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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a statewide air quality alert due to smoke spreading across northern Minnesota Friday, Aug. 10, and southern Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 11.
As the investigation continues into an outbreak of a waterborne illness this summer at a Zumbrota campground, state health officials have been working with the business owner to reduce the risk of illness.
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties is holding its annual backpack and school supply drive to ensure every child is supplied to succeed in school. All supplies stay within the communities where they are donated. It's easy to donate: Purchase backpacks and school supplies while you're shopping in your community and drop them off at any of the following locations: • Cannon Falls — Cannon River Catering, Merchants Bank • Hager City — Vieths Bar • Lake City — Federal Mogul, Hearth & Home, and Lake City Library
ROSEMOUNT — The Second Act Players will perform three stage shows of "The Girls of Autumn" this weekend at the Steeple Center. Director Keith Reed shared how the cast of eight looks forward to performing this new production. The script was written by Paul Barile. "It is an old jewel thief gang getting back together in their old age, and it is a comedy of errors and there are some side stories that go on," Reed said.
A motorcycle passenger was killed and its driver seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday night, Aug. 8, 2018, at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 61 in Welch Township.
HASTINGS — All are invited to a public open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 to hear an update for the Highway 316 Improvement Project . The open house will be held at Crossroads Church, 225 33rd Street W. in Hastings, with a short presentation scheduled for 5:15 p.m.
Three Democrats are vying in next week's primary to challenge Plum City Republican Mel Pittman in the November general election for the District 31 Senate seat. Video interviews of all three candidates are available at Wisconsin Eye's website under www.wiseye.org/Campaign-2018. Two of the three Senate District 31 candidates — Steve Boe and Jeff Smith — participated in a RiverTown Multimedia questionnaire. Steve Boe Age: 34
Mayo Clinic Health System and the Red Wing Family YMCA encourage families to get active together by participating in the River City Ramble coming up Saturday, Aug. 4. The family-friendly event is designed for all fitness levels to help make physical activity a part of everyday life.
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations in early-July, though there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, according to the American Red Cross.
Local Expect overnight traffic delays Thursday Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Highway 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing 10 p.m. Thursday, July 26, to 6 a.m. Friday, as crews move equipment from an adjacent bridge, Delays should not exceed 10 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Highway 61 while the equipment is being moved from the east side of the highway to the west side of the highway.