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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.