20 years ago (1981)
-- Reagan inaugurated as Iran releases U.S. hostages
-- Hostages fly to freedom after 444 days in captivity
-- Minnesota relatives of hostages offer grateful prayers of thanks
30 years ago (1971)
Ground was officially broken yesterday for a new 48 student dormitory complex designed to serve Junior College and Vocational School students here. The structure to be constructed by Yibby and Dick Knudsen, will be completed on May 1, 1971.
40 years ago (1961)
Early Sunday morning temperatures dipped to -26 officially at the weather station here, the coldest of the winter season. 18 below will continue at least five more days.
60 years ago (1941)
Twenty-seven Crow Wing County motorists lost their driver's licenses and 35 had theirs suspended during the year 1940.
80 years ago (1921)
A word to the fans! Please remember your basketball etiquette tonight. That is to keep quiet while a Bemidji player is trying to make free throws. Many are possibly ignorant of the rules but any hissing at this time will compel the referee to call a foul on the crowd.
100 years ago (1901)
It is now stated that "salt eating" is becoming a very serious disease among women of all classes. They are alleged to carry a lump of salt in their pockets and nibble at it on all occasions. Loss of hair and yellow, shriveled skin are part of the penalties.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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