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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, June 29, 2009

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Wayzata.com's Top 5 Stories of the week, June 22-28, 2009

Good morning Wayzata, and thanks for joining Wayzata.com for the Top 5 Stories of the week. Read about the heroic efforts of two Wayzata football coaches, a successful Wayzata businesswoman, the achievements of two former Wayzata High School athletes and much much more!

Here we go again, the Top 5 stories of the week:

  1. Wayzata High School football coaches Matt Lombardi and Ryan Johnson saved the life of 16-year-old football player Ted Okerstrom. Read how quick thinking and CPR training brought the athlete back to life.

  2. Owner of Wayzata-based Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Barbara Hensley was honored with an award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. She was one of three women from across the nation recognized for her successful business ventures.

  3. It has been a successful week for Wayzata High School alumni. Former Wayzata High School wrestler Danny Zilverberg is part of the most recent class of University of Minnesota recruits that is ranked top in the nation. Another congratulations to Rob Bathe, a recent graduate from Wayzata High School, who will be playing in the Minnesota High School All Star Football Game on June 27.

  4. Foxglove Farm owner Billy Smith is looking to sell the old farmhouse and have it moved to a new location. The farm is in impeccable condition and Smith wishes to sell it to someone who will preserve the home's historical integrity.

  5. The Wayzata business community put their generosity toward preserving the Wayzata Trolley and raised more than $1,100 during a fundraiser. The money will be put toward work that needs to be done annually to keep the trolley in tact, or toward the eventual replacement of the trolley.

    Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the latest news and information in Wayzata.


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