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Over the last decade realtor David Olson has helped over a thousand families sell and buy their home here in the Twin Cities and surround suburbs. Besides offering rewarding results, he has solid experience you can trust! Call David today at 952.314.9446 [email protected]

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City of Woodbury: A Brief History

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Woodbury, Minnesota was first settled in 1840s and was used for farmland. One of the first settlers was John McHattie, who arrived in 1841. In 1849, the area was established as Minnesota Territory, which brought many new settlers, from the eastern states and Germany. When Minnesota became a state in 1857, the township government in […]

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City of North St. Paul: A Brief History

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The City of North St. Paul, Minnesota is one of the oldest suburbs in the entire state of Minnesota. The city was initially named Castle, after its founder Henry A. Castle. Castle was characterized for his many diverse activities. He is known for his role as a soldier in the Civil War and later as […]

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City of White Bear Lake: A Brief History

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The first inhabitants of White Bear Lake were the Dakota and Ojibway Indians, who used this land for hunting and harvesting. In an 1825 treaty, the United States government designated the area that today is known as White Bear Lake as Dakota land, but later bought the portion east of the Mississippi for settlement. In […]

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City of North Oaks: A Brief History

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Prior to becoming a city, the area that is now known as North Oaks was structured around Pleasant Lake and was intended to serve as a water source for St. Paul. The land was later purchased by James J. Hill in 1883 and was made into a hobby farm named North Oaks Farm. The farm […]

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City of West St. Paul: A Brief History

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The first inhabitants of West St. Paul were the Sioux and Mendota Indians. The Sioux people lived in the villages of Kaposia in what is now the east side of the city, while the Mendota people lived on the west. The date of their settlement is believed to have been several years before any white […]

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City of South St. Paul: A Brief History

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The earliest inhabitants to the South Saint Paul area were the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians. The tribe’s members lived in a village known as Kaposia on the banks of the Mississippi River. However, in the years between 1851 and 1854, the Indians were moved from the area by the federal government in order to open the […]

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Brief History of Rosemount Minnesota

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The area of Rosemount was first inhabited by the Lower Band Mdewakanton of the Santee Sioux Tribe, who settled on the glacial plains. However, in 1851 Chief Little Crow, leader of the New Ulm Indian Uprising, signed a treaty at Pilot Knob in Mendota, turning the land over to the federal government. The first settlers […]

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Brief History of Northfield Minnesota

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In January 1855, Northfield was first settled by John Wesley North who moved from St Anthony Falls, MN to settle land receded by the Dakota tribe. North settled in Northfield because of its close proximity to the Cannon River and its potential for hydrologic power and natural resources. North and his brother-in-law George Loomis constructed […]

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City of Eagan: A Brief History

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The first residents of the Eagan area were the Dakota or Sioux Indians. Around 1740, a settlement known as Black Dog Village was documented along the Minnesota River.  European interest in this region began with the French explorers and fur traders during the 1600’s.  Eagan remained under French domain (and for a time under Spanish […]

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City of Lakeville: A Brief History

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The Sioux people were the earliest inhabitants of southern Minnesota, including the present day City of Lakeville. In 1853, Captain William B. Dodd designed and directed the construction of a road that served as a practical land route connecting the military forts in Saint Paul to southern forts. In the year 1855, J.J. Brackett, a […]

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City of Apple Valley: A Brief History

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Apple Valley’s historical roots lead back to the mid-1800’s when it was a part of the Lebanon Township farming community. The first settlers were believed to have come in the year 1855 from the east coast. Lebanon Township’s first settlers were Henry J. and Charles Verrill and their wives. Each took a claim of 160 […]

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City of Mounds View: A Brief History

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The village of Mounds View, Minnesota, was established in 1958. However, its history starts much earlier. Since the Territorial Legislature established most counties and townships, the Township of Mounds View was created on May 11, 1858, the same day Minnesota became a state. When the infrequent traveler would pass through the township, the features that […]

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City of Little Canada: A Brief History

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The city of Little Canada, Minnesota is home to just over 10,000 residents. A close-knit community, Little Canada shares much of its history with the surrounding suburbs. The story begins in 1844 when a French Canadian settler by the name of Benjamin Gervais moved from St. Paul to present-day Little Canada. He staked claim to […]

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City of Lauderdale: A Brief History

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The city of Lauderdale, Minnesota shares much of its history with the surrounding area. A first ring suburb of Minneapolis, Lauderdale is a small community with a lot of heart. Originally founded as Rose Hill, Lauderdale belonged to a larger township known as the Rose Township. This settlement was named after a fur trader during […]

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City of Stillwater: A Brief History

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The beautiful town of Stillwater is located on the St. Croix river in the St. Croix River Valley and is known as the Birthplace of Minnesota.  The early days of Stillwater were uncertain and uneasy as the land was fought over for many years. The coveted land transitioned from being part of Wisconsin territory to […]

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City of Burnsville: A Brief History

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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 […]

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City of Gem Lake: A Brief History

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The city of Gem Lake, Minnesota shares much of its history with the larger, surrounding cities of White Bear Lake and Little Canada. Originally a wooded land covered with lakes, the area now known today as Gem Lake remained uncolonized until the 1840s. As early as 1843, French explorer Jean Nicollet drew a map depicting […]

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City of Falcon Heights: A Brief History

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The city of Falcon Heights, Minnesota started off as a part of the Rose Township. This land area also encompassed the present-day cities of Lauderdale and Roseville, as well as sections of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and St. Anthony. While the city of Falcon Heights itself is not very large, it has a rich history which […]

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City of Blaine: A Brief History

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The first recognized settler of modern day Blaine, Minnesota was Phillip Laddy, who was an immigrant from Ireland. The lake he lived by in 1862 is now called Laddies Lake. Unfortunately, Phillip died at a younger age, and his family left the area to head back to Minneapolis. For the next few years, the only […]

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City of Vadnais Heights: A Brief History

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota started out as a small, agricultural town. However, the prompting of major highway access prompted the growth of this city until it became the thriving place that it is today. In the 1840’s, there were three families that settled the area of modern day Vadnais Heights. these Canadian families went by the […]

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City of Inver Grove Heights: A Brief History

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In 1852, pioneers staked claims in an area known as Inver Grove. Attracted by the area’s rolling green hills of the countryside and the close proximity to the Mississippi River, these settlers from Ireland and Germany quickly established a community. Those of Irish descent clustered their farms along what is now Rich Valley Boulevard. Settlers […]

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