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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month: An Interview With Mayor Roslyn Harmon

In a special Black History celebration Tuesday, February 27, Meadowbrook Elementary hosted a mock swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Mayor Roslyn Harmon and Hopkins School Board Member Brooke Roper, both women of color. The event was led by fifth-grad...

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Posted on: February 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 7, 2021

Get Into The Swing Of Spring With Men's Summer Softball Leagues

Space is still available for a number of Golden Valley's USSSA men’s softball summer leagues. The City offers a variety of leagues with different levels of competition, and plenty of space is available for the Silver and D leagues.

The summer softball seas...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

City’s Environmental Commission Champions A Sustainable Future

Golden Valley is working to protect its many natural resources for future generations as well as reduce energy consumption and waste production. If you want to further the cause, consider joining the City’s Environmental Commission. 

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

City Of Golden Valley Hosts Tree Sale With Tree Trust

The City of Golden Valley is set to host its first-ever tree sale in collaboration with Tree Trust starting Friday, March 1. 

This is a lottery style tree sale, meaning residents will have to register for the opportunity to purchase a tree. The lo...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 7, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month: The Heroism Of Molly Williams

As part of a series commemorating influential figures for Black History Month, and to also honor the upcoming Women’s History Month and celebrate public safety officials, the City of Golden Valley shines a spotlight on Molly Williams, t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Golden Valley Historical Society Has Board Of Director Openings

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) has openings on its board of directors. The board guides policy on the operations of Golden Valley Historical Society's 1882 Historic Church and the Golden Valley History Museum, both located a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Golden Valley City Council Passes Amendment To Discontinue Private Ash Tree Condemnation

At its Feb 20, 2024 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council voted to pass an amendment to the current shade tree ordinance that will discontinue private ash tree condemnation. 

This amendment will relieve private property owners from the obligatio...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

City Council Initiates City Manager Search To Replace Retiring Cruikshank

After nearly nine years of service with the City of Golden Valley, City Manager Tim Cruikshank is retiring effective March 1, 2024. The City Council and staff express their gratitude and wish him the best.

The City Council is issuing a request for proposal...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Burglaries In Golden Valley And Neighboring Cities Prompt GVPD To Issue Safety Reminders

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) reminds residents to take precautions after receiving reports of burglaries in Golden Valley and neighboring cities within the last few months. 

Police departments that have shared information believe aff...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Upcoming Road Closures For Loppet Cup Event

A number of road closures will be occurring near Theodore Wirth Park Friday, Feb 16 to Monday, Feb 19 for the Stifel Loppet Cup event.

Residents and commuters can expect the following road closures from 6 pm Friday, Feb 16 to 6 am Monday, Feb 19:

  • Theodore W...
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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Join The Golden Valley Garden Club February Meeting

The next monthly meeting for the Golden Valley Garden Club will take place Tuesday, Feb 27, 6:30 pm at Brookview. The topic is "Coppicing, Pleaching, and Pollarding: Ancient Practices for Modern Times." Chad and Rachel Giblin, owners and ISA Cer...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month: Black National Anthem Is Still A Symbol Of Hope

In honor of Black History Month, the Feb 6 Golden Valley City Council meeting started off with a performance of the Black National Anthem by award-winning singer, actor, and entertainer Mari Harris. 

The story of the Black National Anthem starts i...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Learn About The History Of The Brookview Golf Course At Feb 28 Coffee Talk

Golden Valley seniors can learn about the 96-year history of Brookview Golf Course at the Feb 28 Coffee Talk event, 10 am at Brookview. The presentation will be given by Brookview Golf Course management.

Coffee, juice, and treats will be provided. Attendee...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Minnesota DEED Hosting Free Small Business Event Thur, Feb 15

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will host a free small business event titled “Building your Business from the Ground Up” Thursday, Feb 15, 4– 7 pm, at Bro...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

New Format For 2024 State Of The City

In place of an in-person event at Brookview March 7, the 2024 State Of The City will be presented in video format and posted to the City’s website and YouTube channel in late March. 

Watch for updates via upcoming CityNews issues and the...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

City's DEI Commission Fosters An Inclusive Community

Are you passionate about advancing equity and inclusion? Do you value advocating for under-represented groups? If so, you might be the perfect fit for the City’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC).

The DEIC plays a vital role in shaping the...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month: Honoring The Impact Of Dr Angela Davis

In part two of a series honoring remarkable individuals for Black History Month, the City of Golden Valley pays tribute to Dr Angela Davis. Black communities worldwide have fervently fought for representation, equity, inclusion, and justice, with...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Community Garden Lottery Still Open To Non-Residents Despite Resident Waitlist

While Medley Park Community Garden is currently full and has a resident waitlist, non-residents can still register for a chance at a container from Feb 5 to Feb 12 at 11:59 pm.

For more information, visit the Community Garden page on the City website.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Golden Valley City Council Considers Proposed Amendment To Discontinue Private Ash Tree Condemnation

The Golden Valley City Council is considering a proposed amendment to the current shade tree ordinance that will discontinue private ash tree condemnation. 

If approved, this amendment will relieve private property owners from the obligation to re...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

City Makes Progress On Energy Action Plan

Golden Valley's vision to create a more sustainable and resilient community moved another step forward on July 1, 2021, when the City's Energy Action Plan (EAP) went into effect. 

A progress update of the plan through 2022 shows ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month: The Life And Work Of Hallie Q Brown

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Golden Valley is presenting a series of facts and stories to shine a light on remarkable individuals who have shaped history and inspired change.

Hallie Q Brown was an educator, writer, and activist who dedicate...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

City’s CSC Works To Build A Caring Community

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you have a heart for supporting human service needs? If so, you might be the perfect fit for the City’s Community Services Commission (CSC). 

The CSC exists to address hu...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Learn About Financial Scams At Feb 7 Coffee With A Cop

Join the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) for Coffee With A Cop Wednesday, Feb 7, from 10–11:30 am, at Lunds & Byerlys (5725 Duluth St). Meet and visit with police personnel and learn more about financial scams.

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Take The Plastic-Free Challenge

Plastics contribute to litter, pollute water, harm wildlife, and have largely unknown health impacts. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help create a plastic-free world. This could include learning more about plastic waste and recycling, ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Join The GVHS For A Panel Discussion With Women In Local Government

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) invites residents to attend "Women in Local Government: A Conversation with Golden Valley Leaders" for an evening of insightful dialogue and community connection on Thursday, Feb 8 at 7 pm.

Attendees ca...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Outdoor Rinks And Warming Houses Closed For The Season Starting Thursday, Jan 25 At 8 pm

Due to warm weather, poor ice conditions, and no snow, outdoor rinks and warming houses throughout the City will be closed for the season starting Thursday, Jan 25 at 8 pm.

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Golden Valley Fire Department Promotes 18 Firefighters

The Golden Valley Fire Department recently held a promotional ceremony for a few of its firefighters while also swearing in three new firefighters.

Below is the list of promoted and sworn in firefighters.

Newly Sworn In Firefighters

  • Hannah Isaacson
  • Clare Sanf...
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Posted on: January 24, 2024

2024 Winterfest Is Canceled

Due to the warm weather, poor ice conditions, and no snow, the 2024 Winterfest originally scheduled for this Saturday, Jan 27 is canceled.


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Posted on: January 23, 2024

City Utility Customers Asked To Complete Survey About Lead Service Lines

Lead is dangerous to human health, and lead service lines (LSLs) are a primary source of lead in drinking water in many communities. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring cities to identify LSLs to homes and submit the information to t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

City’s Board Of Zoning Appeals Navigates Zoning Challenges & Opportunities

Are you passionate about shaping the future of your community? Do you have a keen interest in land use regulations and a desire to help property owners navigate zoning challenges? If so, you might be the perfect fit for the City’s Board of Zonin...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Vote Early For The March 5 Presidential Primary

Golden Valley residents can vote in the presidential primary starting Jan 19. Early voting hours are Monday–Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm at City Hall. Special hours on Saturday, March 2 from 9 am–3 pm. Absentee voting ends March 4, 5...

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Posted on: January 14, 2024

Embracing Kingian Nonviolence: Reflecting On Courage And Transformation In Honor Of MLK Day

January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr Day, and the theme for 2024 is “It Starts With Me: Shifting The Cultural Climate Through The Study And Practice of Kingian Nonviolence.” This year’s theme encourages everyone to learn more ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Golden Valley Police Arrest Three Juveniles Following Stolen Vehicle Chase

Golden Valley Police arrested three juveniles early morning Jan 10, 2024, after a traffic stop for an equipment violation escalated into a high-speed pursuit that ended with both vehicles coming to a stop outside the Federal Reserve Building near N 1st Av...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

GVPD Partners With Lights On! To Reduce The Costs Of Equipment Violations

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is partnering with Lights On!, a program with the mission to build relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies.

Under the program, GVPD officers on traffic stops may provide a voucher for a free...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Attend The Jan 18 Money Matters Presentation At Brookview

This month's Money Matters presentation will be held Thursday, Jan 18, 10–11:15 am at Brookview, Valley Room North. 2023 tax laws and their impacts will be discussed.

This one-hour workshop is presented by Andrew Jensen of H&R Block ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Lottery For Community Garden Containers Starts January 9

Lottery registration for garden containers at Medley Park's community garden will open Jan 9, 8 am through Jan 23, 11:59 pm. The random draw will occur Jan 25, and winners will be notified via email immediately after.

Winners will have seven days to pay th...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Early Summer Youth Program Registration Begins Monday, Jan 8

Early registration for a few popular summer youth programs including Summer Playground Adventure, Mites Playground Adventure, Camp Valley, and Mini Valley opens Mon, Jan 8. Don't wait too long because these programs fill up quickly. Register here...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

City Swears In New Mayor, Two Returning Council Members

Golden Valley’s newly elected mayor, Roslyn Harmon, and two returning council members, Sophia Ginis and Maurice Harris, officially took their oaths of office Jan 2, 2024, in a ceremony at the beginning of the 6:30 pm City Council meetin...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Outdoor Rinks And Warming House Openings Delayed Due To Warm Temperatures

Oh, the weather outside is frightful—but not in the way winter recreation enthusiasts may have hoped. 

Despite efforts to flood the 16 outdoor ice rinks at 10 locations in City parks, the warmer weather has hampered progress. Public Work...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Join The Golden Valley Garden Club January Meeting

The Golden Valley Garden Club will be hosting their first meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan 23, 6:30 pm at Brookview. The topic for this meeting is Happy Soil, Happy Gardens! The Importance of Soil Health. Russ Henry, owner of Minnehaha Falls Landscaping, ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

MLK Human Rights Contest Deadline Extended

The City is extending the deadline for students to enter the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr Human Rights Contest. The new deadline is Fri, Jan 5, 5 pm. The theme for this year is Inclusion, Equity, and Justice.

Winners will be announced Sunday, Jan 14. Learn ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

DEIC Announces 2023 Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award Winner

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) honored the 2023 Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award winner Michelle Christensen (pictured at right) at last night’s Golden Valley City Council meeting. The award is given a...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Invites The Community To The Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Of Service

Sweet Potato Comfort Pie invites the community to honor Martin Luther King Jr's 95th birthday and its 10 years of origins at a free hybrid event Sunday, Jan 14 from 1:15-4:30 pm. Those wishing to attend in-person will meet at Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 W...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Turn On Vehicle Lights When Driving In Winter Weather

With winter weather approaching, police departments all over the country are putting out public service announcements explaining how to prevent rear-end collisions due to drivers operating vehicles without their taillights on. The Golden Valley Police Dep...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Minnesota Housing Awards Golden Valley $3.5 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

At its Dec 14, 2023 meeting, the Minnesota Housing board of directors approved $348 million for investment in selected proposed housing developments. The Golden Valley Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was awarded $3.5 million for new, single-fa...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Five Police Officers Sworn In Dec 13

Five new police employees were sworn in Dec 13 at Brookview.

Police Chief Virgil Green administered the oath of office to Officers Yang, Bohnen, Welch, Lakotas, and Adams, welcoming them to the Golden Valley Police Department.

From left to right: Officer Da...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Enter MLK Human Rights Contest By Next Week

The deadline for students to enter the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr Human Rights Contest is Fri, Dec 15, 4 pm. The theme for this year is Inclusion, Equity, and Justice. 

The contest is open to youth in grades K–12 who live in Golden Valle...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Residents Invited To Attend Electrify Everything Workshop On Wednesday, Dec 6

Hennepin County residents are invited to attend the Electrify Everything Workshop on Wednesday, Dec 6, 5:30-7:30 pm at Brookdale Library.

This workshop is hosted by the Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment and will provide an overview of the key are...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Apply For A Community Advisory Board To Make A Difference In Your Community

The Hennepin County Board is recruiting volunteers for 30 advisory board positions. Appointees advise comissioners and help set policy on a variety of topics including mental health, economic support and development, workforce and employment opportunities...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Watch For Deer While Driving

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has responded to eight deer collisions since Sept 1. Since these accidents can cause vehicle damage, injuries, and emotional trauma, the GVPD offers a few safety tips.

"One goal of GVPD is to protect the comm...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

PRISM Collecting Donations At Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Event Dec 11, 4:45 PM

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Community members are invited to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Dec 11, 4:45 pm at the Golden Valley Hills Dr Railroad Crossing. Attendees are asked to bring a bag of healthy, non-perishable food donations for PRISM, which serves 6,000 residents of...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Enter MLK Human Rights Contest By Next Week

The deadline for students to enter the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr Human Rights Contest is Friday, Dec 15 at 4 pm. The theme for this year is Inclusion, Equality, and Justice.

The contest is open to youth in grades K-12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a s...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Holiday Open House At Golden Valley Historical Society Is Saturday, Dec 9

Golden Valley Historical Society's (GVHS) Third Annual Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec 9. The public is invited to visit the Society's Golden Valley History Museum and Historic Church, both at 6731 Golden Valley Rd, from 11 am-3 pm t...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Final Golden Valley Business Council Meeting Of The Year Is Thursday, Nov 30

The final Golden Valley Business Council meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, Nov 30, 8:30-9:30 am at Brookview. For this event, the business council is partnering with PRISM as part of their Holiday Toy Drive. Attendees are encouraged to bring ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2023

Spread The Joy, Drop Off A Toy

As you give thanks this holiday, keep in mind there are others in our community who may need some help. Consider adding a toy to your shopping cart for the Golden Valley Police Department's (GVPD) annual Toys For Tots drive.

For years, the GVPD has spearhe...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Council Proclaims Nov 25, 2023 Small Business Saturday In Golden Valley

At its Nov 21 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation naming Nov 25, 2023 Small Business Saturday in Golden Valley.

In recognition of small local businesses, the City of Golden Valley, in partnership with Hennepin County, launched a L...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Join The GVPD In Building Community

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is dedicated to fostering strong community connections by actively engaging in local events. This includes hosting and attending several community events year-round, providing opportunities to meet people where t...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Consider Giving What You Can Today To Help Neighbors In Need

Although recent times have been economically uncertain for many, some may find themselves wanting to express their gratitude this season by giving back to the community. The Golden Valley Community Services Commission (GVCSC) is one option for residents w...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

New Mayor And Two Incumbents Elected Nov 7

The Golden Valley City Council will have a new mayor, Roslyn Harmon, and two returning incumbents, Sophia Ginis and Maurice Harris, when it reconvenes in 2024.*

In the Nov 7 City election, Ginis and Harris defeated Jean Kidd for two four-year Council seats...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

GVPD Hires Lateral Officers For Enhanced Community Service

Along with creating growth and learning pathways for those interested in law enforcement careers, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is focusing ongoing recruitment efforts on hiring lateral officers who bring experience and leadership skills from...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Voters Approve Local Sales Tax To Fund Building Forward Plan

On Election Day 2023, Golden Valley voters approved three ballot questions for a 1.25 percent local sales tax to fund the City’s Building Forward plan, which includes projects to address the shortcomings of the current Public Works and Public Safety build...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Election Results Will Be Posted Online After Polls Close

Keep an eye on the Minnesota Secretary of State website for election results once polls close tonight at 8 pm. 

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Polls Open 7 AM–8 PM On Election Day

Golden Valley polls are open 7 am–8 pm tomorrow on Election Day, Nov 7. Golden Valley has eight polling places, and you can find your polling place online using the Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Locator.

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Join The Golden Valley Garden Club Annual Meeting

The Golden Valley Garden Club is hosting its annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov 14, 6:30 pm at Brookview. Non-members wishing to learn more about the club and its activities are welcome to attend.

Attendees can enjoy a light supper, meet fellow members, learn ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

The 75-Year Impact Of The League Of Women Voters Of Golden Valley

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Golden Valley (LWV-GV) on a program for the public, titled: “Educating and Empowering Voters, Protecting Democracy: The 75-Year Impact of the League of ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Get Help With Your Broken Stuff And Learn Repair Skills At A Free Fix-It Clinic

Hennepin County is hosting a free Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, Dec 9, noon-4 pm at Brookview. Bring your broken household items and work together with skilled volunteers to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix your stuff. Volunteers can help you with sm...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Coffee Talk Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct 25 Has Been Canceled

The Coffee Talk scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 25 (Fraud & Scams Targeting Seniors), has been canceled due to a scheduling mishap. It will be rescheduled for a later time.

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Seniors Invited To Money Matters Presentation Oct 19, 10 am At Brookview

Golden Valley seniors are invited to the Money Matters presentation Giving While Living, Thu, Oct 19, 10–11:15 am at Brookview.

Attendees will learn about the benefits of gifting assets early, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools available to successfully t...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Habitat For Humanity Homebuilding Opportunity For Golden Valley Residents

Golden Valley residents are invited to volunteer with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to help build a home at 1605 Douglas Drive from Oct 16-20, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.*

*Build sites close at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays for supervisor administration time.

If interested...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Lets Talk About It, GV: Disability Employment Awareness Month

Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commissioner Ajani Lewis sits down with Community Connection and Outreach Specialist Airrion Williams to discuss inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees with disabilit...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Swearing-In Ceremony For Police Officers Gerhardson, Kotajarvi, & Preston Scheduled For Oct 11

The Golden Valley Police Department will host a swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Police Officers Abby Gerhardson, Justin Kotajarvi, and Marcus Preston 6:30 pm at Brookview Center. A reception will follow.

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Play Trail Officially Open At Lions & Brookview Park

New park amenities that were installed at Lions Park and Brookview Park this year were unveiled at Tuesday evening's ribbon cutting event at the north end of Lions Park. Four new play pods (for youth 2-12 years old) were added along the park trai...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Preserving The Connection Between Bassett Creek & Native American Culture

Monday, Oct 9 marks Indigenous Peoples' Day, which celebrates and honors the rich histories and cultures of Indigenous Americans. In its Land Acknowledgement Statement, the City of Golden Valley recognizes it is built on the ancestral lands of th...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Community Invited To Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Play Trail At Lions & Brookview Park

Residents are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new play trail at Lions & Brookview Park on Tuesday, Oct 10, 5:30 pm at the north end of Lions Park.

This summer/fall, new park amenities were installed at Lions Park and Brookview Park....

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Website FAQ Answers Questions About Local Sales Tax Referendum

On Nov 7, Golden Valley voters will consider whether to approve a 1.25 percent local sales tax to finance Building Forward, an investment plan to replace the aging and outdated buildings that house the City's Public Works and Police and Fire oper...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Get Rid Of Your Junk At Mighty Tidy Day Saturday, Oct 7

Bring your old mattresses and sofas, broken bicycles, ancient appliances, unwanted tires, and outdated electronics (computers and televisions) to Golden Valley’s annual Mighty Tidy Day Sat, Oct 7, 8 am-1 pm, at Brookview Park.

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Parks & Recreation Registration Software Update Launching Monday, Oct 9

RecTrac, the registration software used by Golden Valley Parks & Recreation, is rolling out an update that goes into effect Monday, Oct 9. This update fixes a bug that caused RecTrac emails to go into spam or junk folders.

Residents who wish to receive...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Emergency Alert Test Wed, Oct 4 1:20 pm

Hennepin County will be sounding sirens in conjunction with the nationwide emergency alert test on Wednesday, Oct 4 at 1:20 pm. Emergency alerts will be sent to smartphones, TV broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Election Day Is Nov 7: Dates And Reminders

Voting Early??? 

  • In-person – early voting ends November 6 at 5 pm. Vote early at City Hall.
  • By mail – absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day, Nov 7 to be counted. Return your ballot to your city elections office. 

Voting On Election D...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Pre-Register To Vote For The 2023 Election By Oct 17

Check your voter registration status, register to vote, and update your registration at mnvotes.gov. Already registered? It's still a good idea to confirm your registration. You will need to update your registration if you’ve moved or c...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Reminder: Early Voting Started Sept 22 For General Election

What To Do Before You Vote

  1. Register to vote at mnvotes.gov.
    1. Already registered? Confirm your registration is correct and up to date.
    2. You will need to update your registration if you've moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.
  2. Find ou...
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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Oct 12 GVHS Program: The History Of Golden Valley’s Theodore Wirth And Brookview Golf Courses

On Thursday, Oct 12, the Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will host a program on the history of golf at Theodore Wirth and Brookview, two Golden Valley courses with a long and fascinating history.

Roxann Maxey will present “From Glenwood t...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Reminder: 10-Day Road Closure Planned For Hwy 55

A portion of Hwy 55 located in Golden Valley between Hwy 169 and Hwy 100 will be closed for 10 days beginning Wednesday, Oct 4. This is necessary for the construction of a pedestrian underpass and roundabout at the Hwy 55 and Douglas Dr intersection. Duri...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Incident Update At Breck School: No Threat To Students, Staff, Or Campus

Today, Breck School reported an alleged safety threat made via social media to the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD). Police Chief Virgil Green states that there is “currently no threat posed to students, staff, or the campus.” The GVPD is actively w...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

10-Day Road Closure Planned For Hwy 55

A portion of Hwy 55 located in Golden Valley between Hwy 169 and Hwy 100 will be closed for 10 days beginning Wednesday, Oct 4. This is necessary for the construction of a pedestrian underpass and roundabout at the Hwy 55 and Douglas Dr intersection. Duri...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Scheid Park Project Updates

Several projects at Scheid Park are beginning to take shape, including:

  • installing two new hybrid tennis courts with Pickleball lines
  • installing the outdoor hockey rink dasher boards
  • updating the west youth ballfield
  • repairing the stormwater sewer that runs t...
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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Early Voting Begins Sept 22 For 2023 Municipal Elections

Election Day is November 7, but you don't have to wait to cast your ballot.  

What To Do Before You Vote 

  1. Register to vote at mnvotes.gov.   
    1. Already registered? Confirm your registration is correct and up to date...
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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Absentee Voting Begins Sept 22

Vote Absentee By Mail: How To Apply For A Ballot

Fill out your ballot from the comfort of your home with an absentee ballot by mail.??? 

Absentee application  

Complete an absentee ballot application (PDF). 

Return...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Join Coffee Talk September 27, 10 AM At Brookview

At Coffee Talk next Wed, September 27, 10 am at Brookview, Golden Valley seniors can learn from Jeanne McGill, CSA, SPS & Mary Frances Price, Elder Law Attorney about the processes that take place before and after a funeral to help ease the burden on ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Seniors Invited To Money Matters Presentation Sept 21, 10 AM At Brookview

Golden Valley seniors are invited to the Money Matters presentation ABCD's of Medicare, Thu, Sept 21, 10–11:15 am at Brookview.

Attendees will learn about the different types of Medicare plans and which plan could help them save thousand...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Sept 19 Is National Voter Registration Day

Registering to vote is easy? 

Minnesota makes it easy to check your voter registration status, register to vote, and update your registration at mnvotes.gov

Already registered? It's still a good idea to confirm your registration is correct and up t...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Golden Valley Police Arrest Two Following Chase of Stolen Vehicle

Golden Valley police arrested two people early morning Sept 14 following a chase that involved a 2018 Hyundai Elantra stolen in Apple Valley, MN. 

According to Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green, the Minnesota State Patrol initiated pursuit o...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Golden Valley Honors Officers On National Police Woman Day

National Police Woman Day is celebrated annually Sept 12 to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of female police officers who enforce law and order around the country. Today the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) shows honor and respect to the ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Golden Valley City Council Approves Contract With Prosecuting Attorney

At its Sept 52023 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council approved a contract for professional services with the law firm Berglund Baumgartner & Glaser (BBG) for&nb...

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Posted on: September 4, 2023

City Hall Closing Friday, Sept 8 From 11 am–1 pm

Golden Valley City Hall will close 11 am-1 pm Friday, Sept 8 for an employee recognition event. 

For questions, contact the City Manager’s Office at 763-593-8002.

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Residents And Businesses Encouraged To Practice Wise Water Consumption As Drought Conditions Persist

While the City has not yet officially declared watering restrictions, we urge residents and water users to pitch in by following sensible water conservation practices. To learn more about wise water usage, visit: https://www.minneapolismn.gov/new...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

GVPD Collaborates with Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to Enhance Community Safety

As the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) continues its efforts to rebuild staffing levels, it is partnering with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to ensure the safety and security of Golden Valley residents. This collaboration al...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

City of Golden Valley Launches Local Sales Tax Referendum Website

On Wednesday, Aug 30, the City of Golden Valley launched BuildingForwardGV.org, a website designed to inform voters about the proposed sales tax referendum of $105 million to help build new Public Works and Public Safety buildings. 

During the gen...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

CSO Program Helps City of Golden Valley Achieve Recruitment Goals For Sworn Police Officers

Like many of its counterparts across the country, the Golden Valley Police Department is working to build a robust and reliable recruitment strategy to attract dedicated officers ready to serve the community. Part of the process involves building upon exi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Golden Valley Police Investigating Weekend Home Invasion

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is investigating a robbery that occurred Saturday, Aug 26, 2023 at a residence in the 6300 block of Medicine Lake Rd in Golden Valley. When officers responded at 10:41 pm, the victims reported they had been bound...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Douglas Dr Closure At Hwy 55 Starting Monday, Sept 11

Douglas Dr between Hwy 55 and the north frontage road will be closed for approximately 60 days starting Monday, Sept 11 as part of the City's underpass and intersection improvements project. Douglas Dr will be fully closed to traffic, including p...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

GVPD Participating In Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Pilot Program

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is participating in the Minnesota Commerce Department's Catalytic Converter Theft Pilot Program, which works to prevent theft of catalytic converters by identifying them with unique numbers.

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Free Family Storytime Event Moved Indoors Due To Heat

Due to the high temperatures, the Free Family Storytime event scheduled for today (Wednesday, Aug 23) will be moved indoors to the Bassett Creek Room at Brookview. The program time is still scheduled for 10:30-11:15 am.

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Additional Public Safety In The Parks Event Wednesday, Aug 23

Summer may be coming to an end and all of the scheduled Public Safety In The Parks events are done, but to make the most of the hot weather the City is adding a bonus Public Safety In The Parks event this week! Come to Hampshire Park Wednesday, August 23 ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Public Comment Period Open For Draft 2024 Transportation Unified Planning Work Program

A public comment period is now open for the Metropolitan Council's Draft 2024 Transportation Unified Planning Work Program. The program outlines proposed transportation-related planning activities in the Twin Cities metro area for the upcoming ye...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Golden Valley Police Report Recovery Of Additional Stolen Vehicles, Including Porsche

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) reports recovery of the sixth of seven cars stolen early morning Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023, from Morrie's Recon Center in the 700 block of Colorado Ave S, Golden Valley, as well as the Porsche stolen early m...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Golden Valley Police Investigating Additional Stolen Vehicles

Golden Valley police are investigating an auto theft from a local luxury car dealership in Golden Valley. Officers responded to a call around 5:20 am Thursday, Aug 17, 2023, at Porsche Minneapolis in the 9500 block of Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Golden Valley Police Recover Stolen Vehicles In North Minneapolis

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is crediting an observant North Minneapolis resident for a tip that led to the recovery of four cars stolen early morning Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023, from Morrie's Recon Center in the 700 block of Colorado Av...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Golden Valley Police Investigating Vehicle Thefts From Local Business

Golden Valley police officers are investigating the theft of multiple vehicles early the morning of Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 from Morrie's Recon Center in the 700 block of Colorado Ave S, Golden Valley. Employees arriving at work at approximately 5:20 am dis...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Golden Valley Police Investigating Early Morning Residential Burglary

Golden Valley police officers responded to a 3 am burglary call Tuesday, Aug 15 at a home in the 3400 block of Terrace Ln in Golden Valley. The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is seeking the public's help in apprehending the suspect involved.&n...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Seniors Invited To Money Matters Presentation Aug 17, 10 AM At Brookview

Golden Valley seniors are invited to the Money Matters presentation Estate Planning for Senior Living, Thu, Aug 17, 10–11:15 am at Brookview.

Attendees will learn about the different types of senior living options and what you need to have in ord...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Residents And Businesses Encouraged To Continue Wise Water Use In Response To Drought

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Mississippi Headwaters watershed has entered the drought warning response phase as described in the Minnesota Statewide Drought Plan. The City of Minneapolis is within the Mississippi He...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

What To Know About The New Cannabis Laws In Golden Valley

New cannabis laws went into effect in Minnesota Aug 1, 2023. Here’s what this means for residents of Golden Valley.

Under the new law, adults 21 years or older may:

  • use, possess, or transport cannabis paraphernalia
  • possess or transport up to 2 ounces of cann...
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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Free Wood Chips At Hampshire Park

The City has extra wood chips and is offering these to residents for free. The wood chips were made from removed Wildwood Park trees. This is part of a larger effort to reuse/recycle materials from projects in a sustainable manner. 

If interested,...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Get Reimbursed For Planting A Pollinator Garden In Your Yard

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program, which aims to increase residential habitat for at-risk pollinators across the state. All Minnesota residents are eligible for individual sup...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

National Night Out Is Tonight

National Night Out is finally here! Our officers and department leadership will be making the rounds throughout the City to meet residents and share safety information tonight. Thank you to the over 70 block parties that registered this year.

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Registration Now Open For Fall Parks And Recreation Programs

Registration for fall and winter Golden Valley Parks and Recreation programs opens today. Opportunities are available for people of all ages. Many programs fill up quickly, so residents are encouraged to sign up early. Register and find programs here.
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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Join The Stop Food Waste Challenge

Join Hennepin County's Stop Food Waste Challenge to learn easy, practical skills to help you stop wasting food, put more money in your pocket, and create a healthier environment.

Running Aug 1-31, Hennepin County's Stop Food Waste Challenge not only raises...

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Posted on: July 30, 2023

City Council Candidate Filing Dates Are Aug 1–Aug 15

Starting Aug 1, Golden Valley residents interested in becoming City policy makers can file to run for City Council in this year’s Nov 7 municipal election. Voters will elect a mayor and two Council Members (four-year terms). All offices are non-partisan (...

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Posted on: July 29, 2023

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month

Did you know that July is Parks and Recreation month? As July comes to a close, the City would like to recognize Parks and Rec staff for the services they provide and invite the community to join one of its upcoming programs or events.

National Parks and R...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

This Sunday Is Sustainability Day At Market In The Valley

The Golden Valley Community Foundation will be celebrating Sustainability Day this Sunday, July 30, 9 am–1 pm at Market in the Valley.

Join fellow community members to learn from industry experts about sustainable efforts and how you can make sus...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Take The Hwy 169 Study Survey

Why do you travel on Highway 169? The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites you to participate in a public survey.

Your feedback will be used by MnDOT to develop possible changes to improve Hwy 169 for all modes of transportation....

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Attend The Sochacki Park Water Quality Improvement Project Open House On Wed, July 26

A public open house will take place Wednesday, July 26, 4:30–7 pm at Robbinsdale City Hall for the Sochacki Park Water Quality Improvement Project. The City of Golden Valley, in partnership with Three Rivers Park District, the City of Robbinsdale, and Bas...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Last Call To Register For National Night Out

Tomorrow is the last day to register for National Night Out (NNO), which takes place Tuesday, Aug 1. 

To register your National Night Out gathering, complete this short form. If you would like to request traffic cones to close your street, complet...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Two Police Officers Sworn In July 18

Two new police employees were sworn in at the July 18 Golden Valley City Council meeting.

Police Chief Virgil Green administered the oath of office to Officers Evenson and Page, welcoming them to the Golden Valley Police Department.

From left to right: Assi...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Vehicle Tampering Incidents Reported In Golden Valley Late Last Week

Golden Valley was one of several west metro communities that experienced vehicle tampering incidents late last week. The reported incidents involved a silver vehicle carrying one to three Black males who either approached or tried to enter cars parked in ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Park District Seeks Feedback On Regional Trail Plan

Three Rivers Park District is seeking community input on a long-range plan for a segment of the CP Rail Regional Trail through Golden Valley and St Louis Park between the Cedar Lake and Luce Line Regional Trails (Segment C on map).

The trail is envisioned ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

City of Golden Valley Is Making Sustainable Changes In Delivering Public Safety

The City of Golden Valley is reimagining public safety for all by ensuring its first responders are best prepared to answer any type of service call, improving the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) online data tools, and hiring an engagement team to ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Golden Valley Historical Society Seeks Members For Board Of Directors

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) has September openings for its board of directors. Terms begin September 2023 and vary from one to three years in length.  

The board guides policy on management of the Historic Church and Golden Valley ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Swearing-In Ceremony For Police Officers Evenson And Page Scheduled For July 18 Council Meeting

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The Golden Valley City Council will host a swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Police Officers Andrew Evenson and Gabriel Page during its July 18 meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall. A reception will follow in the Golden Valley Public Safety Training Room....

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

City And Robbinsdale School District Consider School Resource Officer Program

At its July 11, 2023 work session, the Golden Valley City Council reviewed a draft Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the Robbinsdale School District regarding a proposed School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The City and the District had been working tog...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Road Closures Starting Jul 10 On Douglas Dr & 23rd Ave

Two separate road closures will be occurring in Golden Valley starting Monday, July 10.

Southbound Douglas Dr from Golden Valley Rd to Hwy 55 (PDF) will be closing July 10 for approximately two weeks. Sanitary sewer and watermain will be installed along Do...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Reminder: Vote For Your Favorite Photo In The 2023 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest

Voting for the 2023 Views Of The Valley People’s Choice Award will be closing Monday, July 10 at 11:45 pm. Voting for the People’s Choice can only be done online once.

The People’s Choice winner will receive $25, whil...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Part Of Douglas Dr Closed July 6 During Police Search

A portion of Douglas Dr N in Golden Valley was closed to traffic the afternoon of July 6, 2023 while police searched for a suspect involved in an alleged domestic assault.  

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies responded to t...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Local Home Damaged By Fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department was paged at 6:11 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2023 to a reported fire in a garage on the 4800 block of Douglas Ave in Golden Valley. Upon arrival, crews reported full involvement of the garage, extension into the living areas of ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

GVPD Introduces Chat With The Chief

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Chat With The Chief is a new community engagement opportunity for residents to connect with Police Chief Virgil Green.

As part of this initiative, Green met with the Westchester Circle neighborhood Wednesday, July 5, regarding a recent incident that left a...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Annual Ice Cream Social Is July 10, 7 PM At Brookview Park

Bring your family, a chair or blanket, and your love of ice cream to the free Ice Cream Social at Concerts In The Park Monday, July 10, 7 pm at Brookview Park. 

This year’s Ice Cream Social will feature a performance by the John Philip Sousa Memor...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Fog Seal Project For Streets Starts June 26

The City's annual fog seal project starts at 8 am Monday, June 26, 2023. Residents in affected areas (see map) were notified by mail last week, and the contractor installed no parking signs June 23. Work will start in Phase 1 and should be completed in al...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Vote For Your Favorite Photo In The 2023 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest

Voting for the 2022 Views of the Valley People’s Choice Award is now open. Voting can be done online and will conclude July 10 at 11:45 pm. Voting for the People’s Choice can only be done online once.

The People’s Choice winner will receive $25, w...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Fire Hydrant Painting Is Under Way

The City’s fire hydrant painting contractor started work this week (see map of painting area). Completion is expected in around four weeks.

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Get Ready For Water Day!

One of Golden Valley's most popular summer events is coming up Friday, June 23 at Scheid Park. It's Water Day!

Join Golden Valley Parks & Recreation, Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments for a wet and wild afternoon filled with water slides, musi...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

City Council Approves Redevelopment Project For Downtown Golden Valley

A proposed mixed use housing and commercial development proposed at 8200 Golden Valley Rd and 8250 Golden Valley Dr will move forward after the Golden Valley Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and City Council approved the Tax Increment Financing (...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Public Safety Open House Is June 21

Join your neighbors for the annual Public Safety Open House Wednesday, June 21, 5–8 pm, at the Public Safety building on City Hall campus. Tour the Police Station and Fire Station 1, win prizes, and check out the equipment the Golden Valley Poli...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Golden Valley Woman Injured In Attempted Carjacking

A Golden Valley woman in her 80s was injured during an attempted carjacking at her home Tuesday, June 13, 2023. The incident occurred in the 6400 block of Westchester Circle. 

According to Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green, the woman was out...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Market In The Valley Starts Sunday, June 18

Market in the Valley begins this Sunday, June 18, 9 am–1 pm under the Golden Valley water tower.

The market features a variety of vendors that sell things like produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, flowers, and more.

For more information, visit the M...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Golden Valley Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth, celebrated each year on June 19, became an official state holiday in May 2023 when Gov Tim Walz signed into law a bill supporting recognition of the date on which slavery was finally abolished in the United States. In observance of the holiday...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Photo Contest Deadline Extended To June 19

The deadline to enter is the 2023 Views Of The Valley photo contest has been extended to Monday, June 19 at 4:30 pm. This year's theme is "Community," but photos of all Golden Valley subject matter are welcome.

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Golden Valley Breaks Ground For Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project

The City of Golden Valley held a groundbreaking ceremony at 5 pm Tuesday, June 13 to kick off the Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Pedestrian Underpass and Roundabout Project. The event was held at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, on the a...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Gear Up For Friday Fun Days This Summer

Friday Fun Days are right around the corner, providing youth an opportunity to discover new places and have tons of chaperoned fun this summer! Mark your calendars and sign up the kids for these events.

Friday Fun Days Schedule 

  • June 16: Family Yog...
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Posted on: June 10, 2023

Juneteenth Story To Show June 16 At Breck

Sweet Potato Comfort Pie (SPCP) of Golden Valley and the Minnesota Humanities Center are partnering to produce the original play “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story,” with six performances throughout Minnesota. The tour kicks off June 16 with 10 am and 7 pm s...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

South Frontage Road At Douglas Drive And Hwy 55 Intersection To Close June 14 For Construction

A portion of the south frontage road along Hwy 55 (Olson Hwy Service Rd) will be closed near the intersection of Douglas Dr and Hwy 55 starting Wednesday, June 14, 2023 until late September, making the frontage road inaccessible from Hwy 55. Access to Per...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Golden Valley Police Warn Of "Family Member In Jail" Scams

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has seen an uptick in the "family member in jail" scam and warns residents to be on the lookout. The scam involves a phone call saying a family member has been arrested and urgently needs money for bail...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Funeral Services Set For Golden Valley Police Sergeant Terry Sleavin

Funeral services have been set for Golden Valley Police Sergeant Terry Sleavin, who died June 3, 2023 after battling cancer. Services will be Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7250 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN. A public visitation ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Council Member And Two Police Officers Sworn In June 6

A new City Council member and two new police employees were sworn in at the June 6 Golden Valley City Council meeting.

Sophia Ginis took the oath of office and was sworn in to fill the spot vacated by former Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who resigned in...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Long-Time Golden Valley Police Sergeant Passes From Illness

It is with great sadness that the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) shares the passing of Sergeant Terry Sleavin. Surrounded by his family and friends, he died Saturday, June 3 after battling cancer.

Sleavin started as a Golden Valley patrol officer A...

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Posted on: June 3, 2023

Look Ahead To This Summer’s Public Safety Events

This summer will feature a variety of public safety events for all ages. 

Public Safety In The Parks 

Come meet the Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments this summer in parks around town at Public Safety in the Parks. Police and firefi...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Help Strengthen Golden Valley As A Board Or Commission Member

Golden Valley is only as strong as its residents make it. One way to get involved is by serving on a City advisory body. These groups are responsible for researching, reviewing, and making recommendations to the City Council on issues that affect...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Work Begins June 5 On Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project

Work will begin June 5 on a project to improve safety at the intersection of Douglas Dr and Hwy 55.

After many years of planning and a thorough public engagement process to gather input and concerns from the community, the City of Golden Valley and MnDOT f...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Registration Closes This Week For Several Summer Youth Programs

Time is running out to sign up for a variety of summer youth recreation programs:

  • T-Ball and Coach Pitch--With a focus on basic skill development for hitting, throwing, catching, and base running, T-Ball (ages 4-6) and Coach Pitch (ages 7...
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Posted on: May 27, 2023

Metro Transit Announces Route Changes

Due to improved operator hiring and retention, starting June 17 Metro Transit will restore bus service to routes where cuts were made in October and December 2022.

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Route 9 will resume 30-minute weekday midday service from its current frequency of 60...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Views Of The Valley Photo Contest Deadline Is June 16

The 2023 Views Of The Valley photo contest is right around the corner, and this year's theme is "Community." Deadline to enter is Friday, June 16 at 4:30 pm.

Since 1993, Golden Valley residents have been celebrating their city by sharing...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

It's Electric! Showcase Set For June 15

The City is hosting an Electric Vehicle (EV) & Equipment Showcase Thursday, June 15, 4–7 pm, in the City Hall parking lot. The event provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of owning electric yard equipment, electric or hybrid ve...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

City Highlights Projects To Celebrate National Public Works Week

If you're grateful for the everyday quality of life in Golden Valley, including having well-maintained streets, parks, and water and sewer systems, thank a public works professional. 

National Public Works Week celebrates the importance o...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Xcel Energy Project to Use Helicopters In Western Golden Valley

Through June 1, Xcel Energy is working on a project that requires a helicopter (see photo) for overhead shield wire replacement. This power line follows the railroad tracks between Plymouth Ave and 8200 10th Ave N, and the flight path will be east and wes...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

City Council Appoints Sophia Ginis To Fill Spot Vacated By Kimberly Sanberg's Resignation

At a special meeting May 19, the Golden Valley City Council interviewed candidates and adopted a resolution appointing Planning Commissioner Sophia Ginis to fill the spot vacated by Council Member Kimberly Sanberg's resignation.

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

City Council Considers Five To Fill Seat Vacated By Sanberg

The Golden Valley City Council will hold a special meeting May 19 to interview candidates and adopt a resolution appointing a new council member to fill the spot vacated by Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who resigned from office effective May 16, 2023.&...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Council Member Kimberly Sanberg Resigns

The May 16, 2023 Golden Valley City Council Meeting was the last one for Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who has resigned to move abroad with her family.  

Sanberg was elected to the City Council in 2019. She had previously served on Golden Valle...

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Posted on: May 14, 2023

National Police Week Honors Fallen Officers

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community, with special recognition to law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends, a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Learn About Smart911 At May 17 Coffee With A Cop

Join the Golden Valley Police Department for Coffee With A Cop Wednesday, May 17, from 4:30–6 pm, at Lunds & Byerlys (5725 Duluth St). Meet and visit with police personnel and learn more about Smart911.

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Posted on: May 14, 2023

Sign Up Now For Pre-K Summer Park Programs

Golden Valley Parks & Recreation has a summer program lineup that features a variety of enrichment, active, and athletic programs designed specifically for preschool-aged youth. 

To learn more and register, follow the links below: 

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Posted on: May 13, 2023

Golden Valley Parks & Rec Hiring Puppet Wagon Staff

Beat the heat with a cool job this summer! The Parks and Recreation Department has two job openings for youth aged 15+ to work in its mobile puppet wagon. 

These summer playground leader positions work as positive role models while planning and le...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

City Celebrates Arbor Day

The City of Golden Valley observed Arbor Day May 10 with a 10 am event at the SEA School on Kelly Dr. It included a forestry presentation, recognition of poster contest winners, and a tree planting ceremony with distribution of tree seedling packe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Learn About Aging In Place At May 18 Community Forum

Golden Valley's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is presenting a community forum May 18 that will provide information about housing needs and options as a person ages.

The Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) event will be held at ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2023

Golden Valley Garden Club To Host Plant Sale May 20

The Golden Valley Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 20, 2023, noon-3 pm, at the Brookview Park Small Pavilion. Browse a selection of annuals, hanging baskets, and pollinator-friendly native plants.

The Golden Valley Garden ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

May 4 Is International Firefighters’ Day

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day, which recognizes and honors the sacrifices made by past and present firefighters to ensure their community is as safe as possible.  

It all began in 1999 when Lieutenant JJ Edmonson, an Australia...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Application Deadline For Golden Valley City Council Vacancy Is Sunday, May 7

The Golden Valley City Council is taking applications through this week to fill the vacancy left by Council Member Kimberly Sanberg's recent resignation. Applications close at 11:59 pm (via email) Sunday, May 7, 2023. They also can be dropped in ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

City Taking Applications For Junior Playground Leader Program

Golden Valley’s Junior Playground Leader Program provides young teens with a volunteer opportunity to gain leadership experience and valuable work skills by assisting recreation staff with playground programs. 

Golden Valley youth ages 1...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Compost Available At Hampshire Park

Starting May 1, Golden Valley residents are able to collect free compost at Hampshire Park, courtesy of the City. Limit is two 5-gallon buckets of compost per household.

The compost was produced through the City's organics recycling program and is...

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Posted on: April 30, 2023

Old Hockey Rink Boards Available For “Doodling” May 1-10

Usually defacing City property is highly discouraged and illegal, but for the next 10 days it’s allowed on Scheid Park’s old hockey boards. 

From May 1–10, old rink boards will be spread out around the park for all to paint, write, draw, or doodle...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Small Business Week Prompts Reminders Of City And County Resources

Small Business Week is May 1-7, making it a perfect time to remind the community of City and Hennepin County resources for local small businesses looking to start up or just grow.  

Open To Business 

Open to Business is offering free advis...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Crack Seal Maintenance Project Set To Begin Next Week

As part of its ongoing street maintenance program, the City will begin the annual crack seal project next week, weather permitting. Areas are located between Medicine Lake Rd and Hwy 55 (Area 1) and 26th Ave N and Golden Valley Rd (Area 2) in the maps bel...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Good Flushing Etiquette Means Only Waste And Toilet Paper

The City's sewers are only meant to handle waste and toilet paper, nothing else. 

What NOT To Flush 

  • Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products, Tissues: These items do not dissolve like toilet paper does. Toilet paper is the only paper material s...
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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Join Coffee Talk April 26, 10 AM At Brookview

This month's 55+ Coffee Talk series will feature a presentation by City staff on the future on Golden Valley’s downtown area. It will be held Wednesday, April 26, 10 am, at Brookview.

Discussion will cover the history and final report of...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

GVPD Offers Free Steering Wheel Locks For Kias & Hyundais

Golden Valley residents who own or lease qualified Hyundai or Kia vehicles are eligible to pick up a free steering wheel lock from the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD). The locks were donated to the GVPD by the vehicle manufacturers.

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

GV Residents Report Receiving Scam Police Phone Calls

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) recently had calls from several community members who were contacted by someone using the name of a former police officer and saying they are with the “Golden Valley Sheriff’s Department.&...

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Posted on: April 23, 2023

Ribbon Cutting For Medley Park Community Garden Scheduled For May 2

Community members are invited to the Medley Park Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 pm at Medley Park. 

The Medley Park Community Garden is an ADA-accessible garden with 40 raised garden containers measuring 4’...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Garden Club Invites Community To April 25 Meeting

The Golden Valley Garden Club's next meeting is Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm at Brookview and will feature a presentation is "Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants." 

Attendees will learn how selecting native p...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Make Sure To ‘No-Mow May’ The Right Way

For the first time, the City of Golden Valley is encouraging residents to participate in No-Mow May. The initiative allows property owners to refrain from mowing lawns through the month of May to allow ground-nesting pollinators, including a variety of be...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Golden Valley's 55+ April 20 Money Matters Series Covers Estate Planning

Certified Estate Planner Jeff Litfin will present "The 25 Documents Needed Before You Pass Away" Thursday, April 20, 10 am, at Brookview, The program is part of Golden Valley Parks & Recreation's 55+ education and discussion series....

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Police Clarify Misinformation On Social Media Regarding Bank Robbery

The City of Golden Valley was recently informed about posts on a local social media site regarding an alleged bank robbery in the community. That information is not accurate, according to Police Chief Virgil Green.

"We take misinformation seriously, e...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

City-Wide Street Sweeping Begins This Week

The City will begin street sweeping this week to clean up winter debris, remove pollutants, and protect our waterways. Crews will begin by primarily focusing on priority areas that drain directly into Bassett Creek or Sweeney Lake. From there, crews will ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

2023 Severe Weather Awareness Week Is April 17–21

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDPS), Minnesota experiences an average of 29 tornadoes per year. A record was set in 2010, when 113 tornadoes touched down across the state. 

Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awaren...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Spring Brush Pick-Up Starts April 24

Golden Valley’s annual Spring Brush Pick-Up begins the week of April 24 and gives homeowners the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at the curb for collection. 

Pick-Up Schedule 

The City will be divided into three section...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Golden Valley City Council Considers Process To Appoint Replacement For Sanberg

At its April 11 work session, the Golden Valley City Council discussed the process it will use to appoint a replacement for Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who recently announced her intent to resign from office this spring. The City Council will formall...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

April 14 Is Deadline For City Board/Commission Applications

Interested in serving your community? The City of Golden Valley has seats open on seven of its boards and commissions.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA): The BZA hears requests for variances from the Zoning Code. The BZA currently has one regular and one youth...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Hennepin County’s 2023 Open Book Meetings Start Next Week

Property owners looking to get questions answered about their Hennepin County property valuations can do so at upcoming Open Book meetings. 

Meeting Dates

  • April 17, 3–7 pm at Richfield City Hall 
  • April 19, 8 am–7 pm at Plymouth City Hall&am...
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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Sign Up For Smart911 To Help First Responders Help You

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the City and the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) encourage community members to sign up for Smart911 to help first responders provide better service to those who may need it. 

Smart911 allows you to prov...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Council Passes Fair Housing Month And Parkinson's Awareness Month Proclamations

Last week the Golden Valley City Council approved proclamations for Fair Housing Month and Parkinson's Awareness Month. 

Fair Housing Month 

Fair Housing Month is celebrated in communities around the country in the month of April ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Run The Valley Is Just One Week Away

Run the Valley is approaching on April 15, and organizers are reminding residents it's not too late to register.

The morning will kick off at 7:45 am with a 0.2K Kids Fun Run. The 10K race begins at 8 am, followed by the 5K race at 8:10 am and the...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

GVPD Urges Safe Driving During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate preventable deaths and injuries on our roadways. The Golden Valley Police Department and Minnesota Department ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Apply To Serve On A City Board Or Commission By The April 14

Between annual commissioner resignations and current openings, the City of Golden Valley has seats open on seven of its boards and commissions. Interested community members are encouraged to submit an application by April 14.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Peddle Over To The Bike Rodeo May 4, 6–8 pm, At New Hope City Hall

Kids ages 12 and under are encouraged to bring their bikes out to the annual Bike Rodeo May 4, from 6 to 8 pm, at New Hope City Hall (4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428).

The Bike Rodeo educates kids about bike safety and introduces them to local law enf...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Register Now For Step To It

Build healthy habits by tracking your activity through Hennepin County's Step to it Challenge, a free program that encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more active. Registration starts April 1 and the Challenge starts May 1.

The C...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

EAB Can Mean B-Y-E To Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been infesting Twin Cities ash trees for years and was first found in Golden Valley in 2018. The invasive beetle kills trees by tunneling through the bark and feeding on their nutrients.

Infested trees have almost a zero chance ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Take Action During Climate Month

As the City celebrates Earth Month this month and the upcoming Earth Day, April 22, it is taking this time to educate residents on the importance of staying environmentally friendly while highlighting efforts the City is taking to be greener.

April 2023 ma...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Spring Brush Pick-Up Starts April 24

Golden Valley’s annual residential Spring Brush Pick-Up gives homeowners the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at the curb for collection and disposal and is a component of Golden Valley's recycling program. This year's...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

City Utility Costs Increase In April

Starting with the April 2023 billing cycle, City utility customers will notice rate increases for sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, street lights, and recycling (curbside and organics). The new rates will cover increased costs to provide services and...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Reminder: Permits Are Required To Occupy The City Right-Of-Way

The City of Golden Valley reminds residents to keep the public right-of-way (ROW) on their property clear of obstructions, as it violates Golden Valley City Code Section 105-8 (g). Common obstructions include landscaping, trees, walls, and work without a ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

May 18 BAEGV Forum Addresses Aging In Place

Are you or do you know someone who is hoping to age in place in their own home? What are the options for someone who is no longer able to live independently? The May 18, 6 pm Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) forum will provide information about...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Don't Forget To Clean Up Pet Waste In Your Yard Once Snow Melts

With spring snow melt exposing pet waste that has been buried for most of the winter, residents are encouraged to clean up the waste as soon as it is uncovered enough to do so.

Pet waste left on the ground can be a source of bacteria for surface waters whe...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Sign Your Tots Up For The Watch Me Go Triathlon May 25

The Watch Me Go Triathlon, for kids ages 2.5–5, is scheduled for Thu, May 25, 5:45 pm at Brookview Park. Register your kids now before all spots fill up.

Athletes will bike the park’s trails, splash through a sprinkler, and end with a q...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Road Construction Project Season Is Nearly Upon Us

Any true Midwesterner knows the only two seasons Minnesota really has are winter and road construction, and folks, the seasons are a-changin'!

2023 Pavement Management Program (PMP)

This summer the PMP will reconstruct 1.27 miles of street near Win...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Street Crews Begin Fixing Potholes With Hot Asphalt Mix Today

The City's public works street crews have been patching potholes with cold mix asphalt throughout the winter, but will now begin patching with hot mix now that hot asphalt plants are open for the season.

Potholes form when small cracks or voids in...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Spring-Cleaning And Fire Safety Go Hand In Hand

As you start planning your spring-cleaning projects, keep fire safety in mind when deciding which projects to take on.

Indoors

  • While cleaning your dryer’s lint filter before each load is recommended, it’s also a smart idea to clean the l...
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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Council Awards Contract For SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Storage Project

Earlier this month the Golden Valley City Council took the next step in reducing flood risk and property damage in the DeCola Ponds area by awarding the project contract for the SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Storage Project.

Work is expected to ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Apply To Serve On The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission

Residents looking to get involved locally can apply for the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC). Applications are due April 21, 4:30 pm.

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is a joint powers board formed by the nine ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Garden Club Invites Community To March 28 Meeting On Pest Management

The Golden Valley Garden Club's next meeting is Tue, March 28, 6:30 pm at Brookview. This month's meeting will be a presentation will cover integrated pest management.

Attendees will learn how to manage pests such as Japanese Beetles whil...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Juveniles Charged In Golden Valley Police Department Investigation At Sandburg

Two male students at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley have been officially charged for their involvement in a Nov 11, 2022 firearm incident, where a student posted a Snapchat video of himself with a gun apparently inside a Sandburg Middle School ba...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Volunteers Needed For Run The Valley April 15

Even if you're not racing in Run the Valley April 15, there are still ways to get involved as a volunteer directing runners and walkers along the course route.

 The time commitment for a course volunteer is approximately 7:50 am until 9:30 am. Vol...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Read The Peacemakers March Newsletter

The City's Police Employment, Accountability, and Community Engagement Commission (PEACE) recently debuted its new online newsletter, Peacemakers. The newsletter is produced by an editorial board of Commissioners and police staff. Community membe...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Registration Now Open For Camp Valley

Registration is now open for Camp Valley. Spots are available in the July 31–Aug 4 and Aug 7–11 sessions for ages 7–12. Register by July 7.

Campers can end their summer on a high note at this high energy camp! The week is full...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Join Coffee Talk March 22, 10 AM At Brookview

At Coffee Talk this Wed, March 22, 10 am at Brookview, Golden Valley seniors can learn from the Golden Valley Fire Department about simple steps to take to help prevent fires and tips about safely escaping if there is a fire in the home.

Attendees should b...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Enjoy A Children's Concert At Brookview Tue, March 28, 11 AM

Golden Valley's younger residents, and their parents or guardians, are invited to the Children's Concert at Brookview Featuring The Jolly Pops Tue, March 28, 11–11:45 am. The concert is free and open to all ages.

The interactive...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Share Your Thoughts On Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Plan

A draft of Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Plan is now available for public review and comment. The deadline to share comments is March 20.

The plan outlines how the county will accomplish their goals of:

  • creating a system where all materials are des...
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Posted on: March 17, 2023

PEACE Commission Set To Debut Peacemakers Online Newsletter Sat, March 18

The City's Police Employment, Accountability, and Community Engagement Commission (PEACE) will debut its new online, email newsletter, Peacemakers, Sat, March 18. The newsletter is produced by an editorial board of Commissioners and police staff....

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Golden Valley Seniors Invited To Money Matters March 16, 10 AM At Brookview

On Thu, March 16, 10 am at Brookview, Golden Valley seniors are encouraged to join and hear from financial advisor Logan Hershey and his presentation, Secured income – one key to a happier life.

Donations accepted for refreshments. No pre-registr...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Winter Market In Valley This Sunday At Brookview

The final Winter Market in the Valley at Brookview is this Sun, March 12, 10 am–1 pm. The Winter Markets will feature crafts, preserves, food, live music, and more.

Market in the Valley will pick back up in June under the water tower at City Hall...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Watch The 2023 State Of The City Replay Online

The City hosted the 2023 State of the City presentation at WSB a week ago. Community members who could not attend or watch live are encouraged to watch the recorded version online.

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Space Still Available In Some Men's Summer Softball Leagues

Get back in to the swing of things this spring with Golden Valley's USSSA men’s softball summer leagues. The City offers a variety of leagues all with different levels of competition and plenty of space is available in the Monday and Th...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Mark Your Calendars For Next Month's Open Book Meetings

Hennepin County mails notices to property owners each March to show the market value that will be used to determine property taxes for the following year. To maintain transparency in the assessment of properties, Hennepin County is holding open book meeti...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Run The Valley Raises Funds For Local Community Service Organizations

The Golden Valley Community Services Commission's (GVCSC) annual 5k/10k race coming up on April 15, Run The Valley, is more than just an opportunity to get in a good workout. It's a chance to help make a difference in the Golden Valley c...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Learn About The City's 2023 Goals At State Of The City Fri, March 3, 3 PM

Join City leaders to learn about the City's 2022 accomplishments and 2023 goals and vision at the State of the City March 3, 3 pm at WSB (701 Xenia Avenue South Unit 300) at the Golden Hills Office Center in Golden Valley.

Community members who ca...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Second Bridging The Faultlines Event One Week Away

The second and final event of the Bridging the Faultlines series is one week away on Mon, March 6, 6–9 pm at the Capri Theater (2027 W Broadway Ave Minneapolis, MN 55411).

Community members are invited to experience the stories of the TPT documen...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Plymouth Tree Sale Begins March 1

The City of Plymouth’s annual tree sale begins tomorrow, March 1 and features a variety of trees, shrubs, and fruit plants selected for their resistance to pests and diseases and their adaptability to local growing conditions. Golden Valley resi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Learn Container Gardening From The Golden Valley Garden Club March 9, 6:30 PM

Learn the skills of outdoor container gardening from the Golden Valley Garden Club Thur, March 9, 6:30–7:30 pm. The class is free and open to people of all abilities. Registration is required by Fri, March 3.

Register here.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

March 8, 7 PM Golden Valley Historical Society Presentation Will Be Held A Brookview

On Wed, March 8, 7 pm, the Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will host a presentation titled Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture at Brookview. The event is free and open to all.

The presentation will be led by Jane King Hession, auth...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Attend An Upcoming Metro Blue Line Meeting

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County are hosting in-person and virtual meetings to share project updates on the METRO Blue Line Extension. Attendees can learn more about the environmental impacts and benefits of the options studied and share feedb...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

State Of The City Is One Week Away

All community members are invited to the 2023 State of the City March 3, 3 pm at WSB (701 Xenia Avenue South #UNIT 300) at the Golden Hills Office Center in Golden Valley. Attendees are asked to RSVP for the event.

After the presentation, replays will be a...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Garden Club Invites Community To Feb 28 Meeting On Eco-Friendly Lawns

The Golden Valley Garden Club's next meeting is Tue, Feb 28, 6:30 pm at Brookview. This month's meeting will be a presentation titled Eco-Friendly Lawns and Care for a Changing Climate.

The presenter, Kim Sullivan, will review lower maint...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

BCWMC Hosting Informational Open House Feb 28, 4–7 PM At Golden Valley Library

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is hosting a public open house Tue, Feb 28, 4–7 pm at the Golden Valley Library (830 Winnetka Ave N). Community members are invited to drop by at any time to learn about the Commission&am...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

February 22–23 Winter Storm Information

According to the National Weather Service, this week's storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, with the worst conditions late Wed, Feb 22 into Thur, Feb 23. Life-threatening travel conditions are expected when winds pick up Wednesday eveni...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Attend The City's Seasonal Job Fair At Brookview Sun, Feb 26, 3–5 PM

Seasonal jobs with the City of Golden Valley off on-the-job training, competitive wages, and the chance to work outdoors all summer long. Learn more about these positions at the City's Seasonal Job Fair Sun, Feb 26, 3–5 pm at Brookview....

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Is The Place To Plan Your House Projects

If you need a roofing consult, information on the latest bathroom design trends, landscaping ideas for your yard, or anything in between, the 2023 West Metro Home Remodeling Fair is just the place. The fair will be held this weekend, Sun, Feb 26, 10:30 am...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Reminders Before A Big Snow Storm

Before this week's snowstorm, the City of Golden Valley and its Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments want to share some reminders with residents.

Street and Alley Parking

From Nov 1 to March 31, parking is prohibited on public streets and all...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

City Of Golden Valley Provides Update On Public Safety Staffing

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) currently has 14 sworn officers and eight non-sworn community service officers. Of this number, eight sworn officers and all the community service officers are responding to 911 calls. The GVPD is currently budge...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Sign Up For Men's Summer Softball Leagues

New team registration for Golden Valley’s USSSA men’s softball summer leagues is now open. The City offers a variety of leagues all with different levels of competition.

The summer season features 11 weeks of doubleheaders followed by p...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Robbinsdale Community Education Hosting Empty Bowls Fundraiser March 7

Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education is hosting its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser March 7, 5–7:30 pm at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise awareness of and fight hunger within communities, an...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Feb 16 BAEGV To Celebrate The Accomplishments Of Local Black Women

Tomorrow's Building An Equitable Golden Valley, 6–8:30 pm at Brookview, will be a combination of Golden Valley's traditional equity forum style mixed with a Umoja (Unity) Mixer.

The evening will kick off with food and music and a short presentation on the ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Golden Valley Seniors Invited To Money Matters Feb 16, 10 AM At Brookview

On Thu, Feb 16, 10 am at Brookview, Golden Valley seniors are encouraged to join and hear from certified estate planner, Jeff Litfin for his presentation, Where There’s a WILL, There’s (not always) a WAY.

Donations accepted for refreshm...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Consider A Career In Public Works

It's not uncommon for public works workers to begin their careers as seasonal employees. In fact, many of Golden Valley's current full-time public works employees started as part-time seasonal workers for this City or others. The City is...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Community Members Invited To State Of The City Fri, March 3, 3 PM

Join City leaders to learn about the City's 2022 accomplishments and 2023 goals and vision at the State of the City March 3, 3 pm at WSB (701 Xenia Avenue South #UNIT 300) at the Golden Hills Office Center in Golden Valley. Attendees are asked to...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Smart911 Aims To Provide Better And Faster Service

Just like placing your dinner order ahead of time, so it’s ready when you want it, don’t you wish you could plan out other aspects of your life, like emergencies? With Smart911, a service recently adopted by the Hennepin County Sheriff...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Winter Market In Valley This Sunday At Brookview

Golden Valley’s summer farmers market, Market In The Valley, will host its third Winter Market of the season Feb 12, 10 am–1 pm, at Brookview.

The Winter Markets will feature crafts, preserves, food, live music, and more.

Future Winter Market Dates:

  • March 12...
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Posted on: February 7, 2023

City Hosting One Final Virtual Open House For Station Location Project

After two in-person open houses last week, the City is hosting one final open house Thu, Feb 9, 6–8 pm for its Station Location Project. The open house will be held virtually on Cisco Webex, and community members can access the meeting via phone...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Get Ideas For Your Next Project At The West Metro Home Remodeling Fair

Do you need design inspiration for your bathroom remodel or need to find a contractor to replace your roof or windows? The West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Feb 26, 10:30 am–3 pm at Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, MN 55305) can h...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Sign Up For Indoor Spring Co-Rec Volleyball By Feb 22

Adult co-rec spring indoor volleyball leagues begins mid-March, and registration is now open. Sign your team up before all spaces fill up.

The season runs March 15–April 26 and consists of 5 games and playoffs. Games are played at Davis Community...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Golden Valley Police Department Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is celebrating by sharing stories about African American men and women who were pioneers in law enforcement and criminal justice across the United States. 

As Golden V...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Residents Encouraged To Use Golden Valley Speaks To Comment On Planning Commission Issues

Residents looking to review documents, watch staff presentations, and share public comment on City Planning Commission items are encouraged to do so using the City's new public hearing tool, Golden Valley Speaks. 

Members of the public ma...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Have Coffee With A Cop Thu, March 2, 9:30–10:30 AM At Lunds & Byerlys

The City of Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is hosting it's first Coffee With A Cop of the year March 2, 9:30–10:30 am at Lunds & Byerlys (5725 Duluth St) in Golden Valley.

Officers and Community Service Officers will...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Businesses Can Get A Free Energy Assessment To Save Money On Energy Costs

Energy costs are high in the winter, but business owners can help lower them with a free energy audit from Energy Smart. 

An Energy Smart specialist will do a walkthrough of your space to get familiar with your energy needs, analyze your past util...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

First BAEGV Of 2023 Is Feb, 16, 6 PM At Brookview

February's Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) forum will be a combination of Golden Valley's traditional BAEGV style mixed with a Umoja (Unity) Mixer. The event will be held Feb 16, 6–8:30 pm at Brookview.

The evening w...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Community Garden Lottery For Non-Residents Will Not Open

The Medley Park Community Garden Lottery for non-residents will not open as the City received enough applications from residents to fill every garden plot.

For more information, visit the Community Garden page on the City website.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

No-Mow May Is On The Way

In a continuation of the City’s pollinator-friendly policies and practices, the Golden Valley City Council has adopted a resolution supporting No-Mow May.

The initiative encourages residents to refrain from mowing lawns through the month of May t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Learn About The Fire Station Location Project At A City Open House

The City and its consultant, the BKV Group, have identified multiple sites for a new fire station that provide quick access to Hwy 100 to ensure the best response times to the east side of the city. Community members are invited to open houses Feb 1, 2, o...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Celebrating Black History Month In Golden Valley

The City of Golden Valley invites all community members to observe Black History Month by attending free, inclusive, and celebratory events in and around Golden Valley throughout the month. The City is co-hosting three events where attendees will engage i...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Seasonal City Job Fair Hosted At Brookview Sun, Feb 26, 3–5 PM

Community members are invited to the City's Seasonal Job Fair Sun, Feb 26, 3–5 pm at Brookview. Come learn about the variety of positions available this summer with parks and recreation, public works, Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling, ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Four Reasons To Pick Up Your Dog Poop

Dog poop is a contaminant and needs to be picked up year-round. If the reasons aren't obvious, here are some facts:

  1. It isn’t fertilizer. Cow manure (a good fertilizer) is very different from dog poop (not at all a fertilizer) because of ...
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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Xcel Energy To Begin Transmission Line Work Next Week In Golden Valley Area

Xcel Energy will be replacing a non-energized shied wire on an existing transmission line in Golden Valley starting Feb 6. Most of the work will take place along the railroad corridors. Minor traffic delays may occur, but the project should not warrant a ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2023

Avoid CO Poisoning In Your Home This Winter

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), when winter temperatures plummet and home heating systems run for hours the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increases. Every year, more than 100,000 people visit the emergency room and m...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Heat Your Home Safely During The Upcoming Cold Snap

The single-digit temperatures expected over the next week have the Golden Valley Fire Department concerned for the safety of Golden Valley residents. Follow the tips below to help stay safe through these freezing temperatures.

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Hwy 55 Frontage Road Closed For CenturyLink Repair

CenturyLink is performing an emergency repair at 5000 Olson Memorial Hwy, and the Hwy 55 frontage road will be closed until the repair is complete.

For questions, call 763-593-3962.

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

2023 West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Is Set For Feb 26

It's never too early to start planning for your spring/summer remodeling project, and there is no better place to get ideas than the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair, Feb 26, 10:30–3 pm, at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins (1001 Hw...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Hwy 55 Temporarily Closed Due To Sewer Main Break

This morning City Public Works crews discovered a sewer force main break at Hwy 55 and Schaper, and repair crews were notified and are en route. To keep cars from driving through the discharge, the Hwy 55 frontage road is closed from Schaper Rd to Lilac D...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

City Taking Next Steps In Selecting Remote Fire Station Location

As the Golden Valley Fire Department shifts to a duty crew staffing model, the need for a properly located remote fire station with contemporary facilities is critical to serving Golden Valley residents, businesses, and visitors. After seven years of stud...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Jan 26, 8:30 am at Brookview and via Zoom.

For updates, follow the Golden Valley Business Council Facebook page.

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Apply For A City Board Or Commission By Feb 3

A city is only as strong as its residents make it. That’s why the City of Golden Valley relies on its residents to serve on boards and commissions and help the City make decisions on things like recreation amenities; diversity, equity, and inclu...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Registration Now Open For Run The Valley 2023

Run The Valley marks its 29th anniversary April 15, 2023. Sign up now and help out the local human service organizations that benefit the community. 

The morning will kick off at 7:45 am with a 0.2K Kids Fun Run. The 10K race begins at 8 am, follo...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Attend The First Bridging The Faultlines Event Feb 6, 6 PM At Breck School

Golden Valley is one of the communities featured in a new Twin Cities Public Television documentary series, Jim Crow of the North Stories. Community members are invited to come together to experience these stories Mon, Feb 6, 6 pm at Breck School...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Last Weekend To Enter Lottery For A Medley Park Community Garden Container

Image of multiple garden plots outside next to a shed

There are just a few days left to enter the lottery for a Medley Park Community Garden container. Registration for the lottery will be open through Mon, Jan 23, 11:59 pm. The random draw for garden plots will occur Wed, Jan 25, and winners will be notifie...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Join Coffee Talk Jan 25, 10 AM At Brookview

Come enjoy coffee, juice, treats, and the presentation The Adventures of Travel, Wed, Jan 25, 10 am at Brookview.

Adventure has different meanings and comfort levels for each person. Presenter Dale Stenseth will share stories about his adventures and solo ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Next Garden Club Meeting Is Jan 24, 6:30 PM At Brookview

The Golden Valley Garden Club's next meeting is Tue, Jan 24, 6:30 pm at Brookview. This month's meeting will be a gardening show and tell.

Attendees are asked to bring a couple of favorite gardening or plant books, catalogues, photos, or ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Three Local Students Are Winners In 2023 MLK Human Rights Contest

In early January, the Golden Valley DEIC announced three winners of the 2023 Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest.

The contest is open to students in Grades K-12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a school in Golden Valley, or attend a Robbinsdale Area D...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Bridging The Faultlines: Stories Of Racism, Resistance, And Repair

Golden Valley, along with the Just Deeds Coalition and Mapping Prejudice, is one of the communities featured in a new series of documentary shorts created by Twin Cities Public Television that illustrate how purposeful property restrictions promoted segre...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Enter The Medley Park Community Garden Plot Lottery By Jan 23

There is less than one week left to enter the lottery for a Medley Park Community Garden plot. Registration for the lottery will be open through Jan 23, 11:59 pm. The random draw for garden plots will occur Jan 25, and winners will be notified via email i...

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Posted on: January 16, 2023

Honoring Dr Martin Luther King, Jr: The Poor People's Campaign

To honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, the City of Golden Valley is encouraging residents to take this day and reflect on the impact Dr King had on the United States. The City is also asking residents to educate themselves on Dr King's...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Honoring Dr Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

To honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Golden Valley Community Connection and Outreach Specialist Airrion Williams interviewed some Golden Valley community members about how Dr King's work, life, and legacy has impacted their lives. In...

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Posted on: January 14, 2023

Honoring Dr Martin Luther King, Jr: The Letter From Birmingham Jail

To honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Golden Valley Community Connection and Outreach Specialist Airrion Williams interviewed some Golden Valley community members about how Dr King's work, life, and legacy has impacted their lives. In...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Statement From Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green

Monday, January 9, 2023, was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the United States. The Golden Valley Police Department, like so many other departments across Minnesota, posted a social media message recognizing this important day for the men and...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Golden Valley Seniors Invited To Money Matters Jan 19, 10 AM At Brookview

Finances and investments are of more interest than ever with rising consumer costs. On Thu, Jan 19, 10 am at Brookview, Golden Valley seniors are encouraged to join and hear from Andrew Jensen of H&R Block, Golden Valley on new tax laws and their impa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Road Conditions Will Delay Recycling And Organics Pickup This Week

Icy road conditions will delay Golden Valley's traditional and organics recycling pickup this week. Bins will be serviced Saturday, Jan 14, and bins should be placed out by 7 am that morning.

Residents are also encouraged to contact or look for co...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

2023 Brookview Pavilion Rentals Begin Jan 12

Hosting a neighborhood, family, or company picnic? Rent a pavilion at Brookview Park! 2023 reservations start Jan 12, 8 am for Golden Valley residents, and Feb 10, 8 am for non-residents.

Pavilions can be rented May 1–Oct 8, 2023 from 11...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Salt Your Sidewalk And Driveway Because You Never Know Who May Be Visiting

Salting or sanding the ice on your property is a good way to limit your risk of slipping, falling, and hurting yourself. It's also a good way to lower the chances of visitors slipping and falling on your property, like first responders.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Golden Valley Police Department Celebrates National Law Enforcement Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is being celebrated nationwide and in the Golden Valley Police Department today, Monday, Jan 9. The day is an opportunity for communities to show gratitude to those who serve and protect every day.

“These men and w...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Some Organics Bins Will Be Serviced Mon, Jan 9

Due to driver shortages last week, some Golden Valley residences will have their organic waste collected Mon, Jan 9. 

If your bin is not collected during any given week, the City recommends calling Republic Services at 763-972-3335.

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Service Delays Expected For Recycling And Organics This Week

Due to road conditions, traditional recycling and organics recycling service will be delayed one day this week. Republic will run all services on Saturday instead. Carts should be placed out by 7 am Saturday, Jan 7.

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Early Summer Youth Program Registration Begins Jan 9

Registration for a few popular summer youth programs like Summer Playground Adventure and Camp Valley opens Mon, Jan 9. Don't wait too long because these programs fill up quickly. Register here.

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Winter Market In Valley This Sunday At Brookview

Golden Valley’s summer farmers market, Market In The Valley, will host its third Winter Market of the season Jan 8, 10 am–1 pm, at Brookview.

The Winter Markets will feature crafts, preserves, food, live music, and more.

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Public Works Begins Making Room For Future Snow Storage

After recent large snow events, the City's plow crews are pushing back wing rows along the curb line to make room for future snow storage.

The snow is not removed from the location, but efforts are made to push it further back from the street. Thi...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Golden Valley Rinks And Warming Houses Closed Jan 4

Due to inclement weather, skating rinks in Golden Valley are closed Jan 4, and they are expected to reopen tomorrow, Jan 5.

Find more information on the Skating Rinks page on the City website.

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

9th Annual MLK Jr Holiday Of Service Set For Jan 15

Celebrate community and the 94th birthday of Dr Martin Luther King Jr at the 9th annual MLK Holiday Weekend of Service Sunday, Jan 15, 2023, 2-4:30 pm, at Breck School, 123 Ottawa Avenue N. Attend in person or online via zoom. The event ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Skating Rinks Open At Several Golden Valley Parks

Skating rinks are opening at several Golden Valley Parks as conditions allow.

Rinks at Medley and Wesley Parks are open for both general skating and hockey. 

General skating rinks at Lions, Hampshire, Scheid, and Gearty Parks are open with warming ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

City Begins Bassett Creek Feasibility Study

The City of Golden Valley and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission have begun a feasibility study to evaluate the condition of Bassett Creek from Regent Ave N to Golden Valley Rd.

The study includes community engagement with adjacent residents...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Council Recognizes Outgoing Local Elected Officials

This month the Golden Valley City Council recognized two residents for their years of service to the Golden Valley community. Dan Freeman served on the Three Rivers Parks District Board of Commissioners and Ryan Winkler in the Minnesota House of Represent...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Skating Rink And Warming House Openings Rescheduled To Next Week

Ice skating rink and warming house openings are being delayed and the Dec 22 kick-off skating event at Lions Park is canceled. The ice is not ready for skating and is unsafe for use.

Medley and Lions Park rinks and warming house are now expected to open Mo...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

DEIC Announces Bills Hobbs Human Rights Award Winners

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) honored the 2022 Bills Hobbs Human Rights Award winners, Martha Micks and Rose McGee, last night at the Golden Valley City Council meeting. The award is given annually to community membe...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Golden Valley Fire Department Shares Winter Weather Safety Tips

The sub-zero temperatures expected this week has the Golden Valley Fire Department concerned for the safety of Golden Valley residents. Follow the tips below to help stay safe through these freezing temperatures.

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Organics Collection Delayed To Tomorrow, Dec 17

Due to the weather and road conditions, Republic Services will not be able to collect organics recycling and some recycling and trash bins until tomorrow, Sat, Dec 17. Residents should still set out their trash and recycling bins at the end of their drive...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

One More Week For Students To Enter MLK Human Rights Contest

The deadline for students to enter the Martin Luther King Jr Human Rights Contest is Dec 21, 4 pm. This year the Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission chose Inclusion and Equality/Justice as themes for the contest.

The...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

City Hiring For Community Development Director Position

The City of Golden Valley is seeking an organized, communicative, empathetic, and innovative leader for its open Community Development Director position. Applications are open until Jan 8, 2023.

The individual in this position will provide leadership and s...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Clear Catch Basins Of Snow And Ice To Prevent Flooding

Golden Valley public works crews are out clearing catch basins in preparation for today's storms. Residents are encouraged to do the same and clear snow and ice from catch basins in front of their home to prevent flooding.

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Golden Valley Fire Captain Receives VFW Awards

On Mon, Dec 12, Golden Valley Fire Captain Tariq Bashir was awarded the West Metro Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Firefighter of the Year and EMT of the Year, Region 7 VFW Firefighter of the Year and EMT of the Year, and State of Minnesota VFW EMT of the ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

GVFD Stresses The Importance Of Holiday Fire Safety

Winter celebrations, flickering lights, and decorative greenery are staples of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. The GVFD wants to take this time to remind resident...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public Parking Available In Allianz Ramp For Holiday Train Event Dec 13, 4:45 PM

Community members coming to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Dec 13, 4:45 pm are encouraged to park in the Allianz parking ramp. Drivers will only be able to enter the ramp from southbound Xenia Ave. Vehicles traveling north on Xenia Ave will not be abl...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Golden Valley Police Apprehend Suspect After Chase And Crash

During routine patrol Dec 7, Golden Valley police apprehended a suspect for violating multiple traffic laws on local streets.

Officers first attempted to stop the vehicle after the driver ran a stop sign at Theodore Wirth Parkway and Glenwood Ave in excess...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Golden Valley Sees Increase In Kia, Hyundai Vehicle Thefts

From October through Dec 6, 2022, Golden Valley police have taken close to 18 stolen vehicle reports, with 95 percent being Kias and Hyundais. Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green encourages owners of these vehicles to invest in anti-theft devices and ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

City Council Changes Name Of Human Services Commission

At its Dec 6 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council voted to change the name and bylaws of the Human Services Commission. Moving forward the group will be known as the Community Services Commission (CSC) and will have four regular members and one youth m...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops In Golden Valley Dec 13, 4:45 PM

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will visit Golden Valley at the Golden Hills Dr railroad crossing Tue, Dec 13, 4:45 pm. The event is free and will feature food trucks, a live concert, and more.

Attendees are encouraged to bring healthy food donations an...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Metropolitan Council

The application deadline for serving as a member of the Metropolitan Council is Fri, Dec 9. Those interested can read more about the position on the Metropolitan Council website.

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Public Safety Holiday Give Back-Events End Dec 9

Golden Valley Public Safety's holiday events, Toys For Tots and Be A Santa To A Senior, wrap up this week. Don't miss this chance to help give back to the community.

Toys For Tots

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Snow Removal Volunteers Needed In Hennepin County

Senior Community Services HOME Program has an urgent need for snow removal volunteers for seniors in Hennepin County. This seasonal commitment matches seniors in need with volunteers in their area.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Attend Some Local Community Events This Month

Next weekend, Dec 10, residents are invited to a few community events hosted by the Golden Valley Historical Society and Golden Valley Orchestra.

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Golden Valley Releases Reports On Alleged Data Breach And Police Department Misconduct

The City of Golden Valley has released findings of an independent investigation, which began in March 2022, into alleged police misconduct.

The City hired the Greene Espel Law Firm to investigate.

The reports summarize the scope and findings of the investig...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

PRISM Collecting Donations At Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Event Dec 13, 4:45 PM

Community members coming to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Dec 13, 4:45 pm are encouraged to bring healthy food donations and toys for the PRISM Holiday Toy Shoppe. Most needed items include soup, canned pasta, hygiene items (soap, deodorant, toothpas...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

RSVP For The Dec 1, 6 PM BAEGV Forum

Share your community building activities and program ideas with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commissioners (DEIC) at tomorrow's Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum, 6 pm at Brookview. The event is free to children are encouraged to attend.

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Skating Rink Kick-Off Event Scheduled For Dec 22 At Lions Park

Join the City of Golden Valley at the 2022-23 Skating Rink Season Kick-Off Dec 22, 10–11 am, at Lions Park (weather permitting). Attendees will enjoy treats and a morning of ice skating.

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

City Proposes 2023 Budget/Tax Levy

At its Sept 20 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council certified a tax levy of $31,087,048. This total tax levy is the amount of property taxes needed to help fund the City’s general operations and bond payments. The Council will have a final bu...

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Posted on: November 25, 2022

Attend The City's Final Equity Forum Of The Year Dec 1, 6 PM At Brookview

Community members are encouraged to come to the Dec 1, 6 pm Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum with suggestions for activities and programs through which the City can build community by sharing and discussing social and cultural customs and values....

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Be Fire Smart In Your Home This Winter

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), heating, holiday decorations, winter storms, and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. The Golden Valley Fire Department reminds residents to take every ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Rolls Through Golden Valley Dec 13, 4:45 PM

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back this year and will make a stop at the Golden Hills Dr railroad crossing Tue, Dec 13, 4:45 pm. The event is free and will feature food trucks, a live concert, and more.

PRISM is asking for healthy food donations an...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Metro Transit Reducing More Services Due To Staffing Shortage

Due to workforce shortages, Metro Transit is making changes to its transit service in the Minneapolis area including Golden Valley beginning December 3, 2022.

Route 645—serving the General Mills area of Golden Valley and the West End area south o...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Council Proclaims Nov 26, 2022 A Small Business Saturday In Golden Valley

At its Nov 15 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation naming Nov 26, 2022 Small Business Saturday in Golden Valley.

The City of Golden Valley celebrates its local small businesses and the contributions they make to the local economy a...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Apply To Serve On A Hennepin County Advisory Board

Hennepin County has over 35 openings on its advisory boards for 2023. The deadline to apply is Dec 31, 2022 and appointments will be made in the first quarter of 2023.

2022 Advisory Board Openings and Number of Vacancies

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Prepare For A Cold Winter With Home Energy Squad

As fall comes to an end, it’s time to prepare your home for the even colder winter weather on the way. With a visit from Home Energy Squad (HES), residents can have a little more peace of mind knowing their furnace is working well and their home...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Golden Valley Police Receive Details Regarding Sandburg Gun Incident

After a late afternoon Nov 17, 2022 call from the Sandburg Middle School principal, Golden Valley police are investigating a Nov 11, 2022 incident involving a student who had a posted a Snapchat video showing himself with a firearm inside of a school bath...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Help The City Decide What To Do With Scheid Park's Tennis Courts

In 2023 Scheid Park will receive a few amenity upgrades, and the City is asking residents for input before decisions are made about the court reconstruction. Take this short survey by Nov 20, 11:59 pm.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Remote Fire Station Decision Expected By End Of The Year

Community engagement on the City's Station Location Project continued Oct 25 with an informational open house at Fire Station One. The City is still collecting feedback from residents unable to attend the open house.

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Consider The Golden Valley Human Services Fund During Give To The Max Day

Each year at this time, when people may be feeling thankful and looking to give back in some way, the Golden Valley Human Services Commission (HSC) sends letters to residents asking for their help. Since 1992, the Golden Valley HSC has allocated $1,872,75...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

City Council Approves ADU Zoning Code Amendment

Earlier this month the Golden Valley City Council adopted zoning code regulations to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on single-family properties in Golden Valley.

An ADU is a secondary housing unit or apartment that exists on the same property as a s...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

City Crew Are Out Deicing Main Roads And Hills This Morning

Public works crews are out deicing main roads and hills this morning. Staff will monitor road conditions later today to determine if further action is needed.

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Salt Smart This Winter

When snow and ice melt, the salt we spread on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks flows with it into storm drains and eventually to our lakes, wetlands, and streams, like Bassett Creek. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, an estimated 365,...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Celebrate DEI At Upcoming City Equity Forum Dec 1, 6 PM At Brookview

The City’s final Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum of the year will be held Dec 1, 6–7:30 pm at Brookview. The topic for this event is Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Community members are encouraged to come to the forum with suggesti...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Themes Announced For 2023 MLK Human Rights Contest

Inclusion and Equality/Justice are the themes for the Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission's 2023 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Human Rights Contest. The contest is open to students in grades Pre-K–12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a sc...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

GVPD Collecting Toys For Tots Donations Now Through Dec 9

The Golden Valley Police Department is collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots at the Golden Valley Public Safety Building now through Dec 9, 3 pm.

On the last collection day, the gifts will be loaded into cruisers and paraded to the KARE 11 drop-off si...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Public Works Employee Presented With Meritorious Operator Award

Golden Valley Water Distribution Specialist Derek Goddard was presented the Meritorious Operator Award by the Minnesota Section American Water Works Association (MN AWWA) at its September conference. The award is presented annually to an individual who ha...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Give Back To Your Community With Be A Santa To A Senior

The Golden Valley Fire Relief Association (GVFRA) is once again taking part in the Be A Santa To A Senior program. Residents can visit Lunds & Byerlys in Golden Valley now through Dec 9 to participate.

The program provides gifts to residents in and aro...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Dispose Of Your Leaves The Correct Way To Protect Local Waterways

The final two days of the fall leaf drop-off at Brookview are Fri, Nov 11, 8 am–3 pm and Sat, Nov 12, 7 am–1 pm. Residents must bring valid proof of Golden Valley residency, and after City staff de-bag the leaves, the bags must be take...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

City Needs Input For Scheid Park Improvements

In 2023 Scheid Park will receive a few amenity upgrades including court reconstruction, ice rink replacement, new sun shelter installation, west ballfield improvements, exploring a small parking lot expansion, park shelter building improvements, and more....

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Share Your Thoughts On The Fire Station Location Project

The City of Golden Valley hosted an open house Oct 25 for the Station Location Project for community members to meet with staff, learn more about the project, and ask questions. Those who were unable to attend are encouraged to review the project material...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Historical Society Hosting Nov 10 Program On Native American Views Of Bassett Creek

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) is hosting the program Native American Views Of ?a?a Wakpada? (Bassett Creek) Watershed on Thu, Nov 10, 7 pm.

The program will be presented by Dr Kasey Keeler, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-M...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Street Sweeping Continues In Golden Valley

City street sweeping crews have been working to prepare Golden Valley streets for winter and are expecting to finish with the streets north of Hwy 55 by the end of the week. Crews also expect to complete the streets south of Hwy 55 by the end of next week...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

City Hiring Equity And Inclusion Manager

To further its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and goals, the City of Golden Valley is hiring an Equity and Inclusion Manager. Applications are now open and close Nov 13, 11:59 pm.

The individual in this role provides strategic leadership in c...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Absentee Voting Hours Extended This Weekend And Mon, Nov 7

Extended absentee voting hours will be offered at Golden Valley City Hall this Sat, Nov 5, 10 am–3 pm and Mon, Nov 7, 8 am–5 pm. Polls will be open on election day 7 am–8 pm.

20 percent of Golden Valley voters have a new polli...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

City Hiring Warming House Attendants For Upcoming Skating Season

The City is now hiring Warming House Attendants for the 2022-2023 season. Applications are open now.

Attendants help keep the City’s ice rinks and warming houses safe and welcoming. The position runs mid-December–February and has flexib...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Multiple Ways To Vote For Nov 8 Election

Residents looking to vote absentee for the Nov 8 election can do so up until Nov 7 at City Hall. Those voting on election day are encouraged to doublecheck their polling place as it may have changed since last year due to redistricting.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Fall Leaf Drop-Off Begins This Weekend And Continues Through Nov 12

Residents can dispose of their leaves at no charge at Golden Valley's Fall Leaf Drop-Offs Sat, Oct 29 through Sat, Nov 12 at Brookview.

City staff will guide vehicles from the Brookview Pkwy entrance at Winnetka Ave N to the drop-off points throug...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Learn About The City's Affordable Housing Goals Oct 26, 4:30–6:30 PM At Brookview

The City's Home Ownership Program for Equity (HOPE) makes city-owned vacant property available for the development of housing for affordable and equitable homeownership. To share more information about its affordable housing goals, the City is ho...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Celebrate Halloween With Golden Valley Public Safety Sat, Oct 29, Noon–3 PM At City Hall

The Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments are hosting a Trunk 'n' Treat event Sat, Oct 29, noon–3 pm, at the Golden Valley City Hall parking lot. Children and families are encouraged to dress up and join the GVPD and GVFD for an afternoon of fun.

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

City-Wide Fall Street Sweeping Began This Week

The City began its fall street sweeping Mon, Oct 24 to clean up leaves and other debris before the first snowfall.

Crews will begin by primarily focusing on areas with a high concentration of ash trees as they tend to lose their leaves first. From there, c...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Golden Valley Police Urge Residents To Celebrate Halloween Safely

With Halloween less than one week away, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) reminds parents to trick-or-treat with caution and to inspect candy before giving it to children.

“The new ‘rainbow fentanyl’ may look like can...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

League Of Minnesota Cities Hosting A Mayor for a Day Essay Contest For 4–6 Graders

The League of Minnesota Cities is hosting a Mayor for a Day Essay Contest this fall for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. The contest is open now and closes Dec 12.

To enter, students can answer the prompt, “What would you do if you were mayor fo...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

City Hosting Multiple Open Houses This Week

The City of Golden Valley is hosting a Fire Station Location Open House Tue, Oct 25, 4–8 pm at Fire Station One (7700 Golden Valley Rd) and an information session on the City's Home Ownership Program for Equity (HOPE) Oct 26, 4:30&n...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Golden Valley Firefighter Has Film Screening At Local Film Festival

Who says you can't balance being a paid on-call firefighter and a full-time career? Golden Valley Firefighter Ian Planchon has a film screening at the Twin Cities Film Fest tomorrow at 3:45 pm.

His film, Freshwater, showcases Lake Superior and the...

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Current News
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Golden Valley Seniors Invited To Money Matters Oct 26, 10 AM At Brookview

Golden Valley seniors are invited to the Oct 26 Money Matters presentation, 10–11:15 am, at Brookview for the topic of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) refers to a secondary housing unit or apartment that exists on the same pro...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Golden Valley Police Wearing Pink Police Patches For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and law enforcement agencies across the State of Minnesota, including the Golden Valley Police Department, are wearing pink patches to recognize and raise funds for breast cancer.

Under the new leadership of Chief ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Next Garden Club Meeting Is Oct 25

The Golden Valley Garden Club's next meeting is Tue, Oct 25, 6:30 pm at Brookview. This month's meeting topic is Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening.

Attendees will learn to grow these salad greens in less than twelve days at about 10%perce...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

City Hosting Fire Station Location Open House Oct 25, 4–8 PM, At Fire Station One

The City is hosting a Station Location Open House Oct 25, 4–8 pm at Fire Station One (7800 Golden Valley Rd) to share information on the remote fire station selection.

The site selection process for the new remote fire station will include opport...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Applications Now Open For The Noah Joynes Youth Recreation Fund

The Noah Joynes Youth Recreation Fund is now accepting applications from local organizations that support youth-focused services, recreation programs, and facilities in Golden Valley.

Applications are open through Dec 16, 2022, 4 pm to Golden Valley 501(c)...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Annual Leaf Drop-Off Starts In Two Weeks

Dispose of your leaves at no charge at Golden Valley's Fall Leaf Drop-Offs Sat, Oct 29 through Sat, Nov 12 at Brookview.

City staff will guide vehicles from the Brookview Pkwy entrance at Winnetka Ave N to the drop-off points throughout Brookview ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Attend The Fire Department Open Houses Sat, Oct 15, 9–11 AM

The Golden Valley Fire Department is hosting open houses at all three fire stations this Sat, Oct 15, 9–11 am to meet community members and share fire prevention information and firefighting best practices.

Fire Department staff will also share i...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

City Of Golden Valley Now Accepting Applications For Winter And Spring Public Art Displays

The City of Golden Valley is looking to showcase some local talent for rotating art displays at Brookview and City Hall this winter and upcoming spring. The deadline to apply is Nov 6, 2022 and artists will be notified in late-November if their artwork is...

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Current News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

One More Week Until Bill Hobbs Award Deadline

The extended deadline for the Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award is Wed, Oct 19, 4:30 pm. Take some time this weekend to nominate a local Golden Valley leader who works to build an environment promoting fair and equal treatment for everyone.

Recipient eligibili...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Seniors Invited To Money Matters Presentation Oct 20, 10 AM At Brookview

Golden Valley seniors are invited to the Money Matters presentation, Navigating Senior Living Options, Thu, Oct 20, 10–11:15 am at Brookview.

Attendees will learn about the many options in senior living and tips for navigating the process of movi...

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Current News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Less Than One Month Until Nov Election; Absentee Vote At City Hall Now

There's less than four weeks until absentee voting ends Mon, Nov 7. Election Day is Tues, Nov 8.

Any eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot for any reason, and absentee ballots can be cast by mail or in person. Check the City website for the r...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Open Space and Recreation Commission

The Open Space and Recreation Commission (OSRC) has one regular and one youth seat available. The OSRC advises, recommends, and assists Council in policies and plans relating to open space needs, parks and recreation programs, trail systems, and ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Golden Valley Police And Fire Hosting Trunk 'N' Treat Oct 29, Noon At City Hall

The Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments (GVPD and GVFD) are hosting a Trunk 'n' Treat event Sat, Oct 29, noon–3 pm at the Golden Valley City Hall parking lot. Children and families are encouraged to dress up and join the GVPD and GVFD for an afterno...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Eligible Households Can Receive Up To $2,000 From The State's Energy Assistance Program

The State of Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program helps income eligible households with bill payment assistance and energy crisis intervention.

The program can help with a number of different costs.

  • payment of energy bills and water/wastewater bil...
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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Golden Valley Police Department Joins World Mental Health Day Campaign

This year the Golden Valley Police Department is taking part in World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health and the campaign.

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world...

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Current News
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Natural Resources Good Steward Grants Available From Hennepin County

Hennepin County is accepting applications for Good Steward Grants through Nov 15, 2022. The grants are awarded to individuals, government organizations, nonprofit organizations, and businesses for projects that preserve and restore the County’s ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission

Residents looking to get involved locally can apply for the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC).

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is a joint powers board formed by the nine communities in the Bassett Creek Watersh...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Final Market In The Valley Weekend Is Here

Celebrate the final weekend of Market in the Valley this Sunday, Oct 9, 9 am–1 pm.

This week the market will celebrate Vendor Appreciation Week.

Learn more on the Market in the Valley website.

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Join The GVHS For A Presentation On Bassett Creek

The Golden Valley Historical Society will present a two-part series on Bassett Creek this month and next. The first presentation, Reforming our Relationship with the Bassett Creek Watershed: A History, will be held Thu, Oct 13, 7 pm at the Societ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Met Council To Create Task Force To Focus On FOG Flushing Education

The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is forming a task force to find solutions and educate the public about about the problem of flushing fats, oil, grease (FOG), and rags. All interested parties are encouraged to join the task force.

Flushing i...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Learn The Life-Saving Skills Of CPR And AED Use Oct 20, 7 PM At Brookview

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest month and it's also the perfect time to learn CPR and AED skills at the upcoming class hosted by the Golden Valley Fire Department Oct 20, 7–8:30 pm at Brookview. The Hands–Only® CPR an...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City Approves Developers For Hope Properties; Informational Open House Scheduled For Oct 26

At its Aug 16 meeting, the City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) approved qualified developers to submit plans for affordable single-family homes on three city-owned vacant lots. The City is also hosting an open house Oct 26, 4:30–6:30 pm at Br...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Metro Transit Changes Reduces Service Due To Staffing Shortage

Due to workforce shortages, Metro Transit is making changes to its transit service in the Minneapolis area including Golden Valley beginning October 15, 2022. Service will be reduced on Route 705 on weekdays, including suspension of “B&rdquo...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Get Rid Of Your Stuff At Mighty Tidy Clean-Up Day Oct 8

Bring your old mattresses, broken bicycles, and more to Golden Valley’s annual Mighty Tidy Clean-Up Day Sat, Oct 8, 8 am-1 pm, at Brookview Park.

Mighty Tidy Clean-Up Day provides a monitored site to dispose of items residents no longer use, that...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Site Selection Process Begins For Remote Fire Station

This fall the City will begin a process to select a site for a new remote fire station, a priority determined by a 2021 analysis of all of its facilities and how they meet community needs. The City is hosting a Station Location Open House Oct 25, 4&nd...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

City Using New Online Public Hearing Tool During Collect ADU Feedback

As the Golden Valley Planning Commissions prepares to hold an informal public hearing Mon, Oct 10, 2022, 6:30 pm on adding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) to the city code, residents unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to share feedback on the propo...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.

You practice fire drills at school and at work. Why not practice them at home too? National Fire Prevention Week (Oct 9–15) is a good time to create and practice an escape plan with your family or roommates.

The National Fire Prevention Associati...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Energy Action Plan Works Toward Environmental Goals

Golden Valley's vision to create a more sustainable and resilient community officially took flight July 1, 2021, when the City's Energy Action Plan (EAP) went into effect. A progress update of the plan's first six months (July&a...

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Current News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project Open House Is Sept 29, 5–7 PM

The City is hosting an informational open house Thu, Sept 29, 5–7 pm at Perpich Center for Arts Education (6125 Olson Memorial Highway) for the Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project.

The project includes constructing an ADA compliant un...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Nomination Deadline Extended To Oct 19 For Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award

The deadline to nominate a local leader for the Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award has been extended to Wed, Oct 19, 4:30 pm.

The award recognizes members in the Golden Valley community who work to build an environment promoting fair and equal treatment for eve...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

GVPD Partners With Lights On! To Reduce The Costs Of Equipment Violations

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is partnering with Lights On!, a free community-driven program with the mission to build relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies.

Under the program, GVPD officers on traffic stops may provid...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Room For Improvement In Golden Valley Organics Recycling Participation

Organics recycling has been offered to Golden Valley residents for more than eight months now, but the program still has room for improvement, says Ethan Kehrberg, sustainability specialist.

“For the most part residents have done a good job separ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Parks And Recreation $1 Shirt Sale Starts Oct 1

The Golden Valley Parks and Recreation Department is having a $1 T-shirt sale Oct 1–9 or while supplies last. A majority of shirts are adult sizes so come early.

For questions, please call 763-512-2345.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Join The City's Chat & Chew Oct 6, 4–6 At Brookview

Residents are invited to a Community Chat & Chew Oct 6, 4–6 pm at Brookview to learn about the City's work to reimagine public safety and share feedback.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for the even...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sustainability Day At Market In The Valley Is Sept 25, 9 AM–1 PM

This Sunday at Market in the Valley is Sustainability Day. Join fellow community members under the water tower 9 am–1 pm and learn from industry experts about sustainable efforts and learn how you can make sustainable choices for your home or bu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Visit With The Golden Valley Police Department At Coffee Talk Sept 28, 10–11:15 AM At Brookview

The Golden Valley Police Department will stop by Coffee Talk Sept 28, 10–11:15 am at Brookview to meet, share public safety information, and enjoy coffee, juice, treats with community members.

Call 763-512-2345 to register for free, so there are ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Attend An Upcoming Stormwater Project Open House Sept 29, 5–7:30 PM

The City of Golden Valley is hosting an informational open house Thu, Sept 29, 5–7:30 pm at Brookview to review 90 percent design plans for the SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project. 

The project is intended to reduce flood levels and f...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

No Better Day To Register To Vote Than National Voter Registration Day

Eligible voters are encouraged to use National Voter Registration Day, Sept 20, to either register to vote or to double-check voter registration status. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old on election...
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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project Open House Scheduled Thu, Sept 29, 5–7 PM

To share information and construction expectations for the Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project the City is hosting an open house Thu, Sept 29, 5–7 pm at Perpich Center for Arts Education (6125 Olson Memorial Highway).

The project includes cons...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Avoid Road Closures And Stops In Golden Valley This Weekend

Two local races may cause some traffic disruptions this weekend for drivers in Golden Valley.

Theodore Wirth Pkwy and Hwy 55

Multiple races will be run throughout Theodore Wirth Park Sat, Sept 17 and Sun, Sept 18 and will cause some traffic to stop intermit...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Share Your Feedback On The French Regional Park Master Plan

The Three Rivers Park District is asking for public feedback on its French Regional Park Master Plan through Sept 21.

The intent of this visioning process is to preserve French's treasured areas while expanding opportunities for park visitors to t...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City Hosting Community Building Event Sept 22, 6:30 PM At Brookview

The City of Golden Valley is partnering to host Peace and Love Circle, a community building event designed to help residents find a common thread by acknowledging and celebrating the things that make us different as well as the things we have in common. T...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Use Caution While Driving In Construction Zones

As crews work to install and upgrade pedestrian flashers on Winnetka Ave at Western Ave and Harold Ave, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) advises drivers to watch their speed and use caution when driving through construction zones.

This week Golde...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Deadline To Nominate For Bill Hobbs Award Is Sept 30, 4:30 PM

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is accepting nominations for the 2022 Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award. The award recognizes members in the Golden Valley community who work to build an environment promoting fair and equal...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Absentee Voting For November General Election Begins In Two Weeks

Absentee voting for the 2022 general election begins Fri, Sept 23 and runs through Mon, Nov 7. Election Day is Tues, Nov 8.

Any eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot for any reason, and absentee ballots can be cast by mail or in person. Check the City...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission

The deadline to apply to serve on the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission is Sept 9, 4:30 pm.

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is a joint powers board formed by the nine communities in the Bassett Creek Watershed--Crystal...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Historical Society Hosting Program On Local Art During The Pandemic

This month the Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will host local choral director Philip Brunelle and his presentation How Covid Resulted in Creative New Ways for Local Arts Organizations to Reach Audiences Thu, Sept 8, 7 pm at the Society&a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Three Rivers Park District Seeking Feedback On French Regional Park Master Plan

The Three Rivers Park District is asking for public feedback on its French Regional Park Master Plan through Sept 21.

The intent of this visioning process is to preserve French's treasured areas while expanding opportunities for park visitors to t...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Plastics Contamination Found In Recent Organics Load

Organics Recycling has been in effect for nearly 8 months in Golden Valley and Republic Services is still finding traditional recycling contamination in loads. Residents are reminded to think before throwing away items.

Organics Recycling

Food scraps, soile...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Swearing-In Ceremony For Police Chief Virgil Green Scheduled For Sept 6 Council Meeting

The Golden Valley City Council will host a swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green at its meeting Sept 6, 6:30 pm, at City Hall. Following the council meeting, a reception will be held at Brookview. Both the ceremony and reception...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Hennepin County Offers Smart911 Tool To Help Improve Emergency Response

Hennepin County residents and visitors can now sign up for Smart911, a free service that has been proven to improve emergency response, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

Smart911 allows residents to create a safety profile ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Nominate A Local Leader Or Group For The Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is now accepting nominations for the Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award, which recognizes members in the community who work to build an environment that promotes fair and equal treatment for ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

City Public Works Department Awarded For Chloride Reduction

The City of Golden Valley and its Public Works Department received a Chloride Reduction Leadership Award from Bolton & Menk for its industry leading work in chloride reduction.

While the City follows best practices for winter maintenance operations, ta...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Join Coffee Talk Aug 24, 10 AM At Brookview

Come enjoy coffee, juice, treats, and the presentation Watergate at 50: Recalling the Minnesota Connections, Wed, Aug 24, 10 am at Brookview.

Local attorney and historian Marshall Tanick will present on the connections between Minnesota, ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office K9 Brody To Celebrate Retirement Aug 21 At GV Humane Society

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) invites the community to celebrate K9 Brody, who is retiring after nine years in the K9 unit. Before he leaves the force to live as a family pet, K9 Brody is taking on one final assign...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Rhode Island Ave To Close North Of Hwy 55 Aug 23 For CenterPoint Gas Main Project

Beginning Aug 23, 2022, Rhode Island Ave N will be closed to northbound traffic between Hwy 55 and Golden Valley Rd as part of a CenterPoint Energy gas main replacement project. During the closure, traffic will be detoured around Rhode Island Ave N via TH...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Council Recognizes Junior Parks And Recreation Leaders

At the Aug 16 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council recognized four local youth for their participation in the Parks and Recreation Department's Junior Leaders volunteer program. 

"With the completion of the six week volunteer prog...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Small Businesses Can Receive Free Consults Through Open To Business

Local businesses are still recovering from the pandemic and may need consults and assistance getting back up and running. Open to Business offers free one-on-one consultations to Hennepin County residents, small business owners, or entrepreneurs.

Open To B...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Sign Up For Fall Parks & Recreation Programs

The Fall Parks & Recreation Activities Catalog will be in residential mailboxes soon but in the meantime, check out the catalog online and start registering for programs.

Click here to register for programs.

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Attend The Aug 18 Money Matters Presentation At Brookview

This month's Money Matters presentation will be held Thu, Aug 18, 10–11:15 am at Brookview and the topic will cover wills versus trusts. Registration is not needed to attend.

Wills and trusts affect your estate assets in significantly di...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Medley Park Share Shed Dedication Set For 10 am Aug 13

Come on out to Medley Park Saturday, Aug 13 to celebrate the dedication of the new tool Share Shed at Golden Valley's first public community garden (officially opening spring 2023). The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm and will feature fun and free food.&...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

2020 Property Tax Refund Filings Needed By Aug 15

The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters to file for their 2020 Property Tax Refund before the deadline of August 15, 2022. Additionally, claims for 2021 refunds can be filed from now until August 15, 2023. 

More than 872...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Water Valve Replacement Project Coming To St Croix Ave N Mon, Aug 15

The City has contracted Valley Rich to replace the existing and add an additional 24 inch water valve on St Croix Ave N between Douglas Dr and Lilac Dr (see map), beginning Mon, Aug 15. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the week, weath...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Fall Youth Soccer Starts Soon; Register Your Kids Now

Mites Fall Soccer and Youth Co-Rec Fall Soccer are now open for registration. Register your kids now before all spots fill up.

Mites Fall Soccer

This program offers a fun introductory soccer experience focusing on developing fundamentals, good sportsmanship...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Attend the Aug 18 Equity Forum On Affordable Housing

The disparity between the rate of white homeownership and the homeownership rate of households of color and Native American households in Minnesota is among the highest in the country, according to a report by the Urban Institute. The Aug 18, 6 pm Buildin...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Dover Hills Public Safety In The Parks Rescheduled To Thu, Aug 18

The Aug 9 Public Safety in the Parks at Dover Hills Apartments is rescheduled to Aug 18, 11 am due to parking lot maintenance at the apartment complex.

For more information about Public Safety in the Parks, visit the City website. 

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

City Shares Welcome Statement With Community At National Night Out

At the Aug 2 National Night Out celebrations, City staff and PEACE Commissioners visited neighborhood block parties to meet with residents and to distribute the City's Welcome Statement. Residents recently reported to the City Council and staff e...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

City Looking For Blue Line Advisory Committee Members

The City of Golden Valley is looking for residents and business representatives to serve on two Blue Line Extension volunteer advisory committees—the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Business Advisory Committee (BAC). While Golden Vall...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Apply To Serve On A City Board Or Commission

The City of Golden Valley has regular and student openings on a variety of its board and commissions. Community members are encouraged to apply by Aug 19.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears requests for variances from the Zoning...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Applications For Paid On-Call Firefighter Close In Just Over A Week

Applications for Paid On-Call Firefighter close Sun, Aug 14, 11:59 pm. This is your chance to make a difference in your community and to join a team of dedicated residents to better the City of Golden Valley.

Under supervision of the Lieutenant, the firefi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2022

Bird's Roll To The Polls Offers Voters Free Scooter Rides

This election season, Bird is offering Roll to the Polls, a special discount for a free, 30-minute scooter ride to or from your local polling place. To participate, find a Bird scooter in Golden Valley and use code VOTE2022 on the Bird m...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Save Money And Keep Your Home Cool With Help From Home Energy Squad

The hot summer weather is far from over. Home Energy Squad continues to offer discounted home visits, and their team will help keep your home cool and save money this summer. 

Visit mncee.org/HES for more information.

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Pennsylvania Ave To Close For Sewer And Watermain Installation

Beginning August 8, Pennsylvania Ave will be closed between Bassett Creek and Plymouth Ave for sanitary sewer and watermain installation. The project is expected to take one week, weather permitting.  

There is no formal detour for this project, h...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

City's New Affordable Housing Program Brings HOPE

Through its Home Ownership Program for Equity (HOPE), over the next few years the City of Golden Valley will make up to 15 publicly owned vacant properties available primarily for the development of housing for affordable and equitable homeownership.

The C...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Attend International Day At Market In The Valley Aug 14

All are welcome at International Day at Market in the Valley Aug 14, 9 am–1 pm under the water tower. Attendees will enjoy multicultural/global music and dance, stories, food vendors, and children's activities.

Multicultural/global progr...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Golden Valley Historical Society Seeking To Fill Board Of Director Openings

The Golden Valley Historical Society has several September openings on its Board of Directors. Terms begin September 2022 and are 1-3 years in length. 

The Golden Valley Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Golden...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Council To Consider Board And Commissioner Term Limits

At its July 12 work session, the Golden Valley City Council discussed term limits for its boards and commissions. The proposed new structure supports the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and will give more community members opportunitie...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Follow These Best Practices To Keep Your Lawn Healthy During Dry Weather

During hot and dry months, watering your lawn or garden might be wasteful if you're doing it incorrectly. Mowing your lawn incorrectly can also hurt your lawn during dry spells.

Maintaining Lawn and Garden During The Summer

  • Watering in the morning ...
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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Aug 18 Equity To Discuss Affordable, Inclusive Housing

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there is an affordable housing crisis across Minnesota and the nation. The disparity between the rate of white homeownership and the homeownership rate of households of color and Native American hous...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Aug 9 Primary Election Is One Week Away

Eligible Golden Valley voters can vote absentee for the August 9 Primary Election now through August 8. Voting can be done by mail or in-person at City Hall. Golden Valley City Hall will be open Sat,  Aug 6, 10 am–3 pm and Mon, Aug 8 un...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Community Builds Medley Park Garden Shed

Collaborative spirit is flourishing at Medley Park, where work is under way on amenities for Golden Valley's first public community garden. The City is co-sponsoring a painting and ribbon cutting event Sat, Aug 13, 10 am–2 pm at Medley ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

GVPD Sees Uptick In Catalytic Converter Thefts

In response to a recent increase of catalytic converter theft reports, the Golden Valley Police Department has a few reminders and tips for car owners and businesses who park vehicles in parking lots overnight.

Why Are Catalytic Converters In Such High Dem...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Seeks Community Input Regarding Regulating Edible THC Sales

The City is seeking community input about whether or not sales of edible THC should be allowed in Golden Valley and whether or how those sales could be regulated.

Community members can also share their opinions at an upcoming City Council meeting or by tak...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

City To Host July 27 Open House Regarding Regulating Edible THC Sales

The City of Golden Valley is hosting an open house Wednesday, July 27, 6-8 pm, to gather community input regarding sales of edible THC. The event will be held in the Valley Room at Brookview, 200 Brookview Parkway S.

Community members will be able ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Golden Valley Police Working To Resolve Carjackings

Golden Valley police detectives have been working to solve a number of carjackings that occurred in Golden Valley in May and June. Two teens were arrested and charged in the most recent carjacking on June 13, 2022, and several person(s) of interests have ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Penny Carnival Is Tomorrow July 29 12:30–2 PM At Brookview Park

Shake those piggy banks out and come to the Penny Carnival tomorrow July 29, 12:30–2 pm at Brookview Park. The event is free and open to kids ages 12 and under with an adult.

The afternoon will be filled with carnival games, inflatables, hayrides...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Vote Absentee For The Aug 9 Primary Now Through Aug 8

Eligible Golden Valley voters can vote absentee for the August 9 Primary Election now through August 8. Voting can be done by mail or in-person at City Hall.

Voting Absentee

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Republic Services Yard Waste Delays Won't Affect Organics Pickup

Republic Services has informed residents on two yard waste routes that the waste will not be collected this week. This will not affect the City-wide organics recycling program. If your organics bin does not get collected on any given Friday, please call 7...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Youth Fall Soccer Practices Start Next Month; Sign The Kids Up Now

Mites Fall Soccer and Youth Co-Rec Fall Soccer are now open for registration. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up.

Mites Fall Soccer

This program offers a fun introductory soccer experience focusing on developing fundamentals, good sportsma...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

City Completes Its Council Chambers Remodel Project

The City of Golden Valley recently completed a remodel of its City Hall Council Chambers and held its first council meeting in the room July 19. Upgrades to the space include an improved audio/video system, more flexibility for room configurations, HD bro...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Sign Up Now For Fall Men's Softball And Co-Rec Sand Volleyball

Registration is now open with limited space still available for the fall Adult Men’s Softball Leagues. Registration is also open for fall Adult Co-Rec Sand Volleyball Leagues. Sign up now as both leagues begin in mid-August.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Golden Valley Garden Club Hosting Garden Tour July 26, 6:30 PM

The Golden Valley Garden Club is hosting a garden tour Tue, July 26, 6:30 pm, beginning at 1760 Valders Ave. The group will tour several Golden Valley gardens located in the same neighborhood within walking distance of each other.  

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Current News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Learn About Affordable Housing At Aug 18 BAEGV Forum

The City's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission is hosting its quarterly Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum Thu, Aug 18, 5:30 pm at PRISM (1220 Zane Ave N) on affordable housing. Community members of all ages are invited to attend.

Affordable...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Penny Carnival Is Fri, July 29, 12:30–2 PM At Brookview Park

The annual Golden Valley Penny Carnival is Fri, July 29, 12:30–2 pm at Brookview Park. Kids ages 12 and under with an adult are invited to shake those pennies out of the piggy bank for an afternoon filled with carnival games, inflatables, hayrid...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Sign Up For The 2022 Greens Classic Aug 14, 6 PM

The Golden Valley Human Services Commission is hosting its annual Greens Classic Aug 14, 6 pm, at Brookview. Sign up now before the event fills up.

 Individuals can register for $30, teams of four for $100, and local organizations can sponsor a te...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

The Mighty Mites Triathlon Is Sept 17, 10 am–Noon

Calling all preschool athletes! The Mighty Mites Triathlon takes place Sept 17, 10–noon at Brookview Park. Are your little ones signed up?

The triathletes will bike though Brookview Park, run the race course, and end with a splash in this scaled down cours...

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Current News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Golden Valley Police Department Unveils New “Safe Place” Program

Golden Valley residents who need a safe place to access certain services can now do so using a computer in the police department lobby waiting room.

This new community outreach program will enable residents to complete online forms to the City (data reques...

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Current News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Police Director Swearing-In Delayed

As Golden Valley Police Director Virgil Green works to satisfy the reciprocity licensure requirements through the Minnesota POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Board, the City is delaying his swearing-in ceremony until those requirements have been...

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Current News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Brookview Shines Bright Among Photo Contest Winners

First place in the 2022 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest goes to “Winter Is Beautiful (Even When It’s Long),” a photo by Susan Ramlet of a frozen, crystalized bubble in snow (see image).

Second place went to “Dandel...

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Current News
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Join Hennepin County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge

Hennepin County is encouraging its residents to make changes in the kitchen to help prevent waste with its Stop Food Waste Challenge.

The challenge goes from August 1 through August 31. To get started, participants can create a profile, join or start a tea...

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Current News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Night To Unite Is Less Than One Month Away

National Night Out always has and always will be about building relationships between residents and the Golden Valley Police Department. Start planning your neighborhood party now before you forget.

Planning a neighborhood party is easy with this Night To ...

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Current News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Sign Up The Kids For August Parks And Recreation Programs

Still looking to fill your children's August schedules with summer fun? Play big group games, get up close and personal with animals, meet new friends, and have fun on inflatables all in one week at Camp Valley. Sign up soon before all spaces are...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

BCWMC Asking For Feedback Before Updating Its Watershed Management Plan

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is seeking community member feedback so appropriate goals and priorities can be developed through its Watershed Management Plan. The new plan will guide programs and projects to address ch...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Register Now For The 2022 Greens Classic Sun, Aug 14, 6–8 PM

This year's Golden Valley Greens Classic will be held Sun, Aug 14, 6–8 pm at Brookview. Register your teams now.

Lawn bowling foursomes can sign up for $100, singles for $30, and sponsor teams can sign up for $500. Contact the GVHSC at 7...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Hennepin County Needs Help Developing Its Zero Waste Plan

Hennepin County is seeking community members and subject matter experts to participate in work groups to develop actions for its Zero Waste Plan. Work groups will learn about challenges and opportunities to achieve zero waste, review and propose actions t...

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Current News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Public Works Street Maintenance Division Now Hiring

The City of Golden Valley is now hiring for its Public Works Street Maintenance division. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Apply online through July 17, 11:59 pm.

The City's Public Works Department fo...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

GVFD Asks Residents To Play It Safe Around Fireworks This July Fourth

This Fourth of July, the Golden Valley Fire Department is urging residents to celebrate safely.

On average, fireworks cause more than 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 outside and other fires, acco...

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Current News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

City Opens RFQ Process For Affordable Housing Development

Through its Home Ownership Program for Equity (HOPE), over the next few years the City of Golden Valley will make up to 15 publicly owned vacant properties available primarily for the development of housing for affordable and equitable homeownership. Prop...

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Current News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

METRO Blue Line Extension Route Adopted

The METRO Blue Line Extension officially has a new route after the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council voted to adopt the revised route modification last week. This allows project leaders to move forward on the project by continuing environment...

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Current News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Local Businesses Can Can Free Consultation Via Elevate Business HC

Businesses in Golden Valley are eligible to receive free business advising and consulting services through Elevate Business HC, a Hennepin County initiative offering no-cost business advising and other resources to help businesses recover from the pandemi...

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Current News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

City's 2022 Fog Seal Project Begins Mon, June 27

The City and its contractor, Allied Blacktop Company, will be starting a Fog Seal Project in a few Golden Valley neighborhoods (see map) Mon, June 27–Thu, June 30.

A Fog Seal is designed to prolong the pavement surface by applying a diluted slow ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Absentee Voting Begins Today

Absentee Voting begins today for the August 9 State Primary. Residents can vote by mail or in-person at City Hall starting today.

To vote by mail, apply online or print and complete an absentee ballot application (PDF) and return it to Hennepin County Elec...

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Current News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

It's Never Too Early To Start Planning Your National Night Out Block Party

National Night Out isn’t until August 2, but now is the time to start planning your neighborhood party. And whether you call it National Night Out, Night To Unite, or something totally different, the goal is always about building relationships b...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Hennepin County Offering Deconstruction Grants To Golden Valley Residents And Developers

To help divert waste from landfills, Hennepin County is offering grants to property owners and developers to deconstruct buildings and salvage building materials instead of disposing of them.

Additional time and labor costs involved with deconstruction can...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Vote For Your Favorite Photo Of The 2022 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest

Voting for the 2022 Views of the Valley People’s Choice Award is now open. Voting can be done online and will conclude July 3 at 11:45 pm.

Voting for the People’s Choice can only be done online once.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Get Help With Your Small Business With Open To Business

Open to Business offers resources to local small businesses needing consultations or assistance recovering from the pandemic.

Open To Business

Open to Business is offering free advising focusing on business setup, assessment and evaluation, and organization...

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Current News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Electric Vehicle Showcase Garners Over 100 Attendees

Last week the City of Golden Valley hosted an Electric Vehicle (EV) Showcase that gathered over 110 attendees at City Hall. Twelve Golden Valley households brought an EV to display and engaged in conversations with visitors. Xcel Energy, Drive Electric Mi...

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Current News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

MN GreenCorps Application Deadline Extended

Minnesota GreenCorps Member applications have been extended to June 29, 2022. Golden Valley community members who are interested are encouraged to apply.

GreenCorps members will gain skills in the environmental field and work in the areas of air pollutant ...

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Current News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Take Caution During Extreme Summer Heat

With temperatures approaching 100 degrees in Golden Valley June 20, the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) wants to remind residents to use caution while spending time outdoors to avoid heat-related illness.

The GVFD recommends to stay in air-conditioned...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Sochacki Park Trail Resurfacing Begin June 27

Three Rivers Park District plans to begin a trail resurfacing project at Sochacki Park June 27, weather permitting. The trail will be closed through Thu, June 30 and July 5– 7 if the work is not completed the week prior.

The trail will be reopene...

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Posted on: June 18, 2022

Golden Valley Police Debut New Patch

Earlier this week the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) revealed its new patch design on social media. Residents will start to see the patch on officers and GVPD promotional material over the next month.

The Police Department had wanted to update its ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Golden Valley Police Share Safety Information In Response To Recent Carjackings

With the recent increase of carjackings in the area, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) offers safety tips for protecting yourself and your vehicle.

"Carjackings are crimes of opportunity where a criminal is searching for the most vulnerable p...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Market In The Valley Starts Sun, June 19

Market in the Valley begins this Sunday, June 19, 9 am–1 pm under the Golden Valley water tower.

The market features a variety of vendors that sell things like produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, flowers, and more.

For more information, visit the ...

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Current News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

BCWMC Asking For Feedback Before Updating Its Watershed Management Plan

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is updating its Watershed Management Plan and is seeking community member feedback so appropriate goals and priorities can be developed over the next few years. The new plan will guide pro...

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Current News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Suspects Formally Charged In June 13 Golden Valley Carjacking

Golden Valley police investigators were able to positively identify the second suspect in the carjacking that occurred Monday, June 13, at the Speedway gas station at 1930 Douglas Dr N, Golden Valley. The 15-year-old white male from Eden Prairie turned hi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

City Continues Work On Theodore Wirth Pkwy Storm Sewer

This week the City of Golden Valley has been working to repair a failed storm sewer on Theodore Wirth Pkwy. The road between Hwy 55 and Glenwood Ave has been closed for vehicles, and starting tomorrow, June 16, 7 am, the trails along that route will also ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

City Hosting EV Showcase Tomorrow At City Hall

Tomorrow night, 4–7 pm, at City Hall the City of Golden Valley will give residents a glimpse of the electric future with an electric vehicle (EV) showcase event. This event will allow attendees to look at display EVs and give them opportunities ...

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Current News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Share Your Thoughts On Accessory Dwelling Units

The Golden Valley Planning Commission is asking residents to take a survey on Accessory Dwelling Units before making potential zoning code changes. The survey is open until July 1, 2022.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) refers to a secondary housing unit or a...

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Current News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Car Recovered And Suspect Detained From June 13 Carjacking In Golden Valley

At approximately 8:37 pm, Monday, June 13, the Golden Valley Police Department received a call of a carjacking at the Speedway gas station at 1930 Douglas Dr N, Golden Valley. The 16-year-old victim reported while she was pumping gas with her 14-year-old ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Stop By The Golden Valley Public Safety Events This Week

This week the City's Public Safety Departments are hosted multiple community events like the Public Safety Open House, 5–8 pm, Wed, June 15 at City Hall and Public Safety in the Parks, 11 am, Thu, June 16 at Hampshire Park. 

Public Safety Open Hou...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Police Chief Swearing-In Rescheduled To July 19 Council Meeting

The swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Police Director Virgil Green has been rescheduled to the 6:30 pm, July 19, 2022 Golden Valley City Council Meeting at City Hall. A reception will follow the meeting at Brookview.

The meeting and reception are both...

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Current News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Theodore Wirth Pkwy Storm Sewer Repair To Take Longer Than Expected

Due to availability of materials, the City's storm sewer repair on Theodore Wirth Pkwy will take longer than expected, and in response to safety concerns, the road will remain closed between Glenwood Ave and Hwy 55. Commuters are asked to use Mea...

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Current News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Met Council Seeking Feedback On Addendum To Public Engagement Plan

The Metropolitan Council is taking comments through July 11 on an update to the Transportation Addendum to the Public Engagement Plan. Community members can share feedback online, by phone, or by mail.

This update ties directly back to the Met Council&...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Theodore Wirth Pkwy Closing For Storm Sewer Repair Mon, June 13

The City's Public Works Department will be repairing a storm sewer on Theodore Wirth Pkwy between Glenwood Ave and Hwy 55 Mon, June 13. That section of the parkway will be closed while repairs are being performed.

Commuters are asked to use Meadow...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

City To Perform Mill And Overlay Near Bassett Creek Nature Area Starting Mid-June

As part of the City's Pavement Management Program, the City will be mill and overlaying the streets east of Douglas Dr, west of Hwy 100 and south of Medicine Lake Rd, North of Duluth St, beginning mid-June. See area W on the map below.

The City&am...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Golden Valley Fire And Police Departments Each Launch New Facebook Pages

The City of Golden Valley's Fire and Police Department each launched their own Facebook pages to accompany their existing department Twitter pages. The new pages will be used to share fire and police information such as safety tips and community ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Puppet Wagon And Playground Adventure Van Schedules Modified To Meet Staffing Levels

The summer schedules for parks and recreation drop-in programs like Puppet Wagon and Playground Adventure Van have been modified to meet staff availability. Parents planning to bring their children to these events should reference the updated schedules be...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Council Passes Proclamations For Pride Month And Juneteenth

At its April 5 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council approved proclamations for LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Juneteenth.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

June is celebrated as celebrated as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month across the ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Golden Valley Police Assisting Minneapolis Park Police In Carjacking At Theodore Wirth Golf Club

At approximately 2 pm Wed, June 1, 2022, Golden Valley police officers were dispatched to a carjacking in the parking lot of Theodore Wirth Golf Club in the 1300 block of Theodore Wirth Parkway, Golden Valley. While backing his 2015 black Audi A5 of his p...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Glenwood Ave Watermain Rehabilitation Project Begins Next Week

Beginning the week of June 13, the Glenwood Ave Watermain Rehabilitation Project will start. The project will extend the life of the watermain another 50–100 years and is hoped to limit the number of watermain breaks along Glenwood Ave. ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Golden Valley Once Again Chosen To Host GreenCorps Member This Fall And Spring 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Golden Valley is expecting to host a GreenCorps member for the upcoming service term of September 14, 2022–August 15, 2023. Golden Valley community members who are interested are encouraged to apply b...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Share Feedback On Updated SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project Plans

The City is seeking feedback on the revised 50 percent design plans for the SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project. Community members can review the plans and share feedback online by June 10.

Review the design plans and share feedback ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

City of Golden Valley Hosting Electric Vehicle Showcase June 16 At City Hall

On Thu, June 16, 4–7 pm at City Hall the City of Golden Valley will give residents a glimpse of the electric future with an electric vehicle (EV) showcase event. This event will allow attendees to look at display EVs and give them opportunities ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Public Safety Open House Is June 15, 5–8 PM At City Hall

The Public Safety Open House is June 15, 5–8 pm at City Hall. Residents of all ages are encouraged to come out and meet the Golden Valley Fire, Police, and Public Works Department staff who help keep the community safe and learn about the tools ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Concerts In The Park Begin Tonight At Brookview Park

The annual Concerts in the Park music series begins tonight, 7pm at Brookview Park. Concerts continue through August 8 on Monday nights.

2022 Concerts

  • June 6 Golden Valley Orchestra (Large Pavilion)Music of stage and screen, with hits from opera an...
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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Two More Weeks To Enter The Views Of The Valley Photo Contest

There are only two more weeks for residents to enter the 2022 Views of the Valley Photo Contest. Golden Valley residents of all ages can submit up to three photos taken in Golden Valley for a chance to win a cash prize.

This year the City is encouraging su...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

City Highlighting Local Black Business Owners To Celebrate Juneteenth

To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Golden Valley will be highlighting local, Black business owners on social media, June 12–19. Follow the City's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor to follow along.

Juneteenth Celebratory Event

The City of Golden V...

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Current News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Redistricting Changes Polling Places For 20 Percent Of Golden Valley Voters

Approximately 20 percent of Golden Valley's eligible voters will be impacted by recent redistricting changes and will vote at a new polling location in 2022. Redistricting happens every 10 years following completion of the United States Census.

Fo...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission Sponsoring Native American Community Celebration

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission is sponsoring the ?a?a Wakpada? Community Celebration Sat, June 4, 11 am–2 pm at Valley Community Presbyterian Church. ?a?a Wakpada? is the Dakota-language name for Bassett Creek, and translates ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Explore The Cities Of Golden Valley And St Louis Park With The Adam Turman Artventure

This summer Discover St. Louis Park is inviting visitors and residents of Minnesota to explore the cities of St Louis Park and Golden Valley through the Adam Turman Artventure. The Artventure combines local landmarks with the art of local artist Adam Turm...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Public Safety In The Parks Starts June 16 At Hampshire Park

Come meet the Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments this summer in parks around town at Public Safety in the Parks. Police and firefighters visit and talk with kids, give safety lectures, maybe serve ice cream, and have fun. On hot days, the firetruck...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Drop-In Recreation Programs Modified To Fit Seasonal Staff Availability

Due to shortages of seasonal staff, parks and recreation drop-in programs like Puppet Wagon and Playground Adventure Van have been modified to meet staff availability. 

Puppet Wagon

The Puppet Wagon will operate a modified schedule on Monday and Tu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Pick Up After Yourself (And Your Pets, Too)

Protecting local waterways from pollutants has been a goal of the City of Golden Valley for decades. Residents can help by cleaning up after themselves and their pets when spending time outdoors.

Yard Waste

When leaves and grass clippings fall on grass and ...

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