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Preston, MN


Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was "Boomer," depicting how fast it was built, but because another town in Minnesota had the same name, "Boomer" was changed to Canton.

Canton's population has remained constant through its history at a little less than 400. For many years its economy was based on agriculture as was so many rural Minnesota cities. This has changed, however. Increasingly more of its citizens are young families, who like the small town flavor of Canton, the affordable housing, closeness to various large cities that offer employment and easy access to a major highway.

Amish Community

The farmland around Canton, with its rich soils, was the first area of choice by the local Amish community, who began to settle just north of the city limits in 1974. That community has grown steadily and now encompasses many acres. Buggies are a common sight in town and in the countryside. U.S. Highway 52 be-tween Prosper and Preston is a designated Amish Buggy Byway.

Historic Church
A major stop in the area is the historic Lenora Methodist Church, built in 1856, just four miles north of Canton in the
Village of Lenora. Constructed from stone quarried locally, it has carved (hand) pews, a pot belly stove, an old pump organ and kerosene lamps! Regular worship services are at 2 p.m. Sundays - May-December. It is the oldest church (original) in Fillmore County.

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing in the Canton area are major attractions. There is an abundant pheasant, deer, raccoon, and turkey population as well as great trout streams throughout the area.

Snowmobiling

When there is enough snow, finely groomed snowmobile trails run through the area and city.

We in Canton want to welcome all of you to our city and if any of our business places can help to make your stay in our area more enjoyable, please feel free to stop by any one of them to ask questions. We hope you enjoy our part of Historic Bluff Country.

Caledonia, MN

Sun, Jul 30th, 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 l ..... 
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Preston, MN

Sun, Jul 30th, 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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'Round the Towns

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000
EARL JOHNSON (right) AND LOIS ROBERTON (left)


Rushford. Earl Johnson and Lois Roberton were named Mr. and Mrs. Rushford for Homecoming 2000.

Johnson worked for the Tri-County Electric ..... 
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Scheevel calls charges ridiculous

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 31, 2000

Last week a group of Land Stewardship Project (LSP) members from Fillmore County called on state Attorney General Mike Hatch to investigate whether state legislators improperly pressured the Minnesota Department of Health ..... 
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Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Change of venue

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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By John TorgrimsonMonday, July 31, 2000

The Fillmore County board is now meeting where the zoning office used to be.

The change of venue occurred after commissioner Donald Boyum complained that the U-shaped arrangement at the former c ..... 
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It all started with White Beaver

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 31, 2000

Iíve always been a bit skeptical, Iíll admit, about Buffalo Billís Lanesboro connection. Never having seen any mention in Fillmore County history books that the legendary scout, buffalo hunter and showman ever spent any t ..... 
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Plan Now for Fall Vegetables

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

Itís not too late to sow seeds of many short season vegetables. Many gardeners want to get all their seeds in and then just let it grow! But staggering planting dates will give you a longer harvest season. This week there ..... 
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