Wayzata High student, Lauren Hlavacek honored with United Nations Association award for volunteer service

A Wayzata High School senior is being recognized by the United Nations Association of the U.S. for her volunteer efforts in the community. Lauren Hlavacek earned the association’s National Community Service Ambassador Award, which is given to high school and college students who have given 100 hours of volunteer service through at least 12 service …

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WAYZATA TEACHERS CONNECT WITH BUSINESS LEADERS

More than 3,500 students attend Wayzata High School. It’s a school known for academic excellence, but it’s no time for the teachers to get complacent. That’s why, 240 of Wayzata’s teachers visited various Twin Cities businesses as part of ‘Teacher Field Experience Day.’ “We’ve got all sorts of companies, small, large, midsize companies that are …

Lake West aims at Orono’s need for density

Orono’s housing market may be known for sprawling lots and big homes, but a proposed apartment project might bring the Twin Cities suburb its most dense residential development in decades. Minnetonka-based Lake West Development is proposing to build a 244-unit market-rate apartment complex or senior housing complex on part of a 30 acre site. Full …

Work to improve busy Wayzata intersection gets underway

Construction work is beginning this week to realign and improve a busy Wayzata intersection. The city’s project will include the reconstruction and realignment of the intersection at Superior and Wayzata boulevards along with a new traffic signal system, lighting along Superior Boulevard and landscaped medians. The work will realign Wayzata Boulevard as the primary street …

Refresher courses, insurance discounts offered for 55+ drivers

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is offering driver discount courses for people ages 55 and older. Completion of an eight-hour course qualifies students for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance. The cost of a course is $26. A certified instructor will teach updated defensive driving tips, changes in laws, vehicle technology and traffic …

St. Alban’s, Robinson’s bays will be site of zebra mussel research project

A control research project on zebra mussels is planned for this summer on Lake Minnetonka. The study will begin in early May and will be completed in October, during which temporary lighted buoys will be installed at sampling locations. The treated area will be in St. Alban’s Bay and the control area will be in …

Tonka Bay’s water treatment plant will be redone this year

The water treatment plant in Tonka Bay will be redone this year. Rehabilitation of the entire 47-year-old facility, which is located behind city hall off County Road 19, will cost $2.3 million. “It was about time,” said Mayor Gerry De La Vega. According to a city document: “The water treatment process equipment is old, in …

History talk on abandoned rail lines in county will be Saturday, April 27

A history talk on abandoned rail lines in Hennepin County will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Excelsior Library, 337 Water St. Most of the area’s popular recreational trails were once railroad lines, but there are also many abandoned railroad and streetcar right-of-ways throughout the state, traces of which are still visible in …