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Bill Sweasy, who was the third Red Wing Shoe Co. CEO in his family history, retired at the end of February. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

Sweasy steps down

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Bill Sweasy no longer has an office at the company his grandfather helped develop more than 100 years ago. The Red Wing Shoe Co. CEO officially retired as at the end of February.


Now, as he steps down, colleague Dave Murphy said there's one thing in particular Sweasy will be remembered for: his "moral compass."

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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.