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Minnesota, barely 3 years old at the time the Civil War broke out, was the first to respond to President Abraham Lincoln's request for volunteer regiments. Find out how important Minnesota's role was to the Union cause. Saluting the Civil War — Minnesota's Role will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Red Wing High School, 2561 Eagle Drive Drive.
Faith in Action in Red Wing is holding its annual fundraising event at the Sheldon Theatre on Tuesday, April 24. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a program and then at 6:45 p.m., a movie — "The Nutty Professor." There will be hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a cash wine bar. Tickets are $20 and available at the Faith in Action office, partner churches, Faith in Action board members or at the door.
Arena rock band Them Pesky Kids, which has entertained large local crowds throughout the region, will perform twice this month at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The classic 1980s rock band has built a reputation by playing at Twin Cities nightclubs, summer festivals and fairs. "We try to sing timeless, classic rock songs that everyone knows from Foreigner, Styx, to hits by Journey and Aerosmith — all the big bands like Bon Jovi and Boston," Them Pesky Kids band member Mark Westlund says.
The ground breaking for fire station #2 in Red Wing on April 17 has been postponed. Due to a large amount of snow accummulation on the ground, officials will wait to announce a new date for the ground breaking until the weather has improved.
Due to a winter weather advisory, the Poverty Simulation at Red Wing High School on Saturday, April 14, has been cancelled. The United Way hopes to offer this simulation again in the near future for the general public. Look to the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties website for news: https://www.uw-gwp.org/ .
HOPE Coalition and Goodhue County Historical Society’s Celebration of Children event scheduled for April 19 at the History Center has been postponed due to weather. The event is rescheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 3. The event will include activities and an observance of the flowers that bloomed from the Kids Count Community Bulb Planting Beatification Project that took place in October 2017. For more information, visit www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
The city of Red Wing will break ground on the new Fire Station No. 2 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. The site of the new fire station is near the corner of Highwoods Trail and Moundview Drive, across from Kwik Trip on the west side of town. A fire truck will be in place to help attendees find the spot. Community members are invited to join the mayor, fire and police departments, City Council members and city staff for the event.
Q: With spring here, snow melting, etc., most people pick up trash that was buried or trapped in the snow and responsibly dispose of it. Unfortunately, my neighbors don't clean up after themselves, and already this spring they have trash blowing into my yard as it melts and frees from the snow. Is there someone I can contact about the mess? Or do I just keep picking it up as it blows into my yard daily?
Authorities are asking motorists to use extra caution next weekend as thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the Spring Flood Run on Saturday, April 21. The route takes riders along the scenic Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. To ensure a safe riding environment, law enforcement agencies in Red Wing, including the Minnesota State Patrol, and county sheriff's offices, will be out along the route. Some agencies will have extra enforcement to target speeding and impaired driving.
The Humane Society of Goodhue County will be closed April 22-29 while the public areas of the building undergo a renovation. The building will be closed to the public from April 22 through April 29. The Humane Society is not open on Mondays and will be closed Monday, April 30 as well.