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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise funds for district students.

“We want to allow people who wanted to leave a legacy a means to do it. It’s a conduit for people who want to donate and this event is to raise funds for that purpose,” says foundation president Lisa Ledebuhr. “This is a collaborative effort to bring people to this beautiful area and bringing an awareness of our community and what we do.”

The two-day event is geared for all ages and all abilities and highlights the natural beauty of the Rushford Peterson Valley. Conquer the Bluff, a two-mile walk run on Rushford’s recently developed Maggelsen Bluff hiking trails kicks off the festivities Friday, October 3. Various routes along the 400-foot bluff are available, depending on difficulty. “It’s just for fun,” says an enthusiastic Ledebuhr.

Participants will gather at the historic Hoiland Mill at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins at 4 p.m. Included in the participation fee is a pasta dinner at the mill, beginning at 5 p.m., and an event t-shirt.

Early the next morning, the Tri-City Challenge, a run, bike, and golf triathlon gets under way. The event, developed in two tiers depending on length, is held on the paved Root River State Trail. Tier 1 encompasses a 4.7 mile run and 24 mile bike ride, while Tier 2 is a more moderate 2 mile run and 12 mile bike. Both tiers end with play of 9 holes golf at Ferndale Country Club.

Participants may register as individual, two-person or four-person team, or three-person relay. In either team option, each member of the team will compete in the run and bike portions, but will team up for the golf event. In the relay, the events will be split between the three participants. “This option allows people to take on events they want, with one running, one biking, and one golfing. It would be great to have something like three generations of a family take it on,” adds Ledebuhr.

Check-in for the triathlon begins at 7 a.m. at the Rushford Depot. Participants will leave their bikes and be transported to their designated start point in Peterson where the run portion will begin. Following the run returning to the depot, the bicycle segment will commence. Depending on the ch .....
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Teal ribbons

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2001, April was first observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the color teal was chosen as the official color in representing sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy pr ..... 
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Senator Miller planning district visits

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona, Minn. plans to take advantage of the state legislature’s Easter/Passover break next week to travel around Senate District 28 and meet with residents, schools, businesses and nursing homes. “Me ..... 
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Pieper endorsed for Minnesota State House 28B

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Jon Pieper received the DFL House District 28B endorsement in Rushford on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Pieper and his wife Sarah own the Old Village Hall Restaurant in Lanesboro, Minn. They have three children attending school in the Lanesboro School Di ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.14.2014

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Amber Marie Brogan, 35, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/13/2013, Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm; Fine of $500 (stay $300 until 3/27/2015), Total fees $290, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one ye ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation receives $1,500 grant from the Preston Historical Society

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,500 grant to the Preston Historical Society for the restoration and improvements of the Milwaukee Elevator. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a good match with its ..... 
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Peterson approves assessment policy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

For some months, the city of Peterson has been pouring over the details of a proposed assessment policy in regards to the 2015 County 25 project. The council had previously discussed setting the cost share at 50 percent city and 50 percent property o ..... 
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Lanesboro to put decals on windows of abandoned buildings

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton The Lanesboro EDA (Economic Development Authority) would like to place some historic decals in the windows of empty buildings in the downtown area. The window decals would help to improve the look of the buildings and the downtown, he ..... 
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Preston reviews industrial park feasibility study

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau, Stantec, presented his feasibility report for the North Industrial Park and utility improvements at the Preston City Council’s April 7 meeting. Preston attended to an unusually long agenda involving four public hearings ..... 
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