Olson’s Grocery Then and Now

Olson’s Grocery on Yates was one of at least seven little corner stores nestled in Robbinsdale’s sleepy neighborhoods. Back before anybody ever hear...

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...