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Root River Veterinary Center has new owners


Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

As of September 4, 2014, the Root River Veterinary Center in Preston, Minn. is under new ownership. Dr. LeAnne Froese and Dr. Deb Finnegan officially took over on September 4, although discussions about the two purchasing the business had been in the works since February.

Originally, the closing was to take place in July, but there was an equipment leak that flooded the main part of the clinic over the July 4 weekend while staff was away, which set back the closing date. Although unfortunate, the clinic now has the area remodeled with new equipment installed, which is very nice.

Dr. Froese grew up in a small farming community in Alberta, Canada, with a population of approximately three hundred, and loved being on a farm. She was involved with animals in many different ways while growing up, including being an active member of 4-H. Froese said she “trailed along to trips to the vet” when a cow got sick and would help out any way she could. Froese has always taken care of animals, even as a child, taking in injured animals to nurture them back to health, such as birds that fell out of their nests.

Although animals had always been her passion, when the time came to go to college she considered the years of schooling required to become a veterinarian and instead decided to become a high school biology teacher. She attended the University of North Dakota for her undergraduate studies, with a biology and teaching major. She graduated from UND in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science and Biology degree.

While working in the biology department at the university and doing research, she was working with animals and enjoyed it very much, which got her to thinking maybe she should go to graduate school and focus on research. As she started looking into graduate school, she found out she had all the prerequisites for veterinary school and decided to go for it. She graduated from Colorado State in 2010 with her D.V.M. degree.

While attending Colorado State, Dr. Froese met Dr. Finnegan, and Dr. Froese explains that they both had children while attending graduate school, which was a bonding experience, and the two became close friends.

Dr. Froese also met her husband, Tyler Nielsen, while attending Colorado State. Following graduation, the couple moved to Lewiston, Minn. in order to be closer to family, and Dr. Froese began working at Pet Medical Center in Winona, Minn.

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Preston Historical Society announces tractor ride dates

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Preston Historical Society has set Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 for a two-day autumn tractor ride through the scenic Bluff Country of southeast Minnesota. The round-about ride will begin and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgr ..... 
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MILC program extended and start month revisions

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

PRESTON, Minn. - Tammy Martin, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Fillmore County announced that the 2014 Farm Bill extended the MILC program until September 1, 2014, or until the date on which the new Dairy Margin Protecti ..... 
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Fly Casting, Fly Tying, & Fishing Instructions with the Federation of Fly Fishers

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. for a day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for producing talent ..... 
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Man vs. silo

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the ..... 
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Katelyn Ristau 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Minnesota Simmental Association is excited to present Katelyn Ristau, daughter of Doug and Deb Ristau of Preston as the 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen. She was crowned at the 40th annual MN Simmental Banquet held on February 22 in Rochester, Min ..... 
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