Vehicle falls through the ice on the upper lake side of the Narrows

The ice is never 100 percent safe, especially in the channels of Lake Minnetonka. That was evident Sunday afternoon when a vehicle broke through the ice on the Carman Bay side of the Narrows Bridge in Navarre, according to David Rice, who took a photo of the incident which is shown above. The channel that …

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Operation Round-Up

WeCAN Executive Director Christie Larson gratefully accepts a check from Ron Zachman from the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. The funds, which were generated through the organization’s Operation Round-Up program, will go towards emergency assistance for WeCAN clients in need. For more information on WeCAN, call 952-472-0742. Source: https://www.hometownsource.com/laker_pioneer/community/mound/operation-round-up/article_7534d926-1501-11e9-91d3-734ed4220ac0.html

Mound Planning Commission seeks candidates

The City of Mound is accepting applications for the Planning Commission for term(s) beginning Jan. 1. The Planning Commission acts as a recommending body to the Mound City Council, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and periodically on the 3rd Tuesday as needed. The commission considers all matters pertaining to planning …

Winter weather creates smooth ice on Lake Minnetonka

Minnesota's weather this winter has created extremely smooth ice on Lake Minnetonka. A large crowd of people were out on the lake enjoying the ice in Excelsior on Sunday. With little snow and warmer temperatures, the ice almost seems like glass. Some say they've never seen ice like this on the lake in the middle …

Orono students’ musical talent on display at conference

18 Orono High School students were chosen to play in the Wright County Conference honor band and choir at Annandale High School. 11 students played in the band and seven played in the choir. Roughly 160 students were selected to play at the event, representing 14 schools. The musicians are seen as the highest caliber …

Minnetrista’s Painter Creek Winery now open

After years of hard work and planning, Painter Creek Winery in Minnetrista is now open. Lowell and Phyllis Schaper, owners of Minnetonka Orchards, have had plans to open a winery near the orchards since 2010. Painter Creek Winery, located in the Painter Creek Watershed, planted its first set of grapes in 2013 (grapes can take …