1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Minnesota Twins designated hitter Paul Molitor got his 3,000th hit when he hit a triple during the fifth inning of their game with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals won the game 6-5.
  • The new U.S. 61 rest stop north of Lake City has been reconstructed for the past three years. The rest stop on the shore of Lake Pepin cost $758,000 and is open to the public.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • President Nixon has decided to speed up the withdraw of combat troops from Vietnam. The president also predicted that 1971 and 1972 will be excellent years for the U.S. economy.
  • Ron King, senior University of Minnesota linebacker from Chatfield, has been named Midwest Lineman of the Week by United Press. King made 13 tackles in the Gophers 28-0 victory over Indiana.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Starting in 1947, motorists of Minnesota will now receive two license plates for placement on their automobiles. Plates for passenger cars will have black figures on an aluminum-colored background.
  • Gov. Edward J. Thye issued a proclamation designating today as Constitution Day, the 159th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.
  • Henry Ford II called for “fresh thinking” by labor and management to achieve full industrial production and “more stable employment” in the automobile industry.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Four old soldiers, all members of Custer Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, were honor guests at a patriotic rally given by the Daughters of Veterans group in the Elks’ Hall. Mrs. Edward Morton, president of the Daughters of Veterans, presided over the evening events.
  • The Lincoln horseshoe pitchers club will hold a meeting of all members to effect a better organization and arrange and organize a tournament in the near future.
  • The poultry exhibited (Barred Plymouth Rock and White Leghorn) by Mrs. F. C. Mitchell of Rochester won two first prizes at the Iowa State Fair.