Life Looking Back for Feb. 24, 2012

Taxpayers want action on school work charges

An investigation of alleged faulty work at the new Blaine senior high school was followed up at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Anoka County Taxpayers Assoc. Feb. 2. Blaine Mayor Roger Barnes and Councilman Don Knoll also attended the session to voice their concern over what was described as “health hazards.”

– 40 years ago, Feb. 18, 1972


Land plans, sewer, density discussed

Blaine city council met in a special study session Thursday with Marcia Bennett, Metropolitan Council representative, to discuss portions of Blaine’s comprehensive land plan in regard to the plan’s proposed density Police. If Blaine’s plan was not modified the plan would be disapproved by the Metro Council.

Outcome of the meeting was to revise the comprehensive plan, in effect, to maintain the center of Blaine in the rural service area for the present time, with a development density policy of one unit per 10 acres and a minimum lot size of 21/2 acres.

– 30 years ago, Feb. 19, 1982


Student survey raises parents’ ire

A Minnesota survey addressing student attitudes and behaviors about sex, drugs, suicide and child abuse has ruffled the feathers of parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

The survey, which is being administered statewide by the Minnesota Department of Education, was criticized at Monday night’s District 11 School Board meeting by parent Gwen Moore as being overly negative and suggestive.

– 20 years ago, Feb. 14, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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