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Excellent Educator: Carol Callen From Golden Valley SEA

Carol Callen is a teacher at Golden Valley’s School of Engineering and Art. Her compassion for kids inside, and outside school, hours is what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.

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Thieves Take Van Of Dog-Spaying Nonprofit

A Twin Cities non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering pit bulls and Rottweilers hopes you can help.

The trailer used for the “Get Your Fix” program was stolen over the weekend and, with it, $4,000 to $6,000 worth of supplies.

03/31/2015

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Breck Goalie Savoring His Shot At State Tournament

The Boys State High School Hockey Tournament starts in Class A with quarterfinals and continues Thursday with Class AA quarterfinals. Sometimes the great story lines aren’t the ones of the players who have been starters since they put on skates, but the ones who had to work every day to finally be good enough. Breck goaltender Stephen Headrick is a prime example of that.

03/03/2015

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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Guest Pass: 3rd Lair Skate Park

This year hasn’t been the greatest for winter sports. Without much snow, it’s been tough for snowmobilers, let along skiers and snowboarders. But, there’s one action sport that’s doing well in this mild winter.

02/05/2015

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With Bitter Cold’s Return Comes Frozen Water Pipes

A sudden cold snap hitting Minnesota is all it takes to get the phones ringing at local plumbers. That’s because they’re the experts when it comes to thawing — and repairing — frozen water and drain pipes.

12/30/2014

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Firefighter Injured Battling Golden Valley House Fire

A Golden Valley firefighter is recovering from minor injuries after responding to a fire that destroyed a home. The flames ignited around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Parkview Terrace in Golden Valley. Crews remained on scene for several hours putting out the flames and preventing flare-ups.

12/14/2014

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Minn. Company Touts Tool To Protect Stolen Credit Cards

With all the security breaches in the past year, many shoppers are concerned about using their credit or debit cards. But carrying large amounts of cash has its own risks. A survey by Bankrate.com in November found more than a third of American shoppers planned to use debit cards for Black Friday purchases. Many of those cards are tied to checking and credit accounts, and hold a wealth of personal information if hackers and thieves get their hands on them.

12/03/2014

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Highway 100 Closing For The Weekend In SW Metro

Transportation officials say Highway 100 will be closed in the southwest metro this weekend as crews demolish a railway bridge over the roadway.

11/20/2014

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General Mills Plans To Cut About 700 To 800 Jobs

General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it’s trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company wrestles with a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company expects about $135 million to $160 million in restructuring charges.

10/01/2014

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The Best Places To Watch Each Pro Football Team In Minnesota

Find a bar where you can cheer for your favorite NFL team with fan mates.

09/09/2014

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Help Fight Hunger With Second Harvest Heartland

Thursday is Hunger Action Day around the country, meaning you’ll see plenty of people wearing orange in an effort to fight hunger. Orange is the national color to raise awareness about fighting hunger.

09/04/2014

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Jack Jablonski To Do Treadmill Walkathon

Jack Jablonski is asking for support in his “Walk to Victory Over Paralysis.” He’s taking part in a treadmill walkathon Saturday at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, where he made his incredible recovery after he was paralyzed in a high school hockey game on Dec. 30, 2011.

07/19/2014

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Showcase Gives Tips On Updating Your Home

If you’ve ever gone for a big change in your home décor, you know it can be overwhelming. From colors to design and fabrics it can be stressful making improvements to your home, but some of the top interior designers are giving us some great ideas to help you with that.

05/19/2014

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Charges: Driver Was Drunk When He Fatally Struck Couple At 95 MPH

A Golden Valley man was driving drunk at over 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.

04/23/2014

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Breck School Students Meet With Holocaust Survivor

Students at a Golden Valley school are learning about a painful part of history — in a very personal way. On Thursday afternoon, they met with a Holocaust survivor who has written stories about what his family went through.

03/13/2014

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Minn. Head Shop Attorney Suspended For 30 Days

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended Golden Valley attorney Randall Tigue for 30 days for trust account violations. A referee found that Tigue failed to maintain trust account books and recommended a reprimand and three years of supervised probation.

03/12/2014

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Warmer Temps Makes President’s Day Snow Bearable

When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.

02/17/2014

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Golden Valley Mayor: Sorry For Insensitive City Council Meeting

Health advocates are speaking out after a Twin Cities suburb voted down a permit to open a mental health facility for teenagers. “Lifespan,” which treats clients for ADHD, schizophrenia and autism disorders, wants to open a facility in a vacant property along Pennsylvania Avenue in Golden Valley, but council members voted down a permit this week after neighbors voiced safety concerns. Mayor Shep Harris apologized Saturday for the hurtful comments made during the council meeting.

02/08/2014

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Scrapbooking Supply Company Archiver’s Closing Stores

The Golden Valley-based scrapbook supply company Archiver’s says it’s going out of business and will close its stores by mid-February. In a statement on its website, the 14-year-old company says the industry, as well as customer needs, have changed resulting in declining sales and mounting losses.

01/03/2014

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3 Escape House Fire In Golden Valley

A family was forced out of their home Thursday morning after their home’s roof caught on fire. The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the structure fire around 1:51 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue North.

12/26/2013

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Golden Valley Man Treasures 102-Year-Old Fruitcake

When it comes to holiday desserts, fruitcake is one of the treats that people either love or hate. It is a bit of an oddity with its decorative colors and aroma. But a Golden Valley man’s fruitcake is the talk of the neighborhood and not because the way it tastes – it’s 102 years old.

12/24/2013

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Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart After 44-Year Delay

A Golden Valley veteran just received a military honor after a decades-long delay. Fred Jenness was a Navy Seabee who was wounded in Vietnam in 1969. On Monday afternoon, he finally received a Purple Heart medal. The award was delayed for decades because his mission was classified, which made access to records difficult. Senator Amy Klobuchar, whose office helped Jenness get the medal, spoke at his ceremony.

12/23/2013

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Concern For Minn. Horses Grows As Price Of Hay Triples

After a difficult summer, Minnesota farmers are confronting a new challenge as colder weather moves in. The price of hay has more than tripled in the past six months, fueled by a shortage caused by a drought-plagued autumn and wet spring that diminished yield.

12/19/2013

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Man, 88, Dies After Being Pulled From Indoor Pool

An 88-year-old man died Thursday after being pulled from an indoor pool in Golden Valley, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says.

12/12/2013

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