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Lanesboro, MN


Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River (South Branch) is the unique city of Lanesboro. This quaint townsite of less than one thousand residents, located in the state hardwood forest reminds one of the many hillside villages in Norway. Norwegian immigrant influence is still felt today with food and conversation, although other nationalities, Irish and German, give it a cosmopolitan flavor. Where else can you eat a brat in a lefse or a serving of Romegrot with a glass of beer?

Strolling down the quiet streets of Lanesboro is like taking a step back in time. The downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...and for good reason! The two and three story frame, brick and stone buildings have changed very little since they were first built by immigrants who settled here a century and a half ago. The businesses afford the community with all basic services, but starting mid-week through Sunday the city is invaded by visitors looking for that different experience, that place for relaxation, invigorating fresh air, breathtaking scenic beauty and mind stimulation.

Come and explore the many gift and antique shops. Sample the locally made delicacies downtown and various fruit wines produced right here at the local winery. During summer you'll find a fresh vegetable vendor or two on the corner. Wednesdays and Fridays the Lanesboro Livestock Commission conducts auctions. Farmers from the tri-state area bring in their livestock for these auctions and other special auctions. Saturdays are good days to catch an estate household auction. Church and social group dinners and bake sales are an added treat from time to time.

Bed and Breakfasts in and near Lanesboro and modern cabins in the city provide rooms for the overnight traveler, the weekend explorer or the family vacation.

The community provides a myriad of recreationalofferings. The Root River, which winds right through the middle of town, is excellent for canoeing, tubing and fishing.

The State DNR Fish Hatchery, located at Lanesboro, produces more trout per year than any other state hatchery. Weekday and special tours are available. Trout fishermen delight in the knowledge that nearly all the trout raised at the Lanesboro Hatchery are stocked in local streams.[Read the Rest]

To the Editor,

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Monday, March 19Open Enrollment! Why does it make a difference where our kids learn as long as they learn. We have four children, two boys and two girls. They have gone to school in Lanesboro since they were old enough to go to school. Until two year ..... 
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To the Editor,

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Monday, March 19, 2001At the risk of sounding like the irate parents of the little boy who didnt get invited to the birthday party, we would like to share with you what we recently learned about the National Honor Society, since our son did not get ..... 
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Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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To the Editor,
Monday, March 19, 2001

It was satisfying to read Jerrold Tesmer's Extension Notes a couple weeks ago about the advantages food producers are capturing by gaining "middleman" profit share through direct marketing. The i ..... 
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Beverly M. Smith

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Beverly M. Smith, 74, of rural Spring Valley, a homemaker, died March 12, 2001 at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had been a patient a short time.

Beverly Maxine Eich was born Jan. 20, 1927, near Ostrander to Frank and Della (Allen) Eic ..... 
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson, 75, of rural Wykoff, died March 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Austin, the son of Lars Christian Nikolai and Engeborg (Pedersen) Nielsen. He was r ..... 
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Charles Thomas Murphy

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Charles Thomas Murphy, 78, of Whalan, a retired Quarve and Anderson Construction Co. employee, died March 13, 2001 at Winona Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Lake City and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. H ..... 
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Alzada Margaret Moore

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Alzada Margaret Moore, 84, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died March 9, 2001 at her home.

Alzada Margaret Block was born March 27, 1916, in rural Chatfield and lived in the Chatfield area all her life. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married Thomas R. Moor ..... 
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Mildred F. Johnson

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Mildred F. Johnson, 97, of Harmony, a homemaker and former teacher, died February 27, 2001 at her home.

Mildred Frances Sauter was born June 15, 1903, in Hutchinson, MN, to Will and Margaret (Harmon) Sauter. She graduated from Hutchinson High ..... 
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