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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests


Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit www.trout days.com for a complete schedule of events.

The 28th Annual Preston Trout Days Fishing Contest will take place on Saturday, May 17. There is a $10 entry fee and pre-registration is available May 15 & 16 at the National Trout Center, or register the morning of the 17 between 8-10 a.m. The contest runs from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday and contestants may fish their favorite local fishing spot. Trout will be measured by weight only. Cash and drawing prizes will be awarded.

The National Trout Center is sponsoring a second contest on Sunday, May 18 featuring Preston’s 9-Hole Fishing Course on the Root River in Preston. The “Last Chance Fishing Contest” runs from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and there are no registration fees to participate. Teams of two are encouraged and pre-registration dates are May 15–17 at the trout center. Teams will fish their assigned holes on the course for 20 minutes with 10 minutes allocated to move to the next hole. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.

To participate in either contest contact the National Trout Center located at 120 St. Anthony Street, Preston, Minnesota. You may also call 507-867-8801 or email: info@nationaltroutcenter.org for more information. Visit: www.nationaltroutcenter.org for a complete set of contest rules.

Fillmore SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reminds everyone that we all have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 59th year of Stewardship Week April 27 – May ..... 
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Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 14 for Southeast, South and Metro frost zones

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin March 14 for Minnesota’s Southeast, South and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases and overweight permits r ..... 
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So much snow... no where to put it

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Angie Rodenburg Driving on Highway 43 into Rushford the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the snow drifts that towered several feet above my car. In that moment I couldn’t help but be thankful that despite the massive amount of snow we ..... 
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Winter recovery - car care

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on our vehicles. Between the bitter cold, snow, sand, and ice it is no wonder that vehicles can encounter a whole slew of problems here in the Great White North. As we start to see the (hopefully) soon coming thaw, ..... 
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With winter trail recreation strong, DNR urges caution

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

With winter trail recreation up this year, the Department of Natural Resources advises people to be aware that some winter trails, such as groomed ski trails, are not open to bicyclists. “We have had a great snowmobile and cross-country ski sea ..... 
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Legacy Amendment funds habitat restoration near Root River Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Thirty acres of rare habitat in southeastern Minnesota are getting an ecological makeover thanks to a voter-approved tax and a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy. Located three miles north of Preston ..... 
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Even kids put the “International” in the Festival of Owls

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Karla Bloem When the Friends of the Houston Nature Center started the Owl Festival way back in 2003, it was simply called the Festival of Owls. Then in 2007 they added the World Owl Hall of Fame and people began flying to Houston from all over t ..... 
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