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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Everyone is familiar with the story of Romeo and Juliet. Phrases from Hamlet ("To be, or not to be...") have probably worked themselves into your vocabulary.
Valentine's Day is just more than a week away, so it's no surprise that chocolate-covered strawberries are showing up in grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries. But recently, another red fruit also has been taking a dip in the chocolate pool: pomegranate. Red Wing Confectionery began carrying dark chocolate-covered pomegranates about a year ago.
Vasa Children's Home, which houses and cares for young people with developmental disabilities, will be moving residents from the historical Anderson Building near Red Wing into supported-living homes in the community. Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, which operates Vasa, said residents will be moved by June 15. LSSMN officials said that moving the residents into smaller homes will help them have more independence while still receiving care. "Thirty years ago, Minnesota made the right decision to move individuals out of state-run institutions and into group homes with five or more p
A Goodhue County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Red Wing Port Authority by technology manufacturing company OSEMI Inc. First District Judge Kevin Mark dismissed the suit for lack of admissible evidence Monday morning. The suit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the allegations can't be reargued. "For all practical purposes, it's done and over with," said attorney Justin Templin, who represented the Port Authority. OSEMI filed the suit Dec.
After a jury failed to come to a unanimous decision last week, the case of a 19-year-old Pine Island man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend will get a new trial. Joseph Daniel Carlson still faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. After hearing closing arguments Jan. 23, a jury of two women and 10 men deliberated for about seven hours before Judge Thomas Bibus officially declared a mistrial Jan.
A manager at the Red Wing McDonald's is facing criminal sexual conduct charges after allegedly touching two juvenile males inappropriately while they were working. Kimberly Noel Voelker, 43, Hastings, has been charged with two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one gross misdemeanor count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to a court complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Jan.
Last Monday, millions of Americans watched their televisions as President Barack Obama took the oath of office and officially began his second term in the White House. A couple in Red Wing watched their TV screen last week. But, in addition to seeing the president, they were hoping for a glimpse of another man: their son. Edward Winkels said he and his wife, Lorraine, watched as their son, U.S. Army Capt. Richard Winkels, attended the presidential inaugural parade as an officer-in-charge of the U.S.
Last July, Red Wing and Winona-based Hiawatha Broadband Communications were selected to participate in US Ignite, a national program aimed at spurring the development of next-generation Internet applications and services. On Tuesday, a small group of community members officially debuted Red Wing Ignite, the local branch of the national endeavor. Close to 100 community leaders - including members of the Red Wing City Council, Goodhue County Board, Red Wing School District, the arts community and area businesses - gathered at the Anderson Center to hear about the local program. "We really
It's a project designed to build a house for a family in need. But organizers of Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity's Women Build say this year's project also will build relationships and volunteer spirit. "We're hoping that it builds community through the teams and the teams interacting together," said Dee Bender, who is on Habitat's board of directors. Habitat has built 28 homes in Goodhue County since 1993.
Red Wing High School's SOAR program will continue to be a for-credit class through the 2013-14 school year, but school officials have opened the door for future expansion and changes to the course. "SOAR is a wonderful program," board member Paul Kramp said. "But I believe SOAR is the only course that we offer that we limit the enrollment on....