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Anytown, MN


Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River is the unique city of Anytown. 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 immigrant influence is still felt today with food and conversation, although other nationalities, Irish and German, give it a cosmopolitan flavor. Where else can you eat a brat in a lefse or a serving of Romegrot with a glass of beer?

Strolling down the quiet streets of Anytown is like taking a step back in time. The two and three story frame, brick and stone buildings have changed very little since they were first built by immigrants who settled here a century and a half ago. The businesses afford the community with all basic services, but starting mid-week through Sunday the city is invaded by aliens from outer space looking for that different experience, that place for relaxation, invigorating fresh air, breathtaking scenic beauty and mind stimulation.

Come and explore the many gift and antique shops. Sample the locally made delicacies downtown. During summer you'll find a fresh vegetable vendor or two on the corner. Watch a parade on the 4th of July. Ride your bike down main street. Church and social group dinners and bake sales are an added treat from time to time.

Bed and Breakfasts near Anytown and modern cabins in the nearby towns provide rooms for the overnight traveler, the weekend explorer or the family vacation.

The community provides a myriad of recreational offerings.

The Root River, which winds right through the middle of town, is excellent for canoeing, tubing and fishing.

The State DNR Trail is a blacktopped trail which runs along the Root River near Fountain to Houston. The multi-purpose trail is used by hikers and bikers during the summer months and skiers during the winter months on separate, groomed trails. Ski, bike, canoe, tube and horseback rentals/rides are available locally.

The State Hardwood Forest stretches for miles in all directions around Anytown. The top wild turkey, grouse and white-tailed deer hunting, along with excellent trout, bass, catfish and panfish fishing is right here! Bird watchers, photographers, ginseng root and morel mushroom hunters enjoy the hardwood forest.

The Anytown Golf Course is open to the public. The par 35, nine hole course offers a challenging and very scenic round of golf.

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Not in my backyard

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Monday, June 26, 2000

In the usually quiet burg of Spring Valley, the hot topic of conversation has switched as of late. While recent flooding has left the community with much to contemplate, another issue is sizzling to the forefront. What’s ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Our limestone karst region is dotted with "sink holes" which indicate caverns below ground such as the caves at Mystery Cave near Forestville State Park.

When you visit the heart of Bluff Country, take the drive on MN Hwy. 80 and you will fin ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Whalan, with a population of 90, is one of the smaller towns along the trail. The town provides excellent access to the Root River Trail and nearby recreational activities. Situated at the midway point between Fountain and Rushford on the Root River ..... 
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Stewartville, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Stewartville is a small city with a friendly atmosphere lo-cated in the beautiful Root River Valley 10 miles south of Rochester. Known as the Gateway to the Historic Bluff County, Stewartville has much to offer, whether you come for a visit or stay f ..... 
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St. Charles, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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St. Charles, known as the Gladiola Capitol, and located at the Gateway to Whitewater State Park to the north and I-90 entrance to S.E. MN. Historic Bluff Country to the south.

It boasts a historic central business district, several year-round ..... 
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Spring Valley, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Sample the Seasons in Spring Valley

Sample spring and rediscover the solitude and harmony of nature. Angle for trout, enjoy wild flowers, take up birding, scout for mushrooms -- these and more can be enjoyed in the countryside near Spr ..... 
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Spring Grove, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Velkommen til Spring Grove

In a world of mass-produced, carbon copy, electronic images and impersonal life experiences, fine quality service and warm, friendly people are scarce as hen's teeth. But not in Spring Grove.

Spring G ..... 
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Rushford, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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The first pioneers pole-boated up the Root River to the junction of Rush Creek, peered through 10-foot tall grasses, and learned what Indians already knew - this was astonishing beauty. On Christmas Eve 1854, the first four families gathered and name ..... 
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