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HOPE Coalition will hold its annual candlelight vigil 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Red Wing High School auditorium. Participants in the Kids Count program will perform. The audience will watch "Standing Strong," which is especially pertinent for teens beginning to date, organizers said. The evening also will celebrate trust and safety with a rose-giving ceremony. For more information, call 651-388-9460 ext. 3.
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced that pavement marking repair work needed to move the project into final completion on U.S. Highway 61 from Old West Main Street to Potter Street is planned this week. The contractor will be completing the striping repairs as a result of the concrete repair work last fall and estimates the work will take one day to complete. It is expected that this work will be completed under live traffic.
Red Wing, along with four other cities in southern Minnesota, was chosen to participate in the Public Art and Placemaking Tools for City Planners program, developed by Forecast Public Art and the American Planning Association. The program runs through 2018. Other selected cities include Austin, Mankato, Rochester and Winona. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation are funding the program.
Looking for an opportunity to guide local "green" initiatives? The Red Wing Sustainability Commission is seeking new members to energize local efforts. The commission has several vacant seats available to residents who have an interest in moving the community forward.
On Monday, Red Wing City Council voted 5-2 to approve the Lab USA conditional use permit, and voted 6-1 to allow the excavation of ash on the site and to approve a lease with Lab USA. The lease is contingent upon approval from Xcel Energy. Council members John Becker and Dean Hove voted against the conditional use permit — Becker voted against all three Lab USA-related measures.
The price of gasoline is expected to rise over the next few months. In Minnesota, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was $2.31 on Monday, April 24, 10 cents below the national average. The average price in Minnesota dipped to a three-month low of $2.22 in late March. Two gas stations, one in Champlin and another in Moorhead, had the lowest non-discounted prices in Minnesota on Monday at $2.15 and $2.16, respectively, per gallon. The price was running $2.30 in Red Wing and 10 cents higher across the river.
In rural Minnesota, we want a say in what goes on in our community. That is why the very largest factory farms must do environmental review before they are built. I know firsthand how important this is because outside interests are trying to push a factory hog farm into my township in Goodhue County. The proposers didn't want to listen to me or my neighbors or give us details. But because of environmental review, they had to.
March in Minnesota means many things, spring's arrival, high school sports tournaments — and a statewide restocking of the food shelves.
ZUMBROTA — Wylie and the Wild West will play "cowboy music" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the State Theatre. Wylie Gustafson, a Montana native, is a singer/songwriter who says he lives the songs he writes. With three decades of writing, recording and performing under his belt, he has become what some critics call one of the few authentic voices of the West. His music has roots in a hearty dose of trail dust and horse hair.
Control and chaos. Order and impulse. The place where opposites collide is explored in "Wilderness," a new dance composition by Brian Brooks to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Sheldon Theatre. An award-winning choreographer who has toured worldwide, Brooks is known for his ability to "shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance," according to Dance Magazine. "Wilderness" continues to challenge traditional limits. But it does more.