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Due to a winter weather advisory, the Poverty Simulation at Red Wing High School on Saturday, April 14, has been cancelled. The United Way hopes to offer this simulation again in the near future for the general public. Look to the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties website for news: https://www.uw-gwp.org/ .
HOPE Coalition and Goodhue County Historical Society’s Celebration of Children event scheduled for April 19 at the History Center has been postponed due to weather. The event is rescheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 3. The event will include activities and an observance of the flowers that bloomed from the Kids Count Community Bulb Planting Beatification Project that took place in October 2017. For more information, visit www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
The city of Red Wing will break ground on the new Fire Station No. 2 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. The site of the new fire station is near the corner of Highwoods Trail and Moundview Drive, across from Kwik Trip on the west side of town. A fire truck will be in place to help attendees find the spot. Community members are invited to join the mayor, fire and police departments, City Council members and city staff for the event.
Q: With spring here, snow melting, etc., most people pick up trash that was buried or trapped in the snow and responsibly dispose of it. Unfortunately, my neighbors don't clean up after themselves, and already this spring they have trash blowing into my yard as it melts and frees from the snow. Is there someone I can contact about the mess? Or do I just keep picking it up as it blows into my yard daily?
Authorities are asking motorists to use extra caution next weekend as thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the Spring Flood Run on Saturday, April 21. The route takes riders along the scenic Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. To ensure a safe riding environment, law enforcement agencies in Red Wing, including the Minnesota State Patrol, and county sheriff's offices, will be out along the route. Some agencies will have extra enforcement to target speeding and impaired driving.
The Humane Society of Goodhue County will be closed April 22-29 while the public areas of the building undergo a renovation. The building will be closed to the public from April 22 through April 29. The Humane Society is not open on Mondays and will be closed Monday, April 30 as well.
Chris Brown, owner of Red Wing Cinema 8, was awarded HOPE Coalition's 2018 Ally of Hope award during its annual fundraising banquet on March 22. The Ally of Hope award is given to benefactors of HOPE Coalition who have gone above and beyond any expectations to support HOPE and its mission. Brown and Red Wing Cinema 8 have provided ongoing support of HOPE's Kids Count program, allowing low-income youth access to the theater and movies that they otherwise wouldn't be able to see. Red Wing Cinema 8 also assists with promotion of HOPE and its mission.
Four young women in Goodhue County were named Dairy Princess royalty last week, putting them one step closer to the coveted Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Kjersten Veiseth from Zumbrota, Catherine Keller from Bellechester and Kira Quam and Kate Rechtzigel both from Kenyon were crowned April 7 at a Goodhue County Dairy Association ceremony and banquet. The dairy princesses will serve as goodwill ambassadors representing the dairy industry in Goodhue County.
Goodhue County's Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested Monday, April 9, to validate telephone numbers in the county's database. There is no need for action if you receive a call; emergency personnel are merely testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications. The caller ID will read 855-969-4636 or 866-419-5000, and text messages will show 76993.
Randolph FFA Chapter will hold its annual tractor parade Friday, April 13, at Randolph Public School. Sign-ups are 8-8:30 a.m. with no cost to participate. The parade will start at 9 am. All farm tractors of any age, size and color are welcome. Randolph FFA Chapter started 16 years ago with 27 tractors and grew to 130 tractors last year. It is the largest tractor parade in Minnesota.