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Caledonia, MN


Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.


The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

Preston, MN

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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council

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Council begins new yearBy John TorgrimsonMonday, January 15, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council held its first meeting of the year 2001 on Monday, January 8. Two newly elected city council members, John Dollar and Margaret (Peggy) Hanson, took th ..... 
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Dome sweet home

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Local man praises benefits of spherical livingBy Carol ThouinMonday, January 22, 2001

A walk back to the picturesque acreage owned by Spring Valley native Jerry Cleveland and you might think you were on another planet -- ..... 
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Social Services costs rising

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Monday, January 22, 2001

Last Tuesday, the County Board heard from Social Services Director Tom Boyd about the rising cost of out of home placements. Boyd presented the board with a brief verbal report highlighted by a bar graph showing that t ..... 
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Commission looks at zoning changes

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Monday, January 22, 2001

The Fillmore County Planning Commission met in a work session on Friday, January 19th, to discuss several proposed amendments to the county Zoning Ordinance.

While some of the proposed amendments are of small ..... 
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Election 2000:

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditorís department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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