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Burnsville Bowl 1977The popular Burnsville Bowl located at Highway 13 and 12th Avenue.
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Del and Addie Benjamin Burnsville BowlOwners of the Burnsville Bowl in 1979. *Third person not identified.
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A band at the Burnsville Bowl 1979Entertainment, music and dance at the Burnsville Bowl.
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Praying for a strike 1977A June 1, 1977 Burnsville Current photo - fun at the Burnsville Bowl.
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Steph Dodge at Burnsville Bowl 1978A January 11, 1978 Burnsville Current photo with Steph Dodge at the Burnsville Bowl.
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Kathy Voldberry 1978A January 11, 1978 Burnsville Current photo of Kathy Voldberry at the Burnsville Bowl.
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Burnsville Bowl 1977Youth bowling at the Burnsville Bowl located on 12th Avenue near Highway 13.
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Initial ad for Burnsville BowlOne of the first ads to appear following the opening of the Burnsville Bowl.
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Burnsville Bowl ad 1968The Burnsville Bowl is ready for St. Patrick's Day.
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Burnsville Bowl 2007Ad ad appearing in the Minneapolis Tribune, 2007 for the Burnsville Bowl.
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Burnsville Bowls leaps into bungee jumping 1992The Burnsville City Council votes to approve a three month permit for the Bowl to offer bungee jumping.
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Burnsville Bowl, never a dull moment 1979The November 14, 1979 Burnsville Current features the Burnsville Bowl - which offers pool, foosball, bowling, disco, pinball, rock bands, eating and drinking. It's been three years since Del, Addie and Tony Benjamin purchased the bowl and right from the start they began a remodeling process, which is drawing to a close.
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Burnsvile Bowl never a dull moment (photos)Pool, pins and foosball are popular sports.

Some dance, while some mingle at the Silver Silver.
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Burnsville Bowl sold - to become Tri-State Bobcat 2014Bobcats will replace bowling balls under an equipment dealers plan to relocate to the long vacant Burnsville Bowl property at 1200 E. Highway 13.

Tri-State Bobcat plans to move from its current Burnsville location on the northeast corner of Highway 13 and County Road 5. The company sells Bobcat-brand equipment and other brands used in construction, landscaping agriculture and grounds maintenance.

Built in 1968, the former bowling alley and lounge went from recreational landmark and hopping nightspot to white elephant, closing in July 2010. Then-owner Bob Hatten tried but failed to sell the business, which then reverted to bank ownership.
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Burnsville Bowl to be built 1967Burnsville Bowl was granted an on-sale liquor license at the council meeting April 17, 1967. The proposed bowling alley will be built on the northeast corner of Highway 13 and Minnegasco Road (now 12th Avenue). The 5 acre site will be developed by the present owners of the Maplewood Bowl. The building will house 24 lanes, restaurant, bar, nursery with an approximate valuation of $500,000 - $600,000.
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Burnsville Bowl 1968A Dakota County Tribune ad for the bowling season at the Burnsville Bowl, 1968.
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Burnsville Bowl ad 1968Built in 1968, the bowling alley and lounge went from recreational landmark and hopping nightspot to white elephant, closing in July 2010. Tri-State Bobcat purchased the property for their business.
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Burnsville bowl closes 2010The Burnsville Sun/Thisweek news reports that the Burnsville Bowl, a 42 year old bowling and night club complex with a colorful history and checkered recent past, has closed. General Manager Kevin Coleman said it was a victim of economic times. Bob Hatten took ownership in June, 1984.
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Burnsville Bowl never a dull moment photos 1979Additional photos appearing in the Burnsville Current article about the Burnsville Bowl. Shown, the pool room and David "Elvis" Carroll performing in the Playpen.
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Burnsville Bowl sign
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Burnsville BowlUndated photo shows the popular bowling alley and lounge off Highway 13.
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Burnsville Bowl ad 1968The top portion of an ad appearing in the Dakota County Tribune.
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Burnsville Bowl ad 1968A portion of a full page ad for the Burnsville Bowl, appearing in the Dakota County Tribune.
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Burnsville Bowl property - as it looks in 2017The Burnsville Bowl closed and the property remodeled to become Tri-State Bobcat. According to their 2017 website:

Tri-State Bobcat is a family-owned and operated company which has been one of the premier Bobcat dealers in the United States since 1983. In addition to Bobcat we feature the Toro, Stihl, Bandit, Avant, Fecon, WackerNeuson, Kage and Big Tow lines of equipment. We serve a wide range of markets including construction, landscaping, grounds and property maintenance, agriculture, tree care, land clearing and erosion control.

They moved their Burnsville location to a new, state-of-the-art facility in October, 2014 and moved the Hudson, WI location to a new facility in August, 2015.
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Burnsville BowlAn updated photo shows the popular bowling alley and lounge.
         
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