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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Pat and Karla Shanahan are the owners of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn located in Lanesboro, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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, and 3, 2014 to have a chance to meet the community and let people know what their business will entail when it officially opens in spring 2015.

Owners Pat and Karla Shanahan have purchased the former Olivia’s Attic building which sits on a corner of the main town square. The Shanahan’s have been busy since buying the brick building on June 4, 2014 and have started making improvements to bring the building back to what it once was.

Pat, also known as “Rooster,” was a firefighter in the Marines and then became a Rochester firefighter. After 25 years of fighting fires he retired at the end of June and is ready to begin his new career alongside his wife.

The couple knew they wanted to open a business after Pat retired and had looked in other towns for a building to purchase but were drawn to Lanesboro because Pat said it has a lot more to offer. One of the things that the couple appreciates is the historic aspect of the town and Karla noted that it is important to them to preserve the historic building, built in 1876, to honor its history.

Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will carry motorcycle accessories including clothing, leather jackets, chaps, sunglasses, bags, and other swag that motorcyclists can use but the inventory will not be just for those riding cycles as there will be items that will interest everyone.

The Shanahans also plan to have three or four cool motorcycles for sale in the Iron Horse. Pat said, “They will be rare motorcycles that you don’t see every day.” He hopes to be able to showcase local builders and designers talents as Lanesboro is an “Art Town” the couple would like to highlight local artists’ work on the bikes they sell. They will not be a dealership but will sell the bikes they display in their business.

The bottom level of the three story building will house a “bargain basement” of sorts selling used gear in quality condition. Patrons may find just what they are looking for in the basement and save themselves a few bucks in the process.

The top floor of the building will be the train-themed inn, complete with four hotel rooms and a gathering spot for those stayi .....
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Bakkes selected as grand marshals

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Duane and Angel Bakke of Lanesboro, Minn. have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro and look forward to the annual celebration which will include the couple riding in the Buffalo Bill Days parade on Sunday, A ..... 
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Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” Show features the Slick Newhouse Band and more

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature Chef Johnny Mango -- of catering fame in Rochester, Minn., and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse Political Science Professor -- and frequent Wisconsin Public ..... 
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Elinor M. Olson

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Elinor M. Olson, age 95 of Lanesboro, Minn., died Tuesday July 23 at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center in Harmony, Minn. Elinor was born April 16, 1919 in Waseca, MN to John and Bertha (Stone) Wendland. She grew up in St. Charles, Minn. where she ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board passes referendum

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At their regular meeting on July 17, the Lanesboro School Board adopted a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the state allows school boards to pass up to $424 per pupil unit without g ..... 
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Small Government vs. Big Government...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Rafe Andrew Horihan

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Liam and Fiona are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother! Rafe Andrew Horihan was born on June 8, 2014 to Kevin and Laura Horihan of Lanesboro, Minn. He weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and ..... 
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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 ..... 
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Agnes Christine Bothun

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Agnes Christine Bothun, 98, of Lanesboro, Minn. died unexpectedly, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn., passing through death into the eternal care of our Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was 98 years young. Agnes was born on Nove ..... 
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