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Two of the Midwest's most notable poets, Ted Kooser and Robert Hedin, will present a reading of their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, in the Anderson Center's historic barn. Kooser, who lives in Nebraska, is a former U.S. poet laureate and the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Hedin, who lives in Frontenac, is the retired co-founder and executive director of the Anderson Center artist community.
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Sen. Mike Goggin will hold town hall meetings throughout District 21 in early June. "There were many changes made during the 2017 session that will impact all Minnesotans, and I'd encourage all interested residents to attend the town meetings to learn more about our new laws, to ask questions, and to bring your ideas," Drazkowski said. Meetings will be at the following locations: • Monday, June 5 St. Charles City Hall, 830 Whitewater Ave., 5-6 p.m. Goodview City Hall, 4140 Fifth St., 7-8 p.m.
Red Wing Port Authority Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 6, to discuss the 2017 legislative session with Rep. Barb Haley, followed by a question-and-answer forum on "Port Authority Past, Current and Future." The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room. The Port Authority Board will hold its next regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. that same day in the City Hall council chambers. A quorum of Red Wing City Council members may be in attendance.
Before choosing an at home health care, make sure to do your research. As of June 30, home health care at Mayo Clinic Health System will no longer be available for patients. Services such as IV therapy, social and emotional support and medication management will have to be found from a separate provider. The hospice program at Mayo Clinic Health System will remain open. Mayo Clinic Health System has stated that it will work closely with patients and families to transition care to other home health providers in the Red Wing area.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street will partner with the University of Minnesota Extension Service Tourism Center to measure the economic impact of the 2017 Holiday Stroll. Teams from both groups will gather information from a sample of 200-plus guests and businesses at the 2017 Holiday Stroll, examining attendee purchasing habits, programming preferences and overall demographics. The University of Minnesota Tourism Center then will analyze the findings.
My first session was quite a whirlwind. I learned a lot about the process of government and met some great people. Despite our disagreements about policy, everyone who works at the Capitol — Republicans, Democrats, House members, senators, partisan and nonpartisan staff — is here because they want to do what's right for the people of Minnesota.
State Rep. Barb Haley will hold a series of town hall meetings and in-district office hours — all open to the public — to discuss the 2017 legislative session. Meeting times and locations are: • Lake City: Town hall with Sen. Mike Goggin, 8-9 a.m. Monday, June 5, at Lake City Council Chambers, 205 W. Center St. • Goodhue: Town hall with Sen. Mike Goggin and Rep. Steve Drazkowski, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Goodhue Council Chambers, 405 Broadway St. N.
The Sheldon Theatre's 2017-18 season, unveiled to the community Wednesday, May 24, is an eclectic blend of events aimed at a diverse audience. The need for a wide range of programming to serve the greater Red Wing community is clear, Executive Director Bonnie Schock said. "There is broad interest and passionate interest in really different things," she explained. "There is no one Red Wing or regional audience."
Details about Sheldon Theatre events can be found on the new website, which launched Wednesday, May 24. The address stayed the same, www.sheldontheatre.org , but Executive Director Bonnie Schock said it will be easier to find shows and navigate the website. Brochures about the season went in the mail this week; anyone who did not receive one can stop at the box office and pick one up, or call and ask to have one mailed. The box office is open Wednesday through Sunday afternoons.
Motorists on Highway 56 at Kenyon will be detoured beginning Tuesday, May 30, for approximately three days while excavation work takes place to remove underground construction debris from a bridge replacement work zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Construction crews are replacing the bridge north of Kenyon at the north fork of the Zumbro River, as well as the bridge south of Stanton at Prairie Creek.