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30 Years Ago THE HASTINGS GAZETTE November 5, 1976 Grocery Ad prices Smoked Water Added Pork Shoulder Picnics, 99 cents a pound USDA Choice Beef Full Cut, Round Steak $1.79 per pound. Flavorite White …

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30 Years Ago THE HASTINGS GAZETTE November 5, 1976 Grocery Ad prices Smoked Water Added Pork Shoulder Picnics, 99 cents a pound USDA Choice Beef Full Cut, Round Steak $1.79 per pound.

Flavorite White or Yellow Popcorn 32 oz. for 59 cents Jumbo Yellow Onions for 19 cents a pound Flavorite Green Split Peas 16 oz. for 29 cents a pound with love coupon Modern Cottage Grove begins to rise Almost 62 Years Ago THE REPORTER Serving South St. Paul, Inver Grove, South Grove & Rural Areas January 15, 1960 Cottage Grove Township Hears Sheriff Granquist COTTAGE GROVE – The Township Board of Cottage Grove, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, emphatically restated the need for complete adherence to all present ordinances and covenants within Thompson Grove.

Several questions regarding the handling of the dog ordinances and the use of commercial signs on private homes were brought before the board at their monthly meeting last Thursday evening.

Sheriff Ruben Granquist clarified several points not expressly covered under Township Ordinance 11 dealing with the impounding of dogs. Any dog, whether tied, directly under its master’s control or running loose, which is seen biting any person should be immediately reported and impounded.

The dog will be held for 14 days and closely watched for any signs of being rabid. If the dog happens to be rabid, the person being bitten must undergo the series of shots to prevent the disease. This is a state law that will, according to the sheriff, be strictly enforced.

All areas within Thompson Grove, unless specifically designated, are zoned residential. This fact is clearly stated in the covenants regarding all FHA and GI approved home loans.

The zoning residential simply means that, for the protection of the community, no homeowner can turn his house, or lot, into a commercial business. No signs are permitted on the home, or the lot, advertising that any commercial endeavor is being carried on those premises.

The Board expressed regret in hearing of the resignation of William Ludwig, deputy sheriff in Thompson Grove, effective immediately.

(more information on law enforcement matters) Mr. O. B. Thompson, president of the Thompson Construction company, presented a plat map of his proposed eighth Addition, which lies directly north of Belden and west of Cherry Ave. This map indicated the position of the school site situated at the intersection of Fir and Belden.

It also depicted the widening of Cherry Ave. to 44 feet and Thompson commented that this Ave. will be moved some 15 feet west so that this intersection with Belden will be of suitable height so that the railroad tracks will be visible for a great distance in each direction…The annual budget meeting of Cottage Grove township will take place in March.

As an added note, Mr. Johnson of Belleaire Sanitation announced that his firm is now handling an average of 40 cubic yards (each yard is compressed under 8,000 pounds pressure) of trash each week from Thompson Grove. The sanitation company reapplied for their annual license.

Farming and small town items 120 Years Ago WASHINGTON COUNTY JOURNAL Motto: “Independent and Impartial” October 25, 1901 Page 3 MARKET REPORT Today’s Stillwater Prices on Wheat, Flour, Hay, Etc.

Wheat No. 1, per bushel… 65; Wheat No. 2…62; Wheat No. 3…60; Corn…28; Oats…31-32; Rye…46-47; Barley…45-52; Flour 1st Grade….1.75; Flour, 2nd grade…1.80; Corn Meal, 100 lbs…1.15; Hay per ton, Tame…9.00; Hay per ton, Wild…6.00 FARM PRODUCTS Butter, extra fine creamery… 25; Butter, extra fine dairy…29; Farm Butter in rolls…15; Eggs…18; Potatoes… 75; Onions….1.00; Ham per lb…15; Picnic Ham per lb…11; Lard per lb…10

Upriver at the Stillwater Prison 134 Years Ago THE PRISON MIRROR Published by the inmates of the Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater Minnesota Vol. 1, No. 2 August 17, 1887 Motto: “God helps those who help themselves” A CARD. In accordance with former provisions made and understood by the projectors of THE PRISON MIRROR, and feeling that my mission as its originator has been fulfilled, I deem it my duty to announce to its readers that, with the present number of THE PRISON MIRROR, I resign its editorial duties to the hands of Mr. Mirick, a practical printer and able newspaper man, who will continue to improve and build THE MIRROR up to its proper sphere of excellence and perfection…(taking up life in outside world and cannot “serve two masters”)… with my deepest and most kindly thanks to the “boys,” and likewise to all the readers of the MIRROR, for their most generous support, and many kind words of encouragement; to our exchanges for their most generous response to our call for same, and their many kindly words of criticism, I submit the MIRROR’S future success to its new editor and its many kindly readers.

LEW P. SCHOONMAKER 156 Years Ago Hastings after the Civil War THE HASTINGS CONSERVER November 7, 1865 Vote for Gen. William G. LeDuc, the well-tried soldier. He is eminently qualified for the position of state senator, and such a man is needed to look after the interests of Dakota County.

Territorial Dispatch Almost 170 Years Ago THE DAKOTA FRIEND Published by the Dakota Mission G. H. Pond, Editor January 1852 Dakota Lexicon. The Rev. Mr. Riggs, of Lac Qui Parle has gone to N. York, to superintend the publication of the Dakota Lexicon.

Subscribers to the work at St. Paul, will find their names on the subscription list at the book store of W. G. LeDuc. It is hoped that each individual will at the earliest opportunity, pay at LEAST half the amount subscribed.

Dakota History. We can find no written account of the Dakotas, from 1702, when Fort Huillier, which Le Seur had built near the mouth of the Blue Earth river was abandoned, till the visit of Carver, in the years 1766 and 1767. In this interval occurred, probably, an event more celebrated in Dakota tradition, than any other; namely the visit of Wabexa (Wabasha) to Canada, of which an account has already appeared in the Dakota Friend. We have not been able to learn in what year this visit took place. It seems to me most likely that it was about the year 1760, and that the interruption of trade among the Sioux (Dakota) was occasioned as much by war in which the English took Canada from the French, as by the killing of a French trader.

A Fragment from an unwritten Chapter on the Minnesota Fur Trade.


No. 1. Before Captain Miles Standish and his memorable comrades saw the rocky coast of Plymouth, Champlain, the founder of the city of Quebec, had penetrated to the shores of Mer Dóuce (Lake Huron,) and learned of the existence of Gáston Rapins, (Sault St. Marie), Grand Lac (Superior,) and the nation of Puans, (Winnebagos,) living upon a Bay, (Green Bay).…While Hennepin was at work in the month of July, 1680, with the wives of a chief, in tending the “European pulse,” he had planted on an isle in Mille Lac, he was much gratified by the unexpected arrival from Lake Superior of Sieur du Luth…(continues onward).