Westonka Walleye Program releases fish into Lake Minnetonka

On Friday, Nov. 9 the Westonka Walleye Program (WWP) stocked 840 pounds of walleye at six per pound into Lake Minnetonka. The program is led by Johnny Range, who says that they stocked the walleye on such a cold morning because they transfer better in the cold water. “We have a higher survival rate when … Continue reading Westonka Walleye Program releases fish into Lake Minnetonka

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Mound seeks commission candidates, representative for LMCD

The City of Mound is accepting applications for the Planning Commission for term(s) beginning Jan. 1, 2019. 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 third Tuesday as needed. The commission considers all matters pertaining to … Continue reading Mound seeks commission candidates, representative for LMCD

Pedal, paddle and more with new tour company ‘UffDa Adventures’

The temperature may be dropping, but the locals behind new tour operator UffDa Adventures are already gearing up for next summer. The company hosts guided group tours to bars and breweries in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Lake Minnetonka area. Groups can choose how they want to get from point A to point B—pedaling a … Continue reading Pedal, paddle and more with new tour company ‘UffDa Adventures’

Locals search for a lake legend in ‘Mikinaak’

There have long been rumors of strange creatures lurking in the murky depths of Lake Minnetonka, but there has been little to substantiate the lore…until now. On Oct. 26, about 40 people gathered in the Pike Room at Lord Fletcher’s for the first public screening of “Mikinaak,” a documentary-style pilot shot over the summer on … Continue reading Locals search for a lake legend in ‘Mikinaak’

New children’s book takes readers on a Lake Minnetonka adventure

Mikaela Casey always knew that Lake Minnetonka was a special place, and her first book, “Lenny the Loon: An Adventure on Lake Minnetonka,” highlights its natural beauty and unique sights for young readers. “I grew up on the lake, and I just feel so lucky and so grateful; we really took advantage of it,” says … Continue reading New children’s book takes readers on a Lake Minnetonka adventure

Colder Weather Has Boat Owners Looking to Get Off the Lake

October is always a busy time at marinas. But with the recent snow up north, and temperatures here in the Twin Cities starting to dip down to at or below freezing overnights, some boat owners are a little concerned about getting their boats out of the water. At North Shore Marina on Lake Minnetonka, the … Continue reading Colder Weather Has Boat Owners Looking to Get Off the Lake

Orono seeks end to LMCD milfoil harvesting program

The Orono City Council, at its meeting on Sept. 24, voted to request that the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) discontinue its Eurasian milfoil harvesting program on Lake Minnetonka. The council expressed frustration with the harvesting program during a presentation by LMCD Executive Director Vickie Schleuning at its meeting on Aug. 13, citing resident and … Continue reading Orono seeks end to LMCD milfoil harvesting program