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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Burnsville Jaycees 1985A photo of the unveiling of a sign showing the Jaycees involvement with community places and activities.
lookingbackonburnsville_s_growth.pdf
Looking back at Burnsville's growth 1983Margaret Drolet, long time Burnsville resident shares memories in another article she writes for local newspapers. This appeared in the Burnsville Current Oct. 16, 1983.
McAndrews_Bridge_Dedication.pdf
McAndrews Road and Bridge DedicatiojnOctober 15, 1985
McAndrews_Road_dedication_program.pdf
McAndrews Road Dedication infoMcANDREWSROAD & BRIDGE
A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
9:30 A,M . TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1985

McAndrews Road between Nicolet Avenue and Parkwood Drive and also the Burnsville Parkway between 30 5W and County Road five have been completed and opened traffic. Work commenced on both of these projects in July of this year and both were completed on schedule. The McAndrews Road project was a joint venture between Burnsville and go to county. The contractor was Richard Knutson Inc. The cost of the project was $395,360 Burnsville Parkway project was the city contract also with Richard Knutson Inc. Its cost was $760,700 a signal is being installed at Irving Avenue which will be operable by Christmas of 1988. The signal cost $67,000 dollars and is being installed by Ridgedale electric Burnsville Parkway has now been upgraded from the east edge of Burnsville near is to the Westin near Savage. The McAndrews Road work completed the Northern leg of the ring road system around the Burnsville Center area.Both projects are key to reducing Burnsville's traffic congestion.

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News_about_history_society_1982.pdf
News about history society1982
northstar_games.pdf
Star of the North Games, June 1989Pages 30- and 31 - The 30th anniversary booklet for Experience Burnsville - the Burnsville Convention and Vistors Bureau includes a feature on the history of the 1989 Star of the North Games when Burnsville was host to the largest amateur sporting event in the State's history at the time. The Burnsville games had 50 events that over 14,000 athletes participated in.
orchard_garden_golf~0.pdf
Orchard Garden Golf CourseOrchard Gardens Golf Course

Orchard Gardens Golf Course is a Semi*Private, 9 hole golf course located in Burnsville,Minnesota. The course opened for play in 1967 and closed in 2004.
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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.
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Crystal View Inn 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
Planning_for_McAndrews_Dedication.pdf
Planning document for McAndrews Road DedicationShows what goes into planning a dedication. Oct 1985
Police_Fire_Split_1981.pdf
Police Fire Departments Split 1981By GARY KUBAT Staff Writer Dakota County Tribune August 8, 1981

In a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Burnsville City Council voted 3-2 to split the public safety depart­ment, restructure its organiza­tion and most likely eliminate rotation between police and fire duty for public safety officers.

Mayor Paul Scheunemann, Councilman Paul Hoover and Councilman James Renneke voted in favor of separating the police and fire divisions while Councilwoman Connie Morrison and Councilman James Pappathatos voted against the mo­tion.

Scheunemann presented members of the Burnsville Public Safety Long-Range Master Plan­ning Committee with a schematic of his proposed department reorganization at a workshop meeting June 4.

Although the plan contained the same number of positions cur­rently in the department, 40 police and 23 fire, the positions of public safety director, currently held by Michael DuMoulin, and deputy director, currently held by Charles Deutschmann, were eliminated.

Instead, the position of police chief was created to parallel the position of fire chief currently held by Brian Holzer. Each chief would report to City Manager James Spore.

Since June 4, the committee has been reviewing Scheunemann’s plan and other alternatives. At its July 23 meeting, the committee voted 6-2-1 to retain the present organization of the department and to continue rotation until the following questions have been answered: replacement pro­ grams for rotation/md their cost; a personal preference evalua­ tion; and the benefits of rotation to the community.

Scheunemann stated the vote of the committee wasn’t unanimous, adding there were “serious problems in delivering adequate service” which could be “traced directly” to the public safety concept. He moved to adopt his proposed reorganization.
Hoover, who seconded the mo­tion, asked for an amendment which Scheunemann agreed to. In Scheunemann’s schematic, there were four lieutenants under the police chief: investigation, patrol, purchasing and special assignment.
Hoover wished to eliminate the lieutenants of purchasing and special assignment and make those positions civilian under ad­ ministrative services. “I don’t see the need for four lieutenants,” he said.
The amendment reorganization plan will most like­ly result in the demotions of Deutschmann and Lieutenant Gerald Van Heel to sergeants while Fred Rau, lieutenant of in­vestigation and, David Farr­ington, lieutenant of patrol, will retain their positions.

Spore presented a detailed report on the public safety issue, outlining problems, alternatives and this conclusion: “I believe the public safety concept has merit as one option to hold the line on cost increases."

Holzer, in a memo to DuMoulin dated July 29, said: “It is my preference that full specializa­tion occur and ultimately no rota­tion be employed in order to staff fire forces.”
A number of residents also spoke on the proposal, the ma­jority citing the lack of informa­tion on cost analysis and lack of taxpayer involvement in the deci­ sion.
Following a break after the vote on reorganization, the coun­cil reconvened to discuss im­plementation 6f the plan and the practice of rotation. Scheunemann and Holzer voiced support of eliminating rotation as did DuMoulin.

“As long as you separated the departments,” DuMoulin said, “it (rotation) serves no value.” Both implementation of the reorganization and rotation will be addressed in reports to the council at its meeting Wednes­day, Sept. 9.
respondents_split_on_pool_1985.pdf
Respondents nearly split on city pool issue - 1985The June 24, 1985 Burnsville Current reports: Whether city facilities plans should include a community swimming pool evoked nearly a 50 - 50 split among residents who responded to Burnsville's fourth annual opinion survey.
Society_produces_AV_program.pdf
History group produces A V program 1982 (Burnsville Historical Society)By DEL STELLING
SUN January 12, 1982

“Burnsville, the Early Years,”
an audio-visual program, was recently produced by the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society.
According to Jack Kennedy, secretary, the program features a visual,historical account of Burnsville and surrounding area from the pioneer days to the present.
Pictures in the presentation include that of Chief Black Dog, the Hanging Tree, early St. John's Church, Dan Patch, and others.
Also featured is a photograph of Nettie Judd Scott, who operated Burnsville’s first hotel located at Crystal Lake.

A premiere showing of the audio visual program will be presented at 7p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Burnsville Community Library, 1101W. County Road 42.
This is the annual meeting of the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society, and is open to the general public and chapter members.
Tina Robertson, chapter president, reported recently that more than 30 area residents have joined the organization since its inception.
Efforts are being made,she said, to expand the membership.

Robertson also reported that during the past year the organization had arranged for the reprinting of "Burnsville 76, a Community History," which had originally been printed in 1976 as a Bicentennial project.
Copies of the local history book are available at a cost of $10 at the Burnsville City Hall, or by calling Jack Kennelly at 646-7293 week days.

The 178-page book contains stories and photos about the community from the time of the Indians up until 1976.

Mail orders for the book will also be accepted by sending a check payable to Burnsville History, in care of Jack Kennelly, 2900 Keating Circle, Burnsville, Minn. 55337.
Among the chapter’s other goals is that of including the young people of the community in some of the historical projects, one of which is to identify and preserve a number of historic sites.
Through the cooperation of Bill Beehler, art teacher at Burnsville High School, eleven students agreed to some of these sites.
The drawings, according to Robertson, are of professional quality.

The chapter's past programs have included a slide presentation by Donna Scholta of Sky Oaks School,an oral presentation on tracing one's family history by Phillip Fox of Burnsville High School, and a video tape program of old-time residents.

Officers of the chapter, in addition to Robertson, include Len Nachman, vice president; Clare Kearney, treasurer; Jack Kennelly, secretary; and John Welckle and Dana Peters, board members.

Membership in the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society is open to all interested residents.
Local artists, writers and photog raphers,aswellasallhistorybuffs, are invited to become a part of the chapter’s 1982activities.
Those desiring to join are asked to send a check in the amount of $5, payable to Burnsville History, to Jack Kennelly, 2900Keating Circle, Burnsville, Minn. 55337
solaron.pdf
Solaron July 1983Solaron, a Sci-fi weekend in Burnsville is announced in the Minneapolis newspaper. The event took place in July at Buck Hill

An event at Buck Hill, July 15 - 31 "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...
solaron_1983.pdf
Solaron July 1983An event at Buck Hill, July 15 - 31 "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.
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