Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
- Member for
- 1 year 8 months
We unveiled a new feature, Photo of the Day, on our Web site this week. While we anticipate that R-E staff members will take most of the photos - at least initially - we hope readers will snap pictures when they see something interesting or newsworthy and send them our way. We'll incorporate Photo of the Day into our print edition as well. We anticipate choosing a photo of the week or the month from our Web site and publishing it next to the weather chart on page. 2. People will find Photo of the Day weekdays on our homepage at www.republican-eagle.com .
Hearth & Home Technologies recently transferred its gas production lines to Lake City. The firm will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18. "This expansion has already begun benefiting Hearth & Home Technologies and the Lake City community through increased employment opportunities, tax revenues, and economic development in the form of future growth and continued contributions back to the community," Community Relations Manager Heather Hauser said. The plant has more than 275 employees who reside in communities throughout the region.
Prairie Island nuclear plant officials have located two radioactive tools missing since December, but in the process discovered that another related device is unaccounted for, Xcel Energy officials said Friday. The plant's annual inventory identified six missing low-level radioactive tools and devices.
FYI: Neighbors' Corner has a new home in the Republican Eagle. In the past, we published photos from our readers once every couple weeks. Sometimes a month might go by between "corners." Under our twice-weekly publication cycle, we've decided to run these items on our FYI pages.
ESDAILE - Braden Hartl got his priceless baseball two years ago, and he got it for nothing from a stranger he simply knows as Donna. The awe on the 11-year-old's face that Christmas Eve when he saw the famous signature was all the payment she told him she'd ever want. On Christmas Eve this year, Hartl, his three siblings and their parents revved up their Rally Baseball Bat Co.'s lathe and repaid her as best they could: They gave away bats - more than a hundred of them - to any kid 14 and under who wanted one. As a bonus, Minnesota Twins batting coach Joe Vavra helped custom fit each child
Some tenants may be just too scared to file complaints about substandard housing. That's one reason Red Wing city staff and inspectors want to change the housing code. "The crux of the problem is that right now our ordinance is enforced entirely by a complaint process," City Planner Brian Peterson said. "In other words, we have no right as a city or inspectors to go into a property to see if it's meeting our codes unless we receive a complaint." A complaint-driven process doesn't work well, in his view. "The tenants who are in the poorest kept properties tend not to complain.
We are excited to have our students and staff members back in full force as we begin another school year. I keep thinking about the comments of Dave Murphy of...
To the Editor: I am sending this letter to show my support of the Red Wing Downtown Main Street request for financial support from the city. It is the businesses...
To the Editor: “Welcome to Red Wing” said the sign held by Dee Bender, Mayor Dan Bender’s wife. As an elderly couple disembarked from the American Queen last Sunday, they...
To the Editor: Bad advice followed by a bad decision was the situation at the Wabasha County Board meeting Aug. 20. Item I, Safe Driving Class economic security/ precluding potential...