Day in History: Apartments in Rochester going for $425 a month

July 27, 2018 GMT

1993 – 25 years ago

• More than 80 Mayo Clinic volunteers headed to Des Moines, Iowa, on buses to assist in the clean-up efforts from the recent flooding. Country singer Willie Nelson has said he will donate proceeds from two weekend concerts in Minnesota and Illinois to flood-stricken farmers in the Midwest.

• The apartment market in Rochester appears stable. In the present market an inexpensive 2-bedroom apartment might rent for $425 a month. An upper-income 2-bedroom apartment may go for $500-$550 a month. It is estimated there are 10,000 apartments in the city.

1968 – 50 years ago

• A 1968 two-door Torino with power steering is $3,133 at Bob Steely Ford in Zumbrota. A 1968 T-Bird Landau with air conditioning is priced at $4,595.

• Adler’s Sporting Goods, the Rochester Women’s Softball Association representative in the State Fast Pitch Tournament, will open play this weekend in Shakopee. The team is managed by Char Alexander.

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1943 – 75 years ago

• Forty-seven students of St. Marys School of Nursing were capped in a colorful ceremony in St. Marys Auditorium. Caps were pinned on by Sister M. Antonia, assisted by Sister M. Raymunda. The keynote address was given by Miss Marion Gere with Red Cross’ recruitment.

• The regular USO dance will be held this Saturday evening in the Coffman school gym with recorded music used for dancing.

• John Hendrickson, a 17-year-old Wabasha county farm boy, was the first Winona city air patrol recruit to successfully pass army air force physical and mental examinations. He has been sworn into the air force reserve.

1918 – 100 years ago

• The first sweet corn reported matured in this section is that raised by David LaCroix of Winona. His family is eating the 1918 crop now.

• Fred Schneider, a Winona boy, is another young man from this section of the state to give his life for his country.