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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Pat and Karla Shanahan are the owners of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn located in Lanesboro, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A new business in Lanesboro is creating a lot of excitement in town as an old building gets a new (old) look. The proprietors of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will have a meet-and-greet during the Buffalo Bill Days celebration coming up August 1, 2, and 3, 2014 to have a chance to meet the community and let people know what their business will entail when it officially opens in spring 2015.

Owners Pat and Karla Shanahan have purchased the former Olivia’s Attic building which sits on a corner of the main town square. The Shanahan’s have been busy since buying the brick building on June 4, 2014 and have started making improvements to bring the building back to what it once was.

Pat, also known as “Rooster,” was a firefighter in the Marines and then became a Rochester firefighter. After 25 years of fighting fires he retired at the end of June and is ready to begin his new career alongside his wife.

The couple knew they wanted to open a business after Pat retired and had looked in other towns for a building to purchase but were drawn to Lanesboro because Pat said it has a lot more to offer. One of the things that the couple appreciates is the historic aspect of the town and Karla noted that it is important to them to preserve the historic building, built in 1876, to honor its history.

Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will carry motorcycle accessories including clothing, leather jackets, chaps, sunglasses, bags, and other swag that motorcyclists can use but the inventory will not be just for those riding cycles as there will be items that will interest everyone.

The Shanahans also plan to have three or four cool motorcycles for sale in the Iron Horse. Pat said, “They will be rare motorcycles that you don’t see every day.” He hopes to be able to showcase local builders and designers talents as Lanesboro is an “Art Town” the couple would like to highlight local artists’ work on the bikes they sell. They will not be a dealership but will sell the bikes they display in their business.

The bottom level of the three story building will house a “bargain basement” of sorts selling used gear in quality condition. Patrons may find just what they are looking for in the basement and save themselves a few bucks in the process.

The top floor of the building will be the train-themed inn, complete with four hotel rooms and a gathering spot for those stayi .....
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Marion Alice Pesek Hutton

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Marion Alice Pesek Hutton Bicknese-Flatwoods, Tennessee. A dear lady has left us, on Sunday June 22, 2014, at the age of 97. Marion was born in New Prague, Minnesota on June 29, 1916 to John Frank and Emma (Chromy) Pesek. Her family moved to Austin, ..... 
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Melvin John Harrington

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Melvin John Harrington passed away Tuesday, July 29th in Stewartville, Minn., after a life fully lived with family and friends, in church and in town, on the golf course and on the plains of South Dakota. Mel was born October 10, 1928 in Cresbard, ..... 
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Robert “Bob” Anthony Petrillo

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Anthony Petrillo, 61, of Lanesboro, Minn., died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in a motorcycle accident near Lanesboro. Bob was born July 22, 1953 in Chicago, Ill. to Caesar and Delores (Kimbrell) Petrillo. He attended schools in Winnetk ..... 
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Robert P. “Skipper” Rislove

Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ”Skipper” Rislove, 76, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Skipper was born on December 21, 1937, in Rushford to Peter and Hildred (Erickson) Rislove. He lived all of hi ..... 
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Minnesota State Patrol/Fillmore County respond to fatal accident

By Mitchell Walbridge

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol and Preston/Lanesboro Police Department responded to an accident call at around 4:08 p.m. Tuesday as a white 2012 Toyota pickup and 2007 Yamaha motorcycle collided. The motorcycle was dri ..... 
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Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines, 97, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. She was born March 13, 1917, on the family farm in rural Blooming Prairie to Ormanzo and Ma ..... 
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Arlynn Blaine Bestor

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Arlynn Blaine Bestor, age 88, of Ostrander, Minn., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Arlynn was born July 12, 1926, in Greenleafton, Minn., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Dornink) Bestor. He served with the US Navy during WWII in both the ..... 
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Donald “Mike” Marsden

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Donald “Mike” Marsden, age 87, of rural Mabel, Minn. died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at his home on the farm in rural Mabel with his family at his side. Mike was born April 21, 1927 in Waukon, Iowa to Jim and Nettie (Riley) Marsden. ..... 
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