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Dakota County Tribune history 2019February 22, 2019 the Dakota County Tribune shares its history. It was established in 1884 in Farmington and included news of Burnsville and the entire county. In 1984 the Dakota County Tribune and Thisweek News moved to Burnsville and is now based in Apple Valley.Nov 12, 2019
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Another Hutch rises in law enforcement 2109January 25, 2019 Sun/Thisweek News reports: Retired Burnsville police officer Jerry Hutchinson pinned the sheriff's badge on his son Dave, a Hennepin County Sheriff. Dave is a graduate of Burnsville High School.Nov 12, 2019
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Marion Savage SchoolFifth grade teachers welcome students back to Marion Savage School. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Marion Savage SchoolFirst grade teachers, 2019 are ready to welcome students to school. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Marion Savage SchoolBook Fair week at Marion Savage School, Savage, 2019. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Gideon Pond schoolGideon Pond Library, 2017. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Gideon Pond schoolGideon Pond school, established 1965.Nov 10, 2019
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Gideon Pond school2015 - 50th anniversary photo of Gideon Pond School. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Gideon Pond schoolSign outside of Gideon Pond School. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Sioux Trail mascotSioux Trail students love their mascot, the Panther. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Sioux Trail named school of excellence 2017Sioux Trail Elementary School in Burnsville has been named a Minnesota School of Excellence by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), one of only eight schools to receive the honor.

In making the announcement, MESPA cited Sioux Trail's commitment to 21st century teaching and learning. Sioux Trail has been a leader in implementing District 191's work to become a Culturally Proficient School System (CPSS), which supports personalized learning. The school won a Local Government Innovation Award from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute for its CPSS work and success last year. Sioux Trail has also celebrated significant growth in student proficiency as measured by state standardized tests.
Nov 10, 2019
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Sioux Trail named school of excellence 2017Sioux Trail Elementary School in Burnsville has been named a Minnesota School of Excellence by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), one of only eight schools to receive the honor.

In making the announcement, MESPA cited Sioux Trail's commitment to 21st century teaching and learning. Sioux Trail has been a leader in implementing District 191's work to become a Culturally Proficient School System (CPSS), which supports personalized learning. The school won a Local Government Innovation Award from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute for its CPSS work and success last year. Sioux Trail has also celebrated significant growth in student proficiency as measured by state standardized tests...
Nov 10, 2019
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Sparky and the Panther, school mascotsThe High School mascot Sparky and Sioux Trail's, The Panther, meet up at the school. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Sioux Trail schoolStudents at Sioux Trail elementary, 2019. Photo compliments of School District 191.Nov 10, 2019
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Sioux Trail school cafeteriaLunch time at Sioux Trail elementary 2019. Photo compliments of School District 191,Nov 10, 2019
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Bloomquist HardwareJune 14, 1985 ad for Bloomquist Hardware, then located at the Diamondhead Mall.Nov 10, 2019
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Gonzalez Buick and John Brown's Burnsville Lincoln MercuryMay 18. 1989 A combined ad for Bill Gonzalez' Buick and John Brown's Burnsville Lincoln Mercury, both located on Buck Hill Road.Nov 10, 2019
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Watch WCCO newsWhile not specifically Burnsville, a television news fixture was Dave Moore, shown in this Dakota County Tribune ad 1957.Nov 10, 2019
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CedarvaleCedarvale, with bus stop on Highway 13.Nov 10, 2019
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Buck HillWinter is coming at Buck Hill. Photo compliments of Buck Hill.Nov 09, 2019
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Buck HillLooking out at the snow, photo compliments of Buck Hill.Nov 09, 2019
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Buck HillSigns at Buck Hill - photo compliments of Buck Hill.Nov 09, 2019
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Buck Hill From the November, 2019 Buck Hill website. This photo is timeless.Nov 09, 2019
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Vintage MInnesota: The opening of 35 WAugust 9, 2019 the Minneapolis Star Tribune recalls the 1959 opening of the 35 W Bridge with the Burnsville portion completed in 1960.


Vintage Minnesota: The opening of 35W


There wasn't an orange cone in sight on this day in 1959, when Minneapolis, Richfield and Bloomington joined forces to open the Twin Cities' first stretch of interstate: I-35W from 56th Street to 106th Street.

The honor of the ceremonial first crossing went to William "Torchy" Peden, a retired champion bicycle racer who happened to be Canadian but lived in Bloomington at the time. (He was called "Torchy" because of his red hair.) After the ceremony, Peden made the dreams of area kids come true by leading a series of bicycle races — right down the middle of the new interstate.

That stretch of roadway had been in the planning stages since the 1930s. It finally saw the light of day thanks to the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which President Dwight D. Eisenhower had signed into law. The Minnesota River bridge opened in 1960, allowing 35W to stretch down to Hwy. 13 in Burnsville.

But while some viewed the interstate as a sign of progress, others saw limitations.

Access to the interstate was limited and critics were unhappy that the wide stretch of concrete had isolated neighborhoods and the businesses along Lake Street.

And while 35W was supposed to make traveling more efficient, gridlock was already occurring by 1969.

Eisenhower might have been disappointed.

The bill he signed into law a decade earlier aimed to create 41,000 miles of National System of Interstate and Defense Highways that would "eliminate unsafe roads, inefficient routes, traffic jams and all of the other things that got in the way of 'speedy, safe transcontinental travel.' "

Today, 35W carries more than 200,000 vehicles daily, and there are usually a few orange cones in sight.

Nicole Hvidsten
Nov 09, 2019
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Timberland Knoll to open June 25, 1961June 15, 1961 MInneapolis Star Tribune reports on the new 2 million dollar development of new homes to open in Burnsville Township...Nov 09, 2019
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Sea Girt InnDancing at Sea Girt Inn, on border of Burnsville and Lakeville at Orchard Lake 1957.Nov 09, 2019
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Burnsville High FootballBurnsville's first Football team November 14, 1957 Dakota County Tribune.Nov 09, 2019
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NSP in BurnsvilleNSP new in Burnsville, 1957.Nov 09, 2019
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Northern States PowerNSP east of Savage, photo 1957.Nov 09, 2019
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Burnsville High SchoolBurnsville High lighted at night, October 2019.Nov 09, 2019
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