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The Red Wing Police Department, selected Mathew Murillo, Michael Diaz and Mae Schueller as the recipients of the 2017 "Grow the Grinch's Heart" challenge. Children were encouraged to visit the Red Wing Police Department's Grinchmas photo booth hosted by the St. James Hotel this past November. Residents were invited to take a photo with the Grinch and by the Police Chief Roger Pohlman to enter the challenge of growing the Grinch's heart three sizes by giving back to their community. Treat bags were given to each child that visited the booth.
Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals Starting this month, Allina Health will implement restricted visitor guidelines to protect patients and staff due to influenza. The guidelines are: • Children under the age of 5 are asked not to visit patients. • Visitors to Mom Baby/Birth Center units may be screened for wellness and children under 5 will be screened for wellness before visiting. • Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital.
Study: Minn. second best state to raise a family ST. PAUL — As far as family friendliness goes, Minnesota is near the top in the nation, according to a study by a financial website. A study by WalletHub listed Minnesota as these second best place to raise a family, behind only Massachusetts..
Man who attacked, robbed older couple in their home gets almost 20 years ST. PAUL—He arrived wearing a white hard hat and a bright orange traffic vest. He attacked the couple at their home and robbed them. Then he left in his white Cadillac. Now, Nathaniel Jackson is getting more than 18 years in prison for two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and one count of first-degree burglary and assault of a person. The 60-year-old St. Paul man has 10 aliases and several prior felony convictions.
Statewide DFL environmental caucus endorses Otto for governor ST. PAUL—The Minnesota DFL Environmental Caucus said Tuesday that they have endorsed State Auditor Rebecca Otto in the crowded race for the 2018 DFL gubernatorial endorsement. The caucus is made up of about 400 members from across the state who are trying to promote an environmental protection agenda among the state's Democrats.
Vehicle theft An Elmwood caller reported Dec. 18 that a woman to whom he'd loan his truck hadn't returned it. The complainant reported his debit card was also missing and that his bank had discovered unauthorized charges. Critter patrol
Winter tends to slow down life in this region, but for observers of the Red Wing Bridge project, you'll notice a steady effort of activity despite the cold temperatures. We have a strong target for accomplishing a lot of work by spring 2018 and that means you'll see contractor Zenith Tech Inc. and subcontractors hard at work this winter.
Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire ST. PAUL—A 69-year-old woman who was a mother and grandmother died early Thursday after a fire in her home on St. Paul's East Side, according to the fire department. A neighbor was alerted to the blaze by his barking dog about 1:45 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Gaede. He called 911. Responding firefighters saw "a significant amount of fire coming out of the windows on two sides of the house," according to a statement from the St. Paul fire department.
Cold weather isn't stopping work on the new Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River. This aerial footage of the project was filmed Dec. 1, 2017. Get caught up on the multi-year construction project at the links below:
Neal Ronquist is the new publisher for RiverTown Multimedia. Ronquist continues as publisher of the Duluth News Tribune group as well. His expanded role began last week.