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
July 13

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

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

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
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

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
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.
West Metro
February 6

Plymouth working to attract, and keep, businesses

The city has a new economic development manager to help promote itself to companies.
West Metro
November 21, 2015

More metro police are tracking people's 'last drink'

It helps police see patterns of where over-serving might be happening.
West Metro
November 3, 2015

Man pleads guilty in death of New Hope bar patron

The man who fatally punched a New Hope bar patron pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday. Daniele Wright, 27, admitted in court that he had been…
West Metro
October 6, 2015

Hennepin County adds hardier trees to replace infected ash

Hennepin County grew them in a gravel bed for better survival and cost-effectiveness.
West Metro
August 1, 2015

Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
West Metro
July 28, 2015

Father says son killed by Plymouth police didn't 'deserve to go that way'

Father of man fatally shot by officer at Arby's says he doesn't know why incident escalated.
West Metro
June 30, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

Construction to start on Plymouth's Northwest Greenway in July

The 1-mile portion of the Northwest Greenway is expected to open this fall.
State + Local
March 31, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015
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.
Odor complaints in Plymouth
January 16, 2015

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.
Smaller suburban lots
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.