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Gateway Towns


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Austin

Greetings from Austin, Minnesota! Located on I-90, visitors from the west will come through this major city located on the Cedar River.

Austin is the home of the Fortune 500 company -- Geo. A. Hormel & Company. Hormel is the largest independent meat and food processor in America, but Austin is more than that!

Austin offers the visitor a wide array of seasonal activities, from summer fairs; fishing in area lakes and streams to cross-country skiing in the winter. We are the county seat of Mower County located approximately 100 miles south of the Twin Cities and about 12 miles north of the Iowa border.

Our Chamber of Commerce will be happy to supply you with information on what to see, what to do, and where to stay. Please give us a call at 1-800-444-5713 or write: Austin Visitor's Bureau, 329 Main St. N, Suite 106L, Austin MN 55912.

Grand Meadow


If you're driving from the west, take the Highway 16 exit off of I-90 and head toward Grand Meadow. Located near the border of Fillmore County and Mower County, Grand Meadow offers a variety of downtown shopping. Just east of town is Pine Lawn, a well known area picnic spot.

LeRoy


Lake Louise State Park is located in southeastern Minnesota just north of the Iowa border. The park is located in Mower County, 1 1/2 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14, State Highway map index: L-21.

Lake Louise State Park is often referred to as an "oasis" in the rich farmland of southeastern Minnesota. Many species of wildlife are attracted by the diverse habitat of hardwood forest and old field areas found in the park.

The 1,168 acre park contains two spring-fed streams which join in the park to form the Iowa River, a dam and impoundment where a grist mill was located in the late 1800's.

Stewartville


Stewartville is a small city with a friendly atmosphere located in the beautiful Root River Valley 10 miles south of Rochester. Stewartville has much to offer, whether you come for a visit or stay for a lifetime.

The people of Stewartville are proud of their community. The business district boasts a 29-unit motel, bowling alley, banks, grocery store, drug store, small shops, a civic center, and family restaurants as well as fast food and convenience stores. Drive down the picturesque streets and you will find nine churches, a large municipal swimming pool, an .....
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Northeastern Iowa

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Northeast Iowa shares much of the same topography of Historic Bluff Country. Limestone bluffs, meandering rivers, springs, and rolling hills in the east and softly rolling hills with rich prairie soil in the west. Minnesota and Iowa also share the sa ..... 
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Birth Announcements

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Aaron and Tracey Nelson of Lake City are proud to announce the arrival of a daughter, Rachel Margaret, on Friday, May 26, 2000, at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN. Rachel has an older brother, Brady, age 2 1/2. Grandparents are L ..... 
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College News

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Graduation
• Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, released it’s graduation list this week. The graduates include: Armanda Hall of Lime Springs, Renee Frank of Spring Valley, and Marie Moeller of Spring Valley.

Dean’s List
• Amy Be ..... 
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Fishbaugher-Olson

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Neil and Mary Fishbaugher of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Corrine Louise Fishbaugher, to Timothy John Olson, son of Danford and Janeen Olson of Harmony. The bride-to-be is a cosmetologist at Crown Hairstyling in Rochester. Her fi ..... 
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Brink-Torgerson

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Susan E. (Garbisch) Brink, daughter of Betty and Ron Kiehne of Harmony and Eric J. Torgerson, son of Bernita and Jerry Darveaux of Alexandria, MN announce their upcoming marriage. Sue Brink graduated from Harmony High School in 1980 and Winona State ..... 
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Dahl-Corrigan

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Eldon and Jeanette Dahl of Rushford and Greg and Jackie Corrigan of Baldwin, WI are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Denise and Chris. Denise is a kindergarten teacher for the School District of River Falls. Chris is in Sales at Gr ..... 
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Lawstuen-McCabe

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Tim and Jody Lawstuen of Chatfield are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sheena Marie Lawstuen to Joshua Lee McCabe, son of Ken and Lori McCabe of Chatfield. The bride to be is employed at Chosen Valley Care Center. Her fi ..... 
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Engagements/Weddings

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