WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Wayzata.com’s Top 5 Stories of the week, Mar 30th – Apr 5th, 2009

Good morning Wayzata, and thanks for joining Wayzata.com for the Top 5 Stories of the week. Last week saw another retailer in Wayzata close, a City Clerk receive a new position in a statewide association, Wayzata art students winning awards, the Luce Line being shut down, and Wayzata students spring breaking in France. Here we go again, the Top 5 stories of the week:

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  1. Ritz Camera in Wayzata will be closing after a liquidation sale in which the store will be sold down to the bear walls. It’s another blow to Wayzata retailers in a string of store closings that have occurred recently.
  2. Wayzata City Clerk Sandy Langley has been elected to a new leadership role by the Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association of Minnesota– a resource and think tank for City Clerks. Langley will serve as the organization’s Vice President.
  3. 14 students from Wayzata High School won Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards this year with seven students taking top honors. Additionally, senior Yoojin Kim won a $14,000 annual scholarship for four years from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), which hosted the event.
  4. Removal of the Luce Line Trail bridge over Highway 12 at the east end of Long Lake and Orono was postponed a couple of days due to inclement weather, and the trail will be closed for 7 weeks as state agencies replace the bridge.
  5. For the first time in Wayzata High School travel abroad programs, WHS French 4 and AP French teacher Larry Tuura posted pictures and blogged daily activities of the 11 students traveling in France over spring break this year.

Honorable Mention:

In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Wayzata.com falsely announced it had acquired the naming rights for the Wayzata Water Tower.


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