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The non-profit organization Friends of the Bluffs and the city of Red Wing are ready to unveil a year’s worth of restoration and improvements to the Barn Bluff overlook. The...
Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau new executive director Arloa Bach loves the reputation of the river city she now calls home and is excited to build upon Red Wing’s touristic traditions. She had the opportunity to “know about Red Wing before even visiting,” saying that the culture and reputation of the area precedes itself. With a chance to visit the downtown area and stay at the St.
Sunday night Aug. 3, scaffolding surrounded a dead tree in the front yard of Mary Brunner’s Red Wing home. But, despite outside appearance, it was not the end for that old tree, which has stood on the Danielson Street property since Brunner’s parents owned the house. In fact, the maple was about to get the facelift of a lifetime, as Joe Semler of I Saw It In Minnesota broke out the chainsaw, put on his headset, and started sawing away. “I saw Joe’s work at the Eagle Center about a year ago,” Brunner said.
If you are looking to expand your musical horizons, add an interesting experience to your life resume or just hoping to sneak in one more family fun activity before the end of summer, tomorrow’s free Handbell Boot Camp is the perfect opportunity. “This will be a fun, energy driven session,” said Marilee Anderson, director of music at First Lutheran Church and artistic director of the auditioned hand bell group The Bells of the Bluffs. Sponsored by Bells of the Bluffs and First Lutheran Church in Red Wing, the first of two boot camps takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday Aug.
Since May, Red Wing sisters Sadie Bloom, 9, and Samantha, 6, have sold lemonade and cookies by the quarter and saved up $400 for the “Mighty McKenzie; Tackitt Tough” campaign. Their mom, Amber Bloom, said that this spring the girls found out that her cousin Christy Tackitt of Des Moines, Iowa, was diagnosed with stage IV endo-cervical cancer at the age of 35 and given only a 1 percent chance of survival from doctors. Over the last several months, Tackitt underwent surgery which revealed the seriousness of the cancer and a rigorous chemotherapy schedule.
Red Wing resident Ruthe Exner has taken her farm-raised work ethic and combined her connection to the local Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice to create a touching tradition. Since March of 2012, residents admitted to hospice care have received a handmade tied “comfort blanket” compliments of Exner. In just over two years, she has donated more than 500 blankets with around 70 currently ready to be delivered. It was in March of 2012 that Exner lost her husband, Harry, to complications following a heart surgery. “I just had to do something,” Exner said about the loss.
Since 2011, The Red Wing Area Fund and the city of Red Wing have worked together to restore the Memorial Park quarries and are now looking to create two new...
Sunshine, blue skies and just the right amount of breeze set the scene for a bustling farmers market Saturday at the Red Wing Depot.
Red Wing is home to many outdoor activities thanks to its beautiful parks. Not to be forgotten is the Red Wing Athletic Field or “the Ath,” home to the Red...
ZUMBROTA — If a one-stop shop for family fun is on the to-do list, drive no farther than Zumbrota’s Covered Bridge Park. Stretching 80 acres, the unique park hosts playground...