"President Trump's administration has aggressively promoted apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education, arguing there is a strong demand for skilled workers not currently being met and that they provide good-paying careers without having to incur the debt typically entailed by higher education," Sean Higgins reports for Washington Examiner. The Labor Department has unveiled a new website to promote such opportunities. The address is apprenticeship.gov—a one-stop resource for Americans looking to pursue one of these programs.
City Councils often have to deal with sensitive issues involving different points of view, and the local controversy of whether the city should continue to allow paint/graffiti on He Mni Can - Barn Bluff certainly qualifies as one of those.
This is to thank you for the very liberating Aug. 29 post-storm front-page photo of a man using a chainsaw while wearing shorts and a T-shirt. What a relief to finally realize that I do not need the boots, chaps, gloves and safety glasses I have used for over 40 years while cutting about seven full cords of wood a year. Following your photo, I can now head to my woodlot in sandals.
Learn how to navigate the Minnesota DEED website to gather free and crucial data when Mark Schultz, Southeast/South Central Regional DEED labor market analyst, addresses the Hiawatha Valley Society of Human Resource Managers 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Pottery Museum, 240 Harrison St. Red Wing. This presentation will give an overview of the region's labor market, challenges and projections as well as an overview of the data tools available. A discussion of the overall DEED website will also be presented.
The public is invited to the 54th annual Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road in River Falls. A single performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and two performances on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand.
The Plum City Lions Club will host a golf fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 2 (rain or shine) at the Rolling Greens Golf Course in Durand to benefit Kaelyn Nevland. Kaelyn went to the doctor June 11 for a strep throat culture. When it came up positive, they were given antibiotics and send home. However, Kaelyn's parents, Heather and Chad Nevland, were called the next day and asked to bring Kaelyn in for a new blood test.
Pierce County Historical Association has moved from the Lawrence Photo Studio site in Ellsworth to our History Center site in Bay City. The Ellsworth structure was not capable of handling the weight load and other necessary needs of the organization. Any additional improvements to this facility were too costly to justify any changes. We were not able to find adequate property in the Ellsworth area at this time. The Bay City location does meet the needs of the office space plus there is room for displays and some storage.
We encourage you to take a stand against proposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center in Pine Island. This possible project would be built and run by Management and Training Corp. The Pine Island City Council has passed a resolution saying that it is willing to explore hosting an ICE Detention Center with MTC. We believe this is the wrong direction for our region.
Red Wing has a lot to be proud of in its democratic (small "d") history, traditions and election policies. The "more than two candidates for an office triggers a primary election" system is not one of those.
Get ready for an afternoon filled with tales of the Lake Pepin monster as Captain Larry Nielson and Folklorist Chad Lewis invite you to sail off in search of Pepie: the infamous water creature of Lake Pepin. Bring your net and binoculars or simply sit back and enjoy a cocktail on this unique family friendly afternoon of river tales featuring monsters, cursed cliffs, wandering apparitions and UFOs buzzing the waters! What: Pepie Expedition and Cruise When: 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 25