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Public Hearing Notice



The Lanesboro Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider granting a zoning amendment for property setback requirements for the property located at 18 Beacon Street East, Lanesboro, MN.

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

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     Meeting ID: 896 7767 1490
All persons wishing to comment on the matter should do so at that time or submit a comment in writing to the City Clerk’s office before that date.

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Farmers this ones for you!

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Calling all MN-based farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, and food businesses! 

You are invited to apply to join the Harvest Entrepreneur Network (HEN), a free technical assistance program led by Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA). Through HEN, CEDA’s professional staff will provide free, one-on-one coaching to help with everything from crafting business plans to writing grants to deploy strategies for marketing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but spots are limited so apply today.

The HEN program also recently launched a number of free online resources, including recorded webinars on marketing, grant writing, and legal issues, as well as a new HEN Toolkit that covers many of the common issues agricultural entrepreneurs face. To access these resources and apply for free business coaching and assistance, visit This program is made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

CEDA is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization dedicated to innovative community development practices and business growth in small towns. To learn more about HEN or CEDA, please contact Courtney Bergey Swanson at or 507-251-9272.  

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Covid 19 Housing Assistance

Deadline to Apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is
Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m.
The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. The program is designed to cover expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities or other housing-related expenses that were incurred after March 1, 2020 and are past due.Individuals and families interested in applying can:

  • Call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211),
  • Visit, or
  • Text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. 

The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily.The deadline to apply for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance through the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. Online applications must be in “Submitted” status and paper applications must be postmarked by December 7. Visit Minnesota Housing’s website to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.Please help us spread the word about the application deadline with the individuals and families you work with who may need assistance. Thank you

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Lighted Christmas Tree


You may have noticed the beautiful lights that usually adorn the north bluff have been missing. Unfortunately, the tree itself is failing. Efforts have been made to try to patch it up to make it through the Holiday season this year.

This does mean that it is time for a change. We need to make considerations to rebuild or reinvent the tree so that future generations can continue to enjoy it’s beauty. Our goal will be to do this and have something improved, however equally as beautiful for the 2021 Holiday season.

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Water Leak

**Emergency Repair**Lanesboro Public Utilities had identified a water leak on Hillcrest Avenue. Crew members are working to make the repair. Unfortunately many properties on the north side of town will be without water until the leak is repaired. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will work as quickly as possible to resume service.

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Toy Drive

This year the Lanesboro American Legion Post #40 will not be placing collection boxes for toys in area locations, instead will host a drive-up donation day on Saturday, November 21st.  Donations may be dropped off curbside at the Lanesboro American Legion, 103 Elmwood, Lanesboro, from 9am-2pm.

   Because of the pandemic many families are struggling economically and there is a greater need for donations this season. Please consider giving generously this year.

Thank You

Mike Mullen, Post Commander

Mike Gjere, 1st Vice Commander

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Stay Safe Grant

For Grant Guidelines and the application click here.

The City of Lanesboro adopted, on October 5, 2020, the following grant program recommended by the Lanesboro Economic Development Authority (EDA). Through grant funding provided by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Lanesboro EDA will provide a $200.00 grant to small businesses located within the 55949 zip code. The maximum expenditures by the City of Lanesboro is is a total of $10,000 in grants. Business loans are also available through the EDA’s revolving loan fund. Below are the program guidelines and application for the Lanesboro, Minnesota, Small Business Stay Safe Resource Grant program.