Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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Who is your pit crew? And whose pit crew are you on? Tasha Schuh challenged attendees at the 2018 Women's Leadership Event to answer those questions during this race called life. The Ellsworth native, who uses a wheelchair she calls "my sweet ride," has garnered national recognition on the speaking circuit. Many in the audience of 200-plus knew parts of the local woman's story before her keynote address. While a junior at Ellsworth High School she fell through the Sheldon Theatre stage trap door during a "Wizard of Oz" rehearsal and was paralyzed.
Two high schools attempted to prevent our reporters from covering the March 14 student protests. We expected some pushback, but nevertheless find it disappointing that educators — the people entrusted to teach young people not just the three Rs but the basic rights of U.S. citizenship — should attempt to circumvent the Constitution. Hudson High School and Park High School in Cottage Grove were among those where administrators said such things as "You can't take pictures" and "We don't want this in the paper."
For 82 years, the Behrens family has supplied local industry with parts, keeping economic and vehicle engines running. Effective Thursday, Automotive Parts Headquarters has acquired Behrens Supply Co.'s regional business operations. The 12 employees, the inventory and some fixtures will move to APH's Auto Value Red Wing store at 1416 Old West Main St. When people call Behrens Supply, staff will answer the phone "Auto Value - Behrens." "Our people embraced this as being an optimistic change," third-generation owner Bob Behrens said Tuesday. They were told Monday.
The city of Red Wing announced the first snow emergency of the season, a two-day event starting 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Motorists will need to follow the rules to avoid having vehicles ticketed and towed. From 12:01 a.m. to noon, parking is prohibited on all streets designated as snow emergency routes. This is so crews can clear the streets. The towing risk doesn't end simply because the plow has gone through.
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 Daisha Cecil's letter to receive the Golden Quill. The members enjoyed her take on the value of reading the old-fashioned/traditional way. Her letter is reprinted here.
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates. This is something a few of our sister newspapers in Forum Communications Co. have done for years. We decided to join them for several reasons, including.
A Red Wing man is in jail after a standoff with authorities. At approximately 9 p.m. Dec. 15, the Red Wing Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male and female fighting on a front porch at 703 Jefferson St. Seeing police, the man later identified as Tony Lee Allen Storing, 37, fled into the house, officers said. The female then told officers there was a gun in the residence.
On Dec. 15, 2017, at approximately 9 p.m., Red Wing Police Department responded to a reported disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival officers observe a male and female fighting in a front porch. Seeing police, the male suspect fled into the house, officers said. The female stated that there was a gun in the residence.
Ashton Wieck (left), Cayden White, AJ Mikkelson, Mary Ellen Robertson, Eli Freier and Evan Nelson test their robot during regional Junior FIRST LEGO League competition Saturday, Dec. 9, at Willow Elementary School in Rochester. Donovan Adolph is in the background heading to the practice table. The Twin Bluff Middle School students named their team The Flows because the 2017 theme involved hydrology. They improved their scores every round, coaches Crystal Henderson and Nich Lowman said, and more importantly did well in their project, design and core values presentations.
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible letters, it reflects badly on our community." "You are aggravating a terrible situation — just let it go away."