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To The Editor: In the editorial ("Reject Byrne appointment," R-E, Jan. 4), the opening line is "Red Wing's fortunes will be dictated by ..." The R-E thinks that the downtown is the only facet that exists in Red Wing.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Lake City boys basketball team entered Saturday's game with just two losses and one of those was to the Tigers' opponent Plainview. But it was a loss that the Tigers didn't think they should've had when they were beaten by a point in overtime earlier this year. Lake City got its revenge with a 49-39 victory over the Gophers at the Target Center. "We felt we were the better team the first time," Lake City's Brent Sexton said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the boys from the Goodhue and Zumbrota-Mazeppa basketball teams get together for cards Wednesday night, the Cougars will have bragging rights even before they deal the first card. For the second time this season, the Cougars knocked off the Wildcats -- this time grabbing a 43-42 nonconference victory at the Target Center Saturday afternoon. For the Cougars, the game was "sloppy, but it was a win," said senior Josh Hinsch. "It felt good to get a win over those guys, but we did not play very well," he said. "It's nice because we're all such good friends.
Today ADD/ADHD support group, 5 p.m., ArtReach. Red Wing Human Rights Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Pierce County Board of Health Committee, 6 p.m., Public Health conference room. Red Wing School Board, 6:30 p.m., Burnside Elementary School. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St.
Eva Christiansen, 78 Jan. 3, 2002 Eva Beyer Christiansen, 78, Hager City, died Friday following a short illness. She was born July 21, 1924, to Joseph and Mabel (Hurry) Beyer. She graduated from high school and worked as a bookkeeper. She kept a journal of her daily activities which she sent to her daughter in Japan. Survivors include her daughter Kaya (Mitsunori) Sawada of Japan; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; sisters Viola Hart, Genevieve Ottman, Margaret Thompson, and Esther Wilson; brothers David, Raymond and Henry Beyer; and special friend Rod Pearson.
AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Lloyd Metcalf from Red Wing Health Center to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 3:39 p.m., then transfer to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 5:08 p.m. Saturday: called at 2:44 a.m., nothing found; Doris Wilson from 433 W. Fourth St.
Editor's note: Following are answers to questions raised in People's Platform and researched by R-E staff writers. The R-E offers this service, as questions warrant. *** Comment: Could you have a reporter find out what in the world that thing is up in the sky south of Red Wing? It looks like a clock or big balloon or plane flying back and forth. It's been up there several nights. Gary Fried, Goodhue County emergency management director, said he was not aware of such a light in the sky.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hopes area hunters will shoot more does this fall as a way to control the booming deer population. The DNR will discuss the plan at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Red Wing High School cafe. The meeting will begin with a 20-minute presentation outlining the changes. Citizens then will be asked to comment and complete a survey. The proposal, which was announced in December, would make significant structural changes to the Zone 3 season. The objective is to reduce the number of breeding does to help keep the population under control.
Bob Bovee and Gail Heil will perform for the first square dance in the new hall at Hobgoblin Music, home of Stoney End Folk Harp in rural Red Wing. The dance floor in the old gray barn on Highway 19 will be inaugurated at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Bovee and Heil will call the dance in addition to performing their American traditional music. They have a large and varied repertoire including authentic cowboy songs, blues and ragtime numbers, ballads and yodels.
Perennial favorite Leo Kottke will make his traditional midwinter appearance at the Sheldon Theatre at 8 p.m. Jan. 11. Kottke is recognized as one of the premier guitarists performing today. He has been entertaining crowds with a unique finger-picking style for more than 30 years. "His ability to make a 12-string guitar sound as if four other guitarists have stepped out on stage with him has transformed the old tradition of folk guitar into a modern art," according to the Sheldon.