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Shutdown for Minnesota bars should remain at 1 a.m. --period. We see no compelling reason to extend closings to 2 a.m. The hospitality industry, led by the Minneapolis and St.
FIRE CALLS Thursday: response to a reported natural gas smell in the 500 block of 10th Street; nothing was found after investigation, 2:30 p.m. RIVER TRAFFIC April 11: Barefoot Prince, up, 4:20 a.m.; Loree Eckstein, 10 barges, up, 10:25 a.m.; Nan, 10 barges, up, 11 a.m.; Hal D. Miller, 2 barges, up, 5:45 p.m.; Robert Greene, 12 barges, down, 7:05 p.m.; Bernard G., 5 barges, down, 8:23 p.m.; Kathy Ellen, 11 barges, up, 9:40 p.m. Saturday: Tom Frazier, 9 barges, up, 4:51 a.m.; Martha R.
The Elks Club routinely posts notices on its bulletin board about members who have taken ill. Ministers -- both from the pulpit and in bulletins -- frequently solicit prayers for parishioners. Companies often report on hospitalized employees in newsletters. Such exchanges of information are commonplace.
Today Pierce County Human Services Committee, 5 p.m., department conference room. Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Red Cross meeting for military families, 7-8 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Peace vigil, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John Rich Park. Support our troops rally, 4:30-5:30 p.m., East Avenue and Main Street.
The statistics are sobering. A rape is reported in the United States every six minutes. More than 17.7 million American women and 2.8 million men report having been victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetimes. Nearly seven rapes are reported in Minnesota each day. As program coordinator of Goodhue/Wabasha Sexual Assault Services, Kris Kvols knows the statistics all too well. She knows, too, that many victims of sexual assault do not report it to law enforcement. "Some victims choose never to report it," Kvols said.
The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court. Fines do not necessarily include surcharges or other fees. March 19: Roberta Grose, Kenyon, speeding (69-55), $45; Eric Hadler, Zumbrota, speeding (88-65), $65; James Ziemer, Randolph, speeding (78-65), seat belt, $70; Nicholas Connolly, Ellsworth, seat belt, $25; William Earney, Bay City, falsely reporting a crime, $75, stay imposition f sentence one year; Juanita Ellis, 364 Frenn Ave., semaphore, $50; Michelle Herrick, 2118 Pioneer Road, domestic assault, $100, two days jail; Joel Schultz, 410 E.
ELLSWORTH -- Bill Wall of Ellsworth shot a hole-in-one Tuesday at Ellsworth Country Club. Wall aced the hole No. 9 using his 6-iron on the 167-yard hole. It was his fifth career ace.
FIRE CALLS Tuesday: brush truck responded to grass fire at 1935 Chokya St., 4:04 p.m.; fire was extinguished and truck canceled en route. TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
Historical chapter Mississippi River Bluffs Historical Chapter will have a potluck at 6 p.m. Monday at the center in Bay City. Members will work on the display for Pierce County's 150th anniversary. Peace vigil A peace vigil is planned from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at John Rich Park. Emotions Anonymous Emotions Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room of the Red Wing Health Center.
Goodhue County commissioners rejected the city of Red Wing's request for an extension on tax-increment financing districts Tuesday. The city sought support for proposed state legislation to extend the decertification of three TIF districts two in downtown and another for the site of Food Service Specialties. The city still will pursue the legislation, but will do so without the County Board's backing. Red Wing School District previously supported a similar resolution. Commissioners Roseanne Grosso and Richard Samuelson supported the request.