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Realtor Robin Gwaltney had never heard of Country Living Magazine, but one day they called her out of the blue to request a listing for a small affordable house and she decided to play ball. "A lot of realtors have this mindset, especially here in Rochester, that the print ad is dead," Gwaltney said. "But for houses in Wabasha, Lake City and Red Wing, you have to advertise to your audience, and that was proof."
On Monday, April 16, in the early evening, a garage fire broke out suddenly at a home in Cannon Falls Township. Resident Bob Bergeson told responders he heard a loud noise and when he went to investigate he encountered a fire in the garage.
Tasha Schuh is used to sharing a message of hope, but somehow, after all these years, her heart still skips a beat just before rolling onto the stage. Schuh, who was paralyzed from the chest down in 1997 after falling through a trap door in the stage of the Sheldon Theatre, spoke 64 times around the country last year on hope, suicide awareness and health issues. She speaks at medical conferences, schools and — her favorite — women's events.
Caroline Savage is so close to getting her custom cake and cupcake shop off the ground, she can taste it. CAKEability will have an eclectic mix of furniture and a simple menu of cupcakes, coffee and tea. It's the kind of place where people will immediately feel warm and welcome. It'll be like seeing an old friend, reading a great book and laughing from your gut all at once. Essentially, a perfect reflection who Savage is. But for now, until the money comes through, Savage will continue to make cake masterpieces out of her home. Preheat
The USA Men's Roller Derby team took home the gold at the 2018 Men's Roller Derby World Cup in Barcelona, until they didn't. This week, MRDWC organizers revoked their championship status over an insensitive display of support for a former teammate who left due to allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Members of the team wore his number during the World Cup Championship game and, in light of this fact, the U.S. team has been stripped of its winning title. Riedell Roller Skates in Red Wing has also announced it will end its sponsorship with the team.
Wayne Betcher has worked as a 911 dispatcher in Goodhue County for 27 years. In that time, he's seen dispatch develop as a profession from some very humble beginnings. Back then, dispatchers worked just two crew members at a time or one person overnight. They operated out of a little hallway and, when the button on the phone rang red, you knew it was for 911. There was no accompanying data, no computer-aided dispatch system, no cellphone calls and, in fact, far fewer calls altogether.
The Goodhue County Soil and Water Conservation District Board invites anyone with an interest in protecting natural resources to attend a work group meeting 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the USDA Service Center, 104 E. Third Ave., Goodhue. This group will focus on identifying local agricultural and natural resource concerns in Goodhue County; participants coming from a range of backgrounds are welcome to attend.
DJ Blume moved to Red Wing in 2017 to become the general manager at Caribou. Though he's often caught working 50 hours a week, this is the first time in a long time that Blume has had any time for himself.
At-large council member Dustin Schulenberg has resigned. The Red Wing City Council accepted his resignation during the regular meeting on Monday, April 9, and discussed the election timeline needed to fill the seat. Moving on Schulenberg has served on the council since January 2015. His term was due to expire January 2019, but he and his family recently purchased a home outside city limits, making him ineligible to serve. Though they currently still own a home on Birch Avenue in Red Wing, they plan to move soon once it goes on the market.
The life of a librarian is spent helping patrons find the right material while simultaneously grooming the in-house collection of books, journals, movies and music to better serve users' interests. But when patrons really wants a title and they can't find it in the catalog, what then? The answer is interlibrary loan. "Red Wing Public Library has always encouraged requesting from other libraries for patrons. We do not just say 'We don't have it.' We get it for them if at all possible," said Janet Brandt, technical services librarian.