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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.
To the Editor: As the holidays grow closer and reasons for being thankful are in all conversations, my mind turns to being thankful for my “over-the-counter friends.” I am a...
To the Editor: I think it’s contemptible that our nation should slam the door on people fleeing from ISIS. Stop to think what impression this must leave with our European...
To the Editor: The Republican Eagle reports that Red Wing is considering a scheme to mine its incinerator ash dump for metals (RE, Nov. 11). This is a bad idea...
To the Editor: Not long ago, we honored our military veterans with the observance of Veterans Day. As an aging vet of the late sixties, I am appreciative of the...
To the Editor: Did you or your readers watch the Barbara Walters 20/20 interview with the Trump family? I thought it was just great. I think he speaks his mind...