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Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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Research indicates support for recreational center in PrestonBy John TorgrimsonMonday, October 15, 2001

Seven out of ten Preston households and four out of ten Fillmore County households interviewed in a recent telephone survey said that they were very likely, or somewhat likely, to become members of a proposed indoor recreational facility in Preston a research firm has learned.

SNG Research Corporation of Rochester was commissioned by the Preston Area Foundation and the City of Preston to gauge public interest in, and support for, an indoor recreational facility.

Holly Hess, Research Manager with SNG, told a Recreational Center Steering Committee on Monday, October 8, that there are a potential 3,160 households with at least one adult that would be somewhat or very likely to become a member of a Preston facility.

SNG conducted 303 telephone interviews with adults age 18 and older in Fillmore County between August 20 and 30. Of this number, 74 respondents lived within the Preston 55965 zip code and another 229 lived outside of Preston in Fillmore County. There is a sampling error of +/- 5.8% with the Fillmore County group and +/- 8.2% on the Preston sample.

Hess found that distance from Preston, age of respondent, potential cost of membership and types of recreational services offered were all variables that influenced survey answers.

Steering Committee member Mike Segner quizzed Hess further on the results focusing on that part of the survey that identified those very likely to become members. Using conservative estimates, Hess believed that there was a high degree of confidence that approximately 1500 Preston and area households would become members.

Modeled after the recreational facility in Cresco, with indoor pool, running track, and weight and fitness facilities, the Preston center would need approximately 1000 memberships to operate the center.
The Steering Committee, which was set up to investigate the feasibility of Preston building a recreational facility, concluded from the findings that there is very strong public support both in Preston and in neighboring communities for an indoor recreational facility.

The Preston recreational facility would cost an estimated $2.5 to $3 million to build and be located next to the Fillmore Central Middle School. The Fillmore Central School District has donated use of the land for the center on the condition that the school distr .....
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Council struggles with Coffee Street Bridge project

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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By John P. LevellMonday, October 8, 2001

After patiently waiting for two tardy council members, Mayor John Brose called what turned out to be an orderly and uneventful October 1, 2001 Lanesboro City Council meeting to order. By thi ..... 
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Zoning plan to enter next phase

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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By Mike McGrathAt last Tuesdays meeting, the County Board carefully reviewed a schedule for completing the process of making changes to the county zoning ordinance.

The schedule was presented by the Zoning Administrator, Norm Craig, and det ..... 
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The man in the long white robe

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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Man who looks like Jesus visits Spring Valley By Carol Thouin Monday, October 15, 2001

A strange thing happened to me while I was driving home from Rochester last week. I had just left my weekly Dale Carnegie session and ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Oct 12th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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