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CORRECTION Homicide charges University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Ryan Foley, 21, of Maplewood, Minn., was charged with two counts of homicide by drunken driving in connection with an April 18 car crash in River Falls. A headline Thursday incorrectly reported that he faces three homicide charges. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS Josten Loafers Josten Loafers will meet at noon Wednesday at Liberty's Restaurant. Postal retirees Red Wing Retired Postal Workers will meet at 9 a.m.
Today Peace vigil, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John Rich Park. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks. Saturday Dairy breakfast, 7 a.m., Spring Pond Park, Plum City. Pine Island Cheese Festival. Bay City Fest, parade at 1 p.m. County Fair in the Park, 11 a.m-2 p.m., downtown Red Wing. National Trails Day, 1 p.m. wildflower program, Welch Station. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m.
RIVER TRAFFIC Thursday: Ed Renshaw, 9 barges, up, 9:06 a.m.; Show me State, 6 barges, down, 11:46 a.m.; Jennie K., 12 barges, down, 1:31 p.m.; Crimson Glory, 15 barges, down, 4:06 p.m.; Mary Evelyn, 15 barges, down, 6:26 p.m.; Robert Greene, 15 barges, down, 8:19 p.m. TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
To The Editor: Regarding the editorial about habitual parking offenders in downtown Red Wing (R-E, June 2). I found the list of the variety of folks who park downtown interesting: business owners, business employees, shoppers and tourists. One distinct group of parkers wasn't mentioned those who live in second- and third-floor apartments above stores. In the 1870-80s, when most of the downtown stores were built, square-footage costs of land was a factor in deciding to build high rather than wide. Many stores sold merchandise or had offices on their second and third floors.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Been there. Done that. It's old hat. Nobody would have blamed members of the Red Wing girls golf team if they had adopted that attitude Wednesday during the state Class AA golf meet at Bunker Hills Golf Course. After all, the Wingers had won two straight state titles and with a 13-shot lead, appeared to be headed for their third crown. But the Wingers stayed focused. And arrogance certainly never entered the picture.
ZUMBROTA -- Optimism about the future of the Zumbrota Nursing Home and assisted living apartments remains high, although officials cannot say who is likely to own or operate them a few months from now. Financial troubles -- too few patients and too much debt -- forced the Zumbrota Community Hospital to close at the end of April.
CORRECTION Port Authority funds Port development assistance funds are earmarked for improvements to all Minnesota public ports Red Wing, Winona, St. Paul, Duluth and Minneapolis. A story Wednesday stated that the Legislation set aside $2 million for the Red Wing Port Authority. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS Peace vigil Peace vigil will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at John Rich Park.
May 25: W.T. Toutant, 12 barges, down, 5:10 a.m.; Roy E. Claverie, 13 barges, up, 10:30 a.m.; Magnolia, 3 barges, down, 1:13 p.m.; Tom Frazier, 12 barges, down, 4:11 p.m.; W.A. Kernan, 16 barges, up, 11:35 p.m. May 26: Tom Behringer, 6, down, 3 a.m.; Darin Adrian, 9, down, 10:23 a.m.; Loree Eckstein, 6, up, 2:44 p.m. May 27: W.A. Kernan, 12 barges, down, 6:43 a.m.; Loree Eckstein, 6 barges, down, 11:57 a.m.; Dreama Klaiber, 2 barges, up, 12:32 a.m. Thursday: Neil N. Diehl, 4 barges, up, 6:39 a.m.; Ruth D.
WABASHA -- Weapons and drugs seized last month from Wabasha County Jail cells led authorities to believe inmates planned to escape and attack jail staff, Sheriff Rodney Bartsh said today. A "shakedown" of 13 cells May 23 yielded a trace amount of methamphetamine, a pipe rolled from a Trivial Pursuit game card, a piece of Plexiglass shaved into the shape of a key and two spoons filed down to knife points in a couple of the cells, Bartsh said. Tightly rolled magazines in the shape of a club also were recovered. "We feel they were trying to escape," he said.
Today Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W. Eighth St. Grand Excursion 2004/Pierce County, 7 p.m., Diamond Bluff Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous (12-step meeting), 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Thursday Coffee and Conversation, 9:30 a.m., Seminary Plaza. Golden Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., St. James Hotel. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Noontime Kiwanis, noon, St.