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Government agencies and related businesses will be closed Monday, Feb .19, to observe Presidents Day. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver first-class mail. Post offices will be closed. Government offices in Goodhue and Pierce counties are closed. City of Red Wing buildings, including the library and the waste campus, are closed. Public Works crews will collect refuse and recycling one day late all week. The License Center and Workforce Center also are closed.
Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing, will present cellist Aleks Tengesdal in a solo recital 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 18. He will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ernst Bloch and Benjamin Britten. Free and open the public, this concert is the first of four planned programs. Tengesdal, who has more than 22 years of performance experience, is also a composer and improviser. He was introduced to the cello at age 10 near Minot, N.D. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and then had a teaching assistantship at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The United Way presents Boots for Books, sponsored by Red Wing Shoes. A $10 donation buys books for local kids and a chance to win a pair of Red Wing boots of your choice. Text BOOTS to 50503 to enter. One entry for every $10 donated.
Red Wing High School speech team placed third in the small schools division Feb. 10 at Rochester John Marshall. The Wingers competed against 21 area teams and more than 400 competitors. Individual awards for that day include: Alison Metzen:, fifth, varsity drama; lainn Hanson, fifth, novice extemp speaking; Rachel Jacobson, sixth, varsity great speeches; Grace O'Brien, fifth, varsity humorous; Marshall Laidlaw, fifth, varsity informative; and Rylan Shilts, fifth, novice prose.
Conservation officers will talk about their careers at the Wednesday, Feb. 14, meeting of TRIAD — Citizens and Law Enforcement Partnership. This free event will be held 10 a.m. at the Cannon Valley Senior Center, 120 State St. W., Cannon Falls. Brittany Hauser and Kylan Hill will share how their experiences led them to careers as conservation officers.Informal sharing of information and concerns about the Cannon Falls area will follow the presentation. TRIAD meetings are open to all, and includes students and adults.
The public is invited to the next phase of Red Wing 2040 meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 13. Both meetings are 6:30-8 p.m. in the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room. Action Teams will begin shaping visions and action plans for their specific topics. If you haven't joined an action team yet, come and join. On Feb,. 8, the following teams are meeting: Economy; Housing; Getting Around; Environmental Resiliency; Parks, Land Use, and the Built Environment.
The inaugural Big Turn Music Festival is coming to Red Wing on Feb. 16-17, 2018. This two-day event will feature more than 100 bands playing at 18 venues across downtown. Big Turn is led by Red Wing native and Midwest Music Fest founder Sam Brown and organized by a dedicated team of local music enthusiasts: Brooke Herling, Adam Brown, Christopher Warrington, Hans Hovelson and Elly Williams. Single-day pass: $25 Two-day pass: $40 Two-day VIP pass: $65 Ticket prices will go up by $10 on Feb. 16.
Q: What is telephone spoofing? A: I am so glad you asked this question as my family has also experienced spoofing and it is becoming quite common. Caller ID "spoofing" occurs when callers deliberately falsify the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally. The phone hacker is masquerading as someone else by falsifying his identity.
The Goodhue School Facility Planning Committee will share plans for a possible construction project at the final of three public meetings 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the school media center. A resolution for the project will go before the School Board at its Feb. 21 meeting. If approved, a bond levy vote will be held May 8. More presentations will be held Feb. 21-May 8 to discuss the project, the district says.
MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy sent more than 70 employees, including an employee from Red Wing, to Puerto Rico to help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. More than 68 percent of customers have had their power restored but hundreds of thousands remain without power more than four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.