Life Looking Back for July 6, 2012

Open meetings of Blaine council pledged, parks discussed

Blaine Mayor Roger Barnes opened the Thursday, June 15 council meeting with the pledge of allegiance, a first for Blaine, followed by a statement contradicting an earlier report issued by new City Manager Clarence Motz.

Barnes said, “contrary to a news story, the council will continue open meetings and allow open discussion of items concerning the residents.” Motz had suggested that informal meetings be held prior to council public sessions and that the “items from the floor” provision be eliminated from the agenda.

– 40 years ago, June 23, 1972


Area cities host ‘Capitol For A Day’

Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids Tuesday join 18 other Minnesota communities which have hosted “Capitol for a Day,” a program designed to foster state and local communication.

Area residents will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with Governor Al Quie and other state officials from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 11200 Mississippi Boulevard in Coon Rapids.

– 30 years ago, June 25, 1982


SLP Lions donate $100,000 to school

The race for a new track and field lights for District 16 didn’t begin with the wave of a flag but the wave of a check.

The check, a $100,000 donation from the Spring Lake Park Lions Club, was handed to highly receptive school officials at a recent school board meeting. And chances are good another check with the same one and train of zeros will be donated to the district next year.

– 20 years ago, June 26, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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