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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.
St. James Hotel employees staged "Historic Day" March 7 while recreating a photograph discovered six months ago. Three dozen staff members dressed in late 19th century clothing with the guidance of Karen Boek in the Sheldon Theatre Costume Shop. "I tried to match the fashion as well as possible with the clothes in the original photo," Boek said in a statement. Rather than don ties, hats, blouses and skirts just for the photograph, staff wore historic costumes all day. Customer feedback was positive.
Half of third-graders across the state have cavities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported last week. That finding -- and the fact hospitals treat non-traumatic dental emergencies to the tune of $49 million every year -- prompted the department to launch the Minnesota Oral Health Plan: Advancing Optimal Oral Health for All Minnesotans. The plan identifies the populations most at risk for oral disease, their obstacles to routine care and strategies for improvement. Red Wing is ahead of the game, local dentists said.
Mayor Dennis Egan will resign by April 1. He made his decision public today, 12 days after the Red Wing City Council voted to have an independent investigator look into Egan's involvement with the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Egan has maintained that there was no conflict of interest in holding both positions.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street invites people to dine out using the restaurant passport again this winter. People can start their "trip" -- between March 1 through April 15 -- by picking up a passport at DTMS, 207 East Ave. Collect a stamp at the 12 participating restaurants, and then turn in the passport when the promotion ends. People's names will be entered in a drawing for three prizes. Your travels can take place during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pearle Vision of Red Wing won the Stanley Award this month.