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1947: Winds damage planes at Rochester Airport

Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

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1997 — 25 years ago

  • Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., named four Rochester students as Trustee Scholarship winners. Mariam Mokri, Rachel Smith, Erik Diekrager, and Amanda Martin are students named.
  • Mayo Clinic Scottsdale will celebrate its 10th birthday. When Scottsdale opened in 1987, 42 doctors were employed. That number today is 200 physicians.

1972 – 50 years ago

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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.
Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

  • Lynn Ihrke of rural St. Charles was recognized by the West Rochester Kiwanis Club as June Teen Leader of the Month.
  • Chris Stapleton of Rochester finished fourth in the Greco-Roman portion of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials at Anoka High School.

1947 — 75 years ago

  • Winds were reported at 80 miles an hour at the Rochester airport. Two small planes were damaged, and Rochester was thrown into darkness when power lines went down.
  • It appears that legislation may increase the minimum wage from 40 to 60 cents per hour.
  • Helen Clapesattle will assume the acting directorship of the University of Minnesota Press. Clapesattle is the author of the best-seller, “The Doctors Mayo.”

1922 — 100 years ago

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  • Rochester will entertain a great sculptor when Lorado Taft comes to the city to give one of his famous lectures. Mr. Taft is an artist, writer, and educator of international fame.
  • Scores of Rochester people had the pleasure of dancing on the steamer, “Capitol,” last evening upon a moonlight excursion up the river from Winona.
  • Rev. Smith of the Universalist church in Rochester has invited the members of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women’s Relief Corps to a Sunday patriotic service.
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