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Normal operations resumed Oct. 26 at Prairie Island nuclear plant following a five-week refueling and maintenance outage that included replacing the plant's main generator. The replaced generator was original to plant when it opened more than 40 years ago, according to Xcel Energy. The refueling and maintenance work was completed by around 600 plant workers and 1,000 contractors.
RiverTown Multimedia recently held its annual Advertising Sales Department Awards recognizing multimedia sales representatives and their achievements this past fiscal year. Steve Engelhart, RTM advertising director, and Jean Brown, RTM sales manager, presented awards to the following: • 1st place Salesperson of the Year: Donna Kauffman • 2nd place sales: Nancy Knudsen • 3rd place sales: Nancy Long Special awards were also given to: • Top Specialty Digital Sales: Scott Thompson • Top TV Week Tab Sales: Joni Juliar
On their way to visit the Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center in Eau Claire on Manufacturing Day, students from River Falls and Ellsworth high schools stopped for a couple of other tours. "We were able to top at Schmitt Prototypes and Prototype Solutions in Menomonie on our way," said EHS tech ed teacher Julie Winegar. "It was great for them to see that manufacturing is not a dirty job and is pretty high tech. And at Prototype Solutions they work with Marvel Comics and make pieces of Iron Man suits for theme parks."
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October 2018 was proclaimed Let's Talk Month in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton, part of a nationwide initiative encouraging parents and caregivers to have open conversations with young people about sexuality and healthy relationships.
This column is specifically addressed to my dear Catholic sisters and brothers and all others who grapple with the issues of abortion, social programs and yes, economics. First, Catholics may be interested in knowing that I used natural family planning throughout my 45 years of marriage. I was successful in avoiding pregnancies when I needed to, and in achieving four pregnancies within 1-3 months of trying. Two of my tiny baby boys were born dead during my second trimester, so I know what it feels like to hold a small, not fully-formed, but precious dead baby.
Authorities responded Thursday to a crash on Highway 35 north of River Falls. St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said there were no serious injuries and that ambulances were canceled en route to the call, reported around 3:30 p.m. A witness said it appeared to involve two cars. No other details on the crash were immediately available Thursday afternoon.
The American Red Cross is calling on donors to give blood or platelets in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, 2018, across much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin as 2-4 inches of rain is expected to fall over the next 48 hours.
An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.