The 2016 Miss Minnesota USA and Miss Minnesota Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Ames Center in Burnsville. Judges selected Bridget Jacobs of Maple Grove as Miss Minnesota USA 2016, and Sophia Primozich of Minnetonka, as Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2016. Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.
To bring more awareness to the issue of firearm safety, the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department has undertaken an initiative called Operation Lock and Unload. It focuses on the safe storage of firearms, whether in a home or another location.
The Minnetonka Rotary has announced that its fundraising event “Links & Libations” held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at The Glen Lake Golf Course, raised $26,502 for the Minnetonka Rotary Foundation to disburse into the communities of Hopkins and Minnetonka.
The 6th Annual Tonka Turkey Trot was held Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 at Minnetonka High School. The family-friendly run attracts runners of all ages and abilities, and has become a Minnetonka-area tradition for families to gather with friends and neighbors before Thanksgiving festivities at home.