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Preston, MN


Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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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/Mystery Cave State Park west of town, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center northeast of town, the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail (for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing) 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!


Trout Days, Preston's annual celebration, is held the third weekend in May.

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Monday, November 5, 2001

When my horses coat begins to get thicker, I know the horse show season has come to an end. My horse, Magic, and I spent the majority of our summer getting up before the sun and traveling to horse shows. Therefore, I ..... 
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Lost and Found

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Monday, October 22, 2001

I finally must admit that I am no longer approaching old age; I have crossed the threshold. I first became aware of this when I realized how many things that I have forgotten. Last Monday, I was about to explain the co ..... 
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Commute 006-Therapeutic Shopping

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Monday, November 5, 2001

One of the interesting things about a consumer culture is how people use shopping as therapy. I have a friend who soothes herself by heading to a department store cosmetic counter when life gets bleak, to sample all t ..... 
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October the Sports Solstice

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Monday, October 29, 2001

October is the month when the four major sports converge, meeting like some kind of Autumn solstice. Hockey players are on the ice, their sticks held high; basketball is just taking shape with the exhibition season und ..... 
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It's a Disaster!

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Monday, October 29, 2001

We see the birds flying in V's overhead with their long white necks stretched to their full lengths. We are close to our destination--Rieck's Lake, three miles north of Alma, Wisconsin along the Mississippi River. We r ..... 
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On the Move

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By John LevellMonday, October 22, 2001

The chill in the night air leaves little doubt that summer is actually gone. Area trees are trading their vibrant warm weather greens for more multi-hued autumn clothes. Our woodland ..... 
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How to Plant Bulbs

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Virginia CooperMonday, November 5, 2001

If you still have a few bulbs lingering around in bags it's now or never time. They're not that hard to plant and it doesn't take long at all. You'll be glad you did come spring.

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Take Your Time

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Monday, Octovber 22, 2001

Im all goofed up again. Daylight savings time, or lack of it, is the culprit. Just when a guy is getting used to it then we spring ahead or fall back. It makes sense in my mind, but my body just doesnt buy the reali ..... 
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