2022 Lanesboro Area Visitor Guide

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LANESBORO

MINNESOTA

South Branch Root River, Lanesboro Area

LANESBORO.COM OFFICIAL 2022-23 VISITORS GUIDE


LANESBORO MN

2022-2023 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 “Lanesboro is Like Living in a Postcard!’

That’s how a resident artist recently described her short-term stay here. If you’ve lived here all your life or just stopped by for a weekend visit, you know what she means. The awesome “bluff country” beauty of this place, the captured-in-time setting of its historic downtown, its serene neighborhoods dotted with majestic Victorian homes, the peaceful flow of the Root River…yes, Lanesboro can feel like a postcard. A very inviting one. We like saying it—“Lanesboro is a great place to live, work and play”—because it’s true. We hope this 2022-2023 Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce “Visitors Guide” will help you explore and enjoy this “postcard of a place” even more than ever before. Here’s what you’ll find inside…

» A great place to LIVE needs a great school. Lanesboro certainly has that. Learn about our K-12, independent school on Page 35.

» Many residents of our area WORK at a great place just 40 minutes away…the worldfamous Mayo Clinic. Learn about folks who regularly make that commute for employment on Page 22.

» To PLAY in Lanesboro can mean many things—a bike ride, a delicious meal or glass of

wine, browsing in a gallery, taking in a “play,” or more. For many it means catching some fish. Learn about our gem of a full-service fly-fishing shop located right downtown on Page 14.

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: Kim Berekvam, Megan Boyum, Elaine Edwards, Cathy Enerson, Kristin HerringAsleson, Fred Kiel, Alison Leathers, Peter Torkelson and Andrzej Zalasinski, Jr.

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, Kim Berekvam, Driftless Photography, Lou Hamann, Daryl Hinz, Jake Langmade of MediaCare, Jeff Laumb, Alison Leathers, MN DNR, Darcy Sime, Steve Sobieniak, Bailey Otto, Peterson Creative Photography and Design, Ryan Taylor, Vital Traffic Labs, Kristi Danielson Vreeman, Seth Vreeman, Andrzej Zalasinski, Jr. and other chamber members.

PARTNERS

There’s so much to discover and enjoy here…a very special “postcard of a place.” Welcome to Lanesboro! Jason Resseman, Mayor City of Lanesboro lanesboro-mn.gov | (507) 467-3722

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South Branch of the Root River, Lanesboro Area. Photo courtesy of Explore Minnesota / Ryan Taylor


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EXPERIENCE LANESBORO 2022-23

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!

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A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY... LANESBORO FISH STORIES

The Lanesboro area offers some of the best fly-fishing streams in the country. The Root River Rod Co. in downtown Lanesboro—one man's dream— delivers everything you need to fish the driftless like a pro.

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A PLACE LIKE WHALAN

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EXPLORE LANESBORO

“Whalan is so beautiful–the river, the bluffs, the forests. But Whalan is people. People take care of each other here. They check on their neighbors. They pitch in to help. That’s what Whalan is all about.”

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ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS

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DINING AND SPIRITS

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SHOPPING AND SPECIALTY RETAIL

LANESBORO AND THE MAYO CLINIC

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ARTS AND CULTURE

Lanesboro residents look to the nearby Mayo Clinic for world-class medical care. For many it also provides meaningful and fulfilling careers. The future looks bright for both!

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

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CAMPGROUNDS

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EVENT VENUE RENTALS

A SCHOOL ON A HILL

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LODGING | B&BS

Public education matters in our small town—always has, always will. Lanesboro's "school on the hill" illustrates the priority this community places on every student's success.

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LODGING | RESORTS

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LODGING | HOTELS AND INNS

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LODGING | VACATION APARTMENTS

LANESBORO: THE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY

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

WHAT BRINGS YOU TO TOWN?

It's been said that "...sooner or later everybody seems to end up in Lanesboro." (An excerpt from the book "Lanesboro, MN" by Steve Harris.)

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TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

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COMMUNITY AND LOCAL SERVICES

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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

SUMMER JUNE 4 | RHUBARB FESTIVAL

Lanesboro, Sylvan Park | Celebrate Minnesota’s sweet-tart favorite. Free tastings of rhubarb delights, games, music and entertainment.

JUNE 17-18 | 60-MILE GARAGE SALE

Trail Towns | Shop the nine towns along the Root River State Trail and everywhere in between.

JUNE 18 | ART IN THE PARK

Lanesboro, Sylvan Park | 10am-5pm | In its 41st year, experience this annual fine arts festival with over 90 exhibitors, live music and family art activities. AD P. 11

SPRING APRIL 22-23, 2022 | GET SQUIRRELY WITH SURLY

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

APRIL 22-24 | BLUFF COUNTRY STUDIO ART TOUR

Begin at the Juried Sales Gallery at Lanesboro Arts, then travel scenic back roads to the studios of the area’s artists.

APRIL 30-MAY 1 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OWLS

Houston | Enjoy a weekend in Lanesboro and take a day trip to the Owl Festival in Houston, the only North American, fullweekend, all-owl event. AD P. 38

MAY-OCT | LANESBORO FARMERS’ MARKET

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.

AUG 5-7 | BUFFALO BILL DAYS

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

FALL AUG 12-13, SEP 16-17, OCT 7-8 LANESBORO AREA ART TRAIL

Lanesboro, Sylvan Park | Saturdays 9am-noon. Local produce and goods for sale weekly.

Lanesboro | Take a self-guided tour of area art studios.

MAY 14 | BOUTIQUE & BUSINESS CRAWL

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

MAY 19-22 | BLUFF COUNTRY GATHERING

Trail Towns | Sample cuisine and culture along the Root River State Trail! Three weekends in September. SEP 10 Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan SEP 17 Fountain, Harmony, Preston SEP 24 Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village

Noon-5pm | Lanesboro, downtown | Come shop ‘til you drop where you will find deals, prizes, and more! Lanesboro | Old-time music festival/camp with workshops, concert and square dance.

MAY 30 | MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

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

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SEP 10 | FALL BEER AND WINE FEST

SEP 10, 17, 24 | TASTE OF THE TRAIL

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SEP 17-18 AND 24-25 HISTORY ALIVE! POP-UP PLAYS

Lanesboro | True stories of Lanesboro’s beginnings, performed in various historic locations, led by a guide. Huge cast with music and dance. Performing in the afternoons of the last two weekends in September. Performances at 1pm and 3pm.

SEP 24 | BOUTIQUE & BUSINESS CRAWL

Noon-5pm | Lanesboro, downtown | Come shop ‘til you drop where you will find deals, prizes, and more!

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OCT 1 | FALL INTO LANESBORO

Lanesboro | Welcome fall with activities for the whole family!

OCT 8 | THE FILTHY 50 UNSUPPORTED GRAVEL BICYCLE EVENT

Lanesboro | Register at thefilthy50.com. The Filthy 50 is a 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. AD P. 33

NOV 26 | 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 DECEMBER 3 | HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE

Lanesboro, Community Center | Live entertainment, social hour, dancing and fine cuisine.

60 miles of paved bike trail

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LANESBORO Official Rhubarb Capitol of MN

DECEMBER 4 | HOLIDAY INN TOUR

Lanesboro, various Inns | Ticketed event showcasing area Bed & Breakfast/Inns charmingly decorated for the Christmas season, with locally acclaimed artists and musical entertainment. Holiday refreshments served.

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FEB. 10-12 | LOVEBIRDS IN LANESBORO

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

Crown your stay with simple pleasures

MARCH 11 | CABIN FEVER FEST

Lanesboro | Fight the winter blues and get out of the house by visiting Lanesboro for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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

HIGH COURT PUB

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109 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2782 | highcourtpub.com 111 Parkway Ave N | (507) 467-2200 | loubelles.com AD P. 17

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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NEARBY DINING AND SPIRITS DRIFTLESS TRADING POST FARM-TO-TABLE EATERY

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318 Mill St, Peterson | (507) 875-7733 | driftlesstradingpost.com

FOUR DAUGHTERS VINEYARD & WINERY

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

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High Court Pub You be the judge!

Live Music Most Weekends  Craft beers on tap  Great cocktails  Signature Bloody Marys  Tuesday trivia 7pm

Made from scratch Flatbreads

 Outdoor Patio and Deck overlooking Root River  Open Mic 7pm Thursdays

You’ve been summoned Rent the 3rd floor loft to try our taps at highcourtpub.com.

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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. 23

CHERYL'S FABRIC GARDEN HANDCRAFTED BOUTIQUE

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.

LOCAL IGA FOODS STORES

IGA FOODS - HARMONY

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

ESSENCE OF LANESBORO

IGA FOODS - PRESTON

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.

LANESBORO BP FOOD SHOP S&A PETROLEUM, INC.

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

IGA FOODS - RUSHFORD

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

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

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.

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LEAFY LEGACY HERB FARM

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. 12

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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. AD P. 9, 19

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PLANETBRICK.COM LEGO SETS & PARTS

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

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.

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LANESBORO FARMERS MARKET

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

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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. AD P. 14

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. 27

WHALAN DEPOT

722 Alley Dr, Whalan Open for the 2022 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

Bringing good food to Lanesboro: Interesting produce, coffee, cheese, groceries, chocolates, and sundries.

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 or 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 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 extendedstay 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.

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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. 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. Various events like the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour and the International Festival of Owls in Houston, MN, happen in the Spring. Bicyclers arrive to hit the trails again 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30

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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 PHOTOGRAPHY

JOAN FINNEGAN FINE ARTS

310 Maple Dr. | (507) 467-2122 bluffcountryphoto.com Juried Artist at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery, Barb Jeffers captures the beautiful rural landscape within the Driftless Region along with the communities, businesses, and tourism of the area.

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.''

COMMONWEAL THEATRE COMPANY

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. 11

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.

LANESBORO AREA ART TRAIL

PETERSON CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

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

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 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

HISTORY ALIVE! LANESBORO

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.

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.

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LANESBORO HISTORY MUSEUM

34617 Cty 12 | (507) 272-0254 joanfinnegan.com Joan's studio is a short drive from Lanesboro. Her classic and playful styles of Oil and watercolor paintings reflect the winding roads and unique landscape of the Lanesboro area.

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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

(952) 836-7904 | sharris1962@msn.com 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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A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY…

LANESBORO FISH STORIES

When it comes to fly-fishing, Lanesboro has it all. First and most important, it has fish. Lots of them. Brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, natural and stocked. This area also has lots of places to catch those fish, literally hundreds of miles of beautiful rivers, streams and creeks. That’s not all. Lanesboro also has the “The Root River Rod Company,” a full-service fly shop offering everything for fishermen (or women): rods, reels, guide services, clothing, equipment, and all the “flies” you’ll ever need. The Root River Rod Company is located in historic downtown Lanesboro. It is one man’s dream come true. Steve Sobieniak is his name. Steve grew up in New York but has called Minnesota “home” for almost forty years. He has

fished all over the U.S. and the world, but his special love (and expertise) is fly-fishing in southeast Minnesota. That’s why he’s in Lanesboro. “This area offers some of the best fly-fishing you’ll find anywhere,” he says. “It doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but it gets lots of people who want to fish here. In our Lanesboro shop we meet customers from east coast to west and everywhere in between.” There are good and fascinating reasons why this is such a great place to fish. Lanesboro is in the “driftless,” a unique geological formation located at the corner of four states (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois) characterized by tall bluffs, sharp-cut valleys, and rolling hills. (Not to CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

Celebrating 35 Years in Business in Downtown Lanesboro!

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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, snow-shoes and snow-tubes. Must be 18 years old to rent equipment, or with a responsible adult. AD P. 23

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LITTLE RIVER GENERAL STORE

105 Coffee St | (507) 467-2943 | LRGeneralStore.com Lanesboro's original outfitting and bike shop (37 yrs). Bicycle sales & rentals, tube rentals. Full line of bike accessories, clothing and gift items. Shuttle service available (restrictions apply.) AD P. 12

RIVER RATS OUTFITTERS

318 Mill St, Peterson | (507) 875-7733 | driftlesstradingpost.com Best ever family friendly canoe, kayak & tube rental on the Root River! Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 8pm. Call to schedule other arrangements. AD P. 13

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, mountain biking and snowshoe/ski trails. AD P. 15

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. 16

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.

210 Rochelle Ave N | (507) 429-7202 River Rats Outfitters is the premier outfitter on the beautiful Root River in historic Lanesboro, MN

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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. 17

ROOT RIVER ROD CO. FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES

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. AD P. 14

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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 the club house. New Business in Town

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

THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE AND WHY OF WHALAN, MINNESOTA The Root River State Trail is 60 miles of top-quality bike path from Fountain to Houston. Along the way it’s dotted with small towns and villages that give bikers fun places to pause and play. One of those stops–Whalan–is the tiniest; it may also be Bluff Country’s best-kept secret. Let’s learn more about it. WHO is Whalan? It’s a town with a population holding steady just south of 70, a close-knit mix of long-time residents, new arrivals, and “weekenders.” Friendly folk, all. WHAT is Whalan? A unique little village that surprises you with all it has going on for such a quiet, tucked-back corner

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of Bluff Country. The bike trail cuts through the middle. On each side you’ll find fun things to enjoy, explore and eat. The Aroma Pie Shoppe offers delicious (world-famous, they rightly claim) pie and sandwich fare. You’ll also find a fun museum, the Treasures on the Trail gift shop, mini-golf, O’s Poppin Kernals, Ernie’s 1917 Filling Station, and lodging options (including the award-winning Cedar Valley Resort, Cyclin Inn, Bluffview Guest House, the Blossom Valley Inn, and whole-house rentals). Not to mention fishing, kayak and canoe fun on the Root River. On July 4th you’ll find a girls fastpitch softball tournament. On the first Saturday after Labor Day is Taste on the Trail featuring Norwegian fare. (Rommegrot, anyone?)

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Since May of 2021, Whalan also has the “Depot.” Located just yards off the trail, the “Depot” offers ice cream treats, cold drinks, candy and snacks-on-the-go for busy bikers. (A big seller? Fresh fudge from Valley Fudge and Candy in Coon Valley, Wisconsin). Artisan gifts-and-crafts and bike accessories are available, too. Housed in the 1880s-vintage original railroad depot (look for window etchings and carved initials from long-ago travelers), the Depot is open May through October.

Bringing good food to Lanesboro: Interesting produce, coffee, cheese, groceries, chocolates, and sundries.

WHERE is Whalan? Between Lanesboro (a four-mile bike ride) and Peterson (a ten-mile bike ride). If you aren’t in the pedaling mood, Whalan is easily accessible off State Highway 16. WHY…Whalan? Because with all the beautiful, relaxing and refreshing scenery in this part of southeast Minnesota, you won’t find a better spot to take that all in than Whalan. Let’s add another “W”...WHEN. When should you plan your next visit to Whalan? How about right now!

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SONS OF NORWAY - HEIMBYGDA LODGE

106 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-2999 | rootriverinn.com/event-space Bluff Country Hall accommodates groups from 6 to 35 people. With a full kitchen, large table and flexible space plan this 1000 sq ft space will host AD P. 31 your complete event. .

200 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-0100 Open year-round. Newly renovated rental available for groups and family gatherings. Full kitchen. Capacity: 100 or 60 at tables. Call for rates.

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23234 Grosbeak Rd | (507) 250-3696 | sacredclayinn.com/weddings-events A ''manor home'' for a magical story-book wedding weekend celebration: Sacred Clay's 9 guest rooms, with rustic barn venue and 103 acres of woodland trails, open meadow and meandering creek. AD P. 21, 29

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

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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: 2,000 sq ft meeting space w/stone fireplace, 2 breakout rooms, catering kitchen, a/v and deck. AD P. 23 New Business in Town

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mention caves and sinkholes). The driftless has water, too, countless spring-fed rivers, creeks and streams with clear and consistently cool (50 degrees year-round) running water, a perfect breeding ground for all those trout we mentioned. There are also good reasons why the Root River Rod Company is in Lanesboro. Steve’s love for all things fly-fishing, including its history and equipment, led to him becoming an expert in bamboo rods, including how to craft them by hand. He dreamed of owning his own shop someday where he could sell used and new bamboo rods. About seven years ago his family was on one of their frequent fishing-and-fun trips to Lanesboro when his daughter spotted a building for sale. “Hey, dad, there’s a place for your business,” she said. He looked, they bought, they renovated (Steve’s former full-time career as an interior

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carpenter certainly helped) and the dream became reality: The Root River Rod Company. “Pretty quickly we expanded the idea from a rod shop to a full-service fly-fishing business,” he says. “It’s gone well, we’ve seen 20-25% growth each year—even during covid. We’ve got a staff of four and love seeing people come in year-round to browse, shop and talk fishing.” What advice would he give to someone thinking about opening a business in Lanesboro? “It’s important to have resources behind you to get started and to do your research,” he says. “But I’d say go for it—there’s nothing like being your own boss and seeing your dreams come true.” Steve Sobieniak is a man who loves fishing, especially the unique

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history and thrill of fly-fishing, and a craftsman who makes and sells treasured bamboo rods. He’s also a man who had a dream, and made it come true in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Lanesboro has lots of fish…and lots of dreams, too. Maybe you have a dream of creating your own business. For ideas and information, contact the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce at lanesboro.com.


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LANESBORO AND THE MAYO CLINIC Lanesboro is a great place to work. One reason for that—perhaps surprising to some—is located forty miles northwest at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Many people who live in Lanesboro and nearby communities work at Mayo, and our new “work world” realities are making that easier and more attractive than ever before. The history of the Mayo Clinic—rated the best hospital in the U.S. six years in a row—starts with a country doctor moving to Rochester during the Civil War, an 1883 tornado, some amazing nuns, and two brilliant sons, Will and Charlie, who also became doctors. The Mayo story continues to evolve and now touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients from around the globe every year. The Mayo Clinic also touches Lanesboro. Over the last years, dozens of local residents have looked to the Clinic not just for its premier medical resources, but also as a place of employment. Doctors, nurses, therapists, administrators, patient care, food services, support personnel, the list is a long one. People from Lanesboro are part of Mayo’s workforce. And they like it. Karen Moen is one of them. A longtime Lanesboro resident now living in Fountain, Karen has worked at Mayo

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for the last decade. “I started as a phone operator and now I’m a concierge helping patients find supports they need while in Rochester,” she says. “I love working for Mayo. The Clinic couldn’t get any better as an employer, in my opinion.” What does she like most about it? “Wages, benefits and health coverage are good. Also, the variety. After you’ve worked here a year, if you don’t sense your position is the best fit, you’re free to explore other departments and opportunities.” Vicki Chambard Torkelson agrees. Vicki lives in Lanesboro where she and her husband, Peter, are owners/ innkeepers at the Scandinavian Inn. Vicki started working at Mayo in 2005 and retired last year after 16 years in administrative support in their office of public affairs. “I was proud to work at Mayo and enjoyed it very much,” she says. “Mayo has a wonderful reputation for caring for their patients; they care for their employees, too.” Other people say Mayo Clinic is a great place to work. (Fortune Magazine placed it on their list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 years in a row). Two new realities make it even more appealing. Due to the covid pandemic a number of Mayo employees now work from home. (Karen does that now; Vicki did that in the final phase of her job before

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she retired.) If your job responsibilities allow for it, that’s a new option. “Mayo has been very supportive in that transition,” Karen says. “It works well for me and eliminates commuting.” Another exciting development is Rochester’s enormous Destination Medical Center initiative, a public/ private commitment of $5.6 billion dollar public/private over twenty years to upgrade city infrastructure, construct new buildings, and perhaps most important, create new jobs. Lots of them. The Mayo Clinic is already the city’s main employer (nearly 34,000 out of a population of 115,000), but projections show that 30,000 new jobs jobs will be added over the next 20 years. Outer-ring “bedroom communities” like Lanesboro will certainly be a part of that expected “job boom.” Living and raising a family in a great community like Lanesboro is the dream of many people. Thanks to great jobs at the nearby Mayo Clinic that dream is reality for more and more people, and should be for years to come. To learn more about Lanesboro and surrounding communities as a “great place to work,” contact the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce at (507) 467-2696.


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“The quintessential B&B” –Minnesota Monthly Panoramic view of the scenic Root River Valley from our Rooftop Gazebo

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All of a sudden summer is here and Lanesboro is hopping with visitors, warm temperatures, river activities, vibrant energy and more festivals and events! There is hiking, mountain bike trail and more at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. Sylvan Park is a great place to play basketball, volleyball 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 bring lots of activity to town. Visit Lanesboro in the summer to enjoy all we have to offer.

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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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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 FORESTVILLE

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 or USB flash stick at Amish Experience or Stone Mill Hotel and Suites or download at website.

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. AD P. 38

BLUFFSCAPE AMISH TOURS

HISTORIC LANESBORO SELF-GUIDED TOUR

102 Beacon St E | (507) 467-3070 bluffscape.com Step back in time and take a fully-narrated three-hour tour to Amish farms and shops. Learn about their culture by meeting Amish farmers, families and shopkeepers. AD P. 31

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.

CHURCH HILL SCENIC OVERLOOK

INTERNATIONAL OWL CENTER

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

COFFEE STREET WALKING BRIDGE

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.

COLORS OF BLUFF COUNTRY COMMUNITY MURAL

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!

DISCOVER SCULPTURE EXPLORE LANESBORO MEDALLION WALKING TOUR

126 E Cedar St, Houston | (507) 896-6957 internationalowlcenter.org Open year-round: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Experience big and small live owls up close and personal at the only owl education center in the USA! Please wear a mask. AD P. 38

LANESBORO 1868 STONE DAM

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.

LANESBORO POETRY PARKING LOT

(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.

LANESBORO STORYTELLING TELEPHONE BOOTH

(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.

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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LANESBORO SYLVAN PARK

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.

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. AD P. 33

SCANDINAVIAN INN MYSTERY NIGHTS

701 Kenilworth Ave S | (507) 467-4500 scandinavianinn.com/mystery-nights Unique mysteries held in unique B&B. Think Agatha Christie, but without the murder. Think 1940s, with your character actively participating in an evening of deception and intrigue. AD P. 25

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. 2 7


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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

HAAKENSON ELECTRIC INC.

326 Parkside Dr SE, Preston | (507) 765-2297 Agricultural, industrial and residential electrical service. 24-hour service.

KELLY PRINTING & SIGNS

21142 US 52, Preston | (507) 765-9805 kellyprintingandsigns.com At Kelly Printing & Signs we strive to give you professional service and products with a smalltown atmosphere. We are your headquarters for advertising and fundraisers.

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.

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.

BARB'S CARPET CARE

310 Maple Dr. | (507) 467-2122 Barb's Carpet Care will make your home or business look its best.

BUNGE CONSTRUCTION INC.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GOOD JOB SERVICES

MIDWEST VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

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

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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.

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A SCHOOL ON A HILL Church Hill is easy to find in Lanesboro. The highest point in town, its two classic church steeples bookend an impressive three-story brick building that used to be the Lanesboro School. Erected in 1917, that building is where local kids went to school until the early 1990s when a new facility at the base of Church Hill replaced it. Today it’s a refurbished condominium, but where that red brick building sits and what it did for so many years still tells a key part of the story of why this town is a great place to live.

that on the same campus you’ll see toddlers and graduating seniors, it all adds up to a familiar, supportive “feel.”

The old school—sitting at the town’s focal point—illustrates the priority this community places on education. School matters in Lanesboro. Always has. One of the first things its earliest settlers built was a school. When it burned down, they built a bigger one. When that caught fire two years later, despite the cost of labor and money, they immediately rebuilt it. This is a community that has never turned down a school referendum. Today the Lanesboro School— Independent School District 229—is a K-12 facility (with its own daycare) providing a quality education on a single campus to more than 400 students.

“The Lanesboro School is a small school, family environment,” Rick says. “People know each other. Students participate in whatever activities they choose—sports, band, choir—with no extra fees. There’s a strong Board here, too. I worked with remarkable members during my time here; almost 80% of them were Lanesboro grads themselves. Yes, Lanesboro is definitely a great school.”

One of the reasons Lanesboro is a great place to live is because it has a great school.

In 1987 Rick, that board, and the Lanesboro school staff created the very first on-site daycare facility at a Minnesota school. What that means, in the words of current superintendent Matt Schultz, is that “…a child can literally start their Lanesboro Public School journey as an infant in our daycare and walk across the stage as an LPS graduate steps away from that daycare center 18 years later.”

Why is it a great school? There are some practical, “measurable” reasons for that. Small class sizes make a difference. (Current ratios show 1 teacher for every 13 students.) Quality staff and curriculum standards matter. Lanesboro School students consistently score in the top 10% of state standardized tests. Opportunities make a difference—sports, music, drama, and more—round out the educational experience. Great facilities sure help. A major expansion completed just last year—the result of a $8.3-million dollar bonding bill—is making the Lanesboro school experience—being a “Lanesboro Burro”—the best it’s ever been. All of that and more goes into making the Lanesboro School a great school. There’s another intangible that can’t be overlooked. “The Lanesboro School is a family,” you’ll hear people say. The small town, the small class sizes, the fact

Rick Lamon knows that “feeling” well. Rick served as the Superintendent of Lanesboro Schools for 25 years, from 1980 until his retirement in 2005. (He also taught a class every year. “That was my choice,” he says. ‘I wanted to get to know the kids.”) He says the connection that students and staff feel to each other strengthens the school.

Another obvious sign of that is current “open enrollment” numbers. Students from nearby towns who are choosing to come to Lanesboro are nearly 35% of the student body.

Lanesboro is a great place to live for many reasons. Having a great school—a quality place for young people to learn in a caring environment, opportunities for them to grow through extracurricular activities, employment for teachers and staff, the community spirit it builds—all comes together here. You hear people talk about “Burro Pride” in Lanesboro. Even more important, you know people feel it. For more information about Lanesboro Public Schools, visit their website (Lanesboro.K12.mn.us) and/or their Facebook page, or call Superintendent Matt Schultz at (507) 467-2229.

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LANESBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

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.

LANESBORO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER

CITY OF LANESBORO

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.

202 Parkway Ave S | (507) 467-3722 www.lanesboro-mn.gov/economicdevelopment-authority Contact the EDA for assistance in starting up or expanding a business

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACTION FITNESS

LANESBORO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTER

102 Coffee St. E | (507) 272-0549 actionfitnesslanesboro.com Action Fitness is the complete 24 hour workout center. Whether you are looking for free weights, exercise machines, or classes! We have it all!

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, Lanesboro | (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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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.

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WORSHIP BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

503 Parkway Ave S lifestyleinc.net/sylvan.asp

28097 Goodview Dr | (507) 467-2437 eaglebluffmn.org/preschool The Eagle Bluff Nature Preschool kindergarten readiness program for children ages 3-5 uses environmental education to support the development of the whole child. AD P. 15

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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!

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RLH GRAIN

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

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LANESBORO SALES COMMISSION

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.

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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.


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 karst topography includes vast underground rivers constantly moving and shaping the rock beneath our feet, and Lanesboro "Lanesboro is a fantastic has that same place to run an online river of energy business. We have incredibly from business fast fiber internet, and the owners, City post office is just down the government, block.” - CALEB LAURITSEN-NORBY Lanesboro (Business owner) EDA, the public school, non-profit organizations, residents and more that is constantly and diligently shaping the community for the better.

to find pleasure in the here and now "We moved to through outdoor Lanesboro from Saint Paul and recreation, art, love living in this dining, shopping, community! With and relaxing in a great daycare & one of our Inns or school system, it's B&Bs. Much credit a wonderful place to raise a family. for an outstanding Add to that ample opportunities for 2021 goes to the city outdoor recreation, arts, culture, and staff, volunteers, community events. Our family from and business the cities loves visiting!" leaders who quickly - JOE GOETZKE (Lanesboro resident & transplant) and thoughtfully changed their operational plans to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors, and local customers.

Just as the whole nation experienced the challenges during the past few years, heartaches, and silver linings, Lanesboro did too. The community rolled up its sleeves to listen to one another, gather and share the most up-to-date information, making an uncertain 2021 once again an exciting tourist season during a very different and uncertain year. The phrase “Stay Safe in Lanesboro” was adopted, enabling new residents, new entrepreneurs,and visitors the opportunity to come and enjoy the magic of Lanesboro. Over an eighteen month period, twenty area new businesses or business owners forged ahead during a pandemic establishing roots in Lanesboro. With optimism "Lanesboro has and a strong a great sense of community and entrepreneurial collaboration. spirit, Visitors still People are really came to Lanesboro willing to work in 2021, and our together, support tiny town proved each other and understand that itself once again by doing so we all succeed! I am to be a sought so happy to have my business in after reprieve Lanesboro!" from everyday - LORI BAKKE (Business owner) life and a chance

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, major community projects continued with optimism and perseverance to ensure stability for current and future generations. Perhaps credit to our tenacious Norwegian-immigrant heritage. Lanesboro Public Schools has completed its multi-million dollar renovation and addition project, with its brand new daycare facility (originally began in We do an annual 1988, the first public group bicycling school district to weekend in open a daycare in Lanesboro. The Minnesota!). This quaint, historic town too is a promise for is centrally located Lanesboro’s current on the paved bike and future families trail system. Once in town it is an and children that easy walking distance to a variety the town prioritizes of restaurants, shops and a great little local theater. Biking, hiking and and recognizes kayaking make for an adventurous the importance of long-weekend.” education and care - DARYL HINZ from cradle (Longtime Lanesboro guest) to graduation and beyond. CONTINUED ON PAGE 38

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ONE SMALL TOWN, MANY BIG STORIES Tour this historic town as you explore the choices and changes that faced area inhabitants.

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Houston, Minnesota Open Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 10 AM–5 PM Programs at 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM Adults: $7 / Ages 4–7: $4 / 3 & under: FREE 507-896-OWLS (6957) • InternationalOwlCenter.org

FORESTVILLE/MYSTERY CAVE STATE PARK • 507-765-2785 MNHS.ORG/FORESTVILLE

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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

WHALAN

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

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The Lanesboro Economic Development Authority (EDA), a department within the City, provides opportunities for businesses and community members through loan funds, programs and resources. The Lanesboro Entrepreneurial Action Network (LEAN) is a 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 questions. These organizations are excellent resources for business owners, residents, and future residents. You can reach the EDA Director at cathy.enerson@cedausa.com. Our corner of the world prides itself in being a collaborative, welcoming, and vibrant place to live, To learn more work, and play. There are opportunities about economic for families, individuals, retired folks, development in artists, and more, to visit for the day Lanesboro, watch or to put down roots and become this video: 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! » lacc.mn/cedardt20

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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

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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 Whalan Museum

105 Parkway Ave S 30601 Grouse Rd 206 Parkway Ave N 40051 Cty 12 224 2nd Ave, Whalan

(507) 467-2177 (507) 421-9906 (507) 467-2446 (952) 836-7904 (651) 307-6373 (507) 867-3746

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

(507) 459-6999 P.32 (507) 467-3070 P.31,32 (507) 467-3434 (507) 765-2785 P.32,38 (507) 896-6957 P.4,32,38 (507) 765-0010 (507) 886-6606 P.32,33 (507) 467-4500 P.24,25,32 (507) 467-8663 P.8,26,27,32

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

DINING & SPIRITS

Another Time Ice Cream Parlor Aroma Pie Shoppe Brenda's Stockyard Cafe Driftless Trading Post Farm-to-Table Eatery Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery Granny's Liquor Hawaiian Shaved Ice High Court Pub Home Sweet Home Cafe and Cakery Juniper's 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 The Tilted Tiki

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

Amish Experience Beautiful Something Cedar Hollow Gift Shop Cheryl's Fabric Garden / Handcrafted Boutique

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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 318 Mill St, Peterson (507) 875-7733 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 109 Parkway Ave S (507) 467-4040 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 Coming Soon! 105 Parkway Ave N 106 Coffee St E 905 Bench St, Whalan 108 Coffee St E

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bluffcountryphoto.com bluffcountrystudioarttour.org cherylsfabricgarden.com commonwealtheatre.org historyalivelanesboro.org joanfinnegan.com lanesboroareaarttrail.com lanesboroarts.org lanesboroarts.org lanesborocommunitytheater. blogspot.com petersoncreativephoto.com lanesboroarts.org/st-mane-theatre sharris1962@msn.com suepariseaupottery.com

amishbackroadstour.com bluffscape.com mnhs.org/forestville internationalowlcenter.org niagaracave.com scandinavianinn.com/mystery-nights stonemillsuites.com

P.6 anothertimeicecream.com P.6 facebook.com/aromapieshoppe P.6,13,14 driftlesstradingpost.com P.6 fourdaughtersvineyard.com P.6 grannysliquor.com P.6,7 highcourtpub.com

P.6 Loubelles.com P.6,17 barnresort.com P.6 oldvillagehall.com P.6,7 pedalpusherscafe.com

P.6 sylvanbeer.com P.6 P.8 e2boutiquemn.com P.8,23 cedarvalleyresort.com P.8 cherylsfabricgarden.com

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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

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PHONE

MEMBER INFO

Copper Crane Pottery Crown Trout Jewelers Dry Store 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

27972 Deep River Rd 107 Parkway Ave N 28097 Goodview Dr 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

(507) 875-2751 (507) 467-3078 (507) 951-7296 (507) 467-2994 (507) 467-2004 (507) 467-2800 (507) 886-2225 (507) 765-2465 (507) 864-2878 (507) 467-2121 (507) 450-9659

Leafy Legacy Herb Farm Parkway Market & Coffeehouse PlanetBrick.com Lego Sets & Parts Pop's Pool Room Spellbound Atelier Stone Mill Clothing & Gifts The Peddler Treasures on the Trail Whalan Depot Windy Mesa

33949 Golden Dr 201 Parkway Ave N 201 Parkway Ave N 110 Coffee St E 110 Coffee St E 100 Beacon St E 107 Coffee St E 431 Half St, Whalan 722 Alley Dr, Whalan 102 Parkway Ave N

(612) 823-0776 (507) 467-2500 (507) 467-2500 (563) 419-0727 (651) 343-2930 (507) 467-8663 (507) 380-1677 (507) 467-2015

Cedar Valley Outfitters Driftless Trading Post Canoe, Tube & Kayak Rentals Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Eagle Cliff Campground Outfitting Gator Greens Mini Golf Lanesboro Public Golf Club

905 Bench St, Whalan

(507) 467-9000

P.14,23 cedarvalleyresort.com

318 Mill St, Peterson

(507) 875-7733

P.6,13,14 driftlesstradingpost.com

28097 Goodview Dr 35455 St Hwy 16 439 Half St, Whalan 900 Parkway Ave S

(507) 467-2437 (507) 467-2598 (507) 251-5101 (507) 467-3742

Little River General Store River Rats Outfitters River's Bend Golf Course Root River Outfitters Root River Rod Co. Fly Fishing Outfitters & Guides

105 Coffee St 210 Rochelle Ave N 24461 Heron Rd, Preson 101 Parkway Ave S 116 Parkway Ave N

(507) 467-2943 (507) 429-7202 (507) 467-2512 (507) 467-3400 (507) 467-2101

610 Parkway Ave S 507 Fillmore Ave S 425 Prospect St, Peterson 103 Parkway Ave N 22139 Hickory Rd 511 New St, Whalan 26557 Evening Dr 111 1st Ave, Whalan 905 Bench St, Whalan 305 Coffee St E 209 Parkway Ave N 23824 Holly Rd 920 Bench St, Whalan 35455 St Hwy 16 100 Elmwood St E 303 Sheridan St W 706 Fillmore Ave S 22445 391st Ave, Highland 109 Parkway Ave N

(507) 438-5546 P.26,28 aguesthus.com (507) 467-2686 P.24,30 annavbb.com (507) 875-2587 P.26 andorwennesoninn.com (507) 467-2446 P.11,28 artlofts.org (612) 867-3614 P.24 berwood.com (507) 450-2306 (612) 283-0591 (507) 467-2415 (507) 467-9000 P.8,14,23,24 cedarvalleyresort.com (507) 467-2674 P.26 coffeestreetinn.com (507) 467-2577 P.26,27 cottagehouseinn.com (507) 459-8722 P.28 cozyquiltcottage.com (507) 251-5101 P.28 cyclin-inn.com (507) 467-2598 P.14,16,26 eagle-cliff.com (612) 460-1609 (507) 467-2936 P.26,28 greengablesinn.us (507) 467-3560 P.24,29 habberstadhouse.com (507) 993-0380 (507) 951-4483

OUTDOOR RECREATION

LODGING

A Guest Hus Motel Anna V's B&B Andor Wenneson Inn Art Loft Berwood Hill Inn Blossom Valley Inn Bluff Country Retreat Bluff View Guest House Cedar Valley Resort Coffee Street Inn Cottage House Inn Cozy Quilt Cottage Cyclin-Up Inn Eagle Cliff Hotel Grandma's Green Gables Inn Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast The Hen House Retreat High Court Loft

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myharmonyfoods.com myprestonfoods.com myrushfordfoods.com sapetroleum.net facebook.com/ LanesboroFarmersMarket P.8 facebook.com/leafylegacyherbfarm P.8,9,19 TheParkwayMarket.com P.8 planetbrick.com

P.8,27 stonemillsuites.com

P.6 Loubelles.com P.8 windymesajewelry.com

P.14,15 P.14,16 P.14 P.14

eaglebluffmn.org eagle-cliff.com cyclin-inn.com sites.google.com/site/ lanesborogolfcourse P.8,12,14 LRGeneralStore.com P.14 P.14,17 barnresort.com P.8,14 rootriverrodco.com


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

ADDRESS

Highland Store B&B Circa 1894 - airbnb Historic Building with Bluff Views - airbnb Historic Knotty Pine Cabins Historic Scanlan House B&B Inn Hotel Lanesboro (formerly Mrs. B's Historic Inn) Into the Wild Farmhouse - airbnb Irish Ridge Retreat - airbnb Iron Horse Outfitters & Inn James A. Thompson House B&B Lanesboro Lofts - airbnb Oakenwald Terrace B&B O'Leary's Bed & Breakfast Pruett's Paradise - aribnb Riverside Suites Root River Inn & Suites Root River Valley Cabin Sacred Clay Country Inn

22485 391st Ave 105 Elmwood St E 607 Fillmore Ave S 708 Parkway Ave S 101 Parkway Ave N 37574 Dew Drop Rd 32339 County 8 100 Coffee St E 401 Parkway Ave S 204 Parkway Ave N 218 Winona St SE, Chatfield 707 Parkway Ave S 32675 Grit Rd 208 Ashburn St E 106 Parkway Ave S 34880 Fawn Dr 23234 Grosbeak Rd

Scandinavian Inn Bed and Breakfast Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

701 Kenilworth Ave S 100 Beacon St E

(507) 467-3395 P.28 (507) 467-2999 P.20,26,31 (507) 990-5265 P.28 (507) 467-9605 P. 20,21,24, 26, 29 (507) 467-4500 P.24,25,32 (507) 467-8663 P.8,26,27,32

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

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

(507) 467-2999 P.20,26,31 (507) 467-3722 P.20 (507) 467-9000 P.20,23,24 (507) 467-0100 P.20 (507) 250-3696 P. 20,21,24, 26, 29

207 E Cedar St, Houston 102 Coffee St. East 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 202 Parkway Ave S

(888) 404-4940 (507) 272-0549 (507) 467-3783 (507) 467-3440 (507) 993-6399 (507) 467-2941 (507) 467-2122 (507) 251-7952 (320) 309-9966 (507) 467-3722 (507) 467-3722

224 2nd Ave, Whalan 109 Coffee St E 22514 Grosbeak Rd 100 Woodview Ave 28097 Goodview Dr 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

(507) 467-2212 (507) 467-2269 (507) 467-2077 (507) 421-6731 (507) 467-2437 (612) 865-5103 (507) 765-3823 (847) 626-8382 (507) 273-1481 (507) 765-2151 (507) 467-2345

CAMPGROUNDS

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

PHONE

(507) 438-5272 (507) 467-2158 (507) 467-2154

MEMBER INFO

P.24,25,26 scanlanhouse.com

(507) 951-2955 (507) 467-2253 (507) 467-3474 (507) 867-3806 (507) 467-3737

P.24 jamesathompsonhouse.com P.24,31 oakenwaldterrace.com P.24 olearysbandb.com

RootRiverInn.com vrbo.com/1311007 sacredclayinn.com scandinavianinn.com stonemillsuites.com

P.16 lanesboro-mn.gov P.16 lanesboro-mn.gov P.16 eagle-cliff.com P.16,17 barnresort.com

EVENT VENUE RENTALS Bluff Country Hall Meeting & Event Center 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 Action Fitness 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 Lanesboro Economic Development Authority City of Whalan (Office) Dr. James Waldow, DDS Driftless Goat Company Dybing Hydraulics, Inc. Eagle Bluff Nature Preschool Eye Prize Marketing F & M Community Bank Fifth Sun Gardens Fillmore County Ag Soc / Fillmore County Fair Fillmore County Journal Folkvangen LLC LACC Members bolded

New Business in Town

New LACC Member 2022-23 EDITION

rootriverinn.com/event-space lanesboro-mn.gov cedarvalleyresort.com sacredclayinn.com/weddings-events

P.34 acentek.net P.36 actionfitnesslanesboro.com P.36 lanesboroamericanlegion.org

P.34 P.34 P.36 lanesboro-mn.gov P.36 www.lanesboro-mn.gov/economicdevelopment-authority P.36 cityofwhalan.weebly.com

P.15,36 eaglebluffmn.org/preschool P.34 fmcommunity.com P.4,36 fillmorecountyfair.com fillmorecountyjournal.com

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LANESBORO AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY, CONT’D

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

ADDRESS

COMMUNITY & LOCAL SERVICES, CONTINUED

Good Job Services Haakenson Electric Inc. Huntington Electric Johnson-Riley Funeral Home and Cremation Services Kelly Printing & Signs 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 Emergency Services Lanesboro Post Office Lanesboro Public Library Lanesboro Public School and Childcare Center Lanesboro Sales Commission Life Style Inc - Kenilworth Apartments Life Style Inc - Sylvan Manor Apartments Merchants Bank Midwest Virtual Assistants MiEnergy Cooperative MN DNR Root River Trail Center O'Koren Law Office, LLC Pamela Ristau CPA Preston Specialties Inc. River Hills Chiropractic RLH Grain Root River Gardens Root River Recovery Scenic Design Hairstyling for Men & Women Sveen Construction Excavating Thrivent Financial Town Klippers VIS Plumbing & Heating, Inc Whalan Auto Body

WORSHIP

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 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

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808 Auburn Ave S 326 Parkside Dr SE, Preston 26418 Hideaway Rd 304 Sheridan St E

(507) 450-6030 (507) 765-2297

21142 US 52, Preston 205 Parkway Ave N 100 Milwaukee Rd PO Box 370 102 Ashburn St E 100 Coffee St W 301 Sheridan St W 114 Coffee St E 202 Parkway Ave S 100 Kirkwood St E 402 Coffee St E 607 Kenilworth Ave S 503 Parkway Ave S 118 Parkway Ave N 403 Elmwood St E 31110 Coop Way, Rushford 100 Milwaukee Rd 204 Parkway Ave N 209 St. Anthony St S, Preston 103 Coffee St W 102 Sheridan St W 18 Beacon St E 27835 Goodview Dr 210 Zenith St 102 Sheridan St W 269926 Everyday Rd 102 Sheridan St W 207 Parkway Ave N 105 Sheridan St W 210 2nd Ave, Whalan

(507) 765-9805 (507) 467-3309 (507) 467-2696 (507) 696-1884 (507) 951-7451 (763) 567-3440 911 (507) 467-2250 (507) 467-2649 (507) 467-2229 (507) 467-2192 (507) 451-8524 (507) 451-8524 (507) 467-2145 (507) 421-5493 (507) 864-7783 (507) 467-2552 (507) 467-2317 (507) 765-2180 (507) 467-2137 (507) 467-2629 (507) 467-2300 (847) 626-8387 (507) 259-4309 (507) 467-2233 (507) 467-2510 (507) 467-3370 (507) 467-3528 (507) 467-2240 (507) 467-3598

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

200 Kenilworth 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) 765-3621 (507) 467-3318 (507) 875-2460 (507) 467-2480 (507) 467-3363 (507) 467-2159

P.36 staronthehill.com P.36 elstadlutheranchurch.org

New LACC Member

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P.34 P.34

(507) 467-2130

lacc.mn/usps lanesboro.lib.mn.us lanesboro.k12.mn.us lanesborosalescommission.com lifestyleinc.net lifestyleinc.net P.34 merchantsbank.com P.34 midwestvirtualassistants.net P.34 MiEnergy.coop P.36 P.36 P.36 P.36

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