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Melvin A. Olson


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries



Melvin A. Olson age 84 of Bloomington, Minn., Veteran of United States Marines, 39 year employee of Honeywell, died May 16, 2013.

Melvin was born December 24, 1928 in Whalan, Minn to Andrew and Matilda Olson.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; childrenJanis Fike, David (Joan), Robert (Becky), Barbara (Bruce) Lind, Craig (Eva); thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother Vernon of Winona; and sister Verna Haugen of Chatfield, Minn (formerly of Lanesboro, Minn).

He was receded in death by his parents; brothers Irvin, Emil, Tilman, Henry, Millerd, Norman; and sisters Myrtle Ramsey, Katheryn Krause, Milda Olson; and a son-in-law.

Funeral service was Tuesday May 21, 2013 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Burial was at Ft Snelling Natioal Cemetary.

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Whalan Stand Still Parade moves local residents

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

By Barb Jeffers The residents of the small town of Whalan, Minn. opened their community and their hearts on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to make visitors feel as if they were “home” for the day. Many in attendance do call Whalan home, and many volun ..... 
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Magician to perform at Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Magician Kristoffer Olson will be dazzling the crowd with his magic at the Stand Still Parade in Whalan on Saturday, at 1pm, May 18th. Kristoffer Olson has a mind that can fluidly switch between art and science. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in un ..... 
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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no ..... 
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Author Candace Simar to appear at the Stand Still Parade

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Pequot Lakes author, Candace Simar, will attend the 2013 Stand Still Parade in Whalan, Minn. on May 18. The granddaughter of immigrants, Simar writes historical fiction about Norwegian immigrants during the 1862 Sioux Uprising and the decade followi ..... 
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Stan’s Still to appear at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

By Kevin Blanchard

Thu, Apr 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Back by popular demand, “Stan’s Still at the Parade” will once again make an appearance at the Stand Still Parade on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 in Whalan MN. You will not want to miss this once a year opportunity to meet and chat with the now i ..... 
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‘The Solid Gold Band” to perform

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Solid Gold Band will be providing the musical entertainment for the Stand Still Parade activities on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Since this year’s theme is “Back to The 50’s and 60’s” the band will be providing music that should bring back ..... 
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Grant application for Eagle Cliff Trail Spur

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner The owners of Eagle Cliff Campground had requested that Fillmore County be the sponsor for a grant application to the Minnesota DNR to finance a bicycle trail in the Hwy 16 right of way near Whalan. At the board’s March 12 meeti ..... 
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New town hall for Whalan

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Whalan, Minnesota has just 63 people within its borders. Sixty-three people with a lot of heart and a desire to protect and revitalize a part of the town’s heritage. The town hall, a modest, two-story building, was constructed in the late 1800s ..... 
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