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The city of Red Wing announced the first snow emergency of the season, a two-day event starting 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Motorists will need to follow the rules to avoid having vehicles ticketed and towed. From 12:01 a.m. to noon, parking is prohibited on all streets designated as snow emergency routes. This is so crews can clear the streets. The towing risk doesn't end simply because the plow has gone through.
One of my favorite collaborative projects each year involves Red Wing High School teacher Scott Kosek's writing class. On Oct. 25, the Republican Eagle printed nine letters to the editor from his fall semester students. The REaders' Board, which meets every other month, selected Daisha Cecil's letter to receive the Golden Quill. The members enjoyed her take on the value of reading the old-fashioned/traditional way. Her letter is reprinted here.
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates. This is something a few of our sister newspapers in Forum Communications Co. have done for years. We decided to join them for several reasons, including.
A Red Wing man is in jail after a standoff with authorities. At approximately 9 p.m. Dec. 15, the Red Wing Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male and female fighting on a front porch at 703 Jefferson St. Seeing police, the man later identified as Tony Lee Allen Storing, 37, fled into the house, officers said. The female then told officers there was a gun in the residence.
On Dec. 15, 2017, at approximately 9 p.m., Red Wing Police Department responded to a reported disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival officers observe a male and female fighting in a front porch. Seeing police, the male suspect fled into the house, officers said. The female stated that there was a gun in the residence.
Ashton Wieck (left), Cayden White, AJ Mikkelson, Mary Ellen Robertson, Eli Freier and Evan Nelson test their robot during regional Junior FIRST LEGO League competition Saturday, Dec. 9, at Willow Elementary School in Rochester. Donovan Adolph is in the background heading to the practice table. The Twin Bluff Middle School students named their team The Flows because the 2017 theme involved hydrology. They improved their scores every round, coaches Crystal Henderson and Nich Lowman said, and more importantly did well in their project, design and core values presentations.
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible letters, it reflects badly on our community." "You are aggravating a terrible situation — just let it go away."
Christmas is less than three weeks, so the time to decorate is here. Lights, scents and sounds help to make the season to life. Decorating may be as simple as using a Christmas tablecloth or placing a candle on the mantel. Decorating also can be as complex as lighting the exterior of a home or dramatically transforming the interior. Many area homes and businesses do some of both. Ann Ferrin at Ferrin's Furniture in Red Wing has suggestions on "how to transform your everyday to holiday." Step one: Remove the routine clutter.
You've been asked to bring the beverage for a festive meal. The first thing that may come to your mind is a nice bottle of wine. But what if you'd like to think outside the wine bottle this holiday? There are many fine craft beers available. If you have trouble picking just one, some stores allow you to mix and match them. This way you can suit a variety of palates (and buffet table foods). "Craft beer is a big, big trend," said Kip Earney of West End Liquor in Red Wing. As a result, he carries upwards of 400 varieties.
What became a local tradition began as response to a simple challenge. Bruce Duerkop was going to be alone for Thanksgiving Day 1992, so instead he headed to a gathering organized by a Twin Cities mission group. He later talked about the experience with his pastor. "Why doesn't Red Wing have something like this?" Duerkop recalls asking him. "There are a lot of people who are alone and would like to do something with others." The pastor replied, "Do something about it."