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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 years, from peewees to adults.

Ostrander eateries are also becoming noted. If you are looking for pizza, burger, steaks or anything in between, we have it. Main street parking is at a premium on the weekends.

If you are visiting Lake Louise State Park or Forestville State Park we are an easy stop off. Our little city is attractive to many families as we are about a 30 mile commute to Austin, Rochester, or Cresco.

In 1891 the railroad came through what is now Ostrander. A Norwegian settlement located two miles east of here then moved onto land owned by two brothers of Dutch decent, John and William Ostrander. In 1991 we celebrated our Centennial year.

Within the last six years eight new businesses have opened. An eight unit senior housing was built. In the 60's a 50 bed nursing home opened. In the 80's our hall was remodeled through a grant for the aging from the McKnight Foundation, thus creating the Ostrander Senior Citizen Center. This is used by all as a community center.

We are a Little City With A Big Heart, stop and see us.

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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Editor’s 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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Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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March 4, 2002

Letter to the Editor,

Thursday, February 21, 2002, the Joint Powers Board of Fillmore County met. After years of attending their meetings and observing their disregard for local landowners and taxpayers in the cou ..... 
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