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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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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.
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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 1980sDecember 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.
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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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.
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.
Mayor_reviews_decade_of_the_80s.pdf
Mayor McElory reviews decades inmpact on communityIn a special issue of the Burnsville Current December 27, 1989 Mayor Dan McElroy describes the 1980s as a decade of transition for Burnsville, a decade in which the founding families of the community passed leadership to the next generation...
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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Morrison_1989.pdf
Morrison sees explosions during the decade 1989December 27, 1989 the Burnsville Current includes a story where former Mayor and then State Representative reflects on the decade of the 80s in Burnsville.
Morrison_sees_explosions_during_the_decade.pdf
Burnsville Current December 27, 1989 (written incorrectly on clipping). Connie Morrison describes a great many explosions when taling about Burnsville during the 1980s, as well as being a period of maturing in the growing city... She served on the City Council, then mayor and now the state representative from the district which includes Burnsville....
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