Looking Back

Too little play area and too much ditch were among the complaints of residents of Restwood Terrace Mobile Home Park who appeared at the April 18 Blaine Council meeting. A councilman visited the area and felt there may be some ordinance violations.

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There is another leak in the dam, this time in the same location as the leak fixed last year. It is not thought to be a regular blow, but there is enough leakage to create a whirlpool above the dam. Engineer Burns was here yesterday and will try to stop the leak by dumping in rock, etc. It does not seem possible that the water could go under the two tiers of sheet piling, driven far into the bed of the river.

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Two particularly sad deaths occurred at the home of William Eden Tuesday afternoon when two of his children, Mable and Mary, aged 7 and 9, died of scarlet fever. They were ill but a short time. The funeral occurred Wednesday morning there being brief services at the grave. The sympathy of the county is extended to the afflicted family.

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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.

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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 The residents presented a petition asking that the license be rescinded, protesting that they did not want the kennel in the area due to noise, danger to children if dogs get loose, extra traffic on the road, and loss of property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.

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Roy R. Frazier, oculist, formerly located in Anoka, and plaintiff in a suit for divorce from his wife, Flora E. Frazier, according to his wife’s testimony, maintained letter boxes at the post office under assumed names to correspond with other women. He lived in a tent, he says, to escape nagging of wife. The case is on trial before Judge Leary.

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The party of thirty two industrial school teachers from various cities of the United States left New York last week on the Kaiser Wilhelm. They expect to be at Munich, Germany much of the time. Miss Ida B. McGlauflin, formerly of Anoka, was a member of the party.

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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.

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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.

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