Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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Area residents will be among the Americans exercising their First Amendment rights Saturday, both in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and sister marches in Minnesota. Some locals are already at the nation's capital. Some will leave by car, bus and plane this week. Still more will drive to St. Paul on Saturday.
A Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing provider has earned a distinction only two dozen Minnesota physician assistants have received. Doug Larsen was recently awarded a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
No school today, district after district announced.
The new owners of Boxrud's Resale and Gifts quickly expanded to accommodate soon-to-be newlyweds. The shop has added Jump the Broom Wedding Consignment. Tamara O'Brien and Sarah Prihara purchased the business Nov. 1 from Angie Hauschildt. In addition to selling used furniture, hand-crafted barnwood furnishings, home decor, children's clothing and speciality gifts at 417 Main St., the mother-daughter business partners also wanted to incorporate new ideas and a fresh sense of style.
Dr. Tom Witt soon will turn more of his attention to family practice and hospital integration as he steps aside as CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing. In early February, Dr. Brian Whited will take over the practice leadership position, MCHS announced Tuesday. He is the vice president of operations for Mayo Clinic Health System. Witt will continue leading the work of coordinating and integrating the health system's hospitals across southeastern Minnesota, officials said. He also will continue to care for patients in the area.
A fire smoldering behind a wall triggered a carbon monoxide alarm Sunday, Dec. 11, at 371 Cannonview Drive. Emergency dispatch received a call at 1:58 a.m. that a carbon monoxide alarm had sounded. While Red Wing Fire Department was en route, police reported there was light smoke in the house that the homeowner believed was from the wood-burning fireplace, Fire Chief Shannon Draper and Lt. Trent Wentlandt said.
Who's that coming down the holiday track? It's Thomas ... and a dozen other toy engines. The Red Wing Gandy Dancers model railroad club has its 10th Christmas display running at the St. James Hotel. "We like to think it's becoming a tradition," Jerry Dooley said. The club started in 2002 when the Red Wing Senior Center had a vacant patient room in the former St. John's Hospital. A few aficionados set up a couple of trains from their private collections.
Business notebook Bill Federbusch of Red Wing received first place in H.H. Bennett Studio's summerlong "Water in Wisconsin" photo contest. Federbusch, whose family has had a summer home in the Wisconsin Dells for several generations, won with his photo titled "Leaving Cold Water Canyon."
CANNON FALLS — Thirty-one students take home a backpack of food every weekend in Cannon Falls so their families have something to eat over the weekend. When fourth-grader Jack Mech saw a classmate carrying her school backpack plus one more, he asked her why. "We don't have money," she explained. He promptly went home and asked his mother if he could empty his piggy bank and take the money to school. "Initially I replied with 'probably not.' Then I decided I needed to foster that benevolence within him," Laura Mech said.
Jane Resh Thomas thought enough of Goodhue County Investigator Bryan Reich's help in a painful situation that she opened herself up to potentially more pain by sharing her story with Republican Eagle readers. Her letter made an impression on REaders' Board members, who awarded her the Golden Quill — the newspaper's honor that recognizes people who contribute to public discussion. The letter is poignant, well-written and sheds light on mental illness, members said. They noted it highlights one of the less obvious duties that law enforcement officers perform.