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Quiet Time in Lanesboro:  It may be quieter around town, but that means it is a perfect time to really relax and unplug in Lanesboro and Whalan for a day trip or overnight stay.  While some of our Inns (including us) close for a few months during the winter, there...

It is the season of Thanksgiving...once again!  We have so much to be thankful for in Lanesboro - our public school, our outdoor recreation opportunities (thank you DNR!), multiple organizations to get involved with (Sons of Norway, Lanesboro Museum, VFW, Chamber, EDA...), volunteers,...

It is November 1, and we are expected to reach a high of 70 degrees!  These above average temperatures in October and now November have kept our bicycling season going, but we know the Fall season will soon change into the Winter season.  Late Fall and early Winter in Lanesboro mean...

Lanesboro is enjoying another warm day but we know cooler days are ahead.  As the season changes to fall and winter, we are celebrating with a plethora of activities and events!

Sat., Sept. 24 - Fall Boutique & Business Crawl

Sat., Sept. 24 & Sun., Sept. 25 - History...

Happy 4th of July!  It is a rainy start to this holiday, but let's reflect on the blessing of rain and what it does to help agriculture, a major economy in our humble Fillmore County.  There is a saying that if the corn is knee high for the Fourth of July, everything will be OK and...

Our tiny but mighty little town and surrounding area puts on many festivals and events each year (over 26), and it is exciting to see them all returning after two-year hiatuses.  These events are organized and executed by non-profits, area artists, business owners, organizations, and more...

Our neighbor to the east, the International Owl Center in Houston, MN, has amazingly hosted two online auctions of Ukrainian youths' owl art, with proceeds benefitting UNICEF, to help Ukrainian children.  A third auction is currently live, until April 3.  This initiative has turned...

After the falling of roughly seven inches of snow, everyone is shoveling and plowing in the beautiful winter sun.  Today is a picturesque winter scene in Lanesboro with snow-dusted cedars on the bluff, frozen ice on the river, geese at Sylvan Park, a sundog in the sky, and a few bundled-up...

Happy (almost) Winter!  We end our 2021 busy season with many thanks to all of the travelers, from near and far, that crossed Lanesboro off their lists of places to visit this year.  We are so grateful for coming to our little town.  Over the years, the Cottage House's meeting...

Fall is in full swing in Lanesboro with some gorgeous shades of red, maroon, yellow, and orange still on the trees.  The temperatures have turned a little cooler, but we still await our first frost.  The fall season brings many events to Lanesboro, including the Taste of the Trail...