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...

The Robbinsdale Civil Air Patrol

1942 The 40 fliers and 25 ground crew men and women of Robbinsdale’s Civil Air Patrol, part the Minnesota State Guard, completed a 230 hour ground school ...

The Blizzard

1940 Census: 6,018 (a 36% increase since 1930) The decade of the “forties” will never be forgotten because of World War II. Local events included th...

Another Defeat for Annexation

1932   On April 21 the Library Club planted a Memorial Elm at the Library in commemoration of 200 years since George Washington’s birth. Ernest P. Sh...

Modern Mechanics

1928 Mathew (Matt) Spurzem was elected Constable. He was appointed to the Police Department in 1930 and became Chief in 1945, until his retirement in 1966. His ...