Lake Minnetonka

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Annual Tour de Tonka bike ride is going virtual this year

"We simply cannot overcome the realities of COVID-19 fast enough for TDT to take place in 2020," event organizers said.

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Rainforest Cafe founder loses suit over dock on Lake Minnetonka

Steven Schussler and his wife sued Minnetonka Beach over the municipal dock.

The Ferris wheel at the 2019 Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July Celebration in Excelsior.

Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July fireworks are canceled

The fireworks show in Excelsior has been held every year since 1888.

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Man who drowned in Lake Minnetonka remembered as 'Tonka Tom'

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the man's son.

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Chanhassen man ID'd as boater who drowned on Lake Minnetonka

The boaters encountered rough waters on May 4. They weren't wearing life jackets.

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1 dead after boaters thrown overboard on Lake Minnetonka

The incident was reported just before 10:30 a.m.

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Watch: Boat destroyed by fire on Lake Minnetonka

The blaze erupted on the vessel Thursday evening.