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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.
ZUMBROTA — Tamsin Barlow and Alison McClockin both love the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, who uses the term "inscape" in his work. Inscape means the "thingness" of a thing to sanctity. Bartlow and McClockin will share their perceptions of inscape — that each creation has a special inscape — through their new exhibit at Crossings. The exhibit opened Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 30. The public is invited to meet the artists and view their work at a reception 6-7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Wine and light appetizers will be served.
Monday, Nov. 27 Red Wing City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall council chambers. Tuesday, Nov. 28 Canceled: Red Wing Sustainability Commission regular meeting. Red Wing Sustainability Commission workshop, 5:30 p.m., Public Works Building. Agenda: EV charging station Wednesday, Nov. 29 Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center Committee, 9:30 a.m., Pierce County Office Building large meeting room. Red Wing Sister Cities Commission, 5 p.m., City Council Chambers.
Striping on Highway 60 between the Straight River near Faribault and Huseth Avenue in Kenyon wrapped up earlier this month, marking the end of the road resurfacing project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This project replaced aging pavement, extended the lifespan of the highway and made Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to sidewalks and ramps in Kenyon and Faribault. Work started in September. Crane Creek Asphalt was the prime contractor on this $3.2 million project.
A fiber failure interrupted service throughout Red Wing for Spectrum customers Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The outage lasted more than six and a half hours and affected telephone, internet and cable. The company reported the fiber was cut but did specify the cause. Splice crews reached the site shortly after 6 p.m. and services were restored some time after 8:30 p.m. People may call Spectrum for a service credit.
The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant resumed operations Nov. 20 after employees and contractors finished refueling and maintenance projects on the plant's Unit 2. This was the plant's 30th refueling in its 44 years of operation, and the work involved nearly 600 plant workers and about 1,000 contract specialists from around the country. The refueling was also an economic boost for the region as contractors stayed in local hotels, visited restaurants, and spent locally on goods and services.
U.S. Lock and Dam No. 3 in Red Wing will be open until Dec. 12, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. The St. Paul District, which extends into Iowa, will close its Minneapolis locks Sunday, Nov. 19. These include the Lower St. Anthony Falls lock and Lock and Dam No. 1; the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock is also closed to commercial traffic.
Twin Bluff Middle School students are off to see the Wizard and you may go too. Performances of "The Wizard of Oz" based on Frank Baum's classic children's series are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Above: Dorothy Dorothy (Grace Bremer) explains to Glinda (Kylie Griffin) and the Munchkins how a cyclone hit her farm and caused her house to land on the Wicked Witch. Right: Glinda, Toto (Crystal Lynch) and Dorothy listen as the Munchkins celebrate the death of the Wicked Witch in song and dance.
The Humane Society of Goodhue County has been chosen to receive funds generated by the 23rd annual Red Wing Holiday Wine Tasting from 7-9 p.m Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Summit at the St. James Hotel. The event, hosted by the St. James Hotel and West End Liquor in Red Wing, gives participants the opportunity to taste 125 wines from around the world and enjoy superb appetizers created by the St. James Hotel. One craft brewery is featured, Castle Danger Brewery from Two Harbors, Minn. The event is limited to 300 participants and sells out each year.
In May, Marcy Dowse stepped in as the interim director of the Humane Society of Goodhue County. The Humane Society had experienced several leadership changes and needed stability for the organization. Dowse, a retired community volunteer, stepped in to take the leadership role. For the last six months she has led the organization including the successful Gala Dinner in October and a more stable financial situation. She has agreed to stay for an additional six months.