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Jesse Ventura and the mayor of Lanesboro, MN holding a sign that says "Lanesboro"

Lanesboro’s 5th Sun Gardens Hosts Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura to Promote Wellness Through Cannabis

June 20, 2024

On June 15th, former Minnesota Governor and pro-cannabis advocate Jesse Ventura made a special appearance in Lanesboro, MN at Parkway Place, located in the open lots on Parkway Avenue. The event promoted Ventura Farms, his new cannabis brand, and highlighted the contributions of 5th Sun Gardens, a local hemp farm and retail cannabis shop known…

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Woman holding a giant rhubarb stalk at the Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, MN

Flavor Blooms and Community Thrives at the 2024 Rhubarb Festival on June 1st in Lanesboro, MN

May 30, 2024

Lanesboro, nestled in the picturesque Driftless Area of Minnesota, is more than just a charming town. It proudly wears the crown of the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota, a title bestowed upon us by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2008. And come June 1, 2024, Lanesboro will burst into vibrant celebration during our annual Rhubarb Festival.…

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Memorial Day program in Lanesboro, MN

Ideas for Spending Memorial Day Weekend 2024 in Lanesboro & Whalan, MN

May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024 This Memorial Day weekend, Lanesboro and Whalan, MN offer the perfect place to get away. Our quirky blend of outdoor adventure and artistic escapes makes us the perfect destination for couples, weekend warriors, and families with kids of all ages. Here’s our guide to making the most of your extended weekend! Have…

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teacher and students outside at Eagle Bluff Nature Preschool

Celebrating Earth Day: Eagle Bluff Nature Preschool in Lanesboro, MN

April 22, 2024

April 22, 2024 Connecting Little Explorers to the Natural World As spring blossoms across the Driftless Area, there’s no better time to celebrate our beautiful planet. And what better way to do so than by exploring the wonders of nature with our youngest learners? Welcome to the Eagle Bluff Nature Preschool-a magical place where curiosity,…

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Man holding a fish he caught

Trout Opening 2024: Explore Lanesboro’s Waters with Root River Rod Co.’s Guided Adventures

April 12, 2024

April 11, 2024 2024 Trout Fishing Opener As spring breathes new life into Lanesboro, excitement for tomorrow’s (4/13/2024) trout opening is palpable. Anglers from far and wide prepare to cast their lines into the Root River, seeking the thrill of reeling in the region’s prized trout. Amidst this energy, Root River Rod Co. stands as a…

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The outside of Commonweal Theatre Co. in downtown Lanesboro, MN

Plan Your Next Trip to Lanesboro & Whalan, MN Around the Commonweal Theatre’s 36th Annual Season

March 12, 2024

March 12, 2024 Commonweal Theatre’s 36th Season is Almost Upon Us! It’s always a pleasure to take in a live show at the Commonweal Theatre.  Live professional theatre is always a treat, but the 36th annual season is going to be a real treat. Plus, when you’re planning a trip, Commonweal’s Repertory Theatre model gives…

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Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce executive director standing outside visitor center

Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce Hires New Executive Director

February 13, 2024

February 13, 2024 LANESBORO, MN – The Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Goetzke as its new executive director. Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce executive director Joe Goetzke standing outside the Lanesboro visitor center. Joe has been a board member of LACC since 2020, most…

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Paddle On Coffee New Years Eve Event Flyer

Root River Inn and Suites Owners Create spot for Christmas Cheer

December 11, 2023

December 11, 2024 Paddle On Coffee and Maker’s Emporium If you haven’t been to Lanesboro since early this year, you may not have had a chance to hit up Paddle on Coffee and Makers Emporium. That’s a shame because it’s an awesome space. On paper, its beautifully designed interior creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Owners, Ryan…

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Oakenwald Terrace B&B in Chatfield, MN

Oakenwald Terrace in Chatfield sets Christmas Open House Dec. 9-10

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023 OAKENWALD TERRACE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE With Thanksgiving tomorrow, and people traveling to visit family all across the country, others are reconnecting with old friends. I, for one, can’t think of a better place for a large family or ‘Friendsgiving’ Thanksgiving than the Oakenwald Terrace. The 1897 Victorian, named to the National Register…

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Outside view of the Cottage House Inn in Lanesboro, MN

Cottage House Inn Celebrates 30 years

November 16, 2023

November 16, 2023 Congratulations to the Cottage House Inn on 30 years in operation! Over the course of the last three decades, the Cottage House Inn has been an anchor to Lanesboro as it has grown and expanded. While formed to be a resort town, the economic ebbs and flows over 100 years had changed…

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