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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, stone work and railway service.


Preston derives its name from Luther Preston, the town's first postmaster, a friend and employee of John Kaercher, in 1856. Mr. Kaercher is cited as one of the founding fathers of the city as a result of a failed business deal in Carimona which led Mr. Kaercher to locate his two mills in the area that now comprises Preston. The city was incorporated in 1871 and the original plat contained 11 blocks with one reserved for a Court House square. The direction of city streets conforms to the cardinal points of the compass.

Preston is located in the "Driftless Area" of southeastern Minnesota, a mecca of karst geology, hardwood forest lands, wild turkey, whitetailed deer, trout fishing, agriculture, apple orchards and numerous "sink holes", springs, brooks and streams. Visitors to our city and area enjoy year-round fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing, tubing, tennis, bowling, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and golfing. With convenient access to Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park west of town, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center northeast of town, the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail (for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing) and nearby Amish who frequent our community, Preston offers a peaceful, small town atmosphere close to many interesting and invigorating activities of southeast Minnesota's Historic Bluff Country!


Trout Days, Preston's annual celebration, is held the third weekend in May.

Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

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Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Lanesboro City Council

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Council gets tax lessonBy Mike McGrathMonday, January 29, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council met in a lengthy session last Monday evening, dealing with tax assessors, subdivisions and disgruntled residents.

After approval of the agenda a ..... 
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From sleepy town to boom town

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Chatfield undergoes dramatic changeBy Mary JergensenMonday, January 29, 2001

One of Chatfield's claims to fame is that they are the only town in Fillmore County with a stoplight. While that may conjure up a sleepy small ..... 
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Board hears proposed land exchange

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Monday, January 29, 2001

Last Tuesday, the Fillmore County Board learned of a proposed land exchange between the DNR and Chatfield area surveyor Geoffry Griffin.

The local DNR Forester, John Kelly, informed the board of the proposal m ..... 
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Commission deals with sawmill permits, tower

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Monday, January 29, 2001

Mike Tuohy’s first act as newly elected chairman of the Fillmore County Planning Commission was to implement a sign up system for the public to give input at public hearings.

"We need to register the speakers ..... 
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Peterson Resigns

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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By Mike McGrathMonday, January 29, 2001

Fillmore County Commissioner Gary Peterson announced his resignation to the County Board at last Tuesday’s meeting. Peterson, who has been a Commissioner for 16 years, was just reel ..... 
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The war against grime

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Monday, January 29, 2001

I had a feeling that there was something in the wind. There seemed to be an unnatural quiet and I had a premonition that something dreadful was going to happen. It was as though there was a dense fog bank and I knew so ..... 
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