Tribes of Chippewa and Sioux had encampments on nearby Medicine Lake. The first white settlers arrived in the early 1850s.[6] Golden Valley was incorporated December 17, 1886. In the early twentieth century, it was mostly a farming community.[7]



Golden Valley is located in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Minneapolis lawyer Keith Ellison, a Democrat. The city is split between two state legislative districts: 46B, represented by Representative Peggy Flanagan and Senator Ron Latz, and 45B, represented by Representative Lyndon Carlson and Senator Ann Rest. All four are Democrats.


Notable people

Tom Barnard – KQRS Radio Morning Show Host, and Voice-over artist
Scott Z. Burns – screenwriter, producer, director[26]
David King – Drummer of The Bad Plus, Happy Apple and other groups
Jordan Leopold – National Hockey League Member of U.S. Olympic hockey team and the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Trent Lockett – Professional basketball player
Kelly Lynch – Actress
Lynne Osterman – Minnesota state legislator
Aaron Sele – former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.
Craig Taborn – Jazz Pianist

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