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Q: What are Red Wing's laws regarding expired license plate tabs? I race every year to make sure my license plate tabs are up to date before they expire to avoid large fines. Why are those with expired license plate tabs not being fined? Please explain. Thanks! A: Thank you for this question, Red Wing does not have a city ordinance regarding motor vehicle registration on passenger vehicles and trucks.
The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association has selected Hannah Sjostrom of Maiden Rock the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen. The daughter of Doug and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, she is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire studying nursing. She will spend the rest of this year promoting the beekeeping industry in Wisconsin. She is available to speak with civic groups and appear at fairs, festivals and farmers markets. She also will give presentations in schools about honeybees and the beekeeping industry.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino cut the ribbon Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on its $86 million hotel expansion, making it the second largest hotel in Minnesota. The expansion adds 306 rooms for a total of 788. The new hotel space is actually two towers adding 185,000 square feet to Treasure Island's resort property.
Students applying for a loan from the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund to further their education will be interviewed 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Red Wing High School. Appointments must be made in advance by calling Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Executive Secretary Dodie Harris at 651- 388-8921 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Wednesday, Dec. 15 after 8 a.m. Loans are limited. Applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lights of Love celebration will be noon Thursday, Dec. 7, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing's Garden View Cafe. The MCHS Auxiliary hosts the event, which will include entertainment and refreshments. People wishing to sponsor a light in honor or memory of someone may pick up a donation envelope in the medical center gift shop.
WABASHA — Motorists on Highway 61 between Lake City and Wabasha are likely to encounter short traffic delays beginning Monday, Dec. 4 while Minnesota Department of Transportation crews trim and remove trees adjacent to the highway. Weather permitting, crews will be trimming and removing trees on both sides of the two-lane portion of the road that is north of Wabasha and south of Lake City. The work in Wabasha County will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 4-8.
ProAct, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is kicking off its "Holiday Lights Recycling" effort in conjunction with several metro area cities. The program also recycles electrical, phone and appliance cords and offers 29 drop-off locations. "Keep your lights and cords out of the trash and recycle bins, and know that they will be handled properly and that the valuable material will be reclaimed and reused in new products," ProAct Production Coordinator Jennifer Cavalier said. The effort also helps to employ dozens of people with disabilities in Dakota County.
There were reports of interrupted service throughout Red Wing for Spectrum customers in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. This story is developing. Read more
Amanda Carlson of Welch qualified for the final four in the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet during the MFBF 99th annual meeting Nov. 18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. The Discussion Meet finalists competed in two semifinal rounds Nov. 18 followed by the final four competition. Contestants were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem-solving.
Q: I like the black-and-white squad cars. Has Red Wing PD completed its transition to these squads? And why was it done?