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2020 PandemicMr. and Mrs. Claus at the winter holiday lighting ceremony. Santa removed his mask briefly to welcome viewers of the virtual lighting event.Feb 07, 2021
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2020 PandemicDuring the first few months of the 2020 pandemic there was a shortage of toilet paper.Feb 01, 2021
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2020 PandemicDuring the first few months of the pandemic food sold quickly at grocery stores.Jan 31, 2021
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Dakota County Covid Numbers for 2020Published January 7, 2021 Hastings Journal.Jan 22, 2021
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2020 PandemicBurnsville City Council work session during the pandemic, 2020 - 2021.Jan 20, 2021
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Racks Sports Bar and GrillRestaurants and bars closed again in November under a Covid 19 order in MInnesota, Racks Sports Bar and Grill returns to online ordering.Jan 19, 2021
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How Burnsville got its name 2020Written by Experience Burnsville:



Burnsville, Minnesota is a great place to visit, with fantastic places to get brunch and access to some of the best and biggest shops and malls in the country! All of which is conveniently located just moments away from the Twin Cities, making it the perfect place for everyone. But have you ever stopped and wondered how Burnsville, Minnesota came to be? Read on to learn more!

The origin of Burnsville dates back hundreds of years to 1820, when a man named William Byrne and his wife Julia immigrated from County Kilkerry, Ireland, to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. While living in Hamilton, William and Julia started a farm and had nine children. In 1849, the Minnesota territory opened up to settlers and just 4 years later in 1853, William and his family moved to what is now the northwestern part of the city. Being the first settlers in the area, William decided to call what we now call Savage, Minnesota “Hamilton” after the town he left in Canada. Hamilton quickly grew into a community of settlers with a school, churches, trade, and social events all taking place there. The Byrne family even donated land to help expand Hamilton, some of which became the Saint John the Baptist cemetery that he would later be buried in.

Nicollet Ave & 126th St in 2002
Nicollet Ave & 126th St in 2020

In 1858, “Byrnesville Township” was authorized by the Dakota County Board, and it is believed this was named after William Byrne. However, there was another family with the surname “Burns” that also lived in the area. The Town Clerks were not consistent with naming on the records for years, switching between “Byrnesville” and “Burnsville”. It wasn’t until the 1960s at the city’s incorporation that the “Burnsville” spelling became officially recognized by the state.

Today, Burnsville is a great affordable destination with a wide variety of things to experience. From some of the best live theaters in the Midwest, to the Buck Hill Ski Resort, where you can hit the slopes all year long, the Burnsville area has a lot to offer!

Buck Hill in 1973
Buck Hill in 2020

Whether you’re looking for a vacation filled with shopping and culture, a trip to experience the outdoors, or a fun weekend with the family, the Burnsville area is a great choice for 2020.

Book your adventure today, and check out these fantastic deals from our coupon book! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything we do!

Sources

Burnsville Historical Archives. “Byrnesville?” Burnsville Historical Society Archives , Burnsville Historical Society, burnsvillehistory.org/cpg/displayimage.php?album=6&pid=1038#top_display_media. Accessed 5 Feb. 2020.

Byrne Family. “Information about the William and Julia Byrne Family.” Burnsville Historical Society Archives, Byrne Family/Burnsville Historical Society, burnsvillehistory.org/cpg/displayimage.php?album=search&cat=0&pid=3473#top_display_media. Accessed 5 Feb. 2020.
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2020 PandemicFirefighters masked due to the pandemic.Jan 17, 2021
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2020 PandemicTemperature station at St. John the Baptist School, Savage with funding from the Burnsville Lions Club.Jan 16, 2021
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2020 PandemicBurnsville Lions meet virtually during the pandemic 2020. Photo Burnsville Lions.Jan 16, 2021
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2020 PandemicBurnsville Lions volunteer to assist the Salvation Army during the 2020 holiday season. Photo - Burnsville Lions.Jan 16, 2021
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2020 PandemicMasks are required, Buck Hill, on and off the snow 2020. Dec 31, 2020
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Buck Hill 2021New Years Eve 2020 - soon it will be 2021 at Buck Hill.Dec 31, 2020
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2020 PandemicMasks are required, Buck Hill, on and off the snow 2020. Dec 31, 2020
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2020 PandemicMasks are required, Buck Hill, on and off the snow 2020.Dec 31, 2020
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2020 PandemicThe Ames Center's intermission during the 2020 pandemic.Dec 26, 2020
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2020 PandemicThe Ames Center's intermission during the 2020 Pandemic.Dec 26, 2020
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Mediterranean Cruise Cafe pandemic 2020Meals for pickup during the pandemic of 2020 from Mediterranean Cruise Cafe.Dec 26, 2020
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Year in Review - COVID 19 shaped Burnsville news in 2020Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News December 24, 2020 -

By John Gessner - a review of 2020 in Burnsville.
Dec 26, 2020
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2020 PandemicChristmas Holiday Message from Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz during the 2020 pandemic.Dec 23, 2020
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2020 PandemicDrive through Halloween during the pandemic of 2020 at Burnsville City Hall.Dec 23, 2020
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2020 PandemicPlayground closed during Covid 19.Dec 07, 2020
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Pandemic shouldn't threaten snowplowing, director says 2020November 27, 2020 - Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

City snowplowing in Burnsville shouldn't be threatened this season by the potential loss of drivers due to COVID 19...
Dec 03, 2020
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2020 Pandemic, Virtual tree lightingNovember 26, 2020 - From Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz - Virtual Tree Lighting in the Heart of the City.

For the last 21 years we have celebrated the lighting of our Christmas tree and illuminating our city for the holidays. Due to the global pandemic we continue to celebrate our traditions, but this year we did it virtually. Traditions are important, it speaks to our values. The Burnsville Christmas Spirit binds us. I pray Peace, Hope & Love guide us into the future. Christmas is a time of miracles. I pray that each of us can be miracle makers and help those who have been impacted hardest during this global pandemic. I am most THANKFUL for this wonderful Burnsville community. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
Nov 26, 2020
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2020 Pandemic, Virtual tree lighting November 26, 2020 - From Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz - Virtual Tree Lighting in the Heart of the City.

For the last 21 years we have celebrated the lighting of our Christmas tree and illuminating our city for the holidays. Due to the global pandemic we continue to celebrate our traditions, but this year we did it virtually. Traditions are important, it speaks to our values. The Burnsville Christmas Spirit binds us. I pray Peace, Hope & Love guide us into the future. Christmas is a time of miracles. I pray that each of us can be miracle makers and help those who have been impacted hardest during this global pandemic. I am most THANKFUL for this wonderful Burnsville community. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
Nov 26, 2020
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2020 Burnsville Strong - meals pandemicFrom School District 191 website:

We encourage all families to take advantage of #One91 free meals for children ages 1-18, which are offered through June. Meals are time-saving & convenient, use local products, support farmers, help sustain the economy & make the school day feel normal!

🚌 Meal delivery has already begun throughout the #One91 community! There are several delivery sites, so please check out the link below and take advantage of this incredible program.

Enjoy delicious meals and stretch your family's food budget
Nov 20, 2020
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Pandemic 2020Burnsville and Dakota County Historical Society volunteer Jack Kennelly during Pandemic 2020.Nov 19, 2020
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2020 PandemicGeneric photo utilizes by the Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News for Covid 19 articles.Nov 19, 2020
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2020 Pandemic, River Hills United MethodistRiver Hills United Methodist offers drive-up church services during the 2020 pandemic.Nov 17, 2020
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2020 Pandemic Bus ridingSafely riding the bus during the pandemic, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.Nov 14, 2020
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