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Posted on: May 16, 2022

More Contamination Found In Golden Valley Organics

Republic Services has once again reported to the City of Golden Valley that the Fri, May 13 organics load was rejected by the compost facility due to glass and other mixed recycling contamination. Please think twice before putting waste in garbage, recycl...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Golden Valley Garden Club Plant Sale At Brookview Park May 21, Noon–3 PM

The Golden Valley Garden Club is hosting its annual plant sale May 21, noon–3 pm at the Brookview Park small shelter. 

Due to the proliferation of jumping worms, plants will no longer be divided and shared from residential gardens. Inste...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Memorial Day Services Plan At Local Cemeteries May 30

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is organizing Memorial Day services May 30, 2022 at Gethsemane Cemetery (8151 N 42nd Ave, New Hope, MN 55427) at 10 am and Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Memorial Gardens (5125 W Broadway Ave, Crystal, MN 55429) at 1 pm. All events a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

BEAGV Forum On Environmental Justice Hosted At City Hall And Online May 19, 6 PM

One topic that will be covered at the May 19, 6 pm Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum on Environmental Justice is pollution and more specifically, living amongst pollution.

While having little access to green space can lead to an increase of health ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

City Offers Tips For Post-Storm Clean-Up

The spring storm that blew through the metro area May 11 downed trees/branches, caused power outages, and flooded streets in some areas. With more storms in the forecast May 12, the following information can help with recent and future storm-related issue...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Three Rivers Planning For The Future CP Rail Regional Trail

The Three Rivers Park District is beginning its master planning efforts for the future CP Rail Regional Trail. The Park District will be collecting community member feedback on potential routes through the spring and summer.

The CP Rail Regional Trail is e...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Golden Valley Now Hiring Police Personnel

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) currently has a variety of job openings like Assistant Police Chief, Police Officer, and more. Dedicated public safety professionals are encouraged to apply now on the City website.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Views Of The Valley Photo Contest Deadline Is June 17, 4:30 PM

This year's Views of the Valley Photo Contest theme, “Anything But Bugs, Birds, And Botanicals," challenges residents to think outside the usual bugs, birds, and plants box. Deadline to enter is Fri, June 17, 4:30 pm.

The theme isn&...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Application For Minnesota GreenCorps Now Open

Minnesota GreenCorps is now accepting applications for the upcoming service term of September 14, 2022–August 15, 2023. Golden Valley residents who are interested are encouraged to apply before the June 16, 2022 deadline.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Council Declares May 4 Arbor Day In Golden Valley

At its May 4 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council proclaimed May 4, 2022 as Arbor Day and May 2022 as Arbor Month in Golden Valley. To celebrate, the City planted a Native American Elm at Brookview Park. 

This particular native elm tree was pro...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Regent Ave Just North Of Golden Valley Closed May 3, 4, And 6

The City of Crystal is closing Regent Ave for utility work May 3, noon–5 pm, May 4, 7 am–5 pm, and May 6, 7 am–5 pm, just north of Golden Valley, between 34th and 35th Ave. Drivers are encouraged to detour around the work are...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Small Business Resources Offered Through Hennepin County's Elevate Business

This National Small Business Week and beyond, Hennepin County wants to make it as simple as possible to start and grow a business here. To support that goal, business owners and entrepreneurs now have free access to Elevate Business HC, a one stop hub bri...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

City Receives Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

For the 33rd consecutive year, the City of Golden Valley has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award was accepted at the May 3 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022 Marks One Year Of Energy Action In Golden Valley

May 4, 2022 marks the one year anniversary of Golden Valley's Energy Action Plan adoption. In the last year the City has taken steps to reduce it's energy use and educate residents and businesses to do the same.

Residential Energy

Home Ene...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Rain Barrel Pickups Begin This Weekend

Rain barrel pickup is scheduled for this Sat, May 7 at various locations. Golden Valley residents still have an opportunity to purchase a discounted barrel with code GVALLEYBarrels can be purchased on the Recycling Association...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Tree Canopy Access Correlates To Public Health Says MPCA

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, there is a direct correlation between lack of residential tree coverage/access to green, open spaces and public health risks. For many decades, Cities intentionally invested in park access and tree cano...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Step To It With Your Community This May

Build healthy habits by tracking your activity through the Step to it Challenge, a fun, free program that encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more active. Sign up now as the Challenge begins May 1

The Challenge is not just about walking; ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Hampshire Park Compost Pick Up Begins May 2, 9:30 AM

The City will be delivering 30 cubic yards of compost to Hampshire Park Mon, May 2 beginning at 9:30 am. Residents are encouraged to pick up the compost for at-home use.

The compost will be available on a first-come, first served basis, but the City asks r...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

GVPD Now Hiring A Variety Of Positions

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) currently has a variety of job openings like Police Officer, Community Service Officer, Police Department Assistant. Dedicated public safety professionals are encouraged to apply now on the City website.

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Bike Rodeo Just One Week Away

The annual Bike Rodeo is May 5, 6–8 pm at Golden Valley City Hall and online. Kids ages 12 and under, with an adult, are encouraged to bring their bikes to learn safety tips, go through an obstacle course, and receive help fixing mechanical prob...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Union Pacific Replacing Tracks On Mendelssohn And 10th Ave April 29–May 2

Union Pacific Railroad is scheduled to replace the railroad tracks on Mendelssohn Ave N, April 29–30, 2022 and the 10th Ave N railroad track, May 1–2, 2022, weather permitting. City crews will be patching after the replacements are mad...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Begins Early May

The City’s annual crack seal maintenance project will begin in early May. This year’s project is located in Zone 1, the northwest corner of Golden Valley (see map).

Crack sealing is a process where elastic asphalt material is melted dow...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be April 28, 8:30 am at Brookview and via Zoom.

Joining A Zoom Meeting

Click here to download or open the Zoom application.

Meeting ID: 849 6996 6108

Passcode: 840089

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

28th Annual Run The Valley Garners More Than 200 Participants

The 28th annual Run The Valley 5/10K Run and 5K Walk April 23 raised funds for the Golden Valley Human Services Commission, which allocates funds to local human service organizations that benefit the community.

Of the 221 participants, 86 ran the 5K race a...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Fire Departments Holds Promotions Ceremony

The Golden Valley Fire Department held a promotional ceremony for a few of its firefighters March 23, while also swearing in seven firefighters. Below is the list of promoted and sworn in firefighters.

Sworn In Firefighters

  • Kristian Bejarin
  • Elizabeth Grygar
  • R...
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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Residents Encouraged To Doodle On Old Hockey Rink Boards

The Medley Park hockey rink boards are coming down to make way for new ones. From May 1–31, old rink boards will be spread out around Medley Park for all to paint, write, draw, or doodle on. Those interested in participating should bring their own materia...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Take A Pre-BAEGV Forum Survey By May 5, Noon

Organizers of the May 19 Building An Equitable Golden Valley, Environmental Equity: Identifying Inequities in Green Infrastructure/Amenities, are asking residents for input regarding the forum's content and are looking to learn what Golden Valley...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Residents Can Pick Up Compost At Hampshire Park Beginning May 2

The City will be delivering 30 cubic yards of compost to Hampshire Park Mon, May 2. Residents are encouraged to pick up the compost for at-home use.

The compost will be in a first-come, first served basis, the City asks residents to limit themselves to one...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Bird Scooters To Be Deployed In Golden Valley This Week

The Golden Valley City Council recently approved a license for Bird to operate in Golden Valley and deploy shared electric scooters. The scooters are expected to begin appearing in Golden Valley the week of April 25.

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

City Announces Recognition Program For Environmentally-Friendly Local Businesses

To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2022, the City of Golden Valley is announcing the Energy Hero Recognition Program to acknowledge local businesses for taking steps to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, or other practices that contribute to t...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Annual Brush Pick Up Starts Next Week

Golden Valley’s recycling program includes a three-week spring curbside brush pick-up. The annual brush pick-up gives homeowners the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at their curbs for collection and disposal.

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Virtual Open Book Meetings Scheduled April 26 And 28

To protect the health and safety of taxpayers and staff, Hennepin County is holding virtual open book meetings Tue, April 26, 10 am–6:30 pm and Thu, April 28, 8 am–4:30 pm.

The Open Book meeting is held annually so property owners can a...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Field Attendant Needed For Golden Valley Adult Softball Leagues Starting Next Month

Applications for a Field Attendant are needed for Golden Valley’s Adult Softball Leagues Mon–Thu evenings at Schaper Park in May. Responsible for field prep and monitoring adult softball leagues, this position works 1–2 days ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting Is April 26, 6:30 PM

The next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting will be held Tue, April 26, 6:30 pm at Brookview and via Webex. This month's presentation is Hardy and Easy Plants for the Home Landscape.

The presentation will begin with the functions plants can perform...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Sign Up For Spring And Summer Recreation Programs

The City of Golden Valley offers a variety of youth recreation program all year long. Sign up the kids now for spring and summer offerings.

May The 4th Be With You! (ages 6+ with adult)

6–9:30 pm (movie starts at 7 pm) At Brookview$16 resident cou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Join Coffee Talk April 27, 10 AM At Brookview

Come enjoy coffee, juice, treats, and the presentation Australia, the Land Down Under, Wed, April 27, 10 am at Brookview.

This presentation will take you from the first known existence of the Australian Aboriginals 48,000 years ago, up to the year 1770 whe...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Met Council Announces Modified Blue Line Extension Route

The Metropolitan Council has announced the modified Metro Blue Line Extension Route. The route will extend the existing Blue Line from the Target Field Station along West Broadway Ave in Minneapolis to County Rd 81 in Crystal and Robbinsdale, and along We...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Limited Supply Of Discounted Rain Barrels Left

There are still a limited supply of rain barrels Golden Valley residents can purchase for a discounted rate with code GVALLEY. Barrels can be purchased on the RAM website.

In November 2021, the Golden Valley City Council passed an agreement with R...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Clean Your Bird Feeders To Protect Birds From Infection

This spring, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has identified avian influenza (bird flu) in domestic poultry and wild birds in Minnesota. While the DNR does not have record of songbirds being affected by the current bird flu strain at th...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

What Is Environmental Justice And How Does It Affects Our Community?

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is hosting its next quarterly Building and Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) forum May 19, 6 pm in partnership with the Golden Valley Environmental Commission (EC). The program, Environmen...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Bike Rodeo Is Just Two Weeks Away

Kids ages 12 and under are encouraged to bring their bikes out to the annual Bike Rodeo May 5, from 6–8 pm, at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. Community members can also participate virtually this year.

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Step To It Starts In Just A Few Weeks; Register Now

Hennepin County's Step To It program begins May 1, and registration is now open. Golden Valley residents can prepare for the challenge on the City's official Step To It walking route in the Lions Park Neighborhood.

The route one mile loop...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Mosquito Treating Season Is Nearly Here

Summer weather in Minnesota means an increase of mosquitos, especially in wooded and wetland areas. This spring and summer, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District will be out conducting surveillance and treatment activities to reduce the risk of disease a...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Get Ready For The Spring Brush Pick-Up

Now that the snow is gone, homeowners may be pondering the start of yard work season. Golden Valley’s annual residential Spring Brush Pick-Up running from April 25 to May 13, gives residents the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at their...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Junior Leaders Are Needed To Help Run Parks And Recreation Programs This Summer

The Golden Valley Parks and Recreation Department's Junior Playground Leader program is an opportunity to provide youth ages 14-15 with leadership experience and valuable work skills by working with recreation staff.

Primary duties of a Junior Pla...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Attend An Upcoming Blue Line Extension Route Meeting

A new route recommendation will be announced for the METRO Blue Line Extension later this month and the Metropolitan Council is hosting in-person and virtual community meetings to share the recommendation, answer questions, and gather feedback.

In-Person C...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Golden Valley Historical Society Hosting History Of Curling Program April 14

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will present the program What the Heck is Curling? The Proud and Storied History of Curling in Minnesota, April 14, 7 pm, at the Golden Valley Historical Society’s Historic Church (6731 Golden Valley R...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Run The Valley Is Just Two Weeks Away

Register now for Run the Valley, Sat, April 23, and help raise money for the Golden Valley Human Services Fund. One hundred percent of the proceeds are allocated to non-profit organizations that serve Golden Valley residents in need. 

The event be...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Work For The City This Summer

There's still time to apply for a seasonal position with the City of Golden Valley this summer. Serve as a role model and supervisor while leading games, activities, projects and crafts for kids with the Parks and Recreation Department, help main...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Glass Contaminants Found In Recent Organics Collection

Republic Services reported to the City that glass was found contaminating a recent organics load. Even in very small quantities, glass cannot be organics recycled as it leads to shards and splinters in the soil. Residents are strongly encouraged to think ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Residents Should Expect Two Tornado Drills Tomorrow

Two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm. Outdoor warning sirens will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The evening drill is intended for secon...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Council Passes Proclamations For Fair Housing And Parkinson's Awareness Months

At its April 5 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council approved proclamations for Fair Housing Month and Parkinson's Awareness Month.

Fair Housing Month

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

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Golden Valley Testing Its Emergency Notification Tool Today At 6 PM

The City will be testing its emergency mass notification tool April 4, 6 pm. Subscribers to the service should receive a generalized test message at this time.

If you are subscribed and do not receive a message, please contact Golden Valley Fire Department...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

GVPD Asking For Assistance In Vehicle And Pedestrian Collision

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) was notified of a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the area of 9500 Wayzata Blvd, March 30 at approximately 1:30 am. The Department is asking the for public assistance in locating the vehi...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Apply To Serve On A City Board Or Commission

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

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Multiple Controlled Burns Scheduled This Spring In Golden Valley

As part of its ongoing commitment to water quality and natural resource management, the City of Golden Valley has multiple controlled burns scheduled this spring to protect stormwater infrastructure, improve water quality and ecological diversity, and pro...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Step To It With Your Community This May

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

The C...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Lower Your Carbon Footprint This Earth Month

Heading into Earth Month and looking forward to Earth Day on April 22, the City of Golden Valley is taking this time to educate its residents on the importance of staying environmentally friendly while highlighting efforts the City is taking to be greener...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Peddle Over To The Bike Rodeo May 5, 6–8 pm, At Golden Valley City Hall

Kids ages 12 and under are encouraged to bring their bikes out to the annual Bike Rodeo May 5, from 6 to 8 pm, at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. The event will also be held virtually for those unable to attend.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Apply To Work For The City This Summer

Work for the City this summer. The Parks and Recreation, Golf Maintenance, and Public Works Departments are still hiring seasonal workers.

Check out the City's Seasonal Jobs web page to learn more about each job and to apply.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

2022 Severe Weather Awareness Week Is April 4–8

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota experiences an average of 28 tornadoes per year. A record was set in 2010, when 113 tornadoes touched down across the state. Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Brookview Golf Course Improvement Scheduled For The 2022 Season

Brookview Golf Course is scheduled to have its irrigation system replaced beginning spring 2022. The course will remain open during construction, with scheduled installation Monday through Thursday each week until completed.

The construction may cause mino...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

New Construction Project Maps Answer The Question, “What’s That Construction Noise All About?”

Do you ever see construction activity in a park, a once-vacant lot, or a former building site and wonder what’s going on there? Now that question can be answered a bit more easily.

Starting this summer, City-branded yard signs will be placed near...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Sign Up For Run The Valley

Run The Valley marks its 28th anniversary April 23, 2022. Sign up now and help out the local human service organizations that benefit the community. 

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Views Of The Valley Photo Contest: Anything But Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals

Each year the Views Of The Valley Photo Contest seems to draw a majority of entries that portray either bugs, birds, or various types of plant life. While these photos have made lovely cover art for City print and online publications, this year the City c...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Fire Department Switches To Weekday Duty Crew Staffing Model

In response to recruiting challenges and retention issues, the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) transitioned to a duty crew staffing model for weekdays, 8 am–11 pm only, starting in March 2022.

The GVFD currently uses the paid-on-call staffin...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Feb 24, 8:30 am at Brookview and via Zoom.

Joining A Zoom Meeting

Click here to download or open the Zoom application.

Meeting ID: 851 4110 2046

Passcode: 644400

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

City Wide Street Sweeping Begins This Week

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Attend The Seasonal Employee Job Fair At Brookview March 27, 4–8 PM

Come learn about the variety of positions available this summer with Brookview Golf Maintenance and Brookview Three One Six Bar + Grill, Sun, March 27, 4–8 pm and Golden Valley Parks and Recreation from 4–6 pm at Brookview. Attendees w...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Golden Valley Street Construction Starting Sooner Than You Think

This spring and summer, the City of Golden Valley will begin numerous street construction projects to upgrade its infrastructure.

2022 Pavement Management Program (PMP)

In 2022, the PMP will reconstruct 1.33 miles of street in northwest Golden Valley (see m...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City And Hennepin County Provide Resources For Small Local Businesses

The City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County offer 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, asses...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Registration For Adult Sand Volleyball Opens Today

Adult co-rec summer sand volleyball leagues begin early May, and registration is now open.

The season runs May 10–July 21 and consists of 10 games and playoffs. Games are played at Brookview Park.

For more information, visit the Volleyball Leagues...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Hennepin County To Mail Property Tax Notices To Residents This Month

Hennepin County will send out Valuation Notices for Golden Valley properties the week of March 21. The notice will show the market value as of January 2, 2022 used to determine property taxes for 2023.

Hennepin County created a video to help residents unde...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Help Your Community By Running The Valley April 23

Want to give back to your community and have fun at the same time? Run The Valley, coming up April 23, provides one opportunity to do just that. Now is the time to sign up to walk or run and help make Golden Valley a better place.

Each year Run The Valley ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Union Pacific Notified Of Repairs Needed For Railroad Crossing On Mendelsohn Ave

Union Pacific has been made aware of railroad crossing repairs needed on the tracks over Mendelsohn Ave, just south of Plymouth Ave.

For more information on how the City maintains its streets, visit the City website.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

City Meetings No Longer Conducted Remotely Starting April 1, 2022

Beginning April 1, 2022, all City Council, Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), and Commission meetings will be conducted in-person, allowing for remote participation as permitted by law. Council members and commissioners will no longer be able to a...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Join Coffee Talk March 23, 10 AM At Brookview

Come enjoy coffee, juice, treats, and the presentation Transforming Lives of Youth in the Congo, Wed, March 23, 10 am at Brookview.

Minnesota has connections to the Democratic Republic of Congo, even though we’re half a world away. Come hear the ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting Is March 22, 6:30 PM

The next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting will be held virtually Tue, March 22, 6:30 pm at Brookview and via Webex. This month's presentation will cover designing container gardens.

Professional photographer and gardener, Michelle Mero Riedel,&am...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Golden Valley Names Alice White Acting Police Chief

Golden Valley City Manager Tim Cruikshank announced March 14, 2022 that Police Operations Commander Alice White will serve as the City’s acting police chief until Virgil Green takes the helm as police chief in six to eight weeks, pending complet...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Golden Valley Residents Can Get Discount On Rain Barrel

Golden Valley residents can purchase rain barrels at a discounted rate through the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) while supplies last. Barrels can be purchased on the RAM website with promotional code GVALLEY.

In November 2021, the Golden Valley ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Watch The 2022 State Of The City Replay Online

The 2022 State of the City at Under Pressure Brewing a week ago garnering the largest attendance in recent years. Those unable to attend are encouraged to watch the recorded version online.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Registration Now Open For Spring/Summer Parks And Recreation Programs

Registration for spring and summer parks and recreation programs opens today, and opportunities are available for people of all ages. Many programs fill up quickly, so residents are encouraged to sign up early.

The Parks and Recreation Activity Guide will ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Plowing Update: March 14, 2022

The City is deploying five trucks to de-ice main roads and hills at 10:30 am today.

Sign Up For Email Updates

Residents can sign up to receive email updates on winter parking, snow plowing, ice removal, and snow removal from private property with G...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Attend The Final Winter Market In The Valley Of The Season Sun, March 13

Golden Valley’s summer farmers market, Market In The Valley, will host its final Winter Market of the season March 13, 10 am–1 pm, at Brookview.

The Winter Market features crafts, preserves, food, live music, and more. See full vendor l...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

GVPD Looking For Help In Finding Van Involved In Theft From Vehicle

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is looking for assistance identifying or locating a white colored van involved in a theft from vehicle Sat, March 5, in the Chesterbird American Legion lot, 200 Lilac Dr N. 

The white van, is most likely ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Crews Monitoring Small Watermain Break On Loring Lane

The City's Utilities Division is investigating a water main break on Loring Ln between Yosemite Circle and Turners Crossroad. The leak is very small and crews plan to repair this break early next week, but will monitor it over the weekend to ensu...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Umpires Needed For Golden Valley Adult Softball Leagues

Umpires are needed for Golden Valley’s Adult Softball Leagues Mon–Thu evenings at Schaper Park in May. Please contact Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman if interested or for more information. 

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Planning Commission Meeting Begin At 6:30 PM Moving Forward

Starting March 14, 2022, the Golden Valley Planning Commission meetings will begin at 6:30 pm instead of 7 pm. 

The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month and advises, recommends, and assists Council in matters rela...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Briarwood Nature Area Thu, March 10 And Fri, March 11

The City and its contractor Cardno Inc are expected to perform a controlled burn at Briarwood Nature Area Thu, March 10 and Fri, March 11. The area will then be restored with native grasses and wildflowers later this spring 2022.

As part of the project the...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Manage Your Home's Water Usage With EyeOnWater

Sign up for EyeOnWater to help understand your water usage with consumption graphs and track usage and establish alerts to detect high usage caused by a leaky toilet, sprinkler system, or something similar.

EyeOnWater can be accessed online or via a mobile...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Download Paper Application When Applying For City Jobs

The City of Golden Valley is experiencing technical difficulties with its online job application software. In the meantime, applicants are encouraged to complete a paper application and submit it via email or to the City Manager's Office at Golde...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Give Back To Your Community And Serve On A City Commission

The City of Golden Valley is only as strong as its residents make it. That’s why the City relies on its residents to serve on Boards and Commissions. 

See the City’s current opportunities below for more information and submit a...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Golden Valley Makes Conditional Offer To Next Police Chief

The City of Golden Valley made a conditional offer of employment Monday, March 7 2022 to Virgil Green to serve as its next police chief. Before that Green met with City Manager Tim Cruikshank and Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director Kirsten Santel...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Golden Valley Historical Society Hosting Native American History Program March 10

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will present the virtual program Rediscovering and Reframing: Native American History in the Golden Valley Historical Society Archives, March 10, 7 pm, via Zoom. 

The presentation will cover results from...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Met Council Hosting Blue Line Extension Information Meeting March 15, 5:30–7 PM

The Metropolitan Council is preparing to share how public comments have reshaped its recommendation of a community supported light rail route in a March 15, 2022, 5:30–7 pm virtual meeting.

Attendees can submit questions ahead of time online and ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

State Of The City Is Tomorrow March 4, 3 PM At Under Pressure Brewing

The City of Golden Valley will present its 2022 State of the City Friday, March 4, 3 pm, at Under Pressure Brewery, 8806 7th Ave N in Golden Valley. All community members are invited to attend. RSVP online to let the City know you're coming.&...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Portion Of Winnetka Ave To Close March 8 For Tree Removal

Winnetka Ave will close March 8, 2022, 8:30 am between 10th Ave N and Plymouth Ave N for a residential tree removal, weather permitting. The road is expected to reopen by the end of the day once work is complete.

Drivers will be detoured around the area us...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Public Comments Needed For Three Rivers Park District Nine Regional Trails Master Plan

The Three Rivers Park District released the draft Nine Regional Trails Master Plan for public comment. Golden Valley residents are encouraged to review the plan and submit comments to the Park District by March 25.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Plymouth Tree Sale Runs Now Through May 1

The City of Plymouth’s annual tree sale features a variety of trees, shrubs, and fruit plants selected for their resistance to pests and diseases and their adaptability to local growing conditions.Golden Valley residents can order plants from th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Republic Services Still Finding Contaminations In Golden Valley Organics

Republic Services has once again reported to the City of Golden Valley that many of the organics recycling loads picked up at the end of February were contaminated primarily with non-compostable plastic bags, bottles, and cans. Residents are strongly enco...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Residents Can Purchase Discounted Rain Barrel On The Recycling Association Of Minnesota Website

Golden Valley residents can now purchase rain barrels at a discounted rate through the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM), while supplies last. Barrels can be purchased on the RAM website with promotional code GVALLEY.

In November 2021, the Golden Va...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Golden Valley Narrows Police Chief Finalists To Two

The City of Golden Valley will interview two finalists for its open police chief position. Virgil Green and Scott Nadeau will meet with City Manager Tim Cruikshank and Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director Kirsten Santelices Monday, March 7.

“I’m gr...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Medley Park Stormwater Improvement Project Open House Is March 3, 5–7:30 PM At Brookview

The City of Golden Valley and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission are hosting an in-person open house for the Medley Park Stormwater Improvement Project March 3, 5–7:30 pm at Brookview. Community members who can't attend c...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

GVPD Releases Photos Of Suspect Vehicle And Person Of Interest in Drive-By Shooting

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is releasing photos and video related to the Sat, Feb 19 drive by shooting that occurred in the area of Duluth St and Regent Ave N. The photos and video (linked below) are of the suspect vehicle and a person of i...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Golden Valley Names Three Finalists For Police Chief Position

The candidate pool for the City of Golden Valley’s police chief position was narrowed from five to three after a day of interviewing Friday, Feb 18. John Franklin, Virgil Green, and Scott Nadeau will advance to the final panel interview Friday, ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project Virtual Q&A Is March 2, 6–7:30 PM

The Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project virtual Q&A is rescheduled to March 2, 6–7:30 pm. Community member can also submit comments online Feb 14–March 4.

The City received state funding to construct a new underpass and roundabou...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Serve Your Community By Joining A City Commission

The City currently has openings on its Planning and Human Services Commissions as well as openings for youth on a variety of commissions. Applications are due March 11, 2022.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises, recommends, and assists the G...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Local Business Sponsors Needed For 2022 Run The Valley

The Golden Valley Human Services Commission is seeking local business sponsors for Run the Valley, April 23, 2022. All proceeds go to Golden Valley human service organizations.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Gold: $1,000 includes acknowledgment of donation as a Gold Sp...
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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Republic Services Finding Contaminations In Golden Valley Organic Waste

Republic Services has reported to the City of Golden Valley that many of the organics recycling loads picked up Feb 18 were contaminated with non-compostable material including garbage bags, loose recycling, and general trash. Residents are reminded to be...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Interim Police Chief Reviews GVPD Response To Recent Violent Crimes

In the past week Golden Valley experienced two crimes involving gun violence, and members of the community are understandably distressed and wondering what the City is doing about these incidents.  

On Feb 16 the Golden Valley Police Department (G...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Feb 24, 8:30 am via Zoom.

Joining A Zoom Meeting

Click here to download or open the Zoom application.

Meeting ID: 852 8982 8980

Passcode: 994703

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

City Offers Residents Discount On Rain Barrels

Starting March 1, Golden Valley residents can purchase rain barrels at a discounted rate through the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). Barrels can be purchased on the RAM website with promotional code GVALLEY.

In November 2021, the Golden Valley Ci...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Golden Valley Police Request Assistance, Offer $5,000 Reward Regarding Drive-By Shooting

The Golden Valley Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for injuring an adult female in a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred in Golden Valley at 8:35 pm Sa...

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Posted on: February 20, 2022

Drive-By Shooting Victim In Stable Condition

An adult female is in stable condition at a local hospital after sustaining two gunshots wounds in a drive-by shooting in Golden Valley the evening of Feb 19, 2022. The incident occurred in the area of Duluth St and Regent Ave N.

The suspect vehicle, which...

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Posted on: February 19, 2022

Golden Valley Police Respond To Drive-By Shooting

At 8:35 pm Saturday, Feb 19, 2022, Golden Valley Police were dispatched to a report of a drive-by shooting in the area of Duluth St and Regent Ave N in Golden Valley. Initial investigation revealed the incident involved two vehicles traveling in the area....

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project Virtual Q&A Rescheduled To March 2, 6–7:30 PM

The Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection Project virtual Q&A is rescheduled to March 2, 6–7:30 pm. Community member can also submit comments online Feb 14–March 4.

The City received state funding to construct a new underpass and roundabou...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

City Crews Anti-Icing Roads In Preparation For Snow

City crews are out this morning anti-icing roads in preparation for snow later today.

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Residents can sign up to receive email updates on winter parking, snow plowing, ice removal, and snow removal from private property with ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

GVPD Has Two Suspects In Custody Related To Feb 16 Incident

The Golden Valley Police have two suspects in custody related to a Feb 16 incident involving a reported suspicious vehicle and shots fired at pursuing officers.  

The investigation revealed the suspects were possibly involved in several residentia...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Prepares To Name Police Chief Candidate Finalists

The City of Golden Valley will interview five candidates for its open Police Chief position Fri, Feb 18 at Brookview and City Hall. The City expects to narrow the list of candidates to three by Mon, Feb 21 and host an in-person open house later in the wee...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Attend Building An Equitable Golden Valley Tonight, 6–7:30 PM At Brookview

Bring the family to the Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) forum tonight, 6 pm, at Brookview to learn something new about products and technology you use everyday and the people who made them. Activities will be prepared for attendees of all ages...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Police Apprehend Suspects In Reported Suspicious Vehicle After They Fired Shots At Officers

On Feb 16, 9:30 pm, a Golden Valley police officer was dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 3000 block of Major Ave N in Golden Valley. Once the officer located the vehicle, it drove off and crashed into a snowbank shortly after. ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Skating Rinks Beginning To Close For The Season

The skating rinks and warming houses at Medley, Hampshire, Gearty and Lions Parks will close at 9 pm Mon, Feb 21 for the season. Wesley and Scheid Parks will remain open until Sun, Feb 27 if weather cooperates.

For more information, visit the Skating Rinks...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Council Votes To End Mask Mandate

At its Feb 15 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council voted to end the local emergency and the City-wide mask mandate, effective immediately. The mandate was initially put into effect Jan 11, 2022 to combat the spike in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota.

For que...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Registration For Summer Adult Softball Begins Today

New team registration for Golden Valley’s USSSA men’s softball summer leagues begins today, Feb 15. The City offers a variety of leagues all with different levels of competition.

The summer season features 11 weeks of doubleheaders foll...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting Is Feb 22, 6:30 PM

The next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting will be held virtually Tue, Feb 22, 6:30 pm at Brookview and via Webex. This month's presentation will cover pruning trees and shrubs.

For more information, including how to attend the meeting, visit the ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Share Input On Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Project

The City of Golden Valley is seeking community member input on the Douglas Dr/Hwy 55 Intersection project via online comments box Feb 14–March 4 and a virtual Q&A session Feb 21, 6 pm.

The City received state funding to construct a new underp...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Organics Not Collected In Some Neighborhood Due To Icy Road Conditions

Due to icy road conditions, Republic Services was unable to complete organics recycling collection for a number streets in Golden Valley. The affected streets are located in the southeast corner of the City and include:

  • Poplar Ave
  • Westwood Lane
  • N Tyrol Trl
  • Wa...
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Posted on: February 11, 2022

State Of The City Set For March 4 At Golden Valley Brewery

The City of Golden Valley will present its 2022 State of the City Friday, March 4, 3 pm, at Under Pressure Brewery, 8806 7th Ave N in Golden Valley. All community members are invited to attend.

The annual State Of The City reports the City’s acco...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Briarwood Nature Area Controlled Burn Scheduled For Later This Month

The City and its contractor Cardno Inc are expected to perform a controlled burn at Briarwood Nature Area later this month, as weather conditions allow. The area will then be restored with native grasses and wildflowers later this spring 2022.

As part of t...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Plow Crews To Deploy At 4 AM, Feb 11

City plow crews will begin at 4 am to plow and deice roads before morning rush hour.

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Residents can sign up to receive email updates on winter parking, snow plowing, ice removal, and snow removal from private property with ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Attend The West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Feb 27, 10:30–3 PM

It’s time to plan for your 2022 house projects, and it starts with a trip to the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Feb 27. The Fair will follow City of Hopkins guidelines and will required masks for attendees ages six-years-old and older....

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

DEIC Hosting Equity Forum On Black History Month Feb 17, 6 PM At Brookview

The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) will present on Black History Month at the hybrid Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum Feb 17, 6 pm at Brookview.

Presenters will discuss Black inventors and Golden Valley Black hist...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

City Now Hiring For 12 Different Positions

The City of Golden Valley is hiring positions like Accountant (full-time), Pre-School Athletics Instructor (seasonal/part-time), Parks and Recreation Intern (seasonal/full-time), Public Works Maintenance Worker (seasonal/full-time), and a variety of Brook...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Golden Valley Historical Society Hosting Virtual Black History Month Presentation Feb 10, 7 PM

The Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will present the virtual program Black History in the GVHS Archives Feb 10, 7 pm, via Zoom. The presentation will cover topics including the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, the Oliver Lyle lawsui...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Know When To Use Salt To Protect Local Waterways

One teaspoon of salt is enough to permanently pollute five gallons of water, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Knowing how to salt properly can help keep local streams, rivers, and lakes clean and healthy.

Shovel First

Shoveling early and...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Glenwood Ave And Theodore Wirth Pkwy Closed Temporarily This Weekend

Glenwood Ave and Theodore Wirth Pkwy will be closed temporarily Sat, Feb 5 and Sun, Feb 6 for the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival events.

Sat, Feb 4 and Sun, Feb 5 Closures

  • Glenwood Ave from Xerxes Ave to Theodore Wirth Pkwy - 8 am–2 pm
  • Theodo...
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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Residents Should Leave Organics And Recycling Carts Out Until 6 PM On Collection Days

Republic Services is asking residents to leave their organics and regular recycling carts at the curb from 6 am–6 pm on Fridays. If your cart isn't collected by 6 pm on Friday, call 763-972-3335 to report, and your bin will be serviced ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

2022 Home Remodeling Fair Set For Feb 27

Now is the perfect time to start planning for your 2022 remodeling project, and there is no better place to get ideas than the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair, Feb 27, 10:30–3 pm. The Fair will follow City of Hopkins guidelines and will required...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Sign The Kids Up For Preschool Athletics For February And March

There is still space in some upcoming preschool athletics programs like basketball in February and soccer in March. The deadline for February classes is Fri, Feb 4 and for March classes is Tue, Feb 22.

Register for Preschool Mites Athletics and Preschool S...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Fire Department Announces New Staff And Promotions

The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) will administer the oath of office to seven firefighters and present promotions to 10 others in a March promotional ceremony.

Fire Chief John Crelly will administer the oath of office to Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Sc...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Register For Family BINGO Night Feb 11, 5:45 PM Or 7 PM

Bring the whole gang out for Family Bingo Night Fri, Feb 11, 5:45–6:45 pm and 7–8 pm at Brookview. Registration is required and closes Mon, Feb 8.

The event is free and open to all ages, and participants will have a chance to win prizes.

Register here.

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Parks And Recreation Department Seeking Summer Intern

The City of Golden Valley's Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern for 2022. Applications will be accepted until Feb 25, 2022.

This position offers a student interested in working in the parks and recreation profession, an intr...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Council Sets Direction For The Year With New Organizational Action Steps

Every January, the Golden Valley City Council creates action steps that pair with each of the City’s five organizational priorities (see below). This helps determine where the City should focus its time and resources for the year to ensure resources are s...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Golden Valley DEIC Announces MLK Human Rights Contest Winners

Golden Valley's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) recently announced two winners in the 2022 Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest.

The theme was “Community,” and students were asked to creatively respond the...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

City Hosting Winterfest Sat, Jan 29, Noon–2 PM

Gather your family and friends and join us for some fun at Winterfest, Sat, Jan 29, noon–2 pm, at North Wesley Park. 

Enjoy sledding, ice skating, hayrides, DJ, a bonfire with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, and more! 

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

DEIC Seeking Community Member To Fill One Seat

The City's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is seeking a Golden Valley community member to fill one open seat. Applications will be taken until Feb 11.

The DEIC advises, recommends, and assists the City Council in matters relat...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Residents Should Leave Organics Carts Out Until 6 PM On Collection Days

Republic Services is asking residents to leave their organics cart at the curb from 6 am–6 pm on Fridays. If your cart isn't collected by 6 pm on Friday, call 763-972-3335 to report, and your bin will be serviced the following Monday.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

DEIC Sets 2022 Equity Forum Schedule

The City's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) recently announced the 2022 Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) schedule. The next forum will be a discussion on Black History Month Feb 17, 6 pm. Presenters will disc...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Apply To Sit On GVPD Chief Interview Panel By Jan 28

The City of Golden Valley and it's police chief search consultant, America's Best Strategic Security Group, are welcoming residents and community members to apply to serve on the panel for upcoming police chief interviews by Jan 28, 11:5...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project Virtual Open House Is Feb 3, 4–6 PM

The City is hosting a virtual open house Feb 3, 4–6 pm for the SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project. All members of the public can attend and Wildwood Park neighborhood residents are encouraged to attend.

In partnership with...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Jan 27, 8:30 am via Zoom.

Joining A Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 819 0098 8875

Passcode: 183633

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Golden Valley Officers Commended For CPR Save

On Oct 10, 2021, Sergeant Brian Bammert and Officers Beau Hartneck and Will Forberg were dispatched to a local dialysis center on a report that a patient lost consciousness and was not breathing. 

After arriving, the officers immediately began per...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Low Temperatures May Cause Organic Material To Stick To Waste Bin

The City's organics recycling contractor, Republic Services, wants to remind residents that due to the below freezing temperatures, some organic material may be frozen and stuck to the inside of your organics bin. Republic Services is encouraging...

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Posted on: January 20, 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 LRT volunteer advisory committees—the Community Advisory Committee and the Business Advisory Committee.

Each committee provides guidance to ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Call Republic Services For Missed Pickups

Due to snow-related issues last week, Republic Services was unable to complete the organics collection on several streets that were inaccessible. Republic came back to service these streets and other reported missed pickups on Monday. If you reported a mi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting Is Jan 25, 6:30 pm

The next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting will be held virtually Tue, Jan 25, 6:30 pm via Webex. This month's presentation will cover the centuries-old art of making maple syrup and sugar in North America.

For more information, including how to a...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Mask Mandate Applies To Golden Valley Schools And Daycares

The City of Golden Valley would like to remind residents and visitors that the mask mandate that went into effect January 13, 2022 also applies to public and private schools and daycare centers. This applies to individuals ages three and up who are able t...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Community Members Can Apply To Sit On Police Chief Interview Panel

The City of Golden Valley and it's police chief search consultant, America's Best Strategic Security Group, are welcoming residents and community members to apply to serve on the panel for upcoming police chief interviews. Interviews wil...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Declares Local Emergency And Passes Mask Mandate

At a Jan 11, 2022 special meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and other health and safety related resolutions, including a City-wide mask mandate, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron Va...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Opening Night Of Artist Showcase 22 Is Fri, Jan 14, 5–9 PM

The Artist Showcase 22 open this Fri, Jan 14, 5 pm and will run through Feb 25. The showcase will feature work from local artists and is free to attend. The opening night will feature work from over 75 artists, live music, fun activities for the whole fam...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

GVPD Officer Toavs Awarded Departmental Commendation For Work On Vehicular Homicide Case

On Wed, April 28, 2021, Golden Valley Police (GVPD) Officer Kyle Toavs was on medical call in Golden Valley when he noticed a vehicle pass by him that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a hit and run earlier that day in the neighboring commu...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Call Republic Services For Missed Recycling And Organics Pick Ups

Residents whose organics recycling bins were not collected last week should call Republic Services at 763-972-3335 to schedule another pick up. Republic Services returning to service customers that were missed Mon, Jan 10 and Tue, Jan 11.

Residents who hav...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Learn About 2021 Tax Impacts At Money Matters Jan 20, 10 AM

The next Money Matters presentation will be Jan 20, 10 am, at Brookview. This month's presentation will cover new tax laws and their impacts on your 2021 taxes.

Presented by Andrew Jensen, H&R Block, Golden Valley.  

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Put Your Organics Bin Out Tonight

The first organics recycling pick up in Golden Valley is tomorrow, Fri, Jan 7. Residents who want their organics waste collected should place their bins on the curb by 6 am the day of collection. To see all items that can be placed in the bin, see the ima...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

2022 Artist Showcase Kicks Off Jan 14 At Brookview

The Artist Showcase returns to Brookview Jan 14–Feb 25. Join Golden Valley Arts and the Golden Valley and St Louis Park communities on opening night Fri, Jan 14, 5–9 pm.

The opening night will feature work from over 75 artists, live mus...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

La Mere-Anderson And Rosenquist Sworn In To Office At Jan 4 Council Meeting

At the Jan 4 City Council meeting, newly elected Denise La Mere-Anderson and re-elected Gillian Rosenquist were both sworn in to office. Their terms expire in 2025.

La Mere-Anderson served on the Golden Valley Human Services Commission since 2015, most rec...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

First Organics Recycling Pick Up Is This Friday

The first organics recycling pick up will be this Friday, Jan 7, 2022. Carts should be placed on the curb by 6 am that day. See below what items can be placed in these bins.

For questions about cart drop off or recycling pick up, call Republic Services at ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Early Summer Youth Program Registration Begins Jan 10

Registration for a few popular summer youth programs open Jan 10. Don't wait too long because these programs fill up quickly. Register here.

Mites Playground Adventure

Ages 4–6

Features games, arts and crafts, songs, and storytelling,

Summe...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Put A Freeze On Winter Fires

Staying warm during the winter can be pretty easy for experienced Minnesotans but sometimes can be dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. The Golden Valley Fire Department wants to remind residents to make smart decisions when heating thei...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

All Organics Reycling Carts Expected To Be Delivered By End Of Day Jan 1, 2022

Organics recycling cart deployment is in full swing and carts are expected to be delivered to all residents who haven't opted out by end of day Sat, Jan 1, 2022, barring any weather delays.

Residents who received a cart but do not want one are ask...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

GVPD Sgt Sean Hartneck Receives Certificate Of Excellence And VFW Award Nomination

About six months after intervening in a possible suicide attempt on a bridge over I-394, Golden Valley Police Sergeant Sean Hartneck responded to a very similar call on the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Hwy 55 and Winnetka Ave. It was Dec 2, 20...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Crime Alert: Five Vehicles Stolen In Golden Valley In Last 24 Hours

In the last 24 hours, five vehicles have been stolen in Golden Valley from residential homes and commercial properties. Three of the vehicles were left unattended, with the engine running, and the keys in the ignition.

While warming up your car can help me...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Organics Recycling Containers Get Dropped Off This Week

Organics recycling is nearly here and there are a few things residents should know before service starts Jan 7, 2021.

What is organics recycling?

Organics recycling is the collection of food scraps, non-recyclable paper, and other compostable products. By d...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Skating Rinks And Warming Houses Open Dec 24

The recent below-freezing temperatures have allowed for proper ice conditions, and therefore, skating rinks and warming houses will open for the season Dec 24. See skating rink amenities below.

Locations & Amenities

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

No Changes In Recycling Pick-Up Schedule For Upcoming Holidays

Republic Services wants to remind residents there will be no change in recycling pick-up days through the end of the year, but residents may notice a slight change in pick-up time. 

Although collection times may vary, residents should still place ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Three Golden Valley Officers Recognized For Heroic Efforts During Vehicle Pursuit And Crash

On Sept 1, 2020, the Crystal Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit near the northern border of Golden Valley. After hearing reports of the situation, Golden Valley Police Sergeant Dan Wilcox and Officers Isaac Dahl and Trevor Weinmann made t...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Input Needed For METRO Blue Line Extension Project Draft Route Modification Report

The METRO Blue Line Extension project has released the Draft Route Modification Report and is accepting comments until Jan 25, 2022. The report includes information on the overall process, public input, and technical evaluation of the project.

All comments...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Read The Organics Recycling Program FAQs To Learn About Program

Organics recycling in Golden Valley is almost here and residents may have questions about how the program works or why the program is starting now. City staff compiled a list of frequently asked organics questions for residents to reference. 

For ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Ice Skating Rink Opening Delayed Due To Warm Weather

The grand reopening of City skating rinks and warming houses will have to wait a few more weeks as adequate conditions are not present to create solid ice. When skating rinks are ready for public use, the City will publish information on its website and s...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Four Golden Valley Officers Receive Unit Citation Award

For years an unofficial Sweeney Lake Beach has been home to numerous reports of illegal activity, including nudity, narcotics use, intoxication, and assaultive behavior. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to educate beachgoers over the years, on July 10...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Brookview Wins American Institute of Architects Award

Brookview Golden Valley was recently named a 2021 Framework for Design Excellence recipient from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The Framework for Design Excellence recognizes projects that excel in one of ten categories: Design for Integration...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

DEIC's Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest Deadline Is One Week Away

The deadline for the annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest is just one week away, Dec 21, 2021. The contest is open to students in all grades K–12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a school in Golden Valley, or attend a Robbinsdale Area...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

City Debuts New Website

The City of Golden Valley’s new website is now live. While the main web address remains the same (www.goldenvalleymn.gov), individual web page addresses have all changed, meaning bookmarks and links to pages on the old site may no longer work. I...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

GVPD Presents Officers Sean Hartneck And Trevor Weinmann With Life Saving Awards

On May 3, 2020, at 7:09 pm, the Golden Valley Police Department was notified of a possible jumper/suicidal person on the walk-bridge over I-394 in Golden Valley. Officers Sean Hartneck and Trevor Weinmann were dispatched to the scene, where they saw a fem...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Applications For Police Chief Position Open Until Dec 21

Applications for the Golden Valley Police Chief are open on abstrategicgroup.com/jobs until Dec 21, 2021.

The position search is being led by America’s Best Strategic Security Group (ABSS). ABSS is led by Jesus “Eddie” Campa, ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

11 GVPD Officers Receive Employee Recognition Awards

At the Dec 7, 2021 city council meeting, Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) Chief Scott Nadeau presented 11 officers with employee recognition awards for excellence in service and performance.

Awards categories included Life Saving, Departmental Commen...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Briarwood Nature Area Thu, Dec 9

The City and its contractor Cardno Inc will perform a controlled burn at Briarwood Nature Are Thu, Dec 9 and other various dates throughout the next few months to remove invasive species. The area will then be restored with native grasses and wildflowers ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Residents Can Opt-Out Of Receiving An Organics Cart But Not The Fee

Residents who wish to not participate in the new organics recycling program or who wish to delay cart drop-off for any reason can do so by contacting Republic Services via email. Residents are not able to opt out of the quarterly organics recycling fee.

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Heed These Annual Winter Reminders

Snow and ice bring on a different set of written and unwritten rules in Minnesota, and residents are asked to follow them all to keep roads and the community safer.

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Parking is prohibited on public streets and alleys Nov 1–March 31 from 2&a...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

City Plows And Anti-Icing Crews Working As Needed Dec 7, 2021

City plow and anti-icing crews have been out all day Tue, Dec 7, 2021 working as needed. If Golden Valley receives more snow, crews will reassess and redeploy if necessary.

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Residents can sign up to receive email updates on winter p...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Questions About Organics Recycling? Reference The City’s Organics FAQs

Residents are encouraged to reference the FAQs to learn more about the new program and to educate their neighbors about the upcoming recycling changes.

Questions about cart size and drop off can be answered by Republic Services by calling 763-972-3335.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Historical Society Hosting Vintage Street Sign Sale And Open House Sat, Dec 11

Most signs are aged and dented from the late 1940s, and are perfect for a basement or garage, a gift for a family member, or college student’s dorm room. They’re $25 each and the GVHS accepts cash or check. View the most current list o...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Lions Park Gains New Storage Shed, Thanks To Local Boy Scout

“However, with a well-developed plan and a committed group of people, anything is possible,” Skaggs elaborated.

While deciding on his project, Skaggs didn’t ask himself what he wanted to do, he asked his community what it need...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Give Back With Golden Valley’s Public Safety Holiday Outreach

Be A Santa To A Senior

The Golden Valley Fire Department partners with Home Instead Senior Care to provide gifts for seniors who might not otherwise receive any during the holidays. To participate in the Be A Santa To A Senior program, go to the Golden Val...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Registration Deadline For Youth Basketball Is Dec 10

Programs start Jan 15 and registration can be done here.

For questions, contact the Golden Valley Parks and Recreation Department at 763-512-2345.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

City Proposes 2022 Budget/Tax Levy

Of the proposed total tax levy for 2022, $22,291,855 is allocated to the General Fund for operations (police, fire, inspections, streets, parks and recreation, administration, transfers, etc), $4,417,288 is allocated for bond payments (for street improvem...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

City Now Hiring GVPD Patrol Officer

Under the direction of Police Sergeants, individuals in this position are responsible for upholding the City’s Welcome Statement and values by building trusting relationships, providing a variety of services to the community, and exercising equity in enfo...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Organics Recycling Carts Get Dropped Off In One Month

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The City is adding an organics collection service to follow Hennepin County’s mandate that all cities with more than 10,000 residents make curbside organics recycling available.

This means all Golden Valley residents living in single-family through four-pl...

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