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
November 11

After 3 years, Minnetonka burial mound restoration reaches completion

Cooperation helps to heal wounds over cultural site.
November 2

Minnesota law requiring carbon monoxide detectors on boats wins national recognition

It's the first boating law of its kind in the U.S.
West Metro
October 9

Panel rules that material used in Orono mayoral campaign was illegal

Mayor Dennis Walsh won the election by 225 votes.
West Metro
September 27
The Minnetonka City Council has approved plans for a 49-unit affordable housing complex, a project that council members called a peek at the future of housing in the suburb.

After significant tweaks, Minnetonka approves 49-unit affordable housing complex

Council members said the project foreshadows future development in the suburb.
West Metro
September 16

How a Minnesota program could become the new standard in crisis intervention training

One-day class is designed to be more affordable and accessible.
August 19
“It’s a shame we have to fight like that, and bring all these old memories back,” said World War II veteran Mel Dahlberg, of Jordan, Minn.

Nazi resurgence alarms Minn. WWII vets, Holocaust survivors

In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.
West Metro
August 17

Mail fraud lands Lake Minnetonka millionaire back in jail after time served for welfare fraud

Colin Chisholm gets 4 more years after serving time for welfare fraud.
Super Bowl LII
August 8
A 46-year-old man was arrested during a sting in St. Peter, Minn. Southern Minnesota law enforcement agencies are ramping up sex trafficking stings.

Minnesota fights sex trafficking by cracking down on buyers

As the Super Bowl gets closer, law enforcement officials and nonprofits across Minnesota are taking aggressive new action to crack down on customers of prostitution and boosting programs aimed at keeping teens out of the sex trade.
West Metro
July 18

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to add some body cameras this year

Up to 40 devices could be rolled out by December.
West Metro
July 14
Boat traffic was heavy on Lake Minnetonka as daylight faded Friday, Ma...

Underage drinking rule on Lake Minnetonka targets owners, operators

It will be a misdemeanor for a boat owner or operator to knowingly allow or provide for underage drinking.
West Metro
July 13

Hennepin County leaders say new approach needed to address gaps — from housing to income

Officials estimated that eliminating the racial and ethnic income and employment disparities would mean $4.6 billion in income growth
West Metro
July 8

Cities adapt to citizens' hunger for info, add communication jobs

Few metro cities had communications teams when Helen LaFave started her job in Plymouth 30 years ago. Now almost every suburb has staff members running…
West Metro
July 6
The Lake Minnetonka Association, in partnership with Life�s a Beach Sh...

Boaters heeded safety messages on Lake Minnetonka over July 4th

It appeared after Wednesday's annual cleanup near Big Island that there also was less trash littering the lake.
Don't Miss
July 3

Boating season in Minnesota is shaping up to be a deadly one

At this point in the year, 2017 boater fatalities are at the highest level in 12 years.
West Metro
June 26

Man arrested in shooting death in Minnetonka released from jail

The man arrested in the shooting death at a retail storage outlet in Minnetonka last week was released from jail.Thomas E. Luetzow, 58, of…
West Metro
June 17

Therapeutic horseback riding program leaves Minnetonka after 35 years

Program found a 'good match' in Medina after losing its land after nearly four decades.
Super Bowl LII
June 14
Minnesotans showed early interest in being part of Super Bowl LII next February at U.S. Bank Stadium, submitting 3,727 applications to volunteer in just a few hours Wednesday.

Group unveils $1M campaign to fight Super Bowl sex trafficking

The effort brings together public and private sector, with input from survivors.
Minnesota storms
June 1

Hundreds of thousands lack power in Twin Cities

A lazy warm front spawned a series of storms that battered Minnesota with wind, hail and heavy rain. More storms are expected Saturday night.
West Metro
May 27

Minnesota boaters face a new regulation, speed rules for Memorial Day

New law this year requires carbon monoxide detectors on boats with enclosed cabins.
West Metro
May 23

Target asks Minnetonka to delay vote on liquor store, mulls existing one

Target officials said they will look to buy an existing liquor store rather than add a new one.
West Metro
April 5

Minnetonka affordable housing project draws criticism from neighbors

Neighbors worry size of affordable apartment project makes it bad fit.
West Metro
March 13

SWLRT critics say Minnehaha watershed had conflict of interest in permit approval

Minnehaha Creek agency is accused of conflict of interest over land sale.
West Metro
March 11

Spring is almost here: Mississippi opens for navigation; area lakes ice-out

Early ice-outs across metro are setting records after warm winter
West Metro
March 4

Slices of Excelsior history up for sale after city replaces meters, street signs

Hundreds of parking meters and street signs from decades ago have been put up for sale.
West Metro
March 3

Hennepin County medical examiner's office pursues relocating from downtown Minneapolis to Minnetonka

A proposed $58 million facility, also serving Dakota and Scott counties, could be built east of the county's Home School.