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

Bidding adieu to Camp Kingswood

Three Rivers Park District is interested in acquiring the 65-year-old Bible camp in Minnetrista that contains a pristine glacial lake.

Updated: June 26, 2012, - 04:34 PM

Eagle-eye photographer solves mystery of missing Chaska bird

An eaglet rescued after a severe storm 14 years ago in Chaska has been tracked to a nest in St. Peter, where it is flourishing.

Updated: June 14, 2012, - 09:55 PM

Monticello approves broadband transitional plan

City Council takes step to resolve municipal net's financial woes.

Updated: June 11, 2012, - 09:33 PM

Monticello's model broadband effort in peril

But Monticello says it won't abandon FiberNet's 1,700 customers.

Updated: June 07, 2012, - 11:09 PM

Get the 'dirt' on dirt at the Arboretum

The Arboretum gets down and dirty this summer with art, displays and programs about what's beneath our feet.

Updated: June 06, 2012, - 12:26 AM

Trout return near MOA

Brook trout dart in Ike's Creek in Bloomington, a rehabilitated sliver of nature not far from mall parking ramps and jets flying low overhead.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 11:12 PM

Hwy. 5 getting a makeover

A summer package of road improvements in Chanhassen and Victoria will have detours a-plenty.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 02:08 PM

Eden Prairie plans road work as business expands, adds jobs

The city is planning $45 million in road improvements over the next few years to accommodate UnitedHealth Group's expansion.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 12:08 PM

Offshore snack-bar idea floated

Entrepreneurs want to launch a shop on the water on Lake Minnetonka, but skeptical officials say it would be unsafe for boaters and wildlife.

Updated: May 20, 2012, - 12:52 AM

Lake Waconia island is empty without its cormorants

Biologists are puzzled about why large flocks of cormorants have suddenly disappeared from the metro area's second-largest lake.

Updated: May 15, 2012, - 09:31 PM

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