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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.
Wisconsin residents made history Tuesday whether they, or the winning candidate, intended to do so. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin defeated former Gov. Tommy Thompson by taking 51 percent of the vote. "Now, I'm well aware that I will have the honor to be the first woman senator from Wisconsin. And I'm well aware that I will be the first openly gay member of the United States Senate," she said in her acceptance speech released by campaign headquarters. "I didn't run to make history.
The Prairie Island Indian Community will state its case Nov.
Economics teacher and U.S. Senate-hopeful Kurt Bills rolled into Red Wing aboard his blue campaign school bus Tuesday. No surprise, his lesson focused on the state of the U.S. economy. "The Budget Control Act is the fiscal cliff," he warned during a stop at the Republican Eagle. He went so far as to call the measure "the Budget Uncontrolled Act" and described the looming Jan. 1 deadline as potentially catastrophic. President Barack Obama signed into law Aug. 2, 2011, the act designed to resolve a debt-ceiling crisis. U.S. Sen.
Craig Livingstone has withdrawn from the Red Wing Ward 2 race. He said he recently learned that he has melanoma, a form of skin cancer. He submitted his affidavit of campaign suspension Tuesday afternoon to City Hall. "I have to focus on my health right now," he said. "When my health improves, I'll be back." He intended to withdraw, but his name will remain on the Ward 2 ballot, which has been printed. The last day to withdraw and have a name removed from the ballot was June 7. Livingstone was challenging incumbent Lisa Bayley. "I'm sorry to hear that Mr.
Whether they lean toward voting yes or no on Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment, REaders' Board members unanimously agreed that John Kern's letter outlining reasons against changing the state Constitution earned the Golden Quill "hands down." And September proved an especially good month for strong letters to the editor, they noted. Kern's letter is more about what our country is founded on and less about personal beliefs, members noted. Kern looked at the bigger picture. "There are so many different way to look at this issue.
Lois Burnes was helping children create paper fans at the far end of Central Park during Saturday's Red Wing Diversity Festival. When the time came for the Amos Owen Award, she heard bits and pieces about the recipient as wind, crowd noise and children's conversation competed with the sound system. "Oh, that sounds like someone may be doing some good," she said to herself and kept working. Barbara von Haaren of the Red Wing Human Rights Commission soon announced the winner: Lois Burnes. And announced it again. It was several minutes before Burnes clearly heard she had won.