Life Looking Back for June 29, 2012

Blaine Girl Scouts survive Black Hills flood; continue trip

A trip to the Black Hills was the wish of the ninth grade Cadettes of Troop 461, in Blaine. Their wish became a reality when they left, by car, Thursday morning, June 8.

The girls, accompanied by Gail Palmer and Arlene Stromberg, stayed at Mitchell, Thursday evening. Friday morning they headed for Rapid City and the Black Hills. They arrived at Red Arrow Campgrounds at 3:30 p.m. Friday and set up camp.

– 40 years ago, June 16, 1972


Frontage road improvements dropped after citizen protest

It was standing room only Monday night at the Blaine City Council meeting as residents in the Blaine International Village mobile home park crowded into the council chambers to protest a proposed intersection and service improvement at 105th and Highway 65.

Work on the installation of signal lights is progressing at the 105th Avenue and Highway 65 intersection and Blaine city engineering staff has suggested several alternatives to make the area safer and to relieve traffic congestion once the signal lights have been installed and operating.

– 30 years ago, June 18, 1982


Kenneth Hall wins two state safety awards

For the 10th year in a row, District 16’s Kenneth Hall Elementary School won state safety awards for both bus and street patrols at the youth safety conference.

“Very few metropolitan schools have the honor of earning both Minnesota Safety Council awards,” said Kenneth Hall advisor Dari Ferguson.

– 20 years ago, June 19, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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