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The Sheldon Theatre has two highlights each summer: Rolling River Music Festival and the Phoenix Theatre musical. Before those July events, however, look for charming puppet shows and thrilling movies. The 2017 summer events will run every Thursday evening June 8 through the end of August — with a few more dates thrown in. It all begins with the first of three outdoor Puppet Picnics.
Our president, who boasts about grabbing females in their private parts meets with the pope, the head of the world's Catholic church. Richard W. Johnson Wacouta
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in it. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and Republican leaders who control both legislative chambers fought bitterly over their respective budget proposals before reaching a deal (of sorts) on a $46 billion two-year budget that will take effect in July.
Motorists in Wabasha County should be alert for bridge inspectors on June 5 and 6 as the Minnesota Department conducts inspections. Work will be done at the Highway 60 Mississippi River Bridge in Wabasha and the southbound Highway 61 bridge at the Zumbro River at Kellogg. Lane closures will occur beginning at 8 a.m. June 5. Inspectors will be on the southbound Highway 61 bridge over the Zumbro River, approximately one mile north of Highway 42 near Kellogg.
With a career spanning more than six decades, Loretta Lynn is making a stop at Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 22. Loretta Lynn is a singer-songwriter from Butcher Hollow, Ky., where she grew up in a small cabin in a poor Appalachian coal-mining community. A self-taught guitarist, she became one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and '70s, shaking things up by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother.
Two of the Midwest's most notable poets, Ted Kooser and Robert Hedin, will present a reading of their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, in the Anderson Center's historic barn. Kooser, who lives in Nebraska, is a former U.S. poet laureate and the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Hedin, who lives in Frontenac, is the retired co-founder and executive director of the Anderson Center artist community.
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Sen. Mike Goggin will hold town hall meetings throughout District 21 in early June. "There were many changes made during the 2017 session that will impact all Minnesotans, and I'd encourage all interested residents to attend the town meetings to learn more about our new laws, to ask questions, and to bring your ideas," Drazkowski said. Meetings will be at the following locations: • Monday, June 5 St. Charles City Hall, 830 Whitewater Ave., 5-6 p.m. Goodview City Hall, 4140 Fifth St., 7-8 p.m.
Red Wing Port Authority Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 6, to discuss the 2017 legislative session with Rep. Barb Haley, followed by a question-and-answer forum on "Port Authority Past, Current and Future." The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room. The Port Authority Board will hold its next regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. that same day in the City Hall council chambers. A quorum of Red Wing City Council members may be in attendance.
Before choosing an at home health care, make sure to do your research. As of June 30, home health care at Mayo Clinic Health System will no longer be available for patients. Services such as IV therapy, social and emotional support and medication management will have to be found from a separate provider. The hospice program at Mayo Clinic Health System will remain open. Mayo Clinic Health System has stated that it will work closely with patients and families to transition care to other home health providers in the Red Wing area.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street will partner with the University of Minnesota Extension Service Tourism Center to measure the economic impact of the 2017 Holiday Stroll. Teams from both groups will gather information from a sample of 200-plus guests and businesses at the 2017 Holiday Stroll, examining attendee purchasing habits, programming preferences and overall demographics. The University of Minnesota Tourism Center then will analyze the findings.