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 16, 2008

Suspicious Activity Reported

On June 13, 2008 at approximately 8:22 PM, Wayzata Police received a report of a suspicious incident in the Broadway Avenue North neighborhood. A 9 year-old girl reported that a Hispanic male was driving South on Broadway Avenue and was staring at her. She reported that the male stopped the car, got out, and began walking towards her. He did not say anything. She became alarmed and ran into her home and told her parents. She said the male was wearing a green jacket, black shirt, and jeans. Her parents then came outside to see the male driving from the area in what they described as a late 80's or early 90's maroon 4-door Toyota Tercel or similar vehicle.

This report is for information and awareness only, as no crime was committed in this case. The incident serves as a reminder for parents to speak with their children about talking with strangers and personal safety. The victim in this case did the right thing, even if harm was not the intent of the male in this case. Please report any such suspicious activity to the Wayzata Police Department immediately by dialing 911. You may reference this alert to the police dispatcher.

Feel free to forward this alert to anyone you think may benefit from it.

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Twiggs Salon

Twiggs Salon, what a wonderful experience! My Mom and I were searching for a great place to get our hair colored and cut. I met Amy Jo at Whole Foods she was really nice! She gave a couple of discount cards to me so we could try the salon out. My Mom's appointment was first, she called me afterwards, and had so much to say, the service was wonderful, they treated her like a queen, her hair color was terrific, and the hair cut WOW the first great cut and style in years! She will be a life time customer at Twiggs, she tells everyone about her great experienced at the salon. Well needless to say that I quickly made my hair appointment after speaking to my mom. I was nervous, as I always am to try a new place, but I was greeted as I walked in the door with a cheery smile, offered a beverage while I was waiting, and sat in the most comfortable purple chair. Amy Jo came and introduced herself in a very professional manner, we talked about the options for my hair, she was so kind and made me feel comfortable trusting her with my hair. We chatted while she applied the color, then her assistant washed my hair placed a warm towel that smelled like heaven over my eyes, offered me a complimentary neck massage, which included my hands, then a hot wax treatment for my hands, my Mom was right this place is awesome!!! To finish the day off Amy Jo cut and styled my hair, she did a great job, I have never been so pleased about going to get my hair done. My sisters ask my Mom and I if it was worth the money. We both reply YES! it is worth every penny to have a great job done, to feel like a queen, and have absolutely wonderful looking hair! I recommend Twiggs Salon, my Mom and I are life time customers from here on out! Thank you Twiggs for a magical experience...

Wayzata Bay Center Redevelopment Passes 3-2

The City of Wayzata passed the Wayzata Bay Center Redevelopment plan last night. Stay tuned to for more details.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wayzata Trojans Football 2000's Highlight Reel

This is a highlight reel from the 2000's that features the 2005 State Champion Wayzata Football team, Dom Barber, Marion Barber, Ben Hamilton, and James Laurinaitis.

Fight Night in Wayzata

PARENTAL GUIDENCE SUGGESTED. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13 years old. May contain very strong language, nudity(non explicit), strong mildly bloody violence, or mild drug content.

Should young men in our community be fighting? We need your opinion. Should all violence not exist? Does non-violence in our nation make our country weaker to other countries who do not share our live and let live philosophy? Is a classic dual like to male bears, lions, deer, etc bad for humans?

Cheney stops in Wayzata for hush hush fundraiser

Dick Cheney was in town today and stopped traffic all up and down 394 to attend a private fundraising party in Wayzata at an undisclosed location. According to several media outlets, Norm Coleman did not attend even though the fundraiser was for federal candidates. Estimates put the funds raised in the six figure range.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Cyclist insults our community.

This is a quote from about Wayzata:

Don’t spend your money in Wayzata! People in Wayzata hate cyclists…and I’m sure that they hate women and minorities too. All the money you spend in Wayzata goes to support the oppression of cyclists, women, blacks and Mexicans. All the men in Wayzata sport Hitler moustaches and the women dress like Eva Braun.

Screw you Wayzata, Excelsior is a way cooler town anyway.

Smithers, the author, apparently blames a community for his inabililty to comply with state law--namely stopping at a stop sign. He further goes on to accuse everyone in the community as being a racist, and it is simply not accurate. Just because multiple cyclists run through town with disregard for their own and the public's safety, Smithers resorts to inflamatory and insulting statements about this town, and I for one will always stand and defend Wayzata!
Accusing Wayzatians of dressing and looking like Hitler is way over the top. Hating bicyclists isn't just reserved for people from Wayzata, it is pretty much everyone who drives a car. Bike riders don't stop for lights and signs, ride in the middle of the rode, ignore instructions directly at them to walk their bikes on the Luce Line, and think they own the rode.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hail in Wayzata!

Devastating hail and thunderstorms have wrecked havoc all over Wayzata and western Hennepin County as of late. This is a shot of the most recent hailstorm that hit last Thursday. Stay tuned to for all the latest weather related stories in Wayzata!

Lake Street from the Lake

Here is a shot of two lucky individuals who found a bench on the docks in front of the clock tower in Wayzata. They appeared to be taking in the wonderful views and warm temperatures that occurred on Saturday.

It's a Dogs life in Wayzata Bay

Lexus and I took a dip in the cool waters of Wayzata Bay on Saturday. Most of the other boaters we saw did not venture into the water because the recent storms that hit Wayzata stirred up the cold water. Stay tuned to for the most recent conditions of Lake Minnetonka all summer long.

This photo shows me fending her off toe nails as she dog paddles towards me.

Wayzata High Schoolers Charged with Animal Cruelty

WJBF in Washington Georgia is reporting that two Wayzata High School students, John Miller and Dane Rocksted have recently been charged with animal cruelty.

According to the article, they "shot the goose with a paint ball gun, put a net around the bird, and kept it in a kennel." Additionally "they duct taped the goose and brought it to school." Both Miller and Rocksted are 18 and will be tried as adults; as a result they could face fines of $1,000 each and or 90 days in jail.

What is going on at Wayzata High School and in Wayzata? This is the latest in a string of recent incidents that shock the average person in our community. What poses a couple of young men to decide that the best thing to do with their time is to torture a bird? Is it lack of self esteem, need for attention, or just very little brain activity? To me it seems like all three. Here is hoping that these delinquents get a strong message from our judicial system so as to prevent further torture of animals in our community.

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It's a great day for boating on Wayzata Bay and Lake Minnetonka!

This Carver Cruiser pulled out of the Wayzata Boat Works on Saturday and made it's way across Wayzata Bay. The captain waived to Elisha as she snapped this great shot!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Suspicious Activity Reported in Plymouth

On Saturday, May 31, at 12:00 p.m. Plymouth Police Department received a 911 call to report suspicious behavior in the area of Jewel Lane N. and Medina Road.

A tan skinned male in a silver vehicle, possibly a Taurus, was seen driving slowly throughout the neighborhood. The driver was reported to have asked two girls, ages 9 and 11, a question and then drove away. Officers checked the area, but the vehicle was gone upon their arrival. No license plate information was obtained.

If you have any information on or related to this activity, please call Sgt. Gephardt at 763-509-5136. Please call 911 immediately if the above listed subject/vehicle is observed in the neighborhood.

As always, the Police Department encourages the community to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur and call 911 to report suspicious activity.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Come on in, the water is fine!

Channah Christopher of Crystal and Leah Hakkola of St. Louis Park jump into the cool waters of Lake Minnetonka near Big Island on the first 80+ degree day of the Summer.

Wayzata Man Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud & Money Laundering

Johnny Phong Nguyen has recently pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court to mortgage fraud and money laundering. Fox 9 is reporthing he was a loan officer who falsified applications, made balloon payments necessary with disclosing the fact, and took $500,000 in a baker's dozen worth of transactions that totaled $14 million in loans.