eagan goes to Lakeville North on Oct. 15 and is home against Prior Lake on Oct. 15. Prior Lake and Lakeville North play Oct. 1 at North.
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Stories, songs, brought to you this week by bounces and playtime for “The King of Ram” children newborn to 24 months and their caregivhave them blessed by clergy members. In addition to the blessing, people may have their deceased pets honored through the new All God’s Creatures Remembering Tree. The tree allows people to bring a photo of a pet or animal they’d like to remember. A card with the pet’s name is made and the photo and name will be placed on the tree. There will be a petting zoo, performance by the children’s choir and an appearance by the Dakota County mounted patrol. Two $50 awards will be given for creative costuming: animal costumes on humans (young and young-at-heart) and costumes on pets. There will also be treats for pets, and information about adopting abandoned or rescued pets. The church is located at 13900 Biscayne Ave. W. More information may be obtained by calling 651423-4402.
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Agenda District 194 School Board Following is the agenda for the 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, special meeting of the District 194 School Board in the District Office. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Roll Call 2. Recommended Action a. Certification of Proposed Property Tax Levy and Establish Hearing Date/Time 3. Adjournment
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to support the decision for an unmarked roundabout circle. The engineers said there will also be signs before the roundabout that help guide drivers into the correct lane, and noted the county is planning an educational campaign to provide drivers information about navigating through multiple lane roundabouts. Sebastian said the county could always add pavement markers in the roundabout once it opens if problems arise. Council members also expressed concerns about a proposed detour route taking drivers south to County Road 70 because it is unlikely many will use it. They instead urged the county to consider routes that keep traffic farther north. Dakota County Transportation Director Mark Krebsbach said the county will explore options and include the effect that routes will have on local streets. He added the county might make revisions to routes as needed during construction. The county plans to complete property appraisals for right of way this month and award a contract for the project by June 2014, with utility and off-road construction occurring next summer and fall. Heavy construction and road closures are planned in 2015.
to complete construction and confuse drivers with changing alternate driving routes. Lakeville City Council members expressed concern about the county’s plans to open the roundabout in 2015 without pavement markings on the interior circle. Dakota County Engineer Brian Sorenson said data has shown that more crashes occur in multilane roundabouts that have the circle pavement marked than in those without any pavement markers. City Council members expressed concern drivers new to the multilane roundabout would be confused and it could cause accidents. “I’ve never driven on a roundabout without markings,” City Council Member Doug Anderson said, describing himself as “skeptical” about the proposal. He said he did not want Lakeville being used as a test for a consultant’s concept. “I’m not sure our citizens would be comfortable with that,” Anderson said. Sebastian said project planners are not just “throwing it out there and hoping it works,” but have relied upon consultant’s data that shows leaving multilane roundabout circles unmarked results in fewer accidents because drivers are more likely to yield to each other. Coun- Laura Adelmann is at laura. cil members asked for the email@example.com. raw data the county used
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just starting the discussion about the options with MnDOT advisory committees. “This coming month, they will look at and dive through the information,” Solberg said. “It’s a substantial task for the committees to undertake.” There are nearly 50 objectives related to cost, safety and travel time for committee members to apply to their decisions, according to Solberg. He said they want to make sure they get the best value for their investment. A report about the preferred option is expected to be complete by March 2014. Eagan City Hall is at 3830 Pilot Knob Road. More about the project is at www.dot.state. mn.us/metro/projects/hwy77managedlanes. Those who have comments about the project can send them to Solberg at jon.solberg@state. mn.us or Kristine Elwood, Dakota County transportation specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. mn.us.
played. That’s not the only potential project MnDOT and the Dakota County Regional Rail Authority have that attendees will be treated to during the event that will have no formal presentation. Seven different concepts have been reviewed for improving bus access from Cedar Avenue to the Cedar Grove Transit Station. The ideas range from improved signal times to bus-only access ramps that could cut as many as nine minutes from the current 30-minute trip time of the recently launched Metro Transit Red Line from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America. Neither of the proposed projects – estimated to be as high as $50 million for managed, contraflow lanes and $30 million for improved Cedar Grove access – has dedicated funding sources. The true costs of the project won’t be known until a final option is selected based on a range of Email Tad Johnson at criteria. email@example.com. Solberg said they are
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LEGAL NOTICES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DISTRICT OFFICE WATERPROOFING DISTRICT OFFICE, 8670 210TH STREET WEST, LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA 55125 Independent School District #194 will receive single prime sealed bids for the District Office Waterproofing until 10:00 a.m. local time on October 16, 2013 at the District Office, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidding documents, including the Proposal Form, Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Offices of the Architect, Wold Architects and Engineers, 305 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102. (651) 227-7773; at the Minneapolis Builders Exchange; Builders Exchange at St. Paul; McGraw Hill Construction/ Dodge Plan Center; Reed Construction; iSqFt Plan Room (St. Paul, MN); and from
PlanWell at www.e-arc.com. This project includes: Excavation as required to install complete waterproofing system at entire District Office building perimeter. Waterproofing system to include membrane, drainage mat, and drain tile system as described in the contract documents. American Reprographics Company, 2007 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 722-2303, facsimile (612) 722-2958 will provide complete downloadable sets of the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders and subcontractors. The downloads will be available October 2, 2013. A deposit check in the amount of $25 made out to ARC for each set downloaded via the internet at www.earc.com and clicking on the PlanWell icon, then the Public Plan Room icon, select District Office Waterproofing. Make proposals on the bid forms supplied in the Project Manual. No oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will be considered. Submit with each bid, a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond payable to Independent School District #194 in an amount equal to f ( %) f
five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Performance Bond. Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening bids, without the consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to accept any bid or to reject any or all bids, or parts of such bids, and waive informalities or irregularities in bidding. The Owner requires Substantial Completion of the project on or before November 22, 2013. Board of Education INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #194 Published in Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 11, 2013 29408
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 CALL FOR BIDS 12-18 PASSENGER PLUS 1 WHEELCHAIR TYPE A SCHOOL BUS
will be received for One (1) 12-18 Passenger Plus 1 Wheelchair Type A School Bus by Independent School District 196 at the District Office, 3455 153rd Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068, until 11 a.m., October 15, 2013 at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents can be found at: http://www.district196. org/District/LegalNotices/index. cfm. If you should have any questions regarding this bid you may contact the Ken Kraft, Chief Mechanic at (651) 423-7688. Gary Huusko, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 Published in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan September 27, October 4, 2013 28595
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools Minutes of September 9, 2013Regular Board Meeting Chairperson Rob Duchscher called the regular School Board meeting to order at 6 p.m. on September 9, 2013 at Dakota Ridge School. Present: Art Coulson, treasurer; Rob Duchscher, chairperson; Gary Huusko, clerk; Jackie Magnuson, vice chairperson; Mike Roseen and Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. Absent: Joel Albright and Bob Schutte. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the School Board. There was a moment of silence for Lorelei Wolfgang, an early childhood special education speech language pathologist, who passed away. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the revised agenda. Superintendent Berenz recognized and thanked all staff members involved in getting the school year off to a great start. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with six members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the following Consent items: Minutes of August 19, 2013 regular board meeting (Exhibit A1); Revised Policy 201, General Organization, so the official name of the school district includes Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (Exhibit A2); Revisions to Administrative Regulation 406.1AR, Staff Recognition, allowing schools and departments to participate in staff recognition (Exhibit A3); Claims for August 13-September 3, 2013 (Exhibit B1); Electronic funds transfer schedule for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B2); Schedule of investments for August 10-30, 2013 (Exhibit B3); Gifts received during August 2013 (Exhibit B4); Advertising revenue received during July and August 2013 (Exhibit B5); Title VII formula grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education for $53,420 (Exhibit B6); A $3,000 IBM Community Grant in recognition of volunteer services of Heidi Kraemer, a district resident and parent. The funds will be used to support the solar energy project at Rosemount Middle School (Exhibit B7); Separations, leaves of absence and new staff (Exhibit C1); Agreements for student teacher placements with Crown College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Luther College, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin – Stout, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Augustana College and University of St. Thomas (Exhibit C2); Agreements with three individual teachers for the 2013-14 school year, for .8 FTE, .201 FTE and .2 FTE, respectively, without the FTE becoming part of a continuing contract (Exhibit D1); Agreements for private nursing/PCA services with River Valley Home Care, Bayada Home Health Care, Pediatric Home Service, Recover Health and Community Involvement Programs, for one-to-one care at school to meet the needs of five students (Exhibit D2); Agreement renewals with the cities of Apple Valley, Eagan and Rosemount for police liaison services during 2013-14, and safe schools levy funds expenditure of $293,424.57 (Exhibit D3); Agreement with the Eagan YMCA and the Burnsville YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities for 2013-14 School-Age Care from September 3, 2013 through June 6, 2014 for $137,789.36 (Exhibit E1); Appointment of Sarah Carlson, Jenna Kacheroski, Heidi Kraemer, Jill Murphy, Kelly Ruiz, Vicki Stute, Terrence Talley and a person yet to be named from Apple Valley Park and Recreation Department, to the Community Education Advisory Council from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Exhibit E2); Consultation Contract for Medical Assistance (MA) Claims Processing with Teresa Rome from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 so that the district can be compensated for MA-eligible services provided to students (Exhibit F1), and Agreement with Strategic Staffing Solutions for licensed speech therapists from September 1, 2013 to June 13, 2014 (Exhibit F2). Director of Special Education Mary Kreger reported school nurses worked throughout the summer at Camp Propel, on back-toschool days, at immunization review and vision screenings. Special education staff members began the year serving 4,151 students from birth through age 21. Special Education continues to partner with the Teaching and Learning Department to ensure all students receive high-quality, research-based instruction. Compliance continues to be a focus to ensure all state and federal special education rules and regulations are being followed. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issued its report in June and noted 65 citations. Kreger said the district has until May 1, 2014 to fix the citations and bring files into compliance. Special education teachers are participating in Reading Recovery training and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). Kreger noted there are 49 teachers at 13 schools co-teaching with general education. Kreger said this year Dakota Ridge will host the educational services for a chemical dependency program the district is obligated to provide. Director of Elementary Education Julie Olson shared that elementary schools welcomed 11,812 students; up 172 students from a year ago. There are 1,784 kindergarten students with 46 Kindergarten Plus classes. She reported 60 percent of kindergartners now have a full-day experience. Olson said the three magnets schools are beginning their sixth year and that all the magnet schools have waitlists. She reported on the extensive professional development in literacy that continues to take place, the success of the first year of Camp Propel and the second year of August literacy assessment days. Director of Secondary Education Mark Parr provided a snapshot of the secondary schools. He reported high schools have been busy since mid-August and that sports practices were adjusted to early morning or evening due to the extreme heat. Parr attended most of the secondary school orientations and open houses. He said middle school enrollment was at 6,100 students; 200 students above projections. High school enrollment was at 8,300 students; 23 more than projected. Secondary schools are continuing with the development and refinement of the Common Formative Assessment process in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Department and will continue to maximize the use of data analysis and instructional alignment days. Parr said work will also continue to further strengthen the secondary coaching model as it is a critical component in enabling teachers to have even more impact on higher student achievement. Counselors are underway with the development of a common six-year individual plan entitled “My Plan” to help students define a pathway for college and career readiness by graduation. Parr presented background information on the district’s past principals’ evaluation instruments and noted that during the 2011-12 school year the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) collaborated with state principals’ organizations and other state leaders, including School Board member Jackie Magnuson who co-chaired the committee, to craft a new model based on principal core competencies as well as School Principal Leadership Standards. The MDE then published a model evaluation tool. District administration met with the Principals Association of Rosemount (PAR) to develop an instrument that would suit district needs based on the MDE model. The model is both formative and summative, and consists of principals and their directors arriving at goals in the areas of instructional leadership and core competencies with student achievement the focal point. In 2011, the Legislature enacted laws that established principal and teacher accountability. Principal accountability requirements apply for this school year and teacher accountability requirements apply beginning in 2014-15. Woodland Elementary School Principal and PAR President Lisa Carlson reported on the legislation and its purpose, which is to enhance principals’ leadership skills, and support and improve teaching practices, school performance and student achievement. She reviewed the required components for the annual evaluation. Rosemount High School Assistant Principal and PAR’s former Past President Kim Budde described the model created for District 196 principals, which was based on research and best practices. The evaluation requires administrators to set two goals; one tied directly to the school’s site goal that measures student achievement. The second goal is a professional development goal that begins by using Kim Marshall’s principals’ evaluation rubric for reflection in six areas. Olson said that during the 2011 special session, legislators also approved statewide standards for teacher development and evaluation, and requirements. Under the new legislation all public schools are required to have a teacher development and evaluation plan that meets the statutory requirements by fall 2014. Olson noted the plan can be locally developed by the board and teachers, or it can be the state plan, or it can be a hybrid of the state plan with some locally determined elements. The plan must include a three-year professional review cycle with an individual growth and development plan; a peer review process and the opportunity to participate in a professional learning community. It must include supports and evaluations of all probationary teachers and be based on professional teaching standards. A core group of teachers and administrators attended state-sponsored meetings to clarify requirements of the legislation. A larger committee of teachers and administrators will work throughout this year to create the District 196 Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan. We currently have strong mentoring and support for new teachers, administrative observation and evaluation based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (which was identified in the state plan as a positive model), peer review support through Q Comp; strong professional learning communities and professional development support. Magnuson commented on the state-level evaluation committees she participated on and the more than 95-page state plan. Director of Teaching and Learning Steve Troen said the purpose of the annual report is to inform district residents about student achievement and developments in curriculum and instructional practices from the previous year (Exhibit G). The annual report contains a variety of detailed information including: progress in updating and revising specific district curriculum areas; results on state and national norm-referenced tests, and responsibilities, activities and membership of the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC). Troen highlighted four areas included in the report: curriculum development; the K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee; educational equity, and district assessments. There is a curriculum review process for each content area which is revised on a rotating basis to keep curriculum current and has three phases: 1) program design; 2) implementation, and 3) monitor and adjust. There were a number of curriculum areas in the active stages of the cycle during 2012-13. In the design phase were language arts for grades prek-12, health for grades 6-12 and social studies for grades 6-8. In the implementation phase, support was provided for science in grades k-12 and English language arts for grades prek-12. The K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee focused 2012-13 professional development efforts on formative assessment strategies, which included a comprehensive literacy assessment system at the elementary level and an emphasis on common formative assessments at the secondary level; a continued emphasis on essential learning in all content areas, and developing a systemic response when students experience difficulty. Educational equity is defined as raising the achievement for all students. Last year all schools once again incorporated racial equity achievement goals and equity program target goals into their site plans and closely monitored progress. Troen said District 196 administered a number of assessments and that results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) indicate the distance by which District 196 students outperformed the state average has widened. Results of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), ACT and GRAD Test are also reported. The district average ACT score was 24. Troen announced the CIAC is scheduled to review the report at its September 16 meeting. Any revisions recommended by the CIAC will be presented at the next regular School Board meeting when the board is expected to take action on the report. Berenz noted that middle school test scores have improved. The change to the middle school model has students spending more time in the core subjects. Director of Human Resources Tom Pederstuen highlighted terms from the two-year collective bargaining agreement with Dakota County United Educators (DCUE), representing teachers and school nurses (Exhibit H). The agreement is effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 and terms include: • Increasing the salary schedules by 2 percent each year, with an additional .71 percent to the top step for the first year and .6 percent the second year; • Increasing the longevity schedules by $63 to $190 for the first year and $62 to $187 the second year, depending upon level; • Increasing contributions to health insurance by 2 percent the first year and 1 percent the second; • Increasing dental insurance contributions by 2 percent each year; • Increasing the 403(b) matching contribution by $100 per year at each level, and • Other minor language modifications. Pederstuen noted the total cost of the contract is within the parameters set by the School Board, recognized the diligence of the bargaining teams and asked the board to approve the agreement. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Huusko and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the agreement. Motion by Huusko, seconded by Roseen and carried, with five members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. Published in Apple Valley, Burnsville/Eagan, Lakeville September 27, 2013 29889
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CONCRETE & MASONRY
Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins John 952-882-0775
Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Insâ€™d Mbr: BBB
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Ed McDonald 763-464-9959
Royâ€™s Sanding Service Since 1951
5150 Chimney & Fireplace Services SWEEP - INSP. - REPAIR Full Time - Professional Ser. Certified/ Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373
PearsonDrywall.com 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel. 952-200-6303
0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!
â€˘ Retaining Walls â€˘ Paver Patios â€˘ Design & Instal-
5220 Electrical JNH Electric 612-743-7922
Bonded?Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364
From the Unique to the Ordinary Specializing in drives, patios & imprinted colored & stained concrete. Interior acid stained floors and counter tops. www.staincrete.com 952-461-3710 email@example.com Rick Concrete & Masonry All Types of Concrete Work! Additions, driveways, patios, stamped & colored. Tear out & replace
5160 Commercial & Residential Cleaning â—†CLEAN AND SHINEâ—† Thorough, rel. cleaning. 14 yrs exp. Outstanding refâ€™s. Dawn or Brett 952-657-5577 Housecleaning Openings Wkly/Biwkly only. Reliable. Lori 651-329-5783
Status Contracting, Inc. Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks. Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture
Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring #BC679426
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Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell We Accept Credit Cards â€œSoon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!â€? Statuscontractinginc.com Find Us On Facebook
5190 Decks DECK CLEANING & STAINING Professional and Prompt Guaranteed Results.
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No job too small!! Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.
Â? All Home Repairs! Â? Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258
Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes
Free Ests. 10% Off W/Ad
5260 Garage Doors GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS Repair/Replace/ Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com 651-457-7776
5270 Gutter Cleaning GUTTER- CLEANING WINDOW CLEANING 763-JIM-PANE 763-546-7263 Insured * Since 1990 Jim@JimPane.com
5280 Handyperson 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
952-451-3792 R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths &Tile Fencing Windows Water/Fire Damage Doors
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Anderson Bobcat Srv. Bobcat/Mini-X, Trucking, Retaining walls, grading, holes, etc. 952-292-7600
E-Z Landscape Retaining/Boulder Walls,Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. Decks & Fences
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Giffordâ€™s Bobcat Service Auger-Backhoe-Level Bar Concrete/Asphalt remove. Flex hrs. 952-461-3717
5420 Tree Care & Stump Removal
â€˘ Benâ€™s Painting â€˘
$0 For Estimate Timberline
Int/Ext, Drywall Repair Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/ Discvr., 952-432-2605
DAVEâ€™S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING
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5350 Lawn & Garden Services
30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator
4 Seasons Lawncare Fall Aeration Cleanups Comm/Res. Snow removal Insâ€™d . 952-237-8936 $40 Lawn Aerations Multi Neighbor Discount Mark 651-245-7876
5370 Painting & Decorating
SAVE MONEY Competent Master Plumber needs work. Lic# M3869. Jason 952-891-2490
5390 RooďŹ ng, Siding & Gutters
A Family Operated Business
612â€˘390â€˘6845 Quality Residential Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage - Plaster Repair Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR *A and K PAINTING* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted. Int/Ext Painting 26 years, Insured, Refâ€™s. Mike 763-434-0001
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5440 Window Cleaning Richâ€™s Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871
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Why Wait Roofing LLC Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg
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3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506
5340 Landscaping AB LANDSCAPING Perennial gardens, Fall Maintenance, Shrub trimming and lawn aerating. Call Al , 952-432-7908
5370 Painting & Decorating
Int/Ext â€˘ Free Est. â€˘ 23 Yrs. Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800
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Residential â€˘ Commercial
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SUN THISWEEK - Lakeville September 27, 2013 17A
1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Starts & runs great! 146K, 2 door, 2.6L, red interior, good tires, new license tabs, $925. 612-309-6195
A Vision for You-AA Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church
Chevrolet 210 1956 4 dr 76K mi New paint exc. interior. $10,500 507-645-6792 Wanted 69â€™ Charger, Will pay cash for â€˜69 or â€˜70 Dodge Charger. Vehicle in any condition considered. 507-380-7879
East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville
Having a Garage Sale?
If you want to drink thatâ€™s your business... if you want to STOP thatâ€™s ours.
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1020 Junkers & Repairables $$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed www.crosstownauto.net 612-861-3020 651-645-7715 $225+ for most Vehicles Â?Free TowingÂ? 651-769-0857
1060 Trucks/Pickups 2000 GMC Senoma, 4 cyl, w/topper, 141k mi. AC, Very good runner. Good cond. No dents or rust. 952-540-6339
St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Find a meeting: www.aastpaul.org www.aaminneapolis.org
Recovery International Self-help organization offers a proven method to combat depression, fears, panic attacks anger, perfectionism, worry, sleeplessness, anxiety, tenseness, etc. Groups meet weekly in many locations. Voluntary contributions. Dona: 612-824-5773
3060 Lost & Found
1530 Watercraft 05 Weeres Pontoon 20â€™ 05 Merc. 40HP EFI Motor 08 Roll-in trailer. All ike new. Slipped at Lk Waconia. $11,000, 651-357-2625
LOST: 8/1 in West Blmgtn Long haired Chihuahua, F, 10lbs REWARD Please call: 952-261-8879 612-823-2697
3520 Cemetery Lots
2510 Pets 2 Free Kittens: 12 wks, Orange Fem, Orange, Male 952-469-1535
AKC Boxer Puppies $350 -$450. Ready now. Check our website:
www.johnsonboxers.com Or call: 641-344-6929 Orange Tabby Kitties 2 little males, 4 wks. Free to a good home! 952-435-8049
Purebred Beagle Puppies: 7 wks, $300. 218-879-5183 or 218-879-8173
2 spaces, 2 vaults, companion memorial, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. B/O 612-850-3028
Dawn Valley, Blmgtn, one lot, Garden of the Crosses, $2,100/BO. 952-471-7193 Gethsemane (New Hope) 1 grave site, 2 burial lots. $1,340/BO. 763-473-5760 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots
$950 ea/BO. 602-861-8082
3580 Household/ Furnishings 1770 Antq English Dresser, $875, 22Dx47Hx53L, Good cond. 612-799-1400
OLIVER IS STILL A PUPPY! Oliver is a 3-4 month old neutered pup that has corgie and herding dog in him! He will be about 4050 lbs when full grown. He loves to play ruff and tumble with the dog at our pet adoption partner Camp Bow Wow in Burnsville!! You can see him there during the week or call Jeff at 651-2308243 for more info. See him and all our dogs at www.last-hope.org or check out our adoption days at the Apple Valley Petco and Petco in Burnsville this Saturday from 11-3!
Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 www.last-hope.org 1020 Junkers & Repairables
1020 Junkers & Repairables
WE BUY AND TOW UNWANTED & WRECKED VEHICLES MN Licensed Dealer ~ Call for Quote
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
3580 Household/ Furnishings
4030 Garage & Estate Sales
4030 Garage & Estate Sales
4620 Modular/ Manufactured For Sale
Executive Moving Sale:
Brooklyn Park: Sept 28th Waterford Estates Garage Sale 9am-5pm 7000 62nd Avenue N. In Parking Lot
2 BR Manuf. Home One level living, Deck, storage shed W&D Hook-ups, skylight in BA, DW, microw. Side x Side fridge. 952-435-7979
77â€? tan, lthr. couch $250; brwn micro-fiber chair w/ ottoman $200; glass coffee/ end tbls $75. All exc. cond! 651-454-5642 612-719-6015 LR & DR Furniture. Exc. cond! Great deal! Call Lori for more info 612-619-6996
QN. PILLOWTOP SET New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plym. 715-571-1920
3600 Miscellaneous For Sale 2003 Olympia Millenium Ice Resurfacer. Resurfacer maintained by City of Burnsvilleâ€™s Fleet Maintenance Department every 200-250 hours. Resurfacer has 3,437 hours of use. Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System. Resurfacer will be in use until midOctober 2013 and will be available for pick up when replacement arrives. Sale Price $25,000.00. Contact: Dean Mulso. Call 952895-4653 or email d e a n . m u l s o @ ci.burnsville.mn.us
BURNSVILLE 13108 Penn Ave S. Oct 4-5th 9-5pm, Collect.,Furn, Tools, HH, & Exer. cycles. BURNSVILLE Kennelly Court 9/25-27th 7am-5pm, Moving Sale! HH, furn, tools, cloz, more! Crystal 9/26-28 (9-5), Tools, books, toys, clothes, HH & misc. 8317 32nd Pl N CRYSTAL
Huge 4 Family Sale!
Furn., more! 9/26-28 (8-5) 5668 Maryland Ave. North EAGAN Multi Fm. 10/11-12 (95pm), Japa. souv., collect, HH, cycle. 4170 Hilltop Ln EDINA
St. Albanâ€™s Church Huge â€œTreasureâ€? Sale Thurs, 10/3 (9-6); Presale $3 Adm (9-Noon); Fri, 10/4 (9-6); Sat, 10/5 (9-12) $4 Bag Day
6716 Gleason Rd.
(S. of Hwy 62 on Gleason)
4 Ford F-150 factory chrome rims & tires. Scorpion STR, P285/45R 22, 110 H MTS. $800, 651-3572626
EDINA: One Day Only 9/28 (8-4) Multi-Family: Quality home decor, boy/ girl cloz, baby items, misc.,
Craftsman 10â€? Electronic Radial Arm Saw w/6 drawer cabinet $250. Blackhawk Model MC-9 Heavy Duty Cherry Picker 1500 lbs $100. Cartridge World replacement cartridges HP98 & HP93 $10 ea. Sand Blaster home-made $150 , 612-998-8654
Estate Sale Forest Lake, 9/28-29, 9am-3pm, 50+ years of Vintage items, details oldisknew.com, 21479 Hermes Ave.
Foosball Tbl Comb: B-ball, air hockey, pool, bowl, pingpong $275/bo 952-545-1280
Kitchen-Aid 25 cu ft. White Fridge w/water & ice in door Side by side $800/ best offer 952-435-7314 SCOOTER (Spitfire) w/2 batteries & access. Like new!
$825/BO. 763-473-5760 Wood Chipper/Shredder takes up to 3â€? dia. branch. 8HP Motor 952-423-3255
3610 Miscellaneous Wanted Buying Old Trains & Toys STEVEâ€™S TRAIN CITY
Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532
* WANTED * US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold & 14K Jewelry Will Travel. 30 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566
â—† â—† WANTED â—† â—† Old Stereo / Hifi equip. Andy 651-329-0515
3620 Music Instruments Musser Xylophone M-47 $1200 651-452-4818
4000 SALES 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets EAGAN 10/5 9am-5pm, Halloween craft show. Eagan Community Ctr. 1501 Central Pkwy
4030 Garage & Estate Sales BLOOMINGTON
Fri-Sat, 9/27-28 (8-4) HH, Boys cloz, and misc. 10342 Rhode Island Cir. BLOOMINGTON Huge Sale 10/4-5 (8-3) Tools, lawn equip, LPâ€™s, cloz, misc 9125 4th Ave So. BLOOMINGTON Oct. 2-3 (8-5) Furn., HH, collectibles, cloz & misc! 1000 Mound Spring Terr. Bloomington One Day only! 9/28 (9-4) Tools, misc. Cash & carry 8301 Washburn Ave. South Bloomington Sept. 26-27 (9-5) Adult/ Kids cloz, HH items, misc. 9312 Oakland Ave. South Bloomington-10/3 & 10/5, Garage/Estate, Furn, frzr, trl hitch, des cloz, hh. Cash 10276 Scarborough Rd /102nd & Normandale Blvd
4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets
Fall Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show â€“ FREE ADMISSION â€“
Saturday, October 5 â€˘ 9am â€“ 3pm Hastings Armory
6406 McCauley Circle
Excelsior United Methodist Church Gigantic Fall Sale
Thurs, Oct. 3 (5-8 pm) $3 Admission Thurs. only
Oct. 2-3-4 (9am-6pm) Oct. 5 (9am-2pm) Cash or Credit Card Only
Ms. Dee / Molly â€˜N Me
6037 Baker Rd, Mtka
Fall Rummage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran 3745 Shoreline Drive (Co Rd 15) 10/2 (4-8); 10/3 (8-8); 10/4 (8-12 is $4 Bag Day) For Info: 952-471-8433
Saturday, September 28, 2013. 9am-3pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials! 952-435-7979
New Hope Multi-Garage Sale, Sept. 28, 9am-3pm, 6046 W. Broadway. Over 12 garages selling many different hh items, clothes, nik-naks & antiques. Lunch in the Community Room from 10am-2pm.
Orono Kids Stuff Sale Infant to Teen - Clothes, toys, books, and more!
Sat, Sept. 28 9am-2pm 9-10: $1 Admission fee 1-2: half price sale Schumann Elemen. School
765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. Long Lake, MN PLYMOUTH ESTATE SALE 9/27 (1-6); 9/ 28 (10-5). 100+ mib Barbies, instruments, records, books, antiqs, cloz & misc.
11730 50th Ave. North Plymouth MOVING SALE! 9/26-28 (9-4) 4575 Forestview Ln N (off Rockford btwn 169/494)
PLYMOUTH September 26-28 (8-5) Tools, office equip., crafts 4705 MAGNOLIA LANE
PRIOR LAKE Large Estate Sale
Food Available Hwy 7 to Christmas Lk Rd For info: 952-474-5471
4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Sat, 9/28 - Mon, 9/30
FARMINGTON, Estate/Garage 129 Oak Street 10/3-10/5 9-5pm, Furn. HH, tools & misc. FRIDLEY
Huge Estate/Yard Sale Thurs-Sat (9-6) Everything A to Z! 6850 Siverts Ln. (69th & Old Central) Fridley, 9/27-29, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-3 SUN- 12-3. Numbers at 8:30 Fri. Go to gentlykept.com 545 57th AVE NE Golden Valley
All Campus Garage Sale
Colonial Acres Healthcare Center at Covenant Village Thurs, Sept. 26 (8-4) Fri, Sept. 27 (8-12) Furn., HH, & Misc. items 1622 Yosemite Avenue
by Dennis J. Hagen
(9am-4pm) #â€™s Sat 7:30 Outstanding Renaissance Revival oak DR set & lrg. Partners Desk. English 18th Century furn., brass, crystal, china. 1000â€™s of unique items! Donâ€™t miss this sale! DIRECTIONS: I-35 to Exit 81 (Cty 70), W to exit 87 (Mushtown Rd) N to 213th St, turn left to 4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Check internet for alternate directions.
RICHFIELD - HUGE SALE Thurs, 9/26 (9-5); Fri, 9/27 (9-7) 1/2 price day; Sat, 9/28 (9-12) $2 Bag Day Like us on Facebook: @
Richfield Lutheran 60th & Nicollet Ave. So. Richfield 9/27-28, 11-3. 7114 Newton Ave S. Furn, HH, artwork, lamps, fax all in one, tote bags, pix frame, more. Nice Things.
Golden Valley Downsizing! 9/19-21, (85), 6706 Glenwood Ave. Gas grill, luggage & misc.
Cash only no large bills.
4121 Bassett Creek Drive 40 year accumulation! Furniture, pictures, tools, HH, linens, patio set, books. HOPKINS
â–ś RUMMAGE SALE â—€ ST. GABRIEL CHURCH
1310 Mainstreet Thurs, Oct. 3 9:30am - 8pm Fri, Oct. 4 9:30am - 5:00pm Sat, Oct. 5 9:30am-12:30pm Low Prices - No Junk) (Sat, Oct. 5 - BAG DAY) $1/Bag soft goods or 1/2 price!
Indoor Sale Multi Vendor Thursday 9/26 Friday 9/27 9am-3pm, South Shore Center 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior 952-474-7635
ATTN Dock Truck Owners!
At Dynamex business is booming! Tired of sitting around or chasing your work loads? Better utilize your vehicle and come work with us. Sign On Bonus for Dock Trucks with liftgate. ROUTED work and FLEXIBLE schedules are available. Call 651-746-5945
MAKE a DIFFERENCE in the LIFE of a Senior: Now HIRING CAREGivers South of the River. No Healthcare Exp. Necessary. PAID TRAINING Provided â€˘ PT Mornings, Evenings, and Overnights â€˘ Companionship, Meals, Errands, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Med. Reminders, Personal Care.
To apply visit: www.homeinstead.com/505 and click on â€œBecome a CAREGiverâ€? Or call: 952-767-6596
To care for 5 elderly adults in a Residential Care Home.
24 Hour Sleepover in Burnsville. $170 per Shift 8 am Wednesday - 8 am Thursday
Call Rob at Cardenas Friendship Homes
612-670-1380 Maintenance Assistant Ebenezer Ridges Campus is seeking a PT Maintenance Assistant Schedule is 20 hrs/per wk M-F, with on call every fourth week & rotating holidays. Candidates should have previous painting & maint experience & work well with seniors. Boiler License desired but not required. Contact Bruce at 952-898-8436 or apply in person. Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
EOE/AA â€“ An affiliate of Fairview Health Services
Corner of Yosemite & St Croix
GOLDEN VALLEY Moving Sale 9/27-28 (8-5)
Apple Valley/Lakeville Border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK $27,000. Call Dona 612-581-3833 OPEN HOUSE Friday, September 27, 2013 . 9am-7pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials!
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Community Habilitation Specialist Assist individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and sensory impairments in a center based setting in Bloomington. Provide supervision, job skills training, implement programs and track goals, participate in community integration activities, assist with self-care needs and meals. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and degree preferred. Position requires the ability to lift and transfer individuals to/from wheelchairs. A valid driver’s license and compliance with MVR & Rule 11 background checks required. Ability to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire and drug/ alcohol testing required. Driving a Rise van or lift equipped bus is a daily function of the job. Position requires individual to lift and carry 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Position is full-time, M-F with excellent benefits. $11-$12 HR/DOQ with a generous training & benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Jamie at JMcMahon@rise.org.
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theater and arts briefs Harvest of Art on display The Eagan Art House’s eighth annual Harvest of Art community art exhibit is on display through Nov. 1 at Byerly’s Eagan, Eagan Dunn Bros, Eagan Community Center, Easter Lutheran Church and Ring Mountain Creamery. For more information, call 651-675-5521.
BoDeans in Burnsville Tickets will go on sale at noon Sept. 27 for the 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, performance by the BoDeans at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets will be $48 and $43 at the box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster.com.
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rocking tunes. Tickets are $19 each. The Great Northern Union Chorus “Christmas Stories” performs on the main stage Dec. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. GNU is a men’s a cappella chorus based in the Twin Cities area. Reserved adult tickets are $20 to $35 with special pricing for seniors 65-plus and children 12 and under. Also returning to the BPAC is the Twin Cities Ballet’s “The Nutcracker Ballet.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Reserved tickets are $16 to $32 with special pricing for seniors 65plus and children 12 and under. Tickets for “The Nutcracker Ballet” go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 800-9822787 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Folk rock featured in Lakeville
tary School of Arts and Science to provide students the opportunity to explore classroom concepts through hands-on arts learning projects at Caponi Art Park, focusing on nature, the environment, and recycling. Paideia Academy, Apple Valley, received a $7,544 grant for students in grades 5-8 to participate in a two-week residency with metal sculpture artist Gita Ghei. Students will learn the history, engineering, and practices of metal art mobiles as they work together to make a large mobile for public display.
Scott County Art Crawl Twin Cities singer-songwriter Ben Rosenbush (pictured) and his folk-rock bandmates the Brighton are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The eight-piece orchestral band, complete with strings and horns, will be joined at the concert by local singers Jenn Alexander and Chris Greseth. Tickets are $15 and are available in person at the arts center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., and online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. (Photo submitted)
Making a return to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center stage is The Girl Singers of the Arts grants Hit Parade’s “Christmas Learning program grants Show” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 awarded from the Minnesota Two local organiza- State Arts Board. with melodies from the classics to swinging and tions received 2014 Arts Caponi Art Park and
Learning Center, Eagan, received a $21,839 grant for its partnership with Glacier Hills Elemen-
The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided fine arts tour, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. A variety of media including paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass art and more will be featured. Artwork will be available for purchase. More information and maps are available at lo-
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Guest artist workshops The Eagan Art House is hosting two guest artist workshops. The first, Traditional Japanese Bookbinding, is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. This workshop is taught by Sheila NcNellis Asato, a visual artist with more than 25 years experience teaching and exhibiting. She also teaches at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Maiolica Tile Making is offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. This workshop is taught by Duluth artist Karin Kraemer. The fee for each of the workshops is $30 and includes supplies. Preregistration is required. The workshops are supported by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The Eagan Art House is located at 3981 Lexington Ave. S. For more information, go to www. eaganarthouse.org or call 651-675-5521.
theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. firstname.lastname@example.org. Books Author Gary Brueggemann will lead a discussion of his book “Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen, St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Hear his theories on the cold case involving a founding father of St. Paul. Carrie Rocha, author of “Pocket Your Dollars,” will share how to overcome debt, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Events/festivals Medieval Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at
Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Admission is free with a $5 per person suggested donation. Information: www.caponiartpark.org. Scott County Art Crawl, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. Information: http://scottcountyartcrawl. org. Exhibits Visual art exhibit by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz is on display through October at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Dan Petrov’s “The Mystery of Light” exhibit is on display through Oct. 26 in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-895-4679 or www.
burnsvillepac.com. Music Three Faces of the King featuring the music of Elvis, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $51, $61 and $71 at the box office, Ticketmaster. com or 800-982-2787. Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton, along with special guests Jenn Alexander and Chris Greseth, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15 at the box office and www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. An Acoustic Brunch Fundraiser for CCFACrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S.,
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Prior Lake. Tickets: $14/ adults, $12/seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and under at www.plplayers. org or at the door. Information: www.plplayers.org. Workshops/classes/other Rock 4 Real, an authentic rock ’n’ roll experience for adults, begins Oct. 23 for five sessions at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Coaches will be Mike Arturi and Tim Mahoney. Information: macphail.org/offerings/ adults/ensembles or 612321-0100. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, 952-953-2385. Ages 12-18. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651-675-5521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www. BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-736-3644.
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Formerly the pianist for the prestigious Orquestra Cubanismo, Ignacio â€œNachitoâ€? Herrera will be bringing his explosive performance style to Burnsville on Oct. 13 for the opening concert in the Dakota Valley Symphonyâ€™s 28th season. (Photo submitted)
Symphony welcomes piano virtuoso to stage Dakota Valley Symphony opens season with Oct. 13 concert
Family reunion for Ole & Lena â€œOle & Lenaâ€™s Family Reunionâ€? will take the Lakeville Area Arts Center stage Oct. 18-20. The showâ€™s producers describe the comedy as a â€œwonderfully funny look at love, family and growing old together.â€? Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. (Photo submitted)
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The Dakota Valley Symphony is kicking off its 2013-14 season with a pops concert in Burnsville featuring Cuban piano virtuoso Ignacio â€œNachitoâ€? Herrera. A child music prodigy who stunned audiences in his home country at age 12 with his masterful performance of Rachmaninoffâ€™s â€œConcerto No. 2,â€? Herrera went on to become pianist, director and arranger for the prestigious Orquestra Cubanismo. Now based in the Twin Cities â€“ he was named â€œBest Jazz Artistâ€? in 2007 in a City Pages readers poll â€“ Herrera will be bringing his explosive performance style to the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Oct. 13 for the concert which opens the Dakota Valley Symphonyâ€™s 28th season. â€œHe never fails to inspire audiences with his powerful, rhythmic playing â€“ he is beyond compare,â€? said Dakota Valley Symphony director Stephen Ramsey. â€œHis amazing music will shake you by the neck with its hotblooded, visceral appeal.â€? The concert will feature a performance of George Gershwinâ€™s â€œRhapsody in Blueâ€? as well as â€œCuban Fire Suite: Fortune of
Foolsâ€? by John Richards, Aaron Coplandâ€™s â€œDanzano Cubano,â€? Gershwinâ€™s â€œCuban Overtureâ€? and other pieces. Tickets for the concert range from $5 to $16 and are available in person at the Burnsville arts centerâ€™s box office and online through Ticketmaster. com. DAKOTA
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Following the Oct. 13 concert, the Dakota County-based symphonyâ€™s season continues Dec. 8 with a performance of Handelâ€™s â€œMessiah,â€? also at the Burnsville arts center. The symphonyâ€™s full schedule is online at www. dakotavalleysymphony. org. â€”Andrew Miller
The Dakota Valley Symphony proudly presents
Chorus Stephen J. Ramsey, Music Director/ Conductor
Afternoon at Pops: Latin Rhapsody Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2:00pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center
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Sizzling selections on this concert will include:
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BURNSVILLE 2032 BURNSVILLE CTR. DR., BURNSVILLE, MN 55306
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Take 35W south 5 minutes past Burnsville Center. Exit to Cty. Rd. 70, west 4 miles to four-way stop. South 3 miles on Cty. Rd. 27 to 250th Street. West 3/4 mile to Orchard.
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SAVAGE 14425 HWY 13 SAVAGE, MN 55378
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22A September 27, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Lakeville
â€œStand Up for Studentsâ€?
RICHFIELD - BLOOMINGTON
Building Partnerships for Student Success CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE WILDERNESS SERIES KAYAK!
What: Community Listening Sessions All parents and community members welcome
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Published on Sep 27, 2013
Published on Sep 27, 2013
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