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Visitors experience local Minnesota nice

To the Editor:

“Welcome to Red Wing” said the sign held by Dee Bender, Mayor Dan Bender’s wife.

As an elderly couple disembarked from the American Queen last Sunday, they approached Dee. They asked her where a store might be found where they could purchase a necessary item. 

As Dee inquired further, the wife sheepishly admitted her husband had forgotten to pack underwear.

Our welcoming person said she would be more than happy to drive them to a local store to purchase this necessity, so they could fully enjoy their remaining trip to St. Louis. When the couple offered to repay Dee for her generous help, she told them to “pay it forward.”

Minnesota nice, yes. Red Wing nice, absolutely.

Don Olson

Red Wing