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Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved nine new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program, allocating up to $2,200,000 in Clean Water Fund grants to address water issues on a watershed basis. This includes the Zumbro River.
First Choice Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser banquet Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cornerstone Community Church on the second-floor banquet hall. The event will feature a catered meal from Liberty's, an overview of programs and services offered and the impact First Choice Clinic is having in the community. Christian comedian Mike Williams will entertain. The same program will be offered twice. A lunch program will be held noon to 2 p.m., doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; the dinner program will be 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors will open at 6 p.m.
The Goodhue County Historical Society History Break about Eugenie Anderson has been rescheduled for noon Aug. 29, featuring Chris Stout, professor at Minnesota State College Southeast.
A severe storm went through Red Wing around 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. This story is developing. Check back for details.
Daily Red Wing Arts The Depot Gallery features "Seeds of Change: A Portrait of the Hmong American Farmers Association," a collection of photos by Mike Hazard. The exhibit will hang through Sept. 23. Where: 418 Levee St. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Cost: Free More info: www.redwingartsassociation.org/ class='pullout'>Goodhue County History Center
Q: When are the police going to perform a sweep and ticket the scofflaws who live here without having their cars and motorcycles licensed in Minnesota? Some of these folks have been living here for almost a year. A: Thank you for your question. The term scofflaw originated during Prohibition to identify an individual whom scoffed at the law and continued to drink alcohol. Today, the term scofflaw is more general in nature, a person who flouts the law, especially one who fails to pay fines owed, and also a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.
The annual United Way Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game is coming up with first-pitch slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Ath. Local law enforcement will match up against local firefighters. Children's activities, food and entertainment will be part of the mix. All proceeds benefit United Way's Packing for the Weekend program. Gates open and pregame activities begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.
The City of Red Wing is renowned for its open and natural places, however as the municipality has grown, development has encroached on what was previously woodlands, agricultural fields and bluffs. But thanks to the Ghei family of Red Wing, 69 acres of land in the city will remain in its natural state. Since 2001, Johanna Ghei and her three children have worked to restore the natural habitat that can now be found on their property, and now, with a conservation easement with the Minnesota Land Trust, this unique landscape is protected forever.
The intersection at Potter and Third streets near Highway 63 will be closed until Aug. 18 for underground utility work.
Q: Because of my disability I have a motorized wheelchair that I use to get around the community, and my question is can I drive it on the street if there is no sidewalk available? A: Yes, you can drive your motorized wheelchair in the road when crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk or where no sidewalk is available to gain access to a motor vehicle. Under Minnesota law, persons in wheelchairs are considered pedestrians rather than vehicle operators and have the same rights and responsibilities as pedestrians.