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People often refer to dogs as "man's best friend" for good reason. Dogs, as a rule, are loyal and protective. They love their masters unconditionally and people in return make dogs part of the family. Combine their keen sense of smell with proper training, and dogs can do things people can't do, such as alert someone to an impending heart attack or seizure. Dogs can be great partners at work, rounding up animals on the farm, guarding a business, comforting people in a nursing home, tracking a lost child, sniffing out drugs or taking down a criminal.
Students applying for a loan to further their education from the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund will be interviewed 8-11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Red Wing High School. Appointments must be made in advance by calling Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Executive Secretary Dodie Harris at 651-388-8921 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beginning after 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Loans are limited. Applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For the last 16 years I've taught the state's Motorcycle Safety classes throughout the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota. I am not a "native Minnesotan," so I am still entertained by Minnesota driving "skills." Merging is as alien a concept in this state as parallel parking is to beginning drivers. It is practically impossible to get a dozen Minnesota motorcyclists to merge gracefully at walking speed in a closed-course exercise.
Homelessness is a critical issue in the towns and rural areas of Goodhue County. In Red Wing, three years ago a group of citizens formed a committee to address the shelter needs of homeless individuals and families. We work in collaboration with HOPE Coalition, Connecting Connections, Youth Outreach and the Salvation Army. HOPE Coalition's housing advocate and a board member are members of this committee and we are grateful that HOPE continues to be our fiscal agent.
As an advocate for public ownership of Lake City's shoreline, I applaud those who voted down the referendum (1,508-1,091) vacating part of Washington Street. Indirectly, it asked permission to privately develop protected public ownerships on Block 13. The specific public ownerships are Washington Street and the Conoco site donated to Lake City by the Kwik Trip Corp. This time, I caution you about another plan to circumvent our city charter's prohibition against selling city-owned property lying within the zone of public lakefront preservation.
Season's greetings to you and yours. From traditional to funky, spiritual to satirical, the Sheldon Theatre is pleased to announce an all-new, something for everyone holiday series. Six unique, live powerhouse performance events, plus a range of holiday-themed classic films and a visit from Santa make the holidays even more special this year in Red Wing. There will be fun, laughter and life-affirming messages to share with friends and family, whatever your age, taste and interests.
Every day you're given a chance to chase your dreams, or to sit around and do nothing. I hear students complain about how they aren't good at sports. I also hear, "I wish I was like you." What bothers me is that they do nothing about it. So a question comes to my mind, why do some students complain? There is only one way to success, and that's hard work. Sitting around and putting yourself down is a quick way to fail.
The roundabout that is supposed to be made by Twin Bluff Middle School is unnecessary for our community. First of all, it is a waste of money. It costs a lot of money to have a roundabout built. Instead, the money could go toward the schools and programs that the schools offer. Money toward the schools can help obtain better resources for learning. Secondly, semi trucks will have a much harder time going around a roundabout than stopping and going. Cars will have to wait for the semi trucks to get through because they will be going slower.
25 years ago, 1991 The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office alerted the public of a scam that is currently going on in this part of the state. A person has been going to homes saying he is from the local electric company to examine wiring. He then gives the homeowner a bill and demands payment immediately.
Is Red Wing really showing all we got through sports? I grew up in a school with just a women's volleyball team, but I believe we should change that. I think that a men's volleyball team would expand the horizon of some of the young men in our school and can show off the skills of our school.