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Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Police locate mystery safe in Red Wing holding pond
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Minnesota sees record one-day online voter registration
Local candidates to speak at St. James forums
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Football: K-W runs over Medford in 2AA quarterfinals
Football: Tigers stun PEM in Section 1AAA shootout
Football: Panthers prevail on the road over TCU
Football: Bombers plow through La Crescent in 1AAA opener
Football: Z-M moves on as defense comes up big again
Reps want residents to sound off about health insurance woes
Falconer Vineyards introduces two new ciders for fall
Excitement grows for new St. Crispin Living Community
State and National Corn Husking Competition comes to Goodhue
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ACCURACY TEST WELCH
Phil Kenneth Mitchell, LtCol, USAF
Dorothy V. "Dottie" Johnson, 76
Elizabeth J. Harth, 66
Dorothy M. Seeley, 95
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Letter: Roe offers fresh approach to education
Column: Offshore tax havens cost U.S. $718 billion in taxes
LETTER: Schmit works hard and works for us
LETTER: Brown will make city better for all
LETTER: Roe will bring due diligence to Red Wing School Board
Real Estate Showcase
On the campaign trail with Lisa Bayley
On the campaign trail with Barb Haley
Election may mean storage at Yucca Mt.
House Speaker discusses health care 'crisis' at Red Wing roundtable
Trump will stay on Minnesota ballots, court rules
June 23, 2015
Column: Session puts Minnesota in strong position
Last Friday’s special session concluded the Legislature’s official work for 2015. Although both the Senate and House agreed to and passed their budget bills on time back on May 18, Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of three significant budget bills led to continued negotiations and a...
June 23, 2015 - 11:00am
June 19, 2015
Column: Insisting on gas tax dooms long-term road funding
Following a one- day special session, the 2015 legislative session has finally come to a close. While a number of good provisions for greater Minnesota have been or will soon be signed into law, I remain extremely disappointed in a lost opportunity to improve the way we fund our road...
June 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2015
Column: Local schools will build on productive year
During the yearly challenges that come about each spring in schools, it was refreshing to speak recently with a community leader about the school district. She asked, “What is the school district really good at, and what are some of your challenges and opportunities?” At first,...
May 7, 2015 - 11:00am
April 29, 2015
Commentary: Early learning scholarships serve kids well
When it comes to early childhood, especially when focusing on low-income children, there is no one magical answer to solving issues of access, quality, and ending educational and economic disparities. It’s not universal pre-k, it’s not fully funding child care assistance, it’s...
April 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
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