Life Looking Back for April 12, 2013

Spring Lake Park comprehensive plan gets first public hearing Thursday

Spring Lake Park’s Planning and Zoning Commission, in the first of a series of public hearings adopted the land use section of the Village Comprehensive Plan last Thursday evening.

– 40 years ago, March 30, 1973

Airport new race track site

The newest proposal to bring a race track facility into Blaine was unveiled this past week when a group of local businessmen announced the acquisition of the Anoka County Airport to house the track.

The proposal was hailed by a spokesman for the group “as the only solution” to the continuing controversy over whether the airport would remain as a minor airport or be upgraded to an intermediate airport and provide the best area for the race track.

– 30 years ago, April 1, 1983

Madison kindergartners receive special visit from crash survivor

Kindergartners in Joanne Miller’s morning class at Madison Elementary School received a special surprise visit last Thursday from 1st Lt. John Millen, one of two survivors of a Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter crash over Camp Ripley on March 13, and his wife, Michelle.

As part of Miller’s outreach program, the children wrote a letter on giant chart paper and made a red card shaped like a heart that read “Our Hearts Go Out to You,” and mailed them to Millen and Sgt. Roy Fhurone, the second survivor.

– 20 years ago, April 2, 1993

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