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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.
CORRECTION National Day of Prayer National Day of Prayer will be observed from 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. Thursday outside City Hall. The wrong date was published Friday. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS Saddle Club Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Labor Union Hall on Third Street. Social Singles Social Singles will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hobgoblin's Music for square dancing. On Saturday a group is planning to go on the 85-mile garage sale.
The Higher Learning Commission extended Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical's accreditation to include distance delivery of associate programs.
ELLSWORTH -- While the war in Iraq is winding down and thousands of "civilian soldiers" are heading home, other Reserve and National Guard forces are being sent there now to help with the country's reconstruction. The 652nd Engineer Co.'s Army Reservists, headquartered in Ellsworth, was shipped to the Gulf region within the past 10 days. The unit, which includes about 180 men and women, was activated and left Ellsworth Feb. 13 for Fort McCoy, an Army training base near Sparta, Wis. Twenty to 30 of the members are from the immediate Red Wing-Ellsworth area. Staff Sgt.
Three errors in the first inning cost the Red Wing softball team five unearned runs, and the Wingers never recovered, suffering an 8-3 loss to Holy Angels in the Missota Conference Monday. Red Wing fell behind 5-0 after the first, but battled back to make it 5-3 after five innings. The Stars put together three hits in the top of the sixth and tacked on three runs. "The first inning really, really hurt us," Coach Clair Austin said. "We played sound defense the rest of the game and Emily (Rooney) really shut them down the rest of the way." Rooney took the loss on the mound.