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December 26, 2017
Column: Cecil honored for promoting real books
One of my favorite collaborative projects each year involves Red Wing High School teacher Scott Kosek's writing class. On Oct. 25, the Republican Eagle printed nine letters to the editor from his fall semester students. The REaders' Board, which meets every other month, selected...
December 26, 2017 - 6:00am
May 22, 2017
Column: Slocum promotes local land stewardship
Awarding a Golden Quill to the writer of a politically charged letter carries the risk that people will think that the REaders' Board endorses a particular point of view. When the board met earlier this month, members discussed several letters. The one by Beth Slocum published April...
May 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
August 11, 2011
Column: Erickson and vonHaaren letters earn praise
The REaders' Board awarded two Golden Quills for June. Both writers tackled a subject in the public eye and both took a long-term view of the issues they presented, members noted. Peter vonHaaren wrote a relatively neutral letter on silica frac sand mining - something new at the...
August 11, 2011 - 2:02pm
April 21, 2011
Column: Praise for involvement in MNGL debate
Gary Fridell said he's pleased Red Wing finally disclosed the appraisal for Mississippi National Golf Links. He emphasizes finally. He approached City Hall last September for all public data -- including the appraisal -- regarding the city-owned course and its proposed sale. The...
April 21, 2011 - 12:54pm
March 25, 2011
Golden Quill -- Commentary: Transparency lacking in golf course talks
The City Council has made known its intent to pursue the sale of the 36-hole Mississippi National Golf Links to Wendell Pittenger. The city has, since 1985, turned over the construction and operation of the publicly owned golf course to Pittenger. Over the past 25 years the city...
March 25, 2011 - 7:10pm
December 22, 2010
Column: Writer shares his passions
Most Golden Quill winners write about local matters, but the REaders' Board occasionally awards the Golden Quill to a local resident who draws attention to a national or international matter. Such is the case with Ray Anderson. The River Falls resident and former Pierce County Board...
December 22, 2010 - 9:40am
November 29, 2010
Golden Quill letter: Bottled water isn't necessarily better
To the Editor: As a member of Food & Water Watch, the leading advocate for water and food safety, I agree that I have the right to clean, safe water and that it is time to blow the lid off bottled water. The truth is that bottled water is no safer or cleaner than tap water. In...
November 29, 2010 - 11:19am
October 11, 2010
Column: Oberg-Peters broadens debate about bullying
Say the word bullying, and people typically think of the playground and school hallways. Bullying, in the traditional sense, is when one kid...
October 11, 2010 - 11:39am
July 22, 2010
Column: Letter blends civics lesson with appreciation
This region each year makes Memorial Day truly memorable for the right reasons: Local communities hold ceremonies in parks, on the riverbanks and in cemeteries honoring those killed in action and those veterans who have died in the past year. Dedicated volunteers and strong veterans...
July 22, 2010 - 11:36am
June 26, 2010
Column: Writer tries to warn parents
Former Readers' Board member Kathy Saunders was a bit stunned to learn she'd received a Golden Quill. Her letter of May 8 rose to the top of four other letters nominated for the honor, current board members decided at their June meeting. They appreciated how she brought local...
June 26, 2010 - 2:28pm
June 8, 2010
Letter and Golden Quill winner: Proud of veterans, community
To the Editor: Memorial Day May 31, 2010, a beautiful day for the memorial service. The Memorial Day committee did a great job in putting on this event. As the men and women stood up when their service song was played by the Red Wing High School band, I was thankful they had...
June 8, 2010 - 7:48pm
March 20, 2010
Column: Martinson wins R-E award
When's the last time you looked closely at monthly bill that came across your kitchen table? Plenty of people apparently assume the charges are correct and write a check, Don Martinson learned after his letter regarding city utilities appeared in the Republican Eagle. The former...
March 20, 2010 - 5:06pm
February 26, 2010
Column: Letter adds to wind energy debate
REaders' Board dug into some meaty letters at this month's meeting. They nominated six letters for the Golden Quill. Those letters published in January represented the more heated local public debates: wind energy, application of biosolids on farmland, school funding and the need...
February 26, 2010 - 4:15pm
December 14, 2009
Letter sets the stage for change
One recent letter struck every REaders' Board member as especially pertinent and worthy of the Golden Quill. They found Bill Federbusch, Art Kenyon and Robert Hedin's Nov. 4 letter cohesive, coherent, thoughtful and essential to the public debate. Monday's vote was unanimous. Interestingly,...
December 14, 2009 - 12:19am
July 11, 2009
Poylio bridge letter 'nails it,' wins Golden Quill
Harold Poylio's letter of June 25 describing the pending demise of historic Cannon River Bottoms bridges created quite a stir. REaders' Board discussed it in detail Monday.
July 11, 2009 - 4:46pm