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Pickets go up at Hormel plant in 1985

2009 — One year ago

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees approved a plan to transition to a single president/CEO on the Rochester campus. Dr. John Noseworthy will assume responsibility on Sept, 8, succeeding Dr. Glenn Forbes. On Nov. 20, Noseworthy also will succeed Dr. Denis Cortese.

Harold’s Barber Shop in downtown Spring Valley has closed after 47 years. Harold Westphal took over the business in 1962.

1985 — 25 years ago

Pickets will go up at 12:01 a.m. at the Geo. A. Hormel plant. Workers rejected the company's final contract offer.


Geraldine Evans, Rochester Community College president, has been chosen as the first community college system president to participate in an exchange program with the University of Minnesota. Evans will spend Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on the university campus, and Don Morgan of the university will spend Tuesdays through Fridays on the RCC campus.

1960 — 50 years ago

The new Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Psycho" is scheduled to begin a five-day run at the Chateau Theater. No one will be admitted after the start of each show, and a policeman will be employed to keep order.

The Olmsted County Fair ended its five-day run; attendance was estimated at 70,000.

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