News Flash

Current News

219 Stories
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 atte...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Plow Crews Prepping For Nov 29 Snow Storm

In response to the forecasted snow storm Nov 29, City plow crews are planning to deploy at 7 am and work until 4 pm. Crews will then return at 2 am Nov 30 to finish plowing curb to curb. Sidewalk crews will begin at 6 am Nov 30.

This plan is subject to cha...

Read on...

Current News
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.

For up to date information on Golden Valley skating rinks, ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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....

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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

  • Adult Mental Health Local Advisory C...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Options for the court reconstruction include building ...

Read on...

Current News
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.

  • how firefighter recruiting cha...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Residents are reminded that the City does not salt sidewalks. Walk slowly and carefully in areas ...

Read on...

Current News
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,...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Crews Will Monitor Streets Starting At 4 AM, Nov 16

City plow crews will monitor road conditions and will plow and de-ice as needed, tomorrow, Nov 16 at 4 am. 


For questions, call 763-593-3962.

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Plows Will Deploy At 4 AM Tue, Nov 15

City plow trucks will deploy at 4 am tomorrow morning, Tue, Nov 15 to plow and de-ice all roads as needed prior to the morning rush hour. Sidewalk clearing will begin at 8 am once streets are cleared. 

Sign Up For Email Updates

Residents can sign u...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Crews Are Out Anti-Icing And Plowing This Morning

City crews are out anti-icing and plowing main roads, hills, and curves this morning. The City expects to execute a full plow tomorrow, Nov 15.

In Golden Valley, the City begins plowing after snow accumulates to 2 inches or more. When snowfall continues fo...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Tree Removal On Alpine Pass Will Block Road For Several Hours Nov 15

A residential tree removal will take place at 1416 Alpine Pass Nov 15, 2022. The road is expected to be blocked for several hours as the crane operates.

For questions, contact the City of Golden Valley at 763-593-8030.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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....

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Election Results Will Be Posted Online After Polls Close

Once polls close at 8 pm tonight, the State of Minnesota will begin posting election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

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 residents are encouraged to double-check their polling place online as it may have changed since last year due to redistricting.&...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Any eligible voter ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Polic...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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)...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Public Works Department Inspecting, Repairing, Painting 150+ Hydrants This Week

The City's Public Works Department is out this week inspecting, repairing, and painting 151 fire hydrants in northwest Golden Valley including around Medley and Wesley Parks and Pennsylvania Woods. Crews are also clearing brush and grass from aro...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Traffic Signal Will Be Down On Douglas Dr Near Hwy 55 Sept 27, 2:30 PM

Xcel Energy will perform an emergency replacement of a transformer at Douglas Dr and Olsen Memorial Hwy Service Rd today at 2:30 pm. The replacement is expected to take up to two hours to complete and during the repair, power to the traffic light may be a...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Absentee Voting At City Hall Starts Today

Absentee voting for the 2022 general election begins today 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 websit...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sign Up For A New Adult Fitness Program With The Parks And Recreation Department

Get started on your fitness goals with the new parks and recreation course, Total Body Fitness. The class meetings Saturdays, Oct 15–Nov 19, 9–9:45 am in the Brookview Wirth Lake Room.

This 45-minute cardio/sculpt combo class, will focu...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Sept 22, 8:30 am at Brookview and via Zoom.

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

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Attend The Sept 15 Money Matters Presentation At Brookview

This month's Money Matters presentation on Simplifying Retirement will be held Thu, Sept 15, 10–11:15 am at Brookview. Registration is not needed to attend.

Interest rates are rising, inflation is soaring, the stock market has declined, ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Registration Now Open For Fall Preschool Athletics

Sign the little ones up for fall programs like Preschool Soccer, Basketball, and Ninja Warrior before all spots will up.

These exciting programs are designed to introduce 3- to 6-year-olds to athletic opportunities. Participants will develop large motor sk...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Sign Up For Brookview Golf's Fall Bean Bag League

This fall Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling is offering a a Fall Bean Bag League with games played Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm. The season starts Aug 30 so sign up before it's too late.

Consisting of 16 teams per league, the league allows up to fou...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: August 23, 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). Applications are due Sept 9, 4:30 pm.

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

Read on...

Current News
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, ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Attend Tomorrow's Equity Forum At PRISM, 6–7:30 PM

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) and virtual via Cisco Webex on affordable housing. The forum is fre...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.&...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

City Hall Closing Thu, Aug 11, 11 AM–1 PM For Employee Event

Golden Valley City Hall and the Public Safety Building will close Thu, Aug 11, 11 am–1 pm for an employee event. For emergency services, call 911.

For questions, please call 763-593-7800.

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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. 

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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

Apply online or print and complete an absentee ballot application (PDF) and return ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

Find more information...

Read on...

Current News
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.  

Tour highlight...

Read on...

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.

A...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Golden Valley PEACE Commission By July 20

The City of Golden Valley is looking for community members to apply and serve on its Police Employment, Accountability, and Community Engagement (PEACE) Commission. The deadline to apply is July 20.

The PEACE Commission makes recommendations to the City Co...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Tree Removal Causes Road Closures On Kyle Ave And Ridgeway Rd July 19 And 20

Rainbow Tree Care will be removing trees with a crane at 8010 Ridgeway Rd Tue, July 19 and the road will be closed between Utah Ave S and Hanley Rd. Nick’s Tree Service will be removing a tree with a crane at 2541 Kyle Ave N July 20 and the road...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Apply To Serve On The Golden Valley PEACE Commission

The City of Golden Valley is looking to fill vacancies on its Police Employment, Accountability, and Community Engagement (PEACE) Commission. The deadline to apply is July 20.

The PEACE Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on matters relati...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Recycling And Organics Pickup Delayed One Day Due To Holiday

Due to the July Fourth holiday, Republic Services recycling and organics recycling pickup schedule is delayed by one day. This means the regularly scheduled Friday bin collections will occur Sat, July 9.

For more information about waste hauling in Golden V...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Create Meals, Not Waste With Hennepin County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge

About 40 percent of food is wasted somewhere along the supply chain, and you may be surprised to learn that much of that food waste happens at home. With Hennepin County's Stop Food Waste Challenge, residents can learn skills and habits that will help eli...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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.

The People’s Choice winner ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Absentee Voting Begins June 24 For Primary Election

Absentee voting begins June 24 and ends Monday, Aug 8 for the Aug 9 primary election. Residents can vote by mail or in person at City Hall, Monday–Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm.

A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballo...

Read on...

Current News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Programs Canceled Due To Extreme Heat June 20

With the heat index expected to exceed 105 degrees June 20, the Youth Playground Adventure and Junior Bike Rangers programs have been cancelled.

For more cancelation information, call the activities cancelation line at 763-512-2350.

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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&...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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. ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...
Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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...

Read on...

Current News
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 ...

Read on...

Current News