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Liz Bucheit, Award-Winning Lanesboro Jeweler
{Handcrafted Bridal Jewelry MN}

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Liz Bucheit: Autumnal Tiara

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Liz Bucheit of Lanesboro, MN is a first place winner in the Bridal Wear Category of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s “Dazzle Diva” Design Competition.  The Women’s Jewelry Association, founded in 1983, is the preeminent association of professional women in the jewelry, watch and related businesses.  WJA, which operates through the national office in New York, comprises a network of 12 regional chapters and an international affiliate in India.  WJA hosts an annual “Diva Design” competition for jewelers and designers with a different theme each year.

Bucheit placed first in the Bridal Wear Category for her “Queen for a Day” bridal tiara hand- fabricated from sterling silver wire, hand-cut drusey quartz leaves and black and white pearls.  As a winner she will travel on an expense paid trip to New York City in March 2013 to the WJA Members Gala Event to receive her award.  Liz Bucheit is the owner of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN.  Contact Liz at: 612-756-2908   www.crowntrout.comAutumnal Tiara

Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The Bed and Breakfasts Inns of Lanesboro, Minnesota welcome you Sunday, December 2nd, to our Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour.  Join us for an afternoon of celebration and tour the Bed and Breakfast Inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.

On December 2nd, we invite you to visit eleven beautiful Lanesboro Bed and Breakfasts Inns when we open our doors forthe Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour.  This self-guided tour will take you through Victorian homes to  European style farmhouses, all charmingly decorated for the holidays. Enjoy holiday treats and  brighten your holiday spirits in Lanesboro.

 Sunday, December 2nd,  2:00-6:00 pm

 Tickets $20.00 Advance Sales; $25.00 Day of Event

TicketsMaps and Information Contact The Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce 507-467-2696  or 800-944-2670

or go to and click  Where to Stay  / “Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour”

  Participating Inns: Anna V’s B&B,  Art Lofts,  Berwood Hill Inn B&B,  Fillmore House B&B,  Habberstad House B&B,  Hillcrest Hide-AwayB&B,  Historic Scanlon House B&B,  Inn at Sacred Clay Farm B&B,  Scandinavian Inn B&B,  Stone Mill Hotel & Suites,1898 Inn B&B

Contact Peter Torkelson 507-467-4500

Buffalo Bill brings Lanesboro a new chapter in history for their yearly Buffalo Bill Day’s Celebration

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The nation’s top Buffalo Bill reenactor, Minnesotan TomDoroff, along with his friends will be bringing a historic twist to this year’s Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro Aug 3-5, 2012

“Lanesboro has held a celebration for many years that has morphed into an event that lost its historical connection. We were asked to bring that back.” Commented Doroff. Frontier LegendsEntertainment, which Doroff helped form, spent many months researching the connection between William F. ‘Buffalo Bill” Cody and Lanesboro.

“Hidden in the history books was a close friend of Cody’s, Lanesboro resident Dr. David Powell, also known as “White Beaver” stated Rick Stuve, who will bring Powell to life at this year’s celebration. “Powell was a character in many ways as large in life as Cody. The two made quite
a pair. We will be bringing that relationship to the celebration this year to give the town an idea of why Lanesboro’s connection is such an important part of western history.”

The town has long believed that it was in Lanesboro that the idea for the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was formed – a wild west show that entertained commoners to kings across the globe and made Cody wealthy and the most famous man in the world in the 1890’s and beyond.

“Powell was a lightning rod for ideas, and Cody invested heavily in Powell during their lifetime friendship. Later in life, the two became blood brothers and Powell eventually managed his Wild West.” added Stuve. “Visitors are going to be entertained by the antics of Powell and Cody and
their unique friendship”

Historical reenactments, including Wild West gunfights, skits with Cody and Powell, and a special visit by President Theodore Roosevelt will all be part of the festivities. Frontier Legends Entertainment will also be presenting their popular stage play, tickets are available at the Lanesboro Arts Center 507-467-2446 or online at Tickets  

Lanesboro innkeepers adopting new safety strategies

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

By Adam Voge |

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

LANESBORO, Minn. — Lanesboro innkeepers want to make sure tragedy never strikes a Bed & Breakfast in their community.

The Lanesboro Lodging Group — which includes Dave Huisenga, a former division fire chief in St. Paul and current owner of the Habberstad House — was horrified after learning of the August 2011 bed-and-breakfast fire in New Ulm, Minn., that killed six people.

HabberstadDaveHuisenga“It made every bed-and-breakfast owner in Minnesota shiver,” Huisenga said.

Almost immediately after the late-summer fire, the group began meeting to devise a guest-safety program for the town that’s been widely described as the bed-and-breakfast capital of Minnesota.

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