Increases in Wanamingo’s property tax levy and trash removal services will mean extra expenses for residents in 2020.
When the September 2018 tornadoes swept through western Kenyon, Andy and Samantha Meyer were left without a barn to house their 120 cows.
Business owner Sarah Jystad remembers a time in her high school years when Kenyon’s downtown storefronts were occupied and busy. It’s not the same today — like many small towns across America, many Kenyon buildings along Second Street sit empty, sometimes for years.
Members of the Kenyon Area Business Association liken small towns to a four-legged stool, with each leg representing the residents, local government, the school district and the business community.
Kenyon will receive a $672,096 grant to support the city’s business park project, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Thursday.
In March, the Kenyon City Council approved street and utility improvements on Red Wing Avenue that will take place in 2020. Now, it’s looking to add some extra pieces to the project.
Emerson’s Fine Furniture and Flooring is, for the most part, a one-man show. And that’s the way owner Dave Emerson likes it.
Larry Tatge and Sonia Tatge from Tatge Jewelry of Kenyon recently attended the exclusive 2019 Retail Jewelers Organization Winter Buying Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ellie Starks used the ruse of discussing something important with her longtime friend and employer, Marie Marvin, to get her to Bridget’s Cafe in Zumbrota Saturday afternoon. It was to be a good girls’ chat.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 1, 2019) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. launched a campaign called “Feed the Need” to help replenish local food banks across its eight-state region. The supermarket chain recently become aware of a major crisis that food banks are facing – with many being extremely low on …
Minnesota Department of Transportation officials met Wednesday to gather input from farmers, commercial truck drivers and others who have to cross Highway 52 in the southern section between Cannon Falls and Zumbrota.
SAINT PAUL – As part of the Walz-Flanagan administration’s action plan to protect Minnesotans during the federal government shutdown, Minnesota farmers who are experiencing setbacks due to the shutdown are encouraged to seek assistance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Whil…
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — On Tuesday, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Timothy Schaefer, director of Environment Minnesota, issued the following statement:
A June 2002 archive of The Kenyon Leader shows a photo of Nordis Estrem holding awards she earned as the Minnesota and National Contractor Wife of the Year. Flash forward to now, and Estrem is set to become the next national president of the Land Improvement Contractors of America.
Government and business representatives from around the county met at The Gathering Room in Cannon Falls on Nov. 7 for the 10th annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. Sponsored in partnership with Community & Economic Development Associates, the summit focuses on a different subject of county…
In early September the business was put up for sale. This week, Todd Angelstad announced that the Kenyon Motor Mart BP gas station is closing.
Good things are worth waiting for, and locals agree that the long-anticipated opening of FUEL in Wanamingo certainly fits that sentiment. Word spread quickly following the Oct. 4 soft launch of the new food venue, an offshoot of the popular Area 57 Coffee Cafe on Main Street.
Cannon Falls— The Goodhue County Economic Development Authority and Community and Economic Development Associates have finalized details for the 10th Annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. This event will focus on Planning for Tourism.
St. Paul – Minnesota Beef Expo, an annual event that celebrates and promotes the beef industry, runs Thursday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The event, which attracts participants from across the Midwest, includes …
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA - Collaboration between nine state and regional organizations has resulted in the largest regional field trip ever executed in southeast Minnesota during Manufacturers Week. The week of Oct. 1, 24 manufacturers will open their facility doors to nearly 350 high school and …
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture anticipates awarding up to $1 million in Value-Added Grants to advance Minnesota’s agricultural marketing and renewable energy resources.
St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Sustainable Agriculture and Demonstration Grants. Focusing on the rural landscape, farmers and their families, this grant provides funding for projects …
Department reports and budgets were the business of the day during the Aug. 30 Kenyon City Council work session. With the end of September deadline approaching to certify the city’s maximum levy, council reviewed the preliminary 2019 budget and levy.
Its direction and focus has been both global and local, but the basic philanthropic drive that guided three decades of All Seasons Community Services remains much the same; develop sustainable channels that let people help others in need.
There is a new takeout lunch and dinner option in Kenyon, and it’s easy to spot in a bright yellow food truck. Che Che’s Lunchera is a family affair for owners Melissa Nunez and her husband, Alfredo Nunez Gonzalez. All three of their children —Isabel, Jose-Daniel and Eduardo —work at or help…
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2018 — Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program is August 17.
You are invited to attend the Regional STEM Networking Event at the Rochester Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 7:30 —11 a.m. This free event is a collaboration between Mayo Clinic’s Department of Individualized Medicine, SciMathMN (Minnesota STEM Network), and STEM Forward (formerly RAMSP…
As of Tuesday’s county commissioner meeting, Goodhue County joins the 40 other counties in Minnesota that have passed a local option sales tax.
CANNON FALLS, Minn.—Dermatologist Amer Kalaaji, M.D., has expanded his clinical practice to include patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls. Dr. Kalaaji specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. He will continue to see dermatology patients at Mayo Clinic in…
A collaborative of manufacturers in Goodhue County, led by Red Wing Ignite, will receive a $95,000 grant from the Youth Skills Training Program to help connect young students to paid-learning opportunities in high-demand fields. The collaborative is one of five partnerships to receive a grant.
The communities of Berne and West Concord are generally quiet, with populations in the hundreds and homes stretched across the rolling hills and farmland. However, every Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m., the communities come alive. Maybe even more so this year.
Dale Gibson of Gibson Sanitation and Jay Nielson from Waste Management addressed the Wanamingo City Council at its May 14 meeting. Gibson has retired and sold his business to Waste Management, which asked to coplete the remainder of the Gibson Sanitation franchise license with the city.
FARIBAULT, MN May 3, 2018 – When current franchisee Jeremy Brown was looking for locations to open his fourth Crooked Pint, he became very interested in Faribault.
The familiar face of proprietor Bea Tollefson has been absent from the Kenyon storefront of Dahlen Jewelry & Mr. T's Beahive for nearly a year. The local jewelry, gift and antique shop has been mostly closed since May 2017. Tollefson moved from her home in town to the Northfield Retireme…
West Concord manufacturer, Clean Plus, Inc. was honored at the 13th annual World Bio Market 2018 Conference in Amsterdam on March 20 for its bio-based oil absorbent, Drip Trap® Granules.
The small white “Closed” sign on the front entrance to Schweich’s Bar & Hotel in Kenyon on Monday morning sums up the status of the business at this point in time.
St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2018 Good Food Access Program Equipment and Physical Improvement Grants.
Over the next two years the city of Kenyon will move forward on business expansion as the Economic Development Authority develops an industrial park.
Back 100 years on Feb. 28, 1918, a group of farmers held a meeting in Red Wing and officially formed the Goodhue County Farm Bureau. This county wide group of farmers felt that there was a need to form such an organization in order to help agriculture strive in the county.
A visit with Lynn Cole Clarke is always interesting. If there’s two things the Kenyon native knows, it’s (1) how to keep a confidence and (2) how to cut hair.