Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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The nurse calls your name. You may think, “Finally.” Time seems to stop in the clinic waiting room. But according to Vitals.com, a consumer marketplace for health care information, in 2012 this region’s patients had among the shortest wait times in the nation. Wisconsin’s average wait time was 16 minutes and 29 seconds; Minnesota’s was about 40 seconds longer. Alaska came in with the shortest wait time — just one second less than Wisconsin’s time.
Parenting magazines and mom bloggers galore offer tips for disguising vegetables. Picky eaters can challenge the most ingenious of cooks. The ubiquitous chocolate zucchini cake is a favorite, of course. But not everyone eats chocolate and, frankly, children get plenty of sweets without doctoring up things that are good for them. Besides, you can’t eat cake every day, let alone every meal — a la Marie Antoinette. Zucchini bread is another favorite recipe.
Gloria Boldt looked around Bay Point Park Saturday morning and smiled. The 25th Mississippi Shuffle was wrapping up. Twenty-five years of walking. More than $2.2 million raised. Thousands of people's lives touched.
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 at 11:15 p.m. and quickly extinguished the fire, a spokesman said. They spent most of their time removing smoke and odor. District staff were cleaning up the school Friday and weren't available for comment.
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 links and more efficient navigation. Most important, Division Manager Steve Messick said, is that the changes accommodate how people want to consume news and how advertisers want to deliver their message in today’s world. “People expect information at their fingertips.
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.