Life Looking Back for April 28

Blaine hires new city manager

After being without a city manager for nearly a year, Blaine City Council has selected Rufus Nye, former city manager of Yankton, S.D., to serve in that position.

– 40 years ago, April 29, 1977

Proposed bill to fund Blaine Olympic facility

The bill to fund the Olympic training facilities, part of which will be located in Blaine, is zipping its way through state legislative committees on its way to becoming a reality.

– 30 years ago, May 1, 1987

SLP Schools budget cuts discussed

It’s becoming clear that the budget cuts eventually made by the District 16 School Board will have a major impact. Faced with the unenviable task of reducing its budget by $925,000, the school board examined the proposed budget cuts presented at the April 8 public hearing item by item.

– 20 years ago, April 25, 1997

• Compiled by Eric Hagen

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