From the Archives: October 12 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

October 12, 2012 -- One of Minnesota’s most powerful elected officials spent the day at BSU helping students register to vote. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was there as a part of a broader campaign to encourage young and first-time voters to register and follow through with voting on election day.

25 years ago

October 12, 1997 -- Members of religious groups are touring around the state to protest the recent approval of the state legislature to use gambling funds to pay for a retractable roof at the new Twins stadium. As a part of their 16-city tour, half of the group will arrive in Bemidji to hold an event at the airport.

50 years ago

October 12, 1972 -- A neighbor passing by saved an elderly neighbor from a fire in Turtle River. Robert McCarthy rushed into the burning home and found Ethel Grissom, 70, unconscious inside. McCarthy was able to carry Grissom out of the fire, though they were both nearly trapped in the structure.

100 years ago

October 12, 1922 -- The Bemidji Kiwanis Club held a fake radio concert. Invitations were given to members of the community to a “radio” concert that would be broadcast from the International Kiwanis Headquarters, but in reality, the music was played from upstairs. The ruse was convincing, and most attendees had no idea that the music was so close by.

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