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

Big chill: Why us? Why now?

A chunk of air from Canada has set up over Minnesota and is hanging around a while.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 10:49 AM

2014 wish list is long for west metro communities

Communities are lining up to to make requests of the state in 2014. Transportation issues are especially crucial for...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 02:07 PM

In Orono, a dispute over developing an aging golf course

Neighbors want the Lakeview course land to remain undeveloped, but its buyer plans to build a cluster of high-end homes there.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 02:53 PM

Bloomington gets new cross-country ski trail

Seeking to fulfill growing demand in the south metro, district commissioners approved the $5.75 million project at Hyland earlier this year.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Carver joins counties in installing weapons screening at courts

Officials say it can be tough to balance valid security concerns at courts with the need for free public access.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:14 PM

New leadership at Minnesota's Freshwater Society

Steve Woods will take the helm of the water research and advocacy center in Orono.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Massage parlors facing more regulation across Twin Cities

Afraid of prostitution, Chanhassen has joined a dozen other jurisdictions in imposing special requirements on massage parlors.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 08:30 PM

Family of slain Orono doctor says they had never heard of shooter

Dr. Stephen Larson, 74, was shot and killed at his home on Friday by Ted C. Hoffstrom, a 30-year-old St. Anthony law school graduate. The family expressed grief and thanked the public for its outpouring of sympathy.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Camp Kingswood has become history in Minnetrista

A 65-year-old summer camp bows out to a nature park with hiking trails.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 03:57 PM

Orono doctor's killer 'hostile' over mother's medical treatment

Ted Hoffstrom, the 30-year-old lawyer suspected of killing Dr. Stephen Larson, had expressed hostility toward Larson because of how the doctor had treated his mother in an undisclosed medical situation, police said.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 12:13 PM

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