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Hiawatha Valley Transit will suspend regular bus service at noon today, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, due to the winter storm sweeping Goodhue County. Dial-a-ride service in Red Wing will continue until 9 p.m. today, a transit spokeswoman said. Call 866-623-7505. Regular service likely will resume Tuesday. The general hours are: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For associate degree nurses — also known as registered nurses — earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can become the pathway to a more challenging career with increased responsibilities and rewards. Winona State University has developed a successful RN to BSN completion program, which has expanded to include the Red Wing area. The first group of students came to the Minnesota State College Southeast campus Jan. 9 for orientation.
Some Goodhue County residents and the Land Stewardship Project are taking their concerns about a proposed 4,700-head hog farm in Zumbrota Township to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The court has received and accepted their brief and will now have 60 days to decide whether or not to hear the case. The involved citizens and LSP decided to elevate this issue to the state Supreme Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with the Goodhue County Board's decision to issue a conditional-use permit for the farm. Their ruling was released Dec. 18, 2017.
Hundreds of quilts will be displayed for some warm, winter enjoyment Feb. 3-4 inside Sargent's Nursery. Among them will be the "Legacy Quilt," the pivotal prop that the Evening Star Quilt Guild pieced for the "Quilters" musical sponsored last September by the Red Wing American Association for University Women chapter.
WABASHA — The National Eagle Center will hold a reception Tuesday, Jan. 30, for its "Art of Adam Swanson" exhibition in the Watershed Gallery. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, Swanson uses expressive bright, bold colors to capture animals and landscapes. The underlying theme to all his work is a focus on our natural surroundings and how it ties into our humanity. This exhibit includes new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, which will hang through April 2018.
Employers in the region are asking for skilled, well-educated employees in manufacturing, health care and information technology. A new scholarship program has been developed to encourage students get a college education in these fields. Thanks to the Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship program, Minnesota State College Southeast will be able to award $2,500 scholarships to 16 qualifying students who are starting college in fall 2018. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1.
ZUMBROTA — Enjoy an unabashed night celebrating one of the biggest hit machines of the 1980s and '90s, Huey Lewis and the News. Heart And Soul will perform this tribute at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Zumbrota State Theatre.
Red Wing Public Schools canceled classes today, Jan. 15, due to snowing and drifting snow. The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect through noon Tuesday. Windchild is among the factors. Pine Island, Pepin and the Goodhue County Education District also closed schools. Schools with a two-hour delayed start include Cannon Falls, Lake City, Plum City and Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Q: Chief, please address the issue of when headlights should be turned on in the day time hours. A: Thank you for this question, Minnesota Statute 169.48 Vehicle lighting must be displayed during the following time: (1) at any time from sunset to sunrise; (2) at any time when it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or hailing; and (3) at any other time when visibility is impaired by weather, smoke, fog or other conditions or there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead;
League of Women Voters-Red Wing will have University of Minnesota Professor Richard Painter speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Red Wing Public Library. The title of the talk is "Taxation Without Representation: The Urgent Case for Campaign Finance Reform." A former chief ethics adviser to President George W. Bush, Painter is a frequent commentator on CNN, NBC's "Meet the Press," Fox and more. The event is free and open to the public. It's part of the League of Women Voters' year-long exploration of money in politics and governance.