Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Hopkins man allegedly tried to barricade a Menard’s security door with a lumber cart before fleeing.
A Hopkins man is facing one count of aggregated theft, a felony, after allegedly blocking the security office door at the Golden Valley Menards and fleeing the store with a cart full of high-end bathroom merchandise. On Jan. 25 at about 5:30 p.m., Golden Valley police were called to Menards for reports of theft. According to a complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, a shopper saw another man, later identified as Dana Hitchings, 42, of Hopkins, remove “high-end faucets and bath equipment from the store’s shelves” and place them in his cart. Hitchings then moved his cart near the entrance of the store, Golden Valley police wrote in the complaint, moved a heavy-duty lumber cart in front of the store’s security office, blocking the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Nov. 9 and Nov. 15.
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 Eden Prairie, 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.) *** Cover Your Butts? Leggings and Yoga Pants Debate in Minnetonka Continues Online It's become a nationwide topic: What are people saying about the Minnetonka High School principal asking for modesty? Melanie Lundheim explained the situation in simple …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
To participate in the program, residents can bring a mercury-containing item to a Hennepin County drop-off facility for recycling.
Hennepin County and Covanta Energy Corporation are partnering to encourage residents to properly dispose of mercury-containing items and will reward them for doing so. Starting Oct. 2, residents who dispose of a mercury-containing item at a Hennepin County Drop-off Facility will receive a $5 Menards gift certificate from Covanta Energy as a thank you for helping to keep mercury out of the environment. Mercury in the environment is a concern because exposure to it can be harmful to humans and wildlife. Old mercury-containing items must not be placed in the trash and should be recycled instead. Mercury-containing items eligible for this program include: · Thermostats · Thermometers · Jars of …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Police say Jana Marie Lalonde made separate visits to the Golden Valley Menards and stole $1,295 in tools.
A Bloomington woman has been charged with making three separate visits to the Golden Valley Menards, stealing tools and then pawning them for the cash. Jana Marie LaLonde, 26, is charged with felony theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, signed by Golden Valley Police Officer Kristian Hoefling, a Menards loss prevention employee monitoring surveillance cameras saw a woman select an 18-volt Bosch compact drill driver, valued at $199, on May 15, then leave the store without paying for it. The employee told police that he left the office in pursuit, but the woman—later identified as LaLonde—got away before he could catch her. On May 17, the employee said, he saw …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Customers anxiously waited outside for the new two-story Menards to open on Tuesday.
Friday, July 29, 2011
City planner says construction on the new building will be pushed back three months.
Menards has hit a snag with its plan to build a new store in Golden Valley. In February, the company closed the store at 6800 Wayzata Blvd. Workers tore down the 30-year-old, 128,000-square-foot structure to make way for a new, 250,000-square-foot, two-story one. Employees of the Golden Valley location transferred to other stores in the Twin Cities until the new building opens. The new building was expected to be completed in February 2012. But workers on the site found contaminated soil and the process to clean it up has delayed the project for three months, according to City Planner Joe Hogeboom. Last week, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that Bloomington-based Doran Construction will build the new Golden Valley store…
Friday, February 18, 2011
Today is the last day before Menards closes its doors until spring 2012.
If you’re itching for a last-minute home improvement project on a budget, head over to Menards before 10 p.m. today. The Golden Valley location of this hardware store, at 6800 Wayzata Blvd., will close its doors for good Feb. 18 until the spring of 2012, when a new, 250,000-square-foot, two-story building opens stock full of home improvement materials. Today customers looking to get a good deal perused the closeout display windows and doors, leftover landscaping rocks and even the counters holding the cashier’s registers—all at discounts between 50 to 75 percent. Anything not sold today will go back to the corporate office in Eau Claire, WI. The City Council in January approved plans to tear down the 30-year-old, 128,00-square-foot store. …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Council votes 4-1 to approve the new two-story Menards on the same site as the current store along Wayzata Blvd.
Menards' plan calls for tearing down the 30-year-old, 128,00-square-foot store in February. In its place, the company will build a 250,000-square-foot two-story building scheduled to open February 2012
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The City Council's first meeting of 2011 will include discussion on plans to build a new two-story Menards along Wayzata Blvd.
After a two week break, the Golden Valley City Council returns to City Hall Tuesday night for its first meeting of 2011. The main topic on the agenda is a public hearing to discuss the final plan for a larger Menards at 6800 Wayzata Blvd. Menard Inc. wants to tear down the current store, (which has been there since 1981), and construct a new, two-story Menards home improvement center. According to documents from the City of Golden Valley, city staff members recommend the final plan with some of the following conditions: If you go, the general council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Golden Valley City Hall. The public hearing on the Menards plan begins at 7 p.m. The agenda for tonight's meeting is attached.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
People don't have to travel to one of the "Dales" to save money on their holiday shopping.
Golden Valley may not be home to large shopping malls, but that doesn't mean local retailers won't be offering Black Friday deals. Here are some of the places you can go to within the city limits: Mainstream Boutique: Down in the Valley: Ace Hardware: O'Reilly Auto Parts: Menards: Walgreens: