National Youth Sailing Championship Comes to Lake Minnetonka

For the first time since 2006, Lake Minnetonka will be home to the exclusive youth regatta that crowns the national sailing champion every year. In July, 230 sailors on 115 X-boats (a type of racing yacht) will sail across Lake Minnetonka in hopes of winning one of 12 coveted trophies. The first annual Inland Lake …

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Sober captains for boaters

When Brad McGill purchased Dry Drivers 11 years ago, he didn’t expect it to take over his life and move from land to water. With McGill at the helm, Dry Drivers became Designated Drivers under the company DASSHH, a company with a mission to keep people safe as they get to their destination — particularly …

Lake Minnetonka high water declaration is over!

Boaters, get ready for your lives to speed up a bit: The high water declaration for Lake Minnetonka has been terminated. The announcement was made Wednesday, June 12 by the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) and is effective immediately following three consecutive days with lake water levels below 930 feet. Although a no-wake order has …

Expanded no wake restrictions on Lake Minnetonka may be lifted soon

Lake Minnetonka’s expanded no wake restrictions could be lifted soon. The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) issued an expanded no wake order on May 31 after a wet start to the year caused water levels on the lake to rise above 930 feet. Since then, boaters have been required to go 5 mph or slower …

Coalition wants the LMCD eliminated

A coalition of city leaders, businesses and property owners told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District has "outlived its usefulness and duplicates government services" and should be "eliminated". Gabriel Jabbour owns and operates four marinas on Lake Minnetonka and he told KSTP the LMCD is overreaching its taxation authority and is a government …

LMCD will develop lakewide vegetation and AIS master plan

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District’s process to develop a lakewide vegetation and aquatic invasive species master plan will begin with a public meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Centennial Building, 5341 Maywood Rd., Mound. According to the conservation group, the changing landscape of aquatic invasive species and ecology of Lake Minnetonka has made …

Lake Minnetonka boathouse tour returns in late June

The popular Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka tour is returning in late June to benefit the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. The tour will be led by Melinda Nelson and Karen Melvin, authors of book “Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka.” There are two tours scheduled on Saturday, June 29. The first will run from 9:30 a.m. to …