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The Red Wing Chapter of Audubon will have a special program featuring the International Owl Center 7 p.m. March 20. The program is "Owl Detectives" and will aid birders young and old in identifying owls by size, shape, silhouette and sound. A live owl accompanies the presenters as the audience gains information on owl identification. The meeting will be held at the Red Wing Conservation Clubhouse, formerly known as the Izaak Walton Club. There is no fee to attend.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
ZUMBROTA—The Zumbrota Area Arts Council is bringing art to the main street of Zumbrota. The work of up to 24 artists will be used on street banners, brochures, the ZAAC website, displayed in store fronts and on social media. Each art piece will be printed on a banner 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Banners will hang in Zumbrota from June to October 2018. The original artwork and the banners themselves will be sold at the closing gala celebration. All the proceeds from this sale will go to ZAAC State Theatre Restoration Fund.
Jessie Diggins of Afton will lead the U.S. Olympic Team Sunday during the closing ceremony of the winter games in PyeongChang, becoming the first cross-country skier from Team USA to bear the flag in the closing ceremony. The 26-year-old was chosen as flag bearer by a vote of fellow Team USA members, according to a news release Friday .
Out of the 34 compliance checks conducted in 2017, 28 clerks or retailers — 83 percent — upheld the law and refused the sale of tobacco to Pierce County underage youth, according to the Pierce County Health Department. Two of these retailers, BP Amoco in Prescott and Dollar General in River Falls, were randomly selected to receive special recognition this year. The health department wishes to thank and congratulate all tobacco retailers that did not sell tobacco products to minors.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin taking this year’s annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 21. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River.
WOODBURY — Marie Frederick, member of Artists of Woodbury, is the creative genius behind the Bold North Art Experience. "I thought that it would be a great diversion, and fun experience for people to celebrate art during the festivities of Super Bowl LII," she said. "As an artist in the area, and art educator, I know many talented artists and decided to pull together a group for a sale January 28 to February 10 when people are celebrating the Super Bowl."
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens ST PAUL—A Missouri man in town to work at Super Bowl Live is accused of offering two VIP tickets to the event in exchange for sex with a pair of teens. Justin Beard, 33, of Branson, Mo., was charged Thursday, Feb. 1, with two counts of offering or agreeing to hire a prostitute under the age of 16, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court. He is in custody and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Friday.
A community notification meeting on a level 3 predatory offender moving to Red Wing will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the lower level of the Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Ave. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Red Wing Police Department will be available to provide information on public safety.
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's First Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Michael A. Fahey, and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.