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” pop...

Crystal Lake and Sacred Heart

1973 Aeration pumps, which keep water open all winter, began operation in Crystal Lake on October 22. This was after much arguing about, “what if some kid...

Wrestling, Cats and Dogs

1972 The Robbinsdale City Council asked the Metropolitan Transit Commission to study the feasibility of a minibus system linking West Broadway, Robin Center and...

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 me...

Lakeview Terrace Park

1959 In November, voters approved a bond issue for development of a park at the south end of Crystal Lake which was mostly marsh. It took two years of hauling i...