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Bingo! That remains a frequent cry at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns and operates the entertainment complex, shows no signs of abandoning the old-time game. In fact, the casino has added bingo opportunities and recently remodeled the bingo hall with an expanded non-smoking area and a new non-smoking admissions booth. "Sunrise Bingo is new and we are evaluating the guest response to it. It's on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.," said Cindy Taube, public relations manager.
U.S. News & World Report gave the two St. Crispin Living Community facilities high ratings in the recently released fifth annual Best Nursing Homes report. St. Brigid's at Hi-Park is among the nation's best, receiving the five-star rating. Seminary Home received the four-star rating. "I'm absolutely delighted by our employee's dedication to our teams. Without the hard work of our employees and leaders, we would not be able to hold this high honor," Jake Goering said in a statement. He is the CEO/administrator for St.
St. James Hotel employees staged "Historic Day" March 7 while recreating a photograph discovered six months ago. Three dozen staff members dressed in late 19th century clothing with the guidance of Karen Boek in the Sheldon Theatre Costume Shop. "I tried to match the fashion as well as possible with the clothes in the original photo," Boek said in a statement. Rather than don ties, hats, blouses and skirts just for the photograph, staff wore historic costumes all day. Customer feedback was positive.
Half of third-graders across the state have cavities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported last week. That finding -- and the fact hospitals treat non-traumatic dental emergencies to the tune of $49 million every year -- prompted the department to launch the Minnesota Oral Health Plan: Advancing Optimal Oral Health for All Minnesotans. The plan identifies the populations most at risk for oral disease, their obstacles to routine care and strategies for improvement. Red Wing is ahead of the game, local dentists said.
Mayor Dennis Egan will resign by April 1. He made his decision public today, 12 days after the Red Wing City Council voted to have an independent investigator look into Egan's involvement with the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Egan has maintained that there was no conflict of interest in holding both positions.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street invites people to dine out using the restaurant passport again this winter. People can start their "trip" -- between March 1 through April 15 -- by picking up a passport at DTMS, 207 East Ave. Collect a stamp at the 12 participating restaurants, and then turn in the passport when the promotion ends. People's names will be entered in a drawing for three prizes. Your travels can take place during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pearle Vision of Red Wing won the Stanley Award this month.
Before piling on the layers and grabbing that snow shovel, warm up. Stretch. Get your blood flowing. Cold, tight muscles are more prone to injury than loose, flexible muscles. If you take a few minutes to warm up before lifting wet, sloppy and heavy snow or even operating a bulky snowblower, you can avoid one of the more common causes of back injuries during the winter. "A warm-up gradually prepares your body for the intensity of upcoming physical activity.
Helen Bell was many things to many people. Some people knew her as a nurse and educator. Bell became director of the Red Wing School of Practical Nursing in 1956. She went on to teach at what today is Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. Other people knew her through the Church of St. Joseph or as Mrs. Claus every Christmas. Still more people knew her as a local historian. For much of the community, of course, Bell's name was synonymous with the Red Wing Collectors Society. She was charter member No.
Some citizens have called for Mayor Dennis Egan to step down since learning he is executive director of the new Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Dale Hanson has taken his displeasure a step further: He launched a recall effort Friday morning via email. "Even if I supported sand mine fracking in Minnesota (which I DO NOT), the mere appearance of conflict of interest and many other potential improprieties is enough to motivate me to attempt to recall Mayor Egan," Hanson said in his blanket email. The mayor said he doesn't intend to resign.
For the first time in three years, the Red Wing medical center had a reportable "adverse health event" as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health. A patient suffered burns in the operating room. "This was not a fire. It was a thermal injury related to equipment. We have since made changes to equipment," Dr. Jack Alexander said. Alexander, who also is the chief medical officer for Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City and Cannon Falls, confirmed that there were no reportable events at those hospitals. The Minnesota Department of Health's annual report released Jan.