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Burnsville PosterA poster created for Burnsville circa 1980s.
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DARTS provides rides to seniorsBased in West St. Paul Dakota Area Referral and Transportation for Seniors (DARTS) provides
transportation and other services to seniors in Burnsville and Dakota County. 1979 photo.
1980_community_profile.pdf
Burnsville Community Profile 1980Minnesota Department of Energy, Planning and Development report on Burnsville 1980.
1981_tri_harder.pdf
Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville "tri" harder 1981A 1981 article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

If you drive south on Highway 3 from downtown St. Paul to 70th Street (Lone Oak Road), take that east to Highway 13, follow Highway 13 southeast to Cedar Avenue, then take a turn south on Cedar, you will traverse some of the oddest and most interesting territory in the metro area...
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Minnesota AAA 1982Burnsville Progress 1982 - October 18, 1982 The Burnsville Current published a special edition with this ad for the Minnesota State Automobile Association (AAA).
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DARTS provides rides to seniorsBased in West St. Paul Dakota Area Referral and Transportation for Seniors (DARTS) provides
transportation and other services to seniors in Burnsville and Dakota County. 1987 photo of bus.
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South River Hills DayPatrick Scott, Keating Circle during the May 1980 South River Hills Day.
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South River Hills DayMargaret and John Kennelly on Keating Circle, loved South River Hills Day. John was born in Burnsville in 1905 and lived his entire life there until his death in 1991. Margaret (1910 - 1991), they were married 1945.
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South River HIlls DayNext door neighbors Pat Scott and life long resident John Kennelly enjoy the annual South River Hills Day 1980.
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Buck Hill 1983Solaron cast.

An event at Buck Hill, July 15 - 31, 1983 "Citizen's of the Future" Celebrate!

Advertised thoughout the State of Minneosta, Solaron was designed to provide a weekend of entertainment and education for visitors.

Set on the fictional planet of Solaron (the flat area below the hill)
participants view and participate in scenes of a play, and to view
exhibits, movies, and lectures. Musical entertainment was also
scheduled.

Festival director John Struchen says that Buck Hill was chosen
because it is not used in the summer, and it provides a natural
amphi-theatre.
arts_move_to_the_house_1988.pdf
Burnsville Arts Groups eye permanent home 1988The Dakota County Tribune September 29, 1988 reports...The Fine Arts will enjoy greater stature in the Burnsville Community when the Art Center opens in the Alimagnet Park House next fall...The future headquarters for local, non-profit groups currently houses Burnsville's Parks and Recreation offices. The brick house is tucked behind trees overlooking Alimagnet Park. The house was built in 1957 and bought by the city 13 years later.
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Burnsville: A council for all people 1980December 4, 1980 Dakota County Tribune editorial - opinion piece by Gary Kubat regarding the proposed conditional use permit from the Dakota County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for 32 townhomes for low and moderate income families in Burnsville,
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1984 Burnsville Athletic ClubBAC - Burnsville Athletic Club celebrates 25th year with creation of a flag.
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Crystal View Inn before being burnt down 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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Burnsville Mama's find escape in belly dancing 1987The September 12, 1987 Burnsville Current reports on Pat Auch, Edie Julik and Nancy Spoo, neighbors and Burnsville residents who are rooted in the Middle Eastern art form of dance. Three years ago they formed a group known as Shaherazade and have performed at the Renaissance Festival, Dakota County Fair and Fire Muster.
Bobcats_win_1981.pdf
Bobcats win season's first home gameMay 26, 1981 - Sun News reports: Fans and players alike were elated with the results of the first home game played by the Burnsville Bobcats at Alimagnet Park. They defeated Miesville 3 - 2. As part of the home opener festivities, Mayor Paul Scheunemann was one of three who threw out the first balls for the game. Also participating were life long residents Enous Gallagher and Joe Kennelly, both of whom were active in coaching and managing the Burnsville team in 1946 and previous years.
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Burnsville Bureau invites tourists, convention goers 1988Business Ink Winter 1988 profiles Burnsville's economic development efforts with an interview with Carrie Kruse.
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Farming 1980sOne of the few remaining active farms in Burnsville circa 1980.
burnsville_grows_up.pdf
Burnsville grows up from ground up 1984Burnsville Current September 24, 1984 reports: The 1984 construction season has been busy in Burnsville. It follows a record construction season in 1983 when buildings valued at more than $48.6 million were added to the city's tax base.
Burnsville_rural_to_urban.pdf
Burnsville Rural to UrbanA piece written by Wanda Schnabel for a MInnesota History Workshop - August 1981.
In it she provides background on Burnsville's history, census information, a review of plat maps and an interview with life long
resident Enous Gallagher.
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Line drawing - 1988 A Creek in BurnsvilleArtist Barb Starner created a series of Burnsville historic sites for the 1988 Cornerstone Copy calendar.
charter_for_burnsville.pdf
Panel ponders need of charter 1983April 14, 1983 MInneapolis Star Tribune reports on the question: Should the city of Burnsville stick with its present form of government? Or should its new charter commission hammer out a city charter similar to a local constitution?
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Winter in the 1980sA Burnsville City employee as work in the winter during the 1980s.
City_Survey_1988.pdf
City Satisfaction survey 1988Decision Resources Ltd. surveyed 401 Burnsville residents during 10 days at the end of May. The survey is part of a larger planning project that in­ volves a number of residents working to develop a plan for the city’s future.
What researchers William D. Morris and Diane Traxler found was that Burnsville residents are happy with where their home is.

BURNSVILLE CURRENT July 6, 1988 Yvonne Klinnert Editor
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Minneapolis Star Tribune introduces Community.March 6, 1980, Minneapolis Tribune introduces its new Community section of the newspaper which features Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley community news, and ads. This section was labeled River South 6.
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Connie Morrison 1988Business Ink, Winter 1988 profiles Connie Morrison, former mayor then State Representative.
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Crystal View Inn, Crystal Lake before fireCrystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake being burnt 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake being burnt 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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Crystal View Inn at Crystal Lake burns 1981Crystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
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