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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wayzata celebrates 1959 State Championship Basketball Team with podia unveiling

Members of the 1959 State Champion Wayzata Trojan Basketball gathered at a community event to dedicate a podia on Lake Street commemorating the team.  The day was apicture perfect October Sunday afternoon, with a crowd of hundreds in attendance to celebrate.  The event was championed by the Wayzata Historical Society, the podia was approved by the City Council, and the 1959 trophy was presented by the Wayzata School District.  Click here to view a photo gallery of the Basketball Team at the Ceremony.

Members of the 1959 Wayzata Basketball team. Image courtesy Wayzata Basketball on Twitter.



The 1959 State Championship Trophy.



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OPINION: Vote Jack Back--Every Vote DOES Count

If you live in or have been visiting Wayzata, you’ve noticed the campaigning for the 2014 election for the Wayzata City Council is in full gear. The candidate leading the pack is Jack Amdal, the only incumbent on the ballot. I have had the privilege of working with Jack on the City Council for the past two years and find his character, integrity, professionalism and ethics are bar none.

Jack’s devoted service to this community and its residents is above reproach with the countless hours he has dedicated to all aspects of the community from the moment he moved into town some 33 years ago. As a charter member of the Wayzata Historical Society, Chair of the Bushaway Task Force,(allowing him to save hundreds of trees and controlling the scale of Bushaway Road improvements) to providing his professional expertise on the Planning Commission and City Council for the past 20 years, Jack has proven, time and time again, he has the fortitude, motivation and knowledge to be a continued leader for Wayzata. His thoughtful, quiet demeanor along with his poignant words should not be mistaken for anything less than that of a person who is committed and cares deeply for the small town character and identity of Wayzata we enjoy.

For these reasons, I ask you to join me in supporting Jack Amdal for Wayzata City Council.

Statistically a non-Presidential election year will bring a lower voter turnout. I want to encourage ALL residents to shatter that enumeration and VOTE on November 4th.

Almost two years ago, the residents of Wayzata proved the point – EVERY VOTE COUNTS - with me winning my seat by 3 votes. This was the closest race in Wayzata history for City Council. I can’t tell you the number of times, since then, people have come up to me to share their story of how they just know it was their vote that made the difference. It was their vote that counted for something. Without neighbors, volunteers, the great residents at the Boardwalk, the family of three over on Hillside Drive or the residents I met for the very first time door-knocking, I wouldn’t be doing this incredible and humbling job – serving the community of Wayzata.

Please, take the time out of your day between now and November 4th to vote. It couldn't be more convenient in Wayzata with the polling place at City Hall or early/absentee voting now available. Visit www.wayzata.org for general election voting information.

Please Vote! And Vote Jack Back!

Sincerely,
Bridget Anderson
Wayzata City Council Member

Jeff Shore catches 45" muskie in Wayzata Bay

Wayzata resident Jeff Shore caught this 45" muskie in Wayzata Bay over the weekend. Submitted photo.
Send a quick note or photo of your accomplishments to dan@wayzata.com for publication.

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Shaver Park wrapped in fall colors

You may notice the background of Wayzata.com changed this weekend.  It was such a beautiful Sunday at Shaver park, and the photos so striking I couldn't resist changing it up.  More photos are available here: Fall 2014 Shaver Park.


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Boys State Tournament Soccer Bracket

Your #4 Ranked Wayzata Trojans will take on #5 ranked Rochester John Marshall on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Chisago Lakes High School.



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2014 City of Wayzata Volunteer "Pull It Day" a success

Twenty-nine civic minded community volunteers gathered at the Wayzata Public Works building early morning on Saturday October 18th to participate in Pull It Day, the City of Wayzata's Volunteer Program to remove annual flowers from City owned flowers beds around town.  The event is held annually, and mirrors a planting day held by the same group in the spring, in addition to an Adopt a Garden program that runs through the summer.

The Volunteer Program was started in 2009 as budget constraints caused the City of Wayzata to seek new ways to meet staffing requirements.  Other arms of the volunteers include staffing for administrative tasks, Big Woods maintenance, and programming for seniors within the community.

"Pull It Day." Members of the City of Wayzata Volunteer Program gathered outside Public Works for a photograph prior to conducting seasonal maintenance on the municipal flower beds. Photo Dan Gustafson.
The group completed the Herculean task of removing flowers from City owned flower beds in record time this year, according to Pat Broyles, Co-Chair of the Garden Initiative group.  For more information on how to particpate in the Volunteer Program, visit this webpage at the City of Wayzata.

Click any of the photos below to view the 2014 Pull It Day photo gallery by Dan Gustafson.


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WAYZATA HISTORY: "Wayzata is Divided," The Minneapolis Journal, May 25, 1905

This story ran in the Minneapolis Journal, May 25, 1905 and details concessions sought by the Great Northern railroad that caused a great debate at the time.  The railroad asked to add two additional feet of fill on top of the 18 inches that was under the tracks next to Lake Minnetonka, and offered in return a new railroad station and steamboat dock.



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Friday, October 17, 2014

TWELVETV: Minnetonka defeats Trojans 17-6 in Bay Bell football contest


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WHS 2014 Homecoming Coronation


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HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is not a private matter and it should not be kept behind closed doors. It is against the law, it is a violation of human rights and domestic violence will not be tolerated in Hennepin County.

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need help—call 911 immediately!

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to advocacy and assisting victims of domestic abuse. Last year the Sheriff’s Office served nearly 1,800 Orders for Protection. All Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatchers and deputies on patrol are trained to help victims and respond to domestic incidents.

The Sheriff’s Office has established a strong partnership with Cornerstone, a violence prevention organization that provides resources and help to individuals and families affected by domestic violence. Last year, 2,338 women, 334 men, and 853 children received direct services from Cornerstone. The organization also provided 12,672 victims with an immediate connection to safe housing through the Day One MN Domestic Violence Crisis Line. To learn more about Cornerstone visit their website at:http://cornerstonemn.org/

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Wayzata Planning Commission Workshop Meeting Agenda Monday, October 20, 2014

Community Room,
600 Rice Street East,
Wayzata, Minnesota

7:00 p.m. 1. Call to Order and Roll Call, and Approval of Minutes
2. Workshop Items:
a. Alternative Energy Ordinance Discussion
3. Other Items:
a. Review of Development Activities
b. Other items

9:00 p.m. 4. Adjournment

NOTES:

1. Time(s) are estimated and provided for informational purposes only.
2. Members of the Planning Commission and some staff may gather at the Wayzata Bar and Grill immediately after the meeting for a purely social event. All members of the public are welcome.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Girls Soccer upended by Hopkins: PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO


The Wayzata Girls Soccer team took 2nd in Sectional play. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Two things for Wayzata.com readers on the recent contest between Wayzata & Hopkins in girls soccer, the first is the TWELVETV newsclip which is featured below, and the second is a photo gallery of the game located here.





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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tough comments and questions for School Board regarding 'Hard Hats'


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PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Soccer advances to State


Clay Elmore scores one of his three goals against St. Louis Park.  Photo Dan Gustafson.



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014