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Motorists may experience brief traffic delays at the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing Feb. 16 when steel tub girders are delivered to the site for installation, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. Flaggers will be stopping traffic near the bridge to allow the girder to be delivered.
A one-vehicle accident near New Trier left one dead and another with non-life threatening injuries late Thursday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael James Serres, 53, Hampton, was driving eastbound on Highway 50 when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled in the area of Inga Avenue in Douglas Township, the report said. The passenger, Terri Lynn Stephenson, 49, Hampton, did not survive the crash.
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 316 near the area of Bauer Circle on Thursday morning resulted in life-threatening injuries for a 20-year-old woman from Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the incident report, Kaitlyn Nielsen was traveling south on Highway 316 when her 2011 Ford Taurus crossed the center line and made contact with a Ford F-150 driven by Timothy Hovseth, 58, of Hastings, who was traveling north.
The Red Wing HRA Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 has been cancelled by the request of the board chair due to inclement weather. According to an announcement: "It is undetermined if the meeting will be scheduled for a different date at this time. If a Special Meeting is needed, we will contact everyone in advance."
The City of Red Wing has declared a snow emergency in response to today's storm. This snow emergency will take effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, the city announced Tuesday. According to a news release:
The Red Wing Charter Commission meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled.
Tuesday's snow storm has prompted the Goodhue County History Center to close Feb. 12, 2019. The planned tour with Dawn Zero Erickson has been canceled.
Last updated 6 a.m. Feb. 12, 2019 The following area schools are closed or delayed starts Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 due to snow: Amery School District -- closed Baldwin-Woodville Area Schools -- closed Boyceville Community School District -- closed Cannon Falls ISD #252 -- delayed two hours (Cannon Kids is delayed two hours)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin its annual ice measurements at Lake Pepin on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Measurements taken here give the best outlook as it is the last segment in the navigation channel in which winter ice will break up. A survey crew uses an airboat and GPS to collect the data. The information is used by the navigation industry to predict when it's safe to break through the ice and begin the 2019 navigation season.
RiverTown's first-ever healthy lifestyle challenge, Slim Down with RiverTown, has kicked off. The 13-week challenge started with weigh-ins this week and pushes participants to live healthier.