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The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high as it closed Tuesday March 5. The score was 14253.77, marking a 125.95 increase over Monday's closing. "I think it's going to cause individuals to look," Steven Beech said, an adviser at Edward Jones in Red Wing. "And I think there's going to be some excitement about that." While the economy looks differently than it did in 2009 when there was stress on the credit system, "markets have gone up and historically markets have corrected," Beech said. One reason is U.S.
WorkForce Development will hold a free manufacturing academy next month in Red Wing. The goal is to provide participants who have the necessary skills to enter a manufacturing career and to give them insight into what that kind of career entails.
Editor's note: This is the fifth and final of story about the 2012 Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce award-winners. After 12 years of business in Red Wing, Body Kneads Massage and Wellness Center added a location at Deer Crest to provide services to senior home residents and other community members. What makes the Deer Crest site unique to the main downtown office is that the new location is handicap accessible and located in a different environment. "When they offered for us to come in and fill that space, we were very excited about it," said Body Kneads owner Dawn Bennett.
Editor's note: This the fourth of five stories about the 2012 Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce award-winners. Red Wing Brewery was voted newcomer of the year by Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce members after less than two months of operation. The timing came as a surprise to business partners Scott Kolby and William "Norm" Norman. "You know, it was definitely an honor," Norman said. "It was really cool to get that award." When the business opened Dec. 6, the two craft brewers were taking a step into something new for both of them.
On Jan. 16, Phil McNairy was enacting his usual workout at the Red Wing YMCA. The retiree said he monitors his diet and was well aware of the importance of good health. So he didn't expect anything was wrong as he stepped off the elliptical. But unlike every other day he worked out, he fell. "I thought he just lost his balance," said his wife who was working out as well. That was until he did not respond to physical prompting to get up. "For all I knew, he was totally dead," she said.
The director of the Red Wing Public Library will leave his position after holding it for five years. When James Lund first came to Red Wing as the director in 2007, the library had a different look and feel to it.
Even though pictures of Red Wing often include brick buildings and thriving local businesses, the picture of Red Wing is also captured through a national annual Point in Time homeless count. The aim of the count is to give the government an idea of the need in different areas around the United States to properly allocate money.
A non-profit organization that coaches young girls to develop strong self-worth and that assists in personal development is starting off its year with new leadership. Bluff Country Girls on the Run was brought to the Red Wing area in the 1999-2000 school year to reach out to third-to-sixth-grade girls. Katie Ramstad, the new Girls on the Run program director, said that running is a lifelong skill that can be developed through this program. But running and physical health is not the central focus. "It's about developing girls' self-esteem and confidence at that crucial age where they're
Editor's note: This the second of five stories about the 2012 Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce award-winners. MIESVILLE -- Wiederholt's Supper Club is a family operation. The owners hope to keep it that way. John and Charlie Wiederholt recently won the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 restaurant of the year.
Some January days have been cold but others balmy and bright, showing glimpses of spring ahead. Even though winter is here, gardeners can do things to satisfy their green thumb. One of these things is pruning dormant trees.