Monthly Archives: June 2015

Minnesota fishing report

Alexandria area: Anglers are enjoying good walleye action on lakes such as Reno, Mary, and Miltona using leeches or nightcrawlers at 17-25 feet. Bass and northerns are active on the chain of lakes near weed lines at 12-14 feet. Continue reading

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Western Twin Cities suburbs seek project funding after tough session at Capitol

Request denied: Bloomington’s request for funds to expand and improve the light-rail station at the Mall of America was turned down. Most west metro cities that made funding requests this year for state aid were excluded again in the Legislature’s bond… Continue reading

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Minnetonka teen scores perfect 36 on ACT – and he’s not in high school yet

Frank Lu scored a perfect 36 when the Minnetonka teen took the ACT college entrance exam a second time last year, in mid-June — as an eighth-grader. Frank Lu earned a 34 when the Minnetonka teen took the ACT college entrance exam last year, an envious… Continue reading

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Gated communities haven’t taken off in Minnesota

Like most homes in the Bearpath gated community in Eden Prairie, this $1.9 million mansion overlooks the golf course. When the first homes went up in 1994, some thought it would lead similar exclusive communities to spread across the state. Continue reading

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Recovery crew reaches remote site of plane crash in Alaska that killed all 9 onboard

On Friday as the couple from Minnetonka, Minnesota, were getting ready for their day, Judy Thompson flipped on the TV and heard about a sightseeing plane carrying cruise ship passengers that crashed in Alaska, killing all nine on board. The news rattle… Continue reading

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With a ding, a lesson in responsibility and integrity

I would like to saint a gentleman named Justin. Recently, I was enjoying an evening out with some friends at Grumpy’s Restaurant in Roseville and had to leave early to go home to take care of my elderly father. Continue reading

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Minnetonka Eats: A guide through the foodie-verse of the western ‘burbs

Tiffany Winter admits it: She was spoiled. She got to grow up right on Lake Minnetonka, and when she’s away from the water she feels like she’s in a desert. Continue reading

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WPS, United seek rate hikes of more than 10 percent for some plans

Only two health insurers that sell coverage in southeastern Wisconsin filed notices that their requested rates for 2016 would increase 10 percent or more for plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act. Only two health insurers that sell coverage in… Continue reading

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Southwest light rail cost cutting leans to Eden Prairie

Various ways to trim $341 million from the Southwest light-rail project’s burgeoning budget were bandied about Wednesday, and while no decisions were made, an advisory committee appears to be leaning toward a solution that hits Eden Prairie the hardest… Continue reading

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Health inspectors scrutinizing suburban pools

Joe Jurusik, at an apartment complex pool in Brooklyn Center, is one of the Hennepin County Environmental Health inspectors who check pools in 38 of the county’s 45 communities. Before anyone dips a toe in the shimmering blue water of this Brooklyn Cen… Continue reading

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