Young Scientist Round-table

Basic problems in image processing include recognizing when two objects are the same and classifying what are the similarities, or symmetries. But to solve the problems, one must understand what about the objects that are not alike, the in-variants. This talk will introduce the basics of groups, their symmetries and their in-variants as illustrated by simple examples and pictures. This will be followed by recent applications to automated jigsaw puzzle assembly and cancer detection.

And don’t forget . . . 8:10-8:40 p.m. Teen Round-table Students are invited to meet with the speaker after the presentation to discuss the topic in more depth. Wayzata Central Middle School Auditorium 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth MN 55447 For more information, call Charlene Barghini at 763-745-5045 or email at To view YSR past programs, go to the YSR web site and look for the Ed’s TV link.

Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes – WSJ

Newspapers are suffering an accelerating drop in print advertising, a market that already was under stress, forcing some publishers to consider significant cost cuts and dramatic changes to their print and digital products.

Source: Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes – WSJ

Trojans 0, Eden Prairie 41

Your Wayzata Football Trojans lost to Eden Prairie 41-0 on Wednesday evening and fell to 2-6 on the season. Sophomore QB Keaton Heide and Junior QB Dalton Seesz (11) shared time behind center.

The #5 ceded Trojans will travel to #4 Centennial on Friday Oct. 28th 2016 to start Secontion 66A play.

View the photo galleries from the games here:

Marching Band:

Bette Hamel featured in Star Tribune for Uber use

Wayzata Resident and Author Bette Hamel is currently featured in the Star Tribune for giving up her car and utilizing internet car sharing service Uber. You can read the story here.

My family didn’t take the keys away. I did. After the last eye doctor appointment, I knew the time had come.

Source: At 91, I’m content to drive only down Memory Lane –

Merdian Manor residents win KS95 lip sync contest

Meridian Manor in Wayzata posted the following recently:

Have you heard the big news?!  Six of our residents created a wonderful video and entered the KS95 Lip Sync Contest. They made it to the top five and competed on Saturday at the MN State Fair.   And…  THEY WON FIRST PLACE!!!!

We are so proud of Beverly, Hootie, Irene, Marilyn, Mark and Patty! They did an awesome job at the State Fair! A special thanks to Catherine, Jenny, Marques and Erik for all their help! And to all the families, friends and staff who came to cheer them on!  It was so fun and the residents had a great time!

Wayzata boys race to Lake CC win; Hopkins boy, Wayzata girl grab titles

“The Wayzata boys cross country team raced to the win at the Lake Conference meet, getting five of the top ten race finishers. Edina won the girls meet. Seth Eliason of Hopkins finished first in the boys’ race with Wayzata’s Jaycie Thomsen winning the girls’ race.”

Wayzata Candidate Forum scheduled for October 27

The Plymouth Wayzata League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum on October 27, 2016. The non-partisan forum will be held in the Community Room at City Hall, with the Mayor and City Council Forum occurring from 7-7:30pm.

MN House District 33A Candidates will answer questions from 7:40-8:10pm. Audience members will be able to submit questions anonymously through Moderator Lilian Hostetter.

Source: Wayzata, MN – Official Website

Local Entrepreneur Robert Klick is Bringing Beer Culture to Wayzata | Lake Minnetonka Magazine

Robert Click of Wayzata Brew Works. Image courtesy Lake Minnetonka Magazine.

“Is it too early for beer?”It’s not even 11 a.m., but I refuse to let that stop me from sampling a flight of new craft beers from Wayzata Brew Works. The founder and president of Wayzata Brew Works, Robert Klick, doesn’t even wait for my response as he pours a variety of beers into tiny glasses. He’s especially eager for me to taste the Starboard chocolate stout. One sip and I can see why. “Ain’t that good? Makes me want to put a scoop of ice cream in it,” Klick says.

Source: Local Entrepreneur Robert Klick is Bringing Beer Culture to Wayzata | Lake Minnetonka

New Art Gallery: The VaV of Wayzata

The VaV of Wayzata is a new art gallery in downtown Wayzata which opened in September 2016. The focus is to offer the community a source for local artists and local art that depicts Lake Minnetonka and local Minnesota scenes.

Artwork done in watercolor, oils, acrylics, photography, glassware, and home crafted jewelry are presented with vibrancy and uniqueness. Award winning artists of all ages and backgrounds are currently involved.

The owners of The VaV of Wayzata are Melissa and Ken Kaufman. Melissa has been an artist for many years and desired to bring her talents and those of the many gifted artisans to the local community. The name of the art gallery, The VaV, which means “to connect” represents the owners desire to connect the local community and visitors together via art.

Corporate art programs and art commissions are available for custom projects. In the future, art classes will be offered by The VaV of Wayzata for various ages and experience levels.

Stop by and browse for your holiday gifts. Check back often as new artists and their work change.

The VaV of Wayzata
305 Minnetonka Avenue South
Wayzata, MN 55391
(763) 317-6305

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Highway 12 detour route

Highway 12 will be closed for about 3 weeks starting today to install medians along the accident prone corridor which has claimed too many lives. Officials have released the following detour map for your benefit. The news is being welcomed by all the communities along the corridor and the Highway 12 Public Safety Coalition.