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Robert Lee RestaurantChinese and American Food was located at Highway 13 and Cedar Avenue, next to the Cedarvale Mall. Ad 1975.
Rocks next to the Nicols Rail track2021 - rocks are piled next to the railroad track.
Roger New named Eagan's new police chief 2018May 24, 2018 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News reports:

Eagan’s next police chief is a 24-year veteran of the department who has risen steadily through the ranks.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Eagan City Council named Deputy Chief Roger New to succeed Chief Jim McDonald when he retires at the end of next month.

“Roger New is the right man at the right time to serve as chief of police,” said Mayor Mike Maguire following the council’s interview with New on Tuesday. “By working his way up, Roger has a wealth of experience, is familiar with all levels of the department, and brings more than 12 years of management to the job.”

New, 47, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy. Starting in 1994 as an Eagan police officer, New rose to the rank of patrol sergeant in 2004 and just two years later was promoted to lieutenant.

He was appointed deputy chief in 2016. He will now lead Eagan’s 89-person department, with 73 sworn officers.

“I look forward to serving the Eagan community as its next chief,” New said. “And I am most grateful to the Eagan City Council and Administrator Dave Osberg for their confidence in me.

“I’ve been blessed to work alongside a great mentor in Chief McDonald and I am humbled to lead the men and women of the Eagan Police Department going forward. I inherit a great department with high approval ratings, yet there are new challenges in developing the next generation of policing to protect and serve this growing city.”

New was the unanimous choice of council members.

He will begin his duties July 1.

He was the only candidate interviewed, based on the recommendation of the council’s Human Resources Committee. That recommendation cited the extensive internal process used just two years ago when New was chosen to replace retiring Deputy Chief Jeff Johnson.

In addition to citing his record, the committee concluded there was no need to go to the additional time and expense of hiring a national or regional search firm as long as New passed the required background check, psychological exam and interviewed well.

New is a 17-year resident of Eagan and an active community member, coaching youth sports and serving on school advisory panels. He is married with two children.

“People will find,” New said, “that I am all about building positive community relations, and I look forward to continuing that work.”

Cedarvale Grand Opening 1968March 28, 1968 - Dakota County Tribune

Roundhouse Rodney WTCN TV Kids tv star at the Cedarvale Grand opening.
Beaudette Well DrillingYour farm or home need a well? This Eagan business assisted many in Burnsville. - Beaudette Well Drilling. Ad 1962.
Safe found in river, $550 missingFebruary 25, 1960 Dakota County Tribune

Stolen safe found in the MInnesota River near the Cedar Avenue Bridge...
Michael Allen Sr and wife Ellen Scott AllenTintype photo of Michael and Ellen Allen. Her father was Richard Scott from Eagan. After Ellen's death Michael married Susan Dempsey, a widow with one son. Photo 1880s.

Michael Allen
Birth 1842
Death 1914 (aged 71–72)

Ellen Scott Allen, born- 1843 Canada

Death 14 May 1876 (aged 32–33)
Savage, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Burial- Saint John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery
Nichols Hall, Beaudette Hall - EaganBeaudette Hall, also known as the Nicols Pavilion, was built in 1925 - 1926 by Reo, Fostin and Ephraim Beaudette and it shows their French-Canadian heritage with its mansared roof. It has been a former night club (The Biltmore Club), temporary school house and a general store. At the time of this photo (1986) it housed two plumbing and heating companies.
Eagan might seize land from 15 property owners - near Cedarvale MallJuly 25, 2007 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Faced with a deadline to force the sale of land for economic development, Eagan will consider using eminent domain against property owners near the Cedarvale Mall...
School Districts serving EaganThe 2017 - 2018 Community Guide and Business Directory notes that Eagan is served by three school districts. This contains a list of all schools within each district.
Eagan BarbershopOriginally in Cedarvale, the barbershop continues to operate in a neighboring mall in Eagan.
Site of Jim Scott's general Store EaganJim Scott's store was located near Nicols Station at the Railroad tracks on OLD Cedar Avenue (now Nicols Road).
The fate of Jim Scott's store (undated -1960s)Newspaper clipping shows photo of the once popular Jim Scott store, before being removed.
Nicols - Eagan MInnesotaThis drawing from 1987 by an artist whose last name was Johnson - recalls Nicols Station and Jim Scott's store at what was then Cedar Avenue near Highway 13. Today the tracks are found at Nicols Road. The store was burnt on purpose in 1964 and the depot closed at the same time.
1916 Calendar from Jim ScottJim Scott ran the general store at Nicols Station.
Scott's General Store EaganJim Scott's general store was located at the rail tracks of Nicols across from the train station. Nicols, a flag station was established in 1867 on the line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, in the northwest quarter of section 17, on land then owned by John Nichols.
Jim Scott's storeThe last photo of Jim Scott's store, Nicols (Eagan) located across the tracks from the Nicols rail station. Photo reprinted August 18, 1979.
June 23, 1967 MInneapolis Star Tribune - Developers of the Cedarvale Shopping Center in Eagan announced that construction will begin next week on a 43,500 square of building with air conditioned mall.
City of EaganOctober, 2017 City of Eagan introduces its new logo.
Cedarvale Shopping Center Eagan1972 the lower level garden court opens with the Needle Niche.
Shields by the LakeThis barn in Eagan was known as Shields by the Lake, when a dance hall in the 1930's. It was located 1360 Lone Oak Road. Photo 1977.
Shields by the LakePhoto after fire. This barn in Eagan was known as Shields by the Lake, when a dance hall in the 1930's. It was located 1360 Lone Oak Road.
Mike's Shoe Repair1979 ad for Mike's Shoe Repair, Cedarvale.
Mike's Shoe RepairOriginally in Cedarvale, Mike's Shoe Repair (with a new owner) continues to operate in Eagan.
William Holz blacksmithWilliam Holz, the local Eagan blacksmith had his home, barn and shop on Dodd Road near what is now Highway 149 and Wescott Road in the mid 1800's.
Shoppes of Cedar Grove has reopening 2008October 23, 2008 Dakota County Tribune:

Some of the stores which used to be located at Cedarvale - Mike's Shoe Repair and Cedar Grove Barbers - moved to the new mall first known as the Silver Bell Center.
Cedarvale 19751975 Cedarvale with map.
Sibley Historic site brochure 2017A Sibley House Visitors Guide produced by the Dakota County Historical Society, which manages the site.
Sibley HouseSide view of the Henry Hastings Sibley home in Mendota.
Sibley HouseBorn February 20, 1811 in Detroit, Michigan Territory, Henry Hastings Sibley came to the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in 1834 as the regional manager of the American Fur Company. He went on to become one of the most influential figures in Minnesota History. His career included serving as the region's most prominent fur trader, a politician, territorial delegate to the US Congress, first Governor of the State of MInnesota and a Colonel during the US Dakota War of 1862. This is his house in Mendota.
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