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1972: North Star Bar opens with win in state tournament

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

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • A new Mail Processing and Distribution facility will open to help postal workers keep up with the increase in mail handled here over the past five years. About 120 postal employees will move into the new building at 3939 Valleyhigh Road.
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The crew of six line workers and mechanics from Rochester Public Utilities left Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, 2022, along with 38 line workers, additional mechanics and support staff from 14 public utilities across Minnesota.

1972 – 50 years ago

  • North Star Bar of Rochester won its first game in the 48th annual Minnesota State Fast Pitch Tournament being played in Rochester. Charlie Sinnwell pitched a five-hitter in the 8-1 victory over Robbinsdale. The tournament has attracted 79 teams.
  • Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy will award certificates to 40 graduates during ceremonies at St. Marys Hospital Auditorium.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • The building of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lanesboro 75 years ago was celebrated Sunday. All the stone in the church was quarried from the surrounding bluffs.
  • The first towboat above St. Louis to have radar is the Huck Finn. The vessel passed Winona this week.
  • 130 Hampshire Red chickens were stolen from the farm of Roland Gernes of Utica sometime during the last two weeks.

1922 – 100 years ago

  • The champion horseshoe pitcher of Olmsted County will be proclaimed tomorrow when a tournament will be held at Mayo Park at 9:30 a.m.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Mayo and Louise Mayo entertained a company of about fifty young people at Mayowood, the main divertissement being dancing.
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