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Augsburg College claimed seven individual champions -- including Ellsworth's Mark Matzek -- and qualified individuals in all 10 weight classes to the NCAA Division III wrestling national championships, en route to winning the Great Lakes Regional at Augustana College. Ill. The Auggies won the 16-team meet with 173.0 points. The national tournament will be Friday and Saturday at Ohio Northern University. Augsburg, ranked second nationally behind Wartburg (Iowa), has won the last three Division III national titles and eight of the last 12.
The Red Wing School Board Monday agreed to slice $2.2 million from the district's $23 million budget and settled on a elementary school plan that will introduce grade-level centers. The cuts are necessary to pull the district out of statutory operating debt.
Coffee and Conversation Coffee and Conversation will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the ninth-floor board room of Seminary Plaza. This is a program of Red Wing Regional Hospice Grief Support. Watershed summit Registration deadline for the Cannon River Summit has been extended to Friday. The one-day conference, focusing on fecal coliform bacteria, will be March 18 in Faribault, Minn. To register, call Cannon River Watershed Partnership, (507) 645-7094. Wildlife League Red Wing Wildlife League membership meeting will be at 6 p.m.
Saturday: Janett Karlsrud from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 8:09 a.m.; Kathy McKenna from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 2:31 p.m.; Casey Sargent from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 5:02 p.m.; Marc Johnson from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 9:12 p.m.; Gary Dahl from 325 Plum St. to hospital, 10:50 p.m. Sunday: Elizabeth Cook from 317 Franklin St.
ROCHESTER -- The Goodhue girls basketball team had just three wins when it entered the Section 1A, West Subsection playoffs. Now, the Wildcats have more than doubled their win total. At 3-20 overall, the Wildcats have been underdogs in almost every game they've played thus far in the playoffs. And Saturday was no different. The Wildcats met Faribault Bethlehem Academy in the subsection finals at Mayo Auditorium.
To The Editor: Shouldn't insurance plans that cover Viagra also cover birth control? Contraception is basic health care for women. A typical woman who wants only two children will need to use contraception for almost three decades of her life. Without contraceptives, the average woman would have 12 to 15 pregnancies in her lifetime. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more than men on out-of-pocket health-care costs, with reproductive services accounting for much of the difference.
ST. PAUL -- Three Cannon Falls wrestlers were not in the matches they had hoped Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center. But the end result certainly was positive. Micah Flodeen and Levi Price of Cannon Falls claimed third places in their respective weight classes, and Seth Flodeen finished fifth. The area's top finisher was Tim Thompson, who placed second at 119 for Lake City. Thompson faced Nick Kulseth of Windom Area (44-0) in the finals.
Erik Schiemann expected to wake up this morning in Kuwait. The 1996 graduate of Red Wing High School left Saturday for the Persian Gulf region, about a 16-hour trip. He and more than 20,000 soldiers in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Ky., are being deployed there in preparation for war against Iraq. First Lt.
Red Wing High School students completed the Minnesota State High School League Solo and Ensemble Contest for Region 1AA. Members of the band, orchestra and choir performed solos, duets and trios for a panel of about 25 judges at the all-day event Jan. 25. The students competed against a standard, not each other. Red Wing High School achieved all superior and excellent ratings, the top two standards. "It was a very good year," said choir instructor, Mikkel Gardner.
Today Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Red Wing City Council, 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Sons of Norway board, 6 p.m., United Lutheran Church. Parents R' Us, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cannon Community Center. Red Wing School Board, 6:30 p.m.,, Twin Bluff Middle School. "The Church and the Age of Enlightenment" lecture series, 7 p.m., United Lutheran Church. "Our Miss Brooks," 7 p.m., Red Wing High School. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St.