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

Familiar names among Three Rivers candidates

Because of redistricting, all five elected commissioner jobs in Three Rivers Park District will come before voters next month.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 10:20 AM

3 Richfield police officers on paid leave after fatal shooting

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Updated: October 08, 2012, - 08:15 PM

30-year-old man angry with God held in 'rampage' on Buffalo churches

Six churches in Buffalo were the target of a rock-throwing rampage and inflammatory messages about homosexuality regarding religion and sexual orientation.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 07:31 AM

Carver County launches anti-suicide effort

The county wants less stigma and more public discussion of mental health.

Updated: September 25, 2012, - 04:28 PM

Coon Rapids Dam faces big overhaul

Effort to prevent Asian carp will affect hundreds of homeowners.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 06:35 PM

Lake Minnetonka cities may add bowfishing law to their quiver

Communities around Lake Minnetonka look for uniform way to regulate the sport.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 12:49 AM

Coldwater Spring debuts with a new look

A major landscape restoration project drastically changed the historic spring area, which reopens this week. Not all are pleased.

Updated: September 03, 2012, - 11:28 PM

2 sets of anti-haze rules draw critics

State, U.S. officials at odds over how quickly the taconite industry must clear the air over prime wilderness areas.

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 09:23 PM

Rehab for Three Rivers bike trails is big cost coming due

Just as highways need repair and occasional rebuilding, bike trails can also require some high-cost maintenance.

Updated: August 26, 2012, - 09:57 PM

Lake Independence turns green; lakeshore owners are seeing red

10 years after Lake Independence was declared polluted, frustrated lakeshore owners are suing dairy farmer.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 11:41 AM

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