Local police and campus authorities are looking into a threat against minorities at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. A student using a restroom in the university's library on Sunday noticed a message scrawled on a wall, said UW-RF Media Relations Director Kevin Harter.
A Prescott teen remained in critical condition Tuesday after a weekend crash that also hospitalized three of his classmates. The teens were in a car that collided with a sport-utility vehicle Saturday morning at Highway 10 and County Highway QQ in Oak Grove Township. All four boys were airlifted from the scene to various Twin Cities hospitals. One of the passengers, 15-year-old Kerary Spindler, was listed in critical condition at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul.
They may not be ready for "Hell's Kitchen," but a group of laid-off workers might have a leg up on others vying for jobs in the food service industry. Nine people on Tuesday received certificates from a four-week culinary training program at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical's Red Wing campus. Officials say the program will arm select unemployed workers with new skills as they re-evaluate the job market. "It's really a great opportunity," said instructor Tom Skold, a chef at Pepin's Harbor View Cafe.
A Spooner, Wis., man is seeking damages from Wal-Mart after he tripped over a cart and injured himself at the Red Wing store. According to a civil complaint filed Aug. 11 in Goodhue County District Court, Randy L. Hanson's injuries included those to his wrist and elbow. He also sustained injury "in and about his entire body," according to the complaint. He is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. The injury occurred Aug. 8, 2008, after an employee allegedly left an "L" cart in an aisle near the checkout counter, the complaint states.
Red Wing's fifth- and eighth-graders likely will call different buildings home next year, but not until more details emerge. Red Wing School Board members balked Monday at approving the change, which would send fifth-graders to Twin Bluff Middle School and eighth-graders to Red Wing High School. The decision followed an extensive presentation by Twin Bluff Middle School leaders who explained plans to facilitate the district's entire fifth grade by the 2010-11 school year.
Red Wing's fifth- and eighth-graders likely will call different buildings home next year, but not until more details emerge. Red Wing School Board members balked at approving the change - which would send fifth-graders to Twin Bluff Middle School and eighth-graders to Red Wing High School - at Monday's meeting. The decision followed an extensive presentation by Twin Bluff Middle School leaders who explained plans to facilitate the district's entire fifth grade by the 2010-11 school year.
If there was a time to separate Minnesota's coughing, fever-stricken students, this was it. The state's two-day break for teacher conferences came on the heels of a week where hundreds of Goodhue County students were sent home with flu-like symptoms. "Education Minnesota break came at a very good time," Cannon Falls School District Supt.
For months, searchers combed the depths and shores of the Mississippi River's back channel, hoping to turn up any sign of Robert More. But nearly seven months after claiming the Red Wing man, the river gave him up Sunday morning, Pierce County sheriff's investigator Douglas Ducklow said. Hunters walking through the area discovered the body near the center of an island three-quarters of a mile from the Back Channel bridge, he said. Authorities now say More, 52, was on his houseboat docked at Mr. Sippi's Bar -- just upriver from the Back Channel bridge -- when he went overboard.
Pierce County authorities announced Monday that the remains of a man who went missing along the Mississippi River in March have been discovered. The remains of Robert Blake More, 52, were found Sunday morning on an island south of Red Wing on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. The body was found about three quarters of a mile downstream from where More was believed to have fallen into the river. Identification was found on More's body. Dental records confirmed identification, authorities said. No foul play was suspected, officers said. More was reported missing March 28 at Mr.
Threaten a cop's family, and you're going to jail. That was First District Court Judge Kevin Mark's message Friday to a Red Wing man accused of threatening a Red Wing police detective's daughter. Andrew J. Harteneck was sentenced Friday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to harassment charges. According to a criminal complaint, Harteneck placed a call in December 2008 to Investigative Sgt. Craig Lunde's home number from a pay phone and issued the threat. In the profanity-laced message played before the court Friday, Harteneck calls Lunde a "greasy ...