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Q: What is the best way to dispose of unwanted/expired medication? A: Thank you for this important question, the best way to dispose of unwanted medication is through a prescription drug "drop box" or Drug Enforcement Agency "take back" day. In Red Wing, the nearest drop box is at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center, 430 W. Sixth St., just inside the front door, to the right. DEA take back day is Oct. 27, 2018, and can also be dropped off at our local drop box.
The Red Wing Golf Course will hold a golf tournament with a picnic and silent auction to raise money for an additional playground at Sunnyside Elementary School. The tournament will be held on Oct. 6, with registration beginning at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for the nine-hole tournament. At 4 p.m., the picnic and raffle will be held. The teams will be a max of four golfers, with a team cost of $160 as well. There is an opportunity to sponsor a hole as well for $50. To sign up, contact Mark Munson, 1227 Teeup Lane, for more information.
HOPE Coalition Sexual Assault Services Program will offer a 40-hour certification training for prospective volunteers. Once volunteers are certified by the state of Minnesota, they will serve survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Goodhue and Wabasha counties and their families in a variety of capacities. For four consecutive weeks starting Oct. 16. the training session will be 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10, at the Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing. Snacks and lunch will be provided on Saturdays.
Red Wing Engineering Department said East Avenue will be closed to through traffic between West Seventh and 12th streets for road and utility reconstruction starting 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, through potentially through Thursday, Oct. 4. A detour will be in place. Local traffic will be able to access Eighth, Ninth and 11th streets from East Avenue during this closure. If weather delays occur over the next few days, the closure may be extended through Saturday.
Q: I like to take a walk by myself after supper to clear my thoughts from a busy workday and to burn a few calories. Could you provide a few tips on personal safety and how to respond to an attacker? A: Great question, many of our citizens enjoy walking in their neighborhoods. Remember, Minnesota Statute (169.21) requires pedestrians to use a sidewalk, when one is present and usable. If no sidewalk is available, pedestrians may walk on the far left side of the street/road, facing/yielding to oncoming traffic.
ZUMBROTA — Ringer causes quite a stir wherever he appears, cheerfully being photographed with hundreds of fans, and has been referred to as the best current Ringo Starr tribute artist in the world. He has what some are saying is a "Frightening resemblance to The Man Himself" not only in looks but also as a performer, singing, and playing drums. See for yourself on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the State Theater. Opening at 7:30 p.m. is The Lost Faculties, a local band performing classic rock with a touch of country and swing.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Kevin Pusateri as the new resident inspector at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. Pusateri joined the NRC in 2015 as a reactor engineer in Region III. He has completed several rotational assignments at the Palisades, Fermi and Monticello nuclear power plants. Prior to joining the agency, he was a merchant mariner and worked as a shift test engineer on nuclear aircraft carriers at a shipyard in Virginia. He holds a bachelor's degree in marine engineering systems design from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
ZUMBROTA — Amanda Oliver & The New Pedestrians are a contemporary Americana — blues, country, and pop — band of an all-star lineup of musicians, featuring original material by Grammy-nominated songwriter Bill Giese. Hear them at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Crossings.
Tim Droogsma will be in his own home today, 12 days after being injured in a campaign parade accident. The campaign manager for secretary of state candidate John Howe spent a couple days in a hospital and then went to Red Wing care facility to work on rehabilitating his legs and hips. Droogsma will be released this afternoon, according to Howe.
The Red Wing Men's Chorus is looking for more singers to join the group to prepare for a holiday concert this winter. Led by Red Wing High School choral teacher Scott Perau, the group had its first concert on July 22, where the ensemble raised around $2,000 to go Red Wing High School choral music program. The group previously had 25 members, but Perau is looking for more male singers, ages 14 and older, with any vocal range. The first rehearsal will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Red Wing High School. Each rehearsal will be on Thursday nights at the school.