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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Pat and Karla Shanahan are the owners of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn located in Lanesboro, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A new business in Lanesboro is creating a lot of excitement in town as an old building gets a new (old) look. The proprietors of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will have a meet-and-greet during the Buffalo Bill Days celebration coming up August 1, 2, and 3, 2014 to have a chance to meet the community and let people know what their business will entail when it officially opens in spring 2015.

Owners Pat and Karla Shanahan have purchased the former Olivia’s Attic building which sits on a corner of the main town square. The Shanahan’s have been busy since buying the brick building on June 4, 2014 and have started making improvements to bring the building back to what it once was.

Pat, also known as “Rooster,” was a firefighter in the Marines and then became a Rochester firefighter. After 25 years of fighting fires he retired at the end of June and is ready to begin his new career alongside his wife.

The couple knew they wanted to open a business after Pat retired and had looked in other towns for a building to purchase but were drawn to Lanesboro because Pat said it has a lot more to offer. One of the things that the couple appreciates is the historic aspect of the town and Karla noted that it is important to them to preserve the historic building, built in 1876, to honor its history.

Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will carry motorcycle accessories including clothing, leather jackets, chaps, sunglasses, bags, and other swag that motorcyclists can use but the inventory will not be just for those riding cycles as there will be items that will interest everyone.

The Shanahans also plan to have three or four cool motorcycles for sale in the Iron Horse. Pat said, “They will be rare motorcycles that you don’t see every day.” He hopes to be able to showcase local builders and designers talents as Lanesboro is an “Art Town” the couple would like to highlight local artists’ work on the bikes they sell. They will not be a dealership but will sell the bikes they display in their business.

The bottom level of the three story building will house a “bargain basement” of sorts selling used gear in quality condition. Patrons may find just what they are looking for in the basement and save themselves a few bucks in the process.

The top floor of the building will be the train-themed inn, complete with four hotel rooms and a gathering spot for those stayi .....
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Bakkes selected as grand marshals

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Duane and Angel Bakke of Lanesboro, Minn. have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro and look forward to the annual celebration which will include the couple riding in the Buffalo Bill Days parade on Sunday, A ..... 
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Relay for Life wraps up in Harmony, moving to Chatfield

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Fillmore County’s Relay for Life, a staple event of the summer for the county, ended up crushing its fundraising goal of $128,000 at this year’s event in Harmony on July 11. Even though all of the money wasn’t fundraised in one evening, the ef ..... 
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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration ..... 
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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact ..... 
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There’s a new Sheriff in town

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Well, not yet. But, there will be. With Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen scheduling his retirement for the near future, his last day on the job will be January 5, 2015. On that day, a new Sheriff will be sworn in to office for Fillmore County. ..... 
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101 and going strong

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014 ..... 
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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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A Jordan Town Hall celebration

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committe ..... 
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