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Highway 52 accident under investigation


Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Police Reports



On June 29, 2015, at approximately 10:53 a.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center recieved notice from State Patrol’s Communications Center of a semi crash on Hwy 52, just south of Fillmore County Road 17. This location was in the Preston City limits, on Hwy 52, south of County Road 17, and just north of the Hwy 52 wayside rest. Fillmore County Communications dispatched Fillmore County Deputies, the Preston Police Chief, Preston Fire & Rescue, and Preston Ambulance. State Patrol was also dispatching State Troopers. The accident was found to be a single vehicle (tractor/trailer combination) accident, in which a semi was traveling south on Hwy 52, and that the vehicle had left the roadway on the opposite side of the roadway. The driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Peter Burhite of Isanti, Minn., was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for injuries. His condition was unknown at the time. MN DOT workers were also on scene assisting with accident scene management. The accident is being investigated by the MN State Patrol.

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Dorothy Constance Bammert

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Dorothy Constance Bammert, age 88, of North Mankato and formerly of Good Thunder, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her home. A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapidan. Visitat ..... 
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Fillmore Central to add girls dance team

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on June 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The district bills and payroll were approved by the board High School Principal Heath Olstad noted that of the 27 members of the 2015 graduating class, 24 have plans to con ..... 
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Children’s polka musician to perform at the Preston Public Library

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Nationally known accordion player and children’s polka musician Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) from Milwaukee, Wisc. will be performing his Pint Size Polkas program on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Preston Public Library starting at 2 p.m. S ..... 
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Warren Elvyn Cummings

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Warren Elvyn Cummings, age 84, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday morning, June 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield of complications from pancreatic cancer. Warren was born July 19, 1930, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Elvyn and C ..... 
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Selma Schoppers

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Selma Schoppers, age 88, formerly of rural Preston, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Harmony Manor Apartments where she had resided the past three years. Selma was born the youngest of five children to Gunder and Tillie (Torgeson) Jorge ..... 
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Preston approves EDA recommendations

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Cathy Enerson, Economic Development Authority Coordinator, recommended that the city move forward with Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) applications at the June 16 city council meeting. The council approved the application ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

On January 18, 2015 the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project held its annual banquet at the Extension Office in Preston, Minn. Members and parents gathered for a potluck dinner followed by the monthly Horse PDC meeting. The annual awards program topped ..... 
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Trout Fishing Contest winners

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The National Trout Center held it’s annual Trout Fishing Contest on May 16, as part of the Trout Days celebration in Preston, Minn. The weather cooperated completely and excellent fishing conditions were enjoyed. While there were fewer entrants ..... 
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