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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14


Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail.

On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., and Lanesboro, Minn. are teaming together to show off their abundance of food, beverages and entertainment in Southeast Minnesota between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each town will include its own growers, producers and restaurateurs, offering complimentary samples of their products. Live entertainment will be offered at all three towns.

Taste the wildlife and farm life of the Peterson Valley as well as fall flavors. The Peterson campground park will feature FFA & 4-H animals along with Cody the Buffalo. Watch sheep shearing or purchase products made from llamas and buffalo. Head downtown in an Amish Buggy for sweet corn, Chiggy’s fall beers, Fillmore County Cattlemen’s hamburgers, Burdey’s delights, Geneva’s ice creams, smoked meats by Biggen’s BBQ while listening to Highway 30 sing Country. Much more will be happening, but don’t let your children miss the three short plays by Theatre for the Thirsty sponsored by Thrivent Financial beginning at 2 p.m. back in the park!

Whalan will be featuring many Norwegian treats such as Lefse prepared over a wood burning stove, Rommegrot, Sweet Sup and for the true Norwegian Blood Klob. Also available for tasting will be world famous pies from our own Aroma Pie Shop and some other fine ethnic foods. You will have an opportunity to purchase some locally grown or made products. Children’s activities will be provided. Brats, hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to visit the newly remodeled Whalan Museum.

Continue the celebration in Lanesboro as restaurants and growers offer samples along the Root River Bike Trailhead at the Lanesboro Visitor Center Depot, 100 Milwaukee Road. Join the jam and enjoy the jazzy swing music by the CBB Jazz Combo. Round out your day by experiencing an1860’s vintage Baseball Game at Lanesboro’s Softball Field at 4 p,m., free. The Quicksteps and the Excelsiors will face off using historic rules and uniforms! Music at the game is provided by the Chatfield Brass Band. Dine, enjoy live theatre at the Commonweal or a Movie in the Park, outdoor black and white movies, in Sylvan Park at dusk.

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Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
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Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minn. surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Glen ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Owen Nathan Olsen

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Owen Nathan Olsen Nathan and Mandy Mensink Olsen of Apple Valley, Minn. are happy to announce the birth of their son Owen Nathan Olsen. Owen was born on July 9, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Cr ..... 
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Peterson City Council holds July Meeting

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Angie Rodenburg The Peterson City Council held their monthly meeting on July 10 at Peterson City Hall. The meeting proved to be an eventful one with numerous issues addressed. At the forefront of debate was an issue pertaining to Mike Eidenschin ..... 
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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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