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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Developers set to bring apartments to Mound’s Commerce Place Shopping Center

Mound City Council continued the discussion of turning a portion of Commerce Place Shopping Center into an apartment building during their March 26 meeting. The construction is proposed by Schafer Richardson, who have owned the building approximately 15 years. Vice President of Development, Maureen Michalski and Project Manager Trevor Martinez stood in front of the …

Lake Minnetonka neighbors, social media help find missing corgi puppy

A small island in Priest’s Bay of Lake Minnetonka has a new name — “Izzy Island” — thanks to the search and rescue of a corgi puppy the night of April 9. Isabella, commonly called Izzy, escaped from the gated backyard of her Mound home and was eventually found on an island around 11 p.m. …

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

Spring Park city council approves summer concert, discusses run-off

The Spring Park City Council unanimously approved a summer concert permit for Lord Fletcher’s Restaurant at its March 18 meeting. In the city’s attempt to address neighborhood concerns, a reasonable list of conditions has been developed over the years which limit the measure of sound, restrict the days and hours of operation and require a …

Westonka Community and Commerce names two members of the year

The Westonka Community and Commerce (WCC) announced not one but two members of the year for 2018 at their March 14th meeting. Bob Christians and Christine Charlson were both presented with Member of the Year Awards in recognition of their contributions to the community through their participation in the Westonka Community and Commerce. The winner …

Rum makes maple syrup better, says Wayzata’s Bellecour restaurant

When Mary and Don Somers began their habit of dining at Bellecour, they would show up with a gift: a bottle of maple syrup produced at Somerskogen Sugarbush, their 17-acre maple forest in Minnetrista, about a dozen miles west of the Wayzata restaurant. “It was incredibly delicious, and we asked ourselves, ‘Why aren’t we serving …