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Red Wing will celebrate its strong manufacturing base — 47 companies in the city and surrounding area — throughout Minnesota Manufacturers Week, which is Oct. 19-25 this year. “They provide a strong tax base and many jobs for people in our community,” said Patty Brown, president of Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce. One manufacturing job creates 1.9 jobs in supporting industries, according to http://dreamitdoitmn.com . Thirteen percent of all Minnesota jobs are in manufacturing. Local “Dream !t, Do !t” activities will start with an appreciation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the St.
Red Wing and the St. James Hotel can’t boast “George Washington slept here,” but they soon will be able to say the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree spent the night. The...
Find local ties throughout the Minnesota State fair, which runs through Sept. 1.
Bacteria-tainted water from Hay and Wells creeks entering the Mississippi River is polluting Lake Pepin, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported Friday. In addition to the two streams popular with local trout anglers, Bullard, Gilbert and Miller creeks also violate the state standard for bacteria levels. Otherwise, Lake Pepin tributaries between Red Wing and Lake City are in good shape.
River Valley Power & Sport embraced e-commerce early. That decision some 10 years ago led to it becoming Yamaha’s largest marine dealer in the nation today. Now that Internet-driven growth has brought owner John Wooden and wife Carrie full circle. They recently invested in bricks and mortar in a big way, purchasing the former Riverfront Ford to house River Valley Power & Sport and thereby creating space to expand River Valley Lawnscape. “We could have made this investment in Rochester or the Twin Cities some other place,” Wooden acknowledged. “But Red Wing has been good to us.
Prairie Island nuclear plant’s new site vice president has a vision to be the best — the best in the industry, the best in the company and the best in the community. The drive starts with operation excellence, producing safe, efficient, reliable and clean energy. “We owe that to the community,” said Kevin Davison, who is completing his first six months overseeing the two-reactor facility. “We have to be good employers,” he continued. Jim Mulden, one of three site vice presidents Davison worked under before taking the helm, made that clear to everyone at the plant.
Julie Eckstrom said she shouldn’t have been at the annual Professional Women’s Leadership Event. “It wasn’t my turn,” she insisted. Eckstrom and Lanette Place alternate each year representing First Farmers...
Mayo Clinic Health System made substantial changes in 2013 toward better care and lower costs. These included more emphasis on primary care teams and launching Patient Online Services, according to MCHS officials. More improvements are under way in 2014, they said Monday night in a public discussion of the 2013 annual report. Internally, improvements started with standardization of procedures followed by integration of best practices after MCHS acquired the Red Wing medical center in July 2012, Dr.
Red Wing Public Works has closed a portion of West Sixth Street to repair a private water service. The area affected is between Plum and Potter streets and will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project. The works is being done by a private contractor and the closure is expected to last approximately three days, weather permitting.
Women’s History Month celebrates women of character, courage and commitment. Judy Christian- son, LaVonne Lommel and Gladys Savage fit that definition, Red Wing Women’s Network announced. The organization inducted Christianson,...