Life Looking Back for Jan. 18, 2013

Landfill permit granted by Anoka County Board

The proposed Lexington Avenue Landfill in the City of Blaine, which has been before the Anoka County Board of Commissioners for hearings and study since last August, was given approval by the County Board Tuesday in a 3 to 2 vote, Commissioners Ed Fields and Robert Burman voting “No.”

In March, 1972, an application for a permit to conduct a sanitary landfill operation on Lexington Avenue in Blaine by Ellsworth Johnson of Toma Investment Co. and Lexington Avenue Landfill, Inc., was filed with the Anoka County Board.

– 40 years ago, Jan. 5, 1973

Vehicle storage lot permit approved

The Spring Lake Park’s Planning and Zoning Committee recommendation that a special use permit to operate a Mechanical and Towing Storage Lot be approved passed before the city council Monday.

According to the Commission, the 75 foot lot is unbuildable and recommended it be used for storage of towed vehicles.

– 30 years ago, Jan. 7, 1983

Basketball

The Blaine girls’ team continued on a familiar route this past week when it defeated Champlin Park 55-37. The victory was Blaine’s seventh in its first nine outings, which was about the same record the team posted a year ago.

Blaine, however, came into January off an interesting challenge in the Optimists Charity Classic during the holiday break. A strict invitation-only tournament for some of the Midwest’s best girls’ basketball teams, was played in Milwaukee.

– 20 years ago, Jan. 8, 1993

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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