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Sioux_trail_new_owner.pdf
New owner of Sioux Trail Nursery 1978June 7, 1978 Burnsville Current

Bruce Vogelesang, new owner of the Sioux Trail Nursery. which has been open 19 years...
May 12, 2021
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Mayor Roger Richardson and Jens CaspersenDecember, 1964 Chamber photo:

The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce brought 17 new members into the fold last Thursday night at the El Dorado Club in Burnsville. The total membership is now 92. Shown Burnsville Mayor Roger Richardson and business owner Jens Caspersen from the Embassy.
May 12, 2021
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Humane Society now seeks building for animal shelter 1990October 10, 1990 Burnsville Current

The Minnesota Valley Humane Society is taking a turn in its plan for an animal shelter and returned to the Burnsville City Council Monday to make sure that the city will stand by its promise to help pay for it...
May 12, 2021
Plans_for_ymca.pdf
Plans for YMCA are shaping up 1987February 2, 1987 Thisweek News

It was a sunny, but brisk, November day when officials gathered outside to sign a purchase agreement for property on which to build a full service YMCA. Two years have past with little more than a sign announcing the future site of the YMCA...
May 12, 2021
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Louis McCoy dies 1901May 19, 1901 Shakopee Argus - death of Louis McCoyMay 12, 2021
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A new saloon 1901March 7, 1901 Shakopee Argus -

Cole Conroy has become established in the saloon business in Hamilton...

Riley brothers have decided to build a brick store in Hamilton...
May 12, 2021
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Hamilton News 1901March 14, 1901 Shakopee Argus includes the listing of elected officials of Hamilton and Glendale.May 12, 2021
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John Berrisford, 4th of JulyJohn Berrisford's plans for the 4th of July. July 1, 1886 Shakopee Argus.May 12, 2021
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St. John the Baptist, cross on top of the churchJuly 1, 1886 Shakopee Argus includes:

The cross on the new Catholic Church, which has been swinging backward and forward for the last two weeks, has at least succumbed to the force of the winds and hangs top downward from the top of the spire...
May 12, 2021
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Burnsville Food ForestFrom the City of Burnsville Facebook Page May, 2021.
Exciting things are happening at Civic Center Park across from City Hall 🌳
Yesterday Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Council Member Dan Kealey, Council Member Vince Workman, City Manager Melanie Lee and several City staff planted the start to Burnsville’s future Food Forest!

The City of Burnsville has been awarded a $125,000 grant to increase opportunities for locally grown produce, as well as enhanced access to open space and physical activity for their most vulnerable residents.On Jan. 23, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABHFA) announced the nine winning cities of the 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards. Each of the cities was awarded a grant to enhance health, wellness and environmental quality in their communities. “Mayors have long understood the critical role that safe, clean, and green spaces play in improving the health status of children and families in our cities,” said Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of USCM. “We congratulate the City of Burnsville, and encourage more innovative and comprehensive approaches to improving quality of life for residents in greatest need.”
May 11, 2021
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Hamilton Station news 1886July 1, 1886 Shakopee Argus includes:

The cross on the new Catholic Church, which has been swinging backward and forward for the last two weeks, has at least succumbed to the force of the winds and hangs top downward from the top of the spire...

John Berrisford says he is going to celebrate this 4th at home...
May 11, 2021
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South River Hills ParkOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area and park photos. This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting. May 11, 2021
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South River Hills ParkOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area and park photos. This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting. May 11, 2021
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South River Hills ParkOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area and park photos. This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting. May 11, 2021
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South River Hills ParkOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area and park photos. This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting. May 11, 2021
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South River Hills ParkOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area and park photos. This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting. May 11, 2021
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Aerial of South River HillsOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area including Highway 13 toward the Minnesota River.
This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting.
May 11, 2021
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Aerial of South River HillsOriginal location of photo shoot 11532 River Hills Drive showing a drone view of the area including Highway 13 toward the Minnesota River.
This was originally property owned by Jim Connelly, prior to River Hills. Photo compliments of Kurt Peterson ReMax Advantage Plus and photo by Spacecrafting.
May 11, 2021
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Plans for St. Patrick's Day 1886Shakopee Argus, Hamilton Station News - March 4, 1886

The Burnsville Temperance Society and Debating Club are getting up a large entertainment and hop on St. Patrick's Day at Carr's New Hall in Hamilton...
May 11, 2021
Ice_house_Berrisford.pdf
John Berrisford completed a new slaughter house with refrigerator 1886March 4, 1886 Shakopee Argus -

Hamilton Station News -

John Berrisford has just completed a new slaughter house with refrigerator and ice house attached. He claims to have a complete as outfit of that kind as can be found in the large cities. He has just finished packing 100 tons of ice...

Also, plans for St. Patrick's Day at Carr's New Hall in Hamilton...
May 11, 2021
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Mrs. John Hamil diesJune 10, 1886 Shakopee Argus - Hamilton news includes the death and burial of Mrs. John Hamil.May 11, 2021
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Hamilton News 1886Shakopee Argus - August 12, 1886

Hamilton and Burnsville area news including the Hamilton Baseball team update...
May 11, 2021
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St. John the Baptist Temperance Society of Burnsville 1886March 11, 1886 - Shakopee Argus

Letter to the editor - there will not be a dance....
May 11, 2021
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John Berrisford in Hamilton news 1886August 26, 1886 - Hamilton Station - Shakopee Argus

John Berrisford had quite a severe spell of sickness in St. Paul Saturday from which he has not entirely recovered. He came home Monday evening and is improving some...

May 11, 2021
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Census 2002 -June 26, 2002 - Burnsville Sun

Details on the census 2002.
May 11, 2021
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Ken Day, Burnsville's first police chief Day was a native of Burnsville, born February 1, 1938. Day said he was appointed Burnsville Chief of Police November 20, 1962. According to City records the public safety department was formed in 1964 with Ed Farrell as the "first" chief of police.

Ken Day died December 26, 2012.
May 10, 2021
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National Police Week 2021From the City of Burnsville's Facebook page - May 2021.

Police Chief Tanya Schwartz and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz (Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville).

On Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, it was my great honor and pleasure, on behalf of the City Council, City Manager and our Staff to recognize our Police Department and Proclaim May 9th through May 15th as National Police Week In Burnsville.

Each and everyday we ask our Police Officers to ensure public safety, to put their lives in the frontline to keep our community safe. Each and everyday they come to their shift not knowing what they would encounter, hoping they would go home safely after their service to our community.

I am deeply grateful to our Police Chief Tanya Schwartz for her leadership and to our entire Police Department for living their Core Values, they embrace KNOWLEDGE to be aware and understand in order to make sound judgement and decisions; they hold INTEGRITY dear, because they know the complexity of police work and exercise discretion in ways that are beyond reproach and worthy of public trust; they cherish HONOR, they treat others with respect, fairness, dignity and compassion, and hold themselves accountable in all their actions; COURAGE is a virtue, they place the safety of others before their own and accept their moral responsibility to take action against injustice and wrong doing, and finally, EXCELLENCE is treasured, they strive to deliver public service of the highest standards and to exceed expectations. I am deeply and truly grateful to each of our police officers for their service to our Burnsville Community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you to All in our Police Department. I was so proud that some of our Officers came to my reading of the Proclamation. I was proud to stand with them.
May 10, 2021
death_of_day.pdf
Ken Day, Burnsville's first police chief dies at age 74 - 2012December 28, 2012 Burnsville Patch.

This week saw the passing of Kenneth Alan Day, Sr.— a former lawman and controversial figure in Burnsville's history.

By- Clare Kennedy, Patch Staff

Posted Fri, Dec 28, 2012


The day after Christmas, Kenneth Alan Day, Sr. passed away, and with him perished a long-standing dispute: Who was the first police chief of Burnsville?

Day was a native of Burnsville. He was born on Feb. 1, 1938, when the city was little more than a collection of scattered homes and cornfields. Over the course of his life, Day "wore many hats" as his family puts it in his obituary. According to them, Day was "very well known in the equestrian world" as a championship horse trainer and farrier.

But he was best known for his central role in a long-standing controversy. For over 10 years, Day contended that he was appointed police chief on Nov. 20, 1962, which would make him the first in the city's history. According to a report in the Star Tribune, late Council Member Charlie Crichton found some documentation to bear this claim out, specifically some minutes from the Burnsville Town Board that show his appointment as "chief of police" with a monthly salary of $515.

In 2011, the Dakota County Association of Township Officers officially recognized him with an award, but the City of Burnsville and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz maintain that Ed Farrell was the city's first police chief. The police department's history page dates its formation to 1964.

Day hoped to amend the official record and get his picture put up at the Burnsville Police Department, a wish that has gone unfulfilled so far.

He is survived by children, Daniel W., Kenneth R., Kenneth A. and Debra S. Day, also by beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Day will be held on New Year's Eve at Highview Lutheran Church in Farmington, with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Day will be interred at Emmanuel Cemetery in Lakeville.
May 10, 2021
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Burnsville Police CarAt the time of this photo it was the Burnsville Public Safety Department.May 10, 2021
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Burnsville Police CarBurnsville Police Car undated photo.May 10, 2021
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