Lake Minnetonka is known for its summer festivals, just a few of the many things missed during the dark days of January. Residents in neighboring Shorewood, Tonka Bay and Excelsior set out to shake things up in 2006, founding the Arctic Fever winter festival to bring people out of hibernation.
As a young veteran in 1946, Roger Fazendin found himself in need of a job. The wounds he’d sustained overseas had earned him a Purple Heart, but prevented him from following his father into the washing machine repair business, which included long hours lugging 50-pound appliances up basement stairs. He was an outgoing fellow, and decided to get into residential real estate sales, working at two different companies in the ensuing two decades and moving his family to Wayzata in 1951, before going into business himself in 1965.
The boys’ swimming and diving teams from Minnetonka and Wayzata won their respective section true team meets on Saturday, Jan. 17, to reserve their spots in this Saturday’s true team state meet at the University of Minnesota.
Average retail gasoline prices in the Twin Cities have risen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.00 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,106 gas outlets in the Twin Cities. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.05 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.