Spring Park has set a maximum general fund levy increase of 3.2 percent for next year, voting 5-0 Sept. 21 to approve a preliminary general fund levy of $1.14 million.
The Maple Plain City Council approved the 2021 proposed general fund budget and the 2021 preliminary property tax levy during their Sept. 28 meeting. The city scheduled a public hearing for the budget and property tax levy for Dec. 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.
An impressive total of 52 Mound Westonka High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams last school year. Despite a difficult fourth quarter, MWHS AP students added 15 more scholars to the roster and increased their overall aver…
Orono Rotary is offering yard clean-up help to veterans this fall, taking the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self” back to those who have laid it all on the line by putting their service in the military above their own selves.
The cities of Mound and Orono allocated significant portions of their CARES Act money to the Westonka and Orono school districts, helping to offset what each district is projecting will be more than $1 million in pandemic-related expenditures for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
With adjustments being made in local businesses and to events, this Halloween is no exception. While most trick-or-treating events have been canceled this year, there are a few events that have made adjustments for families to enjoy some trick-or-treating and other Halloween fun this fall. W…
In the race for Minnesota House District 33B, incumbent DFL Rep. Kelly Morrison will face GOP challenger Andrew Myers. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
In the race for Minnesota House District 33A, incumbent GOP Rep. Jerry Hertaus will face DFL challenger Caitlin Cahill. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
A Westonka area counselor released her first children’s book—and has taken on the heavy task of portraying in print what has, in her experience, often been hush-hush: substance abuse in the family.
Spring Park, after more than two years of looking into the possibility of regulating—and thereby allowing—vacation rentals, has now reversed intention and adopted an ordinance to more strictly prohibit them.
The League of Women Voters along with the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual forum Sept. 24 with the candidates in Minnesota Senate District 33.
The League of Women Voters and the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual forum Sept. 24 with the candidates running for election to Minnesota House District 33A.
A former Holy Family tennis coach has been arrested on charges of predatory sexual conduct, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
The city of Mound is looking at a maximum 5 percent increase to its total net tax levy for 2021 with that increase driven by twin goals of reducing current city debt and future reliance on bonding and assessment for funding of capital and street infrastructure projects.
A bugle sounds from atop the Legion, which in the 6 o’clock sun half-darkens the scene below: a small group of Legionnaires had come out to the post on Wilshire Boulevard to retire some 200 American flags. Acrid smoke filters skyward as one by one the men inspect the flags and pass them into…
The Long Lake City Council approved a master development plan for Wayzata Blvd and Virginia Ave during their Sept. 15 meeting. The request came to the council with a 5-0 vote from the planning commission.
When Independence councilmember Linda “Lynn” Betts first heard she was nominated for the Minnesota Women in City Government (MNWCG) Elected Official of the Year award, she was surprised and honored when presented with the plaque.
One of the largest questions around cities’ use of federal coronavirus relief funds has been in determining whether public safety payroll can be considered eligible costs for reimbursement through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act as much seems to hang on the phra…
The first reports accounting for Minnesota cities’ use of federal coronavirus relief money were due Aug. 10 and Sept. 10, but some municipalities are still marking down a zero expenditure as they grapple with how, exactly, the funds can be used.
Minnetrista lifted its city-wide emergency order Aug. 17 after council members determined that the order has had no real effect on city business over the past five months or on its positioning to receive federal COVID reimbursement dollars; one council member further alluded to the sour tast…
Spring Park opted to leave the regulation of its long-term rental properties with Hennepin County after council members rejected a proposed ordinance that would have transferred some of this authority to the city, particularly with regard to licensure and inspections.
The City of Maple Plain is preparing for the future as they discuss city goals and continue the work on the Veteran’s Memorial Park project.
The 1945 fire that destroyed Hotel Del Otero...the public lives of the Andrews Sisters...“Roundhouse Rodney” taking kids on a tour of the old Tonka Toys factory...maybe even that 1985 “Cranberry House” fire set in Mound by Marjorie Congdon Caldwell (she of Glensheen fame): the big stuff gets…
Following intense public outcry against plans for high density housing in the city’s downtown, Mound city council members voted 5-0 Aug. 12 to summarily deny all seven of Schafer Richardson’s requests for redeveloping the Commerce Place shopping center into a three-story apartment complex.
A small evangelical church in Minnetrista made a commitment to frontline workers Aug. 16 when an honor guard saluted the U.S. flag, a new banner now flying high on the church grounds. “I want to make sure we’re standing firm in what we believe in,” said Bill Breimhorst, senior pastor at Fair…
The City of Minnetonka Beach held their city council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. During the in-person meeting, the council received an update on the parks commission’s five year plan.