Life Looking Back for March 2, 2012

Land fill permit passed by Blaine City Council

A land reclamation and sanitary land fill permit request by Johnson Bros. Highway and Heavy Constructors Inc. was approved in a three to two vote of the Blaine City Council at their meeting Thursday, Feb. 17.

A split in council feeling developed at the outset of the item’s discussion and led to controversial, sometimes heated debate between council members.

– 40 years ago, Feb. 25, 1972


Parents, teachers oppose cuts

A proposal to cut $1,782,000 from the Anoka-Hennepin District 11 elementary budget received little support from parents and teachers who expressed their concern to the School Board Monday.

Speaking for the teachers, Karen Fridland Schroeder, teacher at Madison Elementary, told the board the biggest concern of elementary teachers is the “detrimental effect on education that is created by the increasing class size.”

– 30 years ago, Feb. 26, 1982


Blaine DARE program has state’s first parent seminar

The skills acquired by fifth-graders in the DARE program will get further enhancement due to a new and unique seminar program being offered to parents.

According to Officer Mike Lewis, who along with Officer Carl Jorgensen conduct the DARE classes in Blaine, this is the first time the DARE Parenting Program has been offered in Minnesota.

– 20 years ago, Feb. 21, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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