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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dee Slinde


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The City of Lanesboro, Minn. and the surrounding area has graciously opened its arms to the new executive director of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and Tourism, Dee Slinde.

Having grown up in London, Minn. near Austin, and graduating from Austin High School, Slinde then attended Minnesota School of Business first obtaining a degree in Business Administration followed by a second degree in Sales and Marketing.

She then lived and worked around the Twin Cities area for about 35 years always being in some form of management. Previous work experiences include being a general manager of a chain of retail stores and Vice President of Sales for a manufacturing company.

Slinde has spent the last 15 years working in a university setting most recently at the Cardinal Stritch University satellite campus in Rochester, Minn. She states that education is very important to her.

Her first visit to Lanesboro happened a couple years ago while she was in the area camping and on a rainy day she stopped in Lanesboro for lunch and fell in love with the town. She would spend weekends in Lanesboro and enjoy the area, the activities, and people.

She had thought about opening a business in Lanesboro and decided she should spend some time in town during the winter before she went in that direction. Slinde ran across an opportunity to rent a house in Lanesboro from people who have a summer home in town and moved to Lanesboro in November 2013.

Then one day Slinde stopped at the Visitor’s Center in Lanesboro to ask for some information and statistics about opening a business in town. As she spoke with Julie Kiehne, Executive Director of the LACC at the time, Slinde learned that it was Julie’s last day in that position as she was moving on to another opportunity.

After speaking with Kiehne for about an hour, “it became apparent that I needed to probably apply for the position,” stated Slinde. She said, “It was a very serendipitous moment.” The duties at the LACC are very much in alignment with what she was doing at the university.

Since accepting the position of executive director of the LACC and beginning work on March 1, 2014, Slinde has been very busy getting acquainted with the position, the membership, the board, and also getting out to other communities, visitors centers, and chambers.

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New name, new location, same great service

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Main Street Wireless, LLC, formerly Magnum Wireless, of Chatfield, Minn. has opened in its new location at 20 Main Street South in Chatfield. The business, which originally opened in the Magnum Sports building in May 2013, is now located in the for ..... 
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Local foodshelves participate in Minnesota FoodShare Program

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Minnesota FoodShare coordinates the largest fund and food drive throughout the state for the entire month of March. In efforts to increase awareness of hunger in Minnesota, FoodShare promotes the donation of food and dollars combined for foodshelves ..... 
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Sydney Johnson is second runner up in Miss Minnesota International competition

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Sydney Johnson, of Lanesboro, Minn., represented Fillmore County as Miss Fillmore County in the 2014 Miss Minnesota International compeititon that took place in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday, March 8. Johnson was named second runner up for the title. ..... 
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Houston Benefit

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Features

In mid-February, the Houston Basketball Teams organized and completed a fundraiser (Coaches v. Cancer) for Alysta King, a Houston Elementary 4th grade student who was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma last October. Since the diagnosis, King has been ..... 
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Local fire departments battle March 1 house fire

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Features

It’s not often that the Rushford Fire Department gets a call for a house fire, and that’s the way they like it. Unfortunately, the Rushford Fire Department received such a phone call at 12:52 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 from the residence of Royal ..... 
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Goldsmiths’ gentle giants

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Dan Goldsmith says, “Don’t be intimidated by their size.” As I look up...way up to the face of “Fawn”, a strikingly magnificent Belgian horse, looks down with affection in her eyes. Amy and Dan Goldsmith own Goldsmith Belgians located ..... 
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In the company of horses

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Bring up the topic of horses to Tracy Hanson of Chatfield, Minn., and a certain glint comes into his eyes as he describes his love for horses. The only thing which brings a bigger smile to Tracy’s face is talking about his family and their involve ..... 
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Fillmore County cleans up after February 20-21 blizzard

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Features

If you were at work on the morning of Thursday, February 20, you probably looked out your window a few times anticipating to see the snow flakes flying. Though the winter storm that hit the area didn’t get underway until roughly 2 p.m. in Fillmore ..... 
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