After first year, match racing event on Wayzata Bay aims to sail onward

Event organizers hope to incorporate race into a 2018 Lake Minnetonka festival The nearly 60-foot tall masts of the Marstrom 32 multi-hull sailing boats could be seen zigzagging far from the Wayzata Bay shoreline. Spectators, both on and off the water, watched as a unique match racing event was introduced to Lake Minnetonka. But if […]

Military Museum unveils a major new World War I exhibit

As visitors walk into the newest exhibit at the Minnesota Military History Museum at Camp Ripley, they are greeted by a machine gun pointing straight at them. This shows a situation seen all too often in the subject of the exhibit­— World War I. The exhibit is primarily the work of Curator Doug Bekke and […]

Anchors aweigh, my boys!

Launching handcrafted vessels into the sparkling waters of Depot Pond, Andover RC Boat Club members cast cares to the wind as their boats bob and float along the fair horizon. Piloting cabin cruisers, fishing trawlers, tugboats, sailboats – even a submarine – from shore, the model boat craftsmen form a nautical brotherhood. “We’ve all got […]