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Minnesota motorists and their passengers appear to be headed in the right direction, at least when it comes to wearing seat belts. That's based on statistics from the latest Click it or Ticket campaign. From May 22-June 4, officers, deputies and troopers issued 6,771 seat belt citations and 184 child seat violations. That's still way, way too many, but a welcome decrease from the 10,874 seat belt citations and 279 child seat violations in the 2014 summer campaign. When you compare 2014 to 2017, that's a 38 percent drop in infractions overall.
Red Wing police responded to a call at Memorial Park today after a vehicle lost control driving down Memorial Bluff. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, a brown Ford Taurus broke through the guardrail at the base of Memorial Park. The driver reportedly lost control, with the vehicle ending up in the yard of 657 E. Seventh St. The two passengers and driver of the vehicle had not reported serious injuries. Red Wing Fire Department assisted at the scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa School District is among those that will received Safe Routes to School dollars, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Z-M's grant is for planning purposes. Safe Routes to School is an international program to increase physical activity, improve health and reduce traffic congestion around schools by making it safer and easier for students to walk and bike to school. Planning assistance grants allow communities the resources to convene a team, prioritize strategies and identify solutions.
For this month's History Break at the History Center, listen to author Mary Sharratt talk about her new novel, "The Dark Lady's Mask." The story is drawn from the dramatic life of England's first professional female writer. Afterward, Sharratt will host a Q&A session along with a book signing. The event will be at the Goodhue County History Center from noon to 1 p.m. on June 21. To purchase a ticket, visit the History Center or their website at www.goodhuecountyhistory.org . Women writers and the Renaissance
LAKE CITY — The Louis McCahill American Legion and Auxiliary Post No. 110 will host the Flags of Valor American flag display along Lake City's River Walk Trail from Wednesday, June 21, through Monday, June 26. A total of 600 American flags will be on display with each flag pole containing a name card furnished by donors in honor or memory of individuals, family or business.
North Service Drive at Bench Street will be reduced to single lane beginning 7 a.m. Monday, June 19. The area will be closed completely to truck traffic. Trucks will be unable to turn left off of Bench Street until the repairs are completed. The closure is needed due to storm inlet repairs. It is expected to take approximately one week, weather permitting, city officials said. The road will be reopened to all traffic as soon as the repairs have been completed including the curb, gutter and blacktop repairs.
The previously announced closure of West Avenue between West Fourth and West Sixth streets will be delayed until Monday, June 19, starting at 7 a.m. The contractor's crews were delayed at another project site, the city of Red Wing said. The closure is needed due to sanitary sewer and storm sewer construction related to the city's 2017 Street Reconstruction Project. The road will reopen once work is complete. By Monday evening, June 19, sewer utility work in West Avenue should be completed.
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"Kiciyuonihanpi." We are honored to be with you all. The Prairie Island Indian Community broke ground last week on an assisted living center for tribal elders that will be located on 18 acres of federal trust land in Welch Township that is under tribal jurisdiction. Respecting and providing for our elders is part of our culture. This 38,000-square-foot, single-level facility will offer a comfortable, safe living environment for those who have taught us and shaped our community.
When it comes to creative work, spending a month at the Anderson Center is equal to about six months of trying to write while also working at her various jobs. Gretchen Marquette, one of the June residents at Tower View, teaches classes at Hamline University, two community colleges and the Loft Literary Center. During lulls in that work, she does freelance editing. And, she added, "I clean houses when there is no teaching work." Yet she has managed to produce quality poetry that is getting plenty of attention.