A Lock and Dam No. 3 worker was injured Monday after a cable snapped and struck his leg. Lockmaster Dan Schmidt said workers were locking in a tow with cables - a common practice - when one snapped at about 9:30 a.m., striking the man, who was not identified. The man received a compound fracture in his left leg and was transported to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, Red Wing firefighters said. Schmidt said Monday's high winds were a factor in the Welch accident.
Small class sizes and niche offerings are helping Red Wing's parochial schools weather hard economic times, officials say. Concordia Immanuel Lutheran School has watched enrollment grow each of the last five years. This year the school is ahead of last September's figures. Principal Kimberly Burns said small class sizes at the 38-student school are the primary driver. "A lot of parents kind of go toward smaller class sizes so their kids get better one-on-one," she said. According to Red Wing School District data, local parochial school enrollment remained stable from 2008.
MINNEAPOLIS - When Twins fans look up to Target Field's scoreboard, the emblem of a prominent Red Wing business will be staring back at them. Treasure Island Resort & Casino will be one of four major corporate sponsors at the new stadium, casino and Twins officials announced Thursday.
A pipe held sacred by American Indians was stolen from a locked enclosure at the Goodhue County History Center. Amos Owen, a Prairie Island Indian Community spiritual leader who died in the 1990s, carved the stolen pipe bowl, shaped as an eagle's claw. History Center officials discovered the piece missing earlier this month. Police said it might have been taken months ago. History Center Director Char Henn called Owen's work "an asset to the whole community." "It's not a loss to the museum," she said Wednesday of the artifact, donated to the museum in the 1980s.
Fire destroyed the main living area of a Red Wing home Wednesday. No one was injured in the 302 Green St. fire, reported at about 1:20 p.m. Initial reports that an occupant was inside at the time proved inaccurate. Fire Marshal Andy Speltz said two renters occupied the property, owned by Dave Furlong of DF Property Management. Several children - at school during the fire - were also believed to live at the residence. Speltz said the fire's cause remains under investigation.
ALTURA, Minn. -- I fish, but I am not a Fisherman. I know Fishermen. They are serious about angling and commit much time and study to the pursuit. Me, I'm a lowercase fisherman -- at best. I've plucked walleye out of Leech Lake and bass from Lake Minnetonka. The Chisago lakes chain has been generous enough to relent several of its crappie and bluegill into my possession. I also have known colossal failure. One trip to Lake Vermilion yielded absolutely nothing.
Red Wing parents won't have to reach for their pocketbooks when the H1N1 vaccine is distributed next month. Students can receive the vaccine for free, Red Wing School District nurse Kris Klassen said Monday. The vaccinations will be voluntary and available for all K-12 students. "It's extremely important for kids to get vaccinated," Klassen said Tuesday. She said vaccinations will take place at school buildings.
The Red Wing School District levy will shake out to be at least about $9.8 million, officials said. School Board members on Monday approved a maximum levy of $9.23 million, a figure that does not account for approximately $575,000 that will be added to the total. The additional dollars will be used to pay interest on funds borrowed to pay for retiree health-care benefits. District Finance Director Brad Johnson said the tax hike will mean a $40 property tax bump on a $200,000 home during 2010 and 2011.
Red Wing teachers don't have it as good as some might think, an educator said Monday. Twin Bluff Middle School teacher Scott Bender told Red Wing School Board members that his family has taken a risk with health insurance coverage, an issue that has come under fire recently by the board. Bender told board members that he chose a $10,000 deductible in a gamble that neither he, his wife nor his two children become seriously sick in the next seven years. "We're pretty much making a seven-year bet that we'll stay healthy," he said. Bender said he opted to place funds in a health savings ac
ST. PAUL - Eight peace activists, including a Red Wing man, have been convicted of trespassing during a 2008 Republican National Convention protest. A Ramsey County jury, under orders to ignore defendants' arguments that international law should govern their case, convicted the so-called "Other RNC 8" Thursday, concluding the four-day trial. "I still think it was a good idea," Red Wing resident David Harris said Friday of his decision to lead the Aug.