Grande Market Square at Nicollet Avenue and Burnsville Parkway is the cornerstone of the Heart of the City project. Minneapolis in Dakota County in the State of Minnesota. Burnsville has many attractions, including its regional mall, Burnsville Center. Originally a rural Preschool project kids burnsville mn farming community, Burnsville became the tenth largest city in Minnesota in the 2000 Census following the construction of Interstate 35.
The name Burnsville is attributed to an early Irish settler and land owner, William Byrne. His surname was recorded as “Burns” and was never corrected. The Mdewakanton Dakota were the earliest inhabitants who came through the Minnesota River, following water fowl and game animals. The Dakota nation ceded land in 1851 and many relocated to Chief Shakopee’s village—the current Shakopee-Mdewakanton Indian Reservation in nearby Prior Lake.