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The first round of extensive sampling for chronic wasting disease indicates no widespread infection around Pine Island. That's just what state officials had hoped. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which finished its winter hunt April 1, completed testing on Wednesday and announced Thursday that none of 1,180 deer taken during a disease surveillance effort tested positive for the disease. "We looked hard and found nothing," DNR big game coordinator Lou Cornicelli said in a prepared statement. "This suggests the infection rate is low, which is very good news." U.S.
The Red Wing Chamber of Commerce's Business Resource Committee has high hopes for connecting with the Mayo Foundation Office of Intellectual Property. Two meetings are planned Monday to link Mayo officials with Red Wing area manufacturers who could produce the products Mayo is creating for patients.
Tuesday was Downtown Main Street's spring cleanup day. Merchants helped city crews spruce up the streets and sidewalks. Citizens provided their own brooms, work gloves and window squeegees, and the city provided trash bags. The city street sweeper started cleaning that evening. Granicrete Minnesota announced Ben Thorson of Pine Island has joined its team of national and international installers. Granicrete offers eco-friendly, concrete overlayment systems designed for home improvements.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota should sell walnut trees to help the state's budget, a state legislator suggests. Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, convinced a committee to amend an outdoors funding bill to include his idea to sell black walnut and other trees in southeast Minnesota's Frontenac and Whitewater state parks. The lawmaker said the walnut tree is the most valuable in the state, but could not estimate how much the state would receive if the action was taken.
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.