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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Mark Dayton and Red Wing High School junior Alex Streff have a lot in common. Last week, Dayton was sworn in as governor of Minnesota. Now, he is working on appointing his staff. Nearly the exact same thing can be said about Streff. He was elected governor this past weekend at the 2011 Youth in Government Model Assembly in St. Paul and is now gathering staff members. The model assembly, sponsored by the YMCA, draws high school students from across Minnesota and western Wisconsin to the Capitol each year to take part in a mock legislative session.
How much snow fell in Antarctica in 1957? What impact can a moving glacier have on buildings? What happens when snow piles up year after year for centuries? Scientists in Red Wing conducted a series of experiments Thursday morning to find answers to these questions. Well, maybe they weren't actual scientists. But they were science students in Jody Bergeson's fifth-grade class at Twin Bluff Middle School. It's all part of The Science Museum of Minnesota's visit to the school. Beginning last week, and for the next two weeks, teaching staff from the St.
Chairwoman Heidi Jones may be the head of the Red Wing school board, but she sees her position in more of a collaborative light. "It's not a one-person job. It's not about what I think. It's about what the board has to decide collectively," she said. Jones was re-elected by unanimous vote at last Monday's school board meeting. This will be her second year as chairwoman. Jones said she wasn't surprised by the nomination.
The results are in. And halfway through Red Wing High School's first year using block scheduling, the new format seems to be working for both staff and students. Matt Schultz, Red Wing High School's activities director, helped conduct a survey to gather students' and educators' thoughts on the new system. Overall, the results are positive. Under block scheduling, students attend four 80-minute classes a day. Not every class therefore meets daily. Also new is the implementation of a daily advisory period.
Lights aren't on as often as they used to be. Boilers run less often and at lower temperatures. There's no doubt that Red Wing schools are more energy efficient than they were 10 years ago. And now that's earned the Red Wing School District the Energy Star Leader Award. "It's a real honor for the school district to get this. It's a big deal," said Kevin Johnson, the district's director of buildings and grounds. The award acknowledges that the district has continuously worked to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings systemwide.
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Ten years ago, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation began investing in children by creating the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative in partnership with the five other Initiative Foundations across greater Minnesota. We...
Soaring high : Red Wing City Council hit a 4-3 slice Monday when it approved issuing the request for proposals to reopen and operate Mississippi National Golf Links. Three council...
Recent news reports suggest the Minnesota Legislature may soon be called into a special session by Gov. Mark Dayton. Apparently, the only topics he wants addressed are disaster relief and...
To the Editor: In July 2013, a new law went into effect raising our state tobacco tax by $1.60, causing the average price of cigarettes to raise to $7.50 a...