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The author of "Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understanding (and Living Beyond) Your Ego" will be signing copies at Fair Trade Books next month. Lee Eide, a Red Wing native, is a recovering alcoholic debuting his first story. The piece reflects on his recent experience with alcoholism, providing help and guidance to those fighting a similar battle. The book signing event is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.
ZUMBROTA — Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie, an exhibit will show that works Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists have a deep affinity with nature and the countryside. Jokela, who for 30 years was a much-loved art teacher in Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, said that this new collection of pastel paintings came out of the commute she did to work.
The Red Wing City Council Special Meeting scheduled today, Monday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. has been cancelled. For updates, visit www.red-wing.org .
The first Tuesday in August marks the annual Night to Unite and National Night Out get-together. Community members are invited to come out and get to know their local law enforcement, city departments and elected officials during events Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Kids Zone with a variety of hands-on activities for the younger set will be spotlighted along with art, music and food at the annual Summer Celebration of the Arts. The show, which is free and open to everyone, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Anderson Center, Highway 61 at Highway 19. More than 100 artists and craftspeople, writers and musicians will participate. Activities will take place on the north lawn, adjacent to the parking area, and in the various buildings on the Tower View campus.
A fine against SB Foot Tanning Co. was one of 48 enforcement cases in 33 counties completed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in the second quarter of 2017. The company was penalized $3,760 for air quality violations, according to a July 27 news release.
Q: How long can you park your RV on the city streets? A: The quick answer is six hours and vehicle cannot be occupied. Let's define what a recreational camping vehicle is and explore the city of Red Wing Code a bit further. The term "recreational camping vehicle" means any of the following: 1. "Travel Trailer" a vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses, permanently identified "Travel Trailer" by the manufacturer of the trailer.
The Polka Dots started 68 years ago. But who's counting? Actually, plenty of area event organizers count on the Kenyon-based band to put oom-pa-pa into local festivals. Red Wing River City Days is no exception. The Polka Dots will help kick off the three-day festival's musical line. On Friday, Aug. 4, the Polka Dots will play 1-4 p.m. in Bay Point Park. Like all the concerts that day, people can listen free of charge. Friday's lineup also includes Red Dirt Road Band at 4 p.m., the Sheldon Brass Band at 6:30 p.m., and Fabulous Armadillos at 8 p.m.
Bells of the Bluff auditions set Bells of the Bluff, an outreach ministry of First Lutheran Church, will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Red Wing church. For more information, visit bellsofthebluffs.org or call 651-808-4589. St. Joe's of Miesville at Little Log House St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Miesville is operating a lunch stand at the Little Log House Antique Power Show this weekend. Proceeds go to church projects.
ST. PAUL — Rep. Barb Haley, R-Red Wing, was among 37 lawmakers selected to participate in an annual training program that identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest. Haley will meet with fellow legislators from Minnesota, as well as legislators from 10 other Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces Aug. 11-15 in Minneapolis during the Council of State Governments' 23rd annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development. BILLD was founded in 1995 to help young lawmakers meet the demands of increased policy responsibility at the state level.