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Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Every Hand Joined helps the school year start with a spark
DNR asks hunters to pass on radio-collared research bears
Trump last to make state ballot
crime and courts
Volleyball: Lake City regroups, beats St. Charles in five
Cross-Country: Wingers sweep competition at W-K
Boys Soccer: PIZM sneaks by Cotter in OT
Volleyball: Bombers go the distance, knock off Albany
Volleyball: No. 1 K-W victorious in opener
Vikings honor Russ Marshall
Goodhue County farmers at last can call Princess Kay of the Milky Way their own
Helmets prevent severe head injuries
Chamber Golf Tourney gets a rock n' roll beat
Goodhue native crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way
arts and entertainment
The Lending Connection, Inc. vfs Sermania
James Albert Weber, age 79 of Cannon Falls, MN died at home on Friday, August 26, 2016 with his family at his side following a six year battle with cancer. He was born on September 2, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN. He attended school in Fletcher, MN, and lat
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
James A. Weber, 79
Mary C. Lewis, 75
Donna M. Johnson, 83
Young citizens use contest to express views
Editorial: States taxes bubbling up
Commentary: Taxpayers funded lifesaving drug and guess what happened next
Letter: Kiwanis makes trademark baskets bloom
Editorial: State frozen in political dysfunction
Real Estate Showcase
July 24, 2016
Letter: Speak up at Xcel rate case hearing
To the Editor: No one is excited about shelling out more money to Xcel, but the utility has requested an increase in rates, and it’s up to...
July 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 23, 2016
Editorial: Pray for peace
Dear God, Your servants will gather Sunday morning in Central Park to worship, to sing and to pray. While this pleasant summer ritual celebrates outdoor beauty, this month we reflect that human beings all too often bring ugliness into your world — especially through violence against...
July 23, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 22, 2016
Letter: Political candidates dividing our country
To the Editor: The local coffee shops, full of educated advisers, have been addressing the current affairs of the USA. The negative opinions outweigh the positive by a large margin with no margin for error. The positive-minded people are afraid to mention any positive news in fear...
July 22, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 21, 2016
Letter: Dowse brings leadership qualities to race
To the Editor: Many of us know and respect our leaders from the vantage point of outside looking in; from a desk in a teacher’s classroom, on a worksite with an employer or by listening to a state of the union address. Some of us have also seen the many theater productions crafted...
July 21, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 20, 2016
Letter: Becker would be good for our entire city
To the Editor: I live in Ward 2, and I’ll be voting for John Becker in the primary election Aug. 9. I hope other voters in this ward will do the same. That’s the necessary first step to getting John Becker’s name on the ballot for the general election in November. John has...
July 20, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 18, 2016
Editor: Start sharing your views of the candidates
The question-and-answer candidate profiles appeared in Saturday’s edition, starting with Red Wing mayoral candidates, we invited people vying in the primary election to share a bit about themselves and state in their words how they intend to address key issues. We set specific word...
July 18, 2016 - 12:01pm
Letter: We have a commitment to our fellow human beings
To the Editor: On July 10, the Minneapolis Star Tribune headline read “Unease rises on both sides of badge.” Both protesters and police have been involved in killing innocent human beings. This is, of course, nothing really new, nor do perfectly decent people in our country, unlike...
July 18, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 17, 2016
Letter: Abortion disregards unborn’s potential
To the Editor: On July 1, Minnesota state health data was released, showing that in calendar year 2015, 9,861 elective killings of living unborn babies occurred. These killings were chosen by the mother as an alternative choice to letting her unborn baby live. This loss of life was...
July 17, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 16, 2016
Letter: Community gathering offer unique fun with purpose
To the Editor: Ribs ‘n’ Bibs is over; but, the thankfulness of the Red Wing Lions Club needs to be shared with all of its supporters, volunteers, suppliers, musicians and especially its customers. For eight years, this celebration has brought the Red Wing community together for...
July 16, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 15, 2016
Letter: Are you racist?
To the Editor: This bandying about of the word racism in the press and on the lips of otherwise well-meaning people is the stuff of demonic games. Is my definition of racism different from yours? On to clarification. If you are a racist you do three cognitive things: •Inferiorize...
July 15, 2016 - 1:06pm
July 8, 2016
Letter: Live McKay’s lessons
To the Editor: The legacy of Mike McKay is the passing down of some important lessons about the environment, our environment. While much of the world is drying out, here along the upper Mississippi River we are still seeing the effects of too much fresh water. Higher volume rainstorms...
July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 7, 2016
Letter: Resolve to overcome terrorism’s menace and embrace peace
To the Editor: In 1933, FDR inadvertently defined terrorism when he said,“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” The definition hasn’t changed much since then; but, the players certainly have — 9/11 constantly reminds us that no uniforms or standing armies are necessary...
July 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Public must be diligent in assuring rail developer meets promises
To the Editor: North American High-Speed Rail Group, a private company, has expressed interest in building a non-stop passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and Rochester along Highway 52. Just a week ago, Wendy Meadley, North American High-Speed Rail Group’s chief strategy...
July 6, 2016 - 6:00am
July 5, 2016
Letter: Population shift ushers in a new era in HR
To the Editor: For the first time, Goodhue County is under pressure to recruit and retain a qualified workforce. Since early 2005, Goodhue County has had an estimated 10 percent employee turnover each year. Throughout that 10-year period of time, the county has hired approximately...
July 5, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 3, 2016
Editorial: Light it up! Fireworks remind us what this nation is all about
America has experienced a fireworks overload in recent months. So hot has the discourse become that some of us might find the actual firing of rockets anticlimactic. Who needs the momentary incendiary when the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump camps issue political fireworks seemingly...
July 3, 2016 - 12:01pm