Monthly Archives: July 2015

Video: Minnetonka Schools K-5 Coding Curriculum

The program gives students a valuable building block for their futures in today’s world, as well as lessons that go beyond the classroom. “It’s building a foundation for a lot of things,” teacher Kirsten Lunzer said. Continue reading

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Former Voyager Bank CEO Timothy Owens admits obstructing Fed exam

Voyager Bank’s former CEO has pleaded guilty to obstructing a Federal Reserve Board of Governors examination, Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Timothy Owens , 55 of Wayzata, was indicted in December . Continue reading

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Cecil the lion: Safari Club suspends membership of accused hunter

Piper Hoppe, 10, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, holds a sign at the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in protest against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015. Piper Hoppe, 10, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, hol… Continue reading

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Minnesota punk vets Suicide Commandos adopt a highway

Western suburbs residents who drive along County Rd. 16 near the Minnehaha Creek crossover in Minnetonka will notice a new blue sign along the way that may seem like a joke at first: “Adopt-a-Highway / Next 1.5 Miles Thanks to the Suicide Commandos Pun… Continue reading

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Historic 111-year-old Wazyata house saved, relocated for a second life

The house, built by Thomas Wise, is one of six in Wayzata left from 1904, according to the historical society. It has been lifted up to be moved to a new site. Continue reading

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IMRIS Announces Going Concern Sale

Company Reaches Agreement With Deerfield Management Company, L.P. to Purchase Imaging and Service Businesses and Robotics Intellectual Property MINNETONKA, MN, July 24, 2015 – IMRIS Inc. today announced that investment funds managed by Deerfield Manage… Continue reading

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Minnesotans’ debate over Iran nuclear deal strikes personal tone

The starkly different ways in which Minnetonka residents Andrew Parker and Mehr Jay Shahidi view the historic nuclear deal with Iran provides the emotional backdrop for what is shaping up to be the most important foreign policy debate of Barack Obama’s… Continue reading

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Ingeo Biopolymer Tops ‘Smallest Carbon Footprint’ List Among Commonly Used Plastics

With many consumer product brands increasingly looking to reduce their carbon footprint, several different types of plastics recently have had reassessments of their eco-profile – energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions . In step with this market tre… Continue reading

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Dayton land in Orono now slated for a housing subdivision

Doug Dayton restored nearly 40 acres of native prairie grasslands in the plot he bought in Orono in the 1960s. Coveted prairie grasslands, dense woods and quiet lakeshore in northeast Orono are now slated to be subdivided into high-end homes. Continue reading

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Minnesota comes alive on a Saturday night

They lift seven bottles, releasing water to replenish the Mississippi River. “They’re angels,” says a little girl, her blond braid neatly anchored by a pink headband. Continue reading

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