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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.
The baby's body that ended up in a linen bin at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry came from the Regions Hospital morgue, officials said Wednesday. The stillborn, premature boy had died April 4. The body had been wrapped in linen in the morgue, according to the hospital, and someone mistakenly thought it was laundry. "We are really sorry and saddened that this event happened," said Chris Boese, vice president of patient care of the hospital in St. Paul. She spoke at a press conference Wednesday morning. Regions staff will investigate and take steps to ensure it doesn't happen again, she said.
A dead infant was found in hospital linens that had been delivered to Crothall Laundry Tuesday morning, Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman confirmed Tuesday evening. "We're calling it a death investigation at this time," he said. Authorities were alerted at 12:29 p.m. and went to 950 Featherstone Road. Pohlman said the body, as well as the laundry, had been retrieved by an undisclosed hospital before his officers received the call. "That's their practice," he said of the Crothall Laundry. "They call the place it came from." Local officers then interviewed workers and notified the St.
Bingo! That remains a frequent cry at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns and operates the entertainment complex, shows no signs of abandoning the old-time game. In fact, the casino has added bingo opportunities and recently remodeled the bingo hall with an expanded non-smoking area and a new non-smoking admissions booth. "Sunrise Bingo is new and we are evaluating the guest response to it. It's on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.," said Cindy Taube, public relations manager.
U.S. News & World Report gave the two St. Crispin Living Community facilities high ratings in the recently released fifth annual Best Nursing Homes report. St. Brigid's at Hi-Park is among the nation's best, receiving the five-star rating. Seminary Home received the four-star rating. "I'm absolutely delighted by our employee's dedication to our teams. Without the hard work of our employees and leaders, we would not be able to hold this high honor," Jake Goering said in a statement. He is the CEO/administrator for St.