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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 graduating from Austin High School, Slinde then attended Minnesota School of Business first obtaining a degree in Business Administration followed by a second degree in Sales and Marketing.

She then lived and worked around the Twin Cities area for about 35 years always being in some form of management. Previous work experiences include being a general manager of a chain of retail stores and Vice President of Sales for a manufacturing company.

Slinde has spent the last 15 years working in a university setting most recently at the Cardinal Stritch University satellite campus in Rochester, Minn. She states that education is very important to her.

Her first visit to Lanesboro happened a couple years ago while she was in the area camping and on a rainy day she stopped in Lanesboro for lunch and fell in love with the town. She would spend weekends in Lanesboro and enjoy the area, the activities, and people.

She had thought about opening a business in Lanesboro and decided she should spend some time in town during the winter before she went in that direction. Slinde ran across an opportunity to rent a house in Lanesboro from people who have a summer home in town and moved to Lanesboro in November 2013.

Then one day Slinde stopped at the Visitor’s Center in Lanesboro to ask for some information and statistics about opening a business in town. As she spoke with Julie Kiehne, Executive Director of the LACC at the time, Slinde learned that it was Julie’s last day in that position as she was moving on to another opportunity.

After speaking with Kiehne for about an hour, “it became apparent that I needed to probably apply for the position,” stated Slinde. She said, “It was a very serendipitous moment.” The duties at the LACC are very much in alignment with what she was doing at the university.

Since accepting the position of executive director of the LACC and beginning work on March 1, 2014, Slinde has been very busy getting acquainted with the position, the membership, the board, and also getting out to other communities, visitors centers, and chambers.

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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held March 29

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its twentieth season on Saturday March 29 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. It starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. with an admission charge of $7. As always, the Lanesboro Barn Dance will feature tr ..... 
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“LOCAL MOTION” Makes local connections through bold experiences

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- Join Lanesboro Local for a delectable and adventurous dinner auction in support of local food and goods. On Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, this fundraising event will auction ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism appoints new executive director

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (www.lanesboro.com) announced today that Dee Slinde has joined the LACC as the new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2014. Dee Slinde comes with a wealth of executive level exper ..... 
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Sustainability...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am abundantly grateful to Dr. Van Gorp for his comprehensive article on “Sustainability”. “Infinite growth on a finite planet, is by definition, not sustainable.” As it is we have a government “of the few, by the few, fo ..... 
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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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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 17th annual Al Ibsen Festival

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 17th Annual Ibsen Festival April 11-13 in downtown Lanesboro. Named for Henrik Ibsen, the acclaimed “Father of Modern Drama,” the festival is a celebration of Scandinavian theatre ..... 
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Lanesboro Local launches a day-long series of food skills classes

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, March 29 Lanesboro Local is offering three 2-hour food-making classes that can promise better eating in your household. The three hands-on classes will be taught by skilled food artisans from the area and hosted at Eagle Bluff Environme ..... 
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Announcing Call for Entries for “Summer Dreams” Exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Arts Center

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Summer Dreams” exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 21 – August 10, 2014. Artists working in all vis ..... 
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