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Valentine's Day is a day that people either love or hate. Whether you have a significant other or not doesn't seem to affect people's feelings of Valentine's Day in any drastic manner. It has been this way since the tradition began. There are a lot of differences in teen relationships today in comparison to a few decades ago. Today's high school relationships can be complicated; when we say "you won't understand," we're probably right.
To The Editor: Colin Powell put on a polished performance Wednesday at the U.N. Security Council. This was the clincher. Who could deny the need to attack Iraq after this overwhelming show? Well now, who could deny the rush to attack? Let's think about the audiences. There are we, the people of the United States, who have a tendency to trust our leaders. There are the governments of the U.S.
A 4-0 loss isn't anything to get excited about. But the Red Wing boys hockey team wasn't disappointed with its play after Saturday's setback to second-ranked (Class A) Blake at Prairie Island Arena. The Wingers played well for over two periods and held one of the most dangerous teams in the state in check. Blake, a team that beat Mahtomedi 7-0 early last week and rode a seven-game winning streak into Red Wing, has one of the state's top scorers in Brendan Kennedy (35 goals).
Seventh-grader William Hoffman said he struggled most with the word "diadem," but proudly took home first place from the Twin Bluff Middle School spelling bee Friday afternoon. Hoffman, who claims he was nervous through the first rounds of competition, got all 50 words correct on the preliminary test that was given schoolwide. He believes his good spelling comes from being an avid reader. Hoffman's goal was to just make it to the second round. Last year he was bumped out after the first round.
Bearing Burners Bearing Burners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Steve Freij's home to plan summer events. Golden Kiwanis Golden Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Walt Stolpa will speak about security matters. Board will meet at 8:15 a.m. Food Shelf donations will be collected. Izaak Walton Izaak Walton League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse.
Goodhue County Applications issued to: Brent Sayler, West Fargo, N.D., and Heather Sunderland, Cannon Falls. Greg Slouber, Red Wing, and Linda Jaso, Bridgeview, Ill. Timothy Hinz, Red Wing, and Janice St. Dennis, Red Wing. Keith Meyers, Cannon Falls, and Tamara Elias, Cannon Falls. Matthew Quade and Rebecca Poetter, Randolph, Minn. Cory Benda and Sara Larson, both of Wanamingo. Charles Condon and Melanie Condon, Kenyon. Scott Linaman and Ashley Husbyn, both of Kenyon.
Despite increased security concerns in and around the facility, several members of the Senate Commerce and Utilities Committee toured the Prairie Island nuclear plant Friday. They also met with representatives from the Prairie Island Indian Community and officials from Xcel Energy and Nuclear Management Corp. The committee, which is led by Sen. Ellen Anderson, D-St. Paul, likely will be called upon this session to consider legislation granting more dry-cask storage at Prairie Island. Legislation passed in 1994 allowed for 17 casks on an outdoor storage pad.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Red Wing gymnastics team had its best score of the season and finished fourth at the Missota Conference meet Friday. The Wingers scored a season-best 134.040 and also had season-best totals on the balance beam and floor exercises. Northfield won the meet with 144.80, New Prague took second with 142.50, Prior Lake was third at 135.85 and Farmington placed fifth with 122.45. "No matter how we placed in this meet, we wouldn't have moved ahead of Prior Lake since they beat us twice this season," Coach Beth Mayer said.
On a spit of public land five miles as the crow flies from Faribault, Minn., where the cottontails run big, Fergus Gavin surveys the terrain and takes a knee as his three hounds restlessly quiver and pulse, the bells around their necks jingling. "Should I run 'em here?" says the 13-year-old seventh-grader to his father, Larry, who follows 20 yards behind. It was a rhetorical question, for Fergus is the Gavin Clan's resident beagle scholar and handler, and Larry, a high school English teacher and oft-published poet, is merely riding shotgun today.
Valentine music on tap in area The Valentine's weekend music options include local coffeehouses and clubs in addition to theaters. On Feb. 14, Blue Moon After Hours will present classical guitarist Daniel Drubach. The Colleen Raye Duo will entertain in Jimmy's Pub at the St. James Hotel, and the Austin Healy Band is booked at the Woodshed Bar. The Feb. 15 schedule has an ethnic sound.