Bushaway Road Construction delayed by frigid temps

Hennepin County issued the following press release earlier today in response to the cold temps:

“Brrrr. It is cold outside and the cold is impacting construction progress.

The pile driving on the north abutment of the railroad bridge on Bushaway Road has been delayed until a warming trend (next week, we hear!). In addition, opening Eastman to downtown (gravel road) is also being delayed a little. We are hoping for the week of January 19.

Thank you, as always, for your cooperation and patience. Stay warm.”  

STRIB: Philip Carlson (MN) and Virginia charged with felony swindle–again

The Star Tribune has a new story on Philip and Virginia Carlson:

Charge: Wayzata con couple at it again, this time preying on, praying with victims

“The criminal complaint against the husband and wife alleging felony theft by swindle details at least two instances when the Carlsons and the victimized couple clasped hands and prayed during rocky times in the business relationship during several months in 2012 and 2013.”

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/287540611.html


 

Fire Marshal Bill Meyer Celebrates 40 years with Department

The City of Wayzata published the following info in a recent edition of the Portal:

Wayzata Fire Marshal Bill Meyer is celebrating 40 years with the Wayzata Fire Department. He followed in his father’s (Donald Meyer) footsteps by joining the fire department.

Bill Meyer Wayzata Fire Marshall
Bill Meyer Wayzata Fire Marshall is Celebrating 40 years with the Wayzata Fire Department

Meyer started right out of Wayzata High School and was City of Wayzata’s first 18-year-old to be on the Fire Department when he joined December 2, 1974. He was appointed Fire Motor Operator (Pump

Operator) in 1977. Then in January of 1983, Meyer became the
City’s first Fire Inspector/Fire Marshal for Wayzata.

Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich says, “Meyer does a great job. He takes care of
all the code items from plan review to inspections and continues with these items today which is a huge load off the Fire Chief ’s shoulders.”

Wayzata Brew Works headed back to Planning Commission

Wayzata Brew Works is going to be back in front of the Planning Commission on Monday, January 5th, according to an agenda issued by the City of Wayzata at the end of last week.

Wayzata Boat Works
Wayzata Brew Works location at 294 E Grove Lane. Image Courtesy WBW.

The micro-brewery had previously withdrawn their application citing state and federal licensing issues, in addition to other practical matters.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com!

BASKETBALL: Photo gallery from Trojans win over Edina

Austin Slater battles for a loose ball in the Trojans Lake Conference victory over Edina. Photo Dan Gustafson.

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DNR: New treatment aims to eradicate zebra mussels

In an effort to eliminate any remaining zebra mussels from Christmas Lake in Shorewood, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has undertaken an experimental treatment that has been used only twice before in the U.S.

On Friday, Dec. 19, a contractor working with the DNR injected 1,000 pounds of potassium chloride under the ice near the public boat access on the northwest corner of Christmas Lake. The chemical – also referred to as potash – kills zebra mussels by interfering with their ability to breathe, but it does not affect fish.

The potash application is the third treatment at the lake, where a small number of zebra mussels were found in August as part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s early detection monitoring program. Because the mussels were found early and were confined to a small area, DNR staff thought it feasible that treatment might eliminate them. The DNR and the district have subsequently treated the affected portion of the lake with Zequanox, a substance made up of dead bacteria, and later with a copper-based chemical.

“We’re trying all available options at Christmas Lake as the zebra mussel infestation was isolated to a small area of the lake,” said Keegan Lund, an invasive species specialist for the DNR. “Most importantly, we’re learning a lot about new treatment methods for zebra mussels that have not been used before in lakes.”

This treatment is only the third time that potash has been used for zebra mussel control in the United States. Because the chemical is not a federally registered pesticide, the DNR first needed to obtain authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under an emergency exemption. Potash then needed to be registered as a pesticide with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency also reviewed the potash treatment plan and did not find immediate water quality concerns with the proposal.

If successful, the efforts at Christmas Lake could become the first time zebra mussels have been eradicated from a Minnesota water body, providing valuable information on treatment options when the invasive pests are discovered early.

A potash treatment may also be tried next spring on Lake Independence, where zebra mussels were found in October at the Baker Park Reserve boat launch. Both lakes will continue to be monitored to determine if the treatment s were successful.

Zebra mussels are an invasive species that can crowd out native mussels and compete for food sources with other aquatic animals such as larval fish. They attach to boat hulls and other water-related equipment and can create a hazard for swimmers due to their sharp shells.

Image courtesy GeorgiaWildlife.org.

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Wayzata Boys Basketball defeats St. Paul Central 68-41, Edina up next

Your Wayzata Trojans basketball team enjoyed a victory over St. Paul Central on Tuesday evening.  The Trojans will face Edina tonight in Lake Conference play for Pack the Gym Night at Wayzata High School.Check out the photo gallery from the
St. Paul Central game by clicking this link:

Channel TWELVE also has a nice piece on the young Trojans and their new Head Coach Bryan Schnettler:

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