I asked my boss, “can I have a few days off, seeing as it’s so close to Christmas?” He said, “It’s May.”….

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WOW – Gorgeous facility!

Welcome to Lakeville! What a gorgeous new facility. The new Allina Health Lakeville Specialty Center has 10 specialties under one roof. The center provides ongoing healthcare services in heart care, dermatology, orthopedics, women’s health and more. They also have an urgent care clinic that also features orthopedic urgent care. Click HERE to see a full list of specialties. They will be adding additional specialties, including endocrinology, medical weight management, plastic surgery, rheumatology and OB/GYN in the coming months.


Whether you’re seeking preventative care or targeted treatment, make your health a priority in the comfortable surroundings of the Allina Health Lakeville Specialty Center.

Only 42 days away!

Thank you to Paul Kaus and Paul Jacobus, with Team Pan-O-Prog for joining us this week to talk about the history of Pan-O-Prog, fun facts and figures, what’s new this year, and their hopes for the future! Check out PanoProg.org for information on the 50+ events happening this year!

Next month…

You don’t want to miss next month. Audrey Aronson Johnson is a local treasure. She grew up in Lakeville, and is still meeting with her grade school classmates to this day! Come hear her talk about her life growing up in Lakeville, the experience of being the first woman in management at Gilette Company, her family’s legacy here in town, and why she decided to write a book about it all!

It’s a two-for!

Not only does Exuberance Chiropractic have a gorgeous new space, with new services being added shortly, they have added a two-room event space for both small and larger gatherings! F3 - as in Final, Final, Final – will open shortly and will be a great new meeting and event space for residents to utilize for private events!

At Exuberance, they consider the whole health of their patients as well as their lifestyles to reveal underlying causes of discomfort and pain. Exuberance Chiropractic & Wellness Center also specializes in the treatment of soft-tissue related injuries (muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and fascia) utilizing treatments such soft tissue release, stretch therapy, massage therapy and personalized corrective exercise. These therapies are meant to focus on increasing stability & improving recovery. Their wellness staff will work with you to find a plan that will get you back on your feet and back to doing what you love.  

It’s OPEN FOR BUSINESS…and pleasure!

Antlers Park is NOW OPEN! Come enjoy the beach, a picnic shelter, a seat by the fire table, a walk on the trails, a bite to eat at LBC on the Lake…the list goes on. The park is beautiful, summer is (almost here), let’s GO!

Sponsorship Opportunity!

We are just a couple weeks away from launching our BRAND NEW Leadership Lakeville series! Sponsor logos will be on all pre, during, and post marketing for the entire year. For more information, contact Shanen.

Wage and Hour Laws TEENS

FYI, as you hire teens for summer positions.

Age, hours restrictions

In Minnesota, teens can start working at 14 years of age except as a newspaper carrier (at least 11), in agriculture (at least 12 and with parent consent), as an actor/model or a youth athletic program referee (at least 11 and with parent consent).

Minors under 16 can't work before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m., over 40 hours a week or more than eight hours in a day. They also can't work during school hours unless they have permission from the school district superintendent and federal law.

Prohibited work for workers under 18 years of age

Teens under 18 can’t work with certain hazardous materials, operations or machines, such as construction projects, high window washing or painting or use power-driven machines.

They also can't work with alcohol in places where it's consumed, with some exceptions. Also, teens under 16 can't do certain types of work.

New overtime rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has a new overtime regulation that affects employers in Minnesota. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), some workers are specifically exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections, including bona fide executive, administrative or professional employees. This exemption applies when:

  1. an employee is paid a salary;
  2. the salary is not less than a minimum salary threshold amount; and
  3. the employee primarily performs executive, administrative or professional duties.

The department’s final rule, which will go into effect on July 1, 2024, will increase the standard salary level that helps define and delimit which salaried workers are entitled to overtime pay protections under the FLSA. Learn more at dol.gov/OT.

What a great day!

Thank you to all of our sponsors who make this tournament possible each year! It was a close one, but Brackett’s came through with a gorgeous day as always!

Thank you to our Golf Committee for your help in the planning and out on the course.

Steve Allen (co-chair)

Brackett’s Crossing

Tammy Gruidl (co-chair)

MOR Golf & Utility

Mike Burville

Burville Law

Jim Kretsch           

Kretsch Law Office

Mike Lebens

Edina Realty

Travis Scoles

QA1 Precision Products

Steve Volavka

The Remedy Bar and Ensemble Creative

RJ Cetnarowski

New Market Bank

Eric Christiansen

Frandsen Bank & Trust


Thank you to our tournament volunteers!

Keith Boisner


Mick Thares

Dunn Brothers Coffee and Swing Lab Performance Golf


And thank you to all who donated raffle prizes!

Golf Foursome with cart @ Prestwick Country Club, value: $480

Minnesota Twins Legends Club, 4 tickets from MN Twins, value: $200

Minnesota Twins Legends Club, 4 tickets donated by QA1, value: $200

Minnesota Twins tickets donated by DSI, value: $200

Private Wine Tasting donated by Lakeville Liquors, value: $500

Gift card and gifts from Remedy Bar, value: $110

WaterWerks Car Wash coupons for 10 basic washes, value: $100

Gift card to Northern Taphouse, value: $100

Buck ‘54 Gift Card, value: $100

Automotive gift basket from Jeff Belzer’s, value: $125

Custard for a Year! (one free pint/month) from Culver's, value: $75

B52 Burgers + Brew gift card from APH Law, value $50

Visa gift card from Frandsen Bank, value: $100

Traveling Slow Cooker donated by Dakota Electric, value: $90

Booze Basket donated by New Market Bank, value: $100

Small Town Clothing his & hers Pan-O-Prog apparel, value $100

Swing Lab Performance Golf swing analysis, sim. hours & swag, value $125

Tickets to a St. Paul Saints game from Print Lab Wraps, value $100


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…”Sorry”, I replied, “May I have a few days off since it’s so close to Christmas?” It’s 216 days away, in case you are wondering.

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