1996 — 25 years ago

  • Some 250 people gathered at Willow Creek Middle School to talk about the future of Olmsted County. The “visioning” meeting is part of the 21st Century Partnership long-range planning effort.
  • Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, arrived in Rochester for a check-up at the Mayo Clinic. Sheikh Zayed arrived with an entourage of 100 people.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The summer hit of the season is a film about a boy and his collection of rats. The film, called “Willard,” has already brought in $15 million.
  • The financially troubled Major League Baseball team the Washington Senators will be move to Dallas-Fort Worth. For the first time since 1901, the nation's capital will be without a MLB franchise. (The team moved to Arlington and debuted as the Texas Rangers in 1972.)

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • You can receive a free flight demonstration in a new Piper Cub aircraft in Rochester, Faribault, Lake City and Austin. The new Piper Cubs are touted as good, safe planes that are also affordable.
  • The University of Nebraska, with its powerful T-formation, comes to Memorial Stadium to play the Gophers for the opening post-war kickoff to the 1946 football season. (Minnesota would crush Nebraska 33-7 before 51,000 fans.)

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Lions Club of Rochester will roar at Hotel Arthur this evening when the club completes the organization of the new club. The Lions Club, like the Kiwanis and the Rotary, will work for the good of Rochester.
  • A six-month agricultural course for farm boys will begin Oct. 3 and end March 31 to not interfere with the busy season on the farms. The course is for boys older than 14 who have dropped out of school and now wish to finish their education.