Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a journalism degree.
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The Minnesota Department of Education publicly released this year's Minnesota Assessment results Tuesday. For Red Wing School District, the scores are generally good news, Director of Teaching and Learning Joe Jezierski said. "We're right on track with what we're teaching statewide," Jezierski said.
While temperatures reaching well into the 90s indicate that summer isn't over yet, the calendar tells quite a different story. Next week, it's already time for backpacks to be unzipped, locker doors to creak open and pencils to be sharpened. This year, the start of the school year is also the start of new positions for 20 teachers in the Red Wing School District. As in previous years, the new teachers are scattered across the district, with nearly every building getting a few new employees.
Right now, Red Wing residents wanting to earn or finish a bachelor’s degree have two options: take online classes or commute as much as an hour to attend classes. But Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota are looking to change that by bringing a bachelor’s degree completion program to Red Wing. “Our mission is to bring education to people who need those opportunities and location is a barrier,” said Paul Christensen, assistant dean of the Graduate School of Business & Technology at SMU. The partnership would essentia
A 5-year-old boy died Thursday evening when he was crushed by a skid-steer loader, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. Matthew Mallett had been riding in the bucket of the machine when he fell out and was crushed. Rescue crews were called to 29510 Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township at about 6:30 p.m. The boy was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls where he was pronounced dead.
A late-season snowstorm kept area corn farmers from getting in the field in May. Now, those farmers are hoping that an equally late harvest season will keep them out of the field until late fall. "We're definitely going to need a late frost," said Rick Anderson, grain merchandiser for Goodhue-based Ag Partners. Overall, the Minnesota's corn crop looks good. According to the National Ag Statistics Service, 61 percent of Minnesota's corn received a good or excellent rating in mid-August.
A Cannon Falls man who pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography received a stayed 25-month prison sentence in Goodhue County District Court Friday. Joshua Daniel Anderson, 25, will not actually serve that time if he successfully completes the conditions of his five-year probation. Those include: serving 90 days in jail, register as a predatory offender, not use the internet and not possess pornographic work, among other stipulations.
Miguel Guerrero can't seem to get away from Mississippi River towns. In the past, the Mexico-native owned a restaurant in Winona, Minn. And, he currently owns restaurants in La Crosse, Wis., and Onalaska, Wis. On Aug. 4, Guerrero opened Tequila Mexican Restaurant — again, just steps away from the Mississippi — at 212 Bush St. in downtown Red Wing. "I've always been around the Mississippi area," Guerrero said with a laugh.
Beginning in January, Red Wing School Board meetings will look a little different. At its Monday evening meeting, the board approved 6-0 new board procedures which will make the first meeting of each month a work-study session. These sessions willtake place in the Twin Bluff Middle School library and will give the board enough space to sit around a table — rather than in a row like in the City Hall council chambers. This, Supt. Karsten Anderson said, would be more conducive to in-depth conversations and give the board the opportunity to fully discuss issues.
The Red Wing School Board may be voting on Goodhue County Education District's long-range facilities plan as early as this fall, GCED Executive Director Cherie Johnson told the board Monday evening. "We are out of space. They're needing to expand," Johnson said of GCED's current facilities. "We are at sort of a crossroads."
A person was rescued off of Barn Bluff’s northeast side Tuesday morning. Radio chatter indicated that the victim had been injured while on the bluff and was unable hike back out. Rescue crews from Red Wing Police, Red Wing Fire Department and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office were first dispatched to the scene at about 10 a.m. A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter arrived around 10:45 and lowered two rescue workers onto the bluff.