1995 – 25 years ago
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be the first in the country to move into the next generation of aerospace management when it installs a navigational system that will enable pilots to use data from satellites to plot their landing approaches.
Emily Snell of Lewiston has been awarded a Buntrock Presidential Scholarship at St. Olaf College.
1970 – 50 years ago
After four months of negotiations, the Harmony Board of Education and the teachers have reached an agreement. The 28 returning teachers will receive an average increase of 7.9 percent.
The 1970 population of Minnesota was announced today at 3,770,007, a gain of 10.43 percent from 10 years ago. (The 2020 Minnesota population is listed at 5,700,671).
Highway 61, the Twin Cities – Winona route, now is open to two-lane traffic north of Lake City.
1945 – 75 years ago
Minneapolis Mayor Marvin Kline and Hubert H. Humphrey had a debate for the first time during the mayoral race and audience reaction showed that Humphrey got the better of the exchanges. (Humphrey would be the victor in the 1945 Minneapolis mayoral race).
“To the Shores of Iwo Jima,” a filmed record of the invasion of the island, will open in theaters throughout Minnesota. The two-reel film is printed in Technicolor.
1920 – 100 years ago
Women who will be attending the Republican National Convention in Chicago are asked to please wear plain, small hats and to take them off once seated in the convention hall.
A class of 96 from the Winona Normal School will receive diplomas at the Winona opera house.