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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.
Investigators have taken into custody a Hastings man who police allege was driving the commercial vehicle that lost a boulder that killed a mother and daughter Monday, July 9 in Rosemount. Police identified Wednesday the truck involved in the fatal incident belonged to Czeck Services. Police determined the owner of the business, Joseph P. Czeck, 33, was the driver of the vehicle and arrested him in Inver Grove Heights, according to a Rosemount Police Department news release July 12.
Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, according to a news release. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood to help ensure it is available for patients in need. The organization asks people to donate blood if they are:
Local Winning ticket purchased in Hager City Adam Stewart of Hager City won the first top prize of $100,000 playing the Epic Multiplier scratch game. Stewart purchased the ticket at Express, N1817 785th St., Hager City. Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive an incentive of 2 percent of the winning ticket amount up to $100,000.There are a total of three $100,000 top prizes in the Cash Attack scratch game.
The Fourth of July fireworks will begin promptly at 10 p.m. Wednesday. That was the decision Thursday, June 28, after officials decided that high water won't stop the show in Red Wing. The display will be launched above the Mississippi River from property directly across the river from Red Wing Grain. Excellent viewing sites include Bay Point, Levee and Memorial Parks. The show is slated not to exceed 20 minutes — with more luminaries than before packed into the same amount of time, making for a more intense exhibition, organizers said.
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood.