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BOARD OF COMM 8-11-16
Cindy Lichty, 70
Peter Henry Kehren, 59
Timothy J. Larson Jr., 38
Cindy Lichty, 70
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Letter: Harris offers insight and vision for city
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July 16, 2016
Letter: Community gathering offer unique fun with purpose
To the Editor: Ribs ‘n’ Bibs is over; but, the thankfulness of the Red Wing Lions Club needs to be shared with all of its supporters, volunteers, suppliers, musicians and especially its customers. For eight years, this celebration has brought the Red Wing community together for...
July 16, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 15, 2016
Letter: Are you racist?
To the Editor: This bandying about of the word racism in the press and on the lips of otherwise well-meaning people is the stuff of demonic games. Is my definition of racism different from yours? On to clarification. If you are a racist you do three cognitive things: •Inferiorize...
July 15, 2016 - 1:06pm
July 8, 2016
Letter: Live McKay’s lessons
To the Editor: The legacy of Mike McKay is the passing down of some important lessons about the environment, our environment. While much of the world is drying out, here along the upper Mississippi River we are still seeing the effects of too much fresh water. Higher volume rainstorms...
July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 7, 2016
Letter: Resolve to overcome terrorism’s menace and embrace peace
To the Editor: In 1933, FDR inadvertently defined terrorism when he said,“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” The definition hasn’t changed much since then; but, the players certainly have — 9/11 constantly reminds us that no uniforms or standing armies are necessary...
July 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Public must be diligent in assuring rail developer meets promises
To the Editor: North American High-Speed Rail Group, a private company, has expressed interest in building a non-stop passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and Rochester along Highway 52. Just a week ago, Wendy Meadley, North American High-Speed Rail Group’s chief strategy...
July 6, 2016 - 6:00am
July 2, 2016
Letter: Acceptance, tolerance, love lead to peace
To the Editor: Peace is only achievable through acceptance. We as people need to accept the differences of one another. Together we need to end stereotyping, racism and unachieveable expectations we create for ourselves and others. I believe that racism, and fearing the differences...
July 2, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 1, 2016
Letter: Please, do not power load your boat
To the Editor: With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July coming up, I write this quick letter to every other fellow boater and outdoorsman because it seems increasingly obvious that ths common courtesy of not power loading your boat is being forgotten. To be honest, I really...
July 1, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 28, 2016
Letter: We should simply say, ‘I am an American’
To the Editor: Ever since I can remember I’ve always referred to myself as an American. I can’t remember when I was young anyone referring to themselves as anything other than an American. There weren’t sites like Ancestry Searches or emphasis on finding out your family history....
June 28, 2016 - 6:00am
June 27, 2016
Letter: Jordan Towers residents feel powerless
To the Editor: I am a senior and a resident of the HRA-managed property known as Jordan Towers. On June 14 I appeared before the HRA Board to voice concerns about issues regarding policy and procedure at Jordan Tower. At the end of my statement, which was supported by documentation,...
June 27, 2016 - 6:00am
June 24, 2016
Letter: Let the Lions serve you — and others — with Ribs and Bibs
To the Editor: The Red Wing Lions Club invites one and all to join us on Sunday June 26, for our annual “Ribs and Bibs” fundraiser under the big top tent in Colvill Park. We’re looking forward to serving up mouth-watering ribs, hot dogs for the kids, entertaining live music...
June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 23, 2016
Letter: Flagpole hoax hinders public discourse
To the Editor: On Thursday May 26, just prior to Memorial Day weekend, it came to the city’s attention that a Facebook account showed images of the flag and 35-foot flagpole on Barn Bluff appearing to be taken down. The caption on the photo stated “Down Goes Old Glory” with...
June 23, 2016 - 6:00am
June 6, 2016
Letter: We’re forgetting to drive safely
To the Editor: Five dead last Tuesday. And we’ve just started to ramp up our driving for the summer. We are at 128 traffic deaths and counting this year. A rough way to calculate injuries is to multiply by 100. That means about 13,000 Minnesotans have been injured in crashes. ...
June 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 5, 2016
Letter: Community’s progress will result in Oakley’s demise
To the Editor: You can call me Oakley. I am a huge white oak tree that resides on 14th Street in Red Wing. I just turned 200 years old; I won’t make it to age 201. For the first 40 years of my life, I witnessed very little human activity: mostly hunters up from the river looking...
June 5, 2016 - 6:00am
June 3, 2016
Letter: When road problems boil to the surface, consider the simple fix
To the Editor: Every year in the spring, local townships have the same problems with crush rock roads. “Boils,” the big wet mushrooms popping up in various crush rock roads throughout the county. continue to be an ongoing problem for government and motorists, not to mention the...
June 3, 2016 - 6:00am
May 24, 2016
Letter: Protect Barn Bluff, period.
To the Editor: I said it 30 to 35 years ago to this paper about the damage climbers were doing and I emphasize today that any destruction to Barn Bluff should stop. Some call it art, others graffiti. It’s disgusting that any of it is tolerated. David Ramstad Red Wing
May 24, 2016 - 2:26pm