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1971: Vikings win at Metropolitan Stadium in snow, cold

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 25 years ago

  • For the first time since 1990, the United Way of Olmsted County’s annual fund-raising drive exceeded its annual goal. The campaign collected an estimated $2,871,951.
  • The U.S. Postal Service is making it easier for Christmas shoppers to do their holiday mailing by opening a full-service branch at Apache Mall.

1971 50 years ago

  • Today, the Minnesota Vikings will play in Viking weather as the Twin Cities has received over 7 inches of snow. The stadium seats and walk ways will need to be cleaned and salted before the game. (The Vikings would beat the Atlanta Falcons 24-7.)
  • Dayton’s department stores announced that it would allow married women the choice of joint charge accounts with their husbands or accounts in their own names.
  • The David A. Boyd medical library, honoring a retired Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, was recently opened in the Mayo Building.

1946 75 years ago

  • Three hundred Rice County residents congratulated Gov. Edward Thye on his election as a U.S. senator at a dinner in the Carleton College tearooms in Northfield, Minn. Thye began his campaign for lieutenant governor in June 1942 in this very same room.
  • Mary Tweten, of Mabel, celebrated her 100th birthday. She came to America from Norway with her brother Tollef when she was 21. She married Ole Tweten and is the mother of five children.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Root are the proud parents of a baby boy born on Nov. 26, 1921.
  • The Rochester Telephone Co. will begin delivery of the new phone book this week.
  • Tryouts for the Rochester High School debate team will be held on Dec. 1. Several students have signified their intention to try to land a coveted spot on the team.
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