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Preston, MN


Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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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.

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Holiday 'Round the Towns

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Monday, December 11, 2000

Past

Lanesboro. The Lanesboro Lions and Santa helped the needy. Santa and his helpers - the Lanesboro Lions - served a hearty breakfast to the Lanesboro community on Saturday, Decemb ..... 
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Confessions of a cyber-sniper

Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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Monday, January 1, 2001

The fact that I had been obsessed by the object for the last 10 days had absolutely nothing to do with my decision to "take it" in the last possible second. This was my standard operating procedure. Early on I had been ..... 
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Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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Monday, January 1, 2001

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners did not meet this week.

A talk with the Senator

Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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Monday, January 1, 2001

What do you expect the highlights of the coming session to be?

Scheevel: This will be an intense session, youve got new committee chairs and youve got the budget surplus, which is going to drive the dis ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditors department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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The Plight that Failed

Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

I did not make any New Years Resolutions for this year. My wife told me the one that I made last year was enough to last her for a lifetime. It wasnt so much that she told me not to, it was the way that she made her ..... 
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The Gift of Life

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Monday, December 18, 2000

When the phone rang at three a.m. last Monday morning, my husband Joe sat straight up out of a deep sleep, "Baby time," he said.

With one foot on the floor, he then heard me saying, "Yes, you can dry ginger a ..... 
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