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

Shoring up a treasured island

On busy Lake Minnetonka, Big Island is a sanctuary.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 11:29 PM

Candidates vie in Carver primaries

Challengers are running against incumbents next Tuesday in three of five districts for the Carver County Board.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 04:20 PM

Many vie for Three Rivers board positions

Four candidates in one district and three in another are seeking the chance to move on to November's ballot.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 03:58 PM

Researchers move from Minnetonka to other lakes to scan for wrecks

Two archaeologists aim to find history on the bottom of Lake Waconia, White Bear Lake.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 11:14 PM

Three Rivers board readies a tech upgrade

The district's computer system is to get $3 million revamp.

Updated: July 21, 2012, - 09:26 PM

Victoria City Council grants Archie's Landing a permit

Victoria City Council voted to grant the little boat launch a permit.

Updated: July 09, 2012, - 09:34 PM

Often-absent Barbara Derus quits Three Rivers Park Board

Work-related trips to Europe hurt Barbara Derus' attendance.

Updated: July 05, 2012, - 11:45 PM

Pedestrian safety to be upgraded on Hwy. 101

The stretch of state highway is under scrutiny after a 12-year-old-girl was hit and killed there.

Updated: July 03, 2012, - 11:49 PM

A little boat launch waits to re-open in Victoria

A complaint forced 84-year-old Archie Leizinger to close his landing until he gets a $1,500 permit, prompting a debate about fair access. He charges $6 a boat and a Dr Pepper.

Updated: July 03, 2012, - 08:31 AM

Often-absent Three Rivers parks official to leave post

Work travel keeps Barbara Derus from many Three Rivers meetings.

Updated: June 29, 2012, - 07:03 AM

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