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Styx will come to Treasure Island Resort & Casino Friday, March 24. Harmony, chemistry, balance, grit, dexterity, determination and solidarity are words that define the core essence of Styx. The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year and making the next show better than the last.
Mayor Sean Dowse, city staff and Live Healthy Red Wing have partnered to ask residents what their vision for Red Wing looks like and to develop a plan to achieve that vision. This process, called Red Wing 2040, will bring together 10 "action teams," made up of residents, public officials and local professionals. Each team will focus on a different local topic and meet several times over the next two years. Topics include housing, arts and culture, public safety and the economy.
Minnesotans should be concerned about the recent news that the invasive plant palmer amaranth was discovered in habitat seed mix in our state. While the reporting about this incident has been good and the efforts to eradicate it have been good, there have been a few points missing. First, this wouldn't have happened a few years ago. Minnesota had a law that required habitat seed mixes to come from local ecotype sources. The Republicans repealed this law, paving the way for seed contaminated with invasive species to enter our state.
Dakota Electric Association has released a free mobile app that anyone who receives electricity from the utility can use to report outages and track outage restoration progress. Users can customize the app's push notifications or have updates sent through email or text messaging. The app will also notify members if their locations lose power when they are part of an outage reported by others.
With so much going on since the elections Nov. 8 and the lead-up to the inauguration, many of you may have forgotten or overlooked America's longest war, namely the war in Afghanistan. Even now there are rumors of more U.S. troops going to Afghanistan in Helmand province, an area where repeated deployments have not achieved the degree of stability we desire. You have to ask yourself: What will we ever achieve there that will help the people of Afghanistan and of course our own people here in the United States? After nearly 16 years of war, that answer still eludes us.
Area business and tourism organizations have called on Red Wing community members to post why they love the city on social media using the hashtag #MyRedWing. The campaign is in response to the city being named a finalist in the Small Business Revolution contest. The winning community will receive $500,000 for small businesses. --- Online: www.smallbusinessrevolution.org
About half of the homes in Goodhue County have high levels of radon, an odorless radioactive gas that contributes to more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year, according to Goodhue County Health and Human Services.
Veterans For Peace Chapter 115 will bring Kathy Kelly, an internationally known peace activist, to speak at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Fair Trade Bookstore, 320 Bush St. Kelly is the co-founder of Voices For Creative Nonviolence. She has spent many weeks in Afghanistan observing the effects of the United States war in Afghanistan. She also will speak on the effects of the U.S. drone war in the Middle East. Her talk is free and open to all.
ZUMBROTA — Mick Sterling celebrates rocker Rod Stewart with "Reason to Believe: A Night of Vintage Rod Stewart," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the State Theatre. Crossings brings Sterling back by popular demand after shows paying tribute to Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. Both Stewart's early solo songs and work with The Faces were a perfect example of reckless rock 'n' roll. At the same time, the unmistakable, beautiful harmony of guitars and strings fueled his unique soulfulness.
As part of a larger staff restructuring effort, the city of Red Wing will hire its first-ever community development director this winter, City Hall said in a news release. The position will spearhead the city's economic development efforts by coordinating public and private sector partners, and will manage all planning, zoning, code enforcement and building inspection activities.