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OFFICIAL 2021-22 VISITORS GUIDE

LANESBORO

MINNESOTA

LANESBORO.COM


LANESBORO MN

2021-2022 TRAVEL GUIDE

Is produced by the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce in support of its members and in cooperation with the City of Lanesboro, EDA and Lanesboro Public Schools.

CONTRIBUTORS

WELCOME (BACK)

TO LANESBORO

We’ve all been through a year we won’t forget. The pandemic took a massive toll and had an impact on everybody and everything. Challenges remain but signs of hope are emerging, and that feels great! We hope to see you in Lanesboro and Bluff Country in 2021! Whether you’re a longtime resident, a frequent visitor (we’ve missed you!), or a first-timer, there’s something here for everyone. Lanesboro is coming back, better than ever! Did you know that Lanesboro is the official Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota? That funny plant grows well here and fits this town so well—especially now. Here’s why… It’s resilient! Rhubarb is the first plant you see emerging through melting snow after a frigid Minnesota winter. That’s a picture of Lanesboro! Not only did this town survive the difficult past year, it got better! Our excellent Pre-School and K-12 school facilities underwent major expansion. Our town’s historic dam was beautifully restored. Businesses remain open, many are renovated and refreshed. New businesses—like Spellbound Atelier, Root River Unwined and Sylvan Brewing—even started. Lanesboro’s can-do spirit is alive and well! It overflows with possibilities! Rhubarb can be made into just about anything. Pies, jam, punch, syrups, cookies, relishes, muffins, even a local soda pop. Lanesboro is like rhubarb—it offers something for everybody! There is variety in Lanesboro such as biking, hiking, live theater and music, great restaurants, art galleries, winter fun, tubing, fishing, golf, colorful and creative shops, hospitable lodging, and more. It’s refreshing! Rhubarb’s unique flavor is tart, zesty, certainly refreshing, and one you don’t forget. Just like Lanesboro! People have been “drinking in” the taste of this magical little town for more than 150 years. That’s still happening today, so come get a taste for yourself!

Special thanks to Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce members, the City of Lanesboro, Dairyland Power Co-op, Lanesboro Public Utilities, Lanesboro Economic Development Authority and Lanesboro Public Schools for their generous financial contributions to this publication. Thank you to those who helped provide information and edits: Peter Torkelson, Elaine Edwards, Kim Berekvam, Cathy Enerson, Don Lukkason, and Fred Kiel.

WRITERS

Steve Harris, Alison Leathers

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Andrzej (ahn-jay) Zalasinski, Jr.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sarah Peterson, Peterson Creative Photography and Design, petersoncreativephoto.com

PRINTING

(608) 788-2500 | lacrossegraphics.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

A. Renee Bergstrom, Bluff Country Photography, Driftless Photography, Eye Prize Media, Jake Langmade of MediaCare, Jeff Laumb, Alison Leathers, MN DNR, Darcy Sime, Bailey Otto, Peterson Creative Photography and Design, Vital Traffic Labs and other chamber members.

PARTNERS

Welcome (back) to Lanesboro in 2021! We’ll be happy to see you. You’ll be glad you came! Jason Resseman, Mayor The City of Lanesboro lanesboro-mn.gov | (507) 467-3722

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ON THE COVER

Tranquility of Riverview Campground above the Lanesboro Dam by Darcy Sime


CONTENTS

EXPERIENCE LANESBORO 2021-22

What’s APPening in Lanesboro? Get your digital pocket guide.

If you’re headed here for your first visit or 20th, make sure you try out our new Lanesboro App. It will provide you up-to-date, contactless information on local businesses, including hours, amenities, and Covid-19 practices. The Lanesboro App also features a user-friendly glossary to help you find what businesses have ice, hand sanitizer, locally-made face masks, and more.

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FALL IN LOVE WITH LANESBORO DURING EVERY SEASON

Each season offers new activities, opportunities and events in Lanesboro. Read about what Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter have to offer!

DISCOVER THE “STORY” OF LANESBORO’S NEW THEATER DISTRICT MURAL

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In Spring 2020, a new Theater District Mural was installed in Downtown Lanesboro. Find out how it was painted, and the symbols that can be found within it.

EXPLORE LANESBORO

A PLACE LIKE WHALAN

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ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS

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DINING AND SPIRITS

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SHOPPING AND SPECIALTY RETAIL

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ARTS AND CULTURE

Travels with Austen, PHD, (Privately Home-schooled Dog). Story by Richard Wolfgramm.

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TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

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GROUP FACILITIES AND RENTALS

THE DRIFTLESS REGION

Five miles east of Lanesboro on the Root River State Trail is the town of Whalan, a place so small that it shares Lanesboro's zip code. Find out about the unique culture of this hidden gem!

THE PHONE BOOTH

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LODGING | B&BS

What is Karst Topography? Learn about the geological events that created the rolling hills of Bluff Country.

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LODGING | RESORTS

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LODGING | HOTELS AND INNS

GRAND OLD LADIES OF LANESBORO

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LODGING | VACATION APARTMENTS

Everyone knows San Francisco is famous for its "Painted Ladies" style homes, but what does Lanesboro have? The Victorian-era home, of course!

LANESBORO: THE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

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COMMUNITY AND LOCAL SERVICES

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Why do we call it home and why should you make it your home?

GERTRUDE, YOU'D LOVE THIS PLACE

Excerpt from the book "Lanesboro, MN" by Steve Harris.

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ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS If you’re looking to play in Lanesboro, the only problem you’ll have is choosing between so many options! From unique family festivals, live music and amazing theatre, to art tours, unique shopping, pub crawls, parades and more, make your choices and join the fun! » lacc.mn/events

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APR 23-25 | BLUFF COUNTRY STUDIO ART TOUR

Lanesboro | Art enthusiasts can find exciting treasures in the hills and valleys of Bluff Country during the annual self-guided Studio Art Tour, always the last full weekend in April. 10am-5pm each day.

MAY-OCT | LANESBORO FARMERS MARKET

Lanesboro | A farmer's market in the heart of bluff country offering customers fresh local produce, canned goods, baked items, honey, maple syrup and goat milk soap. Saturdays 9am-12pm.

MAY 22 | BLUFF COUNTRY GATHERING

Lanesboro | Held in May, the Bluff Country Gathering is a fourday event presenting traditional American music, dance and singing styles workshops, with public concert on Friday and Barn Dance on Saturday night. Virtually via Zoom; 12-5pm; Free. Email bluffcountrygathering@gmail.com for info.

MAY 31 | MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

Lanesboro | Honoring our fallen comrades with a parade, program of patriotic music, speakers and gun salute with taps.

JUN 5 | RHUBARB FESTIVAL

Lanesboro | Celebrate Minnesota's sweet-tart favorite. Free tastings of rhubarb delights, games, music and entertainment. 9am-4pm.

JUN 18-19 | 60-MILE GARAGE SALE

Lanesboro | When the nine Root River Trail Towns team up the same weekend to hold garage sales, you have a huge 60-Mile Garage Sale! Start in Lanesboro of course!

JUN 19 | ART IN THE PARK

Lanesboro | Hosted by Lanesboro Arts, Art in the Park is southern Minnesota's longest running fine art fair! Renowned for quality, variety and value, it attracts thousands each year. Admission is free.

JUL 2-4 | GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Whalan | Exciting action by some of the most talented female athletes from the area. Age groups of 12 and under through 18 and under will be competing in this three day event. Refreshments available onsite. 10am-5pm.

JUL 9 | RELAY FOR LIFE

Lanesboro | The ultimate team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings communities together to fight cancer. It's an opportunity to remember loved ones lost and honor survivors of all cancers.

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JUL 19-25 | FILLMORE COUNTY FAIR

Preston | Hosted by the Fillmore County Agricultural Society since 1865. This multi-generational event is a reflection of the values, culture, history, heritage and dreams of all that call Fillmore County their home.

JUL 24 | GET SQUIRRELLY WITH SURLY

Lanesboro | Join your friends for Lanesboro's fourth annual Pub Crawl. Participating bars are serving Surly. Enjoy great beer, time with friends and crawl on!

AUG 5-8 | BUFFALO BILL DAYS

Lanesboro | Lanesboro's city-wide festival: marketplace, food booths, entertainment, dance, volleyball and softball tournaments, grand parade and fireworks.

FALL AUG 13-14, SEP 17-18, OCT 8-9 LANESBORO AREA ART TRAIL

Lanesboro | Visit Lanesboro's vibrant community of artists during a self-guided studio art tour on weekends in August, September and October. 10am-5pm daily.

SEP 11 | FALL BEER AND WINE FEST

Lanesboro | Enjoy Oktoberfest and seasonal fall beers from Midwestern craft breweries at Lanesboro bars and restaurants.

SEP 11, 18, 25 | TASTE OF THE TRAIL

Trail Towns | Savor the unique flavor of towns along the Root River Trail while you pedal your way through the beauty of Bluff Country. Three weekends in September. SEP 11 Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson SEP 18 Harmony, Preston, Fountain SEP 25 Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston

SEP 18-19 AND 25-26 HISTORY ALIVE! LANESBORO

Lanesboro | Our Pop-up Plays are true stories of Lanesboro performed in our historic streets. Huge cast and new stories each year. Performing in the afternoons of the last two weekends in September. Performances at 1pm and 3pm.

SEP 25 | BOUTIQUE & BUSINESS CRAWL

RHUBARB PUNCH

From Marilyn Bunge, former manager of Cottage House Inn This punch has been served at countless local high school graduation open house celebrations over the years. It is a great way to use the extra large rhubarb stalks in your garden. We hope it adds a ‘punch’ to your celebration! 1. Wash and cut up rhubarb stalks into big chunks and place in a large stock pot up to ¾ full. 2. Add water to cover the rhubarb and boil until rhubarb gets mushy. 3. Use a fine mesh strainer to scoop and strain out rhubarb and collect liquid in a separate stock pot. 4. Put rhubarb liquid stock pot back on stove, and add sugar to taste (enough to mellow the tartness, usually 1-3 cups). 5. Add strawberry jello for color, usually ½ box. 6. Boil mixture and then cool on countertop. 7. Store rhubarb liquid in a clean gallon container about ⅔ full. Then add pineapple juice to fill up the gallon container. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 8. When ready to serve, add desired amount of 7Up or Sprite.

OCT 9 | THE FILTHY 50 UNSUPPORTED GRAVEL BICYCLE EVENT

Lanesboro | Beautiful, unsupported, gravel bicycle riding event that begins and ends in downtown Lanesboro. Race it and set a record. Ride it and take in the beauty. Either way, get filthy. 1,000+ Participants.

NOV 27 | EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC

Lanesboro | Holiday fun for the whole family! Cookie decorating, bonfires, shopping and Santa! Support your neighborhood businesses on Small Business Saturday®.

WINTER VALENTINE'S WEEKEND LOVEBIRDS IN LANESBORO

11am-5pm | Fun day of exploring the boutiques and businesses in Lanesboro. There will be plenty of fun, prizes, and vendors for all!

Lanesboro | Reconnect with your sweetheart during a weekend away - lighted luminaries, couple activities and discounts.

OCT 2 | FALL INTO LANESBORO

ANNUALLY IN FEBRUARY WHALAN CANDLELIGHT SKI

Lanesboro | Family-friendly fun-filled fall event to enjoy Lanesboro with a scavenger hunt, wagon ride, pumpkin & cookie decorating and so much more!

Whalan | Ski or walk on a half-mile of illuminated Root River State Trail, complete with a bonfire and soup and sandwich supper in the historic Town Hall.

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The Lanesboro area offers a wide variety of friendly restaurants, cafes, treat shops, a brewery, and pubs providing delicious food, award-winning pie, ice cream, bakery sweets, cold beer and spirits. Bon Appétit and dine al fresco— in Lanesboro! » lacc.mn/eat

LANESBORO DINING AND SPIRITS 100 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-3556 | anothertimeicecream.com 618 Main St, Whalan | (507) 467-2623 | facebook.com/aromapieshoppe 402 Coffee St E | (608) 633-2252

113 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2700 | grannysliquor.com

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109 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2782 | highcourtpub.com 210 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2244 | homesweethomecafecakery.com 111 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2200

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24461 Heron Rd, Preston | (507) 467-2512 | barnresort.com 111 Coffee St E | (507) 467-2962 | oldvillagehall.com AD P. 7

121 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-1050 | pedalpusherscafe.com

SYLVAN BREWING

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100 Beacon St W | (507) 467-4677 | sylvanbeer.com

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NEARBY DINING AND SPIRITS FOUR DAUGHTERS VINEYARD & WINERY

78757 State Hwy 16, Spring Valley | (507) 346-7300 | fourdaughtersvineyard.com New Business in Town

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Sylvan Brewing

Open year-round!

Familiar flavors in a friendly town

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Growlers available

Family owned & operated

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SHOPPING AND SPECIALTY RETAIL From fine to funky, practical to quirky, Lanesboro merchants offer it all. You’ll find bicycle accessories, camping supplies, DNR licenses and crosscountry ski passes, fair-trade items, jewelry, apparel, artisan goods and inspiration for your quilting project. Browse home décor and fine art or sample a locally grown treat. » lacc.mn/shop AMISH EXPERIENCE

105 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2992 e2boutiquemn.com Open year-round. Books, specialty foods, Willow Tree, jewelry, clothing. Bike and camping items.

CEDAR HOLLOW GIFT SHOP

905 Bench St, Whalan | (507) 467-9000 cedarvalleyresort.com Open year-round. Our quaint gift store offers a unique variety of area products, handcrafted items and seasonal apparel, accessories and jewelry. Five minutes from Lanesboro. AD P. 21

CHERYL'S FABRIC GARDEN HANDCRAFTED BOUTIQUE

LANESBORO FARMERS MARKET

202 Parkway Ave S | (507) 450-9659 facebook.com/LanesboroFarmersMarket A farmer's market in the heart of bluff country offering customers fresh local produce, canned goods, baked items, honey, maple syrup and goat milk soap.

LEAFY LEGACY HERB FARM

33949 Golden Dr | (612) 823-0776 facebook.com/leafylegacyherbfarm North of Lanesboro on the river. Our herbal products for the kitchen are grown and handcrafted on our farm. We create herbal teas, herb-infused drink syrups, and herbal salts.

LITTLE RIVER GENERAL STORE

108 Coffee St E | (507) 467-4466 cherylsfabricgarden.com Open year-round. Come and see Cheryl's beautiful quilts on display, with many of them for sale. Fabric, thread and notions available. Sewing classes and quilting retreats also available.

105 Coffee St E | (507) 467-2943 LRGeneralStore.com Seasonal—Bicycle, canoe, kayak and tubing rentals and sales. Bicycle clothing, accessories, t-shirts and more. AD P. 29

E2 BOUTIQUE

117 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2994 e2boutiquemn.com Open year-round. Affordable trendy fashions for all ages. Come in and see our wide variety of kids and adult fashions and gifts.

ESSENCE OF LANESBORO

PARKWAY MARKET & COFFEEHOUSE

201 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2500 TheParkwayMarket.com Corner grocer & coffeehouse bringing good food to Lanesboro 365 days a year. Interesting produce, chocolates, cheese, groceries, and sundries.

PLANETBRICK.COM LEGO SETS & PARTS

100 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-2800 Looking for unscented natural body care products? We make more than 20 kinds liquid soaps and shampoos, bar soaps, hair conditioners, lotions, massage oils, lip balms and more.

201 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2500 planetbrick.com Web-based company that sells used toy parts, primarily LEGO brand items.

LANESBORO BP FOOD SHOP S&A PETROLEUM, INC.

ROOT RIVER ROD CO. FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES

100 Sheridan St W | (507) 467-2121 sapetroleum.net Your small town convenience store with quality gas, groceries, snacks and DNR licenses. 24-hour pay at the pump available.

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LOCAL IGA FOODS STORES

Full-service grocery providing fresh produce, meat, bakery and deli products, including local favorites: Spring Grove Soda, Norsland Lefse, Metz Creamery Cheese and more.

IGA FOODS - HARMONY

55 Center St W, Harmony | (507) 886-2225 myharmonyfoods.com

IGA FOODS - PRESTON

105 Fillmore St W, Preston | (507) 765-2465 myprestonfoods.com

IGA FOODS - RUSHFORD

400 S Mill St, Rushford | (507) 864-2878 myrushfordfoods.com

STONE MILL CLOTHING & GIFTS

100 Beacon St E | (507) 467-8663 stonemillsuites.com Open year-round. Discover unique clothing, jewelry, Baggallini, Amish baskets, cards and home decor. Amish Backroads Tour CD available for rent. AD P. 25

WHALAN DEPOT

722 Alley Dr, Whalan Open for the 2021 Season! Enjoy an ice cream treat, homemade fudge, a cold drink, and an array of snacks. We also have handmade gifts, souvenirs and much more!

WINDY MESA

102 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2198 windymesajewelry.com Seasonal - Authentic Native American Jewelry and Art.


FALL IN LOVE WITH LANESBORO DURING EVERY SEASON WINTER A snowy afternoon in Lanesboro is so beautiful and serene, you may think you’ve stepped into a snow globe. As fields, trees and lawns go dormant, our streets see fewer visitors. The locals lovingly call it “The Quiet Season,” but that quiet provides an opportunity for unplugging and seeking out unique indoor and outdoor adventures that only winter can offer. With good snowfall, portions of the Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley State Trails are groomed for crosscountry skiing, or bring your snowshoes to hike around Sylvan Park and other nearby trails. The Bass Pond on Highway 8 provides an opportunity to ice skate, and anglers even enjoy trekking through some snow to catch

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PUB highcourtpub.com

Enjoy amazing craft beers on tap, great cocktails, signature bloody mary’s, in-house flat breads & wings. Best live music in Southeastern Minnesota.

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and release fish under the winter sun. Weekends provide time to shop and dine in downtown Lanesboro, or just kick back by the fire in your historic Bed and Breakfast. There are many extended-stay lodging options if you want to plan a workcation to accomplish projects and after work be able to easily access the great outdoors and small town winter charms.

SPRING April’s arrival brings snow melt (or sometimes more snow), a rise in the river, bud break, awakening green colors, and the promise of warmth to come. Wildlife is stirring, and you are certain to enjoy the sounds of many birds returning north. You may even catch a glimpse of a newborn fawn! Lanesboro is also starting to awaken, as its retail, dining, lodging and other businesses extend their hours and prepare to greet another busy season with warm hospitality and excitement. Anxious anglers are ready for the trout opener in April and a chance to catch rainbow, brook and brown trout in some of the best streams in the country. Other species in the river include smallmouth bass, sunfish, crappies, channel catfish and more. Bicyclers arrive to move their legs after winter and see which early native wildflowers may be blooming along the bike trails. Spring here also brings the season opener of live, professional theatre at The Commonweal Theatre Company, which provides entertainment and thought-provoking art as they tell their stories on the stage.

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ARTS AND CULTURE Lanesboro is alive with the arts and history! Take in a spirited comedy or stirring drama in a state-of-the-art professional theater. Enjoy an inspiring regional art tour or gallery opening. Catch a concert or unique film event. Delve into genealogy, old photos or local history at the Lanesboro Historical Museum. » lacc.mn/arts BLUFF COUNTRY STUDIO ART TOUR

40051 Cty Rd 12 | (651) 307-6373 bluffcountrystudioarttour.org Art enthusiasts can find exciting treasures in the hills and valleys of Bluff Country during the annual self-guided Studio Art Tour, always the last full weekend in April.

CHERYL LAMON - ARTIST

108 Coffee St E | (507) 467-4466 cherylsfabricgarden.com "One of my greatest joys is working with bright, bold color. I blend colors to make things out of fabric and add decorative stitching to create motion and depth."

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LANESBORO ARTS GALLERY

103 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2446 lanesboroarts.org Year-round non-profit art gallery presenting accessible and diverse artworks in a rotating exhibition gallery, a juried sales gallery featuring 90+ artists and artist demonstrations. AD P. 11

LANESBORO COMMUNITY THEATER

208 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2525 commonwealtheatre.org Award-winning, professional live theatre since 1989! With an enticing mix of musicals, comedies, dramas and more, there's something for everyone at the Commonweal! AD P. 13

206 Parkway Ave N | (507) 272-2270 lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com LCT presents a winter play, a summer musical and movies in the park in the fall. Look for us on Facebook to learn about auditions and performances.

HISTORY ALIVE! LANESBORO

200 Parkway Ave S | (612) 823-0776 historyalivelanesboro.org Our Pop-up Plays are true stories of Lanesboro performed in our historic streets. Huge cast and new stories each year. Performing in the afternoons (1pm & 3pm) of the last two weekends in September.

JOAN FINNEGAN FINE ARTS

LANESBORO ARTS

103 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2446 lanesboroarts.org Multi-disciplinary arts organization that serves diverse audiences through year-round programming in its galleries, at the St. Mane Theatre, & in public spaces throughout the community. AD P. 11

LANESBORO HISTORY MUSEUM

105 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-2177 Experience the culture and values of Lanesboro's people. Three floors of history, an interactive phone booth and activities for kids. The museum is part of Lanesboro's voice to the world.

34617 Cty 12 | (507) 272-0254 joanfinnegan.com Joan's studio is a short drive from Lanesboro. Her paintings reveal the softer side of our world, capturing the wonder of that fleeting moment in landscape, still life or portrait.

LANESBORO AREA ART TRAIL

103 Parkway Ave N | (651) 307-6373 lanesboroareaarttrail.com Visit Lanesboro's vibrant community of artists during a self-guided studio art tour on weekends in August, September and October. New Business in Town

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PETERSON CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

30601 Grouse Rd | (507) 421-9906 petersoncreativephoto.com Professional portrait art for your home. Sessions offered on location or in studio. Schedule your appointment for portraits you'll treasure for years to come. Commercial photography also available.

ST. MANE THEATRE

206 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2446 lanesboroarts.org/st-mane-theatre Intimate performing arts historic downtown 126-seat venue presenting a full schedule of concerts, film screenings, professional drama and community theatre productions. AD P. 11

STEVE HARRIS, WRITER

507 Fillmore Ave S | (952) 836-7904 Steve Harris, author of ''Lanesboro, Minnesota,'' is a writer and is available for freelance contract work. AD P. 43

SUE PARISEAU POTTERY

40051 Cty 12 | (651) 307-6373 suepariseaupottery.com Studio pottery featuring wood fired functional work. Open by appointment or during Bluff Country Studio Art Tour or Lanesboro Area Art Trail.

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SUMMER All of a sudden summer is here and Lanesboro is hopping with visitors, warm temperatures, river activities, vibrant energy and pandemic-adapted festivals! We Minnesotans know that summer is the time to enjoy as many days as possible outdoors on the bike trails, hiking at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and canoeing, tubing or kayaking the scenic Root River. Sylvan Park is a great place to play basketball, tennis or pickleball, get some energy out at the playground, fish the pond or enjoy a picnic under beautiful deciduous trees. The Lanesboro Golf Course and Rivers Bend Golf Course are waiting for you to practice your game along gorgeous views of limestone bluffs and rolling hills. There are many front porches from which to watch the world go by and various outdoor venues to dine al fresco and delight in seasonal flavors, made-from-scratch delicacies, unique cocktails and local beers or wines. Many regular events, like Art in the Park and Buffalo Bill Days, will be adapted this year with appropriate and careful Covid-19 considerations. Visit Lanesboro in the summer to enjoy all we have to offer: natural beauty, outdoor recreation, fishing, art, theatre, history, shopping, dining and a time to truly unwind.

FALL In September, anticipation for the coming leaf change is seen in the way our streets are lined with corn stalks, mums and pumpkins. The Fall colors are reason alone to visit Lanesboro in October. Catch a glimpse of sugar and red maples, burr, red and white oaks, aspen, birch and other hardwood species. There are plenty of opportunities on the bike trail, hiking trails, and river as you fish or kayak to enjoy the fall colors and more than 40 species of birds that call this area home. Art, history and beauty lovers flock to Lanesboro in the Fall for the Taste of the Trail events, the Lanesboro Area Art Trail and to check out the Lanesboro Historical Museum.

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“When art is everywhere, it changes the feeling of the downtown area.” -ERIK PEARSON, ARTIST

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OF LANESBORO’S NEW THEATER DISTRICT MURAL! Big cities have big theater districts. In New York, it’s Broadway. Chicago has one, too. Minneapolis? The Hennepin Theater District. All are venues for great shows and fun entertainment. People love them and they help give those places a distinct personality. Lanesboro has a theater district, too. Smaller, for sure, but one that offers wonderful theatre and live performances in two popular and historic downtown theaters: the Commonweal and the St. Mane. As we emerge from the pandemic, we look forward to Lanesboro’s theater district once again attracting audiences from Lanesboro, Bluff Country, and across the Midwest.

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A beautifully-crafted, community-painted mural is scheduled to be installed later in 2021 on the north end of Parkway Avenue to celebrate our town’s cultural vitality. Created by St. Paul artist Erik Pearson, the mural is the result of a partnership between the Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Pearson worked with local students as Lanesboro Arts' first artist-in-residence in 2001. Four years later he transformed the large plywood panels guarding the Commonweal’s “construction zone” into colorful murals depicting unique aspects of local life. Those murals later graced the interior of the Intermission Restaurant. Pearson designed the new Lanesboro mural on parachute-like material. It is a work that tells a story,

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drawing on ideas solicited from Lanesboro residents of all ages. More than 200 volunteers (both residents and visitors) worked indoors on hands and knees under Pearson’s direction, wielding brushes with paint generously provided by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s “Paint the Town” grant program. The plan is to permanently attach the now-completed mural to the south corner wall of the Manion Law Office Building.

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The panels Pearson created tell a story using real and fictional characters based on his own research and historical photos. Here are just a few details featured in the mural. The fairy in the top left corner is on the stage, and represents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which was the Commonweal Theatre Company's first production in 1989.

Community stakeholders gave input on the design that honored the history of Lanesboro, representing nature, agriculture, townspeople, cultural and generational diversity, and more. The design Pearson created includes both fictional and real people from Lanesboro based on research and historical photos. In the design the two far left characters are on a stage. The six people to the right of them are in the audience. Then the two people on the far right are on the balcony. On the stage the fairy in the top left represents “A Midsummer Night's Dream” which was Commonweal’s first play performed in 1989, and she's holding the actual window of the building like a lantern. The lantern represents the “ghost light” left on when the theatres are not in use. The fairy is wearing a dress with an agricultural pattern. The next character down represents a musician as the St. Mane Theatre hosts both professional and community-based musical performers.

The audience member with the broom represents Robert Greer, one of the first businessmen of Lanesboro and the first mayor.

In the audience, the character with the broom represents Robert Greer, one of the first businessmen and Lanesboro’s first mayor. The woman above Mr. Greer represents one of the switchboard phone operators in town, and the phone line travels to each character ending in a guitar on stage. The other characters represent average community members throughout time, including a farmer, a casually dressed male, an historically dressed woman, and a young child. There are some fun details such as marquee lights in the background, a Commonweal Theatre logo on a program, and a ticket stub in a shirt pocket with details from both a Lanesboro Community Theatre show and an Over the Back Fence live radio show.

The character performing with the guitar represents the St. Mane Theatre, because it hosts both professional and communitybased musical performers.

Maybe you’ve enjoyed plays and concerts in New York, Chicago or Minneapolis. You might also be (or plan to be) a regular patron of the arts right here in Lanesboro. Make plans to check out the new mural that will help celebrate the joy, beauty and power of art in Lanesboro’s own theatre district!

The woman above Mr. Greer represents one of the former switchboard phone operators in town, and the phone line travels to each character, ending on stage, plugged into the guitar.

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“Yes, we should all be glad that there’s still a place like Whalan.”

A PLACE LIKE WHALAN In a world growing noisier and more complicated by the day, you have to love that there’s still a place like Whalan.

pie (and other goodies). If it’s the only reason you show up here, you’ve made a fine choice.

Whalan, Minnesota, is a small town (population 67) on the Root River, four miles east of Lanesboro. Travel another nine miles and you find Peterson. You can arrive in Whalan via State Highway 16 or do what most people do—jump on a bike and pedal there on the Root River State Trail.

But there’s much more in this tiny treasure of a town. People come to hike, bird, fish, take jeep rides, tube down the river, and enjoy a round of mini-golf. In the winter, Whalan hosts a February candlelight cross country ski event and there are also sleigh rides to partake in. There are crafts and boutique shopping to be found at Treasures on the Trail, and the new Whalan Depot has gifts, ice cream, drinks, and snacks. Whalan hosts a July 4th softball tournament and is home to Ernie’s Filling Station (a relic-filled 1917 vintage gas station) and O’s Poppin Kernels. If you want to take in a

The trail cuts through the middle of town like a sharp knife through fresh pie, which fits well because homemade pie is what many people associate with Whalan, Minnesota. The Aroma Pie Shoppe, located just a few yards off the Trail, lures thousands of bikers each season to pause for delicious

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Sunday service, Whalan Lutheran Church is a welcoming place. This little town also has a fun and unique history to explore at the Whalan Museum (think railroads, tobacco plants and mink farms). If you end up staying longer than a day and want to plan family fun, reunions, weddings, and such, you’ll find topquality hospitality, highlighted by the award-winning Cedar Valley Resort. There are excellent whole-house rentals too, including Cyclin Inn, Bluffview Guest House, and the new Blossom Valley Inn. Whether you stay for a day or overnight, there is plenty to explore and enjoy in Whalan.

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TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS You’ll be amazed by all you can discover and experience here! Whether that happens in a cave (there’s one of the country’s best here), in Amish country, on the Root River in a tube, canoe or kayak, by birding in the bluffs or by hiking or biking on the Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley State Trails, Bluff Country calls out for exploration! » lacc.mn/attractions AMISH BACKROADS TOUR

HISTORIC LANESBORO SELF-GUIDED TOUR

100 Beacon St E | (507) 459-6999 amishbackroadstour.com Open year-round, Mon-Sat: Drive in your car to Amish shops and sites guided by pleasant narration. Rent CD at Amish Experience or Stone Mill Hotel and Suites or download at website.

Take a self-guided tour of historic Lanesboro landmarks, buildings, and B&Bs. Learn about the people and places of Lanesboro. All walkable from downtown. Pick up your map at the Visitors Center.

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126 E Cedar St, Houston | (507) 896-6957 internationalowlcenter.org Open year-round: Friday & Sunday from 10:003:30 & Saturday 10:00-5:30. Experience big and small live owls up close and personal at the only owl education center in the USA! Preregistration required. AD P. 15

From the Visitors Center, go up Kenilworth Ave N to the summit of ''Church Hill.'' A cozy bench here provides a vantage point to enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking Sylvan Park and the Lanesboro Dam.

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Originally a 1893 railway bridge, restored for pedestrians to cross the river - continue over the bridge, through Gateway Park to the Poetry Parking Lot at the Bass Pond.

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206 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2446 lacc.mn/murals Peek behind the St. Mane Theatre to see a largescale mural honoring the community's heritage and creativity. Collaboratively designed and painted by locals, kids and artists, it's a great photo op!

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105 Parkway Ave S This decommissioned phone booth was relocated to the Lanesboro History Museum and repurposed as as storytelling kiosk. Pick up the phone and press a number to hear a story about Lanesboro's rich past.

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21899 Cty Rd 118, Preston | (507) 765-2785 mnhs.org/forestville Come and explore the choices and changes that faced the inhabitants of this area - from ancient peoples to today's residents. Round out the visit with a game of croquet or horseshoes on the lawn.

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(507) 467-2446 | lacc.mn/poetrypl A unique initiative that weaves poetry into the social and municipal infrastructure of Lanesboro. The 2014 Haiku contest brought in over 180 submissions and a local selection committee chose 15 poems.

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(507) 467-2446 | lacc.mn/medallion A game of creative hide-and-seek and a social studies lesson! Find 20 iron medallions throughout the town. Pick up your map at the Visitors Center or Lanesboro Arts Gallery.

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One of only 6 gravity arch dams left in the United States, was created by immigrant craftsmen using unmortared limestone blocks. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Sylvan Park (est 1881) with two trout stocked ponds, modern playground equipment, shelters, campground, and the beautiful bluff setting, is a center of Lanesboro Signature Events.

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NIAGARA CAVE

29842 Cty Rd 30, Harmony | (507) 886-6606 niagaracave.com Seasonal. Rated one of the top caves in the U.S. and voted Best Family Destination. Underground waterfall, stalactites, fossils and 18-hole mini golf course.

STONE MILL HOTEL HISTORIC INN TOUR

100 Beacon St E | (507) 467-8663 stonemillsuites.com Open year-round. Free self-guided tours of the themed rooms and suites of our renovated 1884 historic hotel. AD P. 25

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THE PHONE BOOTH TRAVELS WITH AUSTEN, PHD

(PRIVATELY HOME-SCHOOLED DOG) Until recently the only phone booth in Lanesboro was located next to the Haugen building on Parkway Avenue. It’s a rarity and may well be the only phone booth in all of Fillmore County. The phone booth has been a source of entertainment for years. Austen feels that it’s unfortunate that such a legendary sidewalk feature has been moved to the History Center and has been repurposed as an interactive exhibit. It has a new life as a ‘Storytelling Kiosk’! The pay phone pretty much outlived its usefulness years ago, but Lanesboro is a town filled with old buildings; some are actually historic. To me, the phone booth falls somewhere between being old and being historic. Ironically it’s kept in working condition, but it’s actually never used. Most historic buildings in Lanesboro are from the pioneer days or the Victorian era. The phone booth, in gleaming aluminum, doesn’t quite fit the definition of a historic pioneer store-front or a stately Victorian B&B. But in a town where the Irish and the Norwegians rarely throw anything away (just because it’s obsolete), the phone booth has stood the test of time.

Until recently Austen and I lived in an era when most modern pay phones would accept credit cards. Not this one. The pay phone on Parkway Avenue is a relic of another era, when phones were designed to accept nickels, dimes and quarters. Austen, being a millennial, wouldn’t recognize anything except an I-phone or an Android. To him, even flip phones are ancient devices. So, what’s the phone booth to him? It’s where he would occasionally . . . . . . . ! To the many tourists who come to Lanesboro in the summer, the phone booth had actually become the most photographed building in town. It had been situated inconspicuously on the sidewalk next to a building that’s owned by the local telephone company. Like the phone booth, the building is well maintained but never used. Unlike the phone booth, the building has never become a curiosity. The phone booth became a source of amusement for a group of retired old geezers who gather on the sidewalk across the street, in front of a popular deli. In the summer they gather every day about three or four o’clock for coffee and conversation (rumor

control). Occasionally Austen and I join them for a friendly game of cards but we generally just enjoy watching people and passersby. The old geezers enjoy being ambassadors. They also enjoy being pranksters. Often, when they would see a group of tourists approaching the phone booth, one of them would reach for his cell phone and dial up the pay phone across the street. A gathering of people in front of the booth would stare at the phone inside, become confused, and wonder if they should answer the phone – perhaps to take a message for someone who had just missed a call. Once deciding that it would be OK to answer the call, they would be seen struggling to open the door. The door is a simple bi-fold door that any child can use if you push in on it at the center, but to the uninitiated it becomes totally frustrating – and funny. It would seem that we old geezers are easily entertained.

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202 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-3722 | lanesboro-mn.gov Open year-round. Business conferences, reunions, weddings and dances. Capacity: 400 people.

THE RUSTIC HEARTH EVENT CENTER

905 Bench St, Whalan | (507) 467-9000 | cedarvalleyresort.com Surrounded by the bluffs, the Event Center has all the ambiance and amenities for your group's next event: 2000 sq ft meeting space with stone fireplace, 2 breakout rooms, catering kitchen, a/v and deck. AD P. 21

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THE DRIFTLESS REGION There’s abundant natural beauty to savor around Lanesboro—rolling hills, limestone rock walls, abundant freshwater streams and fertile soil. You have to wonder, though, do the thousands of sightseers who soak in that natural beauty every year have a sense of how all of that beauty came to be? That’s quite a story, an ancient story, all in itself. The origins of our local limestone baselayer can be traced back 500 million years—before the formation of the Pangea Supercontinent. Southeast Minnesota was the base of a shallow

ice masses that inched slowly across the continents. As that happened, the glaciers melted and the gravel, clay, rocks, and silt left behind collectively became known as “drift.”

sea teaming with life. Sand, mud and sea creature fossils were deposited over millennia and compacted into the limestone of Northeastern Iowa, Southwestern Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota. Over time, erosion and rushing waters broke down those deposits and dissolved sedimentary rock, creating the unique Karst topography we see locally today featuring high bluffs, narrow valleys, underground rivers, sinkholes, and caves.

Sometime between 12,000 and 14,000 years ago, the last glacier moved across the upper Midwest, leaving enormous piles of drift in its wake. The Karst topography of the area stopped the advancement of the glacier, leaving it free of drift. Today, the entire tri-state area gets its name from our lack of that sediment. This is...The Driftless Region.

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35455 St Hwy 16 | (507) 467-2598 | eagle-cliff.com

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24461 Heron Rd, Preston | (507) 467-2512 | barnresort.com

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Adventure abounds in the gorgeous Driftless Region of Southeastern Minnesota! Experience a bike ride on the famous 60-mile paved Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley State Trails, a canoe, kayak or tubing trip down the Root River, fly fishing in a cold stream, or playing a round of golf. Enjoy the view, whatever you do! » lacc.mn/outdoors CEDAR VALLEY OUTFITTERS

905 Bench St, Whalan | (507) 467-9000 | cedarvalleyresort.com Cedar Valley Resort offers rentals for canoes, kayaks, tubes, bikes, crosscountry skis, snowshoes and snowtubes. Must be 18 years old to rent equipment, or with a responsible adult. AD P. 21

EAGLE BLUFF ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

28097 Goodview Dr | (507) 467-2437 | eaglebluffmn.org Let our professional guides help you reach new heights on our ropes course or explore Bluff Country on our nine miles of hiking and snowshoe/ski trails. AD P. 33

EAGLE CLIFF CAMPGROUND OUTFITTING

35455 St Hwy 16 | (507) 467-2598 | eagle-cliff.com Eagle Cliff Campground offers a variety of rentals, including bicycles, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Two or four hour trips and shuttle service available. AD P. 30

RIVER'S BEND GOLF COURSE

24461 Heron Rd, Preston | (507) 467-2512 | barnresort.com Seasonal. Voted Bluff Country's Best 18-Hole Golf Course. Located in an unrivaled setting of natural beauty. Full restaurant and bar. AD P. 31

ROOT RIVER ROD CO. FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES AD P. 32

116 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2101 | rootriverrodco.com Open year-round. Full-service trout fishing shop: gear and guides. Custom bamboo rod maker and vintage tackle dealer.

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GATOR GREENS MINI GOLF

439 Half St, Whalan | (507) 251-5101 | cyclin-inn.com Come play a relaxing game of Miniature Golf.  It is a great way to take a load off your bike seat.  Located right on the Root River State Bicycle trail, it is the perfect opportunity to take a break.

LANESBORO PUBLIC GOLF CLUB

900 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-3742 | sites.google.com/site/ lanesborogolfcourse | Open to public. No tee-times are required. This 9-hole golf course offers elevation changes and gives all players the opportunity to challenge their game. Restaurant available in club house.

LITTLE RIVER GENERAL STORE

Root River Rod Co. Full-Service Fly Shop and Guide Service

rootriverrodco.com

105 Coffee St | (507) 467-2943 | LRGeneralStore.com Seasonal. Rentals (bicycle, tubing) and sales (bicycle clothing, accessories, t-shirts and more). Bike shuttle service available. AD P. 29

 Driftless fly fishing with insured professional guides.  Bamboo rod restorations.

 Custom-made bamboo rods.

116 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro  507-467-2101

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selfies taken on the back porch stage at Home Sweet Home Cafe & Cakery

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Adventure Awaits...

bird species spotted by guests at Cedar Valley Resort

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scoops of ice cream served at Another Time Ice Cream Parlor

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flyfishing flies sold at Root River Rod Company

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COMMUNITY AND LOCAL SERVICES Lanesboro possesses a thriving business community that supports residents and visitors alike! Come for a day, stay for a lifetime! » lacc.mn/local

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL

136 St. Anthony St, Preston | (507) 765-2151 fillmorecountyjournal.com A free distribution weekly newspaper delivered to over 17,000 households in Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted and Winneshiek counties, reporting on city, school, and county news.

ACENTEK TELEPHONE ASSOC

207 E Cedar St, Houston | (888) 404-4940 acentek.net AcenTek, a member-owned cooperative is your local provider for Voice, Video, Internet, and Business Solutions, serving communities in Southeastern Minnesota, Northeastern Iowa and Michigan since 1950.

GOOD JOB SERVICES

808 Auburn Ave S | (507) 450-6030 "Eric is by far the best painter in the area. He is meticulous and efficient. His attention to detail is what sets him apart. He's who to call if you want the job done right." —Nancy Martinson

HAAKENSON ELECTRIC

BUNGE CONSTRUCTION

100 Alley Dr | (507) 251-7952 Licensed General Contractor (MN Lic. #7867) serving Preston, Lanesboro, and Harmony area with residential and light commercial construction services since 1980.

326 Parkside Dr SE, Preston | (507) 251-5535 Agricultural, industrial and residential electrical service. 24-hour service.

EDWARD JONES

304 Sheridan St E | (507) 467-2130 | rileyfuneralhomes.com Family owned and operated. Located in Chatfield and Lanesboro. Provides individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.

418 Sheridan St S, Houston | (507) 896-2101 edwardjones.com/mark-swenson What makes the Edward Jones business philosophy different is the way we build relationships: we partner together for the rest of our lives to make sure we stay on track with your financial goals.

EYE PRIZE MARKETING

107 Parkway Ave N | (612) 865-5103 eyeprizemarketing.com Your full service digital marketing experts helping businesses develop and run effective internet ad campaigns that get results. Product photography, video, website design. AD P. 37

F & M COMMUNITY BANK

100 St. Anthony St N, Preston | (507) 765-3823 fmcommunity.com We make banking easy! Simplify your banking with these easy-to-use services: online banking and bill pay, mobile app featuring instant balance, remote mobile deposit and person-toperson payments.

JOHNSON-RILEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES

KRAGE INSURANCE AGENCY AND PREBLE FARMERS MUTUAL

205 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-3309 Helping people buy all kinds of insurance since 1970: home, auto, farm, crop, business, life & health and Medicare supplements. Also helping people buy and sell homes, farms and businesses.

LANESBORO CAR WASH & LAUNDROMAT

102 Ashburn St E | (507) 951-7451 Year-round self-serve two bay car wash, and a laundromat with eight-20lb washers and dryers and one 35lb washer and dryer. Change machine available.

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MIENERGY COOPERATIVE

31110 Cooperative Way, Rushford | (507) 864-7783 MiEnergy.coop MiEnergy is a wholesale electricity provider to the City of Lanesboro.

PAMELA RISTAU CPA

209 St. Anthony St S, Preston | (507) 765-2180 pamristaucpa.com Accountant and Tax Preparer specializing in tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping services for individuals, small businesses, agriculture operations, trusts and estates and non-profit organizations.

PRESTON SPECIALTIES INC.

103 Coffee St W | (507) 467-2137 prestonspecialties.com Protecting your products from the inside out. Specializing in corrugated and composite structures, we custom design packaging to meet your specifications.

THRIVENT FINANCIAL

102 Sheridan St W | (507) 467-3370 connect.thrivent.com/walter-bradley Walter Bradley is your Thrivent Financial representative helping people in the Lanesboro area be wise with money and live generously.

VIS PLUMBING & HEATING

105 Sheridan St W | (507) 467-2240 visplumbingheating.com A family-owned business that started in 1965. We offer a full line of plumbing and heating services for residential and commercial building needs. 24-hour service.

MERCHANTS BANK

118 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2145 merchantsbank.com Merchants Bank offers business, ag, SBA, home and consumer loans, lease financing, business and personal checking and savings accounts. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. New Business in Town

MIDWEST VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

403 Elmwood St E | (507) 421-5493 midwestvirtualassistants.com Providing superior business support services so you can focus on the task at hand growing your business! Travel arrangements, administrative support, social media, & event planning and much more!

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THE GRAND OLD LADIES OF LANESBORO People love Lanesboro for many reasons. One reason is the area’s natural beauty: the Root River, the bluffs, the nearby rolling fields, wide horizons and verdant forests have attracted people here for more than 150 years. Another beauty in Lanesboro is hand-built—the town’s amazing historical architecture. San Francisco has its Victorian homes called “Painted Ladies.” Our town has similar late-19th century houses that could rightly be called the “Grand Old Ladies of Lanesboro.” Some are large, almost majestic. Others are smaller and more delicate. All are beautiful and deserve a closer look. Lanesboro was founded in 1869 and within a decade the town was booming. The population soared as daily trains deposited immigrants and adventurers. (Hard to believe, but more people lived in Fillmore County in those days than in what we call the Twin Cities). New shops and businesses opened almost weekly. Mills were humming, farmers and lumberers prospered, optimistic bankers eagerly lent money. Life was good and held the promise of only getting better. People needed places to live, and the strong economy meant many could afford to build nice homes. Soon, all around town, but especially in Lanesboro’s southern “Brooklyn” neighborhood, large Victorian homes were under construction.

Local examples include the Thompson House (401 Parkway Ave. S., 1870), the Habberstad House (706 Fillmore Ave. S., 1897), the Scanlan House (708 Parkway Ave. S., 1890), the Samuel Nelson House (709 Parkway Ave. S.), the Scandinavian Inn (701 Kenilworth Ave., 1892), the Vickerman House (600 Calhoun Ave. S., 1893), Anna V’s (507 Fillmore Ave. S., 1908) and the Cady Hayes House (500 Calhoun Ave. S., 1894). Several of those are “Queen Anne Victorians,” distinguished by large wrap-around porches, intricate stained glass windows, rounded towers or turrets, upstairs porches, high ceilings, and sweeping, ornate staircases. The homes were opulent, but not gaudy, wealthy yes, but with Midwest sensibility. Norwegian immigrant craftsmen left their mark in creative embellishments and filigree, both inside and outside the homes. Their new look was combined with cutting edge amenities like indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water, and electric lights. Gardens and carriage houses were common and so were servant quarters. In recent decades, a number have been converted into stylish B&Bs. As you visit this unique little town, or if you proudly call it “home,” make sure to enjoy the natural beauty so accessible here. Take time, too, to appreciate the grace and beauty of “The Grand Old Ladies of Lanesboro.”

The name comes from the “Victorian Era,” the reign of England’s Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It was a progressive time of new developments (from railroads to telegraph to telephones to automobiles) and styles, including the look of homes being built not just in England, but across North America…and all the way to Lanesboro, Minnesota.

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COMMUNITY AND LOCAL SERVICES / WORSHIP (507) 467-2222 | (507) 451-8524 | tdd (507) 451-0704 Spacious smoke-free rentals for seniors (62+) or people on disability. Pets allowed with deposit. Equal Housing Opportunity.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #40

103 Elmwood St E | (507) 467-3440 lanesboroamericanlegion.org America's largest wartime veterans service organization. Open daily, except Sundays in winter. Everyone welcome. Rental facilities available; do not need to be a member to rent.

KENILWORTH APARTMENTS

607 Kenilworth Ave S lifestyleinc.net/kenilworth.asp

SYLVAN MANOR APARTMENTS

503 Parkway Ave S lifestyleinc.net/sylvan.asp

CITY OF LANESBORO (OFFICE)

202 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-3722 lanesboro-mn.gov Contact our office for all your camping, building rental or utility questions. We can also assist with Planning and Zoning or City Regulation questions.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COFFEE STREET FITNESS & DANCE

CITY OF WHALAN (OFFICE)

102 Coffee St E | (507) 272-3731 lanesborofitness.com/main_page.html A full-service fitness center that offers everything a person needs to maintain their health and fitness goals! Guest passes available for one day, two day or one week to work out in fitness center.

224 2nd Ave, Whalan | (507) 467-2212 cityofwhalan.weebly.com Alongside the Root River Trail System and the beautiful Root River, Whalan offers a wealth of cultural, year-round recreational and sporting opportunities.

LANESBORO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITORS CENTER

100 Milwaukee Rd | (507) 467-2696 lanesboro.com Your information source for the Lanesboro area. Located downtown on the Root River State Trail. Find a place to stay, menus, maps and event announcements. Free Guest WiFi.

LANESBORO AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

PO Box 370 | (507) 696-1884 smifoundation.org/lanesboro Nonprofit 501c(3) that serves the Lanesboro Area by strengthening today and building a better tomorrow. Mission: To be a good neighbor by investing in the vitality of the people and community.

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LANESBORO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER

100 Kirkwood St E | (507) 467-2229 lanesboro.k12.mn.us LPS offers an excellent core-course education, affordable in-house daycare and preschool, a strong community connection and a caring and safe environment.

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Fillmore County Fair Grounds Fillmore St E, Preston | (507) 273-1481 fillmorecountyfair.com Host of Fillmore County Fair since 1865. This multi-generational event is a reflection of the values, culture, history, heritage and dreams of all that call Fillmore County their home.

LANESBORO SALES COMMISSION

LANESBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY

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FILLMORE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

402 Coffee St E | (507) 467-2192 lanesborosalescommission.com Family-owned and operated business specializing in providing a fair, competitive market for livestock buyers and producers. We look forward to serving your livestock needs.

202 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-2649 lanesboro.lib.mn.us Excellent full-service library open Mon-Sat. Comfy chairs and WiFi. Ongoing book sale. Summer programming. Visitors welcome.

LIFE STYLE INC.

LIVESTOCK AND AGRICULTURE

Rich Horihan 18 Beacon St E | (507) 467-2300 Grain handling, storage and tracking.

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WORSHIP BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

200 Kenilworth Ave S | (507) 467-3344 staronthehill.com Bethlehem Lutheran Church located on the hill overlooking Lanesboro is a congregation of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Everyone is welcome!

DISCOVERY FAITH COMMUNITY

507 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-2646 facebook.com/discoveryfaithcommunity An active lay led congregation serving the people of Lanesboro. Please come and join us on this new adventure.

ELSTAD LUTHERAN CHURCH

37784 Dogwood Rd | (507) 765-3621 elstadlutheranchurch.org A welcoming small church in rural Lanesboro, surrounded by the fields and hills of southeastern Minnesota. Worship schedule is seasonal. Check website or Facebook for schedule.

WHALAN LUTHERAN CHURCH

903 Oak St, Whalan | (507) 467-2159 Whalan Lutheran Church is serving the community and engaging and encouraging others through a life-changing journey. Alternating start times each month.


“My husband and I visited Lanesboro and we liked it so much, we bought a house!”

-KATHY THISS, LANESBORO RESIDENT

LANESBORO:

THE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY You know the saying, “It takes a village,”, well, Lanesboro would be honored to be your village. This little village works together everyday through volunteerism, activism, entrepreneurism, and a genuine concern for each other. The region’s "Lanesboro is a fantastic place karst to run an online business. topography We have incredibly fast fiber includes vast internet, and the post office is underground just down the block.” rivers - CALEB LAURITSEN-NORBY constantly (Business owner) moving and shaping the rock beneath our feet, and Lanesboro has that same river of energy from business owners, City government, Lanesboro EDA, the public school, non-profit organizations, residents and more that is constantly and diligently shaping the community for the better. Just as the whole world experienced the challenges, heartaches, and silver linings of 2020, Lanesboro did too. The lockdown happened right as Lanesboro was ready to welcome back visitors for the start of the 2020 tourist season, farmers were preparing to plant, and the school year was coming to a close. Although there were many moments of uncertainty and trying to accept a total lack of control, the community "Lanesboro is a great rolled up its place to work for a sleeves to listen number of reasons. to one another, Lanesboro has a great gather and share sense of community and the most up to collaboration. People are date science and really willing to work information, together, support each and make the other and understand that by doing so we best of an all succeed! I have such a passion for this adapted tourist beautiful little city and am so happy to have season and very my business in Lanesboro!" different year. - LORI BAKKE (Business owner)

Businesses quickly and thoughtfully changed their operation plans to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors, and local customers. Three new businesses forged ahead and began in 2020: Root River Unwined, Spellbound Atelier, and Sylvan Brewing. With optimism and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, three more new businesses were established at the start of 2021: Loubelle’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe, Whalan Depot, and The Guest Hus. Visitors still came to Lanesboro in 2020, and our tiny town proved itself once again to be a sought after reprieve from everyday life and a chance to find pleasure in the here and now through outdoor recreation, art, dining, shopping, and relaxing in one of our Inns or B&Bs.

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Despite the challenges of 2020, major community projects continued with optimism and perseverance to ensure stability for current and future generations. Our 153 yearold stone arch dam "We moved to (only one of six Lanesboro from left in the country Saint Paul in 2018 and originally built and love living in this by Norwegiancommunity! With immigrant stone a great daycare & masons), completed school system and a renovation in friendly atmosphere, it's a great place the Fall of 2020, a to raise a family. Add to that ample promise for future opportunities for outdoor recreation, arts & culture, and community events, generations to be there's something for everyone. Our able to harness the family from the cities loves visiting!" power and beauty of the river and its - JOE GOETZKE (Lanesboro resident & transplant) waters. Lanesboro

Public Schools "Lanesboro is a great began its multiplace to work and live million dollar and visit. I grew up in renovation and Southeast Minnesota addition project, during the farming era. with its brand People were and are really new daycare willing to work together, facility (originally support each other and understand that by doing so we all do better. Lanesboro is a began in 1988, beautiful little city with a sense of arts and the first public history and agriculture. Bravo Lanesboro!" school district to - DON LUKKASON (Resident) open a daycare in Minnesota!) opening up after Christmas break and the rest of the renovations to be completed in early 2021. This too is a promise for Lanesboro’s current and future families and children that the town prioritizes and recognizes the importance of education and care from cradle to graduation and beyond. The Lanesboro Economic Development Authority (EDA) provides opportunities for businesses and community members through loan funds, programs and resources. The Lanesboro Entrepreneurial Action Network (LEAN) is a new subcommittee of the EDA which works to provide technical assistance and tools to existing and new businesses. LEAN was formed following a three-year Rural Entrepreneurial Venture project. The City of Lanesboro is a great resource to contact about housing development and any relocation

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OUR NEIGHBORS Hop in the car or on your bike. Go exploring—these trail towns are just a short trip from Lanesboro. » rootrivertrail.org PRESTON

prestonmnchamber.com | 10 miles by bike | 8.4 miles by car

FOUNTAIN

fountainmn.org | 11 miles by bike | 9.7 miles by car

HARMONY

exploreharmony.com | 22.5 miles by bike | 13.6 miles by car

PETERSON

petersonmn.com | 13.5 miles by bike | 14.4 miles by car

RUSHFORD AND RUSHFORD VILLAGE

rushfordpetersonvalley.com | 18.3 miles by bike | 18.7 miles by car

HOUSTON

houstonmnchamber.com | 31.1 miles by bike | 29.5 miles by car

WHALAN

rootrivertrail.org/site/rrt-whalan-landing.php 4.6 miles by bike | 4.8 miles by car

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LANESBORO AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY

This Business Directory is sponsored by generous contributions from the City of Lanesboro, Lanesboro Public Schools and Lanesboro EDA. Thank you! BUSINESS NAME

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Bluff Country Photography Bluff Country Studio Art Tour Cheryl Lamon - Artist Commonweal Theatre Company Driftless Visuals History Alive! Lanesboro Joan Finnegan Fine Arts Lanesboro Area Art Trail Lanesboro Arts Lanesboro Arts Gallery Lanesboro Community Theater

310 Maple Dr 40051 Cty Rd 12 108 Coffee St E 208 Parkway Ave N PO Box 26 200 Parkway Ave S 34617 Cty 12 103 Parkway Ave N 103 Parkway Ave N 103 Parkway Ave N 206 Parkway Ave N

(507) 467-2122 (651) 307-6373 (507) 467-4466 (507) 467-2525 (612) 222-4003 (612) 823-0776 (507) 272-0254 (651) 307-6373 (507) 467-2446 (507) 467-2446 (507) 272-2270

Lanesboro History Museum Peterson Creative Photography & Design St. Mane Theatre Steve Harris, Writer Sue Pariseau Pottery

105 Parkway Ave S 30601 Grouse Rd 206 Parkway Ave N 507 Fillmore Ave S 40051 Cty 12

(507) 467-2177 (507) 421-9906 (507) 467-2446 (952) 836-7904 (651) 307-6373

100 Beacon St E 102 Beacon St E 510 New St, Whalan 21899 Cty Rd 118, Preston 126 E Cedar St, Houston 23789 Grosbeak Rd 29842 Cty Rd 30, Harmony 701 Kenilworth Ave S 100 Beacon St E 224 2nd Ave, Whalan

(507) 459-6999 (507) 467-3070 (507) 467-3434 (507) 765-2785 (507) 896-6957 (507) 765-0010 (507) 886-6606 (507) 467-4500 (507) 467-8663 (507) 867-3746

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ARTS AND CULTURE

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

Amish Backroads Tour Bluffscape Amish Tours Ernie's 1917 Station Historic Forestville International Owl Center Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery Niagara Cave Scandinavian Inn Mystery Nights Stone Mill Hotel Historic Inn Tour Whalan Museum

DINING & SPIRITS

Another Time Ice Cream Parlor Aroma Pie Shoppe Brenda's Stockyard Cafe Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery Granny's Liquor Hawaiian Shaved Ice High Court Pub Home Sweet Home Cafe and Cakery Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe Loubelle's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shoppe O's Poppin Kernels Old Barn Restaurant Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub Pedal Pushers Cafe Root River Saloon Root River Unwined Sylvan Brewing Whalan Depot

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

Amish Experience Beautiful Something Black Crow's Nest Cedar Hollow Gift Shop Cheryl's Fabric Garden / Handcrafted Boutique Copper Crane Pottery Crown Trout Jewelers Dry Store LACC Members bolded

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100 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-3556 618 Main St, Whalan (507) 467-2623 402 Coffee St E (608) 633-2252 78757 St Hwy 16, Spring Valley (507) 346-7300 113 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-2700 401 Parkway Ave S (507) 467-2253 109 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-2782 210 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-2244 202 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-2867 111 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-2200 431 Half St, Whalan (651) 202-1845 24461 Heron Rd, Preston (507) 467-2512 111 Coffee St E (507) 467-2962 121 Parkway Ave N (507) 467-1050 112 Coffee St E (507) 467-3355 102 Coffee St W (224) 688-4663 100 Beacon St W (507) 467-4677 722 Alley Dr, Whalan 105 Parkway Ave N 106 Coffee St E 110 Coffee St E 905 Bench St, Whalan 108 Coffee St E 27972 Deep River Rd 107 Parkway Ave N 28097 Goodview Dr New LACC Member

(507) 467-2992 (507) 272-1257 (563) 419-0727 (507) 467-9000 (507) 467-4466 (507) 875-2751 (507) 467-3078 (507) 951-7296

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bluffcountrystudioarttour.org P.10 cherylsfabricgarden.com P.10,13 commonwealtheatre.org P.10 P.10 P.10 P.10,11 P.10,11 P.10

historyalivelanesboro.org joanfinnegan.com lanesboroareaarttrail.com lanesboroarts.org lanesboroarts.org lanesborocommunitytheater. blogspot.com

P.10 P.10 petersoncreativephoto.com P.10 lanesboroarts.org/st-mane-theatre P.10,43 P.10 suepariseaupottery.com P.16 amishbackroadstour.com

P.16 mnhs.org/forestville P.15,16 internationalowlcenter.org P.16 niagaracave.com P.16,25 stonemillsuites.com

P.6 anothertimeicecream.com P.6 facebook.com/aromapieshoppe P.6 fourdaughtersvineyard.com P.6 grannysliquor.com P.6,9 highcourtpub.com P.6 homesweethomecafecakery.com P.6 P.6,31 barnresort.com P.6 oldvillagehall.com P.6,7 pedalpusherscafe.com

P.6,7 sylvanbeer.com P.6,8 P.8 e2boutiquemn.com

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SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL, CONTINUED

E2 Boutique Emil Farquarts Essence of Lanesboro IGA Foods - Harmony IGA Foods - Preston IGA Foods - Rushford Lanesboro BP Food Shop/S&A Petroleum, Inc. Lanesboro Farmers Market Leafy Legacy Herb Farm Parkway Market & Coffeehouse PlanetBrick.com Lego Sets & Parts Pop's Pool Room Root River Hackle Spellbound Atelier Stone Mill Clothing & Gifts The Peddler Treasures on the Trail Windy Mesa

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Cedar Valley Outfitters Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Eagle Cliff Campground Outfitting Gator Greens Mini Golf Lanesboro Public Golf Club Little River General Store Niagara Cave Mini Golf River Rats Outfitters River's Bend Golf Course Root River Outfitters Root River Rod Co. Fly Fishing Outfitters & Guides

LODGING

A Guest Hus Motel Andor Wenneson Inn Art Loft Berwood Hill Inn Blossom Valley Inn Bluff Country Retreat Bluff View Guest House Brewster's Red Hotel Cedar Valley Resort Coffee Street Inn Cottage House Inn Country Haven B&B Cozy Quilt Cottage Cyclin-Up Inn Eagle Cliff Hotel Grandma's Green Gables Inn Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast High Court Loft Hillcrest Inn Historic Knotty Pine Cabins Historic Scanlan House B&B Inn Hotel Lanesboro (formerly Mrs. B's Historic Inn) Iron Horse Outfitters & Inn James A. Thompson House B&B

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117 Parkway Ave N 108 Parkway Ave N 100 Parkway Ave S 55 Center St W, Harmony 105 Fillmore St W, Preston 400 S Mill St, Rushford 100 Sheridan St W 202 Parkway Ave S 33949 Golden Dr 201 Parkway Ave N 201 Parkway Ave N 110 Coffee St E 36833 Dogwood Rd 110 Coffee St E 100 Beacon St E 107 Coffee St E 431 Half St, Whalan 102 Parkway Ave N

(507) 467-2994 (507) 467-2004 (507) 467-2800 (507) 886-2225 (507) 765-2465 (507) 864-2878 (507) 467-2121 (507) 450-9659 (612) 823-0776 (507) 467-2500 (507) 467-2500 (563) 419-0727 (507) 467-2135 (651) 343-2930 (507) 467-8663 (507) 380-1677 (507) 467-2015 (507) 467-2198

905 Bench St, Whalan 28097 Goodview Dr 35455 St Hwy 16 439 Half St, Whalan 900 Parkway Ave S 105 Coffee St 29842 Cty Rd 30, Harmony 103 Rivers Edge Rd 24461 Heron Rd, Preson 101 Parkway Ave S 116 Parkway Ave N

(507) 467-9000 (507) 467-2437 (507) 467-2598 (507) 251-5101 (507) 467-3742 (507) 467-2943 (507) 886-6606 (507) 429-7202 (507) 467-2512 (507) 467-3400 (507) 467-2101

610 Parkway Ave S 425 Prospect St, Peterson 103 Parkway Ave N 22139 Hickory Rd 511 New St, Whalan 26557 Evening Dr 111 1st Ave, Whalan 106 Parkway Ave S 905 Bench St, Whalan 305 Coffee St E 209 Parkway Ave N 32324 Cty Rd 12 23824 Holly Rd 920 Bench St, Whalan 35455 St Hwy 16 100 Elmwood St E 303 Sheridan St W 706 Fillmore Ave S 109 Parkway Ave N 404 Hillcrest St E 607 Fillmore Ave S 708 Parkway Ave S 101 Parkway Ave N 100 Coffee St E 401 Parkway Ave S

(507) 438-5546 P.24 (507) 875-2587 P.24,28 (507) 467-2446 P.27 (612) 867-3614 P.22 (507) 450-2306 (612) 283-0591 (507) 467-2415 (507) 467-2999 (507) 467-9000 P.21,23 (507) 467-2674 P.24 (507) 467-2577 P.24,26 (507) 765-3389 (507) 459-8722 P.27 (507) 251-5101 P.27 (507) 467-2598 P.24,30 (612) 460-1609 P.24 (507) 467-2936 P.24,28 (507) 467-3560 P.22,26 (507) 951-4483 (805) 886-2389 (507) 438-5272 (507) 467-2158 P.22,23,24 (507) 467-2154 (507) 951-2955 (507) 467-2253

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myharmonyfoods.com myprestonfoods.com myrushfordfoods.com sapetroleum.net facebook.com/LanesboroFarmersMarket facebook.com/leafylegacyherbfarm TheParkwayMarket.com planetbrick.com

P.8,25 stonemillsuites.com

P.8 windymesajewelry.com P.21,32 P.32,33 P.30,32 P.32 P.32 P.8,32,29

cedarvalleyresort.com eaglebluffmn.org eagle-cliff.com cyclin-inn.com sites.google.com/site/lanesborogolfcourse LRGeneralStore.com

P.31,32 barnresort.com P.8,31,32 rootriverrodco.com aguesthus.com andorwennesoninn.com artlofts.org berwood.com

cedarvalleyresort.com coffeestreetinn.com cottagehouseinn.com cozyquiltcottage.com cyclin-inn.com eagle-cliff.com grandmasmn.com greengablesinn.us habberstadhouse.com

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The information for listings in the Business Directory is provided by MN Public Records and LACC Staff efforts. For any questions and/or inquiries please contact the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce Office at (507) 467-2696. BUSINESS NAME

LODGING, CONTINUED

Marquee Suites Oakenwald Terrace B&B O'Leary's Bed & Breakfast Riverside Suites Root River Valley Cabin Sacred Clay Country Inn Scandinavian Inn Bed and Breakfast Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

CAMPGROUNDS

City of Lanesboro Riverview Campground City of Lanesboro Sylvan Park Campground Eagle Cliff Campground Highway 250 Campgrounds Old Barn Resort

ADDRESS

PHONE

MEMBER INFO

204 Parkway Ave N 218 Winona St SE, Chatfield 707 Parkway Ave S 208 Ashburn St E 34880 Fawn Dr 23234 Grosbeak Rd 701 Kenilworth Ave S 100 Beacon St E

(507) 467-3474 (507) 867-3806 P.22 oakenwaldterrace.com (507) 467-3737 P.22 olearysbandb.com (507) 467-3395 P.27 (507) 990-5265 P.27 vrbo.com/1311007 (507) 467-9605 P.22,24,26 sacredclayinn.com (507) 467-4500 P.22,25 scandinavianinn.com (507) 467-8663 P.24,25 stonemillsuites.com

202 Parkway Ave S 202 Parkway Ave S 35455 St Hwy 16 25276 State Hwy 250 24461 Heron Rd, Preston

(507) 467-3722 (507) 467-3722 (507) 467-2598 (507) 467-3395 (507) 467-2512

P.30,31 barnresort.com

202 Parkway Ave S 905 Bench St, Whalan 200 Parkway Ave S 23234 Grosbeak Rd

(507) 467-3722 (507) 467-9000 (507) 467-0100 (507) 250-3696

P.20 lanesboro-mn.gov P.20 cedarvalleyresort.com P.20 P.20,18 sacredclayinn.com/weddings-events

207 E Cedar St, Houston 37142 Doe Rd 205 Parkway Ave N 103 Elmwood St E 203 Sheridan St E 23032 Hickory Rd 310 Maple Dr 100 Alley Dr 201 Ridgeview Ln S 202 Parkway Ave S 224 2nd Ave, Whalan 102 Coffee St E 210 2nd Ave, Whalan 109 Coffee St E 22514 Grosbeak Rd 100 Woodview Ave 418 Sheridan St S, Houston 107 Parkway Ave N 100 St. Anthony St N, Preston 27835 Goodview Dr Fillmore St E, Preston 136 St. Anthony St, Preston 100 Woodview Ave 808 Auburn Ave S 326 Parkside Dr SE, Preston 31088 State Hwy 16

(888) 404-4940 (507) 875-2600 (507) 467-3783 (507) 467-3440 (507) 993-6399 (507) 467-2941 (507) 467-2122 (507) 251-7952 (952) 210-9662 (507) 467-3722 (507) 467-2212 (507) 272-3731 (507) 467-3598 (507) 467-2269 (507) 467-2077 (507) 421-6731 (507) 896-2101 (612) 865-5103 (507) 765-3823 (847) 626-8382 (507) 273-1481 (507) 765-2151 (507) 467-2345 (507) 450-6030 (507) 251-5535 (507) 467-4798 (507) 208-8002

P.30 lanesboro-mn.gov P.30 lanesboro-mn.gov P.30 eagle-cliff.com

GROUP & FACILITY RENTALS Lanesboro Community Memorial Center The Rustic Hearth Event Center Sons of Norway - Heimbygda Lodge Weddings at Sacred Clay Country Inn

COMMUNITY & LOCAL SERVICES

Acentek Telephone Association A Dog Spot Alton Erickson & Assoc. Real Estate Sales American Legion Post #40 Artisan Design & Landscape, LLC Bakke Cement and Masonry Barb's Carpet Care Bunge Construction Inc. Church Hill School Condominiums City of Lanesboro (Office) City of Whalan (Office) Coffee Street Fitness & Dance Doc's Auto Body & Repair Dr. James Waldow, DDS Driftless Goat Company Dybing Hydraulics, Inc. Edward Jones Eye Prize Marketing F & M Community Bank Fifth Sun Gardens Fillmore County Ag Soc / Fillmore County Fair Fillmore County Journal Folkvangen LLC Good Job Services Haakenson Electric Inc. Hebl Cleaning and Restoration Helen Sutter CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner Huntington Electric Johnson-Riley Funeral Home and Cremation Services Krage Ins Agency & Preble Farmers Mutual Lanesboro Area Chamber of Comm & Visitors Ctr Lanesboro Area Community Foundation Lanesboro Car Wash & Laundromat LLC Lanesboro Clockworks Lanesboro Fire Dept & Ambulance Service LACC Members bolded

New Business in Town

P.34 acentek.net

P.36 lanesboroamericanlegion.org

P.34 P.36 lanesboro-mn.gov P.36 cityofwhalan.weebly.com P.36 lanesborofitness.com/main_page.html

P.34 edwardjones.com/mark-swenson P.34,37 eyeprizemarketing.com P.34 fmcommunity.com P.36 fillmorecountyfair.com P.34 fillmorecountyjournal.com P.34 P.34

26418 Hideaway Rd 304 Sheridan St E

(507) 467-2130

P.34 rileyfuneralhomes.com

205 Parkway Ave N 100 Milwaukee Rd PO Box 370 102 Ashburn St E 100 Coffee St W 202 Parkway Ave S

(507) 467-3309 (507) 467-2696 (507) 696-1884 (507) 951-7451 (763) 567-3440 (507) 467-2225

P.34 P.36 lanesboro.com P.36 smifoundation.org/lanesboro P.34

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This Business Directory is sponsored by generous contributions from the City of Lanesboro, Lanesboro Public Schools and Lanesboro EDA. Thank you! BUSINESS NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

COMMUNITY & LOCAL SERVICES, CONTINUED

Lanesboro Post Office Lanesboro Public Library Lanesboro Public School and Childcare Center Lanesboro Sales Commission Lanesboro Tire & Service Life Style Inc - Kenilworth Apartments Life Style Inc - Sylvan Manor Apartments Manion O'Koren Law Firm, LLC Merchants Bank Midwest Virtual Assistants MiEnergy Cooperative MN DNR Root River Trail Center Pamela Ristau CPA Preston Specialties Inc. River Hills Chiropractic RLH Grain Root River Recovery Scenic Design Hairstyling for Men & Women Sveen Construction Excavating Thrivent Financial Town Klippers VIS Plumbing & Heating, Inc

WORSHIP

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Discovery Faith Community Elstad Lutheran Church Highland Lutheran Church North Prairie Lutheran Church St. Patrick's Catholic Church Union Prairie Lutheran Church Whalan Lutheran Church LACC Members bolded

New Business in Town

114 Coffee St E 202 Parkway Ave S 100 Kirkwood St E 402 Coffee St E 301 Sheridan St W 607 Kenilworth Ave S 503 Parkway Ave S 204 Parkway Ave N 118 Parkway Ave N 403 Elmwood St E 31110 Coop Way, Rushford 100 Milwaukee Rd 209 St. Anthony St S, Preston 103 Coffee St W 102 Sheridan St W 18 Beacon St E 210 Zenith St 102 Sheridan St W 269926 Everyday Rd 102 Sheridan St W 207 Parkway Ave N 105 Sheridan St W

(507) 467-2250 (507) 467-2649 (507) 467-2229 (507) 467-2192 (507) 467-2293 (507) 451-8524 (507) 451-8524 (507) 467-2317 (507) 467-2145 (507) 421-5493 (507) 864-7783 (507) 467-2552 (507) 765-2180 (507) 467-2137 (507) 467-2629 (507) 467-2300 (507) 259-4309 (507) 467-2233 (507) 467-2510 (507) 467-3370 (507) 467-3528 (507) 467-2240

200 Kenilworth Ave S 507 Parkway Ave S 37784 Dogwood Rd 37784 Dogwood Rd 35957 MN-30 100 Ridgeview Ln 31872 MN-16 903 Oak St, Whalan

(507) 467-3344 (507) 467-2646 (507) 765-3621 (507) 467-3318 (507) 875-2460 (507) 467-2480 (507) 467-3363 (507) 467-2159

questions. These organizations are excellent resources for business owners, residents, and future residents.

- DARYL HINZ (Longtime Lanesboro guest)

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"We do an annual group rent-the-Inn bicycling weekend in Lanesboro. The quaint, historic town is centrally located on the paved bike trail system. We love sitting out on the deck with friends for a morning coffee or evening refreshments. Easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops and a great little local theatre. Biking, hiking and kayaking make for an adventurous long-weekend."

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Our corner of the world prides itself in being a collaborative, welcoming, and vibrant place to live, work, and play. There are opportunities for families, individuals, retired folks, artists, and more, to visit for the day or to put down roots and become involved in a community

that strives to be inclusive and improve upon itself. Just like the always-moving underground rivers beneath our feet, that river of energy in Lanesboro is constantly flowing with ideas, action, momentum, and positivity. Come hop on that river, and be a part of our village! To learn more about economic development in Lanesboro, watch this video: » lacc.mn/cedardt20

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GERTRUDE,

YOU’D LOVE THIS PLACE The author Gertrude Stein got into hot water by saying her hometown of Oakland, California, had no ‘there’ there. I think Gertrude would love Lanesboro. Why? Because there’s a ‘there’ here. An unmistakable sense of place. You feel it immediately when you arrive. You remember it long after you leave.

Get your copy now! “This book took me on a wonderful journey through Lanesboro and its surrounding areas. I felt like I was right there. So descriptive!”

I saw Lanesboro for the first time on a summer day when we drove here to check out a Bed & Breakfast for sale and to see southeastern Minnesota for the first time. I expected to find a quiet, Minnesota farm town. There was so much more. “It all feels like one big park,” I remember saying. When I mentioned to a downtown shopkeeper that we were looking at a B & B, he smiled and said, “You’ll be here in six months.” He was right. We had discovered the ‘there’ of Lanesboro, Minnesota. Yes, Gertrude, you’d love this place. From “Lanesboro, Minnesota,” by Steve Harris

A. Lesch Available in Lanesboro Stores Amazon…EBay…or contact Steve sharris1962@msn.com or (952) 836-7904

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