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Caledonia, MN


Fri, Jan 26th, 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.

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Preston, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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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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Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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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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