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Last year was a good year for Minnesota pheasant hunters according to state wildlife officials. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say that favorable weather helped make 2005 one of the best pheasant hunting seasons in 40 years. The DNR says hunters harvested 585,000 pheasants last fall - the highest harvest since 1964 - well above the 2004 harvest of 420,000 birds. Individually, hunters also harvested more doves and ducks.
There will soon be a new critical habitat license plate for Minnesota drivers to purchase and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is going to hold a contest to design it. "The contest represents a great opportunity for artists who would like to have their work featured on license plates across Minnesota," C.B. Bylander, Outreach Section chief for the DNR Fish and Wildlife Division.
Vonch leads local Jostens plant Dan Vonch was named plant manager for the Jostens Diploma Division in Red Wing. A Red Wing native, Vonch joined Jostens in 2001 as production manager. "Dan brings a tremendous amount of cost reduction and process improvement experience to this position," said Dannette Logan, human resources manager. "His No.
CORRECTION State legislator Duke Powell, not Howell, won the special election in the House 40A race. His name was misspelled in Monday's editorial. We're sorry for the error. BRIEFS Featherstone Board Featherstone Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the Town Hall. Noontime Kiwanis Noontime Kiwanis will have a Valentine's Day party at noon Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Char Henn will speak on the "Rules for Engagement." Peace vigil Peace vigil is planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday at John Rich Park.
Friday: no transport from W7641 170th Ave., 11:18 a.m.; Daniel Goodman from Fairview Red Wing Medical Center to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, 2:16 p.m.; Catherine Thygesen from hospital to Fairview-University Medical Center, 5:28 p.m.; Neil Erickson from Welch Ski Area to hospital, 6:08 p.m. Saturday: Bill Parker from Red Wing Health Center to hospital, 4:02 a.m.; Ashley McLaughlin from 521 Maple Hills to hospital, 8:07 a.m.; Eric Moldenhauer from 295 S.
Goodhue County Applications issued to: Brent Sayler, West Fargo, N.D., and Heather Sunderland, Cannon Falls. Greg Slouber, Red Wing, and Linda Jaso, Bridgeview, Ill. Timothy Hinz, Red Wing, and Janice St. Dennis, Red Wing. Keith Meyers, Cannon Falls, and Tamara Elias, Cannon Falls. Matthew Quade and Rebecca Poetter, Randolph, Minn. Cory Benda and Sara Larson, both of Wanamingo. Charles Condon and Melanie Condon, Kenyon. Scott Linaman and Ashley Husbyn, both of Kenyon.
Bearing Burners Bearing Burners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Steve Freij's home to plan summer events. Golden Kiwanis Golden Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Walt Stolpa will speak about security matters. Board will meet at 8:15 a.m. Food Shelf donations will be collected. Izaak Walton Izaak Walton League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse.
Valentine's Day is a day that people either love or hate. Whether you have a significant other or not doesn't seem to affect people's feelings of Valentine's Day in any drastic manner. It has been this way since the tradition began. There are a lot of differences in teen relationships today in comparison to a few decades ago. Today's high school relationships can be complicated; when we say "you won't understand," we're probably right.
Arnold-Knutson Bill and Cindy Arnold of Frontenac and Bob and Marilyn Knutson of Red Wing announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Lynn Arnold and Daniel Alan Knutson of Ellsworth. She graduated in 1996 from Lincoln High School in Lake City and works in the office at Norwood Promotional Products. He graduated in 1983 from Central High School and is a foreman at Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth. An April wedding in First Lutheran Church is planned. Cady-Freedman Angela Cady and Jason Freedman announce their engagement.
Valentine music on tap in area The Valentine's weekend music options include local coffeehouses and clubs in addition to theaters. On Feb. 14, Blue Moon After Hours will present classical guitarist Daniel Drubach. The Colleen Raye Duo will entertain in Jimmy's Pub at the St. James Hotel, and the Austin Healy Band is booked at the Woodshed Bar. The Feb. 15 schedule has an ethnic sound.