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The Red Wing area could officially have a flood as of Saturday. The Mississippi River is expected to reach flood stage -- 14 feet -- by Saturday afternoon. Levee Road as well as Colvill, Bay Point and Levee parks would be affected. The National Weather Service released a revised flood forecast Tuesday that predicted a crest in Red Wing between 16.5 and 18.5 feet in early April.
Xcel Energy has hired an international firm to provide engineering, field engineering and construction services at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. Bechtel works in nearly 50 countries. The company has served the nuclear power market for more than 60 years and its history with Xcel Energy dates to the 1960s when it designed and built the plant in Monticello, Minn., according to Carl Rau, president of Bechtel's nuclear division. As part of a five-year contract, Bechtel will establish on-site engineering, construction and project controls staffs at each plant.
The Wisconsin Senate passed the controversial budget repair bill Wednesday. The Assembly did the same Thursday, and Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill - complete with dramatic reductions in public unions' collective bargaining powers - into law Friday. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf knows the battle is far from over.
You don't have to travel around the world to enjoy a variety of cuisines, but you can pretend you're adventuring while eating close to home. Red Wing Downtown Main Street has launched a passport promotion program for March. People who patronize participating restaurants and coffeeshops have their passports stamped and become eligible for prizes.
Nothing says midwinter celebration quite like Mardi Gras does, and Best of Times Bookstore will mark the addition of "Café" to its name with festivities right up to Fat Tuesday. The fun starts, according to Denise Alt. Beverages and treats will match the theme and children will receive free beads like people wear in New Orleans. Friday is Game Night with music. The bookstore, now open until 8 p.m. Friday, has board games for friends and families to play. Red Wing folk/rock artists Quaking Bog will perform Friday.
Neela Mollgaard cares. It's really that simple and that complex. The public health nurse and mother of three cares so much she started Women's Cents, which not only raises and gives away money to agencies that serve children and families but includes education in the process. She's served on the Red Wing School Board, United Way board and parent advisory councils. She's taught Sunday school at United Lutheran Church. And last year, thanks in many ways to her efforts, the free CARE Clinic opened. Since Jan.
A Hager City man who once ran off with his minor-age cousin has forfeited $35,000 in cash bonds because he failed to attend court hearings. Wade J. Swenson, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting two relatives, including the cousin, and secretly videotaping family members.
Patriotic clothing and accessories are nothing new, but the local Peebles store is making that show support include a financial boost to military families, too. Peebles has launched a patriotic-themed, reusable shopping tote. All proceeds benefit Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance to the families of U.S. soldiers. Goodhue County Chemical Health Initiative staff members attended a national prevention conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 7-10.
Riedell Skates has a new brand of ice skates flying across the ice. Eclipse Blades hit the market this month. The ice skate blades offer competitive skaters blades that have state-of-the-art design as well as good looks. "Their beauty is enhanced with high-technology finishing, which creates a technically advanced blade that meets both the artistry and athleticism the sport demands," Vice President of Marketing Dan Riegelman said in a press release. Eclipse Blades have edge consistency and improved rake engagement, company officials said.
The first flakes started falling aroudn 9 a.m. Sunday in a storm that forecasters expect will dump more than a foot of snow on the Red Wing area. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that will remain in effect until noon Monday. Mankato, Minn., already reported 3 inches by midmorning and Owatonna, which is an hour southwest of Goodhue County, had an inch. The National Weather Service predicted the heaviest snowfall would come in Sunday afternoon. Red Wing could get up to 8 inches by evening.