1995 – 25 years ago
Jim Johannson has been named head coach/general manager of the St. Paul Vulcans of the U.S. Hockey League. The native of Rochester was a member of the 1988 and ’92 U.S. Olympic teams.
The new chancellor for the new Minnesota State College and Universities system is Judith Eaton of New York. She will lead the 62 campuses, a 63,000-student combined system of state universities, community colleges and technical colleges.
1970 – 50 years ago
Draft-age men with lottery numbers higher than 190 will not be drafted in July 1970.
A federal judge ordered the temporary restoration of unemployment benefits to two long-haired men saying that their grooming habits are protected by the Constitution. They were fired from their job because they would not get haircuts.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the appointment of Ron Ekkers as an assistant basketball coach. Ekkers has been the head basketball coach at Winona State College for the past four years.
1945 – 75 years ago
Gov.Edward J. Thye has designed Flag Day also as a special “Minnesota E Day,” to stimulate the sale of bonds to individuals.
The Coast Guard recruiting offices in Minnesota are again in need of 17-year-old enlistments for that service. All applicants must have at least three years of high school and be in excellent physical condition.
The Southeastern Minnesota Brown Swiss Canton picnic will be held at the Lilly-Smith farm. The program will include judging contests and a discussion on the future of Brown Swiss business. Free ice cream will be served.
1920 – 100 years ago
Hamline University in St. Paul, the oldest and one of the strongest of the Minnesota coeducational colleges, offers board, room, tuition and books for $450 per year.
Bachelor of arts degrees were conferred on 109 students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Alumni from the classes of 1895, 1905, 1910, and 1925 took part in the commencement program.