You know it's been a tough winter when you need to put out a news release to say your town is open for business...here's one from Lanesboro:
LANESBORO IS OPEN
BUSINESSES OPERATING AS USUAL DESPITE COLD TEMPS
Contact: Marv Eggert, Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Interim Executive Director 507-467-2696
The extreme winter temperatures are bringing out the best in small town Lanesboro. The city is working hard to restore service to homes that have frozen water supply lines. John Davis, executive director at the Lanesboro Arts Center, who received help from city employees to restore his water supply, remarked “small town folks pull together to respond to their neighbor’s needs.”
In the meanwhile, downtown businesses and restaurants are open and ready to welcome visitors and residents alike who are anxious to gain relief from their cabin fever. Valentines weekend special menus are planned.
Moderating temperatures over the next few weeks will make it easier to enjoy outdoor activities. Forty-two miles of the Root River trail are groomed for cross country skiing. Groomed snowshoe and snowmobile trails are available nearby. Horse drawn sleigh rides allow you to enjoy the sites of the Root River valley.
Indoors, Lanesboro Arts Center will welcome the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet with composer and performer Gao Hong to the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday February 15th at 7:30 P.M. Other upcoming St. Mane Theatre events include the Over the Back Fence radio show, which will begin its 2014 season on Friday March 14th, and an opera performance by Christie Hageman (Resident Artist at the Minnesota Opera) on Saturday, March 15th.