1996 – 25 years ago

  • The Rochester Wal-Mart has become the first discount store in town to remain open 24-hours-a-day.
  • The top three rated television shows this week are "Seinfeld," "Suddenly Susan" and "Friends."
  • Rochester Police Officer Bob Horstman will be honored by the National Association of Police Organizations during its third annual Top Cops award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

1971 – 50 years ago

  • A record crowd of more than 900 people attended the Izaak Walton League's annual mulligan stew dinner. Proceeds are used for such conservation activities as wetland projects, a tree nursery, and conservation scholarships.
  • Construction of the 110,000 square-foot K-Mart discount store and 20,000 square-foot supermarket is nearly complete. The store is scheduled to open on Nov. 4.

1946 – 75 years ago

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  • Marvin Ohlrogg of St. Paul has purchased a law practice and office building in Chatfield and will become the resident attorney of the community.
  • The 1st District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will hold a “Karl Rolvaag rally” in Rochester. Speakers will include Rolvaag, DFL candidate for Congress, and Hubert H. Humphrey, mayor of Minneapolis.

1921 – 100 years ago

  • The doors of the Kahler were thrown open to hundreds of visitors this afternoon. The general public was able to inspect the new building. Many uttered words of wonder as they entered the lobby.
  • Minnesota Gov. J. A. O. Preus is in Rochester to attend the Kiwanis banquet and give a speech in the dining room of the new Kahler.
  • An officer of the Red Wing training school for boys was in Rochester today searching for a young man who escaped the facility.