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.

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…


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…


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.

Members of the Kenyon Area Business Association met at the Kenyon VFW Oct. 23 for the quarterly meeting, led by KABA President Mike Engel.

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…

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…


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…


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.

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.

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