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Editorial: A good catch

SOARING HIGH: Red Wing landed the Cabela's National Walleye Tour a year ago, thanks to hard work by the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, contributions from local businesses and $6,000 in bait from the city of Red Wing.

We'll find out after this weekend what the community will reel in, but we expect hotels, restaurants, outdoor stores and retailers easily see tens of thousands in tourism revenue. This is a serious boost to the local economy after a long, long winter.

Mother Nature looks ready to play nice, according to the National Weather Service. We encourage citizens to issue professional and amateur anglers a warm welcome whatever the weather.

If the inaugural event goes well, Red Wing would do well to consider angling for another tournament next season.

SOARING HIGH: We issue what we hope will be the final salute of the season to snowplow drivers, both public and private. Once again Tuesday they answered the call to clear streets and highways in the wee hours. Thank you.