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Open houses will be held Tuesday, April 11, in Cannon Falls and Wednesday, April 12, in Red Wing to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the draft Cannon Valley Trail Comprehensive Plan.
Merchants Bank recently donated $10,000 to Red Wing Youth Baseball for a new scoreboard at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Pictured are (from left): Paul Irwin, director of Red Wing Amateur Baseball Association; Corey Tauer, president of Red Wing Youth Baseball Association; Mike Grove, president of Merchants Bank in Red Wing; Dan Massett, Central Region president for Merchants Bank; and Paul Hartmann, head coach of Red Wing High School Baseball. "Baseball is an important part of our community and way of life in Red Wing.
In last month's column I laid out our vision for the state of Minnesota and the principles that will form our budget — what we are calling our Advancing Minnesota agenda. This month I thought it would be helpful to provide a status update. Senate Republicans made big promises when session began. After years of gridlock, we pledged to get things done that improve the lives of families; things that have a direct impact on your day-to-day life.
GOODHUE — He retired from Goodhue Schools, but Greg Nixon keeps going back as a substitute teacher. His retirement from the theater was almost as short-lived. Nixon stepped back from performing a few years ago, largely because he was having trouble hearing the other actors. But with the help of hearing aids, he's back on stage. Teaching and acting have been mainstays in his life. Retired since 2010, Nixon continues to do both because he wants to. To him, that's what retirement is all about: "Doing whatever I feel like."
Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team will conduct training Wednesday, April 12, in Memorial Park in Red Wing. Due to seasonal scheduling, Memorial Park will be officially closed on this day. The notice is to increase further public awareness of the ongoing law enforcement training occurring in the area, including police K-9 search-and-apprehension training. For more information, contact the Red Wing Police Department administrative line at 651-267-2600 or dispatch at 651-385-3155.
Did you know you can run a marathon this spring? Live Healthy Red Wing invites you, your friends and your family to participate in Marathon-by-the-Mile, a fun way to celebrate the springtime weather in Red Wing. Families, friends and co-workers will form "teams" to complete a marathon over a six-week period. Team members don't need to complete every mile. Rather, team members should try their best to complete 25 miles by May 13. Then everyone who has participated will take part in a community walk near Levee Park, where everyone will complete the final 1.2 miles together.
On March 31, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released to the city of Red Wing the environmental assessment worksheet for Lab USA's proposed ash processing facility here. The worksheet concluded that the proposed project "does not have the potential for significant environmental effects," so an environmental impact statement will not need to be completed.
I have been asked to clarify what I said last Tuesday at the Goodhue County Board meeting regarding the solar project in Wacouta. Commissioners had received my information in advance but the attendees had not. I brought up several subjects including health risks, non-native ecotypes from bargain seed sources, but will address only "peat" here. I am a staunch advocate of alternative power (especially solar) and can think of few situations where I would not jump at the option to have them as a neighbor. This is one.
Where do you work/go to school/volunteer and what do you love most about it? I work for Minnesota State College Southeast as the Learning Resource Center coordinator, and I manage the academic support services, disability testing and placement testing for the Red Wing campus. The best part about my job is helping our students overcome their academic barriers. What's your favorite local spot? Share what makes it special.
Dan Rogness, Red Wing's new community development director, always enjoyed his pair of hiking boots. "I like to get out, explore and take photos, so I'm wearing those boots a lot," said Rogness. "The Sunday before I started working here, and being aware of Red Wing's close relationship with footwear, I wanted to give the boots a closer look." Sure enough, the boots were made by Vasque Footwear, a division of Red Wing Shoe. "I'm not sure if it was a sign," Rogness said. "But it got me excited to come to Red Wing and get to work."