Friday, May 17, 2013
City seats that will be on the November 5 general election ballot include the mayor and two at-large council seats.
The city of Minnetonka will hold a municipal election this fall. City seats that will be on the November 5 general election ballot include the mayor and two at-large council seats. Filings for these offices open Tuesday, May 21, and remain open through Tuesday, June 4. Interested persons may file for these offices during regular city hall hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The filing fee is $5. Please note city offices will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. To be eligible for office, candidates must be at least 21 years of age upon assuming office, and be a resident of Minnetonka for at least 30 days prior to the general election. A primary election will be held Tuesday, August 13, if more than two people file for…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A dedication of the park is being planned for June 22 during the Ice Cream Social.
From the city of Minnetonka: Decorative railings have recently been installed on the pedestrian bridge spanning Minnehaha Creek at Baker Road in Minnetonka. Rock walls were added in the gaps between the railings and the bridge. A dedication of the park is being planned for June 22 during the Ice Cream Social. The Upper Minnehaha Creek Corridor extends from the creek headwaters at Gray’s Bay for six miles through the city of Minnetonka, encompassing nearly one-third of the creek’s length. This area is unique in many ways—most notably, about 85 percent of the adjoining land is either publicly owned or controlled. Recognizing that this represented an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on creating a premier natural resource for residents…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Wondering what all the fuss is about at Williston Fitness Center? Come find out at a free open house Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wondering what all the fuss is about at Williston Fitness Center? Come find out at a free open house Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Williston Center is located at 14509 Minnetonka Drive in Minnetonka. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Pedal and Ride for Parkinson’s will kick off the season with a 10-mile Fun Bike Ride, so bring your bike. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Pedal and Ride for Parkinson’s will have bikes on display and available to demo. To schedule a bike demo, call Mary Jo at 952.939.8359.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Walks take place in a Minnetonka park where native habitat restoration is underway.
The following was released by the city of Minnetonka: This year, you can participate in a series of workshops and plant walks offered by Minnetonka’s natural resource division staff. Other workshops are also offered through various community organizations. See the table for dates, times and topics. Register for workshops and plant walks by visiting the Natural Resource Workshops page or call 952.988.8400, unless otherwise indicated. About the guided plant walks Walks take place in a Minnetonka park where native habitat restoration is underway. Walk with the city’s restoration specialist and learn about recent restoration activities. Look for and identify wildflowers where buckthorn has been removed, and see some now-uncommon woody species…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Retirement recognition for Fire Chief Joe Wallin, liquor licenses for Glen
Lake Cafe and more.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A city-hosted night for kids is planned this Friday from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
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Wednesday, March 6
Need a night away from the kids? On Friday, March 8, bring kids ages 4–10 to the Williston Fitness Center for a pizza dinner (6 p.m.), swimming, playing in the Williston Treehouse, playing games, making arts and crafts and watching a movie. Four- and five-year-olds will be restricted to the splash pad pool. Drop kids off at 5:30 p.m.; pick them up by 10 p.m. Make sure to bring a swimsuit and towel. Cost is $26 per child and $21 per child for families with multiple children attending. Course #28065. Call 952-939-8203 to register.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Jobs will be posted online by the end of the day on Friday.
Friday, February 22
If you’re looking for summer employment opportunities with the city of Minnetonka, positions will be posted online by the end of the day Friday, Feb. 22. Departments hiring for the summer include recreation, public works and natural resources. Jobs range from part-time to full-time and many positions involve working evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Descriptions of positions available can be found on the website. To apply, a completed online city application must be submitted—no paper applications will be accepted.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mayor Terry Schneider said the city hopes to help turn Ridgedale Center into a destination instead of just a place to buy shoes.
In early January, Macy’s announced the consolidation of its two separate stores in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Center into one expanded location beginning in early 2014 freeing up space for a new Nordstrom store. But Minnetonka city officials don't want to stop there. They'd like to see Ridgedale become less of a shopping mall and more of a destination. At Wednesday's State of the City address, Mayor Terry Schneider said a new upscale restaurant will be added around the time Nordstrom joins retailers in the mall. "This will change the dynamics of the mall considerably," he said. "We would like to see a place where people can go for other things than just to buy a pair of shoes." Schneider said Ridgedale could become a "mini downtown" with neat …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As Minnetonka residents grow older, the city deals with issues like senior housing.
At Wednesday's State of the City address, Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider talked about the aging population of Minnetonka. As more and more baby boomers retire, concerns arise about the amount of senior housing and attracting younger people to the homes left behind by baby boomers. Watch the mayor's comments from Wednesday above.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Attendees must RSVP by Feb. 1.
Want to find out more about the past, present and future of Minnetonka? The 2013 State of the City address will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider will present the 2013 State of the City at the Minnetonka Community Center. A continental breakfast will be served. RSVP by Feb. 1 to Karen Telega at email@example.com or 952-939-8211.