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Peterson, MN


Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Peterson, nestled in the narrow Root River Valley, was founded in 1867, when the railroad was built on land donated for the use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in 1853. He owned and platted the village site and was the major force behind the early growth and development of Peterson. A post office was started in 1870 and a dam was built across the river in 1871 where a flour mill ran until it burned in 1877. A feed mill was then built and ran for some time.

In 1874, lots were laid out and one of the first trout hatcheries in Minnesota was begun in Peterson. In 1876, the telegraph was brought in and in 1877 the present depot (now the Peterson Station Museum) was erected. Peterson, incorporated in 1909, is located 39 miles west of LaCrosse on Highway 16.

The town has an RV camp located in the city park with electric outlets, water and restrooms. Peterson is surrounded by trout streams and hunting areas and the Root River provides canoeing opportunities. Nearby is the Peterson Fish Hatchery. And, the Root River State Trail runs through town on the old railway line.

Ostrander, MN

Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Ostrander, population 276, is located on the very western edge of Fillmore County. If you were to visit Ostrander in the summer, you would most likely find a softball game in progress. Fast pitch softball has been a tradition in Ostrander for many ye ..... 
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Mabel, MN

Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Mabel, Minnesota is snuggled in the southeast corner of Fillmore County; 60 miles SE of Rochester, 120 miles south of the Twin Cities; 40 miles SW of LaCrosse, Wisconsin or just 20 miles north of Decorah, Iowa.

Frank Adams was the chief const ..... 
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LeRoy, MN

Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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LeRoy, gateway to Lake Louise State Park, is a bustling little town on the edge of the priaire. Located south of Spring Valley on Hwy 56, LeRoy is part of the Shooting Star Scenic Byway.

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Margaret Mead and Gilligan

Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Monday, March 4, 2001

The bamboo and leaf house sat on a slight knoll overlooking the shoreline. Below, the full fury of the Pacific Ocean pounded the beach with wave after wave of crashing surf. The howling wind caused the coconut trees along ..... 
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Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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To the Editor,

Congratulations to Lanes-boro's chief of police. It is great to hear that he puts enforcing the law ahead of being "nice" to folks who have had too much to drink.

A recent national survey conducted by the National Cent ..... 
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Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Editors note: The following letter was sent to the Lanesboro City Council in response to an article that appeared in the February 25 issue of the Journal and is printed at the request of the author.

Dear City Council Members,

I was di ..... 
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Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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To the Editor,

Taxpayer Protection Act - an end to state subsidies of big abortion. The Taxpayer Protection Act was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This bill should become law, because it protects taxpayers from having t ..... 
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Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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To the Editor,

I wasn't surprised to read in the Fillmore County Journal that our county government is again being taken to task for not honoring a commitment. (Congratulations to Harry Root and the parents who raised him for his motion to do ..... 
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