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1971: U.S. savings ‘E’ bonds are safe investment

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 – 25 years ago

  • Minnesota Public Radio’s “Main Street Radio” program will focus on Rochester and Southeast Minnesota issues.

1971 – 50 years ago

  • The U.S. Olympic hockey team won its 10th straight, beating the Braintree Hawks 5-3 in Massachusetts. (The 1972 US Olympic hockey team would win silver, losing only to Sweden and the Soviet Union.)
  • Craig Curry threw a 12-yard pass with nine seconds left to give the University of Minnesota a 23-21 Big Ten victory over Wisconsin in the last game of the season.

1946 – 75 years ago

  • Preliminary negotiations aimed at establishing a definite boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the Lake Superior area were begun between representatives from both states and city officials from Duluth and Superior.
  • Citizens are urged to buy U.S. savings E bonds as a safe investment. A $500 bond can be purchased for $375, and in 10 years, it will be worth $500.
  • Eyota High School got its new coach, Virgil Zwarte, off to a successful start by beating Goodhue 48-17 in high school basketball.

1921 – 100 years ago

  • Red Cross Roll Call starts in Rochester today. One hundred percent membership for the coming year is the aim of the Olmsted County Chapter. This amount will enable the Red Cross to “carry” on the county program for another year.
  • In an address at the Rochester Christian Church, Judge Vernon Gates stated some chief causes of delinquency among young people. Judge Gates said boys and girls are staying out late, boys and girls are participating in immoral dances, and unrestricted use of automobiles by young boys contribute to current problems with our youth.

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