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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota drivers could be pulled over for not wearing seat belts under a bill that appears headed for the full Senate. "Law enforcement has better things to do than remove bodies of young children from cars," said Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon. The bill written by Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, passed the Senate Transportation Committee 10-4, quite different than when the issue first arose 18 years ago. Committee Chairman Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, said the proposal at that time gained only two or three votes.
AMBULANCE RUNS Thursday: Violet Sammelson from Seminary Home to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 10:07 a.m.; Michael Heath from hospital to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 4:15 p.m.; no transport from Highway 61 and Golf Links Drive, 10:26 p.m. RIVER TRAFFIC Thursday: George King, 16 barges, up, 1:25 p.m.; Hal D. Miller, 2 barges, up, 2:35 p.m.; John M. Rivers, 15 barges, up, 9:19 p.m.; Prairie Dawn, 4 barges, down, 11:29 p.m.
This may be Jerry Schaubach's last year teaching, but he doesn't want it to be his last year coaching. The boys track coach enters his 34th year coaching in Red Wing and will retire from teaching at the end of the school year. Schaubach is looking forward to this season, despite it being a year that may be challenging. He expects the Wingers to do well, but it may take a while to see success. The Wingers begin the season Saturday at the University of Minnesota Invite. "I think we're going to be strong overall at the end of the year," Schaubach said.
Evening Star Quilt Evening Star Quilt Guild will have its quilt-in at 7 p.m. today at the home of Elaine Hoisington. Zumbrota-Mazeppa schools Zumbrota-Mazeppa School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the high school media center in Zumbrota to act on staff termination notices. Women's Network Women's Network will meet jointly with Rotarians at noon Wednesday at the St. James Hotel. Mary Kelly of St.
Greg Schneider of Red Wing bid farewell to his nephew last week during a memorial ceremony at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Today he is in Lansing, Mich., where Jason Plite will be buried -- just 10 days before his birthday. Plite, 21, a senior airman from Lansing, Mich., was one of six U. S. Air Force rescue team members who died in a helicopter crash while trying to reach two injured Afghan children March 23. Plite, who had earned his maroon beret just a year ago, was close to his uncle. He had lived with Schneider's family for much of his youth.
Kris Klassen's troubles this year won't be due to a lack of talent. Having too much talent and trying to figure out how to organize it might be her biggest challenge. The Red Wing boys tennis coach is excited about her team, but hasn't officially named her lineup. "We have 44 kids out for tennis this year and even our younger kids are very talented," Klassen said. "Our junior varsity team should be excellent." The Wingers were slated to open their season Friday, but Lakeville said it wasn't quite ready to compete and postponed the match.
Many residents will be surprised if they go to the Web sites for the city of Red Wing or Goodhue County to track down the most basic government information: the names of their elected representatives. For Burnside residents, Chuck Griffin still is listed as their City Council representative. Wacouta residents will find that Gary Iocco is identified as their county commissioner. Neither the city nor the county has updated its list of elected officials since the November elections.
AMBULANCE RUNS Wednesday: Duane Thompson from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to Fairview-University Medical Center, 12:45 p.m.; Dennis Carroll from hospital to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 2:04 p.m.; Elda Dressen from Red Wing Health Center to hospital, 6:07 p.m.; Marie Steinbruckner from Red Wing Health Center to hospital, 7:02 p.m., then to St. Marys, 9:15 p.m.; David Nordstrom from hospital to St. Marys, 10:16 p.m. RIVER TRAFFIC Wednesday: Phyllis, 10 barges, up, 4:27 p.m.; Title Town USA, 9 barges, up, 9:42 pm.; Ruth D.
At Fairview Red Wing: March 26, 2003 Luis Carlos Mendivil was born Wednesday to Guadalupe Lopez and Luis Mendivil of Cannon Falls. March 27, 2003 Cassandra Jean was born Thursday to Ann and Mike Hinsch of Goodhue. March 29, 2003 Cameron Gerald James was born Saturday to Brenda and Mike Olson of Hager City. At Lake City Hospital: March 30, 2003 Simon Alexander was born Sunday to Sarah and Raleigh Mehrkens of Lake City.
CORRECTION First barge The first barge of the shipping season arrived Sunday, not Saturday. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS Emotions Anonymous Emotions Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room of the Red Wing Health Center. For information, call 388-2995, 792-2905 or (507) 263-2428. Supplies needed Sylvander Heating at 412 Tyler Road North is accepting donations from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.