Life Looking Back for May 2, 2014

Dist. 16 board approves early completion policy

The Board of Education of School District 16 met Tuesday, April 23 and reviewed a policy for early completion of high school. After a thorough discussion the board approved the same. The Board also gave approval to “three star students” from Park Terrace Elementary to have a campout sometime in May, upon completion of a form from the parents releasing the School District of any damage, responsibility, liability to body, limb or property.

– 40 years ago, May 3, 1974

Blaine completes labor survey

Blaine Economic Development Commission and the city recently conducted a random mail labor survey of some 1,192 households within the community. Purpose of the survey, the first ever undertaken in the city, was to ascertain the size and character of the labor force which can be utilized by industries considering locating or expanding in the city. The following findings were noted: Average household size is 3.24; 96.3 percent of households own their own home; respondents are well-educated; Blaine’s labor force is very diverse.

– 30 years ago, May 4, 1984

Spring Lake Park served notice to pay for WDE cleanup

For the city of Spring Lake Park, it seemed like 1993 all over again. The WDE Group, which represents a 14-acre Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Andover, has filed notice to the city to pay for cleanup of the landfill. In this case, the city was asked to pay $30,000 for the cleanup. If the city settled before a trust-imposed deadline, it would have paid $15,000. Spring Lake Park did not settle and now faces the possibility of a lawsuit.

– 20 years ago, May 6, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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