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
June 30

Western Twin Cities suburbs seek project funding after tough session at Capitol

Most west metro cities that made funding requests this year for state aid were excluded again in the Legislature’s bonding bill, which state lawmakers passed…
West Metro
June 23

An honor etched in stone

Plymouth is honoring area veterans with a new memorial to be unveiled this month. Crews started engraving the names of local veterans last week and…
West Metro
June 22

Plymouth senior complex, Trillium Woods, is latest in debate over tree preservation

Plymouth activist against axing trees for senior living center.By Kelly Smith
West Metro
May 4

Plymouth residents question city putting transit advisory group on hold

After Plymouth put a citizens advisory group on indefinite hold, some residents are criticizing the city for a lack of public input and transparency.The City…
West Metro
April 23

Calling it her gift to the future, great-grandmother in Plymouth goes solar

An array of solar panels was installed last week on the roof of Alice Ellison's home, and the retired educator is also talking the panels up.
West Metro
April 7

Construction to start on Plymouth's Northwest Greenway in July

The 1-mile portion of the Northwest Greenway is expected to open this fall.
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 24

More west metro police departments start fitness programs

To cope with stressful and often sedentary jobs, more police departments are emphasizing physical fitness for their officers.
West Metro
March 12

Minneapolis man charged with kidnapping 4-year-old from his back yard

The suspect knew the boy and his family, police say.
West Metro
March 11

Plymouth musical arranger helps 'The Voice' hit right notes

Adi Yeshaya, a McNally Smith College of Music faculty member and Plymouth resident, creates arrangements for the NBC show.
February 14
Demolition of Superior Plating building at 315 First Ave. N.E. in Minn...

Revenue light from first year of Minneapolis' park-dedication law

Minneapolis’ first-year fee to improve green space made little revenue compared with the suburbs.
West Metro
January 16

Plymouth residents raise stink over odor from growing roses

Len Busch Roses isn’t popular right now with some of its neighbors, who are raising a stink over the stench coming from wood chips burned to warm greenhouses.
West Metro
December 28, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Lemke family: A scene from the Lemke family farm...

More Twin Cities suburbs are opting for smaller home lots

Minnetonka, where the city’s last farm is being turned into its largest subdivision of single-family homes since the 1990s, is among cities now allowing smaller lots.
West Metro
December 14, 2014

Smiths Medical will move headquarters to Plymouth

The device firm will relocate more than 400 workers by 2016 with plans for future expansion.
West Metro
December 9, 2014

Night was cold, but hearts were warm

About two dozen hardy and large-hearted souls slept outside in cardboard boxes, tents and cars last week to raise money for and awareness of the…
West Metro
December 8, 2014

Suspect in more than 60 burglaries across Twin Cities arrested

A suspect who police say may be responsible for more than 60 burglaries across the Twin Cities is in Hennepin County jail awaiting charges.After a…
December 2, 2014

Plymouth teen honored for collecting 1M books for kids in need

Plymouth teen Maria Keller honored for collecting more than 1 million books for children in need.
West Metro
October 7, 2014

Northwest Greenway in Plymouth moves forward

The 350-acre nature preserve and trail system has taken 15 years of planning. Now, trails are being built.
West Metro
October 3, 2014

Reward offered in search of Plymouth playground arsonists

Officials are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone with information leading to the identity of arsonists who set fire to a Plymouth…
West Metro
September 2, 2014

Suburban police face retirements due to pension change

Several departments have lost experienced officers and longtime chiefs to retirement.
West Metro
August 15, 2014

Arson suspected in fire that destroys new Plymouth playground

Authorities are investigating a suspected arson in Plymouth after a fire destroyed brand new playground equipment, causing $200,000 in damage. Just hours before city crews…
West Metro
August 5, 2014

City celebrates I-494 getting third lane in Plymouth

It was the last stretch of the well-traveled interstate without a third lane. The city of Plymouth had lobbied for it for more than a decade.
West Metro
June 3, 2014

West metro cities learn the fate of their state funding requests

Excelsior, Plymouth and Wayzata are trying to decide what to do next after their requests were rejected.
West Metro
May 6, 2014

West metro town briefs: Bloomington seeks community center volunteers

Bloomington City seeks community center volunteers The city’s Human Services Division is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including lunch servers, flower club helpers,…
West Metro
April 30, 2014

MnDOT finds $25 million to put a third lane on I-494 in Plymouth

The city of Plymouth’s quest to get a third lane built on Interstate 494 cleared a major hurdle this week when the Minnesota Department of…