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A 48-year-old Red Wing man was killed July 4 in car vs. motorcycle crash near Mazeppa. Daniel Douglas Syverson was traveling westbound on Highway 60 at Wabasha County Road 3 when his motorcycle collided with a 2005 Hyundai Elantra before 6 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. Syverson was reportedly not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car, identified by State Patrol as Jerome Arthur Miller, 53, of Lake City, was not injured. Alcohol was not involved in the crash, according to the report.
June 25-29 marked Red Wing's second year of MN Nice, the community outreach summer program offered by several Red Wing churches for youths who will have completed fifth through seventh grades. Middle school students completed four days of service, spending two days hiking up the trail off of Red Oak Street to cut down and remove oriental bittersweet, an invasive species. Volunteers from Friends of the Bluffs provided education and assistance.
Red Wing Royal Ambassadors Olivia Gonsior, Sara Kelly and Kailee Siefert will reign over Red Wing's annual River City Days, Aug. 4-6. Nine candidates are seeking to succeed them, and the crowning will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the historic Sheldon Theatre. "All Shook Up," featuring Elvis Presley music is this year's pageant theme. Pageant tickets are available at River Blu Salon & Dayspa beginning Saturday, July 8. Cost is $12 per person. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Sheldon Theatre beginning at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 6.
Q: What is the policy about the two water fountains in town (by Central Park and St. James). Are we allowed to play in them? A: Thank you for your question. On a hot day, the waters in our local parks can be quite tempting. However, in short it is a petty misdemeanor to swim, bathe or wade in any waters located in our local parks. Section 10.18, Subd. 5. Recreational Activities. A. Bathing and Swimming. 1. Designated Areas — It is a petty misdemeanor for any person in a park to:
Hiawathaland Transit announced that starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, the program will add service for all routes, dial-a-ride, and dispatch in Red Wing. Routes will begin at 4:30 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Dial-a-ride hours will operate 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Dispatch will be available 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Contact dispatch at 866-623-7505 with any questions or to schedule a ride. Booking a ride just got easier, as Hiawathaland Transit now accepts online requests at threeriverscap.org.
Collecting, selling stoneware is Bartlewski tradition Don't ask Tom Bartlewski how much Red Wing Pottery he has. Over the past 35 years he has acquired many more pieces than he could — or would even want to — keep. "The hunt was always the thing for me," he said, "the thrill of the find." So for years, he and wife Nancy have been selling Red Wing as well as buying it, especially rare and unique pieces they find at auctions, flea markets and sales.
Running a small business is not for the faint of heart. Between filing taxes, hiring employees, managing client relations and production, it's enough to drive the sanest person a little crazy. A common question that I get from CEOs of small businesses has to do with "how to get it all done" and still have a life. Fortunately, there are ways to make running a small business easier.
Expect a big sound when Generation II Big Band plays an outdoor concert of swinging classics 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in Red Wing's Central Park. People who swayed to the former Club Sheldon events of a decade ago may want to get up and dance again. Fans of the Concerts in the Park series also will remember Generation II, which specializes in the big band tunes of the 1940s and 1950s. Expect to hear timeless hits made famous by Glenn Miller Orchestra, "King of Swing" Benny Goodman and more.
July 5 "Wine-ing for Red Wing," 6-9 p.m., Pottery Museum of Red Wing July 6 Commemorative unveiled, 8 a.m., Minnesota State College Southeast Keynote panel, 10:30 a.m., college Members-only auction, 4:30 p.m., National Guard Armory July 7 Displays, seminars, children's activities, 10 a.m., college Crock Hop, 5 p.m., Pottery Museum July 8 Show and sale, 9 a.m. members, 10:30 a.m. public, armory Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mount Frontenac Golf Course
Discover how explorers and Native Americans utilized Lake Pepin and the surrounding area during this month's Bluffs & Brews program. Hosted by the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center and the Goodhue County Historical Society, the event will start with a question-and-answer session 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the ELC, followed by kayaking Lake Pepin together. A social hour will end the day at Marie's Underground with an opportunity to win door prizes.