- Three-story nursing home wing added to the Memorial Hospital complex.
- Swiss Miss cocoa made available to the public.
- William J. Micheels replaces Verne C. Fryklund as president of Stout State College.
- Stout State College becomes Stout State University.
- Menomonie abandons mayoral form of government and adopts city manager system for a decade.
- New Menomonie High School built near Grove Hill in southwest Menomonie.
- Beatrice Foods purchases Sanna Dairies.
- Harbor Inn, renamed the Bolo Restaurant, moves into new building.
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