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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact that in 1900 the first Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows were performed in Lanesboro, according to the city’s website, www.lanesboro-mn.gov. That show consisted of six Indians (two Iron Maidens), two white men (Buffalo Bill and White Beaver), and a Mr. Man.

The celebration takes place each year during the first full weekend in August which lands Buffalo Bill Days this year on August 1, 2, and 3. Traditional Buffalo Bill Days activities will take place this year but also two new events have been added to enhance the fun of the weekend including a “Buffalo Roam” and the “Jim Busta Band” being included in this year’s schedule of events.

Grand Marshals for this year are lifelong residents of Lanesboro, Duane and Angel Bakke, who were honored to accept the prestigious title of Grand Marshals and will proudly ride in the Buffalo Bill Days Grand Parade on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

The official start of Buffalo Bill Days will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 1 with the opening of the Beer & Brat tent for the weekend and music with DJ Chase who is sure to get the weekend kicked off with good tunes and a great time.

At 7 p.m. the Softball Tournament begins with fans gathering at the softball field to cheer on their favorite teams and players. The Commonweal Theatre will be performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:30 p.m., which is only one of the productions by the Commonweal during the weekend.

One highlight during the weekend, the Street Dance, will start at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening in front of the Lanesboro Fire Hall with the band “Trouble Shooter” performing. For those who celebrate a little too much over the weekend R & M Amish Tours will be providing Sober Shuttle Rides from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights to get everyone home safely. The phone number for the Sober Shuttle rides is (507) 467-2128.

Not only does the Softball Tournament continue on Saturday, August 2 but the Volleyball Tournament also gets underway which brings many teams to the nets near the Beer & Brat Tent with a large crowd always watching the teams go head to head and as if .....
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Father’s Day fun at Lanesboro’s Art in the Park

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Father’s Day in this area of Minnesota is also synonymous with another important date on the calendar which is Lanesboro’s Art in the Park event. For those who may have a difficult time finding dad that gift that you thought he may actually use ..... 
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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 gradua ..... 
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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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