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Dragonflies are abundant around Southwest Minnesota lakes including Lake Shetek. Photo by April DeSchepper

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Brockway-Brown Vet Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 City of Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 G&R Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Greenwood Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Knakmuhs Agency/Tracy Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Meyer’s Repair & Tracy Karate School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Midwest Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Murrayland Agency Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 O’Brien Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Real Estate Retrievers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sanford Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Caboose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tracy Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tracy EDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tracy Food Pride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Twin Circle Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Wheels Across the Prairie Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Currie State Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Murrayland Agency Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ruppert Oil Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Balaton EDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Bitton’s Roadhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Carlson Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Key Largo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Murray County EDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Real Estate Retrievers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Schreier’s on Shetek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shetek Marine/Pete’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Southwest Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Taylor Onken Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Walnut Grove Knakmuhs Agency/Tracy Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Gift Store . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Special Interests Church Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

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Editor’s Note Hello, visitors to southwest Minnesota. The pages in this book highlight the many amenities the area has to offer. While everyone is welcome to enjoy things like our great parks and sprawling golf courses, we remind you to continue to take social distancing seriously in light of COVID-19 and to please keep in mind that some venues or areas might carry certain restrictions or hour changes because of the pandemic. Please call ahead, if applicable, before making your plans. The pandemic has caused havoc around the country, but area managers, while following safety guidelines from the state, have done everything they can to get things ready at their venues for a wonderful summer.

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Area Parks Camden State Park (507) 872-7031 10 miles southwest of Marshall on Highway 23 Camden State Park is a heavily wooded oasis along the Redwood River of over 1,600 acres. Habitat includes a maple basswood forest and prairie meadows. The spring-fed swimming pool has a nice sandy beach, with a sand volleyball court located nearby. There are lifeguards on duty at the pool. Nearly 16 miles of hiking trails, eight miles of snowmobile trails, 10 miles of horseback riding trails, over four miles of mountain bike trails, and ive miles of cross-country ski trails are in the park. The Redwood River is a designated trout stream, with German Brown Trout stocked each spring. Trout stamp required. Brawner Lake has a ishing pier and boat ramp (electric motors only). The park has 80 drive-in campsites (upper and lower campgrounds), 47 electrical (upper and lower campgrounds). There are two wheelchair accessible sites (lower campground) and 12 horse campsites (50-person capacity). The group campsite is located adjacent to the Redwood River and accommodates up to 50 people. For reservations, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks.

Lake Shetek State Park (507) 763-3256 3.5 miles NW of Currie via County Roads 38 and 37 The 1,108-acre park’s history is rooted in the US–Dakota War of 1862. In August of that year, Dakota Indians descended on the Shetek settlement. Sixteen white settlers and an unknown number of Dakota were killed. A monument to those who died stands on the east side of the park. The park has 66 drive-in campsites (Oak Woods and Sunrise campgrounds), 64 electrical with 50 amp service (32 at Oak Woods; 32 with sewer, water and electric at Sunrise). There are seven cart-in sites, six wheelchair accessible sites, and one primitive group camp (Wilderness camp). The Zuya Group Center has an 80-person capacity. There are also four camper cabins.

14 miles of marked hiking trails include an interpretive trail to Loon Island; six-mile paved bike trail; ive miles of snowmobile trails. On the water: Boat access, ishing pier, canoe and kayak rental, and swimming. Other recreation: Picnic facilities, playground equipment, volleyball courts, soccer nets and balls, horseshoes, and activity ields. For reservations, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks.

Garvin Park (507) 532-8214, www.LyonCo.org In Lyon County one mile north of the junction of Highways 59 and 14. Garvin Park’s 700 rolling acres include rugged hills and grassy meadows. The Cottonwood River runs through the park. The 52-site campground is open from mid-May through mid-October. Two campgrounds, lower and upper, have electrical hook-ups. Lower has 15 sites and upper has 14 sites and one non-electric site. The primitive campground includes eight non-electric tent sites. The Horse Camp site is designed speciically for riders to camp and has 22 sites with electrical hook-ups. Garvin Park offers ive large picnic shelters with tables (four with electric). Other amenities include campground shower facilities, a softball ield, lookout tower, 2.5 miles of hiking trails, 5.5 miles of horse and snowmobile trails and 2.5 miles of cross-country skiing trails. A warming house may be rented for parties/meetings. A 9-hole disc golf course passes through a mix of oak woods, elevation changes, and open spaces. Distance of play is about 3,200 feet and walking distance is about 5,100 feet. For more information, contact (507) 532-8214 or visit www.LyonCo.org.

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Plum Creek Park/Lake Laura Picturesque Plum Creek Park offers just over 200 acres to enjoy southwest of Walnut Grove. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both an Upper and Lower Plum Creek Park. The 70-unit campground located near Lake Laura in the Upper Park has private treelined sites for both RVs and tents. Electric hook ups are available for an extra charge. Firewood is available. Two-night minimum stay.

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Lake Sarah East

A sandy beach and swimming area are nearby at Lake Laura. Canoeing is permitted, but motorized boats are prohibited. Panish, bass and northern pike are stocked in the lake. A hiking path circles the lake. The Upper Park also offers a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, playground equipment, two softball ields, sand volleyball courts, and a picnic area with shelter. Look for 23 tree varieties on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Prairie Whispersâ&#x20AC;? walking tour. The park is one mile west and one mile south of Walnut Grove on County Road 78. For more information, visit www. plumcreekpark.com. For camping reservations, call 507-859-2005.

Located on the east side of Lake Sarah on U.S. Highway 59. 1.6 acres in size includes boat landing, dock, picnic shelter, playground equipment and restroom facilities. For more information, call the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.

Sundquist Park Located on the west side of Lake Sarah on County Road 30. Seventeen campsites available. Over 9 acres in size with boat landing, dock, swimming area, dressing rooms, two picnic shelters, brand new playground equipment and multiple restroom facilities. Overnight camping with electrical hookups. Ample tent camping space.

Plum Creek Despite its modest size, this creek is one of the most well-known in the state because of its mention in the Laura Ingalls Wilder book â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Banks of Plum Creekâ&#x20AC;? as well as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little House on the Prairieâ&#x20AC;? television series. Located near the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dugout site one and onehalf miles north of Walnut Grove, Plum Creek is 34.5 miles long and passes through the pageant site southwest of Walnut Grove, eventually emptying into the Cottonwood River. Visitors can wade in the water by the dugout site just as Laura and her sisters likely did many years ago. Plum Creek got its name from the many wild plum trees along its course.

For more information contact the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.

Swenson Park Located on the north side of Current Lake. Swenson Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 RV sites include electrical hook-up, picnic tables, ire rings and grills. Dump station is provided. Playground, boat ramp with dock are available. Most sites are wheelchair accessible. Sites are irst come, irst served basis. New bathroom/shower facilities and frisbee disc course were completed in 2015. Current lake is great for swimming and ishing. Fish species include walleye, northern and panish. For more information call the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.

Swift Lake Park This 23-acre park has 14 campsites, many with electrical and/or water hook-ups. Each site is spacious and includes a picnic table and ire pit. Camping fee is $12 a night, with $3 for 30 amp service, $5 a night for 50 amp, and $2 a night for water. Weekly and monthly rates are available. Camping fees can be paid through a self-registration system with a payment box located in the campground. Facilities include a playground, bathroom/shower building, picnic shelter, and RV dumping station. A one-mile paved bicycle and walking path runs through the park. Swift Lake is stocked with bass, bluegills and crappies. A handicap-accessible ishing pier allows for shore ishing. The picnic shelter has a playground nearby. Swift Lake is a half-mile north of Tracy on County Highway 11. For more information contact the City of Tracy at (507) 629-5528.

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Willow Lake Lutheran Church The former Willow Lake Lutheran Church is the Tracy areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last surviving white-steeple country church.

Slaughter Slough today offers a peaceful spot to view nature and wildlife.

Slaughter Slough A lonely monument resting on three stones looks over the prairie several miles east of Lake Shetek at the Slaughter Slough Waterfowl Production Area.

Built on a hill seven miles south and one mile east of Tracy, the church was erected by irst-generation Norwegian immigrants in 1899. The Willow Lake congregation, which was organized in 1874, disbanded in 2006, but the Friends of Willow Lake non-proit organization preserved the country church. The Willow Lake Church is open for hymn sings in July and September. For more information, call 507-629-3488 or email friendsofwillowlake@gmail.com. Mary Mickelson, who donated land for the Willow Lake Church with her husband, shares several similarities with her more famous contemporary, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Both Mary and Laura were born in 1867. They were also married in the same year (1885), and died in the same year (1957). Willow Lake Church is three miles north of Slaughter Slough.

The monument marks the horriic, August 20, 1862, encounter between a group of about 40 settlers, who had led their homes on Lake Shetek, and a group of Dakota warriors. The settlers had abandoned a horse-drawn wagon and sought refuge in nearby tall slough grasses after being attacked by their pursuers. Fourteen settlers, including eight children, were killed in and around the slough and near Lake Shetek, on that day. An unknown number of Dakota also died. Twenty-one settlers managed to escape or survive the attacks, with two women and four children taken captive. Later that fall, a group of Dakota young men, at a great sacriice to themselves, bartered for the captivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; freedom in North Dakota and brought them to U.S. military authorities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the site as a Waterfowl Production Area. Interpretive signage, a short trail, and the rock memorial honor the three groups connected with the 1862 tragedy. The irst stone honors the Dakota Indians, the inhabitants of the land prior to white settlement. The second honors the white settlers who came to Shetek in search of a better life. The third is for the Dakota men, who were called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fool Soldier Bandâ&#x20AC;? by their people, who won the captivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; freedom. A parking area and trail leading to the monument is near the intersection of County Roads 37 and 96.

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Wheels Across the Prairie Museum Don’t expect to see everything in 15-minutes! The Wheels Across the Prairie Museum has 15 buildings plus a 1915-switch engine, coal tender car, wooden boxcar, and a caboose that seems ready to chug off to South Dakota! The vintage freight train, parked alongside a restored Chicago & Northwestern Depot, is a mustsee attraction on the west edge of Tracy along Hwy. 14. Visitor The museum’s 1906 AutoBug, restored by the late Merrill Firebaugh, is an eyefavorites include the railroad catcher for many reasons. One of bench where Laura Ingalls sat as Tracy’s earliest “horseless carriages,” she awaited Pa’s arrival by train, the AutoBug has a steering wheel on the as mentioned in the book “By the vehicle’s right side, which was typical of Shores of Silver Lake.” Children most early American motorized vehicles. love ringing the switch engine’s bell. Children and adults alike delight in riding a miniature train that loops around the museum grounds. Small exhibits in the museum’s two-story “barn” feature vintage photographs and articles from Tracy’s early history. “Pamp Barn” features antique tractors, horse-drawn equipment, and early farming equipment. Other buildings include an 1866 two-story log cabin that once stood at Murray County’s Great Oasis, the Amiret Post Ofice, blacksmith shop with an onsite blacksmith forging unique items out of horse shoes and other metals, a 19th century country schoolhouse, the Monroe Town Hall, barbershop, a summer kitchen, and “Vi’s Hut,” a quaint Norwegian cottage featuring the rosemaling of the late Vi Knott and Elvera Bisbee. The former St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which dates from 1901, is maintained in its original state, and is available for special events. From June through August, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Labor Day weekend, the museum is open through Monday.

Wheels Across the Prairie Museum is located on the West edge of Tracy.

Northwestern extended a branch line from Bingham Lake. Because eastwest rail services already ran through nearby Tracy and Slayton, the branch line was never extended further to The Historic Turntable South Dakota, and Currie became a at End-O-Line is the only exclusively hand-operated dead end. railroad turntable in its

The Currie Depot original location still operated in the state. #1958 was located originally west of County Hwy. 38. In 1974, the depot was moved to its current location. A working HO scale train and model city of Currie is a featured exhibit in the restored depot. Visitors can tour several buildings within the railroad yard. An engine house has a rebuilt 1875 narrow gauge Baldwin steam locomotive, along with several other interesting displays and exhibits. Also in the yard is a Chicago & Northwestern water tower, a Section Foreman’s home, and a replica coal bunker that serves as a picnic shelter. A Georgia Northern #102 engine, a 1945 Minneapolis and St. Louis Bay Window wood caboose, a 1942 restored Grand Trunk Western caboose, a Brookville diesel switcher, velocipede, and Fairmont motorcars are also displayed. The Historic Village A boardwalk guides visitors to the 1873 Sunrise District #1 country schoolhouse where students in eight grades were educated together. In the summer months, services are still conducted in an 1871 Presbyterian Church. The school and church were the irst built in Murray County. A replica of the Murray County Courthouse that was used from 1873-1889

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For more information, call (507) 626-1949 or go online to www. wheelsacrosstheprairie.org or visit the museum’s Facebook page.

End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum and park recall Currie’s early days, when it was the terminus for a Chicago & Northwestern branch line from Bingham Lake. Because Currie was the end of the line, a handoperated turntable was used to turn steam locomotives around. The turntable is still operable today. Local people take great pride in the fact that the museum began with a 1972 Community Pride 4-H project. The Railroad Yard Rail service in and out of Currie began in 1899, when the Chicago &

Georgia Northern #102 at End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum is a 4-6-0 Engine similar to the engines that ran on the Currie line.


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Area Museums Continued from page 11 showcases exhibits from the early Currie days, as well as artifacts from the 1891 Murray County Courthouse that was built in Slayton. The 1870 Currie General Store, the irst general store in Murray County, offers a glimpse of the goods that were sold and traded nearly 150 years ago. The Neil Currie gristmill, which the town was built around, holds the original grinding stone that was once used along the Des Moines River. Gift Shop An N-Scale model train layout depicting a ictitious town setting graces the gift shop. The shop offers clothing, books, refreshments, and souvenirs. End-O-Line is open Tuesday through Saturday from Memorial weekend through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is charged, with active or retired veterans with appropriate ID offered free admission. For more information, call 507-763-3708, email endoline@co.murray.mn.us, visit the website at www.endoline.com, or ind us on Facebook.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Tourist Center Since its inception in 1974, the Little House on the Prairie Museum in Walnut Grove has attracted visitors from over 100 countries and all 50 states. Because of the popularity of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and the “Little House on the Prairie” television series, which also debuted in 1974, visitors have locked to the museum for a chance to step back in time and visualize how the Ingalls and other families of that period lived. The museum offers visitors a comprehensive collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder history. A quilt owned by Laura and Rose, a Bible from the church the Ingalls family attended, historic documents and pictures of those that Laura wrote about in her The Little House on the Prairie book “On the Banks of Plum Creek”, television series mantle is on display and scale models of Ingalls family at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. television homes.

onion-domed house, a covered wagon, and more. The dugout home is the same size as the one described in Laura’s book “On the Banks of Plum Creek”. Visitors can go inside the dugout and get a feeling of what life would be like to live in a 10’ x 10’ space dug into the side of a creek bank. A 250+ piece doll collection is on loan and on display in Grandma’s House. The museum is open daily during June, July, and August, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with shorter hours in April, May, September, and October. Gift Store A recently-remodeled gift store at the museum offers a wide selection of books pertaining to Laura Ingalls Wilder, souvenirs, hand-sewn pioneer clothing, t-shirts, sweatshirts, snacks, and handcrafted items. Many items can be ordered through the museum’s website at www.walnutgrove.org.

Ingalls Dugout Site Open from May through October, this site gives visitors access to the Ingalls family’s original dugout site referenced in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book “On the Banks of Plum Creek”. Located one and one-half miles north of Walnut Grove, the site has an informational sign as to the exact site along Plum Creek where the Ingalls lived when they arrived in Walnut Grove in 1874. All that remains now of their dugout home is a depression on the banks of Plum Creek, yet visitors still enjoy the experience. Harold and Della Gordon purchased the land in 1947, unaware of its historical connection at the time. Following courthouse records, Garth Williams, the illustrator of Laura’s books, discovered the Gordon’s farm had been homesteaded by the Ingalls. The Gordon family continues to maintain access to the dugout site and other items mentioned in Laura’s book such as “The Big Rock”, spring, and plum thickets. Storyboards assist the visitors along the path, which includes a bridge over the creek. Twentyive acres of native grasses have been planted around the dugout site. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk from May through October, weather permitting. Entrance is through the 1900-era farmstead on Redwood County Road 5. Follow the signs to a parking and picnic area. A nominal carload admission is charged.

There is also a collection of items donated by the many stars of the Little House on the Prairie TV series that have visited the museum over the years. The iddle used in the TV series is now owned and on display in the museum along with a costume warn by actor Victor French “Mr. Edwards.” The museum also has several historic buildings, including a chapel, an 1898 depot, country schoolhouse, early settler’s home, a dugout home, an

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Tracy Chamber of Commerce The Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce, with ofices in Veterans’ Memorial Center, helps keep the community humming. Chamber-sponsored events include Tracy Box Car Days, community awards & membership banquet, Prairie Women’s Expo, Tracy Area Classic Car & Cycle Show, Miss Tracy Scholarship Program, downtown Halloween Parade, and Parade of Lights. Tracy Country Club is a challenging golf course, abundant with rolling hills and water and sand hazards.

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Tracy offers a 9-hole course with rolling hills, lat lands, a meandering creek, mature trees, and water and sand hazards, two miles east of town on Hwy. 14. The par-36 course is 2,953 yards from the men’s tees, with the longest hole being 534 yards. A 10-tee driving range and a putting green is offered, and cart rentals are available. The public course is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to close. All golfers are welcome. Call 507-6294666 to reserve tee times on weekends and for reservations for special events.

Tracy Aquatic Center Tracy Aquatic Center offers an Olympic-sized outdoor lap pool, a beachlike splash pool for children, and a diving well. Fountains, drop slides, two large lume slides, and tables and chairs with “funbrellas” add to the fun. Lifeguards are always on duty during pool hours. Several sessions of Red Cross-approved swimming lessons are offered. The pool can also be rented for private parties. A playground, picnic area, sand volleyball courts, ball ields, and basketball courts are nearby. Due to COVID-19, the Tracy Aquatic Center is closed for the 2020 season. For more information, call 507-629-5537, or 629-5528.

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Tracy Box Car Days Tracy Box Car Days, celebrated every Labor Day weekend, is one of Minnesota’s longestrunning community festivals. The 2020 celebration, Sept. 4-7, will be Tracy’s 93rd. The irst Tracy Box Car Days was held in 1927, the same year that Charles Lindbergh became the irst man to ly across the Atlantic! The Monday afternoon Box Car Days parade on Labor Day is a tradition in the region, with a 1 p.m. start. Other Box Car Days activities include a downtown carnival midway, airport ly-in, mud volleyball, softball and golf tourneys, a Zero K fun run, Wheels Across the Prairie Museum activities, beer gardens, Miss Tracy Tracy Box Car Days, held over Labor Day pageant, St. Mary’s craft fair, Weekend has many activities for all ages. street dance, kiddie parade, and horseshoe tourney. For Box Car Days schedule, call 507629-4021, email tracyareachamber.mn@gmail.com, or visit Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Tracy Area Car Show The gleaming chrome of classic cars and cycles are sure to turn heads in Tracy’s Central Park on September 12, 2020. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in several classes. For updates, call the Chamber ofice at 507-629-4021, email tracyareachamber.mn@gmail.com, or visit Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Prairie Women’s Expo Scores of vendors and hundreds of visitors come to Downtown Tracy and the Veterans’ Memorial Center for the Prairie Women’s Expo. A host of speciality exhibits offer a much anticipated taste of spring. A fashion show, and food court help make this a crowd-pleasing event year after year. A Tracy Chamber of Commerce committee plans the event. For more information, call 507-629-4021, email tracyareachamber.mn@gmail.com, or visit Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Parade of Lights A holiday Parade of Lights twinkles in Downtown Tracy on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, for the holiday parade.

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Want to relive the good old days? “Come Home To Laura!” The popular Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant tells the story of 1870s life in the ledgling prairie town of Walnut Grove. This year’s outdoor drama has been cancelled due to COVID-19, however plans are to do a virtual performance. Watch Facebook or the pageant website for details at www.walnutgrove.org. 2021 pageant dates are already set for Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24.

Congregational Church Site The 1874 church that the Ingalls family attended was located on the corner of 5th and Bedel Streets. The church was torn down in 1954, replaced by private home that is unavailable for viewing.

The family-oriented two-act drama depicts the Ingalls family living near Walnut Grove in the 1870s. Staged in a beautiful natural amphitheater near the banks of Plum Creek a short distance from Walnut Grove, the outdoor drama is faithful to the “Little House” books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Area volunteers make up the cast and production crew of over 60 people. The pageant, in its 42nd season has played to over 300,000 people.

Lafayette Bedal home Laura and Mary attended school in the home of Lafayette Bedal located on the corner of 4th and Washington Streets.

This story is based on the fourth book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.” The drama recounts the construction of the town’s church, prairie ires, and the grasshopper plague that wiped out the family’s wheat crop. Elaborate stage sets are complemented with professional lighting and sound systems. The Ingalls’ dugout home, a church, school and general store are among the sets.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Monument Traveling north of Walnut Grove on County Road 5 for 1.6 miles will take you to a monument that honors the Ingalls family and early pioneers. Masters Store & Hall Located on the corner of 8th Street

and County Road 20, the Master’s Store and Hall is owned by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and is in the process of being restored and will be available for viewing in the next few years. Pa’s Bell The original bell that Charles Ingalls helped purchase now hangs in the belfry of the English Lutheran Church at 450 Wiggins Street. The Ingalls family became charter members of the Congregational Church. Pa Ingalls helped pay for the church bell by donating the last $3 he had saved for a pair of new boots. The church is since gone, but the English Lutheran Church purchased the bell for its new building. The bell still calls people to worship each Sunday morning.

Sanford Tracy Medical Center Sanford Tracy Medical Center is a 25 bed critical access hospital and rural health clinic and also offers outpatient specialty services. A 30-unit senior housing complex is attached to the facility. Satellite clinics are located in Balaton and Walnut Grove. Quality Care is provided by a team of board certiied clinicians including Dr. Andy Kopperud; Kelly Hoffman, FNP; Joe Bretschneider, PA-C; Amanda Glanzer, FNP; Naomi Samuelson, FNP; Dr. Ibkhan Ansine; Dr. Mark Rawson; Dr. David Springer; Greg VanderWaerdt, PA; and three behavioral health providers, Trudy Ujdur, FNP; Angela Deadrick, LICSW; and Lori Thom, LICSW. Sanford Tracy Medical Center offers family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, social services, well child check-ups for babies to teens, fracture care, injury treatment, comprehensive physicals, school and sports physicals, drug screening, laboratory, immunizations, SAGE screening program, health coach, Diabetic education and behavioral health including family and individual counseling services. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Sanford Tracy Hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical care for inpatient and outpatient needs, general surgery, chemotherapy and swing bed availability. Comprehensive laboratory, computed radiography, in-house CT, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation services, diabetic education and wellness programs are offered. All inclusive outreach services offer cardiology, endoscopy, pulmonology, nephrology, orthopedics, urology, adult and child psychiatry, vascular, podiatry, ENT, wound care, mammography and procedures to include cardiac echoes, stress tests, EGD and colonoscopies. Sanford Tracy, afiliated with Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, utilizes many tele-

medicine resources such as Tele-ED, Tele-Stroke and Tele-Burn. The philosophy at Sanford is based on the belief that good healthcare is a right which should be guaranteed to everyone, regardless of inancial status, personal beliefs, or geographic location. We are closely linked with the rural communities we serve, and we strive to meet the healthcare needs of our communities in an eficient and caring manner achieving Sanford’s mission: dedicated to the work of health and healing. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has certiied Sanford primary care clinics in Minnesota as medical homes. This means the clinics have met a set of rigorous standards to provide patient and family-centered care. Sanford Tracy Hospital is a designated Level IV trauma center and has also achieved stroke designation by the MDH.

O’Brien Court O’Brien Court offers convenient, secure, independent senior living. Thirty spacious and attractive units are attached to the Sanford Tracy Hospital and Clinic. A pull cord in each room connects tenants to a 24-hour emergency response system. Designed for privacy and independence, each apartment has a complete kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath and individually controlled heating and cooling. Four different apartment styles are offered among the 30 apartments. One apartment is available as a convalescence suite, for people recovering from falls, surgeries, or illness. Residents can choose a two-meal a day plan in the dining room. Home Health Care services are also available. A spacious common area offers residents a place to socialize and host gatherings. For more information, or to arrange a facility tour, contact Manager Cindy Swenhaugen by calling: (507) 629-8450.


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Currie Fourth of July

Country View Senior Living Community

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Currie is an annual tradition for countless families.

Country View Senior Living Community in Walnut Grove has 16 assisted living and 12 independent living units in a variety of loor plans. The facility has an attached medical clinic. Meal programs, home care assistance, medication management, escorts, safety checks, health monitoring, and nurse visits are among the services offered. Staff is available 24 hours a day.

Grilled burgers and hot dogs, volleyball and softball tournaments, and Duck Races in the Des Moines River are part of the fun. A spectacular ireworks display at dusk caps off the festivities. Currie has long been known as the Gateway to Lake Shetek, with Lake Shetek State Park just three miles north of town.

A beauty shop, exercise room, billiard room, garages, community room, indoor mailboxes, elevator, and planned activities are among the amenities offered. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 507859-2133.

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Prairie View is a 43-bed skilled care facility that has been serving the area since 1966.

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Many quality services are offered, including Skilled Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy (for in-patients or out-patients), Wellness Programs, restorative therapies, community life, respite care, social services, Hospice care, housekeeping, and laundry. Prairie View Senior Living is a 5-Star Overall Rated Facility. For more information, call 507-629-3331.

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