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The significance of a driver's license never truly dissipates, which makes it difficult for aging men and women to address their abilities as a driver and whether they can still safely share the road with other motorists. Traffic statistics show there are reasons to be increasingly cognizant of a driver's ability as he or she ages. Drivers over 65 have as high a crash rate as teenage drivers, said Larry Nadeau, director of outreach with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center.
Top-seeded Red Wing will face Owatonna Thursday in Red Wing in the Final Four of the Section 1AAA tournament at 5 p.m. The fifth-seeded Huskies defeated fourth-seeded Rochester Mayo 7-3 Tuesday in Rochester. The Wingers and Owatonna met earlier in the season at the Owatonna Wood Bat Tournament. Red Wing defeated Owatonna 3-2. Second-seeded John Marshall received a bye and advanced to the Final Four. Century also advanced Tuesday after defeating Northfield 2-1. The Final Four is double elimination.
Little kids tend to be fascinated by trains and airplanes, but for many of them the interest tapers off with age. Others, however, get more captivated as years go by and grow up to be pilots, aircraft dispatchers or mechanics. Hoping to introduce their passions to a younger generation, members of the national Experimental Aircraft Association developed a program called Young Eagles. Local EAA Chapter 1518, located at the Red Wing Regional Airport, is on board to hold a Young Eagles rally from 9:30 a.m.
PRESCOTT - Prescott pounced on Ellsworth miscues late in the game to rally to a 7-4 victory Thursday to claim the conference lead outright. The Panthershad played nearly flawlessly in the field until Thursday and, in a game that decided who would lead the conference, Ellsworth made four errors. A pop fly hit to shallow right field behind second base ignited a three-run fifth inning for the Cardinals and allowed them to take a 5-4 lead, their first of the game. Things went from bad to worse in a hurry for the Panthers after Mike Lytle reached on an error.
The Ellsworth boys tennis team lost its first conference match of the season 6-1 Tuesday against New Richmond in New Richmond. The Panthers had to forfeit two matches - No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles - but got a win from Will Huppert at No. 2 singles. Huppert won a marathon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 against New Richmond's Pat Holland. The No. 1 doubles team of Adam Lee and Parker Johnson lost a three-set match 2-6, 6-1, 6-6 (7-5).
Ellsworth shot 188 Tuesday at Clifton Highlands at Prescott to finish sixth. New Richmond won the meet with a 165, Osceola placed second with a 169 and Amery took third with a 171. Chrystian Kulow led the Panthers with a 44. Austin Manore, Bryce Stein and Michael Tingelhoff each had 48s and Brad Cain shot 52. Somerset's Jake Green won medalist honors with a 37. Ellsworth travels to New Richmond April 24.
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public voting will begin Tuesday Feb. 28 -- the same night Ellsworth will hold a party at the high school to both celebrate the local graduate's success and help area residents cast votes for him. Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Ellsworth High School will sponsor a Reed Grimm Night. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.
LAKE CITY - Lake City paid tribute to slain police officer Shawn Schneider Saturday as his family and 2,000 public safety officers from across Minnesota and around the country laid him to rest. His funeral at First Lutheran Church was rich with stories, song and scripture. The Revs.
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at 2:08 p.m. today. Operators declared the alert at 3:53 a.m. today after workers discovered sodium hypochloride, commonly known as chlorine bleach, leaking from a tank in the screen house. The chemical is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling. The incident released no radioactive material, and officials said there is no danger to the public.
LAKE CITY -- Police believe a body found at 618 West Lyons Ave. Monday evening is that of the man who shot a Lake City police officer earlier that morning. The Wabasha County medical examiner will officially identify the body to confirm that it is Alan J. Sylte, Jr., 25, of Hager City. Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider, 32, was shot in the head Monday morning while he and another officer responded to that address for a reported domestic involving a handgun, Wabasha County Sheriff's Office said. Schneider was transported to St.