Modern Woodsmen of America

1904 The idea for a library for Robbinsdale took its first concrete step at a meeting April 6th, at the home of W. S. Sayre. Dr. D. G. Colp was elected presiden...

Girling Gets Elected

1901 County commissioners paid contractor, D.J. Falvey $150 dollars per mile to buildĀ  a new bike path was built between Robbinsdale and Champlin, 10 miles to t...

Picturesque Robbinsdale

Born in England in 1865, Thomas H. Girling had considerable impact as a publisher and civic leader in Robbinsdale. He learned the printing business and in Febru...

Parkerville

The first railroad through Robbinsdale was called the Northwest Branch of the St. Paul Minneapolis and Manitoba Railroad Company. In 1880 a flag station was est...

Crystal Lake

The relationship between Robbinsdale and the sparkling lake in the center of town has never been an easy one. In the 1880’s, Crystal Lake Avenue (West Bro...