Red Wing Newsroom
- Member for
- 5 years 2 months
Red Wing Engineer Department will be closing the access between Twin Bluff Road south of Pioneer Road along with Pioneer Road west of Twin Bluff Road on Monday, July 23. The closure is expected to last until mid-August as the contractor constructing the roundabout at the intersection reconstructs the south leg of Twin Bluff Road at the Pioneer Road intersection. A signed detour will not be posted. Motorists are encouraged to use South Oak Drive, Southview Ridge and Hallquist Avenue as an alternate route to access Pioneer Road.
A runner going coast to coast is expected to reach Red Wing Friday night, July 21. Kyle Lang, 20, of West Salem, Wis., is running from Grayland Beach State Park, on the Pacific coast of Washington State, to Coney Island on the Atlantic coast. It is a journey of 2,967 miles that began June 5. The plan is to reach the Atlantic Ocean on August 18.
Lorie Line has been touring for 28 years, but has never been on the road in the heartland all by herself. This will be the first tour in her career where she steps out onto the stage locally, including 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Sheldon Theatre. Last year, the Minnesota pianist took her solo touring idea and tested it in the warmer climates. She toured 22 cities in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Laurie Hoernemann and Mary Anway recently marked 40-year employment anniversaries with the city of Red Wing.
Fastenal Co., a wholesale distributor of industrial and construction supplies, announced sales and profits up for the quarter and six-month period that ended June 30. Net sales increased $107.2 million or 10.6 million from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017, the company said in a news release. Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, improved 30 basis points to 49.8 percent from 49.5 percent.
Explore the financial struggles of the T.B. Sheldon Auditorium during the late 19th century with historian Tom Olson during this month's Goodhue County History Break. Olson's book "Sheldon's Gift, Music Movies and Melodrama in the Desirable City" takes a close look at the separation of highbrow and lowbrow culture and entertainment. His writing studies issues in the 1940s and '50s based on federal court cases and the differences in taste between rural and urban moviegoers.
ZUMBROTA — Songs of Hope, the 2017 concert tour resulting from a six-week youth performing arts project in St. Paul, stops in Zumbrota 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20. The free concert is at the State Theatre. The young vocalists sing songs from their homelands mixed with U.S. songs chosen because together they offer hope and perfect entertainment for a warm summer's night. This year participating children are from Vietnam, China, India, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Guatemala, Argentina and the United States.
Don't forget, tab renewal, title transfers and other services will be limited starting Monday, July 17, while the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services upgrades computer systems. Services will be available again on Tuesday, July 25.
ZUMBROTA —With almost a century of musical experience between them, T Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman bring a variety of flavors to the table. Their duet performance as Barefoot Wonder will be at Crossings 8 p.m. July 22. From Doc Watson guitar-picking tunes to blazing Led Zeppelin electric violin solos, Barefoot Wonder offers banquet every night. Their specialty is exploring popular music from the 1920s through the 1990s, from "Take me out to the Ballgame" to a spoof of Charlie Daniel's "Devil went down to Georgia" that they call "The Devil Comes Back."
Lake City Yacht Club will sponsor its annual Go Sailing for Leukemia fundraiser Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, Last year's event raised more than $15,000, with 100 of the proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. In 1997, the club was looking for a way to give something back to the community. The club also wanted to support one of its members who died of leukemia that year. This fundraiser was seen as a way to do both. Club members invite the public to "sail beautiful Lake Pepin and save lives." Blood cancer fast facts include: