SUN Sailor Editions Excelsior/Shorewood

Sailor $ 1 Excelsior • Shorewood Thursday, April 20, 2017 Vol. 47, No. 17 News Update Southshore Center. (Sun Sailor fi le photo by Paige Kieffer) ICE suspends detainee report The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Offi ce has been advised by ICE that they will not publish a Declined Detainer Out- come Report due to a pattern of signifi cant errors and inaccuracies. To page 3 Why I love Excelsior Scenic Heights Elemen- tary fourth-grader Liam Halloran, from Excel- sior, discusses what and why he loves the city of Excelsior. To page 4 Information requested on future of Southshore Center BY PAIGE KIEFFER SUN SAILOR NEWSPAPERS On April 10, the City of Shorewood voted 4-0 in fa- vor of releasing a request for information to parties who may be interested in purchasing the South- shore Center On Jan. 9, after more than a year of litigation, Shorewood offi cials ap- proved the $311,000 pur- chase of Deephaven, Ex- celsior, Greenwood and Tonka Bay’s undivided in- terest in the real estate of the center. On Feb. 24, the city council and staff attended a retreat where they dis- cussed how Shorewood could make best use of the facility moving forward. During the meeting, a request for information was drafted by Council- member Patrick Johnson and City Administrator Greg Lerund. The request for informa- tion will be sent to the Ex- celsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce, catering businesses, res- taurateurs, architect fi rms and other potential enti- ties across the metro area who may be able to assist Shorewood in operating the center. “We don’t know what we may get on this,” Ler- und said. “It may be noth- ing but at least were going to put it out there and see.” Lerund said Johnson has already been in con- tact with potential parties including architectural fi rms. Councilmember Jen- nifer Labadie expressed Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29 concern on which entities should be targeted, espe- cially with the size of the center. “That’s kind of the catch-22 of all of this,” Johnson said. “It’s hard to know where to send it. The whole idea is to drum up some interest that we haven’t thought of.” Johnson said similar requests for information have been made by the City of Minneapolis with Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Falls and Lake Calhoun. “I don’t think it hurts to ask,” said Councilmember Debbie Siakel. The parties will have 30 days to reply after the re- quest is sent out. The city council will then review the informational requests The South Lake Min- netonka Police Depart- ment and the Drug Enforcement Administra- tion will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce, 37 Water St., Excelsior. In an effort to limit op- portunities for medica- tions to be misused or diverted, this program allows the public to bring medications they no lon- ger need to designated drop-off locations. Medi- cations collected at these locations will be collected SOUTHSHORE - TO PAGE 7 and then transported for safe and proper disposal. In addition, unwanted medications can be dis- posed of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol Of- fi ce, 4141 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park. Excelsior resident charged in fraud scheme ‘Titanic’ sails into Minnetonka Minnetonka Theatre is taking a voyage on the “ship of dreams” in the spring musical “Ti- tanic.” The premiere is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Arts Center on 7, 18285 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka. To page 8 Tonka track teams shine During the Lake Con- ference Relays April 11 at Eden Prairie’s Aerie Stadium, Minnetonka High’s girls and boys track teams had many outstanding perfor- mances. To page 13 Public notices Read the latest an- nouncements from your city, school district and other public agencies. The United States At- torney Gregory G. Brooker announced April 14 that Shawn Robert Dooling, 50, an Excelsior resident and founder of a renewable energy company, has been charged with three counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction in criminally derived property. As alleged in the indict- ment, in 2009, Dooling founded Renewable Energy SD, a wind energy company headquartered in Excelsior. From 2010-20133, Dool- ing allegedly executed a scheme to defraud com- pany customers by falsely representing that, for an agreed-upon contract price, his company would build and maintain wind energy turbines on customers’ land. Dooling marketed the electricity-generating wind turbines as a way for cus- tomers to save money by generating enough electrici- ty to supply their needs and eventually sell excess elec- tricity to utility companies. Dooling allegedly told customers that he would send a portion of their money to a third-party manufacturer as a down payment to reserve a spe- cifi c wind turbine. Then, when the wind turbine was completed and ready to be shipped, he would send the remaining portion of the money to the manufacturer to complete the purchase. Children scrambled for eggs April 15 at the Our Savior Lutheran Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Commons Park in Excelsior. (Sun Sailor staff photos by Paige Kieffer) MORE IMAGES - TO PAGE 12 FRAUD - TO PAGE 7 To page 16 käß 0 $ " ónÏöeAö ˜¨ô ·Ï[nz 42!2 $ " k ~ $ 09 kß 42!2 0<"22 $ " $"  -/$-" 2" / ¹Ïnƒ½ kßäº ¹Ïnƒ½ k~~º £[˜æenÓa 4· ݨ ~ ÄÝÓ½ ¨| ¨˜b ˜æQn I }˜ÝnÏb [Œn[— I ݨ· ¨|| æeÓ A£e [Œn[— ݏÏn ·ÏnÓÓæÏnb Qn˜ÝÓ I Œ¨ÓnÓb A£ÝŽ|Ïnnún A£e AÏ }˜ÝnϽ !¨ÓÝ ónŒ[˜nÓ½ Sun-Sailor 33 Second St. N.E. 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