1995 – 25 years ago
New laws in Minnesota that are taking effect include motorcyclists and passengers must now wear eye protection, radar jammers are banned, covers on license plates are not allowed and Muslim women may wear veils in public.
1970 – 50 years ago
Les Wothke was named head basketball coach at Winona State College. He replaces Ron Ekker, who took a coaching position at the University of Minnesota.
New RCA albums on sale include Elvis Presley "On Stage" and Charlie Pride’s 10th album. The records sell for $2.97 and the 8-track stereo tapes are $4.97.
NBC’s “Laugh-In” will start production for its third season. Popular Goldie Hawn has left the show to pursue her film career.
1945 – 75 years ago
Larger communities like Winona and Rochester, in response to the need for extra labor in harvesting, are organizing shocking crews of city residents to assist area farmers.
The radio entertainment for the day includes "Dick Tracy," "Guy Lombardo," "The Listening Post," and "Glamour Manor."
1920 – 100 years ago
Two successful noon-day raids by the local police in Winona netted a gallon of “moonshine” in the local business district. Two quarts of the homemade liquor was found in a baby’s crib.
The village of Kellogg now has electric lights. The current was turned on this week. Businesses and a large number of residences have installed at least one electric light.
Beginning Aug. 4, the Olmsted County Fair association will stage a four-day Western Round-Up or Frontier Day celebration at the fairgrounds in Rochester.