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A forecast calling for a chance of rain every day this week is good news for forestry officials and firefighters. Extreme dry conditions prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to impose a ban Monday on burning in Goodhue County. First thing Monday morning the agency announced restrictions on "running fires," which are prescribed burns.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. --The Red Wing girls golf team won a Missota Conference meet Monday at Stonebrooke Golf Course in Shakopee, Minn. The Wingers shot 172 to take home the crown. Hutchinson finished second at 193. Prior Lake was third with a 194. "It was tough to score in that wind," Coach Mark Herzog said. "So I was pretty impressed with our score. That was not bad in these conditions. And there's a lot of trouble on that course." Katie Mettling blew away the field, firing a 37 and earning medalist honors. "That was Katie's career best for nine holes.
CANNON FALLS -- It's hard to keep the Edgewood Supper Club closed. Yet it's proven just as difficult for recent owners to hold onto the popular restaurant that has entertained diners on Highway 52 for the past half century. Its most recent incarnation was short lived after Dick Jacobson, who purchased the restaurant in late 2001, closed the restaurant and motel a year later.
To The Editor: I ask everybody in Minnesota to join me in writing their legislators and demand this session be done by the May 19 deadline. We cannot afford a special session. We all realize the budget decisions are very difficult, but they will be no easier in a special session. If the present legislators are not capable of finishing on time, then next election it's time to find people who are. Darrel "Bucky" Thomford Zumbrota
It's not every day that one of our fellow students can boast of appearing in the New York Times. On March 30, Afton Dahl, a sophomore at Red Wing High School, and her mother, Fran had their photo on the front page of the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. Times reporter Elizabeth Hayt started her article (Surprise, Mom: I'm against abortion) by quoting Dahl who gave an anti-abortion speech in Ms. Jillynne Raymond's class last semester. "The editor of the Times found out that Red Wing was doing persuasive speeches. The editor talked to Ms.
PEPIN -- The Pepin softball team placed second in its own tournament Saturday. Pepin downed Cochran-Fountain City 16-1 in the opening round. The Lakers ripped 15 hits and committed just one error. Rachel Haines picked up the win. She went five innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out seven. Ann Lawson paced the Lakers at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Amanda Peters went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Renee Stein was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Today TOPS, 5:15 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Teens of Our Library, 7 p.m., Red Wing Public Library. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Red Wing City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Ellsworth School Board, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest School. Alcoholics Anonymous (nonsmoking), 8 p.m., United Lutheran Church. Goodhue County Farm Bureau Spring Fling, 8 p.m., Village Depot, Goodhue. Tuesday Sheldon Board, 7 a.m., Sheldon Theatre. Pierce County Board, 9 a.m., Courthouse.
TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
Beginning today, families of hospital patients, news organizations and even clergy members will be feeling the effects of a federal ban on information under the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Patients, who will be required to sign papers acknowledging that they were notified of the act, won't notice much of a difference. Yet health-care providers, who are now required to comply with the act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, know all too well the effects.
AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Susan Koenig from 1552 Bush St. to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 10:14 a.m. TRAIN Eastbound: No. 8 9:04 a.m. daily. Westbound: No. 7 8:49 p.m. daily.