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The Red Wing Arts Association has named Mary E. Lee as its new executive director. Lee has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and the arts including, most recently, seven years with the acclaimed vocal ensemble Cantus. Lee said her mother grew up in Lake City, making trips through Red Wing a frequent event while visiting family.
Red Wing School Board member Heidi Jones was re-elected to the Minnesota School Board Association's board of directors at the annual MSBA Leadership Conference Jan. 12-13. Jones will continue serving as the District 1 director, which covers the southeastern region of the state. Strategic planning public meeting set A stakeholder group representing the community will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, to help begin formulating a strategic plan for the school district.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Red Wing, St. John's Lutheran Elementary School has enjoyed a long history within the community. The city's sole parochial school, which offers pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade courses, welcomed a new principal this school year with the hiring of Chris Avila.
A man being served civil papers allegedly assaulted a Goodhue County Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, in the 900 block of West Fourth Street, authorities said.
Freezing rain and snow led to slick road conditions throughout the area Monday evening, Jan. 16 into Tuesday morning. Area school districts canceled school and related activities Tuesday due to the conditions, in addition to postponing school activities that were scheduled for Monday evening.
Red Wing School District officials announced a two-hour early release due to ice and snow forecasted to arrive Monday afternoon, Jan. 16.
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released the 2016 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River on Wednesday. The 2016 navigation season was a year of major change for the three Minneapolis locks — both the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and Lock & Dam 1, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The season was the first full year with no navigation at the upper lock following its closure June 10, 2015. The lock was closed due to the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act in 2014.
Former educator and Red Wing Arts Association Executive Director Dan Guida, known for his active involvement throughout the community, died Wednesday at the age of 71. RWAA Board Chair Chap Achen said in an emailed statement that without question, Guida's legacy has touched the lives of countless individuals in Red Wing and beyond. "His dedication and passion for the arts, along with his compassion and unrelenting service to the community of Red Wing will be deeply missed," Achen said. "Dan was a friend to all and an advocate for many."
Beneath the historic Sheldon Theatre stage, stacks of pizza boxes drew a crowd in the artists' green room Thursday evening. Over a quick slice and introductory conversations, a community choir formed under the direction of New York City-based performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones, and was ready to rehearse for a two-night performance of Jones' concert "Radiate." The freshly hatched choir of just over a dozen voices ranged from Phoenix Theatre regular Chelsea Indrehus to Tower View student Greg Becker — for whom it was the first time setting foot inside the storied theater.
Entering the second half of the school year calendar, Red Wing High School math teacher and SparkZ participant Tammy Mikkelson said she saw benefits from the summer program carry into the classroom. Mikkelson gave example of one student who attended Sparkz and was new to the high school this year as a ninth-grader. "He enjoyed the SparkZ program and said it was fun," Mikkelson said. "He also stated that it was much easier starting the school year as he knew more students and teachers." Mikkelson said more students echoed this student's thoughts.