West news briefs: Plymouth sells reduced-price bike helmets

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 7, 2013 - 1:29 PM

“The Gardener Guy” Paul James comes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this evening.

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City sells reduced-price bike helmets

Plymouth police and fire departments are selling reduced-price bike helmets twice a month throughout the summer.

The annual Bell Bike Helmet Program began May 2 and will continue on the first and third Thursday of each month through August. Helmets range in size from toddler to extra-large adult and cost $5 to $23.

For more information, call 763-509-5198 or go to www.plymouthmn.gov.


Volunteers needed for garden work

The city of Wayzata is seeking volunteers to help plant public gardens this month.

The gardening runs May 18 from 8:30 a.m. until the planting is finished.

Volunteers will meet at Wayzata Public Works, 299 W. Wayzata Blvd., for coffee, doughnuts and instructions.

Last year, more than 90 volunteers participated in the event.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/iEAgFX or call 952-473-0740.


City water plant wins national recognition

A new Edina water treatment plant has won the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s Grand Award for outstanding engineering projects.

The plant, which was finished in 2012, also won honorable recognition at a national meeting in Washington, D.C.

The treatment plant was built in the lower level of the municipal parking ramp adjacent to Jerry’s Foods in the GrandView District, at a cost of $5.9 million. City officials said the project was challenging because it was built inside a building.

The contractor, Municipal Builders Inc., won an Excellence in Construction award in January from the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter.

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