1972: Farmers work an average of 61.8 hours per week

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

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • The Rochester Ricochets Gymnastics Club won 23 of 25 gold medals during the 10th annual Star of the North Games in St. Cloud.
  • The U.S. Postal Service is going all-out to encourage youngsters to collect stamps and, at the same time, become more knowledgeable about the history of the United States through stamps.

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.

  • Three Mayo Clinic women employees with 122 years on the job will retire at the end of June. They are Ester Peters, Doris Matheson, and Henrietta Cranston.
  • The “A” honor roll members at Hayfield High School in Grade 8 include Jill Schnirring and Kari Senjem.
  • According to Agriculture Commissioner Jon Wefald, Minnesota farmers work an average of 61.8 hours per week.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • Red Cross stated that 33,657 people are homeless due to the floodwaters from the Missouri River. States affected include Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, army chief of staff, stated that he has no political ambitions. Gen. Eisenhower recently accepted the presidency of Columbia University in New York.

1922 – 100 years ago


  • The shuttle train service into and out of Red Wing on the Chicago Great Western Railway, which has been in operation since July 1 last year, has been discontinued.
  • The ex-servicemen at the Rochester State Hospital, who recently formed a baseball team, have received their equipment of bats, balls, and gloves from the Knight of Columbus.
  • Dr. Donald Balfour and chauffeur Nels Tweldt have started motoring to Estes Park, Colorado for rest and relaxation. Mrs. Balfour and the children left earlier by train to the vacation destination.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.
Aug. 13 is my favorite holiday. It’s true, there isn’t much hoopla. In fact, each year I eagerly open my mailbox prepared for the cascade of cards celebrating International Left Handers Day. The next day I peek again, then sigh at the emptiness. The day after that I don’t even exert energy to lift myself from the couch.
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