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NORTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY — Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school, Minnesotans might as well start looking forward to their next-best season — autumn. With that comes the usual harvest celebrations, gorgeous fall foliage reflected on the state’s 10,000 lakes and of course Halloween, which has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays. If the number of local attractions is any indicator, we in the Northeast Metro especially like our autumn celebrations. Thus

the annual Lowdown listing of upcoming events, almost all within 45 minutes of anywhere in our coverage area. Check our calendar pages for events added after press time. Enjoy. • Magician Karl Achilles appears at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at Pinehaven Farm, 28186 Kettle River Blvd. in Wyoming. Info: www. or 651-462-1704. •Leaf viewing excursions on the Osceola & St Croix Dinner Train depart at 4 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and 10, traveling from Osceola to Marine and offer three-course meals with wine for $35 to $55. Reservations: 715-355-3570

or •The Second Annual Apple Away 5K is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. It starts near Hay Lake Museum, goes through back roads and ends at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia, followed by apple-themed snacks and games. The fee of $25 includes admission to both museums and benefits the WCHS and Gammelgarden. Contact: or 651-433-4014. •Harvest Howl is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Wildlife Science Center, 5463 W. Broadway Ave., Columbus. Native American

demonstrations, local artisans, archery, kids’ games, pumpkin painting contests, concessions. $6 to $8. Info: • St. Croix Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lowell Park, 201 Water St., downtown Stillwater. Free. Usually a pumpkin contest weigh-off, pumpkin drop, chili cook-off, microbrew and wine tasting, carving exhibitions, kids’ tractor pull, pie-eating contest, games, music, pumpkin regatta, street dance. Contact: www.


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Concussions and fall sports: How to protect young athletes Movers and Shakers BY KURT BELK Minnesota high school students suffered nearly 3,000 sports-related concussions during the 2013-14 school year, according to estimates based on voluntary reports to the Minnesota Department of Health by schools in the Twin Cities. While the concussions range from mild to severe, the point is that each one is considered a brain injury and that’s serious business. As local football, soccer and cross country teams begin practice and games, it is important for athletes, parents and coaches know basic and important information about concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Sometimes the signs of a concussion or TBI are obvious; the patient is unconscious or acting “out of it”. But signs and symptoms are not always immediate. That’s why it is so important to understand the main causes and symptoms of concussions and brain injuries which are often more serious than just a “bump on the head”. Immediately following a TBI, two things happen. First the brain tissue reacts to the trauma with biochemical and physiological responses to brain cells that have been damaged or even destroyed. The second and more commonly known reaction is the loss of consciousness which can last minutes, hours or even longer. Other symptoms of a concussion or brain injury include short or long term changes in thinking, sensation, language and emotion. Here are some of the physical symptoms a young athlete

may experience if he or she has recently ently suffered a concussion or TBI: • Headache or “pressure” in head d • Nausea or vomiting • Balance problems or dizziness • Fatigue or feeling tired • Blurry or double vision • Sensitivity to light or noise • Numbness or tingling • Does not “feel right” For adults, here are short and longer-term nger-term symptoms you might notice in an athlete who o has suffered a concussion or TBI: • Appears dazed or stunned • Is confused about events • Answers questions slowly • Repeats questions • Can’t recall events prior to the hit, t, bump, or fall • Loses consciousness (even briefl fly) • Shows behavior or personality changes • Forgets class schedule or assignments nments The most important thing to know ow if you or a loved one has sustained a blow to the he head is to seek medical attention, especially if you are noticing any symptoms out of the ordinary. The key to recovering from even less severe head trauma is rest. For young athletes sustaining a concussion, it is important to stop play and sit it out, immediately. Your our brain needs time to properly heal, so rest is necessary. y. Athletes and children should be closely monitored by coaches aches upon resuming play. Prevention is key to protecting yourself from serious head injuries. When necessary, wear a helmet elmet especially in sports like football and while up at bat forr softball or baseball. These are instances when a tackle or pitch h can cause irreversible damage to an athlete who isn’t wearing aring head protection. Keep in mind, repeat concussions ns cause cumulative effects on the brain. Successive concussions ns can have devastating consequences, including brain swelling, lling, permanent brain

damage, long-term disabilities, or even death. — Kurt Belk is ER physician and medical director of The Urgency Room in Vadnais Heights.

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TEFFLA FUNDRAISER AT WALDOCH FARM When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 Where: 8174 Lake Dr., Lino Lakes Details: Free, but proceeds support grants for Forest Lake Schools. Beer, wine and food tasting, music by FLAHS string quartet, live auction, raffles. Contact:

ST. PETER’S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL When: Sept. 18-20 Where: Church of St. Peter, 1250 S. Shore Dr., Forest Lake

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 Where: Forest Lake American Legion, 355 W. Broadway Ave. Details: With Jerry Peltier and Sweet Memories. $6 includes lunch. Cash bar. Contact: 651-464-2600.

42ND ANNUAL MARINE ART FAIR When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 Where: Downtown Marine. Benefits Marine Public Safety Dept. Contact: marineonstcroix. org or 651-433-3636

GIRLS & DOLLS TEA PARTY When: Sept. 19-20, Oct. 1718. Repeats Nov. 21-22, Dec. 19-20 with legend of Lucia. Where: Gammelgarden, 20880 Olinda Trail N., Scandia, Details: $20. For girls and dolls 6 to 96. Fancy tea party with stories, games, dances, crafts, music. Contact: RSVP to 651-433-5053

ANNUAL PETER JADOONATH BACKYARD POTTERY SALE When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 Where: 30208 Tern Ave., Shafer Details: Four area potters sell wares at 19th century homestead. Pie, beverages. Contact: www.

CORN MAZE CARS FOR SOLDIERS SHOW When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Wilcox Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 321 19th Street SW., Forest Lake Details: Midwest Mopars matches funds raised to benefit U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Multiple trophies. $5 entry.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 through Oct. 31 Where: Waldoch Farm, 8174 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes Details: Corn maze honoring founder William Waldoch, farm animals, obstacle course, kids’ activities, food. $10, free for age 2 and younger. Contact: www.



When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: St. Croix Festival Theatre, 210 N. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, Wis. Details: Comedic couple are folk humorists. $21 to $26. Contact: www. or 715-483-3387

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 Where: Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd. N., Forest Lake Details: State needs feedback on potential routes and transportation mode options for bus route.

INTRO TO MODERN AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 Where: Wyoming United Methodist Church, 5459 Viking Blvd., Wyoming Details: No experience required. By Jolly Promenaders Square Dance Club Contact: 651-462-1475 or Facebook under club.

COMEDY SHOW SEASON KICKOFF When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 Where: Laugh Your Ace Off Comedy Club at Running Aces, 15201 Zurich St., Forest Lake Details: Alex Jackson, Tiffany Norton, Greg Berman. $15 to $18. Contact: Tickets at door or www.runningacesharness. com. Info: 651-925-4600.

FALL FEST When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: 16319 Kettle River Blvd., Columbus Details: Kids’ games, chili, puppet show, free pie and ice cream, garage sale, crafts, etc.

HAZARDOUS WASTE, ELECTRONICS COLLECTION When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Forest Lake Transit Center, 19955 Forest Rd. N. Details: Also paper shredding


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When: Through Sept. 27 Where: Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson Details: Tickets $15 to $24. Contact: 715-386-8409 or www.

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When: 5 to 11 p.m. Sep. 18-20 and 25-27 Where: Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter restaurant, 8390 Lofton Ave., Stillwater Details: Music, dancing, beer, brats, chops, pretzels, almonds, Hammerschlagen. $5. Sunday family days $3. Contact: www.

PIG ROAST AND CORN FEED When: Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Stillwater American Legion, 103 Third St. S. Details: $10 ($9 vets and seniors).

When: Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, Wis. Details: Wallow throuh mud. MS benefit expected to raise $250,000. $80 to $105. Contact:

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wis. Details: $12. Also every third Saturday through May. Dance studio owner Tom Larson teaches foxtrot and swing. Contact: 715-386-2305

BAYPORT LIBRARY BOOK SALE When: 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Bayport Public Library, 582 N. 4th St.,Bayport Details: Books, CDs, DVDs Contact:651-275-4416 or

Derby Days/Taste of Bayport When: 8 a.m. To after fireworks Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: Downtown Bayport Details: Activities include fun run/walk, medallion hunt , Duck Derby, kiddie and pet parade, bingo, concessions, music, ice cream social,

When: 10 a.m. fireworks. By Bayport Community Action League. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 Where: 1148 Where: On St. Croix River, by St. Details: Walk trails, tour house, Troutbrook Rd., Croix Boat & Packet meet local author of “Cabin Hudson, Wis. Details: $35.50 for buffet dinner and Lessons” and other books from 2 Details: Free. Wheel and raku Lift Bridge beer and cheese pairings to 3. firing demos, music, work of 13 area Contact: 651-430-1234 potters. Ten percent of proceeds to POP-UP SALE WITH A PURPOSE Second Harvest Heartland. When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 9 a.m. ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY Contact: www. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 When: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. Where: Valley Outreach, 1911 25 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater Where: St. Andrew's Lutheran ABNET FARM ART SHOW & SALE Details: Used clothing sale. Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. $10 for first dibs at Wednesday's Mahtomedi 19, 20 sale. Proceeds buy new socks Details: Outside. Typically draws Where: 16885 Square Lake Trail and underwear for clients. 1,500 people for free music, family N., Stillwater entertainment, crafts, food. Details: Thirteen artists sell work WCHS FALL HISTORY in and near 20th-century barn. Contact: www.abnetfarmartshow. DINNER When; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 Where: Lowell Inn, 102 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS N. Second St., Stillwater BREAKFAST Details: Washington When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, County Historical Society Sept. 20 Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, features author/historian Paul McCarthy, Agent Car and home combo. 11200 Stillwater Blvd North Denis Gardner on 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater Lake Elmo, MN 55042 Combine your homeowners Bus: 651-748-9400 and car policies and save significant county bridges. Details: $4 to $8, bring food shelf big-time. Dinner and business item. Benefits St Croix Catholic Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Serving the meeting first. NonSchool. Contact: 651-430-3274. CALL ME TODAY. East Metro & members $25. St. Croix Valley Contact: RSVP to 651OPEN HOUSE/SPIKE CARLSEN 439-5956; info at www. APPEARANCE When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday,


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A Minnesota Tradition THERE ARE VERY few Minnesota State Fairs that I have missed from the time I was a toddler. Most enjoyable for Kathy and I is working at the Newspaper Museum, now for the third year, located in the front of the 4-H Building on what used to be called Machinery Hill. The Fair is known as the Minnesota Get-together, but it might be better named the Minnesota Eattogether. The variety of foods, on a stick or not, seems to be the biggest attraction for the 1.7 plus million people who attend annually. This year we spent three half-day shifts explaining the 1930s hot metal process of producing a newspaper. People of all ages continue to be fascinated, and especially those who have had someone in the family working with hot type or today are on a newspaper or in a commercial printing plant. Mark and Deb Erickson of Floral Drive in White Bear Lake came by to say hello. They have lived in White Bear Lake for 20 years and were complimentary of the museum. Paul Chapin of Bald Eagle and his friend Carol Kepple of Albert Lea came by to say hello. Paul is a pilot for American Airlines and had a lot of questions about the old process of printing a newspaper. Jeannie Inglehart stopped by to make newspaper hats out of newsprint. She loves to do this for their own parties and had this to say, “First Amendment rights are our primary concern. Thanks for the education. I moved to White Bear Lake in April.” Dick and Sally Parenteau, our neighbors, came by the museum with two grandsons, Nick and Vinny. Sometimes we have to be away from White Bear Lake to greet neighbors. Mary Pat Laboda and Bob Hogoboom from Stillwater came by to say hello. Bob grew up in White Bear Lake and was a ’66 graduate. Two gentlemen came by, Bill and John, but I missed their last names. Bill especially wanted to say thank you for sending the White Bear Press while he served in Vietnam from 1969 through 1970. Another fellow by the name of John came by to say thank you to the new owner of the apartments on the northwest corner of County Road E and Bellaire Avenue. Now that they are cleaned up, there are far fewer problems in the neighborhood and fewer police cars. Bob and Joy Wilson of Lino Lakes have purchased a home on Cook Street in White Bear Lake and are currently fixing it up so they can move in. Jim and Kay Anderson from Marine on St. Croix came by to say hello. Kay was a reporter for the Country Messenger in Scandia from 1974 to 1977. They live next door to mutual friends, the Chuck Arnesons. Dean and Mary Shawbold stopped in to say hello. Dean and I served on the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation board together. It’s also a reminder of the fall fundraiser for the Foundation on October 23rd at the White Bear Yacht Club. – Gene Johnson is publisher emeritus of Press Publications.

Tax levy set to rise 6 percent; riverside trees a go BY LORETTA HARDING Contributing Writer

STILLWATER — Some vocal Stillwater residents won't be hugging new trees along the river in Lowell Park, nor will they likely hug the Stillwater City Council since its Sept. 15 decision to plant a dozen trees near the river in Lowell Park Some expressed consternation at even one tree spoiling the rare panoramic view of the river, while council and city staff offered up a number of flexible solutions. "It's just a plan; tree location can change," responded City Engineer Shawn Sanders. A flood could come and take them away next spring anyway,” added Mayor Ted Kozlowski. Several months ago, a volunteer came forward to design a tree plan for the north Lowell Park area and the newly built trail from Mulberry to Laurel streets. The plan originally included 21 red buds along the trail, 10 red maples in the circle to the east of Mulberry, four northern pin oaks in Mulberry Point and nine swamp white oaks in the park from Mulberry to Myrtle. In the interest of healthy spacing, city staff deleted four maple trees. Because the Public Works Department wants to add more storm sewer to eliminate a ditch, only 11 of the red buds will now be planted. The trees are native to the area and were chosen for their ability to survive in compacted soils, which are quite often wet or underwater in the spring according to Sanders. Bailey Nurseries in Newport was low bidder to provide trees for $3,957, and volunteers will do the planting. The city may

receive a $745 donation from an area resident. The city already budgeted $10,000 for the Lowell Park plan from capital outlay. In the meantime, some have complained the new trees will affect views of the river and summer fireworks. Three of the four planned tree varieties are taller than 50 feet; only the red buds grow to 25 feet or shorter. Besides blocking picturesque views to and from the river, the opposition said shade provided will only be a factor for some 20 days of the year and will mostly be cast onto the river. In addition, the oaks will drop acorns all over, one objector said. Visitors will have to walk the levy to see the river and will spend less time in the shops, another advised. Those in favor say the trees will add form, structure and color to the area, soaking up wet ground and filtering sediment that might otherwise enter the river. They'll serve as excellent pollinators, a beekeeping resident said. The trees are set to be planted Sept. 19 so they can take root before winter and have a better chance of survival, said Councilman Mike Polehna. "But let's not err on the side of reducing views," Kozlowski directed city staff. "Less is more."

IN OTHER ACTION SEPT. 14, THE COUNCIL: •By votes of 3-2 (Polehna and Weidner opposed), adopted a proposed 2016 tax levy of $12.03 million (an increase of $690,914 or 6.09 percent from 2015) along with the proposed 2016 budget. The 2016 Truth-in-Taxation meeting was set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1.

•Supported an application for a temporary classification of body worn camera data until the State Legislature establishes a law governing the data. Currently data retrieved from body cameras is considered public information. •Authorized a $58,607 grant application from the Minnesota Amateur Sport Commission Mighty Ducks Grant Program to improve indoor air quality of the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center, with matching city funds budgeted through Capital Improvement. •Approved a two-year labor agreement with the Stillwater Firefighters Association calling for 3 percent wage increases both years. •After a public hearing, adopted the new Master Trails Plan. •By a vote of 3-1 (Polehna opposed and Weidner abstaining) adopted a special use permit for the new shooting gallery at 2159 Curve Crest Boulevard and denied a variance for the size of the shooting lanes. •Approved the final plat and development agreement for Browns Creek Cove, a 15-lot single-family residential development at Neal Avenue N. and McKusick Road N. •Purchased the 14-acre Palmer property at the southeast corner of Highway 96 and Manning Avenue to create a public park and protect a stretch of Browns Creek and abutting wetlands. In 2014 Washington County committed $84,000 in Land and Water Legacy funds toward 42 percent of the purchase price. The city will pay the $116,000 balance and receive the deed. The council next meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at City Hall.

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FOREST LAKE — The median-value property owner in Forest Lake will will see a 1.6 percent hike in 2016 property taxes if the city stays with preliminary budget plans. By a 4-1 vote Monday, the City Council approved a tentative balanced budget of $9.06 million and maximum levy of $8.96 million, with a truth-in-taxation hearing open for public comment on Dec. 7. Revenues are expected to be 4.2 percent higher than in 2015, with expenditures up 3.9 percent. Seeing the biggest increase in expenses would be public works (up 10.8 percent) and general government (up 7.1 percent). Public safety expenses are expected to rise 1.5 percent; after public input, the council decided over the summer not to cut two staff police officers at a cost of about $200,000. The fund balance is projected to sit at $5.04 million by the end of 2017. The sole dissenting vote was by Councilman Mike Freer, who pointed to earlier budget discussions about producing a median-value tax impact increase of only .7 percent. “I'm absolutely adamant that (the levy) is going to be reduced by December,” Freer said. “I don't want to get to November and only have had one discussion.” The rest of the council agreed to continue discussion, but City Administrator Aaron Parrish noted that shooting for a 1.6 percent median increase allows for more budgetary options. “This just gives $75,000 of flexibility,” he said. “We're setting the upper level of the levy now, but can certainly bring it back down between now

and December.” Councilman Ben Winnick said he's OK with the 1.6 percent hike. “I think .7 just takes away too much flexibility … things are going to happen in a city this size,” he said. “You need to keep in mind we're going to have more debt coming on, and I think this is a good way to ease into that. (He noted he was referring to upcoming city debt related to the City Center project). Freer argued back that “flexibility means less dollars in their (taxpayers') pocket.” In other news from Monday, the council unanimously approved the promotion of Interim Fire Chief Al Newman to permanent chief. The Joint Powers Fire Board that represents fire personnel from Forest Lake, Wyoming and Columbus also issued a unanimous recommendation. “He's been doing a great job,” said Parrish. “It's my pleasure to recognize Al's great efforts.” Newman, the city's former deputy chief, was named interim chief in April soon after the retirement of Chief Gary Sigfrinius. “This is absolutely the right decision for the department as a whole,” said Freer. “We've heard nothing but positive comments about Al. I feel we've come a long way with openness and transparency with the fire board, and the board seems much happier with what's occurring.” Mayor Stev Stegner also said he'd received positive feedback. “We appreciate you being out in the community and creating a positive relationship out there,” he told Newman.


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$5 hayrides. Info: or 651-439-3134. • Pinehaven Farm, 28186 Kettle River Blvd. in Wyoming. Non-scary fun for kids, including new five-acre corn maze, hayrides, play area, a trike track, mini train rides, pumpkin cannon. Info: www. or 651-462-1704. • Dead End Haunted Hayride, also run by Pinehaven but not for kids or the faint of heart. Ride ends at “Sunny Vale haunted asylum.â€? Also on the grounds: the Site 66 Haunted Cornfield. Costumed ghouls. Info: www.thedeadendhayride. com or 651-462-4848. • Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch, 6903 Wyoming Trail, Wyoming. Hayrides for groups, face painting, new and bigger corn pit to play in, pumpkins and concessions for sale. Info: 651-462-1516 or www. • Pleasant Valley Orchard, 17325 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Taylors Falls. Hayrides, farm animals, nature trail, kids’ play area, corn box. Fresh apples, cider, pumpkins and squash. Brat feeds/pie socials 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 5. 651-257-9159. • Sunrise River Apple Farm, 7602 Wyoming Trail, Wyoming. Fresh apples, petting farm, playground, hayrides.Â

651-462-8220. • Afton Apple Orchard, 14421 90th Ave. S., Afton. Pick apples, raspberries, pumpkins. Hayrides, petting farm, straw and tire mountains, playground, music. Six-mile, 15-acre corn maze opens Sept. 19. Info: or 651-436-8385. • Pine Tree Apple Orchard, 450 Apple Orchard Rd. in White Bear Lake. Pony rides, wagon rides, corn maze (opens Sept. 26), live music, pumpkins, apples. Some days feature quilting shows, photo booth, live music. • Country Sun Farm, 11211 N 60th St. in Lake Elmo. Pumpkins, hayrides corn maze, gem mining, corn pit, petting zoo, bouncy houses, face painting, concessions. Info: • Ziertman’s Pumpkin Farm, 5761 Keats Ave., Lake Elmo. Pumpkins, gourds, squash, cornstalks, goat feeding and petting. Opens Sept. 26. Info: www. • Fright Farm haunted house, White Bear and Frost avenues in Maplewood. Weekends in October. $10. Benefits Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department DARE program. and K-9 program. Lowscare version for kids. Star Tribune calls it “one of the best haunted houses in the Twin Cities.â€? Supposedly actually haunted.


— After a womanizing New York City businessman (Jason Sudeikis) reunites with a slightly neurotic kindergarten teacher (Alison Brie), who is prone to panic attacks and is obsessed with an obstetrician (Adam Scott), in this risquÊ, humorous, predictable, 95-minute comedy, they develop a platonic, mutually-beneficial relationship that continues to grow as they help each other through a series of lovers (Amanda Peet, Marc Blucas, et al.).


— A candid, insightful, fascinating, 129-minute, Alex Gibney documentary that chronicle the astounding career of beloved, turtle-neck-wearing Apple cofounder Steve Jobs through archival film footage and photographs and interviews with journalists Michael S. Malone and Joe Lacera, partner Steve Wozniak, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, hi-tech marketing consultant Regis McKenna, former deputy DA Chris Feasel, venture capitalist Michael Mortiz, MIT Initiative executive and writer Sherry Turkle, former Macintosh director of engineering Bob Belleville, software manager Bud Tribble, marketing director Michael Murray, friend Daniel Koteke, software engineer Rony Sebok, writers Christian Brennan and Yukar Twatani, NEXT engineer and friend Michael Hawley, Apple’s former head of hardware John Rubenstein, former Fortune managing editor Any Serwer, Fortune editor-at-large Peter Elkind, and Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.

Photo by Paul Dols A young visitor to Punkinmania in Mahtomedi rolls away with the pumpkin of her choice.




— Striking cinematography and weeping landscapes dominate this factually based, well-acted, engaging, 121-minute film that focuses on an enthusiastic, teenage Chinese student (Shaofeng Feng) from Beijing who is sent in 1967 during the Cultural Revolution to the rolling grasslands of Mongolia to live with a herdsmen (Ba Sen Zha Bu) and his family Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Baoyingexige, et al.) for 2 years where he learns how the smart wolf packs and the encroaching outside world affect his temporary family.


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• Washington County Sheriff William Hutton is again hosting a Citizen’s Academy on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. Meet deputies and staff, participate on the practice range and sign up for a ride-along. See the SWAT team up close, watch a K9 demonstration and solve a mock case. Register at or call 651-4397670 ext. 5336. • CBM Managed Services will continue to provide food service to Washington County Jail inmatesand the Government Center Cafeteria. The new $11,400 contract includes a 3.2 percent price increase through October of 2016. • The Washington County Board of Commissioners will apply for $4 million from the Transportation Economic Development program for the proposed $18.86 million Highway 36 and Hadley Avenue/County State Aid Highway 35 interchange project. The money would supplement $7 million received through the Regional Solicitation in 2015. Scheduled for 2019, the project includes interchange construction, right-of way, engineering and the Gateway State Trail Tunnel funded by the MnDNR. • The board approved applications for funds from the County Transit Improvement Board, including $1.35 million in guaranteed funds for the Gateway Corridor/Gold Line for pre-project development activities; additional environmental work; public engagement and station area planning. • The board provides an overview of the future waste management System at its meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. The public is invited to comment. Info: -Press release

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Frank Watson is a local Meteorologist who operates a weather station in White Bear Lake. Weather data and observation are from his weather station and trips around the area. Frank can be found on the internet at

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Dedicated Runs Available Little Red Pen Publishing, LLC Professional technical and literary editing

Self-publishing? We can help. P.O. Box 593, Hugo, MN 55038 • (651) 503-3522

104 Hauling/Moving FREE scrap metal appliance pick up 651-329-0815

150 Help Wanted

106 A HANDYMAN Lrg & sm jobs 651-407-0370

Handyman Services Call Rich @ 651-587-2063

107 Home/Business Cleaning Escape Cleaning Res'l Cleaning Expert Free Estimate Jennifer 651-747-7387 Simply Clean Extremely thorough We scrub & dry all bathrooms, floors hand cleaned. 10 yrs exp Reasonable rates Free Estimates Melissa 651-319-7374

150 Help Wanted Ban Thai is now hiring servers,kitchen staff & dish washer. Apply in person at 2186 3rd St Suite 111 d-town WBL P/t Landscaping help needed $12-$15/hr DOQ 651-429-4446



Drivers: NOW HIRING! Local, OTR, PT, FT! $SIGN-ON$ Great Pay, Benefits, Bonuses! O/O's welcome! CDL-A. Call Lonna: 800-777-1753

Full and Part Time Home Health Aides

Home Improvement

Finish carpenter,home repairs 651-356-2587

Frequent Home Time Top Pay & Benefits; Monthly Bonuses and MORE! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. EEOE/AAP.

Lino Lakes Assisted Living has openings for full and part--time Home Health Aides. AM, PM and overnight shifts. Home Health Aides assist residents with their activities of daily living, helping with bathing, dressing, grooming, etc. Our aides are not universal workers which allows them to focus exclusively on resident care. Additional training in medication passing offered, and other advancement opportunities available. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Please submit job interest online at, send a resume to or stop by and fill out an application in person.

WBL Area Schools ISD 624 Nutrition Services has openings for part time cooks and substitute cooks. Please apply on line at or come to the human resources office at the district center to apply in person.


Full-Time Telecommunicator (9-1-1 Dispatcher) Responsible for all department voice, radio and teletype communications. Telecommunicators are responsible for receiving, screening and dispatching emergency 911 and non-emergency calls for Police/Fire/EMS response within Chisago County. Operates a multi-channel radio and computer-aided dispatch system, playback audio recorder system, video surveillance system, TDD/TTY device, security devices, state teletype system, and completes computer entry/query in national, state-wide and local records systems. QUALIFICATIONS: Type 40 wpm; Willingness and ability to work rotating shifts; including nights, weekends and Holidays. Subject to emergency callout(s). Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to evaluate emergency situations and make timely decisions under stress. Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as excellent listening skills. Ability to follow instruction. Ability to maintain data in a highly confidential manner. Must have excellent multi-tasking ability. Must possess good map reading skills. Must be detail oriented. $19.02 per hour. Deadline to apply 9/21/2015. Apply at Testing for this position will be Friday, October 2nd.

Full time Drivers wanted! Holland is hiring Drivers in Minneapolis. Drivers w/ 1year or 50k miles exp, w/tanker & hazmat. The recruiter will be on site September 29 & 30 from 1 to 8pm located at 11220 Xeon Street N.W., Coon Rapids, MN, 55448. Apply at Hollandregional. com/careers EEO/AAE Minorities/Females/ Persons with Disabilities/ Protected Veterans

North Oaks Golf Club • Golf Course Maintenance Part/Full Time Seasonal • Wait Staff Year Round 651-484-6311 or Online northoaksgolf

CDL A Drivers $7,500 sign-on bonus. Medical benefits on day 1 & 65K+ in your first year!!! Guaranteed pay. Profit sharing. 401K with company match & more! Email resume: or call Hollie now! 507-664-3038.

Full time residential maintenance person needed with appliance, HVAC, and home repair experience. Look at within careers and view maintenance job in White Bear Lake or call 651-653-0799 for job details



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Harvest Help Wanted Immediate Openings: Experienced semi drivers for sugarbeet, potato harvest. Valid drivers license required. Camper hookups available. Emanuelson Family Farms, Drayton, ND 701-454-6122

NOW HIRING company OTR drivers. $2,000 sign on bonus, flexible home time, extensive benefits. Call now!!! Hibb's & Co. 763/389-0610

Minnesota's #1 Buick GMC Dealership is looking for a full time receptionist. Join our winning team in our newly remodeled facility. Please send resume or call: Nancy Thunstrom 651-426-6275 nancyt@

North Suburban Grounds Maintenance Co. In search of reliable men & women for FT seas & yr round opportunities. Entry level & experience positions available Good driving record req. M-F. No weekends $10-15/hr. Call Bill @ 651-490-9755 to schedule appointment E-mail

PT Direct Support Professional positions available WBL & Hugo group homes w/ men or women! Exp. preferred. M/H valid DL, clean driving record, proof of ins & pass background check. Call Carrie for info (651) 426-3517. $1000 Retention BONUS offered!

Writer/Reporter 12 -15 hours per week writing local stories for the Shoreview/Lino Lakes area, government news, photography and returning emails and phone calls. Must be able to work nights, weekends and have previous writing experience or knowledge. Send resume to: news@presspubs. com

154 Full Time DOG GROOMING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 7+ Years Turn Key Business for Sale in Mora, MN I am hoping to move but do not want to leave my clients without an experienced groomer. Call for all the details




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Pocket Watch 17g Gold Filled $85 Gary 651-503-0019

3 Lakeview Cemetery Plots for sale. Hwy 120 651-748-1443

305 Pets/Supplies Pet Sitting/ Boarding/Walking ADVENTURE DOGS

Dish Network. Get more for less! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months), plus bundle & save (Fast Internet for $15 more/month.) Call now 800-297-8706

Birchwood 651-214-1863

340 Thrifties Elliptical $350 like new 651-653-1165 Freezer upright Frigidaire,gd cnd,gold $50 651-484-3940 Hutch maple Gd cond $40 651-439-1847 Sewing table Horn $175 651-430-3587

349 Exercise Equipment Weight set & bench $750 --- kettle weights 5-10-15lbs $125 651-429-7028

Donate your car, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 800-439-1735

Our hunters will pay top $$$ to hunt your land. Call for a free Base Camp Leasing info packet & quote. 866-309-1507 www.BaseCamp

Sell Your Structured Settlement or Annuity payments for CASH NOW. You don't have to wait for your future payments any longer! Call 800-218-8581





Love to grow on Child Development Center is hiring morning and afternoon aides. Competitive wages, great work environment. Contact Jan if interested 763-792-9273

Boutiques OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VENDOR, CRAFT and GIFT SHOW Saturday, September 19th 10:00am - 3:00pm FOREST LAKE VFW 556 12TH Street SW Forest Lake, MN Over 25 Vendors and Crafters all in one place! • T & A Tiles Arts • Wood-Burning Personalized Signs • Key Creations • Custom Made Aprons • Kati Knits and Much More! ◊ FREE Door Drawings for Prizes! ◊ SHOP to WIN! For chances at winning CASH Drawing!

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Beautiful oak rectangular table w/tile inserts, 4 oak chairs, two are captains. Very Good Condition $200 Call 651-407-8345





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Print & Online Editor Isanti-Chisago County Star Newspaper We are seeking an individual who loves to be out of the office and has the talent to discover and report on the news of the community. Strong writing and interpersonal skills a must as well as the ability to work independently. Other duties will include leading our online newspaper, design and pagination of paper, and photography. Excellent benefit package and work environment. Send resume and clips to Mike Gainor, Managing Editor:

iphone 6 ex cond, in original box,w/headphones, charger,att'd screen protector $600/bo Call Michael 651-653-0157

Wanted Looking for sail boat cover for a 80's Johnson X boat. Call 612-599-1729

VH 439 Vadnais Lk Dr 9/17-18; 9-6, 9/19;9-1 HH, dsgr. Clths & acc books, office, misc. WBL 2300 Orchard Ln Huge antq, furn, HH collbls, 9/17-18; 7-? WBL 3179 Manitou Dr 9/17-19; 9-6 HH, furn clothing sz 6-24, misc See Craig's List WBL 3705 Dennis Ln 9/18; 9-4 household, tools & misc. WBL 4803 Division 9/17-9/19; 9-4 Girl's clothes sz 3-7, crib set WBT 5217 Division Av 9/17-18; 9-5, HH Xmas Misc. Cash only Maht 108 Dahlia Way 9/19-21;8-6 current décor, power tools, elec scooter,lift recliner,never used bathroom handicap items,artwork,womens clths size L, XL, 2X shoes size 10, & LOTS MORE! Maht 310 Forest Av 9/18-9/19; 8-6 Multi Family SUPER SALE! Multi-Fam; Antiques, Retro, Garden Art & lots more. 2233 Sierra Dr, WBL, 9/17-9/19; 9-5

• Top: 691/2" L x 16" W • 6 Adjustable Shelves: 161/2” L x 131/2” 16 13 D • Top “Jut out”: 19" L x 331/2” W • Drawers have Metal Full • Drawers (3): 141/2” W x 61/2” 6 D Extension Slides 271/2” L x 14 • Excellent Condition • Heavy (will need 2 people to move)

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Roommate/Part-Time Aide. Assist female quadriplegic. Flexible hours. No experience necessary-will train. Driver's license, references. Luxury apartment. St. Paul, Highland Park. Jean 651-690-0645

404 Garage Sales

Custom Cherry Dresser

155 Education


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Treasures of retired antique dealer Pyrography, Czech. Pottery,strawberry plates,Japanese items, costume jewelry,glassware,dishes etc Tues-Sat 9/17-19;9-5 Circle Pines 44 East Golden Lk Rd VH 4297 Evergreen dr huge mvg HH, piano furn,tents,clthg,tools 9/17-19; 8-5


17th Annual 2-DAY GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE! Over 500 families!!! Amazing, Merchandise! Priced to Sell! Outstanding selection of furniture, designer clothes, collectibles, boutique, art, Holiday items, toys, children's clothes, tools, sport equipment, and much more.

September 19, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Early Bird Admission: 7-9 a.m. ($3)*

September 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shoreview Ice Arena 877 W. Highway 96 Shoreview, MN 55126

*Proceeds benefit programs at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.







Sept. 10-13 & Sept. 17-20, 2015 Thurs-Sat: 10am-6pm • Sun: 12pm-5pm 20% discount on selected items


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Submitted Photo Young attendees goof around at Scandia's Taco Daze festival Saturday.

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Submitted Photo Several regional authors were invited when Valley Bookseller of Stillwater helds its 25th Birthday Party at the Lowell Inn Sept. 12. Employees Lynne, Julie, Dellzie, Kathy, Kathleen, Joni, Gretchen, Rachael and Carol are shown here

Submitted Photo At the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community's event last weekend at Stagecoach Days, 248 artists of all ages completed paintings.

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Submitted Photo re departments fi r, For the 10th consecutive yea on the Main ags fl ed wav across Anoka County 11 to show t. Sep 10 y hwa Hig r ove Street bridge their lives give respect and honor for those who to protect others. Submitted Photo Honorary Wyoming town historian (and former mayor) Neil Gatzow gave informal history lessons at the Methodist church during Stagecoach Days last weekend.

Submitted Photo Twenty-four parishioners from Forest Lake's Willowbrook Church representing eight teams competed in the 15th Annual Square Lake Triathlon in Stillwater Sept. 12 and 13. Submitted Photo Stillwater resident and popular musical artist Jonah Marais performed at the State Fair Aug. 30

•Winning name of the giant metal cow in Linwood township: “Bucky’s Bodacious Betty.” Attendees of this year’s Linwood Family Fun Day are asked to let organizers know whether they’d like to see the Cow Chip Throw continue again next year. A reported 143 runners and walkers were part of the event’s 5K, including division winners Dan Brelje, Jennifer Braido and Carson Johnson and oldest participant Nancy Steinmetz, 89. •Paige Parrucci of Forest Lake took second place in her division of the 43rd Annual State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals Sept. 6 with her vocal and piano performance “Iron Sky.” •Sarah Hayden of Tipsy Pies in Marine posted on Facebook she plans to return to the State Fair next year. “Thank you pie eaters for all the love and support,” she wrote. “What an amazing 12 days.” •The Wyoming Stagecoach Days festival was supposed to feature stagecoach rides again this year, but organizer Jason Van Tassel reported the coaches were damaged in a windstorm in ohio and not available. •As of Sunday the Forest Lake Lakers had the top three scorers in the Midwest within the U.S. Premier Hockey League. •A benefit for the Swanson family will be held in a tent outside Friar Tuck’s, 1500 S. Lake St. in Forest Lake, from 10 a.m. Sept 19 to 1 a.m. Sept. 20. •Named to the 2015 FLAHS Homecoming Court were Megan Hultgren, Carley O’Bryan, Isabella Barron, Nate Patterson, Drew

Hanson and Grant Maxfield. The “Savage Seniors” won the Sept. 14 powder puff football game. •KMSP reports that a 44-year-old female food service employee at Stillwater Prison was recently charged with making out with an inmate, in addition to smuggling in drugs and cigarettes. • The SAHS girls varsity swim and dive team took second at the White Bear Invitational Saturday, while the JV took first. • The SAHS Mountain Bike Team has accepted the donation of a tent in honor of late teammate Emmett Nickeson-Ranum. A patch sewn onto the tent reminds the team of “the loss of our friend and the great love and energy he added to our mountain bike team,” according to a Facebook post. •Stillwater Sunrise Rotary recently completed landscape outside Valley Outreach as a service project. •Inducted into the SAHS Hall of Fame were Steve Forseth, Kris (Vollstedt) Heimerman, Kelly (McGinley) Herbster and Chad Rogness. • The Annual Croixathlon benefiting Hudson’s Camp St. Croix was cancelled this year due to lack of participation. • Minnesota Standup Paddle and Sail sponsored a tour of the St. Croix River on Labor Day. •Honeycrisp apples are available for sale atn Aamodt’s Apple Farm tin Stillwater hrough December. • According to, former Stillwater resident and “Mad Men” alumnus Rich Sommer (Harry Crane) is next set to appear in a Sally Field movie called “Hello, My Name is Doris.” He also appears with Jon Hamm and others in the eight-episode TVs series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” released on Netflix July 31.

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