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


Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Whalan 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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Whalan celebrates 30th anniversary of National Night Out

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Officially dubbed “America’s night out against crime,” National Night Out was organized by the National Association of Town Watch. “Dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs, the introduction of National ..... 
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Bike Trail Update

Tue, Jul 30th, 2013
Posted in Whalan The Great Outdoors

Here is the latest Trail Report: The contractor has two more expansion joints to install on the first bridge west of Whalan and one on the confluence bridge. He is doing the confluence bridge today, July 26, and the bridge near Whalan on Monday, Ju ..... 
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Whalan’s “Movie Night” is Planned

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris Whalan’s recently refurbished Town Hall has new sidewalks in place, and a new lawn is in the planning stages, all in time for the August 17 Movie Night event, the City Council learned at their July 8 meeting. This will be the fo ..... 
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Whalan Stand Still Parade Report received at June 10th city council meeting

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris The sun made a rare and welcome appearance in May during Whalan’s 18th Annual Stand Still Parade, leading to another fun and successful event, Whalan’s city council heard at their June 10th meeting. “Our unofficial count sh ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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