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Editorial: Make the call

Soaring high: Police calls are down in Red Wing. There certainly are many reasons, but citizens share the credit -- and not because they're hesitating to call for help. It's the opposite, in fact. They listened to the Police Department's request a couple years ago to call anytime and help fight crime. This sends the message that we won't tolerate illegal activity.

Rough landing: This was a rough week for Goodhue County's judiciary.

First, a sexual predator released a few years by a local judge over the objections of the Goodhue County Attorney's Office now faces possible life in prison if convicted of the latest horrible sexual assault charges. Second, the ethics board took another judge to task for allegedly trading favors to help lower his personal divorce bill.

The news should reminder all of us that judges -- their decisions and their behavior -- deserve regular scrutiny.