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Minnesota Congressman John Kline has nominated Red Wing senior David Howe to the U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2021. Kline nominated Howe to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy. Howe plays football, basketball and baseball for the Wingers and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Applications are being accepted for the title of Miss Teen Goodhue County 2017. The winner will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant next year in St. Paul. Contestants will compete in personal interview, fitness wear, fun fashion wear and evening gown competitions. The Miss Teen Minnesota winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and the chance to represent Minnesota at the Miss Teen International 2017 pageant in Charleston, W. Va.
Red Wing Jazz Band will share the stage with the award-winning UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I at a free concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Red Wing High School...
Ten fiber and jewelry artists will show their diverse works during Crossings' annual "Fabrications" exhibit Nov. 28-Dec. 30. This year's show features imaginative pieces of jewelry featuring a variety of gemstones, needle-felted Santa, and snowmen framed wall art, coin rings, art quilts and handwoven shawls. These works can be viewed during Crossings' holiday open hours. A reception is planned 6-7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Many of the artists will be on hand to talk about their work.
Soapbox Players will present "The O'Conner Girls," a Minnesota story by Katie Forgette, to the Hobgoblin stage two separate weekends. Tom O'Conner has passed away after a long illness and his wife, Sarah, and children, Liz, Martha and Matt have come together to sort through his personal effects. As the family looks through boxes of papers and bags of clothing, secrets emerge that prompt heated arguments and interesting revelations. The story of the parents' marriage unfolds and the children are forced to take a closer look at the parents they thought they knew.
The Stockholm Merchants Association invites visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items now through Jan. 2 at participating Stockholm businesses. This is the sixth consecutive year the Wisconsin Department of Tourism has organized the Big Bundle Up, a campaign that has collected more than 71,800 items for families in need. Other collection sites include Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers throughout the state.
People often refer to dogs as "man's best friend" for good reason. Dogs, as a rule, are loyal and protective. They love their masters unconditionally and people in return make dogs part of the family. Combine their keen sense of smell with proper training, and dogs can do things people can't do, such as alert someone to an impending heart attack or seizure. Dogs can be great partners at work, rounding up animals on the farm, guarding a business, comforting people in a nursing home, tracking a lost child, sniffing out drugs or taking down a criminal.
Students applying for a loan to further their education from the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund will be interviewed 8-11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Red Wing High School. Appointments must be made in advance by calling Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Executive Secretary Dodie Harris at 651-388-8921 or emailing email@example.com beginning after 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Loans are limited. Applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For the last 16 years I've taught the state's Motorcycle Safety classes throughout the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota. I am not a "native Minnesotan," so I am still entertained by Minnesota driving "skills." Merging is as alien a concept in this state as parallel parking is to beginning drivers. It is practically impossible to get a dozen Minnesota motorcyclists to merge gracefully at walking speed in a closed-course exercise.
Homelessness is a critical issue in the towns and rural areas of Goodhue County. In Red Wing, three years ago a group of citizens formed a committee to address the shelter needs of homeless individuals and families. We work in collaboration with HOPE Coalition, Connecting Connections, Youth Outreach and the Salvation Army. HOPE Coalition's housing advocate and a board member are members of this committee and we are grateful that HOPE continues to be our fiscal agent.