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

Feb. 23: Met Council’s density requirements raise hackles in west metro

Minnetrista residents voice dismay over housing plans.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Historic Carver County farmstead in legal limbo

After the death of their father, who deeded the site to the Carver County Historical Society, two sons are disputing...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Mpls. Park Board to seek study of LRT tunnel under Kenilworth channel

Mpls. Park Board wants more information on option under channel.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 10:10 PM

$50,000 study of Southwest light-rail line tweaks earlier plan

Report concludes freight trains could be rerouted west.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 11:40 PM

Court: Taconite mine expansion does not need new environmental study

One of the state’s largest taconite mines does not need a new environmental study to expand and keep operating for...

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Xcel Energy wants a do-over in Plymouth

The utility seeks to withdraw a power line plan due to opposition. But citizens want to make sure the same...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Quarantine: A first in Minnesota's fight vs. spread of gypsy moths

A proposed quarantine in northeastern Minnesota would help keep the invasive species from infecting woods statewide.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Housing likely for Orono’s old golf course

To dismay of some residents, the city is expected to change its long-term plan to allow the project.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 12:40 AM

Chanhassen archaeological dig races clock, cold or very cold

Any artifacts left in Chanhassen wetland will be destroyed when road project begins later this year.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Lake Minnetonka cable group retains most members

Half of the commission’s 17 cities threatened to withdraw, but several decided against it before a Dec. 31 deadline.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 04:15 PM

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