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Northfield-based nonprofit Three Links has managed and operated the Villages of Lonsdale since it opened 10 years ago. At the end of April, Three Links became even more connected to the Villages, taking ownership of the 56-unit complex.

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The Lonsdale Farmers and Vendor Market has come and gone throughout the years. It’s been held in the Mackenthun’s parking lot, church parking lots and on blocked-off sections of Main and Railway streets.

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Much remains in the preliminary planning stages for a new City Hall/Police Station in Lonsdale, but after interviewing three companies at a special City Council meeting Thursday, staff has identified the next steps to take.

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If there’s one thing drawing folks outside the house on a Friday night out this time of year, it’s a fish fry. Whether an organization holds one to raise funds for a cause or a restaurant offers Lenten specials on the menu, the Lonsdale area isn’t short of options the next few Fridays.

It’s the goal of the Lonsdale Economic Development Authority (EDA) to promote business retention and expansion in the community. To give the process more structure and help it meet those goals, the EDA wants to implement a model of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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Erin Lunn and Jayme Monson have known each other since the were in elementary school in Prior Lake. Both of them have a creative side — Lunn works as a photographer and Monson customizes cups and signs among other items.

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A conflict surrounding cable installations in home built by LGI, and brought to the Lonsdale City Council’s attention six months ago, recently came to a resolution in the form of a new ordinance.

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Minnesota Millwork and Fixtures’ president and key accountants manager attended the Melting Pot restaurant’s annual trade show in Tampa, Florida, this September. Little did they know they’d come back to Lonsdale with the award for Best New Vendor in 2018.

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For some, it was about supporting the fight against breast cancer. For others, it was about business exposure. Whatever the case, the seventh annual Lonsdale Crawl brought the community together for an eventful evening in town.

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Angela Charnstrom and her husband, Allen, hung their To the Pointe Dance Academy sign outside their new Lonsdale location on Main Street Friday evening.

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The first phase of the Main Street improvement project wrapped up ahead of schedule — just before Lonsdale Community Days — but that doesn’t mean more construction isn’t ahead.

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It’s a big year for those of Czech heritage, and one way to celebrate is to sample the new Czech beer being released at Montgomery Brewery during Kolacky Days, the city’s annual celebration.

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What is needed for Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping in Lonsdale? Do the parking lots at the city's parks need paving? What will become of City Hall now that the council voted to reject all bids for a remodeling and expansion project?

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Plans for the Lonsdale City Hall expansion and renovation to begin this July have been discontinued, perhaps indefinitely, depending on what the Lonsdale City Council decides.

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Since Weichert Realtors-Heartland merged with her real estate business less than two weeks ago, Lonsdale Realtor Lucy Kuchinka is ready to “paint the town yellow.”

The Lonsdale Economic Development Authority wants to make marketing a greater priority, the goal being to promote the city’s quality of life and economic development.

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Jennifer Sahler operated Dispatch Trucking out of her Elko New Market basement before moving her business to Lonsdale. The move has not only benefited Sahler’s clientele, but also the dogs she rescues.

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The Lonsdale City Council approved the plans and specifications for the City Hall expansion project at its Thursday meeting. In addition, the council authorized sending the project out for bid.

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