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This Week in History: Naeve Hospital nurses go on strike


July 2, 1990: Freeborn County Extension Director Eldon Senske was pictured in the Tribune accepting a retirement gift from Donna Wangen, president of the Freeborn County 4-H executive council. Senske served Freeborn County for 36 years.

More than 100 nurses, represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association, voted to strike against Naeve Hospital. The vote, with 96% in favor of going on strike, was taken at Albert Lea Union Center. A six-hour federal mediation session failed to find a resolution to the labor dispute.

July 4, 1970: Conrad Erickson, commander of Leo Carey Post 56 of the American Legion in Albert Lea, presented an American flag to James Oliver, editor of the Tribune. The local Legion post presented the flag to the Tribune to fly from the flagpole that had recently been installed at the newspaper building.



2006: The Supreme Court ruled, 5-3, that President George W. Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law.

1994: The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the national championship and banned her for life for her role in the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

June 30, 1971: The Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, that the government could not prevent The New York Times or The Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.

July 1, 1863: The pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.