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Walz staff takes a tour of National Trout Center


Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Staff members of Congressman Tim Walz visited Preston on Monday, June 25 to tour the National Trout Center (NTC). They were there to learn more about the Trout Center, what they have done, and what their future plans are.

Cathy Enerson, Director for the Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), welcomed Judy Bird and Peder Kjeseth to Preston and spoke to them about the National Trout Center.

“We are emulating the business plan of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha,” explained Enerson. She added that the National Eagle Center has visitors from 80 countries, and 100,000 people visit there each year.

According to Enerson, they had a feasibility study done on the NTC and she believes they could have an estimated 20,000 visitors a year.

“Just like Lanesboro has been designated the B&B capital of Minnesota, we would like to be designated the trout capital,” said Enerson.

They are also hoping to be designated as the official National Trout Center. Enerson said she believes this could bring a lot of people to the area.

Bird asked if there are certain criteria that must be met for the designation of National Trout Center. George Spangler, who is on the NTC board, said they have looked into it, and have found no rules, and there seems to be no reason they can’t have the title.

“You have to just grab on and decided that’s what you want to be,” said Enerson. She showed Bird and Kjeseth a document outlining reasons that the NTC should be designated the official National Trout Center.

Enerson also described the new site they are looking at to build a new facility. “We have a site picked out that is better to showcase the assets of the driftless area,” she said.

To finish the tour, Walz’s staff members were shown the site in Preston where they are hoping to build a new interpretive center. The area will be perfect for trout fisherman, as well as learning about trout and the geography of the area, and is sure to bring visitors to Preston.

Last call for volunteers!

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

The planning committee for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Fillmore County would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering the night of Relay For Life (July 13, 2012) to contact Marilyn Schreier at 480-202-3027 or email Gabb ..... 
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Harmony Junior Girl Scout Troop 44023 makes donation to Jem Theatre

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

On May 23, 2012, Harmony Junior Girl Scout Troop 44023 presented Michelle Haugerud, owner of the JEM Theatre, with a check for $250. Emma Breitsprecher, Shelby Hanson, Krista Jorgenson, Hailey Lange, Molly McKernan, Kira Nelson, Grace Springer, Na ..... 
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National Trout Center 2012 programming

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The National Trout Center, located in Preston, MN will once again open its doors the first weekend in April, just in time for the 2012 state wide Trout Season Opener on April 14th. National Trout Center (NTC) programs in April include: “Adopt ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $153,668

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Business Announcements

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved nine grants totaling $152,668 to support early childhood and entrepreneur projects within southern Minnesota. These grants align with SMIF’s goal to build a prosperous region with v ..... 
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Bradley honored for financial sales and service

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Business Announcements

Lanesboro, Minn.- (January 30, 2012)- Walter Bradley, FIC, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Lanesboro, Minn., has received the 2011 National Quality Award in recognition of his quality service to clients and successful ..... 
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Meet Derrick Chapman

Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
Posted in Business Announcements

Sethre Media Group is expanding in a new direction. Both the Fillmore County Journal and the Olmsted County Journal will be debuting new web sites soon, and with these sites will be the opportunity for businesses to advertise. Derrick Chapman has re ..... 
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Lanesboro library closing for renovations

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Lanesboro, MN - The Lanesboro Public Library reminds patrons to check out books before the new year, because it will be closed from January 2 through 16, 2012, for renovation. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 17.

The library needs volunte ..... 
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Jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent ~ employers cut 13,700 jobs in November

Fri, Dec 16th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted 5.9 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The unemployment rate was ..... 
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