The Excelsior City Council’s discussion of the Residential Review Process ordinance went in a new direction at its meeting Sept. 9. Previously, conversations centered on floor-area ratio as a trigger for review by the review process.
Maeve Gallivan, a resident of Shorewood on the south side of Highway 7, has spearheaded the circulation of a petition that has over 650 signatures in support funding a sidewalk at Galpin Lake Road and Highway 7.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, community members can head to Tommy’s Tonka Trolley at the Port of Excelsior for a free scoop of ice cream in support of the ICA Food Shelf. Donations of any amount are encouraged, said Tommy’s Tonka Trolley owner Becky Salita.
Three Rivers Park District will conduct deer hunts intended to keep deer herds in balance with available habitat. This will necessitate the closing or partial closing of some parks during the hunts.
Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson are underwater archaeologists with five degrees between them. The couple founded and operate Maritime Heritage Minnesota or MHM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and preserving nautical archaeological and maritime history resources.
Partners Zach Brown and Victor Claffey have joked that they want to save at least one Irish pub. The two worked together for the past five years at Claddagh Irish Pub in Maple Grove, which is closed. They also knew Jake O’Connor’s in Excelsior was sitting vacant.
Jennifer Labadie has announced her candidacy for mayor of Shorewood in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election. She has lived in Shorewood with her husband and three children for 11 years.
Excelsior’s Apple Day event may be canceled this year, but residents and visitors can still partake in apple-themed fun. The Excelsior Apple Fest, spearheaded by Brittany Slusar, manager of Amore and Fede, is replacing the annual event this year.
Charlie Kanan is the recipient of the 2020 Ross McGlasson Award for Leadership in Community Service from the Excelsior Morning Rotary Club.
Melissa Fogelberg, a new resident of Excelsior, was in the process of unpacking her things. When she unpacked a piece of posterboard she took it as a sign from the universe. She quickly wrote up a sign and texted her neighbors to say she was going over to the post office.
The Excelsior City Council continued a discussion of the Residential Review Process and Good Neighbor Guidelines at its regular meeting Aug. 17.
Those interested in spending some of the last few days of summer at the lake might be disappointed to learn some of the beaches in Hennepin County have recently closed due to unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria in the water.
Paula Callies has announced her candidacy for the Shorewood City Council. She served on the City Council from 2005 to 2008.
The Excelsior City Council discussed the Residential Review Process ordinance (formally called the Residential Review Board) and Good Neighbor Guidelines, at the regular meeting Aug. 3. The ordinance and guidelines will be used to inform home projects in Excelsior while preserving the commun…
Every year, the owners of The Suburban in Excelsior, Cindy Berset and her daughters Ashley Berset and Kelsey Quarberg, enter the Twin Cities Burger Battle. Last spring was like any other. The family members got together to test recipes for the burger they would use in the competition.
Filing opened on July 28 for city offices and closed Aug. 11. This is a list of all candidates who have filed for city offices in the South Lake area:
Knowing firsthand what distance learning is like in the age of COVID-19, a pair of recent Minnetonka High School graduates decided to launch an e-tutoring service to help students who are struggling to adapt to the new online education format.
The Minnetonka School Board voted unanimously Aug. 6 to approve the district joining a class-action lawsuit against companies that sold opioids and did not provide appropriate warnings to users.
Filing opened on July 28 for city offices. The filing period closed Aug. 11, after this edition went to press. This is a list of who has filed through Aug. 6.
The seventh annual Big Island and Back 10K paddle event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The event will start at Excelsior Beach Park.
The leaders of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announced the chamber was in need of $130,000 to continue operating through 2021. About 77% of the chamber’s operations are funded with event revenue and, with all large events canceled due to COVID-19, the organization is struggling.
The Coordinating Committee for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department unanimously passed a recommended operating budget for 2021 at its quarterly meeting July 8.
Andrew Myers, of Wayzata, will advance as the Republican candidate in the Nov. 3 General Election in House District 33B. With all but one precinct reporting, he claimed 2,031 votes in the Aug. 11 Primary Election over 842 votes for Marianne Stebbins, of Mound. The vote tallies are the unoffi…
Excelsior’s Brian Peterson began his love for water early. He learned how to swim at his grandpa’s cabin on Green Lake when he was 2 years old.
The Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room closed Aug. 2 for a remodel and expansion. With an additional 2,000 square feet, the remodeled restaurant will include a wood-burning rotisserie and pizza oven, a separate bar in a new lower level and a private party room.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Tonka Village housing development took place July 30 at 5609 Manitou road in Tonka Bay. The size of the ceremony was limited, due to COVID-19.
Voters in Minnetonka, Excelsior and Eden Prairie will help choose the candidates in the 3rd Congressional District as well as Minnesota House and Senate seats during a primary election Tuesday, Aug. 11.
For the Class of 2020, the final months of their high school senior year turned out far differently than they ever could have imagined. So, it was perhaps fitting that their commencement ceremony also looked a bit unusual.
At approximately 6:40 a.m. Aug. 1, an incident involving a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol boat and a water skier occurred on Lake Minnetonka, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred in the Lower Lake of Lake Minnetonka, south of Gale Island.
The Excelsior City Council unanimously approved 3,000 masks, not to exceed $15,000, at the July 20 regular meeting. The masks will be paid through CARES Act Funding, said Councilmember Greg Miller, who is heading the effort on the free mask campaign