Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Dick Andrews and Barry Jaeger had competed against each other for years in glider plane competitions. This year, they decided to combine their efforts. It was a good move. The duo won the national championship trophy for 20-meter, two-seater glider planes from the Soaring Society of America at a competition held May 12-18 in Albert Lea, Minn.
RED WING, Minn — More than 40 million Americans expect to miss a credit card payment due date this year, according to a recent survey by WalletHub . That’s 16 percent of all adults, and their average credit card debt per household is now more than $8,200. Those are the national numbers, and they are large, but Greg Collins, owner of Collins Wealth Management with offices in Hastings and Red Wing, sees similar problems with credit card debt.
One goal that Mary Cathryn Ricker has at the Minnesota Department of Education is to “reinvigorate” the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards work that is going on in the state. “At one time, Minnesota was one of the state leaders in creating pathways for board certification for our teachers,” the acting commissioner said. “Over time, that has waned quite a bit.”
ST. PAUL - When Gov. Tim Walz appointed Mary Cathryn Ricker as the Minnesota commissioner of education, he knew her background and passion would make her the right person for the job. The Minnesota Senate agreed and confirmed her.
RED WING, Minn. - When Josef Mohr wrote the lyrics to “Silent Night” in Austria in 1818, he could have had no idea that three generations of his descendents would be proudly singing the song in Red Wing 200 years later. In a ceremony Sunday, Dec. 16, at United Lutheran Church, singers, wearing traditional clothing from the country they represented, sang the song in four languages. Kristianna and Franz Harris sang in German, Emily Christianson sang in Norwegian, Jeanette Santiago sang in Spanish, and the choir and congregation sang in English.