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Q: Can I text 911 for an emergency in Red Wing? A: Thank you for your question, as of Dec. 5, 2017, text to 911 is now available in Red Wing and throughout the state of Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Network announced in a press release recently, this latest development to the Next Generation 911 network. However, the most effective and fastest way to get help is to speak with a dispatcher, as they say "call when you can, text if you can't."
In addition to more and more consumers making holiday purchases on smartphones and tablets, consumers often use these devices to decide which products to buy. A common concern with mobile browsing is the safety of the user's internet connection. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota says, when surfing the web, it's best to use password protected wifi connections. When it comes to making purchases, however, safety should always come first. Public wifi means public, and your information could be compromised.
The Red Wing branch of American Association of University Women recently announced an opportunity for a Red Wing area sophomore or junior female college student to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, to be held May 30-June 2, 2018, at the University of Maryland. The recipient will receive an $850 scholarship to fund the conference, workshops, room and board, and travel expenses. Attendance at this conference is a valuable lifelong learning experience for a young woman to enhance her college and professional career.
Daily Crossings Gallery "Inscape" featuring works by Tamsin Barlow and Alison McClockin inspired by Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry opened Nov. 27 and will run through Dec. 30. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota Cost: Free More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Red Wing Arts
The public is invited to an open house Thursday, Dec. 14, in Lake City to learn more about the proposed Highway 61 reconstruction project scheduled for 2020 through downtown Lake City, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Lake City staff, MnDOT, and the city's consultant design team will be available to answer questions and gather input from 5-6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Lake City, 205 W. Center St. People may drop by at any time during the session to offer feedback, ask questions and learn more about the project. No formal presentation is planned.
A holiday wreath can be spruced up with some ribbon turned into a nice handmade bow. Diane Hallstrom with Hallstrom's Florist in Red Wing gives some tips on how to make a bow like a florist. Online: www.hallstromsfloristandgreenhouses.com Check out previous week's videos:
Q: What are Red Wing's laws regarding expired license plate tabs? I race every year to make sure my license plate tabs are up to date before they expire to avoid large fines. Why are those with expired license plate tabs not being fined? Please explain. Thanks! A: Thank you for this question, Red Wing does not have a city ordinance regarding motor vehicle registration on passenger vehicles and trucks.
The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association has selected Hannah Sjostrom of Maiden Rock the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen. The daughter of Doug and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, she is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire studying nursing. She will spend the rest of this year promoting the beekeeping industry in Wisconsin. She is available to speak with civic groups and appear at fairs, festivals and farmers markets. She also will give presentations in schools about honeybees and the beekeeping industry.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino cut the ribbon Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on its $86 million hotel expansion, making it the second largest hotel in Minnesota. The expansion adds 306 rooms for a total of 788. The new hotel space is actually two towers adding 185,000 square feet to Treasure Island's resort property.
Students applying for a loan from the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund to further their education will be interviewed 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 15 after 8 a.m. Loans are limited. Applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.