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Fiona McClimon not only works with horses, she has learned the art of leather work and does custom designs in her workshop attached to the family’s horse barn.
COURTESY OF ANNIE’S PHOTOGRAPHY Fiona McClimon not only works with horses, she has learned the art of leather work and does custom designs in her workshop attached to the family’s horse barn.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:25 AM
What started out as a family passion has turned into a thriving business for two area siblings. 
  • Fillmore-area siblings turn  family hobby into livelihood
    What started out as a family passion has turned into a thriving business for two area siblings. 
  • Harmony couple welcomes special delivery in clinic parking lot
    The unexpected events that unfolded inside a Chevy Silverado pickup truck on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, quickly propelled Levi and Julia Olstad into the community spotlight.
  • Budding spring plants will survive March snows
    Folks living in the Upper Midwest enjoyed one of the warmest Februaries on record. Snowless days in the 50s and even 60s had many wondering if they’d flipped the calendar one or two pages too many when January ushered in February. Much of the second month of the year seemed more like late March or early April. Many reveled in the early spring weather. Unfortunately, the other shoe fell and March came roaring in like a lion with sub-zero temps and a string of blizzards.
  • Laughing can benefit many – from individuals to a community – No foolin’! And on Aprils Fools Day, Spring Grove will be bursting with laughter when two professional comedians take the stage at the Fest Building – Todd Andrews and Mike Mercury.
  • Fillmore County and Revolution Plastics are teaming up to provide free recycling for ag and silage plastic. Previously, farmers and growers could not recycle bale wrap, bunker covers, irrigation tubing and other plastics used in agriculture.  
  • Many people want to give back to the community, but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.
  • Rushford founded upon the ideals of abolitionists?
    With March 11 being National Genealogy Day, and February being Black History Month, Laura Deering, a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church (EEC) in Rushford, shared her findings of the “roots” of Rushford on Feb. 26, during a community presentation.
  • A performance of Tom Stolz’s “The Gospel According to St. Mark” is coming to southeast Minnesota in April. This moving one-person recitation has been presented in churches, colleges, art centers, prisons and theaters in Canada, Switzerland, Jerusalem and across the United States.

  • Nordic luncheon event in Edina  showcases Vesterheim’s heart
    Everyone is invited to enjoy a delectable luncheon, fascinating programs and a unique shopping experience at the annual Nordic Celebration and Marketplace at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina. The event, set for Saturday, April 15, will showcase Norwegian heritage and Vesterheim Museum — the heart of Norwegian America. 
  • History Alive! Lanesboro continues to celebrate long community history
    History will continue to come alive in Lanesboro as Jane Peck and her group of volunteers incorporated an organization dedicated to celebrating the historic community’s past. 
  • The United Nations (UN) has designated March 22 each year as World Water Day. The 2017 theme is “Why Waste Water?” which is about reducing and reusing wastewater. 
  • Spring Valley Food Shelf seeks support during Food Share Month
    The warmer breezes blowing into the area not only bring hope that spring is near, but also that the Spring Valley area’s rich tradition of giving back continues to flourish as the Spring Valley Area Food Shelf welcomes the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.
  • Preston foundation hosting annual banquet
    The Preston Area Community Foundation continues to play a vital part in the quality of life in and around the Preston and Fountain communities. According to its mission, the foundation serves the area by supporting programs and projects that improve the quality of life for the citizens and build a stronger community.
  • Fillmore County honored with Relay for Life Per Capita Award
    Fillmore County has reached the goal but is still sprinting toward the finish line: No cancer…not one cell.
  • Giants of the Earth helps families connect to past
    National Genealogy Day is March 11
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