1994 – 25 years ago
• Close to 500 workers at IBM Rochester received notices that they are on the surplus list. The cuts are largely in the AS/400 Division.
• The Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro, a cooperative for original, one-of-a-kind works of fine arts and craft, how has its own space in Lanesboro. There will be a grand opening on the Fourth of July weekend.
1969 – 50 years ago
• The Mayo Clinic’s new intern program begins this week with 31 newly graduated doctors coming to Rochester for a year’s training at Methodist and Saint Marys hospitals. The internships will be medicine, surgery, pediatrics and pathology.
• The opening of Cannon Falls fair July 2 will lead off the annual round of fairs held in Southeast Minnesota. The Cannon Falls fair will end with a horserace and fireworks on July 4th.
1944 – 75 years ago
• Recommendations were made that a site two miles north of Owatonna be purchased for development of an airport. The site near a main highway relieves the city of building a road to the site.
• A chemical used in exterminating weeds killed 48 head of cattle in the Preston area. The Milwaukee railroad line used the chemical to spray weeds on their right-of-way.
• Miss Frances Ramme of Rochester was awarded a master’s degree in fine arts and music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1919 – 100 years ago
• A wage of ninety-five dollars a month for grade school teachers has done much to relieve the teacher shortage in the Rochester public school system.
• Several Twin Cities members of the Minnesota Bar Association left on the steamer Minnesota to LaCrosse to attend a joint meeting of the Minnesota and Wisconsin state bar associations. They are guests of Dr. W. J. Mayo of Rochester. William H. Taft will speak at the meeting.