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If you have had shingles, you are very aware of how painful this viral infection can be. Shingles most commonly appears as a rash or a stripe of blisters that wraps around the left or right side of your torso, but it can appear anywhere on the body including the face and scalp. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. For some, the virus can reactivate as shingles.
Red Wing Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at Ferrin's Furniture, 301 Main St. at 9:57 a.m. on Monday, May 20. When firefighters reached the scene, they “found smoke in the rear of the store,” acting Fire Chief Mike Warner said. “The call was upgraded to a structure fire response."
Nearly three and a half months later, and the 2019 Slim Down Challenge has come to an end. However, the conclusion of the challenge does not have to bring your healthy lifestyle to a halt. We hope that you've learned as much about yourself and maximizing your health as we have and that you continue with your best practices going forward. Brian Mozey I can't believe the final weigh-in was last Wednesday. There have been many ups and downs, but the challenge has opened my eyes to many possibilities regarding exercise and nutrition.
A missing Norhtfield juvenile was found Friday, May 17, 2019, according to Northfield Police Department.
Ellsworth police are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Ellsworth Thursday night. According to a news release, a male suspect approached a lone female who was seated in her vehicle at about 10:52 p.m. May 16 near 315 W. Main St. The man, armed with a handgun, told the woman to give him her purse and phone. She complied, and the man fled south into an alley toward a residential area on South Grant Street.
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of running sex trafficking operations at hotels in Woodbury and Brooklyn Center while incarcerated in a county jail cell. Daniel David Ellington, 38, was charged in Washington County on two counts of sex trafficking and two counts of promotion of prostition, according to a news release Thursday, May 16, 2019, from County Attorney Pete Orput. According to the news release:
An improvement project is scheduled to begin Monday, May 20 at the CSAH 21/Pioneer Road/Highway 58 intersection. The intersection will remain open during construction with temporary walkways for pedestrians, according to Goodhue County Public Works. The county will upgrade the signal system at the intersection and sidewalk with a flashing yellow left-turn signal. The prime contractor for the project is Pember Companies of Menomonie, Wisconsin. For project updates, visit www.facebook.com/goodhuecountypublicworks .
High school and middle school students in the music therapy program will perform a concert of stage and film tunes 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hovda Hall in Red Wing High School. The event is free and open to all.
Motorists on Highway 61 will encounter construction between Kellogg and Lake City beginning May 6 as part of a paving and culvert replacement project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is scheduled to repave approximately 20 miles of Highway 61 between Kellogg and north of Lake City, but not in Lake City. The work is scheduled to be finished in October.
Neighborhoods around the region will be busy with bargain hunters this weekend for annual garage sale events. The weather May 3-5 is expected to be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service . Find maps for the 100 Mile Garage Sale, Hastings Community Garage Sales and New Richmond House to House Sales below.