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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.
Red Wing Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Red Wing Public Library. People will be be discussing "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" by Karen Abbott. Anyone interested in hearing about books others have enjoyed is welcome to attend this open club. For more information, call Judy Rausch at 651-388-5759.
Goodhue County Adoptive Parents will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Fernbrook Family Center, 419 Bush St. The support group provides a confidential environment where adults can learn from each other, celebrate their families' successes, brainstorm solutions to challenges and receive information on resources and training opportunities. The group is part of the North American Council on Adoptive Children and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
ZUMBROTA — Billy McLaughlin has been known to astound audiences with the breadth of sound he draws from an acoustic guitar. He will perform at Crossings at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14. He'll be performing with a mystery guest.
A 48-year-old Red Wing man was killed July 4 in car vs. motorcycle crash near Mazeppa. Daniel Douglas Syverson was traveling westbound on Highway 60 at Wabasha County Road 3 when his motorcycle collided with a 2005 Hyundai Elantra before 6 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. Syverson was reportedly not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car, identified by State Patrol as Jerome Arthur Miller, 53, of Lake City, was not injured. Alcohol was not involved in the crash, according to the report.
June 25-29 marked Red Wing's second year of MN Nice, the community outreach summer program offered by several Red Wing churches for youths who will have completed fifth through seventh grades. Middle school students completed four days of service, spending two days hiking up the trail off of Red Oak Street to cut down and remove oriental bittersweet, an invasive species. Volunteers from Friends of the Bluffs provided education and assistance.
Red Wing Royal Ambassadors Olivia Gonsior, Sara Kelly and Kailee Siefert will reign over Red Wing's annual River City Days, Aug. 4-6. Nine candidates are seeking to succeed them, and the crowning will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the historic Sheldon Theatre. "All Shook Up," featuring Elvis Presley music is this year's pageant theme. Pageant tickets are available at River Blu Salon & Dayspa beginning Saturday, July 8. Cost is $12 per person. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Sheldon Theatre beginning at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 6.
Q: What is the policy about the two water fountains in town (by Central Park and St. James). Are we allowed to play in them? A: Thank you for your question. On a hot day, the waters in our local parks can be quite tempting. However, in short it is a petty misdemeanor to swim, bathe or wade in any waters located in our local parks. Section 10.18, Subd. 5. Recreational Activities. A. Bathing and Swimming. 1. Designated Areas — It is a petty misdemeanor for any person in a park to:
Hiawathaland Transit announced that starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, the program will add service for all routes, dial-a-ride, and dispatch in Red Wing. Routes will begin at 4:30 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Dial-a-ride hours will operate 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Dispatch will be available 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Contact dispatch at 866-623-7505 with any questions or to schedule a ride. Booking a ride just got easier, as Hiawathaland Transit now accepts online requests at threeriverscap.org.
Collecting, selling stoneware is Bartlewski tradition Don't ask Tom Bartlewski how much Red Wing Pottery he has. Over the past 35 years he has acquired many more pieces than he could — or would even want to — keep. "The hunt was always the thing for me," he said, "the thrill of the find." So for years, he and wife Nancy have been selling Red Wing as well as buying it, especially rare and unique pieces they find at auctions, flea markets and sales.