Busing, Block Scheduling and Building

1971 Charges of salary discrimination based on sex were dropped by the first woman on the Robbinsdale police force after the City Council made her a bonafide member of the force and included her in salary negotiations. Mrs. Robert Meredith ( Does anybody know her first name?) Told the Minneapolis Star that she wasn’t arguing…

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Coming Soon!

When the 1300 seat Terrace Theatre opened in 1951, the spectacular venue was the most up-to-date, luxurious and comfortable theater in America.┬áThe last movie played in 1999 and the windows boarded up. This is the story of the life and death of one of Minnesota’s most iconic theater’s, the Terrace Theatre. The Tower of Birdtown…

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Waking up in the 70’s

1970 Census: 16,845 (The highest population Robbinsdale has ever had) The decade of the seventies included both heartaches and good events for our town. The closing of the Library and the Junior High School saddened many citizens However, a new Civic Center, a senior citizen building, two new parks, the renewal of Arbor Day ceremonies,…

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Breaking Ground

1969 In February, 1969, almost 200 students were kicked out of Robbinsdale High School for wearing blue jeans. This violation of the dress code earned the students a three day suspension. Students complained that since green, light blue and beige denim were allowed it was silly to ban blue jeans. About a dozen showed up…

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November Membership Meeting Minutes

MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF NOVEMBER 28, 2017 President Diane Jacobson McGee opened the November Membership Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. We met again in the Historical Society space. About 20 people were present. There were no questions regarding the Minutes of the last Board meeting or of the last Membership meeting. Dean Cummings, Treasurer, said…

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