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Christ Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor


Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The congregation of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston welcomed a new pastor and his family on September 1, 2015.

Pastor Dan Bredberg grew up in central Minnesota and most of his family still lives there. After finishing his undergrad at Concordia-Moorhead College and graduating from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, he accepted an associate pastorate with a church in Toledo, Ohio. His focus as an associate pastor was on mission and discipleship. He and his wife spent eight years there, and all three of their children were born in Ohio.

Pastor Bredberg spent a year interviewing at churches all across the country, but it wasn’t until his first online interview with Christ Lutheran that he found a good fit. He and his family flew to Preston for a second face-to-face interview and to check out the church and Preston area. The congregration was looking for a pastor who could lead them in change, transition from a traditional worship service to contemporary, and work with young people. These were all things that Pastor Bredberg is passionate about. The congregation voted to call him as their pastor and, on September 1, 2015, he was officially installed in his first solo pastorate.

Pastor Bredberg and his family live on a farm near Forestville State Park where they have begun to raise chickens and enjoy the wildlife that comes with being out in the country...well, most of the wildlife, anyway. He says that the community and his new congregation have been very welcoming and have gone out of their way to make him and his family feel at home. Christ Lutheran Church is considerably smaller than his previous church, but he likes the small size and friendly atmosphere.

Pastor Bredberg’s vision for Christ Lutheran is not to see it necessarily increase in attendance, but to grow groups of people in the community living out their faith by serving wherever they’re lead. He’s passionate about impacting the community and would like to partner with other local organizations and churches to serve and bless the community. Ultimately, he says the goal of Christ Lutheran is to share God’s love.

Toward zero deaths project

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their October 5 meeting agreed to participate in the Toward Zero Deaths project for another year. Councilman David Harrison was absent. In the grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the perio ..... 
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Always stay positive

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

In August of 2009 Ann O’Connor went to get her yearly mammogram as she normally does. The results, however, were anything but normal. The mammogram had detected a lump. After a biopsy, O’Connor learned that the tumor was malignant. The go ..... 
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Mary Alice O’Connor Ruen

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Mary Ruen, 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 28, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Mary (O’Connor) Ruen was born on September 28, 1948 in Preston, Minn., to Raymond and Helen (Collett) O’Connor. She was raised in a loving fa ..... 
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Engagement - Wager ~ Kinneberg

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Nicholas Lyle Kinneberg and Holly Anna Wager are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Holly is the daughter of Mark Fishbaugher of Harmony, Minn. and the late Donna and Manford Nelson of Mabel, Minn.. She is a 2010 graduat ..... 
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Five generation tribute

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

On September 27, 2015, five generations met at Traditions of Preston. Pictured are Courtney Buse of South St. Paul, Minn. holding her son, Dylan Buse, grandmother Kelly Mitchell of Lino Lakes, Minn., great-grandmother Patricia Mattson of Peterson, Mi ..... 
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Sewing Club’s final gathering

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the Sewing Club conducted their final monthly meeting at noon at the Branding Iron in Preston, Minn. Present for this final meeting were five of the last remaining members of the club that had lasted nearly 60 y ..... 
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Preston certifies preliminary 2016 levy

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

At the September 24 Preston city council meeting, the preliminary levy for 2016 was set at $797,044.72, which is an increase of about 5.15% from last year. City administrator Joe Hoffman commented that a large portion of the increase is due to payme ..... 
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Britson promoted to Multimedia Coordinator

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

In late 2014, Jana Olson was promoted from Graphic Designer to Creative Director. As Creative Director, Olson is responsible for the overall artistic direction of everything we do at the Fillmore County Journal, Visit Bluff Country Magazine, and P ..... 
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