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Savage Fire Department1965 Flood crews by the Savage Fire Department. Before Burnsville had its own fire department, Savage and Rosemount were utilized for fire services.
Elect Gene Kearney 1967Born in Burnsville, residing in Savage business owner Gene Kearney runs for village clerk.
Credit River 1969The Credit River watershed is located in Scott County, Minnesota. Credit River begins in New Market Township and flows generally north through Credit River Township before discharging into the Minnesota River in the city of Savage.
Dan Patch Line Bridge, SavageDan Patch Bridge, 1969 flood.
Antler's Park torn downMay, 1974 The tearing down of Antler's Park's original buildings.
1976 - Dan Patch Days Button design for the annual event honoring Dan Patch and owner Marion Savage.
Mark Egan service1976 - Dan Patch Days booklet - ad for Mark Egan's service station.
Savage fire station torn downA Savage landmark, the old fire station on the banks of the Credit River (downtown Savage) was demolished by a wrecking crew. Prior to Burnsville having a fire department, Savage was one of the crews called.
The Savage PacerThe Savage Pacer newspaper masthead 1994. Although its emphasis is Savage news, Burnsville is often covered, especially School District news.
Highway 13 Amoco Savage.1996 clipping showing Highway 13 Amoco.
Riley Building Saave, torn downMarch 6, 1999 Savage Pacer - the historic Riley Building was torn down.

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Riley’s was the hot spot in Savage
By Nancy Huddleston, Editor

During the early years, Riley’s Hall was the place to be on Friday nights. “There were some wild dances up there on the second floor,” said John McCarthy, who still lives in downtown Savage.

The Riley Building is probably best known to people passing through downtown as the old antique building. But over the years it also housed an auto parts dealership, a television repair and sales business, and a print shop.

It was torn down this week to make way for a new mixed-use facility that will contain market-rate senior housing and retail office space and is being built by the City of Savage and the Scott County HRA.

Long before the building fell into disrepair, it was the center of activity in the village of Savage. It was built by the Riley family and they ran a general store out of the first floor and a dance hall on the second floor and sold ice out of an icehouse in the back yard…
Dan Patch StablesDan Patch Stables and track in Savage. In the left corner appears the summer home of Marion Savage in Bloomington, on the bluffs overlooking Savage.
Dan Patch Electric Line between Savage and BloomingtonSection of the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction company's line between Savage and Bloomington. June 24, 1910 Minneapolis Star Tribune archives.
Savage Water TowerSavage Water Tower with Dan Patch logo. January 2, 1999 Savage Pacer.
Dan Patch Lounge and Liquor Store torn downDan Patch Lounge is torn down, March 6, 1999 Savage Pacer.

Closing time for Dan Patch Lounge

By Nancy Huddleston editor

Some people referred to it as the powerhouse, a place where you are guaranteed a strong drink.

Others called it Savage’s own “Cheers” where everyone knew everybody else’s name.

And it had a reputation as the place to be on Friday nights to socialize.

No, the Dan Patch Lounge is a pile of rubble along Highway 13. Crews from Blue Earth Environmental Co. started tearing it down last week. The Savage City Council ordered the building demolished last year to make way for redevelopment in the downtown Hamilton District area. When the demolition is complete, the land will become a parking lot for the time being until the city determines a better use for it as redevelopment of the area progresses.

Deb Way, the assistant operations manager for the city’s municipal liquor operations worked at the Dan Patch Lounge for many years. “Over the years the bar got a lot of bad PR and was called a biker bar and such, she said. But it wasn’t, it was a working man’s bar and an atypical community bar…

The original portion of the building was constructed in the 1920s. Over the years the building was used as a townhall, a jail and for liquor operations. Three additions were made in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The last major work was a facelift in 1985 costing $300,000.

The bar was shut down by the city in 1989…the City kept the package store open down there, but people would come in still looking for the old bar.
Dan Patch Bowling LanesOne of the final photos of the Dan Patch Bowling Lanes before closing 2007.
Dan Patch Bowling Lanes2007 the final photos of the Dan Patch Bowling Lanes.
Dan Patch Bowling LanesOne of the final pictures of the Dan Patch Bowling Lanes before closing 2007.
A view of SavageA portion of Savage, compliments of the City of Savage. Note - Loftus farm still stands in this 2019 photo.
Jens Bohn dies at age 76 - April 2018The Savage Pacer April 19, 2018 reports on the death of Jens Bohn, Savage barber for 56 years. His shop the Razors Edge was in the original Berrisford Store, moved from Burnsville after the fire at St. John the Baptist.
Sea Girt InnThen and Now the Sea Girt Inn at Orchard Lake, Lakeville on the border of Burnsville. - Photo from Lakeville Historical Society.
Come Home to Savage 2018A 2018-2019 Community Guide published by the Savage Pacer profiles the City of Savage.
Savage Government 2019City Government, Savage 2019 - Mayor - Janet Williams-
Council - Gene Abbott, Matt Johnson, Christine Kelly and Bob Coughlen
City Administrator - Brad Larson
Savage Fire DepartmentSavage Fire Station and trucks 2019.
How Hamilton Became SavageA celebration on the anniversary of Hamilton becoming Savage Minnesota.
Welcome to SavagePhotographed 2020 shows the population as 25,485.
Sunset Pond ParkSeptember 2020 - Sunset Pond is a 100-acre, community park complete with a 65-acre pond surrounded by hard trails for recreating. The park, a prairie restoration area, is located north of County Road 42, on the west side of Burnsville Parkway, just west of the intersection with Southcross Drive. Photo by
Godan Nambudiripad.
Orchard LakeA view of Orchard Lake and Park, 2020.
Orchard LakeA view of Orchard Lake and Park.
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