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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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.
After inclement weather imposed on their original date, the Red Wing speech team will host a showcase Tuesday, April 10. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5:45 p.m., with the showcase starting shortly after. The event will be held at the high school. The event is free and open to the public. The showcase will display what the team has worked on this season and what they will perform at the upcoming section tournament.
The Lake City School District was given a $750 grant towards its education foundation from Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Lake City was one of five schools to be awarded the 2018 Student Learning grant. John Huenink, vice president of education for Kraus-Anderson, said the company is "extremely proud" of their relationships with area school districts in a news release by the company. In the past five years the company has managed the construction of 176 education projects totaling $1 billion.
HAGER CITY — Can you forgive the unforgivable? That is the question documentary filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson poses in her new film, "Risking Light." The film covers three uniquely similar thematic stories that take place all around the world. One story shows the grief of Mary Johnson, a Minneapolis mother whose son was murdered, trying to find a way to forgive the man who killed her son.
The Goodhue Chamber Choir will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on stage with the rock band Foreigner on April 8 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The choir won a radio contest through KWNG 106 that had communities vote for their respective school districts. The voting was competitive, with Goodhue and Zumbrota-Mazeppa each taking the lead on multiple occasions. In total, there were 57,157 votes submitted, according to the KWNG Facebook page.
Who says dodgeball is only played for fun? On March 29, Red Wing High School held a dodgeball tournament to help raise money for the school's food shelf. After making its way through the playoffs, a team of seniors played against the faculty. After defeating the faculty, the seniors were crowned champions of the school. The Red Wing Student Council raised $160 to help benefit the food shelf.
Elementary student behaviors — in addition to academic performance — was the focal point of Red Wing School Board's Monday, April 2, meeting. Sunnyside Elementary Principal Mike Pagel and Burnside Elementary Principal Jennie Bordonaro gave updates on their respective schools: Sunnyside The main points covered in Principal Mike Pagel's report covered the adoption of the Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites or PRESS model, responding to school behavior, and the structure of their special education program.
Sounds and songs from all over the world will fill the Sheldon Theatre on April 7 during the Strings, Winds & Brass variety showcase. The annual event gives students from Southeast Technical College an opportunity to showcase their musical abilities. Isabel Collins will be playing the trumpet in two bands, Fish House Punch and Brass Scrap Jamboree. The Oakdale, Minn., resident said she was excited about the opportunity of playing the trumpet in these uniquely different bands, an instrument she learned when she was in middle school.