A message from Mayor Wiersum

City of Minnetonka

A message from Mayor Wiersum

Dear Minnetonka residents,

I hope you’re well as we continue to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19. Phase III of the “Stay Safe MN” plan has offered another small step toward normalcy, with increased – yet still safe and restricted – social, retail and dining options. I’m happy to see our community and businesses reopening safely.

The city is also taking its first measured steps to reopen with precautions. Some facilities – Williston Fitness Center, Shady Oak Beach, the ice arena – are open (or will open soon) with restrictions. Select in-person services will be available by appointment at city hall starting Monday. Visit the city’s website for full details.

This cautious statewide approach to reopening is paying dividends, and key COVID stats continue to improve in Minnesota. New positive tests declined by nearly 50 percent over the past week. Our efforts are paying off and progress is being made.I urge you to remain cautious and safe so that progress can continue. Exercise your best judgement as you venture out, and continue to be diligent about the following safety measures.

  • Face coverings are strongly recommended
  • Keep six feet of distance between you and others
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands often
  • Work from home if you can

COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd have significantly impacted our community and forced us to look at the world from new and different perspectives. I am proud of Minnetonka for the way we’ve adapted to the pandemic, and our willingness to listen, learn and grow. A city is truly measured by how it cares for its most vulnerable, and I remain committed to confronting our flaws and doing whatever it takes to make Minnetonka a better place for all.

Be safe, be kind and be well, and please take a moment today to celebrate Juneteenth and all it represents. You remain in my continued thoughts and prayers.


Brad Signature

Brad Wiersum
City of Minnetonka


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