1920: Men fined for dynamiting fish

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

The Minnesota AFL-CIO gave an early endorsement in a non-election year to Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn. AFL-CIO President Bernard Brommer said, “There is no U.S. senator in America who has demonstrated concern for working families more consistently and courageously than Paul Wellstone.”

Rochester celebrated the ending of the flood control project, which cost about $11.5 million. The project began eight years ago. The dedication also honored Mayor Chuck Hazama for his tireless work on the project.

1970 – 50 years ago

The new Miss America is Phyllis George of Denton, Texas. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. She is currently a junior at North Texas State University and hopes for a career in broadcasting.


The longest carpenter strike in Rochester’s history ended and about 659 tradesmen went back to work. The two-year agreement will increase the hourly wage from $5.45 to $7.65.

1945 – 75 years ago

Fort Snelling, Minn., will be reactivated as an Army separation center with a capacity of 25 discharges daily.

Gov. Edward J. Thye issued a proclamation designating Sept. 17 as “Constitution Day” on the 158th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.

Wayne Keto, a graduate of Duluth Teachers College will be the new football coach of Kasson High School.

1920 – 100 years ago

It was Rochester Day at the Olmsted County Fair. Places of businesses in Rochester will close at noon so employers and employees can attend the fair.

Two younger men were arrested near Lewiston for dynamiting fish. The men were fined $25.


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