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12,000 people attend Scout expo in 1961

1986 — 25 years ago

Those who fail to return overdue library books could be hauled into court, according to a policy approved by the Rochester Library Board. The names of book borrowers will be forwarded to the Rochester police if a book is 144 days overdue.

The Rochester median family income was $32,748 in 1984, the highest in Minnesota outside the Twin Cities area.

1961 — 50 years ago

About 12,000 people visited the Zumbro Valley Scout Exposition at Mayo Civic Auditorium to see the work of more than 2,000 boys.


Volunteer firemen in Zumbrota are doing free home inspections for fire hazards during spring cleanup days.

1936 — 75 years ago

"What Americans need today is the inspired 'do or die' spirit of a Minnesota football team on the one-yard line instead of the philosophy that the world owes them a living," William Anderson, past president of the Minneapolis Commonwealth Club, told the Rochester Commonwealth Club at luncheon meeting.

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