Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Armed Robbery and Gay Marriage: Top October Stories

A look back at what made headlines for the month of October on Golden Valley Patch.

Here's a snapshot of what readers cared about last month on Golden Valley Patch:

1. Golden Valley Pastor Preaches Against Gay Marriage Amendment

Edwin DuBose of Golden Valley's Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church says Minnesota's marriage amendment will only "hurt a select group of people."

2. HSUS President's Visit Concerns Some Minnesota Farmers

Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO, visited Golden Valley's Animal Humane Society to promote his new book. His visit had some local farmers worried that consumers will view common animal agriculture practices in a negative light.

3. Armed Woman Charged with Attempting to Rob Central Bank

Police say Golden Valley resident Jaden Young gave a teller a note asking for $1,000. Young had a long knife and a meat tenderizer in her bag when she was arrested.

4. What Happened in KFAI Studio During Keith Ellison-Chris Fields Debate Fracas

News Director Dale Connelly interceded—physically—between congressman and challenger during a debate.

5. Fiery Weekend Crash Ends in Drunk Driver Arrest

Golden Valley police arrested a 19-year-old resident after he crashed his car near Pennsylvania Woods Nature Area.

6. REPLAY: Bill Clinton Speaks at the University of Minnesota

The former president spoke on behalf of Barack Obama's re-election at about 10:45 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

7. Two Arrested in Struggle at Golden Valley Menards

On Oct. 16, Golden Valley Police arrested a 34-year-old Coon Rapids man and a 38-year-old St. Paul woman after four police officers were called to Menards in Golden Valley.

8. PHOTOS: Kelly Drive Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Duluth Street and Kelly Drive on Saturday to celebrate fall, pumpkins and community.


Golden Valley League of Women Voters listened to School of Engineering and Arts Principal Kim Hiel talk about the formation of Golden Valley's new magnet school.

10. City Will Revist Bottineau Transitway Plans

The City Council will meet with representatives from the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County in November to get questions answered about the Bottineau Transitway, and its potential path through Golden Valley.


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