1985: Brewster Farmer Meets Mellencamp

Brewster farmer Bobbi Polzine and singer-song writer John Cougar Mellencamp greet an estimated 80,000 fans at FarmAid. Polzine was the cofounder of Minnesota Groundswell and deeply involved in fighting the farm crisis of the 1980s.

1960: Windom Hears Famous Contralto

Famous contralto Marian Anderson performed in Windom in 1960. Notably absent from at least the first half of the article is any mention of how controversial Anderson had been in earlier decades. For example, in 1939 she was not permitted to sing in front of an integrated audience at Constitution Hall, though they changed their…
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1959: Choirs Present Annual Concert

Worthington Senior High School presented its annual Christmas Choral Concert in 1959, with the senior high choir, the Worthington junior college choir, the ninth grade choir, as well as the seventh and eighth grade choirs. That would produce a very, very solid sound.