1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will make life jackets a priority this boating season. A new regulation took effect May 1 that all boaters carry one wearable, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for everyone on board.
  • Rochester Community College President Karen Nagle has been named interim president of the soon-to-be-consolidated Rochester Community and Technical College.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Cheerleaders at Elgin-Millville High School for the 1971-72 “A” team are Kathy Ernst, Peggy Schnell, Jean Ernst, Sue Wehrs and Debbie Curry.
  • Earth Day at Lewiston High School included an assembly program followed by early dismissal of students to assist in litter pickup of the area.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • The U.S. Army announced that the first group of Norwegian, Swedish and Danish brides of American service members would leave Oslo for the United States on June 18.
  • A long line of customers formed in Rochester for Montgomery Ward's nylons sale. The line was orderly, and all 1,200 pairs were sold out by 12:30 p.m.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Work hard, which will help you live to be 100, is the advice of the former health advisor to former President Taft. He stated people die from a lack of work.
  • Madame Curie, the mild woman from Poland who discovered radium, arrived in New York City aboard the RMS Olympic.
  • Development of the Superior National Forest as the nation’s "summer playground" is planned by the United States Forest Service. The forest, north of Lake Superior, has 1,250,000 acres of timber and lakes.