March 22, 2012 • V42.12 In the Community, With the Community, For the Community C URRENT Richfield 75 ¢ minnlocal.com Flyers take fourth at state. Page 27 Richfield gives OK to I-494 project, but ... Implores MnDOT to explore Cedar Avenue underpass BY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS The city of Richfield has granted consent for a project scheduled for Interstate 494 late this summer. The Richfield City Council voted unanimously on the reso- lution March 13, giving its blessing to a $30 million project that will include the addition of a westbound auxiliary lane on the Interstate between Portland Avenue and Nicollet Avenue, and between I-35W and Highway 100. Also, the freeway is to be resurfaced between Highway 100 and 24th Avenue. MnDOT plans to reconstruct the bridge at I-494 and Xerxes Avenue as well. The project will be funded mainly by federal dollars and cost nothing for municipalities adjacent to the project, which also include Bloomington and Edina. The consent comes with one caveat, however. The Minnesota Department of Transportation must agree to again study the possibility of an underpass for 77th Street beneath Cedar Avenue, which would more con- veniently link Richfield to the Mall of America area. Richfield has long pined for such a project. The last time the concept was studied was 2001, and that study is considered outdated. The call for a renewed study comes after some city council members and staff bristled at news that the 494 project — to be conducted in three phases, with completion scheduled for fall, 2013 — would not use an extra 26-feet of corridor the city of Richfield purchased in accordance with a MnDOT environmental impact study from 2001. City Manager Steve Devich expressed his frustra- tion during a special work ses- sion in January that addressed the upcoming project. “I mean, I could look at that and say, ‘Tough luck; that’s the way it is,’ but we’ve been look- ing forever for some help from somewhere to help us finish that piece we need to do on 77th Street,” he told an MnDOT rep- resentative at the time. At last week’s meeting, Richfield Public Works Director Mike Eastling assured the council that the language in the resolution granting consent — but demanding considera- tion — for the 77th Street underpass, is indeed binding, responding to concerns. The language referred to the call for the study as a “request,” but Eastling said that word will have the same effect as “require.” Spartans secure state runner-up trophy ABOVE: Richfield fans cheer on the Spartan girls basketball team during the state Class 3A tournament finals March 17 at Target Center. Richfield, making its first state appearance, finished second after losing 65-45 to DeLaSalle in the title game. The Spartans concluded their season with a 27-5 record. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer) LEFT: Richfield junior point guard Jessica January drives to the basket pursued by a DeLaSalle player during the Spartans’ 65-45 state 3A championship loss Saturday night. January was named to the all-state Class 3A tournament squad along with teammates Sierra Ford-Washington and Bry Guyton. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer) W e e k l y S u p e r S a v i n g s ! W e e k l y S u p e r S a v i n g s ! Get your ad in print & online at zip2save.com View Our TAX GUIDE on page 10

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Flyers take fourth at state. Page 27

Richfield gives OK toI-494 project, but ...Implores MnDOTto explore CedarAvenue underpassBY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS

The city of Richfield hasgranted consent for a projectscheduled for Interstate 494 latethis summer.

The Richfield City Councilvoted unanimously on the reso-lution March 13, giving itsblessing to a $30 million projectthat will include the addition ofa westbound auxiliary lane onthe Interstate between PortlandAvenue and Nicollet Avenue,and between I-35W andHighway 100. Also, the freewayis to be resurfaced betweenHighway 100 and 24th Avenue.MnDOT plans to reconstructthe bridge at I-494 and XerxesAvenue as well. The project willbe funded mainly by federaldollars and cost nothing formunicipalities adjacent to theproject, which also includeBloomington and Edina.

The consent comes with onecaveat, however. The MinnesotaDepartment of Transportationmust agree to again study thepossibility of an underpass for77th Street beneath CedarAvenue, which would more con-veniently link Richfield to theMall of America area.

Richfield has long pined for

such a project. The last time theconcept was studied was 2001,and that study is consideredoutdated.

The call for a renewed studycomes after some city councilmembers and staff bristled atnews that the 494 project — tobe conducted in three phases,with completion scheduled forfall, 2013 — would not use anextra 26-feet of corridor thecity of Richfield purchased inaccordance with a MnDOTenvironmental impact studyfrom 2001. City Manager SteveDevich expressed his frustra-tion during a special work ses-sion in January that addressedthe upcoming project.

“I mean, I could look at thatand say, ‘Tough luck; that’s theway it is,’ but we’ve been look-ing forever for some help fromsomewhere to help us finishthat piece we need to do on 77thStreet,” he told an MnDOT rep-resentative at the time.

At last week’s meeting,Richfield Public WorksDirector Mike Eastling assuredthe council that the language inthe resolution granting consent— but demanding considera-tion — for the 77th Streetunderpass, is indeed binding,responding to concerns.

The language referred to thecall for the study as a “request,”but Eastling said that word willhave the same effect as“require.”

Spartans secure staterunner-up trophyABOVE: Richfield fans cheer on the Spartan girls basketballteam during the state Class 3A tournament finals March 17at Target Center. Richfield, making its first state appearance,finished second after losing 65-45 to DeLaSalle in the titlegame. The Spartans concluded their season with a 27-5record. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

LEFT: Richfield junior point guard Jessica January drives tothe basket pursued by a DeLaSalle player during theSpartans’ 65-45 state 3A championship loss Saturday night.January was named to the all-state Class 3A tournamentsquad along with teammates Sierra Ford-Washington andBry Guyton. (Photo by Brian Nelson – ContributingPhotographer)

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Harpist plays harpsongs, tells harp jokes

Harpist Trudy Harper will perform atthe next meeting of the RichfieldChapter of the American Association ofRetired People, Monday, March 26 at 1:30p.m., at the Richfield CommunityCenter, 7000 Nicollet Ave. S.

Harper, a light-hearted harpist, isquick to tell stories and jokes about whatshe knows: harps and harpists. Sheplays the elegant string instrument, too,performing classical melodies, popularballads and jazzy toe-tappers.

Info: 612-866-1266 (Pat Miller).

Watershed districtoffers project grants

The Lower Minnesota RiverWatershed District, based in Chaska,has created a new program that willaward up to $20,000 in matching fundsthis year to individuals, neighborhoods,or organizations that carry out environ-mental improvement projects.

The Cost Share Incentive and WaterQuality Restoration Program offers

money for projects within the District,which includes portions of the cities ofBloomington, Burnsville, Carver,Chaska, Chanhassen, Eagan, EdenPrairie, Mendota, Mendota Heights andShakopee, as well as the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport.

Eligible entities, private or public,must submit proposals by April 1 that:

• implement Best ManagementPractices, or

• carry out studies to protect andimprove natural resources.

Proposals must assist in such proj-ects as protecting or restoring quality oflakes, streams, wetlands, fens, theMinnesota River or groundwater; reduc-ing bluff, stream bank, or main streamerosion; providing public education ben-efits.

Funds will be awarded to a maximumof $1,000 per single-family residenceproject, $5,000 per neighborhood projectand $20,000 per commercial, industrialor municipal project.

The district will accept new applica-tions until April 1. Applications will bereviewed by staff and manager, and theawards will be made May 16.

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New ‘discovery art’ helps those with Alzheimer’s

Sheila Van Houten does paintings said to soothe and enliven some of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. VanHouten, who offers a variety of services out of her home, including palm reading, discovered her talent for whatshe calls “discovery art” about a year ago.

Richfield woman believes supernaturalphenomenon is at workBY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS

Residents at Sunrise Senior Living inMinnetonka are seeing things. They seebirds, flowers, dancers, men groomingtheir facial hair.

The visions have been appearing forthe past several months, on the thirdfloor of the assisted living community,in what is called the ReminiscenceNeighborhood, a place set up to comfortfor those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Every Tuesday afternoon the resi-dents gather around the dining roomtable in the homey space and stare atglossy 8½-by-11-inch cards — colorful,splashy abstract prints painted by aRichfield resident who believes she ischanneling something from a spiritualrealm, in a kind of Alzheimer’s therapythat by all accounts is unprecedented.

After about five months of the weeklyexercise, of gazing into the work ofSheila Van Houten, the results frominside Sunrise’s memory care communi-

ty are phenomenal, staff there say.Normally taciturn residents are

brought to life when guided through aninterpretation of Van Houten’s work,they report. The artist calls it “discoveryart,” consisting of seemingly randombrush strokes and splotches that seem tocome to life before the right kind of eyes.

Bloomington resident Dan Dolliff ’s80-year-old mother, Mary, is in theadvanced stages of Alzheimer’s. Onething that holds her attention are re-runs of “The Lawrence Welk Show.” Itwas on one day as Mary sat on the thirdfloor at the Sunrise community.

“Ordinarily she would have beenglued to the music on TV,” Dolliff said.

But then the art came out. “It was likesomebody switched the set off and therewas no other competition. It was just thecards,” Dolliff said. “That was an eye-opener for me.”

Now, his mother, instead of sittingpassive, was subject to “100 percentengagement” in what lay before her,tracing shapes and strokes with her fin-gers, Dolliff said.


Many people live their lives sufferingfrom low thyroid symptoms. This is espe-cially true for females. Thyroid hormonescontrol all your metabolism, and whenthyroid hormones are low they cause allthe cells in your body and mind to slowdown. These symptoms include fatigue,weight gain, mood swings, sweet crav-ings, depression, sluggish thinking, thin-ning hair or hair loss, and cold hands andfeet. For some people digestive problemslike constipation and acid indigestion maysignal low thyroid.

Even when taking thyroid medication,many people continue to suffer from thesymptoms of having low thyroid. Somepeople are even told their lab tests are nor-mal but still continue to endure the symp-toms of low thyroid. However, there can bea solution for symptoms from low thyroid!

Dr. Phil Gilman DC FMA FASBE, a pub-lished thyroid researcher and chiropractor,is holding a seminar to discuss low thyroidsymptoms. His research shows that whileblood tests are valuable in evaluating thy-roid dysfunction, often the basic tests areinadequate in finding the underlying caus-es of low thyroid. For example Dr. Gilman’spublished research showed that liver func-

tion affects low thyroid. This research alsoshowed that low thyroid persons have aobservable posture and testable muscleweakness.

There are six patterns of thyroid dys-function and only one of them respondswell to thyroid medication. That is why somany have been disappointed in theirresults.

During the seminar Dr. Gilman willreveal the number one cause of low thy-roid in the United States, why manywomen taking replacement hormoneswon’t get better, six patterns to thyroidproblems, and why doctor’s don’t runcomplete thyroid tests. He will also dis-cuss the one food that is often involved inlow thyroid and how to test for it. In addi-tion to exposing these truths about thy-roid treatment, Dr. Gilman will also dis-cuss natural solutions to help thyroidproblems. Due to the high demand andsensitivity of this information, seating forDr. Gilman’s private thyroid seminar islimited. It will be held on Tuesday, March27th at 6:00 PM at the SouthtownOffice Park Conference Room, 8120 PennAve So., Bloomington. Please call651-681-8199 to reserve a seat today!

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Richfield snowboarders ride to the top Richfield snowboarders have been sliding past the competition in local snow-

boarding events. Julia Zappa is among the top in her age group for Junior Women (16-17) in slalom

and giant slalom. Jadon Babinski, for the breaker’s age group (12-113), has successfully placed him-

self in the top 10 among his peers in all 17 competitions he has rode in. Elija Yoho, competing in 15 events total for the grommet boy’s (8-9) age group, has

secured first place, five second places, and four third place finishes. All three have been training with the Midwest’s snowboard team the G team. They

are looking for invites to this years national competition, which will be held atCopper Mountain in Colorado, April 1-6.

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Richfield roads may lose a lanePublic works outlines findings from pilot projectBY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS

Some of Richfield’s main roads maybe dramatically transformed in thecoming years, with the strong possibil-ity that some of the city’s four-lanethoroughfares may lose a lane.

“It’s a drive to give the city a wholenew look,” said Richfield Public WorksDirector Mike Eastling, addressing thecommunity group, Penn Central, lastThursday. Portland, Nicollet, Pennavenues are among the candidates forthree-lanes.

The city has been studying the possi-bility of three-lane thoroughfares sinceOctober, 2010, when the public worksdepartment followed a mill-and-overlayof Portland Avenue with a pilot projectthat redrew traffic lines between East68th Street and East 74th Street.

Public works staff on March 13 pre-sented what the department has foundso far from what is called the PortlandAvenue Land Configuration PilotProject.

Three-lane roads, where traffic lev-els allow, are supposed to increase safe-ty in a number of ways, and have been

a recent trend in transportation plan-ning, according to Jeff Pearson, trans-portation engineer for Richfield.

Chief among purported benefits,three-lane roads, with the middle lanereserved for left-hand turns, reduceblind the spots on four-lane streets thatare created when two vehicles wait forleft turns at the same intersection,Pearson said.

Three-lane roads are also said toreduce speeding. While studies showaverage speeds on such roads decreaseonly by one or two miles per hour, thosewith the most leaden feet — the outliersin the speed spectrum — are forced toease up, stuck behind slower traffic.

Additionally, three-lane roads alsoallow for wider shoulders, makingmore room for bicyclists.

Following the repainting of the linesin October 2010, Richfield polled resi-dents near Portland Avenue twice withonline surveys — after six months, andafter 12 months — receiving varyingfeedback on the new configuration.

After the three-lane section was inplace for one year, 63 percent of thoseliving on it preferred the three-lanesection to four lanes. But of those liv-ing one to two blocks away fromPortland Avenue, 48 percent favoredthree lanes. Seventy-five residentsresponded the questionnaire at the 1-year mark.

More residents took the survey that

measured opinion after six months,with 260 responding. Among those liv-ing on Portland Avenue, 54 percentcommented positively on the three-lanesection, while 39 percent respondednegatively.

Respondents in general said thepedestrian experience improved, with29 percent saying it was “good” or bet-ter than with the four-lane configura-tion, while 39 percent provided such arating for three lanes.

Biking got better, too, they said, with14 percent of respondents ranking thethree-lane biking experience favorably,compared to the 32 percent who so-rated the four-lane experience.

However, the percentage of respon-dents identifying driving difficultiesactually increased in the 6-month sur-vey — from 25 percent to 41 percent.These complaints were “little things inthe grand scheme of things,” Pearsontold the city council last week.

“They identify [the issues] as diffi-culties but they’re not necessarily crip-pling to an infrastructure.”

Pearson later attributed the report-

ed difficulties to a phenomenon he hascome to expect when road changesoccur. “It’s like any time you try toimprove the road. It’s an improvementfor the majority but there are going tobe people that are affected negatively,”he said in an interview.

While sentiment in the public worksdepartment favors the three-lane con-versions for qualifying roads inRichfield, any final decision is still aways off. “We probably will continue toleave [the Portland Avenue pilot proj-ect] as a three-lane section, and willcontinue to get feedback on that.”

The Minnesota Department ofTransportation has $18 million slatedfor roadwork in Richfield, most likelyto be used in 2015 or 2016, and lanereductions could coincide with thatwork, Eastling said.

Councilmember Fred Wrogeexpressed hesitance regarding thethree-lane configuration at last week’ssession, calling for more in-depth studywhile noting the relatively small sam-ple size of respondents during thePortland Avenue pilot program.


Police ReportsRichfield police

For March 8-11, the Richfield PoliceDepartment answered the followingcalls:

March 8–An unknown suspect stolea 43-inch television worth $500 from aresidence at 6938 16th Ave. S., a victimreported at 5:37 p.m.

March 9–A catalytic converter wasreported stolen at 7:07 a.m. from a vanbelonging to the Minnesota School ofBusiness. The $500 part had been cleanlycut from the vehicle, which was parkedon the north side of the school. Anothervan belonging to the school wasuntouched. The theft is one of severalsimilar incidents in which catalytic con-

verters have been removed from newvehicles in Richfield and Bloomington.

A victim reported at 8:05 p.m. thatsomeone smashed out the rear driver’sside window of a vehicle parked in thelot of Khan’s Mongolian Barbecue. Thesuspect took a backpack containingitems valued at $410.

Three juvenile females were cited forshoplifting $282 worth of merchandiseat Sports Authority.

March 10–A driver was arrested forDWI at 9:06 p.m. after being stopped forspeeding at 1st Avenue South and East66th Street.

A victim reported at 11:44 p.m. that hefeared for his safety after an Impala raninto the front of his bike and hit his legat East 76th Street and BloomingtonAvenue South.

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CURRENTSpeak up for county library funding

In a story titled “Ralph’sShoe Service is back in busi-ness” appearing on page 1 ofthe March 22 edition of theSun-Current, a misspellingresulted in a word, inappropri-ate for a community publica-tion, making its way into ourpages.

The Sun-Current regrets theerror.

CORRECTION Parents question teachers and journalistsBY JOE NATHAN – GUEST COLUMNIST

Two frustrated questions ata recent Stillwater“Conversation in the St. CroixValley” community meetingmirrored each other. One camefrom a parent of a teacher. Theother came from a senior citi-zen, also a parent. Together,they help illustrate two pas-sionate, opposite polls in ournational debate about improv-ing schools.

One person identified her-

self as the mother of a teacherworking with special needs stu-dents. She asked, “What can bedone about the constant attackin the news media on teachers?It’s very demoralizing.”

Last week I mentioned anational poll published by MetLife Insurance showing thatteacher job satisfaction hasdropped 18 points since 2008, tothe lowest level in more than 20years. Some teachers write tome and affirm what this pollfound … many teachers feel

under attack.Yes, there is criticism.But any fair description of

how newspapers and televisiondepict teachers would find avariety of stories, not just “aconstant attack.” Journalistsalso describe outstanding workthat students and teachers aredoing. There is coverage ofaward-winning teachers. It’snot all negative.


Unless advocates makesome noise, dollars willcontinue to be cut

At a time when more people than ever areusing their community libraries, the fundinggradually is being reduced.

A good library is essential in a communi-ty now more than ever when people cannotafford to buy books and more people areusing its computers, downloading E-booksand checking out audio materials.

At this time, advocates of local librariesneed to protest some of these reductions dur-ing a time when services are most needed.

Counties are responsible for providing alibrary system. Libraries get some revenuefrom the state while most of it comes fromtaxpayers in each county through special andgeneral property tax levies.

Hennepin and Ramsey County and its sub-urban libraries, bolstered by supportivecounty commissioners, are weathering thereductions better than most.

Despite a $2.5 million reduction this yearfor the Hennepin County library, neitherhours nor staff were cut. The director decid-ed to buy fewer materials. The annual totalbudget for 2012 is $69.9 million.

Thanks to some money from the Targetballpark sales tax revenue, worked out by thecounty board of commissioners, Hennepinopened some libraries on Sunday and addedhours to the Central Library. They are, how-ever, expecting revenues to be tight for a

while. Hennepin library users checked out 18.3

million items in the 41 libraries last year. In Ramsey County where there are sepa-

rate tax levies for St. Paul and its suburbanlibraries, hours have not been reduced and areduction of $100,000 has resulted in a loss oftwo staff and less for the collection.

The collection revenues have been hit thehardest dropping from $1.3 million in 2003 to$850,000 in 2012, Revenue to buy materials forthe libraries has gone down from $1.3 millionin 2003 to 850,000 in 2012. Fortunately, Ramseyand other libraries purchase materialsthrough the Metro Library Service Agency(MELSA) at a lower price.

Last year, the Ramsey County system cir-culated 4,317,000 materials and had 1.8 mil-lion visitors.

The Dakota County Library systemexpects to circulate 5 million materials thisyear. No hours have been reduced and most ofthe nine libraries are open Sunday. Last yearthe county system circulated 4.9 millionmaterials through its nine-library system.

This year’s total budget from all sources is$11,691,000.

Over the last few years, mostly throughattrition and not filling positions the number

of fulltime equivalents has dropped from ahigh of 159 to 136.

The counties’ revenues are sufferingbecause tax capacity is going down due to allthe foreclosures and shrinking commercialtax base. State legislators have cut local gov-ernment aid and are requiring counties to domore with less and mandating more expens-es with no extra money.

The state auditor reports that cities andcounties in the state have cut public libraryoperating budgets and capital outlay by 42percent between 2005 and 2009.

Meanwhile, more people than ever areusing libraries. More students are going tothe library, because school districts are short-changing their media centers, once calledlibraries. Home-schooled children are usingthe libraries more. Senior citizens are attend-ing computer classes so they can use thelibrary’s computers.

Of course, the economy and particularlyreductions in local government aid from thestate to the counties partly are to blame forthe underfunding and reduction in services.

Advocates of community libraries need tospeak up particularly to legislators about thisslow erosion of library hours and servicesunless policy makers hear protests fromusers, funding for libraries will continue tobe reduced.

Don Heinzman is an editorial writer forECM Publishers. Sun Newspapers welcomesresponses to this and any other editorial pagecommentary. Send to:[email protected].


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There is a big disconnect betweenwhat some educators and many journal-ists see as the responsibility of the newsmedia. Over the last 40 years, I’velearned that some educators think thejob of the news media is to promote localschools.

Many journalists quote a Chicagowriter named Finley Peter Dunne. Hebelieved newspapers “comfort theafflicted and afflict the comfortable.”While I understand some educators’frustration with criticism sometimesfound in a paper, I think that IS part ofwhat journalists should be doing. Theother side is that journalists should, andoften do, report on progress and accom-plishments. But there is not room ortime to cover every event, every poten-tially interesting story.

This brings us to the second speakerat the Stillwater meeting. He asked whatcould be done about the constant teacherunion opposition to needed reforms.

I responded that I think, again, thepicture is more complicated. Someunions and their leaders have stronglysupported changes that producedprogress. I’ve written before about thesuccessful effort in Cincinnati (district)public schools to close graduation gaps

between white and African Americanstudents, and students from low andmiddle income families. The CincinnatiFederation of Teachers was a strongsupporter of these efforts.

Closer to home, I know of unions thathave recommended laws, allowing, forexample, site-governed public schools,new approaches to teacher training thatmake better use of the most effective K-12 teachers in our schools, and moresupport for high quality early childhoodprograms.

But statewide teacher unions andsome local unions in Minnesota alsohave opposed programs like PostSecondary Option, open enrollment andchartered public schools.

In both instances – coverage of teach-ers and impact of teacher unions, Ithink the picture is more mixed thansometimes described.

What’s best for students? Recognizingwe won’t always agree, I think studentsgain and schools improve when weacknowledge good work that is beingdone, along with mistakes that havemade and problems that need attention.

Joe Nathan, former public schoolteacher, administrator, PTA presidentand parent of three public school gradu-ates, is director of the Center for SchoolChange at Macalester College. He can bereached at [email protected] reflect the opinion of the author.


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County courts in Edinato remain open, for nowCounty board approvesinterim security plan forsuburban courtrooms BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS

The future of Hennepin County’sEdina courtrooms remained uncertainas the Hennepin County Board narrowlyvoted in favor of temporary weaponsscreening measures for the building.

The 4-3 vote by the board at its March13 meeting will result in the implemen-tation of temporary weapons screeningfor the three outlying courtrooms inHennepin County, with a permanentsolution for courtroom safety to bedetermined after an administrativestudy of security needs. The originalproposal to implement interim proce-dures included closing the Southdalecourts by Sept. 1, a move representativesof the affected cities oppose.

The board’s deliberation centeredaround the urgency to implement tem-porary screening measures at theBrooklyn Center, Edina and Minnetonkacourts. The majority – Jan Callison, GailDorfman, Jeff Johnson and RandyJohnson – wanted to move forward withsecurity measures now, while the dis-senters wanted direction as to long-termsolutions before committing to expendi-tures for temporary measures.

Commissioner Peter McLaughlincalled the proposal “an open checkbookresolution with security as the goal.”Noting that the proposal did not refer-ence cost effectiveness of the temporarymeasures, McLaughlin pointed out“other public safety priorities in thiscounty.”

Fiscal concern for taxpayer dollars“goes out the window when this topiccomes up,” he added.

McLaughlin also expressed concernthat the county isn’t optimizing itscourtroom capacity at the HennepinCounty Government Center inMinneapolis, where weapons screeningoccurs.

Board Chairman Mike Opat said thatthe results of a security study should becomplete before the screening measuresare added at the suburban courts, argu-ing that the county will study its way tojustifying weapons screening, and thatonce the measures are in place, nobody

will argue for abandoning the proce-dures.

Callison, whose district includesEdina, argued that the county alwayslooks to be cost effective in doing itsbusiness, and defended the move towardimplementing interim screening meas-ures at buildings where high stress situ-ations occur. “This is about probabili-ties, not about certainties,” she said.

Dorfman recalled a 2003 shooting atthe government center that promptedweapons screening for the facility inarguing for screening at suburbancourts, which handle misdemeanorissues including traffic issues and somedomestic violence cases. “There’s alegitimate security issue that needs tobe addressed,” she said.

The Hennepin County Sheriff ’sOffice provides security for 96 countycourtrooms in eight facilities. Morethan 3,400 weapons, from pocketknivesto firearms, were confiscated at the gov-ernment center in 2011, according toSheriff Rich Stanek.

There were 15 significant courthouseevents at the suburban sites in 2011 thatnecessitated taking a person into cus-tody, he added, noting that althoughsome events may not appear to be signif-icant, they may be for the person affect-ed by the incident. “Weapons screeningin all of our courthouses is needed,” hetold the board.

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dik Bolger to be reunited with vehicle he painted in wilder daysBY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS

A Richfield native is in for a flash-back this spring, when the 1961 Citroën,which he painted in a psychedelicallyinspired fashion more than 40 years ago,makes a return trip to Minnesota.

The original painter of the tiny two-seater, dik Bolger — who spells his firstname in all lower-case — came forwardin February after seeing a story pub-lished in the Star Tribune. It detailedsuburban Detroit resident MikeMullen’s quest to find the artist respon-sible for the splashy paint job thatgraces the vehicle he purchased lastsummer, when he fell in love with thepiece of work.

The Richfield Sun-Current originallypublished a story about the vehicle Jan.2, but Mullen later contacted the StarTribune to broaden his search.

It worked, and Mullen will reunitethe Citroën with the one who imbued itwith its colorful, whimsical spirit, dur-ing northeast Minneapolis’ Art-a-Whirlfestival, the weekend of May 18-20.

Bolger, a Richfield native but now aSt. Paul resident, recalls painting thecar in 1971 or 1972 with his older brother,now deceased, at their grandfather’shome near Lake of the Isles in

Minneapolis. A Minneapolis College ofArt and Design student art-directed theproject.

The result was a spectacle whereverBolger took the ride. “You could not be

inconspicuous in that car,” he said. “Ifyou drove down the road or parked in aparking lot, people would just surroundit.”

He didn’t mind the attention. “At that

stage in my life it was a lot of fun,because people enjoyed it. It made peo-ple happy,” he remembers.

But mechanically, the two-cylinderCitroën was too much trouble, and in1975 Bolger sold it to TerranceDickinson, who fixed it up. Dickinson,then a devotee of French automobiles,couldn’t reconcile with the paint job,however, and sold the Citroën to a carcollector from Highland Park.

The buyer, Paul Hansen, held onto thevehicle for years, and took it with himwhen he moved to Michigan in the late1990s.

Then last summer, Mullen wasinspecting a foreclosed home in Detroitas part of his job as a court officer.There, he found the vehicle in a base-ment garage, which Hansen had rentedto store his car collection.

Thanks to the discovery, the life ofthe little Citroën will soon come full cir-cle. Bolger, the owner of a nationalprinting company based in Minneapolis,curtailed his hippie leanings as hebecame a businessman and raised a fam-ily.

But standing out in that fever-dream-on-wheels, “at that time, was a lot of fun,because people enjoyed it and it madepeople happy,” he said.

“And obviously it’s still making peo-ple happy. It’s a happy car and it’s ahappy car to drive, too.”

Bolger said he wouldn’t get emotionalduring the May reunion, though. Afterall, he said, “it’s a car.”

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Mike Robin, foreground, and Rick Leiviska, fly their RC planes while taking care to avoid each other inside thetight confines of the Central School gym. Midair collisions are known to occur in the hobby. (Photo by AndrewWig – Sun Newspapers)

New club takes flight, takes refuge, in Richfield gymMetro Flyers take overCentral School gym, have grander plansBY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS

Every Wednesday evening, basket-balls and dodge balls are replaced by fly-ing pieces of foam inside the RichfieldCentral School gym, home to the state’snewest RC flying club.

The Metro Flyers have rented out thespace since December, taking refugefrom the winter — and those who see thehobbyists as a nuisance — as they honetheir flight skills. Central School is oneof the dwindling number of places theycan do so, said club co-founder BillJennings of Credit River Township.

“The perception is that we bring trou-ble with us,” the 73-year-old retired com-puter-industry executive said. “It’s hardto establish a flying field because folkshave a preconceived notion of dangerand noise.”

The members of the RC Flyers allbelong to at least one other club, so they

have some options, including otherplaces they can fly indoors. Jennings,however, decided to form the group afteranother club he is in got kicked offUniversity of Minnesota-owned landnear Rosemount, when the U decided tobuild a wind turbine on the field the clubwas leasing.

So considering that, and the fact thatwinter hinders outdoor flying, the MetroFlyers have taken to a gym the size of asingle basketball court, a spaceJennings learned about as an instructorof computer classes for seniors there.The club is thinking beyond the confinesof the gym though — of establishing anoutdoor space where they can soar unen-cumbered and unharassed.

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By Emily Hedges

Tim Morin, program coordinator forthe Household and Outside Maintenancefor the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) program forSenior Community Services, loves work-ing with seniors.

Before he came to H.O.M.E, the Hopkinsresident worked with the organizationLoaves and Fishes, delivering free meals toeight sites. Through this experience, he

transitioned into the H.O.M.E. program, amove that he is grateful for.

Morin always had the desire to helppeople. “I have found great joy in beingable to make people’s lives easier,” he said.“I like working with people, providing anhonest service people can trust. So manybusinesses are trying to rip people off.H.O.M.E. has been around the better partof 60 years. The agency speaks for itself.”

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H.O.M.E/From previous

Looking at the last census, Morin andothers are anticipating a huge increasein the senior population in next decade.“There are expected to be more seniorsthan school aged children,” he said.“Plus, a lot more people are aging inplace.”

While no one is turned down becauseof an inability pay, H.O.M.E. does chargefor some of its services. “What we chargebarely covers the cost we pay to work-ers,” he said. “People are asked to pay atenth of what a for-profit would charge.”Administration costs for the programare subsidized through funding fromcommunity development block grants,United Way, the Metropolitan AreaAgency on Aging, and private donations.

In 2011, H.O.M.E. served 1,064 house-holds in surburban Hennepin County.Morin estimates that volunteers turnedin around 6,000 hours of service.

“We are just honored to be able towork with seniors in our community.They provide valuable resources to us,”he said. Morin personally visits eachsenior who signs up with H.O.M.E. tolearn more about what they need to keepthem independent. “I’m honored to workin this business. All day long, I hear per-sonal stories. If we can do something tohelp, we’ve succeeded.”

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Edina resident Ron Anderson believesyou could write a book about all thatmost seniors don’t know about theiravailable housing options. So he’s decid-ed to write it.

“It can be very difficult to examineresources with no working knowledge ofwhat the system provides. Most peoplecan’t tell the difference betweenMedicare and Medicaid or what theiroptions are,” he said. “That’s the chal-lenge for seniors and their families, tounderstand their situation.”

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Anderson says there is a big move-ment in development towards assistedliving facilities, which can run seniorsup to $60,000 a year in this market. “Moststudies show that aging Boomers andGreatest-Generation seniors have a networth of $240,000 including real estate,”he said. “With 90-plus the fastest grow-ing demographic in America, how canthis work over the long haul?”

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“There are two levels of nursinghome care, private-pay and the Medicaidgroup. You find the standards of care aredramatically different,” he said. Hepoints out that because Minnesota has amandated quality of care that attemptsto close the care gap between the twogroups, things are better here.

“We can’t rely on federal funding inthe future to take care of these people,”said Anderson, who also believes pen-sions aren’t necessarily the answereither. “All pensions are under fire.Companies are filing bankruptcy to getout of pensions.” He advises seniors totake stock and use their assets wisely,and focus on quality of life above all else.

“Independent living at an affordablecost, this is the challenge all seniors willface in the near future,” he said. “Who istalking about it? Local governmentsaren’t funded and can’t help.”

This is why Anderson developedWoodbridge Cooperative of New Hopeand purchased Chardon Court independ-ent living facility, two affordable alterna-tives to expensive assisted living cen-

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thirds of all Woodbridge Coop ownerspay cash for their homes. A monthly feeof approximately $500 covers heating,taxes, insurance, management fees,maintenance and a reserve account forimprovements. “Most people will live atWoodbridge for much less money thanthey lived in their home,” he said.

Chardon Court runs about $775 for a660 square feet apartment, whichincludes an “I’m okay” daily visit fromthe staff. They are able to keep costsdown because additional services andfood are purchased as needed,” saidAnderson. “We are staffed there withpeople practiced in housing require-ments for seniors.”

Anderson plans to explore these andmany more issues related to senior hous-ing in the book he hopes to completewithin the year. “It will be a good hand-book in the future for people who needit,” he said. “The education piece is whatis needed to really support people inexamining all the options.”

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He pointed to the glue gun, noting,“That’s the first thing we plug in whenwe get here.”

The walls force the flyers to sharpentheir skills as they maneuver their foamaircraft within the tight quarters. Theycan’t do some of the tricks allowed inopen skies — the loops, rolls, “knifeedges,” where a plane flies on its side foran extended period — but it lets the 12-member group feed their passion year-round.

“We don’t like to hang ’em up for thewinter,” Jennings said.

As proof of his dedication, Jenningsowns 52 planes, keeping them “whereverthey fit,” said the hobbyist, whose househas become a hangar. “I live in a largehome and its full.”

Another charter member, DannyCollier of Bloomington, has been flying17 years, ever since a limo from theMake-a-Wish Foundation brought him toHobby Warehouse in Richfield when hewas about 11.

“I went to the hobby store, picked outthe plane I wanted. Hugged it,” saidCollier, who battles sickle cell anemia.

Collier later went to work in the shop,where he met the man considered the

group’s most skilled pilot, Mike Robin, a44-year RC veteran, also from CreditRiver Township.

The club’s co-founder and owner of aprinting shop in Bloomington is wellolder than Collier, who is in his late 20s,but he and the group would like to see anew generation take to the skies — orthe rafters.

But some significant barriers posechallenges in attracting new flyers.There is the aforementioned question ofspace, for one. Also, the planes are notcheap — a basic foam beginner’s rigcosts between $100 and $200, not count-ing the replacement parts inevitablyrequired.

The learning curve can be steep, too.Mastering the pitch and yaw requiresfinesse and much practice, so much sothat there are technically accurate com-puter-based RC flight simulators on themarket to help fliers do so. In the field,beginners start tethered to an instructorwho is ready to flip a switch on his owncontroller should something go awry forthe novice, much like driver’s edinstructors and their passenger-sidebreaks.

“They crash and the get discouragedand they want to do something differ-ent,” said Robin, father of a 24-year-oldand a 26-year-old, neither of which havetaken up his hobby.



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To help youthful beginners get overthese hurdles, some members of theclub hope to purchase a trainer plane fornewcomers.

Still, “this is a popular hobby,”Jennings said. “It supports three hobbystores (in the area).” Two of them are inRichfield, which hosts Hub Hobby inaddition to Hobby Warehouse.

Despite some barriers to entry, thehobby attracts enthusiasts because thecost and potential early frustrations arewell worth it, club members say. ToJennings, who is also licensed to fly thereal thing, flying helps RC pilots decom-

press. “It allows you to disconnect from the

stress of the day,” he said, allowing forthe constant potential that a plane worththousands could take a nosedive with anerroneous flip of the sticks. “If you will,it replaces one stress with another.”

Arriving at the Central School gymone evening last week — where theywould remain flying, tinkering and glu-ing for at least the next two-and-a-halfhours — Collier and Robin had justcome from another flying club inShakopee, like they couldn’t get enough.

“None of us can,” Jenningsexplained.

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ABOVE: A fourth-grader stands her ground as she takes a direct shot of whipped cream to face.BELOW: As she removes the tin that had just been stuck in her face, a fourth grader laughs off her whipped-cream-covered mug.

Third graders admire the symbol for Pi drawn in whipped cream. Studentswere quizzed to conclude festivities. When one was asked to describe Pi, heresourcefully took the can of whipped cream and made the symbol. (Photos byAndrew Wig – Sun Newspapers)

Pi it, you’ll like itStudents at Richfield Dual Language Schoolcelebrated Pi Day March 14. The numerical rep-resentation of the date, 3.14, is Pi, the ratio of acircle’s circumference to its diameter. In cele-brating Pi day, students in the school’sEnrichment Resource Classes program con-vened outside to compete in a 3.14-leggedrace, in which students were linked by a largerubber band with a partial paper cut out of afoot, to represent .14 worth of a foot. The racewinners were awarded by being allowed tosmash whipped cream pies in the faces of thefourth graders.

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Dolliff, a philanthropist, has made ithis mission to spread Van Houten’s workto other assisted living communities. Sofar a facility in Brainerd also has thecards, and Dolliff said he is targeting afacility in Edina next.

“It’s a great tool. Every place shouldhave them,” said Jodie Kneip, a lifeenrichment manager at Sunrise wholeads the art therapy sessions.

Van Houten is hoping her art canhelp veterans suffering from post-trau-matic stress disorder, too.

An artist is bornThe gregarious Van Houten offers 30

different personal services out of herhome in southeast Richfield. Amongthem, she is a palm reader, a careercoach and a ghost buster. She remem-bers the exact day she added “artist” tothe list: May 5, 2011.

“I woke up one morning,” VanHouten said. “I just started to paint andI had no idea whether I was good or not.”

The native of south Minneapolis saidthat without thinking, she decorated thecanvas with a wild procession of brushstrokes, with intriguing results.

She showed her kaleidoscopic work to

an artist friend. “She said, ‘Sheila,you’ve got talent.’”

The palm reader kept painting, andnoticed a peculiar phenomenon. Whenshe finishes a painting, she walks away,“and when I come back an hour later,”she said, “faces show up.”

They appear by the hundreds in eachwork, Van Houten said. “I’m still findingthem.”

In one painting, even Willie Nelsonshowed up.

To Van Houten, the faces, plus therandom assortment of images — fromanimals to landscapes to humanoid fig-ures and a seeming preponderance ofbirds — that appear are not merely theresult of random brush strokes. Shebelieves something else is happening.

“The only thing I can say is I’m spirit-directed. I’m what’s called a pure chan-nel,” she said. When painting, “I don’tthink of anything. I’ll just go and allowwhatever to come through, comethrough.”

“She kind of goes blank during thesesessions … and something just kind oftells her to swoop up here, or mushhere,” observed Scott Anderson whoworks alongside Van Houten offeringservices as a psychic.

Despite her inclination toward theRuth Ann Malone, foreground, is among the residents of the memory care section of Sunrise Senior Living inMinnetonka who seem to enjoy a positive, reflective effect from Sheila Van Houten’s artwork. In the backgroundanother resident, Mary receives guidance from staff member Linh Tran, while Jodie Kneip leads the session.

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supernatural, Van Houten describesherself as “a very practical person,” andshe wanted her work to do somethingmore than just sit there.

“I thought to myself, how in the worldare we going to make use of all thesepaintings?” she said. “We don’t reallyhave any wall space left.”

She remembers comforting her dyingfather by bringing him pictures of icecrystals supposed to have been chargedwith positive emotions, “and he got verypeaceful and he sort of fell asleep,” sheremembers, “and he died the next morn-ing.”

Van Houten also is motivated by thememory of her mother, whom she lost toAlzheimer’s. “I thought, ‘I think whatI’m supposed to be doing is to put thisart in the hands of Alzheimer’spatients,’ so that’s what I’ve been doing,”she said. “It’s just been a riot to see how

people respond to it.”

Guided visionsAs the ladies in Sunrise’s

Reminiscence Neighborhood sat aroundthe table last week, with the wildly vividprints spread out, staff member JodieKneip asked the ladies to describe thefirst thing they noticed in the pink andyellow arrangement lying before them.

“There’s a man there,” said onewoman, smiling. “He looks like a lot offun.”

Kneip asked what they would call thepainting. “‘Bouquet of Flowers,’” saidone.

“‘My Mother’s Garden,’” anotheroffered, sparking a strain of conversa-tion among the women about theirmothers and gardens.

One resident saw a tree on fire. Kneipasked where at. Yellowstone NationalPark, the woman replied, prompting ashort round of recollections on trips out

west. Kneip brought out another painting.

One of the ladies called it “‘MidnightDream.’” The others agreed: This is avery good name for the strokes of purpleand pink, and black and white.

One saw a snowy hill. So did someothers. Another saw two girls dancing.“How do you think they know eachother?” Kneip asked.

She has learned to give such promptsin the past five months leading whatthey call “art critiques.” She has taughtherself as she goes, because “discoveryart,” fresh from van Houten’s brush,came with no instructions.

Results have improved as Kneip hasrefined her guidance. “The first time, Iwas like, ‘Isn’t this a cool painting?’ Andthey were like, ‘Yeah that’s cool.’” Thatwas about it.

But a light bulb went off during a tripto the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Themuseum hosts tours as therapy for those

with Alzheimer’s and Kneip noticed howthe tour leaders instigate lively discus-sion by asking the right questions. Shehas since borrowed from these methodsof effacement.

The effects of the past several monthsof guided gazing have been clear,Sunrise staff say. “It seems to promote afeeling of bonding,” Kneip said. “Peoplewho … maybe spend time with them-selves in the other room, maybe don’t sitwith other ladies … Certain residentsreally seem to become more attached tothe residents around them after (the artsessions).”

Some kind of ‘magic’Art has been used in Alzheimer’s

therapy for some time, but art createdwith this specific intension seems to bea novel development in the world ofmemory care.




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“I’ve never heard about it. I mean, it’sinteresting,” said Dr. Robert Kane,Director of the University ofMinnesota’s Center on Aging.

While Van Houten’s work appears tobe unique in its aim, the questionremains: How does it work? Dolliff andstaff at Sunrise are hesitant to venturetoward a supernatural explanation suchas Van Houten’s, but there is one termthey feel safe using.

“I’m into energy, so I can relate toSheila (Van Houten),” said EmilyFigueroa, who also guides the gazingsessions at Sunrise. “The energy she

puts in there, I think it transforms intothe individual. … Who she’s going totouch with the energy, only the energywould know.”

Kneip is sometimes left puzzled asresidents see images that escape her.“One time someone was saying, ‘Oh, Isee a man combing his mustache.’ It’sthese strange, specific things they see sovividly that I’m just like, ‘Whoa,’” shereported.

“It could be some sort of magical lan-guage that we can’t see just yet.”

Anecdotal evidence seems to bemounting, but Dolliff would like to someday see formal study. “I really am inter-ested in kind of both the personal expe-

riences and feedback, and eventually, Ithink, more science-based evaluation ofit,” he said.

Kane agrees. While “there is no theo-retical basis for why Alzheimer’spatients would be attracted to (the paint-ings) … it’s provocative; it’s interesting,and it needs more work.”

Kneip theorizes that part of the art’sefficacy is its open-endedness and thecreative, judgment-free environment itfosters in a daily world that has becomesometimes befuddling for the residentsof the Reminiscence Neighborhood.“They know they’re not going to bewrong,” she said. “Anything they say isright and beautiful and valuable, and it

kind of starts to build.”In a world where life goes by one

moment at a time, memory careproviders see proof — that something isworking — in the expressions they see.“If there is a smile, just for that moment,that lights up my day completely,”Figueroa said.

Dolliff called it “that little pocket ofjoy and happiness.”

How it works is up to interpretationand study, but those exposed to VanHouten’s burgeoning form of therapyagree on one conclusion: Something isgoing on here. Whatever it is, Figueroasaid, “it’s happening, here at Sunrise.”


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Grades 6-12 ScholarshipBand ConcertWhere: Richfield HighSchool, 7001 Harriet Ave. S.;Richfield Middle School,7461 Oliver Ave. S.When: 7 p.m.Info: 612-798-6100

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City of Richfield(Official Publication)





Section 1: It is found and determined tobe necessary and expedient for the Cityto expend money from the Special Rev-enue Fund for the making of capital im-provements listed in Section 2 hereof, forwhich the City would be authorized toissue general obligation bonds.

Section 2: The capital improvements andamounts of expenditures for such im-provements which are authorized to bepaid from the Special Revenue Fundunder Section 7.12, Subdivision 2 of theCity Charter, are as follows:

Outdoor Pool Renovation Loan Repayment. . . . . . . . . . $ 103,800

Major Park Maintenance Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000

Lincoln Field Internal Loan Repayment. . . . . . . . . . $ 92,600

Community Center Lower Level A/C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000

Taft Athletic Facility Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 33,600

Roosevelt Park Play Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75,000

Section 3: The expenditures herein au-thorized shall be made pursuant to suchcontracts as are authorized from time totime by Council action.

Passed by the City Council of the City ofRichfield this 13th day of March, 2012.

Debbie Goettel, Mayor


Nancy Gibbs, City Clerk

(Mar. 22, 2012) D2-Bill2012-5

Certificate of Assumed Name(Official Publication)



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I, the undersigned, certify that I am sign-ing this document as the person whosesignature is required, or as agent of theperson(s) whose signature would be re-quired who has authorized me to sign thisdocument on his/her behalf, or in both ca-pacities. I further certify that I have com-pleted all required fields, and that the in-formation in this document is true andcorrect and in compliance with the ap-plicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. Iunderstand that by signing this documentI am subject to the penalties of perjury asset forth in Section 609.48 as if I hadsigned this document under oath.

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(Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D2-BlaszczakCon

Certificate of Assumed Name(Official Publication)



Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333The filing of an assumed name does notprovide a user with exclusive rights tothat name. The filing is required for con-sumer protection in order to enable con-sumers to be able to identify the trueowner of a business.

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I, the undersigned, certify that I am sign-ing this document as the person whosesignature is required, or as agent of theperson(s) whose signature would be re-quired who has authorized me to sign this

document on his/her behalf, or in both ca-pacities. I further certify that I have com-pleted all required fields, and that the in-formation in this document is true andcorrect and in compliance with the ap-plicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. Iunderstand that by signing this documentI am subject to the penalties of perjury asset forth in Section 609.48 as if I hadsigned this document under oath.

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4610 Russell Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN55412

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I, the undersigned, certify that I am sign-ing this document as the person whosesignature is required, or as agent of theperson(s) whose signature would be re-quired who has authorized me to sign thisdocument on his/her behalf, or in both ca-pacities. I further certify that I have com-pleted all required fields, and that the in-formation in this document is true andcorrect and in compliance with the ap-plicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. Iunderstand that by signing this documentI am subject to the penalties of perjury asset forth in Section 609.48 as if I hadsigned this document under oath.

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Richfield High School spring sports squads havebegun pre-season practices. The Spartan softballsquad is scheduled to open its season at 4:15 p.m.Tuesday, April 3, at Hill-Murray.

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State title up for grabsMinnesota high school sports

March Madness ends this weekendas the state Class 4A boys basket-ball tournament convenes at TargetCenter.

Defending champion Hopkins isthe top seed. The Royals were sched-uled to play Woodbury in the quar-terfinals March 21. Winner of thatgame advances to the semifinalsagainst either No. 4 seed Osseo orDuluth East at 6 p.m. Thursday,March 22.

In the lower bracket, EdenPrairie met No. 3 seeded Eastviewand No. 2 Lakeville North playedMoorhead in quarterfinal games.Winners of those lower-bracketgames meet in the semifinals at 8p.m. Thursday.

State Class 4A championshipgame is 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

All-star basketball seriesMany of the state’s top senior

players will appear in the 30thannual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series a week afterthe state tournament.

Doubleheaders will be Friday,March 30, at Halenbeck Hall on thecampus of St. Cloud StateUniversity and Saturday, March 31,at Leonard Center on the campus ofMacalester College in St. Paul.

Minnetonka’s Latrell Love andSanjay Lumpkin of Benilde-St.Margaret’s will play for the GoldAll-Stars.

Isaiah Gray of BSM will be amember of the Green squad. SiyaniChambers of Hopkins will partici-pate for the Maroon team. ShawnBear of Richfield and IsaiahZierden of BSM will compete forthe Blue squad.

– Compiled by Greg Kleven

Spartans settle for second at state

LEFT: Richfield senior guard Hannah Wise (35) collides with a DeLaSalle defender during the Spartans’ 65-45 loss in the state Class 3A finals March 17 at Target Center.RIGHT: Spartan guard Sierra Ford-Washington drives to the basket pursued by DeLaSalle’s Allina Starr in Richfield’s state 3A championship loss. Ford-Washington wasnamed to the all-tournament team along with teammates Jessica January and Bry Guyton. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Richfield girls make firsttrip to tournament amemorable oneBY GREG KLEVEN - SUN NEWSPAPERS

Richfield made its first appearance ina state girls basketball tournament amemorable one.

The Spartans capped a historic sea-son with a second-place finish in theState Class 3A Tournament March 14-17.Richfield lost 65-45 to DeLaSalle in thetitle game March 17 at Target Center.

Richfield ended its impressive seasonwith a 27-5 record. The Spartans wonClassic Suburban Conference andSection 5 championships before finish-ing second at state.

Richfield earned its first trip to statewith a 72-61 victory over Holy Family

Catholic in the Section 5 title gameMarch 8.

The Spartans were seeded first atstate and made a strong run to the Class3A championship game. Richfielddefeated Red Wing 68-53 in the quarterfi-nals March 14 at Williams Arena.

The Spartans followed with a 45-28semifinal triumph over HutchinsonMarch 15 at Target Center.

But Richfield was unable to dethroneDeLaSalle (28-3) as state champion los-ing by 20 points to the third-seededIslanders.

Spartan players were frustrated inthe title game by missed open shots andDeLaSalle’s aggressive defense that lim-ited Richfield’s leading scorer JessicaJanuary to 12 points, 13 under her sea-son average.

The Islanders also won the battle ofthe boards by achieving a 58-36 rebound-ing advantage.

Bry Guyton led the Spartans in scor-ing with 15 points and Sierra Ford-Washington finished with 10 points.

Richfield had three players selectedto the all-state Class 3A tourney squad.Those honorees were guards Januaryand Ford-Washington and centerGuyton.

Community supportRichfield’s state tourney appearance

unified the community more than ever.The Spartans filled 40 buses with fansfor their state quarterfinal game atWilliams Arena.

And Richfield supporters were in fullforce at Target Center for the final tworounds.

“This was a great experience for boththe players and community,” saidRichfield coach Lee Ann Wise.


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South Suburban squadfinishes 10-5-1BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS

Richfield High senior Karen Kreidlercapped her adapted floor hockey careerin style scoring eight goals in three statetournament games March 16-17 atBloomington Jefferson High School.

Kreidler helped her South SuburbanFlyers team place fourth at state in thePhysically Impaired (PI) Division.

The Flyers are composed of highschool players from Richfield, Edina,Bloomington and Eden Prairie.

South Suburban defeated Brainerd-Pillager 9-4 in Friday’s quarterfinals.The Flyers lost to eventual state champi-on, the Robins, 8-1 in Saturday’s semifi-nals. The Robins represent Hopkins, theRobbinsdale schools and MoundWestonka.

South Suburban concluded tourna-ment play with an 8-5 loss to Anoka-Hennepin in the third-place game laterthat day.

South Suburban finished with a 10-5-1record. The Flyers were second in theSouth Division with an 8-1-1 record dur-ing the regular season.

“We finished the season strong atstate,” said Flyers coach Dan Slinden.“We worked hard as a team.

“Kreidler scored eight goals in thetournament and is our team’s career

scoring leader with 228 goals. She wasnamed to the all-state tournament teamalong with Kennedy junior DequanWilliams.”

Williams supplied three goals andfour assists in the tournament. He is theteam’s career assists leader in that cate-gory with 80.

The Flyers scored six times in thethird period to pull out a 9-4 victory overBrainerd-Pillager in the quarterfinals.

Kreidler supplied four goals and oneassist. Williams and ninth-grader AlexeiDickinson had two goals and threeassists each.

Senior Nicholas Nieson and ninth-grader Jacob Yancy collected one assistapiece.

Kreidler scored the Flyers’ lone goalduring an 8-1 loss to the Robins in thesemifinals. The Robins went on to defeatDakota United 7-2 in the title game.

South Suburban goalie ChristopherReichel made 24 saves.

The Flyers settled for fourth-placehonors. South Suburban lost 8-5 toAnoka-Hennepin in final-round action.

Kreidler led the Flyers’ offense withthree goals and two assists. Williamsand freshman winger AndrewMortinson scored one goal each. GoalieReichel stopped 13 shots.

“Sophomore Daniel Schmitz did agood job at defense for us this seasonand Reichel played well in goal,” saidcoach Slinden. “I was very happy withthe way our season went.”

Kreidler paces Flyers tofourth place in floor hockey

South Suburban Flyers ninth-grade winger Andrew Mortinson (14) carries the puck past aRobbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka defender during the state adapted floor hockey tournament March 17at Bloomington Jefferson High School. The Flyers lost 8-1 in this semifinal game and finished fourth at state.(Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Richfield senior forward Mick Dhein was the recipient of the Spartans’ Darby Hendrickson Most Valuable PlayerAward. Dhein was also an all-conference selection and finished his senior season with 29 goals and 42 assistsfor 71 points. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Senior center Mick Dhein was one ofseveral Richfield boys hockey playerswho received post-season individualhonors.

Dhein was the recipient of theSpartans’ Darby Hendrickson MostValuable Player Award. He also earnedAll-Classic Suburban Conference hon-ors and finished his prep hockey careerwith 170 points according to Richfieldhead coach John Christ.

Dhein scored 29 goals and collected 42assists for 71 points during his seniorseason.

Junior forward Kevin Krohn wasnamed Most Improved Player. The AlPayne Mr. Hustle Award went to senior

defenseman Ryan Erickson.Senior forward Tim Harris was pre-

sented the team’s Hobey Baker Awardfor character and community contribu-tions.

Senior forwards Tyler Martinez andSam Schrick received all-conferencehonorable mention.

Richfield finished the season with a 9-17-1 overall record after losing 14-1 toBeck in the Section 2A quarterfinalsFeb. 24 at Parade Ice Garden.

The Spartans opened the playoffswith a 5-2 victory over ProvidenceAcademy Feb. 22 at Parade.

-Compiled by Greg Kleven

Dhein is named Richfieldhockey team’s MVP

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“Richfield is a like a small town in a bigcity and its community will always bethere to support you.

“Our girls were fantastic during thetournament but couldn’t make key shotsagainst DeLaSalle. “Our players workedhard to get to state.”

After a slow start in the title game,Richfield took a 12-10 lead beforeDeLaSalle went on an 11-2 run midwayin the first half. The Spartan had goodscoring opportunities throughout thefirst half but couldn’t get shots to droptrailing 33-22 at halftime.

The Spartans pulled to within sixpoints in the second half (43-37) beforeDeLaSalle steadily increased its lead.

Guard Allina Starr was the Islanders’leading scorer with 24 points. ForwardTyseanna Johnson finished with 16points.

Road to the finalsThe Spartans relied on strong defen-

sive efforts and valuable scoring contri-butions from January and Ford-Washington as they won first- and sec-ond-round state tournament games.

Richfield, seeded No. 1 in the tourney,defeated Red Wing 68-53 in the quarterfi-

nals March 14 at Williams Arena andcame back the following day to dominateHutchinson for a 45-28 semifinal victoryat Target Center.

Richfield’s pesky defense created 25turnovers as the Spartans defeatedHutchinson 45-28 in the semifinals.

January provided 23 points and ninerebounds for the winning Spartans.Ford-Washington came through with 10points. Guyton dominated the boardswith 10 rebounds.

Richfield went on a 14-3 run late inthe first half to build a 26-13 halftimeadvantage.

“Our main goal was to run and havesome fun,” said coach Wise. “Ourdefense also ramped up.”

January directed the Spartan offenseand made things happen defensivelywith her quickness and ball-stealingskills.

“I wanted to make sure my team-mates got into the game,” said January.

Richfield got off to a slow start in thequarterfinals before beating Red Wing68-53. The Wingers led 29-24 at halftime.

However, Richfield came back strongin the second half outscoring Red Wing44-24.

January scored 16 of her 21 points inthe first half. Ford-Washington finishedwith 20 points. Hannah Wise had ninepoints and Hailey Lindblom contributedseven points.

Girls basketballFROM PAGE 27


Youth soccer eventsRichfield Soccer Association (RSA) is

accepting registrations for its boys andgirls competitive and recreational sum-mer soccer programs for players ages 8-18. For registration forms, go towww.richfieldsoccer.org and click eitherthe competitive or recreational links atthe top of the home page.

• RSA will conduct a coaching clinicfrom 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, atthe STEM school. All RSA recreationaland competitive soccer coaches arerequired to attend. Equipment will bedistributed at the clinic.

• RSA will also celebrate the start ofthe summer soccer season with a jam-boree at Spartan Stadium from 9 a.m. tonoon Saturday, May 12. All teams willtake to the field for mini-games andother activities.

Dwan singles golf leagueRegistrations are being taken for the

Dwan Golf Club singles league inBloomington. The nine-hole league willbe held Sundays starting in May.

The singles league is open to all

metro-area men and women.For more information, contact Cindy

Burton at 612-501-7738 or Bruce Lietzkeat 952-943-8787.

Creekside golf leagueThere are openings in the Creekside

Senior Golf League for new members,either as regulars or substitutes.

The co-ed league meets Mondaymornings at Hyland Greens Golf Coursein Bloomington.

The 16-week season starts in May andlasts through August. This is a 9-holeleague played on a par-3 course. First teetime is 9:30 a.m.

There will be a league organizationalmeeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, inMinnesota Valley Room 116 at CreeksideCommunity Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S.

Information: 952-881-6863 (ArvieBunch).

Richfield sports shorts releases shouldbe sent to sports editor Greg Kleven [email protected]. Deadline is 3p.m. Thursdays for publication in the fol-lowing week’s edition.

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available to host your event.We also invite non-profit

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*Garage Sale Kits can be picked up at the

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Cement, Masonry,Waterproofing


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Chimney &FP Cleaning




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Personal Gun Collectionfor Sale. High quality! Callfor pricing. 612-408-0222

SportingGoods & Misc


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Estate 3/24 (8-4); 3/25 (10-4) Furn, tools, china, HH,misc. 9219 Chicago Ave So.


Garage Salesthis week3500

Piano player: mahog. Upright. $849




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� � WANTED � �Hifi/stereo equip., HAM,& misc. old electronics.

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BR Set: Qn. size, lightwood, bkcase hdbrd, tripledrssr, 2 nite stands. Mintcond! $400. 952-831-2998


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Sun., March 25 (8:30-3:30)Model car collection, die castitems, Coca-Cola & vintagememorabilia, high quality

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EDINA - 5210 Villa WayAntiqs, furn, collectibles,50” HD TV, DR sets, more!3/22 (1-7); 3/23-25 (9-7)

EDEN PRAIRIE11003 Bell Oaks EstatesFri., March 23 (8:30-5:30)

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Collectibles& Art


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Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2vaults w/companion head-stone. Value $8,990. Asking$4,300/BO. 218-828-3608

For Sale: 4 Lots GlenhavenGood Samaritan Garden$7,000 for all. 320-243-3165




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Established 1984

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This newspaper will notknowingly accept any ad-vertising for real estatewhich is in violation ofthe law. Our readers arehereby informed that alldwellings advertised inthis newspaper are avail-able on an equal opportu-nity basis. To complain ofdiscrimination call HUDtoll-free telephone numberfor the hearing impairedis 1-800-927-9275.



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A U T O • E M P L O Y M E N T • R E A L E S T A T E • B U S I N E S S S E R V I C E S


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Senior Meghan Smith ranks in the top 10% of her class and has been selected to receive a Senior Achievement Award for Curricular Excellence. She is a 3 year member of Kennedy’s Sinfonia Orchestra as an accomplished violinist. Meghan also is a 3 year member of the Science Olympiad team, winning two awards in competition.

Senior Brenna Gibbs was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor by the College Board, and has been selected to receive a Senior Achievement Award for Leadership. Brenna is a 4 year member of Jefferson’s Student Council, a member of the Debate team and a 3 year member of the Wind Ensemble.

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