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Caledonia, MN


Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.


The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

Preston, MN

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court Report

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor dispositions for the week of Oct 16, 2000

• Careless Driving - Michael Adam Daugherty, 18, Fountain, MN. Sentenced Oct. 17, 2000, fined $185.

• Unsafe Equipment - Bradley Joe Rain, 23, Fountain, MN. S ..... 
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'Round the Towns

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Preston Ramon Cruz, 27, of Jalapa, Nicaragua, is spending 13 months at the Dave and Rita Wilson home at Ridgeview Farms in rural Preston, as part of the University of Minnesota’s MAST (Minnesota Agricultural Stu ..... 
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Finding his own way

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Young autistic man lands new jobBy Carol ThouinMonday, October 23, 2000

October is most notably known as the month little goblins scramble door to door begging for something sweet. While it may not be as widely known, the ..... 
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Analysis paralysis

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Will someone please make a decision?By Mike McGrath
Monday, October 23, 2000

Last Tuesday, the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners spent yet another lengthy session reviewing more details about the informal agreeme ..... 
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Bergey Family Farms reach "turning point"

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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$8 hogs inspire new ventureBy Wayne PikeMonday, October 16, 2000

Jerry and Jodi Bergey of rural Lanesboro have been farming long enough to have seen lots of changes in the pork industry. Jerry grew up on the farm that he ..... 
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Candidate forum:

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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State Representative District 31BBy Al MathisonMonday, October 23, 2000

This year’s race for Minnesota State Representative for District 31B is between incumbent Greg Davids (R) and Al Hein (D). Davids was first elected t ..... 
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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