After Deadline: Trash, tires and a hot tub?
AUSTIN — White sidewall tires, tires for Model As and Model Ts and even an eight-person hot tub.
All have been found in the Cedar River during cleanups sponsored by the Cedar River Watershed District partnership with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa.
The district decided it needed to clean up the river and sent down some volunteers who concentrated on trash but also found a lot of tires.
In late October, about 220 tires were pulled from the river south of Austin by the conservation corps. Some were probably thrown in, some washed in, said Tim Ruzek, a district spokesman.
Some were probably in there for quite a while. Model As and Ts haven't been made for decades, and white sidewalls are rare these dyas.
The oddest thing, however, was the hot tub, "however that got in there," he said.
— John Weiss
Free holiday music
Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede has once again opened up the City Hall atrium for any musicians who might like to grace the hall of government with their voices or instruments.
"In addition to its visual beauty the atrium offers an amazing acoustical venue that is enjoyed by both musicians and audiences alike," Brede said.
If your group would like to perform at City Hall, please call the Mayor's Office (328-2700) to coordinate a date and time. Popular times are, of course, over the noon hours, but anytime, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. will work.
— Mike Dougherty
It'll probably always be "Broadway" to most of us, but changes are in the works to designate the address name for Broadway to comply with Emergency 911 service.
Rochester City Council members approved a plan last month to designate the stretches of Broadway now under city control as Broadway Avenue North and Broadway Avenue South.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation transferred the roadway to the city in June. It stretches from approximately 300 feet south of 28th Street to 37th Street-East Circle Drive Northeast.
In our newsroom, we've referenced it as North Broadway or South Broadway. We'll see if the style committee determines if any changes are merited.
— Mike Dougherty
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