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The Big Turn Music Festival sold 1,300 tickets and 100 VIP passes, had 150 volunteers and hosted 550 individual artists. All of this despite the snow that fell, coating anyone who dared step outside to hope between Big Turn's 21 venues. Artists from Dessa, who travels the country performing, to local groups like The Local Hooligans, were spread throughout Red Wing's downtown.
A 19-year-old Spring Valley driver lost control when his pickup hit a snowdrift Monday, sending him into the path of another vehicle. At 6:35 a.m. Feb. 25, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department was notified of a two-vehicle crash with injury on County Road CC near 770th Avenue in the town of Gilman. Cooper Stevens, who was heading southbound in his pickup, hit a snowdrift, lost control and travelled into the pathway of a northbound vehicle driven by 62-year-old Linda Crandall of Spring Valley.
Lake City Public Schools were closed Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, due to poor road conditions from the recent snow storm. Tuesday will be a Flexible Learning Day for students and teachers, according to the district. Tiger Time will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Lake City teenager died and three other people were injured Feb. 22, 2019, after their vehicle collided with a semi-trailer at Highway 61 and Highway 292 south of Red Wing, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2004 Mercury Mountaineer with four occupants was turning from Highway 61 onto Seventh Street when it collided with a semi-trailer traveling southbound on Highway 61 around 4:27 p.m. Friday, according to a crash report updated Feb. 23.
The month of February is National Heart Awareness Month. It is important for us to keep our hearts healthy. A healthy heart allows efficient delivery of oxygenated blood and nutrients to our cells and waste out of our body. Monitoring blood pressure Heart disease is infamously known as the "silent killer" since signs or symptoms often go unnoticed. According to the American Heart Association, blood pressures of less than 120/80 are considered within the normal range. If you have a high blood pressure, please consult your doctor.
The following area meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed for Feb. 20, 2019 due to snow.
The city of Red Wing has declared a snow emergency for Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 in response to Wednesday's snow storm. The snow emergency will take effect 12:01 a.m. Thursday. According to a news release:
The following area schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.
Free teenager mental health program offered Change to Chill, Allina Health's award-winning mental well-being program, is now offering free training sessions around the region. Change to Chill works as a guide to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equip them with tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety and live happier, more resilient lives.
A report of a shooting from a 911 caller Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, was determined to be a hallucination, according to authorities. Police responded to the 1300 block of Bush Street around 7:25 a.m. Monday to a report of an individual at a residence with a shotgun who was shooting the caller's family, according to a Red Wing Police Department news release. A search of the residence determined the house was empty and that the caller hallucinated the event, police said. The caller was transported to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester for assistance, according to the report.