1996 — 25 years ago
- Brandon Palmen has received the Eagle rank, the highest rank given by the Boy Scouts of America. Brandon is a member of Troop 95 of Rochester.
1971 — 50 years ago
- The afternoon television lineup includes “One Life to Live,” “The Edge of Night,” The Secret Storm” and “The Guiding Light.”
- A father-and-son banquet was held in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rushford. Robert Rislove, Preston Fillmore County conservation officer, showed slides of fish and wild game.
- A drawing for the 400 parties of four hunters will be held in August in a limited Minnesota moose hunting season. If notified that your name has been drawn, the license fee is $100 per party of four.
1946 — 75 years ago
- At the Elks state convention, Don Nagle, of Rochester, was named secretary. The three-day convention, being held in Eveleth, will close with a parade through town.
- Alcatraz federal prison is getting new electrical controls that will reduce the danger of riots, which occurred last May. With the new controls, even if the convicts get a hold of keys, they will not be able to open their cell doors.
1921 — 100 years ago
- The 1st Minnesota Infantry, encamped at Camp Lakeview, near Lake City, will be reviewed tomorrow by Gov. Preus and Brig. Gen. Perry Harrison.
- The Rochester Bulletin newspaper is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its establishment. It was established by Cyrus Elliott and son, succeeding the Olmsted County Democrat.