Excelsior

There wasn’t much question that this was Wayzata’s year to repeat as the state Class AA True Team girls swimming and diving champion, but there was still a high degree of suspense in the state meet Oct. 16 at the University of Minnesota. In a hot duel for second place, Minnetonka edged Edina 1,999 to [...]

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On the eve of the Section 6A football playoffs, West Section rivals Wayzata and Minnetonka are getting ready to play for the second week in a row. The kick-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Minnetonka’s Einer Anderson Field. On that same turf last week, Minnetonka won the Lake Conference finale 17-6. [...]

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When Gene Cherney joined the Hopkins High football coaching staff in 1966, his mission was to install his 4-3 defense for head coach Bob Howells. To make the 4-3 work, Cherney needed a hard-hitting middle linebacker, and on the second day of practice he found one. Cherney pointed to junior Bill Light and said, “There’s [...]

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Excelsior’s new Wine Republic will host a grand opening 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the shop, 287 Water St., Excelsior. The two-day celebration will include multiple wine tastings, live music in the evening and drawings for a three-month wine club membership, wine gift baskets, bottles of [...]

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Friday, Oct. 24 BINGO Where: Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Rd., Shorewood When: 12:30 p.m. Info: 952-474-7635   HALLOWEEN TROLLEY AND VARIETY SHOW Where: Board at Water Street between Third Street and George Street, or at Old Excelsior Boulevard near Minnetonka Boulevard When: 6-9 p.m. Info: trolleyride.org   THE CELLAR AT SCUSI Where: Scusi, 221 [...]

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It has been out there for a long time now – that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. For the past two seasons, Minnetonka has been runner-up to Edina in the State Class AA Girls Tennis Tournament. One of these years, Minnetonka head coach Dave Stearns would like to run that gold [...]

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Letter: Pugh is a straight-shooter To the editor: As a Second Amendment civil rights activist, I am proud and grateful to live in Rep. Cindy Pugh’s district. Over the past six years, I have had the privilege of watching Cindy transform from concerned voter to committed public servant. In all that time, the best thing [...]

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