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Peterson, MN


Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Peterson, nestled in the narrow Root River Valley, was founded in 1867, when the railroad was built on land donated for the use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in 1853. He owned and platted the village site and was the major force behind the early growth and development of Peterson. A post office was started in 1870 and a dam was built across the river in 1871 where a flour mill ran until it burned in 1877. A feed mill was then built and ran for some time.

In 1874, lots were laid out and one of the first trout hatcheries in Minnesota was begun in Peterson. In 1876, the telegraph was brought in and in 1877 the present depot (now the Peterson Station Museum) was erected. Peterson, incorporated in 1909, is located 39 miles west of LaCrosse on Highway 16.

The town has an RV camp located in the city park with electric outlets, water and restrooms. Peterson is surrounded by trout streams and hunting areas and the Root River provides canoeing opportunities. Nearby is the Peterson Fish Hatchery. And, the Root River State Trail runs through town on the old railway line.

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Ostrander, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Ostrander, population 276, is located on the very western edge of Fillmore County. If you were to visit Ostrander in the summer, you would most likely find a softball game in progress. Fast pitch softball has been a tradition in Ostrander for many ye ..... 
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Mabel, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Mabel, Minnesota is snuggled in the southeast corner of Fillmore County; 60 miles SE of Rochester, 120 miles south of the Twin Cities; 40 miles SW of LaCrosse, Wisconsin or just 20 miles north of Decorah, Iowa.

Frank Adams was the chief const ..... 
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LeRoy, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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LeRoy, gateway to Lake Louise State Park, is a bustling little town on the edge of the priaire. Located south of Spring Valley on Hwy 56, LeRoy is part of the Shooting Star Scenic Byway.

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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 i ..... 
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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 didn’t 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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