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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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