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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Bob Morawski chose the bulldog in January. For the last six months, the Red Wing Collectors Society commemorative manager had been forced to keep the identity of the 2013 commemorative under wraps. "They are sworn to secrecy," RWCS Executive Director Stacy Wegner said.
In January, doctors said Daniel David Yennie would probably never walk or talk again. But on Friday morning, the 21-year-old walked to the front of a courtroom in Goodhue County District Court just before his attacker, Jonathan Lee Closner, was sentenced to 212 months in prison. Yennie stood before Judge Larry Clark as his sister Nicole Yennie-Drake read a victim impact statement on his behalf.
The 2013 Red Wing Collectors Society commemorative was unveiled Thursday morning.
The Red Wing Airport Board will hold a special meeting at the arrival/departure building at the airport 4 p.m. July 11. The meeting is to discuss a hangar construction application from Mark Weinreich.
A 51-year-old Red Wing man faces second-degree drug charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine to an undercover police informant on three separate occasions in June. Lawrence Darryl Brown, 815 W. Fourth St., is facing one second-degree drug sales charge. He was booked into Goodhue County Adult Detention Center July 5. According to a court complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court July 3, Brown first sold the informant 1 gram of meth on June 19. The transaction took place in the parking lot at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
A 39-year-old Columbia Heights, Minn., man faces criminal sexual conduct charges after allegedly luring a 13-year-old girl into his hotel room and raping her. A complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Monday charges Tony James Kortas with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Organizers hope that attendees to the 37th annual Red Wing Collector's Society Convention will dig in and get their hands dirty. This year's theme, "Diggin' Red Wing," references the pottery remnants some collectors -- known as dump diggers -- find by digging in the ground just behind the old Red Wing Pottery factory, where discards, rejects and broken items were often dumped.
Recent Red Wing High School graduate Riley McClelland poses with the motorcycle he built with classmate Ryan Espie. The pair spent the past school year building the bike as part of their advanced metal working class. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin) Recent Red Wing High School graduate Riley McClelland poses with the motorcycle he built with classmate Ryan Espie. The pair spent the past school year building the bike as part of their advanced metal working class. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)
Growing up in Red Wing, Phil Duff knew the city's streets well. The son of former Republican Eagle owner and Publisher Philip Sheridan Duff Jr., Duff spent a portion of his childhood delivering papers throughout his family's neighborhood, located just south of the Red Wing Golf Course. The hardest part, Duff remembers, was trekking up and down West Avenue on his way to and from the newspaper's downtown office. "I had to ride my bike over the big hill down to the newspaper," he said. "Riding back over that big hill was always a pain in the neck."
A Red Wing woman faces child endangerment and animal cruelty charges after authorities took seven dogs and 19 cats from her 814 West Ave. home this spring. Dianna Fay Lyng, 41, was booked into the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center June 25. She was formally charged with one count of child endangerment and two counts of overwork/mistreat animals -- as well as animal waste and licensing violations -- in a court complaint filed April 30.