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Carol Gardner, a physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, recently became a board-certified clinical specialist in women's health. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association. Specialist certification formally recognizes physical therapists who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in a specific area of physical therapist practice.
Young people are at greater risk for risky behaviors during the summer, when they spend long stretches of time unsupervised. Decades of statistics demonstrate that violence, drinking and drug use rates go up during the warm summer months.
Maiden Rock Summerfest Festival will be Saturday, June 17, in the village park. This year the community will salute veterans. All vets who present a military ID at the Maiden Rock Area Community Association table will receive a coupon for a half-price chicken dinner coupon. American Legion Post 158 will present a tribute at the parade stand. In addition, all 2017 button sales/donations will go to Post 158. Activities start at noon. Food, a bounce house, games and a 2 p.m. parade are planned. There will be a silent auction 1-4 p.m and karaoke 3-5:30 p.m.
DULUTH, Minn. — Lake Superior rose an inch more than it usually does in May, according to the monthly report released Friday, June 2, by the International Lake Superior Board of Control. The big lake rose 5 inches in May, a month it usually goes up 4 inches. Lake Superior now sits 9 inches above the long-term June 1 average and 4 inches higher than at this time in 2016. Lakes Michigan-Huron rose 5 inches in May, 2 inches more than the usual 3-inch increase. The lakes now sit 14 inches above average and an inch higher than the June 1, 2016 level.
ANDOVER, Minn.—The three people found dead in an Andover home Wednesday evening appear to have died in a murder-suicide, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office. Deputies went to the home at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare check. A neighbor became concerned after not seeing the residents for a couple days or the usual activity at the home, the sheriff's office said. Deputies found the door unlocked and discovered the bodies of three adults inside.
The economy appears to be on the rebound, at last reaching the steady employment numbers of 10 years ago — before the Great Recession swelled the ranks of the jobless. The return of unemployment rates under 4 percent for Minnesota and Wisconsin residents with college educations should have people feeling cautiously optimistic. Businesses, restaurants and manufacturers are hiring. In fact, many local firms can't get enough good workers. "Hiring now" banners fluttering in the wind and "help wanted" signs posted or painted on windows are just about anywhere you look.
Motorists on Highway 63 near the Red Wing Bridge will encounter flaggers beginning the week of June 5, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The work will take place during daytime hours after 8:30 a.m. and before 3 p.m. as crews perform work for construction of the new Mississippi River bridge. Flaggers will control traffic for the safety of motorists and workers. Short delays are possible. Motorists will encounter intermittent flagging operations through construction season this year.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city's west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat. Wal-Mart management directed an evacuation, according to protocol. Staff then contacted local authorities, who responded, placing the building on lockdown to conduct a thorough search.
Memorial Day observances will abound Monday, May 29. Here is a breakdown of events by community. Red Wing A brief veteran's memorial service will be 8:15 a.m. at John Rich Park with laying of a wreath, prayer and salute. The full service will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Bay Point Park, featuring salutes, remarks and music by Red Wing High School Ovation Choir and Concert Band. Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post, 218 W. Fourth St., will hold a brunch 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10; reservations aren't needed.
The final inmate was apprehended Friday afternoon, May 26, after a transport van carrying nine prisoners was taken over.