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Friday, October 31, 2014

Boys soccer is Class 2AA runner up as game is decided in a 5-4 shoot-out

Congratulations to the Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer team on an outstanding season! They finished 2nd in the state with a 5-4 shoot-out deciding the game for a final score of 2-1.

Check out the awesome photo gallery of the game here: Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer vs Anoka is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WAYZATA HISTORY: Lake Minnetonka news from 1901

The following story of Lake Minnetonka News ran in the Thursday evening edition of the Minneapolis Journal on August 29, 1901. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wayzata Volleyball defeats Hopkins to advance to Section finals

Your Wayzata Volleyball Trojans defeated the Hopkins Royals on Tuesday evening in 3 straight sets 28-26, 25-20, 25-17.  The Wayzata Trojans will face the Eden Prairie Eagles on Saturday Nov. 1 at 3pm at Benilde St. Margaret.

You can view a photo gallery of the match by clicking this link:
Wayzata Trojans Volleyball Section game versus Hopkins.

MacKenzie Groechel, Sabrina Leuer, Elizabeth Benson, Morgan Baufield, Kate Berg, and Tia Dille-Starks
celebrate during the win over Hopkins in the Section 6AAA Semi-finals. Photograph Dan Gustafson. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Wayzata Marching Band Concert 2014 Indoor Concert is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trojans defeat previously unbeaten East Ridge to advance to State Soccer Championship

Your Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer Team defeated previously unbeaten and #1 ranked East Ridge 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the State Soccer Championship.  Lewis O’Connor and Clayton Smith scored goals for the Trojans, who advance to play Anoka on Thursday in St. Cloud at 2:30.

Anoka knocked off previously unbeaten Maple Grove 2-1 to advance to the Championship game. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Monday, October 27, 2014

STAR TRIBUNE: Wayzata / 55391 is top source of Dayton, Johnson funds

The Star Tribune has an article detailing how generous the 55931 zip code has been to Governor Dayton ($116,000) and Jeff Johnson ($91,000) during this campaign season.  Read the full story here: is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

CITY OF WAYZATA: Preserving Trees on Bushaway Road

Pictured (L-R) are Tom Pabst, Bushaway resident volunteer, Manuel Jordan, Certified Arborist, and Greg Brown, URS Engineer. Image courtesy City of Wayzata website.
The City of Wayzata is reporting via it's website: "As the reconstruction along County Road 101/Bushaway Road progresses, there is work being done on the corridor to preserve the trees. The URS Engineer along with the Arborist for the project is getting assistance from Bushaway resident volunteers to place yellow “caution/cuido” tape on trees to save. Trees closest to the construction area are being marked to preserve as much of the beautiful canopy as possible for Historic Bushaway Road." is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

MNDNR: Conservative 2014 deer season will rebuild herd, challenge hunters

By Tom Landwehr, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Like more than 400,000 others, I am anxiously awaiting Saturday, Nov. 8, when Minnesota’s firearms deer hunting season begins.

There’s nothing like it. The days of advance scouting. The physical struggle of putting up the new stands. The straining for vision and sound in the pre-dawn light of opening day. Anticipation is in full swing for weeks, and then it is upon us.

As I prepare for this year’s hunt, I am fully aware that I, like many other hunters, am less likely to bag a deer than in recent years. In fact, the lowest deer harvest in decades is expected under a harvest plan designed to rebuild the herd. We are conserving deer – does in particular -- this season to improve deer numbers in the future.

Overall, most hunters in the state will be able to harvest only one deer. In much of northeastern Minnesota, where two consecutive severe winters took a toll on deer, hunters will only be able to shoot bucks. For me, someone who loves to eat venison, it will be tough to let a big doe go by. But, the deer herd can rebound quickly, and passing on the doe this year will contribute to a much larger herd next year.

For much of the recent past, the deer herd has been at historic high levels, and harvests have reflected that. In the past five years, and under a plan devised with hunter and landowner input, the DNR deliberately reduced the size of the herd. Today’s populations are close to the goal numbers we set some six years ago. The severe winters of the last two years have driven herd levels lower than where we’d wanted them.

Over the past two years, we at the DNR have heard from hunters that deer numbers are now too low and that efforts to reduce deer numbers have gone too far. In listening sessions and in other ways, many have said it is time to rebuild the population. We agree.

So, this will be a conservative deer season with more protections for antlerless deer throughout much of the state. The harvest could be as low as 120,000. That’s not many deer compared to recent harvests that have approached 200,000 animals. But, because they respond quickly, we will likely see some liberalization even next year.

Meanwhile, do know the DNR needs your help in re-evaluating deer population goals across the state. This goal-setting process began in 2012 in southern Minnesota and moved to southeastern Minnesota in 2014. Goals for the remainder of Minnesota will be set in 2015 and 2016. We want to hear from you.

How can you get involved? Starting in January, you can send in comments or attend public meetings to discuss deer populations in the region or area where you hunt, live or work. You’ll also be able to provide input through a questionnaire designed for the process. You can even volunteer to serve on one of five advisory teams that will recommend deer population goals for each goal-setting block. You can nominate yourself through Monday, Nov. 17. Apply online at

Even with the reduced harvest, I am really looking forward to the deer opener. I will be spending much of the season with my son, Hunter. He’s a good partner. Like me, he enjoys the sights and sounds of the woods, likes sharing stories at the end of the day, and really likes the report of his trusty .308.

It’s possible we’ll see some antlerless deer we can’t harvest, like many other folks. And that’s OK. It’s OK because we are rebuilding the herd. And it’s OK because for us success is not only about filling tags. It’s also about spending time together, being hunters, enjoying the outdoors and building the memories. We’Il have a good time together. And I expect even better times ahead. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

University of Minnesota Regent and former Cargill executive David Larson dies at age 70

David M. Larson.
Image Courtesy UofM.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/27/2014) —David M. Larson, retired Cargill executive and University of Minnesota regent, died Saturday (Oct. 25) at age 70. He lived in Wayzata, Minn. Larson is survived by his wife Janis, children David Lance (Leawood, Kan.) and Reid (Plymouth, Minn.), a granddaughter, sister Sandra Swartzmiller (Kalamazoo, Mich.); brother Paul W. Larson (Chicago, Ill.), nieces Nicole and Melissa, and nephews Stefan and Chris. Larson was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Marvin (Marv) Larson.

Shortly after Larson’s birth in Valparaiso, Ind., his family moved to Glenwood, Minn., where he spent most of his youth. Having been impressed with his family’s support of foreign students, Larson attended the University of Americas in Mexico City a year after starting at St. Olaf College. He finished his degree in political science at the University of Minnesota and became a lifelong advocate of that institution, eventually being elected a regent in 2005.

He joined Cargill as a trainee in 1966, and soon turned to Cargill’s feed business, serving in Kansas City, Mo., before a year of military service in Vietnam. When he returned, he managed Cargill’s Research Farm in Elk River, Minn., and was promoted to various management positions in Kansas City and Minnesota. In 1983 he was appointed president of the entire Feed Division, and in 1995 was president of Cargill’s Animal Nutrition and Poultry Group, which then operated in 22 countries. His predecessor, David Wentzell, credited Larson’s ability to understand the business, look critically at opportunities and effectively train new talent. Larson served the entire industry when he was named chairman of the American Feed Industry Association in 1990.

Elected executive vice president of Cargill in 1999, Larson became known for his advocacy of corporate branding, quality and employee engagement and recognition. Always passionate about Cargill’s talent, he wrote that “there is no more significant form of recognition than offering people trust, freedom and responsibility.”

Larson was a mentor to a number of key Cargill executives including its executive chairman Greg Page, who said of Larson, “He was a terrific coach to many of us. He believed that it was important for leaders to be other focused – for us that meant being focused on the success of our customers and employees.”

Todd Hall, a current member of Cargill’s Corporate Center who as a platform leader oversees many of the same businesses Larson led, praised Larson’s ability to bring out the best in people. “He always challenged me and had confidence in me to do what I thought was impossible,” Hall said. Larson was a member of the company’s Corporate Leadership Team and served on the Cargill Board of Directors.

After 44 years, Larson retired from Cargill in 2010, but he continued to seek ways to engage with the community. He served on the executive council of the Minnesota Historical Society, was a trustee of the board of National History Day and a year after his retirement, he was elected to a second term as a regent of the University of Minnesota where he served as vice chair from 2011-2013. He was a Board appointee to the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees, serving for 12 years. A long-time volunteer at the University prior to serving on the Board of Regents, he was an active member of the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Board and volunteered for the University of Minnesota Foundation during Campaign Minnesota.

“The entire University of Minnesota community is saddened by the news that our friend and colleague has passed away,” said Board of Regents Chair Richard Beeson. “Dave was a passionate advocate for students, a strong proponent of efforts to increase employee engagement and a committed leader for the University. His legacy of service will long be remembered.

“We will dearly miss him, and our positive thoughts are with his wife, Jani, his children and their family,” Beeson said.

Larson had a deep love of the University and often said that higher education was the foundation for his successful professional career. Honoring that legacy, Larson endowed a scholarship at the University in 2008 aimed at addressing his concern about the rising cost of education for middle class families. Since its inception, the U has admitted 350 Larson Scholars. Thanks to Larson’s vision and generosity, this community of students has been able to follow their dreams, receive an exceptional education and graduate with minimal debt. A passionate Gopher football fan, Larson has also provided generous support to Gopher Athletics.

“Regent Larson’s service to this University has been remarkable,” said U of M President Eric Kaler. “He gave generously of his time, wisdom and philanthropy because he cared deeply for students and understood the power of education to change lives. I am fortunate to have known him and worked with him as a regent.”

A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1 in the DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Memorials are preferred to the Coach Kill “Chasing Dreams” Epilepsy Fund, 1600 University Ave. West, Suite 300, St Paul, MN 55104. David Lee Funeral Homes, Wayzata (952-473-5577), will handle funeral arrangements. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Faces of Boo Blast

Check out the smiling faces of the 2014 Wayzata Boo Blast. is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WAYZATA FOOTBALL: Trojans take back Bay Bell in Section play with 31-28 victory

Your Wayzata Trojans football team won a back and forth contest on Friday evening while playing the Minnetonka Skippers at Anderson Field for the 2nd week in a row.  Running back Austin Gordon rushed for nearly 200 yards and 2 TD's in the contest.

Click here for a photo gallery of the game: Wayzata defeats Minnetonka in Section football

Austin Gordon rushed for 2 touchdowns and nearly 200 yards against Minnetonka.
Ryan Keup advances the ball.

Friday, October 24, 2014

TWELVETV: Trojans race to section cross country titles

TWELVETV is reporting, "It was another strong showing for the powerhouse Wayzata girls and boys cross country teams Wednesday at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. The Trojans captured team championships in both the girls and boys Section 6AA meets." is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

TWELVETV: Second half outburst carries Wayzata boys in state soccer

After a scoreless first half, the Wayzata boys soccer team got two quick goals from Arthur Parens to open the second half on the way to a 3-0 win over Rochester John Marshall in the Class AA quarterfinals is your source for news and information in Wayzata, MN, 55391, and the Wayzata School District.

FOX9: Burglars target designer eyeglasses in new crime trend

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School Safety Week
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office supports National School Safety Week and National School Bus Safety Week which took place from October 20-24. Sheriff Stanek and deputies with the Community Engagement Team visited elementary schools this week to treat students to a certificate for a free ice cream cone for practicing safe habits on their school buses.


  • Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slow down in school zones and near bus stops.
  • Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus. 
  • Slow down and stop if you’re driving near a school bus that is flashing yellow or red lights. This means the bus is either preparing to stop (yellow) or already stopped (red), and children are getting on or off.

Please review the following safety tips with your children because injuries can occur if kids are not careful and aware when getting on and off the bus.


  • Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. 
  • Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time.
  • Teach kids to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting off and never to walk behind the bus.
  • If your child needs to cross the street after exiting the bus, he or she should take five giant steps in front of the bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and cross when the driver indicates it’s safe. 
  • Teach kids to look left, right and left again before crossing the street.

Instruct younger kids to use handrails when boarding or exiting the bus. Be careful of straps or drawstrings that could get caught in the door. If your children drop something, they should tell the bus driver and make sure the bus driver is able to see them before they pick it up.

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