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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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Preston wraps up details for North Industrial Park

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council worked through an unusually long agenda at their July 21 meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. A public hearing was held related to the proposed utility improvements for the North Industrial Park. Brett Grabau, St ..... 
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County to consider local option sales tax

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Government

County Engineer Ron Gregg reviewed an eight-year capital improvement plan for county roads at the board’s July 22 meeting. The plan has to be in place, detailing specific improvement projects, before funds can be generated by a Local Option Sales ..... 
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Bakkes selected as grand marshals

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Duane and Angel Bakke of Lanesboro, Minn. have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro and look forward to the annual celebration which will include the couple riding in the Buffalo Bill Days parade on Sunday, A ..... 
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The environment is the defining issue of our time!

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Thank you Karen Reisner for your comprehensive article, “Pay it Forward.” The word that jumps out at me is “responsibility.” We have been entrusted with the care of this planet. Sometimes I’m tempted to believe in providence, that the ta ..... 
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Guest commentary on Rushford-Peterson School facilities

By Brett Kues

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

So here we are having a beautiful summer in southern Minnesota and facing another referendum in the fall. It’s only late-July and the community is already polarizing and lines are being drawn. People are coming out and making cases for and again ..... 
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Correction 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

In the article “Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony” that appeared in the July 14 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was stated that the Harmony Public Library started charging fines for overdue books and movies. This is incorrect. ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Check your balance

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

I’m not referring to checking your ability to stay upright. I’m referring to your bank account. I recently learned that our company business bank account had been compromised. Apparently, while I was using our company debit card to make purc ..... 
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Whats going on in the garden?

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

By Judy Lacey, Extension Ag Assistant When we vegetable and flower garden, this is the busy time of the year. I’ll visit with you on a few things that need to be done. Strawberries are about done now. We need to think about next year’s berri ..... 
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