Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

You know you’re in rural Minnesota when… September 16, 2013

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…you pull into your hotel parking lot and park your vehicle across the chain length fence from a row of Demco gravity flow wagons.

Luverne, Minnesota's newest hotel, the GrandStay, 908 South Kniss Avenue.

Luverne, Minnesota’s newest hotel, the GrandStay, 908 South Kniss Avenue.

Join me this week for a series of stories from Luverne, a farming community located in the extreme southwestern corner of Minnesota, right next to South Dakota and Iowa. It’s a community worth visiting, as I will show you via photos and words.

Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


11 Responses to “You know you’re in rural Minnesota when…”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    Looks like a great week ahead—in many ways! 🙂

  2. Hilary - Dangled Carat Says:

    You know you are from NY when you read the line “Demco gravity flow wagons” and you have no clue what they are!

  3. Jackie Says:

    Bring on the bloggin’, always enjoy your posts!

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Thank you, Jackie. I intend to continue writing and photographing, that’s for sure. They are my passions.

  4. Amy Says:

    Love Luverne–enjoy! Do you have time to get up to Pipestone too? If so, be sure to stop at Lange’s for breakfast or lunch and have some pie.

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Amy, my Luverne series is from a visit there in late July. We did not have time to visit Pipestone as we had to get to my hometown of Vesta for the annual Kletscher family reunion. I’ve been to Pipestone, but only for the Hiawatha Pageant, which I don’t believe is held any more.

  5. Amy Says:

    Well, you’ll just have to go back. 🙂

  6. Amy Says:

    It’s a cruel trick of time.

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