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city (1990 pop. 38,975), Anoka co., SE Minn., a suburb N of Minneapolis; settled 1862, inc. 1964. Diverse manufactures include medical equipment, gun parts, and optical components. The area was organized as a township in 1877 and was named in honor of James G. BlaineBlaine, James Gillespie,
1830–93, American politician, b. West Brownsville, Pa. Early Career

Blaine taught school and studied law before moving (1854) to Maine, where he became an influential newspaper editor.
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, then senator from Maine.
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Blaine was interviewed by GMA News TV during the magician's visit to Pacquiao's hometown in General Santos City, Philippines.
The Banana Bay military surplus store in Cheyenne, Wyoming will be closing it's doors this spring as owner Blaine Tucker prepares for retirement.
Best known for: Astonishing street magic Early life: Born David Blaine White on April 4, 1973.
Confidential files, an audit gone wrong and an element of fate soon involve Blaine Stone in one of the most puzzling encounters of his career.
Tel Aviv, May 19(ANI): Israeli illusionist and endurance artist Hezi Dean is aiming to break the record of American artist David Blaine by standing on a 89ft-high tower for 35 hours.
Blaine had plastic sheeting, a pulley system, ducting, lighting and timers at his house on Dorset Street, Hartlepool, on April 23 last year.
Ambitious Blaine Walton, 25, from Jarrow, has returned to work at the award-winning, Newcastle Road dealership after being appointed as a service advisor.
State Employees Credit Union North Carolina CEO Jim Blaine a man on a mission, and it starts with a $135 million gain from off SECU's Treasuries portfolio in the third-quarter 2010.
Andrew Blaine, 25, emptied the Post Office account of housebound Kevin Walsh, then attacked him ferociously before slashing his throat and leaving him to die.
Sleights-of-hand and mental conundrums might not compare to wands that shoot magical fire and can turn people into rats, but American magician David Blaine sets out to prove they can be just as entertaining.
Little Blaine Innes suffers from a severe form of the illness, which has given him super-sensitive hearing.
Six-year-old Blaine Innes cannot even bear the sound of toast being buttered and has spent his life clamping his hands over his ears.