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The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant resumed operations Nov. 20 after employees and contractors finished refueling and maintenance projects on the plant's Unit 2. This was the plant's 30th refueling in its 44 years of operation, and the work involved nearly 600 plant workers and about 1,000 contract specialists from around the country. The refueling was also an economic boost for the region as contractors stayed in local hotels, visited restaurants, and spent locally on goods and services.
Many thanks to the Red Wing Fire Department, Pierce County Sheriff's Department and my many concerned neighbors and fellow travelers on Wisconsin Highway 35 on Halloween who stopped to render aid after a nearly very serious accident. I was only shaken up and the occupants of the other car suffered a broken rib. I'm not sure about their car, but my pickup is likely totaled.
Highway 61 traffic south of the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing will be switched to the new southbound lanes Tuesday, Oct. 10, as crews begin work on the new northbound lanes, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The work is part of the effort to complete the new Highway 61 and button hook signalized intersection so it is ready to activate early next spring when the slip ramp on the Red Wing side of the bridge is closed.
Pierce County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshals and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program recently conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders. On Aug. 9, deputies checked the addresses of 40 registered sex offenders in Pierce County. Two were found to be non-compliant and were quickly brought back into compliance. The Sex Offender Registry Program specialist will investigate and make recommendations to the district attorney as necessary.
Motorists on Highway 61 near the Red Wing Bridge will encounter flaggers after 6 p.m. Aug. 30 as crews replace a culvert under the road overnight, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The lane closure will take place overnight while the culvert is replaced and the road is repaved. The flaggers will be posted with temporary lighting for visibility to motorists. Work is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Aug. 31. If weather is not conducive to work on Aug. 30, crews will return on Aug. 31 to do the work.
Duluth Trading Company has announced the opening of its new retail store on Main Street in Red Wing. The store will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday, July 15, according to a news release June 28. The store is located at 307 Main Street.
The Red Wing Solid Waste Campus sustained significant damage due to a fire Wednesday night, June 7, according to Red Wing Fire Department. The blaze was reported around 7:45 p.m. inside the facility. No injuries were reported.
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.
Prairie Island nuclear plant is one of the region's largest employers. Our team would like to invite you to learn a bit more about what we do and how we power our community at the open house we are hosting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
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.