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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For the second time in four years, a U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights complaint has been filed on behalf of a student against Red Wing School District. In a complaint filed in March, a parent alleges that a son was racially discriminated against while he attended Red Wing High School.
The Goodhue School Board approved hiring Mike Redmond as the new superintendent for Goodhue Public Schools in a special meeting Tuesday evening. Redmond is currently the executive director of secondary education for the Stillwater (Minn.) School District. Previously, he taught social studies and economics at Mahtomedi (Minn.) High School and worked as principal at a middle school in the North St.
Red Wing Shoe Co. will be adding more than 36,000 square feet of office space in the coming weeks. In two separate moves, the Shoe leased about 11,000 square feet of space in the Indigo Building, 325 Main St., and renovated about 25,000 square feet in Plant 1, on the edge of downtown, Shoe spokesman Peter Engel said. The Indigo Building will be home to the Shoe's Vasque brand. "We want Vasque to have their own space," Engel said.
ZUMBROTA -- For Sara Krage, the last year of high school was supposed to include schoolwork, college planning, a few extra-curricular activities -- like speech -- and her part-time job at Zumbrota Ford. But in early December, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School senior discovered a lump near her collarbone. Krage went into the local clinic and was quickly moved on to Rochester for scans, an ultrasound and a biopsy. Two days later, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. "It was very strange," she said.
Xcel Energy announced this month that it expanded its agreement with the National Center for Atmospheric Research for sophisticated renewable energy forecasting. The agreement with the Boulder, Colo.-based center extends an existing relationship that has saved Xcel Energy's 3.4 million electricity customers millions of dollars. In the next two years, NCAR scientists and engineers will develop custom forecasting systems that will allow Xcel Energy control centers -- like the one in Minneapolis -- to anticipate sudden changes in wind, shut down turbines ahead of potentially damaging icing even
A Lake City man is facing stalking and terroristic threats charges after allegedly threating to kill his co-workers at Norwood Promotional Products in Red Wing. James Fremont Nickels, 21, was charged Wednesday in a Goodhue County Court complaint with a felony terroristic threats charge. He is also facing a gross misdemeanor stalking charge and a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. According to that document, Nickels had been making statements about killing people for some time.
PEPIN -- It's been a close race. But after four years of hard work, Pepin High School student Kayla Meixner has come out on top. The senior will walk across the stage during commencement Friday evening as valedictorian. "(School) is very, very important to me. It's my No. 1 priority," Meixner said. "I really care about being well-educated. It really helps you in different aspects of life. Not just school." Meixner said she was first inspired to work toward the valedictorian title when her brother Shaughn graduated as salutatorian in 2009.
She hasn't really left the St. James Hotel in at least 50 years. But early Saturday morning, the young woman in a white dress was forcefully carried out of the library, down the hotel's steps and into a vehicle. Luckily, her adventure was short-lived. On Tuesday afternoon, the oil-on-canvas work "Portrait of a Young Woman in a White Dress" was back at the hotel after police apprehended the man who allegedly took her. Red Wing officers were first dispatched to the hotel, 406 Main St., just before 12:30 a.m.
It's called Intro to the Great Outdoors. And the goal is do just that: introduce kids to nature and the different activities that they can do in it. "It's a great opportunity to get them out and show them what they can do in our local environment," said Jason Jech, executive director of the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, which hosts I GO. The program takes small groups of fifth-grade students from Twin Bluff Middle School for a day outdoors.
A Zumbrota man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend was acquitted Wednesday afternoon of both charges brought against him. Joseph Daniel Carlson, 19, was found not guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. First Judicial Judge Thomas Bibus dismissed the case after the verdicts were read. "I wasn't surprised," Carlson said outside the courtroom Wednesday. "I put my whole faith, I put it all in God." Looking forward, Carlson said he will work the rest of the summer at his current job and then enlist in active duty in the Army.