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WELCH, Minn.—Adam Sandler is coming to Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn., this summer. The comedian's "Netflix Presents: Here Comes the Funny Tour" will arrive at the casino northwest of Red Wing on Wednesday, June 21. Sandler will be joined by fellow comedians David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. It's a rare appearance in Minnesota by the comedians. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $99 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the fifth annual Ag Day on Campus 10 am to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. The interactive event is free and open to the public.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region is scheduled to begin work along Highway 128 between Highway 29 and the town of Elmwood in St. Croix and Pierce counties. The project will recondition a 7-mile segment of Highway 128. Work includes replacing and rehabilitating existing culvert pipes, replacement and enhancement of existing permanent signs, and new pavement markings. Monarch Paving Company is the prime contractor for this $2.5 million project. The project is funded with a mix of federal and state transportation dollars.
The St. Croix Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus will hold spring concerts at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Stillwater Area High School in Oak Park Heights, Minn. The show theme, "Back in the Old Routine," is striking a particularly poignant note with the singers. The songs, including "There Never was a Gang Like Mine," "There's a New Gang on the Corner," are nostalgic reminiscences of the golden days of barbershop.
Pierce County's Spring Clean Sweep and Pharmaceutical Event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, at the Pierce County Solid Waste/Recycling Department, 707 N. Maple St., Ellsworth. The event will provide free disposal of unwanted medications, pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, fuels, cleaning agents, lead, oil and latex-based paints, and other chemicals from households and farmers. A charge may be applied for large loads of household hazardous waste or paint.
On March 29, the United Kingdom sent a letter to the European Union invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the two-year separation process. It's fair to wonder why Americans and particularly those of us in the Heartland should care about U.K.-EU relations. If the "special relationship" between the United States and the U.K. isn't enough to warrant concern, surely trade between the two countries is.
In an update posted to the Small Business Revolution's Facebook page , Red Wing has moved into first place in the voting for a $500,000 downtown revitalization package. Contest organizers said after nearly a full week of the standings remaining the same, Red Wing has narrowly moved into the lead on Feb. 15. Voting closes at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
The season's first winter storm is forecasted to blow in Friday, Nov. 18, with as much as a foot of snow, though eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties should escape the brunt of it. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard and winter storm watch for western and northern Minnesota, with difficult to impossible driving conditions possible by late Friday morning. The east metro, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are forecasted to receive less than an inch of snow.
BRAINERD, Minn. — For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs...