1996 — 25 years ago

  • U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and former Sen. Rudy Boschwitz are vying for the support of Minnesota’s Independence Party, which will hold its first convention this weekend.
  • About 6 inches of rain fell in southern Minnesota, causing mudslides that closed southbound 169 between Mankato and St. Peter.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • President Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy No. 1” and called for a new all-out offensive to rehabilitate drug victims and cut off the illicit narcotics supply.
  • August 1972 is the target date for relocating the Rochester Public Library to the former J.C. Penney Co. store in the downtown area.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • The brand new 1947 model Studebaker is now on display at Superior Sales and Service, 24 First Ave. NW in Rochester.
  • “Badman’s Territory,” starring Randolph Scott and Ann Richards, is currently showing at the Chateau. Kids' Saturday morning shows are at 10:30 a.m.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Next to iron and timber, peat is the most valuable of Minnesota’s natural resources. Minnesota has the advantage of vast deposits of peat.
  • With the vaccination of more than 900 members of the 5th Minnesota Infantry at Fort Snelling on account of smallpox in the regiment, the quarantine has been lifted.