Life Looking Back for March 22, 2013

Two die in crash of jet

A pilot and co-pilot were killed shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday when their private jet aircraft crashed into an open field near Highway 65 and 96th Ave. N., Blaine.

The 9-passenger Saberliner two engine jet, owned by Ziegler Co., Inc., Bloomington, took off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport about 6:55 a.m. with the two aboard, apparently headed toward Hibbing on a routine business trip. The airport’s control tower lost contact with the aircraft shortly after take-off.

– 40 years ago, March 9, 1973

Blaine seeks to become involved in Star Cities

Blaine City Council passed a resolution Thursday indicating interest in developing a Star Cities program for the city.

The resolution was introduced by Councilmember El Tinklenberg.

“I think it is essential to the future of Blaine that the city gets involved in this program,” Tinklenberg said.

The Minnesota Star Cities program encourages well planned economic development in the city.

– 30 years ago, March 11, 1983

District 16 heads to budget hearings

District 16 residents will have a chance to offer budget reduction ideas to the school board at public hearings scheduled for March 23 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the Spring Lake Park Fine Arts Center.

At issue is some $550,000 in budget cuts the district must make to the 1993-94 district budget. The reason these cuts are necessary is rudimentary, said Marilynn Forsberg, school board chairwoman.

– 20 years ago, March 12, 1993

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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