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DNR asks hunters to pass on radio-collared research bears
Trump last to make state ballot
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Goodhue County commissioners dig into 2017 county budget
DNR Survey finds Minnesota wolf population holding stable
crime and courts
The Week Ahead: Cross-country, volleyball ready in Red Wing
Cross-Country: Wingers' squads look to reload
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
Vikings honor Russ Marshall
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
arts and entertainment
The Lending Connection, Inc. vfs Sermania
James A. Weber, 79
Mary C. Lewis, 75
Donna M. Johnson, 83
Mary Lee Wahlin, 84
Betty J. Erickson, 95
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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February 11, 2016
Author to discuss ‘Uncertain Lives’ of early black residents
February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the experiences and contributions of African-Americans in communities across the country....
February 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
February 1, 2016
County Board cancelled due to weather
The Tuesday Feb. 2 Goodhue County Board of Commissioners meeting has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. The meeting was scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Government Center in Red Wing. Questions can be directed to county administration by calling 651-385-3251. A winter...
February 1, 2016 - 4:44pm
January 27, 2016
MnDOT suspends Zip Rail study
Plans for a public high-speed passenger line in southeastern Minnesota are coming to a halt, clearing the way for a potential project by the private sector. Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will suspend work on the proposed Zip Rail line from the Twin...
January 27, 2016 - 5:10pm
Outlook grim for public Zip Rail project
Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Monday the release of an Alternatives Analysis report for the proposed Zip Rail high-speed passenger...
January 27, 2016 - 5:08pm
Retiring Habitat for Humanity director named Goodhue County Citizen of the Year
ZUMBROTA — Parker Quammen paused a moment, looking back on his 14-year stint as executive director of Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity....
January 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Bellechester man charged with possession of child porn to learn his fate April 1
Nearly five years and one month to the day a Keene, New Hampshire, detective alerted Goodhue County authorities of a man he believed to be disseminating child pornography from his Bellechester home, Anthony Robert Gaston pleaded guilty to four felony counts of possession of child...
News/crime and courts
January 27, 2016 - 8:00am
January 22, 2016
Budget talks steering replacement policies in a new direction
Commissioners discussed potential revisions Tuesday to the county’s vehicle and equipment replacement schedule, a policy local government officials said has not been followed in years. County Board Chair Dan Rechtzigel touted a “common sense” approach to replace assets based...
January 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
January 20, 2016
Goodhue County Board briefs
Olmsted gives Zip Rail update Responding to a request by Goodhue County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel for an update on Zip Rail, Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority replied it is in the process of closing out a grant for the project and transferring it to the private sector,...
January 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
Snowmobiler injured in accident
Justin Bowers, 27, of Hastings was ejected from his snowmobile Friday while travelling downhill on 305th Street, a minimum maintenance road marked as a snowmobile trail. Bowers was unable to negotiate a curve and drove off the trail into a 30-to-40-foot ravine, according to the Goodhue...
January 20, 2016 - 12:20pm
January 9, 2016
Change OK’d, Lake Byllesby campground possible
Continuing to explore options for a campground at Lake Byllesby Park, Goodhue County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to rezone a portion of adjacent county-owned land from urban fringe to commercial recreation use — a move that has some residents worried. A privately run campground would...
January 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Goodhue County Board briefs
Rechtzigel named board chair Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel was voted County Board chair for 2016. He was nominated by Commissioner Brad Anderson with a second by Commissioner Ron Allen. Rechtzigel thanked previous Board Chair Ted Seifert for “leading us during a year when we had our...
January 9, 2016 - 8:00am
January 7, 2016
CARE’s lead dentist steps down
When Red Wing CARE Clinic was preparing to offer dental services in 2011, Dr. Nancy Bremseth said she wanted to save money by setting up digital...
January 7, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2015
Goodhue County Board briefs
Fee hikes OK’d Goodhue County Board voted 3-2 to approve increases to a number of fees for county services, including more expensive building permits. Commissioners discussed several options before settling on a plan that would increase the permit fee for a $150,000 single family...
December 16, 2015 - 11:49am
Divided board approves levy hike
Goodhue County Board approved the 2016 budget and property tax levy Tuesday, but not without one last heated exchange on county finances. Next...
December 16, 2015 - 8:00am
December 7, 2015
County hauls solid waste plan forward
Goodhue County Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to move ahead with a long-term waste designation requiring all garbage collected in the county be sent to Red Wing for the city’s refuse-derived fuel agreement with Xcel Energy. The city looks to benefit by selling the waste for burning at...
December 7, 2015 - 8:00am