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

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 …

Harbor District project ending?

At their March 12 meeting, the Mound City Council discussed Mound Harbor LLC’s request to renegotiate the purchase and development agreement for a 21 unit townhome project in the Mound Harbor District. According to Mound Director of Finance and Administrative Services Catherine Pausche’s presentation to the council, this renegotiation was prompted by the soil conditions …

Westonka community leaders reflect on past, future projects

Westonka Community and Commerce held the first Night with Community Leaders on March 13 at the Westonka Performing Arts Center. Speakers at the event included Westonka Schools Superintendent Kevin Borg, Mound City Manager Eric Hoversten, Mound Mayor Ray Salazar, Minnetrista Mayor Lisa Whalen and Orono Mayor Denny Walsh. Past President of Westonka Community and Commerce …