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1982_AAA_ad.pdf
Minnesota AAA 1982Burnsville Progress 1982 - October 18, 1982 The Burnsville Current published a special edition with this ad for the Minnesota State Automobile Association (AAA).
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South River Hills DaysPatrick Scott, Keating Circle during the May 1980 South River Hills Days.
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South River Hills DaysMargaret and John Kennelly on Keating Circle, loved South River Hills Days. John was born in Burnsville in 1905 and lived his entire life there until his death in 1991. Margaret (1910 - 1991), they were married 1945.
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South River Hills DaysNext door neighbors Pat Scott and life long resident John Kennelly enjoy the annual South River Hills Days 1980.
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Buck Hill 1983Solaron cast.

An event at Buck Hill, July 15 - 31, 1983 "Citizen's of the Future" Celebrate!

Advertised thoughout the State of Minneosta, Solaron was designed to provide a weekend of entertainment and education for visitors.

Set on the fictional planet of Solaron (the flat area below the hill)
participants view and participate in scenes of a play, and to view
exhibits, movies, and lectures. Musical entertainment was also
scheduled.

Festival director John Struchen says that Buck Hill was chosen
because it is not used in the summer, and it provides a natural
amphi-theatre.
arts_move_to_the_house_1988.pdf
Burnsville Arts Groups eye permanent home 1988The Dakota County Tribune September 29, 1988 reports...The Fine Arts will enjoy greater stature in the Burnsville Community when the Art Center opens in the Alimagnet Park House next fall...The future headquarters for local, non-profit groups currently houses Burnsville's Parks and Recreation offices. The brick house is tucked behind trees overlooking Alimagnet Park. The house was built in 1957 and bought by the city 13 years later.
A_councl_for_all_people.pdf
Burnsville: A council for all people 1980December 4, 1980 Dakota County Tribune editorial - opinion piece by Gary Kubat regarding the proposed conditional use permit from the Dakota County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for 32 townhomes for low and moderate income families in Burnsville,
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Crystal View Inn before being burnt down 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
belly_dancing_1987.pdf
Burnsville Mama's find escape in belly dancing 1987The September 12, 1987 Burnsville Current reports on Pat Auch, Edie Julik and Nancy Spoo, neighbors and Burnsville residents who are rooted in the Middle Eastern art form of dance. Three years ago they formed a group known as Shaherazade and have performed at the Renaissance Festival, Dakota County Fair and Fire Muster.
Bobcats_win_1981.pdf
Bobcats win season's first home gameMay 26, 1981 - Sun News reports: Fans and players alike were elated with the results of the first home game played by the Burnsville Bobcats at Alimagnet Park. They defeated Miesville 3 - 2. As part of the home opener festivities, Mayor Paul Scheunemann was one of three who threw out the first balls for the game. Also participating were life long residents Enous Gallagher and Joe Kennelly, both of whom were active in coaching and managing the Burnsville team in 1946 and previous years.
burnsville_grows_up.pdf
Burnsville grows up from ground up 1984Burnsville Current September 24, 1984 reports: The 1984 construction season has been busy in Burnsville. It follows a record construction season in 1983 when buildings valued at more than $48.6 million were added to the city's tax base.
Burnsville_rural_to_urban.pdf
Burnsville Rural to UrbanA piece written by Wanda Schnabel for a MInnesota History Workshop - August 1981.
In it she provides background on Burnsville's history, census information, a review of plat maps and an interview with life long
resident Enous Gallagher.
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Line drawing - 1988 A Creek in BurnsvilleArtist Barb Starner created a series of Burnsville historic sites for the 1988 Cornerstone Copy calendar.
charter_for_burnsville.pdf
Panel ponders need of charter 1983April 14, 1983 MInneapolis Star Tribune reports on the question: Should the city of Burnsville stick with its present form of government? Or should its new charter commission hammer out a city charter similar to a local constitution?
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Winter in the 1980sA Burnsville City employee as work in the winter during the 1980s.
City_Survey_1988.pdf
City Satisfaction survey 1988Decision Resources Ltd. surveyed 401 Burnsville residents during 10 days at the end of May. The survey is part of a larger planning project that in­ volves a number of residents working to develop a plan for the city’s future.
What researchers William D. Morris and Diane Traxler found was that Burnsville residents are happy with where their home is.

BURNSVILLE CURRENT July 6, 1988 Yvonne Klinnert Editor
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Crystal View Inn, Crystal Lake before fireCrystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake being burnt 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake being burnt 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake burns 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
decades.pdf
Decades - the 1980s - 11 pagesDecember 27, 1989 Burnsville Current looks back over the years between 1980 - 1989 and the top news stories.
firemuster_1981.pdf
Fire Muster deemed just fantastic 1981September 17, 1981 the Dakota County Tribune reports on the success of the recent Fire Muster September 11, 12, 13, 1981.
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Gallagher farm and Diamondhead Mall 1980sOnce all farming land for the Gallagher family, last living member Enos Gallagher nearing the age of 90 finds his home surrounded by
businesses including the Diamondhead Mall.
Gymnastics_club_folds.pdf
Burnsville Gymnastics Activities Association foldsJuly 11, 1983 Burnsville Current reports that financial difficulties, declining enrollment and lack of interest are reasons why BGAA was forced to close its doors. It began in 1967.
home_rule_1982.pdf
Burnsville panel urges home rule be adopted 1982June 10, 1982 Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Burnsville's charter study committee recommended that the city adopt a home rule charter...
Hospital_opening_1984.pdf
Your hospital will be ready for you in 559 days - 1982Burnsville Progress 1982. October 18, 1982 the Burnsville Current published a special edition including this update on the new Fairview Ridges Hospital.
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UPS in Burnsville 1997UPS once had a location off Highway 13 behind McDonalds in Burnsville. This photo was taken during an employee strike. United Parcel Service (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.
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Burnsville Jaycees 1985A photo of the unveiling of a sign showing the Jaycees involvement with community places and activities.
Joe_Kennelly_Current_ad.pdf
Burnsville Current ad 1982Burnsville Progress 1982 - October 18, 1982 the Burnsville Current published a special edition with an ad featuring Miss Burnsville Angelyn Rose and Mr. Burnsville farmer Joe Kennelly - two of the Current's more than 40,000 readers.
library_photo.pdf
Burnhaven LibraryOctober 13, 1981 the Burnsville Current produced the annual Progress edition including this photo of the Burnhaven Library.
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