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Visit the HOUSTON Overlook Sign


Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM

Meet at the Houston Nature Center



Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s your chance! All landowners and renters involved have granted the public permission to visit the sign as part of this special program only. (To visit at any other time you must secure permission from the landowners on your own.)



Many years ago the only way to get to the sign was a very strenuous hike on foot, but these days we can cheat and drive to within 100 yards of the sign! We’ll meet at the Houston Nature Center at 7:00 PM sharp to carpool to the top of the hill. You’ll find out a little about the history of the sign, get to see the remnant goat prairie around the sign, and take in the beautiful view of Houston in full swing during Houston Hoedown Days.



Please follow the group up to the sign and do not go ahead on your own for safety reasons, as there is a small chance of encountering rattlesnakes.



This program is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Highways 16 and 76 in Houston in Trailhead Park. For more information call 507-896-4668 or e-mail nature@acegroup.cc.

Attention Veterans, Widows and Widowers of Veterans:

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

If your home sustained damage from the flooding events over the weekend of June 21, you may be able to get some assistance from the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.  Some of the items that you may be able to be reimbursed back for are: ..... 
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Injured Raptor Training July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

What should you do if you find an injured hawk, eagle, or owl? The Houston Nature Center serves as a collection and transportation hub for the sick and injured raptors of this area since the nearest wildlife rehabilitators are in the Twin Cities. ..... 
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Fillmore County Board Declares State of Emergency

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The county board at its June 25 meeting declared a state of emergency in Fillmore County due to major losses from the flooding this past week and adopted a resolution to use emergency procedures to repair roads and bridges. The declaration allows th ..... 
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Hike to Indian Monument

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

High atop the bluff on the south side of Houston, Minn. and hidden amongst the dense tree canopy lies a large and interesting rock formation locally known as “Indian Monument.” There is no known connection to Native Americans, but the hike and f ..... 
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Recap of Weekend Power Outages

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Three days of storms that brought heavy rain and lightning have left Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) employees and members hoping for a break from Mother Nature. Power outages began Friday morning (June 21) and continued on ..... 
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Stand (for) our ground

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

If there was ever a year to be a worst case scenario for soil erosion, 2013 could be it. The last two years of timely rains and almost ideal conditions for harvest have erased the memories of the rains of 2007 and 2008 which devastated parts of sou ..... 
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Be Aware of All Requirements When Clearing Trees

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

When clear cutting more than 10,000 square feet of land (or an area equivalent to 100’ x 100’), the Fillmore County Soil Erosion Control Ordinance requires that the Fillmore County Zoning Office is contacted for a permit. Many areas are being cl ..... 
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Luther College hosts Iowa Prairie Conference July 18-20

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

2013 Iowa Prairie Conference features regional experts on prairies and the Driftless Region. DECORAH, Iowa – Luther College will host the 14th Iowa Prairie Conference with the theme “Prairies on the Edge” July 18-20. This is the first time t ..... 
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