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.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, Elizabeth Boyum’s photography would be a novel. The young photographer has been making a name for herself in the area, and in early January she opened a brick and mortar location on Main Street in Wanamingo.
As board members and customers gathered in the lobby on Jan. 17, bank president Dean Baker drew a paper from his pocket and stepped forward to officially welcome everyone.
Customers at the Buckstop Grocery in Wanamingo only had a week to say their goodbyes to the small business that provided a convenient local option for the past 12 years.
n Tuesday afternoon Barney Nesseth put the official word out on social media that the Buckstop Grocery at 921 Third Avenue in Wanamingo will be closing its doors in just one week.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to build a large hog feedlot in southeastern Minnesota can move forward, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
You know you’re from Minnesota when you look forward to having cheese and sausage slices alongside the Christmas cookies at a community celebration. When it’s also joined by Norwegian sweet soup, homemade donuts and pickled herring, well, then you know you’re in Wanamingo.
Christmas in Kenyon is this Saturday, kicking off the local holiday season with a day full of activities for everyone in the family. Readers can reference the full listing of events on the back page of this week’s Leader.
The Minnesota Border to Border Broadband grant program continues to gain momentum as it encourages and facilitates investment in building broadband infrastructure into unserved and underserved areas of the state.
The ninth annual Goodhue County EDA Summit brought attendees to the scenic heights of Mount Frontenac Golf Course near Red Wing Sept. 27. Business owners, city and county government officials and other people interested in economic development gathered around the 2017 theme of downtown revit…
Sept. 18-22 is Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Week, and during this week, employees from Security State Bank of Kenyon are volunteering throughout the community. Some events include packing backpacks at Kenyon Food Shelf, reading to Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary students, sorting and packi…
Frontenac, Minnesota- The Goodhue County Economic Development Authority and Community and Economic Development Associates have finalized details for the 9th Annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. This event will focus on the importance of downtown revitalization.
The Wanamingo Economic Development Authority has reached an agreement on three lots totaling just under 10 acres in the Cenex Fourth Addition with Concast Inc.
As August winds down, there are only a few more opportunities to enjoy summer weather while spending time with families, friends and neighbors. And F-Town Brewing Co. is creating that opportunity every Friday until the end of September.
A proposed 10 percent increase in the tax levy led to deep discussion at the Aug. 14 Wanamingo City Council meeting. Continuing the conversation from the July meeting, council members talked about the need to fund street repairs sooner rather than later.
When Dave and Donna Wolf were considering Kenyon as the place to relocate their Keller Williams Preferred Realty business, it seems that fate gave them a little extra nudge.
Large mounds of dirt and concrete currently stand where the gas pumps and customers would normally be at the SA Express gas station in Kenyon on the corner of Hwy. 60 and Spring Street. The business is having new gas pumps installed, but has experienced some delays. The convenience store has…
Inside SIFT Thrift Store in Kenyon, Doug Klatt was busy moving product around before the store opened at noon July 14. At his side, Millie Lichtblau was happily sorting inventory once more.
Kenyon Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce a voluntary program that allows its public power customers to purchase R4 solar panel subscriptions to a community solar billboard in Kenyon. In exchange for buying a solar subscription that represents energy needs, subscribers will receive a…
Phil Maring hosted a field day on June 17 at his fourth generation family farm on County 14 Boulevard. The event was planned by the Nature Conservancy and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership.
Howard Held sat in the familiar window by a big walk-in door at the Held Bus garage. Across the table was his old friend, Dr. Jim Hiner.
At the west end of Gunderson Boulevard, next to the fragrant roses and Victorian architecture of the M.T. Gunderson House for which the street is named, stands another important building in the city of Kenyon.
According to the National Future Farmers of America, its mission statement is, “FFA makes positive differences in the lives of students by developing their potential, premier leadership in personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”
Several Kenyon businesses have invested in building upgrades this spring, some to improve their image, layout and functionality, and others to repair damage from fire.
Veterans who are looking to transition into a new civilian career could receive an extra boost as part of a bill being debated in the Senate.
SAN DIEGO (March 7, 2017) – National Farmers Union recognized the efforts of two Minnesota Farmers Union members for their excellence in membership recruitment and outreach at the 115th Anniversary Convention.
Dedication to craft, integrity and excellence in a profession were formally recognized for one well-known Kenyon businessman recently.
It was 2012 when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis found fame in a song called “Thrift Shop.” It became hip to shop second-hand stores and more people began to realize the benefits such places had to offer.
Current president Peggy Ryland led the meeting and shared the results of a member survey she sent out this fall. As is common in many organizations, participation seemed to be waning and several committee chair positions and the marketing director post had been unfilled for some time.
You say tomato, I say Solanum Lycopersicum. Often, conversations about food quality and modifying eating habits can sound like a different language. Isn’t it all just food?
Businesses in the city of Kenyon have the opportunity to apply for grants and low-interest loans through the Small Cities Development Program, but the clock is ticking on the time frame for the 2017 funding cycle.
WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Minnesota Department of Labor a $1.5 million federal grant to fund the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative. The funds, provided through the Apprent…
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association announced last week its intentions to implement an ambitious set of initiatives with the goal of making Minnesota corn farmers the most sustainable and environmentally responsible in the United States.
Is there an outdated, unused computer or television set staring you in the eye every time you go into the garage? Is there a cell phone from five years ago sitting in a box on a shelf in the closet because you don’t know what else to do with it?
When Write-On announced it will be vacating its storefront two weeks ago to become a home-based business in Cannon Falls, Sarah and Dan Jystad saw an opportunity for a new beginning in Kenyon.