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Goodhue County Historical Society along Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County and ArtReach will hold a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Goodhue County History Center. Hispanic Outreach will teach participants about traditional altars and more throughout the afternoon. There will be a performance of "Skeletons in the Closet" 1 p.m. by Gustavo and Julie Boada.
The Goodhue County Historical Society and artist Richard Spiller will hold a multi-generational art workshop 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the history center. A child and an adult registered together will work collectively to compose watercolor art out of snowshoe frames and line work. People also will learn about transportation during the fur trade and explore the temporary exhibit "Fur Trade in Minnesota" during a self-guided tour.
Bush Street will be closed between Sixth and Seventh streets beginning at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, and is expected to remain closed for about one week. The closure will allow Red Wing Public Works crews to replace a water main valve. The alley also will be closed during the duration of the work. Detours will be in place. but drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.
Xcel Energy has started using drones at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. The company said Thursday it flew a drone-conducted exterior inspection for the first time at Prairie Island this summer. On Tuesday, Xcel had a similar inspection at the Monticello plant.
The Goodhue County Board is scheduled to consider designating Goodhue County as a "Purple Heart Community" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Robby Robinson, veterans service officer, invites Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families and veterans to attend. The meeting will be in the Goodhue County Government Center.
Goodhue County SMART would like to talk to victims of sexual assault that occurred in Goodhue County from 2011— present and their family or friends to find out about the services they received after the assault. A one-time participation in this group interview will help ensure that future victims of sexual assault receive the services they need.
Q: Is it legal to blow all your leaves from your yard into the street? A: Great question for this time of year, as the trees lose their leaves, many of our friends and neighbors will be out raking their leaves an hauling them to the compost pile at the local waste campus. There is no fee for disposal of compost — leaves and grass clippings at the waste campus.
Q: I visited my daughter at college last week and had a conversation about fake ID's. She said several of her dorm mates suggested she purchase a fake ID so she can go to the bars with them. The advice I gave my daughter was not to do this because she could get into trouble. Could you back me up with information? A: Good advice, Mom, you are right! Purchasing a fake ID OR attempting to alter you driver's license or identification card is NOT a good idea and here is why: Minnesota Statute 171.22, Unlawful Acts Relating to Driver's License:
Red Wing Fire Department invites residents to the Fire Prevention Week open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 420 Plum St. Events will include learning about household fire safety, viewing firetrucks and ambulances, touring the station, visiting with firefighter paramedics and meeting Sparky the Fire Dog. Refreshments will be served.