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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The driver in a March 19 car accident that killed a 19-year-old Kenyon man was intoxicated, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. The results of a urine analysis examination for Chad Lexvold, 19, were released Tuesday and showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .18 at the time of the crash, .10 more than the legal limit for driving. Jacob Baalson, 19, of Kenyon was killed in the crash. Lexvold was driving a Ford Windstar traveling on County Road 30 near 50th Avenue in Goodhue County when the vehicle left the road and rolled at about 2:15 a.m.
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical will award 290 students with their diplomas Tuesday evening during the college's annual graduation ceremony. Guest speakers at the event will be Christopher Frederick, who serves on the board of trustees for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and Charley Nelson, the director of educator services at Jostens Renaissance.
A former Red Wing High School teacher who faces criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student is now facing telephone harassment charges in Wisconsin. Durk Lee Stark, 42, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor telephone harassment after he allegedly threatened to kill two Pepin County, Wis., men. According to a complaint filed in Pepin County on April 25, Stark threatened to kill Stephen Gale Orrin Potter, 32, and his father, Robert M.
It's something Jay Adams and Brian Livingston have been thinking about for a long time. Getting a motorcycle custom-built by the stars of Discovery Channel's show "American Chopper" would be a great way to market their Internet auction site CrankyApe.com. "The demographics of the people who watch the show (match) our customers," Adams said. But their first attempt to get a bike built by Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paul Jr., fizzled when multiple calls and emails to Orange County Choppers, the father-son duo's bike shop, weren't returned. That all changed when Paul Jr.
If you've ever wondered what, if any, crimes occur in your neighborhood, now is your chance to find out. A new feature launched in April on city of Red Wing's website will allow residents to see where and what crimes take place where they live and work. "It will provide residents with more information so they understand what the issues are," Police Chief Tim Sletten said. The department worked with a national company called CrimeReports to set up the feature.
Red Wing Public Schools are, for the most part, safe and secure. David Stichter, a security consultant and Minneapolis Police Department sergeant, was hired by the district to assess the school's security. "Your district is in excellent shape," Stichter told the School Board Monday night. He added that Red Wing School District has a few security measures that even some Minneapolis suburban schools don't have.
Prices for building rental to increase Community organizations and other outside groups will be paying more to rent school district facilities. The Red Wing School Board voted 6-0 Monday to approve new facility use policy and procedures, which include slightly higher prices to rent out things like gyms, classrooms and kitchens. In general, non-profit organizations will pay about $5 per hour more, while for-profit organizations will pay about $10 more with the new prices.
The Leo C. Peterson American Legion was established in Red Wing in 1919. Over the past nine decades, the organization's mission has changed very little, post manager Linda Chandler said. "We're here to serve the veterans," she said. Still, the Legion has undergone quite a few changes over the years - and more than just moving buildings and transitioning between commanders. New causes, programs The Legion began sponsoring youth baseball in the 1920s and continues to do so today. Recently, the post also has taken on newer causes.
The recession seems to have had a negative effect on early childhood education programs in Minnesota. According to a report released Tuesday by the National Institute for Early Education Research, over the past nine years, enrollment in state-funded programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start has dropped by about 17 percent for 3- and 4-year-olds. "Families can't afford preschool," said Jill Kenyon, director of the Colvill Family Center, which houses early childhood programs in Red Wing. "It's sad.
ST. PAUL -- The person who does your hair must register with the state of Minnesota. But the person who makes the crown or bridge for your mouth does not have to do. If the Midwest Dental Laboratory Association gets its way, that will change. Gary Iocco of Red Wing, the president of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, testified Tuesday before the State Senate's Health and Human Services Committee in support of a bill that would make dental labs supplying services to Minnesota dentists register with the state.