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River Hills by air13 viewsAerial view of River Hills looking southeast. At present there are about 800 homes spanning 600 acres. Shown are: 1 - Sioux Trail School, 2- Ice skating rink and ball diamonds. 3- Evangelical United Brothren, 4- William Byrne (future school), 5- Proposed Red Owl Shopping Center and 6 - John Metcalf Junior High.
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A shopping center that never happened7 viewsAugust 4, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: A new shopping center is planned at County Road 11 and Highway 13. The only business to end up there was the second Sullivan's SuperValu.
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Metcalf Junior High to open7 viewsAugust 25, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Metcalf Junior High to open.
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Dairy Queen Opens in Burnsville 6 viewsJune 16, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Dairy Queen opens on Highway 13 and 12th Avenue. This location was owned by Bob Christensen.
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Art's Mileage, later Mr. B's6 viewsOctober 6, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Art's Mileage, later known as Mr. B's Car Wash celebrates its 4th birthday.
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Township records6 viewsMay 5, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Photographs of the first few pages of Burnsville township records starting in 1860.
(Earlier records not preserved).
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Minnesota Valley Jaycess - later Burnsville Jaycees5 viewsDecember 8, 1966 Dakota County Tribune - Minnesota Valley Jaycees sell Christmas trees at Valley Ridge Shopping Center.
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Mayor Hall, Trustee Ostby join council5 viewsJanuary 6, 1966 photo of First council meeting where Al Hall is Mayor. Shown in photo: Deanne Anderson - council secretary, Mike O'Connor - clerk, Warren Kelley - trustee, Mayor Hall, Alan Ostby and Charles Wahlberg, trustees.
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Ascension Lutheran Church5 viewsJanuary 13, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Ascension Lutheran Church, County Road 11 and Cliff Road.
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Burnsville High School Band5 viewsJanuary 13, 1966 Dakota County Tribune, Burnsville High School band.
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A garage for Fr. Dudley4 viewsDecember 15, 1966 Dakota County Tribune - Fr. Francis Dudley, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Savage receives a surprise gift of a garage.
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Burnsville Ice Rinks4 viewsDecember 8, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Burnsville creating ice rinks.
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1100 students expected at Metcalf4 viewsAugust 25, 1966 Dakota County Tribune reports on the opening of Metcalf Junior High School.
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Film Depicts the Ridges4 viewsOctober 27, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Film to tell the story of the Ridges. Shown are the Ratzlaff family and Mayor Hall.
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Close up on Leo and Josephine Lannon farm3 viewsNovember 24, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune. Grading begins for new village hall. This is the intersection of Highway 13 and today's 12th Avenue. The Dairy Queens would be built in front of the farm owned by Leo and Josephine Lannon. This is a close up of the Lannon farm.
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KNUT radio3 viewsSeptember 29, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: KNUT Radio.

The station call letters KNUT may have a touch of humor, but a group of Burnsville lads are dead serious about getting an FM broadcasting license.

Legally sponsored by Burnsville School, the youths are not wasting time while waiting for the Federal Communications Commission to make a final decision. The seven youngsters are busy getting their $15,000 worth of donated equipment in readiness for the day they go on the air.

Mark Wilson is president of the enthusiastic group. And, by the way, the word “enthusiastic’ is somewhat an understatement. If desire-for-success, is anywhere near matched by signal strength, these fellows will reach anywhere on the globe.

Others in the enterprise with Wilson are, Randy Snede, Dave Nesheim, Greg Reedy, Ray White, Rog Woodruff and Jeff Streimer. Most of them are around the 18-year-old level, and they do a variety of jobs in five rooms in the lower level of the Colonial Shopping Center on Nicollet Avenue.

They have applied for the FM spot 89.3. The Federal Communications commission has given preliminary approval, and has told them to “go build the station”, Wilson said, it will be a non-profit (non-advertising) station with emphasis on education. They have worked diligently for more than a year.

Wilson had high praises for Superintendent of Schools John Metcalf, who has given them much encouragement and has done plenty to help keep them going. The youths are all studying electronics, and “we’re off the streets”, Wilson declared.
What they have done to earn their rent in Colonial Shopping Center, they provided the piped in music from their record library.
Thy also provide an answering service for Colonial TV, which in turn has given them technical assistance from a first-class licensee, Ron Klein.

Thee youngsters have gone so far as to set up model programing. They have typical schedules or file, and are more than ready to present a program of music, entertainment, civic discussions and talks from members of the Burnsville faculty.

Featured would be, for example, a discussion among members of the council or as another example, a discussion on various types of music from one of the teachers. Helping Metcalf with the sponsorship are instructors Loren Squires, Rod Ellickson and Richard Hansen. Burnsville is probably the only high school in the state to sponsor a radio station.

While waiting for their license, the youths have been busy with the CB -Citizens Band- radio network. They have a donated station wagon, and they are forming a tri-county, “TRI-COM” network of Dakota, Scott and Carver counties. This would be an emergency network to aid law officials in time of trouble. They have already helped the Savage police during the Dan Patch Days celebration.
Their network will use all methods of communications available, such as the CB radio, hi-band radio, amateur radio, telephone and possibly teletype.

Regarding the FM application, the boys hope to broadcast with a 10-watt signal at first. They need a 170-foot tower (already on the road to being donated), at the north end of the Colonial Center. From their position on the hill, they expect to blanket a good share of the area, and go half way to Minneapolis. They also need $2,200 for the transmitter, but they hesitate to spend this kind of money before the final license.

The youths look forward to a stiff schedule of work when the broadcasting starts. From Monday through Thursday, they plan a 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. schedule. On Friday’s it will be from 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., and Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Then on Sundays they will send signals from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. They hope to air local church services in their Sunday Broadcasts.
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Glass Menagerie to be performed 19663 viewsJanuary 20, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune: Burnsville theatre department announces upcoming play.
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Mayor Al Hall3 viewsJanuary 6, 1966 Dakota County Tribune, Al Hall sworn in as mayor.
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Robbery at Herbie's3 viewsJanuary 27, 1966 Dakota County Tribune, break-in at Herbie's, now located at the Warrior Building, Travelers Trail. This would be his third Burnsville location.
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Art's Mileage, later Mr. B's3 viewsOctober 6, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune. In later years this was known as Mr. B's Car Wash, but initially it was Art's Mileage.
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Burnsville Band3 viewsJanuary 13, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Band members: Jack Wilkie, Randy Nordstrum, Brian Cody, Dan Jorvig and Bob Fuglem.
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Minnesota River boat3 viewsMay 19, 1966 Dakota County Tribune; Minnesota River.
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Burnsville Ice Rinks3 viewsDecember 8, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Burnsville creating ice rinks.
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Savage Fire Department3 viewsFebruary 17, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune: The new fire hall in Savage.
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Officers of the new League of Women Voters3 viewsApril 7, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune: Recently formed League of Women Voters.
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Burnsville High School Band3 viewsJanuary 13, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Burnsville High School band photos.
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Township records3 viewsMay 5, 1966 - Dakota County Tribune: Close up photo of the financial records of Burnsville Township 1860.
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Township records3 viewsMay 5, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Close up photo of the 1860 Township Records for Burnsville. Earlier records lost or destroyed.
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Lorenzo's Italian foods take out3 viewsMarch 24, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Lorenzo's coming to Burnsville.
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Ridges under construction3 viewsJune 16, 1966 Dakota County Tribune: Ridges under construction.
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