Airlake Industrial Park
In1966 , Hitchcock Industries bought 1,400 acres of farm land in southern Lakeville Township . This property would become the site for Airlake Industrial Park . The location had easy access from Interstate 35 , which had been completed in 1963 . It would also be connected to the railroad system , and to a new airstrip . This buildable land with transportation access was destined to bring growth to the community . The industrial park opened in 1967 .
Lakeville Becomes a City
The Village and Township governments recognized the impact this growth and development would have . It would affect everything from water and sewer needs to police and fire protection . The development of Airlake Industrial Park compelled the Township and Village governments to join together — and so , in 1967 , the City of Lakeville was born .
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Spearheaded by Carleton Hitchcock , a developer of the Airlake Industrial Park , the two day celebration was held on August 19 and 20 , 1967 . Community and business leaders joined with civic organizations and local citizens to plan the first events which included a bus tour of Lakeville , a Kiddie Parade and Grand Parade , an Air Show , Corn Feed and appearances by WTCN — TV personalities Roundhouse Rodney and Casey Jones . WCCO radio personality Howard Viken would be named Parade Grand Marshal for what would be a three year run . The Pageant was also a part of the first celebration as Elayne Bradford was chosen the first Miss Lakeville .
By all accounts the first festival was a rousing success and set the stage for future celebrations . By 1969 the celebration included an air show that featured the Blue Angels , the U . S . Navy flight demonstration team , performing for an enthusiastic crowd over the Airlake Airport . The 1969 festival also marked the moving of Pan-O-Prog to the month of July with an expanded timeline of a week .
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Bring your household cleaners , old electronics , used batteries and more to The Recycling Zone in Eagan .
The Recycling Zone 3365 Dodd Road , Eagan
Find more accepted items and hours at www . dakotacounty . us , search recycling zone or call 651-905-4520 .
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