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MADISON, Wis.— The Great River Road is a fantastic summer drive, offering 3,000 miles of outstanding scenery, attractions and dining. But did you know there are great biking options along the route as well? The Mississippi River Parkway Commission has launched second annual Bike the Great River Road Giveaway, a promotion highlighting some of the biking routes that can be found along the National Scenic Byway.
The Goodhue-21 DFL group will be having a fundraising event to discuss solar power Sunday, June 25. All Solar Energy is sponsoring the event, which runs 2-5 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted at the home of Greg and Sue Rasmussen, 11995 350th Street Way, Cannon Falls. DFL Chair Ken Martin, retired State Sen. Steve Murphy and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are among the guests to speak on the potential of residential solar energy. For more information on the group or how to donate, visit www.dfl.org/goodhue21 .
Being judge for a plein air contest is vastly different from being one of the painters. "It's very difficult," said Joshua Cunningham of St. Paul, who is juror and judge for the Red Wing Arts Association's 10th anniversary Plein Air Event June 21-24. "I've been on the other end many times." But after more than a decade of demonstrating his own talents as an outdoor painter, he's been getting more invitations to serve as judge. When Red Wing invited him to serve in that capacity, Cunningham had two good reasons to say yes.
The Hiawatha Valley Amateur Radio Club is participating in the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day this year atop Memorial Park in Red Wing. Field Day starts at noon Saturday, June 24, and runs until noon Sunday, June 25.
Q: When driving, what should I do when meeting an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on?
They say success has many parents. I think that is really true, in the best way. Just this month Red Wing was designated level 4 in Minnesota GreenStep Cities and recognized for this accomplishment at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. There are currently five steps, with level 5 just coming into existence this year.
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 33 member cities and one tribal community at the League's 2017 annual conference on June 15 for demonstrating commitment to sustainability best practices and advancing to the next step in the GreenStep Cities program. As of 2017, there are a total of 113 GreenStep Cities participants — 110 cities and three tribal communities, Red Wing among them.
Road work will be occurring on the following streets in Red Wing: • West Fourth Street between West Avenue and Buchanan Street • Buchanan Street between West Fourth Street and West Sixth Street • North Service Drive between Arby's and Old West Main Street • Old West Main Street between North Service Drive and Withers Harbor Drive The contractor will be milling the top inch of pavement surface in preparation for pavement resurfacing. The work will be occurring Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22.
Public parking ramps in Red Wing will start annual maintenance beginning Wednesday, June 21, in the Seminary Plaza Ramp (Fourth Street). The remaining maintenance schedule is tentatively set as follows: • Seminary Ramp — June 21 through July 7 • LaGrange Ramp — July 10 through Aug. 4 • Studebaker Ramp — Aug. 7 through Sept. 1 The ramps will remain open during construction. Affected parking stalls will be closed until work is complete.
Alternative rock groups, Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows will be featured in an outdoor concert Saturday, Sept. 16. Matchbox 20, as they were known in their early years, is an American pop rock-alternative rock band from Florida. The group is comprised of frontman Rob Thomas, lead vocals; Brian Yale, bass; and Paul Doucette, lead and rhythm guitar. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their diamond-certified debut album, "Yourself or Someone Like You." The album includes the Top-40 singles "Push," "3 A.M." "Real World" and "Back 2 Good."