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On October 2 – 3, 2022,  Now in its second year the Harvest Fiber Festival brings fiber front and center in a fun and engaging way. Sheep will be grazing on their pastures, llamas will be … more
The Kenyon Sunset Home will be closing by November 7th and has notified residents that they have sixty days to find an alternative place to live and employees that they will be out of a job. The … more
Among the many accolades given during the Goodhue County Fair are the Male and Female Outstanding Senior Citizen awards.  This year’s recipients were Howard Ayen of Zumbrota and Kathleen … more
The popular Vegas Style Tribute Show featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Neil Diamond returns to Dennison Saturday September 24th. Usually the show has been held the Friday of … more
Red Wing, MN (August, 2022) – Minnesota is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation, and the state has a strong local public health system. Our local public health … more
Breastfeeding is important for babies, mothers, other birthing parents, and families. Many families start breast/chestfeeding but are often not able to meet their goals due to lack of support. … more
Goodhue County, MN (August, 2022) – The Goodhue County Child and Family Collaborative (GCCFC) is pleased to announce that $100,000 a year for three years will be awarded to five organizations … more
The iconic Wanamingo water tower is making its last stand this summer. With the completion of the new water tower south of town, the 96 year-old structure will be removed. The new water tower will … more
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 … more
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 … more
The Goodhue County Fair, a staple in the area for the last 163 years will take place this week at the fairgrounds in Zumbrota. This year the schedule includes a grandstand show each evening with a … more
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 … more
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 … more
This summer stop by the Flour Child on Mainstreet in Wanamingo for some delicious candies and old fashioned “scooped” ice cream as well as their tasty trademark cupcakes. They have eight … more
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 … more
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 … more
Who wants ice cream for breakfast?  While it may not be standard or traditional breakfast fare, there is one day each year that it is allowed.  This year that day is Friday, June 17th when … more
Adam grew up north of Goodhue on a beef cattle and crop farm where he is still farming with his father and brother. He graduated from Goodhue High School and majored in animal science at the … more
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