Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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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.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino will offer a different type of deal this weekend. The usual dealers will be at the blackjack tables, certainly, but in addition the Event Center will offer deal-makers. Personalities from the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Pathways to Business Growth" will work with Automated Equipment in Red Wing starting this year to find new markets as well as generate ideas and products. Enterprise Minnesota launched the program, which eventually will work with 25 Minnesota-based manufacturers over three years.
Charter Communications increased Internet speeds in the Red Wing area. This is Charter's second free speed increase in the past twelve months. Based on a residential customer's Internet package, download speeds increased Monday from up to 8 megabits per second to up to 12 Mbps or from 16 Mbps to up to 18 Mbps.
Three writers share the Golden Quill for December 2010. Individually, their letters wouldn't garner the award, REaders' Board members said at their January meeting, but collectively they sent a message regarding local property taxes. In fact, one of the authors, Ted Seifert, serves on the Goodhue County Board and therefore his letter normally wouldn't be eligible for consideration.
Cody Wiberg was so confident Thursday that a Minnesota House committee would approve legislation outlawing synthetic marijuana, he did something he normally doesn't: He left before the vote and drove home to Red Wing. The executive director of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy was scheduled to speak at Noontime Kiwanis about that same issue.
A deer shot near Pine Island in November apparently had chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. Because a preliminary screening test was positive, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, will conduct further tests. Results are expected next week. When avid deer hunter Ben Molnar of Red Wing heard the news Friday, he speculated it won't impact local action much. That's because while CWD is fatal to deer, elk and moose, it is not known to affect human health. "As a hunter myself, it's not going to deter me," Molnar said.
The Goodhue County Fair Board has found itself in some sticky situations in its 150 years. There was the time the board inaugurated female mud wrestling, for instance. The decision generated controversy, so the figurative mud flew before the fair even began, and the event attracted a crowd.
The Missoula Children's Theatre and Goodhue County 4-H will collaborate again, this time in a stage version of Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz." Shows are slated for 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Sheldon Theatre. This Missoula production comes fresh on the heels of staging "The Frog Prince" with Red Wing area students. The shows are 2 and 7 p.m. today. "We had over a hundred kids try out. It was amazing," said Sean Dowse, Sheldon Theatre executive director.
Red Wing Manufacturers Association has officially existed more than half a century, but local manufacturers have been networking -- and striving to improve themselves and their community -- for more than a century. That commitment is one reason President Jeff Custer stays involved. The Lake City resident works for Xcel Energy.