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From Lanesboro with love


Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

GR Obsession and Sofie Lind enjoying a ride in Norway. Photo by Kim Viker

By Kim Viker

This is the story of a Morgan horse and her incredible journey from Lanesboro to Norway.

My husband and I have a small farm outside of Lanesboro and raise Angus cattle and Morgan horses, our farm name is Genetic Resources. There aren’t too many Morgan breeders in the Southeastern part of Minn., so the best way to stay in touch with everyone is the internet. Before Facebook became such a popular entity, one of the best ways to meet and stay in touch with other Morgan horse enthusiasts was through Yahoo, more specifically, Yahoo Groups. I belonged to the group, “Morgan Horse Friends”. People would share pictures of their horses, bloodlines, and a few good recipes to boot! People from all over the world were on this group, and we all shared one passion; the Morgan horse. Since the Morgan horse was a breed that originated in the United States, people from other parts of the world with a Morgan had imported them. One of the people that I met and admired on my Yahoo group was Helen Clargarden from Sjobo, Sweden. Helen and I had similar thoughts about Morgan horses as far as type, bloodlines and breeding. She had imported several wonderful Morgans to her farm, known as “Tullesbo”. Helen greatly admired our senior stallion, AOM Sundays’ Magic, and had hopes of getting frozen semen on him to breed with some of her mares. Although we did have frozen semen on Magic, it was not for export, as the regulations for exporting semen required a lengthy stay in Quarantine for the stallion. Magic was an older stallion, and I did not feel comfortable about having him stay too far from us, so his semen was never collected for exportation. Helen still had hopes of getting some of Magic to Sweden, and one day we came up with a plan.

Helen had a good friend in Norway, Marit Bulling Lind, who already had Morgan horses, but was also interested in our stallion, Magic. Helen put Marit in touch with me via e-mail, and we starting discussing potential options. We did not have many Magic daughters, and they had become precious producers for us, so we were not anxious to part with them. However, we decided that we could part with one of the younger mares since we still owned both her sire and dam and could potentially rebreed them. Marit and I discussed this at great length, and we struck a deal. Our mare, GR Obsession, was going to go to Norway! Marit decided that since Obsession was coming anyway she might as well come .....
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Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Hayden Lawstuen, age 10, had a good time for a good reason during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Chase Strahl, age 7, with dad Jeff Strahl enjoyed good weather during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Lanesboro Area Community Foundation takes next steps

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Approximately 30 people were in attendance at the initial meeting for the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation on Monday, January 26. The initial meeting was an open informational meeting, during which Alissa Blaha of the Southeast Minnesota Initiat ..... 
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Lanesboro seeks to build community foundation, hosting informational meeting

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

LuAnn Wilcox, who works at Idle Time Recreation Services, moved to the Lanesboro area about a year ago. She soon noticed that nearby communities such as Harmony, Preston, and Rushford had community foundations to help provide funding for local proj ..... 
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A lifelong investment in Lanesboro

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Michael Hayner Lanesboro, Minn. is known for many things. Lanesboro has an abundance of clear trout streams, bike paths, beautiful bluffs, and more countryside to explore than many other places.These attractions bring tourists from around the na ..... 
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30th Buffalo Bill Days a success

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The city of Lanesboro had something for everyone during the 30th annual Buffalo Bill Days which was held August 1, 2, and 3, 2014. Officially beginning the celebration with the opening of the Beer & Brat tent on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. people ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging under new ownership

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Dan and Melanie Ritter have set their “sites” on a new adventure with the purchase of Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging located between Lanesboro, and Whalan. After owning and operating several businesses in the past the couple decided in was ..... 
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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
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A new business in Lanesboro is creating a lot of excitement in town as an old building gets a new (old) look. The proprietors of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will have a meet-and-greet during the Buffalo Bill Days celebration coming up August 1, 2, ..... 
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