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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.
At Fairview Red Wing: Jan. 28, 2003 Dakota Damian Tietz was born Tuesday to Sandra Tietz and Damian Badboy of Red Wing.
ST. PAUL -- Lake City's Tim Thompson said he had just one goal heading into the Class AA state wrestling meet at Xcel Energy Center -- a state title. And Thompson will have a chance to achieve that goal today. Thompson defeated defending state champion Brandon Dick of St. Michael-Albertville 13-11 in Friday's semifinals at 119 pounds. Thompson was the only area wrestler to advance to the finals. He will meet Nick Kulseth (42-0) of Windom Area for the title today. Cannon Falls senior Micah Flodeen fell short in his quest for a title at 130.
To The Editor: I've followed the debate over the wisdom of an American-led invasion of Iraq, one that consists of a "coalition of the willing" but does not have express U.N. authorization. Because of the grave importance of the issue, it is critical this debate be as clear as possible. Generally, writers on both sides have presented solid arguments for their respective positions.
Senior students present art show RIVER FALLS -- Graduating senior artists will show their works during March in Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Two receptions are planned for the show, "Defining Texture: Inviting Curiosity." The first will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 7, and a second event with music by Scantily Clad will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 10. Participating artists are Jennifer Marie Paris, fibers; Monica Marie Schultz, painting; and Rhonda Leigh Willers, ceramics.
Today Old-time dance with The Cardells 2-3 p.m., disc jockey dance with lessons 7-11 p.m., Ellsworth Middle School. Wylie and Wild West, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. St. Croix Valley Community Orchestra, 6:30 p.m., Kleinpell Building, UWRF. "Les Miserables," 7 p.m., K-W High School in Kenyon. "Conjugal Rights," 7 p.m., Stone Mill, Cannon Falls. Lee Mensinger, 7-9 p.m., Rhythm & Brew, Lake City. The Back Porch Band, 7:30 p.m., Blue Moon After Hour. Radoslav Lorkovic, 8 p.m., Oak Center General Store.