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Preston, MN


Fri, Feb 9th, 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, 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.

Hoffman Stables

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Lanesboro City Council

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Lanesboro places moratorium on subdivision developmentBy John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council, at its Monday, February 5 meeting, unanimously approved placing a moratorium on any subdivision development within a ..... 
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Pro-Corn plans expansion

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Ethanol plant will double in output By John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

Editorís note: The Pro-Corn Ethanol Plant in Preston is planning to expand its plant operations from its present production capacity of 2 ..... 
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Union negotiations break down

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

The Fillmore County Board could not reach an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local , at its meeting last Tuesday, and will now go to mediation in an attempt to reach agreement on a new c ..... 
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FFA/FLA

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, Februar 12, 2001

Click below to see photos of the following school's FFA and FLA/FHA groups.
Kingsland
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Keeping hope alive

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Spring Valley family copes with ALSBy Carol ThouinMonday, February 12, 2001

When Wes Blakeslee was a youngster growing up on a farm near Mystery Cave, he'd spend hours in the garage tinkering on motors and engines. "He li ..... 
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Now I think that I know it all

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

I had written six hundred and seventy-six words in longhand on Wednesday. I always compose my subject in longhand and then, when Iím satisfied with it, I type it and send it off for publication. I had just finished ty ..... 
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