Line is graded
Grading work on the Minneapolis & Northern Railway company’s line from Minneapolis to Anoka, for which J. F. O’Neil & Co. had the contract, was practically completed yesterday and E. G. Potter, president of the company, said today that it is expected that the rails will be laid by Nov. 1, and that the road may begin operating by Nov. 15.
– 100 years ago, Oct. 9, 1912
Ground being broken on Schmidt’s addition
On Monday evening the city council by unanimous vote decided to continue the sewer on Second avenue following Oakwood drive through Schmidt’s addition (former Akin property on the Mississippi river) on to Third avenue. A crew of men are now busy grading the boulevard and removing trees, tearing down the old chicken house, and excavating for a number of new homes to started this fall.
– 75 years ago, Oct. 6, 1937
Stop signs on Seventh Avenue occupy Anoka County Commission
“Stop Signs on Seventh Avenue on What to Do About Them”–this was a foremost subject as the Anoka county commission met in regular session Monday morning. And this came before the commissions after a brief discussion as to what to do about the political signs that are on county highway rights of way, on state highway rights of way and those that will be left standing by both successful and unsuccessful candidates after the general election.
– 50 years ago, Oct. 5, 1962
Castle Field ideal for Anoka hotel site
Castle Field, the only official baseball field in Anoka, could be relocated and the site used for development of a hotel, according to recommendations of Anoka Economic Development Commission.
After Anoka Plaza Hotel closed in May 1986, Anoka City Council directed the commission to seek hotel interests to either reopen the hotel or construct a new facility.
– 25 years ago, Oct. 9, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.