Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a journalism degree.
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Roger Pohlman officially took over as chief of the Red Wing Police Department Oct. 15, 2012. At that time, the former U.S. Air Force man said he wasn't yet sure how or what he would change in the department. But now as Pohlman approaches his first anniversary in Red Wing, he said the last 12months have included plenty of new initiatives and goals for the future. Still, Pohlman added that overall, he's very happy with how RWPD is operating. "The department's in very good shape," he said. "I think morale is good. The guys work hard. ...
While Molly Friedrich-Nicaise and her husband, Christophe Nicaise, were volunteering in Haiti on a mission trip in 2009, they noticed one thing about many of the groups who work there. “A lot of nonprofits go into the community, then leave,” Friedrich-Nicaise said. That process creates a cycle of economic progress for families while the nonprofit is in Haiti, followed by poverty once volunteers head home, Friedrich-Nicaise said. Shortly after their return, the couple began looking for ways to create long-term sustainability — in the form of steady employment — for the Haitians. “We
When Karon Prescott and sister Pamela Wilkens decided to open their own thrift store, they searched all over the region. "We looked in a 50-mile radius," Prescott said. Their search included Eau Claire, Wis., Hastings and Wabasha. "We kept coming back to Red Wing," Prescott said. On July 8, Prescott and Wilkens officially opened Thrifty Sisters Thrift Store at 908 Tile Drive.
Motorists can generally expect to pay less at the pump once Labor Day weekend is in their rear view mirrors. But that might not be the case this year, AAA reports. “Escalating tensions in the Middle East and North Africa, possible U.S. action in Syria or a major hurricane could make it more expensive to buy gas,” said AAA spokesman Avery Ash. And that’s not good news, considering this past summer driving season — Memorial Day through Labor Day — was the third most expensive on record. Nationally, motorists paid an average of $3.58 per gallon.
LeeAnne DeFore has been a registered nurse at the local medical center for the past 19 years. It was while doing that job that she found the inspiration for her second job. "We used to do massage when I first was a nurse," she said. "I loved doing it." On Aug. 1, DeFore officially opened Healing Hands Massage and Wellness at 1451 Hay Creek Valley Road. DeFore is a 2011 graduate of the Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical massage therapy program. She went on to become a certified massage therapist.
How can Red Wing School District be more inclusive, accepting and help serve all students better? That was the topic of a special work study portion of the School Board's regular meeting Tuesday evening. Craig Morris — who works for the University of Wisconsin System and helps the district with its harassment and racial policies — began the session with background on the district's achievement gap, racial issues and bullying.
This year's late spring put many Minnesota crops behind schedule. Wild rice is no exception. As of early July, the rice crop — which grows mainly in lakes, marshes and streams the northern portion of the state — was about two weeks behind schedule, Ducks Unlimited wild rice lake management consultant Rod Ustipak reported. But over the summer, the crop gained some ground and matured only about a week late. While this year's harvest won't be a bumper crop, Ustipak said it will be a vast improvement over last year, when heavy rain storms damaged the crop.
GOODHUE — As Goodhue Elementary School students climbed on the school bus after the final bell rang Tuesday afternoon, they were greeted by a tall man in a blue suit. “Is it OK if I ride the bus home with you guys?” he asked. “How’d it go today?” Supt. Mike Redmond sat in the front seat. He had spent his morning greeting students as they arrived. The ride home was a chance for him to see how the school bus routes work and a chance to chat with the elementary school students, he said. “I’m checking both ends of the school day,” Redmond said.
Red Wing School District is stepping up its security measures for the coming school year. Starting on the first day of school Tuesday, people who visit the district's buildings during school hours will need to be buzzed in and then receive an ID badge from the school's office.