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Goodhue County commissioners cut nearly three-quarters of a million dollars from the 2003 budget Tuesday in anticipation of less state aid. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has recommended reduced local government aid which translates into nearly $741,000 less this year for the county.
Lily's Coffee House and Flowers is undergoing a facelift after owners Brian Schneider and Tom Quanrud purchased the building adjacent to their business on Third Street. The space will more than double the size of Lily's to seat up to 60 customers. Currently it seats 22. Takeout menu Schneider and Quanrud opened Petunia's Espresso Bar in July 2001 at the corner of Main and Bush streets to cater to the on-the-go crowds.
Swimming Red Wing Swim Club ROCHESTER -- The Red Wing Swim Club completed its season with the State Age Group Championships held at lmstead Recreational Center in Rochester March 14-16. Red Wing had several good place finishers in a variety of age groups. Dana Hoffman (12 years old) placed 16th in the 50 freestyle and 19th in the 100 freestyle. Michaela Holm (10) placed seventh in the 100 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke and 100 individual medley, eighth in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 50 backstroke. Quinn O'Leary (10) placed 11th in the 100 freesty
Today Hiawatha Toastmasters, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center. Bay City Legion, 7:30 p.m., Fire Hall. Featherstone Township Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall. Hiawatha Valley Pilots Association, 7:30 p.m., Red Wing Regional Airport. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Wednesday Pierce County Land Conservation Committee, 8:30 a.m., Pierce County Office Building. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 9 a.m., Liberty's Restaurant. Fairview Red Wing Auxiliary board, 9:30 a.m., medical center.
AMBULANCE RUNS Monday: John Peterson from 1681 Cobblestone Court to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 5:02 a.m.; Oliver Anderson from 1560 Woodland Drive to hospital, 11:43; Joanne Aslakson from 4154 Raymond St. to hospital, 4:07 p.m.; No transport from County Road 6 and County Road 1, 5:45 p.m.; Patricia Coplan from 189 Sargent Drive to hospital, 6:19 p.m.; Isabel Hart from 727 Sanford St. to hospital, 8:13 p.m.; Karen Debauche from 1407 W.
ELLSWORTH -- After years of lobbying by property owners, the Pierce County Board has approved amendments to the county's St. Croix Riverway Ordinance that will make it easier, and in some cases possible, for residents along the river to repair, remodel, add on to or even replace their cabins or houses. "Why now after 20 years are we going to change this ordinance so significantly?" wondered Supervisor John Kucinski of River Falls as the board prepared to vote March 25.
AMBULANCE RUNS Saturday: Kenneth Helmer from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 9:36 a.m.; Janelle Kraut from hospital to St. Marys, 12:05 p.m.; Helen Forsberg from 820 Maple St. to hospital, 8:20 p.m., and to St. Marys, 10:59 p.m. Sunday: Rick Solum from 812 Withers Harbor Drive to hospital, 2:50 a.m.; Eleanor Lohman from 440 W. Fifth St. to hospital, 9:23 a.m.; Erin Kelly from hospital to Methodist Hospital, St.
Today TOPS, 5 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Adult Church softball league, 7 p.m., Twin Bluff Middle School, media center. Red Wing City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Goodhue County United Veterans, 7:30 p.m., American Legion. Alcoholics Anonymous (non-smoking), 8 p.m., United Lutheran Church. Tuesday National Association of Retired Federal Employees, 9 a.m., Village Depot, Goodhue. Red Wing Opera Study Club, 9 a.m., Seminary Plaza.
The shipping season opened Saturday on the Mississippi River when the barge Phyllis passed through Lock and Dam 3 at 4:27 p.m. in Red Wing, towing 10 barges upstream. "This year has been kind of late due to the amount of ice on Lake Pepin," said Shannon Bauer, spokesman for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. "If the tows can't get past Lake Pepin, they can't go upstream." The average opening for the shipping season during the past 10 years is March 17.
The first Republican Eagle All-Area charity basketball game took place Saturday at Red Wing High School. The game was co-ed and featured 20 of the area's best players. Team Phersy defeated Bray's Bombers 77-60. Kenyon-Wanamingo's Megan Wendorff paced Team Phersy with 20 points. Kirby VanDeWalker, also of Kenyon-Wanamingo, scored 12 points. Marcus Schmit of Red Wing pumped in 11 and Lake City's Calin Koller poured in 10. Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Josh Hinsch led Bray's Bombers with 16 points.