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Caledonia, MN


Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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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

Sun, Nov 12th, 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, ston ..... 
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11/13/00

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Maxx, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot,

'Round the Towns

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Preston Ramon Cruz, 27, of Jalapa, Nicaragua, is spending 13 months at the Dave and Rita Wilson home at Ridgeview Farms in rural Preston, as part of the University of Minnesotaís MAST (Minnesota Agricultural Stu ..... 
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A trip to the Emerald Isle

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Monday, November 13, 2000

"Well, thatís certainly not an Irish name," the waitress said, looking at my credit card.

"Itís a Viking name," I informed her. "Who knows? I could be even more Irish than you."

She laughed.

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Send the money back?

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Monday, November 13, 2000

The county board was back in its chamber last Tuesday after having had a week off. The Commissioners, settled comfortably into their new, blue, high-back chairs, took on a full agenda as they got down to business. [Read the Rest]

ELECTION 2000!

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Fillmore County election results By Journal Staff

Cumulative Election Results
for Fillmore County's 39 Precincts


As of 7:00 a.m on November 7, 2000, Fillmore County had 11,793 registered voters. ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Nov 12th, 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 auditorís department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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Sometimes I get yelled at

Sun, Nov 12th, 2000
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Monday, November 13, 2000

I think that most of us have heard stories about the absent minded professor. Well, I am not now nor have I ever been a professor, but I am and always have been absent minded. In my case, being absent minded is like n ..... 
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