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Christie Brown likes the idea that "when the earth rolls, UMCOR rocks." UMCOR stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief. First United Methodist Church in Red Wing is gathering kits through May 16 that will help victims of disasters and others in need. "This is an ongoing project," said Brown, who chairs the congregation's Outreach Ministry. "Some of our women knit sweaters. All members of the congregation are included, from Scouts to our most seniors." UMCOR kits provide essential items for disaster survivors.
HAY CREEK -- The state horse trail pass grew out of Laurie Martinson's first trail ride six years ago.
The Faith in Action cookie sale celebrates a dozen years of success this month. Organizers expect to complete orders for 16,800 cookies this weekend, generating at least $3,000 for the ecumenical ministry's various programs. Executive Director Lee Neste said volunteers will take orders Sunday at churches throughout Red Wing.
Plumes of gray smoke rose across the highway from Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. "Is that a fire?" one student asked another Saturday afternoon. No, it apparently was just someone burning brush. But if it had been a genuine blaze, 368 firefighters were right there to respond. Riverland Community College held its State Fire/EMS/Rescue School Saturday and Sunday at Southeast Tech's Red Wing campus. The "students" came from 100 volunteer and paid fire departments across the region, including Goodhue, Lake City, Kenyon, Red Wing, Wanamingo and Zumbrota.
Red Wing businesses are gearing up for the April 17 Flood Run. Spearheaded by Downtown Main Street, businesses will offer several activities for the thousands of motorcyclists expected to tour Lake Pepin. Activities are planned at Third and Bush streets. They will include a motorcycle contest, children's bike safety sessions and street entertainment. Downtown Main Street continues to seek sponsors for events. For information, contact Shelley Diercks at email@example.com . Downtown Main Street anticipates offering activities again for the Sept.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino took a little gamble last week, bringing together its slot machine vendors and the people who play the games. "This is really about educating people and dispelling myths," Cindy Taube said.
Helicopters will swoop down to assess area powerlines throughout Goodhue County. Over the next three to six weeks, Xcel Energy will conduct a visual inspection of transmission lines. The helicopter flights enable crews to look for defects or loose fittings. They will identify and later repair potential trouble spots. The flight schedule depends upon weather and other factors, but crews will begin in northern Minnesota this week. Lines in southeastern Minnesota near Zumbrota will be patrolled next.
No problem was too big for Arlo "Ole" Jensen. No good idea was unattainable, friends and coworkers recalled as news spread of the former Red Wing Shoe Co. president's death on Monday. He was 82. Whether the project at hand was personal or professional, Jensen gave it his all and assembled a team to ensure success. "His vision was incredible," said Art Kenyon, a former Shoe Co. advertising manager who worked with Jensen. "We were this shoe company in the small town of Red Wing.
When's the last time you looked closely at monthly bill that came across your kitchen table? Plenty of people apparently assume the charges are correct and write a check, Don Martinson learned after his letter regarding city utilities appeared in the Republican Eagle. The former Red Wing School District financial officer figures 45-50 people spoke with him about the letter, which is reprinted below.
ROCHESTER -- Lake City played its way into the Section 1AA finals by executing stellar defense and slowing down the tempo of the game. The Tigers could do neither Thursday against Plainview-Elgin-Millville. Lake City's 2-3 zone stymied opposing offenses the prior three playoff games, but the Bulldogs solved the zone and advanced to the state tournament with a 68-40 victory at Mayo Civic Center Arena. "We had a great run and it was fun when it was going on," Tigers junior Nicholas Bobb said.