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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It's been more than 13 years since Prairie Island nuclear plant has opened its doors to community members. But on Thursday, Xcel Energy invited about 100 regional community leaders to lunch on the plant's grounds. The reason behind the rare event was the plant's two new steam generators. The 330-ton machines were on display during the luncheon.
The Red Wing School District has set a plan in motion that will have the Goodhue County Education District taking over all of its alternative programming beginning next school year. The Red Wing School Board approved the move 7-0 in a special meeting Wednesday evening. Now all that's left is official approval from the GCED board.
Just more than six months after it originally planned, the Red Wing School District officially opened its employer-sponsored clinic Monday.
Armed with just cameras and iPads, nine University of Minnesota students were dropped off in the middle of Red Wing last week. Their mission: document Red Wing as it is. "We weren't here to flatter it or shoot it," instructor Mike Zerby.
When Kendra Schafer was younger, she always looked up to Miss Goodhue. "I thought she was so cool," Schafer said. Now, the 17-year-old is standing in that spotlight. Schafer, the daughter of Brandon and Monica Schafer, was crowned Miss Goodhue for 2013 during the Miss Goodhue Pageant Friday evening. "My heart was pounding out of my chest," Schafer said of just before the crown was placed on her head. "I still can't believe it. It's surreal." Schafer will represent Goodhue at parades and events throughout the region over the next year.
When Leah Nesbitt first heard that Kathy Boos was interested in selling Red Wing Confectionery, she said buying the downtown business didn't immediately cross her mind. In fact, Leah, who helps run the family-owned Oasis Eatery at Nesbitt's Nursery near Prescott, said her original thought was to purchase some of the confectionery's kitchen equipment. "I didn't think (buying it) was a realistic thing," Leah said. "We weren't really looking," added Leah's father Leon Nesbitt. But when Leah, Leon and Boos began talking about the equipment, talk soon turned to the Nesbitts purchasing the confe
As little as three years ago, Lock & Dam No. 3 near Red Wing was "absolutely terrible" for barges to navigate, Upper Mississippi Waterway Association President Greg Genz said. "Nobody wanted to come down this lock in high water," he added. Now, following a $70 million improvement project, navigation through the lock is much safer and easier, lock officials said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District recently finished construction on the three-year project.
There just hasn't been enough time to consider all of the options. That was the consensus Monday evening when the Red Wing School Board voted 7-0 to table a proposal that would have the Goodhue County Education District taking control of all of Red Wing School District's alternative learning programming -- including Tower View at Anderson Center. "I think a board move tonight does not make any sense.
In the world of food, beans can sometimes get a bad rap. They often end up being the butt of jokes and they certainly don't have the reputation for being a high-class food. But the humble, often laughed-at bean might just be underestimated; the legumes are actually quite healthy, relatively inexpensive and make for great, long-lasting pantry staples. "It's pretty good food. And it's pretty good nutrition," said Dan Bender, a representative of the Red Wing Area Food Shelf. "There's protein in beans, there's fiber.
GOODHUE -- Last June, as Alyssa Pasch was crowned Miss Goodhue, there was something about her that most of the audience -- or her friends, classmates and teachers, for that matter -- didn't know: the then 17-year-old was suffering from an eating disorder. Pasch accepted her new royal title on a Friday night, and, on the following Monday, she began inpatient treatment for anorexia at the Melrose Institute in St.