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The Living Museum:


Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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A Historical OverviewBy John LevellMonday, November 13, 2000

So just where in southeastern Minnesota can one experience balmy 80 degree temperatures while viewing exotic tropical wildlife right through those long, cold and dreary days of our all too quickly approaching winter? The answer, at the Living Museum of Natural History in Lanesboro. But what is the Living Museum, what does it do, and just how did it come to be located in Lanesboro to begin with? Hopefully, the following brief review will help answer some of these these questions.

The Living Museum’s story begins in the late spring of 1997, when plans for the establishment of the institution were initially formulated. As a vital component of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Root River State Trail, the City of Lanesboro is visited by a substantial number of the host of outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen, and other environmentally conscious people who explore Fillmore County and adjacent portions of southeastern Minnesota on an annually basis. This, in combination with Lanesboro’s widespread reputation as a "general tourism hotspot," makes the city an ideal location for enlightening the public about the ecological value of animals and plants as well as the overall importance of preserving both regional habitats and global environments.

During preliminary research into the feasibility of creating a local natural history museum, discussions with the Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association (LPHA) revealed a strong interest in the project on the part of that organization. The idea was discussed further at subsequent LHPA Board of Directors meetings, where it was mutually agreed that the new "nature center" should share space in the building already housing the LHPA’s impressive collection of local historical artifacts. Thus was born, in concept at least, Lanesboro’s Living Museum of Natural History (LMNH). Early work included the gathering together, moving and set up of assorted cages, live animals, artifacts, showcases and other sundry equipment, with the Living Museum’s doors officially opening to the public in October 1997. Incorporation as a non-profit educational institution was likewise actively pursued, with the LMNH finally being accorded fully recognized federal 501c(3) tax-exempt status on June 2, 1999.

Although small, the fully handicapped accessible space in the lower level of the Lanesboro Historical Preservation Associatio .....
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Rushford Library looking at expansion

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 20

To build or to remodel? That is the question a Library Taskforce has been considering for the past couple months in the city of Rushford.

The existing public library in the Tew Building, located near Rushford’s cent ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court Report

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Recent misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor dispositions

• Driver-Open Bottle/Allow Open Bottle - Thomas Ellis Douty, 27, Rose Creek, WI. Sentenced November 7, 2000, fined $190.

• Issue Worthless Check (2 counts) - Sheryl A. Qualy, L ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Apples, Apples, Apples!

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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PINETREE APPLE ORCHARD
Apples for everybody. Apples in pies, apples in doughnuts, rollovers, muffins and bread. Apples in the freshest cider you've ever tasted. Apples for every taste and purpose. C'mon out...we know the ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile # 81

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Name: Kyle W. Colbenson
Home: Rushford
Profession:Teacher; Farmer; Woodworker (Depends on the time of day!)
Family: Wife Angela
Personal Hero: Anyone who can make a living farming without having an addit ..... 
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Butterscotch Apple Treat

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Butterscotch Apple Treat

3 cups diced red apples
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup peanuts
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 pkg. (3 ..... 
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