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East Fourth Street in Red Wing closed Sept. 7 between Bluff and Sanderson streets for crews to re-chlorinate the water lines, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The road is expected to be closed for one to two weeks as testing occurs. Motorists may use alternate routes during this time. Crews have been doing work in this area as part of the Red Wing Bridge project. The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, barring any emergency closures.
Walk into Jordan Creek The guided walking tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Goodhue County History Center will lead participants along the historic route of the Jordan Creek. A collection of anecdotes and historical photographs will be on display. The group will journey to the basement of a downtown business to see the Jordan firsthand. Tours will depart from City Hall in Red Wing and end at Levee Park.
SoundStrings is having a garage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1715 W. Sixth St., to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. An exclusive Neal Topliff 12-song CD featuring violin and soft orchestration will be on hand for the event. The CDs will be a free gift with a $20 donation to SoundStrings. One-hundred percent of proceeds go to SoundStrings.
First Choice Clinic will hold its annual fundraising banquet as well as a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 21, at Cornerstone Community Church. The 2017 theme is "Let Life Shine." Henry Jernigan, a nationally known speaker, will share his story. Geared for a mature audience, the event also will feature an overview of programs and services that First Choice Clinic offers. In efforts to accommodate more guests, the same program will be offered twice: noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the events start.
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society District 1 Fall Conference is coming to Red Wing Saturday, Sept. 16. The public event will be centered on the courtyard at Colvill Park, 515 Nymphara Lane. The day includes the conference, which costs $25, and the free "Celebrating Pollinators Flower Show," open 1-2:30 p.m. Flower show registration begins 7:30 a.m. and judging runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pavilion 1. The best-in-division winners will be recognized at 2:30 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with a festival at Central Park noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. All are welcome to attend this free celebration organized by Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County. Folkloric dance group Mexico Lindo will get the festivities underway at noon, followed by the spirited mariachi band Centenario de Minnesota. The lively indigenous dance group Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue will perform next, then Rochester poet Dany Solis will share heartfelt stories of the immigrant experience.
Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the City of Red Wing will have the following refuse and recycling collection schedule for the week: Tuesday, Sept. 5 — Monday's Route picked up Wednesday, Sept. 6 — Tuesday's Route picked up Thursday, Sept. 7 — Wednesday's Route picked up Friday, Sept. 8 — Thursday's Route picked up
Red Wing Public Works Department will close the upper level of Studebaker Ramp starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. This is due to needed maintenance to the post tension concrete deck. All vehicles must be removed from the upper level of the ramp; those remaining will be towed at the owner's expense. The ramp will remain closed to all traffic through the weekend, reopening to the public at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Construction does not affect any portion of the lower parking area. Weather delays and site conditions may affect the scheduled work.
Pierce County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshals and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program recently conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders. On Aug. 9, deputies checked the addresses of 40 registered sex offenders in Pierce County. Two were found to be non-compliant and were quickly brought back into compliance. The Sex Offender Registry Program specialist will investigate and make recommendations to the district attorney as necessary.
City of Red Wing has been asked to consider the potential use of the Red Wing Regional Airport as a drop zone for Air Force training purposes. The Airport Board will discuss and listen to recommendations on what the next steps are during a meeting 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. An email for the request was sent from Brandon Schrader, chief of weapons and tactics to Rick Moskwa, Red Wing public works director, states: