RED WING, Minn. — With the school year back in full session, it can be a nice breath of fresh air to reminisce about summer vacation. Going to the beach or cabin filled many kids' calendars in the summer months, but for Red Wing fifth-grader Flora Wegner, 14 days of summer were filled by visiting 14 national parks and monuments.
RED WING, Minn. — Walking down your front steps is an uneventful activity, but when a rattlesnake impedes the path, that quickly changes. That was the case for one Red Wing family when members discovered a timber rattlesnake coiled up on their front steps one day in June. It took a call to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Brittany Hauser to send the snake on its way. "It was located right in the middle of town," Hauser said. "Obviously not a common place for a rattlesnake."