The Lonsdale First! Loyalty Program usually draws strong participation from the community, but this year Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanna Gutke-Kupp needed to expand the card to fit all 34 participating businesses.
A Minnesota Department of Agriculture-funded project is helping four area farmers gather more information on best practices regarding cover crops.
The Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts several networking events for employees of Chamber members throughout the year, giving local workers an opportunity to share lunch with one another and learn something new.
The Lonsdale City Council spent June through September planning ahead for next year. At its regular Thursday meeting, the board approved a resolution that set the city’s preliminary budget and property tax levy for 2020.
As September comes to a close, Lonsdale Crawl director and founder Devin Reyes is preparing to hang fliers throughout the town to get the community thinking pink.
Not everyone knows how to change a tire or jump-start a vehicle. And Scott Pelava, owner of Lonsdale Auto Works, recognizes these skills are highly beneficial to drivers.
Childcare can be hard to find, but thanks to $60,722 in funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, 14 childcare centers and family providers have room for more slots.
The residential lot inventory in Lonsdale is expected to fall dramatically in the next couple years, but the city has a plan to mitigate that problem before it happens.
Foot-long hot dogs, cheese curds and snow cones — Schroder Concessions has been a Rice County Fair staple since 1962.
The Lonsdale Economic Development Authority has acquired enough interest from the community to launch a new Business Retention and Expansion program in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension Office.
If Praha Village resident Rita Razidlo is looking for something to do at the new senior housing development in New Prague, all she has to do is open her door.
Wrapping up the academic year at Tri-City United Schools means approving a new budget, this time OKing a $36.6 million spending plan for fiscal 2020.
The Lonsdale City Council developed a vision for a combined City Hall/Police Station during the city budgeting process last year.
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.
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.
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.
Female staff members at Northfield Hospital and Clinics know it's hard for women to prioritize their own health. That's why 14 department leaders organized a first-time event for women only.
Melissa Kreuser, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Lonsdale and New Prague, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
From 2014 to 2016, the Faribault City Council discussed a possible bike route connecting the White Sands Trailhead with the city’s downtown, but the idea died. Now, it’s back on the table.
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.
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.
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.
Forty-five new homes in 2018 in a small community like Lonsdale may seem like a lot, especially when no other neighboring communities exceeded 40.
Dropping temperatures didn’t prevent 85 guests from attending the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner at the Lakeside Supper Club in Montgomery Tuesday evening. In fact, the crowd exceeded last year’s 78 attendees.
The 2.2 acres of land at Eighth Avenue NE and Ash Street NE in Lonsdale are vacant right now, but that could change significantly as the City Council considers a multi-purpose amenity to benefit the community.
It’s no secret that plans for a combined fire station/city hall and independent senior living facility are in the works in Lonsdale, but a special City Council meeting unveiled a few details and welcomed community input.
A conflict over the type of cables installed in new homes remains unresolved, which led to a further discussion at the City Council’s Nov. 29 meeting.
After 13 years of business inside what’s now Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Herrmann Thrifty White Pharmacy will close its Lonsdale location Nov. 30.
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.
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.
The oldest brick building in Montgomery, built in 1880, has been everything from a saloon to a harness shop to a place where small engines are repaired.
Mackenthun’s supplied the fried chicken and the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce supplied the speakers when area business owners and employees gathered in the Lonsdale Public Library to learn about business retention and labor laws Thursday.
The Lonsdale City Council is on board with the idea of combining City Hall with a public safety facility, but questions remain regarding the location and how to pay for it.
A project designed to capture Lonsdale at its finest recently came full circle, with the finished product available on the internet.
Angela Charnstrom and her husband, Allen, hung their To the Pointe Dance Academy sign outside their new Lonsdale location on Main Street Friday evening.
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.
Not even eight months into 2018, Lonsdale is already close to surpassing the total number of single-family residential building permits issued in 2017.
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.