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Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water or around barriers. Use the designated detour route as many state, county and local roads are experiencing flooding. For more information regarding statewide traffic impacts check 511wi.gov . Crawford County
Authorities are asking the public to help identify a man accused of raping a woman Monday, Aug. 27 at her Cannon Falls home. The suspect is described as a white male, around 6 feet tall, stocky build, thick chest with a noticeable stomach, wearing a baseball cap, wire-rim glasses, dark patchy beard, T-shirt, khaki shorts, tattoo on both legs, black socks and had the odor of marijuana, according to a Cannon Falls police news release.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Isabelle in Dakota County, as well as Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Johanna in Ramsey County, according to a news release. A trained detector found three zebra mussels attached to the fishing pier on Lake Isabelle during Saturday’s University of Minnesota Extension “Starry Trek” search day.
Motorists on Highway 61 near the Highway 63/ Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing will be detoured from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Aug. 29-30 as construction crews set new beams for the small bridge over Highway 61, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O. In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.
Updated 11:05 p.m. Aug. 14, 2018 Marty Kelly and Paul Gielau pulled away from Josh Stehr in vote totals Tuesday evening in the Goodhue County Sheriff primary race, with nearly all of the county's precincts reporting. Kelly had secured 2,312 votes and Gielau 1,780 votes as of 10:57 p.m., according to unofficial numbers on the Secretary of State website . With 33 out of 40 precincts reporting, Stehr had received 967 votes.
The dog days of summer wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Pierce County Fair. Stop in, take in the sights, visit with friends old and new and enjoy the "All County Reunion," going until Sunday, Aug. 12.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a statewide air quality alert due to smoke spreading across northern Minnesota Friday, Aug. 10, and southern Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 11.
As the investigation continues into an outbreak of a waterborne illness this summer at a Zumbrota campground, state health officials have been working with the business owner to reduce the risk of illness.
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties is holding its annual backpack and school supply drive to ensure every child is supplied to succeed in school. All supplies stay within the communities where they are donated. It's easy to donate: Purchase backpacks and school supplies while you're shopping in your community and drop them off at any of the following locations: • Cannon Falls — Cannon River Catering, Merchants Bank • Hager City — Vieths Bar • Lake City — Federal Mogul, Hearth & Home, and Lake City Library