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Goodhue County Adoptive Parents will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Fernbrook Family Center, 419 Bush St. The support group provides confidential environmental where adults can learn from each other, celebrate their families' successes, brainstorm solutions to challenges and receive information on resources and training opportunities. The group is part of the North American Council on Adoptive Children and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Demolition work is scheduled to begin June 13 on a Cannon Falls building acquired by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The former restaurant building east of Highway 52 in south Cannon Falls was acquired several years ago by MnDOT and the demolition is taking place for safety reasons. Work is expected to be completed mid-July.
In early May, the Evelyn Sweasy Charitable Fund contributed more than $260,000 toward the restoration of the Barn Bluff Trail Head. The generous contribution is not the first time philanthropy has intervened to ensure Barn Bluff's public status.
"After 13 Reasons Why" was first published in 2007 by Jay Asher, its content was spread like wildfire. Teens across the country couldn't stop talking about Hannah Baker, Clay, Justin and the other unforgettable characters. When the Netflix original series was released in 2017, "13 Reasons Why" became a record-breaking phenomenon. I've recently noticed a large amount of discussion regarding the show and have become quite expressive at other's reactions to its release. I read the novel in middle school, and remember connecting to it on a very personal level.
Goodhue County Historical Society will host Walk into Local History 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. June 10. Invite friends and family to hear the stories of 19th century Frontenac while exploring the exterior of a few of the most famous homes during the thought-provoking tour.
Motorists are reminded to obey the temporary traffic signals at the interchange of Highway 52 and Goodhue County Road 24 in Cannon Falls. This is in place to ensure a safe one-way passage over the highway bridge. Temporary traffic signals will be in place during the current stage of construction while concrete work is being completed. One-way traffic is only allowed over the bridge with the signal determining which direction takes a turn to travel. Emergency responders have priority when crossing through the construction zone to respond to emergencies.
Red Wing Public Works Department began repairing a storm manhole in the alley off the 300 block of Bush Street on June 6. The alley runs from Bush to Plum Street and is between Third and Fourth streets. The Plum Street access will remain open for business, but through traffic will not be allowed. The alley will be closed Thursday and Friday and should be reopened before the weekend. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area.
Former Red Wing area resident Dorothy Gruber Quam will be at the Cannon River Inn in Welch 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, signing copies of her memoir, "A Round Barn and a Pond Full of Frogs." In the book, Quam shares what it was like growing up on a Welch Township farm in the 1940s and '50s. She writes in detail about threshing grain, putting up loose hay and attending one-room country schools. In one chapter she concentrates on the history of Welch and her ancestors' role in the early history of village's community.
Q: What are the rules and regulations for having a campfire or burning in town? A: Great timing on a good question, with the weather getting nicer, evening fire pits are quite common in town. City of Red Wing Code Section 10.19, Minnesota State Fire Code addresses open burning and recreational fires within the city.
The Red Wing Solid Waste Campus sustained significant damage due to a fire Wednesday night, June 7, according to Red Wing Fire Department. The blaze was reported around 7:45 p.m. inside the facility. No injuries were reported.