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Rose queen is former Rochester woman

1986 — 25 years ago

The Nordic Shop took top honors in the fifth annual Downtown Business Association’s window display contest. Winona Knits won second place.

1961 — 50 years ago

A gift-filled room at Jefferson School is the most popular place in the building. The Jefferson "store" which gives students a chance to buy gifts for their mom and dad, is stocked by the Mothers Club. More than 1,600 items, many handmade, are priced from 15 cents to 75 cents.

The Lanesboro Fire Department was summoned to the Lanesboro Elementary School to put out a fire in the basement of the school. Students were evacuated to two area churches.

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1936 — 75 years ago

The Tournament of Roses queen is 19-year-old Nancy Bumpus, formerly of Rochester. She attended Rochester High School before her family departed Rochester for California in 1934.

With assistance from the CCC camp, the Commercial Club and other citizens in Zumbrota will have a skating rink this winter. The area has been flooded three times and will open soon.

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