1996 — 25 years ago
- A new Doppler weather radar atop a tower overlooking La Crosse will cover an area past Dodge County to the west, including Rochester. The radar provides more detail about the strength of storms and their wind speed.
- Willow Creek Golf Course is now open for play. Green fees are $10.50 for nine holes and $16.50 for 18.
1971 — 50 years ago
- Dr. Hugh Butt, of Rochester, a Mayo Clinic physician, was installed as president of the American College of Physicians at its annual meeting in Denver, Colo.
- “Cool Hand Luke,” “Psycho” and “Wait Until Dark” are the movies that seniors at John Marshall High School have selected to view during a film festival.
- Mary Sheehan, of Rochester, was named the Nursing Student of the Year for Minnesota. Miss Sheehan is a Lourdes High School graduate and a junior in the nursing program at the College of St. Teresa, Winona.
1946 — 75 years ago
- More than $3,100,000,000 has been invested in U.S. Savings Bonds during the first quarter of 1946.
- Neniboujou Superior Lodge, a 60-room hostelry on Lake Superior, will be reopened on June 1 for the first time in five years. Arthur Roberts, of Rochester, is the owner.
1921 — 100 years ago
- So that every family in the city using a telephone may have an opportunity to learn “correct dialing,” a group of young women will be going door to door to go over a proper course of instruction to use the phone.
- The Norman Hotel, one of Rochester’s newer and smaller hotels, passed into Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Watson's possession.