Open House for Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail Crossing at Co. Road 19: The public is invited to an open house regarding the possible at-grade safety improvements to the area where the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail crosses County Road 19 in Shorewood and Tonka Bay. Park District staff and the consultant will share proposed recommendations for improvements to the crossing. Thursday, Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m. Southshore Center, 5735 County Club Road, Shorewood. Brief presentations about the proposed recommendations will take place at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. This year, Three Rivers Park District has been working with a consultant and other partners — including the cities of Shorewood and Tonka Bay as well as Hennepin County — to conduct a study to evaluate possible ways to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at the crossing. The Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail travels from Hopkins, through Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Excelsior, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Chanhassen and Victoria on its way to Carver Park Reserve. An estimated 415,000 visits are made each year to the 14.4-mile aggregate-surface trail. For more information about the trail, visit www.ThreeRiversParks.org.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) and partnering agencies are challenging all lake users to be proactive, work together, and leave behind zero waste when recreating on the great resource that is Lake Minnetonka. Whether a person visits the lake once or multiple times, its preservation is vital. In preparing for the Zero Waste challenge, please consider the following:
Having poor posture is much more than a cosmetic issue. Just as termites eat away at the structure of a house, poor posture eats away at your health. The process begins slowly, but ramps up exponentially over time. Unhealthy alignments may at first seem mild: slight rounding of the shoulders, slight head tilt to one side, a higher shoulder on one side — but they can lead to deteriorating health effects.
Visitors to the Glen Lake's Market in Minnetonka will now see two groups on the picket line on Saturday mornings-- union members standing with the former employees of the previous business, and local residents who fear picketers are hurting local, small business.
Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, with support from the Minnetonka Yacht Club, will host the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) Midwest Championship Regatta on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5 – 6, on Lake Minnetonka. This event is a youth regatta, where children under the age of 15 will be racing in their own Optimist Dinghy (“Opti”) against other youth sailors from around the Midwest.
Both directions of County Road 101 will close from the intersection of County Road 69 in Shakopee to County Road 61 in Chanhassen from 6 p.m. Thursday through 9 a.m. Friday as construction crews perform the next deck pour on the new causeway bridge of the Southwest Reconnection Project.