Ah, April Fools’ Day: the day of trickery, jokes and silliness. The day where it's OK to pull a prank on your parents, roommates, friends and family. You can let your goofiness shine and give everyone around you a good laugh.
Curious Cannon Falls Stories
Goodhue County has 11 recycling boxes for urban and rural residents to drop off their unwanted items.
As the weather gets cooler, a gardener's planting options change to match the seasonal climate. Even though some think spring or summer is the best time to plant, fall includes many flower, veggie and tree choices that any homeowner can situate for optimal blooming.
A unique performance is coming to Cannon Falls at the end of September called “Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon”, put on by Sod House Theater Company.
The Cannon Falls Military History Museum will be open Labor Day weekend with an extensive display of Spanish American War, Mexican Border War and World War One historic military items. Displays include: The Weapons of War, Women at War, Buffalo Soldiers, Pioneer Infantry, Cavalry, Air Servi…
Root beer floats -- made with creamy vanilla ice cream and root beer -- have been loved by generations and were the pinnacle drink of many people’s childhood summers.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Department released a list of auto shops in Goodhue County that participate in a program that prevents catalytic converter thefts.
Summer is in full swing in Minnesota and people are flocking to the outdoors, especially as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Gathering outdoors with family and friends is a great way to reconnect while enjoying the weather. Cannon Falls is home to plenty of parks, trails and waterways that …
The smell of funnel cake, the sounds of children laughing and the colorful lights of the amusement rides will fill your vision July 1 through 4 when the Cannon Valley Fair sets up shop for their 106th year.
The Cannon Falls School District knows how important annual events are for students, faculty and families.
COVID-19 has caused problems for many businesses and programs since the get-go. Cannon Falls Community Education was not spared from that.
Warmer weather is here and that means garage sales! Last year, every thrifty person who loves hunting for a good bargain was disappointed since there weren’t many garage sales due to COVID.
On March 31, COVID-19 vaccine maker Pfizer announced their trials in children aged 12 to 15 showed a 100% efficient and robust antibody response, exceeding the rate found in their age 16 to 25 trials.
Arlo Hark and Josephine Trople have both been surrounded by agriculture their entire lives. Both grew up on their respective family’s farms. Trople in Washington, running cattle and making hay, and Hark was raised on his family’s small farm near Lonsdale.
During the Feb. 16 Cannon Falls City Council meeting, Community and Business Development Specialist Laura Qualey presented the 2020 Economic Development Authority’s annual report.
Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but by February, many people have already thrown in the towel. Registered dietitian and nutritionist Joseph Gonzales talked to The Beacon about how to maintain that, often big, lifestyle change.
Every summer Cannon River is filled with people cruising along the shallow water in kayaks, canoes and rafts. Many residents, and visitors, rent their crafts from Cannon Falls Canoe and Bike Rental, but not last summer.
When cable TV came to Cannon Falls in the late 70s, former Cannon Falls High School audio and visual teacher Jim Deacon took advantage of the new technology and the creation of public, educational, and government access (PEG) channels to create a community television station.
John Burch Park has lit up the night for more than half a century, and baseball at the park dates back to the 1930s, according to Stadium Journey. The lights that allow night time usage of the park today, were installed in 2002 after a town-wide effort, including loans and a large fundraisin…
The winter hunting season is almost here, and topped off with Christmas, many current and soon-to-be dog owners are probably wondering the best ways to train man’s best friend.
Nestled between an alleyway and an antique store sits an old two story building. Stepping under the red awning and through the glass door customers are hit with the sweet scents of fresh baked goods.
Ask anyone of a certain age living in Minnesota about the Halloween blizzard of 1991. It’s almost becoming a mythical tale of power lost in homes, hundreds of cars being pulled out of ditches and snow as far as the eye can see.
The country is just weeks away from an election that will determine many positions at a federal and statewide level.
Question: Harvest season upon us and with slow moving farm vehicles on roadways, is it permissible to pass a slow-moving farm implement on Minnesota highways in a delineated no-passing zone? If passing is prohibited, maybe this is something to feature in the 'Ask a Trooper' segments in vario…
After a unanimous decision by the Cannon Falls City council on Sept. 1, parking on Mill Street was reverted back to parallel parking along the south side for one block.