MEDINA — The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota is hosting a “Down the Rabbit Hole” event to benefit the center on Saturday, Aug. 10 at a private polo field Medina.
Last night kicked off this weekend's Twin Cities Summer Jam Festival, and the heat and humidity didn't stop an estimated 12,000 fans to dance to Soul Asylum, REO Speedwagon and Rascal Flatts.
MINNETONKA — The Minnetonka Rotary Foundation spent $30,000 supporting several organizations and students this year, according to a news release from the rotary.
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PLYMOUTH — A Medina woman was sentenced to one year in the Hennepin County Workhouse and five years probation for causing the death of a pedestrian in Plymouth in 2017.
The alleged victim in a rape near Jordan last year has made sexual assault allegations against four other people — two of them statutory rape cases in Iowa where the defendants pleaded guilty and the two other “stranger rapes” that were not prosecuted, according to police reports and court h…
Water quality in lakes has been a concern for state and local officials, following weeks of frequent rains.
MINNETONKA — Minnetonka High School is taking it back to the 1970s in August with the class of 1979’s 40th reunion.
A few weeks ago, Southwest News Media reported on the "Legend of Lou," a giant fish spotted in Gray's Bay on Lake Minnetonka.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen restored a "hunk of aluminum parts” back into a modern work of art.
MINNETONKA — A Minnetonka High School student took third place in the 2019 National Speech and Debate tournament in Dallas, Texas, on July 10, a news release from the National Speech and Debate Association says.
WAYZATA — Local, Brian Wagner, who is president of Wayzata-based Flagship Bank, was named 2019 Rising Star in Banking, according to a news release from Flagship Bank.
PLYMOUTH — Parkers Lake beach in Plymouth is closed and a water ski show planned for July 16 has been canceled due to water quality concerns.
ORONO — Investigators have identified a suspect who is believed to be involved in a string of burglaries in the Orono area, according to the city of Orono’s Summer Newsletter released on July 12.
Preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) show a decline in drug overdose deaths between 2017 and 2018.
WAYZATA — Preservation of the Section Foreman House in Wayzata for future generations is gaining momentum. At a ceremony on Monday, July 15, the Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board and the Wayzata Historical Society unveiled a plaque highlighting the history of the historic home that sits be…
MINNETONKA — State Rep. Patty Acomb, DFL-Minnetonka, is serving her first term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 44B.
WAYZATA — With braces-covered teeth and painted grey hair, the young actors of Blue Water Theatre Company take on the roles of businessmen, bureaucrats and beggars in “Urinetown.”
A tornado warning has been issued for Scott County, effective until 7:45 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen.
Thousands of spectators from around the Midwest danced, sang and screamed along with Brad Paisley, Joan Jett, Steve Miller and other rock and country musicians during Prior Lake’s 10th annual Lakefront Music Fest in Lakefront Park on July 12 and 13.
HAMEL — Cowboys and cowgirls took to the arena for the 39th annual Hamel Rodeo, competing for prizes in bareback riding, bull riding, roping and more.
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How I would sum up Wimbledon 2019 in a sentence for those who might want the super condensed versions: It was the best, saved for last or the “slice” stole the show or will we see the same rematches in the 2020 Wimbledon final? or those pesty tie-breaks!
Thousands of spectators from around the Midwest danced, sang and screamed along with Joan Jett, Steve Miller and other rock and country musicians during the sold-out first day of Prior Lake's Lakefront Music Fest in Lakefront Park on Friday.
Some concert-goers were none too pleased to see the Twin Cities Summer Jam single-day ticket prices drop to $99 Thursday, when they bought tickets for $50 more.
WAYZATA — A factor other than E. coli caused illness to more than 100 people who spent time in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka on the Fourth of July, said Dave Johnson, an epidemiology manager with Hennepin County Public Health.
PLYMOUTH — The Rockford Road/County Road 9 bridge over Interstate 494 in Plymouth will close Friday night, and remain closed for about 100 days.
About two years ago, I researched some interesting facts about tennis and wrote an article for this newspaper. ("A look at the sport of tennis," March 6, 2017). I was pleasantly surprised to learn that, worldwide, tennis is the fastest-growing individual sport.
SPRING PARK — Norwegian seafood restaurant Vann is opening late July in Spring Park. The restaurant is Executive Chef Erik Skaar’s first, and pays a distinct homage to his heritage.
ORONO — The city of Orono took patriotic steps at a recent City Council meeting resolving to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before all public meetings.
Eden Prairie police are investigating three similar residential burglaries, according to a news release from the department.
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