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Critically acclaimed country singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley will be joined by Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsey Ell for one night of traditional and contemporary country music when they perform outdoors Saturday, Aug. 26, at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
Four southern Minnesota entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to judges at the second annual Ignite Cup business competition. The winner, Susan Sorensen Langer, founder of Live.Give.Save., will go on to be an automatic semi-finalist at Minnesota Cup, the nation's largest startup business competition. Live.Give. Save. is located in Red Wing and is a member of Red Wing Ignite.
Mayo Clinic Health System will no longer provide home health care services in Red Wing starting June 30, 2017. The program will work closely with patients and families to help transition care to other home health providers in the Red Wing area. Home health services will also be discontinued in Albert Lea. Hospice programs in Albert Lea, Austin and Red Wing will remain open.
Join Goodhue County District Court staff Monday, May 1 to celebrate Law Day 2017. The observation will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Goodhue County Justice Center. Informational table on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a trivia contest, and free cookies will be provided. This year's theme is "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." The Fourteenth Amendment addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens. For more information, contact Christopher Channing, court administrator, at 651-267-4821 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
When it comes to politics, change is a driving force, but then reality hits and people need to lead and govern. Minnesota legislators have a month to get their work done. How the final product will end is a mystery, but lots of compromising looks to be in order to avoid a special session. The dynamics appear similar to 2011 when Republicans controlled both Houses, while Gov. Mark Dayton held the line for the DFLers. It resulted in a brutal government shutdown which lasted for many weeks. Is this the path Speaker Kurt Daudt and his colleagues want to travel again?
The new Behrens Family Jazz Scholarship will send a Red Wing High School student to a camp-like workshop this summer. "For a number of years, it has been a goal of mine to offer an annual scholarship to RWHS students. It was important the scholarship would relate to music and specifically jazz, as my interest in the art form developed from opportunities afforded me by some special teacher influences while attending RWHS," Bob Behren said.
HOPE Coalition will hold its annual candlelight vigil 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Red Wing High School auditorium. Participants in the Kids Count program will perform. The audience will watch "Standing Strong," which is especially pertinent for teens beginning to date, organizers said. The evening also will celebrate trust and safety with a rose-giving ceremony. For more information, call 651-388-9460 ext. 3.
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced that pavement marking repair work needed to move the project into final completion on U.S. Highway 61 from Old West Main Street to Potter Street is planned this week. The contractor will be completing the striping repairs as a result of the concrete repair work last fall and estimates the work will take one day to complete. It is expected that this work will be completed under live traffic.
Red Wing, along with four other cities in southern Minnesota, was chosen to participate in the Public Art and Placemaking Tools for City Planners program, developed by Forecast Public Art and the American Planning Association. The program runs through 2018. Other selected cities include Austin, Mankato, Rochester and Winona. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation are funding the program.
Looking for an opportunity to guide local "green" initiatives? The Red Wing Sustainability Commission is seeking new members to energize local efforts. The commission has several vacant seats available to residents who have an interest in moving the community forward.