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Two of the biggest projects in Lonsdale this year — a street improvement project and the installation of new amenities at Trcka Park — are inching closer to their start times.

Blue Earth-based Telecommunication Co. has entered into a definitive agreement under which they will acquire ownership of Lonsdale Telephone Co. in Lonsdale.

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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.

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 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.

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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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