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Red Wing is one of 30 finalists in the 2003 All-America City Award, the nation's premiere civic recognition program.
A couple of the R-E's cartoonists came under criticism recently in People's Platform. The first comment was directed toward Dick Wright, a nationally syndicated cartoonist who sided with President Bush on federal tax policy. The reader said: "I'm completely disgusted by the R-E's continued bashing and criticism of the Democratic Party. It doesn't come to anybody's big surprise that that's what the newspaper's all about -- one-sided opinions.
With the lingering war, a lack of funding for local schools and SARS, how could someone think of sports at a time like this? Actually, concentrating on your favorite sports team may be the perfect way to relieve the stresses of our everyday lives. The sun is starting to shine, the grass is getting greener, and yesterday I swatted a mosquito on my deck. Yeah, that's right, summer is approaching faster than a Wes Walz slap shot.
FIRE CALLS Today: responded to alarm at Red Wing Pottery Sales, 2000 Old W. Main St., 7:30 a.m.; work being done in area set off alarm, no fire. RIVER TRAFFIC Tuesday: Phyllis, 12 barges, up, 7:04 p.m.; Bill Berry, 12 barges, down, 9:21 p.m.
Today Al-Anon, 6:30 p.m., Friendship House, 480 W. Eighth St. Alcoholics Anonymous (12-step meeting), 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Thursday Dawnbreakers Kiwanis, 6:45 a.m., St. James Hotel. Hospice's coffee and conversation, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fairview 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. National Day of Prayer, noon, City Hall. Noontime Kiwanis, noon, First Lutheran Church.
ST. PAUL -- Xcel Energy electric customers may pay higher rates as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty holds the company to a 1994 promise to develop renewable energy. The governor Tuesday said he does not want Xcel to spend any of the $8.5 million in a renewable fuels fund for anything else. Bills going through the Legislature would allow the state's largest energy company to spend some of the money to develop a replacement for nuclear power plants or to the Prairie Island Mdewakanton Tribe.
BASEBALL Dover Eyota 10, Wabasha-Kellogg 6 Red Wing 12, Northfield 7 Lake City 12, Kenyon-Wanamingo 10 Lake City 6, Kenyon-Wanamingo 5 Goodhue 18, Plainview 11 Cannon Falls 13, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 1 SOFTBALL Northfield 7, Red Wing 6 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 7, Stewartville 1 Plainview 12, Goodhue 7 Cannon Falls 11, Lake City 3 PREP TENNIS Red Wing 7, Shakopee 0
Hitting has not been a problem for the Red Wing softball team as of late. But the Wingers have been unable to put together a solid game at the plate and in the field. Tuesday afternoon, the Wingers hoped to reverse that trend. But a poor start negated a fabulous comeback attempt as the Wingers dropped a 7-6 decision to Northfield in the Missota Conference. It was Red Wing's third straight loss. The Wingers started poorly, committing two errors in the first inning and falling behind 3-0. "That set the tone for the whole game," Coach Clair Austin said.
Paul Verret's accomplishments as president of the St. Paul Foundation are well documented. And the ripple effect has been felt in cities nationwide, especially Red Wing. The relationship began in 1978 when Verret and the late Bill Sweasy were at meeting of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, said Joan Foot of Red Wing, who works as a part-time gift planner with the foundation. Today the St. Paul Foundation is involved with 34 funds in Red Wing a combination of individual and public organizations.
RIVER TRAFFIC Wednesday: Jennie K., 12 barges, up, 2:37 a.m.; Sierra Dawn, 6 barges, down, 3:37 a.m.; Lexington, 16 barges, up, 7:06 a.m.; Phyllis, 4 barges, down, 10:06 a.m.; Dell Butcher, 12 barges, down, 1:02 p.m.; Ed Renshaw, 12 barges, down, 1 a.m. Friday: Magnolia, 3 barges, up, 6:35 a.m.; Cooperative Vanguard, 12 barges, up, 1:18 p.m.; Show Me State, 10 barges, up, 6:16 p.m.; L.J.