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Q: My neighbors drive their ATVs in the neighborhood on city streets, is it legal for them to do so? A: Yes, if they meet the following requirements. On Oct. 3, 2016, Red Wing City Council adopted an amended ordinance allowing both Class 1 and Class 2 ATVs/UTVs on city streets if they fit the criteria. 1. The ATV/UTV must be a side-by-side driven with a steering wheel and equipped with operator and passenger seatbelts and a roll-over protective structure.
The first sanctioned ski competition in the country was held at the Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing on Feb. 8, 1887. Baldy125, an olympic ski jump in Mount Frontenac, would continue and build on the sport of skiing in southern Minnesota. On Sept. 5, Rep. Barb Haley hosted the Capital Investment Committee on a tour of the Lake City Marina, the National Eagle Center and Mount Frontenac by looking at proposed capital improvement projects at these locations.
The seventh annual Great American Speech Contest on the topic of "What it Means to Be an American" starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Hobgoblin Dance Barn, 920 Highway 19. Red Wing Mayor Sean Dowse will open this years event. This is a free, family-friendly affair where Americans tell their story of "What it Means to Be an American." First place will receive $150, second place $100 and third place $50. Additional speakers are welcome. Hosted by the Hiawatha Valley Toastmasters. Drinks and snacks will be available. Full details can be found at www.right.vision .
Highway 52 traffic at Cannon Falls will be stopped in both directions for 15-minute periods early in the morning Saturday, Sept. 9, as crews place bridge beams, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The work is expected to begin at 2 a.m. and be completed by 6 a.m. Four bridge beams will be placed during that time period. Traffic will need to be stopped for the beams to be transported to the site, then cranes can lift and lower the beams into place on the northbound bridge.
East Fourth Street in Red Wing closed Sept. 7 between Bluff and Sanderson streets for crews to re-chlorinate the water lines, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The road is expected to be closed for one to two weeks as testing occurs. Motorists may use alternate routes during this time. Crews have been doing work in this area as part of the Red Wing Bridge project. The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, barring any emergency closures.
Walk into Jordan Creek The guided walking tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Goodhue County History Center will lead participants along the historic route of the Jordan Creek. A collection of anecdotes and historical photographs will be on display. The group will journey to the basement of a downtown business to see the Jordan firsthand. Tours will depart from City Hall in Red Wing and end at Levee Park.
SoundStrings is having a garage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1715 W. Sixth St., to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. An exclusive Neal Topliff 12-song CD featuring violin and soft orchestration will be on hand for the event. The CDs will be a free gift with a $20 donation to SoundStrings. One-hundred percent of proceeds go to SoundStrings.
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society District 1 Fall Conference is coming to Red Wing Saturday, Sept. 16. The public event will be centered on the courtyard at Colvill Park, 515 Nymphara Lane. The day includes the conference, which costs $25, and the free "Celebrating Pollinators Flower Show," open 1-2:30 p.m. Flower show registration begins 7:30 a.m. and judging runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pavilion 1. The best-in-division winners will be recognized at 2:30 p.m.
First Choice Clinic will hold its annual fundraising banquet as well as a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 21, at Cornerstone Community Church. The 2017 theme is "Let Life Shine." Henry Jernigan, a nationally known speaker, will share his story. Geared for a mature audience, the event also will feature an overview of programs and services that First Choice Clinic offers. In efforts to accommodate more guests, the same program will be offered twice: noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the events start.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with a festival at Central Park noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. All are welcome to attend this free celebration organized by Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County. Folkloric dance group Mexico Lindo will get the festivities underway at noon, followed by the spirited mariachi band Centenario de Minnesota. The lively indigenous dance group Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue will perform next, then Rochester poet Dany Solis will share heartfelt stories of the immigrant experience.