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Progress 2018

April 12, 2018
DJ Blume manages Caribou Coffee in a historic depot along Highway 61 in Red Wing. He said he enjoys the helping employees learn and grow. 'It’s just a matter of finding out what’s their learning style and what are they motivated by," he said. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Filling people's lives, not just their coffee cups
April 12, 2018 - 8:51am
April 5, 2018
Mike Villaran said he prides himself on knowing more about his regulars than how they want to their haircut. "I care about the customers." Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Red Wing's top barber
April 5, 2018 - 7:49am
April 4, 2018
JoAnne McNamara explores, thinks and pushes herself. A lifelong learner, she said truly had "grew up" at age 43 after becoming a mother, and she hasn't stopped growing. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Learning never ends: McNamara motivated to be a student of life
April 4, 2018 - 3:49pm
Elena Flores is a Dreamer, meaning she is pursuing her goals under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Helping people can really add up
April 4, 2018 - 6:00am
April 3, 2018
Marcy Dowse shares a hug with Cinder, her favorite cat at the shelter. When Cinder came in as a stray, her fur was all singed, as if she’d been too close to a heat source. She’s available for adoption. Ruth Nerhaugen/Contributor
Doing what comes next: Dowse keeps working, volunteering
April 3, 2018 - 7:49am
April 2, 2018
Artist Maggie Paynter of Red Wing enjoys one of her own paintings at home. Ruth Nerhaugen / Contributor
Paynter found her niche in the arts community
April 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 1, 2018
Red Wing High School students Candace Jackson (left) and Dana Seamans watch as ER technician Ryan Marking demonstrates a mechanical chest compression device Feb. 22, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. The students spend an hour each week learning about health careers. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
Learning from the pros: Students explore health care jobs
April 1, 2018 - 10:00am
March 31, 2018
Hanna Peichel said she once fought her diagnoses of Asperger syndrome and ADHD. Now they don't define her; they're simply part of who she is. this  Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
She's wired for music: ‘There’s a reason why I am the way I am’
March 31, 2018 - 6:09pm
Eva Engberg enrolled in public school in 2016 after years of homeschooling. She said she enjoys being a Red Wing High School Winger. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Unlearning, homeschooling and being a Winger
March 31, 2018 - 9:46am
March 30, 2018
Brian Stewart came to Red Wing to study guitar building and repair. He fell in love with the community, Brenda (now his wife) and trout fishing. Today he owns Tree Strings at 1508 Old W Main St. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Playing by heart: Stewart followed his passion before learning to follow his skill
March 30, 2018 - 7:40pm
Progress 2018: Learning, working, living
March 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Volunteer Rhonda Hayes demonstrates what a child sees when being screened for vision problems through Lions KidSight USA. Ruth Nerhaugen/Contributor
Driving factors: Community service is part of Hayes’ big picture
March 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Lisa Roberts (pictured on left) said she likes to volunteer for as many events as she is able to at her church, Ono-Plum city United Methodist Church. Here she is signing children in for vacation Bible school. Photo courtesy of Lisa Roberts
Giving back to the community is her passion
March 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Coleen Fowler (right), director of the Silver Tones choral group, leads singers at a practice session Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Pier 55 in Red Wing. Performers pictured (from left) are Cheri Roberts, Jessie Berg and Rose Voigt. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
A song in their hearts: Choral group enjoys good tunes and good company
March 30, 2018 - 11:00am