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Mayo Clinic Health System Auxiliary in Red Wing will host a "collective goods" sale 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Garden View Café in the medical center. Choose from a selection of hundreds of book titles, games, toys and gift items. All proceeds benefit auxiliary projects at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
Viewpoint Those of us who regarded Donald Trump's election as an unmitigated disaster could only hope that his campaign histrionics would give way to a reality in which he did as he stated he would: surrounded himself with the best and brightest advisers he could.
Sheronne Mulry of Wabasha was recently re-elected to represent the Hastings to Iowa Border Region on the Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission. The MN-MRPC oversees the Minnesota Great River Road National Scenic Byway as the Mississippi River's continuous pleasure drive network. It works to ensure travelers can connect and experience the river.
There are two numbers I've been reflecting on this month: $2.1 billion and $373.3 billion. One of these is the total amount raised by the Trump and Clinton campaigns in the last election cycle. One is the amount of charitable contributions during 2015, a record-setting year. Can you guess which is which?
My congratulations and gratitude to Lynn Dulak. Her viewpoint article in the Nov. 19 & 20 edition is a fitting and due tribute to President Barack Obama. I share her viewpoint. To add to her thoughts, Obama's wife and daughters have also provided exemplary service as a family and given us many moments of joy and examples of grace under pressure. Joan Kovacs Red Wing
The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates that property taxes could climb $344.3 million statewide in 2017. That would amount to a 3.8 percent increase over 2016. That projected increase is contingent on each and every local government across the state approving the preliminary levy it sent to the state back in September.
The Mazeppa Area Historical Society will hold its annual soup & chili luncheon Saturday, Dec. 10, served with the fixings, dessert and beverage all for a freewill donation. Come to the Mazeppa Community Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Santa will be making a visit, sponsored by the Mazeppa Lions, and Dora Hellerud will read Christmas stories. Drawings for a full-size quilt made by Virginia Delva and other prizes will be held. For more information, call Helen Reiland at 507-250-6021.
Minnesota Congressman John Kline has nominated Red Wing senior David Howe to the U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2021. Kline nominated Howe to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy. Howe plays football, basketball and baseball for the Wingers and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Applications are being accepted for the title of Miss Teen Goodhue County 2017. The winner will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant next year in St. Paul. Contestants will compete in personal interview, fitness wear, fun fashion wear and evening gown competitions. The Miss Teen Minnesota winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and the chance to represent Minnesota at the Miss Teen International 2017 pageant in Charleston, W. Va.
Red Wing Jazz Band will share the stage with the award-winning UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I at a free concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Red Wing High School...