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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dee Slinde


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The City of Lanesboro, Minn. and the surrounding area has graciously opened its arms to the new executive director of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and Tourism, Dee Slinde.

Having grown up in London, Minn. near Austin, and graduating from Austin High School, Slinde then attended Minnesota School of Business first obtaining a degree in Business Administration followed by a second degree in Sales and Marketing.

She then lived and worked around the Twin Cities area for about 35 years always being in some form of management. Previous work experiences include being a general manager of a chain of retail stores and Vice President of Sales for a manufacturing company.

Slinde has spent the last 15 years working in a university setting most recently at the Cardinal Stritch University satellite campus in Rochester, Minn. She states that education is very important to her.

Her first visit to Lanesboro happened a couple years ago while she was in the area camping and on a rainy day she stopped in Lanesboro for lunch and fell in love with the town. She would spend weekends in Lanesboro and enjoy the area, the activities, and people.

She had thought about opening a business in Lanesboro and decided she should spend some time in town during the winter before she went in that direction. Slinde ran across an opportunity to rent a house in Lanesboro from people who have a summer home in town and moved to Lanesboro in November 2013.

Then one day Slinde stopped at the Visitor’s Center in Lanesboro to ask for some information and statistics about opening a business in town. As she spoke with Julie Kiehne, Executive Director of the LACC at the time, Slinde learned that it was Julie’s last day in that position as she was moving on to another opportunity.

After speaking with Kiehne for about an hour, “it became apparent that I needed to probably apply for the position,” stated Slinde. She said, “It was a very serendipitous moment.” The duties at the LACC are very much in alignment with what she was doing at the university.

Since accepting the position of executive director of the LACC and beginning work on March 1, 2014, Slinde has been very busy getting acquainted with the position, the membership, the board, and also getting out to other communities, visitors centers, and chambers.

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Sydney Johnson is second runner up in Miss Minnesota International competition

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Sydney Johnson, of Lanesboro, Minn., represented Fillmore County as Miss Fillmore County in the 2014 Miss Minnesota International compeititon that took place in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday, March 8. Johnson was named second runner up for the title. ..... 
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Memorial fishing tournament takes place in Lanesboro

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As snow fell on a chilly winter’s day at the 2014 Memorial Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on Saturday, February 15, all the participants felt was warmth as friends, family, and neighbors of Andrew Kingsbury, Blake Overland, and Matthew Eri ..... 
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Lanesboro mourns the loss of three

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As the story topped many media outlets’ broadcasts and headlines across southeastern Minnesota for days, those in the community of Lanesboro were hoping for the best, or at least some piece of good news, as law enforcement officials, dive teams, a ..... 
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Slant Avenue Mercantile offers many unique items

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

There is a place in Fillmore County that can put a different slant in your attitude. A place where you can get lost in all of the diverse and unique offerings available to patrons of the store. The name of that business is Slant Avenue Mercantile ..... 
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Lanesboro business makes scents

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

There are many wonderful small businesses in Fillmore County which add their own special touches to the area. One such business, located in Lanesboro, Minn., is ESSENCE of Lanesboro. The products that owner Peter Bilkey creates cannot be found any ..... 
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In peace, with honor

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Jason Sethre The story of the sword continued on Saturday, September 21, 2013, coincidentally also recognized as the International Day of Peace by the United Nations. Orval Amdahl, along with his wife Marie, traveled from their home in rural L ..... 
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One man’s souvenir, another man’s heirloom

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

On August 9, 1945, an atomic bomb given the name of “Fat Man” was dropped over the Japanese city of Nagasaki. This was the second atomic bomb dropped on a major city in Japan in less than four days, as a measure of response to the Japanese attac ..... 
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Leather and Pipes ride to Lanesboro

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Leather and Pipes Motorcycle Run visited Lanesboro, Minn., on August 17, 2013 during this year’s sixth Annual fundraiser for the event with riders raising money for cancer awareness and to help find a cure. The Leather and Pipes Rally began ..... 
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