1996 — 25 years ago

  • Jay Hatleli, a Lanesboro Fillmore Central senior, took first place in the pole vault competition at the Minnesota Class A State Track & Field meet. His head coach is his father, Tom Hatleli, who is retiring as L/FC coach after 13 seasons.
  • Gov. Arne Carlson has established a new Minnesota Office of Technology to help schools, businesses and local governments deal with the growing importance of computers and other technology.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Members of Winona Cotter High School’s 1971 graduating class were told, “Simply be yourself, and do not waste time envying the other person; be proud of who you are and what you have.”
  • With her quarter horse “Marginal Revenue,” Miss Dawn Heitman was chosen as the Lake City Bit and Spurs Saddle Club Queen for 1971.
  • Three tornados touched down in Northwest Rochester, but the area escaped with only minor damage and no injuries.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Three of the 14 boys who fled from the state industrial school for boys in Red Wing were captured in heavy woods near Frontenac.
  • Dr. A. W. Oughterson, medical and scientific director of the American Cancer Society, will deliver a Mayo Foundation lecture in Plummer Hall. He will speak on the medical aspects of the atomic bomb as observed at Hiroshima.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • All railway clerks operating on the Chicago & North Western railway have received firearms training using the Colt 45 caliber revolvers. The arming of the clerks with these big weapons is expected to deter bandits trying to steal the U.S. mail.
  • It is now possible to secure a meal at the Rochester Golf Club. A call needs to be made in advance.