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Chatfield, MN


Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-the-century buildings and the pace of life is slow.

Chatfield Public Library

You get a true taste of Chatfield life if you happen through town on a Thursday during the summer. You will find pie and ice cream available in the park so that you will truly enjoy the band concert slated for that evening. While it is usually the Chatfield Brass Band on the bill, it just might be the U.S. Navy Band or a Swedish Band coming through town on a national tour.

Maybe it is fishing, golf, canoeing or hunting which is your bag. Some of the best trout streams in Minnesota are right here and the greens on the local golf course are excellent. The white-tail deer herd is strong and the wild turkey population is a delight for all. And don't forget the bass in the fall.

If you are one who likes to observe, you shouldn't miss the fall foliage tours. The hills and valleys provide a spectacular showcase for the brilliant colors and the wildlife is abundant.

Enjoy the many hawks, the bluebirds and cardinals. Enjoy the many wild turkey vultures and the occasional bald eagle. Enjoy the large Percheron and Belgian horses as well as the race horses which are being raised in the area. Enjoy the donkeys, mules and livestock. Enjoy the people the shops and the parks---Enjoy the experience.

Points of interest: Brass Band Lending Library; Oakenwald Terrace; Stone Wall up Winona Hill; Nine Hole Golf Course; Public swimming pool, Shady picnic areas; Historical Museum; War Museum Public Library; Pease Wildlife Museum; Lund's Guest House (B&B); Mill Creek Park; Tennis Courts; Softball diamonds; Band concerts in the park; Canoe rental; Shopping district with 40 shops in a two block area; 86 bed care center.

Airports - 20 miles to Rochester and 86 to Twin Cities International; 11 miles south of I-90; Western Days celebration is the second weekend in August; Church service schedule is posted at Thurber Community Building.

For further information, call the Chatfield Tourist Information Center at (507) 867-3966 or send inquires to the Center c/o City Clerk's Office, 21 SE Second Street, Chatfield, MN 55923.

Hoffman Stables

Canton, MN

Sun, Oct 15th, 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 ho ..... 
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Caledonia, MN

Sun, Oct 15th, 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, Oct 15th, 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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Fillmore County District Court Report

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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Misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor dispositions for the week of Oct 9, 2000

No Minnesota Registration - Dennis Lee Hansen, 58, Waterloo, IA. Sentenced Oct. 13, 2000, fined $85.

Exhibition Driving - Brian Dean Burgdorf, 20, Chatfiel ..... 
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'Round the Towns

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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Monday, October 9, 2000
THIS CLASSIC 1951 STUDEBAKER was just one of over 200 vintage cars in the MOTOR-IOWAY vehicle tour that came through southeastern Minnesota last Tuesday. The tour stopped at Mabel and Lanesboro in Fillmore County. < ..... 
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Trouble in the Big Woods

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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Residents and officials look for solutionsBy Nancy OvercottMonday, October 16, 2000

"It's a fright. Just look at the ruts they've made here by going through when it's too muddy. I like to bring my horse and buggy down this trail ..... 
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Board resists York Township claim

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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Monday, October 16, 2000

With Chairman Gary Peterson back at the helm, the Fillmore County Board engaged in another lengthy round of "to pay or not to pay," at its weekly meeting last Tuesday. This time the fracas was with York Township offic ..... 
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Bergey Family Farms reach "turning point"

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
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$8 hogs inspire new ventureBy Wayne PikeMonday, October 16, 2000

Jerry and Jodi Bergey of rural Lanesboro have been farming long enough to have seen lots of changes in the pork industry. Jerry grew up on the farm that he ..... 
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