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Preston, MN


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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, stone work and railway service.


Preston derives its name from Luther Preston, the town's first postmaster, a friend and employee of John Kaercher, in 1856. Mr. Kaercher is cited as one of the founding fathers of the city as a result of a failed business deal in Carimona which led Mr. Kaercher to locate his two mills in the area that now comprises Preston. The city was incorporated in 1871 and the original plat contained 11 blocks with one reserved for a Court House square. The direction of city streets conforms to the cardinal points of the compass.

Preston is located in the "Driftless Area" of southeastern Minnesota, a mecca of karst geology, hardwood forest lands, wild turkey, whitetailed deer, trout fishing, agriculture, apple orchards and numerous "sink holes", springs, brooks and streams. Visitors to our city and area enjoy year-round fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing, tubing, tennis, bowling, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and golfing. With convenient access to Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park west of town, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center northeast of town, the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail (for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing) and nearby Amish who frequent our community, Preston offers a peaceful, small town atmosphere close to many interesting and invigorating activities of southeast Minnesota's Historic Bluff Country!


Trout Days, Preston's annual celebration, is held the third weekend in May.

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Holiday 'Round the Towns

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Monday, January 8, 2001

Preston
A number of residents and business owners turned out at the Preston City Council meeting on Monday to discuss the proposed Highway 16/52 upgrade through Preston. Fred Nagle, Preston City Administrator, bri ..... 
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Kids Philosophy Slamcomes to Lanesboro

Sun, Jan 7th, 2001
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Monday, January 8, 2001

When John Davis created The Great American Think-Off in 1993, a philosophy essay contest for the everyday person, he wondered how the concept could be targeted specifically for kids.

The Great American Think-Off ..... 
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Fresh start or stalemate

Sun, Jan 7th, 2001
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Monday, January 8, 2001

For many, the start of the New Year brings little change when they return to work after the holidays. For the Fillmore County Board, change was a dominant theme at the first meeting of the Year 2001.

In a mood t ..... 
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A talk with the Senator

Sun, Jan 7th, 2001
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Monday, January 8, 2001

Prior to the opening session of the 2001 Minnesota Legislature on January 3, the Journal invited State Representative Greg Davids in to discuss the legislative session and what he expects to be its highlights and iss ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Jan 7th, 2001
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditor’s department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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Sam goes visiting

Sun, Jan 7th, 2001
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Monday, January 1, 2001

People have been telling me about how much the residents of nursing homes love to see pets such as dogs and cats, so I thought that it would be nice if Sam and I paid them a visit. It was a couple of days after Christma ..... 
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