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Luncheon to honor Judge Blackmum

1990 — 20 years ago

A study of Rochester growth patterns has prompted the Rochester postal service to announce the addition of another ZIP code to serve the city. Effective July 1, ZIP code 55906 will serve the northeast quadrant of the city.

Adult bookstores in Rochester and Winona owned by Ferris Alexander were among several statewide that were seized and closed by federal agents.

1970 — 40 years ago

A committee has announced plans for a luncheon testimonial to honor federal judge Harry A. Blackmun of Rochester, who on June 9 is slated to be sworn in as the 98th justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.


A 1927 Seagrave fire truck, once a major source of fire protection for the then-new Plummer Building, is being sold as an antique by the City Fire Department. The right-hand drive vehicle is still in running condition, although it was retired from active duty more than 10 years ago.

1950 — 60 years ago

A three-minute phone call to Chicago is 60 cents plus tax after 6 p.m. with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.

Forty-four St. John’s kindergarten students received their "sheepskins" at the annual commencement exercises at Lourdes High School auditorium.

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