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The open fields near Highways 61 and 316 will soon be home to a new living community. The Prairie Island Indian Community broke ground Thursday on a 38,000-square-foot elder assisted living center located on 18 acres of tribal land in Welch. The assisted living center will serve tribal members. "The elders' assisted living facility will allow for those who have raised us, taught us and made us into what we are today, to continue living their lives comfortably and safely within our own community," said Shelley Buck, Tribal Council president.
Several key ingredients made for a traditional commencement ceremony Friday evening at Red Wing High School: a crowded Sonju Gymnasium, the flowing "Pomp and Circumstance" melody and anxious graduates donning royal purple caps and gowns. Audrey Cashmore delivered a "recipe for life" to her fellow graduates, citing her first ingredient as kindness.
To most adults, the once-familiar, all-encompassing world of teenage life made sense, but by the time they had teenagers of their own, that world was little more than a distant memory. At least, that's what the creators of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" argue, which by their account makes the show a jumping-off point to important discussions surrounding youth and mental health. While it would be hard to argue the series hasn't sparked conversation, not everyone agrees on the value the show brings to progressing the mental health discussion.
Tower View film studies students presented their film "Everything Is Broken" Friday, May 26, at the Anderson Center Barn. The film, which is described as an alternative high school love story comes with a comes with a stern warning: This film portrays graphic scenes of cellphone destruction that may be disturbing to overly dependent cell hone users.
Following mixed feedback to the release of "13 Reasons Why," Netflix released a statement in April, citing a survey the streaming service conducted among parents. According to Netflix, the survey revealed that 80 percent of respondents said they have watched a show their teen watches just to feel closer to them. Bridging the conversation gap
Like most high school students, Calli Hughes is readily equipped with a smartphone. Teens utilize the constant connection to snap, 'gram and text details of their daily life. In the hands of Hughes, however, the Red Wing senior uses her phone as a problem solver. "I love to find issues in systems and try to solve them as best I can and connect with others to figure out how to make issues disappear," Hughes said. Hughes is a people person — a trait evident within seconds of meeting her.
Ten communities across the nation are playing a $25,000 waiting game until June 5. Deal Red Wing in. An announcement from the America's Main Street contest sponsored by Stihl named Red Wing one of 10 semifinalists for $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help with a revitalization project. "We did it — again," said Megan Tsui, Downtown Main Street executive director. "Now we wait. There is nothing we can do until the announcement."
Red Wing is back in the national spotlight for another chance at a multi-thousand dollar prize. Red Wing Downtown Main Street was named a quarterfinalist in the America's Main Streets contest sponsored by Stihl. The winning main street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help with revitalization.
The opening of the 2017 season at the Red Wing Golf Course has been accompanied with more excitement than most years. After members voted to sell the course due to financial strains in the fall of 2016, Bill Holst acquired the 102-year-old course. Holst also owns Gopher Hills in rural Cannon Falls/Miesville and Clifton Highlands in Prescott During the offseason, Holst and newly appointed Red Wing Golf Course general manager Daniel Hull began work on the historic course tucked into the heart of Red Wing's residential hills.
Over 75 Red Wing High School students in the cast, crew and pit orchestra delivered an absolutely charming production of "Mary Poppins" at Thursday's opening night performance. Set and costume designs transformed the Sheldon Theatre stage into 1910 London with a bright family home, parks, courtyards and rooftops. The plot follows the plight of the Banks family, father George, mother Winifred, and children Jane and Michael. With the mischievous siblings scaring off nanny after nanny, the charismatic Mary Poppins arrives to try her hand.