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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There is one thing that all four of this year's Women's Network Hall of Fame inductees have in common. "Every time there's a new initiative, one of them is involved somehow," Women's Network co-chair Donna Dummer said. Red Wing residents Neela Mollgaard, Joan Foot, Pam Horlitz and the late Helen Bell were recognized Wednesday at a luncheon at the St.
Going to prom takes plenty of planning. There's the dress, the make-up, the hair and, of course, a date. This year, Red Wing Youth Outreach is helping area students get at least the first three prom essentials at a fashion show Sunday. As many as 35 prom looks from David's Bridal will be featured at the runway show in the Indigo Room, 325 Main St.
A four-seater plane reported a stuck landing gear as it was coming into Red Wing Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.
There are three distinct business organizations with particular interests in downtown Red Wing. But in recent months, Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, Red Wing Downtown Main Street and Red Wing Port Authority have been working on working more collaboratively -- not only with each other, but with other community organizations as well. "We try to collaborate with everyone we can," Chamber Executive Director Patty Brown said. "We continue to help each other out where it makes sense and where we can....
Red Wing High School's Science Olympiad team certainly wasn't the most stylish when they competed at the Minnesota Science Olympiad Saturday at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
The stock market can be a tricky game. Knowing which stocks to buy, when to sell and how to take risks can be a challenge for many adults. But for Twin Bluff Middle School sixth-graders in Kristi Person's computer classes, managing their portfolios is just another daily task. "Are we selling Apple or no?" one student asked last Wednesday. "Let's sell it and then we can make $5,000," another student answered. Person's students are taking part in the Stock Market Game, an online program that allows students to buy and sell stocks using their computers and real-world stock information.
A father and son returned to their Larson Lane house Saturday to find a man robbing it. According to a court complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court March 4, Prairie Island tribal police were dispatched to 1879 Larson Lane at about 11:30 a.m. The homeowner told police that he and his son had been gone for a couple hours and when they returned home, they saw their garage door open and a man running away. Before police arrived, the father chased the man, identified in the complaint as Zachary Allan Jacobson, 21, Hayfield, Minn.
Red Wing School District recently settled new two-year contracts with its custodians. The new contracts are effective for the 2011-12 and 2012-2013 school years, and included wage increases for all custodians. District Finance Director Brad Johnson said employees received their pay increases for the 2011-2012 school year and the first part of this school year retroactively last month. But even with the new contracts finally signed, it won't be long before negotiation groups are back at the table.
Even though temps were only in the 20s on Saturday, things felt much warmer inside Sargent's Nursery. Salsa-Licious -- a communitywide event designed to raise money for 12 local nonprofits -- took over the greenhouse portion of the nursery Saturday afternoon. "When you walked into the greenhouse, you could feel the sunshine, smell the salsas," event organizer and United Way Executive Director Maureen Nelson said. "You felt warm and sunny.
It's been an issue discussed at Red Wing School Board meetings here and there over the past couple of years. But at Monday evening's meeting, unpaid leave took a center stage. "People need time off. They do a hard job. It's not easy," Lori Mitchell told the board. She is the president of the Red Wing support personnel bargaining group. Mitchell, along with about 12 other cooks, paraprofessionals and district employees, attended the meeting.