1995 – 25 years ago
Eleven animal-rights protesters were arrested after they protested selling of furs at Macy’s department store in the Mall of America. No damage to the store was reported.
1970 – 50 years ago
U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy said he doesn’t think that Congress will approve his bill to create a $5,500 guaranteed annual income for a family of four. The Minnesota Democrat said serious consideration must be given to neglected and oppressed people.
The highlight of the Winona County Fair will be the performance of Little Jimmy Dickens and an all-star cast of Grand Ole Opry entertainers from Nashville.
1945 – 75 years ago
The mint is preparing a Roosevelt memorial medal which will be sold to the public for $1. An inauguration medal of Truman also will be issued soon.
In conformity with his program of increasing police manpower, Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey will ask for an additional 40 men to be hired in 1946; all returning veterans.
Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing Company in St. Paul is hiring.. There are openings for all types of production workers, machinists and grinders. These opportunities include good wages and benefits.
1920 – 100 years ago
The Census Bureau announced that Rochester has a population of 12,722, a 74.9% increase from 1910.
“Johnnie” Adams, who once was a corner-lot athlete at Lake City, is now Dr. John William Adams, professor of veterinary surgery and obstetrics at the Veterinary School, University of Pennsylvania.
There is a revival craze for bicycles. The demand has grown so much that it exceeds the supply.