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Temporary traffic signals at the Highway 56 bridge at Kenyon will be removed today, Monday, Oct. 16 as the bridge replacement project nears completion, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists should be alert for construction crews, who are completing the remaining work around the bridge in Kenyon, Flaggers will be controlling traffic. Both lanes of the new bridge will be open when the contractor is not working.
Many people are surprised to learn that trust in organized religion has declined in recent years. In fact, the Pew Research Center recently released a report revealing that the Christian percentage of the population fell 8 percent between 2007 and 2014. Starting Oct. 26, during A Pale Horse Rides, WSWJ 104.7FM will explore what the Bible has to say about Christianity's future. In addition, stories from the 1,200 years that led up to Martin Luther's Reformation will illustrate this topic.
If you aren't sure what "revisionist Western swing" sounds like, don't be concerned. All you really have to know is that Junior Brown's music is as original as the instrument he plays. After decades of awkwardly switching from his standard guitar to his steel guitar during performances, Brown decided there must be a better way to do it. It came to him in a dream: Combine the two. His "Guit-Steel" is a double-necked instrument that allows him to switch from standard to steel at mid-song, without pause.
ZUMBROTA — Motorists on Highway 52 at Zumbrota are reminded that traffic slow downs are expected through early Monday morning, Oct. 16, as crews demolish the old Highway 58 bridge over Highway 52, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews will be taking the old bridge down and dropping portions into sand on Highway 52. They are expected to remove the bridge by 5 a.m., Oct. 16 and reopen Highway 52 to traffic. If work is completed earlier, the highway will open sooner.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule takes effect Sunday, Oct. 15, and Xcel Energy wants to ensure that residential customers who need assistance paying their energy bills this winter can get help they need. Under the rule, income-eligible customers are protected from service disconnection Oct. 15 through April 15, if the disconnection would affect the customer's primary heating source.
One of Minnesota's oldest juried art fairs amongst arguably the prettiest scenery, Red Wing Arts Festival brings artists, art lovers and community together for two days at the peak of fall color. More than 100 talented artists, craft vendors, food trucks, musicians and family fun will be featured 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, in historic downtown Red Wing.
Motorists on Highway 52 at Zumbrota are expected to experience traffic slow downs beginning Friday evening, Oct. 13, through early Monday morning, Oct. 16, as crews demolish the old Highway 58 bridge over Highway 52, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews will be taking the old bridge down and dropping portions into sand on Highway 52. They are expected to remove the bridge by 5 a.m. Oct. 16 and reopen the highway to traffic.
ZUMBROTA — Blues, rock and roots musician Davy Knowles brings the State Theatre stage to life Friday, Oct. 20. His music is reminiscent of old-time blues made brilliant by Knowles himself. He lights up the stage with masterful ownership of his craft. Throughout this musical journey, Isle of Man-born Knowles has kept "the blues" close to his heart.
State Rep. Melissa Hortman will speak at a local American Association of University Women program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Red Wing Presbyterian Church, 503 W. Sixth St. The event is open to the public and will start with a 6:30 p.m. social. She will offer an inside view of what it's like to lead in a "man's" world. Earlier this year she made news for scolding male colleagues for playing cards during a floor debate.
ZUMBROTA — The history of rock and pop music is filled with unforgettable hit-making, horn-driven groups from the '60s to the current era, and one Twin Cities band will be bringing that sound all back home. Enjoy the music of Hornucopia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the State Theatre.