Wayzata closes the door on yearslong Bushaway Road project with volunteer planting event

The City of Wayzata hosted a celebratory planting event on Saturday April, 22nd near the new Bushaway Road bridge as part of a local Earth Day Celebration. Over 300 volunteers from the City of Wayzata’s Volunteer program, Cargill, and Great River Greening gathered to take part in the planting.

Volunteers gather at the Bushaway Road planting event on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Image courtesy Merrily Borg Babcock.

The event capped a multi-year effort by local citizens of working with Hennepin County to rebuild the historic road in the way the Community desired. Orginal plans had called for a significant enlargement of the road by expanding from two lanes to four.

Former Council Member Jack Amdal served on the Bushaway Task Force, and commented “Saturday’s Earth Day Event with Great River Greening was a great ending to a long process of planning and working with Hennepin County which lasted nearly a decade.” Amdal continued, “I hope all return in the future to see the results of all their Earth Day handy work.”

Mayor Ken Willcox also presided over the activities which included planting the ceremonial last tree as is pictured above. Willcox summarized the Bushaway project, “The final planting of the Bushaway corridor caps a 5-year project to ensure that the road remained a scenic byway. Over 300 volunteers from all over the Twin Cities participated. Special thanks to Wayzata’s own Jack Amdal and Bridget Anderson for coordinating the event and to Great River Greening for exceptional oversight.”

Other organizations providing support at the planting event included Burlington Northern, the Wayzata Yacht Club, and Kare 11.

Wayzata citizens and the business community have endured significant pain and inconvenience over the many years, and it seems fair to say that all involved are quite happy to close the door on this chapter of road re-construction with such a positive event. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com!

Check out the photo gallery from the event here: Wayzata.com/9mog

Employees and Volunteers ready for Wayzata Library Book Sale

Visitors to Wayzata City Hall today will notice the flurry of activity happening in the Community Room / Council Chambers as Hennepin County Library Staff and Friends of the Wayzata Library Ready for the annual book sale. Here is an excerpt from the Library Calendar:

“This book sale takes place at Wayzata City Hall. Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: the Friends of the Wayzata Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. All books are withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public. Funds raised will benefit the library.”

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Shoreline Drive / County Road 15 closes Monday, April 17

Shoreline Drive / County Road 15 will close Monday, April 17 between Ferndale Road and the ramps to/from County Road 15 as crews begin the final stage of the Wayzata Area Sewer Improvements Project. Posted detours will direct eastbound motorists to use Hwy. 12 and Central Ave. to access downtown Wayzata. Westbound motorists will be detoured to Ferndale Rd., Wayzata Blvd., Central Ave. and Hwy. 12 (see map below). The road is expected to reopen in early July. The Dakota Rail Trail will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the work.

Weekend work

Please be aware that in order to accelerate construction and reopen Shoreline Dr./County Rd. 15 as quickly as possible, construction crews may be working on weekends. Any weekend work will occur during the hours allowed by the City of Wayzata (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

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LMCD – Save the Lake offers Free Boater Safety Course

Be Ready for Summer 2017 Boating Fun!

Free LMCD Boater Safety Course June 19, 2017 7:45am to 6:00pm.

  • Free Course– Lunch and Refreshments Provided
  • Hands-on classroom safe boating demonstrations
  • Youth and adults 12 years and up can obtain their MN DNR Watercraft Operator’s Permit
  • Parents/guardians invited to enhance training experience

Register by June 2, 2017–Limited Spaces!

MN Supreme Court to hear oral arguments at Wayzata High School

The Minnesota Supreme Court apparently has a traveling roadshow! and will be visiting the Wayzata High School auditorium on May 9th, 2017.

Organizers expect 750 students and many members of the media to attend. Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 am, according to a press release from MNCourts.gov.

MN Supreme Court justices. Image courtesy MNCourts.gov.

Oral arguments will be heard in State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Maurice Nathaniel Wilson, Appellant (Case No. A16-1294) and are expect to last an hour.

“The Minnesota Supreme Court coming to Wayzata High School is an amazing opportunity for our students to learn and grow in such an authentic and engaging way,” said Scott Gengler, principal of Wayzata High School.

“The traveling oral argument program is one of the most important – and enjoyable – ways our Court works to enhance the public’s understanding of the judicial system,” said Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your MN Supreme Court traveling roadshow leader.

Reusse: Wayzata’s last trip to state in 1959 was ‘no time for a letdown’ – StarTribune.com

Reusse: Wayzata’s last trip to state in 1959 was ‘no time for a letdown’

Source: Reusse: Wayzata’s last trip to state in 1959 was ‘no time for a letdown’ – StarTribune.com

Mercedes falls through ice in Wayzata lagoon channel

Sirens from the Wayzata Fire and Police Departments could be heard at about 8:00 am the morning of the Wayzata Chilly Open.

Someone drove their Mercedes C-Class onto the ice covering the channel that leads from Wayzata Bay to the Wayzata Lagoon. For those of you not paying attention out there, channels that connect one body of water to another body of water are particularly susceptible to thin ice, as was proven today.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your don’t drive your vehicle on the ice on Lake Minnetonka when it’s 50 degrees leader.

See you at the 2017 Chilly Open!

The Wayzata Chilly Open is a frozen golf tournament held on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and on the ice of Wayzata Bay!

Each year, the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce puts on a full weekend of activities, including family friendly movies and ice skating on Friday night, 3 tee times for the frozen golf course on Saturday, a Chilly Cook-Off, live music, and much, much more!

Grab your hockey stick or a golf club and head on over to the course! We’ll see you there!