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dahlgren_appointed.pdf
Howard Dahlgren appointed professional planner for township 1963March 14, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Howard Dahlgren of Midwest Planning and Research, INC, MInneapolis has been appointed professional planner for Burnsville Township...
Jul 25, 2021
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Black Dog annexation timeline published 1963March 14, 1963 Minnesota Valley review - 1961 to 1963 timeline.Jul 25, 2021
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A freshly painted water tower 2021Burnsville Bulletin - Summer 2021

The rehabilitation of the Heather Hills Water Tower is complete. The tower is the largest above ground steel reservoir in MInnesota and this rehabilitation work is expected to keep the tower in good shape for another 15 - 20 years.
Jul 23, 2021
New_fire_truck_summer_2021.pdf
Burnsville introduces new state of the art fire truck 2021The Burnsville Bulletin - Summer 2021

An impressive new black and red fire truck has hit the streets of Burnsville...
Jul 23, 2021
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James Connelly for Town TreasurerMarch 7, 1963 ad for Jim Connelly.Jul 23, 2021
Board_replies.pdf
Burnsville Board replies to Bloomington city manager 1963March 21, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

The Burnsville Township Board replies to some of the answers given by Ray Olsen, Bloomington City Manager, regarding the Black Dog annexation.
Jul 23, 2021
black_dog_begins.pdf
Black Dog battle begins 1962December 6, 1962 Minnesota Valley Review

Initial information about the Burnsville's Battle to retain Black Dog power plant.
Jul 21, 2021
Bloomington_urges_merger.pdf
Bloomington urges merger 1961August 21, 1961 Minnesota Valley Review

A convoy of Bloomington administrative workers assigned by the League of Women Voters too a census of Burnsville Township Wednesday...
Jul 20, 2021
Standing_room_only_crowd.pdf
Candiaates rally and annexation updateMarch 7, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review -

House Committee passes annexation measure...
Standing room only crowd attend candidates rally...
Jul 20, 2021
a_new_mail_route_coming.pdf
New rural mail route opened by Savage Post OfficeOctober 4, 1962 Minnesota Valley Review

As of September 29, a third mail route was established by the Savage post office, Jim McCoy postmaster announced this week.
Jul 20, 2021
Editorial_on_annexation.pdf
Municipal Grand LarcenyAugust 24, 1961 Minnesota Valley Review editorial

The bombshell that burst this week in Burnsville has left us a little stunned, to say the least. In what appears to have been a long prepared plan, the All American City of Bloomington has pulled off the biggest land swindle since...
Jul 20, 2021
Bloomington_annex.pdf
Bloomington annexes Black Dog Plant 1961August 24, 1961 Minnesota Valley Review

Bloomington begins its attempt to annex Black Dog and Burnsville...
Jul 20, 2021
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Burnsville's John Daly, Dakota County JudgeDakota County Judges, including John Daly.Jul 20, 2021
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Postal Delivery in SavageA postal vehicle in front of the Razors Edge, Savage. Postal service for Savage goes through the Burnsville Post Office.
Prior to 1965 postal service for Burnsville came through Savage. Photo Burnsville Historical Society.
Jul 19, 2021
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Postal Delivery in SavageA postal vehicle in front of the Razors Edge, Savage. Postal service for Savage goes through the Burnsville Post Office.
Prior to 1965 postal service for Burnsville came through Savage. Photo Burnsville Historical Society.
Jul 19, 2021
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Interstate 35 E and County Road 42The Interstate 35E bridge over County Road 42 in 1980.Jul 19, 2021
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Ames Construction moves to prior Village - Township HallAmes Construction moves to the old township hall on County Road 5Jul 19, 2021
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County Road numbers change 1963January 3, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

County Roads in Burnsville area get new numbers -

County Road 6 becomes County Road 11
County Road 11 becomes County Road 42
Old Highway 13 becomes County Road 34 (Now Williams Drive)
Jul 19, 2021
1959_postal.pdf
Savage Post Office business up 1960Undated 1960 Minnesota Valley Review


The increased population and business activity of the Savage Burnsville area are reflected in the 1959 post office report released by Postmaster James McCoy.

The total receipts, adjusted to reflect last year’s postage rate increase, amounted to $32,964.49. By way of comparison, receipts were $4,771 in 1945 and $24,399 in 1955.

McCoy began working in the Savage office in 1949 and was appointed postmaster in March of 1953. The senior postal employee is Mrs. Maristella Korba, who began in 1931. Mrs. Beatrice Williams started work in 1947. In the last three years, Mrs. Eunice Campbell, Mrs. Susan Scholz and Earl Husom have been added to the staff to handle the increased work load.

Rural route carrier Ray Egan, who began in 1957 now drive 64 miles a day to serve the 648 patrons on route number 1. Post Master McCoy reports that the rapidly increasing number of families moving into the area approximately 12 per month may require the establishment of an additional route
Jul 18, 2021
approves_RH_apartments.pdf
Village Council approves River Hills apartments 1968November 7, 1968 Dakota County Tribune

A 36 unit apartment complex at River Hills Drive and 112th Street was approved...
Jul 18, 2021
run_out_of_ballots.pdf
Some precincts run short of ballots 1972November 9, 1972 Dakota County Tribune

Because of the unexpected large number of voters, some of the precincts ran shot of ballots during Tuesday's general election...
Jul 17, 2021
Patrick_Connelly_profile.pdf
Interview with Pat ConnellyInterview with Pat Connelly October 4, 1962.Jul 17, 2021
Tribute_to_Jim_Connelly.pdf
Tribute to three men leaving office 1963The people of Burnsville owe a great debt of gratitude to three men who will be leaving office this week.
Jim Connelly spent 17 years as treasurer, 14 as town clerk and four as assessor.
Wallace Day has been on the town board for nine years including six years as chairman and
Russell Streefland, who has been township assessor for eight years.
Jul 16, 2021
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New Burnsville Chief of Police takes training 1963New Burnsville Village Township chief of police Kenneth Day will take courses offered by the State of Minnesota...Jul 16, 2021
Schaefer_for_council.pdf
Stan Schaefer for Burnsville CouncilThe election is November 3, 1970 - ad for Stan Schaefer for Burnsville Council.Jul 16, 2021
former_chief_honored_burnsville.pdf
Former Chief of Police David Couper honored 1973January 4, 1973 Dakota County Tribune

Former Burnsville Public Safety Director David Couper was honored. He is shown with incoming director Mike Dumoulin.
Jul 16, 2021
possible_merger.pdf
Savage, Burnville merger in the works? 1960December 29, 1960 Minnesota Valley Review

The Burnsville town board and township planning commission Tuesday night discussed the possible incorporation of a village from the present Township. The Municipal Commission reportedly suggest that Burnsville seek annexation to the village of Savage...
Jul 15, 2021
for_an_ice_arena.pdf
Ice Arena planning is approved 1971November 4, 1971 Dakota County Tribune

The Burnsville Village Council approved a resolution calling for plans and specifications and ordering bids for an ice arena...
Jul 15, 2021
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Hiring Burnsville Police2021 Posting from the City of Burnsville for additional police.Jul 14, 2021
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New rural mail routs opened by Savage Post Office 1962October 4, 1962 Minnesota Valley Review

As of September 29, a third mail route was established by the Savage post office, Jim McCoy postmaster announced this week.

Jul 14, 2021
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