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E. Coli closes more local beaches; Excelsior Beach remains closed
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Lake Minnetonka photo of the week: Wayzata Yacht Club
Published August 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Chainbreaker bike tour Aug. 11-13 fights to end cancer
Published August 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm
More than 900 bikers will ride in the inaugural Chainbreaker biking event Aug. 11-13, to help raise funds for cancer research for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. All of every rider-raised dollar is directed to research and each rider has committed to raising a minimum of $1,000....
Mound receives Centerpoint Energy grant, holds public hearing
Published August 8, 2017 at 9:51 am
By Nicole Brodzik
The July 25 meeting of the Mound City Council started out with a presentation from Centerpoint Energy’s Roger Schmitz who was there to present a Community Partnership Grant to the city. “The community grant partnership program offers a way for...
Tour de Tonka bikers ride for a cause
Published August 8, 2017 at 8:51 am
More than 4,000 riders set out on the 12th annual Tour de Tonka Aug. 5 to raise funds for the ICA Food Shelf, Minnetonka Community Youth Education and Early Childhood Programs. Riders in the 16-, 30-, 48-, 57-, 65- and 75-mile rides began at Minnetonka High School, while the 100-mile riders started...
Guns vs. Hoses game a success
Published August 7, 2017 at 9:49 am
Dozens of local residents enjoyed the second annual Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game on July 19 at the WRA Park in Minnetrista. The evening served as the kick-off event to the weekend’s Spirit of the Lakes festivities. For the second year, attendees were asked to bring cash donations or...
Paddle to Big Island and Back for charities Aug. 12
Published August 7, 2017 at 7:00 am
By Paige Kieffer
Tune up the canoe, kayak or paddleboard and head on over to the fourth annual Big Island and Back 10K paddle event, which benefits the ICA Food Shelf and the Freshwater Society, and will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Excelsior Commons Beach. Rick...
Long Lake readies for Corn Days 2017
Published August 7, 2017 at 12:01 am
The Catholic Church of St. George in Long Lake is excited to announce the 47th annual Corn Days Festival on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Grounds will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and as always, there will be plenty of roasted corn, food, games, and music. The event is listed as one...
Orono native works with Navy’s best
Published August 6, 2017 at 12:01 am
By Kayla Good Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs An Orono native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the premier naval air installation in the Pacific Northwest region. Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Hanten is a naval aircrewman (avionics) serving with...
Dog Days brings dogs, dog lovers to Mound
Published August 4, 2017 at 9:29 am
by Nicole Brodzik
The smell of wet dog will be noticable in Mound’s Harbor District on Aug. 12 as Dog Days Westonka rolls in once again. The event, sponsored by Westonka Community and Commerce, is changing it up this year with an Olympic theme for all of its events....
Starry Trek 2017: Volunteers needed for citizen science event Aug. 5
Published August 4, 2017 at 9:22 am
Volunteers from across Minnesota are needed on Saturday, Aug. 5, to participate in a statewide search for starry stonewort, Minnesota’s newest aquatic invasive species. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at rendezvous sites statewide to learn how to identify starry stonewort and search for it in...