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Japan attacked Pearl Harbor 75 years ago today, propelling a previously reluctant United States into the thick of World War II. The surprise attack at the U.S. naval base in Hawaii (which was not a state at the time) killed more than 2,400 people, injured another 1,280, and had young men and women across the nation lining up to answer the call in whatever capacity they could. In the end, some 16.1 million U.S. citizens served and America became a world leader.
Naughty or nice? Better yet, The Second City's festive new show, "The Holidazed and Confused Revue," promises to be naughty and nice. Chicago's premier comedy troupe will present an evening of all-new sketches and improvisational skits at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Sheldon Theatre. "It's definitely not like any other holiday show you'll see this season," Sheldon officials promised.
Motorists who travel the 30-mile stretch of State Highway 60 from Waterville to Kenyon will soon see the speed limit increased from 55 mph to 60, Minnesota Department of Transportation announced. The new limit will go into effect on the two-lane roadway as well as on Highway 13 north of Albert Lea as soon as new signs are installed in December, according to a news release Friday, Dec. 2.
The public comment period for a proposed ash landfill in Red Wing opened Monday. Comments can be submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone at 651-757-2728, or by mail to Sherri Nachtical, Resource Management and Assistance Division, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 18 Wood Lake Drive Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904.
A "community meeting" has been announced for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Red Wing Public Library. This appears to be a promotional meeting for the garbage incinerator ash mining project that the Red Wing Public Works Department is pushing along with Xcel Energy. An announcement from the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce gives the impression that the chamber is also promoting this.
Citizens' Climate Lobby will be featured in the National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously" airing Thursday, Dec. 8. The Red Wing chapter of the nonprofit advocacy group will hold a public viewing party 7-8:30 that night at Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane. A soup and salad supper will he held 6-7 p.m.
Red Wing Mayo Clinic Health System Auxiliary in Red Wing will hold the "Collective Goods" sale 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event will be held in the Garden View Cafe in the medical center. A selection of hundreds of book titles, games, toys and gift items will be for sale. Proceeds benefit auxiliary projects at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
25 years ago, 1991 Renowned author and Greenpeace senior adviser Harvey Wasserman will speak in Red Wing and Prairie Island about alternatives to dry cask storage. He will discuss the unnecessary nature of and alternatives to NSP's proposed dry cask storage facility. Wasserman's presentation will include a short slide show and film.
Mayo Clinic Health System Auxiliary in Red Wing will host a "collective goods" sale 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Garden View Café in the medical center. Choose from a selection of hundreds of book titles, games, toys and gift items. All proceeds benefit auxiliary projects at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
Viewpoint Those of us who regarded Donald Trump's election as an unmitigated disaster could only hope that his campaign histrionics would give way to a reality in which he did as he stated he would: surrounded himself with the best and brightest advisers he could.