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St. James’ Port restaurant recognized

The Port of Red Wing restaurant, located on the bottom level of the St. James Hotel, has been voted onto the OpenTable Diner’s Choice List as one of the top restaurants in the Twin Cities for April, the restaurant announced.

“It is an honor to be recognized with this award after having only been a partner with OpenTable for one year,” said Rafael Perez, St. James Hotel’s food and beverage director. “The most rewarding aspects of operating a restaurant is hearing great reviews from our customers. We are committed to providing all of our guests with not only the best overall dining experience, but one that will be a great memory for them to share in years to come.”

•Customers are invited to fill Hanisch Bakery June 6 for National Donut Day. The Red Wing bakery, located at 410 W. Third St., will offer 25-cent doughnuts that day, along with giveaways all week.

•Jerry Tipcke of Voth Insurance Agency in Goodhue recently was presented with a 2014 President’s Club plaque and an Award of Excellence plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. The awards recognize the agency’s ranking among Grinnell’s top 50 agencies and 12 farm mutual companies, and five years of achievement in the insurance profession and superior performance.

Grinnell Mutual provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products throughout the Midwest.

•Red Wing Shoe Co. has released its newest brand film, “A Towering Achievement.”

The video features a team of workers in Minnesota who work on narrow radio towers to perform repairs, maintenance and installations at dizzying heights.

The film is the latest in a series of films that recognize customers who perform “extraordinary work with uncommon dedication,” the company said.

The film can be found online at

Danielle Killey

Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.

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