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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...

It is safe to say this season has been busy!  We are in the full swing of things in beautiful downtown Lanesboro, and we are so grateful to all who have traveled to our welcoming little town for their vacation, meeting, family reunion, or weekend getaway.  As we near August, we...

It isn't Spring in Lanesboro, Minnesota, without fresh picked rhubarb in the kitchen.  If you are a native of the upper Midwest, you may have those vivid memories of pulling a rhubarb stalk out of the ground and biting into that sour suprise.  Perhaps you even snuck...

Close your eyes and picture a cool, misty April morning in southeastern Minnesota.  You are walking through the year’s new green grass and can hear that calming sound of the water flowing over limestone rocks as it makes its way to the Root River and onto the mighty Mississippi....