Life Looking Back for March 21, 2014

Extension of 109th proposed in Blaine

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.

– 40 years ago, March 22, 1974

Sandbo supporters petition school board

Four Spring Lake Park High School juniors from the football team asked the District 16 school board to consider that “winning isn’t everything” when it comes time for the board to decide on the coaching staff for next year.

– 30 years ago, March 23, 1984

Magnet schools may be solution for overcrowding

Independent of any plans to place another bond referendum before voters, the Anoka-Hennepin School District is continuing to pursue options to free up more space at its four high schools. The latest of these options were presented to the District 11 School Board Monday when five different possibilities were presented, including the creation of four magnet schools instead of the extended campuses proposed by the school district earlier last fall.

– 20 years ago, March 25, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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