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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise funds for district students.

“We want to allow people who wanted to leave a legacy a means to do it. It’s a conduit for people who want to donate and this event is to raise funds for that purpose,” says foundation president Lisa Ledebuhr. “This is a collaborative effort to bring people to this beautiful area and bringing an awareness of our community and what we do.”

The two-day event is geared for all ages and all abilities and highlights the natural beauty of the Rushford Peterson Valley. Conquer the Bluff, a two-mile walk run on Rushford’s recently developed Maggelsen Bluff hiking trails kicks off the festivities Friday, October 3. Various routes along the 400-foot bluff are available, depending on difficulty. “It’s just for fun,” says an enthusiastic Ledebuhr.

Participants will gather at the historic Hoiland Mill at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins at 4 p.m. Included in the participation fee is a pasta dinner at the mill, beginning at 5 p.m., and an event t-shirt.

Early the next morning, the Tri-City Challenge, a run, bike, and golf triathlon gets under way. The event, developed in two tiers depending on length, is held on the paved Root River State Trail. Tier 1 encompasses a 4.7 mile run and 24 mile bike ride, while Tier 2 is a more moderate 2 mile run and 12 mile bike. Both tiers end with play of 9 holes golf at Ferndale Country Club.

Participants may register as individual, two-person or four-person team, or three-person relay. In either team option, each member of the team will compete in the run and bike portions, but will team up for the golf event. In the relay, the events will be split between the three participants. “This option allows people to take on events they want, with one running, one biking, and one golfing. It would be great to have something like three generations of a family take it on,” adds Ledebuhr.

Check-in for the triathlon begins at 7 a.m. at the Rushford Depot. Participants will leave their bikes and be transported to their designated start point in Peterson where the run portion will begin. Following the run returning to the depot, the bicycle segment will commence. Depending on the ch .....
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Christmas comes to Peterson

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

Peterson is all about tradition, but the creative town also thrives on new opportunities and a chance to blend the two during the holidays was just the thing they were looking for. Looking to draw visitors out of their winter shells, the city is gea ..... 
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Peterson set for a big trail town celebration

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

By Kirsten Zoellner The Taste of the Trail, now in its third season, is a Root River Trail premier event. Showcasing nine towns along the trail, during various weekends, the event is the culmination of unique events, the beauty of the natural surro ..... 
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Take root in Rushford Peterson Valley

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

There it is in three little words; Rushford Peterson Valley. More than two years of research, collaboration, and effort and an embraceable brand sets roots in three communities. The Rushford Peterson Area Branding Council, made up of volunteers fr ..... 
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Let your inner Norwegian shine at Gammel Dag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

By Kirsten Zoellner In Peterson, Minn. it’s pretty hard to top the kick off to summer; Gammel Dag. Hailed by the town as a “hidden treasure where everyone is Norwegian for the day,” it’s jam-packed with enough fun events to make the whole f ..... 
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Burdey’s Cafe opens in Peterson

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

Change can be hard. Just ask the locals of the Peterson area who have spent the last 14 years appreciating the down-home food and atmosphere of Judy’s Country Kitchen, the town’s busiest eatery. The restaurant has a loyal clientele and is popula ..... 
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Peterson photography studio thrives

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

Family has a way of weaving momentous occasions in and out of daily lives. Graduations, weddings, and births are obviously so on their own. But ask a mother of a twinkle-eyed, drool-faced infant or a pair of cherub siblings and every day is momentou ..... 
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Taste of the Trail in Peterson

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Features

Beginning Saturday, September 8, eight communities along the Root River State Trail will begin hosting the first ever Taste of the Trail over a three-weekend period. Peterson, one of three communities hosting the first Saturday, is gearing up for th ..... 
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Peterson gears up for Gammel Dag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Features

Who hasn’t heard someone complain about missing the good old days? Luckily, Peterson has a solution to the nostalgia with its 31st annual Gammel Dag (Norwegian for “Good Old Days”). Scheduled for Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, the ..... 
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