Thursday, February 14, 2013
City of Minnetonka says launch and marina have been closed since early December and that city ordinance prohibits any vehicle or foot traffic from using the main access at Grays Bay during the winter.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect that the main access to Grays Bay has been locked and gated since December and any vehicle or foot traffic using the main launch is in violation of city ordinance. Lake Minnetonka Patch apologizes for any confusion our original post may have caused. The Grays Bay Public Access—one of Lake Minnetonka's most popular launches—is officially closed for the season. The City of Minnetonka says the access technically closed in early December, as it does every winter, and the launch's main entrance is gated and locked with a large sign posting "closed for the season." While regular foot and vehicle traffic has been observed using the launch this winter, city officials say such activity violates …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered the man from the submerged car and he was flown by helicopter to HCMC. A short time later, the elderly woman was recovered and transported by ambulance to HCMC. Both died Saturday evening.
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Saturday, February 2
Update (Feb. 3, 5:10 p.m.): The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has formally identified the two Maple Grove residents who drowned in Lake Minnetonka Saturday afternoon after their car broke through the ice. Click here for more. Update (Feb. 3, 10:48 a.m.): Two people have died after their vehicle became submerged in Lake Minnetonka yesterday, Feb. 2. A man in his 30s and an elderly woman, both from Maple Grove, died Feb. 2 at HCMC. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the names of the victims. A vehicle broke through the ice underneath the Grays Bay Bridge around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon—trapping two occupants for nearly an hour according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Major Darrell Huggett said one …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Most anglers on Lake Minnetonka are reporting a slow bite during the first 12 hours of the 2012 fishing season. "No fish, but you can't ask for better weather," Shane Cowens of Minnetonka said as he pulled his boat of Grays Bay after six hours on the water. "It's a great day to be out. I can't remember better weather on an opener." Cowens and other fisherman said palm-sized panfish were active around sunrise, and many boats reported regular bass strikes. Walleye and pike, however, were few and far between. None of the 64 boats informally surveyed between 10 a.m. and noon reported hooking a keeper sized walleye, and only one fisherman had a pike in his livewell. "It was a catch and release kind of morning, but I have no complaints," Phil …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Excelsior Commons, Harrison Bay and Old Orchard Park are all part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's Shoreline Restoration Project.
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District conducted prescribed burns Thursday afternoon at three locations around Lake Minnetonka. Harrisons Bay in Mound near County Road 110, Excelsior and Old Orchard Park in Tonka Bay are part of the Lake Minnetonka Shoreline Restoration Project—meant to show homeowners and contractors how to work with a variety of shoreline conditions. Click here for a map of the locations. The first Shoreline Restoration Project site was completed in 2005 at the headwaters of Minnehaha Creek at Gray’s Bay. The remaining four sites were stabilized during the summer of 2009. Click here to learn more about the watershed district's Shoreline Restoration Project. Information provided by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Traffic will not be permitted on the southern access point into Wayzata.
Editor's note: the below information comes courtesy of the City of Wayzata. Bushaway Road, from the south side of the intersection of Bushaway and McGinty to the south side of Grays Bay Bridge, will be closed starting at 8:30 a.m. today, Sept. 14, to repair a small leak in a sewer force main at 511 Bushaway Road. Since the road will be closed, Killmer Electric will be working on the lighting on Grays Bay bridge, and Center Point Energy will be installing a gas service at 401 Bushaway Road. If all goes well, the road is planned to re-open by 4 p.m. Patch will have updates to this story as they become available.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A detour notice will be posted on Minnetonka Boulevard and County Road 101.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Starting today, the Gray’s Bay Boulevard bridge over the channel between Libb’s Lake and Gray’s Bay will be closed for maintenance. The bridge is expected to be closed through the end of the month. According to the city of Minnetonka, the bridge railings are being removed, sandblasted and repainted. In the absence of those railings, the bridge must close for safety reasons. A detour notice will be posted on Minnetonka Boulevard and County Road 101.