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On Monday, Oct. 9, the bridge on Featherstone Road will close between Bench Street and Hay Creek Valley Road, according to the City of Red Wing Public Works Department. The closure is needed to bridge repairs and is expected to take approximately one month, weather permitting. Once the repairs have been completed, the road will be reopened to all traffic.
Minnesota communities, schools and their partners in greater Minnesota are invited to apply for funding for projects that enhance local transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. Through the Transportation Alternatives solicitation, a total of $7.5 million will be available; a competitive grant for communities, schools and regional agencies to fund pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more.
The name will stay the same but the ownership will change. At the end of 2017, Hiawatha Broadband Communications will be part of Schurz Communications. On Oct. 3, Schurz Communications completed a purchase agreement to acquire the Winona-based internet company that provides services in Goodhue County, with an anticipated close date on Dec. 31.
Mary Beth Gullickson will present "All about Bulbs" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 W. Sixth St. Attendance is free and the public is invited to attend. Gullickson will be bringing bulbs that will be for sale. This presentation is sponsored by the Goodhue County Horticultural Society. Please enter the church through the doors on the West Avenue side of the building.
An illustrator, a sculptor and three writers who work in different formats will close out the 2017 residency season at the Anderson Center. Georgia Greeley Children's illustrator Georgia Greeley of St. Paul, a self-employed artist and writer, will pursue a longtime dream during her month at the Anderson Center: To write and illustrate children's picture books. Ultimately, she would like to address the content and vibrancy of American Sign Language picture books for children in the Deaf community.
Each year since 2009, the Humane Society of Goodhue County has held a gala dinner and silent auction. This year the event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at Mississippi National Golf Links. The silent auction each year features gift certificates, themed baskets and other donated items from across the community. "This is a fun event every year," said Linda Niebeling, event chair. "My family looks forward to. The silent auction always has great things to bid on and it's always hard to choose what I want to get."
Lisa Hanni, L.S., of Red Wing was awarded for her hard work and dedication as a licensed professional surveyor in Minnesota for 23 years. The NCEES Distinguished Service Award was presented to Hanni during the organization's 96th annual meeting on Aug. 23-26 in Miami Beach, Fla.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing recently had three physicians begin practicing medicine here. Two are husband and wife; two are family medicine specialists. Orthopedic surgeon Gregory Erickson has a passion for sports medicine and sports related injuries. He said he enjoys shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy with special interest in rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability and hip preservation, as well as knee ligament, cartilage and meniscal injuries.
Q: How can I make an anonymous online tip regarding a crime? A: Thank you for your question, many of our residents fear retaliation if they file a report or provide witness information regarding a crime they witnessed or have information about. The Red Wing Police Department offers a couple options to help protect the identity of individuals that fear retaliation.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Outdoor Art Installations is Oct. 4-5. The event showcases faculty and student works of art designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds. This year students were asked to explore the theme of interactivity in which the viewer of the work becomes a participant in the work. The theme "Wanna do something ... some time?" was inspired by interactive works created by this year's guest artist, Andy DuCett.