Peek at the Past

Published 9:01 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here are highlights in history for Oct. 11, gleaned from the files of the Albert Lea Tribune:

1992 — An inaccurate news report in a Twin Cities newspaper said Amtrak was planning to have passenger train service from Minneapolis to Kansas City, Mo., with stops in Northfield, Owatonna and Albert Lea. (Note: This never became a reality.)

1982 — Operation Rain Gauge was being conducted by 19 members of Albert Lea’s Future Farmers of America at various locations around the county.

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1942 — Pauline Collins was crowned Homecoming Queen at Albert Lea High School.