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1996: IBM Rochester to sell 140 acres

IBM Rochester owned a total of 583 acres.

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • Minnesota Twins slugger Kirby Puckett reported vision problems in spring training and is currently undergoing tests.
  • IBM Rochester intends to sell close to 140 acres of prime real estate, opening the way for more commercial development in Northwest Rochester. IBM Rochester owns a total of 583 acres.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • While supplies last, customers will receive a free bunny for Easter for every $5.95 dry-cleaning order at Dison’s Cleaner/Launderers locations.
  • Postal cards for the “Help Our POWS” campaign are available at Red Cross locations. The campaign to North Vietnam's president seeks the release of sick and wounded U.S. prisoners held by North Vietnam.

1946 — 75 years ago

  • Zumbrota residents voted overwhelmingly in a special election to approve a bond issue of up to $230,000 to construct and equip a new school. When the new school is built, the School Board will offer the current structure for sale.
  • Southeastern Minnesota was well represented among the 40 students honored at the University of Minnesota agriculture’s annual award assembly. Gold letter A’s were awarded to Neil Arendt, of Mazeppa, and Burton Boyum, of Kenyon.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The season of navigation has formally opened in Winona by the appearance of the first steamboat, Minnesota, the Mayo excursion steamer coming down from its winter quarters in Fountain City bay. The Minnesota is under the command of Capt. J. J. Richtman.
  • At a banquet in the high school gymnasium, Harold Haase was elected the Rochester High School football team captain for the next season. Fay Alexander was named captain of the basketball team.

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