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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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

DNR: New treatment aims to eradicate Christmas Lake zebra mussels

In an effort to eliminate any remaining zebra mussels from Christmas Lake in Shorewood, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has undertaken an experimental treatment that has been used only twice before in the U.S.

On Friday, Dec. 19, a contractor working with the DNR injected 1,000 pounds of potassium chloride under the ice near the public boat access on the northwest corner of Christmas Lake. The chemical – also referred to as potash – kills zebra mussels by interfering with their ability to breathe, but it does not affect fish.

The potash application is the third treatment at the lake, where a small number of zebra mussels were found in August as part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s early detection monitoring program. Because the mussels were found early and were confined to a small area, DNR staff thought it feasible that treatment might eliminate them. The DNR and the district have subsequently treated the affected portion of the lake with Zequanox, a substance made up of dead bacteria, and later with a copper-based chemical.

“We’re trying all available options at Christmas Lake as the zebra mussel infestation was isolated to a small area of the lake,” said Keegan Lund, an invasive species specialist for the DNR. “Most importantly, we’re learning a lot about new treatment methods for zebra mussels that have not been used before in lakes.”

This treatment is only the third time that potash has been used for zebra mussel control in the United States. Because the chemical is not a federally registered pesticide, the DNR first needed to obtain authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under an emergency exemption. Potash then needed to be registered as a pesticide with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency also reviewed the potash treatment plan and did not find immediate water quality concerns with the proposal.

If successful, the efforts at Christmas Lake could become the first time zebra mussels have been eradicated from a Minnesota water body, providing valuable information on treatment options when the invasive pests are discovered early.

A potash treatment may also be tried next spring on Lake Independence, where zebra mussels were found in October at the Baker Park Reserve boat launch. Both lakes will continue to be monitored to determine if the treatment s were successful.

Zebra mussels are an invasive species that can crowd out native mussels and compete for food sources with other aquatic animals such as larval fish. They attach to boat hulls and other water-related equipment and can create a hazard for swimmers due to their sharp shells.

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Wayzata Gymnastics vs. Lakeville North




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Wayzata Boys Basketball defeats St. Paul Central 68-41, Edina up next

Your Wayzata Trojans basketball team enjoyed a victory over St. Paul Central on Tuesday evening.  The Trojans will face Edina tonight in Lake Conference play for Pack the Gym Night at Wayzata High School.

Check out the photo gallery from the
St. Paul Central game by clicking this link:



Channel TWELVE also has a nice piece on the young Trojans and their new Head Coach Bryan Schnettler:



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TWELVETV: Wayzata Girls Hockey edges Minnetonka in overtime



"Natalie Heising scored two goals including the game winner 2:10 into overtime to lift the Wayzata girls hockey team to a 2-1 win over Minnetonka. The Trojans (7-2-2) host Eden Prairie in another Lake Conference game on Saturday."

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Monday, December 15, 2014

DNR: Luce Line open for winter fat tire biking

Minnesota state parks and trails has expanded the number of trails open for winter fat bike riding, including opportunities at five state parks and four state trails. These new riding opportunities are in addition to 20 miles of existing trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, a world-class mountain bike ride center, as rated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The winter fat bike riding opportunities in Minnesota state parks and trails now total 78 miles.

“Getting out on a fat bike is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the outdoors in winter,” said Andrew Korsberg, trail program coordinator for Minnesota state parks and trails. “We’re excited to offer some more places to ride for this new and expanding winter sport.”

The Luce Line State Trail near Wayzata has 7 miles of multi-use trails open to fatbiking.
Fat bikes are bicycles with large, low-pressure tires designed for travel over snow or sandy soil. The bike tires are often larger than 3.5 inches with tire pressure less than 10 PSI.

Outdoors enthusiasts can now ride fat bikes at the following locations:

Northern Minnesota

  • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (Ironton): 20 miles of groomed trails for fat biking.
  • Jay Cooke State Park (Carlton): 5.4 miles of trails to be groomed for fat biking.
  • Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (Two Harbors): 8.7 miles of trails to be groomed for fat biking and skate-skiing.


Metro Area

  • Fort Snelling State Park (St. Paul): 6 miles of multi-use trails packed for nonmotorized recreation, including fat biking.
  • Luce Line State Trail (Wayzata): 7 miles of multi-use trails groomed for nonmotorized recreation, including fat biking.
  • Gateway State Trail ((St. Paul): The trail from Cayuga Street to Jamaca Avenue (11.9 miles) is plowed and open to all winter biking, but east from Jamaca Avenue is groomed for cross-country skiing only.

Southern Minnesota

  • Douglas State Trail (Rochester-Pine Island): 13 miles of multi-use trails groomed for nonmotorized recreation, including fat biking.
  • Blazing Star State Trail/Myre-Big Island State Park (Albert Lea): 6 miles of multi-use trails groomed for nonmotorized recreation, including fat biking.
  • The DNR advises anyone riding a fat bike to avoid snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, because almost all of these trails are not open to other uses during the winter. Skier and snowmobiler user fees pay for grooming and maintenance of these trails.

For more information on fat biking and where to ride in Minnesota, visit www.mndnr.gov/fatbike or contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

TWELVETV: Wayzata scores late hoop to pull out win



"Austin Slater’s tip-in basket with three seconds to play lifted the Wayzata boys basketball team to a 56-55 win over Holy Family. It was the only time the Trojans led all night. Johnny Beeninga led three Wayzata players scoring in double figures with 16 points."

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CRIME ALERT: Supsicious males inside local jewelry store


Wayzata Police responded to the call of two suspicious males inside a local jewelry store. They indicated to a sales clerk that they were there to look at engagement rings, but almost immediately split up and walked around the entire store, including hallways where there was no merchandise. They spent little time looking at engagement rings. The males left prior to police arrival, but were spotted by police in a vehicle near a second jewelry store minutes later. Through vehicle registration and having seen one of the suspects, police have subsequently identified one of the males. He has a criminal history to include aggravated assault and is a suspect in a jewelry store burglary in another suburb. It is common for burglary suspects to case an establishment during business hours prior to burglarizing the business when they are closed. There have been no burglaries committed in Wayzata since this incident occurred, likely because the suspects were spotted by police and followed for a period of time. Report any suspicious activity to Wayzata Police by dialing 911.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CROSS COUNTRY: 2014 NXN Nationals - Wayzata Boys & Girls



Team highlight photo montage video from the 2014 NXN National cross country meet held 12/6/14 in Portland, OR. All photos courtesy Kraig Lungstrom at kraiglungstrom.zenfolio.com/, and Lance Elliott at lanceelliott.com/. Music by Electric Light Orchestra: "Believe Me Now", Led Zeppelin: "Rock And Roll", and Allen Stone: "Celebrate Tonight".

Full Results at: nxn.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?do=title&title_id=187&event_id=13




Team highlight photo montage video from the 2014 NXN National cross country meet held 12/6/14 in Portland, OR. All photos courtesy of the athletes, parents, Kraig Lungstrom at kraiglungstrom.zenfolio.com/, and Lance Elliott at lanceelliott.com/. Music by U2: "MLK" and Matchbox Twenty: "Bright Lights".


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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Lynn McCarthy: Thank you Wayzata Volunteers

The following speech was presented by Lynn McCarthy to the Wayzata City Council on December 2, 2014:

Mr. Mayor and Council Members -

The established volunteer program in our city is relatively new…but the concept of volunteering is age old in this town. So many folks over the years gave… and many folks continue to give… again and again… to the various boards, committees and commissions. For one reason…they care about their city.

But my report tonight covers only the experiences of the City of Wayzata Volunteer Committee volunteers..a unit created under the leadership of Mayor Willcox in 2009.

One would think that after five years, the fervor of the Wayzata garden volunteers would cool down a bit.

But you know, it is just not happening. Even though the economic crisis that spawned the volunteer program has passed …the volunteers want to keep on working. We even had to turn down sponsors for the Adopt a Garden program this year, because we had too many takers. And the Dig-It Day volunteers (young and old) continue to mark the third Saturday in May as a time to get up early, get out the gloves and get to work.

In October the garden folks, under the leadership of Pat Broyles, geared up again with the Parks Department to clean out the flower beds and get them ready for winter. This year we had so many volunteers involved that we were finished with our work and ready to head home by 10:30. A big job accomplished by many hands in less than 2 hours.

The Post Office Pocket Park is going to beautiful next Spring. Remember to watch for it!. Our garden volunteers joined the Parks and Trails volunteers …headed by Merrily Borg Babcock… to spend a cold October morning digging holes, by hand, by auger, by any means available to put 1,000 bulbs into the ground. This job made planting flowers and cleaning up look like a piece of cake.

Again this year the volunteers for the Big Woods Initiative included Keller Williams folks, the Wayzata High School football team and local Scout troops. City volunteers worked with The Retreat, The Trust for Public Land, and the Minnesota Land Trust to plan and execute a 10th year anniversary event.

Next year we will be working on a new project. Our volunteers will be front and center with the Parks Department in executing a new city wide initiative to identify and help eliminate the Emerald Ash Bore before it takes a hold on our community.

I am very pleased to announce that we now have two volunteers doing clerical operations assistance at Public Works and we continue to provide collateral delivery service to rental properties for City Hall.

Some volunteers are supporting the work of the Historical Society by interviewing long time citizens of Wayzata and preserving their stories for the Historical Society Archives.

And then there is the work that the volunteers do for the Boardwalk residence and the work that the Boardwalk residence volunteers do for the community.

As part of the monthly speakers program on-site at the Boardwalk this year, volunteers recruited Major General Robert Shadley, historian Mary Berg, author Mary Lou Carpenter, the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and various local music groups and health organizations. Volunteers still keep the Book Club up and running.

Boardwalk residents have created their own internal volunteer organization and they take responsibility for mailings for the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations.

Let’s suffice it to say that our City volunteers do a lot. They write grant applications, attend leadership training, participate in monthly committee meetings, and have memberships on community and area senior boards.

In a city of 3600 hundred souls, over 269 volunteers contributed more than 8600 hundred hours in 2014…saving the city one hundred and seventy eight thousand dollars in in-kind services.

The 2008 economic downturn was a bump in the road that gave birth to a very viable and vital group of givers who are not slowing down. We are looking forward to another year of giving more and giving back.

My thanks to all the volunteers who operate in our City and my thanks to Bridget Anderson who has been the Council liaison to our committee. And I thank YOU for your time.

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WAYZATA LIBRARY: Used book sale

The Wayzata Library is having a used book sale this week:

Monday, Dec. 8, noon–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, noon–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon–4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, noon–4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, noon–4 p.m.

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WAYZATA HISTORY: Allegations of Police payoffs, The White Earth Tomahawk December 28, 1922

The following clip appeared in the White Earth Tomahawk on December 28, 1922, in a section entitled "News Briefs from Around the State."



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Wayzata Cross Country teams: boys 2nd and girls 6th at Nike Nationals

The Wayzata Boys and Girls Cross Country teams placed 2nd and 6th respectively at the Nike National Cross Country Championship meet, held December 6th, 2014 at the Glendeever Golf Course in Portland Oregon. You can view the final results here.



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Klapprich Ice Rink flooded

Public works flooded Klapprich park last week.  Ice skating will be in full swing as soon as weather allows.



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Saturday, December 06, 2014

TWELVETV: Wayzata takes a thriller in girls basketball



"It was an amazing ending to a good game.

The Wayzata girls basketball team led Eagan 55-53 until the Wildcats' Sydney Funk hit a three pointer with under 10 seconds to play to give Eagan a 56-55 lead.

Wayzata pushed the ball right upcourt and 8th grader Mimi Schrader hit a running bank shot at the buzzer to give the Trojans a thrilling 57-56 win."


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Monday, December 01, 2014

CITY OF WAYZATA: Open House scheduled for Amdal and Tanner

The City of Wayzata has issued an invite to the community to thank Council Members Amdal and Tanner for their service:



"An open house is being held for City Council Members Jack Amdal and Tom Tanner in honor of their service to the City of Wayzata.  Please join us for a public open house on Thursday, December 18, 5-7 p.m. with program at 6 p.m., in the Community Room at City Hall. Refreshments will be served."

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CRIME ALERT: Business Burglaries

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold issued the following crime alet on Monday:

"Three business burglaries and one attempted business burglary have been reported to Wayzata Police since late in the day yesterday. It appears that they may be related. At 6:03 PM yesterday, officers responded to an alarm in the 1300 block of Wayzata Boulevard. Police arrived two minutes later to find the business had been forcibly entered and two cash registers were missing. A second burglary in the same strip mall was reported this morning. A third burglary was reported in the 700 block of Lake Street. A business was forcibly entered at approximately 1:00 AM. An attempted burglary was also reported in the 300 block of Barry Avenue, but it appears no entry was gained. Contact Wayzata Police if you have information on any of these incidents by calling 911."



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DNR: Minnesota snowmobile season and weekly trail reports begin

Snowmobilers can legally ride any of the more than 22,000 miles of Minnesota’s state and grant-in-aid snowmobile trails, from Dec. 1 through the end of March, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“Although many trails do not yet have adequate snow cover for grooming, this is a good time to register your snowmobile, inspect your equipment, download maps and do your trip planning,” said Tom Landwehr, DNR commissioner. “Minnesota offers a variety of scenery and terrain to explore in state parks, in state forests, on state trails and on private land that citizens kindly allow snowmobilers to use throughout the winter months.”

The economic impact of snowmobiling in Minnesota is estimated to be approximately $1 billion each year, according to Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA).  Minnesota snowmobile registrations totaled 216,144 last season.

“Outdoor recreation, including winter activities, is important to Minnesota tourism,” said John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota. “Snowmobiling Minnesota’s excellent trails, lakes and forests is a great way to take in beautiful winter scenery that can be found only in Minnesota.”

As riders head out on the trails, the DNR urges them to ride safely and responsibly.

“Know the rules and use common sense,” said DNR Conservation Officer Adam Block. “Obey signs, drive sober and be especially careful around wetlands, streams and lakes, because the ice may not be thick enough to ride on, especially this early in the season.”

Club volunteers maintain more than 21,000 of the Minnesota’s 22,000-plus trail miles. Trail clubs welcome new members to help keep trails open and join in other club activities.

“Snowmobile clubs and trail crews are out working on the trails now, and have been for some time,” said Terry Hutchinson, president of MnUSA, “but it could be awhile before trails in some parts of the state will be ready to ride.”

Snowmobile trail maintenance costs are partially funded through snowmobile registrations, trail pass sales, and gas tax attributed to snowmobile use. Donations, fundraisers, and volunteer work by trail clubs make up the remainder of the costs and efforts to operate these trails.

Snow depth and trail conditions are updated every Thursday after 2 p.m. throughout the winter months at www.mndnr.gov/snow.

Printed maps are available at local DNR offices and also can be ordered by calling the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or sending an email message to info.dnr@state.mn.us. More information on snowmobile and winter travel opportunities in Minnesota can be found at www.exploreminnesota.com. MnUSA’s snowmobile trail reports are available at http://mnsnowmobiler.org/index.php?pageid=95.

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Wrestling team competed at Drogemueller Invite, 3 champs

The Wayzata Wrestling team was in action on November 29th--and sent over this info via Twitter and Email:



"The High School team had a great showing today at the Ken Drogemueller Invitational today in Osseo. Winning championships today were:

106 - Mark Wallerius
145 - Aaron Cote
160 - Evan Kluck

Also placing were:
113 - Boyd Mumbawa - 2nd
126 - AJ Davis - 3rd
132 - Davis Couri - 5th
138 - Delaney Dahl - 6th
152 - Dan Herda - 3rd
170 - Andrew Kovach - 3rd
182 - Calem Eugene - 5th
220 - Corrie King - 5th
285 - Bryson Wilkins - 6th"


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Trojans defeat Duluth East 3-0

Your #3 ranked Wayzata Trojans boys hockey team defeated the #9 Duluth East Greyhounds at the Plymouth Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon.  Check out the photo gallery of the game here: Wayzata vs. Duluth East Hockey 2014



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Horse drawn carriage on Lake Street

Horse drawn carriage on Lake Street. Photo Dan Gustafson.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget about Light up the Lake!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Come on out to downtown Wayzata for the Light up the Lake Festival on November 28th and 29th!



Light Up the Lake Festival info provided by the City of Wayzata:

"Bring your family and friends to join in the festivities and shop local  this holiday season. The festivities kick off at 12 p.m. Friday with a winter market at the Gatherings (309 Lake Street E.)  and then at 4 p.m. there will be free horse-drawn carriage rides on Lake Street and Santa's reindeer at the Depot.   The evening continues with choir and theater performances, hot beverages, a visit from the Big Man himself, and, of course, the lighting of Wayzata's tree with Mayor Willcox, followed by a parade of lights on Lake Street with the Fire Department.

On Saturday, November 29, shop Wayzata for Small Business Saturday! Trolley and carriage rides continue on Saturday from 12 - 5 p.m. and the winter market 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Then 2 – 5 p.m. is the Lake Street Holiday Hop. Stop at participating restaurants on Lake Street for the first ever Holiday Hop. Gianni's, 6Smith, Cov, Sushi Fix, Wayzata Bar and Grill, Lunds and Byerly's Kitchen, Peoples Organic and more are all on the list. Begin at Gianni's or 6Smith to receive your punch card to present at each restaurant for their free or discounted food or beverage item! If you visit each restaurant drop your punch card off to be entered into a drawing for a $500 American Express gift card.  Register here for this fun event."

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Edina outlasts Trojans in Turkey Trot Tourney



The Trojans tied the hornets 3-3 during the first three periods and an overtime, and were beaten in a shoot-out. (Record wise it's a tie.)

Jack Fetrow is tackled by an Edina Hornet hockey player in a hard fought hockey game. Photo Dan Gustafson.

Alex Schilling stops an idea shot in net. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Nathan Dingman celebrates one of his two goals for the Trojans against Edina. Photo Dan Gustafson.

Also available is the Maple Grove game here:



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Friday, November 21, 2014

TWELVETV: Wayzata debaters ranked No. 1 in the nation



"Standout Students Tiffany Haas and Kate Gehling of Wayzata High School are currently the No. 1-ranked debate team in the nation."
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TWELVETV: Wayzata Girls Swim & Dive Championship


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TWELVETV Sports Jam Interview: Wayzata Boys Hockey


Jay Wilcox talks with Wayzata Trojan hockey players Alex Stevens and Max Zimmer and head coach pat O’Leary about the upcoming season and this weekend’s Channel 12 Turkey Trot Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Center. Airing on the November 17, 2014 edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam. 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

DNR reminder: ice is not safe right now

Ice is forming on some lakes, rivers and ponds around Minnesota, but DNR conservation officers warn it is too early to venture out. 

  

“The thin layers of ice forming on some Minnesota waters right now are not safe,” said Maj. Greg Salo, operations manager, DNR Enforcement Division. “A few days of cold temperatures don’t create ice strong enough to hold a person.”

According to Salo, three people died last winter after falling through the ice.

The DNR recommends anyone heading out on the ice should: carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort— ask about ice conditions— and measure the ice.

DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are:
4 inches for walking.
5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV.
8-12 inches for a car.
12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck.

For more information, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/thickness.html.
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Wayzata Youth Hockey Association mourns the loss of Eastview Hockey Player Patrick Schoonover

Schoonover family. Patrick is on the right.
Image courtesy Eastview Hockey page.
Wayzata Youth Hockey issued the following statement over the weekend in response to the death of Eagan hockey player Patrick Schoonover during the Battle for the Blue Ox Bantam AA tournament game between Eastview and Wayzata:

 "The coaches, players and parents of Wayzata Youth Hockey Association and the Wayzata Bantam AA hockey team extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of the Eastview player who passed away late yesterday during a game against Wayzata. Our Association community is heartbroken and devastated but this pales in comparison to the loss we know the family, coaches and players of Eastview must be feeling. We extend our prayers to the family and ask that whole Minnesota hockey community remember and celebrate this young man’s life.”

 

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TWELVETV: Wayzata High School’s “Spamalot"



For fans of British comedy, Wayzata High School is putting on a performance just for you.

Wayzata High School presents "Spamalot," an ambitious musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Wayzata girls swim and dive team repeats as State Champs!



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TWELVETV: Letter of Intent Signing


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Wayzata Police Department Facebook post detailing holiday hours goes viral


According to the Friday update issued by the City of Wayzata, a post detailing the holiday hours the Police Department will be offering during the holidays has gone viral with over 11,000 views in a matter of days.  Check out the post on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WayzataPD



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

DNR: Minnesota’s snowmobile trails open Dec. 1

Despite the recent snowfall throughout much of Minnesota, snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1; however, several conditions must be met before trails open and are ready for travel:

  • Ground must be frozen allowing for crossings in wet areas.
  • Trails must have adequate snow cover – about 12 inches – on the ground to allow for trail packing and grooming. 
  • Landowner permits that allow trails on private land must be in place.
  • Trails must be cleared of dead fall, signs need to be in place and gates need to be opened.

The vast majority of the state’s 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trail system exists on private property with written permission from the landowner. The permission allows snowmobile use only from Dec. 1 through March 31.

When the trails open, the DNR urges early season riders to use caution. Early season trails may have fallen trees or other debris across the trails, unfrozen areas, rocks or ruts, or standing crops and closed gates.

In preparation for Dec. 1, the DNR reminds riders to verify their snowmobile registration is current. Information on registration as well as snowmobile trail maps and snowmobile safety course information is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snowmobiling/index.html or by contacting the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or651-296-6157, 888-646-6367, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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KSTP: Permanent No-Wake Debate Continues for Portion of Lake Minnetonka



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Fall musical Spamalot scheduled for November 13-15 & November 20-22


Wayzata High School and the Wayzata Players, under the direction of Mark Gitch, Adam Hegg, Melissa O’Neill, and Cathy Wind, are proud to present the fall musical, “Spamalot”.

If nothing else we must take silliness seriously. Monty Python’s “Spamalot” is an absurd romp through the middle ages. Our students will don swords and tabards and seek the Holy Grail through a Vegas-like Camelot, a Forest where dwell Knights who say “Ni” and killer rodents all while being not quite dead. This show takes absolutely nothing seriously and as such in addition to your ticket make sure to have your sense of humor firmly intact.

Wayzata Players. Image Courtesy WHS.
The cast has been picked and rehearsals have started for this wonderful production. The dates of the show are November 13-15 & November 20-22 on the main stage in the auditorium at WHS. Tickets are $10.00 for students through high school, $12.00 for senior citizens, and $15.00 for adults. It is reserved seating.

There are two ways to get the tickets: Online with EPay or at the door the time of the performances.

Get your tickets fast!!! You won’t want to miss the great performances!! This will be a show to remember.

Questions on tickets: call Cindy Beherns at 763-745-6907 in the Fine Arts office.

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TWELVETV: Eagan vs. Wayzata Girls High School Hockey



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WAYZATA SCHOOL BOARD: Regular Meeting Monday November 10, 2014



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TWELVETV: Wayzata Girls Swimming



"John Jacobson talks with Wayzata swimmers Madison Preiss and Colleen Donlin plus head coach Elizabeth Hansen. The Trojans won the Section 5AA meet and will defend their state Class AA title this week at the University of Minnesota. Airing on the November 10, 2014 edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam."

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LMCD: Public Hearing to Consider a Petitioned Quiet Water Area

Proposed quiet waters.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to gather testimony on the receipt of a petition for the establishment of a Quiet Water Area (QWA) from the north Seton Channel area to the east end of Deering Island. This area covers parts of Harrisons Bay and West Arm (see proposed area map within). The public hearing will be conducted during the LMCD’s Regular Board meeting held at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street, Wayzata, MN 55391, starting at 7:00 p.m.

LMCD Code Section 3.02, “Watercraft Speed,” establishes the watercraft speed for Lake Minnetonka (including approved QWAs). In such an area, no watercraft may be operated at a speed in excess of 5 miles per hour or at a speed which results in more than a minimum wake.

The LMCD considers petitions for the establishment of a QWA via an approved policy. On August 5, 2014, the LMCD received a petition (with attachments that provided background of their request) for the establishment of a QWA from Robert and Gloria Rich, Randy Bickmann, Norina Dove, and Gene and Wendy Shavlik. This information, as well as the approved QWA policy and a scanned copy of the November 12th Board packet are also available within.

The LMCD values input and feedback from all stakeholders. All interested parties (or a designated representative of multiple parties) that attend the public hearing will be given an opportunity to be heard. For stakeholders with questions or comments (including those unable to attend the public hearing), please contact LMCD Executive Director Greg Nybeck at 952-745-0789 or gybeck@lmcd.org. Further consideration of the petition will be scheduled at a future Board meeting.

Cable subscribers in the Mediacom area can view recorded LMCD meetings on the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission’s Government Channel 20, as well as Video on Demand via their website, www.lmcc-tv.org.

Quiet Water Area Petitioners’ Request (08-05-14)
Proposed Lake Minnetonka Quiet Water Area Petition Map
Quiet Water Area Petition Policy
11-12-14 LMCD Public Hearing Board Packet (Including Public Comments)
Additional Public Comments Received (11-5-14 to 11-10-14)

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Monday, November 10, 2014

TWELVETV: Interfaith Outreach holds annual Sleep Out Campaign



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City of Wayzata wants to remind you of winter parking regulations

Winter parking regulations are now in effect in Wayzata. Photo Dan Gustafson.
With the first snowfall of the season upon us, the City of Wayzata is reminding citizens about the requirements and regulations that are in force when the snow flies.  You can read all about it on the City of Wayzata's webpage about winter parking.

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Wayzata Trojans with Floyd of Rosedale

Image Courtesy RJ on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/johnsonryan631/status/531191583983824896/photo/1


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Wayzata Girls Swimming and Dive team wins Section 5AA

From the Swimming and Dive websites:

The Wayzata Girls Swimming team. Image credit www.backbreastflyfree.blogspot.com
"Section 5AA Champions! Congratulations to all girls who participated on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for winning Sections with a final score of 659 points (Mounds View was second with 376.5 points and Armstrong was third with 328 points). The Trojans not only won and set a new Sections record in 10 of the 12 events: all three relays, Madison Preiss in the 200 IM and the 100 breast, Colleen Donlin in the 50 and 100, Brooke Fontaine in diving, Lexi Schaaf in the 100 fly and Carly Quast in the 100 back. Special congrats to the Medley Relay (made up of Quast, Preiss, Schaaf and Donlin), Brooke Fontaine in diving, and the 400 Free Relay (made up of Whiting, Quast, Lingen and Donlin) for setting new school records. The results and Best Times/Score sheet have been updated."

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Wayzata Girls Hockey drops the puck on the 2014-2015 season, skates to 1-1 tie vs. Anoka

Your Wayzata Trojans Girls Hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with the Anoka Tornados last evening at the Plymouth Ice Arena.  Scoring for the Trojans was Ally Wiitala with the assist from Sarah Eyer at 9:44 in the 3rd period.  

You can view a photo gallery of the game here by clicking this link:

Wayzata Girls Hockey team takes a break. Photo Dan Gustafson.



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Thursday, November 06, 2014

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Wayzata Physical Education Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

West Middle School physical education teacher Mike Brindise sets up heart monitors for his students at the start of class. The monitors transmit to an app on the students’ iPads where they can track their heart rates during activity in class.
Mike Brindise, a physical education teacher at West Middle School, was selected as Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) Shape America’s Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Brindise was nominated by his former professor at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jane Carlson, and will be honored at the MN AHPERD State Conference on November 3. The Shape America Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by Shape America and given to members of MN AHPERD who demonstrate exemplary teaching abilities of respective grade levels of disciplines.

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TWELVETV: Cross Country Championships



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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Tyacke, McCarthy win Wayzata City Council seats

The Secretary of State website is reporting that Johanna McCarthy and Steven Tyacke have been elected by the Citizens of Wayzata to City Council seats in the 2014 General Election.


Results by Precinct:
  • Johanna McCarthy-799 (25%)
  • Alex Plechash-789 (24.69%)
  • Jack Amdal-730 (22.84%)
  • Steven Tyacke-865 (27.07%)

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WAYZATA HISTORY: No returns filed from Wayzata election judges - Minneapolis Journal November 6, 1902

This article ran in the Minneapolis Journal on November, 6, 1902 detailing the fact that Wayzata election judges made no official return for the general election.




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Remember to vote!


The polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m in Wayzata.

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Light Up the Lake Festival scheduled for Friday, November 28th, 2014


Check out the announcement from the City of Wayzata regarding the "Light up the Lake Wayzata" scheduled for Friday, November 28th, 2014: 
This year's festivities include:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
  • 12-8 pm Winter Market at the Gatherings 
  • 4-7 pm Santa's Reindeer, Beverages (cash bar) & Wayzata Women's Choir (5 pm) at Wayzata Depot
  • 4-8 pm Trolley rides around town, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides on Lake Street, WHS Alumni Greeting at the Gatherings
  • 6 pm Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Depot
  • 6:15 pm Wayzata Firefighters' Parade of Lights on Lake Street
  • 7-8 pm Visit Santa at Wayzata Depot 
  • 8 pm A Christmas Carol performance by Blue Water Theatre Co. at Wayzata Depot 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
  • 10 am - 6 pm Winter Market at the Gatherings
  • 12-5 pm Trolley rides around town, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides on Lake Street
  • 2-5 pm Lake Street Holiday Hop- Stop at participating restaurants for free or discounted food and beverages.



Sunday, November 02, 2014

Both Boys and Girls Wayzata Cross Country Teams win State Championships

Many thanks to Brian Maas for putting together these fantastic videos celebrating State Championships for both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams.  Check them out:



"Wayazata Girls & Boys team awards highlight video from the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Meet held at St. Olaf College, Northfield MN on November 1, 2014."



"Wayazata Girls Team highlight video of the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Meet (4K) held at St. Olaf College, Northfield MN on November 1, 2014. Photos courtesy of Tom Franke. Music by John Murphy (Sunshine) & Fatboy Slim (Praise You). Results at raceberryjam.com/2014/girlsaa.html.

1. Wayzata
3 Anna French, 12 14:15.9
4 Annika Lerdall, 10 14:18.4
6 Michaela Keller-Miller, 11 14:24.9
24 Jaycie Thomsen, 10 15:02.2
28 Sam Lettenberger, 10 15:05.3
41 Melissa Drenkhahn, 11 15:19.4
59 Ellie Emerick, 9 15:37.8
Total Time = 1:13:06.7 Total Places = 65"



"Wayazata Boys Team highlight video of the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Meet held at St. Olaf College, Northfield MN on November 1, 2014. Photos courtesy of Tom Franke and Kraig Lungstrom (kraiglungstrom.zenfolio.com/). Music by Murray Gold (A Secret He Will Take to His Grave), Thousand Foot Krutch (I Get Wicked), AC/DC (Thunderstruck), and Paul McCartney (Junk). Results at:
raceberryjam.com/2014/boysaa.html

1. Wayzata
1 Connor Olson, 12 15:17.1
5 Jaret Carpenter, 11 15:38.4
7 Ian Eklin, 12 15:46.4
15 Andrew Quirk, 12 16:09.3
19 Nicholas Shaleen, 11 16:13.5
25 Jack Prazich, 12 16:15.9
42 Kyle Brandt, 11 16:47.5"

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Wayzata Cross Country competes at State November 1

Brian Maas did a fantastic job putting these videos together of the 2014 6AA Section meet for Cross Country, and they are worth a watch.  Your Wayzata Trojans will compete Saturday Nov. 1 at 1 pm at St. Olaf for another shot at a State Title!





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Friday, October 31, 2014

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Senior Leighton Zhao and junior Michael Cai earned perfect scores of 36 on the 2014 ACT exam

Leighton Zhao said he took the Princeton Review Course in advance and then took several practice tests on his own the week prior to sitting the June 2014 exam. He said some of his courses at Wayzata High School helped prepare him for the exam by working on vocabulary and math. Currently Zhao is taking Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, AP Literature, AP Statistics and AP American Government. Upon graduation he will have taken 17 AP courses at WHS.

Outside of academics, Zhao is on the Science Olympiad Team, Math Team, Destination ImagiNation and plays the clarinet in the WHS Wind Ensemble. He also volunteers at the Chinese School on weekends at Central Middle School and is a tutor at Project For Pride and Living in New Hope.

Zhao said he is currently applying to colleges but is has not decided on his top three choices. He is still undecided for his future major but is interested in math and science.

Michael Cai said he prepared for the ACT by taking the Princeton Review Course. He said his some of his normal course load at WHS also helped prepare him for the exam. He is current enrolled in AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. History, AP statistics and AP Composition. Next semester he will be enrolled in Spanish 4, Organic Chemistry and Human Anatomy.

Outside of academics, Cai is on the Quiz Bowl Team, the WHS Cross Country Team, and the WHS Track Team. He plays piano with a private lessons and volunteers at the Plymouth Library and Maple Grove Hospital.


On a recent trip this summer, Cai said he had the opportunity to visit several east coast school and is interested in attending college on either the east or west coast but the University of Minnesota is also an option. He is interested in pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.
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Boys soccer is Class 2AA runner up as game is decided in a 5-4 shoot-out

Congratulations to the Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer team on an outstanding season! They finished 2nd in the state with a 5-4 shoot-out deciding the game for a final score of 2-1.

Check out the awesome photo gallery of the game here: Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer vs Anoka 



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

WAYZATA HISTORY: Lake Minnetonka news from 1901

The following story of Lake Minnetonka News ran in the Thursday evening edition of the Minneapolis Journal on August 29, 1901.  



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wayzata Volleyball defeats Hopkins to advance to Section finals

Your Wayzata Volleyball Trojans defeated the Hopkins Royals on Tuesday evening in 3 straight sets 28-26, 25-20, 25-17.  The Wayzata Trojans will face the Eden Prairie Eagles on Saturday Nov. 1 at 3pm at Benilde St. Margaret.



You can view a photo gallery of the match by clicking this link:
Wayzata Trojans Volleyball Section game versus Hopkins.

MacKenzie Groechel, Sabrina Leuer, Elizabeth Benson, Morgan Baufield, Kate Berg, and Tia Dille-Starks
celebrate during the win over Hopkins in the Section 6AAA Semi-finals. Photograph Dan Gustafson.

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Wayzata Marching Band Concert 2014 Indoor Concert



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trojans defeat previously unbeaten East Ridge to advance to State Soccer Championship

Your Wayzata Trojans Boys Soccer Team defeated previously unbeaten and #1 ranked East Ridge 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the State Soccer Championship.  Lewis O’Connor and Clayton Smith scored goals for the Trojans, who advance to play Anoka on Thursday in St. Cloud at 2:30.

Anoka knocked off previously unbeaten Maple Grove 2-1 to advance to the Championship game.



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Monday, October 27, 2014

STAR TRIBUNE: Wayzata / 55391 is top source of Dayton, Johnson funds

The Star Tribune has an article detailing how generous the 55931 zip code has been to Governor Dayton ($116,000) and Jeff Johnson ($91,000) during this campaign season.  Read the full story here:




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CITY OF WAYZATA: Preserving Trees on Bushaway Road

Pictured (L-R) are Tom Pabst, Bushaway resident volunteer, Manuel Jordan, Certified Arborist, and Greg Brown, URS Engineer. Image courtesy City of Wayzata website.
The City of Wayzata is reporting via it's website: "As the reconstruction along County Road 101/Bushaway Road progresses, there is work being done on the corridor to preserve the trees. The URS Engineer along with the Arborist for the project is getting assistance from Bushaway resident volunteers to place yellow “caution/cuido” tape on trees to save. Trees closest to the construction area are being marked to preserve as much of the beautiful canopy as possible for Historic Bushaway Road."

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