Thursday, January 31, 2013
From a high-speed police chase through Golden Valley, to a new cupcake business opening, Golden Valley Patch was packed with news this month.
As January comes to an end, here's a glimpse at the top stories published on Golden Valley Patch, in order of least popular to most popular. To get the story details, just click on the link. 1. Updated: Police Chase Stolen Car Through Golden Valley And St. Louis Park 2. General Mills to Change Fruit Roll-Up Labels Due to Lawsuit 3. Two Escape ‘Extensive’ Golden Valley House Fire 4. Multiple Police Departments Called to Plymouth Standoff Friday Night 5. Parents Talk: Should Girls Wear Yoga Pants to School? 6. When Can I File My 2012 Tax Return? 7. After Year-Long Fight, Golden Valley Resident’s Eviction Court Hearing Canceled 8. New Business: Gigi’s Cupcakes to Open in Golden Valley 9. Update: Police Make Arrest in Golden Valley Door-to-…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Golden Valley Fire Department said that no injuries were reported.
At about 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to a house fire at the 1300 block of Orkla Avenue North, according to a press release. In the statement, Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said that first interior attack crews encountered “extensive fire upon entry.” The Golden Valley Police Department, Public Works Department and North Memorial provided mutual aid and assistance. Kuhnly said the the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The home was unoccupied when Golden Valley firefighters responded.
At about 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, a resident living on the 1400 block of Valders Avenue called 911, reporting that visible flames were coming from a nearby home. When Golden Valley firefighters arrived on the scene, they quickly extinguished a fire that started in the breezeway between the garage and the home. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said damage was very minimal, in part because the neighbor immediately called 911 upon seeing smoke and flames. “It was a good outcome to something that could have been much worse,” Kuhnly said. The home, which is under construction, was unoccupied when the fire started. Kuhnly confirmed that the fire started by “spontaneous combustion” from various paint supplies. Follow us on Twitter | …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Golden Valley Fire Department was called to assist in a house fire that started from a space heater.
A little after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the West Metro Fire-Rescue District and the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire at the 4700 block of Yates Avenue North in Crystal. Sarah Larson, the West Metro Fire-Rescue District's acting chief, said that upon arrival, West Metro Fire-Rescue District firefighters worked quickly to put out flames in one bedroom of the home. Larson said that a space heater started the fire. In total, Larson said that four people were in the home at the time the fire started. Two children were sent to North Memorial Hospital, though Larson couldn't confirm their ages, names or current conditions. Golden Valley firefighters stood by to provide aid as needed to West Metro Fire-Rescue …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between July 6 and July 12.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Congressman Paulsen: Court Ruling Means 'Massive New Tax or Higher Insurance Premiums' Erik Paulsen says health care bill burdens next generation with debt and threatens good private coverage. Ginny Jones disagreed with the congressman: I am so tired of Republicans…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A west metro wrap up of crime, police and fire related incidents for the week of April 1 to April 7.
At Patch, we know that many of you work, shop, and visit communities around where you call home. To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro. The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. St. Louis Park Home Damaged by Fire Both residents escaped without injury. Photos from Lake Minnetonka's Controlled Burns Excelsior Commons, Harrison Bay and Old Orchard Park are all part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire at Pheasant Acres Townhomes at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.
The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at a townhome early this morning, and Chief Mark Kuhnly said it was caused by a discarded cigarette. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Pheasant Acres Townhomes, at 2406 Hillsboro Ave. N, around 4:00 a.m. today (Wed.). The fire was contained to the deck and exterior of one townhome, and Kuhnly said there was some smoke and water damage inside. Kuhnly said three people were inside the townhome at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported. Automatic-Aid was received from Plymouth Fire Department and St. Louis Park Fire Department. Assistance was received from the Golden Valley Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Three fire departments responded to the call.
The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to a Monday afternoon fire at 4601 Golden Valley Road. According to Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly, there was one person inside the home when the call came in just after 2:30 p.m. He said that person escaped, and no injuries were reported. St. Louis Park Fire, Robbinsdale Fire, Golden Valley Police and a North Memorial Ambulance provided assistance. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Neighbors say the home also was hit by the May 22 tornado.
Residents of the South Tyrol Hills neighborhood say a couple who was nearly finished fixing their home after the May 22 tornado is now dealing with the aftermath of a Sunday night fire. Fire crews from Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Robbinsdale responded to a house fire at 4310 Tyrol Crest just after 9 p.m. Sunday. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said more than 30 firefighters worked to contain to the main level and attic area with smoke and water damage to the main and lower levels. The home is owned by Taeko Tanaka Perry and Dallas Perry. Kuhnly said a neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire coming from the corner of the home. Local residents told Patch on Monday that the neighbor who called also helped…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Crews from six departments responded to the Tyrol Hills house fire.
Crews from six different fire departments, including Golden Valley, responded to a house fire on Chatelain Terrace Thursday afternoon. Gretchen Felton was home alone when she smelled smoke and saw flames around 3:00. She called 911, and within minutes, several fire crews responded. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly says the fire was extinguished in less than a half hour. "It seemed a lot longer," Felton says. "When you're in the situation, it feels like forever." Felton was not injured and Kuhnly says there is smoke and fire damage, but no official cause. "When crews got there, there was visible smoke," he says. "They made entry to the main level, checked for damage and extinguished the fire. We're just now starting to investigate …