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Lexington Floral’s third-generation owner Allie Tempelis has reopened the shop with an eco-friendly and makerspace vibe.

Neighborhood fl ower shop’s deep roots produce new blooms

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Lexington Floral’s new owner plans to continue the shop’s three-generation reputation as Shoreview’s neighborhood flower shop. Allie Tempelis recently bought the business from her mother, Barb Rose, who began the shop with her late father Glenn Rose in 1985. Mayor Sandy Martin joined the family and Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting for the store’s grand reopening June 1. She remembers when the corner at Lexington Avenue and Cannon Avenue turned into a flower shop and has been a long-time customer who recommends the shop to residents. The all-occasion shop provides flowers for any celebration or memorial. They have a reputation of not turning away any requests or ideas, said Rose, citing a recent 18-foot floral arch built for a wedding. “We will do anything — we love a challenge,” Tempelis added. The shop takes custom orders and offers pre-designed options created exclusively by the shop. Once a month, the shop sells a “give-back bouquet,” of which 10 percent of profits are donated to a nonprofit. Tempelis said she’s taking local nonprofi t suggestions for the future.

Jerry Stradinger, a retired Ramsey County Sheriff has volunteered for about 12 years to direct traffic at Island Lake Elementary’s parent drop off.

Grandpa Jerry Stradinger has volunteered to direct traffic and welcome students at Island Lake Ele-

mentary in Shoreview nearly every morning for 12 years. The retired Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy directs about 250 vehicles each morning and


Children can have birthday parties at the shop that include making fairy gardens, a mini succulent garden with characters.

Blooming of an eco-friendly floral makerspace Supporting the local community and giving back are goals Tempelis plans to continue and expand upon in a new way. She renovated the store and has brought an eco-friendly and makerspace vibe to the shop. Tempelis plans to add new classes and has dedicated an entire back room for residents to create their own designs. She also hosts children’s birthday parties — children can make fairy gardens or floral arrangements, SEE LEXINGTON FLORAL, PAGE 15


Retired Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jerry Stradinger, right, poses with Ramsey County Sheriff ’s Office School Resource Officer Abhi Sachdev.

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makes sure students get to school safely. Besides directing traffic, Grandpa Jerry has built relationships with students and families over the years, said Principal Todd Durand. “His impact on individuals and families is far-reaching,” Durand said. “You can always count on him.” Grandpa Jerry is a mentor for volunteerism, noted Noelle Nelson, the school’s administrative assistant. “I think it is wonderful they get to see somebody in the community come and volunteer,” she said. “It starts everybody’s day off the right way.” “What a great example he sets for community service,” Durand added. “He loves what he is doing,” noted Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Abhi Sachdev, who patrols three area schools. SEE RETIREMENT, PAGE 9

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Many Glacier Hotel rises from endangered historic place to renovated splendor ran from Minneapolis to Seattle, parallel to land (and just north of) the A famous hotel inspired route that Americans Lewis and Clark blazed in by an historic North 1805. James Hill conOaks resident has been sidered his railroad the returned to its original Gilded Age culmination splendor. of those efforts. He saw “Montana’s Many the American West as Glacier Hotel Is Revitallittle more than a quarry ized,” an article in the Spring 2018 “Preservation of extractable resources. His son, however, saw a Magazine,” relates how this famous hotel was the Western resource that couldn’t be logged, mined, inspiration of Louis W. or grazed. Louis Hill enviHill, James J. Hill’s son. Louis (pronounced Louie) sioned the Great Northern Railway capitalizing succeeded his father as on the northern Rocky owner of North Oaks Mountain’s splendor if he Farm and had a house with beautiful gardens on could entice passengers to visit. the south shore of PleasMuch as his father had ant Lake. been intimately involved The hotel, featuring an with making improveelegant Swiss alpine design, is located in Glacier ments and efficiencies to National Park in northern his farm at North Oaks, his son was obsessive Montana, and lies along about the details relating the rail Great Northern to the building of his hoRailway. tel. He is quoted as saying, The article notes that “I loathe to entrust the the Many Glacier Hotel development to anybody was built because of “the but myself.” obsessive vision of one A national ad campaign man, Louis W. Hill.” In at the time called “See 1907, Hill inherited the America First” featured presidency of the mighty the Many Glacier Hotel, Great Northern Railway calling it the “jewel of the from his father, James Rocky Mountains.” In a “Empire Builder” Hill. 1928 ad, one visitor raves, Great Northern tracks BY JOAN BRAINARD CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, 2012.

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Historic Landmark was a lucky turn. The National Trust for Historic Preservation helped garner public support, and in 2000, a $42 million renovation budget was supported by Congress and private donations to breathe new life into the hotel. Original cathedralheight ceilings are once again on display, and steel beams replaced rotten wooden ones. Original finishes and trim were matched whenever possible, and even some old

Kohler sinks were salvaged, re-enameled, and reinstalled. Of course, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems were modernized and brought up to code, but from the visitor’s viewpoint, the Many Glacier Hotel is just as jaw-dropping and handsome as it was back in Louis Hill’s day. For the complete story with beautiful photos of the rehabilitation of Many Glacier Hotel, visit www.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Community center pool reopens

The Tropics Indoor Waterpark reopened June 2. Regular hours resumed June 9. Visit for the pool’s summer schedule.

Beaches closed for summer

The swimming beach at Lake Owasso County Park will be closed in 2018 while construction at the park takes place. The beach at Lake Owasso is an unguarded beach and will reopen in 2019. The swimming beach at Snail Lake will be closed in 2018 due to flooding. The flooding is currently being assessed by the city of Shoreview, Ramsey County and the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. Other suburban beaches available in Ramsey County include Tony Schmidt Regional park in Arden Hills, Lake Josephine County Park in Roseville, Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Lake McCarrons County Park in Roseville, White Bear Lake County Park in White Bear Lake, Lake Gervais Lifeguards are on duty daily from noon – 8 p.m. Ramsey County also operates two swimming beaches without lifeguard services — Lake Gervais and Turtle Lake County Parks. Details about Ramsey County beaches are available at

Free Y membership for teens

The Shoreview YMCA is offering free memberships to 250 high school teens. New teen programming includes health and well-being classes and

youth specifi c fitness challenges, leadership and character development, and job readiness workshops. Registration opened June 1 for the free membership, which extends to Aug. 31. Youth entering grades nine through 12 can visit any participating Y location to enroll with a valid ID, class schedule or report card and permission from an adult. The free membership is made possible through the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

Tour governor’s residence

The summer tour season at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence, 1006 Summit Ave. in St. Paul, kicks off Tuesday, June 12. The residence is open for public tours June 12, 26, July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Guided tours begin every 10 minutes. Reservations are welcome with walk-ins accepted based on availability. Grounds and gardens are open to the public until 1 p.m. on tour days. There is no fee. For more info on the tour, including reservations, email

Youth drop-in center holds grand opening

The North Star Youth Outreach Center will hold a grand opening celebration for its new Maplewood Mall location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16. Activities include food, music, raffles, zumba, spoken word and yoga. The center is located at the west entrance of the mall in space 2006. For more information, visit

Shoreview has new recycling system The city of Shoreview is changing its recycling provider beginning in July. A few months ago, the city entered in a new recycling contract with Eureka Recycling, a nonprofit zerowaste organization. As part of the contract, Eureka will be providing tailored educational materials and expanded outreach activities to increase and improve recycling efforts. Republic Services’ last collection will take place the week of June 18. Additionally, Republic Services will be picking carts up June 18 to 29. Residents are asked to leave their carts at the curb after their recycling has

been collected the week of June 18 to allow Republic personnel to pick up the carts. As part of the new contract, the city purchased recycling carts for residents. The new carts will be delivered June 18 to 30 and will be based on recycling zones. Those whose recycling is collected on Mondays will receive their carts fi rst. It’s anticipated that each zone will take a couple days to complete the cart delivery process. Deliveries will take place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Eureka will be picking up recyclables on the opposite week than it is currently collected. The fi rst week of collection will begin

CHURCH BRIEFS Church holds craft sale

St. Odilia Catholic Church will hold a jewelry and craft sale June 23-24. Necklaces, pins, earrings, craft supplies, handmade quilts, religious, collectible and vintage items will be available. Proceeds are donated to the parish and community. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 in the gym.

Vacation Bible school announced

St. Odilia Catholic Church will hold a vacation Bible school for kindergarten through fifth grade students 9:12 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 23-27. Music, games, crafts, snacks and fun is planned. Youth volunteers in sixth through 12th grade are needed. A youth After Hours program complementing the vacation Bible school will take place 12:30 to 5 p.m. the same week. Contact Janet Etten for more information at 651-415-3330 or etten@stodilia. org. To register, visit

on Monday, July 9. Collection days will not change. For example, recycling collected on the fi rst and third Mondays, will now be collected on the second and fourth Mondays. Given that there will be a threeweek gap in recycling collection service, Eureka will collect any extra recyclables set out by your cart in paper bags during the fi rst week. A recycling calendar will be placed on your new cart when it is delivered. For more information regarding the changeover, please contact 651-490-4665. From press release


Learn about Rush Line bus line

Members of the Rush Line bus line project team will hold information events at upcoming events. A ride and walk event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 16 at the Bruce Vento Trail circle north of Frost Avenue in Maplewood. Members of the project team will be available to discuss trail and guideway alignments, landscape design and station area planning. Information will also be available at the Vadnais Heights Party in the Park at Berwood Park from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19.

Vadnais Heights ice cream social

Ice cream, hot dogs, games and music will create a party in the park at Berwood Park in Vadnais Heights from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office will pass out hot dogs and fun pops at 5 p.m. Free ice cream from Culver’s will be served at 6:30 p.m. Pickleball demos will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Summer youth camp offered

A summer camp in Nisswa called Minnesota Elks has a free Troops Week program for military-connected youth July 15-21. Children 9 to 13 get a camping experience that includes water sports, climbing wall, miniature golf, fi shing and more. All branches of military are welcome. For information, contact Tom Kramin, 320-292-5996 or vets@mnelks. org. The youth camp is sponsored by Elks lodges throughout Minnesota.


Building a Better Community through Charitable Giving By connecting the generosity of people with the evolving needs of Shoreview, the Shoreview Community Foundation enriches our quality of life. The Foundation provides grants according to predetermined guidelines to non-profi t organizations or units of governmental from its permanent endowment fund. There are many options for making undesignated or designated, tax deductible gifts or bequests by will or trust.




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Apps you should know about


he Sarasota County Sheriffs office issued a warning about smart phone “apps that parents should know about.” It’s not that children shouldn’t have apps, rather parents should know what the app is normally used for. It’s a good awareness campaign and you might fi nd these apps alarming. The nine apps include Bumble, described to be like the dating app Tinder except it requires the woman to make the fi rst contact. Liveme is a live streaming video site that uses geo locations and allows users to earn coins as a way to pay minors for photos. has a history with cyber bullying through anonymous Publisher’s question seeking. Snapchat is said to be the most View popular app, where users can Carter Johnson post photos and videos that will disappear, and it also has a geo location allowing people to see the user’s location. HOLLA is a video chat app connecting people around the world, and reviews mention explicit content and racial slurs. Calculator% is a common secret app that helps people hide photos and video files and internet search history. Kik allows direct contact to kids and children by bypassing normal messaging features. Whisper is a network that promotes anonymous social groups to share secrets with strangers and also has a geo location function. Hot or Not is a hook-up with strangers site. Although only nine apps were reviewed, there are an estimated 3.8 million apps for Android users and more than 2 million in the Apples app store. As a family, we have allowed our children access to smart phones and iPads but we are struggling to know what apps to allow. We visit with other parents and decided to allow Snapchat. It tends to be the most universal app for connecting with friends and the content being communicated has seemed fairly innocent. We do spot check their text messages and the apps they are using. I love the new apps that allow parents to shut down a child’s phone based on time or at a push of a button. It still allows phone access. As a family, set a plan for screen time and electronic devices and stick with it. Technology will only become more prevalent and can have great benefits, but we need to help our kids navigate it appropriately while helping them develop good habits in areas like a healthy diet, exercise and studying. Coffee shop etiquette Local coffee shops continue to be the new remote office, hang out and a place to grab free wifi. Providing an inviting, comfortable spot for groups to gather to discuss the issues of the day or a table for a traveling business person to plug in a laptop has probably done much to keep the coffee shop business alive. However, the main thing keeping it alive is when the people who hang out for a couple of hours actually buy something, like coffee. I’ve spoken with many coffee shop operators who comment that their biggest challenge is selling goods to customers who sit and chat for hours or use their place as an office. Some “customers” don’t even order a single cup of coffee or beverage. I heard about a customer who brought in a muffin from a neighboring establishment or their own tea bag and asked the server for a free cup of hot water. The next time you meet up with a group of friends at your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, order a breakfast sandwich with your latte and leave tip. Carter Johnson is publisher of Press Publications.

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The wildlife wake-up call

id you know that we’ve lost 50 percent of our songbirds in the last 40 years? And monarch populations have declined by 90 percent in the last two decades? And these are just showy species that people pay attention to. What about all of the unsung heroes out there like native “solitary” bees that account for 90 percent of the bees worldwide and do the majority of the Lawnchair pollination? Their are Gardener populations declining too, but they are harder Dawn Pape to track because of their elusive nature. How did we get here? It’s simple. According to renowned professor of wildlife and entomology, Doug Tallamy, we’ve taken away 95 percent of our country’s native plants, or the plants that are indigenous to a region. It seems that in adding urban spaces, agriculture, ornamental plants and lawn, we’ve forgotten our basic biology and done away with the primary producers — aka the food chain base. In fact, 15,364 scientists from 184 countries signed “A Second Notice,” which is an open letter to humanity pleading for humans to cut greenhouse gases and

reverse the trend of collapsing biodiversity. They are seeking to raise awareness that a mass species extinction is currently happening. We are amidst the sixth mass extinction in the last 540 million years. Even though this is certainly jaw-dropping, depressing news, there is good news. This enormous problem has a solution: bring back the native plants into our landscapes wherever possible. Since most of the land in our country is privately owned, individuals’ collective efforts can turn the situation around. If you are wondering why the insects, birds and other wildlife can’t just use the greenery that abounds in our landscape, here is the short answer: the critters either don’t know how to use the plant, or the plant doesn’t provide adequate nutrition. Ornamental plants are generally either non-native or cultivated for showy traits. Since the last ice age over 10,000 years ago, plants and wildlife have evolved together and have formed intricate relationships that we are only just beginning to understand. According to Tallamy, a native plant supports 29 times more species than a non-native plant. Cultivated varieties of plants are engineered for specific showy traits that typically compromises the nectar and pollen in the blooms. Native wildflowers provide higher-

quality nectar and pollen to insects than cultivated varieties (“cultivars”) that are most popular at nurseries. A logical starting point for restoring biodiversity would be to start with lawns. According to NASA satellite imagery, we currently have three times more area taken up by lawns than corn — and corn is our largest agricultural crop. A question people could ponder is, “If the only time I go out on this lawn is to mow it, do I really need this space as grass?” Perhaps it could be planted with native flowers, bushes and trees to serve a higher purpose of supporting our pollinators, that, in turn, sustain us. If you don’t want to learn how to garden with native plants, consider hiring someone to do it for you. If this column was your wakeup call and you are wondering how to get started, a helpful website is The site has a list of nurseries, designers, installers, plant selector tool, grant information and DIY information too. You can also make a pledge to plant for pollinators and clean water. Dawn Pape is a Master Gardener, holds a master’s degree in environmental education and can be reached at dawn@

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Credit report security freezes and fraud alerts: what’s the difference?


ith major data breaches becoming too common, people often wonder how to stop criminals from stealing their identity, and rightly so. Identity thieves drain bank accounts, run up charges on lines of credit, and steal tax refunds. It can take months to detect the damage and years to clean it up. Placing a “fraud alert” or “credit freeze” on a credit report are two steps to protect against identity theft. But there are differences between fraud alerts and credit freezes. Fraud alert A “fraud alert” requires creditors to verify a person’s identity before extending credit or opening a new account. For example, a lender may call a borrower before making a car loan. A fraud alert is an extra layer of authentication, not a prohibition on the opening of new accounts.

There are two main types of fraud alerts. An “initial” fraud alert lasts for 90 days, but can be renewed. An “extended” fraud alert lasts for seven years, but can be removed sooner. An extended Movers and alert requires victims of identity theft to proShakers vide the credit bureaus with a copy of a report Lori Swanson of identity theft filed with law enforcement. Both are free and temporary. B h alerts l Once a request is made for a fraud alert with one credit bureau—Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax—the alert will be placed on credit reports with all three credit bureaus. To request a fraud alert, contact the major credit bureaus toll-free as follows:


Equifax: (888) 766-0008; TransUnion: (800) 680-7289; Experian: (888) 397-3742. Credit freeze A “credit freeze” prevents new creditors from accessing a person’s credit report. Without seeing a person’s credit history, most creditors will not open new accounts or extend credit. A credit freeze provides more protection than a fraud alert against fraudulent accounts being opened. Because credit freezes also block legitimate inquires, they require more planning than fraud alerts. With a credit freeze in place, a person must use a PIN and contact the credit bureaus to lift or “thaw” the freeze before being approved for new credit. This process can take up to three business days. In a pinch, this could prevent a person from quickly getting credit. Credit freezes stay in place until permanently lifted. Victims of identity

theft can freeze their credit reports without charge. Non-victims can freeze their credit report for a $5 fee. Victims of identity theft can thaw a credit freeze without charge. Non-victims may be charged a $5 fee. For instructions on requesting a credit freeze, you may call the credit From bu- 5-22 reaus toll-free as follows: Equifax: (800) 349-9960; TransUnion: (888) 909-8872; Experian: (888) 397-3742. For more information about fraud alerts, credit freezes, credit reports, and identity theft, contact the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400, St. Paul, MN 55101. Call (651) 296-3353 or (800) 657-3787. TTY: (651) 297-7206 or (800) 366-4812. Visit Lori Swanson is Minnesota’s attorney general.


On the second amendment

Recently, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens and many other Democrats like him, have come out in support of repealing the 2nd Amendment. How many gun owning Democratic voters know about this? Many gun control supporters will say they only want to get rid of some of the guns. But the supporters are not stating their true goal which is repealing the 2nd Amendment. Their methods of attaining this goal may be different, but that is their true goal. If you are a Democrat and have a gun, then how can you vote Democrat now? To be anti-gun is not a matter of just getting rid of some of the guns — it’s a matter of getting rid of all of the guns. Today, 66 percent of millennials agree that more concealed carry guns would make society safer. This is not the party of Democrats from 1963 when JFK (lifetime NRA member) pushed through tax cuts and said “Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.” If you do not want your guns confiscated completely, you must vote for the Republican ticket now in 2018 for the Federal Senate, State House of Representative and even your local City Council. Chris Wolff Shoreview

The following students were named to the dean’s list or received academic honors at a college or university for the 2018 spring semester: South Dakota State University: Hunter Landwehr of Shoreview. University of Minnesota-Duluth: Lauren Sherlock of Shoreview. The following students graduated from a college or university in the fall of 2017: The College of St. Scolastica: Lindsey Minten of Shoreview, Master of Education; Taylor Toellner of Shoreview, Master of Education. Western Governors University: Patrick Dreher of Shoreview, Master of Science in Special Education. Tressa Johnson of Shoreview competed in the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student marketing competition in Kansas City in April, reaching the semifi nal round. Sophie King of Shoreview and a student at Minnehaha Academy, competed at A Vous la Parole, the state oral French contest held at the University of Minnesota.

BUSINESS BRIFS New coffee shop opens

Dunn Brothers Coffee will open their newest location at 1160 West County Road E in Arden Hills June 25. Local owners are Greta and Adam Dvorak, and Tim and Molly Johnson. “We wanted to open a shop because we believe in investing in the joy of people, and we fi nd coffee to be a specific way to practice that,” said Greta Dvorak. “When I was twelve years old, my mom said to me ‘You have to learn to like coffee, so you can sit with grandma.’ Thus, my love of coffee began. We are hopeful to create a space where people want to gather and impact one another for good.” Greta and Adam Dvorak live and work in Arden Hills. Greta’s parents, Tim and Molly Johnson, are partnering with the Dvoraks and live in New Brighton. The Arden Hills location features Infinite BlackTM Nitro Cold Press Coffee on tap, a full breakfast and lunch menu, along with all the current Dunn Brothers Coffee espresso, tea and coffee favorites. This location is equipped with an on-site roaster. The Minneapolis-based coffee franchise has over 80 locations in eight states. LEANNE SWANSON | SUBMITTED

Tradition Bank opened in the North Oaks Village mall this month.

SCHOOL BRIEFS Mounds View student honored by Minnesota Department of Education

Mounds View High School student Michael Pak was honored at the Scholars of Distinction Ceremony at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in the social studies category. Pak was recognized for an economics project on child care. Fifty-three students were honored at the event in various subjects. The Scholars of Distinc-

tion selection process is overseen by the Minnesota Department of Education To earn recognition, a student must complete required work in Minnesota’s academic standards, demonstrate mastery of complex subject matter, and apply their knowledge and skills on a challenging project. Experts in each category read and score the applications, and students are awarded a medal and certificate.

Students flock yards with flamingos The Mounds View girls golf team has begun its summer flocking of yards with pink flamingos. For $30, the team will flock a friend or family member’s yard to celebrate a variety of occasions. The area includes Shoreview, North Oaks, Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights. For more information contact Lisa Ganske at 612-816-5120 or mikeganske1000@



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SHOREVIEW AREA EVENTS ICE CREAM SOCIAL When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Where: Shoreview Commons, 4580 Victoria St. Details: Free ice cream and entertainment at Concert in the Commons. Recipients of 2018 Shoreview Community Foundation grants announced. Contact: 651-490-4700 or

ON THE FRONT PORCH: FAIRY GARDENS When: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Where: Shoreview Library, Details: Kids 6+ can drop in to work on a small garden fit for a fairy. No registration required. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

TOWN HALL MEETING When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Where: Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. Details: Opportunity for the public to visit with Rep. Randy Jessup and learn who is happening in the legislature. Ice cream served. Contact: 651-324-0293

SUMMER CELEBRATION When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15 Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria St. Details: Teens in grades 6-12 can come to the library after hours to come play games, eat pizza, and celebrate surviving the school year. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

4-H STEAM WORKSHOP When: 2-4 p.m. Monday, June 18 Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria St. Details: Teens can participate in a session

on GIS technology and community mapping. Registration required. Contact: 651-486-2303 or

JACK AND KITTY When: 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria St. Details: Old-time Vaudeville and jug band performance for all ages. Jack and Kitty play banjo, guitar, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica, whizbang, rumba box and more. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

6TH & 7TH GRADE BOOK CLUB When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria St. Details: Book discussion, food and fun. Also July 19 and Aug. 16; registration required for all dates. Contact: 651-486-2303 or

WET & WILD WATERSLIDE When: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 Where: Commons Park, 4580 Victoria St. N., Shoreview Details: Free ride on Shoreview’s outdoor waterslide for ages 6 and up. Contact: 651-490-4750 or www.shoreview

BLACK PANTHER SUPERHERO PARTY When: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria St. Details: Kids ages 8-12 can celebrate all things Black Panther and superhero related. Dropin event. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

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Ongoing ‘SEVEN ARTISTS, SEVEN BAYS’ ART EXHIBITION When: During regular hours, through June 30 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview Details: Showcase of seven area artists work in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, wood carving and photography on display in the Fireside Room of the Shoreview Community Center. Free and open to the public. Contact: info@


Concert in the Commons WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13-Aug 15.

SHOREVIEW FARMERS MARKET When: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 4 Where: Shoreview Community Center, lower level parking lot and pavilion, 4580 N. Victoria St. Details: More than 30 vendors providing fresh, locally grown produce and foods, handcrafted artisan items, and performances by local musicians. Contact: shoreview

WHERE: Shoreview Commons, next to Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. DETAILS: Open-air concerts

When: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: All caliber players who enjoy the game of 500 are welcome. Free.

CONTACT: 651-490-4700 or shore

throughout the summer. Sixties

Contact: 651-490-4750 or www.shoreview


When: 7 p.m. Thursdays, mid-June through August Where: Centerville MEET WITH THE MAYOR Lake in Centerville When: 3-5 p.m. most Details: Members of Tuesdays all ages perform waterWhere: Shoreview skiing tricks. Club also City Hall, 4600 Victoria performs at summer St. festivals throughout the Details: Meet with state. Mayor Sandy Martin Contact: www.bald to discuss issues or concerns. Call for an appointment. Contact: 651-490-4618 MIDWEST SKI or OTTERS SHOWS When: 6 p.m. Sundays June 10 throughout the THE BRAIN BOX summer When: 4-6 p.m. Where: Goose Lake on Thursdays Hoffman Road in White Where: Shoreview Library, 4570 N. Victoria Bear Lake Details: White BearSt. based team of 120 Details: Teens can amateur skiers from drop in to check out the new teen area and make metro area Contact: www. stuff with the 3D printer, sewing machine, Cameo cutter and more. Free. Contact: 651-724-6006 ‘CONFESSION & or DISCRETION’ EXHIBIT When: Through July 12 FAMILY STORY TIME Where: White Bear When: 10:30-11 a.m. Center for the Arts, 4971 Mondays Long Ave., White Bear Where: Shoreview Library, 4580 N. Victoria Lake Details: International St. artists Margo Selski and Details: Stories, Erica Spitzer Rasmussongs and fingerplays sen blend their artwork for children ages 2-5 to enhance early literacy together to create feminine yet bold and powerskills. ful themes. Contact: 651-724-6006 Contact: 651-407-0597 or or

‘500’ CARDS

rock performance by The Back Yard Band on June 13 and the Pan-Handlers play on the steel drum June 20. Bring blanket or chair. Concessions.

TALLY’S DOCKSIDE SUMMER CONCERTS When: 6 to 9 pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 8 Where: Tally’s Dockside, 4440 Lake Ave. S. in White Bear Lake

Details: Familyfriendly concerts; food and beverages available for sale. Contact: www. for schedule of performers

NEIGHBORHOODS NEARBY LUNCH AND TABLE GAMES When: Noon Wednesday, June 13 Where: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 3676 Centerville Road, Vadnais Heights Details: Seniors can bring a bag lunch and play games of choice. Coffee and dessert provided. Contact: 651-204-6000 or cityvadnaisheights. com

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING When: 2-3:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Where: Centerville Beach, 7373 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Short and easy instruction and small class size. Ages 16+. $20/person; registration required. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

CRUISIN’ ON THE CROIX HOT ROD & VINTAGE CAR SHOW When: 3-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13 & 27 Where: Lowell Park, downtown Stillwater Details: Admire vintage and hot rod cars, food vendors, live music (6 to 8 p.m.), free festivities. Contact: discover

RAINGARDEN MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Where: Vadnais Heights Fire Department, 3595 Arcade Ave., Vadnais Heights Details: Learn about what a raingarden entails from local experts and residents. Free and open to new and experienced raingardeners. Sign up online. Contact: 651-2046070 or events/raingardenmaintenanceworkshop1/

ONE SQUARE FOOT When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Where: JX Event Venue, 123 2nd St. N., Stillwater Details: Auction of original artwork on a one-foot scale benefits ArtReach St. Croix. Silent auction, live music from the Riverside Quartet, wine pull, pots and flowers sale, appetizer and dessert buffet, and cash bar. Tickets $35-40. Contact: artreach

FIRE FOUR WAYS When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Learn the history of fi restarting and practice four waysbow drills, flint and steel, matches and modern fi re starters. Campfi re to follow. Registration required. All ages; $5/person. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

JUNE 12, 2018

Monday, June 18 Where: White Bear Lake Library, 2150 2nd St. Details: Education talk/comedy show explores the varying perceptions of dinosaurs through time. All ages. Contact: 651-724-6007 or



Manitou Days Grande Parade and Beach Dance WHEN: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 15. Dance 8-11 p.m., Memorial Beach.

Avenue. Rain or shine. Beach dance to follow at Memorial Beach with live music by Wild Cat Combo.

DETAILS: Parade route begins

CONTACT: manitou or

downtown and travels along Lake

MARKETFEST When: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays June 14 through July 26 Where: Downtown White Bear Lake Details: Free family festival includes more than 150 retail and food vendors, live music, children’s activities, farmers market, classic car show. Contact: www.

urdays, June 16-Aug. 11 Where: Square Lake Park, 15450 Square Lake Trail N., Stillwater Details: Guided yoga instruction; equipment provided. Ages 14+, $30/ person. Registration required. Contact: co.wash


When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 Where: Stillwater When: 1-4 p.m. Friday, Area High School, 5701 June 15 Stillwater Blvd. N. Where: Forest Lake Details: Community American Legion, 355 W. event includes over 40 Broadway Details: Enjoy mature food trucks, a marketplace, live music, climbmusic by Jerry Peltier. ing wall, pizza-eating Held the 3rd Friday of contest, and kids activevery month. $6/person includes lunch. Cash bar. ities. Contact: greater Public welcome. Contact: 651-464-2600




When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 15 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Leisurely paddle by canoe or kayak on George Watch Lake. Ages 4+; no experience necessary. $5/person; registration required. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 Where: Chateau St. Croix, 1998 Hwy. 87, St. Croix Falls Details: Celebrate Father’s Day with a car show, live music, food trucks, and winery tours. Contact: chateau

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 16 Where: Community of Grace Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St., White Bear Lake Details: 120+ sellers, bake sale, games and bounce house for kids, free lunch served at 11 a.m. Contact: gracepeople. church/garage-sale

SUP-YOGA When: 9-10:15 a.m. Sat-

Where: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi Details: New York City-based The Church of Stop Shopping performs a family friendly-musical celebration of pollinators. Led by white-suited, earth evangelist Reverend Billy, they have musically invaded Monsanto laboratories and the lobbies of banks that finance fracking and pipelines. Contact: 651-426-2369 or

NORTH STAR GRAND PRIX BICYCLE RACE FINALE When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 17 Where: Spectator areas near Teddy Bear Park, Stillwater Details: 5-day professional cycling race draws racers from around the country. Racers climb Chilkoot Hill, the steepest grade in American racing. Events include bike and fitness expos, stunt riders, music, entertainment, kids fun race, Jumbotron viewing. Contact: northstar


When: 1 to 4 pm Saturday, June 16 Where: Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Franconia Details: Students ages 4-18 create sculptures with assistance of Franconia staff and artists. Contact: 651-257-6668 or kidsmakesculpture@

HONEYBEELUJAH! When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16

Monday, June 18 Where: Dellwood Country Club, 29 E. Highway 96 Details: Fundraiser to benefit the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation. Contact:


When: 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 18 Where: Admiral D’s, 4424 Lake Ave. S. Details: Cruise past the communities along the shore of White Bear Lake and hear the stories that make them unique. Cash bar. Tickets $35 in advance. Contact: 651-407-5327 or

ICE CREAM SOCIAL & MUSIC IN THE PARK When: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Where: Berwood Park, 780 Berwood Ave., Vadnais Heights Details: Free ice cream and games for all ages. Free ‘Hot Dog with a Deputy’ 5-7 p.m. provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Dept. Live music by the Bazillions 6:15-8 p.m. Contact: 651-204-6000;

INTRO TO KAYAKING When: 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Where: Centerville Beach, 7373 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Learn the basics of kayaking, boat safety, strokes, bracing and equipment. Ages 16+. $25/person; registration required. Contact: 763-324-3350 or


atre, 2540 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville; 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at Calvary Church, 2120 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville Details: Free performance of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical by the Calvary Church Community Theater. ASL interpreters will be at Sunday shows. Contact: calvary

RELAY FOR LIFE OF STILLWATER When: 6 p.m. Friday, June 22 Where: Stillwater Junior High School, 523 Marsh St. Details: Dozens of teams circle the athletic field all night in an American Cancer Society fundraiser. Contact:


all about wolves. All ages. $5/person; registration required. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

14TH ANNUAL MANITOU DAYS PET PARADE AND BLESSING When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 Where: Civil War Monument, Clark Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Pet parade followed by a blessing at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. All pets must be leashed or caged and vaccinated. Children without pets may bring a stuffed animal. Contact: 651-429-5351 or


When: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 24 Where: Throughout Mahtomedi STILLWATER Details: Visit garFLEA MARKET dens throughout the When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. community and support Saturday, June 23 and gardening, education Sunday, June 24 and community. Tickets Where: Washington $12 in advance; $15 day County Fairgrounds, of tour. Tickets can be 12300 40th St. N., Lake purchased it Lila and Elmo Claudine’s or the MahtoDetails: Free outdoor flea and crafter’s market. medi Farmer’s Market. Contact: Mahtomedi Contact: 715-557-1785 or fleamarket


LOUIE ANDERSON ‘BIG UNDERWEAR TOUR 2018’ When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 Where: Withrow Ballroom and Event Center, 12169 Keystone Ave. N., Hugo Details: Performance by celebrity comedian. Tickets $35 general admission; $50 VIP. Contact: 651-4395123, 800-838-3006 or

When: Saturday, June 23 Where: Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave. N. Details: Registration/ breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m. for horseback riders with a 10 a.m. start. Registration/breakfast 9:3010:30 a.m. for walkers and wheelers with a 11 DAZZLING DAVE a.m. start. Lunch served ‘WHAT’S HAPPENING’ YO-YO SHOW at noon. All income ben- CALENDAR GUIDELINES When: 2-2:45 p.m. efits therapeutic horseWednesday, June 20 Please include date, back riding programs Where: Centennial time, location, cost, brief for people with special Library, 100 Civic details, and contact inHeights Cir., Circle Pines needs. formation for each event Contact: 651-439-2558 Details: Professional submission. Call 651-407or yo-yo performer will 1226 with questions. entertain people of all Online: ages. No registration HOWL WITH required, but space Email: calendar@ THE WOLVES limited. When: 1-3:30 p.m. Contact: 763-324-1540 Mail: Press PublicaSaturday, June 23 or Where: Wargo Nature tions, Attn: Calendar 4779 Bloom Ave. Center, 7701 Main St., White Bear Lake, MN Lino Lakes VADNAIS HEIGHTS 55110 Details: Afternoon of FARMERS MARKET wolf games and learning When: 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20RECEIVE UP TO Oct. 17 UP TO 72 MONTHS $ Where: Helene Houle INTEREST-FREE OR Medical Center parking IN REBATES AND FINANCINGX FEDERAL ENERGY TAX CREDITS* lot, 1155 E. County Road with purchase of a Lennox home comfort system. E AC OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE CHECK $104. Details: 30 selling PARTS AND/OR REFRIGERATION EXTRA. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. spaces with produce grown within 50 miles of St. Paul. Contact: 651-485-9532;



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JUNE 12, 2018

RAMSEY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

North Oaks • A contractor reported the theft of a less than year-old trailer from the parking lot of an assisted living facility in the 5900 block of Centerville Road over the weekend of May 18. The trailer was valued at $6,200. Also stolen were tires in the trailer valued at a total of $300. • While a yard worker was cutting grass on Raven Road the evening of May 23 a pickup truck rolled up next to his, a man got out, opened the yard worker’s truck door and grabbed his Surface Pro laptop computer and Samsung S-7 phone, fleeing the scene. The loss was estimated at $2,000.

Shoreview • A caller reported a nervousappearing doe and fawn, separated by a residential chain link fence along Dawn Avenue the afternoon of May 20. The caller was concerned about the traffic and thinks this might not only be the doe’s fi rst fawn but her last. The outcome is uncertain. • Callers reported a man yelling and harassing neighbors the afternoon of May 17 in the backyard of a detached townhouse in the 5700 block of Willow Trail. The imposing man, described as six-foot three inches tall and weighing about 300 pounds, was convinced by arriving deputies to settle down, but began creating a ruckus as soon as deputies left. He was soon back at it again, this time taking a neighbor’s bird feeder

underground garage of a building in the 3500 block of Owasso Street, according to its 43-year-old female owner. An investigation is underway.

down and smashing it, convinced it was part of a plot against him. The 50-year-old continued to threaten and follow neighbors around, until he was cited for disorderly conduct. • A 54-year-old local man arrived at the Patrol Station May 17 to report that a neighbor, a 76-year old man, had put glue in his laundry at their multi-residential condominium building in the 3400 block of Kent Street. An investigation is underway. • A man reported that his identify had been stolen by a woman who used the information to get to know him, and then convince him she was in love, in the “romance scam.” When the 37 -ear-old Shoreview victim told the scammer to “get lost,” she tried to extort $4,000. An investigation continues. • A St. Paul man, found behind the wheel of a 2007 Maserati belonging to his fiance, and damaged by its trip through the Shoreview Commons soccer fields and with air bags deployed, was arrested after the 27-year-old failed a breath test and was off to jail on a drunken driving charge. The sports car was towed to a repair shop. • An adult female with $462 worth of stuff including an $80 vacuum cleaner and several bags of dog food was collared as she attempted to leave Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue, skipping the part where you pay for the merchandise. The St. Paul thief, known to store security, was booked into jail. • A scooter was reported stolen the afternoon of May 21 from the

• A man found parked in the 4100 block of Reiland Lane the afternoon of May 25 said he was an employee of Amazon who was in the area to pick up returns. Trouble was the man was driving an unmarked vehicle, had no Amazon ID nor had any contact information as to who he worked for. Found in his vehicle were three packages for area residents that had been opened. He was booked into the LEC but soon released because, the trouble was, the man was telling the truth. • A 43-year-old resident of Owasso Heights Road was charged with five counts of misdemeanor and felony assault for aggressive behavior toward his wife the evening of May 25. The man was also charged with gross-misdemeanor interference with an emergency call for throwing her phone into Lake Owasso when she attempted to call for help. • Mom left her locked vehicle in her Suzanne Avenue driveway overnight May 27 but in the morning it was gone, along with a stroller, a baby gate and Mom’s purse and keys. No suspects. • A man in the throes of a romantic breakup broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Owasso Street apartment, dragged her out of bed, punching and kicking the woman in the pre-dawn hours of May 27 before fleeing the scene. The 26-year-old Lino Lakes man was soon caught and jailed on charges of domestic

assault, fi fth-degree assault and criminal damage to property for punching holes in the walls. • A passerby saw a cleaning crew just calling it quits for the night in a hotel parking lot at Lexington Avenue and Red Fox Road. Two juvenile crew members were using their cell phones as flashlights May 27 to look inside vehicles parked in the lot. The passerby called 911 and the pair were arrested on tampering and burglary charges and booked into the county juvenile detention center. • A Shoreview man was found outside his vehicle the evening of May 27 after crashing into a light pole at Vicki Lane and Hodgson Road. The 39-year-old local whose air bags were deployed and who did not do well on the FSTs, was slurring his speech and smelled of alcohol. He was booked into jail on a third-degree DWI charge. • Flowermart left merchandise outside and unsecured overnight and fell victim to thieves who made off May 27 with two rose trees and 20 flower baskets. The loss totaled $968. • A 27-year-old Maplewood man was arrested the evening of May 28 at Lexington Avenue and Spring Haven Court on suspicion of fourth-degree DWI and for going 59 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. • A Bloomington man collided with a street sweeper in the early morning hours of May 29 at Lexington Avenue and County Road J. The injured 34-year-old was taken to HCMC for treatment of an injury and for a blood draw.

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS Have a hot dog with a deputy

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office will be holding Hot Dog with a Deputy events from 5 to 7 p.m. at various locations in the northeast metro this summer. Free hot dogs, chips, bottled water and frozen fun pops will be given out and residents will have the chance to meet deputies.

years old, have a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the physical and medical standards of the fi re department. Your primary place of residence must be within 3.4 road miles of the fi re station or your primary employer must be located in the city of Little Canada and allow you to respond to calls while working.

June 12: Polar Lakes Park, 1280 Hammond Rd, White Bear Township June 19: Berwood Park, 780 Berwood Ave, Vadnais Heights June 26: Pioneer Park, 2950 Centerville Rd, Little Canada July 7: Perry Park, 3700 New Brighton Road, Arden Hills July 17: West Rec Center, 14 West Pleasant Lake Rd, North Oaks July 19: Community Park, 2050 Roselawn Ave W, Falcon Heights July 25: Commons Pavilion, 4580 Victoria St, Shoreview

Sheriff’s office on the lookout to reward helmet wearers

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on the lookout this summer for kids who are wearing helmets while bike-riding, in-line skating, skateboarding or riding scooters. If youth are “caught” being safe, they may be given a coupon for a free Dairy Queen small ice cream cone.

Neighboring fire department seeks members

The Little Canada Fire Department is currently accepting applications from those who live within 3.4 miles of its fi re station. The department has over thirty fi refighters who respond to an average of 20 fi re calls per month. The application can be found at To become a Little Canada fi refighter, you must be at least 18


Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier recently received a Leadership Award from the Lo-Pha Society of Minnesota. The award was given in honor, appreciation and recognition of Serier’s leadership, service and dedication to the Hmong-American community.

JUNE 12, 2018



RETIREMENT: Volunteering for safety FROM PAGE 1

“He is doing it from his heart.” Grandpa Jerry said he was inspired toward volunteerism by Bob Fletcher, who was Ramsey County Sheriff when he worked for the office. When he noticed his grandchildren’s school had an unsafe drop-off area, he volunteered to direct traffic. He also suggested the bus dropoff be moved to the back of the school, which it was. The move made the parent drop-off area in the front of the school turn from hectic to safe, Durand said. What Grandpa Jerry did in partnership with the school has become popular across the nation over the last decade — off-duty police officers greeting at the front of schools. Today, the officers provide more than traffic safety, he noted. He has presented himself as a willing decoy to any would-be school shooters wearing his bright “sheriff” vest.

“If somebody comes to shoot, the fi rst thing they will shoot is me,” he said. “The good Lord willing, nothing will ever happen here but you just never know.” Having already faced tragedy during his patrol days is what inspires Grandpa Jerry to sacrifice himself for the children. In the 70s as a newer deputy he received a call to a fatal accident — it was his own parents. But that didn’t stop him from serving with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. While trying to protect the public, he’s faced lots of ferocious humans — he’s been shot, stabbed, had a hole bitten in his stomach and a tooth knocked out. He’s worn cowboy boots all his life. Grandpa Jerry is retiring from his volunteer post now that his last grandchild is moving on to Chippewa Middle School next year. He said the middle school asked him to direct traffic there but

it is time to hang up his safety vest. Island Lake Elementary staff held a party for Grandpa Jerry June 1 and students and parents dropped off cards and gifts while he directed traffic. Durand said the school hopes another grandpa-type will step up to fi ll the role Grandpa Jerry has had at the school.

Students and parents thanked Grandpa Jerry for his volunteer safety work. SARA MARIE MOORE | PRESS PUBLICATIONS





Utilities Cash Flows from Operating Activities Receipts from tenants and users Payments to suppliers Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities



Cash Flows from Noncapital and Related Financing Activities Transfers from other funds


Cash Flows from Capital and Related Financing Activities Connection fees received Capital contribution - cash Net Cash Provided (Used) by Capital and Related Financing Activities



Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents


Cash and Cash Equivalents, January 1


Cash and Cash Equivalents, December 31


Utilities Operating Revenues Charges for services



Operating Expenses Supplies Other services and charges Depreciation Total Operating Expenses

456 355,808 81,573 437,837

Operating Loss 119,501 130,000

Cash Flows from Investing Activities Interest on investments

Grandpa Jerry helps a student unload before school June 1.

168,162 (315,008)


Reconciliation of Operating Loss to Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities Operating loss Adjustments to reconcile operating loss to net cash provided (used) by operating activities Other income related to operations Depreciation (Increase) decrease in assets/deferred outflows of resources Accounts receivable Increase (decrease) in liabilities/deferred inflows of resources Accounts payable Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities




Nonoperating Revenues Interest income Other income Total Nonoperating Revenues

2,656 27,462 30,118

Income Before Contributions and Transfers


Contributions and Transfers Capital contributions - connections Capital contributions - other Transfers in

119,501 2,279,000 317,609

Change in Net Position


Net Position, January 1



Net Position, December 31 27,462 81,573 (81,160) 41,256




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(146,846) Total

Noncash Capital and Related Financing Activities Capital assets contributed from others




The notes to the financial statements are an integral part of this statement. Published one time in the Shoreview Press on June 12, 2018.

CITY OF NORTH OAKS, MINNESOTA STATEMENT OF NET POSITION PROPRIETARY FUNDS DECEMBER 31, 2017 Utilities Assets Current Assets Cash and temporary investments Accounts receivable Total Current Assets


Noncurrent Assets Capital assets Buildings Less accumulated depreciation Total Noncurrent Assets

2,149,000 (81,573) 2,067,427

Total Assets


Liabilities Current Liabilities Accounts payable


Net Position Investment in capital assets Unrestricted Total Net Position

422,920 81,160 504,080

2,067,427 462,824 $


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Revenues Taxes Intergovernmental Licenses and permits Charges for services Fines and forfeitures Special assessments Investment earnings Miscellaneous Total Revenues Per Capita Expenditures Current General government Public safety Inspections Public works Water and sewer utilities Recycling Culture and recreation Natural resources Capital outlay Public safety Public works Water and sewer utilities Culture and recreation Debt service Principal Interest and other


Percent Increase (Decrease)


1,502,003 146,400 479,639 725 3,077 225,011 9,372 59,828


1,444,569 11,949 448,011 653,152 4,801 63,977 3,116 159,403

3.98 % 1,125.21 7.06 (99.89) (35.91) 251.71 200.77 (62.47)

$ $

2,426,055 480

$ $

2,788,978 556

(13.01) % (13.68) %


628,075 1,024,027 277,066 22,455 13,978 307,292 5,000 76,727


595,543 986,152 257,908 22,408 394,370 210,508 33,089 97,610

5.46 % 3.84 7.43 0.21 (96.46) 45.98 (84.89) (21.39)

56,244 85,993 -

22,523 30,084 8,857 14,000

149.72 185.84 (100.00) (100.00)

60,000 5,042

55,000 5,618

9 (10.25)

$ $

2,561,899 507

$ $

2,733,670 545

(6.28) %

Total Long-term Indebtedness Per Capita


330,000 65


390,000 78

(15.38) %

General Fund Balance - Dec. 31 Per Capita


1,325,518 262


1,337,354 267

(0.89) %

Total Expenditures Per Capita

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of financial information concerning the City of North Oaks to interested citizens. The complete financial statements may be examined at City Hall, 100 Village Center Drive, Suite 230, North Oaks, Minnesota 55127. Questions about this report should be directed to Stephanie Marty, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, at (651) 792-7758. Published one time in the Shoreview Press on June 12, 2018.



JUNE 12, 2018

Senate chaplain brings blessing across political divide “There is deep division in our country right now. I really believe there is such a need for voices that bring healing and can bring people together.”

who provides inspiThe Senate chapration and hope as lain is nominated by senators face conflict the majority leader in addressing chaland has represented a Someone who has been standing lenges. wide array of denomin the Senate chambers and walking “In addition to the inations over the the Capitol's halls has sent Minnesota prayer, he is very blessings whether or not political agree- years, Wiger said. A accessible and lets designated chaplain ments are reached. people know he is is voted in for two Senate Chaplain Mike Smith, of praying for them,” White Bear Lake, often opened the Sen- years by legislators. Wiger said. “It is The designated chapate sessions with a prayer of blessing encouraging, it is lain or a “chaplain for sweeping the state: “From Moorhead Pastor Mike Smith uplifting. … It puts the day” prays each to Stillwater, may the blessing of God Senate Chaplain life, it puts our role be upon Minnesota,” he said. “I believe day before the Senate in perspective. … You there is power in blessing.” Throughout goes into session. know he is rooting for the institution, Smith was nominated by Sen. Paul the session, senators would request Smith mention their city in his prayers Gazelka (R-Nisswa) and was voted in by for the people of Minnesota, he is praying that we can get our job done. … I the Senate at the beginning of the 2017 of blessing. appreciate his nonjudgmental pep talks session. The nonpartisan role of the Senate “Even though I was nominated by the and his prayers.” chaplain can bring peace and unity Abeler said the Senate chaplain Senate majority leader who is Republias legislators representing different reminds him that God is the one who political parties present their priorities, can, I have really made it a point to reallows leaders to be in power. “I think ally show that I am not focused on supSmith said. porting one party over another,” Smith he is there as a reminder that God loves “There is deep division in our counus and is caring about us all,” Abeler said. “I am there as a chaplain for the try right now,” he noted. “I really noted. Democrats and the Republicans.” believe there is such a need for voices Smith made himself available to pray “Offering prayer and guidance we that bring healing and can bring people with senators in private and often came can reach peaceful resolutions and together.” to the Capitol even when a chaplain for respect for one another is a very, very Senate and House chaplains have the day was on duty. important reminder for everyone,” been a longstanding tradition in the “During times when things become Wiger said. “He is not there to proselystate that goes back to the founding of strained or strenuous, I just want to be the country and has roots in the British tize for a particular platform.” there to give hope and offer the peace “He doesn't get involved in any of the parliament, said Sen. Chuck Wiger issues of the day,” said Sen. Jim Abeler that God gives by talking with people,” (DFL-Maplewood), who represents Smith said. “I believe that someone (R-Anoka). southern White Bear Lake and MahtoWiger said Smith has been a friendly, needs to be in the room that is nonmedi. The role of a chaplain is also partisan, that is representing not just enthusiastic, sincere Senate chaplain required by state law. a political party or an issue but somebody needs to be there just to represent how perfect God's love is for them and represent there is a plan God has for each of their lives — and also to give wisdom.” Smith said he has noticed that although there are deep differences of opinion, all the senators seem to have the same goal to bring about good and Pastor Mike Smith | Senate Chaplain blessing in the state. He has noticed a BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS EDITOR

“I pray for peace in our city streets and that poverty and crime and racism would all just be eliminated from our state — that can only happen through God working through people to forgive and love and be generous.”


Pastor Mike Smith, of White Bear Lake, has been the Senate chaplain for two legislative sessions.

sense of partnership across the aisles that is often overlooked. “I have seen how they have really endeavored to work together even with different opinions, and I have been proud of them,” he noted. “These people are really serving our state.” Smith facilitated a National Day of Prayer event on the Capitol lawn in May. He said the solution to many problems and issues facing the state will ultimately not come from the government. “I pray for peace in our city streets and that poverty and crime and racism would all just be eliminated from our state — that can only happen through God working through people to forgive and love and be generous.” Smith's congregation — Redeeming Love Church in Maplewood — includes people of about 30 different ethnicities.

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Blooming lilacs signal morel season in Minnesota BY DEBRA NEUTKENS MANAGING EDITOR

Deer ticks do not deter mushroom hunter Dave Lenz from searching for the delectable morel. He goes prepared into the woods wearing clothes sprayed with permethrin, a head net, DEET and a tick remover in his backpack. The fungus forager also wears a yellow safety vest if he’s tromping through southern Minnesota woods, so as not to be mistaken for a wild turkey, and carries a pair of binoculars for scouting potential spots from a distance. Those morel spots are a secret the White Bear Lake mushroom expert is reluctant to share. The distinctive fungi with the honeycombed appearance are among the most popular edible mushroom. They pop up from the forest floor usually near dead elm trees in mid-May, when the lilacs bloom. The window is brief for hunting the morel, considered an amateur’s mushroom, Lenz said, since they’re easy to identify. Finding morels is just the fi rst step for Lenz, who is as at home in the kitchen as he is in the woods. “I love to cook. It’s my second hobby,” he said. Unfortunately, wife Marlene is allergic to morels, but Lenz is always looking for friends and neighbors to share a mushroom recipe. His culinary skills are enhanced by the fresh herbs Lenz harvests from their small, but abundant garden. They grow cilantro and tomatoes for salsa, chamomile for tea before bedtime, mint for mojitos, oregano for marinara, and the list goes on. Lenz dehydrates some of his morel bounty for long-term storage. When he’s ready to use them, the mushrooms are soaked in milk to rehydrate. “The


Wild morels should be cooked on medium until the moisture is released. Dave Lenz, left, uses butter, shallots and garlic to saute the mushrooms before adding them to risotto in a new recipe. At right, there are five morels in this woodlands picture. Can you spot them? DAVE LENZ | SUBMITTED

milk really absorbs the flavor so I use it to make a gravy,” Lenz said. “It’s really good on chicken and steak.” Not only is Lenz a dedicated hunter and connoisseur of mushrooms, he is also a life-long musician. The singer/ guitarist entertains at Manitou Grill several Tuesdays a month. He also organizes the music stage and performs for White Bear Relay for Life, an annual cancer fundraiser that involves the whole Lenz family. Marlene has headed up the July Relay the last couple years as co-chair with help from their two children, Morgan and Madeline, and Madeline’s boyfriend. This fall, Lenz will head to the woods looking for mushrooms like black trumpets, chanterelle, hen-of-the-woods, lobster and porcini. He knows just where to find each species and has no qualms about identifying and eating them. Minnesota is home to as many as

10,000 mushroom species, of which perhaps 40 to 50 are edible. Some are extremely toxic, particularly the deadly Amanita bisporigera, or “destroying angel.” The pale species is responsible for the majority of deaths from mushroom poisoning. A neighbor got Lenz interested in mushroom hunting, he said. “I started reading up and following a Minnesota mushroom group online. Then one day I was at a park near Fleet Farm and ran into another mushroom hunter, Mike Kempenich. He is the most sought-after mushroom expert in the state.” The two became friends, with Kempenich going on to launch a company called The Gentleman Forager. Kempenich is opening a restaurant in the old Schmidt brewery called Keg & Case Market, Lenz added. It will have a wild food store called Forest to Fork and a small on-site growing chamber

to provide customers fresh, exotic mushrooms. A look online shows the store will also carry foraging supplies, books, tools and custom-made Gentleman Forager knives. The store opens mid June at 928 West Seventh St. Lenz’ favorite mushroom? “The morel, but black trumpets are a close second,” he replied. “They have a sweet apricot smell and are best with salmon.” He also uses the mushroom to flavor white wine. The Lenz family enjoys good food and take the time to make it from fresh ingredients foraged from woodlands and garden. “We love to cook for people and have them enjoy the cooking,” said Dave, who is always trying new recipes, especially for mushrooms. Marlene does the cleanup, noting that Dave “uses everything in the kitchen.” Not that she’s complaining.

LEXINGTON FLORAL: Passing on of a sweet-smelling legacy FROM PAGE 1

depending on age. During her grand reopening weekend, the shop was filled with children making free fairy gardens. The shop has always composted and recycled, Rose said. Even more eco-friendly measures have been added, such as biodegradable pots and vases made with recycled glass. The shop will also carry more preserved flowers as keepsake options instead of silk flowers, which is more eco-friendly. Tempelis will continue to buy local flowers and is pleased that several wholesale flower suppliers are starting to source more flowers in the U.S. She’s joining a petition for the floral industry to stop wrapping flowers in plastic. Gift items available in the shop come from local makers or sustainable crafters. For example, she carries Essence One handcrafted, natural body products made by Shoreview resident Lauren VanScoy. One of her other favorites is her sister Jessica’s aromatherapy jewelry line, Moxie Malas. The shop’s former bargain room has been transformed into a greenhouse where customers in grief from losing a family member can sit and sip coffee


Family members Jessica and Bryan Hoch, Barb Rose, Nick and Allie Tempelis and Greyson Dehn celebrate the store being passed on to the next generation.

while their arrangements are prepared. It also serves as a spot for floral inspiration with books. A bridal corner with jewelry made by a White Bear Lake artisan is also in the all-occasion shop. Historical roots of the Rose family Rose plans to continue to help out on holidays and do outdoor landscaping at the shop. She’s been a florist since before ‘85 — she first worked at her brothers’ shop Rose Floral, which is still in Stillwater today. Her father Glenn helped her open her own shop in Woodbury before they opened Lexington Floral in Shoreview. Glenn was an electrical engineer for PAR Systems in Shoreview but always loved gardening, Rose said. She operated in a building at County Road E and Lexington Avenue before buying the current building in the 1990s. Long ago, the building was a neighborhood convenience store. The fuse box still has signs pointing to the building’s history, such as “meat cooler” and “dairy.” Over the years, Rose accomplished her goal to become the go-to community florist. “What I really loved was being the neighborhood florist,” Rose said. She also enjoyed being part of people’s lives from birth to marriage to death. The business has grown from three employees to over 20. All of Rose’s three children — Jessica, Allie and Greyson — worked at the shop at some point. “The kids have grown up in it,” she noted. Rose never put any obligation on any of her children to take over the shop; she wanted them to pursue their own interests. Tempelis started helping her mom in the shop as a teen and continued into her early 20s. She then worked at a salon before returning to work at the shop in 2012. She set her sights on taking over the family business after she and her husband’s attempts to start a rock-climbing gym faced challenges. “I love it and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she said. “I feel any moment in life is just enhanced with the beauty of flowers.” “It’s an honor, honestly, to pass on your legacy,” Rose said. Tempelis said she is proud to be a third-generation owner, especially of a woman-owned business. She lives just a few blocks away in her mother’s old


Lexington Floral owner Allie Tempelis and her husband Nick, along with Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, cut a ribbon held by Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce ambassadors at the shop’s grand reopening June 1.

home. The mother and daughter duo may have a lot in common but they do differ on at least one thing — their favorite flower. Rose’s is the rose, of course. For Tempelis, it is the white Casa Blanca lily. Lexington Floral is located at 3414 Lexington Ave. N. For more information visit lexington




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Mustangs’ Fixsen is state pole vault champ again with two record leaps BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Mounds View pole vaulter Julia Fixsen broke the state meet record as she captured her second gold medal in the event on Saturday. The lanky junior soared 13-9 1/4 on her third attempt at the height, after easily clearing 12-6 and 13-4 — which broke the previous record of 13-3 — in the Class AA competition at Hamline. The second-place vault was 12-0. Fixsen broke her own overall state record of 13-9 set in late March in an indoor meet. She then raised the bar to 14-1 1/4, and missed twice. She was about to try that height again when a rain delay

occurred. After the delay, it was still too wet to vault safely. As a freshman, Fixsen was state runner-up with 13-0, behind Adrianna Jacobs of Rochester Century, whose 13-3 was the meet record Fixsen broke Saturday. Fixsen was champion with 11-6 last year. Fixsen also placed third in high jump with 5-7 on Saturday with two other girls clearing 5-8, which is Fixsen’s career best. She was second in high jump as a freshman with 5-7 and didn’t qualify last year. Mustang senior Emma Bangert reached fi nals in the 800 and placed ninth with 2:16.30, after 2:16.09 prelim. Last year, she placed second at state with 2:16.45 after a personal-best 2:13.25.


Julia Fixsen thrusts herself over the bar at 13-4 to break the state meet record, which she then raised to 13-9 1/4.

Mustang track has two state champ hurdlers; 4x400 also wins and team places second BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Mounds View boasted both hurdles state champions, along with the mile relay champion, and finished a close second as a team at the state Class AA track meet. Mustang junior Josh Sampson won the 110 high hurdles and placed third in the 300 intermediates — while senior Joel Smith repeated as 300 intermediates champion. “I don’t know if that has ever been done before, two hurdles champs from the same school,” said Ross Fleming, longtime Mustang coach. Both ran on the champion 4x400 relay team along with Jared Herbert and Micah Smith. Michael Fahim, senior, placed second in the discus, while junior Austin Streit was third in the 1600, breaking a 33-yearold school record. Micah Smith was sixth in the 400. Wayzata won with 75 points, with Mounds View right behind at 68, in action Friday and Saturday at Hamline in St. Paul. “This team was special,” said Fleming, who’s headed one of the state’s top programs for three decades. “These athletes have high character and self-discipline. They are driven. They were very cohesive as a team.” Joel Smith, who missed a month with a leg injury and returned two weeks ago, said he felt good about the hurdling duo’s chances. “I was confident about (Sampson) winning the 110. I was not as confident myself after having the 11th best seed,” said Smith, who placed eighth in the highs. “But for the intermediates, I thought


Michael Fahim throws discus in the state track meet. He placed second overall. we could finish one-two.” Smith, who won the 300 with 37.81 last year, kept his crown with a 38.05 in the finals, after winning sectionals with 38.21. Sampson came in at 38.99, just behind Osseo’s Tyler Sealock (38.79). Sampson won the highs in 14.60, improving from 14.80 at section and 14.71 in the prelims. He lunged over the final hurdle and fell on the track, just ahead of Waconia’s Caden Turner (14.65). Smith’s eighth-place time was 15.28. He didn’t reach finals last year. Both champs credited a higher power. “I was confident, and just trusting in God. All glory to God,” Smith said. “On the second for third hurdle, l went way over, and I fell behind,” said Sampson, about the 110, “and then, I got a push from God. I don’t know what He did.” They also praised the efforts of hurdles coach Mike Goldman. Asked about having two such talented hurdlers on the same team, Smith said, “It’s fantastic to have a brother like Josh to run with, work out with and joke with.” Smith also has an actu-

al brother on the team as Micah is his twin. They plan to continue in track at Bethel. The 4x400 race that closed the meet was a thriller with Joel Smith’s 48-second anchor leg pulling out the gold in 3:19.06, with Edina next at 3:19.64. Fahim, in his final meet as a Mustang before becoming a Minnesota Gopher, earned silver in discus with 161-0, behind Jay Nelson of Detroit Lakes (166-8). “Michael was called for foot foul on his first throw, which would have won state,” Fleming said. “It was really a close call.” Fahim, who threw 156-1 at the section and had his PR of 162-6 placing second at the state true-team team, made a big jump this year, after qualifying for state twice previously but not reaching finals. Streit blazed home in 4:15.72, almost six seconds under his section time, to place third in the 1600 meters. He broke the Mustang record of 4:16.9 set by Jeff Taylor in 1985. “Austin ran three 65’s (seconds), and then a 60, which was amazing,” Fleming said.


Joel Smith and John Sampson finish up the 300m hurdles. Smith repeated as champion and Sampson took third.

Micah Smith took sixth in the 400 with 49.98, after a 49.81 prelim.

State qualifiers who didn’t place were Mike Louderback in pole

vault, Jacob Gray in long jump, Will Sacay in the 3200 and the 4x200 relay.

Shocker: Mustang pole-vault star was blanked at section BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

One of the best high school pole-vaulters in Minnesota history, Calvin Ciganik, saw his career end with three failed attempts at the Section 5AAA meet May 30. Rather than add to the state gold medal he won as a sophomore with 15-0 and the silver he won as a junior with 14-0, Ciganik, who’s gone as high as 15-8 this year, didn’t qualify for his last state meet, missing three times at 14-3. “It’s all right. I’ll move on. I’ve still got a lot to look forward to,” said Ciganik, who will continue in the sport at the United States Air Force Academy. Ciganek, who suffered a back injury late in the season, vaulted 15-8 at the Hamline Elite Meet on April 27, second-best all-time in the state and matching the state meet record. He cleared 15-6 in the section true-team May 8. At the sectional at Hamline, he started at 14-3; he normally starts at 14-6. “I couldn’t gauge it today,” Ciganik

said, adding that he felt out of synch, also taking a longer run than usual. He admitted he “got mad” when he kept falling on the bar. The surprise section champion, Bailey Kwang of Spring Lake Park, went 14-3, and a week later, Alec Wittman of East Ridge won state with 14-6. The section competition was held indoors due to threat of rain, which was a factor. “It’s the same for everybody, they are all vaulting indoors, but for the guys who go 14 or 15 feet, it’s a different sensation being that far up in the air indoors,” coach Ross Fleming noted. “I guarantee you, if it had been outdoors, he’d be in the state meet again.” Ciganik was injured just before true-team state while practicing on the Mounds View’s back-up pole vault area which has four pads pushed together for landings, and he fell “right between two of them.” However, Ciganik insisted he “felt fi ne” at the section and his back wasn’t a factor. His only concession was to start three inches lower.

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Mustangs’ bats, arms, gloves all come through to earn state baseball berth threw out the bunter and Ben Jepko fired to Joey Lawson to pick off the runner at second, and another A tribute to the Mounds twin killing, 6-4-3, Lawson View baseball team was to Solfest to Jepko. overheard from a TotiBrett Bateman snagged no-Grace parent as the a deep fly in right field and Mustangs neared a sweep Channing Cole hauled in of the Eagles in the Sectwo long balls in center. tion 5AAAA finals. Traczyk made a diving “These guys are good,” stop of a one-hopper and he said. “They make all threw out the batter. Koehn the plays — better than got into the act himself, I’ve seen in a long time.” snagging a high chopper Needing two wins with and racing to first for the a trip to the state tournaputout, and sprinting under ment on the line, Mounds a foul pop-up. View banged out 20 hits in Mounds View (17-9), a 17-10 slugfest, then briskmaking its eighth state trip, ly completed the task 4-0 and first since their section at CHS Field in St. Paul on three-peat of 2013-14-15, will Wednesday night, June 6. face No. 2 seeded, conferTy Koehn led the fi nals ence rival Stillwater (2103) victory, firing a four-hit BRUCE STRAND | SUBMITTED in the first round Thursday, shutout, walking just one and striking out four. The Ty Koehn unleaded a pitch 3 p.m., at CHS Field. Acon the way to a 4-0 shuttion continues Friday and senior lefthander also out of Totino-Grace in the Saturday. smacked six hits in the section finale at CHS Field. The other pairings are two games. Eastview (15-9) vs. No. 1 “My curve was workMinnetonka (20-4), Lakeville North ing, and most important, we had great (16-7) vs. St. Michael-Albertville (21-4) defense,” Koehn said. “They (Totiand Wayzata (11-10) vs. No. 3 Blaine no-Grace) were hitting the ball pretty (21-3). The Mustangs-Stillwater winwell but the defense made a lot of ner meets the Wayzata-Blaine winner plays. I really appreciated that.” Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Mustangs, after taking the openKoehn missed the 2017 season with a er with sizzling bats, put on a defenstress fracture in his back from doing sive clinic in game two to help Koehn squats in the weight room. Also a footoutduel T-G’s Alexander Stephens. ball team captain, he will cap his prep They got a double play on a sac bunt career in the state tournament. as third baseman Carter Traczyk BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR


The Mustangs celebrated after beating Totino-Grace 17-10 and 4-0 for the Section 5AAAA crown. “I’m really excited, for sure. It’s the first time we’ve gone in my three years on varsity. We’ll play Stillwater, and we’ve lost to them twice, but we are up for it.” Koehn is one of 13 Mustang seniors who, coach Mark Downey says, are “very tight; the truly have that elusive thing we all call ‘chemistry.’ They understand and embrace their individual roles, and they genuinely root for each other.” Koehn, John Solfest and Christophers each had two singles and Will Rogers a double in the 4-0 win as the runs were manufactured station to station — in stark contrast to game one. That onslaught was led by Bateman going 5-for-6 (three RBIs, two runs). Traczyk 4-for-5 (four RBI’s), Koehn 3-for-5 (four RBIs, three runs), Jake Christopherson 3-for-5 (two RBIs), Lawson 2-for-3, and Cole 2-for-4 (two

runs). Pitching were Bateman, Scott Kalthoff, Kyle Folska and Cole Stenstrom. Traczyk had 10 RBIs in the sectionals. In the 10-3 win over Irondale, Joshua Bonde (coming off two straight shutouts) pitched the distance, backed by three double plays and hot bats by the 3-4-5 hitters — Koehn (3-for-3, four runs, two steals), Traczyk (single, three walks, two runs, RBI) and Jepko (3-for-3, HBP, two RBIs, two steals). Mounds View was just 9-8 late in the regular season, but turned things around with a 4-2 win over conference leader Cretin-Derham Hall, followed by three shutout wins, including their section opener. They lost to Totino-Grace 3-2 in 13 innings in the third round of playoffs, but earned another shot at the Eagles by tumbling Irondale.

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Bjorn Swenson, Mustang eighth-grader, went 4-1 at state counting dual meets and singles competition.

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Mounds View entered the tennis state tournament with realistic hopes of the program’s fourth championship. It didn’t happen but they came close. The Mustangs brought home the third-place trophy after close, hardfought matches in Class AA June 5-6 at the University of Minnesota. “The kids played unbelievably well and fought to the end. We were two points away from being back into the state final again,” coach Scott Sundstrom refl ected. The No. 2 seeded Mustangs (18-2) got a doubles sweep to edge unseeded Eastview 4-3 in the fi rst round with Michael Cao/Christo Alex, Kenneth Diao/Danny Zamow, and Peter Culp/ Eli Grayson all prevailing along with Bjorn Swenson in singles. In the semifinals, down 3-1 against No. 3 Rochester Century, with Christo Alex/Hank Trondsen winning No. 1 doubles, the Zephyrs rallied with third-set wins from Swenson and Culp/Grayson on the main courts to pull even. Meanwhile, in No. 3 doubles, on the other side of the tarp, unseen by the main audience, Diao and Culp won

their fi rst set and led 6-5 in the second set, but Century’s Henry Kruse and Talon Mehta pulled out the decisive match 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. “You know you win some of those close ones and you lose some of them; that’s why you play the matches, and that’s why the state tournament is so exciting,” Sundstrom said. In the third-place match, Mounds View got a singles sweep from Petro Alex, Swenson, Michael Dao and Christo Alex, along with Diao/Zamow taking 2-dubs, to beat Wayzata 5-2. “We were sad that we lost, but regrouped nicely to beat a good Wayzata team for third place,” Sundstrom said. “It was an excellent season. No regrets. I am very proud of our team.” Swenson, eighth-grader who won the section singles title, went 3-0 in state duals. He also won a singles match before losing in the second round, as did the doubles team of Cao and Christo Alex. Blake, after dominating Class A for years, moved up to Class AA this year and won the whole thing, edging Century 4-3 in the fi nals after blanking Duluth East and Wayzata 7-0 in the first two rounds.



When Ty Koehn of Mounds View closed out a 4-0 shutout of Totino-Grace with a strikeout in the section finals last week, he sprinted to the plate to console the dejected last batter before joining his team’s celebration, an act coach Mark Downey said was typical of him. The senior lefty is a pretty good player, too. Heading into the state tournament, he is batting .474 with 15 stolen bases, 14 walks and a .560 on-base-percentage. On the mound, he has a 3-1 record, 2.79 ERA and 25 strikeout in 37.7 innings. Minnesota’s #1 Volume Toyota Dealer! Per Toyota Motor Sale USA 2017

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“ACRIMONY” (R) [LANGUAGE, SEXUAL CONTENT, AND SOME VIOLENCE.] [DVD ONLY] — After marrying a smooth-talking, charming, mechanical engineering student (Antonio Madison/Lyrig Bent) against the advice of her sisters (Jazmyn Simon and Ptosha Storey), spending her inheritance she got from her mother supporting his dreams of inventing a self-sufficient battery, and then eventually being fed up with the sacrifices she made during the marriage in Tyler Perry’s captivating, heartbreaking, well-paced, unpredictable, 2-hour psychological thriller, a frustrated, disillusioned, angry office worker (Ajiona Alexus/Taraji P. Henson) in Pittsburgh expresses her jealousy when she learns that her ex-husband has become successful and is sharing the opulent life she should have had with a another woman (Crystle Stewart).




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It was an interesting past week. It wasn’t particularly hot but it was kind of humid. It wasn’t dry and it wasn’t wet, but we did receive some rain. We totaled a quarter of an inch of rain early Thursday morning but the most annoying rain was the steady rain late Saturday morning into the early evening hours, which for many totaled under 0.10 inch. We didn’t hit 80º as daily highs and lows averaged near normal. Astronomy note: Up early? Mars is almost due south before sunrise with Saturn in the lower southwest sky.


— When Englishman Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) and his free-spirited American fiancée Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) agree to sail a luxurious 44-foot yacht from Tahiti to San Diego, California, for an English couple (Jeffrey Thomas and Elizabeth Hawthorne) in 1983 in this harrowing, factually based, inspirational, gut-wrenching, 96-minute thriller told in flashbacks and based on Tami Ashcraft’s 2002 memoir “Sky in Mourning: The True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea,” the trip does not go as planned when they are slammed by Hurricane Raymond and the 41-day struggle begins.

WEEKLY AVERAGES JUNE 13-19, 2018 High 78° Low 58° %Sun 63% PCP 1.33”

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“OCEAN’S 8” (PG-13) [LANGUAGE, DRUG USE, AND SOME SUGGESTIVE CONTENT.] — Funny one-liners highlight this highly entertaining, twist-filled, well-paced, thrilling, cameo-dotted (Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Dakota Fanning, Olivia Munn, Jamie King, Kim Kardashian West, Carl Reiner, Zac Posen, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima, Kylie Jenner, Marlo Thomas, Elizabeth Ashley, Kendall Jenner, Dana Ivey, Hailey Baldwin, Mary Louise Wilson, Griffin Dunne and Deidre Goodwin), 110-minute sequel in which a just-released clever ex-con (Sandra Bullock), who spent more than five years planning a heist, works with her former partner (Cate Blanchett), an Indian jeweler (Mindy Kaling), a computer/tech wiz (Rihanna), a wacky fashion designer (Helen Bonham Carter) down on her luck, a sleight-of-hand pickpocket (Awkwafina), and a suburban mom (Sarah Paulson) to rob a snooty actress (Anne Hathaway) of a dazzling Cartier necklace worth a cool $150 million at the New York City Met Gala and then frame a former backstabbing boyfriend (Richard Armitage) for the robbery while a tenacious British insurance agent (James Corden) breathes down her neck.

“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” (PG) [SOME THEMATIC ELEMENTS AND LANGUAGE.] — Morgan Neville’s inspirational, poignant, insightful, 94-minute documentary that delves into the life and career of kindhearted writer, producer, puppeteer, singer/ songwriter and child advocate Fred Rogers through archival film clips from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Old Friends...New Friends with Fred Rogers” and interview snippets with his wife Joanne, sons John and Jim, sister Elaine Crozier, biographer Max King, childhood development advisor Hedda Sharapan, childhood development psychologist Dr. Margaret McFarland, show cast members (such as Joe Negri, David Newell, and Dr. François S. Clemmons), and friends Bill Isler, Rev. George Wirth and Yo-Yo Ma. WENDY SCHADEWALD The preceding p films were reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, Schadewal Scha dewal who has been a Twin Cities film critic since sinc nce ce 1986. 19 198 98 To see more of her film reviews, log on to to ww ww

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Flag Day etiquette Respectfully disposing of the Flag The proper way to get rid of a flag is to burn it. Making sure the ag-burning theflfl ag-burnin g ceremony honors and follows the Flag Code is an easy but needs ds to be done done with caution. The way the ceremony should go is by folding the he flag in its i ts customary manner, making sure the fi re is not too big, placingg the the folded flag in the fi re and safely extinguishing the fi re as the guests guests attending the ceremony salute the flag and recite the Pledge off Allegiance. A moment of silence should follow.


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Displaying the Flag There is no penalty for placing the flag that go against the guidelines, but to display the flag the way it is intended the American Legion has some suggestions. Some of the suggestions include not allowing the fl ag to touch the ground, not flying the fl ag at night unless it is properly lit, folding the flag in the shape of a triangle and displaying the fl ag verticallyy when it is not on a staff. Flying the Flag at half-staffed When the president or governor orders the flag to be at half-staffed staffed it it is is suggested suggested that that you you folfollow orders. It is tradition to fly the American fl ag at half-staffed edduring durin gtimes timesof ofnational nationalmournmourning and signifi es a monumental loss that has occurred in our country. country.Before Beforefifinding nding its its position position at half-staffed, a fl ag must be briefly held at its peak for an instant tant and and then then lowered lowered to to its its halfhalfstaffed position. This process is repeated then when the fl ag iss taken taken down down for for the the day. day. History in sports The anthem, flag and American sports have a long and meaningful ningfulrelationship. relationship.ItItwas wasSept. Sept. 5, 1918, during the first game of the World Series between the Boston Boston Red Red Sox Sox and and Chicago Chicago Cubs Cubs when the tradition of playing the song during sporting events began. began.The Thecountry count rywas wasin inthe the midst of World War I and Chicago suffered a bombing only a day ay earlier. The mood was somber. During the seventh-inning stretch, the United States Navy band bandplayed played “The “TheStar-Spangled Star-Spangled Banner” everyone sang along. The sense of much-needed unityy was was so so powerful powerfulthat thatbaseball baseball stadiums began incorporating the anthem as a part of the game. me.


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Chisago County is seeking to fill a FT position and to start an eligibility list for future openings for Corrections Officer. This position provides care and supervision of inmates housed in the jail facility, transporting inmates, juveniles, and mentally ill individuals. Performs all intake procedures for incoming prisoners, supervises the daily housing area and periodically must subdue prisoners. We will train qualified candidates. Must be age 18+ to apply. Must be willing and able to work a variety of assigned shifts. Apply online at Deadline to apply is June 18, 2018. There will be testing for this position on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at: 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Chisago County Public Safety Center. Please call 651-213-8830 to schedule your preferred time.

Hiring: Direct Care Staff Linnea Residential Home, located in Chisago City & Taylors Falls is seeking positive and creative individuals to work with unique DD individuals; variety of shifts available ~ afternoon/evenings, weekends, overnights & on/call status. There is a $2 wage differential for weekend hours. CNA experience preferred. Wages begin at $15/hr. & increases with related work experience. We currently have 3 locations, two within Chisago City & one in Taylors Falls. All shifts will be available. Applications can be found on our website: To schedule an interview, contact Scott at 651-257-2211


CHISAGO COUNTY has an opening for a FT Deputy Recorder in the County Recorders Office. Duties include data entry of abstract documents; processing of marriage licenses, working with vital records, responding to inquiries from the public both in person and on the phone. Knowledge of legal land descriptions is required. High attention to detail is a must. Ability to type 40-50 wpm, have good knowledge of Microsoft Word, ability to operate document imaging equipment. $14.98 to $20.46 per hour DOQ Please include a resume with your application. Deadline for applications is June 22, 2018. For an application go to


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Chisago County is looking to fill a part-time 24 hours per week Public Health Nurse for our Maternal Child Health program. Works with schools, local hospitals and other agencies in providing in home public health nursing services. Provides skilled nursing care in the home, instructs in the prevention of illness and disease. Pro-rated benefits package is available and includes medical, dental and paid time off. PHN certificate, RN certification in MN and valid driver’s license are required. Apply at Closing date June 22, 2018. Rate of pay is $23.59 to $32.37 per hour



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Mounds View Science Olympiad team achieves national awards BY ALEXIS LARSON THE VIEWER

The Mounds View Science Olympiad team competed at the 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Colorado State University last month, finishing in fifth place overall. The team, consisting of 15 competitors and a handful of alternates, committed hundreds of hours of studying and practicing throughout the year to gain a spot at the national competition and achieve their high ranking. Science Olympiad is a nationwide organization that holds tournaments and other events with a mission to spread a contagious passion and better understanding for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students and teachers. For competitions, students select events to participate in among the 23 events that Science Olympiad offers, with many topics such as genetics, chemistry, physics and technology. Mounds View High School’s Science Olympiad team consists of many talented individuals who learn, study and practice throughout the year on their events of interest. To achieve the success that they did, students on the team invested countless hours into rigorous preparation throughout the year. Junior Aarthi Vijayakumar, who participated in three events — rocks and minerals, forensics, and remote sensing — said she spent around 25 to 40 hours each week practicing and studying. “Forensics consisted of several weekly lab practice sessions after school, where we practiced identifying all the different types of evidence we could be given and did several practice tests where we had to solve crime cases,” she said. “For rocks, we practiced identifying a list of 100 different rocks and minerals and studied lots of different


Mounds View High School students Kimie Shen, Michelle Wang, Emily Feng, coach Dan Butler, Madeline Pape, Nathan Chau, Michelle Sung, Diana Zhu, Rebecca Li, Aarthi Vijayakumar, Abhi Vijayakumar, Eliot Kim, Michael Hu, Mason Huberty, Lucy Chen, Grace Su and coach Michael Huberty earned several national awards at the 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament in Colorado last month.

topics within geology to prepare. Remote sensing consisted of practicing a lot of image analysis and calculations.” Others on the team also made similar time commitments devoted to their areas of study so that the team could earn a top spot at nationals. Although the competitors invested hundreds of hours into preparation for nationals, their events did not always run perfectly. “The setup was really tight so it was easy to knock evidence over. During the start of the competition, I accidentally spilled a whole vial of the evidence and wasn’t able to recover most of it, and I had to dive under the table to recover some of the plastics as well,” said junior Rebecca Li, who partnered with Aarthi

Vijayakumar for the forensics event. As for the Hovercraft event, team member junior Eliot Kim also encountered a bit of difficulty as well. “For the hovercraft, the first run went really badly. It got stuck on the side of the wall, and it was a complete fail. I had to make a really on-the-fly, special adjustment. I had to move something on the hovercraft itself to the side and had within 10 seconds make up a solution. But after I made that switch, it worked perfectly and went really well,” Kim said. Despite experiencing some minor setbacks in their respective events, Li and Aarthi Vijayakumar placed first in forensics, and Kim and junio Abhi Vijayakumar placed first in hovercraft. This season recently finished with the team achieving a great amount of success, but goals for next year have already began to brew within the team. Students hope to improve from their high results this year in the next season. “Next year I want to, overall, help our team improve at nationals. This year we got fifth; next year hopefully we can get first or second,” Kim said. The current team members also have goals that invest in the underclassmen so that the future of Science Olympiad will have both a strong foundation and a meaningful legacy. “My main goal for next year is to help the underclassmen improve. Because of the seven senior limit rule, some well-deserving people

won’t be able to be on the team next year. Thus, it is even more important that as experienced competitors, we help the underclassmen by sharing techniques or good resources or study tips,” Li said. Likewise, Aarthi Vijayakumar recognizes the importance of mentoring the future competitors. “I know we have a lot of underclassmen who are already rising to the challenge that being a nationally competitive team presents, and I hope I can share my experience so far with them and help them reach their goals as well,” she noted. Overall, the Science Olympiad team’s hard work has allowed them to continually achieve success throughout the years, with each year proving to be more victorious than the prior year. The team placed fifth this year, seventh in 2017, and tenth the year before. Editor’s note: This article was first published in the Mounds View High School student newspaper, The Viewer. Student writing is regularly published in the Shoreview Press in partnership with the high school. For more information on The Viewer, visit

Irondale to join Mounds View in Suburban East Conference After next school year, Irondale and Mounds View will compete in the same athletic conference. Effective the 2019-20 school year, Irondale will leave the 14-member Northwest Suburban Conference and join Mounds View in the Suburban East Conference. The Suburban East Conference approved the move last month. Decades ago, Irondale and Mounds View both competed in the North Suburban Conference, which later became known as the Twin Cities Suburban Conference. Irondale left the conference in the mid-1990s. But when it comes to any intra-district rivalries with Mounds View in the future, Irondale doesn’t expect significant changes. “We currently play non-conference

contests with Mounds View in virtually every activity,” said Irondale Activities Director Chris Fink. “Our enrollment is comparable to other Suburban East schools, and we’re geographically aligned with them as well. The future of the Northwest Suburban Conference is likely to expand west of the metro adding schools like Buffalo and Rogers. Moving to the Suburban East keeps Irondale grounded in the metro and the east metro, in particular. Joining Suburban East also brings the current nine-member conference to an even number of 10 teams, which is beneficial to the Suburban East from a scheduling standpoint. “This move makes sense for everyone,” Fink said. From press release

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