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The staff of United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties made 80 deliveries the week of April 23-29 to local volunteers who go above and beyond. Each volunteer received a take-out box with a note saying, "Thank You! We are so FORTUNATE to have you!" Each box contained fortune cookies with custom sayings such as "Happy National Volunteer Week" and "Thanks for all you do!"
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. Customers simply leave their donation of nonperishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of mail Saturday. Letter carriers will collect the food donations along their postal routes and distribute them to local food agencies.
CANNON FALLS — In a special ceremony held Tuesday, May 2, at Veterans Memorial, Jesse R. Johnson was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army. Col. Mark O'Donnel flew into Minnesota to officiate the ceremony.
The political race in Minnesota's 7th District's congressional seat in 2018 will be interesting. Republicans are again targeting Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Detroit Lakes, a member of Congress since 1991, who has announced he is seeking reelection next year. Any political race, especially in today's political world, can be expected to get a little heated. However, there is no place for hatred, racism or bigoted rhetoric by anyone, Republican or Democrat or any other political party, in any political dialogue.
After all the rain we've had recently, as you drive around you might wonder what that bright green crop is on some farm fields. What you're likely seeing is a field planted with cover crops. Cover crops are plants such as annual ryegrass, winter (cereal) rye, radish and clovers that are usually planted after fall harvest. These plants keep living cover on the landscape until the following spring's planting of cash crops. Cover crops improve water quality by keeping nutrients in the soil and by keeping the soil in the field.
We, in America, are descendants of immigrants. I recall hearing my grandmother tell about her parent's emigrating from Norway. They were seeking a new land of freedom and opportunity. They resettled in the Bad Axe River Valley of Vernon County near Viroqua, Wis. Apparently, new immigrants were offered 40-acre plots if they promised to clear the land and establish their farms there. My great-grandparents were given two 40-acre plots which they kept in the family for many years.
Students applying for a loan to further their education from the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund will be interviewed 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the old Jefferson School. Note the new location. Appointments must be made in advance by calling the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Executive Secretary Dodie Harris at 651-388-8921 or emailing email@example.com beginning Tuesday, May 16, after 8 a.m. Loans are limited. Applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Rubén Rosario is a veteran newspaper journalist who writes an award-winning column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He will be speaking at the 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, meeting of TRIAD - Citizens and Law Enforcement Partnership at the Cannon Falls High School auditorium. Students and adults are invited to attend.
The City of Red Wing is pleased to announce that it has received a generous contribution of $268,301.59 from the Evelyn Sweasy Charitable Fund to be used for Barn Bluff Trailhead Restoration.
Hamline University and Hamline political science professor David Schultz announced the selection of Red Wing as one of three Minnesota cities to host the new effort, Citizen Assemblies. By engaging residents in local government, Citizen Assemblies will help give the tools and education necessary to develop policy recommendations for electoral reform in communities.