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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 Erickson gathered on the ice for the tournament which was dedicated to the three men this year.

The tournament, sponsored by the Root River Saloon, was started six years ago as the Bass Pond Ice Fishing Tournament to give residents a chance to get together during the middle of winter. After the tragic loss of the three Lanesboro graduates in a car accident in Winona, Minn. in January 2014 the organizers decided to dedicate the 2014 tournament to Matthew, Andrew, and Blake. The three friends had participated in the tournament in past years and this was a heartfelt way to bring everyone together to honor and remember the men.

The tournament was held from noon - 2 p.m. with entry fees of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Hundreds of prizes were given out with the largest five prizes handed out to the anglers that caught the largest fish in five different species. A ceremony was held at 4 p.m. at the Root River Saloon to present the top five awards.

One of the organizers of the event, Rob Wagner, stated that 208 adults and 98 children participated in the ice fishing tournament this year, which Rob states “shows how much those kids meant to everyone” and added it was a great event that was well supported by the community. The total amount raised at this year’s tournament is not yet available, but the amount raised comes secondary to bringing a community together at a time of great loss to support one another.

A portion of the money raised from this year’s tournament will be used to start memorial scholarships in the names of Matthew, Blake, and Andrew. Another portion will be given to the Winona County Dive Rescue Team that searched tirelessly until the lost were found. Some of the money raised will also be used to purchase prizes for next year’s tournament.

The Lanesboro High School Senior Class served food and beverages during the fishing tournament to show their support and also as a fundraiser for their senior class trip. Food included brats and hot dogs donated by Jim and Becky Iverson, chips donated by Gil B’s and Sue Moen, bars and cookies furnished by students, and pop donated by BP. According to Senior Class Advisor John Sm .....
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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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Beneficial Tournament Tees up for 16th Year

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers Saturday, August 10, 2013 brought a large group of people to the Lanesboro Golf Course for a tournament to remember those from the past and to support the future of others. The 16th Annual Burro Pride Golf Tournament raises money t ..... 
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Lanesboro’s Buffalo Bill Days 2013 was Ideal

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers The weather for this year’s Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. was perfect for a weekend spent with family and friends. Everyone attending the event was blessed with sunshine and smiles from friendly faces. Friday, August ..... 
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