Minnetonka

 

 

Search Minnetonka Contract for deed homes. It’s a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. eight miles west of Minneapolis. The population is 49,734. and growing very fast. The name comes from the Dakota Sioux mni tanka, meaning “great water”. The city is the home of Cargill, the country’s largest privately owned company, and UnitedHealth Group, the state’s largest publicly owned company.

Economy

The headquarters of Carlson Companies are in Minnetonka. The headquarters of Cargill are located in Minnetonka and are in the Wayzata Post Office area. Founded in 1865, Cargill is the largest privately held corporation in the U.S. in terms of revenue. Other companies based in Minnetonka include the uniform companies AmeriPride Services and G&K Services.

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According to the city’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 UnitedHealth Group 4,400
2 Cargill 3,400
3 Carlson 3,100
4 Minnetonka Public Schools 1,671
5 Rosemount Engineering (Emerson) 1,600
6 Medica Health Plans 1,300
7 Starkey Hearing Technologies 1,300
8 St. Jude Medical 1,300
9 SuperValu 1,265
10 MTS 800

 

The city of Minnetonka is covered by three independent school districts. The Hopkins School District, which encompasses the central and eastern part of Minnetonka; the Minnetonka School District, in the western part of city north of Lake Minnetonka; and the Wayzata School District, which covers an area along the southern boundary of the city. Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.

Public Schools in Minnetonka (Minnetonka School District)
Elementary School Junior High School Senior High School
Clear Springs Elementary Minnetonka Middle School East Minnetonka High School
Groveland Elementary
Scenic Heights Elementary

The Minnetonka School District also includes four schools outside of the city of Minnetonka: Deephaven Elementary School (Deephaven, MN),Excelsior Elementary School (Excelsior, MN), Minnewashta Elementary School (Shorewood, MN), and Minnetonka Middle School West (Chanhassen, MN)

Public Schools in Minnetonka (Hopkins School District)
Elementary Schools Junior High School Senior High School
Gatewood Elementary School Hopkins West Junior High School Hopkins High School
Glen Lake Elementary School Hopkins North Junior High School
L. H. Tanglen Elementary School

The Hopkins School District comprises two thirds of the city of Minnetonka, the entirety of Hopkins, and portions of the cities of Golden Valley, Edina, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Plymouth. In addition to schools located within Minnetonka, the Hopkins School District also includes four schools in the cities of Hopkins and Golden Valley: Eisenhower Elementary School/Xin Xing Academy (Hopkins, MN), Alice Smith Elementary School (Hopkins, MN), Meadowbrook Elementary School (Golden Valley, MN), and Harley Hopkins Early Childhood/Family Center (Hopkins, MN).

There are three private and parochial schools within Minnetonka’s city limits:

  • Accell Academy, an accredited private college preparatory school serving grades K-12
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, preschool through eighth grade
  • Minnetonka Christian Academy

The Hennepin County Library has its headquarters in the Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka.In addition the system operates the Minnetonka Library.

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