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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.
Phantoms Motor Club is joining organizers across the country to celebrate the annual Collector Car Appreciation Day by holding the outreach to health care visits in Red Wing and Plum City. As a singular tribute to the collector car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports, the second Friday in July is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
The award for an employee with experience and extensive knowledge in community development and housing programs, as well as leadership skills, has been chosen by local housing and redevelopment staff.
Red Wing's outdoor music festival takes over Central Park on Saturday, July 15. And it's all free. Kicking off the annual celebration in Red Wing's "living room" are students from the Universal Music Center, housed at the Anderson Center. They will entertain at 5 p.m. for about 30 minutes. Horseplay will follow. Playing original songs, the trio is based in Belle Plaine, Minn., and members count among their influencers Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons, Trampled by Turtles and Ryan Adams.
Friends and family will hold a benefit for Carrolle Kendall, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March. The benefit, 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Red Wing Elks Lodge, will include a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and raffle. Kendall's cancer has metastasized, family said. She started with radiation for a brain tumor, which was able to be removed. She started chemotherapy May 3. Proceeds from the benefit will assist with treatment costs and related expenses.
I am Terry Ward, the MnDOT construction project manager for the Red Wing Bridge project. I hope to bring you a monthly update in this space through the duration of the project, so you can stay informed and learn about how we build a new bridge across the Mississippi River. We're grateful to the Republican-Eagle for publishing our updates.
MINNEAPOLIS — The nationally-acclaimed Loring Park Art Festival will return for its 18th consecutive year 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30. This two-day juried festival takes place in Loring Park at Oak Grove Street and Hennepin Avenue, near downtown Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center, and the Basilica of Saint Mary. 2017 featured artists are: Sarah Chapman, Holly Foss, Katharine Gotham, Jill Hunter, Bruce Kaupanger, Andrea Martin, Andrew Shea and Mike Welton.
The July meeting of the Red Wing Chapter of the Audubon Club will feature Katie Himanga. She is a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, forester and arborist. She will present "Gardening for Wildlife," sharing information on how residents can improve their current home gardens to provide habitat for native insects, birds and other wildlife. The public meeting will begin 7 p.m. July 18, in the Red Wing Conservation Club and James Isensee Event Center, 1010 E. Fifth St.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will be available to discuss the 2016 safety performance of the Prairie Island nuclear plant during an open house 5-7 p.m. July 12 in the Red Wing Public Library. This will include the resident inspectors based at the site on a full-time basis.
Red Wing Public Works Dept. has closed Highway 61 access to North Service Drive and Red Wing Avenue N. beginning Monday, July 10. Barricades will be in place during this time. The closure is needed for storm sewer inlet repair and is expected to take approximately five days, weather permitting. Repairs should be complete by Friday, July 14, or as soon as concrete work has been finished.