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The "Notes" article in Friday's Star Tribune Business section swallows and regurgitates whole a harmful myth being promulgated by self-serving builders and developers: That statutory protections granted buyers of condominiums are constraining construction of new condominiums. What explodes that myth is one simple fact: all of the tens of thousands of condominium units built during the last 34 years in Minnesota were built with these same statutory warranties in place.
Next Monday marks the start of detours for the new Red Wing bridge. Local motorists trying to access Harbor Bar, Island Campground and marinas on the Wisconsin side of the existing Highway 63 bridge will be detoured onto 825th Street north beginning Monday, May 15. The detour will be in place through 2019. Current access to businesses is on 825th Street near the bridge. The detour route is north of Woodshed where 825th Street is accessed from Highway 63.
Drivers using highways 58 and 52 will notice a two-ramp closure while two other ramps reopen. The northbound Highway 52 off-ramp at Highway 58 is scheduled to reopen later today, May 9. Crews have been building a temporary bypass road to maintain access during construction to businesses on the east side of the interchange. Last Friday, the Highway 60 east interchange at Highway 52 reopened to traffic. An area of Highway 60 east of Highway 52 has been paved and widened to allow a turnaround area for traffic to use during the next detour.
Recently, the Argentine government decided to award the highest civilian medal to former President Jimmy Carter. Upon learning of the award, the Trump administration requested that they withdraw the award, which they did. Incredible! Richard W. Johnson Wacouta
The excellence, impact and affordability of the University of Minnesota's five campuses are at stake. The current higher education funding levels proposed by the Legislature are simply not sufficient, and campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and the Twin Cities face serious cuts. With the current proposal by the Legislature, the unfortunate reality is this: To sustain research, outreach and education on our campuses, we will likely need to raise tuition costs.
CANNON FALLS — Volunteers enhance patient care. That was the message as Mayo Clinic Health System recognizes its 384 volunteers across Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing who collectively contributed 17,576 hours in 2016. As part of National Volunteer Week, Mayo Clinic Health System hosted "Hats Off to Volunteers" for its volunteers April 11 at the Cannon River Winery in Cannon Falls. The event included dinner, recognition by staff who wore fun hats and entertainment by Michael Riddel.
Q: What are the rules for children riding bicycles in residential neighborhoods? A: With summer fast approaching, this is a great question, also the Red Wing Police Department will host its annual Bike Rodeo 9-11 a.m. May 13 at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center. We will have a bicycle riding course for young people to practice their signaling, stopping and riding skills.
Live Healthy Red Wing and the Red Wing Family YMCA invite you, your friends and your family to participate in a 1.2-mile community walk this 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Levee Park. The walk is in conjunction with Marathon-by-the-Mile, an informal program that encouraged families to walk a full marathon since early April. Even if you didn't have a chance to complete the marathon, you're invited to Saturday's community walk. Light refreshments will be provided, and the YMCA will be offering free, kid-friendly activities.
Olivia Newton-John has postponed performances for the next few weeks — including her May 12 show at Treasure Island Resort & Casino — due to a back problem, the casino's marketing staff announced. The rescheduled date will be announced shortly. Ticketmaster and the Treasure Island Resort & Casino box office staff will be contacting anyone who purchased tickets. All purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show, or if people prefer, they will be refunded the full purchase price.
A new curated exhibition examining one of the most universal subjects in art — the portrayal of the human figure — will be on display May 12 to June 18 at the Red Wing Depot Gallery. "The Figure," presented by the Red Wing Arts Association, will feature 33 works of art created by 31 artists from the area and beyond.