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40 years ago THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN May 27, 1982 Coming in for newspaper mention May 27, was a city meeting in far off Sarona, Wisconsin by Rice Lake, with citizens reportedly unable to find …

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40 years ago THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN May 27, 1982 Coming in for newspaper mention May 27, was a city meeting in far off Sarona, Wisconsin by Rice Lake, with citizens reportedly unable to find their officials while the help was away.

The headline, announcing “Officials brainstorm at resort,” reported further down that the arrangement was costing the city $75 a head.

“It’s in the middle of nowhere,” the then city administrator was reported as telling press. Public works head Carl Carlson, meanwhile, did not attend.

46 years ago

THE HASTINGS GAZETTE June 3, 1976 An immunization clinic was scheduled for June 9 in Washington County, with immunizations costing $1.00 each. Vaccines offered to Washington County residents included those for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, measles, and German measles. The Mantoux test for tuberculosis was also given, seeking to head off the deadly lung condition in people.

May 13, 1976 The movies at Cottage Grove 7280 Point Douglas Drive Grove Plaza Shopping Center – 459 – **** Adults $1.50 with children 50 cents “anytime” Hey kids! Be sure to visit the “Game Garden” adjacent to the Movies at Cottage Grove The Movies “Man who would be king” plus “Bite the Bullet” (PG) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” plus “Where Does It Hurt” (PG) Dog Day Afternoon plus “Law and Disorder (R). 50 years ago THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN June 1, 1972 Coming in for report some 50 years ago was that area youth James L. Aegerter or Mark Court was struck and killed by a train near the Newport tower.

Aegerter was reported to be laying on the tracks by the train engineer, who couldn’t stop in time.

Also coming in for notice from 50 years ago was that Woodbury was dropping is ward system, with at-large voting for the village council to proceed forthwith.

Coming in for notice form five decades back in terms of the Grove, was news that the Grove shopping center was in need of security, suggestion being to hire a combination maintenance and guard position that shop tenants would then pay for.

Meanwhile, not everyone was happy, or seas smooth.

“We’re not here to throw stones,” Mayor Roger Peterson said of the matter, before going on to say that, “but some of the citizens are throwing stones at the council. The end result for mall security was a decision to set up another meeting to has out how things would work, responsibility and payment wise.

Most of the mall problems, meanwhile, were attributed to youth by the adults, as the youth lacked a space to gather and the mall became a place to hang out instead. 61 years ago HASTINGS GAZETTE May 25, 1961 Coming in for notice sixty- one years ago was the news that a $4 million fertilizer plant ($38,676,789.30 after a cumulative 866.9 percent inflation per usinflationcalculator. com) was coming to Pine Bend. The plant would have ground broken June 15 in the Pine Bend industrial complex “ west of Hastings,” while the new mill owner was Northwest Cooperative Mills, Inc. of Saint Paul.

Construction was expected to take from a year to 14 months, and the plant would be built on a 220-acre site one mile east of the junctions of Highways 55 and 52. It was further expected to provide 45 permanent and 100 seasonal jobs for the area, while producing 200,000 tons “of water soluble ammonium phosphate annually,” the Gazette reported. 76 years ago HASTINGS GAZETTE May 17, 1946 NEWPORT-RED ROCK Locals “Mrs. Earl Charter and family of St. Paul were dinner guests at the Earnest Fulfarek home.”

Just across Spring Lake in Dakota County… 164 years ago EMIGRANT AID JOURNAL City of Nininger, Dakota County, Minnesota Territory April 28, 1858 Our State Organization On the first of May, Minnesota will be a State without the formal recognition of Congress; the vote of the people at the late election was almost unanimous that the Constitution be so amended that the State officers, elected last fall, assumed their duties on the first of May, instead of waiting until Congress recognizes our Constitution and withdraws its Territorial Government.

What the effect of this step will be, it is not possible to tell: it is certainly a revolution—a declaration of independence against the Federal authority, without its consent. It may be that the Territorial Government will quietly resign their authority to the new claimants, and the courts of justice recognize the higher law of popular sovereignty, but it does not seem probable that they will do so. The object of the General Government is to keep Minnesota in its present dependent state for some specific purpose, and it will hold its agents responsible for the use they make use of their power in thwarting its object, if they do not resist the assumption of the State officers. We hope its anomalous condition of affairs may prompt Congress to hasten its action for our admission into the Union,and prevent the difficulty and ward off the collision of authority we are hastening into. If Congress is urged by these wise considerations to do us justice, the move to establish our State authority will prove judicious, and we are inclined to think that such will be its effect.

DIED At his residence near Point Douglas, on Sunday, 25th Instant, Bartholomew Moulton, Esq, of paralysis, aged 62 years.

Mr. Moulton was one of the first pioneers in Washington county, where he maintained the character of a worthy member of society, and has left a large family and numerous friends to regret his loss.