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 …

Dundas Dukes to Host 2022 Baseball Tournaments

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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Marlene Carol Mattson
Marlene Carol Mattson, age 84, of Kenyon, MN died on July 23, 2022.    Marlene was the only child of Clarence and Olga (Kolsrud) Danielson, born on April 8, 1938 near Cannon Falls, …
Joann Margie (Karlstad) Wytaske
Joann Margie (Karlstad) Wytaske, 91, of Lake City, Minnesota, passed away on July 14, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Austin, Minnesota. Joann was born on October 25, 1930, the daughter of Anton …
Sandra (Sandy) Kay Clement
Sandra (Sandy) Kay Clement, 67, of Wanamingo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 202 at The Mayo Clinic, Methodist campus. Sandy was born June 10, 1955, in Red Wing, MN to Roger and …
Dorothy Davidson
Beloved mother, sister, colleague, neighbor and friend, Dorothy Jo Davidson, passed away on September 13, 2021. Dorothy was born on December 31, 1945 in Faribault, MN. She was the middle child born …
Community
CITY OF WANAMINGO City Council Regular Meeting Monday, July 25, 2022 7:00 P.M. Wanamingo City Council Chambers – 401 Main Street Wanamingo, MN CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Holmes …
CITY OF WANAMINGO City Council Regular Meeting Monday, July 11, 2022 7:00 P.M. Wanamingo City Council Chambers – 401 Main Street Wanamingo, MN CALL TO ORDER: Mayor …
City of Wanamingo Regular EDA Meeting Monday May 9, 2022 6:00 P.M. Wanamingo City Council Chambers 401 Main Street Wanamingo MN PRESENT: Ryan Holmes, Laurie Musselman, Rebecca …
Community
What was your favorite children’s book? Mine was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. When I was young, I could relate to Alexander’s intense …
Albert Quie, former Minnesota governor and congressman is now the oldest living former governor of any U. S. state as well as the oldest living former member of the Unites States House of …
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5 ways to revamp your money habits for a better 2021
(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 …
Big News For Small Towns: 5G For All
(NAPSI)—Despite years of talk about how 5G is going to transform everyone’s lives, most people haven’t experienced the lightning-fast speeds and incredible performance of it—yet.  …