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Lake City Yacht Club will sponsor its annual Go Sailing for Leukemia fundraiser Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, Last year's event raised more than $15,000, with 100 of the proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. In 1997, the club was looking for a way to give something back to the community. The club also wanted to support one of its members who died of leukemia that year. This fundraiser was seen as a way to do both. Club members invite the public to "sail beautiful Lake Pepin and save lives." Blood cancer fast facts include:
The spotlight will be shining on River Valley Power and Sport, a marine and powersports dealership. The Yamaha corporate bus will make its first ever appearance in Red Wing, July 21-22, for a demonstration event at River Valley Power and Sport.
Jackson Street will be closed between Levee Road and Old West Main Street beginning the morning of Monday, July 17. The closure is expected to last until the afternoon of Friday, July 21. Canadian Pacific Railway will reconstruct the railroad crossing during this time. A signed detour will not be posted. Motorists are encouraged to use Broad Street or Withers Harbor Drive as alternate routes to navigate around the closure area.
Road paving will begin around 7 a.m. Monday, July 17, on West Fourth Street/Buchanan Street between West Avenue and West Sixth Street. The road will remain open to traffic, but flaggers will be utilized during the paving operations, according to the city Engineering Department. Work is expected to be finished in the evening hours. Motorists should expect delays traveling through the paving area. Driving using West Fourth Street are encourage to use alternate routes to avoid the area if possible, as well as to stay alert and drive carefully through work zones.
Activists to speak on Sunday Red Wing Unitarian Universalist Community will present a "double-bill" of peacemakers: Bill Habedank of Red Wing and Bill McGrath of Northfield. At 10 a.m. Sunday, July 16, Both will share stories of what led them to be peace makers and the focus of their activism. Habedank is director of the local Veterans for Peace chapter. McGrath is a longtime folk-singer and musician who now focuses on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
St. Crispin Living Community has been recognized as a 2017 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.
Beginning this week, Xcel Energy line crews will begin flying helicopters alongside transmission lines in Minnesota to perform inspections to ensure the electric system remains reliable through the summer cooling months. The inspections also meet federal regulatory compliance requirements to secure a reliable electric system.
A section of West Avenue between West Fourth Street and West Sixth Street will be closed starting approximately 7 a.m. Friday, July 14, according to the city of Red Wing Engineering Department. A signed detour will be posted via West Fourth Street, Dakota Street and West Sixth Street. Paving should be completed by the end of the day Friday.
The Red Wing Food Shelf is pairing with STAR Motorcycles and Feed The Children for a food and essentials giveaway Wednesday, July 19 in the Walmart parking lot. Recipients must pick up a voucher ahead of the event. They are available at the food shelf 4-6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Quantities are limited.
Combining speed and engineering prowess with live-saving ability, the Red Wing Fireboat holds a special place in the imagination of those who see it. Its functional beauty also makes it a wonderful subject to photograph, the department said. The drama of the machine against the water with Red Wing in the backdrop can be a pretty lens-worthy subject. Red Wing Fire Department will launch the boat at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Bay Point Park. The public is invited to attend the launch and enjoy a photo-taking opportunity of the fireboat in action.