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The earliest inhabitants of the Burnsville area were the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians. Around 1750, Chief Black Dog established a permanent village between Black Dog Lake and the Minnesota River, near the present site of the Black Dog Power Plant. After the Dakota nation ceded land in 1851 and moved to Chief Shakopee’s village in Prior Lake, the… Read more »

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Prior to it becoming a city, the area that is now Arden Hills was a popular recreational area.  Lake Johanna and Lake Josephine were popular were the hot spots for these recreational activities. They were popular with fisherman, swimmers, boaters, families on picnics, and outdoor lovers. In 1906, state senator Joseph Hackey bought a land… Read more »

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