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Spring Grove, MN


Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Velkommen til Spring Grove

In a world of mass-produced, carbon copy, electronic images and impersonal life experiences, fine quality service and warm, friendly people are scarce as hen's teeth. But not in Spring Grove.

Spring Grove is a place where going for the mail takes two hours, where having coffee with friends goes on all day.

The pace is slow here - there are no clock towers with bonging reminders that time is escaping. Park benches invite storytellers to Viking Memorial Park in the triangle of the village or to Tollskogen park where children and squirrels frolic on brightly colored equipment.

There's a welcome reassurance here that people are important. We want you to come and meet us, to tell us about your family and the things you like to do. It's possible that you enjoy picnic lunches in serene settings. We can introduce you to many serene settings along three self-guided audio cassette driving tours through the back roads. A fourth driving tour guides you to all the country churches in the area.

While you're out there driving, watch for bald eagles and wild turkeys -- it's common to see flocks of 40-100 at feeding time. The densest population of whitetails in Minnesota is right here in Bluff Country. Maybe you're searching for your roots. Chances are that if you are Norwegian, some branch of your family passed through Spring Grove -- the first Norwegian settlement in Minnesota. Our resident historian, Georgia Rosendahl, will help you trace your immigrant family's history in this area.

If you enjoy collecting hand-made treasures and antiques, there are four shops in Spring Grove. Stop in and check out the Ballard House - an-tiques, specialty shop, Parlor restaurant and information cen-ter. The building is over 100 years old and a main stop-ping point in the city. Open seven days a week 10-5 during their season - May 1-December 30.

Specialty food and drink await you here -- mile high meringue pie and then there's Spring Grove pop! Remember the old fashioned flavors of a soda pop you had when you were a kid? Well they are available here -- 10 flavors. And if you are in Spring Grove between mid June and July 1, the aroma of fresh strawberries guides you to our strawberry farms where succu-lent red jewels nestle among green leaves waiting for you to pick and eat.

Syttende Mai (pronounced soot'ten de my') which translates as the 17th of May, commemorates Norwegian Constitu .....
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Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

John J. Ryan

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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5th DistrictI was raised on a family farm east of Manly, IA, and served two years in the army, before coming to Harmony in 1961. In 1963 I married Mary Ann Beckman. We have two children, Raeanne and Philip. I was employed 22 years with Armour Company ..... 
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Marc Prestby

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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5th DistrictBeing a life-long resident of Fillmore County I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Commissioners if elected. I have served on the Canton City Council for the past eight years. I am presently employed by Rochester Sch ..... 
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Robert Anfinson

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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5th DistrictI was raised on a family farm in Norway Township north of Mabel. I graduated from Rushford High School in 1963 and attended Winona State College. Since 1965, I have been farming in Preble Township. In 1976, Caroline Kingsbury of Harmony a ..... 
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Randall Dahl

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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1st DistrictI and my wife Kathy have been life long residents of the Rushford - Peterson area and have three children, Christian, Aaren and Tristan. We have worked with Fillmore County as licensed Foster Care Parents for approximately 10 years.
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Donald Boyum

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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1st DistrictI graduated from Peterson High School in 1951 and the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul in 1953. I've had the opportunity to represent the people of the First District in Fillmore County for 26 years. I presently f ..... 
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Lyle Meldahl

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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1st DistrictAs a resident of Fillmore County my entire life, I feel I know the residents very well and what they want and expect of our local government. Because I have been involved in managing local government programs as well as managing and opera ..... 
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Doug Baker

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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1st DistrictDoug Baker, Lanesboro

My 12-year old son Cole says, "When dad says something, it happens." I'm a man of action not words. You'll see that in that I work as a sales and marketing director for Steuart Labs in Harmony. We produce hum ..... 
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County to conduct feedlot inventory

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Monday, September 11, 2000

At last Tuesday’s Fillmore County Board meeting the new feedlot officer, Michael Fraunkron, received approval to conduct a Level 2 feedlot inventory. A feedlot registration program will begin immediately and cover al ..... 
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