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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In 2009, Cheryl Smith-Mohn and business partner Linda Kelly bought KS Interiors from its previous owners and moved the interior design business from Tile Drive to downtown Red Wing, renaming it Bella Casa Interiors in the process. Nearly four years later, Smith-Mohn is again giving the business a fresh look. "We wanted to look at what the future will be," she said. Previously, the interior design studio sold flooring, designer wallpaper, countertops and window treatments. It also sold consignment furniture.
It was a good year for the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce. That was the main topic at the business organization's annual meeting and awards ceremony Monday night. "In England, they use the slang word 'brill' to mean something is brilliant," Chamber President Patty Brown said, keeping with the night's British royalty theme.
WANAMINGO -- Baseball has played a huge role in Larry Van De Walker's life.
Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information should you know about a family before agreeing to watch a child? They may not be questions every young babysitter considers, but according to LaVergne Dickerson, they should be. "There is value in grooming yourself for any field," she said. Dickerson has taught babysitting and first aid courses in Goodhue County for several years.
Bullying is a topic talked about in schools on a regular basis. Students are routinely told not to bully other students and to stand up to bullies themselves. But what if those children don't really understand what bullying means? How can they try not to do something if they don't know what they're not supposed to do? That's a problem that Burnside Elementary School staff are working to avoid.
A Wanamingo man was reportedly in stable condition Friday morning after being hit him in the head with a hammer earlier this week. Christie Yennie said that her son, 20-year-old Daniel David Yennie, had undergone a four-hour brain surgery and was still in a coma at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She added that he is responding to pain, but it's too early to tell if or when he will recover. "We're not out of the woods yet," Christie Yennie said.
A 26-year-old Goodhue County man is accused of attempting to kill his wife's coworker with a hammer early Monday morning. Jonathan Lee Closner entered his wife's residence at 106 E. Jefferson Drive in Zumbrota and hit Daniel David Yennie, 20, in the head twice, according to a complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Tuesday. Closner faces multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree attempted premeditated murder, one count of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary. Police were called to the residence at about 4:45 a.m.
A 26-year-old Pine Island man is accused of attempting to kill his ex-wife's coworker with a hammer. Goodhue County authorities allege that Jonathan Lee Closner assaulted the 20-year-old man at the Ponderosa Trailer Park in Zumbrota. The victim's name was not been immediately released. Goodhue County Sheriff's deputies arrested Closner early Monday. He was booked into the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center on second-degree assault charges, but the county attorney upgraded charges late Tuesday.
Red Wing has a sister city relationship with Quzhou, China. Now Chinese and Minnesota environmental officials are looking to create a sister lake relationship between Lake Pepin and Hubei Province's Liangzi Lake. A group of 16 officials from Chinese environmental protection agencies and municipal groups met with officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources at the St. James Hotel Tuesday afternoon to discuss the potential partnership.
Last year at this time, Red Wing Youth Outreach had a website that functioned, but didn't really do much beyond that. "It was better than homemade, but not much," said Nancy Gillmer, president of the Youth Outreach board. "It was very text heavy. It was pretty basic," added Jake Gibbs, PR specialist with Confluence Marketing. "It needed to be updated." Luckily, Youth Outreach, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and support for young adults facing challenges, was the winner of a contest put on by Confluence Marketing. The prize?