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Gas prices down for holiday

1986 — 25 years ago

Gasoline prices are down 3.5 cents per gallon. Average full service price for unleaded is $1.08 and self-serve is 85 cents a gallon.

Mayo Foundation will pump $12 million into Charter Houseto revive the ailing high rise for retirees. This infusion of money will prevent foreclosure.

The former Dr. Charles Mayo house on Fourth Street Southwest was auctioned off for  $158,000. The 1893 home was purchased by a Minneapolis man. Dr. Charles and his wife lived in the house for 25 years before moving to Mayowood. The home also has served at the YMCA and a residence for nursing students.

1961 — 50 years ago


Four members of Rochester John Marshall’s football team have been named to the All-Conference squad. Larry Noser, Dave Glasrud, Roger Nelson and Roy Sutherland all were honored.

1936 — 75 years ago

Beginning Jan. 1, there will be a 1 percent reduction in the paychecks of some 26 million workers for the Social Security funds they will be eligible for when they retire at age 65. For example, a worker who makes $100 a month and works 30 years will be entitled to a retirement benefit of $42.50 per month.

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