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Dave Muelken from SCS Elevator Co. will be among the panelists when Journey to Growth "J2G" and Destination Medical Center bring leaders together to find ways to continue to move the region's economy forward. The economic summit will feature manufacturers from across the region. The event will be 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at the Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Drive S.W., Rochester. Cost is $30.
A Hager City man was airlifted Thursday, Sept. 7, after a semi struck the Air Force Reserve bus in which he was riding. Bob Preskorn was conscious when he was flown from the scene near Monticello, Minn. He was among 13 people en route to a training site near Fargo, N.D. when the semi apparently rearended the bus shortly before noon on Interstate 94, according to the 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis. Six people aboard the bus were hurt; Preskorn was the sole person airlifted, the State Patrol's initial report said.
The North American eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, will be a natural wonder that may tempt people to look to the skies. Do not do it, eye care professionals advise, unless you have proper eyewear for viewing this astrological marvel. You could damage your eyes or lose your sight entirely. "Obviously, the safest way to watch the solar eclipse is on NASA's website or any digital device — online or TV," said Dr. Antoinette Chamoun, an optometrist at Pearle Vision in Red Wing.
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Village Park offered plenty of seats for the thousands who descended upon this small community Saturday, July 15. If you picked the right one, you got a history lesson with Stockholm Art Fair's music, munchies and merchandise.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is again extending the public comment period for its draft environmental assessment to dredge near Wabasha. The new deadline is July 28. The move came Thursday, the same day the Wabasha City Council voted to pursue a comprehensive legal action to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing its Mississippi River dredging materials management plan.
City of Red Wing started working on a water main break Thursday evening on the Red Wing side of the Eisenhower Bridge crossing into Wisconsin. "Traffic is currently open, however it’s being directed to the outside lanes of Highway 63 as the leak is on the centerline," Administrative Services Director Laura Blair said in a news statement at approximately 7:30 p.m. Motorists are urged drive with extreme caution and slowdown in this area. Repairs will begin at 6 a.m. Friday, June 30, Blair said.
Awarding a Golden Quill to the writer of a politically charged letter carries the risk that people will think that the REaders' Board endorses a particular point of view. When the board met earlier this month, members discussed several letters. The one by Beth Slocum published April 1, 2017, and reprinted on this page rose to the top. Members said they especially appreciated that the letter issues a call to action. Slocum lives in Vasa Township. She urges people to call state lawmakers and "tell them not to limit the power of citizens, township or local governments."
Treasure Island Resort & Casino's waterpark continues to make a splash and just got bigger with 1,913 square feet of "splashing pool" fun. The Prairie Island Indian Community first broke ground in early 2016 on an $86 million project. The first phases included Lagoon water park and Wave spa. The Lagoon water park already has proven popular beyond expectations, Tribal Council President Shelley Buck recently told the casino's service providers. That led to a major addition, which opened Friday, May 12.
The Ursuline Sisters of Villa Maria have come home. One hundred forty years since their local ministry started, they have been laid to rest where it all started. A blessing of their permanent gravesite will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery in Lake City. "St. Mary's has given them a corner of their own" in a beautiful setting, said Bonnie Stang of Red Wing, who served six years on the Villa Maria Board of Directors.
Barking by the family dog alerted residents at 1922 Burton St. to a fire shortly before 2 a.m. today, May 6. All escaped without injury, Red Wing Fire Chief Shannon Draper reported. Firefighters reached the home within five minutes of the 1:56 a.m. call that an attached garage was burning. The garage was found engulfed and the blaze extending into the house and attic space. Firefighters immediately started an aggressive interior attack, according to Draper. They took approximately two hours to extinguish the fire.