1996 — 25 years ago

  • The electronic news and information service for the Minneapolis Tribune, the largest newspaper in Minnesota, will join a national network of newspaper-sponsored information on the internet.
  • Olmsted and Dodge counties each got a $250,000 “Mighty Ducks” grant from the state to build indoor ice arenas. For Olmsted County, it will be the third indoor hockey arena on county fairgrounds.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The new federally subsidized Amtrak rail passenger service will begin operating in Winona this week. The westbound Empire Builder will stop at Winona’s Milwaukee station at 4:20 p.m. daily. An eastbound passenger train will stop in Winona at 9:18 a.m. daily.
  • A branch store of the Boston Shoe Repair has been opened at the Apache Mall by Peter Chafos. The business will deal in general shoe repair, and sales of buckskin and novelty items.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey addressed the Lions and Rotary clubs at a luncheon in Northfield. Humphrey told the group, “I’m not running for anything this year.”
  • Mrs. Andrew Miner, of Minneapolis, is president of the Minnehaha Izaak Walton league chapter. She recommends that more women become involved in sports and conservation. Mrs. Miner is convinced that many family relationships would be significantly improved if more women take up fishing.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Kellogg High School baseball game was canceled. The opponent, Winona Cotter, was unable to secure automobiles to get the team to the Kellogg field.
  • Miss Charlotte Yates has been hired as public health nurse for Wabasha County.
  • Wanted: Lady about 40 years old to be hired as the housekeeper for a home with a family of five.