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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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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
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May 19, 2016
Editorial: Finally moving
A long-term state transportation policy finally appears within reach. And the appropriate funding — for the next couple of years, anyway — also appears headed down the right road. Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to bend on the gasoline tax hike that his fellow Democrats in the Senate...
May 19, 2016 - 12:03pm
May 14, 2016
Editorial: Give ’em many reasons to vote
The voter turnout for the special Red Wing City Council election May 6 was abysmal. There are few better words for it. Of the roughly thousand registered Ward 1 voters, 21 cast ballots. Kim Beise received 20 of those. Given that the ballot contained only one race, given that only...
May 14, 2016 - 6:00am
May 8, 2016
Editorial: The time is now
With a simple inquiry to the state, Red Wing Public Schools received a gift this past week — the gift of time. The district’s operating levy — which passed in 2012 and was thought to expire at the end of the 2017-18 school year — wasn’t implemented until a year later, giving...
May 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
May 5, 2016
Editorial: Shop local ... 10 times over
Don your construction gear. Hard Hat Thursdays resume tomorrow. This shopping promotion offers deals and incentives for people to “shop local” during Phase 2 of Highway 61 reconstruction. There are some serious reasons why residents should shop at locally owned businesses first....
May 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
April 11, 2016
Editorial: Call to action for schools
The traditional three Rs in Minnesota have become the four Rs — reading, ’riting, ’rithmetic and referendum. Essentially no public school district has the necessary finances anymore to maintain the actual school buildings. Replacing roofs, paving parking lots and increasing...
April 11, 2016 - 6:20pm
April 4, 2016
Editorial: Wisconsin’s turn to vote
Wisconsin voters have a chance Tuesday to cast ballots in the annual spring elections, which this year include a “presidential preference” question. For Ellsworth School District residents, the election also continues a building referendum. No doubt, the results that will get...
April 4, 2016 - 8:00am
March 12, 2016
Editorial: Four shining examples of service
Ultimately, any form of service to others is an expression of love. Carmen Edwards, the late Lydia Elizabeth Hedin, Heidi Jones and Evelyn Sweasy have served, led and indeed loved this community in many ways. Each 2016 inductee in the Red Wing Women’s Hall of Fame has an impressive...
March 12, 2016 - 8:00am
March 7, 2016
Editorial: Keep talking Tuesdays
Super Tuesday is behind us. Township Tuesday is upon us. March 8 is when Minnesota townships elect at least one supervisor and often a clerk or treasurer. Voters also traditionally set an annual budget and sometimes discuss relatively mundane concerns such as gophers and coyotes...
March 7, 2016 - 8:00am
February 28, 2016
Editorial: Citizens put the cause in caucus
March will come in with a political roar, thanks to Super Tuesday, when a dozen states including Minnesota will hold caucuses or primaries. Citizens will have an opportunity to indicate presidential candidate preferences and, in the process, likely make or break campaigns. Minnesotans...
February 28, 2016 - 6:36am
February 24, 2016
Editorial: Read, study, discuss, vote
Independent School District 256, aka Red Wing Public Schools, exists to educate. That’s true inside the classroom. That true with community education and recreation offerings. And that’s true for referendums. Supt. Karsten Anderson last week alerted voters to watch for a letter...
February 24, 2016 - 6:59am
February 20, 2016
Editorial: A real campaign for 21A
The Minnesota House 21A race took a decisive and exciting change in direction this week. In declaring that he is not seeking re-election, Rep. Tim Kelly freed himself to concentrate on the 2016 session — completing the state’s transportation plan and focusing on what he has done...
February 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
February 15, 2016
Editorial: Get to transportation meetings
Transportation issues, namely a long-term plan, are expected to generate plenty of interest at the Minnesota Legislature this spring. Before lawmakers convene next month, however, two transportation issues will be on the local docket. Sen. Matt Schmit and Minnesota Department of...
February 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
February 6, 2016
Editorial: Lucky to have Dee Bender for our neighbor; what good sports
Soaring high: You might expect a retired first-grade teacher to be active in organizations that advance education. In Dee Bender’s case, that includes the American Asssociation of University Women, which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy...
February 6, 2016 - 12:26pm
January 20, 2016
Editorial: They serve citizens well
Among the most valuable yet often undervalued public servants are those who do their jobs so well that the average citizen never knows a crisis was averted or a “blip” in some service was a problem someone quickly addressed and corrected. Each year, the Red Wing Rotary Club recognizes...
January 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
January 16, 2016
Welcome to Red Wing Remnichan
Idea may fly: Becker County and White Earth Nation talking about posting road signs in Ojibwe and English to identify dozens upon dozens of lakes there. The Elbow Lake sign, for instance, also would read “Gaaodooskwaani Gamaag.” Might the Prairie Island Tribal Council, Red Wing...
January 16, 2016 - 12:04pm