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St. Brigid's at Hi-Park has a new director of nursing. Kathleen "Kass" Bailey of Wabasha assumed her new duties May 2. Bailey had been director of nursing at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester for three years. Her experience includes work as a clinical manager for Wabasha Clinic and Lake City Medical Center, both members of the Mayo Health System. "I have been in the long-term care industry for 33 years and I have a passion for what I do," Bailey said. Bailey has nursing degrees from Rochester Community College and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical.
Capital Safety brought its global sales meeting to Red Wing this week. The local plant, which is home to the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall-protection equipment, is playing host to "Drive to New Heights." The conference runs Sunday through Thursday at the plant as well as Treasure Island Resort & Casino. "The meeting will bring more than 200 attendees from 20 countries to our area," spokesperson Jenna Bennett said. Officials noted that the meeting comes on the heels of a record fiscal year, which closed March 31.
The Parade insert in the April 23-24 edition of the Republican Eagle featured the cover story "The First Ladies of D.C.
Gary Fridell said he's pleased Red Wing finally disclosed the appraisal for Mississippi National Golf Links. He emphasizes finally. He approached City Hall last September for all public data -- including the appraisal -- regarding the city-owned course and its proposed sale. The city replied something to the effect of "give us $600 and we'll get you the information we can," the former Goodhue County attorney said, adding "That's no way to run government." He didn't pay.
The Red Wing Sustainability Commission is taking a broad, long-range view of Earth Day. The emphasis starts before April 22, 2011, and goes beyond that day, according to Commissioner Michelle Meyer. "Part of our goal is education and to make sustainability more an everyday thing," she said. "Think: 'Can I use this again?' before throwing it in the garbage." With that in mind, the commission is helping support and sponsor the following local events for Earth Day 2011: Healthy Kids Day April 16 The Red Wing Family YMCA will coordinate games and activities at A.P.
Steve Van Nurden makes no bones about the fact he knows more about Boston's options for medical manufacturing than any Minnesota community's options. The chairman of Mayo Foundation's Office of Intellectual Property travels the country and world looking for companies to make Mayo Clinic's innovative products and devices.
The first round of extensive sampling for chronic wasting disease indicates no widespread infection around Pine Island. That's just what state officials had hoped. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which finished its winter hunt April 1, completed testing on Wednesday and announced Thursday that none of 1,180 deer taken during a disease surveillance effort tested positive for the disease. "We looked hard and found nothing," DNR big game coordinator Lou Cornicelli said in a prepared statement. "This suggests the infection rate is low, which is very good news." U.S.
The Red Wing Chamber of Commerce's Business Resource Committee has high hopes for connecting with the Mayo Foundation Office of Intellectual Property. Two meetings are planned Monday to link Mayo officials with Red Wing area manufacturers who could produce the products Mayo is creating for patients.
Tuesday was Downtown Main Street's spring cleanup day. Merchants helped city crews spruce up the streets and sidewalks. Citizens provided their own brooms, work gloves and window squeegees, and the city provided trash bags. The city street sweeper started cleaning that evening. Granicrete Minnesota announced Ben Thorson of Pine Island has joined its team of national and international installers. Granicrete offers eco-friendly, concrete overlayment systems designed for home improvements.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota should sell walnut trees to help the state's budget, a state legislator suggests. Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, convinced a committee to amend an outdoors funding bill to include his idea to sell black walnut and other trees in southeast Minnesota's Frontenac and Whitewater state parks. The lawmaker said the walnut tree is the most valuable in the state, but could not estimate how much the state would receive if the action was taken.