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Q: I noticed the electric vehicle charging stations in the "mural" parking lot; can you clarify the parking restrictions that apply to this space? A: Thank you for this question, the parking spaces you are referring to, are located in the parking lot off of Third Street, downtown across from Liberty's Restaurant and directly behind Duluth Trading. There are two parking spaces that are clearly marked with signs stating "Charging Station, Electric Vehicle Parking Only." The restrictions placed on the charging station parking spaces are:
Plum Creek Quilters presents the 13th annual quilt show 9 am. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2-3, at Sargent's Nursery in Red Wing. This event features more than 200 pieced, challenge and appliqué quilts. There will be eight vendors with quilt ideas and supplies. Hourly door prize drawings will be held, including a vibrant "Carnival" quilt giveaway. The $4 admission fee covers an opportunity to enter the drawing.
Minnesota State College Southeast has been named a 2019-2020 Military Friendly School according to a news release from the college. The list is in its 10th year and values how higher education institutions provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. According to the news release, MSC Southeast Interim President Larry Lundblad said the college values "our student veterans and active service members and appreciate their service to our country." MSC Southeast is one of 766 schools receiving the honor.
Scholarships worth $3,500 are available for students starting at Minnesota State College Southeast this fall that have an interest in meeting the area's workforce needs. There are eight Workforce Development Scholarships for students that are attending MSC who have an interest in careers in manufacturing, health care, information technology and agriculture. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1, with the announcement of who was awarded the scholarship coming on April 1. For more information on the programs that qualifying, visit MSC Southeast's website.
Construction on the Levee Park Dockage and Vogel Harbor is scheduled to begin on Jan. 28. These projects will result in the closure of the Riverfront Trail from Levee Park and Vogel Harbor. Levee Park and its parking lot will also be closed during the duration of the work. This project is expected to be mostly completed by Aug. 2 and fully finished by Sept. 6. However, weather, river flooding or other events or condition may result in the the project's completion being later in the the year. Pedestrians by the riverfront are asked to avoid the area during the project.
With more than 6 inches of snow forecast, cold temperatures and wind expected, several area schools have canceled classes for Monday, Jan. 28. They include: Red Wing Cannon Falls Goodhue Goodhue County Education District
The city of Red Wing announced the first snow emergency of the season, a two-day event starting 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Motorists will need to follow the rules to avoid having vehicles ticketed and towed. From 12:01 a.m. to noon, parking is prohibited on all streets designated as snow emergency routes. This is so crews can clear the streets. The towing risk doesn't end simply because the plow has gone through.
Q: With the recent pedestrian deaths in the Twin Cities, I think the good people of Red Wing should be reminded to walk on the sidewalks. Recently, in a slick snow storm, I was driving up Brooks (Avenue) in Red Wing. Around the curves, and just down from the top of this steep hill, a woman was walking her dog in the street. Not only was I trying to make the hill and the curves, I now had to suddenly watch for the pedestrian and the dog in the street.
The Lake City Area Arts will present a winterfest dance party with "Buddy Holly" and the Red Wing Crickets, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Lake City Sportsman's Club. This rare appearance by Buddy Holly (Jimmy Stanley) commemorates the 60th anniversary of Holly's final performance — at the Surf Club in Clear Lake, Iowa. Jimmy Stanley is from England, "Stayin' Alive" as Buddy Holly. Local talent includes Tom Glass, Ben Manning, John Pots and Dave Watson as the Red Wing Crickets. The Sportsman's Club is located at 2200 S. Oak St., Lake City.
Goodhue County Board set the salary for Sheriff Marty Kelly at $136,718.40 annually at the Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 meeting. The board had some disagreement over what Kelly should be paid because, previously, the county attorney and the sheriff received the same salary. On Jan. 8, the board set County Attorney Steve O'Keefe's salary at $130,832.