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How is my community unique?


By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

My home town is honestly the most welcoming and gorgeous place I have ever been to. From the rolling bluffs and breathtaking waterfall to the quaint shops and friendly people, Lanesboro is truly a one of a kind town. Lanesboro is known throughout the state for its beautiful scenery, various activities, and fun atmosphere. No matter what the season, Lanesboro always finds a way to amaze its visitors with its beauty. In the fall, shades of yellows, oranges, and reds completely cover the hills with the changing of the leaves. Hungry hunters fill the restaurants of Lanesboro after a long day searching for that prize buck. The smell of crisp and cool air is all around as guests stroll through town. As the town turns from autumn and heads into winter it is an exciting time. The streets are swarmed with snowmobilers and the trails with snowshoe walkers and cross county skiers. When walking on main street on a lovely snowy night, one can look up on the bluffs and see a great big Christmas tree lit up for the whole town to see. When I see this it makes me fell warm and fuzzy inside just knowing that my town truly sets the standards for how pretty it is. The spring graciously brings warmer weather and pretty little flowers all over the town. The river that runs through the town is now unfrozen and ready to be taken on as summer comes into view. When summer arrives it brings the tourists along with it. The tourists almost more than double the size of my tiny town. The stores become flooded with people anxiously waiting to buy their products, which helps the local businesses out a lot. Many people who come to Lanesboro do so for our summer activities. Just a few of these activities include camping, canoeing, tubing, kayaking, shopping, biking, jogging on the trails, and staying in our famous bed and breakfasts. During the summer Lanesboro has its annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration in August. This is where artists, food vendors, and local distributors gather in the park to share their talents and products. Lanesboro also hosts a parade on the last day of the celebration. This parade is filled with anything from fire trucks and clowns to motorcycle daredevils who do tricks in the parade while riding their bikes. This is a true entertainment for anyone who comes out to join the fun. As you can see, Lanesboro is an amazing town with various components that all come together to make it the timeless town we all know it to be, and I think that’s pretty unique.

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Journal Writing Project: Memories in the making

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Growing up is inevitable. Everyone goes through it. If you think about it, we are all really just in the process of dying. Every second that you are alive, you are dying. That is why each and every moment must be savored for what it truly is; a memo ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Easter in a nutshell

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

What does Easter mean to you? For many people, Easter is a well-known holiday that most people recognize as an overabundance of Easter eggs, candy, and of course, the Easter bunny. But, what is the true meaning of Easter? And what does a long-eared, ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Mardi Gras 101

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Last Tuesday, February 17, was the celebration of Mardi Gras. Most of the Midwest is unaware of the traditions that happen at the celebration of Mardi Gras. When most people think about Mardi Gras, they think of beads, parties, ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Body image and the media

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

The media is often blamed for influencing the way that individuals feel about their body image. Many people of society have expressed concern with the way that the media presents its advertisements, photos, and overall appearance. The individuals ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Secret Santa

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Lanesboro is a truly unique community with a very fun atmosphere year round. Many people are aware of Lanesboro’s various town festivities such as Buffalo Bill Days, Rhubarb Fest, and Art in the Park, but the activities that ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Gobble all the way

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Traditions are a huge part of any family. In the Lanesboro Burro family, we also have our traditions. Turkey bingo is an annual Thanksgiving tradition at Lanesboro High School. The entire school, Kindergarten through 12th grade, participates in this ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Small town

By Kaia Hongerholt

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

The band Rehab captured it best in their song “Welcome Home,” when they describe their hometown. Growing up in a small town is an experience that only the lucky ones receive. People who grow up in a large city like New York City or Los Angeles ..... 
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Journal writing project: My unique community

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. ..... 
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