Skip to main content
A to Z
Farm market report for March 28 from the Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Farm market report for March 27 from the Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
crime and courts
Boys Basketball: Goodhue wraps up third place
Boys Basketball: Lake City drops consolation championship
Several changes ahead for area teams after realignment
Boys Basketball: Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Boys Basketball: Lake City advances to consolation finals
Q&A: Mary Lee
Raich keeping baking a tradition
Q&A: Shannon Harris
Q&A: Vicki Iocco
African Cinderella tale comes to Sheldon
arts and entertainment
ADV BIDS TREES
SECTION 00 1113
OPEN HOUSE CANNON FALLS
Ethan T. Hedeen, 10
Loraine A. Niebeling, 87
L. Duane Walbridge, 78
Michael J. Schendel, 71
James T. Bender, 54
Letter: There is housing 'magic' at work
Letter: Hedin-Hartnagel pays in many ways
Letter: Understand that federal budget cuts will hurt our students
Column: Attempting to drain the swamp in Minnesota government
Viewpoint: Farmers making progress on new buffer requirement
Real Estate Showcase
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
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