1996 — 25 years ago

  • IBM announced a new line of computers targeted at small businesses needing an affordable main computer that links several systems together. The AS/400, designed and produced in Rochester, has been successful as IBM has already shipped 400,000 units. The new computer will be priced about $8,000.

1971 50 years ago

  • The first of its kind in the country — a nursing career program in conjunction with the Gamehaven Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Rochester Methodist Hospital will soon get underway. The program will assist those who have indicated nursing is a top career choice.

  • The Rochester State Junior College football squad crushed Willmar Junior College 62-13. Several Jackets found the end zone, including Don Smith, Kevin Callahan, Gary Hellickson, Steve Ormand and Greg Kropp.



1946 75 years ago

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  • Dr. Harry Weber is the new president of the Rochester Golf and Country Club following the annual meeting of the club's board of directors.
  • A 1946 graduate of Pine Island High School, Robert Hoisington, has enrolled at Macalester College in St. Paul. (Bob Hoisington was a teacher and coach for many years. He was elected to many Hall of Fames, including the Minnesota State High School League, Minnesota Track Coaches, and Pine Island High School. Mr. Horisington died on Aug. 20, 2020).

1921 100 years ago

  • Local officials believe that the liquor consumed in Olmsted County is being unlawfully transported here from Winona.
  • A new amendment may be submitted to the voters of Rochester concerning the employment of additional police officers. The amendment would also limit the pay of the extra officers to $2 per day.
  • The Dibble Barber Shop has opened a modern beauty parlor in The Kahler. The new shop is divided into private rooms.