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The spontaneous combustion of some acrylic rags in a garbage can caused a fire at Cannon Falls High School Thursday night, according to the Cannon Falls Fire Department. Firefighters responded...
Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music. She has inherited a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to herself and honed her ear for songwriting with the ability to play multiple instruments. Chastity Brown is a banjo-playing soul singer. Jean plays banjo, fiddle and viola. Together, the two will entertain at a concert 8 p.m. Friday July 19.
The Red Wing Republican Eagle relaunched its website today with a new, cutting-edge design. Users first will notice a fresh, open look that will allow for larger photographs, related story...
The REaders' Board made quick work of selecting a Golden Quill winner for April 2013. Nursing home workers from across Minnesota convinced lawmakers to grant new money to pay those individuals caring for the state's rapidly aging citizens. The letter reprinted below did an excellent job of explaining to local readers why this was so much more than a request for a pay raise, REaders' Board members said. They invite you to read it again.
Birds sing for their supper in many a neighborhood. People put out feeders to attract song birds that provide visual enjoyment and eat some bugs, too. Those feeders, however, pose a health risk because moldy birdseed and dirty feeders can make birds sick. "Generally speaking, the warmer the weather, the more frequent the cleaning should take place," Red Wing naturalist Bruce Ause said. "I clean my oriole and hummingbird feeders every time I refill them. I thoroughly wash them with clean water. In the summer (hot) weather I only fill them about half full each day.
Camp Pepin is being cleaned from bow to stern after students brought an infectious virus with them to annual outdoor education days. "We've sanitized three times -- a fourth time now by professionals," Red Wing Family YMCA Executive Director Mike Melstad said Friday.
Peri Williams is used to being on stage, but only when all eyes are on one of her best-in-show toy Australian shepherds. That's how she likes it. On Wednesday, she admitted feeling a little uncomfortable as she and four others waited for the emcee to announce the 2013 Business and Professional Woman of the Year. That feeling changed to "stunned" when her name was called. "I was so honored to be nominated. I never expected to win.
Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to generate some hype. Literally. The organization will launch Helping Young Professionals Emerge at 5:30 p.m. May 8 at Marie's Underground Grill & Tap House. HYPE is geared toward working professionals who are 21 to 40 years old, chamber President Patty Brown said.
Beth Kocina, a former city of Red Wing staff member, has her eyes set on a new role: mayor. She was among the last to file and couldn't be reached for comment because she as out of town Tuesday -- the day filings closed. Kocina said she spent 10 years in public health, 14 years with the city and then returned to school. Today she is an American Family Insurance agent. "What the community needs now is some common sense. Get back to the basics and take care of our people," Kocina said. Several people encouraged her to run, she said, and she looks forward to the campaing.
A second dead baby may have ended up at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry, Regions Hospital in St. Paul said Friday. The hospital released that statement two days after acknowledging that the stillborn boy -- who tumbled out of linens being prepared for cleaning Tuesday -- came from the Regions Hospital morgue. The first baby -- a stillborn, premature boy died April 4 at 22 weeks gestation. That body had been wrapped in linens in the morgue.