SUN Sailor Editions Excelsior/Shorewood

Sailor Skippers Snow White Minnetonka High School girls hockey team had a 10-0 victory against Prior Lake. “Snow White and the Seven Vikings” is now playing at the Old Log. Page 10 Page 15 EXCELSIOR / SHOREWOOD Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Families help the ICA Food Shelf at Excelsior’s Kid’s Free Movie C hildren and parents came to the 46th annual Kid’s Free Mov- Admission to the event was a food or monetary donation to ie Dec. 2 at the Dock Cinema in Excelsior to help the ICA the food shelf. A total of 485 pounds of food and $277 in funds Food Shelf. This year families watched the movie “Sing” and got were collected in the 45 minutes before the fi lm. to meet Sparky the fi re dog, Santa and Excelsior Fire District The event is hosted and sponsored by the Excelsior Fire Dis- fi refi ghters. trict, Excelsior Real Estate and the Dock Cinema. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLIE MURPHY RINGATE) Families came to the 46th annual Kid’s Free Movie Dec. 2 at the Dock Cinema in Excelsior to help the ICA Food Shelf. To view more photos, visit hometownsource.com/sun_sailor. See Photos , Pages 12-13 1RZ 6KRZLQJ $XGLHQFHV DUH 5DYLQJ            2 20 A£e "$/!2$"a $˜e¨ƒ½[¨ž ¨Ï ¤~佁ׁŽ~¤~¯ Price $1.00 Volume 47, No. 50 Index Opinion-Pages 4-5 Calendar-Pages 6-7 Public Safety-Page 8 Business-Page 9 Arts-Pages 10-11 Sports-Pages 14-17 Classifieds-Pages 20-23 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 sailor.mnsun.com facebook.com/SunSailor @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 19 South Lake PD continues testing body cameras By PAIGE KIEFFER paige.kieffer@ecm-inc.com The South Lake Min- netonka Police Department is nearing completion on the second body camera and squad camera pilot pro- gram this month, with the hope of fully implementing use of the cameras by next year. The department is a joint powers agreement or- ganization that serves the communities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. In 2016, the department’s coordinating committee, which includes members of the joint powers agreement, approved a budget surplus of $125,000 over fi ve years. The surplus will go for body cameras for the department and to replace the aging squad car cameras. The department hopes to add eight squad cameras and 15 body cameras for each of the sworn offi cers. Police Chief Mike Mee- han said that they are look- ing for a body camera and squad car camera package that has the same micro- phone. The fi rst pilot program, tested for six weeks in July and August, was a body camera from Motorola. There wasn’t an option for a body and squad camera integrated package at that time, but a new integrated product will be tested this month for four to six weeks. “Our squad cameras are past the end of life so we’re See Camera , Page 2