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Red Wing Public Works Department began repairing a storm manhole in the alley off the 300 block of Bush Street on June 6. The alley runs from Bush to Plum Street and is between Third and Fourth streets. The Plum Street access will remain open for business, but through traffic will not be allowed. The alley will be closed Thursday and Friday and should be reopened before the weekend. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area.
Former Red Wing area resident Dorothy Gruber Quam will be at the Cannon River Inn in Welch 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, signing copies of her memoir, "A Round Barn and a Pond Full of Frogs." In the book, Quam shares what it was like growing up on a Welch Township farm in the 1940s and '50s. She writes in detail about threshing grain, putting up loose hay and attending one-room country schools. In one chapter she concentrates on the history of Welch and her ancestors' role in the early history of village's community.
Q: What are the rules and regulations for having a campfire or burning in town? A: Great timing on a good question, with the weather getting nicer, evening fire pits are quite common in town. City of Red Wing Code Section 10.19, Minnesota State Fire Code addresses open burning and recreational fires within the city.
The Red Wing Solid Waste Campus sustained significant damage due to a fire Wednesday night, June 7, according to Red Wing Fire Department. The blaze was reported around 7:45 p.m. inside the facility. No injuries were reported.
Goodhue's Volksfest is the unofficial kickoff to a summer full of festivals, fairs and fun. This year the fest falls June 9-11. Created in 1982 on the simple principle that somebody wanted to have summer festival in Goodhue, Volksfest has grown into a source of community pride as well as fun. The festivities officially start with the Miss Goodhue coronation at 7 p.m. Friday in the Goodhue School gymnasium. Admission is a Volksfest button. The evening will wrap up with a street dance featuring Chris Hawkey. Tickets are $15.
Celebrate "June is Dairy Month" and the end of the school year by sending your kids to Day Camp on a Dairy Farm. This year a day camp is set to take place 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. The camp is being held at Triple O Dairy, Inc., 29433 Northfield Blvd., Randolph. The camp is for children 5-12 years old.
U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank visited ProAct Inc. in Red Wing Wednesday, May 31. He answered questions, spoke about the legal system and learned more about the jobs people with disabilities do. Frank shared his own history growing up in the southeastern Minnesota farming community of Spring Valley and the interactions he had with people with disabilities who helped shape his views.
I am grateful to have had an opportunity to meet with Rep. Barb Haley and Sen. Mike Goggin at a post-session wrap-up meeting Tuesday evening in Red Wing. While I understand that working in the political system requires negotiating and compromise, I am particularly concerned about our representatives supporting policies that do not reflect their communities and the values we hold.
Motorists on Highway 52 at Zumbrota will be stopped for 15-minute periods over two nights beginning at 10 p.m. both June 6 and 7 while crews place Highway 58 bridge beams over the traffic lanes. Traffic will be stopped in both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 52. Once the work is clear, troopers will allow traffic to move through again until the next beam is set to be placed. Work will be completed each night before the next morning commuting. Current lane closures, ramp closing and detours remain in place:
STILLWATER, Minn. — It is around this time of year that Dr. William Manzel starts seeing a sizable increase in the number of patients with suspected Lyme disease. May and June typically mark the uptick in Lyme disease cases, since that's when the small nymph stage of the tick is prevalent. "You could stay inside all summer, but that's not really feasible," said Manzel, a family medicine doctor with Stillwater Medical Group. "I recommend covering up with pants and sleeves and wearing bug spray and repellent.