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ProAct, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is kicking off its "Holiday Lights Recycling" effort in conjunction with several metro area cities. The program also recycles electrical, phone and appliance cords and offers 29 drop-off locations. "Keep your lights and cords out of the trash and recycle bins, and know that they will be handled properly and that the valuable material will be reclaimed and reused in new products," ProAct Production Coordinator Jennifer Cavalier said. The effort also helps to employ dozens of people with disabilities in Dakota County.
There were reports of interrupted service throughout Red Wing for Spectrum customers in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. This story is developing. Read more
Amanda Carlson of Welch qualified for the final four in the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet during the MFBF 99th annual meeting Nov. 18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. The Discussion Meet finalists competed in two semifinal rounds Nov. 18 followed by the final four competition. Contestants were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem-solving.
Q: I like the black-and-white squad cars. Has Red Wing PD completed its transition to these squads? And why was it done?
Make your holidays bright with Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra's performances of "The Nutcracker." In collaboration with the Cannon Arts Board, the Cannon Falls School of Dance, and the Guild's Dance Theater Company, this family-friendly, one-hour concert highlights the best of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's iconic Christmas classic, complete with dancing from local youth and narration by Northfield's poet laureate, Rob Hardy.
The Red Wing Singers will perform their annual Christmas concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Church of St. Joseph. The theme of the program, titled "King of Kings," is that of the newborn Christ child as king. "The carols and anthems being performed, including those in which the audience participates, refer to Jesus' kingship and, while many Christmas programs don't venture beyond the manger in Bethlehem, we have the benefit of looking back on history and knowing where Christ's kingship will lead," Director Bill Foot said in a news release.
Winners of the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards were recently announced at the Healthcare Internet Conference in Austin, Texas, and mayoclinichealthsystem.org twice received the highest level of recognition possible. The website received Platinum Awards for Best Overall Internet Site and Best Healthcare Content in the Healthcare System class. The site also received a Gold Award for Best Doctor Directory, a category where there were no Platinum Award winners. This is the first time Mayo Clinic Health System has received Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award recognition.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the regulatory basis for proposed new regulations on the decommissioning of commercial nuclear power reactors. The regulatory basis supports a proposed rule expected to be published for public comment next year.
Landau Murphy's dream is coming true. Now the small-town West Virginia singer is "paying it forward" by sharing the profits from his success with others — especially children, veterans and the homeless. Murphy, who will perform his "Home for the Holidays" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Sheldon Theatre, got his big break on "America's Got Talent." He won season six in 2011 with an impressive rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way." Winning changed his life, but he's trying not to let it change him.
In 2017, Red Wing Youth Outreach celebrated its 25th year of existence as a successful local nonprofit organization reaching many teenagers through its impactful programming. One effective program we implement is the Independent Livings Skills or ILS Group. This program is designed for ages 16-21 years. We offer two groups each school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Every ILS group consists of nine to 15 youths. Students are expected to attend 12 weeks of these classes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a healthy transition into adulthood.