Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Wayzata Wizard Seeks New Home

Dan Gustafson interviews Amy Schuett about the effort to relocate the Wayzata Wizard after the property at 244 Wayzata Boulevard East has been sold.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sights and Sounds of the Jerrod Niemann / The Sisterhood Band

Jerrod Niemann at the Bash for the Boardwalk. Image: Wayzata Photography.
It's saturday morning and the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash is well underway. Last evening the Sisterhood Band opened for Jerrod Niemann at the Bash for the Boardwalk hosted at the Wayzata Boatworks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wayzata Lake Effect Conservancy.

Tickets still available for the New Power Generation!!!

A great time was had by all! Here are some of the sights and sounds from the evening!

Attendees enjoy an adult beverage from Birch's. Image: Wayzata Photography.
Ruby Stewart of The Sisterhood Band performs at the Bash for the Boardwalk. Image: Wayzata Photography.

Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board continues public outreach

Pictured left to right: Ben Hovland, Becky Pierson, Dan Gustafson, Eddie Ulrich.
The Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board presented this plaque celebrating the Wayzata Depot to the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce last week as part of an ongoing community outreach campaign.

The design work was done by Fuzzy Duck and the print was provided by the UPS Store.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Kick off summer with the lakeside festival, Wayzata Art Experience, June 22 & 23

Wayzata, MN, (June 11, 2019): Everybody get lakeside! The Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash is happening on the shores of Wayzata Bay June 21st - 23rd.

Kick off summer with the lakeside festival, Wayzata Art Experience, June 22 & 23.

Wayzata Fire Department wins annual softball game over Wayzata Police 42-16

The Wayzata Fire Department beat the Wayzata Police Department in the annual softball game held at Klapprich Park on Thursday, June 13, 2019. 

The annual charity game is presented by the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition and is sponsored by Old National Bank. The winning team receives $501, and 2nd place receives $499.

Wayzata Police and Fire Departments pose with the Old National Bank Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team from the annual Police vs. Fire game. Image: 

Electric Bikes donated to Wayzata Police Department to honor fallen officer William Mathews

Pictured, left to right: Wayzata Chief of Police Mike Risvold, Renewal by Andersen of the Twin Cities manager Tim Ruff and Shawn Mathews, widow of fallen officer Bill Mathews.
The Wayzata Police Department has accepted a donation of two electric bikes from the Andersen window company via the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition.

Mathews, 47, was struck and killed by a vehicle while on duty in 2017 when responding to a 911 call about debris on Highway 12. Officer Mathews had served the Wayzata Police Department for nine years, and had also served in various communities prior.

After a Renewal by Andersen sales consultant met with Shawn Mathews, Officer Mathews’ widow, and learned of her story, the company reached out to the police department to ask what they needed. As a result, Renewal by Andersen decided to honor Officer Mathews with a donation of two much-needed e-bikes for the department.

Valued at $5,800, the e-bikes will help the department with patrol and community outreach efforts.

“We are grateful for Renewal by Andersen’s donation to the Crime Prevention Coalition, which will help the department better serve our community – what a fine way to honor Officer Mathews’ memory,” said Wayzata Chief of Police Mike Risvold.

Renewal by Andersen presented the e-bikes to the police department during a ceremony on Thursday, June 13, prior to the annual Wayzata Fire vs. Wayzata Police charity softball game at Klapprich Field.

“When we met Shawn, we were touched by her story, and we knew we wanted to take action to honor her late husband’s memory,” said Tim Ruff, manager of Renewal by Andersen of the Twin Cities. "We could think of no better way than donating this much-needed equipment to the police department Officer Mathews dedicated his life to for so many years. It’s important to us to try to make a difference in our community.”

Monday, May 27, 2019

Wayzata Alumnus Ryan Saunders named Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach

CCX Sports Director John Jacobson talks with new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders about the future of the team and new management group and his deep roots here in the Twin Cities. Saunders is a 2004 Wayzata High School graduate who went on to play college basketball at the University of Minnesota.

Wayzata Falls to Edina in 6AAAA Softball

The Wayzata softball team was outscored by Edina 13-7 in the Section 6AAAA tournament. The game was a winner’s bracket contest in round two of the tournament. Wayzata now faces Armstrong in an elimination game.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Wayzata Chamber President Talks Chilly Open

Wayzata Chamber of Commerce President Becky Pierson spent time with’s Dan Gustafson talking about the upcoming Chilly Open.

The Chilly Open is celebrating its 35th year. The popular community event includes a golf tournament, snowga, a Porsche ice drive, snowkiting and dog sled rides. The Chilly Open is Friday Feb. 8 and Saturday Feb. 9.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wazata Police Memorial update with Eric Kvam

Design Assistant Eric Kvam of Outdoor Excapes takes a moment out of his busy day to discuss the Wayzata Police Memorial currently under construction at Wayzata City Hall with Dan Gustafson.

Members of the community, the Wayzata Police Department, and Elected Officials have been working on honoring the 2 fallen Wayzata Police officers for a number of years after resident Gayle Wilson raised concerns about the previous memorial.

Stay tuned to, your Wayzata Police Memorial news leader.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Shop with a Purpose Day Aims to  Raise Funds to Prevent Homelessness

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ 23rd annual Sleep Out campaign will hold its final public event, Shop with a Purpose (SWAP), on Friday, Dec. 14. This annual tradition was started by amazing local business leaders as a way to support the annual Sleep Out campaign. As a one-day retail and dining extravaganza, it has raised $40,734 for Interfaith Outreach over the years to help break down barriers to jobs, child care, education and more for local families and kids.

IOCP Shop with a Purpose Day Aims to Raise Funds to Prevent Homelessness. Submitted photo.
Local businesses participate by donating a portion of their one-day sales. To maximize the impact of customer purchases – new this year Real Estate Nation and RE/MAX Results will donate $5 for every Facebook check-in on Shop with a Purpose Day. Customers simply check in at the participating business on Facebook when they arrive and then tag Interfaith Outreach (@interfaithoutreachcp). That’s it – $5 will be donated to Interfaith for every Facebook check-in tallied. See list of businesses and offers at

Ways to help:

Participate in Shop with a Purpose: Friday,Dec. 14, local businesses all over town. Generous local businesses donate a portion of their one-day sales to the Sleep Out.Learn more at

Donate: Online at or send checks payable to Interfaith Outreach to 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth. Learn how donations make a difference.

Sleep Out (or in): Host a Sleep Out outside or Bedless Night inside. Learn more.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Wayzata Blu progress continues

Cement work ramping up

A number of concrete trucks lined Lake Street to deliver product to Wayzata Blu on Friday, December 7, 2018. Developer David Carlson indicated in an email this week that 9 units have been sold and 9 units are available including unit 303 which is 2,781 square feet and listed for sale at $3,000,000.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Video of Wayzata Sailing School Demolition

The Wayzata Sailing School has been fundraising to build a new clubhouse, and the demolition of the old structure occurred recently.

The Mike Plant Community Boathouse is expected to open during the summer of 2019. The building is located at 456 Arlington Circle South.

For more information about the Wayzata Community Sailing Center visit