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Principal discusses importance of penmanship 50 years ago

2005 — Five years ago

For the first time, Mayo Clinic health providers have stopped producing new inpatient paper records and have moved toward completion of patient medical records becoming electronic.

Gas prices jumped to a record this morning when stations started charging $2.14 per gallon.

1985 — 25 years ago

Saying a federal prison hospital in Rochester "will not substantially alter the character of the surrounding neighborhood," U.S. District Judge Diana Murphy dismissed a lawsuit designed to keep a federal prison medical facility out of Rochester.


The Broadstreet Cafe is scheduled to open this summer when the conversion of a 77-year-old warehouse into restaurant and office space is completed.

1960 — 50 years ago

The Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce hopes to acquire the old city ambulance withdrawn from service several months ago. The chamber would like the ambulance to use in an upcoming appearance at St. Cloud to bid for the 1961 state convention.

Ethel Givens, retired Holmes School principal and a known handwriting expert, spoke at a meeting of the rural Olmsted Teachers Education Association. She discussed the important of good penmanship.

There’ll be a fundraiser donkey basketball game doubleheader at West Concord’s new gym. One game will match the town businessmen against the school faculty while the other contest will bring together two teams of local farmers.

In the nation's history books

1963 — The Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

1965 — More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.


2005 — A high school student on the Red Lake Indian reservation in Minnesota killed five schoolmates, a teacher and an unarmed guard before taking his own life;

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