50 years ago: 1970
• Mike Antonovich of Calumet recorded a hat trick and added an assist as the Minnesota Gophers hockey team defeated Michigan, 8-6.
• After entertaining school children throughout the day in Albert Lea, the Harlem Saturns traveling basketball team defeated the “athletic establishment of District 241” 110-77 in front of 1,400 spectators at Southwest gym. The game was interrupted when Ed Norfleet of the Saturns shattered a backboard on a lay-up, sending glass all over the floor. Jim Gustafson, Leo Holl, Les Ettienne, Rod Johnson, Ed Mikulich and Doug Christopherson were amongst the many teachers playing for Albert Lea. Vern Jensen and Paul Ehrhardt officiated the game.
• The Minnesota Twins announced that Tony Oliva had agreed to a new contract for 1970, getting a raise from $50,000 to $60,000. Rod Carew also was signed, getting a raise from $25,000 to $40,000.
• Earle Combs, Jessie “Pop” Haines and former commissioner Ford Frick were selected by the Old-Timers Committee to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. They would be joined by Lou Bordreau in the ceremony to be held in Cooperstown, New York, in July.
25 years ago: 1995