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Christina HuddlestonChristina Streefland Huddleston. She owned and operated a small store on the border of Orchard Gardens and Lakeville near Orchard Lake. At the time of the article, she had owned and operated the store 44 years. She attended old District 102 School in Burnsville and at her father's urging completed a course at the Minneapolis Business College. She was one of 11 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Arie Streefland, who emigrated to the United States from Holland in 1891 and purchased 640 acres of land in Burnsville. Nov 20, 2021
Bonnie Featherstone devoted to her family and community 1983June 8, 1983 Burnsville Sun -

Profile of Bonnie Featherstone, a Burnsville resident since 1971. She has been a board member of School District 191, a volunteer for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and president of the Burnsville Area Society for the Arts...
Nov 19, 2021
Bill MetzgerJune 8, 1983 Burnsville Sun

Local Boy, Bill Metzger, makes good in his chosen field

After graduating from Burnsville High School, Bill studied supermarket management at Dakota County Vocational Technical Institute and is now manager of the Tom Thumb in Savage...
Nov 19, 2021
Jack and Jean Young 1979May 1, 1979 Burnsville - This week New

Profile of Jack and Jean Young who run Jack's Place for 13 years and recently opened a driving range adjoining the property...
Nov 07, 2021
Jens CaspersenJuly 18, 1979 Burnsville Sun -

An old log barn, located on the Jens Caspersen property in rural Savage, is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in the area, erected by a pioneer family over 100 years ago.
Nov 05, 2021
James Clardy Sr diesJune 1999 - James E. Clardy born August 24, 1919 died June 3, 1999. A resident of Burnsville for the past 45 years survived by his wife Virginia, sons Winston, James Jr. and David, and daughters Rebecca, Mary Frances, Cathy. Oct 30, 2021
James and Virginia Clardy1956 - they were the first black family to move to Burnsville.Oct 30, 2021
Virginia Clardy, the Queen Bee of Burnsville laid to rest 2013August 8, 2013 St. Paul Pioneer Press

When Virginia Clardy settled with her family in Burnsville, the developer who built her home apparently couldn't accept that a black family - the first to move into what was at that time a township - had settled in one of his houses.
Oct 30, 2021
Kirk Detlefsen 2020 This September marks the 46 year anniversary for Kirk's State Farm Agency! 🥳 Here's a fun look back at some business card photos of Kirk over the years..Oct 19, 2021
Community mourns death of athletic director Bob PatesJanuary 3, 1974 Burnsville Sun -

Robert Pates, director of athletics at Burnsville High School suffered a fatal heart attack December 22, 1973....
Oct 13, 2021
John Hennen 1966John and the Hennen's lived on Judicial Road on land next to St. John the Baptist Cemetery.Sep 14, 2021
Richard Brooks 1965March 11, 1965 - Minnesota Valley Review

Richard W. Brooks, Burnsville, has been appointed a trustee of the Dakota Scott Library System...
Sep 02, 2021
Rosie Baggie dies 1988Rosella Baggie, a long time resident of Savage died May 1, 1988 at the age 103.
In 1906 she married Joseph Baggie and arrived in Savage in the early 1930s.

Published June 1988 - Savage Review.
Aug 27, 2021
Wally Day lists main problems facing Village of Burnsville 1965October 14, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Candidate Wally Day explained why he filed for election....
Aug 26, 2021
John Daly early photo 1960s.Judge John Daly, Burnsville died December 25, 2014 age 84. He was born in Rosemount and in later years lived in Burnsville.

Late judge served 31 years on the bench

Judge John Daly Jr. opened Burnsville’s first courtroom in the old Village Hall building on County Road 5, where office employees competed for space with heavy equipment.

“He would hold court on Wednesday nights at 6:30, after the city employees went home and they turned the road graders off,” said Betsy Daly, one of his three children.

John Daly Jr., who was appointed as Burnsville’s first municipal judge in 1965 and spent 31 years on the bench, died Dec. 25, 2014. He was 84.

The longtime Burnsville resident was a humble man who never used his position for personal gain or influence or even talked much about it, said Betsy Daly, of Eagan.

“He was a family man,” she said. “He was there for his family.”

Born on a farm in Rosemount to John Daly Sr. and Marie Daly, Daly graduated from Rosemount High School in 1947 and from the College of St. Thomas in 1951. He was the fourth of seven children.

“He didn’t want to get drafted into the Korean War, so he applied to law school,” Betsy said. “And to his surprise, he got accepted to the U of M. He was ROTC at St. Thomas College.”

After earning his University of Minnesota law degree Daly became an Air Force second lieutenant on a reserve commission. He wanted to pilot airplanes and was sent to Sampson Air Force Base in New York, where he was turned down for flight school because of poor hearing in his left ear, Betsy said.

Notified by mail that he’d passed the bar exam back in Minnesota, Daly was sworn in as a judge advocate general — an Air Force lawyer, Betsy said.

“At Sampson he was trying criminal cases like AWOL, theft and arson,” she said. From there he was transferred to Offut Air Force Base in Nebraska.

“He tried one criminal case after another,” Betsy said. “One week he would be a prosecutor, and the next week he would be a defense lawyer.”

Daly returned to Minnesota and practiced law with his brother, Jerome, at the Cody, Daly and Waldrop firm in St. Paul. With another brother, Bob, he formed the Daly and Daly Law Firm in 1963. The firm’s offices were in the Warrior Building, which still stands at 201 W. Travelers Trail in Burnsville.

In 1965 Gov. Karl Rolvaag appointed the 35-year-old Daly as Burnsville’s first municipal judge.

“Burnsville was starting to grow, and they needed somebody out there,” Betsy said.

His first job was to set up a functioning courtroom. Daly borrowed docket sheets from Bloomington, crossing out “Bloomington” and “Hennepin County” and replacing them with “Burnsville” and “Dakota,” Betsy said. He stored court records in his law office.

“He said he felt very much like a vagabond,” she said.

At one point Daly threatened to move the court to better digs in Apple Valley, Betsy said. But the village of Burnsville agreed to renovate part of the Warrior Building, and the county paid the rent, she said. Part-owner of the building, her father had to sell his share, she said.

In 1971 the Legislature abolished municipal courts and switched to county courts, Betsy said. Her father served as a Dakota County court judge through 1987, when the state switched to district courts. Daly was a 1st District Court judge until his retirement in 1996, hearing cases in Dakota and other counties.

Though her father didn’t talk much about his work as a judge, Betsy said she came across two telling keepsakes from his career.

One is a 1984 letter from a college president, thanking the judge for not accepting a student’s “gross distortion of the facts” in a discipline case.

The other is a 2008 email from a Rosemount woman to the Dakota County attorney’s office. It described an “unofficial mentor during a rough time in my life” 25 or 30 years ago.

“His name is Judge John Daly,” the woman wrote, noting that she had matured and raised a son by then. “If he is still alive and you can contact him, please just let him know that I have thought of him from time to time over the years, and appreciated his efforts.”

John Joseph Daly Jr. is preceded in death by his brothers, Jerome, Patrick, Walter and Dr. Alfred Daly. He is survived by his children, Geoffrey Gerard Daly, Betsy Daly and Thomas Daly; grandson, Joshua; siblings, Renata (Don) Rigney and Robert (Barb) Daly; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial Mass, visitation and celebration of life were held Dec. 30 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rosemount. Memorials will be forwarded by the family in lieu of flowers to some of Daly’s favorite charities.
Aug 16, 2021
Faye PopeJanuary 4, 1964 Minnesota Valley Review reports: The recently organized Burnsville Chamber of Commerce will conduct a community idea meeting at Jens Embassy Club. Faye Pope, president of the organization says the purpose of the meeting is to establish goals for the current year activities... Aug 16, 2021
Howard Knutson 1970 He graduated from Luther College and Wm. Mitchell College of Law and practiced law for 40 years. He served two years in the U.S. Army. Howard served as a Minnesota State Representative from 1967-1972 and a State Senator from 1973-1990. He also served on the Board of Directors for Fairview Hospitals, Ebenezer Society, U.S. China People's Friendship Assoc., Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Mental Health Assoc. of MN, WCAL Radio and Prince of Peace Church. He was a member of MN and Dakota Co. Bar Association. He died October 1, 2006. Aug 16, 2021
Charles HalbergCharles C. Halberg of Burnsville. State legislator from 1979-1987 and 1990-1993.

Born November 20, 1942 (78 years)

Elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 53B in 1978 and 1980.

Elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 38A in 1982 and 1984.

Elected to the Minnesota Senate from the 38th District in 1990.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Independent Republican Party endorsent.
Aug 16, 2021
Giles homeOnce owned by Martin Hayes family, later the Giles family on Burnsville Parkway.Aug 14, 2021
Mary Ellen Mullaney dies 2021 Mary Ellen Mullaney (Thibault)
Be Kind. Be Genuine. Care for Others. These principles guided the life of Mary Ellen Mullaney for 93 years. Born in Eau Claire, WI, Mary Ellen moved to the St. Paul Como neighborhood at the age of six and proudly claimed her St. Paul heritage the rest of her life.

She met her husband John (Don) at a church dance in 1947, and they danced through life together for 58 years. Mary Ellen and Don had five sons and fortunately for all of them, she was a woman of tremendous patience.

Mary Ellen was a faithful servant of the Lord who lived her values of honesty and kindness every day. The simplest pleasures in life brought her the greatest joy: dancing in the kitchen, picnics in the park, long lunches with lifelong friends, a full moon, a pretty sunset and of course, a good piece of chocolate. Her love for these little joys was contagious and made those around her find new appreciation for the blessings they had. She was always quick with a joke, and even quicker to offer you a sweet treat.

Along with her husband, she was a founding parishioner of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville. She was actively involved at her parish for over 56 years teaching religion classes and Bible studies. She inspired those around her by modeling compassion and valuing relationships above all else. She is the foundation of our large family and will be greatly missed.

On August 1, Mary Ellen was reunited with her favorite dance partner and husband. At the time of her death, she was living in south Bloomington and previously was a 50-year resident of Burnsville, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Margaret Cade, Frank, Joe and Jim Thibault and granddaughter, Annie. Her spirit is carried on by her sons John (Joan), Patrick (Tracy), Mike (Sandy) , Jim (Jennifer) , and Paul (Sara) ;17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Molly) and William Thibault, Sister Jane Thibault SSND; sisters-in-laws, Gina and Barbara Thibault and more family too numerous to list, but not forgotten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary Mother of the Church on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:30 located at 3333 Cliff Road East, Burnsville 55337 (952-890-0045). Visitation beginning at 10 AM. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to School Sisters of Notre Dame attn. Sr. Linda Wanner 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato, MN 56001 or Church of the Epiphany Free Food Pantry 4900 Nathan Lane North Plymouth, MN 55442.
Aug 07, 2021
Dr. Clark LaChapelleJuly 11, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Dr. Clark LaChapelle establishes his office in Burnsville at 12445 River Ridge Blvd.
Aug 06, 2021
Warren KelleyLongtime council member Warren Kelley.Jul 31, 2021
Wally Day1970's photo of Wally Day, lived on County Road 5, served Burnsville township government.Jul 30, 2021
Kirk DetlefsenKirk Detlefsen, a 1969 graduate of Burnsville High School, owner of his own insurance company, now on Cliff Road for over 40 years. Jul 29, 2021
Art BerendtOctober 1997 obituary for business owner (Mr. B's Car Wash and gas) and the Riverview Shopping Center.Jul 23, 2021
Wally Day presents platform for re-election 1963March 7, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Wally Day, chairman of the Burnsville town board the past six years and board member for nine years offers a five point platform for his re-election...
Jul 18, 2021
Daivd Ahlgren thank you 1982The City Council of the City of Burnsville, acknowledges with deep appreciation David Ahlgren for his dedicated service to the city as a member of the citizens advisory committee on Public Safety Master planning since September, 1979.

Their research and recommendations on issues related to the planning of public safety services in the City of Burnsville will be of lasting benefit to the residents of Burnsville.

The City Council offers its sincere best wishes to David in his future endeavors.

April 1982
Jun 21, 2021
Wally Day1972 Wally Day runs for County Commissioner.Jun 12, 2021
Senator Howard KnutsonHoward Knutson, attorney and Senator, 1970s.Jun 11, 2021
Pete OchsnerBurnsville Council member and later mayor, Pete Ochsner 1972.Jun 10, 2021
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