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

Waconia sets the hook for Governor's Opener

The west-metro community is putting on its best face for its big moment: the Governor's Fishing Opener this weekend.

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 12:10 PM

Police say slain toddler lived with squalor, abuse in St. Bonifacius

In his short life, Cottrell Short suffered a skull fracture, broken arm and leg and a fatal infection.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 12:55 PM

Checking in? Plymouth may want to see ID

City would be first in area to ask that of all adult hotel guests.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 05:18 PM

Gunyou takes a run at Three Rivers park board

Well-known public administrator is seeking the Fourth District seat.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 08:38 PM

Old Log Theater might partner with Three Rivers Park District

The Stolz family is in talks with park officials about jointly using the theater on Lake Minnetonka .

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 12:12 PM

Goose control plan approved for area parks

Wildlife managers are primed to hold down numbers.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 07:47 PM

Wayzata begins demolition of former shopping center

A mix of retail and senior living apartments will sprout in downtown Wayzata, thanks to an improving economy.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 08:49 PM

Lake Minnetonka reveals a new trove of shipwrecks

A renewed effort to see what's lurking at the bottom of Lake Minnetonka has uncovered three historically significant shipwrecks from when the lake was a popular tourist attraction at the turn of the 20th century.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 07:08 AM

Lakes groups scuttle lawsuit

Associations from four west-metro lakes sought mandatory boat inspections to keep zebra mussels out of their lakes.

Updated: April 13, 2012, - 09:21 PM

Nuisance factor rising from zebra mussels in Lake Minnetonka

Invasive creatures have fouled lawn-sprinkler systems. Fire departments are on the alert.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 06:09 AM

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