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Prototype disaster shelter approved in 1961

1986 — 25 years ago

The Carlton Manor Hotel, built in 1919, has changed its name and joined the Days Inn chain. The large neon Carlton sign on the hotel roof will be removed.

1961 — 50 years ago

Judy Kiehne of Harmony won the Minnesota Farm Bureau Convention junior talent contest. She competed against 19 other county winners.

Conversion of the subway and sub-basement below the Mayo Clinic building into a prototype disaster shelter accommodating 2,700 people has been approved by the U.S. Office of Civil Defense. About $30,000 will be spent to make changes to provide shelter for two weeks in case of a nuclear attack.


1936 — 75 years ago

An alarm sent two would-be burglars fleeing the Ostrander Bank at 2 a.m. The bandits had cut through the vault, about 18 inches thick, to the last tier of bricks before hitting the alarm wire. Sheriff Ingelbret was unable to locate them.

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