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"Puttin' on the Glitz" is the theme for the annual Bling and Chocolate fundraiser for the Goodhue County Historical Society. The jewelry and chocolate event will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St. Participants can preview the silent and oral auction items at 1 p.m., with the event officially beginning at 1:30 p.m. An oral auction will start at 3 p.m.
After a week of fervent online voting, the half-million-dollar Small Business Revolution contest came to a close Thursday night, Feb. 16. Red Wing was one of five finalists, whittled from a list of 14,000 cities across the country. The winner will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 22. Red Wing moved into first place for the $500,000 prize as of an update Wednesday, the last official standing before the voting closed.
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Live Healthy Red Wing is sponsoring free Racial Equity Training Feb. 21 at Red Wing Ignite, 419 Bush St. The training will be offered twice, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5:30-9 p.m. The training, provided by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, aims to give participants the knowledge and tools to make their organization more effective for all Red Wing residents. On Dec. 7, Live Healthy Red Wing sponsored the training for nearly 40 city staff and directors. After receiving positive feedback, Live Healthy decided to offer the training for the entire community.
To the editor: The confirmation of Betsy DeVos, who has no basic knowledge of the department which she is to run, is personal to me. If you have never worked in or had experience in any section of an entity, how do you get hired for the job? What employers would go out of their way to assure that a resume didn't matter? One of my children is protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. DeVos had no idea that IDEA existed for millions of American children.
Four people were injured, two of them seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening north of Goodhue, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash after 7 p.m. Feb. 12. A northbound vehicle on County Road 6 reportedly pulled out from a stop sign and was struck by a southbound vehicle on County Road 1.
Registration for parents of children entering kindergarten this fall in Red Wing Public Schools will take place at the Colvill Family Center, 269 E. Fifth St. Parents are asked to stop anytime between noon and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, or 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 17. Entering kindergartners must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. For those who did not receive a letter regarding registration, contact Sharon Huppert or Sunnyside Elementary School at 651-385-4570.
Government Alliance on Race and Equity will hold two free racial equity training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Ignite Building, 419 Bush St. Times are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5:30-9 p.m. The goal of the Live Healthy Red Wing-sponsored event is for participants to gain knowledge and skills to make local organizations stronger and more effective for all residents, according to a news release. All are welcome to attend. A light meal will be served before each training. Register to attend by Feb. 17 by emailing Michelle Leise at email@example.com .
Goodhue County Historical Society will host the presentation "The Nonpartisan League in a Politically and Ethnically Divided Goodhue County, 1917" at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15. Author and historian Fredrick Johnson will be part of the monthly History Break series. Johnson, a Red Wing native and author of six critically praised books about Minnesota history, will speak about Minnesota history and the county's 1917 divide and his forthcoming work on the topic.
Wanted: A half-million votes for a half-million dollars. Small Business Revolution organizers say the winning community in the 2017 contest will need something in the neighborhood of 250,000 votes to capture the $500,000 prize from Deluxe. Red Wing, which nevers seems to do anything half-measure, should push for 500,000. The voting got off to a solid start Thursday, based on buzz throughout town and across social media. The sense of community pride was palpable. "Vote for Red Wing." "Vote four times daily." "Spread the word."