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Minnetonka Student to Participate in Scripps National Spelling Bee


For the third year in a row, a Minnetonka Middle School East student will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. According to the Sun Sailor, seventh-grader Will Rooke will soon head to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national spelling bee, which begins May 27 and runs through June 2. He is one of six young spellers from Minnesota who will compete in the event, which has been ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - May 30, 2019

Total Wine Gains Minnetonka City Council Approval


The second time was the charm for wine, beer and spirits superstore Total Wine. The company received liquor license approval from the Minnetonka City Council last week, after being denied for the license last fall. According to the Sun Sailor, last fall a supermajority of 5-2 was not reached to grant the license, as holdouts were concerned about traffic issues and a saturation of liquor ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - May 11, 2017

Minnetonka Ranks No. 7 on ‘Best High Schools’ in Minnesota List


Minnetonka High School is one of the top-performing high schools in the state of Minnesota. According to U.S. News & World report—a global authority in education rankings—Minnetonka ranks No. 4 in the state and 477th in the country. After combing through data on thousands of high schools across the country, U.S. News released its 2017 Best High Schoolsranking report ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - May 4, 2017

‘Donut Dash’ to Benefit Minnetonka Charter School


Minnetonka-based Eagle Ridge Academy is hosting its annual “Donut Dash” 5K on May 13 at Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie. According to the Eden Prairie News, this will be the K-12 charter school’s, which offers a “classical education,” third annual Donut Dash 5K and Mini-Donut Half-Mile Kids Run. The Mini-Donut Dash starts at 8 a.m., ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Apr 27, 2017

Minnetonka Theatre to Present ‘Titanic’ Musical

Minnetonka Theatre, the Minnetonka High School’s theater arts program, is set to open Titanic: The Ship of Dreams Musical on April 22. According to the program’s website, the musical has won five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical. Of course, the musical is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which tragically sank in the early hours of April 15 while on ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Apr 20, 2017

Minnetonka High School Sending 31 Students to DECA International Competition


Minnetonka High School will send 31 students to compete at the international DECA competition later this month. According to the Sun Sailor, the 31 students qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 26-29 in Anaheim, CA. Among the students who qualified, 10 were first-place winners including: Cameron Anundson, Savannah Bhojwani, Karac Johnson, Selena ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Apr 7, 2017

Minnetonka Approves ‘Self-Service’ Liquor License


The Minnetonka City Council recently approved a “self-serve” liquor license for a new fast-casual dining concept. According to the Sun Sailor, Greenfield Natural Kitchen will now be able to offer self-serve wine and beer through an automated electronic identification system. The request for a liquor license under these unique circumstances was first brought before the council in ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Mar 28, 2017

Minnetonka Power Squadron Recognized Nationally


The Minnetonka Power Squadron has earned some national recognition. According to the Sun Sailor, the Minnetonka Power Squadron of Lake Minnetonka took top squadron honors at the U.S. Power Squadrons annual meeting recently in Orlando, FL. The awards are sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States and given in recognition of exceptional service and public boating safety ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Mar 23, 2017

Groveland Elementary Students Get Visit From Minnesota Vikings


Members of the Minnesota Vikings recently visited Groveland Elementary School in Minnetonka. According to the Sun Sailor, members of the team visited the school March 8 to discuss bullying, and was facilitated through the organization’s STOP Bullying program. Students in grades 2-5 participated in the session, and the program was led by the Vikings mascot Viktor and Taylor, a ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Mar 17, 2017

Minnetonka Boys Win State Class AA Swimming Title


Minnetonka High School’s boys swimming team has won a state title. According to the Chanhassen Villager, Minnetonka bested Eden Prairie and Chanhassen March 4 for the Class AA state title in boys swimming and diving. It’s the 10th all-time boys swim title for Minnetonka, the report said, but the school’s first since 2011. The previous two seasons Minnetonka finished ...READ MORE
By Community Expert Team - Mar 10, 2017