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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Offices Closed for Holiday                      Monday           Jan. 16             Closed
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting     Tuesday           Jan. 17         5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                        Tuesday           Jan. 17             7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                        Wednesday      Jan. 18             6 p.m.

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting       Wednesday     Jan. 18             7 p.m.

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City Offices Closed

On Monday, January 16th city offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
Klapprich Warming House and Skating Rink
The warming house and skating rink will be open with an attendant on duty, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and days when Wayzata Public Schools are not in session. When school resumes, the rink and warming house will be open weekdays  from 3 to 10 p.m. Contact the Park's Department at 952-404-5366 if you have any questions about Klapprich Park or the skating rink.

Open to Business

Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Maybe you've wanted to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a new program offered by the City of Wayzata and Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) may be just what you’re looking for.
Open to Business will provide prospective and existing entrepreneurs in with free one-on-one counseling with a business adviser. The program provides assistance in the following areas:
  • financial management
  • loan packaging
  • business plan assistance
  • real estate analysis
  • marketing assistance
  • strategic planning
  • business regulations
  • professional referrals
Learn more at

33rd Annual Chilly Open Registration Underway

Since 1984, thousands of hearty Minnesotans head to Lake Minnetonka for this unique frozen golf event to celebrate our "chilly" winter season!

Gather your friends and family and enjoy all the food, fun and frozen festivities this great event has to offer!

Friday, Feb. 10 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wayzata Bay
Free event

Experience a beautiful backdrop of colorful kites flying through the air during the Chilly Open weekend. Or better yet, if you're up for it, try it out!
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Cinema & Skates
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wayzata Beach & Wayzata Bay
Free non-ticketed event

Grab your skates! The Chilly Open Cinema & Skates returns for the third year in a row. Bring your own skates and glide under the stars on a luminary lit Wayzata Bay while enjoying hot cocoa and treats. Skating isn’t your thing? Step in to the heated “19th Hole” hospitality tent and watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the jumbo screen. Other winter activities will be offered including kick sled races and snowshoeing. Admission is free.

SNOWGA (Yoga) Class
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Frozen Wayzata Bay, North Lagoon

Anyone can do Hot Yoga, but only true Midwestern's can say they have done Yoga on the ice. Join us for a free yoga class on the frozen Wayzata Bay taught by KARE 11's own Bryan Piatt. Bring your own mat and winter gear and start the day with a free yoga flow.
Golf Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka
Click Here to Register

Three 9+ hole golf courses are carved out on the ice. Hundreds of golfers come from all around with their golf clubs and hockey sticks to putt with tennis balls all around Wayzata Bay!

Wayzata’s most unique community festival is proudly presented by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and is made possible with the help, dedication and support of their volunteer committee and sponsors.

More information at

Department Updates:



The City received 135 boat slip lottery applications for the one (1) vacant boat slip for the 2017 season.  The boat slip lottery drawing will be held on the 1st Tuesday in February.  We will contact the one (1) lucky winner that day.


The Planning Commission has a meeting on Wednesday, January 18. The meeting includes a training workshop at 5:30 p.m. The regular meeting agenda includes review of rezoning and PUD concept plans for Wayzata Blu project at 259, 269, and 275 Lake St E and 339 Barry Ave.


A short vehicle pursuit Monday led to the arrest of a 32 year-old Blaine man.  He was subsequently charged with Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.
Staff met this week with Wayzata Chamber representatives in preparation for this year’s Chilly Open. 
The snowfalls in the morning hours on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week led to NO reported accidents in Wayzata or Long Lake.  This is in contrast with the light snow that fell last Thursday morning in which five crashes were reported.
Chief Risvold continues to attend meetings of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition. Since the construction of the center barrier wall on the Highway 12 bypass in the fall, there have been no injury accidents on the corridor.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) and their subcontractors continue work on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.  The installation of the retaining wall, along the east and north side of the proposed ramp, began last week.  The contractor is currently “drilling and dropping” large steel posts which provide the structure of the wall.  Next week, they will begin installing a form work between these posts, which will support both tie-backs and the concrete fascia.  As this form work is installed, the contractor will begin excavating the hillside away from the wall.  This work is anticipated to continue through February.  Because of the space required to perform this work (equipment, materials, and soil), A&P will be stopping the installation of footings and columns along the south edge of the ramp, next week.

In the center of the photo, the backhoe and crane are installing support columns for the retaining wall.   To the right-center of the photo, columns continue to rise from the site along the south edge of the ramp. Photo Credit: Kevin Klapprich
In the center of the photo, the backhoe and crane are installing support columns for retaining wall. To the right center of the photo, columns continue to rise from the site along the south edge of the ramp. Photo credit: Kevin Klapprich
Bushaway Road Trail
Many residents may wonder why the new trail along Bushaway Road has not been plowed this year.  The primary reason is that Hennepin County is not, technically, finished with their road improvements and have not officially turned maintenance responsibility over to the City of Wayzata.  That being said, the City has spoken to Hennepin County and will begin winter maintenance on the trail between Wayzata Blvd. and McGinty Road/Eastman Lane.  The trail south of McGinty Road/Eastman Lane will not be maintained, this season, as the cable railing along the causeway is not yet complete, and was recently damaged.  The entire trail will be maintained during the winters, beginning next year.  We appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation.
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Wayzata Bar & Grill

Sunday Football Specials

Come watch the Divisional Playoffs at the Wayzata Bar & Grill! Take advantage of our Sunday Football Specials.
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Live Music January 19, 8-11p.m.

Max J is back at the Wayzata Bar & Grill to perform live! Stop in for some food and late night happy hour! No cover charge!

Text MUNI to 57711

Join our free text club to receive exclusive offers for the Wayzata Bar & Grill!

Text MUNI to 57711
Dark Horse
Dark Horse Petite Sirah Regular $9.99 Sale $6.99

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Temperatures outside are falling and so are our prices!
Take a look at a few specials running through the end of January. Stop in for big savings!

Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 94 Points RP
Regular $59.99 Sale $39.99
Henderson Whiskey Small Batch – Texas  Regular $19.99  SALE $16.99
Henderson Whiskey Small Batch- Texas
Regular $19.99 Sale $16.99
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc                                      Regular $18.99  SALE $12.99
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc
Regular $18.99 Sale $12.99
Monnet Cognac VSOP 750mL  Regular $39.99  SALE $35.99
Monnet Cognac VSOP 750mL
Regular $39.99 Sale $35.99
ANEW Pinot Grigio – 88 Points WS     Regular $11.99  SALE $6.99
ANEW Pinot Grigio 
88 Points WS
Regular $11.99 Sale $6.99
Lincourt Steel Chardonnay                             Regular $16.99  SALE $11.99
Lincourt Steel Chardonnay
Regular $16.99 Sale $11.99
Moet Imperial Brut                             Regular $62.99…………..SALE $39.99
Moet Imperial Brut
Regular $62.99 Sale $39.99

Upcoming Tastings! 

Bundle up and stop in to our FREE tastings! There is no better way to learn more about the products we carry, ask questions and educate your palate!
  • January 20, 4-7p.m., Join us for a Lakes and Legends beer tasting! This local brewery is a must try. Stop in and we’ll pour you a sample!
  • January 21, 5-7p.m., Stop in for a taste of our Wine of the Month for January, Zuccardi!


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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