Shipwreck enthusiast creates 3-D model of streetcar boat, Hopkins, in Lake Minnetonka

With the technology Ken Merryman uses, you can examine a sunken ship from all sides without getting wet. You can even create your own mini-version of the shipwreck to hold in your hands or display on your mantel. But Merryman has considerably higher goals than living-room décor. The co-founder of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation …

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Vehicle access to Lake Minnetonka closed at Wayzata Beach

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has closed motor vehicle access to Lake Minnetonka at Wayzata Beach until further notice. The closure, announced on Feb. 8 by the Sheriff’s Office, is due to a dangerous pressure ridge that makes it unsafe for vehicles to access the lake at that location. An alternative access onto Wayzata Bay …

John Henry III of Shorewood credits Apple’s Siri for saving his life

A Shorewood man credits Apple's Siri on his iPhone for saving his life after he crashed his snowmobile on Lake Minnetonka late Saturday night. John Henry III, 41, said he has snowmobiled for most of his life and had never had a crash until last weekend. "All of a sudden, 'Boom," he said. "I was …

Barriers, aeration to be next phases in MCWD carp management

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) continues their carp management efforts in the Six Mile Creek-Halsted Bay Subwatershed. This is a project that will span approximately 10 years. Most recently the MCWD has spent the winter constructing barriers north of Wassermann Lake and east of Mud Lake. Additional barriers will be added in the future. …

Motor vehicle access to Lake Minnetonka closed at Wayzata Beach

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has closed motor vehicle access to Lake Minnetonka at Wayzata Beach until further notice. The closure is due to a dangerous pressure ridge that makes it unsafe for vehicles to access the lake at that location. An alternative access onto Wayzata Bay exists at Arlington Circle, near the Wayzata Beach …

Local bikers gather at Cook’s Bay

Once and a while, Minnesota weather is agreeable. And on Sunday, Jan. 13, the weather was a balmy 35 degrees, there was no snow on the lakes, and the ice was safely thick. Perfect conditions for a gathering of thrill enthusiasts. So Rick Jostrom—mechanical engineer, motorcyclist, vintage snowmobiler, and Cook’s Bay resident—invited approximately 15 other …

Cold weather is good for Lake Minnetonka

The bitter cold this week may have made going outdoors miserable and dangerous, but it’s good for the health of Lake Minnetonka. Several days of arctic temperatures can cause thicker ice to form on lakes, which is a good thing, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said on its website Jan. 25. Full Story: https://www.swnewsmedia.com/lakeshore_weekly/news/local/good-news-about-the-cold-weather-it-s-good-for/article_251f5485-cefb-5b82-af54-c511aa67508d.html