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Bacteria-tainted water from Hay and Wells creeks entering the Mississippi River is polluting Lake Pepin, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported Friday. In addition to the two streams popular with local trout anglers, Bullard, Gilbert and Miller creeks also violate the state standard for bacteria levels. Otherwise, Lake Pepin tributaries between Red Wing and Lake City are in good shape.
River Valley Power & Sport embraced e-commerce early. That decision some 10 years ago led to it becoming Yamaha’s largest marine dealer in the nation today. Now that Internet-driven growth has brought owner John Wooden and wife Carrie full circle. They recently invested in bricks and mortar in a big way, purchasing the former Riverfront Ford to house River Valley Power & Sport and thereby creating space to expand River Valley Lawnscape. “We could have made this investment in Rochester or the Twin Cities some other place,” Wooden acknowledged. “But Red Wing has been good to us.
Prairie Island nuclear plant’s new site vice president has a vision to be the best — the best in the industry, the best in the company and the best in the community. The drive starts with operation excellence, producing safe, efficient, reliable and clean energy. “We owe that to the community,” said Kevin Davison, who is completing his first six months overseeing the two-reactor facility. “We have to be good employers,” he continued. Jim Mulden, one of three site vice presidents Davison worked under before taking the helm, made that clear to everyone at the plant.
Julie Eckstrom said she shouldn’t have been at the annual Professional Women’s Leadership Event. “It wasn’t my turn,” she insisted. Eckstrom and Lanette Place alternate each year representing First Farmers...
Mayo Clinic Health System made substantial changes in 2013 toward better care and lower costs. These included more emphasis on primary care teams and launching Patient Online Services, according to MCHS officials. More improvements are under way in 2014, they said Monday night in a public discussion of the 2013 annual report. Internally, improvements started with standardization of procedures followed by integration of best practices after MCHS acquired the Red Wing medical center in July 2012, Dr.
Red Wing Public Works has closed a portion of West Sixth Street to repair a private water service. The area affected is between Plum and Potter streets and will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project. The works is being done by a private contractor and the closure is expected to last approximately three days, weather permitting.
Women’s History Month celebrates women of character, courage and commitment. Judy Christian- son, LaVonne Lommel and Gladys Savage fit that definition, Red Wing Women’s Network announced. The organization inducted Christianson,...
Colvill Family Center will be closed this afternoon due to a maintenance issue. There will be no afternoon classes or activities at the early childhood learning center, Red Wing School District said Wednesday morning. It appears that oil from a drum on an adjacent property tipped over and leaked onto the parking lot. The district is cleaning the lot, Supt. Karsten Anderson said. "It's not hazardous. It's not dangerous in any way," he said.
Totino-Grace High School announced that Lake City Supt. Craig Junker has accepted the post of president. He will officially start in his new role on July 1. The high school noted that Junker has more than 20 years of experience in Catholic and public education as a coach, teacher, principal, president and superintendent. "What excites me about Totino-Grace is that the staff meets students at the door and helps them to become the person God wants them to be.