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Dale M. Olson


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Dale M. Olson, 72, of Lanesboro, Minn., passed away March 21, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn.

Dale was born October 14, 1941 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Clara (Berge) Olson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1960-1962, part of that time in Germany. On April 3, 1965 he married Valerie Aske at the Whalan Lutheran Church. Dale farmed throughout his life, but also worked for the City of Lanesboro and for Fillmore County as a maintenance supervisor for 27 years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He was busy taxi driver for them and loved taking them out for breakfast. Dale was a jokester and he and his friends often played jokes on each other. He loved mowing his lawn and working around his farm with his Allis Chalmers tractors and his Kabota. He liked keeping animals on the farm for him and his grandchildren to enjoy. Over the past 10 years he has been a faithful caregiver to Valerie, his wife of 49 years. He will be remembered for his kind heart and always being willing to help his family and friends.

Dale is survived by his wife Valerie, son Jon of Rockwell, Iowa, daughter Sondra (Scott) McElmury, of Fountain; grandchildren Steven McElmury, Stephanie McElmury, and Chais Olson; brothers and sister-in-laws Carol Olson of Minneapolis, Marge (Hyatt) King of Dallas, Bonny (Dick) Engen of Whalan, Minn., Nancy Aske of Mabel, Minn., Glady (Rick) of Stewartville, Minn., Robert Engen of Whalan, Tom Engen of Mabel. Numerous nieces and nephews, among them, Matthew, the only nephew on the Olson side. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth Olson, and brother-in-law Mike Aske.

A Celebration of Life service was held for Dale at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Whalan Lutheran Church with Rev. Pat Hinkie officiating. Visitation took place at the church on Saturday, March 29, from twelve-noon until the time of service. Burial with military honors accorded by Whalan American Legion Post 637 followed the service at the church cemetery.

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 gradua ..... 
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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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