Looking Back

At least some of the problems for residents in the area of 90th Lane and University may be solved, according to a report presented at an Oct. 17 meeting of the Blaine City Council. Several weeks ago, residents of the area presented to council a petition seeking relief from disturbances in the Hofbrau parking lot, speeding and heavy traffic. Suggested solutions included cyclone fencing and floodlighting for the parking lot and reduction of the speed limit on Univ. Avenue.

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The body of an unknown man was found in the field near W.M. Dyer’s place Sunday afternoon. A bullet wound in the head while both hands were in his pockets clearly indicated murder. The victim was 25 to 30 years of age, weighed about 165 pounds and was about six feet tall. He wore a blue flannel shirt, pink underwear, new pair of bib overalls and good shoes. He was of Scandinavian birth and appeared clean and of more than ordinary intelligence so far as could be judged from the shape of his head and features.

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At an Oct. 8 meeting, the Board of Education of Independent School District 16 began work on plans for a new fine arts auditorium. Board members proceeded with the necessary resolution whereby the School District would construct an auditorium for the fine arts, which would mainly be comprised of plays, operas, musicals and operettas, also contests, debate and speech events.

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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.

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An explosion and fire which destroyed their mobile home and belongings Oct. 2 was the final blow in the last of a series of unhappy events for the Nicholas Flaig family of Centennial Trailer Court in Blaine. Mr. Flaig had been laid off work and was just starting a new job when the fire occurred. Mrs. Flaig had lost her job Sept. 22 due to the closing of a business where she was employed. But it is the fire which the family will remember most.

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The harvest is over. Now to prepare for the chill days of winter which will soon be here. Our lighter wearing apparel must be laid aside for warmer garments and now is surely the time to buy them. Fall stocks are at their best, every department complete with dependable stocks of the needful things to assure that comfort so essential to our happiness. – Woodwards since 1894

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E.E. Christensen met death at Dr. Frank’s farm Sunday night. Mr. Christensen, who with his son-in-law, Mr. Oehman, runs the Dr. Frank farm, was killed by a two year old bull Sunday night.

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The Board of Education of Independent School District 16 held its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Building, where the Supreme Court’s decision on the Disparity Law was reviewed.

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State Board of Education demands that Anoka take steps at once to replace Franklin. Present building is condemned and board threatens to withdraw $5000 annual state aid. The Board of Education met Friday evening, the principal matter for discussion being the condition of the present Franklin building.

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