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Before adjourning the Goodhue County Board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 19, Chair Ronald Allen shared his thanks with board members and county staff for another year of respectful collaboration.
City of Pine Island will break ground Wednesday, Jan. 3, for a $5.5 million market-rate apartment complex. This is the first such complex being built outside of Rochester in many years, officials noted. This is a collaborative project between Pine Island and Judisch & Judisch out of Rochester. The project is a 36-unit apartment complex with underground parking. There will be no income restrictions and rent will be between $1,100 and $1,350 a month. The groundbreaking will be 2 p.m. at Third Street Southeast and South Main Street across from City Hall.
ROCHESTER — Kristen Seeger of Albert Lea Schools and Shannon Johnson of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools have been named Outstanding Educators from the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership. This award recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and focus on continuous improvement which serves to move students toward high achievement in world-class standards in math, science and technology. A total of 10 educators from southeast Minnesota were nominated for the 2017 Rochester Area Math Science Partnership Outstanding Educator Award.
Red Wing has received the highest honor possible in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Administrative Business Director Marshall Hallock, CPA, and the City of Red Wing received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city's 2016 comprehensive annual financial report. This honor is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Goodhue County is looking for volunteer ambassadors for the local Make It OK campaign to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. Free ambassador training will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 4, at Goodhue County Health and Human Services, 426 West Ave., in Red Wing. A light meal will be provided.
Government agencies and related businesses will be closed various days in observance of Christmas. Closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, are the Goodhue County Government Center, Justice Center, Law Enforcement Center and Public Works; and the Pierce County government complex. In addition, the Workforce Center and License Center are closed. Red Wing City Hall will close Friday, Dec. 22, and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26. The Red Wing Public Library will close Saturday, Dec. 23, and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26.
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A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true will enchant audiences Saturday, Jan. 13, as the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 local students present "Cinderella" at the Sheldon Theatre. Show times will be 3 and 5:30 p.m. This production is part of the Missoula Children's Theatre's international touring project. Tickets are $8 and $10, but "kids play free" courtesy of Red Wing Noontime Kiwanis and the Jones Family Foundation, which means a child who accompanies a paying adult may see the show at no cost.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is continuing work on a draft dredged material management plan for the Mississippi River's Lower Pool 4, near Wabasha. The corps did not meet its self-imposed deadline of Dec. 15 to release an updated draft plan. Staff are reviewing alternatives received following a public comment period this summer, the agency said. They are working with their partners and the city of Wabasha to explore viable options to minimize impacts to local communities, while still ensuring the 9-foot navigation channel remains open.
Red Wing Ignite has been named a Smart Gigabit Community, a designation that's given jointly by US Ignite and the National Science Foundation. SGC participants are focused on developing "smart gigabit applications that address local community needs, such as education, workforce development, public safety, community health, smart energy and transportation," according to US Ignite. Program members commit to developing two gigabit apps or services each year and sharing those services with the SGC community.