Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
- Member for
- 9 months 2 weeks
Half of third-graders across the state have cavities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported last week. That finding -- and the fact hospitals treat non-traumatic dental emergencies to the tune of $49 million every year -- prompted the department to launch the Minnesota Oral Health Plan: Advancing Optimal Oral Health for All Minnesotans. The plan identifies the populations most at risk for oral disease, their obstacles to routine care and strategies for improvement. Red Wing is ahead of the game, local dentists said.
Mayor Dennis Egan will resign by April 1. He made his decision public today, 12 days after the Red Wing City Council voted to have an independent investigator look into Egan's involvement with the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Egan has maintained that there was no conflict of interest in holding both positions.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street invites people to dine out using the restaurant passport again this winter. People can start their "trip" -- between March 1 through April 15 -- by picking up a passport at DTMS, 207 East Ave. Collect a stamp at the 12 participating restaurants, and then turn in the passport when the promotion ends. People's names will be entered in a drawing for three prizes. Your travels can take place during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pearle Vision of Red Wing won the Stanley Award this month.
Before piling on the layers and grabbing that snow shovel, warm up. Stretch. Get your blood flowing. Cold, tight muscles are more prone to injury than loose, flexible muscles. If you take a few minutes to warm up before lifting wet, sloppy and heavy snow or even operating a bulky snowblower, you can avoid one of the more common causes of back injuries during the winter. "A warm-up gradually prepares your body for the intensity of upcoming physical activity.
Helen Bell was many things to many people. Some people knew her as a nurse and educator. Bell became director of the Red Wing School of Practical Nursing in 1956. She went on to teach at what today is Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. Other people knew her through the Church of St. Joseph or as Mrs. Claus every Christmas. Still more people knew her as a local historian. For much of the community, of course, Bell's name was synonymous with the Red Wing Collectors Society. She was charter member No.
Some citizens have called for Mayor Dennis Egan to step down since learning he is executive director of the new Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Dale Hanson has taken his displeasure a step further: He launched a recall effort Friday morning via email. "Even if I supported sand mine fracking in Minnesota (which I DO NOT), the mere appearance of conflict of interest and many other potential improprieties is enough to motivate me to attempt to recall Mayor Egan," Hanson said in his blanket email. The mayor said he doesn't intend to resign.
For the first time in three years, the Red Wing medical center had a reportable "adverse health event" as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health. A patient suffered burns in the operating room. "This was not a fire. It was a thermal injury related to equipment. We have since made changes to equipment," Dr. Jack Alexander said. Alexander, who also is the chief medical officer for Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City and Cannon Falls, confirmed that there were no reportable events at those hospitals. The Minnesota Department of Health's annual report released Jan.
WANAMINGO -- The arrival of comprehensive universal health care coverage could open the door for Goodhue County Board to break off mental health services just as it did home health care a few years ago. "I'm thinking we need to privatize the mental health services," Commissioner Ron Allen said in the opening moments of the board's 2013 annual workshop. Commissioners spent the first two hours of their meeting examining five goals for 2013: mental health service, library funding, potentially breaking the assessor staff off from the auditor's office, consolidated recycling services with the c
Michelle Leise arrived early to Noontime Kiwanis, to no one's surprise who knows her. She tends to over-prepare when speaking about her passions -- Live Healthy Red Wing, Kids Hunger Free Network, Red Wing App, Friends of the Bluffs, Food Rescue at the high school and more. Friends and family said she'll dodge the spotlight, if she can, by putting others at the microphone. On Thursday, she had City Planner Brian Peterson and Friends of the Bluff member Chap Achen in tow. They spent time setting up a PowerPoint presentation they knew no one would hear.
The city of Red Wing and Wendell Pittenger could face each other in the courtroom this summer. A jury trial is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 19. Meanwhile, city officials continue to look into proposals for keeping Mississippi National Golf Links -- the source of the lawsuit -- open this season. The city sued the former golf course operator in October. Associated Bank is a party because of the fact it holds the revenue bond that is tied to the lease which Pittenger and his golf operations signed with the city.