Excelsior backyard features sledding luge
One man in Excelsior, Minnesota is the neighbor you wish you had this winter. He built a serious ice luge that’s taking backyard winter fun to a new level. Photojournalist Eric Gedrose takes you down the course.
Klondike Dog Derby begins, young leader shows the future of dog sled racing
Now at 12 years old, one dog racer will be competing against mushers who are several times her age.
Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby returns to Excelsior Feb. 4
The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby returns to Excelsior and surrounding communities in February.
Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby hosting cutest puppy contest
The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby is returning to the western Twin Cities metro in February, and this coming weekend is the event's popular cutest puppy contest at Back Channel Brewing Company in Spring Park.
Truffle Hill Chocolates burglary: 2 men arrested
Police say a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man will be charged after allegedly confessing to burglarizing the chocolate shop in November.
Minnetonka hockey community supports teenage goalie from Ukraine
Minnetonka’s hockey community is coming together to support a 15-year-old goalie who fled war-torn Ukraine earlier this year.
Truffle Hill Chocolates in Tonka Bay burglarized, all candies destroyed
Just in time for the Christmas rush, a real-life Scrooge has all but put an abrupt end to a popular Tonka Bay chocolate shop’s busiest season.
Historic steamboat on Lake Minnetonka looking for new place to launch
The Museum of Lake Minnetonka is looking for new land to help get the historic Minnehaha steamboat back in the water.
The Lobby opens at Hotel Excelsior
Hotel Excelsior, a new boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, just finished the final phase of the project, opening The Lobby, a coffee shop in the lobby of the hotel that's open to the public.
Iditarod winner: Brent Sass wins 50th anniversary race
Brent Sass crossed the finish line Tuesday morning in Nome, Alaska with a time of 8 days, 14 hours, 38 minutes, and 43 seconds to win the 50th running of the Iditarod sled dog race.
Man drowns at Commons Beach on Lake Minnetonka
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning on Commons Beach at Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, Minnesota.
Excelsior bar's 'Labor Inducer' burger credited with 31 births and counting
The "Labor Inducer" burger, at Suburban in downtown Excelsior, was named after the co-owner went into labor soon after eating it. Now, 30 other mothers say the same thing happened for them.
Ice out declared on Lake Minnetonka at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday
Boating season is officially underway on Lake Minnetonka as officials declared ice out at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday.
Excelsior, Detroit Lakes restaurants pay back employees after illegal tip pooling
Investigations into two Minnesota restaurants showed they owed tens of thousands of dollars to employees who contributed to illegal tip pools.
Water skier hurt after colliding with Water Patrol boat on Lake Minnetonka
A water skier suffered injuries early Saturday morning after colliding with a Hennepin County Sheriff's Water Patrol boat on Lake Minnetonka, deputies say.
Body of missing swimmer located in Lake Minnetonka
Officials located the body of a missing swimmer Monday afternoon in Lake Minnetonka.
Water Patrol searching Lake Minnetonka for man who went missing after jumping in to save another swimmer
The Hennepin County Water Patrol is looking for a missing swimmer in Lake Minnetonka Thursday night.
Sheriff: Lake Minnetonka 'much calmer' this 4th of July weekend despite uptick in BUIs
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said it made fewer stops and responded to fewer calls on Lake Minnetonka this Fourth of July weekend, but saw an uptick in boating under the influence incidents.
Minnesota shops and malls work to reopen and set up measures to protect customers
Minnesota retailers are getting prepped and ready to reopen on Monday. With the governor giving the green light to open with a safety plan in place. But, not every store will have their doors open that soon.
Lake Minnetonka drowning victim identified as Chanhassen man
The body of an adult man was found by a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office dive team Monday afternoon in Lake Minnetonka near Excelsior, Minnesota after he and another boater were thrown from a boat.