Life Looking Back for July 18, 2014

Red, white, blue colors proposed for SLP tower 

Striking up the patriotic spirit for the upcoming Bicentennial celebration the Spring Lake Park council has ordered a cost estimate to paint the city’s water tower red, white and blue. Located atop Able Park overlooking the city of Spring Lake Park, the 250,000 gallon water tank is in need of a new coat of paint since peelings and rust marks have become apparent on the structure.

– 40 years ago, July 19, 1974

July proclaimed ‘Soccer Month’

The City of Blaine proclaimed July 1984 as “Soccer Month.” Blaine is hosting three soccer tournaments during July that are expected to draw over 3,000 participants. The first Blaine soccer tournament was held this past week-end at the new soccer facility.

– 30 years ago, July 20, 1984

Man faces three charges of harassing district judge

For nearly four years, according to a criminal complaint, the convicted bank robber has sent hundreds of hate letters, and posing as a sheriff’s office investigator, made numerous phone calls aimed at destroying the reputation of his federal prosecutor, now an Anoka County District judge. The suspect, Jeffrey Charles Morris, 41, St. Paul, was charged July 8 with three counts of felony harassment in Anoka County District Court.

– 20 years ago, July 15, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.