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Today Tax assistance, 6-8 p.m., Red Wing Public Library. Red Wing Wildlife League, 6 p.m., Izaak Walton clubhouse. 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 Pierce County Highway Committee, 8:30 a.m., highway office. Tax assistance, 9-11:30 a.m., Red Wing Health Center; 1-4 p.m., Red Wing Senior Center. Golden Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., St. James Hotel. Hospice's Coffee and Conversation, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Seminary Plaza.
All city employees -- public works and library staff, even police and firefighters -- be forewarned: Jobs may be cut and no one is exempt. The Personnel Committee told staff Tuesday that while the City Council should not support an across-the-board hiring freeze, it should consider freezing individual positions as they become open. "We have to look at the merit of each position," Council President Steve Castner said. The discussion about both a hiring and wage freeze came one night after the council agreed that it should prepare for the worst as Gov.
ROCHESTER -- It wasn't how they wanted it to end. But it certainly will be motivation for next season. The Goodhue boys basketball team struggled Tuesday night. And the lackluster performance cost the Wildcats a shot at the state tournament. No.
Former Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe withdrew himself from consideration for a seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, preventing what would have been a bitter debate Monday among House and Senate members. Moe saw the handwriting on the wall -- he was not destined to be selected. The debate over Moe's candidacy has little to do with his qualifications and all to do with political payback. Twelve regents oversee the university. The board has one representative from each of the eight congressional districts and four at-large representatives, one of them a student.
Augsburg College claimed seven individual champions -- including Ellsworth's Mark Matzek -- and qualified individuals in all 10 weight classes to the NCAA Division III wrestling national championships, en route to winning the Great Lakes Regional at Augustana College. Ill. The Auggies won the 16-team meet with 173.0 points. The national tournament will be Friday and Saturday at Ohio Northern University. Augsburg, ranked second nationally behind Wartburg (Iowa), has won the last three Division III national titles and eight of the last 12.
The Red Wing School Board Monday agreed to slice $2.2 million from the district's $23 million budget and settled on a elementary school plan that will introduce grade-level centers. The cuts are necessary to pull the district out of statutory operating debt.
Coffee and Conversation Coffee and Conversation will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the ninth-floor board room of Seminary Plaza. This is a program of Red Wing Regional Hospice Grief Support. Watershed summit Registration deadline for the Cannon River Summit has been extended to Friday. The one-day conference, focusing on fecal coliform bacteria, will be March 18 in Faribault, Minn. To register, call Cannon River Watershed Partnership, (507) 645-7094. Wildlife League Red Wing Wildlife League membership meeting will be at 6 p.m.
Saturday: Janett Karlsrud from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 8:09 a.m.; Kathy McKenna from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 2:31 p.m.; Casey Sargent from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 5:02 p.m.; Marc Johnson from Welch Ski Village to hospital, 9:12 p.m.; Gary Dahl from 325 Plum St. to hospital, 10:50 p.m. Sunday: Elizabeth Cook from 317 Franklin St.
ROCHESTER -- The Goodhue girls basketball team had just three wins when it entered the Section 1A, West Subsection playoffs. Now, the Wildcats have more than doubled their win total. At 3-20 overall, the Wildcats have been underdogs in almost every game they've played thus far in the playoffs. And Saturday was no different. The Wildcats met Faribault Bethlehem Academy in the subsection finals at Mayo Auditorium.
To The Editor: Shouldn't insurance plans that cover Viagra also cover birth control? Contraception is basic health care for women. A typical woman who wants only two children will need to use contraception for almost three decades of her life. Without contraceptives, the average woman would have 12 to 15 pregnancies in her lifetime. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more than men on out-of-pocket health-care costs, with reproductive services accounting for much of the difference.