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Lantern tours available at Niagara Cave


Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has begun offering lantern tours of the cave each Saturday evening through Labor Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the cave opening to the public for tours.

Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave, stated, “The idea behind the lantern tours is to bring people back in time.” The cave was discovered as a farmer lost three pigs that had fallen into a sinkhole. While searching for the pigs the cave was discovered, explored, and eventually was opened for tours.

The lantern tours are offered every Saturday night through Labor Day weekend with tours taking place at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Minimum age for the lantern tour is 7 years of age.

The cost for lantern tours is $16 per person, with each person getting their own lantern to carry. Reservations are not required but are recommended for lantern tours. Mini golf also stays open late on Saturday nights until 8 p.m. for visitor’s to enjoy the nice summer evenings.

There has been a great turnout for the lantern tours, stated Bishop, so much so that they are considering continuing the tours next year. The employees of Niagara Cave also enjoy the lantern tours as it is something new for them. It is a different experience going into the cave with a lantern versus having lights on throughout the tour as Bishop explains it is difficult to see ahead of you and behind you with only a lantern.

Mark and his wife Jenny purchased the cave in April 1995 from Ron Vikre of Harmony. Since buying Niagara Cave the Bishops have made many enhancements and updates. A new lighting system was installed throughout the cave, new staircases and decks were installed, and the building was totally remodeled inside and out.

A gemstone mining sluice was added, a concession stand was built, and an 18 hole mini golf course was designed and built which has been very popular among visitors looking to extend their time at Niagara Cave with family and friends.

The parking lots have been paved and a picnic shelter built near a playground in a quiet shaded area making it a perfect spot for a picnic before or after touring the cave. Recently Denny Rogne of Cresco, Iowa was enjoying the picnic area with his granddaughter Amari, 14 months, who was visiting from Dallas, Texas.

The gift shop at Niagara Cave has so much to offer it is difficult to list only a few things as examples. Souvenirs of all t .....
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Harmony street project nears completion

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau attended the Harmony City Council meeting on August 12 to update the council on the First Avenue street project. Grabau said there have been a lot of questions about the curbs. For the most part, the curbs are the same ..... 
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Harmony Enterprises achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS - Bob Kill, President & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, recently traveled to Harmony to honor Harmony Enterprises for achieving its ISO 9001: 2008 registration. Members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation and officials from the Minn ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Carli Jo Cox

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

John and Christine Cox of Elkton, S.D. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Carli Jo Cox on June 28, 2014. Carli weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Nancy Cox of Harmony, Minn. and Paul and Peg Hanse ..... 
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Orlando Michel

Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Orlando William Michel, 84, a lifelong Harmony resident passed away on July 24, 2014, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn., after battling cancer. Orlando was born February 23, 1930, to Addie and Virgil Michel. Survivors include his two sons: Geor ..... 
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Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines, 97, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. She was born March 13, 1917, on the family farm in rural Blooming Prairie to Ormanzo and Ma ..... 
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Relay for Life wraps up in Harmony, moving to Chatfield

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Fillmore County’s Relay for Life, a staple event of the summer for the county, ended up crushing its fundraising goal of $128,000 at this year’s event in Harmony on July 11. Even though all of the money wasn’t fundraised in one evening, the ef ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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