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Friday evening a transient, name unknown, was struck and instantly killed by an east bound train, about 100 feet east of the Coon Creek station. The accident was first reported by the crew of the west bound 11:20 who saw the body lying beside the tracks. The remains were taken to the Wilcox-Thayer morgue. The victim had been struck on the back of the head and his brains cut out. Aside from this one wound the body was little mutilated.

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Despite a fear of heights, Spring Lake Park High School physical education teacher and football coach Jeff Schlieff recently embarked on the “trip of a lifetime,” climbing to the base of Mount Everest with his father, Harry Schlieff.

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Today’s fire departments encounter many challenges, including recruiting capable volunteers, funding issues and finding ways to work together. In a special three-part series, editors from many ECM Publications have worked together to bring our readers a comprehensive overview of the problems – and opportunities – our fire departments are facing. Week one looks at recruiting and retention of firefighters. Week two addresses budget restraints and issues. Week three discusses the future of firefighting.

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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.

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