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November 15, 2013
River Road panel asks local governments to follow sand mining rules
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota commission designated to oversee the Great River Road is sending a message to local governments asking that they consider the impact of silica sand mining. The Mississippi River Parkway Commission voted unanimously Thursday to encourage strict adherence...
news / government
November 15, 2013 - 4:32pm
Four lanes open in Hastings
By Chad Richardson, Forum News Service HASTINGS — Years and years of frustrations, backed-up traffic, terrible crashes, construction delays, construction marvels and gawking apparently are over. Two lanes in each direction zip over the bridge with hardly any construction orange...
November 15, 2013 - 4:03pm
Red Wing gives anyway
Locals didn’t give up when the website set up to collect donations for Give to the Max went down Thursday, even though the day was focused on online giving to nonprofits. “People were tenacious enough that they found a way to get the money to them,” said Jason Jech, one of...
November 15, 2013 - 3:56pm
October 25, 2013
Manufacturers face hiring, government woes
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Minnesota manufacturers say they are doing well, but face twin roadblocks of finding qualified workers and dealing with government-caused uncertainties. “As much as we have tremendous pride in Minnesota … we cannot be complacent,” said Scott Peterson,...
news / business
October 25, 2013 - 12:08pm
October 4, 2013
EQB prepares silica advisory team
The state’s Silica Sand Technical Assistance Team is just about ready to begin advising local governments on mining and related impacts. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to vote on formally establishing the team at a meeting Oct. 16 in St. Paul. Its...
news / government
October 4, 2013 - 4:01pm
September 27, 2013
Minnesota Senate, former employee settle suit
ST. PAUL — A longtime Republican activist agreed Thursday to drop a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination against the Minnesota Senate. Former Senate GOP spokesman Michael Brodkorb will get $30,000 in severance pay in the deal, which already cost state taxpayers more than $300,000...
news / politics
September 27, 2013 - 5:15pm
Health insurance exchange debuts today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may begin shopping for insurance online today, as a fundamental part of a new federal health law begins. A majority of people receive health insurance via their employers and nearly all of those policies will continue as is. Those on government-subsidized...
news / government
September 27, 2013 - 5:03pm
September 13, 2013
MnDOT outlines local and statewide vision
From the fifth floor of the St. James Hotel, Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle watched as a train passed by Levee Park. He took a phone from his pocket and snapped a picture. Through that lone window, he could see natural amenities, a bridge that needs...
September 13, 2013 - 1:22pm
September 10, 2013
Goodhue County included in improved traffic warnings grant
New signs in Minnesota will help alert drivers to approaching traffic in an effort to increase safety in rural areas. The federal government has agreed to pick up the tab for of 15 "intersection conflict warning systems" across Minnesota. The 15 signs will be fully funded by a $1.45...
September 10, 2013 - 1:02pm
September 3, 2013
Woman fights 'land of minimum wage'
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum...
news / government
September 3, 2013 - 11:47am
August 29, 2013
Minnesota fair food not just deep fried
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or even, on one of the hottest fair days ever, a cold milkshake. It was not his favorite fair...
August 29, 2013 - 9:52am
August 27, 2013
State Fair center of heat wave
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday....
August 27, 2013 - 6:17pm
August 23, 2013
An 'important and very wonderful moment'
After more than 44 years of living in the United States, Regina Nicolosi officially became a U.S. citizen this week. The 71-year-old Red Wing resident was among dozens who participated in a citizenship ceremony Wednesday at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. "That was really powerful,"...
August 23, 2013 - 3:28pm
MPCA taking public comment on nuke plant permit
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking public comments on a plan to reissue a national pollutant discharge elimination system/state disposal system permit for Prairie Island nuclear plant. The permit authorizes some discharges to the Mississippi River via the circulating...
August 23, 2013 - 1:12pm
Red Wing native newest face of Fox Sports North
Red Wing residents may soon see a familiar face on their television screens during sporting events and on social media sites. Kendall Mark, who grew up in Red Wing, was named the next Fox Sports North Girl this week. She beat out nearly 150 women from across the state vying for the...
August 23, 2013 - 1:07pm