News By Category: Hennepin County

In August 2020, the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County announced the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will no longer follow the initially planned route and will need to find an improved route location that does not use approximately 8 miles of freight railroad property as proposed. Public input and participation is needed to accomplish this goal and residents are encouraged to step up.

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Although plastic is a versatile material with many uses, it is also concerning as it presents health risks, contributes to litter and pollution, and is hard to dispose of. Some of the worst forms are packaging and single-use plastics like straws and grocery bags. Hennepin County’s latest environmental initiative aims at getting its residents to stop using these materials. Read More

Hennepin County has made another $24.6 million available to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations have until Jan 14 at noon to apply for funding. Read More

Thanks to recently approved State funding, the City of Golden Valley is moving forward with the next phase of the Medicine Lake Rd and Winnetka Ave Area Long-Term Flood Mitigation Plan. Read More

Local businesses help make Golden Valley vibrant and resilient and they need support now more than ever. Using County allocated CARES Act funding, Hennepin County and the City of Golden Valley are encouraging residents to shop locally and safely this time of year. Read More

Hennepin County and Minneapolis Regional Chamber have announced a new public/private initiative, Elevate Business HC, that offers pro bono services to Hennepin County businesses hoping to rebuild, reestablish, and reignite after a year greatly impacted by COVID-19 and civil unrest. The program is funded through County allocated CARES Act funding. Read More

In response to the economic impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, Hennepin County is working with 11 of its cities, including Golden Valley, to roll out the Love Local Initiative. Using County allocated CARES Act funding, Hennepin County and the City of Golden Valley are encouraging residents to shop locally and safely. Read More

Hennepin County has allocated $8 million in CARES Act funds to support bars, restaurants, and other food service establishments and an additional $5 million to support gymnasiums, fitness facilities, and other indoor recreation and event and entertainment venues. Small businesses can apply now through Dec 1 at noon. Read More

Hennepin County will open an online submission form for businesses who would like to be placed on a waitlist to access Small Business Relief Program funds if they become available. Golden Valley small businesses are encouraged to submit. Read More

After years of planning and work to align funding, the City of Golden Valley will be able to move forward with improvements to the intersection of Hwy 55 and Douglas Dr after the project was funded in the bonding bill signed by Gov Tim Walz Oct 22, 2020. Construction could start as early as 2022. Read More