Fun for families — Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes

Families, friends, and neighbors can find Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes driving south on Highway 3 on the west side of the highway. Since last fall, the business has been making some noticeable …

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Drawing

Be sure to enter the Messenger drawing for Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets. You will be able to enter by e-mailing your name and address to hometownmessenger@gmail.com. Winners will be drawn …

Rose Fest to be Held weekend of August 19th

Friday, August 19th will kickoff the annual Rosefest celebration with city wide garage sales. There will be a KW Athletic Booster Club golf tournament at the Country Club at 1pm. A hog roast will be …

Loan Client Spotlight: CannonBelles

CannonBelles, an award-winning cheese company based in Cannon Falls, received a Small Enterprise Loan from SMIF in 2021. Deeann Lufkin, co-owner of CannonBelles, shared some of the history …
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Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that the flu vaccine is now available inside its more than 270 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations, with no appointment or prescription necessary. Drive-thru flu clinics will also …
The purple carrot-seed moth (Depressaria depressana), an invasive insect that feed on plants in the carrot family, such as dill, fennel, and coriander, has been found for the first time in …
Farmers in Minnesota looking to enter or exit farming have two new resources available, through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Farm Bureau …
Obituaries
Rachel Lynn Nesseth
Rachel Lynn Nesseth, 18, of Zumbrota, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Rachel was born April 22, 2004 in Rochester, MN to Barney and Laura (Shelton) Nesseth. She was a recent …
Rochelle “Shelly” Donkers
Rochelle “Shelly” Donkers, age 84, of Nerstrand, MN, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, at the Benedictine Living Community in Northfield, MN. Rochelle Diane was born on June 29, 1938, …
John “Jim” Trebelhorn
John “Jim” Trebelhorn, 83, of Nerstrand, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Saturday, July 9, 2022, while taking his motorcycle certification class at Faribault Harley …
Kathleen G Putrah
She will be remembered as the glue of the family, a special friend, generous, a gracious host, a caregiver, a respected business leader, and quite frankly. . . a superhero. To us, however, she was …
Steven Ludwig Twiehoff
Steven Ludwig Twiehoff, age 69, passed away in Gilbert, AZ on June 21, 2022, peacefully with family at his beside. Steve has been dealing with cancer for four years and put up a courageous battle. He …
Community
As summer days turn into evening, many parents pull out a book or two to read to their kids at bedtime. This is important because studies consistently show that reading at a young age drastically …
Celebrations marking National Farmers’ Market Week (Aug. 7-13, 2022) in Minnesota will culminate with a public event on Saturday, August 13 at Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. There will be …
One of my concerns with traveling 720 miles in one day across five states is encountering breakdowns on the highway. I am usually pulling a loaded trailer so there are more tires to contend with. I …
Community
The Minnesota Baseball Association and the Dundas Dukes announced they will be hosting the State Class B and Class C tournaments in Dundas, Faribault and Miesville.  Tournaments …
Rice County has officially given notice of primaries and a special election that will take place on August 9th. The special election is to fill Minnesota’s 1st Congressional …
    Last month, Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott spoke about the benefits of a new county program that has embedded social workers, or community-based coordinators, with the …
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(BPT) - While the past year has been rough in so many ways, one positive result is that people are focusing more on saving money — creating a silver lining to the cloud that was 2020. A new …
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