Union Looking Back for Feb. 17, 2012

Can stop pollution

Depositing of sewage in the Rum river by the city of Anoka, Minn., considered a menace to the health of Minneapolis, can be stopped by the state board of health, according to a ruling of Attorney General L. A. Smith today and Assistant Attorney General C. L. Hilton was directed by his superior to bring the matter to the attention of the board at its next meeting, March 19.

This action followed a conference between City Attorney Daniel Fish of Minneapolis and the attorney general in St. Paul today.

– 100 years ago, Feb. 21, 1912


HS Glee club gives operetta

The combined Glee clubs of the Anoka high school will present the operetta, “In Old Vienna,” on Thursday, evening, February 25th, in the high school auditorium under the direction of Miss Bernette Carlson. A matinee will be given Wednesday afternoon the 24th, for the school children.

The scene of the operetta is in the garden of Wurtzelpraeter Inn, Vienna, at carnival time and in a gypsy camp.

– 75 years ago, Feb. 17, 1937


The proposed hospital

City voters will be asked March 20 whether Anoka should bond itself for $1 million in municipal hospital bonds to build and operate a municipal community hospital. A simple majority of those voting will be sufficient to determine the matter, which has already produced divided opinion within the City Commission.

– 50 years ago, Feb. 16, 1962


Ramsey police fulfill role of officer and crime investigator

Throughout his 23 year law enforcement career, Ramsey Police Chief Mike Auspos estimates that two-thirds of that time he spent wanting to be involved in more “things.” He was a patrol officer who wanted to be a detective, a detective who wanted to be chief, and a chief who wants all his officers to be the best trained cops possible.

– 25 years ago, Feb. 20, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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