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Lanesboro is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 census. It was named after F. A. Lane, an early landowner.The Root River flows through it, with a waterfall on the edge of town. The Root River State Trail and other bike paths also serve the town. An Amish community is in the area and the town is home to many unique shops and restaurants, and a new theater.HistoryLanesboro was platted in 1868. A post office was established as Lanesborough in 1868, and the name was changed to Lanesboro in 1883. The city was named for one of its founders, F. A. Lane.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.32sqmi, all of it land.Minnesota State Highways 16 and 250 and County Roads 8 and 21 are four of the main routes in Lanesboro.Trail connectionLanesboro is one of several towns intersected by the Root River State Trail.RecognitionLanesboro received the Great American Main Street Award in 1998. Author John Villani named the community one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. It has also been rated one of the "50 Best Outdoor Sports Towns" by Sports Afield magazine.
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