Once named for Medicine Lake, the city incorporated in 1955. It is home to Wayzata High School, which has the largest enrollment for grades 9-12 in the state.

West Metro
May 26
Cowboy Jack�s Bar in Plymouth, MN. Folks chatting at the bar on a Frid...

Plymouth explores setting earlier bar close, penalizing Cowboy Jack's

The city says five DWI arrests so far this year involved people who drank at Cowboy Jack's.
West Metro
February 7

Hennepin County looks to increase staff to prosecute, investigate sex trafficking

Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
West Metro
January 30
Mug of David John Vanzo

Man who wheeled dying mother to bank pleads guilty

David Vanzo reported his mother dead hours after wheeling her into a bank.
West Metro
January 19

New hotels coming to Plymouth as part of 'urban-type village'

Project will be built on the old Four Seasons Mall site.
West Metro
January 7

West metro briefs: Hennepin County cities, schools receive $1.8M in sports grants

From new Minneapolis high school fitness centers to a new ice rink in St. Louis Park, schools and cities are benefiting from Hennepin County’s $1.8…
December 2, 2016

Why stores are better: A traditional experience with Santa and carols

With decorations, Santa and songs, stores offer a traditional experience you can't get online.
West Metro
November 25, 2016
Woofington daycare director Monica Tantalean brushed one of the dogs i...

Pet boarding gets plush in west metro, complete with flat-screen TV, spas

Businesses appeal to dog owners who want to spare no cost to pamper their pooches, especially in west metro suburbs where pet spending and ownership is highest.
South Metro
November 23, 2016

Three Rivers District shifts plan to bring parks to the people

The suburban park system is changing priorities from building up parks and amenities to bringing the massive system right to residents.
West Metro
November 11, 2016

Developer pitches turning vacant Four Seasons Mall into 'urban-type village'

Vacant Plymouth mall could become an "urban-type village."
West Metro
November 7, 2016

Hennepin County shifts child protection mission with new model

As child abuse cases rise, Hennepin County Board is considering plan to prevent it.
West Metro
October 17, 2016

Hennepin County's teen birthrates continue to decrease

Birthrate for Hennepin County teens falling faster than state's.
West Metro
October 10, 2016

Hot presidential race spurs record voter registration in Henn. Cty.

More than 740,000 Hennepin County voters have preregistered, breaking 2008's mark of 720,000 preregistered voters.
West Metro
September 20, 2016

Taxpayers in Hennepin, Ramsey counties can brace for a rate hike next year

Leaders in the state's most populous counties get their first look at 2017 budgets.
September 14, 2016

Acquisitive NCI distributor launches new product line

NCI launches new product line following three acquisitions that expands Plymouth science instrument distributor
West Metro
August 27, 2016

Obituary: At NASA or Land O'Lakes, Arlene Stansfield was an industry leader

When astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, Arlene Stansfield’s family members watched the big moment on their Golden Valley TV set while the mother…
West Metro
August 15, 2016

Plymouth residents raise concerns about discolored water

Thoughts of Flint, Mich., make some folks uneasy.
Don't Miss
August 12, 2016
A light rainbow appears over the Hennepin County Department of Communi...

Plymouth golf center has an unusual home at corrections facility

Hennepin County looks to spread the word and boost attendance at Parkers Lake facility, located outside the county workhouse.
West Metro
August 12, 2016

Plymouth reassuring residents that discolored water is still safe

Plymouth is reassuring residents that discolored, brown-tinted water is safe and the result of routine hydrant flushing this summer. The city sent a notice to…
West Metro
August 9, 2016

Teen Wayzata trap shooters compete against Plymouth police

Each side learned something from the other during the friendly competition, which could become an annual event.
West Metro
July 13, 2016

Brooklyn Park teen charged with seriously injuring two during Nerf wars game

A high school student was charged Wednesday with causing serious injury to two innocent bystanders last May during an organized game of Nerf wars in…
West Metro
June 9, 2016

Hennepin County attorney defends decision not to charge Plymouth officer

Mike Freeman said that the case for a lawsuit against the department is "groundless."
West Metro
June 8, 2016

No charges for Plymouth officer in fatal shooting of man in mental crisis

Derek Wolfsteller had called his family and police asking for help.
April 9, 2016
Efrain Gutierrez, right, greeted his son Ezekiel, 6, after getting dropped off by the school bus at Sun Valley mobile home park in Plymouth — neighbor David Witte stood in the background.

Residents of Plymouth's only mobile home park worry about its impending sale

Residents worry about the future of Plymouth's Sun Valley mobile home park amid an impending sale, but city officials say new owners couldn't redevelop the location without a long public process.
West Metro
February 24, 2016

Child thrown from vehicle in crash at Hwy. 55, Rockford Road in Plymouth

Pat Pheifer An elementary-school-age child was injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 55 at Rockford Road in Plymouth, police said. The child, whose name…
West Metro
February 13, 2016
Plymouth police officers and firefighters blocked off and investigated the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Rockford Road near where a body was lying.

1 shot dead in road; 1 killed in shootout with Plymouth police

Authorities swarmed to two locations in Plymouth late Friday after a person was shot and killed near a busy intersection. "This was the most violent and intense thing I've ever seen," a witness said. Later, a man at a nearby apartment building was killed after a shootout with police.