Goodhue County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan.13, at the Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St. Following the meeting, Gary Stamm will portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "Inside FDR" is a potpourri of topics from the "man himself" that sheds light on things about our 32nd president we do not learn in history class. Among the topics are his hobbies, how he dealt with his polio, his enemies, his childhood, favorite quotes, what he considered his great accomplishments and failure and more — a relaxed chat with Mr. Roosevelt.
Valley View Assembly of God in Lake City will be hosting Dominic Galati Jr. the second weekend of January. Galati is is the founder and president of Compelled 2 Go Impact Int'l, a leadership training ministry. He has partnered with more than 1,600 churches to train pastors, Christian leaders and laity in personal impact. Galti recently published Hope 2 the Rescue, which combines the biblical command to evangelize and the modern day mandate to reach people in ways that work in today's culture.
Goodhue County 4-H is partnering with Missoula Children's Theatre and the Zumbrota State Theatre to present "Blackbeard the Pirate." Members of clubs may auditions at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Jan.14, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. Rehearsals will be 4:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day throughout the week at the State Theatre.
St. Crispin Living Community of Red Wing will receive a $70,000 award from the Minnesota Department of Health Home and Community-Based Scholarship Grant Program. The grant is to train workers in home and community based services — registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Special focus is given on training and retaining these high-quality jobs and workers in keeping with St. Crispin's evolving "neighborhood model." This funding supports an existing partnership with Minnesota State College Southeast.
Executive Director of Potter Ridge, Paige Anderson was speaking to a few residents about the Red Wing bridge project. They were thrilled with the progress. As they got to chatting, Anderson mentioned she wanted to donate money to get all of the construction workers lunch. The residents said they loved the idea and would like to chip in. After some contemplation, they decided to make sub sandwichs, donate chips and drinks and take a lunch to the workers as a Christmas gift and to say thank you for all of their hard work. Personal thanks notes are also in the works.
All across the nation, legislators and employers alike are concerned about a shortage of qualified workers. In Minnesota, a number of factors are at play in this, including a decreasing pool of high school graduates, a shift in population from rural areas to the Twin Cities metro, and the retirement of the baby boom generation. In southeastern Minnesota, the issue is even more critical with unemployment rates at historic lows, at 2 percent or even lower in some counties.
After almost two years of community discussion, outreach, and research, a draft of the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan is ready for your feedback. Copies are available online on the city's website, and hard copies are available at the library and the other locations listed at the end of this article. The plan is anchored in five principles: Sustainability, Health, Accessibility, Resiliency, and Equity — so all of Red Wing can thrive.
Recently, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith was lamenting the loss of an illegal immigrant child who died while in Border Patrol custody, meanwhile disregarding hundreds of unborn babies that were brutally and painfully slaughtered under her watch as former director of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota. Joe Engesser Red Wing
At this Christmas season — when so many of us revisit the story of a family in dire straits sojourning in a strange land, with a soon-to-be mother — we must stop all funding for the separation of families at our border(s). How many more must die at the hands of ICE or risk never seeing their families/children again? Karl Hamann Red Wing
> At this Christmas season — when so many of us revisit the story of a family in dire straits sojourning in a strange land, with a soon-to-be mother — we must stop all funding for the separation of families at our border(s). How many more must die at the hands of ICE or risk never seeing their families/children again? Karl Hamann Red Wing More taxes ahead Taxes.