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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.
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.