1996 — 25 years ago
- A study on TV violence concludes that young children are “at-risk” because TV presents violent acts without showing the painful results.
- The Rochester City Council approved a new contract for Rochester firefighters, giving them a 9% raise for the next three years.
1971 — 50 years ago
- A devastating fire — the worst commercial blaze in Rochester’s history — roared through the south end of the Miracle Mile Shopping Center, destroying numerous buildings. The fire impacted 26 businesses and will affect the employment of over 100 workers. The mall opened in the fall of 1952.
1946 — 75 years ago
- Thousands of winter sports enthusiasts from Minnesota and adjoining states are expected to gather for the St. Paul Victory Carnival opening, a 13-day festival planned to celebrate winning the war. Miss Donna Osterberg, Rochester’s Snow Queen, will attend a number of the events.
- Miss Cecelia Ledige, educational director of the Rochester State Hospital, spoke of her experiences as a group of doctors and nurses who operated a hospital in New Guinea at a meeting of the Kahler-Alumnae.
1921 — 100 years ago
- The Bach Music Co. has announced Mrs. Charles Webb as the winner of the record-counting contest. The show window of the store was piled high with records. The exact number was 209, and Mrs. Webb guessed 210.
- Physical examinations will be conducted at no cost for former service members and war veterans at the YMCA.