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Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, said state lawmakers will propose another bill to give them some say on Native American gaming compacts, despite a promise by Gov. Jim Doyle that he will veto this one, too. Doyle and Republican lawmakers have been at odds since details surfaced two weeks ago about a tentative agreement Doyle had reached with the Oneida Nation to extend its compact.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Red Wing had five swimmers compete in the Class A State swimming and diving preliminaries Friday. All five return at noon today to participate in the finals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Ian Anderson, Ryan Beckman, J.T. Hopkins, O.J. Petersen, and Ben Swarts all placed in the top 16 of their events to advance to today's competition. "Any time a team comes into the state Championship, you hope the swimmers competing in prelims get another chance to compete again in the finals," Red Wing Coach Paul Windrath said.
"African Tales of Earth and Sky" will be told at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday on stage at the Sheldon Theatre. The performance by Dallas Children's Theatre is a school event, but tickets also are available to the public. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for students. The traditional folk tales originated around the campfires of Ghana, according to the Sheldon.
Proposed changes to the Zone 3 deer hunting seasons got a lukewarm reception during four public meetings in January throughout southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The meetings drew nearly 800 people; an additional 400 comments were received. "While there wasn't a lot of support for our original plan, there was strong interest in looking at changes for the Zone 3 deer season," said Lou Cornicelli, DNR big game program coordinator.
Today Dan Kuse from 2-4 p.m., Five Swell Guys from 7-9 p.m., Rhythm & Brew, Lake City. "Conjugal Rights," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. play, Stone Mill Dinner Theater, Cannon Falls. Blue Moon After Hours presents Thea Ennen, 7:30 p.m. "Pictures at an Exhibition" music and visual art event, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. "Abbey Road!" by Collective Unconscious, 8 p.m., Zumbrota VFW Hall.
At Lake City Hospital: March 3, 2003 Ryley Scott Christianson was born Monday to Wendie Cox and Scott Christianson of Lake City.
ELLSWORTH -- An Ellsworth police officer was injured when his squad car was hit nearly head-on by an alleged drunken driver Thursday night. Eric Ladwig, 29, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road C and Highway 10 when the accident occurred at 11:04 p.m. Ladwig's car was struck by a vehicle driven by Robert D. Mattson, 30, Plum City. Officials said Mattson came across the roadway and hit Ladwig's front fender on the driver's side. Ladwig called the Pierce County Sheriff's Department to assist. Deputies arrested Mattson for driving while intoxicated.
The Red Wing boys basketball team did not have its best offensive game Thursday night. But the Wingers made up for it with solid rebounding and great defense. Top-seeded Red Wing advanced to the second round of Section 1AAA playoff action with a 53-30 win over No. 8 New Prague. The Wingers will battle No. 4 Faribault, which advanced with a 75-74 win in double overtime against Northfield, at 2:45 p.m.
To The Editor: I am a Head Start teacher in Red Wing. I thank Dr.
Mississippi Shuffle Mississippi Shuffle planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church. All interested organizers should attend. Vasa Farmerettes Vasa Friendly Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosann Pearson's home. Note change of location. Saddle Club Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Labor Union Hall on Third Street. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at St.