On the street
• Duluth author Wendy Webb will be at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Saturday, April 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to meet readers and sign copies of her latest novel, The Vanishing. Webb’s books have a spooky, ghostly feel and are set in old mansions on the North Shore. The setting of The Vanishing is a remote country mansion near Lake Superior. In addition to her fiction writing, Webb is editor of the Duluth-Superior Magazine and splits her time between Duluth and the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Cherry Street Books at (320) 763-9400.
• During the month of May, Casey’s General Store will offer a special “Dog Tag” promotion to raise funds and awareness for the growing needs of service members and military families. Patrons will be invited to support Hope for the Warriors by purchasing a “dog tag” for $1. Casey’s will display the dog tags in the store. All proceeds will benefit Hope for the Warriors, a national non-profit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for service members and military families. This is the third year that Casey’s has supported Hope for the Warriors; more than $745,000 has been donated in the past two years. For more information, visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org.
• Edina Realty, a residential real estate firm, recently announced that Lorie Irwin, Britnee Gabrielson and Brian Flaten have joined its Alexandria location. Edina Realty’s technology offerings, such as its award-winning website and enhanced mobile app, are one of their reasons for joining. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Home Services of America and has more than 60 real estate offices and nearly 2,200 realtors throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.