1995 — 25 years ago

  • Rochester John Marshall’s Heather Phillips won the Minnesota Junior Olympics Championship in her age group at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. Phillips ran the 5,000 meters in 20 minutes, 29 seconds, winning the Young 5K division.
  • Faribault boys basketball scoring sensation Mitch Ohnstad announced he’ll accept a basketball scholarship for California Polytechnic University.

1970 — 50 years ago

  • Today is the last day for newly enfranchised 19- and 20-year-old voters to register in Minnesota communities that require registration.
  • The J.C. Penney Co. announced that it will close its 12-year-old store on South Broadway because of declining sales volume at the downtown outlet. Penney’s will open a store at Apache Mall on the Southwest Beltline in the future.

1945 — 75 years ago

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  • Minnesota’s annual deer season has opened, and Gov. Edward J. Thye was among the first to get his deer, shooting one shortly after the season opened 80 miles southwest of International Falls.
  • After considering bids for several weeks, the Rochester City Council voted 5-1 to purchase an American La France fire truck with a 100-foot aerial ladder for the fire department at a cost of $20,000.

1920 — 100 years ago

  • President-elect Harding called for "plain living" and "square dealing" as the nation faces a period of readjustment after the Great War. Sanity, clear thinking, common sense, and honesty were named prize necessities to meet the new world order.
  • A large silk American flag was presented to the community of Dover for the loyalty shown in the election of Nov. 2. Mrs. S. C. Ferris said the newly enfranchised women voters in Dover had studied their new obligation so they would serve as informed voters.