News By Month: April 2015

In preparation for the upcoming Douglas Drive reconstruction project, CenterPoint Energy will be replacing its gas transmission lines along the length of corridor, from Hwy 55 to Medicine Lake Rd. Work will begin toward the end of the week of April 27 and will last through July. Read More

The third community open house for METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) station area planning, originally set for April 30, has been rescheduled to early June (date and time to be determined). The location will remain at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave, Minneapolis. Read More

Drivers with their eyes on their phones discovered that law enforcement had their eyes on them during Minnesota’s recent distracted driving enforcement campaign. Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota participated in the campaign conducted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Here are some tips to stay safe behind the wheel.

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Residents have reported recently that a tree contractor was going door to door telling homeowners they had an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in their ash tree(s) and the tree(s) must be removed immediately. Before believing a contractor that shows up at your door, be sure you know the following facts about EAB, and contact the City forester if you have questions.

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If the demand for sex trafficking were to end, would the supply end too? The City of Golden Valley’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) explores the issue of human trafficking with an awareness program May 14 featuring “bottom,” a play by the Blank Slate Theatre based on the stories of real sex trafficking survivors. The event will begin at 6:30 pm at Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley. Read More

The 21th annual Run The Valley 5/10K Run and 5K Walk drew 440 participants April 11 to compete for medals and raise money for the Golden Valley Human Services Fund (GVHSF). Read More

Minnesota will conduct two tornado drills Thursday, April 16, at 1:45 pm and 6:55 pm. The severe weather alert sirens in Hennepin County will activate as part of the tornado drills.  Read More

The annual Bike Rodeo will be May 6, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr N, Crystal. Bring your kids (ages 12 and under) for an educational and fun evening. Read More

What do you think makes Golden Valley great? Take a picture of it and send it in to the 23rd annual Views of the Valley photo contest. Read More

Get in gear and Run the Valley Sat, April 11, to 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. Read More