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"It's the dead of winter. The holidays are over," Bonnie Schock pointed out. But she doesn't believe that's any reason to go into hibernation until the weather warms. "Come on inside and treat yourself to some intrigue," suggested the Sheldon Theatre's executive director. The Sheldon is holding its first Noir Film Fest and will screen five classic movies on Jan. 5 and 7 on the big screen.
He's been called a singer blended with modern-day outlaw. Gary Allan, who has won over fans, peers and critics with a blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances, will come to Treasure Island Resort and Casino for two performances — Feb. 17-18. The California native released his first album, "Used Heart for Sale," in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling more than 7 million albums, five of which are certified gold and three certified platinum.
Monday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day. Many government offices closed. Tuesday, Jan. 2 Red Wing Harbor Commission, 7:30 a.m., City Council Chambers. Goodhue County Board, 9 a.m., Government Center boardroom. Red Wing Port Authority Board, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers. Featherstone Township Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall. Wednesday, Jan. 3 Canceled: Airport Board. Pierce County Law Enforcement Committee, 4 p.m., LEC Emergency Operations Center.
Before adjourning the Goodhue County Board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 19, Chair Ronald Allen shared his thanks with board members and county staff for another year of respectful collaboration.
City of Pine Island will break ground Wednesday, Jan. 3, for a $5.5 million market-rate apartment complex. This is the first such complex being built outside of Rochester in many years, officials noted. This is a collaborative project between Pine Island and Judisch & Judisch out of Rochester. The project is a 36-unit apartment complex with underground parking. There will be no income restrictions and rent will be between $1,100 and $1,350 a month. The groundbreaking will be 2 p.m. at Third Street Southeast and South Main Street across from City Hall.
ROCHESTER — Kristen Seeger of Albert Lea Schools and Shannon Johnson of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools have been named Outstanding Educators from the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership. This award recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and focus on continuous improvement which serves to move students toward high achievement in world-class standards in math, science and technology. A total of 10 educators from southeast Minnesota were nominated for the 2017 Rochester Area Math Science Partnership Outstanding Educator Award.
Red Wing has received the highest honor possible in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Administrative Business Director Marshall Hallock, CPA, and the City of Red Wing received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city's 2016 comprehensive annual financial report. This honor is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Goodhue County is looking for volunteer ambassadors for the local Make It OK campaign to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. Free ambassador training will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 4, at Goodhue County Health and Human Services, 426 West Ave., in Red Wing. A light meal will be provided.
Government agencies and related businesses will be closed various days in observance of Christmas. Closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, are the Goodhue County Government Center, Justice Center, Law Enforcement Center and Public Works; and the Pierce County government complex. In addition, the Workforce Center and License Center are closed. Red Wing City Hall will close Friday, Dec. 22, and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26. The Red Wing Public Library will close Saturday, Dec. 23, and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26.
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