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1997: New sugar-free Girl Scout cookie offered

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

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • Girl Scout cookie sales will soon start. There are eight varieties of cookies available, including the first sugar-free cookies. New cookies include the Sugar-Free Chalet Crème, a lemon-flavored sandwich, and a striped chocolate chip. Favorites returning are thin mints, samosa, tagalongs, do-si-dos, and trefoils.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.
Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.
Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

1972 – 50 years ago

  • Rochester Lourdes dumped Austin Pacelli 27-6 in a Central Catholic Conference high school football game. Fullback Tim Marx scored touchdowns on runs of 1, 1, and 3 yards.
  • The University of Minnesota will increase tuition by $100 a year. A university education for the typical student will cost $2,650. About 5,000 students participated in first-year orientation programs.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • The Plainview Fall Festival will feature a 20-candidate queen contest, five bands, two dances, and carnival rides.
  • Property owners need to keep their sidewalks repaired. Long skirts, new in fashion, and high heels may increase the number of falls on crumbling concrete.

1922 – 100 years ago

  • Twenty-thousand civil war veterans will be in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 56th national encampment.
  • The “Rochester Special” crack Northwestern passenger train has been equipped with a new observation car.
  • The dining room of the Commercial hotel opened for business today. A short-order counter will be operated as well as regular meal service.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.