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Red Wing City Council approved the installation of one electric vehicle charging station during the regular meeting Monday, Jan. 22. The council decided to move forward with this project after being awarded a $2,000 CERT seed grant to cover the cost of installation. The remainder of the project will be covered by the city, and the total project cost is just under $16,000. The council decided to waive an optional lifetime warranty on the station in favor of the standard three-year warranty so they can charge a market rate fee for use of the station.
The majority of area schools are not in session today, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as crews continue to clear roads in the wake of a blizzard.
This film screening and conversation of "Power and the Land" scheduled for today is canceled due to snowfall. At this time, there is not a date in place to reschedule the event. If you want to learn more about the Rural Electrification Administration, Goodhue Township or electricity, visit the Goodhue County History Center. The History Center is open today until 5 p.m.
Hiawatha Valley Transit will suspend regular bus service at noon today, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, due to the winter storm sweeping Goodhue County. Dial-a-ride service in Red Wing will continue until 9 p.m. today, a transit spokeswoman said. Call 866-623-7505. Regular service likely will resume Tuesday. The general hours are: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For associate degree nurses — also known as registered nurses — earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can become the pathway to a more challenging career with increased responsibilities and rewards. Winona State University has developed a successful RN to BSN completion program, which has expanded to include the Red Wing area. The first group of students came to the Minnesota State College Southeast campus Jan. 9 for orientation.
Some Goodhue County residents and the Land Stewardship Project are taking their concerns about a proposed 4,700-head hog farm in Zumbrota Township to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The court has received and accepted their brief and will now have 60 days to decide whether or not to hear the case. The involved citizens and LSP decided to elevate this issue to the state Supreme Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with the Goodhue County Board's decision to issue a conditional-use permit for the farm. Their ruling was released Dec. 18, 2017.
Hundreds of quilts will be displayed for some warm, winter enjoyment Feb. 3-4 inside Sargent's Nursery. Among them will be the "Legacy Quilt," the pivotal prop that the Evening Star Quilt Guild pieced for the "Quilters" musical sponsored last September by the Red Wing American Association for University Women chapter.
WABASHA — The National Eagle Center will hold a reception Tuesday, Jan. 30, for its "Art of Adam Swanson" exhibition in the Watershed Gallery. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, Swanson uses expressive bright, bold colors to capture animals and landscapes. The underlying theme to all his work is a focus on our natural surroundings and how it ties into our humanity. This exhibit includes new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, which will hang through April 2018.
Employers in the region are asking for skilled, well-educated employees in manufacturing, health care and information technology. A new scholarship program has been developed to encourage students get a college education in these fields. Thanks to the Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship program, Minnesota State College Southeast will be able to award $2,500 scholarships to 16 qualifying students who are starting college in fall 2018. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1.
ZUMBROTA — Enjoy an unabashed night celebrating one of the biggest hit machines of the 1980s and '90s, Huey Lewis and the News. Heart And Soul will perform this tribute at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Zumbrota State Theatre.