1996 25 years ago

  • The Friends of the Library donated $23,000 to the Rochester Public Library to help with the tight 1997 budget. Library Director Judith Taylor said the donation will be of great help.
  • More significant than expected enrollment for non-English-speaking students has forced school officials to ask the school board for an additional 2.5 full-time equivalent teachers.

1971 50 years ago

  • Scott Carlson and Kathy Loken were crowned king and queen of Houston High School’s 1971 homecoming coronation ceremonies at the high school.
  • Lt. Gov. Rudy Perpich and other speakers spoke to 400 young people outside the federal office building in Minneapolis. They renewed calls for a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.

1946 75 years ago

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  • The University of Minnesota said 88 percent of new technology students are veterans, and 89 percent of those enrolled in law school are veterans.
  • John Mariucci, a former star for the University of Minnesota and member of the 1940 AAU hockey champions, returns home to play as a defenseman for the Chicago Black Hawks. The Black Hawks will play the Minneapolis Millers in an exhibition game.
  • As a reminder, all machine guns, machine gun pistols, and any weapon firing more than one shot with a single trigger must be registered with the federal government.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Rochester newsboys and paper carriers must have a permit and a badge to sell papers on the streets or make deliveries. A charge of 25 cents per badge will be charged and will be issued by the superintendent of schools.
  • Night school in Rochester will begin this week. Courses include typewriting, shorthand, writing, citizenship, iron shop, woodshop, mechanical drawing, French and Spanish.
  • This evening, the “Be There” club will meet for a wiener roast at the Mayo Park camping grounds. It is hoped that 10 to 15 young people will attend.