1996 — 25 years ago
- More than 25 people, many of them Stewartville volunteer firefighters, applied two coats of Sears Weatherbeater paint to the former house of Richard Sears, co-founder of Sears Roebuck & Co. The house is on the Sears list of Great American Homes.
- Fifteen of the nation’s biggest banks and IBM announced they are teaming up to introduce a home banking network.
1971 — 50 years ago
- Rochester State Junior College graduated 42 students following the completion of the first and second summer sessions.
- International Business Machines Corp. introduced a new Selectric II typewriter. Looking more stylish, the new Selectric II has a dual pitch option and a new ribbon enclosed in a cartridge, which needs to be changed out only about four or five times a year with average use.
1946 — 75 years ago
- Miss Rose Marie Gregg — Miss Minnesota to you — today was scanning no less than 11 offers of modeling, movie and television work after her appearance during the Miss America contest in Atlantic City, N.J.
- Northwest Airlines luxury service to Seattle from Minneapolis is $73 plus tax. The trip is eight hours and five minutes.
- Two nurses have arrived in Rochester from Burma, and will study under fellowships at Saint Marys Hospital. They are Ma Koi and Sein Bwint. They served as nurses during the Burma campaign until 1943.
1921 — 100 years ago
- There will be plenty of music at the Olmsted County Fair next week. There will be many bands from Rochester and the surrounding communities, such as Chatfield, Pine Island and Plainview.
- Rochester Chief of Police McDermott issued a warning to businessmen of the community of the danger of leaving their offices and buildings unguarded or unsecured. The chief said prowlers and thieves are getting bolder breaking into businesses.
- Chevrolet prices on all 490 models have been reduced by $100. The 490 Roadster is now priced at $525.