1993 – 25 years ago
• Serious crime dropped 3 percent in Rochester in 1992 but the crimes that were committed were increasingly violent. The number of juveniles arrested for simple assault rose 63 percent.
1968 – 50 years ago
• The West Concord Fire Department will sponsor a two-day benefit party. Congressman Albert Quie will be present for the Queen coronation. All proceeds go to the West Concord Firemen’s Relief Assn.
• Sinclair Lewis’ boyhood home was dedicated this week as a national historical landmark. Lewis was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for literature.
• At the local Red Owl stores Nestlé’s Quik has a 2 pound can for 79 cents; a 14 pound lug of pears is $1.77 and tomatoes are 19 cents a pound.
1943 – 75 years ago
• Rochester and southeastern Minnesota moved today toward the annual Labor Day observance. Stores and public buildings will be closed all day. The Mayo Clinic will be open and the Post-Bulletin will publish an early edition.
• Postal patrons are advised by the postmaster that a five-cent postage stamp honoring France will be placed on sale later this month. The design of the stamp is the flag of France.
1918 – 100 years ago
• Minnesota soldiers in France, as well as those in camps in the United States, will be allowed to vote by mail at the general state election in November.