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Repairs at Red Wing Public Library were completed about a month after a vehicle struck the building and daged a stone wall. Repair of the library's external wall was completed on March 3.
The next great bald eagle ambassador has landed at the National Eagle Center. On March 4, the National Eagle Center publicly announced the name of their newest eagle ambassador to an enthusiastic crowd gathered in Wabasha.
Q: I'm elderly, and the sun's glare interferes with visibility. Can I tint the windows of my car to reduce the glare from the sun?
The theater department at Pine Island High School is one of 50 recipients of a $10,000 grant from the R.I.S.E. America Project, Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression. The program is a partnership between NBC and the nonprofit Educational Theatre Foundation. It is inspired by NBC's new drama "Rise" about a high school theater department. Schools submitted a video and essay explaining why they should be awarded the grant and how it would be used. Pine Island was the only Minnesota school selected for a grant. Hudson High School in Wisconsin also was selected.
ZUMBROTA — Entertaining audiences with his guitar work to his impassioned lyrics, Albert Cummings has made it clear he's more than simply a guitarist or bluesman. Cummings will bring it all together in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday, March 11, at the State Theatre.
Motorists on Highway 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will experience intermittent delays March 12-16 as construction crews set beams on a temporary bridge that will connect to the new button hook ramp, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. Highway 61 traffic delays of up to 15 minutes are possible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the work and weather. Work is expected to take place all week, but will wrap up sooner if possible.
Knight Barry Title, a title, closing and escrow service, announced the acquisition of a well-known title insurance group in Minnesota owned by Chuck and David Bang as the company continues an expansion plan.
Red Wing Public Library is asking for the community's help to bring children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett to town. Brett awards one free visit to a library each year. The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends or supporters who enter the contest will win a free visit sometime in the 2018-2019 school year. The contest ends April 2. A voting link can be found on the library’s website, https://redwing.lib.mn.us .
The city of Red Wing declared a snow emergency Monday in anticipation of a winter storm that could bring six inches of snow or more. The snow emergency begins 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. All vehicles parked on designated Snow Emergency Routes must be moved and remain off the street until noon Tuesday. Vehicles parked on designated streets during the snow emergency will be towed at the owner's expense, the city says. The snow emergency city streets designated as a Non Snow Emergency Route begins 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. Off-street parking is available at:
Red Wing firefighters had a busy day Friday, Feb. 23, responding to house fire and multiple medical calls. Red Wing Fire Department responded after 5 p.m. to a fire in a rental house on Sixth Street, according to a news release from Red Wing Fire Chief Shannon Draper. Heavy smoke was reported coming from the second floor.