Sunday, May 12, 2013
Pruning before then can make trees susceptible to emerald ash borers.
Don’t prune your ash trees. That’s the message Golden Valley’s neighbor wants people to hear as we head into spring. Even with the late-season cold weather, it’s now warm enough for the insects that kill ash trees, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced Thursday. Emerald ash borers, which have been found in Minneapolis, are normally active May through Labor Day. People should stop pruning ash trees until the fall in order to minimize the risk of emerald ash borers. Residents should also avoid moving any part of an ash tree—including firewood and branches—while the beetles are active in order to avoid inadvertently moving them to uncontaminated areas. Emerald ash borers have killed millions of ash trees in 13 states. About 20 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The community had 88.3 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
Golden Valley had a high voter turnout in the 2012 election for a state that is itself already well above the national average. Minnesota fell to third in the country—behind only Mississippi and Wisconsin, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau made public Wednesday evening. Although it had the highest levels in the country of voter turnout in the 2008 election, the 73.2 percent of citizens who voted here in 2012 is still comfortably above the national average of 61.8. (The Census Bureau’s rates are different from those from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, which lists a 76.11 percent voter turnout rate. The Census Bureau’s rate for Minnesota is listed as having a margin of error of ± 2.1 percent.) The Census Bureau didn’t …
Inclusion of the project in the council’s transportation plan is an important part of moving the project forward.
The Metropolitan Council voted Wednesday to include the 13-mile-long Bottineau Transitway light rail transit project in its 2030 Transportation Policy Plan. Naming LRT as the “mode of choice” for the Bottineau Corridor—which runs from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park, passing through Golden Valley—is an important step toward moving the project forward. The Met Council also selected the “locally preferred alternative” route along West Broadway Avenue in Brooklyn Park, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad corridor and Olson Memorial Highway/Trunk Highway 55. “Bottineau is key to the region’s future development and continued economic success," a news release quoted Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh. “As the Metropolitan Council works to build a…
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Thursday, May 9
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Golden Valley, check out our jobs …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Nicholas J. Thyr was selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
A Golden Valley student is among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released Wednesday, the organization announced. Nicholas J. Thyr, a Minneapolis resident at the Breck School, was chosen from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 million juniors across 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship …
The contest took place Thursday through Sunday.
Skateboarders headed to Golden Valley’s 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skateshop for the Top Shop/Crew Team Skateboard Contest that took place Thursday through Sunday. Check out highlights from the competition in the video above, courtesy of YouTube user ellotm. *** Bowl Jam: Best Trick: Top Crew SOURCE: 3rd Lair
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Home of the Month program is a joint series from the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
By all accounts, the Golden Valley home was ugly before Peterssen/Keller Architecture started working on it. It was ungainly and awash in a palette the Star Tribune dubbed style the “Miami Vice ’80s.” The design team has since transformed the home, though. It has beautiful birch walls, massive skylights and other cozy touches. These changes to the home’s selection as this month’s AIA Home of the Month. The Home of the Month program is a joint series from the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects in which a jury of experts select the best architect-designed houses. Click here to read the full story about the home.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Under Armour for Steele is set to open at 50th & France in Edina later this month.
Golden Valley-based fitness center and athletic clothing boutique Steele Fitness is joining forces with Under Armour for what the company is referring to as a "one-of-a-kind exclusive relationship." The partnership’s first retail store will launch in Edina with a 2,500-square-foot store set to open at 50th & France in May. Called Under Armour for Steele, the store will exclusively feature co-branded fitness apparel The Star Tribune broke the story Tuesday, reporting the Twin Cities-based company plans to launch an Under Armour store next to every Steele Fitness center as the chain eventually expands across the country. CEO and Founder Steele Smiley spoke with the Strib, saying Steele Fitness will be the only fitness chain in the U.S. to…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Golden Valley resident died Tuesday at the age of 87.
A funeral service for Ionel Costea is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Beth El Memorial Park (38th at Winnetka Ave. N., Crystal), according to Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel. The Golden Valley resident died Tuesday at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two grandchildren, brother and other relatives. Shiva will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue (5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park). Click here to visit Costea’s memorial page.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Help your kids learn how to be safe while biking.
UPDATED 5/1/13 3:33 p.m. - This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. Original Post: Are your kids safe while riding they’re bicycles? Bring them to Golden Valley’s annual Bike Rodeo on Wednesday for a fun time learning the best ways to stay out of harm's way. Attendees will be able to practice safe riding on an obstacle course. Experts will also teach them proper hand signals and ways to fix bike and helmet problems. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Golden Valley City Hall Complex. Volunteers are also needed to serve as greeters, helmet fitters and course helpers. To sign up, contact Sandy Werts at 763-512-2341 or register online.