1994 – 25 years ago

  • Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad has hinted that Terry Ryan could be named the team’s general manager this week. Former GM Andy MacPhail left to become president and CEO of the Chicago Cubs.
  • The United Way of Olmsted County began its ’94 campaign with a goal of $2.79 million. Thirty-five agencies receive money from United Way.

1969 – 50 years ago

  • A two-mile stretch of highway on Rochester’s northern perimeter linking U.S. highways 52 and 63 will officially open to traffic. The project cost was $437,229.
  • Clements Chevrolet announced that Mr. Mike Burns and Ev Quandt were top salesmen of the month.
  • At Schmidt Volkswagen Inc. a new Volkswagen sedan is currently on sale for $1,799. The new model has a heater/defroster, electric windshield wipers and seat belts front and back.

1944 – 75 years ago

  • Currently, Minneapolis has 151 cases of polio. Ninety-five are being treated at Sister Kenny Institute, 29 at Sheltering Arms Polio Hospital, 26 at the University Hospital and 1 at Minneapolis General Hospital.
  • Numerous jobs are open at West Coast naval yards. Both men and women are needed. There are positions open for boilermaker, machinists, pipefitters, laborers and helpers. Women mechanic learners are needed urgently at the Puget Sound naval yard.

1919 – 100 years ago

  • The Gentling Co., currently paving areas in the city, needs workers. J. C. Utton of the company said, “Our only trouble at the present time is in getting men to work.” He indicated the company does their best to hire locally.
  • Several transfers are to be made at state hospitals to preserve the balance of patients able to work and those disabled. 100 men from Rochester will be transferred from Rochester to Hastings and 60 women from Rochester to Anoka.

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