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At-large council member Dustin Schulenberg has resigned. The Red Wing City Council accepted his resignation during the regular meeting on Monday, April 9, and discussed the election timeline needed to fill the seat. Moving on Schulenberg has served on the council since January 2015. His term was due to expire January 2019, but he and his family recently purchased a home outside city limits, making him ineligible to serve. Though they currently still own a home on Birch Avenue in Red Wing, they plan to move soon once it goes on the market.
The life of a librarian is spent helping patrons find the right material while simultaneously grooming the in-house collection of books, journals, movies and music to better serve users' interests. But when patrons really wants a title and they can't find it in the catalog, what then? The answer is interlibrary loan. "Red Wing Public Library has always encouraged requesting from other libraries for patrons. We do not just say 'We don't have it.' We get it for them if at all possible," said Janet Brandt, technical services librarian.
Conservation, climate change and clean energy were issues in the spotlight this week at several events across Red Wing. Monday, April 2 In the midst of a light snow on April 2, which led to a larger snow and school closing the next day, over 30 people gathered at the Colvill Park Pavilion in Red Wing to discuss climate change. The event was led by the Sustainability Commission by request of the Red Wing City Council to improve community education on the topic of climate change.
The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band will perform a free concert at the Sheldon Theatre 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. This 45-piece band travels regularly throughout the Midwest, showcasing the excellence and professionalism of the U.S. Airforce and reflecting the heritage and pride of America. The band's repertoire ranges from contemporary compositions to jazz and traditional marches to pops. In addition to traditional wind, brass and percussion instruments, the Concert Band also features vocal soloists.
Red Wing is often regarded for its natural beauty and abundance of culture. People say it's a great place to work and raise a family. But despite the cold winters, many are starting to view Red Wing as an ideal retirement destination, too.
For 115 years, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has been sharing its commitment to service with the Red Wing community. Founded in 1868 by a group of entertainers in New York City, the Elks can now be found across the U.S. In Minnesota alone there are 24 lodges where members gather, host charitable events and have fun.
Mike Villaran has the calm and steady demeanor of a man much older than 38. "I've seen a lot," he says laughing. His life and career are a patchwork of unexpected turns and experiences and it's hard to tell now if he's more comfortable with stability or progress. Listening or talking. Watching or creating. His blend of intelligence, easiness and confidence builds a lot of instant trust between him and the non-stop string of customers who come through the door of Mike's Barber Shop on West Third Street, recently named the best barber shop in Minnesota by WCCO.
JoAnne McNamara can light up any room. She is gracious and curious and friendly. Her conversation flows on many interests ranging from the arts to faith to travel. She keeps many friends and creates memories with them all over the world. "I have a lot of wonderful friends, I really do, and I like to maintain them," McNamara said. "If you don't make your life too narrow — you broaden out and do a variety — then you do meet a lot of people and have a lot of connections so that's really wonderful." The student
Red Wing High School students can buy tickets to prom during lunch or after school April 4-18. The theme for this year is "The Golden Hour" and banquet will take place Saturday, April 28, at Mississippi National Golf Course. The Grand March will begin in the high school gym at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The dinner and dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the golf course. The public may purchase Grand March tickets for $2 ahead of time or at the door.
While Elena Flores was a student at Red Wing High School, she didn't think much about going to college. Part of the problem was her average grades but a bigger issue was her undocumented status. "When President Obama first passed DACA people were scared maybe we weren't making long term plans," Flores said. "But it's been five years, we got used to it. You start making long plans."