Today in History: Doctors say school starts too early

April 13, 2019 GMT

1994 – 25 years ago

• Minnesota’s largest doctors’ group wants schools to start later, saying teenagers are being deprived of necessary sleep. The Minnesota Medical Association sent a letter to approximately 400 school superintendents, urging them to push back the start of the school day.

• There were a record 1,381 runners at the Fools Five road race in Lewiston. A total of $32,688 was raised for cancer research.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Bank Farm & Home Realty has a 1½ story home with three bedrooms, garage and fenced in lot in northeast Rochester listed at $19,500. Also listed is a three-bedroom rambler on 3 acres for $17,500.

• The Mantorville Restoration Association is promoting a long-range project to develop Mantorville as a historical tourist location.

• The Minnesota State Highway Department is beginning to replace the black and white Minnesota route marker signs with a new distinctive marker of blue and gold.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Eight speeders pleaded guilty in municipal court today and paid fines totaling $167.50. One man admitted driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• An adult Victory Garden class will meet in the Coffman school this evening to study varieties of vegetables, small fruits, grapes and tree fruits for the home garden.

1919 – 100 years ago

• People of Rochester are reminded to bring your books and magazines to the public library this week for fire sufferers up north in the Moose Lake area. Reading material is in great demand.

• Nearly 75,000 American fighting men now lie buried in France, according to the latest casualty figures by the War Department.