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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, March 23, 2009

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Wayzata.com's Top 5 Stories of the week, Mar 16-Mar 22, 2009

Another spring week in Wayzata brought plenty of smiles to faces as people strolled Lake Street with temperatures above 50 degrees last week. The City Council weighed some East Neighborhood traffic plans, Tom Petters continues to make headlines in his fraud case, and much, much more. Here are the Top 5 Stories of last week, just in case you missed them:

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  1. The City Council weighed plans to reduce traffic in the East Neighborhood and decided on temporarily closing East Circle Drive at Lake Street, as well as LaSalle at Bushaway to study the effects on the neighborhood. Read the City Council recap, listen to Recap with the Mayor to get Ken Willcox's point of view on the City Council meeting, and read a Letter to the Editor from Council member Andrew Mullin about the East neighborhood traffic plan.
  2. Sports reporter Matt Thomas recaps the game as the WAYZATA BOYS BASKETBALL team was Denied a State Tournament Berth By Hopkins. The Trojans saw their season come to end with an 88-68 loss in the section 6AAAA final at Osseo High School.
  3. Tom Petters can't stay out of the spotlight with his ponzi scheme fraud charges. Now his attorneys want to quit, and the FBI is alleging that Petters admitted guilt in a Las Vegas hotel room as he was being questioned.
  4. In beauty pageant related news, Maddy Thoele (Miss Wayzata) was crowned Miss Minnesota International 2009, and Reigning Mrs. Minnesota, Wendi Russo, appeared at Wayzata High School during a Spring Orchesta Recital to promote arts funding.
  5. Julian Crowther of Eden Prairie flees Wayzata Police at 100 MPH after DUI Stop
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And in Wayzata.com news:

Read about the March 2009 "The Portal" from the City of Wayzata. It has a mention of Wayzata.com as the City wrestles with the best way to clarify their website address.

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