Planning for rapid response underway The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has discovered zebra mussels at the public boat access to Christmas Lake in Shorewood and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed their presence. The MCWD and the DNR are working with others to plan a rapid response in the hopes of preventing the [...]

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Spring Park will hopefully be added to the Minnesota Superfund Program priority list this month to help clean up its drinking water. The Superfund program is designed to help clean up contaminated waste sites that pose a “threat or potential threat to public health and the environment.” Spring Park has seen traces of tricholoroethylene (TCE) [...]

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The first show of the Old Log Theatre’s 75th season inspires by Stephanie Gonyou Sun sailor Newspapers The Old Log Theatre is set to kick off its 75th season with Roger Bean’s “Life Could Be a Dream,” a tale of hope and love that is not so coincidentally being performed in a theatre carrying out [...]

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by Brad Unangst The Pioneer Like a good neighbor, Orono wants to be there to provide Spring Park with clean water but The Lakeshore City isn’t ready to move ahead with a partnership until its leaders get some insurance. City council members began preliminary discussions on the request to allow Spring Park to tap into [...]

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Learning for a Lifetime event highlights educational opportunities at IOCP By Jason Jenkins Sun Sailor Newspapers Each August, Plymouth-based Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners or IOCP celebrates the educational opportunities it provides through its programs with the Learning for a Lifetime campaign. And for the past three years, the campaign has included a special afternoon [...]

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Ward Myers has withdrawn from the Minnetonka Beach City Council election. Filing for local city council seats ended Tuesday, Aug. 12. Those who filed had until the end of the day Thursday, Aug. 14 to withdraw their names from the ballot. Myers was the only candidate in the area who decided to withdraw. That means [...]

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Pet owners, groups cite favorable aspects of pit bulls By Alicia Miller and Megan Hopps Sun Press News Bright eyes, smiling faces and wagging tails are just some of the admirable traits of a pit bull. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers (the breeds typically lumped in the term “pit [...]

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