Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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The Red Wing Republican Eagle relaunched its website today with a new, cutting-edge design. Users first will notice a fresh, open look that will allow for larger photographs, related story links and more efficient navigation. Most important, Division Manager Steve Messick said, is that the changes accommodate how people want to consume news and how advertisers want to deliver their message in today’s world. “People expect information at their fingertips.
The REaders' Board made quick work of selecting a Golden Quill winner for April 2013. Nursing home workers from across Minnesota convinced lawmakers to grant new money to pay those individuals caring for the state's rapidly aging citizens. The letter reprinted below did an excellent job of explaining to local readers why this was so much more than a request for a pay raise, REaders' Board members said. They invite you to read it again.
Birds sing for their supper in many a neighborhood. People put out feeders to attract song birds that provide visual enjoyment and eat some bugs, too. Those feeders, however, pose a health risk because moldy birdseed and dirty feeders can make birds sick. "Generally speaking, the warmer the weather, the more frequent the cleaning should take place," Red Wing naturalist Bruce Ause said. "I clean my oriole and hummingbird feeders every time I refill them. I thoroughly wash them with clean water. In the summer (hot) weather I only fill them about half full each day.
Camp Pepin is being cleaned from bow to stern after students brought an infectious virus with them to annual outdoor education days. "We've sanitized three times -- a fourth time now by professionals," Red Wing Family YMCA Executive Director Mike Melstad said Friday.
Peri Williams is used to being on stage, but only when all eyes are on one of her best-in-show toy Australian shepherds. That's how she likes it. On Wednesday, she admitted feeling a little uncomfortable as she and four others waited for the emcee to announce the 2013 Business and Professional Woman of the Year. That feeling changed to "stunned" when her name was called. "I was so honored to be nominated. I never expected to win.
Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to generate some hype. Literally. The organization will launch Helping Young Professionals Emerge at 5:30 p.m. May 8 at Marie's Underground Grill & Tap House. HYPE is geared toward working professionals who are 21 to 40 years old, chamber President Patty Brown said.
Beth Kocina, a former city of Red Wing staff member, has her eyes set on a new role: mayor. She was among the last to file and couldn't be reached for comment because she as out of town Tuesday -- the day filings closed. Kocina said she spent 10 years in public health, 14 years with the city and then returned to school. Today she is an American Family Insurance agent. "What the community needs now is some common sense. Get back to the basics and take care of our people," Kocina said. Several people encouraged her to run, she said, and she looks forward to the campaing.
A second dead baby may have ended up at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry, Regions Hospital in St. Paul said Friday. The hospital released that statement two days after acknowledging that the stillborn boy -- who tumbled out of linens being prepared for cleaning Tuesday -- came from the Regions Hospital morgue. The first baby -- a stillborn, premature boy died April 4 at 22 weeks gestation. That body had been wrapped in linens in the morgue.
The baby's body that ended up in a linen bin at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry came from the Regions Hospital morgue, officials said Wednesday. The stillborn, premature boy had died April 4. The body had been wrapped in linen in the morgue, according to the hospital, and someone mistakenly thought it was laundry. "We are really sorry and saddened that this event happened," said Chris Boese, vice president of patient care of the hospital in St. Paul. She spoke at a press conference Wednesday morning. Regions staff will investigate and take steps to ensure it doesn't happen again, she said.
A dead infant was found in hospital linens that had been delivered to Crothall Laundry Tuesday morning, Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman confirmed Tuesday evening. "We're calling it a death investigation at this time," he said. Authorities were alerted at 12:29 p.m. and went to 950 Featherstone Road. Pohlman said the body, as well as the laundry, had been retrieved by an undisclosed hospital before his officers received the call. "That's their practice," he said of the Crothall Laundry. "They call the place it came from." Local officers then interviewed workers and notified the St.