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STOCKHOLM — Wisconsin's Stockholm Pie Company is "legendary" for pie lovers nationwide, according to a recent article in USA Today. On a list of 18 destination pie shops from California to New York, the Stockholm Pie Company received special mention for its "double lemon" pie. The popular pie shop in the tiny Pepin County village has already received acclaim from Gourmet Magazine, NPR, Roadfood.com and more. Last year, Delish Magazine named it Best Pie Shop in Wisconsin.
A Zumbrota man faces multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a result of a complaint filed Nov. 28 in Goodhue County District Court. An 18-year-old female has accused Arlan Ray Spratte, 52, of years of sexual abuse. According to the complaint, an adult male spoke with Zumbrota police on Nov. 22 expressing concern about the safety of the unidentified female who was "scared to report sexual abuse to the police." The report stemmed from recent conversations on Facebook. The complaint stated that the two sent Facebook messages about both knowing Spratte.
The Red Wing Singers will present the concert "We Wish You Christmas" 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Church of St. Joseph's. Led by director Bill Foot, the singers will perform both traditional and modern songs of the holiday. Pieces ranging from the medieval "Boar's Head Carol" to the more modern "Calypso Christmas" will be presented along with a quiet "Christmas Lullaby" and boisterous "Masters in This Hall." The Bells of the Bluffs, led by director Marilee Anderson, will join them in several pieces as well as performing several stand alone songs for handbells.
Shelley Orr first traveled to Germany as a high school junior. Taking advantage of that school trip, Orr said, sparked an intrigue that shaped her career and still lasts today. The veteran Red Wing High School German teacher of 34 years never looked back from her initial journey to Europe. "It made me want to learn everything about Germany," Orr said. "Getting just a taste of it, I fell in love with the culture and the language."
The Prairie Island Indian Community hosted the Minnesota Indian Education conference this week at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Meeting for its 32nd annual conference, the MIEA promotes quality education, culture and unity for American Indians in Minnesota. This was the first time the conference has been at Prairie Island. At Wednesday's opening ceremony in the casino ballroom, a grand entrance led by Prairie Island veterans, began the event with an opening prayer, presentation of flags and drum music from the Takozas singing group.
In the wake of national campaign rhetoric that was often labeled racist and xenophobic, some area school districts are dealing with an uptick of racially charged incidents following the presidential...
The Phoenix Theatre will take to the Sheldon Theatre stage to present their production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town". Among the most important works in the American theatrical canon, "Our Town" tells the allegorical story of a small town, and through the magic of theatre connects the everyday to the sublime. Narrated by a stage manager, with the world of the play conjured in the imagination, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually — in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre — die.
Supt. Karsten Anderson gave special recognition to Erin Buss at Monday night's meeting. During lunch on Oct. 27, a student was choking at lunch to the extent Sunnyside Staff had to intervene. Buss, an education assistant at Sunnyside School, successfully used the Heimlich maneuver. "Thanks to quick thinking and quick action by Erin, the student is doing well," Anderson said. Personnel moves made
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Wisteria Twig Tea Room and Cafe, owner Rita Dassner packed up her restaurant on the second floor of the Pottery Place Mall. "As we reached our fifth year, we decided to move," Dassner said, "and we couldn't be happier." Now housed a few steps away at 1920 Old West Main St., Wisteria Twig boasts a bigger space and increased visibility, which she said has greatly enhanced the tearoom. "We've had three times more business since the move," she said.
In the first contested Red Wing School Board election since 2010, Pam Roe ousted incumbent Mark Ryan from the board. Roe defeated Ryan by 215 votes, sealing up the final seat with 16.63 percent, 4,346 votes, over Ryan's 15.81 percent, 4,131 votes. Incumbent Mike Christensen received the most votes for the four open seats with 18.06 percent, 4,719 votes. Other incumbents Heidi Jones and Janie Farrar were also re-elected with Jones receiving 4,686 votes and Farrar notching 4,331 votes.