Sunday, January 27, 2013
Plows will begin clearing streets at midnight on Jan. 27.
At about 5:30 on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley declared a snow emergency. According to the City, plows will begin clearing streets at midnight. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. The National Weather Service issued a winter-weather advisory for Hennepin County on Saturday. Weather service forecasters also issued a hazardous weather statement, noting that ice and freezing rain could cause dangerous travel conditions. Sunday's snowfall caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation to classify driving conditions on Highway 169, Highway 55 and Interstate 394 as "difficult." Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Everything you need to know before heading to the polls next week.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Do you know who you're going to vote for?
Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires. (Some also link to candidate’s home page, in event they did not fill out our forms. Those with no link have not responded and have no website. There are no forms for uncontested races.) Chief Justice - Supreme Court Supreme Court 1, Seat 1 Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4, Seat 4 Judge 4th District Court, Seat 22 Judge 4th District Court, Seat 44 Amendment 1: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?" Amendment 2: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Neighbors are hoping the creation of a magnet program at Olson School will rejuvenate the community.
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series about Olson School, which the district plans to revive in the 2012-13 school year. For Part I, click here. When Anne Borgen's husband, Dan, took a job with North Memorial Hospital back in 1974, the couple moved from Iowa City, Iowa, to the Twin Cities. They could have chosen other cities or other neighborhoods, but they ended up in Golden Valley. "Olson School is the reason we bought a house here," Borgen said. "We were excited for our girls to attend the school and it seemed to be the center of a lovely neighborhood." Sigurd Olson Elementary School was named after the environmentalist and first opened its doors for the 1971-72 school year. The Borgens loved the school on Kelly Drive…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Golden Valley students are gardening through Hennepin County’s Organics Recycling Program.
More than two dozen young gardeners, along with some school officials, got their hands dirty Tuesday morning at Meadowbrook Elementary School as part of a project seven years in the making. Organic waste including food scraps and non-recyclable paper collected in the fall provided the compost for the school’s garden. Students and staff planted a plethora of vegetable seeds—beets, onions, carrots, cucumbers, celery, broccoli and zucchini. Louise Miller, who started the eco-friendly initiative, wanted to "close the loop" from waste to plate, "so kids could really understand what the purpose of the program was in the cafeteria.” Public schools in eight districts are participating in Hennepin County's Organics Recycling Program. “This is meant…
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Now the seven member Destination ImagiNation teams heads to global competition.
Robbinsdale Area elementary Destination ImagiNation (DI) students know their destination – and it’s to a global tournament. The DI team at Neill Elementary School earned second place at the State Destination ImagiNation Tournament held at Champlin Park High School this past weekend, putting them in the position to advance to the Global Destination Imagination Tournament, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 25 – 27. The team was comprised of seven members, which included Mia Hanson, Leah Baker, Alyssa Egstad, Aaliyah Young, Ciarra Fagerlie, Ali Roston, and Kelly Mikkelson. The problem students had to solve this year was called the “Triple Take Road Show”, under the fine arts category, where students had to use three different …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Looking for your dream house with dream neighbors? You might find both at one of these open houses this weekend.
In the market for a new house? We certainly understand why you're looking to buy in Golden Valley - it's a wonderful community! So ignore the snow, hop in the car, and check out these open houses in Golden Valley this weekend. 2145 Zealand Ave. N. 1430 Kelly Drive 5605 Woodstock Ave. 5112 - 5130 Parker Circle 5645 Lindsay St. 5715 Golden Valley Road
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Students from Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and New Hope win state honors for their writing.
How do human rights apply to you and your peers in your school and community? That was the topic of this year’s League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions (LMHRC) statewide essay contest, for which students from Plymouth Middle School won honors. This is the ninth year that the New Hope has sponsored the statewide essay contest in cooperation with Plymouth Middle School eighth grade teachers Sue Lundquist, Lieschen Schoenert, Malinda Swalboski and Justin Moe, who weave the topic into their curriculum to make it more relevant for their students. Statewide, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are eligible to participate by submitting one entry. Essays are typically one to three pages in length, and students learn a lot by engaging in…
Monday, March 21, 2011
The district is one of only 388 nationwide to receive the honor.
As many school districts around the country are making tough budget cuts, like scaling back on A.P. classes or eliminating gifted-and-talented programs, Robbinsdale Area Schools is doing things differently. And it's being recognized for its efforts. The Robbinsdale district is one of just 388 across the country being honored by the College Board with a place on its Advanced Placement Achievement List. “These districts are defying expectations by expanding access while improving scores,” says College Board President Gaston Caperton. “They are experimenting with initiatives and strategies that have driven increases in average exam scores when making AP available to a much broader and more diverse student population." The Advanced Placement…
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Would you wear jeans and a T-shirt to a job interview? Then why wouldn't you make your home look its best when putting it on the market? Here's how.
Even in Golden Valley, a diverse and friendly community with wonderful schools and parks, qualified buyers are still scarce. But now that spring is nearly here, we expect the market to pick up. That said, in order to attract a buyer and entice them to bite, you must be sure your home is priced competitively. Once you've done that, it's time to think presentation. I cannot stress enough how important this is. Something important to keep in mind is this: the way we live in our homes is much different than the way we should present our homes for sale. Think of it like a job interview. Would you wear jeans and a T-shirt when selling your experience and education to a potential employer? The same goes for your home. Make it look its …