1996 25 years ago

  • St. Mary’s University in Winona has dedicated a new center to address moral and ethical issues. The center was created because of the rapid increase in drug use, immorality and unethical practices.

  • Wayne Peters’ 722-pound pumpkin claimed top honors at the annual Byron pumpkin weigh-off. The pumpkin also set a state record. The previous mark was a 710-pound pumpkin grown in 1992.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Hamline of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has four former southeastern Minnesota gridders on its roster. They include Dave Hargesheimer (Mayo High), Phil Erieson (Goodhue), Dave Snearud (Red Wing), and Chuck Bang (Red Wing).
  • Several hundred insulators have been shot at and destroyed this summer. One primary power line, running through northwest Rochester, has had 160 insulators shot away at the cost of $1,600.
  • Loranell Tuttle, a senior from Stewartville, will reign over homecoming festivities this weekend for Hamline University.

1946 75 years ago

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  • "Courage of Lassie" is now showing at local theaters. The movie stars Elizabeth Taylor. ("Courage of Lassie" was the third of seven MGM films featuring the canine star Lassie).
  • The Minneapolis Olympic Games committee continues to map further steps to obtain the 1952 Olympic Games. (Helsinki, Finland would host the 1952 summer Olympics and Oslo, Norway the 1952 winter Olympics).

1921 100 years ago

  • Wall Tire Co.in Rochester is giving away a free Shetland pony. With every purchase, the customer is given tickets for a chance to win.
  • At Klee’s Grocery, carrots and beets are 5 cents a pound, and celery is 10 cents a bunch.
  • The play "A Night in Honolulu” is now playing at the Metropolitan Theater. This is not a motion picture but a play with beautiful music and native songs and dances.