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Preston, MN


Wed, Sep 20th, 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 State Park and Mystery Cave west of town, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center northeast of town, the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail (for biking and hiking) 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!
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'Round the Towns

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000
CONSERVATION OFFICER JEFF FLEMING stands near a pile of tires that were illegally dumped at a remote site near Granger. Fleming is asking the public's help in solving this crime. Photo by John Torgrimson.[Read the Rest]

Keeping the lights on

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

The Minnesota Commerce Department has released a report entitled, "Keeping the Lights On", which predicts, that without prompt action, the state could risk an energy shortage by 2006. The report also rejected the ide ..... 
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John J. Ryan

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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5th DistrictI was raised on a family farm east of Manly, IA, and served two years in the army, before coming to Harmony in 1961. In 1963 I married Mary Ann Beckman. We have two children, Raeanne and Philip. I was employed 22 years with Armour Company ..... 
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Marc Prestby

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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5th DistrictBeing a life-long resident of Fillmore County I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Commissioners if elected. I have served on the Canton City Council for the past eight years. I am presently employed by Rochester Sch ..... 
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Robert Anfinson

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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5th DistrictI was raised on a family farm in Norway Township north of Mabel. I graduated from Rushford High School in 1963 and attended Winona State College. Since 1965, I have been farming in Preble Township. In 1976, Caroline Kingsbury of Harmony a ..... 
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Randall Dahl

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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1st DistrictI and my wife Kathy have been life long residents of the Rushford - Peterson area and have three children, Christian, Aaren and Tristan. We have worked with Fillmore County as licensed Foster Care Parents for approximately 10 years.
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Donald Boyum

Wed, Sep 20th, 2000
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1st DistrictI graduated from Peterson High School in 1951 and the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul in 1953. I've had the opportunity to represent the people of the First District in Fillmore County for 26 years. I presently f ..... 
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