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ZUMBROTA — Crossings is ushering in the New Year with a juried show of affordable art, "100/100/ART." From Jan. 2 to Feb. 11, the gallery will feature small works in a variety of styles. A reception is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, that also is a "Greet the New Year with Creativity" party.
Regarding "Sex offender's appearance as Santa Claus sparks outrage," please know that my organization, American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education (ABATE of MN), does not condone sexual violence and has great compassion for abused victims of domestic, physical, sexual or child abuse.
Having given of their time and talents, several area elected officials will leave public office come Jan. 1. There is no better time than Christmas to give them the simple gift of thanks. Federal U.S. Rep. John Kline nearly didn't run in 2002 after challenging Bill Luther twice. Fortunately for Minnesota's new 2nd Congressional District that involved shifting Red Wing out of the 1st District, Kline tried one more time and won.
Government agencies and related businesses will close in observance of Christmas, which falls on a Sunday this year. Closed both Friday and Monday are the Goodhue County Government Center, Justice Center, Law Enforcement Center and Public Works; Red Wing City Hall and Red Wing Public Library; and the Pierce County government complex. Red Wing Public Works will close at 11 a.m. Friday and the Solid Waste Campus at 1 p.m. Friday. Red Wing Public Works crews will collect refuse and recycling one day late all week.
Tom Glaser, author of the book “Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know,” will be at Fair Trade Books noon-3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 24. The book is the result of interviews Glaser conducted to determine what it takes to make people happy. Fair Trade Books is located at 320 Bush St.
Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat's biodiesel plant in Isanti, Minn. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has produced approximately 3 million gallons of diesel fuel to help fuel our cars, trucks, and ships. And it's employed more than two dozen people to do it.
Were you ready for this weekend's storm? The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation and the National Weather Service issued warning after warning, so you should have been. There's plenty of winter ahead, so get and stayed prepared. Full tank of fuel, wiper fluid filled, tires inflated. Check, check, check. Updated survival kit — blanket, flashlight with new batteries, fresh snacks and water — and working jumper cables. Check, check. First-aid kit. Check. Ice scraper or brush. Check.
A two-day snow emergency will go into effect in Red Wing midnight Saturday, Dec. 17 in anticipation of 6 inches of snow or more. Streets must remain clear of vehicles in accordance with the city's snow emergency schedule to avoid ticketing and towing. Streets marked as emergency snow routes must be cleared of vehicles Saturday from midnight to noon. Non-snow emergency routes must be clear of parked vehicles from midnight to noon Sunday, Dec. 18.
A holiday performance by Anne Reed and Joan Griffith scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota has been postponed due to inclement weather. The show will...
If you go... What: "The Nutcracker Ballet" When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Where: Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St. Cost: $22.50-27.50 More info: 651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759, or www.sheldontheatre.org Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas at the Sheldon Theater without "The Nutcracker Ballet." Continental Ballet Company returns again to present Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.