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Authorities are asking motorists to use extra caution next weekend as thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the Spring Flood Run on Saturday, April 21. The route takes riders along the scenic Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. To ensure a safe riding environment, law enforcement agencies in Red Wing, including the Minnesota State Patrol, and county sheriff's offices, will be out along the route. Some agencies will have extra enforcement to target speeding and impaired driving.
The Humane Society of Goodhue County will be closed April 22-29 while the public areas of the building undergo a renovation. The building will be closed to the public from April 22 through April 29. The Humane Society is not open on Mondays and will be closed Monday, April 30 as well.
Chris Brown, owner of Red Wing Cinema 8, was awarded HOPE Coalition's 2018 Ally of Hope award during its annual fundraising banquet on March 22. The Ally of Hope award is given to benefactors of HOPE Coalition who have gone above and beyond any expectations to support HOPE and its mission. Brown and Red Wing Cinema 8 have provided ongoing support of HOPE's Kids Count program, allowing low-income youth access to the theater and movies that they otherwise wouldn't be able to see. Red Wing Cinema 8 also assists with promotion of HOPE and its mission.
Four young women in Goodhue County were named Dairy Princess royalty last week, putting them one step closer to the coveted Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Kjersten Veiseth from Zumbrota, Catherine Keller from Bellechester and Kira Quam and Kate Rechtzigel both from Kenyon were crowned April 7 at a Goodhue County Dairy Association ceremony and banquet. The dairy princesses will serve as goodwill ambassadors representing the dairy industry in Goodhue County.
Goodhue County's Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested Monday, April 9, to validate telephone numbers in the county's database. There is no need for action if you receive a call; emergency personnel are merely testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications. The caller ID will read 855-969-4636 or 866-419-5000, and text messages will show 76993.
Randolph FFA Chapter will hold its annual tractor parade Friday, April 13, at Randolph Public School. Sign-ups are 8-8:30 a.m. with no cost to participate. The parade will start at 9 am. All farm tractors of any age, size and color are welcome. Randolph FFA Chapter started 16 years ago with 27 tractors and grew to 130 tractors last year. It is the largest tractor parade in Minnesota.
Q: A vehicle was swerving all over the road, so I called 911 and reported the car. The dispatcher asked me for the license plate number, but I couldn't read it because it had a cover over it and made it unreadable. What is the law regarding license plate covers?
The following Goodhue County meetings have been canceled for Tuesday April 3 due to inclement weather: Land Committee meeting - 4 p.m. Committee of the Whole - 4:30 p.m. Goodhue County Board - 5 p.m. Items on meeting agendas will appear on the April 17 agendas.
The Minnesota State College Southeast campuses in Red Wing and Winona will close 2:30 p.m. April 3, 2018, due to weather. All classes and activities after 2:30 are cancelled, according to a news release. READ MORE: Snow keeps coming; schools closed
Easter services offered Sunday Advertised worship services include: Christ Episcopal Church, 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church, Old Frontenac, 9:30 a.m. Church of St. Joseph, Mass 9 a.m. and Spanish Mass 11 a.m. Concordia Lutheran Church, 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. First Lutheran Church, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. First United Methodist, 9:30 a.m. St. John's Lutheran, 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 6:30 a.m. at the Pharm property, 9:30 a.m. United Lutheran Church, 7:30 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 10:45 a.m.