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Thursday, May 26, 2016

WAYZATA CRIME ALERT: Items stolen from vehicles overnight

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold put out the following crime alert:

"Several vehicles in the Ridgeview Drive neighborhood were entered overnight. Items were stolen from some. An alert neighbor called 911 immediately after seeing someone in their driveway enter their vehicle around 4:00 AM. Subjects were stopped and identified and the case is under investigation. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles and lock the doors. Report any suspicious activity by dialing 911."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

INTERVIEW: Deb Hoen of Wayzata Farmers' Market

Deb Hoen, coordinator for the Wayzata Farmers' Market joins Dan to discuss the new location, the offerrings from vendors, hours, and more.  Can you guess which is Deb's favorite flavor of preserves?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Dig it day underway

Come join us!  Saturday at public works.  We'll be planting all over town!

Also pictured new elm trees at public works.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Dig It Day Volunteers Needed

From the City of Wayzata's weekly update:

"The City of Wayzata is seeking volunteers for the annual flower planting day—Dig It Day on the morning of Saturday, May 21. Volunteers will meet at Wayzata Public Works at 8:30 a.m. to get their assignments and then at 9 a.m. everyone will disperse to the city gardens to plant all the vibrant and colorful flowers we all enjoy all summer long in Wayzata. To sign up to volunteer, contact Pat Broyles by calling 612- 270-3008 or email Bring your kids, friends and family! No gardening experience needed!"

Dig it Day Volunteers.  Submitted image.

TwelveTV: Wayzata downs Hopkins in Tennis

Wayzata Football team pulls buckthorn in Big Woods

Twenty six members of the Wayzata Football team and Head Coach Brad Anderson joined the Wayzata Volunteers to pull buckthorn on Saturday, May 14th.  The effort was coordinated with the Merrily Borg Babcock and the City of Wayzata Volunteers in Action.  Joel Papa, Bill Berneking, and yours truly also helped to lead the group of young men during the session.


Dan Gustafson, Bill Berniking, and Joel Papa at the Buckthorn pull. Courtesy Merrily Babcock.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ken Barlow thanks Wayzata Chamber Women for invite

Coldwell Banker Burnet's Waterfront Home Tour

Properties in the tour include lakeshore, river frontage, and deeded access.

Visit these open houses or any Coldwell Banker Burnet office on Sunday, May 15th to register to win a $100 American Express gift certificate. Complete details available at the open houses and offices.

View the property information featured below and click on any listing to see complete property details, including directions to the open houses. Call the Dan Gustafson for any additional information you may need.

You can view all the homes on the tour by clicking this link:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lake Minnetonka license plates

Couldn't resist posting my brand new license plates, purchased at the Wayzata Motor Vehicle office. Check it out:

Summer fun in Wayzata


Amazing Tots
Ages 20-35 months
June 13-July 25
Klapprich Park

Amazing Athletes
Ages 3·7
June 13-July 25
Klapprich Park

Grades K-5
June 13-29. July 11·27
or Aug. 1·17
Bell Tennis Courts

Summer Rec
Ages 6-12
June 21-Aug. 16 or
June 22-Aug. 17
Klapprich Park


Ages 12-17
July 16
Wayzata Beach

Archery Camp
Grades 3-8
July 18-21 or Auf, 22-25
Waylata Public Works

Teen Paddle & Play
(Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Ages 12 -17
June 22 & July 13
Wayzata Beach

Youth Run Club
Grades 5-9
Jun 13-July 25
Klapprich Park


Kickball League
Ages 18 and up
June 10 through July 22
Klapprich Park

Tennis (multiple levels)
Ages 18 and up
Multiple start dates
Bell Tennis Courts

Sharpies & Shakespeare
Art and Book Club
Ages 18 and up
Wayzata City Hall Park

Morning Yoga
Ages 18 and up
June 20
Wayzata Beach

Register for these classes at


Wayzata Brew Works Grand Opening

Wayzata Bay IPA.


Erin's Alibi 4pm-6pm
RubberSoul 6:30pm-9:30pm
Kingsview 9:30pm-11pm

Shawn Stelton 12pm-2pm
David K 2:30pm-5:30pm
Shagagogo 6pm-9:30pm

Shalo Lee Band 3pm-6pm

20th Annual Reno Street Plant Sale

20th ANNUAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND Perennial Plant Sale, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. 6 a.m-3. Bee friendly and field grown plants. Visit Reno St. Perennial Plant Sale for flower varieties and a few photos on <craigslist> posted today. Still lots of digging so more photos will be posted! Sun, shade and wildflowers for MN gardens.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

60% of East Neighborhood Traffic is Cut Through, residents seek solution

East Neighborhood daily traffic counts from a 2009 SRF Counsulting report.
The East Neighborhood again asked the City of Wayzata to come up with a practical solution to address cut through traffic on May 3rd at the City Council Meeting, this time with speed humps.  The Council decided to table the speed hump petition and revisit the issue in a workshop.

According to consulting work done on behalf of the City of Wayzata by SRF in 2009, approximately 60% of traffic in the East Neighborhood is cut through traffic. One of the reports from the City of Wayzata states, "Traffic volumes in the East Neighborhood exceed levels perceived to be appropriate."

Lisa Penningroth who lives on East Lake Street voiced her concerns at the meeting, indicating the speed humps were a band-aid to address the larger issue of traffic volume.

66% surveyed supported permanent closure

A 2009 survey of residents after a temporary closure of the intersection of Lake Street and East Circle Drive showed broad support for the permanent closure of the intersection, with 86% of respondents with a preference reporting a reduction of cut through traffic.  Additionally, 61% or respondents with an answer believed that speed was reduced, and 66% of respondents with an answer supported a permanent closure.

The neighborhood continues to collaborate on what to do with regard to the issue.  Have a suggestion as to how to address the issue?  Fill out this survey. publisher Dan Gustafson, who lives in the neighborhood asked the Council to make a determination of policy regarding the use of the streets, posed a number of questions, and reviewed the results of consulting work from 2009. Watch for the City Council to continue to work on the issue in the coming months.