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5 ½-year-old yellow lab Lexi works at Red Wing Ace Hardware, alongside her parents Troy and Lisa Daniels. We caught up with Ace's most paw-pular employee to ask her about her job and daily routine.
Goodhue County was one of six Minnesota counties recently confirmed to be affected by a bat disease. Following the pattern observed in neighboring states, white-nose syndrome, a disease that can be fatal to hibernating bats, has now been confirmed in Goodhue, Becker, Dakota, Fillmore and Washington counties according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state's first confirmed case of WNS was in St. Louis County last March.
District-owned lot sale approved District business manager Jackie Paradis presented an $18,000 purchase agreement between the district's real estate agent, Lawrence Realty, and Tom Wendt for a lot at 328 Goodhue St. N. The lot is located near Red Wing High School. The district listed four single-family lots for sale in August, Paradis said, with the first offer from Wendt on the smallest lot coming in February.
Editor's note: This story is part of Faces A to Z, a series highlighting familiar — and not so familiar — faces around Goodhue County. Learn more about the series and how to get involed here, and check back to the A to Z page for stories, history lessons and Q&As. One in five Americans live with a mental health illness. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness statistics, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year. For Peggy Wolner, national statistics like these have become sacred stories.
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota in cooperation with the city of Red Wing will conduct a controlled, prescribed burn of select native prairie Wednesday, March 22, on Sorin's Bluff/Memorial Park. The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants, officials said. Prescribed burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie.
Red Wing's long-running community theatre, Phoenix Theatre, proudly presents a local cast production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Nominated for six Tony Awards, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years.
Eileen Broze is a woman who wears many hats. She is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, avid baker, card club regular, a smiling neighbor and friend to many. When the calendar flips to March each year, however, Broze's most compelling and colorful hat comes out to play. Just a few weeks shy of her 87th birthday, Broze performed two comedy gigs yesterday for St. Patrick's Day. "What's the difference between an Irish wake and an Irish wedding?," Broze asked the audience gathered at Jordan Tower Friday afternoon. "One less drunk," she answered to laughter.
Three Red Wing women were honored Wednesday for their service and dedication to the community. Lisa Bayley, Ruth Nerhaugen and Evy Wedde were inducted into the Red Wing Women's Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the St. James Hotel, appropriately held on International Women's Day. Bayley Marcy Doyle, a Women's Network founder, introduced Bayley as the first attorney inducted into the hall of fame.
For the third consecutive year, the Red Wing YMCA was voted the Beauty, Health & Wellness Business of the Year by Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce members. YMCA staff, led by Executive Director Mike Melstad, said they are humbled with the recognition, but feel strongly that it is not about them. In the family room overlooking the pool, a group of members and staff gathered to discuss the role the Y plays in their lives.
Red Wing School Board at Monday's meeting reviewed the environmental scan completed Feb. 15, where about 70 students, staff members and community members participated in the three-hour session. Superintendent Karsten Anderson reported that participants were divided into four groups and asked to discuss three areas in the district's environment in the realms of edge, emerging, established and ebbing.