1996 — 25 years ago

  • The new Rochester public school's official name is down to two choices — Eleanor Roosevelt and Rochester Century High. The School Board can accept either selection, choose a different name, or start the process over.

  • Hormel Foods Corp. donated $500,000 to the new Austin Library. The new library is being built along Fourth Avenue Northeast.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • An unexpected poor fawn crop this spring has caused the state Department of Natural Resources to cancel the 1971 deer hunting season in the main range of northern Minnesota.
  • A negotiated agreement has been reached for Lanesboro public school teachers for the 1971-72 contract year. The new schedule provides a range of $7,100 to $10,000 for holders of bachelor’s degrees.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Gov. Edward J. Thye and Luther W. Youngdahl, former associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, will formally open their campaigns for U.S. senator and governor, respectively. Their address can be heard on Rochester KROC radio.
  • Thirty-nine agents of State Farm Insurance companies attended the first district meeting in Rochester. The company is the largest insurer of vehicles in the state, with 125,000.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Winona’s Company D, Fifth Regiment, Minnesota National Guard, has been formally designated a machine-gun company of the regiment.
  • The St. Charles High School class play will be presented this week by the seniors at the Empress Theatre. The play, titled “Miss Somebody Else,” is a four-act comedy. Seventeen students will take part.