1920: Electricity proving very valuable to farmers

1995 – 25 years ago

IBM Rochester will lose less than 100 employees in what is described as a “fine-tuning” of the workforce.

Girls high school hockey teams in Rochester will soon begin competition.


1970 – 50 years ago

The 1970 Minnesota Collegiate Veterans convention will be held this weekend in Winona. The Winona State College Veterans Club will host it.

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Verne Gagne defeated Eduoard Carpentier in the main event at the Minneapolis Auditorium. The Crusher and Bad Boy Bullinski won two of three falls from Larry Hennig and Blackjack Lanza.

1945 – 75 years ago

The Rochester City Council held up the purchase of an American LaFrance fire truck with a 100-foot aerial ladder after two aldermen voted against accepting the $19,000 purchase price.

The play, “The Last of the Ruthvens,” will be presented by the Wykoff High School junior class. The play, a murder mystery, will be presented under the direction of Evangeline Culver.

1920 – 100 years ago

Dr. Guy Ford, dean of the University of Minnesota graduate school, will give a Mayo Foundation Lecture, “Historical relations of science and medicine.”

Electricity is proving very beneficial to farmers. In particular, the outside lights used to illuminate the ground between the house and the barn.

It appears Amendment 1, for good roads, will be carried by a safe margin in the recent statewide election.

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