The Hubbard Marketplace Then and Now

In April of 1949, the new fire and police station was formally dedicated. At 2:00 a whistle blew and the firemen marched with the Robbinsdale and Anoka city ban...

Olivet United Methodist Church

Olivet is the first congregation organized after the 1946 merger of the Evangelical Church and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The first worship se...

A Swift Postcard

    Born in Boston in 1848, George Swift came to Minnesota with his parents. At the age of 13, Swift enlisted as a drummer boy at Fort Snelling. Durin...

Robbinsdale’s North Memorial Hospital

After U.S. Navy veteran, Vance C. DeMong became director of Victory Hospital in 1954 the facility was remodeled, reorganized as a private, non-profit and rename...

More Than Just a Barber!

O.T. (Otto) Beaudoin, pictured here with Frank Dillenberg in 1937, was born in Quebec in 1871. He came to Robbinsdale in 1927. Beaudoin operated two barbershops...