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Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Goodhue County commissioners dig into 2017 county budget
DNR Survey finds Minnesota wolf population holding stable
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Volleyball: Young Wingers look to build on last year's success
Girls Tennis: Red Wing fights off Lake City for win
Volleyball: Randolph stands together in SEC win
Girls Soccer: Lake City shut out in opener
Girls Soccer: PIZM clipped in OT by Dover-Eyota
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
Treasure Island sponsors event to benefit two veteran organizations
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The Lending Connection, Inc. vfs Sermania
James A. Weber, 79
Mary C. Lewis, 75
Donna M. Johnson, 83
Mary Lee Wahlin, 84
Betty J. Erickson, 95
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
Letter: Gettings is sincere, intelligent candidate
Real Estate Showcase
April 15, 2015
Column: Stem the tide against Alzheimer’s disease
Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a wrenching experience-watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer’s has come to be known as the “long goodbye,”...
April 15, 2015 - 5:49pm
Letter: Many people are at work on local sun power
By Pat Tieskoetter Red Wing Sun power is hard at work in the Red Wing area. This is evident not just in the quick warming in mid-March, but in its generating power that’s working in the city’s infrastructure right now. And it’s possible that soon the citizens of Red Wing...
April 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
April 8, 2015
Livingstone puts down his pen
Craig Livingstone joked that when his wife saw him staring out the window he had a hard time convincing her he was working. Sometimes the part-time editorial cartoonist found his best inspiration is right in his own backyard, which worked out quite nicely for his local newspaper. Livingstone...
April 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
April 3, 2015
Column: We have so much to do
For those of you that do not know me, I was born and lived in the Red Wing area my whole life. I am a proud graduate of the Red Wing High School class of 1973. I did not attend college. I owned and managed a successful business in the community since I was 20 years old. I semi-retired...
April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
Column: Congress makes progress on a good IDEA
Whenever I bring up Washington’s role in funding special education with my colleagues, I receive an identical response. Regardless if they are a Republican or a Democrat, member of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, virtually all agree Congress needs to do more to fulfill its promise...
April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Column: Community cares
Balancing a budget deficit of over a million dollars was not the way I had envisioned starting my term. It was a sobering reality with a steep learning curve, but challenges were met with diligence and perseverance. I am impressed at the job done by all involved in creating the...
April 3, 2015 - 10:00am
April 1, 2015
Column: $7B for roads, bridges — without raising taxes
Last November, we heard a strong message from Minnesotans – particularly from greater Minnesota – who told us they wanted to see road and bridge improvements. Our Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee was challenged with crafting a long-range plan that addressed this...
April 1, 2015 - 11:00am
March 23, 2015
Column: Eliminate fraud from Medical Assistance
In 2013, Minnesota’s nonpartisan legislative auditor conducted an analysis of Minnesota’s medical and government assistance programs and found that the Department of Human Services was not doing a thorough job in determining recipient eligibility. In other words, through cheating,...
March 23, 2015 - 11:00am
March 18, 2015
Column: What does the Internet mean for us?
One hundred years ago electricity, telephones and automobiles were new technologies that would change the world. But they weren’t yet fully available or affordable. Most people were just hoping for indoor plumbing. The technologies we look forward to 100 years later include self-driving...
March 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
March 8, 2015
Column: We'll see if this Legislature solves problems
One thing I’ve learned in office these past two years is that a good legislator is, fundamentally, a good problem solver. In turn, a good legislature is one that solves problems. Following a decade of recurring state budget deficits and short-term decision-making, in 2013 the...
March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 5, 2015
Column: Positives can, will arise from difficult cuts
We, as a school board, felt it important to establish a communication with the public and to keep the community informed of the exciting things occurring in the Red Wing Public Schools. We are planning monthly updates by different leaders in our district. The last several months...
March 5, 2015 - 11:00am
February 23, 2015
Column: County works to meet the challenges ahead
I asked the paralegal intern, who is working in our office, what her initial impressions were of work in the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office. She replied, without hesitation, that the office staff does a much broader range of legal work than she had imagined. The Goodhue County...
February 23, 2015 - 11:00am
February 13, 2015
Column: Ensure that our veterans get the best care
Every American owes a debt to our veterans. Our men and women in uniform serve with honor and when they come home, they deserve the best we can offer. So when allegations arise that our veterans aren’t getting the care they need and deserve, we have to take action. Allegations...
February 13, 2015 - 11:00am
February 12, 2015
Column: Equalizing chances for success inspires us
I took my 10-year-old granddaughter, Ramona, to see the movie “Selma.” I knew that there would be some scenes that would be hard for her to watch, but sometimes life is hard to watch. I felt she was old enough to understand and appreciate the important messages of the film —...
February 12, 2015 - 11:00am
February 9, 2015
Column: School-only approach to pre-K is off target
Kudos to Gov. Mark Dayton for making early childhood education a major priority in his proposed budget. This reflects a growing consensus that early childhood investments must be part of a long-term strategy to prepare Minnesota’s young people for academic success – and ultimately...
February 9, 2015 - 11:31am