Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A includes a small portion of eastern Blaine, along with Lino Lakes, Centerville, Hugo, Circle Pines and part of Lexington. Republican incumbent Rep. Linda Runbeck is being challenged by Democrat Pat Davern.
The House District 41A seat is up for re-election this year. Incumbent Connie Bernardy, DFL-Fridley, is running against Jeff Phillips, R-Fridley, for another two-year term. The district includes Fridley, the north half of New Brighton, and the southwest corner of Spring Lake Park.
The Spring Lake Park Liquor Commission and City Council are considering capital improvements at Central Park Liquor.
George Smith, seventeen year old son of C.C. Smith of Oak Grove was fatally shot Saturday morning near Hickey Lake. Four boys, all of whom attend the Anoka high school, went to Hickey Lake. Two of the boys took a buggy and drove to a farmers to get some oars and put their guns in the back of the buggy. When the oars were put in, one of them exploded the loaded gun and the charge struck Smith in the left temple, injuring the eye, fracturing the skull and tearing off part of the ear. It was thought best to rush him to a hospital in Minneapolis and the 11:30 down train on the cut off was caught and he was taken to the city. No hope was held out for his recovery.
A 36-year-old man is being accused in Anoka County District Court of holding a 40-year-old woman against her will and assaulting her while they were in Blaine.
This past Saturday, Oct. 11, volunteers from the Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club cleaned up part a portion of a ditch behind a Blaine elementary school.