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The search for supper ingredients brought bicycling enthusiasts from Red Wing and Canada together unexpectedly Friday night. Their point of contact: Buchanan Grocery. Chris and Dave Riley, who live two blocks away, walked over to beat the 6 p.m. closing time. Coleen Thurston and André Allarde also were racing the clock, but on bikes laden with tents, custom cooking pots, food boxes and a green stuffed frog. Intrigued by all that gear, the Rileys were in no rush to get home. Chris said to herself, "I've got to figure where they're from and where they're going."
I got to thinking the other day that journalism has some strange expressions. Using them in public might easily anger or confuse a casual listener. Someone yells, "Where's the dummy?" The person is not talking about anyone — even the editor.
The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired had students write letters to their hometown and regional newspapers in advance of White Cane Day 2018. Everett Alms of Hudson shared with RiverTown Multimedia what his white cane means to him. "I have gotten used to bringing it whenever I travel or go out to dark places," Alms wrote in the Oct. 13 edition. The 12-year-old's simple, effective letter caught the attention of the Republican Eagle REaders' Board, which met early this month and awarded him a Golden Quill.
"Editing a paper is a nice business," Charles K. Blandin once wrote. He was being sarcastic. Still, he believed in the free press and made it his life, leading both small weeklies and a successful metropolitan daily. The son of a Wisconsin farmer, he also was a teacher at one point and eventually a paper company magnate who took his earnings and created the Blandin Foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minn., so his company would contribute to "the community advantage" long after his death in 1958.
Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Highway 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 19, to 6 a.m. Friday as crews move equipment from an adjacent bridge, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. Delays are expected not to exceed 10 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Highway 61 while the equipment is being moved from the east side of the highway to the west side of the highway.
The sewage coming down the Cannon River has dissipated to the point people may again swim in Lake Byllesby. Goodhue County temporarily closed the beach Tuesday, July 3, following the discharge of up to 1 million gallons of sewage that day from the Northfield wastewater treatment facility. The ban was lifted at noon on Friday, July 6. The closure was systematic from the moment Northfield alerted authorities downstream that day and involved Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, Public Works and Land-use Management as well as Dakota County officials.
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates. This is something a few of our sister newspapers in Forum Communications Co. have done for years. We decided to join them for several reasons, including.
LAKE CITY — Hearth & Home Technologies takes a box and turns it into something beautiful and functional ... a thousand times a day. In 1992, the company known then as Heat 'N' Glo took a big, empty box and transformed it into a factory that today employs 600 people who manufacture four brands of gas fireplaces and inserts — Heat & Glo, Heatilator, Quadra-Fire and most recently, Majestic.
A Hager City man was airlifted Thursday, Sept. 7, after a semi struck the Air Force Reserve bus in which he was riding. Bob Preskorn was conscious when he was flown from the scene near Monticello, Minn. He was among 13 people en route to a training site near Fargo, N.D. when the semi apparently rearended the bus shortly before noon on Interstate 94, according to the 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis. Six people aboard the bus were hurt; Preskorn was the sole person airlifted, the State Patrol's initial report said.
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Village Park offered plenty of seats for the thousands who descended upon this small community Saturday, July 15. If you picked the right one, you got a history lesson with Stockholm Art Fair's music, munchies and merchandise.