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Q: How do I prepare my family for a natural disaster? A: Thank you for the question as it is very timely as September is "National Preparedness Month." Our community can face a natural disaster at any time, disaster like floods, tornadoes, fires or man-made hazards (oil spill, explosions) can happen with little or no warning — but if we are prepared as a community, we will know how to respond appropriately.
Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day: Government offices closed Tuesday, Sept. 5 Red Wing Harbor Commission, 7:30 a.m., City Hall council chambers. Pierce County Veterans Service Commission, 1 p.m., Veterans Service Office. Goodhue County Committee of the Whole, 4 p.m., Government Center boardroom. Red Wing Port Authority, 4:30 p.m., City Hall council chambers. Goodhue County Board, 5 p.m., Government Center boardroom. Red Wing Charter Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall council chambers.
City of Red Wing is partnering with Morris Leatherman Co. to conduct a community survey over the next three weeks via cellphones and land lines. "Your caller ID will read 'Morris Leatherman Company,' and residents are encouraged to pick up the phone," said Michelle Leise, community engagement specialist. "The survey allows people to share their opinions about a variety of topics regarding life in Red Wing." Feedback will be used to guide short- and long-term plans as well as shape the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan.
Motorists on Highway 60 will encounter lane closures from the Straight River near Faribault to Huseth Avenue in Kenyon beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, as crews resurface the roadway, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation. Short traffic delays may occur during the paving operations and motorists should be alert for flaggers directing traffic through the construction zone. The project will replace aging pavement and extend the lifespan of the highway. Improvements to sidewalks and ramps in Kenyon and Faribault will also be made.
Goodhue County History Center will hold its Free Family Fun Day noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, this time hosting multiple train layouts for visitors to explore. Gandy Dancers Model Railroad Club will display a variety of trains. An ArtReach staff member will be available during the event for trai- related crafts. The event is free and open to the public. Afterwards, the museum will be open for free. For more information, visit www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
Claudia Schmidt brings her voice to bear in a return performance to Crossings at Carnegie. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Zumbrota venue. Schmidt explores jazz, folk, blues and world music genres. She has been performing for four decades. She calls her repertoire a quirky "hodgepodge" of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama and celebrating the moment.
The Red Wing Police Department recently received information from the Minnesota Department of Corrections regarding Level-3 predatory sex offender Daniel Curtis Duncan. Duncan will move into Red Wing Sept. 5. The offender is not wanted by the police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. A community notification meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the lower level of the Red Wing Public Library. Representatives from the Department of Corrections and the Red Wing police will be available to provide information on public safety.
The Goodhue County Horticultural Society will play host to the Minnesota State Horticultural Society District 1 Fall Conference on Saturday, Sept. 16. The free event will be centered on the courtyard at Colvill Park, 515 Nymphara Lane, Red Wing. Open to the public, the event will include speakers, door prizes, and enter your prized blooms and bouquets in the flower show. More information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1766008913712211 .
Daily Crossings Gallery Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota features the works of Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Their focus is on scenes from nature. The exhibit runs through Sept. 9. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota Cost: Free More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Watershed Gallery
Motorists on Highway 61 near the Red Wing Bridge will encounter flaggers after 6 p.m. Aug. 30 as crews replace a culvert under the road overnight, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The lane closure will take place overnight while the culvert is replaced and the road is repaved. The flaggers will be posted with temporary lighting for visibility to motorists. Work is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Aug. 31. If weather is not conducive to work on Aug. 30, crews will return on Aug. 31 to do the work.