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From Lanesboro with love


Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

GR Obsession and Sofie Lind enjoying a ride in Norway. Photo by Kim Viker

By Kim Viker

This is the story of a Morgan horse and her incredible journey from Lanesboro to Norway.

My husband and I have a small farm outside of Lanesboro and raise Angus cattle and Morgan horses, our farm name is Genetic Resources. There aren’t too many Morgan breeders in the Southeastern part of Minn., so the best way to stay in touch with everyone is the internet. Before Facebook became such a popular entity, one of the best ways to meet and stay in touch with other Morgan horse enthusiasts was through Yahoo, more specifically, Yahoo Groups. I belonged to the group, “Morgan Horse Friends”. People would share pictures of their horses, bloodlines, and a few good recipes to boot! People from all over the world were on this group, and we all shared one passion; the Morgan horse. Since the Morgan horse was a breed that originated in the United States, people from other parts of the world with a Morgan had imported them. One of the people that I met and admired on my Yahoo group was Helen Clargarden from Sjobo, Sweden. Helen and I had similar thoughts about Morgan horses as far as type, bloodlines and breeding. She had imported several wonderful Morgans to her farm, known as “Tullesbo”. Helen greatly admired our senior stallion, AOM Sundays’ Magic, and had hopes of getting frozen semen on him to breed with some of her mares. Although we did have frozen semen on Magic, it was not for export, as the regulations for exporting semen required a lengthy stay in Quarantine for the stallion. Magic was an older stallion, and I did not feel comfortable about having him stay too far from us, so his semen was never collected for exportation. Helen still had hopes of getting some of Magic to Sweden, and one day we came up with a plan.

Helen had a good friend in Norway, Marit Bulling Lind, who already had Morgan horses, but was also interested in our stallion, Magic. Helen put Marit in touch with me via e-mail, and we starting discussing potential options. We did not have many Magic daughters, and they had become precious producers for us, so we were not anxious to part with them. However, we decided that we could part with one of the younger mares since we still owned both her sire and dam and could potentially rebreed them. Marit and I discussed this at great length, and we struck a deal. Our mare, GR Obsession, was going to go to Norway! Marit decided that since Obsession was coming anyway she might as well come .....
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Fire claims Rushford Village barn; family grateful for outpouring

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Features

By all accounts, the Scaife family of Rushford is soft-spoken, hard-working, and faithful. When an early morning fire swept through their two-story dairy barn this past Tuesday, while shaken, the family trudged on, grateful for what the fire spared. ..... 
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Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Hayden Lawstuen, age 10, had a good time for a good reason during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Chase Strahl, age 7, with dad Jeff Strahl enjoyed good weather during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Joint meeting explores ways to improve Harmony

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

By Jade Sexton How do we make Harmony a better place to live? How do we bring new people into the community and the schools? The Harmony City Council, Fillmore Central School Board, and Harmony EDA (Economic Development Authority) met in a joint me ..... 
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POET General Manager makes voice heard in Washington

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

PRESTON, MN – Chris Hanson, General Manager of POET Biorefining – Preston, traveled to Washington, D.C. February 3-5 to meet with Congressional officials and highlight the important role ethanol plays in reducing our dependence on foreign oil an ..... 
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The spice is right from Spring Valley business

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Daryl Boettcher first made salsa on a whim for gift baskets to benefit the United Way Campaign, he had no way of knowing what awaited him. After the gift baskets, which also carried Boettcher’s dry rub, were auctioned off, he was getting p ..... 
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911 update

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Features

On Tuesday morning February 24, at 5 a.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office will be updating our 911 system. During this update, which is expected to last only 15 minutes, all calls, including 911 calls, will be transferred to the Houston Cou ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Community Foundation takes next steps

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Approximately 30 people were in attendance at the initial meeting for the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation on Monday, January 26. The initial meeting was an open informational meeting, during which Alissa Blaha of the Southeast Minnesota Initiat ..... 
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