Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003.
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WANAMINGO -- The arrival of comprehensive universal health care coverage could open the door for Goodhue County Board to break off mental health services just as it did home health care a few years ago. "I'm thinking we need to privatize the mental health services," Commissioner Ron Allen said in the opening moments of the board's 2013 annual workshop. Commissioners spent the first two hours of their meeting examining five goals for 2013: mental health service, library funding, potentially breaking the assessor staff off from the auditor's office, consolidated recycling services with the c
Michelle Leise arrived early to Noontime Kiwanis, to no one's surprise who knows her. She tends to over-prepare when speaking about her passions -- Live Healthy Red Wing, Kids Hunger Free Network, Red Wing App, Friends of the Bluffs, Food Rescue at the high school and more. Friends and family said she'll dodge the spotlight, if she can, by putting others at the microphone. On Thursday, she had City Planner Brian Peterson and Friends of the Bluff member Chap Achen in tow. They spent time setting up a PowerPoint presentation they knew no one would hear.
The city of Red Wing and Wendell Pittenger could face each other in the courtroom this summer. A jury trial is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 19. Meanwhile, city officials continue to look into proposals for keeping Mississippi National Golf Links -- the source of the lawsuit -- open this season. The city sued the former golf course operator in October. Associated Bank is a party because of the fact it holds the revenue bond that is tied to the lease which Pittenger and his golf operations signed with the city.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce hopes the DFL-controlled Legislature will commit to keeping businesses competitive while tackling the state's budget deficit this session. Chamber officials said that should mean looking at spending first before raising taxes to erase $1.1 billion in red ink. Job 1, then, must be to adopt policies that create more private-sector jobs that in turn generate income taxes. "Let's think about ultimately what is best for Minnesota," Dave Murphy said. He is president of Red Wing Shoe Co.
The Red Wing region is living the health care reform the nation is debating, local medical professionals say. Two major consolidations in 2012 have set the stage for developments in 2013 and beyond that officials predict it will lead to innovations, efficiencies and far-reaching changes. Mayo Clinic Health System acquired Fairview Red Wing Health Services.
Red Wing Family YMCA quietly kicked off its annual campaign just before Election Day, but things are ramping up.
Minnesota Statute 13.43 spells out what government personnel data is public. The long list includes name, identification number, salary, salary range, terms of employment, contract fees, pension, value and nature of paid fringe benefits, expense reimbursement and even payroll time sheets. The Republican Eagle printed salaries of Red Wing School District administrators and teachers in the Nov. 10-11 edition. A few teachers questioned why. One argued that pay is personal information or should be treated as such. Another said talking about salaries is poor manners.
Tourists don't necessary come here because it's a great place to shop. That's actually No. 17 on their list, according to a recent study. They come to take in the river town's scenic beauty. They come because of the pottery, the local history and the shoes made here. But while they're here, visitors shop. And they tend to spend a little more than is typical for other communities, according to North Star. The company specializes in community branding.
Red Wing's new senior living facility will bear the name St. Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers, tanners and saddlers. The Benedictine Health System unveiled the name and preliminary architectural drawings for St. Crispin Living Community during a celebration Monday night at the Indigo Room. "People are really excited about how the rich leather working heritage of Red Wing is honored with our new community name. St.
Ron Kind led a quiet, confident campaign for re-election to Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District. With his overwhelming victory Tuesday night, he will become the region's undisputed political heavyweight: popular GOP predecessor Steve Gunderson served 16 years before stepping aside in 1996. Kind, a 49-year-old La Crosse Democrat, faced retired U.S. Army Col. Ray Boland of Sparta. The 74-year-old headed the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs from 1992 to 2003. Kind had 64 percent of the vote with 85 percent of precincts reporting. The count was roughly 155,000 to 87,000.