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Although Red Wing City Council had to re-vote Monday on a council president and vice president due to an improper procedure Jan. 2, the results remained the same. Kim Beise was elected president by a 7-0 vote, and Dean Hove was elected vice president by a 5-0 vote, with Peggy Rehder and John Becker voting "present."
How do you see yourself and others within your community? Artist Daniel Alexander Jones will guide a conversation to explore this question at the Anderson Center. Through his years of work, Jones has shared a message of resilience and regeneration and now offers surprising observations of today's shifting American landscape, organizers said. Jones said he intends to work with the group to create a personalized set of guidelines to work toward clarifying and deepening our common and not-so-common civic relationships. Bring your curiosity and an open heart.
The Academic Adventures after-school program has been cancelled for Tuesday Jan. 10 due to winter weather, according to an email from Burnside Elementary Principal Sheila Beckner. The message reads: "At this time we are attempting to contact parents to double check end of day plans for students. If we don't find out otherwise, we will send your Academic Adventures child home according to his/her normal end of day plan."
Due to winter storm conditions, classes and activities were cancelled starting 1 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 10 at the Red Wing and Winona campuses of Minnesota State College Southeast. The campuses remain open and staffed, according to a media alert. All classes and activities on the Red Wing & Winona campuses are cancelled as of 1 pm Tuesday. Campuses remain open and staffed.
ZUMBROTA — Layne Yost pays faithful tribute to the timeless, still-popular music of John Denver at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the State Theatre. Jon Shimoda plays bass to accompany Yost's pure vocals and guitar playing in this homage to the music and the man. They capture the simple soul of Denver's music. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver's life and legacy.
The Red Wing Book Club will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Red Wing Public Library to discuss "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The club welcomes anyone interested in hearing about books others have enjoyed. The group will meet in the Foot Room. Contact Judy Rausch at 651-388-5759 for more information. The Fluff Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. The selection is "Saint Anything" by Sarah Dessen. Meet in the Community Room.
Frontenac State Park Association will present the Candlelight Ski Party Saturday, Jan. 14, at the park. Everyone is invited to enjoy a 1-mile gently-rolling trail by boot, ski or snowshoe 6-8 p.m. Afterward, warm up by a wood fire with cocoa and snacks provided by the Frontenac State Park Association. Visitors also can join in games, puzzles and coloring in the shelter.
If sitting around and staring at a hole in the ice doesn't fit with your idea of fishing, take heart, there are open-water alternatives near Red Wing even in the coldest part of the year. As locals know, the Mississippi River doesn't freeze here because of Xcel Energy's nuclear and steam plants. But there's also winter trout fishing. The season opens Sunday, Jan. 1, and continues through Friday, April 7, on about 750 miles of trout water in southeastern Minnesota — including several in Goodhue County.
Both the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service will open income tax filing Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline to file taxes with both entities is Monday, April 18, three days later than the traditional deadline. State Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly said filing electronically and choosing direct deposit helps improve the accuracy and security of taxpayers' returns.
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