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.
- Member for
- 1 year 9 months
Scott Perau has sung with some of the best men's chorus groups in the country. Between his time with the Great Northern Union Chorus and, a group he created with his friends, CHORD SMASH!, Perau has sung with many talented singers. Now, he wants to bring that experience to the Red Wing area, creating a men's chorus. Perau, who has taught at Red Wing High School for three years as a choir director, said the closest groups for people in this area are in the Twin Cities or Rochester. Perau believes that male singers in this community will jump at the opportunity.
Wild Wings, a publisher, producer, and distributor of wildlife, sporting, and Americana art prints and art-related products based in Lake City, was acquired by Art Brand Studios on April 24. Art Brand Studios, based out of Morgan Hills, Calif., is a publisher, manufacturer, marketer, wholesaler and brand retailer of art reproductions that represents 50 of the top wildlife and Americana artists in the United States.
The following students were named Twin Bluffs Middle School Students of the Month in April. They are (front row, from left): Jaysa Dille, Jonah Scott and Adam Roe; (back) Emily Waldemarsen, Eli Boeding, Jennifer Garcia Fernandez and Yoselin Garcia Fernandez.
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.