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Latest Train Derailment Has Minn. Lawmakers Looking At Prevention

The train derailment and fire Wednesday, which forced the evacuation of a nearby small town, was the fifth this year involving North Dakota trains.

05/06/2015

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After Another Fatal Fall, Red Wing Officials Considering Safety Measures

After three deadly falls in four years, the city of Red Wing is considering more safety measures along a scenic trail.

04/29/2015

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Hiker Dies After Fall From Dangerous Red Wing Path

A hiker has died after falling from a dangerous hiking path in Red Wing. Police say the man was hiking on the north trail of Barn Bluff when he fell and got stranded just before 1 p.m.

04/28/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Burgers In Minnesota

Miesville, Minnesota is a town you could easily drive right through. Halfway between Hastings and Red Wing on Highway 61, this town of about 130 residents is home to the best burger in Minnesota — or maybe I should say burgers!

04/23/2015

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Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut Down

Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing have shut down a unit because of a fire alarm. Xcel Energy says there’s no indication of a fire, but Unit 2 was taken off line about 4 a.m. Thursday so investigators can determine why the alarm was tripped.

03/05/2015

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Vikings Cruises Plans Landing In Red Wing

When Viking International Cruise Line makes its debut in the U.S., the port authority of Red Wing already had plans in place to spruce up its riverfront.

02/27/2015

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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Pierce Co. Crash

An Iowa woman is dead after a crash in Pierce County Friday morning. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, at 9:17 a.m. officers were notified of a crash involving two vehicles on Highway 63, just south of the Highway 29 intersection in Martell Township.

12/19/2014

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MOO-ve Over! Loose Cows Saunter Through Red Wing

A southeastern Minnesota farmer had to be called Wednesday night after cattle reportedly got loose in downtown Red Wing, according to police.

12/05/2014

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Wisconsin Deputy Arrested For Drunken Driving

A Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office identified her Tuesday as 41-year-old Capt. Catherine Trimboli.

08/19/2014

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Tragedy Known As ‘Minnesota’s Titanic’ Remains Largely Unheard Of

This week is the anniversary of one of the most traumatic stories in Minnesota’s history. And it’s one many people have never even heard about. One historian calls it Minnesota’s version of the Titanic. The Sea Wing left Red Wing, Minn. for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.

07/12/2014

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Erosion From High Water Damaging Eagles’ Homes Along Mississippi River

A man who leads eagle cruises near Red Wing, Minn. has seen high waves and erosion damaging the trees that hold eagles’ nests along the shore. Red Wing is in the process of drying out. The mighty Mississippi River is in the processes of purging itself of inanimate objects. Cruise director, Captain Rusty Mathiasmeier describes the scene as a river full of logs and trash.

07/06/2014

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Line Workers Restore Power To 106,000

Hundreds of power line workers have restored service to most of the 106,000 Xcel Energy customers who went down in weekend storms. All but a couple hundred customers had power by Monday morning.

06/16/2014

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Police Still Looking For Thieves Targeting Veterans’ Graves

Police in southeastern Minnesota are looking into a rash of robberies in which thieves target cemeteries, taking brass markers that show a deceased veteran’s military service.

06/03/2014

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Man Killed In Crash Near Red Wing After High-Speed Chase

A 24-year-old man is dead after an early morning crash in Red Wing, Minn. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened just off Highway 61 on Cannon River Avenue.

05/25/2014

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1 Killed In Head-On Crash In Goodhue County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday morning in Goodhue County. Few details were immediately available, but the State Patrol said the crash happened at about 7:30 a.m.

05/12/2014

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Red Wing Storm Victims Pick Up The Pieces After Losing Roof

Thursday’s violent storms in Red Wing, Minn. were over in just a blink of an eye, but the damage was lasting. Scattered yellow insulation covered the trees and corn stubble in the southwestern Minnesota town. “It just happened so fast,” Sally Lemmerhirt of Red Wing, Minn. said.

05/09/2014

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Former Sen. Howe Declares For Secretary Of State

A former Republican legislator from Red Wing says he’ll run secretary of state after the party’s lone candidate dropped out. Former state Sen. John Howe entered the race Tuesday.

03/11/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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Oil Tanker Train Leaves Messy Trail Along Mississippi River Route

It is expected to take several days to clean up the mess caused by a leaking Canadian Pacific oil tanker train. The train left a 65-mile long oil spill from Red Wing to Winona on Monday morning before the leak was finally detected and stopped.

02/06/2014

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MPCA Investigates 12,000-Gallon Spill Near Winona

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was investigating Tuesday after a Canadian Pacific Railway train dribbled about 12,000 gallons of crude oil along 68 miles of track between Winona and Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota.

02/04/2014

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140-Year-Old Red Wing Pottery Company May Soon Close Its Doors

A Minnesota company that’s been making pottery for 140 years is on the verge of closing. The owner of Red Wing Pottery says he is planning to shut down at the end of the year, unless a buyer comes forward to take over the business. He says it’s just become too expensive to keep operating.

11/05/2013

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They Thought It Was Patriotic, The School Saw It As Suspendable

Students said they wanted to show their love for their country, but a superintendent believes it went a little too far. The result? More than a dozen students are suspended for drawing on doors and windows and scattering small American flags outside their high school.

10/03/2013

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Woman Rescued After Sliding 50 Feet Down Red Wing Bluff

woman is in the hospital after slipping and sliding 50 feet down a hill at Barn Bluff in Red Wing Tuesday morning, according to fire officials.

08/20/2013

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Authorities ID Victim In Red Wing Moped Accident

Authorities said a 49-year-old Red Wing man on a moped was killed Wednesday morning in a crash with a car on Highway 61. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as Michael Szymanski.

07/25/2013

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1 Dead After Scooter, Car Collide In Red Wing

One person is dead after colliding with a vehicle on Highway 61 in Red Wing, according to authorities. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Hill Street.

07/24/2013

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