At Kenyon Senior Living’s Ninth Annual Banquet and Gala Event, there was something special to celebrate. Dec. 1, 2019, marks 70 years of ‘Serving Seniors with Purpose, Compassion and Care’ in the Kenyon community.

CANNON FALLS — Bankers, elected officials and just about anyone who helps develop the local economies in Southeast Minnesota was on hand Thursday night to celebrate CEDA, Community and Economic Development Associates, at the Cannon River Winery.


The Kenyon Sunset Home Board of Directors, want to de-license nine beds, reducing the 30-bed skilled nursing home to a 21-bed skilled nursing home effective Nov. 1. 


While the city’s Economic Development Authority continues to plan its 30.77-acre business park, which sits off County Road 12 on the east side of town, the council got an update on its progress Oct. 7.


Kenyon city officials hope to use federal disaster aid to repair damage done during heavy rain and flooding in March and April damaged Riverside Park, washing away section of the river bank and clogging storm drains.

Kenyon’s City Council, at its Sept. 10 meeting, appointed Thomas Gard to fill the council seat left vacant by the appointment of Doug Henke as Kenyon’s Mayor and approved a preliminary levy with a maximum increase of 6.6%.

With newly appointed Mayor Doug Henke presiding, Kenyon’s City Council reviewed its proposed 2020 operating budget at its Sept. 4 work session, hearing from each department head about proposed budget changes.


RED WING — Goodhue County’s 2020 levy and budget will be finalized after a County Board vote in December. Before that, a preliminary levy will be set on Sept. 17. In order to set the preliminary levy, the board and heads of departments met Sept. 3 to discuss what needed to be cut, added and …


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…

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