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West Fourth St. between Dakota St. will be closed today, Wednesday, May 24 between noon and approximately 4 p.m. The closure is needed due to Xcel Energy's gas main replacement project in the area. A signed detour will not be posted, but motorists are encouraged to use Fulton St., West Third St. and Dakota St. to navigate around the closure area.
The Sheldon Theatre has a full lineup of summer entertainment, including several free shows and low-cost tickets. But before the short season begins, Executive Director Bonnie Schock and her staff will unveil the 2017-18 full season at a special launch party tonight. Tracing connections from the traditional to the cutting edge, and building new connections between you and your world, the 2017-18 season is designed to deliver unforgettable performance experiences that elegantly stretch across time ... just like the Sheldon itself.
Q: What is the Red Wing City Code for barking or loose dogs and are cats covered at all? A: Thank you for this question, we realize that many in our community value their pet as a close and valued member of the family, therefore it is difficult at times when pet ownership/activities infringe on the peace and freedom of others in our community. The City Code exists for all members of our community to ensure that everyone can enjoy the trails, parks and beauty of our community. Section 10.06, Dog and Cat Regulations and Licensing. (Key points summarized below)
Prairie Island nuclear plant is one of the region's largest employers. Our team would like to invite you to learn a bit more about what we do and how we power our community at the open house we are hosting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
When Minnesotans voted for the Legacy Amendment, we agreed to increase our own taxes to help ensure funding for the state's environmental and cultural legacy needs. At the time, I bet few of us likely thought those new taxes would eventually be used as a tool to patch our highways, but if the current legislature has its way, that very well could happen.
The Red Wing Rotary presented the Paul Harris award to Brian Peterson (left) and member Dewey Rothering (far right). Presenting the awards Tuesday, May 16, are club foundation chair Lee Finholm and President Trincy Faas. The Paul Harris award is given annually to a community member and club member who exemplify Rotary ideals. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient's name.
Amy Pirkle and Sara Pirkle Hughes have been best friends and collaborators all their lives, but being identical twins does not mean they are the same. Amy, who is elder by about a minute, has taken on the role of big sister. "She was always treated like the older twin. She bossed me around," Sara said. "I didn't," Amy countered. "Amy was the leader and I was the follower," Sara insisted.
Phoenix Theatre will stage "Urinetown" this summer at the Sheldon Theatre. Auditions are open to all and take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the theatre. Here's a glimpse at the plot: In a Gotham-like city, it's a privilege to pee. A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs.
It's spring again and for many of us our attention turns to doing things outdoors such as camping, fishing, playing golf or attending one of the many baseball or softball games in our communities. Others are thinking about what they are planning to do over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Whatever it is you and your families do, let us not forget the reason we are able to celebrate Memorial Day.
The Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation is hosting the annual Community Connections Golf Tournament Thursday, May 25, at Mount Frontenac Golf Course. Secure online registration is available now at www.southeastmn.edu/redwinggolf .