Fire safety awards for a dozen Minnesota communities
To qualify for the award from The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation, fire departments had to have zero fire deaths in residential structures or a 10% reduction from the previous year, have an active fire prevention program and demonstrate a commitment to preventing residential fires.
Mpls. City Council Votes In Favor Of SWLRT Plan
Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan many Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
TrodesJackFlip Releases SoundShielder - An Automatic Volume Control for Streaming Media
TrodesJackFlip, a new software company located in Minnetonka, MN, has released its first software application - SoundShielder - that addresses the troublesome loudness variations in streaming media, such as loud advertisements, low dialog levels in movies, or unexpected volume differences when switching sources.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
Supervisors hold hearing on land sale
The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday morning concerning the possible sale of land owned by the county, located south of the courthouse.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Hennepin County offers citizens' academies
At Citizens Academies, residents take field trips to facilities from garages to jails and get an overview of how the county functions.
Minnesota: Beware of veiled spending increases, MnSCU: Pioneer Press editorials
New labor agreements are among milestones for MnSCU, the state's largest education system, as it prepares for a new school year.
Two-year construction project starts next month on Bushaway Road
After decades without any changes, winding Bushaway Road on Lake Minnetonka - claimed to be the first registered road after Minnesota became a state - is getting a major renovation.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Your Turn: Fridays off? Yes, for some small city hallsYour Turn:...
Your Turn: Fridays off? Yes, for some small city halls Small cities around Lake Minnetonka see 4-day workweeks as perk for staff.
Wall Street Journal
Endo Puts Medical-Device Unit on Auction Block
Endo International PLC has put its medical-device unit up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter, just three years after buying the business.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
DNR: Zebra Mussels Found In Christmas Lake
Staff from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District discovered eight zebra mussels in Christmas Lake, which is just south of Lake Minnetonka in Shorewood.
My first locally designed garment was a white silk and cotton dress with an orange and black zigzag hem, festooned with a black county fairstyle silk ribbon.
West news briefs: Eden Prairie police collecting unused medications
The city's open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening will take place at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the park, 15455 55th Av.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Kenneth E. Brick, 66, of Minnetonka; Steven D. Kanatz, 59, of Brooklyn Center; Sean P. Quinn, 42, of Brookfield, Wis.; James W. Schuhrke, 44, of Hammond, Ind.; each fined $120.
Deephaven woman who lived in mansion, owned yacht pleads guilty to welfare fraud
Deephaven resident Andrea Chisholm, who with her husband was charged with illegally receiving welfare and other benefits while living in a mansion and owning a yacht, pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to a year behind bars.
West school briefs: Minnetonka science teacher honored
Joe Cossette, who will begin his first year of teaching science at Minnetonka High School this fall, has been chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Will the new Eagan outlet mall weaken Albertville Premium Outlets?
From merchandising and advertising to real estate and technology, business reporters offer insight into the latest trends and people that define today's top retailers.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Excelsior library closes its doors Saturday before new one opens
After nearly 50 years serving south Lake Minnetonka communities, Excelsior's library is closing this weekend to make way for a new Hennepin County Library .
Mon Aug 11, 2014
KARE11's Tim McNiff ready to move on
TV morning anchor Tim McNiff, right, shares a laugh with chief editor Ray Wells III at the station in Golden Valley, Minn., on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2104.
Finance and Commerce
Top Transactions: Wayzata market 'hotter than a pistol'
A panoramic view of Lake Minnetonka, maintenance free living and easy access to downtown shops and restaurants helped Julia and Michael Fink decide to trade their single family home for this $1.55 million townhome at 716 Widsten Circle in Wayzata.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
CoV Wayzata channels a casual Nantucket style with oysters, crab cakes, and burgers
Wayzata's culinary landscape has witnessed some dramatic shifts this year. Sunsets Wayzata, a spacious lakefront restaurant that served the western suburbs for 25 years, closed in February.