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Newly elected Red Wing School Board member Pam Roe was officially installed at Tuesday night's meeting, Jan. 3. "I will discharge faithfully the duties of the office of school board member of ISD No. 256 to the best of my judgment and ability," Roe said in the oath conducted by Board Chair Janie Farrar. Roe replaced Mark Ryan following the first contested board election since 2010.
A head-on crash on rural Highway 63 left one woman injured and one man in custody after fleeing the scene. Shane Gullickson, 40, Plainview, was southbound on Highway 63 near Zumbro Falls in a 2010 Buick LaCrosse on the afternoon of Dec. 31. Charlotte Roe, 81, Lake City, was northbound in a 2004 Ford Focus when Gullickson crossed over the lane and struck Roe's vehicle head-on. Gullickson fled the scene of the accident, according to the State Patrol, but later was arrested by the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. He is being held in Wabasha County Jail.
Red Wing School Board At Tuesday evening's Red Wing School Board meeting, Superintendent Karsten Anderson addressed two recent issues at Twin Bluff Middle School that raised some concern from parents. The first involved a hypothermia lesson taught by a safety expert Dec. 16 in conjunction with the swimming unit in physical education classes. "Part of the lesson included students getting out of the swimming pool and going outside in cold temperatures and snow-covered ground," Anderson said.
Before the November general election took grasp of the nation's attention, a special election in April exhibited Red Wing voters' support for the local school district. Approximately 65 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of the district's $22.615 million bond request. Passage followed a lengthy process involving a community task force and multiple meetings centered on school district buildings' needs.
With legal assistance, the proverbial hatchet was buried in a scuffle between trademark and tradition of an iconic Red Wing brand. In February, nearly one year after Red Wing Pottery filed a lawsuit against the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, the two sides settled, ending a legal battle of alleged misuse of trademarked images and names. Bruce Johnson, CEO of Red Wing Stoneware and Red Wing Pottery, along with wife Irene, purchased both entities in late 2013, bringing the brands under single ownership for the first time since the 1960s.
Let the countdown begin; the new year is nearly here. Whether you fancy special menus and toasting cocktails, speeding down ski slopes, or rocking with a big name band, area restaurants, bars and venues have spared no expense lining up entertainment of all varieties. The Sheldon Theatre
Teaching is in Joel Newman's blood. The 2012 Red Wing High School graduate comes from a household of two career Red Wing teachers, Neal and Kim Newman. This October, the recent Spanish education major graduate at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire learned he would be receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Uruguay for eight months, beginning in March 2017. "It is such a great honor," Newman said of being awarded the prestigious scholarship.
Local authorities have received multiple fraud reports related to alleged credit card skimming operations in the Red Wing area. "The Red Wing Police Department continues to follow-up on reports of fraud related to possible skimmer activity in our community," Police Chief Roger Pohlman said.
Red Wing School Board Levy approved Red Wing School District business manager Jackie Paradis presented the third hearing of the proposed 2017 tax levy Monday. At the Truth-in-Taxation hearing Dec. 5, Paradis reported a total levy increase of 23.35 percent or nearly $2.03 million. The maximum permitted levy for 2017, set by the Minnesota Department of Education is $10,013,343.71. The board unanimously approved to certify the maximum 2017 tax levy for Red Wing Public Schools. Elementary school updates
A holiday parade in Cannon Falls has stirred unpleasant emotions after the community learned a man convicted of criminal sexual conduct posed as Santa Claus. Joel Allen Hempel, 56, of Cannon Falls was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1989. A plea agreement resulted in Hempel being convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to a year in prison and probation. Records show Hempel served prison time in 2000 at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud for a probation violation related to the case.