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1921: US Marines will remain on mail trains

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 25 years ago

  • Mayo Clinic will launch a new women’s health newsletter to capitalize on the growing demand for health information, specifically for women. The new Mayo Clinic Family Health Book also will hit shelves this week.

1971 50 years ago

  • The Rochester Methodist Hospital’s daily patient cost averaged about $70 – up 10.7 percent over the year before. Increased costs are being experienced by hospitals throughout the nation.
  • Mayo High School will offer a winter driving course. It will cover winter starting, stopping, steering on slippery roadways, skid recovery, and emergency maneuvers.

1946 75 years ago

  • The editors of the United Press named the Republican victory in Congress as the biggest news story of 1946. It was followed by the Nuremberg war crime verdicts.
  • The all-state Catholic high school football team includes Don Leonard of Rochester Lourdes, Norman Weaver of Winona, John Dudley of Faribault Bethlehem, and Alfred McGinnis of Caledonia Loretto.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The government announced that U.S. Marines will remain in place on mail trains as the necessity for their presence for security remains at this time.
  • The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Vladimir Graffman, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, for a solo at its first concert of the season.
  • A Ford touring car sold for $52 at a sheriff’s sale at the city hall. A manure spreader also sold for $90.
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