Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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Whoever said age is just a number is totally right. Eighty-three-year-old motorcyclist Bill Futrell is living proof. At this very moment Futrell is making his way to Sturgis, South Dakota, on his 69-year-old vintage motorcycle. The rural Red Wing man along with an expected half million other motorcyclists will make the pilgrimage to the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held during the first full week of August. This year’s festival runs Monday Aug. 3 to Sunday Aug. 9. “It’s a magnet for bikers,” he says of Sturgis.
BELVIDERE TOWNSHIP — When Peri and Ray Williams came across a show-quality blue merle female toy Australian shepherd dog for sale, their intention was simply to buy it as a...
Spotlight : The Goodhue County Historical Society continues its First Free Sunday series this Sunday, Aug. 2, with free admission to the two new exhibits on state and local history at the museum. Visit “Central Point Township” and “1965: Red Wing Commemorates the Minnesota Twins” from 1 to 5 p.m.
Accordion-O-Rama, a round-robin accordion show, returns to Crossings for more freshly squeezed world sounds. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
As the Harbor Bar’s annual Reggae Fest continues into the weekend, a special guest artist with a unique music background takes the stage tonight. Minneapolis-based Ryan Liestman made a name for himself after breaking into the Twin Cities music scene at age 15. Taken under the wing of Wain McFarlane of Ipso Facto fame, Liestman began playing keyboards and singing with other big name Minneapolis music legends including Michael Bland of Prince and Soul Asylum and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition. From there Liestman formed his reggae-influenced band called The Rule and performed as the main
Next weekend the 33rd annual River City Days will include a handful of live concerts and noteworthy shows. “We are really excited about this year’s entertainment lineup,” said Patty Brown, executive director and president of the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got entertainment that appeals to the whole family – great local bands with a focus on local artists and we are bringing all-time favorite band the Pearl Brothers back.” Kicking off the musical lineup is the popular Loud and Local event, set for Thursday July 30.
Spotlight: Longtime Minnesota folk songwriter/guitarist Charlie Parr takes the stage at Falconer Vineyards for a 7 p.m.
Filmmakers will be flying over Red Wing this weekend. The public has a chance to cruise under at the same time. FlyOver America is filming the town and the River Valley region as part of a new attraction coming to the Mall of America. Local shoots are tentatively scheduled for dusk Saturday July 17 and dawn Sunday July 18. Crew members will be filming with a helicopter over Red Wing Saturday, according to Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, and all aerial maneuvers will comply with FAA regulations.
Cultural Cloth in Maiden Rock is currently hosting a special trunk show featuring handcrafted rugs from Guatemala. The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19. “The rugs have made a long journey to reach the shop in Maiden Rock,” said Mary Anne Wise of Cultural Cloth, adding the last-minute show is just an amazing opportunity. She explains the rugs were handcrafted by the Maya women’s rug hooking organization, Multicolores, for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.