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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 driven by 61 year-old Robert A. Petrillo of Lanesboro, Minn. who has been reported as deceased. Petrillo was heading eastbound on Fillmore County Road 8 after making a right turn from Fillmore County Road 17.

Thomas Rodts, 63, and Linda Rodts, 59, both of Albany, Ill., along with Bonnie Hartog, 56, of Milan Ill., and Terrence Hartog, 60, of Milan Ill., were traveling westbound on County Road 8 in the 2007 Toyota pickup truck. No apparent injuries were reported for these crash victims.

Mayo One also responded to the scene.
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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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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

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, ..... 
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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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