Life Looking Back for Nov. 9, 2012

Weather hurts open house at airport

Weather hampered an open house Sunday at the Anoka County Airport, James Field, but those who showed up were usually impressed with the display of aircraft, tours of the newly constructed control tower, riders and other facilities.

The open house was sponsored by the Blaine Area Chamber of Commerce.

Situated in Blaine, this MAC airport caters to general aviation needs and occupies about 1,900 acres of land along the Anoka and Ramsey county boundary near Highway 65 and I35W.

– 40 years ago, Oct. 27, 1972


Six run for SLP council

When Spring Lake Park residents go to the polls in Tuesday’s general election, they’ll be faced with a list of six candidates vying for three spots on the city council.

But when it comes to getting a choice, only five of the six names will be in the running. Mayor Don Masterson is unopposed for re-election, leaving the rest of the group to fight out for the two council seats up for election this year.

– 30 years ago, Oct. 29, 1982


Star of the North returns to area

After a tremendous success in 1991, Blaine, Spring Lake Park and other surrounding communities will once again host Star of the North Summer Games next year.

According to Barclay Kruse, who is coordinating the games, the decision to come back to the north metropolitan area is part of a long-range plan by the Star of the North organization.

– 20 years ago, Oct. 30, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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