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City of Lanesboro Minnesota

Historic Lanesboro Dam

The Lanesboro Stone Dam is a community treasure with an environmental and tourist impact that stretches beyond Lanesboro to the entire Bluff Country region.

  • The Lanesboro Stone Dam was built in 1868.
  • It is one of only six gravity arch dams left in the United States
  • The dam was recated by immigrant craftsman using unmortared limestone blocks.  It is included on the National Registry of Historic Places and is registered with Minnesota's State Historical Preservation Office.
  • Only 3% of the nearly 80,000 dams in the U.S. generate electricity.  Lanesboro is fortunate to be one of those dams.
  • During the 2017 Special Legislative Session, the legislature granted the City of Lanesboro $4 million dollars for the repair of the Historic Lanesboro Stone Dam.


Lanesboro Dam Repair

Construction is due to begin in 2019

Information will be posted as it becomes available

Lanesboro Dam

This Municipality is an equal opportunity provider and employer.