1996 25 years ago

  • A fourth police liaison officer would be added to the Rochester school system under a proposal to be reviewed by the Rochester City Council.
  • Robert Redford, the actor, came to Minnesota with politics on his mind. Redford gave a speech at a $500-per-person fundraising event in support of Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone.

1971 50 years ago

  • Amtrak officials announced that they will add an eastbound and westbound limited train to the Minneapolis-Chicago segment of the line.
  • The Minnesota Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA) has elected Freeman Smith, a Rochester middle school principal, as its president.
  • Immediate openings for bookkeepers, welders and electricians. The rate of pay is $1.70-$3.14 per hour.

1946 75 years ago

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  • John Hennessy and Pat Tierney will co-headline the amateur boxing show in Rochester on Oct. 31.
  • Anita Erickson, a Goodhue area girl, was crowned 4-H style queen of Minnesota.
  • Daryl Sparrow of Byron is serving aboard the USS Estes, the Pacific's 7th fleet flagship.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Minnesota National Guardsmen and officers have been advised to be ready for duty in case of a national railroad strike.
  • “The Crucible,” the Rochester High School newspaper, will make its first appearance in November. The editor is Adrian Porter. There will be contributing reporters from the junior college and middle school.
  • The park board is offering a $25 reward for the apprehension of the person responsible for damaging the footbridge across the river in Mayo Park.