Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy.
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CANNON FALLS — With the desire to bring her happy place to the Cannon Falls area, business owner Nancy Crandall has officially started a new chapter in her life. Nancy and her husband, Don, recently opened the Real Deals on Home Decor and Boutique in Cannon Falls. The shop offers a wide variety of decor, clothing and holiday items. "I first came to love Real Deals when there was a store in Victoria, Minn., which is near my hometown," Crandall said. "I wanted to step outside my box, doing something fun and fresh."
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice drinks are back — the official sign that fall is in the air. With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to dig out the carving kit and head to your favorite pumpkin patch. But, did you know that each year, hospitals treat up to five times more hand injuries than usual as a result of carving in October? Keep these tips from MedExpress in mind when gathering around the pumpkins this year:
Imagine having the ability to pick up thousands of pounds of metal, concrete or even a zoo animal. To Ronnie Hendershot, one of the handful of crane operators on the Red Wing Bridge project, that has been his career. "I get here in the morning, I check out the piece of equipment I'm on," Hendershot said. "Then it's just whatever needs to be lifted on the job sight, that's what I do."
Friday, Oct. 13, was the start of the 2018 gubernatorial race for the next Minnesota governor. Throughout the state, farmers invited candidates to take a look at what goes into the harvest season, as well as discussing the importance of building relationships and modern farming practices. During the next few weeks, farmers will elaborate on their commitment to conservation and the economic impact of agriculture, not only in rural areas but in urban communities, too.
Charge an electric vehicle in Red Wing Southeastern Minnesota has experienced a lack of charging stations for those driving electric vehicles. Red Wing is making an effort to change that. On Monday night, Red Wing City Council unanimously approved the consent agenda, including an item to build an electric vehicle charging station and authorize an application for a grant to pay for the labor portion of the installation. The station will be located in the LaGrange Parking Ramp.
What gives us an idea how people feel about local government, commuting to work or recreational activities in Red Wing? The answer — a community survey. Since about the 1850s, community surveys have provided cities with the opportunity to determine what is working well in some areas and what might need a little more work — based entirely on citizens' input.
It may seem like another chapter has come to a close, but the extended family story continues. When it comes to his job, he'll say, it's hard not to get the family involved, as it has provided an endless list of opportunities for them to become more than just a part of his career. With over a century of immediate family history within the University of Minnesota Extension program, Regional Director Chuck Schwartau is leaving behind a legacy. The timeline goes back to 1926, when his grandfather had worked on a University of Minnesota research plot.
When it comes to physical activity in Red Wing, what do you choose? The river town has continued to evolve in ways to provide citizens a chance to exercise, from scenic walking and biking trails to climbing the bluffs. But one local organization has helped push the healthy community initiative further. The statewide campaign Trailblazer Tour from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota came to Red Wing, Thursday, Oct.5, to shine light on Live Healthy Red Wing.
After much discussion, Red Wing City Council approved purchasing a fire truck next spring. Engine 3 is 32 years old and 12 years beyond its replacement age. The funding would be pulled from the city's 2018 budget with delivery in April 2018. Council members on Monday approved $587,022 for the purchase. By signing the contract agreement early, the city will receive a discount of $6,800. The city has not yet approved a 2018 budget. Loans for homebuyers
A new report may have some answers to questions about living in Red Wing, whether they be about median rent prices or poverty levels. However, the report encourages community members to start asking questions instead.