Life Looking Back for March 16, 2012

First reading given to Blaine sauna ordinance

An ordinance to regulate and allow police inspection of saunas in Blaine was considered at the Thursday, March 2, Blaine City Council meeting.

Drafting of the proposed ordinance was prompted by the results of a raid on the A & A Sauna late last year, which led to the conviction of the owner, Russell Christensen (the case is presently under pre-sentence investigation) and the dismissal of a deputy sheriff, Carl Olson, for their alleged involvement in illicit activities at the sauna.

– 40 years ago, March 10, 1972

Park’s champion Nielsen does it – perfectly!

Within the next few days, baseball practice begins at Spring Lake Park High School and junior Paul Nielsen undoubtedly will be in the gym loosening his pitching arm with a few easy throws.

If had been a better youth hockey player, Nielsen perhaps, would be heading into baseball season after a winter with the Spring Lake Park hockey team. But before eighth grade he gave-up hockey and has spent the last four winters as a wrestler.

– 30 years ago, March 12, 1982

Deadly fourth quarter foul shooting carried Park

Spring Lake Park claimed its second win of the season and first in the North Suburban Conference Monday night, March 2, 61-55 over Centennial.

It was not a pretty game, but effective one for Park. And it was decided at the free throw line during the second half as Rob Timlin and Chris Wertz combined for to make 15 of a possible 17 foul shots.

– 20 years ago, March 6, 1992

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson