This year marks the 100th anniversary of the begining of World War I. Therefore, it is fitting that the Friends of the Wayzata Library, along with other groups, have chosen a work of fiction set in the time also known as “The Great War” for this year’s Wayzata Reads selection.
Salt is bad for our lakes. Chloride, the offending element in salt, has been accumulating in metro lakes for the past half century, corresponding to the use of de-icing road salt. This is an insidious kind of pollution because its impacts are gradual. Yet, increases in chlorides affect the entire lake food chain, favor undesirable, even toxic, algae species and give aquatic invasive species an additional edge over native species.
The last time a Wayzata boys’ basketball team defeated a team from Hopkins was in the 1990s. Last Thursday night it looked as if Trojans first-year head coach Bryan Schnettler was going to accomplish the feat on his first try.
Sgt. Jason Nelson of the Medina Police Department was back at work Dec. 10 and Donald Nichols is in custody, following an altercation that allegedly ended after shots were fired Dec. 4 and a Hennepin County deputy was assaulted with a machete.