NEW LONDON–Word that a new quilt shop has opened in the region travels like wildfire among avid quilters, and that’s exactly what Linda Lagergren was hoping for after she launched her new business, Paisley Threads, last month in New London.
The retired Lutheran minister has been quilting, crocheting and knitting for 40 years and had always wanted to own and operate her own quilt shop. And that’s what she’s doing.
Located at 14 Main Street South, Paisley Threads features a variety of solid
Popular destination in Kandiyohi County was designated on April 23, 1919
Celebration events are planned throughout the summer to honor 100 years of Sibley State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The park, in west-central Minnesota, is named for the state’s first governor, Henry Hastings Sibley, and was funded by the state Legislature and designated as a state park on April 23, 1919.
“Sibley State Park is a special place for many people,” said park naturalist Kelsey
After meeting with representatives of nonprofit senior living organization Bethesda, of Willmar, the City of New London passed a resolution Wednesday evening calling for a public hearing to establish a TIF (tax increment financing) District.
This TIF District would allow Bethesda to construct a $16 million senior and assisted living facility in New London near Peterson Parkway.
Although the project is still in its preliminary design phase, Bethesda plans to create a 72-unit, 95,000 foot facility
The Little Crow Country Club has taken a major step forward. Marketed under the umbrella name of Little Crow Resort, the $7.8 million complex located just south of the city of New London boasts a new 51-room GrandStay Hotel, 300-seat event center, 80-seat restaurant (called the Little Crow Tavern & Grille) and a new clubhouse. Hotel construction was completed during the summer of 2018.
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On August 22nd, the Little Crow Resort held a Grand Opening. The EDC helped
NEW LONDON—Construction and development of the Glacial Lakes Trail and it’s 6.5 mile extension from New London into Sibley State Park continues to progress as scheduled with several key milestones recently reached.
Last week construction crews installed a box culvert (a concrete tunnel) at the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road 40, which will allow those using the trail to pass safely beneath the roadway rather than risk crossing the heavily trafficked roadway.
The tunnel runs diagonally
NEW LONDON—A $7.8 million project to build a hotel, event center, restaurant, bar and pro shop on the grounds of the Little Crow Country Club is nearing completion.
The project began last fall with the demolition of an existing facility that housed a bar, restaurant and pro shop at the golf course, located near New London.
Hampered by inclement weather that delayed the initial expected completion date of mid-May, segments of the project are now done and open to the public and the rest—including
NEW LONDON—In fulfilling her dream of displaying her work in a New York City art exhibit, New Londonite Marjorie Nilssen will give the Big Apple a taste of the Lakes Area arts community this summer as she heads to Manhattan with her latest series of abstract paintings.
On August 2, Nilssen is scheduled to present her one-day “pop-up” show at the Rogue Space gallery in the city’s Chelsea District—a miniature Mecca for established and upcoming artists alike.
As both a professor of art at
NEW LONDON — With plates heaped high with at least five varieties of lettuce picked that morning at an aeroponics farm a couple miles away, restaurant owners and volunteers working to bring a food cooperative to New London were clearly enjoying their salads.
They were also talking with the farm’s owners about getting the fresh greens on the menu and on the shelves.
“Absolutely,” said Leah Michaelis, owner of Lake Affect Coffee in New London, when asked if she would consider
NEW LONDON—What had been a large, empty pole barn on a farm in rural New London last year is now becoming a climate-controlled maze of computer-operated, high-powered lights and a water misting system housed on a dozen massive stainless steel frames.
By early spring, the building will be filled with lush, fresh lettuce and other leafy greens.
Grown without soil, pesticides or herbicides, the greens will taste “like a treat,” said Kevin Ortenblad, who along with his wife, Julie, and
NEW LONDON—There’s more than just beer brewing at the Goat Ridge Brewing Co. in New London.
After 2½ years in business—and following an expansion last year—Goat Ridge is adding another 1,600 square feet onto the business.
The addition will create space for an expanded taproom, a bigger brewhouse and a bigger dance floor for their frequent live music shows and space for a farm-to-table restaurant.
“It’s a nice fit,” said Josh Reed, who owns Goat Ridge with his wife,