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Goodhue County Emergency Management wants to let the citizens of Goodhue County know that the week of April 17-21 is Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to talk with your family and co-workers about preparing for and responding during severe weather.
Over the weekend, several vehicles had windows smashed and removed with multiple instances of theft. Red Wing police filed four separate reports April 16 detailing incidents near 1500 Old West Main St. and in the parking lots of Econofoods off Tyler Road South, Anytime Fitness and McDonald's. In three of the cases, property was stolen totaling $782. Stolen items included fishing gear, Beats headphones and exercise accessories. Damage to the vehicles is estimated to cost a total of $1,000. Red Wing police have yet to determine if the incidents are related.
Almost 47 years ago, Republican California Congressman Pete McCloskey was persuaded by Wisconsin Democratis Sen. Gaylord Nelson to serve as his co-chair in an effort to launch an environmental awareness day. Their combined efforts led to the formation of a national staff to establish environmental education events across the country. The concept of having a day to promote dialogue on environmental issues is no less relevant now than it was on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.
On April 19, the Highway 60 east interchange at Highway 52 will be closed and detoured. Crews will be replacing drain pipes at the location with additional work expected to accommodate an upcoming detour. Motorists can expect during the detour: • Highway 52 north and south who want to use Highway 60 east will exit at Pine Island to use Goodhue County Road 11 to Mazeppa, where it connects to Highway 60 east.
Letter writers continue to deceive about Sen. Mike Goggin's bill to help H2A visa guest workers make more money. It's clear these writers seem more interested in scary headlines than an honest discussion about the bill.
ZUMBROTA — In their latest show, the talent-packed Fabulous Armadillos pay tribute to the great guitar innovators of many genres. "Guitar Heroes (Legends of the Six String)" is a concert for any and all fans of the guitar. Crossings is bringing the show to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
The Upper Hiawatha Valley Audubon Chapter of Red Wing will host a program on "The Beauty and Birds of Hawk Ridge" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Red Wing Conservation Club, 1010 E. Fifth St.
Goodhue County Historical Society will host "History of the Church of St. Rose of Lima" at noon April 19. The journey to restore and preserve the church will be presented by Jill Palof with Friends of St. Rose as part of the monthly History Break series. The program will run in conjunction with the temporary exhibit about Cherry Grove Township. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy during the free presentation. For more information, visit the Goodhue County Historical Society website at www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
I joined four of my other School Board members last Monday up at the state Capitol to advocate for public education at the Legislature. We met with our own Barb Haley and Mike Goggin, and we also got to hear messages from Rep. Jim Davnie and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to name a few. It was a fantastic, busy day as we focused on issues that our school board deals with every week.
City of Red Wing called on St. Paul and Washington, D.C., Monday night to recognize climate change as a serious threat to the "health, prosperity and security of Americans." The Red Wing Sustainability Commission brought a letter to City Council endorsing action on climate change. The letter calls for lawmakers to recognize climate change and act to mitigate its effects. The commission asked City Council to endorse the letter and send it to Congressman Jason Lewis, R-Red Wing, as well as Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn, and Amy Klobuchar D-Minn.