Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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GOODHUE—The price tag attached to the May 8 bond election facing the Goodhue School District is a hefty one. With a $30 million asking price, the district knows playing around isn't an option. "This community has a very low tolerance for game playing," Superintendent Mike Redmond said. The planning has been years in the making. The district established a Facility Planning Committee almost two years ago.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house April 30 to learn more about a construction project to rehabilitate a Cannon Falls bridge. Members of MnDOT will be available to answer questions from 4:30-6 p.m. at Cannon Falls City Hall. The bridge is located on Highway 19, three miles west of Highway 52. Construction will begin May 7 and is scheduled to be completed by June 29. To view a detour map for the project visit the project website:
When the buses arrive at Burnside Elementary School, Mary Lockwood is outside waiting to greet the smiling faces that exit. In the halls of Sunnyside Elementary School, it's common to see Dee McGowan walking around, hand in hand with an excited student. Lockwood and McGowan are volunteers from the Minnesota Reading Corp, a tutoring service that trains people to help pre-kindergarten and elementary school students in building literacy skills.
Sheena Tisland wants her students to question the nature of their reality. To research and inquire, rather than merely accept the information presented to them during the school day. Tisland asks her students questions about lying and about communism, to name two. Then expects them to pick a side on whether they agree or disagree with the question, no matter how uncomfortable the results may be.
The Bells on the Bluffs handbell ensemble will be performing in Wisconsin from April 28-29. Prior to its tour, the Bells on the Bluffs will have a dress rehearsal from 6-7 p.m. April 26 at the First Lutheran Church, 615 W. Fifth St., Red Wing. "Watch a final rehearsal in action as we get ready to take our show on the road. We will talk about what we are going to be doing during the tour — where we will be performing and what it took to get to this point," member Cynthia Clanton said in an email. "Come celebrate this fifth-year milestone with us."
"It was especially painful to go through this list." The list that Red Wing School District Superintendent Karsten Anderson is referring to is the potential cuts that would result if the operating levy doesn't pass in November. Anderson presented his recommended cuts to the School Board, and the public, for the first time at the April 16, 2018, board meeting, taking no pleasure in proposing ways to cut more than $3 million from the district's 2019-2020 budget.
Jan Hagedorn called the stations "a melodrama," a way to make people who don't understand what it's like to struggle with reading have some perspective. "We're going to say and do things to the people in the simulation that will tick some of them off," Hagedorn said. As the director of reading readiness for the Reading Center in Rochester, Hagedorn and her volunteers set up a struggling reader simulation April 12 at Red Wing High School to give teachers, business professionals and the public a chance to learn about their strategies with dealing with dyslexic students.
At the upcoming Red Wing School Board meeting April 16, the board will discuss the 2018 operating levy and the possible cuts that could result in it not passing. If the operating levy doesn't pass in a vote this November, Red Wing School District Superintendent Karsten Anderson said he estimates the total reductions could be around $3 million. These potential reductions will be effective starting with the 2019-2020 school year. Anderson will share a draft of the potential budget reconciliation plan if the operating levy doesn't pass.
When entering an elevator, people usually aren't captivated by the various buttons and symbols strown about the cabin. Logically, people are just looking to get to their floor destination. However, the people at SCS Elevator Products Inc. often take a look at those markings. After all, it is their handiwork. The Red Wing-based company specializes in making elevator Braille and signage, safety barricades, and push buttons. The firm is International Organization for Standardization certified.
Get swept away on a magic carpet ride as the students of Twin Bluff Middle School present "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp." The students have been paired with two professional actors from Prairie Fire Children's Theatre that will present the musical based on the classic tale, "The Arabian Nights." The play will follow Aladdin, who becomes the wealthiest person in the kingdom, but begins to be overcome by greed. Performances will be 7 p.m. April 13 and 2p.m. April 14 at the middle school.