Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a journalism degree.
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Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information should you know about a family before agreeing to watch a child? They may not be questions every young babysitter considers, but according to LaVergne Dickerson, they should be. "There is value in grooming yourself for any field," she said. Dickerson has taught babysitting and first aid courses in Goodhue County for several years.
A phone call asking for medical advice for a Red Wing woman returning from Uganda resulted in a two-hour quarantine for Delta flight Thursday afternoon. Lise Sievers was returning from Africa and had connecting flights in Amsterdam and Detroit before officials quarantined her plane on the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport. Roger Sievers, also of Red Wing, said he had talked to his mother at about 6 p.m. Thursday and that passengers were just beginning to be let off the plane.
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships, including fondling, with three juvenile inmate boys while she was working as a guard at the prison. She worked in the cottage where sex offenders are placed.
An anhydrous theft led to a police chase late Thursday night, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. A deputy was patrolling Ag-Partners Cooperative in Bellechester just before midnight when he noticed a vehicle parked near the anhydrous tanks. The sheriff's department has been watching the cooperative more closely since an anhydrous theft was reported in September, Sheriff Scott McNurlin said. When the deputy approached the vehicle, it fled quickly, McNurlin said.