Blaine, 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. Blaine, then senator from Maine.
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