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The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes visitors to enjoy a true Wisconsin classic at the annual Cheese Curd Festival with help of a $25,900 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Taking place in the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin," the 2017 festival is set to take place June 23-24. In addition to cheese curds, the Cheese Curd Festival will also feature regional craft beer, hard cider, wine and street-food specialties, musical, 5K and 10K run and a classic car cruise-in and show.
A bill by Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Sen. Mike Goggin looks set to deny any funding for zip rail to Rochester. Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton is still hoping that Washington will supply $1.75 billion for his Southwest light rail and Blue Line light rail projects. But freshman Congressman Jason Lewis has other ideas. With appointment to the powerful House Budget Committee, Lewis will have a big voice in Trump's trillion dollar infrastructure plan, and getting Minnesota its fair share of $10-$20 billion over 10 years.
Mayo Clinic Health System will no longer provide home health care services in Red Wing starting June 30, 2017. The program will work closely with patients and families to help transition care to other home health providers in the Red Wing area. Home health services will also be discontinued in Albert Lea. Hospice programs in Albert Lea, Austin and Red Wing will remain open.
Patchouli and Terra Guitarra will perform The Landscape of Guitar: Animated Painting Concert Experience at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Zumbrota State Theatre. Tickets are $18.
ROCHESTER — Highway 52 motorists will encounter a series of construction projects between Rochester and Rosemount this season that could cause traffic delays, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Several projects have started, but two more are scheduled to begin May 1: • Road resurfacing in the northbound lanes north of Rochester to south of Cannon Falls. • Bridge replacements over the Little Cannon River at Cannon Falls.
One would not know it given today's political rhetoric, but up until 2015, the Democratic party's views and positions on illegal immigration and undocumented workers were basically the same as those being espoused by President Donald Trump. It was universally recognized that having a pool of cheap labor ready, available and in direct competition with both American born and legal immigrant workers posed problems that would negatively affect American workers — especially unskilled laborers.
A community park planning meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Pine Valley Park. Attendees will be able to view 10 different playground designs from five vendors. "This meeting is a great way to empower citizens about the future of their park," Red Wing City Council Administrator Kay Kuhlmann said.
Goodhue High School will hold a mock crash education program at 1 p.m. Monday, May 1. Goodhue Fire Department, Mayo One and staff from a local funeral home will be part of the presentation. Goodhue National Honor Society students are coordinating the event.
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Critically acclaimed country singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley will be joined by Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsey Ell for one night of traditional and contemporary country music when they perform outdoors Saturday, Aug. 26, at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.