Peek at the Past

Published 1:44 pm Saturday, October 22, 2011

Here are highlights in history for Oct. 23, gleaned from the files of the Albert Lea Tribune:

1986 — The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners was considering several options for a new 911 emergency telephone service. One option was an enhanced system that would give the exact location of the caller. (This is the system now in use.)

1976 — A state patrol helicopter was used to rescue a hunter who became stuck in the mud along the shore of Bear Lake.

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1966 — City, township and county boards were considering a request to construct a service station at the corner of Richway Drive and Bridge Avenue. (Note: This station never became a reality.)