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The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors after about 37,000 fewer donations were given in November and December than expected. Hectic holiday schedules and severe winter weather contributed to the shortage, according to a news release.
Mayor Sean Dowse and Council President Kim Beise gave Red Wing City Council an update Monday, Jan. 9, on the Sister City Commission. Dowse noted the commission is down to just three members, out of 15 potential spots.
Goodhue County History Center has opened the temporary traveling exhibit "New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota, 1825-1925." The exhibit will be open through April 1 and explores the first 100 years of Norwegian immigration in Minnesota with the work of the St. Paul Sons of Norway Synnove-Nordkap lodge volunteers. One in five Minnesotans claims Norwegian ancestry. Admission for adults is $5, children 13-18 is $2 and children under 13 are free. For more information, visit www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
A unique stage production that combines music, myth and motivation, "Radiate!" comes to the Sheldon Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Local singers will share the stage with the lead vocalist, Jomama Jones, who ostensibly is a rhythm and blues diva who has returned to America after years in self-imposed exile in Switzerland.
Lake City welcomes atmospheric folk rockers The Pines, Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Oak Center General Store. The group is currently touring for their acclaimed release "Above the Prairie." The Pines yield lush, layered sounds with vivid, imagistic lyrics and a filmmaker's eye for detail and framing.
Although Red Wing City Council had to re-vote Monday on a council president and vice president due to an improper procedure Jan. 2, the results remained the same. Kim Beise was elected president by a 7-0 vote, and Dean Hove was elected vice president by a 5-0 vote, with Peggy Rehder and John Becker voting "present."
How do you see yourself and others within your community? Artist Daniel Alexander Jones will guide a conversation to explore this question at the Anderson Center. Through his years of work, Jones has shared a message of resilience and regeneration and now offers surprising observations of today's shifting American landscape, organizers said. Jones said he intends to work with the group to create a personalized set of guidelines to work toward clarifying and deepening our common and not-so-common civic relationships. Bring your curiosity and an open heart.
The Academic Adventures after-school program has been cancelled for Tuesday Jan. 10 due to winter weather, according to an email from Burnside Elementary Principal Sheila Beckner. The message reads: "At this time we are attempting to contact parents to double check end of day plans for students. If we don't find out otherwise, we will send your Academic Adventures child home according to his/her normal end of day plan."
Due to winter storm conditions, classes and activities were cancelled starting 1 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 10 at the Red Wing and Winona campuses of Minnesota State College Southeast. The campuses remain open and staffed, according to a media alert. All classes and activities on the Red Wing & Winona campuses are cancelled as of 1 pm Tuesday. Campuses remain open and staffed.
ZUMBROTA — Layne Yost pays faithful tribute to the timeless, still-popular music of John Denver at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the State Theatre. Jon Shimoda plays bass to accompany Yost's pure vocals and guitar playing in this homage to the music and the man. They capture the simple soul of Denver's music. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver's life and legacy.