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Lake Minnetonka photo of the week: Steamboat Minnehaha
Published August 4, 2017 at 9:18 am
South Lake Minnetonka Ambassador program seeks contestants
Published August 4, 2017 at 8:34 am
The South Lake Minnetonka Ambassador Program seeks new contestants and selection will be open until Thursday, Sept. 14. Greenwood resident Shoshana Anderson, who was crowned the 2016 South Lake Minnetonka Queen, will hand down her title to an eligible applicant this summer. Anderson will be...
Minnehaha Creek Watershed Management Plan being updated
Published August 4, 2017 at 8:31 am
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is updating its Watershed Management Plan as part of its ongoing commitment to water quality issues throughout the watershed. Required by law to set the district’s goals and guide its activities, the current plan was adopted in 2007, with the next generation...
Runners, families jog to support firefighters
Published August 4, 2017 at 12:01 am
By Scott Spinks Long Lake Fire Department On Saturday, July 29, the Long Lake Fire Department hosted its annual Red Hot Run 5k and Kids Fun Run with Sparky. Every year, the event brings the community together to promote health and fitness by welcoming families and runners of all ages to take part...
Construction continues in Long Lake
Published August 1, 2017 at 12:01 am
By Adam Quandt
Construction on Wayzata Boulevard in Long Lake is well underway, with plenty of progress already having been made. During the Long Lake Chamber meeting in July, members and business owners received a construction update, progress report and a look ahead at...
Police excited for National Night Out
Published July 30, 2017 at 12:01 am
BY NICOLE BRODZIK AND ADAM QUANDT On Aug. 1, residents may see a larger police presence in their neighborhoods than they’re used to. But it’s all for a good reason. National Night Out is a day where police forces from all over the United States head out into their communities for a night of...
Tour de Tonka rides into Minnetonka Aug. 5
Published July 28, 2017 at 7:00 am
Charity ride has grown to more than 3,500 riders in over a decade By Paige Kieffer
Thousands of riders will set out on the 12th annual Tour de Tonka Saturday, Aug. 5, to raise funds for local charities and programs. In just a decade’s time, the annual bike ride has...
10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance is movin’ and vroomin’ July 30 to Lake Minnetonka
Published July 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm
By Paige Kieffer
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance charity car show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, along the shores of Lake Minnetonka on the Excelsior Commons. The rain-or-shine event will feature more than 180 classic cars, 30 watercraft and...
Tonka Mud Run: Local runners get muddy for charity
Published July 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Applications sought for Master Water Steward Program
Published July 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Master Water Steward program, which provides training on how to protect local waterways from pollution. After training, stewards put their knowledge into action in their own communities. When it rains, oil from cars, salt, fertilizer, litter and other...