Don't let downtown construction sour your summer. Sweeten it up with an invigorating walk through our historic downtown, while doing your shopping. Take the pledge to Park & Walk, and follow posted signs to free parking spots. Then, mark how many steps it takes you to get from your parking spot to your destination. There will be signs throughout downtown with attached markers for everyone to use. Let's see how m any steps we can take downtown this summer.
Give Winger football a shot: Support the program It's my distinct honor and that of the coaches to lead a program affiliated with giants like Bob Celt, Russ Marshall and Paul Schmitt. I was built by Winger football and am forever grateful for the experience.
ZUMBROTA — Ann Reed and Dan Chouinard have hosted a monthly community sing-along in St. Anthony Park for five years and counting. As a fundraising event for their friend Peter Ostroushka, they are bringing it to Zumbrota. Join the fun at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, when Reed and Chouinard will choose a bunch of familiar songs and audience requests, then project lyrics on a big screen so a noisy time is had by all. Come take part in what people used to do often and raise funds to help stroke survivor Ostroushko.
The Red Wing bridge project team has sore feet. I'm not making any excuses, actually there are no excuses. But inevitably on every major bridge project I've worked on there is at least once when project team members stub their toes during the multi-year construction phase and has to re-group. This past week, we stubbed a couple of toes.
Yesterday a neighbor left an invitation at our house, asking us to join neighbors to cool off in their pool that evening. "After 6 PM, plastic and cans only, no glass please!" What a surprise! Their generous invitation — one we couldn't accept as we already had cool-down plans — made me think about the importance of simple, thoughtful actions in ensuring the comfort, health and safety of folks in a community.
Welcome to Red Wing — what's not to love? Charming downtown. Bluffs. River views. Growing up in this community and still a frequent visitor, I also value the outskirts of town. Hay Creek Township has miles of state trails and a peaceful, rural vibe. But rows of dumpsters, environmental risks, and truck traffic? That's new and unexpected.
Adverse childhood experiences are one way to characterize childhood trauma stemming from abuse, neglect or endangerment. ACEs are currently a major focus for trying to understand how children are impacted by trauma. It correlates with lifelong problems associated with attention span and learning as well as both mental and physical health. Research has shown that multiple ACEs cause deep and often irreparable harm in children depending on the number and seriousness of the traumas experienced.
This is one of the darkest periods in American history. I, Robert Alleva, am the son of an immigrant and I personally feel President Donald Trump, the attorney general and the National Security director should be tried for crimes against humanity by an international court. These horrible crimes should be addressed; many families will suffer for years due to the policies by our government. No government should commit such horrible crimes. It was important for me to let my city; state and country know where I stand in regard to serious crimes.
It's a cliché that we've become a politically polarized nation. We can't even agree on which news is "real" news anymore. Still, I've always hoped that, beneath this your-team-vs.-my-team mentality, we had some kind of moral compass, a set of values that we would uphold as Americans — or just as human beings. But I'm afraid we've lost it. We've started pretending that when "our" side does something morally wrong, if it fits a new law or policy, or if it might provide a means to an end, then it's OK. We've started excusing things that are inexcusable.
The 17th annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival will take place in the village's East End Park Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. According to festival organizers, the event will be cheesier than ever with more food, entertainment and tasting opportunities.