Wayzata High student, Lauren Hlavacek honored with United Nations Association award for volunteer service

A Wayzata High School senior is being recognized by the United Nations Association of the U.S. for her volunteer efforts in the community. Lauren Hlavacek earned the association’s National Community Service Ambassador Award, which is given to high school and college students who have given 100 hours of volunteer service through at least 12 service …

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WAYZATA TEACHERS CONNECT WITH BUSINESS LEADERS

More than 3,500 students attend Wayzata High School. It’s a school known for academic excellence, but it’s no time for the teachers to get complacent. That’s why, 240 of Wayzata’s teachers visited various Twin Cities businesses as part of ‘Teacher Field Experience Day.’ “We’ve got all sorts of companies, small, large, midsize companies that are …

Work to improve busy Wayzata intersection gets underway

Construction work is beginning this week to realign and improve a busy Wayzata intersection. The city’s project will include the reconstruction and realignment of the intersection at Superior and Wayzata boulevards along with a new traffic signal system, lighting along Superior Boulevard and landscaped medians. The work will realign Wayzata Boulevard as the primary street …

Open house on Wayzata 2040 Comprehensive Plan will be April 23

Residents are invited to learn about the draft Wayzata 2040 Comprehensive Plan and provide input at an open house 5:30-7 p.m., with a 6 p.m. presentation, Tuesday, April 23, at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice St. E. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the planning team, review the draft plan and provide …

Wayzata High School to host state speech tournament

The best high school orators in the state of Minnesota will converge on Wayzata High School April 12-13 for the Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament. The Class A Tournament will take place on Friday, April 12, while Class AA participants will take center stage on Saturday, April 13. A number of students from …

An 1893 Lake Minnetonka Sloop Changed Sailing Boat Designs Forever

The Onawa, a 26-foot, shallow-draught sloop, was instrumental in changing the design of sailing boats at the turn of the 20th century. Built in 1893 by “Minnetonka’s Boat Builder” Arthur Dyer for Hazen and Ward Burton, the boat was conceived with the idea that greater speed could be attained by sailing over the water, rather …

Open house for Wayzata Parks and Trails Master Plan rescheduled for April 30

Due to snow, the Wayzata Parks and Trails Board has rescheduled its open house meeting that was originally set for April 11. The rescheduled meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice. St. E. The meeting will feature a summary of the parks and trails master plan, as well …