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.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wazata Police Memorial update with Eric Kvam

Design Assistant Eric Kvam of Outdoor Excapes takes a moment out of his busy day to discuss the Wayzata Police Memorial currently under construction at Wayzata City Hall with Dan Gustafson.

Members of the community, the Wayzata Police Department, and Elected Officials have been working on honoring the 2 fallen Wayzata Police officers for a number of years after resident Gayle Wilson raised concerns about the previous memorial.

Stay tuned to, your Wayzata Police Memorial news leader.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Shop with a Purpose Day Aims to  Raise Funds to Prevent Homelessness

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ 23rd annual Sleep Out campaign will hold its final public event, Shop with a Purpose (SWAP), on Friday, Dec. 14. This annual tradition was started by amazing local business leaders as a way to support the annual Sleep Out campaign. As a one-day retail and dining extravaganza, it has raised $40,734 for Interfaith Outreach over the years to help break down barriers to jobs, child care, education and more for local families and kids.

IOCP Shop with a Purpose Day Aims to Raise Funds to Prevent Homelessness. Submitted photo.
Local businesses participate by donating a portion of their one-day sales. To maximize the impact of customer purchases – new this year Real Estate Nation and RE/MAX Results will donate $5 for every Facebook check-in on Shop with a Purpose Day. Customers simply check in at the participating business on Facebook when they arrive and then tag Interfaith Outreach (@interfaithoutreachcp). That’s it – $5 will be donated to Interfaith for every Facebook check-in tallied. See list of businesses and offers at

Ways to help:

Participate in Shop with a Purpose: Friday,Dec. 14, local businesses all over town. Generous local businesses donate a portion of their one-day sales to the Sleep Out.Learn more at

Donate: Online at or send checks payable to Interfaith Outreach to 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth. Learn how donations make a difference.

Sleep Out (or in): Host a Sleep Out outside or Bedless Night inside. Learn more.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Wayzata Blu progress continues

Cement work ramping up

A number of concrete trucks lined Lake Street to deliver product to Wayzata Blu on Friday, December 7, 2018. Developer David Carlson indicated in an email this week that 9 units have been sold and 9 units are available including unit 303 which is 2,781 square feet and listed for sale at $3,000,000.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Video of Wayzata Sailing School Demolition

The Wayzata Sailing School has been fundraising to build a new clubhouse, and the demolition of the old structure occurred recently.

The Mike Plant Community Boathouse is expected to open during the summer of 2019. The building is located at 456 Arlington Circle South.

For more information about the Wayzata Community Sailing Center visit

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Book Signing: A Lifetime of Luck and Pluck By Bette Hammel

The Wayzata Historical Society invites you to hear from journalist, author, and longtime Wayzata resident Bette Hammel as we support her latest book signing on December 5th.

In a reading from her new memoir, A Lifetime of Luck and Pluck, Hammel will relate her 2016 essay “My Car Is Gone” with others ranging from her story covering the 1956 marriage of Grace Kelly to the Prince of Monaco to earlier experiences such as working in the Betty Crocker kitchens and becoming a radio broadcaster in Indiana and New York.

Returning home to Minnesota, she began a career in the advertising agency business. Her lucky day, she says, was meeting and marrying Richard Hammel, co-founder of HGA Architects & Engineers.

After his sudden death in 1986, she began writing about architecture for various magazines, and later became author of four books including Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka. She describes her new memoir as essays written in an “easybreezy” style. A Lifetime of Luck and Pluck, published by Nodin Press, will be available at all Twin City bookstores and priced at $16.95.

Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
At Wayzata Community Room

Information Submitted by the Wayzata Historical Society

Council Member Steven Tyacke Farewell Open House

An open house will be held for departing Council Member Steven Tyacke in honor of his service to the City of Wayzata.

A public open house will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 5-7 p.m. with a program at 5:45 p.m., in the Community Room at City Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Sights and sounds of Light up the Lake 2018

View the sights and sounds of the 2018 Wayzata Light up the Lake event held on November 23, 2018 in downtown Wayzata, MN. Presented by the City of Wayzata, The Wayzata Historical Society, and the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce.