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Menomonie PD investigating suspected drowning

MENOMONIE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Menomonie Police Department is investigating a suspected drowning at Riverside Park. Crews are searching the Red Cedar River in Menomonie right now. Officers say they do not suspect foul play. Four boats were seen in the water and a dive team was called in....
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23-year-old goes missing while swimming in Wisconsin river

MENOMONIE, Wis. (FOX 9) - A 23-year-old went missing while swimming in the Red Cedar River in Dunn County, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, according to the Menomonie Police Department. The man was swimming in the river at Riverside Park in Menomonie around 3:23 p.m. when he went under the water but never resurfaced, police said. His friends attempted to save him but were unsuccessful.
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Red Wing Republican Eagle

Red Wing Arts announces 2022 Concerts in the Park

Live music returns to Red Wing this summer. The free events will be Wednesday evenings at the Central Park Bandshell. Bring chairs and a cooler to enjoy the music. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and food trucks parked near the bandshell will open at 6 p.m.

Wabasha celebrates everyday heroes in EMS

Being in emergency medical services (EMS) comes with many rewards and some unforeseen events. While serving food for an ambulance fundraiser, someone approached, Tina Cook, an emergency medical technician (EMT) with the Wabasha Ambulance Service, and told her, “I remember you; you saved my life.” This was a positive reminder of a call to serve that she has embraced for now 10 years.
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Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity buys $25,000 school district land

Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity has purchased a plot of land located at 316 Goodhue St. from Red Wing Public Schools for $25,000. The lot is roughly 8,900 square feet and has sat empty since the district purchased it in 2013 for an investment. “It’s part of the Bierman/Highlands property...

Iowa law enforcement arrests three people after high-speed chase, bicycle pursuit near Glenwood

GLENWOOD, Iowa — Three people were arrested after a high-speed chase and a bicycle pursuit Wednesday near Glenwood, Iowa, according to the Mills County Sheriff's Office. Around 4:35 p.m., a Mills County Deputy observed a gray Nissan Maxima traveling 103 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 34 near 195th Street and attempted a traffic stop, according to authorities. The vehicle fled and pursuit was initiated.
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Panthers take second at MBC championship

The Ellsworth boys golf team earned second place in the Middle Border Conference Championship at Pheasant Hills Golf Course in Hammond on Tuesday. The Panthers (316) finished 2 strokes ahead of third-place Amery. St. Croix Central won the meet with a 298. Panther Trey Wittenberg ended his 18-hole round with...
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Michelle Larson awarded MSC Southeast Outstanding Alumni Award

Minnesota State College Southeast named Michelle Larson, Class of 2014, the Red Wing Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2022. Today, Larson is the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. Larson was nominated for the award by MSC Southeast Director of Communications Katryn Conlin. Conlin stated, “Starting with...
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Lake City drops to sixth place in HVL

The Lake City boys golf team moved to sixth place among seven teams in the Hiawatha Valley League. The Tigers competed in the third of four HVL meets on Tuesday at the Pine Island Golf Course. Stewartville won the meet with a score of 294. The Tigers finished with a...
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Wingers no-hit by Northfield

The Red Wing softball team was shut out by Northfield 11-0 in five innings on Tuesday. Raider pitcher Rylee Blandin pitched all five innings, striking out 11 while allowing no hits and one walk. The Raiders went ahead with a seven-run second inning, then scored three in the third and...

Northfield Softball Pitcher Throws No-Hitter in Red Wing

Raiders junior pitcher Rylee Blandin threw a five inning no-hitter in a 11-0 win over Red Wing Tuesday. Northfield played errorless ball and smacked 13 hits in the game led by junior outfielder Courtney Graff with 3 hits, 3 RBI on two home runs. Senior Samantha Noreen also had 3...
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Flex work may start in Red Wing School District

Some Red Wing Public Schools staff may qualify for a new flexible work arrangement once it's approved, changing how they perform tasks next fall. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put remote work, telework, hybrid and flex work front and center,” Amy French, human resources manager, said at the school board workshop May 16. “The concept of flex work may be new to Red Wing, but it's definitely not new [overall]. . . Our staff have been flex working for the last two-plus years . . . and doing it successfully . . . It’s time for this change.”
Hudson Star-Observer

Somerset, Central athletes earn titles at MBC Meet

Somerset’s Caymen Gebheim won the boys shot put and discus titles, and Payton Fuller earned the girls’ high jump title, while St. Croix Central got a girls’ discus title from Katie Larson at the Middle Border Conference Track and Field Championships Tuesday, May 17, at Baldwin-Woodville High School.
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Red Wing Ignite receives $150,000 to support rural entrepreneurs

The Goodhue County Board approved a contribution of $150,000 to Red Wing Ignite’s Build to Scale proposal, expanding on its efforts to support rural entrepreneurs. “These dollars [will help us continue to provide] a range of services, from accounting to prototyping, marketing to legal services, to a wide array of businesses in Goodhue County,” Ignite Executive Director Stacy Nimmo said.