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By Anne Jacobson and Michael Brun Update: Rep. Tara Mack issued a statement Friday she too will pay the $260 fine. “While I disagree with some of the details of the park ranger’s notes, I have decided not to file a formal complaint and instead pay the citation. With the loving support of so many, I’m moving on to focus my time and attention on my marriage, my family and those in my community,” she said. Rep. Tim Kelly said he paid a $260 citation both he and Rep.
Reps. Tim Kelly and Tara Mack said they will fight the allegation they were “making out” in a Dakota County park. The Republican lawmakers also said they intend to file complaints against the park officer whose case note they call “completely false” and a “lie.”
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — Minnesota Wine Country is in its fifth year of making a State Fair statement: Cold-hearty grapes and wines made from them have come into their own in a big and flavorful way. Those visiting the State Fair through Labor Day can taste 12 wines, a sparkling wine, a raspberry wine smoothie — all made with Minnesota-grown grapes — and sample eight gourmet “eats” inspired by those wines. Minnesota Wine Country serves as both an advertising and an educational venue, said John Falconer of Falconer Vineyards in Red Wing. “We’re a relatively new industry still.
Troy Hattemer enjoys the challenge of photographing birds in action. “That’s pretty much what I focus on,” the Red Wing man said. He advises fellow amateurs to remember getting that quality shot takes practice. Lots of practice. “You have a lot that don’t turn out and it gets a little frustrating at times,” he said. His dedicated patience paid off.
A neighbor's quick call helped firefighters save a house under reconstruction Saturday night, according to the Red Wing Fire Department. At 11:17 p.m. Aug. 1, the Red Wing Fire Department...
*Note: This is the recap article of the 2015 Red Wing Royal Ambassador pageant. For the 2016 pageant, view this post http://www.republican-eagle.com/life/celebrations/4089975-2016-royal-amb... Read the Aug. 10 edition for full coverage...
WABASHA — What could be better than seeing a bald eagle up close? Seeing one eat the fish your child caught. Fishing for Eagles is back at the National Eagle Center. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 62 and older, $5 ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and younger. With paid admission, children 15 and under can fish the Mississippi River free off the community dock behind the center. You provide the kid, the National Eagle Center provides the bait and gear, plus a lifejacket. Children can fish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept.
Gene Beckwith, the first man behind Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical’s internationally recognized band instrument repair program, died Friday. He was 83. Red Wing became a household name in the music...
The 2015 Goodhue County Fair will have poultry-related exhibits — just no actual birds, Fair Board President Lorin Pohlman said. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Friday that no one can exhibit birds anywhere — no fairs or petting zoos, no exotic sales or swap meets — the rest of the year because of avian flu. The H5N2 virus has hit almost 90 farms since early March and resulted in nearly 6 million Minnesota turkey and chicken deaths. Officials said they instituted the ban to minimize further spread of the virus. Goodhue County has no confirmed cases of avian flu at this point
Ellsworth School District voters overwhelmingly passed an operational referendum Tuesday, returning additional funding to 2011 levels. Preliminary results as of Friday, with Oak Grove Township yet to report, had 1,813 residents supporting Ellsworth School District’s request for $1.3 million a year for three years. An even 1,000 voted against the request. After voters rejected a higher February 2014 levy request, the district cut nearly $1 million from its current budget.