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1971: Government contract awarded to Rochester-IBM

The $2,193,000 contract was for production of automatic data-processing equipment.

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Minneapolis City Council voted to allow tailgating in the parking lots around the Metrodome.
  • First District Congressman Gil Gutknecht, of Rochester, made it official that he will seek a second term in the U.S. House. Mary Rieder, a Winona State economics professor and his likely DFL opponent, also formally announced her candidacy for Gutknecht’s job.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Sister Mary Brigh, administrator of Saint Marys Hospital, is one of 10 people selected for a national committee of the American Hospital Association to study a possible national health policy.
  • A $2,193,000 contract for production of automatic data-processing equipment was awarded to Rochester-IBM by the General Services Administration of the federal government. The equipment is 87 Optical Mark Page Readers.

1946 — 75 years ago

  • Jefferson Lines bus service leaves daily from the Union Bus Depot at 15 West Center St., with direct connections to Cedar Rapids, Keokuk, Hannibal and St. Louis.
  • The 28th annual report of the Mazeppa Farmers’ Cooperative Dairy Association showed that 1945 was a record year for sales. Eldred Kuehn won the state butter-making championship in 1945.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Rochester Junior College was given recognition at a national conference of Junior College representatives in Chicago. RJC was listed as an example of what this class of school can accomplish in the field of college work. The enrollment is currently the largest in its history.
  • There was a meeting of area farmers at the home of Arthur Bryan for the purpose of organizing a cheese factory at Five Corners.

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