Sample ballot for Wayzata residents 2018

Today is the day to vote, and here is your sample ballot for Wayzata, Minnesota. 

Wayzata City Council race

While you are probably aware of the races for Governor and U.S. Representative, the local Wayzata City Council race is in full effect today as well. 

You can watch video interviews of each candidate here:

Here is the sample ballot for Wayzata residents:

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Photo gallery from Wayzata Soccer State Championship game

Your Wayzata Trojans girls soccer team finished 2nd in the state to a very good Minnetonka Skippers team.

There is an extensive photo gallery located on WayzataPhotography.com.

Wayzata Girls Soccer team finishes 2nd in the State.
Image submitted by Wayzata Public Schools / MSHSL. 

Wayzata Police Activity Report (October 20, 2018 – November 2, 2018)

The Wayzata Police Department had 11 calls for public assistance during the period of Oct. 20 – Nov. 2. The department responded to six business alarms and four home alarms.

On Oct. 23 at 1:40 p.m., a report of identity theft was investigated by officers on the 400 block of Highcroft Road in Wayzata. No loss was reported. The department was called to a report of burglary on the 1200 block of Wayzata Blvd. E on Oct. 27 at 10:33 a.m. A report of a burglary on this same block on Sept. 4.

On Oct. 27 at 11:08 p.m., police officers responded to a report of a verbal domestic on the 200 block pf Glenmoor Lane in Long Lake.
DWIs served by the Wayzata Police Department:

  • Oct. 20 at 12:28 a.m. on the 1300 block of Wayzata Blvd. East in Wayzata.
  • Oct. 30 at 10:41 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Byrondale Avenue North in Wayzata.
  • Nov. 2 at 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and 1st Avenue North in Wayzata.
  • Nov. 2 at 10:42 p.m. at the intersection of Shoreline Road West and Ferndale Drive in Orono.

Wayzata Police Memorial Groundbreaking

Wayzata Police Officers James W. Anderson and Bill Mathews. File photos. 

The City of Wayzata is breaking ground on a new Police Memorial next to City Hall on November 2 at noon.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF WAYZATA:

(Wayzata, MN – October 29, 2018) On Friday, November 2, 2018, at noon the City of Wayzata will be holding a ground breaking event of the Wayzata Police Memorial, located outside on the park space east of City Hall, 600 Rice Street East.

Two years ago, the City Council appointed a group of community members to develop and design a Wayzata Police Memorial. The memorial was intended to honor officers, and especially the memory of Wayzata Police Sergeant James Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on August 31, 1982. On September 5, 2017, the Wayzata City Council approved funding for such a memorial. Just three days later, on September 8, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews was struck and killed by an impaired and distracted driver when he was responding to a 911 call to remove road debris on U.S. Highway 12. The new memorial will now incorporate monuments remembering both Sgt. Anderson and Officer Mathews.

The City Council recently approved the location, design, and funding of a memorial that was designed specifically by the committee members. Some grading and footing work will commence this fall with the rest of the project finishing up in the Spring of 2019.

The memorial will stand as a symbol of the community’s appreciation for those who protect us. It will also serve as a way to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life while protecting others.

Girls soccer advances to state title game on shoot out victory over Stillwater

The Wayzata Girls soccer team played Stillwater to a 1-1 stalemate through 2 halfs and an additional 20 minutes of overtime play. That’s when the drama really started as the Ponies and the Trojans were involved in a penalty kick shoot-out.

Who kicks the penalty shots for the Trojans is part of a season long process developed by Head Coach Tony Peszneker and his team. “Basically from out regular season after high school tryouts we are already starting to work on [penalty kicks] and we have a process for it.”

It’s all part of a larger process whereby the team tracks and selects the best penalty kick players over the course of the season, and the order in which they kick is left up to the girls. “It still comes to the nerves, the ability to finish, at this stage sometimes it’s more just like the flip of a coin.”

The Trojans will face Minnetonka at US Bank Stadium on Friday, November 2nd at 3pm. Minnetonka beat defending State Champion Eagen in a shoot-out as well.

Megan Malecha scores on a penalty kick in the first half of play against the Stillwater Ponies during the State SemiFinals. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.
Megan Malecha scores on a penalty kick against Stillwater in the first half of play.
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

One-on-one interview with Barry Petit

The Wayzata City Council race is in full force with four candidates running for two open seats. Former Mayor Barry Petit sits down with Dan Gustafson of Wayzata.com to discuss his campaign and policies.

All candidates have been invited to discuss their campaigns in the same manner. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more info.

Girls and boys soccer teams advance to State

Emily Dillon is pictured above. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

Both the Wayzata girls and boys soccer teams will be advancing to the State tournament after victories Tuesday night.

Emily Dillon scored the lone goal for the girls, and St. Louis Park actually scored against itself in overtime during the boys game. 

Click here to view the photo and video gallery.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your home of the Wayzata Trojans.

Parents, students on edge after social media gun threats

Wayzata Public Schools has issued several communications this morning notifying students and families of threats made on social media. 

Parents with children in the district were understandably concerned about sending their children to the High School this morning. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com.

One-on-one interview with Cathy Iverson

The Wayzata City Council race is in full force with four candidates running for two open seats. Current Planning Commissioner Cathy Iverson sits down with Dan Gustafson of Wayzata.com to discuss her campaign and policies.

All candidates have been invited to discuss their campaigns in the same manner. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more info.

One-on-one interview with Jeff Buchanan

The Wayzata City Council race is in full force with four candidates running for two open seats. Current Planning Commission Chair Jeff Buchanan sits down with Dan Gustafson of Wayzata.com to discuss his campaign and policies.

All candidates have been invited to discuss their campaigns in the same manner. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more info.

Wayzata Boulevard Mill & Overlay

Dan Gustafson shoots video of Hennepin County crews resurfacing Wayzata Boulevard on Friday, October 5th, 2018. An official press release from Hennepin County is below:

Paving project in Wayzata

Earlier today, October 4, crews began repaving Wayzata Boulevard East (County Road 101) between Gleason Lake Road (County Road 15)/Bushaway Road and Central Avenue.

This work will be done in stages. First, the existing road will be grinded away (milled). Then, new road will be paved (overlaid). To complete the work, new striping and pavement markings will be added.

In an effort to complete this project quickly, crews will be paving overnight. Those in the immediate area can expect light construction noise and lights while crews are working.

Weather permitting, repaving work is expected to be complete and all lanes of Wayzata Boulevard East open the morning of Friday, October 5.

Repaving to impact traffic  expect delays

This work will be completed under traffic. This means people can continue to use the road. Expect delays and day-to-day traffic configuration changes when traveling through the area.

Staying safe

For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you obey all posted speed limits and slow down where crews are working.

Undefeated 2008 Wayzata Football team honored

State Champions gather for 2018 homecoming, donate $1,000 scholarship

Carson King, Chris Kroeten, Robbie Bathe, Bennet Rustad, Jake McPherson, John Ries, and D’Andre Anya present a check for a $1,000 scholorship to benefit a currnet Trojan Player.
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.


The 2008 Wayzata Football team was honored prior to the Homecoming game with Eastview on October 5, 2018. Many former Trojans were in attendance, along with their families.

Wayzata Football moms Karen Tarpley, Becky Heflin, have fun with Assistant Director of Activities and Athletics Barb Beise. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The group arranged for a pre-game meal and gathering on the lawn of the Wayzata Football Stadium where familiar faces and names greated each other with brights smiles and hugs.

Carson King, Brad Anderson, D’andre Anya, Robbie, Bathe, and Mark Ludvigson great each other to celebrate 10 years since the State Championship. 
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The team arranged via a GoFundMe page to raise $1,000 for a scholarship for a current Trojan player who chooses to play at the college level. , “The players from the 2008 Wayzata Trojans Football, 5A State Champions, have come together to raise a charitable scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a Wayzata Football player from this year’s team, that has chosen to play football at a college level. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach, Coach Lambert, at the end of season banquet.”

10 Year Reunion Photo Gallery

The Trojans were the first undefeated State Champ in school history, tied the school record with 13 wins, and scored the most points in a single season with 544. The team had the two highest scoring games in school history: 63 points vs. Armstrong & 70 points vs. Burnsville.

The 2008 Trojans avered 45.3 points per game, with an average margin of victory of 46.3 points. Wayzata outscored their opponents 308-33 in the first half. Other notable offensive statistics included the longest punt in school history at 82 yards, and the longest touchdown pass in school history at 98 yards. 

Head Coach Brad Anderson, Running Backs Coach Tim McNiff, and Offensive Line Coach Ty Baker. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

Wayzata’s running backs carried 346 times for 2,146 yards, 35 touchdowns, and averaged 6.2 yards per carry.

Defensively, the Trojans allowed 5 touchdowns in 142 possesions, scored 10 touchdowns, caused 57 turnovers, had 57 “3 and outs,” and recorded 54 sacks and 30 interceptions.

One-on-one interview with Johanna McCarthy

The Wayzata City Council race is in full force with four candidates running for two open seats. Incumbent Johanna McCarthy sits down with Dan Gustafson of Wayzata.com to discuss her campaign and policies.

All candidates have been invited to discuss their campaigns in the same manner. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more info.