Losing the Library

1975 The Henepin County Library Board decided the best days of the Robbinsdale Community Library were over and recommended that the building close after 70 year...

Robbinsdale was Someplace Else

1967 The Crystal Lake Water Study Committee was appointed by the City Council to study the problems of Crystal Lake which, by now, was considered a “dead&...

Robbins Answers the Final Summons

1910 Census 765 (a 4% increase since 1900) The decade of the “teens” showed continued growth of our small village. Another church, a new bank, a P.T...

Anton Wolf’s Hotel

1870 The population of Crystal Lake township was 718. Besides farming, a few industries developed. The first was a shingle mill at Shingle Creek, built in 1852 ...

Westphal Post 251

Westphal Post 251 of the American Legion was organized on October 31st, 1919. It was named in honor of Gottlieb L. Westphal, who was killed in action on October...