Construction of a $1 million Warner Home Care Center at Northtown Shopping Center will begin Monday, April 22, according to an announcement by Robert F. Peterson, north central division manager for National Building Centers. Peterson said the 55,000 sq. ft. free-standing building will be located on the northeast corner of the intersection of highway 10 and University Avenue–across highway 10 from the main shopping complex.
Area residents appeared at an April 4 meeting of the Blaine City Council to protest a kennel license issued Feb. 7 to James and Janelle Kappes for construction of a kennel near 131st and Lexington. The residents presented a petition asking that the license be rescinded, protesting that they did not want the kennel in the area due to noise, danger to children if dogs get loose, extra traffic on the road, and loss of property value.
An April Fool’s prank was defused but not before a bomb scare caused the principal of Roosevelt junior high to dismiss classes and brought the fire department, police and bomb squad to the scene. The incident occurred April 1 at about 1 p.m. when a student reported finding what appeared to be a ticking bomb in a boy’s restroom at Roosevelt. The “bomb” was later found to be a beer can stuffed with paper, with a wire running from that to a ticking clock. A 14-year old boy admitted to the hoax and he will be referred to juvenile court.
The Metropolitan Council recommended March 21 that Spring Lake Park consider some modifications to its comprehensive plan in order to be consistent with metropolitan planning. The council recommended that Spring Lake Park develop a wetlands ordinance, establish buffering between residential and non-compatible developments, and evaluate the impact of the Northtown Shopping Center.
Approximately 25 people were present at a March 14 meeting with the mayor, councilmen and engineers at Blaine City Hall to hear proposals for extending 109th from Highway 65 to Lexington Avenue. The extension would follow the present lines of 109th from Highway 65 to Flanders. Then, due largely to swampy terrain, would drop down to one of two alternate routes: it could follow a path along 105th or halfway between 109th and 105th until it reaches Lexington.
At its March 4 meeting, the Spring Lake Park City Council … gave tentative approval to a plan to erect a 150 bed board and care facility for the elderly at Terrace and Osborne Road. The facility, to be constructed at an estimated cost of one million dollars, would be for those elderly who need only minimal care.