Robbinsdale 125

Helping to celebrate 125 Years of our growing and thriving city will be even MORE fun when you know more about it! In that Spirit, the Robbinsdale Historical Society and Robbin Gallery will be opening their doors for a special exhibit February 1st through February 24th. Enjoy the historical documents & photographs! Learn about the…

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On Our 90th Birthday

1983 On February 7, another petition, with over 6000 names was presented to the School Board. An election was held on March 21. There was vigorous campaigning on both sides of the issue. The 8.5 million dollar increase was upheld with almost 27,000 voters voting, setting a record for School District 281 elections. On March…

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The End of an Era

1982 The month of January had record snowfalls of 17.1 and 18.5 inches. To. gether with the April 20 snowfall, we had 95 inches of snow compared with the yearly average of 45 inches. As usual the Robbinsdale snow plows were out even before the snow stopped and did an excellent job on our streets…

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Losing Lee School

1981 Robbinsdale citizens and businesses responded with over $14,000 for new uniforms for the Marching Band so it could parade smartly in the Aquatennial Parade. Howard Groenke of First Robbinsdale Bank and Warren Thompson of Guaranty Bank were in charge of the fund raising. In March, Applebaum’s Grocery was one of the first stores to…

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Tree City U.S.A.

1980 Census: 14,422—a decline of 2,423 since 1970, indicating that Robbinsdale was almost fully developed and had an increasingly large “senior” population. On February 15th, a robber demanded money from a teller at Guaranty State Bank. Ed Manning, an off-duty police officer was alerted and caught the suspect a block away, recovering the money. Manning…

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