Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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Many students headed back to school this week, marking the unofficial end of summer. But the temperatures in the last week or two of August made it feel as if summer was really just getting started. The same seemed true at the Red Wing Water Park. For the whole summer, attendance was down by about 1,000 people from the 2012 season, Community Recreation coordinator Dave Borgen said. Much of that was due to a colder June and July, though. "Actually, our August was pretty good," he said.
Some kids look forward to heading back to school, while others may dread it. But some simple touches, such as decorating school supplies, might make the process a little more fun. Make back-to-school time exciting with personalized pencils, recycled snack containers and bookmarks. Back-to-school can also be an expensive time for parents, so making supplies at home can help save money. Here are just a few ideas for useful and fun back-to-school crafts. Milk jug lunch containers Materials • Plastic milk jug (gallon or half gallon)
The city will forgive about half of the Goodhue County Historical Society's rent for this year, Red Wing City Council members decided Monday. The society has paid $9,588 already and asked the city to waive the remaining $10,882 balance. "We're almost in the black," Goodhue County Historical Society board chair Roseanne Grosso said, adding the organization would cross the line with the rent forgiveness.
After more than 44 years of living in the United States, Regina Nicolosi officially became a U.S. citizen this week. The 71-year-old Red Wing resident was among dozens who participated in a citizenship ceremony Wednesday at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. "That was really powerful," Nicolosi said. There were about 45 countries represented at the ceremony, she said. Nicolosi, who is originally from Germany, decided a while ago that it was time to take the leap and become a citizen here.
The Red Wing Golf Club's course has been private for nearly 100 years, but it is now opening its doors to everyone. The board of directors recently voted to make the course fully public. The shift has been slowly ongoing, the members said, from changing from a country club name to the Red Wing Golf Club to more recently broadening guest policies and public golf time. But "this is our biggest step yet," board member Chris Ellis said.
Red Wing residents may soon see a familiar face on their television screens during sporting events and on social media sites. Kendall Mark, who grew up in Red Wing, was named the next Fox Sports North Girl this week. She beat out nearly 150 women from across the state vying for the spot. "It was such a rigorous process," Mark said. "I was so excited when I found out." The Fox Sports North Girls interact with fans at games and on social media and also do promotions and some charity work.
It's almost time for the end-of-summer celebration that brings food on a stick, farm animals, rides and shows together in one place: the Minnesota State Fair. The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicks off tomorrow and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Here are some tips to keep in mind for treks to the fair. There is so much to see, do and eat that you might even need to make a second — or third — trip. Transportation To the fair
Red Wing native Kendall Mark was named the newest Fox Sports North Girl today, according to the station's website. She will join three other women who interact with fans at...
Red Wing is a popular stop and destination for motorcyclists, and it might be getting even busier soon. The Great River Road scenic route that runs through Red Wing is one of the paths highlighted on a new Explore Minnesota Tourism website called Highways, Byways and Back Roads specifically aimed at motorcyclists.
Steve Gudgell has been named chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic Health System's medical centers in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing and the regional clinics in Wabasha and Zumbrota, Plainview, and Alma and Ellsworth. Gudgell and Dr. Tom Witt, CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing, will provide strategic oversight for the medical centers, Mayo said.