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Touting a greater need for fair, honest, open and secure elections, John Howe of Red Wing hopes to unseat Steve Simon, the man currently charged with overseeing elections as Minnesota secretary of state. Howe, a Republican, has held public office as mayor and a state senator. Simon, the Democrat, was elected in 2014 and served in the state House. Independent William Denney is the third person in the race. For a start, Howe said he would put the voting system security in the hands of the cybersecurity unit operated by the Minnesota National Guard.
The next great bald eagle ambassador has landed at the National Eagle Center. On March 4, the National Eagle Center publicly announced the name of their newest eagle ambassador to an enthusiastic crowd gathered in Wabasha.
The inaugural Big Turn Music Festival is coming to Red Wing on Feb. 16-17, 2018. This two-day event will feature more than 100 bands playing at 18 venues across downtown. Big Turn is led by Red Wing native and Midwest Music Fest founder Sam Brown and organized by a dedicated team of local music enthusiasts: Brooke Herling, Adam Brown, Christopher Warrington, Hans Hovelson and Elly Williams. Single-day pass: $25 Two-day pass: $40 Two-day VIP pass: $65 Ticket prices will go up by $10 on Feb. 16.
The majority of area schools are not in session today, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as crews continue to clear roads in the wake of a blizzard.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule takes effect Sunday, Oct. 15, and Xcel Energy wants to ensure that residential customers who need assistance paying their energy bills this winter can get help they need. Under the rule, income-eligible customers are protected from service disconnection Oct. 15 through April 15, if the disconnection would affect the customer's primary heating source.
Five sites — four historic homes and Red Wing's original medical campus — will be featured on a Historic Home Tour 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Red Wing. The tour is a fundraiser for the Goodhue County Historical Society. The county History Center at 1166 Oak St. is a stop on the tour because it is located in one of the city's original hospital buildings.
Don't forget, tab renewal, title transfers and other services will be limited starting Monday, July 17, while the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services upgrades computer systems. Services will be available again on Tuesday, July 25.
STILLWATER, Minn. — It is around this time of year that Dr. William Manzel starts seeing a sizable increase in the number of patients with suspected Lyme disease. May and June typically mark the uptick in Lyme disease cases, since that's when the small nymph stage of the tick is prevalent. "You could stay inside all summer, but that's not really feasible," said Manzel, a family medicine doctor with Stillwater Medical Group. "I recommend covering up with pants and sleeves and wearing bug spray and repellent.
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in it. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and Republican leaders who control both legislative chambers fought bitterly over their respective budget proposals before reaching a deal (of sorts) on a $46 billion two-year budget that will take effect in July.
ZUMBROTA — Wylie and the Wild West will play "cowboy music" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the State Theatre. Wylie Gustafson, a Montana native, is a singer/songwriter who says he lives the songs he writes. With three decades of writing, recording and performing under his belt, he has become what some critics call one of the few authentic voices of the West. His music has roots in a hearty dose of trail dust and horse hair.