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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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.
She says she was raped. He says it was consensual sex. After about three days of testimony, jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday morning in the trial of Joseph Daniel Carlson, a 19-year-old Zumbrota man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend. Carlson faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. "There was a violent sexual assault that left (the girl) bleeding and stinging and injured," Assistant Goodhue County Attorney Erin Kuester said during her closing arguments. She asked that the jury of five men and seven women find Ca
Karl Trost is used to having his artworks exhibited in 4-H displays at the Goodhue County Fair and at the Minnesota State Fair. But now the freshman from rural Goodhue will get one of his colored-pencil drawings displayed in a slightly different setting: U.S. Rep. John Kline's office. Karl recently won third place in the Congressional Artistic Discovery Art Contest for Minnesota's Second Congressional District.
Opening arguments were heard Wednesday morning in the jury trial of a Zumbrota man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend. Joseph Daniel Carlson, 19, faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
It's a complaint that has come from many manufacturing companies in the last few years: finding skilled welders has become a challenge. "Typically it's taken us at least a couple of months to find good qualified candidates," said Dustin Rassier, who oversees the fabrication department at Capital Safety. A new program from Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical and Hiawatha Adult Basic Education is aimed at training new welders and getting them into the workforce in a matter of just a couple months. The new welding certification class -- which begins later this month -- will get stud
She taught you how to tie your shoes. She let you lick the spoon after making cookies. She always picks up the phone -- even at 2 a.m. when you find yourself stranded in a snowstorm and all the hotels are fully booked. (Thanks, Mom!) There are many reasons why you love your mom -- from her small, everyday actions to the way she's always there for you, no matter what. We asked kindergartners and first-graders at Sunnyside Elementary School what makes their moms and grandmas special.
Middle school basketball and volleyball will again be offered in Red Wing schools next year. The Red Wing School Board approved 5-0 a proposal at its Monday meeting to re-establish seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls basketball and volleyball for the 2013-14 school year. "It seems like something like we need and would make a big difference for our kids," Activities Director Matt Schultz told the board. The middle school programs were cut starting in the 2008-09 school year due to budget issues.
Round Barn B&B&B is among the top 22 coolest places to get married, according to the website BuzzFeed. The bed-and-breakfast inn, located just south of Red Wing on Highway 61, came in at No. 13. The listing includes two photos of the barn and a link to Round Barn's website. Also making the list was the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis -- which came in at No. 10.
For a high school student, deciding what to do as a career can be a daunting process. To help, Red Wing High School and the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up this year to give students first-hand exposure to a variety careers. "We're trying to get kids starting to think about what they want to do ...
A Bay City man has been charged with felony third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly raping a co-worker. Cesar Abel Morales Garcia, 26, was booked into Goodhue County Jail April 28. According to a complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Tuesday, Morales Garcia and his co-worker, 30, got off work at Treasure Island Resort & Casino at about 6 a.m. The woman told police that Morales Garcia had asked to come over to her Red Wing residence after work because he was going to meet up with some friends later that day.