Tag Archives: 1980s

1986: Local Tornadoes Cost $1.5 million

  One set of tornadoes cost $1.5 in Nobles County in 1986, and also injured a person, and killed a 4-year-old Rock Rapids girl.

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1986: Minnesota West’s 50th Year Starting

Minnesota West was celebrating its 50th year in 1986.

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1986: iPods of the Past

Scott Elzenga of Westbrook was listening to a boom box in 1986. Children, be glad of iPods.

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1986: Chernobyl Means a Run on Iodine

People were buying up iodine like crazy in the wake of the Chernobyl accident in 1986.

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1986: U.S. Is Exaggerating Chernobyl Accident?

It’s still difficult to say exactly what Chernobyl’s death toll was. 31 deaths were directly attributable to the accident, apparently.

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1986: A Primer on Radiation, Post-Chernobyl

Here’s a brief primer on radiation in the wake of the Chernobyl explosion and meltdown in 1986. People really freaked out, and I can’t blame them.

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1986: Bone Marrow Specialist Helps After Chernobyl

They were allowing an American specialist in to help after the Chernobyl reactor disaster in 1986.

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1986: Clown Dreams

As a child, I always dreamed of being a clown. Possible next line: 1. Fortunately, I woke up. 2. So I went into politics. 3. That’s why the KGB wants me dead. 4. Instead, I got this stupid hat. 5. … Continue reading

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1986: Blurry Soviet Image of Chernobyl’s Results

Back in 1986,  it was more possible to cover up something like a nuclear meltdown explosion and disaster–but still not completely possible. Contrast the above blurry image, taken from television, with this extremely clear one.

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1986: Student Art Show Opens

 

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