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Caledonia, MN


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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 left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.


The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

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Preston, MN

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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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Lanesboro City Council

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Lanesboro places moratorium on subdivision developmentBy John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council, at its Monday, February 5 meeting, unanimously approved placing a moratorium on any subdivision development within a ..... 
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Pro-Corn plans expansion

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Ethanol plant will double in output By John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

Editor’s note: The Pro-Corn Ethanol Plant in Preston is planning to expand its plant operations from its present production capacity of 2 ..... 
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Union negotiations break down

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Monday, February 12, 2001

The Fillmore County Board could not reach an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local , at its meeting last Tuesday, and will now go to mediation in an attempt to reach agreement on a new c ..... 
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FFA/FLA

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Monday, Februar 12, 2001

Click below to see photos of the following school's FFA and FLA/FHA groups.
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Keeping hope alive

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Spring Valley family copes with ALSBy Carol ThouinMonday, February 12, 2001

When Wes Blakeslee was a youngster growing up on a farm near Mystery Cave, he'd spend hours in the garage tinkering on motors and engines. "He li ..... 
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