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 …

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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 …

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips to host opioid crisis conversation April 22 in Shorewood

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, who represents Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, will host a free community conversation focused on the opioid crisis on Monday, April 22, at Shorewood Community & Event Center, 5735 Country Club Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Phillips, along with state Sen. Chris Eaton …

Rep. Morrison to host listening session Tuesday, April 16, in Shorewood

Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) will host a listening session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Shorewood Community and Event Center, 5735 Country Club Road. Morrison represents Minnesota House District 33B, which includes Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay and portions of Chanhassen and Orono. Full Story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/free/rep-morrison-to-host-listening-session-tuesday-april-in-shorewood/article_4f471f18-5b00-11e9-9bb6-b707d76ca620.html

Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 20, in Excelsior Commons

Our Savior Lutheran Church & School will host a community Easter egg hunt in the Commons on Saturday, April 20. The free event will take place rain or shine. Four separate hunts will be at 11 a.m., grouped by ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11. There will be 16,000 candy-filled eggs scattered throughout the park. …