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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Patrick Flueger isn't always a nice guy. At least not when he's on screen. The Red Wing native played an abusive boyfriend in the 2011 remake of the classic dance movie "Footloose." This week, he'll add to his bad boy image when he guest stars on the CBS show "Criminal Minds." Patrick's father, K.C., said he doesn't know exactly what Patrick's role is, but he knows his son's character won't be doing good. "(Patrick) told us, 'You're not going to like me.' That probably means he's a murderer," K.C.
CANNON FALLS -- It sounds like the premise for a game show: know all you can about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, be prepared to answer questions about the U.S. government and how it works, don't be intimidated by the state Supreme Court justices who are judging you -- or by the other nationally ranked teams competing against you. And, on top of all that, also raise $35,000. But that's exactly what Cannon Falls High School's We the People team faces.
Editor's note: This the third of five stories about the 2012 Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce award-winners. When Red Wing Shoe won the 2011 manufacturer of the year award last year, the company was just coming off a year of record-setting revenue. Fast forward one year, and not much has changed. The Shoe just accepted the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce's manufacturer of the year award for 2012.
A student overhears an older boy calling a classmate names on the playground. Should the student: Stand up for the classmate who is being bullied? Tell a teacher? Ignore the problem? Join in on the bullying? It's not always easy for children to know what to do when faced with these situations. That's why for the past several months children throughout Red Wing have been learning what kinds of behaviors constitute bullying, how to stand up to bullying and when to get adults involved.
A Red Wing woman was sentenced Thursday to probation and community service for writing anti-gay statements on the Environmental Learning Center's giant concrete duck in September. Wendy Lee Stumpf, 64, 427 E. Seventh St., will serve two years of probation and complete 40 hours of community work service. She also must pay about $250 for repairs for the duck. Stumpf faced one third-degree damage to property charge, one fourth-degree damage to property charge and a disorderly conduct charge. According to a court complaint filed Oct.
A 60-unit apartment building has been proposed for the Pottery District that developers say will help fill Red Wing's need for market-rate housing. Northstar Development has been working for just more than a year to design, plan and get the proper permits in place to build the 3.5-story apartment building at 1919 Old West Main St. "We have a lot of different employers in town who are calling around town and asking where can they rent an apartment," Northstar Development president Kenneth Bush said.
Growth seemed to be a theme at Red Wing Downtown Main Street's annual meeting, which took place Feb. 1 at the Sheldon Theater. Not only is the organization physically expanding its borders, it also is bringing three small businesses to downtown Red Wing and hopes to add staff members in the coming year. "We have some momentum going forward," said John Becker, the organization's outgoing president. "We're very excited." Late last year, the DTMS board of directors voted to expand the organization's borders to include Old West Main Street and the historical Pottery District.
Red Wing School Board members met with the Red Wing City Council just before their regular meeting Monday evening. The goal was to discuss issues that affect both the board and the council. "We got to thinking that it was time to get back together and talk about concerns or ongoing projects for the future," Council President Lisa Bayley said. The agenda included going over initiatives the board and council already partner on and ways the two entities could partner further.
The Red Wing School Board has approved a lease for its new employer-sponsored health clinic. But that document won't officially be signed until the board's finance committee gets to look over bids for the renovations that need to be done to the space. In a 5-2 vote, the board tentatively approved a 36-month lease with Youth Outreach, which will provide half of its building at 410 Guernsey Lane -- or 750 square feet -- for the clinic.