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ST. PAUL -- State aid to cities already was a hot-button legislative issue, but state Auditor Pat Awada fanned the flames when she released a report a week ago critical of the state payments. Awada said her study shows cities receiving large amounts of local government aid often spend much more than those that get little or no aid. It drew more attention to Gov.
Today "A Morning for Women," 8 a.m.-noon, Lincoln High School, Lake City. Post-high school options, 8:30 a.m., Red Wing High School Career Center. SnoSkinz WSA Snocross, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mazeppa. Stand up for Peace vigil, 9:30 a.m., Bay Point Park. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Social Singles, 7:30 p.m., Blue Moon. Sunday SnoSkinz WSA Snocross, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mazeppa. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. (Big Book) and 8 p.m.
Today Peace vigil, 4:30 p.m., John Rich Park. Social Singles,at 6:30 p.m., Wiederholt's. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Saturday "A Morning for Women," 8 a.m.-noon, Lincoln High School, Lake City. Post-high school options, 8:30 a.m., Red Wing High School Career Center. SnoSkinz WSA Snocross, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mazeppa. Stand up for Peace vigil, 9:30 a.m., Bay Point Park. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Social Singles, 7:30 p.m., Blue Moon.
BOYS BASKETBALL Spring Valley 70, Pepin 34 Lake City 55, Triton 9 GIRLS BASKETBALL Red Wing 57, Hastings 52 Triton 46, Lake City 34 Prescott 34, Amery 19 Ellsworth 56, Somerset 36 Kenyon-Wanamingo 52, Cannon Falls 45 PREP WRESTLING Goodhue 54, Dover-Eyota 25 Cannon Falls 38, Kasson-Mantorville 30
HASTINGS -- Red Wing girls basketball Coach Carl Pierson was happy with the way his team responded to an 8-0 Hastings run in the third quarter of Thursday night's nonconference tilt. Pierson also hopes the Wingers will keep the ball rolling after their 57-52 win over the Raiders. "This was certainly an exciting win," he said. "It was a quality road win. Over the next two weeks, we hope to get things going to prepare for the playoffs. Hopefully, this will get things rolling." Red Wing held a 13-12 advantage after the opening quarter.
They are sons and daughters, husbands and wives. But so, too, they are soldiers. And in Ellsworth on Thursday, about 130 men and women attached to the U.S. Army Reserve 652nd Engineer Co. said tearful goodbyes to family and friends. Their destination: Fort McCoy, Wis. Where they will go from there and how long they will be gone is unclear. There can be little doubt, though, after the send-off, that the men and women of the 652nd will be in the thoughts and prayers of many until their safe return. Dale Nelson, Ellsworth, was on hand to show his support.
Jeffrey Hinds, the son of former Red Wing residents, is an Airborne ranger serving in Vicenza, Italy. Marine Pvt. Katherine R. Larson of Red Wing is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Navy Lt. James F. Rankin, Red Wing, has transferred with his family to Europe for a three-year tour of duty. They and others were featured in Wednesday's edition in a section about our men and women in the armed forces.
After years of preparation, the meet is finally here. The Section 1A gymnastics meet will be Friday at the Red Wing High School gym.
ELLSWORTH -- Leaving your family and friends, jobs and schools isn't easy, but the leaders of the U.S. Army Reserve's 652nd Engineer Co., headquartered in Ellsworth, are confident that the men and women are prepared to serve. The unit, which is at full strength with 183 members, got word to mobilize about a week ago, and was ordered Monday to report to Fort McCoy near Sparta, Wis. The reservists left this morning. "It's a tough thing to go through," said 1st Sgt. Mike Barnhart Wednesday, as members of the unit were packing.
Today Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Goodhue Family Tree Club, 7 p.m., Jordan Tower I. Bay City Seniors, 7 p.m., Village Hall. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Pierce County Democrats, 7:30 p.m., Courthouse Annex. Bearing Burners, 7:30 p.m., Steve Freij's home. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Goodhue Pioneer Clu, noon, Goodhue Community Center. Pierce County Local Emergency Planning Committee, 1 p.m., River Falls Ambulance Hall. Woman'