Lake Minnetonka

Irwin Jacobs home

Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing billionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.

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Video: Appeal to ID hit-and-run snowmobilers on Lake Minnetonka

One of the snowmobilers struck a portable fish house, which had a woman inside.

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It's boating season on Lake Minnetonka after ice-out is declared

Ice-out is declared when officials can boat through all of the lake's channels and bays without being obstructed by ice.

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Snowmobilers hit ice fishing tent on Lake Minnetonka, flee the scene

One person was inside the tent at the time of the crash.

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Vehicle breaks through ice on Lake Minnetonka, authorities urge caution

Authorities are urging people to repeatedly measure ice as they venture out on lakes

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Excelsior's Christmas market is canceled due to COVID restrictions

An online festival is planned and will include Father Christmas and a llama-cam.

Tommy's Tonka Trolley

Owner of popular Lake Minnetonka ice cream shop dies from cancer

Tommy Drummond was the man behind Tommy's Tonka Trolley.

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Excelsior's annual Christmas market will be a socially distanced affair

Event organizers say it'll be one of the only places where kids can get up close with Santa because he'll be in a bubble.

Lord Fletcher's

Lord Fletcher's closing earlier than planned due to COVID-19 cases among staff

The original plan was to close for the winter starting in October.

Excelsior, Minnesota - Port of Excelsior

In Excelsior, neighbors will have bigger say on whether you can expand your house

The city passed a new ordinance in hopes of preserving its character, which requires all single-family new builds and remodels to be approved by the city.

Lord Fletcher's

Lord Fletcher's announces it will close in October for the winter

It follows a similar step being taken by Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis.

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Supreme Court to rule on years-long saga over Lake Minnetonka dock

Four Shorewood residents put a dock on a undeveloped property they own, and the city said it violated city code. They disagreed.

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Lake Minnetonka's Klondike Dog Derby is canceled this winter

Despite being outside, event organizers say social distancing would be difficult at the starting chute.

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Boat goes up in flames on Lake Minnetonka

The occupants were able to escape to safety.

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Body recovered from Lake Minnetonka after swimmer went missing

The swimmer had jumped in the lake to help someone else who was struggling, but didn't get back on the boat.

Zebra mussels

Research yields positive results in Minnesota's fight against zebra mussels

Nearly 500 bodies of water in Minnesota are infested with the invasive species.

Lake Minnetonka

6 BUIs, hundreds of warnings for partiers on Lake Minnetonka July 4 weekend

It was "calmer" on the lake this year, but the number of BUIs were up compared to 2019.