Tom Meersman

Reporter | West Metro
Phone: 612-673-7388
Tom Meersman covers Lake Minnetonka, Three Rivers Park District, suburban growth and other topics in Hennepin and Carver counties.

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Bucolic Corcoran paves way for change

A farm community since the 1850s, Corcoran is the last town in Hennepin County to add sewer and water lines. Will development follow?

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 11:51 PM

Incumbents returned in many west-metro races

Hennepin and Carver boards will see little change, but the Three Rivers Park District will have four new elected commissioners.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 12:22 PM

All Hennepin County board incumbents win

In other races: John Gunyou won Three Rivers seat; Richfield passes school levy

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 11:25 AM

Minnehaha Creek getting renewed in St. Louis Park

A suburban stretch will get natural curves again as its winding route is restored.

Updated: October 26, 2012, - 09:55 PM

West metro candidates make their case for mayor

Excelsior, Robbinsdale and Victoria are getting new mayors. Meanwhile, candidates in Edina, Chaska and Mound are hoping to unseat the incumbent.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 12:22 PM

Appeals Court allows home wind turbine in Orono

Judges reject Orono's argument that homeowner's structure was not allowed under city ordinance.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 08:39 PM

Most Hennepin incumbents seek re-election

Property taxes and county spending are big issues in Hennepin County Commissioner races.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 04:05 PM

Most Hennepin incumbents seek re-election

Property taxes and county spending are big issues in Hennepin County Commissioner races.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 08:02 AM

Carver County candidates shun debates

Candidates in four of five Carver County Board districts refused to appear at League of Women Voters forums, alleging lack of impartiality.

Updated: October 13, 2012, - 07:00 PM

Maple Grove nature center tries to take a back seat to nature

The new Eastman Nature Center in Maple Grove intends to bring visitors closer to nature without sidetracking them.

Updated: October 12, 2012, - 09:25 PM

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