1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Southern Minny Stars, a minor league baseball team, opened their season with a one-run victory in Austin after moving from Minneapolis this season. The team is one of 11 in the Prairie League.
  • Lincoln at Mann Alternate School is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Teachers Sue Greenberg, Joe Stanich, and Secretary Ellen Hunt have worked at the school since its inception.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • A plane carrying Audie Murphy, the most decorated U.S. soldier in World War II and an actor, has been reported missing. (Murphy, along with five others, were killed when a private plane crashed into Brush Mountain, west of Roanoke, Va. He was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.)
  • Rochester honored the nation’s war dead on Memorial Day with a parade and programs at cemeteries. The Lourdes High School band participated in the parade and Oakwood Cemetery program.
  • New dog licenses are now on sale at the Rochester city clerk's office in City Hall. License fees for males and spayed females are $2.25.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Snow fell in northern Minnesota, and Northeast storm warnings were issued for Lake Superior. Wind speeds up to 50 mph were reported in Duluth.
  • Dr. Albert Mann, of Hamline University, will be the speaker at commencement exercises at Lanesboro High School. Thirty-five seniors will graduate.
  • Chatfield High School won the District One baseball playoff game over Houston 3-1. It will now advance to the Region One competition.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Fifty or sixty cars were seen at the Rochester golf club. The course is top-rated by many golf enthusiasts. The golf course affords an additional zest to the community life in Rochester.
  • Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, noted woman orator, will spend a few days in Rochester. Armor is one of the 10 members of the National Jubilee Committee of the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union.