2018 Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka

We have tied the record of 1857 for the latest ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka. Unfortunately for the Marina business this is causing a mad-dash to get our customers on the water.  We are working hard to make that happen.  Thank you for your patience!

Summer 2017

Summer is officially here June 21, 2017!  Are you ready for the lake?  Give Bayside Marine a call if you need any assistance, 952-474-5900.

2017 Ice Out

Lake Minnetonka Ice Out declared March 27, 2017.

Invasive species decontamination training

DNR offers businesses free invasive species decontamination training

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free invasive species decontamination training again this summer for lake service providers, such as businesses that rent boats, fishing equipment, and often manage marinas or other lakeside operations.

Participants will receive instruction and hands-on practice in hot-water/high-pressure decontamination methods to remove aquatic invasive species from watercraft.

“This is our fourth year offering free decontamination training to lake service providers,” said April Rust, DNR invasive species training coordinator. “The class helps businesses gain the skills they need – and learn the tricks of the trade – to provide aquatic invasive species decontamination services to their customers.”

Businesses that complete the training will be marked as trained to use hot-water/high-pressure decontamination equipment on the online list of permitted lake service providers.

Preregistration is required. Trainings are scheduled on:

  • Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tonka Bay Marina, Tonka Bay.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Beltrami Electric, Bemidji.

Registration deadlines are one week prior to each session. Classes will be cancelled if the registration minimum is not reached.

To register, or for more information about decontamination training, contact April Rust, invasive species training coordinator, at or call 651-259-5706 or 888-646-6367.

Farmer’s Market

Check out Excelsior's farmer's market on Water Street every Tuesday through October 2:00-6:00 pm.

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