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, November 17, 2019

Lake Effect Headlines Tuesday's Wayzata City Council Meeting, Workshop

The Lake Effect will be discussed during Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting at 7 p.m. and the city council workshop that happens prior to the meeting, according to an agenda released by the City of Wayzata.
Courtesy, The Lake Effect Conservancy

The workshop is scheduled to begin around 5:45 p.m. with discussion on the Lake Effect Conservancy Marketing Initiative slated for 6:30 p.m.

At a previous workshop on Nov. 6, Kristin Evenson of the Lake Effect Conservancy recapped the process used by marketing consultant Latitude to come up with a new name and visual identity that would be more appropriate for the pending improvements along Lake Minnetonka.

Latitude is a Minnesota-based company that has previously done a branding work for the Minnesota Lynx basketball team.
The new brand concept, Panoway on Wayzata Bay, was presented by Latitude to the city council for feedback.

The city council provided feedback on the visual identity and asked to review more details about the launch.

Meanwhile, during the public forum portion of the 7 p.m. city council meeting, there is scheduled to be an update of the Lake Effect Conservancy Efforts.

On Nov. 14, The City of Wayzata hosted the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee to learn about the Lake Effect Project.

This follows a visit from a similar committee from the Minnesota Senate a few weeks prior.

The city is asking the state for $10 million of an estimated $20 million to complete the Lake Effect Project.

The state portion would come from an upcoming legislative bonding bill.

The Grocer’s Table

The other city council meeting agenda item of note is a public hearing considering licenses and permits for The Grocer’s Table at 326 Broadway Avenue South near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Lake Street.
Courtesy City of Wayzata

The Grocer’s Table will be a restaurant and market serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Courtesy Shea, Inc.

Lindsay Pohlad is the owner and executive chef.

The Grocer’s Table is schedule to open in 2020.

Wayzata 28, Lakeville South 14 in Class 6A State Semi-Final

Watch's exciting highlights as Wayzata Football beats Lakeville South 28-14 in the MSHSL Class 6A Semi-Final playoff.

 In case you missed it check the interesting side story where Christian Vasser purchased a Legacy Brick at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. Vasser rushed 44 times, racking up 269 yards and 3 TD's in the winning effort behind the Wayzata offensive line.

Jordan Halverson's defense kept Lakeville South's Power T in check throughout the game. Head Coach Lambert Brown, Vasser, Joe Salonek, and Joe Demro share a couple of quick thoughts on the game from the Minnesota Vikings press room after the game.

Wayzata will take on Champlin Park in the 2019 Class 6A Prep Bowl.


Friday, November 15, 2019

101 Bridge over Highway 12 set to re-open

Much to the relief of Wayzata residents, visitors, guests, business, and other stakeholders, the 101 / Central Avenue Bridge is set to re-open this weekend.

According to MN Dot Spokesman David Aekins, the bridge redecking project cost approximately $4 million. Of that amount Hennepin County is contributing approximately $1.9 million.

Aekins also indicated the bridge was originally built in 1970 and that safety and traffic improvements include: left turn lanes, wider sidewalks, a higher railing, and a new concrete deck.

Crews may finish their work on Saturday, but the official opening is scheduled for Sunday November 17th, 2019. Stay tuned to, your Wayzata road construction news leader.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Going to the Wayzata football game Friday? You won’t be alone!

The Trojans take on Lakeville South in the state tournament Friday after defeating Centennial last week.

The game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium, the home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The game is general admission seating.

Tickets for students are $10. Adults will pay $16. They can be purchased at the box office at the stadium.

You can find a handy spectator guide here and a parking guide here.

So, there you go – you’re all set for Friday’s big game. 

Remember to wear blue and gold and stay with for the latest coverage on the Wayzata’s march to a championship!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Irene Stemmer passed away Friday at the age of 93

The Wayzata community lost a dear friend. Irene Stemmer passed away Friday at the age of 93. Irene was the original charter member of the Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board. She saved the Trapper’s Cabin (see picture below from her book The Trapper’s Cabin: A Journey To Preservation) and persuaded Presbyterian Homes to pay for its rehab and relocation from Bushaway to Shaver Park, where it is now. She led historical tours of Wayzata for years, both walking and via trolley. Wayzata is such a better community because of Irene’s contributions.

Irene Stemmer in front of the Trappers Cabin in Wayzata. Image courtesy from her book: The Trapper's Cabin: A Journey to Preservation.

Wayzata Volleyball wins first ever State Championship

Wayzata High School Volleyball Head Coach Scott Jackson and his team capture the Wayzata's first State Championship by defeating Eagan 25-20, 14-25, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14 in the Class AAA Title Match.'s Dan Gustafson presents MSHSL coverage including interviews with Jackson, and players Kate Long and Sophie Jesewitz. Sponsor:

Sunday, November 10, 2019

See you at the Bank! Wayzata 38, Centennial 21

Wayzata remains unbeaten with a big win in the State Quarterfinals over Centennial. Lambert Brown, Drew Berkland, and Tom Schmidt join's Dan Gustafson to discuss the win. Trojans will play in the State Semi-Finals at US Bank next Friday night! Sponsor:

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Wayzata 3, Elk River 0 in State Volleyball Quarterfinal

Wayzata High School Volleyball defeats Elk River in convincing fashion after a bit of a nervous start.'s Dan Gustafson recaps the action and brings you the Scott Jackson, Elizabeth Helmich, and Gabby Tolander press conference. Sponsor:

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

2019 Wayzata School Board Election Results's Dan Gustafson reviews the 2019 Wayzata School Board Election results. Wayzata voters largely happy with current school board re-electing Linda Cohen, Cheryl Bottger Polzin, and Bonita Lucky. Vacant seat filled by newcomer Seanne Hanke Falconer who shared her thoughts on the win via telephone on election night. Sponsor:

Monday, November 04, 2019

Bird's eye view of the Wayzata Water Tower

Get a bird's eye view of the City of Wayzata (Local Government)'s Water Tower which has been freshly painted! Installed in 1986 the structure is painted about every 15 years and holds 500,000 gallons of water. Thanks to Mike Kelly at the City for the information! Sponsor:

Emily Fair - Wayzata School Board Candidate

Emily Fair is running for Wayzata Public Schools school board and joins's Dan Gustafson to discuss her campaign. For more information on Fair, visit

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Wayzata Football advances to State with 56-20 win over East Ridge's Dan Gustafson interviews Anthony Ukofia, Peter Melquist, Christian Vasser and Lambert Brown about Wayzata Football's 56-20 win over East Ridge. Sponsor:

Highlights from the 56-20 win over East Ridge