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Fall smiles
Gracie Whalen of Harmony, daughter of Allison and Cory Whalen, was all smiles on Saturday after decorating her pumpkin at the Harmony Visitor Center. The decorating event was held by the Fillmore Central ECFE as part of Harmony’s Fall Foliage Fest.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 7:49 AM

The Lanesboro City Council met on Monday, Oct. 5, discussing a variety of concerns the city faces, particularly the 2016 budget.

  • POET general manager, board members speak with government officials on Capitol Hill

    Last month, POET general manager Chris Hanson and a couple of the area's farmers and POET board members, Al Hein of Mabel and Denny King of Ostrander, took a trip to Capitol Hill. The trio travelled to Washington, D.C., Sept. 14 through 18, to speak with many members of Congress regarding the importance of ethanol production and use to the country. 

  • Plenty of pies, questions at Historic Forestville event

     “How long do the pies last?”

    Mary Meighen paused for a moment while rolling out crust, trying to figure out what the question was before replying, “That’s not a problem around here.  You’ve got to keep in mind we serve 16 people every meal.  We’re always busy in the kitchen.  There’s a woman up in the kitchen from sunup to sundown.” 



  • Sheriff Tom Kaase asked the board to consider approving the state of Minnesota’s income contract for the Sentenced to Serve (STS) program during his visit to the county board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 

  • The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners reviewed zoning language and procedures during its Tuesday, Oct. 6, meeting, including how to set boundaries for rural home construction. 

  • ‘Nightmare’ returns to Fountain

    The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s “Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn.” For the fifth year, this spooky non-profit fundraiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. 

  • The Fountain City Council gathered on Thursday, Oct. 1, to consider several issues brought to its attention, one being a request to store books for the city's small lending library.

  • 4-H opens door to horses for Preston youth

    Fillmore Central senior Theresa Doerr of Preston is crazy about horses. She plans to make them her life. This past summer she had a Grand Champion at the Fillmore County Fair and also went on to the Minnesota State Fair.

  • The Preston City Council made quick work of a light agenda during its Monday, Oct. 5, meeting.

  • Local donations are making a positive impact

    The Preston Area Community Foundation recently finished its fiscal year and is already receiving feedback from some grant recipients. Among fiscal year 2014-2015 grants funded were a Fillmore Central ceramics startup program, student matinee program and a gravestone section restoration.

  • The Lanesboro City Council met on Monday, Oct. 5, discussing a variety of concerns the city faces, particularly the 2016 budget.

  • Harmony woman writes book to help  deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Josephine Tieskotter of Harmony is a farm wife, a mother and a grandmother. She is also a daughter and a car accident survivor – two roles that have led her to now become an author and advocate for mental health.

  • Lanesboro youth’s state fair experience is nothing less than ‘miraculous’

    For many people, the "Great Minnesota Get-Together," known as the Minnesota State Fair, is a highlight of the year. It's a chance to show off some of the projects that 4-Hers and other competitors have worked on for months. However, the fair also provides an opportunity for youth to share their knowledge and experiences with others. 


  • The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the location of a man with felony warrants who fled from authorities in Preston Friday morning, Oct. 2.

  • Horizons is a state funded program for adults with disabilities in Fillmore County that has been in operation for a number of years, but, according to program director Lois Suckow, most people probably haven’t heard of it.

  • Members of the Fillmore County Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment gave their approval to a variance in the first group and a conditional use permit (CUP) in the second related to the proposed expansion of an existing sand pit near Preston.

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