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Red Wing Public Works employee Greg Germann will retire this month. He's done all kinds of jobs -- from street work to cemetery maintenance -- in his nearly 40 years with the city.

Business notebook: Shoe honors Hardy, Abel, tannery

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Red Wing Shoe Co. recently awarded Traci Hardy and Bill Abel with the company's Footprint Award, which recognizes employees who "go above and beyond to demonstrate the core values" of the Shoe, the company said in a statement.


The awards were given posthumously; Hardy was killed in an August 2012 traffic accident and Abel passed away last year after battling cancer.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.