This western Twin Cities suburbs is home to both the country's largest privately owned company (Cargill) and the state's largest publicly owned company (United Healthcare).

West Metro
May 23

Boating season kicks off with more inspections

Thanks to $10 million from the state, counties are ramping up work to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels.
West Metro
May 22

More zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake outside treatment area

The battle continues to keep a west-metro lake free of zebra mussels. After costly and groundbreaking efforts to kill off zebra mussels on Christmas Lake…
West Metro
May 14
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Damaged Lake Minnetonka burial mounds will be restored

The discovery of ancient remains recently halted work on County Road 101 in Minnetonka.
West Metro
May 5

More than half of western Twin Cities lakes get passing grade on water quality

Despite record flooding last year, more than half of west metro area lakes, bays and ponds got a passing grade in an annual report. The…
West Metro
April 27

Site of former sewage plant restored to wetland near Long Lake

Watershed District’s project also repairs, restores meandering Long Lake Creek near Orono.
West Metro
April 20

Treatments on Christmas Lake kill off zebra mussels

A small west metro lake has successfully gotten rid of zebra mussels in a small area of the lake — a feat few lakes have been able to accomplish in the fight against aquatic invasive species. The success story could also provide lessons for other infested Minnesota lakes and rivers.
South Metro
April 16

Suspected serial burglar charged in Minnetonka case

A Shakopee man charged Thursday in connection with a home burglary in Minnetonka also is suspected of committing several other suburban burglaries over the past…
West Metro
April 14

Hennepin County appoints new manager, ousts incumbent on Minnehaha Creek board

Hennepin County commissioners reappointed one incumbent and ousted another Tuesday when filling two spots on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s board. The commissioners appointed incumbent…
West Metro
April 8

Minnetonka tax preparer pleads guilty to ID theft, not filing taxes

John William Zastrow admits stealing clients’ refunds, evading taxes, authorities say.
West Metro
April 7

Minnetonka residents sue Met Council over SW LRT line

Minnetonka residents filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Metropolitan Council, arguing the agency didn’t take adequate steps to review the environmental impact of the proposed 16-mile Southwest Light Rail line in the west metro suburb.
West Metro
April 4

Boaters buoyed by early ice-outs, but hope rain raises water levels

Ice is retreating from lakes, which are low, and most of the state is bone dry.
West Metro
April 3

Ice-out on Lake Minnetonka expected this weekend

The much-anticipated mark of spring is almost here: Ice-out is expected to be declared on Lake Minnetonka this weekend — about three weeks earlier than last year.
March 31

West metro cities seek state funding for special projects

Several west metro cities are at the Minnesota State Capitol this year asking for state aid for several projects — everything from a Lake Minnetonka pier to ice arena renovations in Plymouth.
West Metro
March 27

Deputies to step up patrols on Lake Minnetonka

Conservation district grant will allow Sheriff’s Office to have deputy patrolling at peak times.
West Metro
March 20

Minnetonka condo association penalized for treatment of families with children

Suit accused Minnetonka condo association of discriminating against families with children.
West Metro
March 20

Minnetonka woman, missing for nearly 3 weeks, is found

Police said they have found a Minnetonka woman who has been missing for nearly three weeks. Justine Brandt, 29, of Minnetonka, waslocated in Minneapolis after…
March 19

Park Board approves upper river purchase

Vote adds first major West Bank parcel since river plan adopted
West Metro
March 11

Minnetonka cracks down on poop pick-up in city parks

Starting Saturday, the suburb will step up education on pet-waste law.
West Metro
March 10

Hennepin County interviews for openings on Minnehaha Creek Watershed board

Hennepin County commissioners interviewed applicants for Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s board Tuesday, and are expected to appoint two board members March 17 from the 11…
West Metro
March 5

Minnetonka teenager charged with shooting father in face

A teenager was charged Thursday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office with shooting his father in the face at their Minnetonka home, severely wounding him.…
West Metro
March 3

Partner in Twin Cities luxury home company sentenced for role in swindle

Carter Siverson was a partner in luxury firm.
West Metro
March 3

Minnesota anglers remove fish houses after shortened season

For much of the state, Monday was the last day for permanent shelters on the waterways.
West Metro
February 20

After controversy, Minnehaha Creek gets more applicants for board

After a controversial year for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s leadership, more people are vying for two open spots on its board.The district, one of…
West Metro
February 6

Within 24 hours, three vehicles break through thin ice on Lake Minnetonka

Authorities are again warning the public to stay off thin ice on Lake Minnetonka after a third vehicle, a snowmobile, went through the ice over…
West Metro
February 4

Minnetonka approves new senior co-op, the final phase of decade-long project

One Two One will house 54 senior units in a cooperative building.