Life Looking Back for May 31, 2013

Storm drainage plan for northwest Blaine studied

Following a special meeting May 10, the Blaine Council instructed the city attorney to draw up a resolution adopting the plans presented for improvements of storm drainage in northwest Blaine and authorized the consulting firm to present the plans to the Coon Creek Watershed as a preliminary report.

The improvements deal mainly with County Ditch 60-M, which intersects Highway 65 from the northeast near Highway 242, then follows along 242 until it crosses the road just west of Jefferson, and continues south until it eventually flows into Coon Creek.

– 40 years ago, May 18, 1973

Third liquor store step closer

Liquor and the increased availability of it moved on step closer in Spring Lake Park when the city council passed, on a 4-1 vote, the purchase agreement between Texaco Company and the city, for liquor store number three.

Previously councilmember John Conde had expressed his opposition to the liquor store purchase, but could not be around for the vote last week because of illness.

The council decided to wait on the voting on the purchase agreement until there was a full council present, which they did at this week’s council meeting.

– 30 years ago, May 20, 1983

No decision on varsity status for girls’ hockey

Girls’ hockey as a varsity high school sport is neither in nor out for the 1993-94 school year.

This is what District 11 School Board Chairman Michael Sullivan told girls’ hockey supporters Tuesday night after a host of prospective players and youth coaches urged the board to include the game as a varsity sport at the district’s four high schools.

– 20 years ago, May 21, 1993

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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