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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 t...

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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...

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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 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...

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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 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.

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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:

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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 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, ...

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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

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...

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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

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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 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...

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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 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...

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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 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...

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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

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.

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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

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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

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

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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.  

Tour highlight...

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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.

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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

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...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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...

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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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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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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...

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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