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Working like a dog (or cat)


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

While most of us go to work each day and make the best of it there are several businesses in the area which get a little help from some furry friends.

Just as having pets to come home to is comforting and meaningful the same can be said for having animals at the workplace.

True Value Hardware Store of Spring Valley has a cute little helper not only around the store but also making deliveries. Owner Todd Jones brings his family dog “Jack” to work with him each day and regular customers will ask where the dog is if he does not greet them when they walk in.

Jack is a one year old male Pomeranian mix who still has a lot of puppy in him, said Todd , but he is such a loveable dog he has turned people around that were not dog lovers. Jack also loves babies explained Todd saying that Jack can be in the office sleeping and if someone walks in with a baby, even if the baby is sleeping, Jack knows there is a baby in the store and runs out to see it.

When walking into True Value Jack is happy and excited to see customers just as their own pets are when they get home. Todd said that everybody loves Jack and after meeting him once it is easy to see why.

Scott Brunsvold of Brunsvold Enterprises in Preston, Minn. has had “Ricki Lee” for 14 years and says the Norwegian Forest Cat makes for a good “ice breaker and conversation piece” when customers come in.

Although Ricki Lee is 14 years old, age doesn’t stop the feline from doing what it feels is its job such as the day a bird flew in through an open door and within 15 seconds the cat had the bird caught. Scott says that the cat was as proud as the day is long after catching the bird.

Ricki Lee has always had seemingly labored breathing but is healthy and at an advanced age may not be as soft and fluffy as a kitten but is a treasured pet and co-worker to Scott and regular customers have grown attached to the cat as well.

The black cat that can be found at Preston Equipment is not so much a co-worker as “a stray we let come in,” said owner Steve Ille. The cat they call “Charlie” showed up one day a couple months ago and someone fed it stated employee Sierra Haugerud so it keeps coming back.

Charlie is allowed inside each morning and is put outside at 5 p.m. each day. Ille and the employees of Preston Equipment are not sure if the cat belongs to someone in the area or no .....
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Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 dedicated to Preston exhibit

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Members of the Preston Historical Society, Bob Storozuk who is the President of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, Representative Greg Davids and the public gathered at the site of the historic Milwaukee Elevator on August 16 to welcome the addi ..... 
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A lifelong investment in Lanesboro

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Michael Hayner Lanesboro, Minn. is known for many things. Lanesboro has an abundance of clear trout streams, bike paths, beautiful bluffs, and more countryside to explore than many other places.These attractions bring tourists from around the na ..... 
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Canton was right on with Day Off

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton Features

The city of Canton, Minn. celebrated its 135th Day Off celebration with hundreds of residents and visitors enjoying three days of summertime fun August 15 - 17, 2014. A softball tournament got the weekend started Friday and continued through Sunda ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Lantern tours available at Niagara Cave

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has begun offering lantern tours of the cave each Saturday evening through Labor Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the cave opening to the public for tours. Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave, stated, “The ..... 
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Small hitch in Western Days

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Although Western Days 2014 in Chatfield, Minn. started out a little bumpy with the carnival rides not arriving as they were scheduled, the city went forward with the many other activities that had been planned for the 47th annual celebration. Cody ..... 
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Greenleafton hosts National Night Out

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Features

As the country celebrated National Night Out the evening of Tuesday, August 5, 2014, so did the small town of Greenleafton, Minn. Hosted by the Greenleafton Reformed Church and its Missions Committee, the event brings hundreds of people to enjoy ..... 
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30th Buffalo Bill Days a success

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The city of Lanesboro had something for everyone during the 30th annual Buffalo Bill Days which was held August 1, 2, and 3, 2014. Officially beginning the celebration with the opening of the Beer & Brat tent on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. people ..... 
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