Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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This year’s phase of the Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction project is coming to a close with a major milestone met. “As of last week all the paving work was done,”...
Joining the Peace Corps wasn’t a difficult decision for Pat and Mike Martin. But once they finally reached Guyana, South America, there were times they wondered whether it was the...
A “mini park” is in the works for downtown Red Wing. The Red Wing Arts Association proposed using the area at Broad and Main streets, formerly Taco John’s, as a park, with preliminary designs including pollinator landscaping, a rain garden, benches and potentially a sculpture. “It is an entry point to the city as you come into town, very visible and really would make a nice place to have a small park,” Dan Guida, Red Wing Arts Association director, told the City Council on Monday night.
The City Council agreed Monday to provide significant financial support to Red Wing Ignite over the next five years, but said the details of the contribution must still be developed. Council members voted 6-0 to work on an agreement to contribute $50,000 annually for five years to Red Wing Ignite and to allow the mayor to issue a letter of support that would be used for other funding, including a federal grant application due Wednesday. Council member Ralph Rauterkus, also an Ignite board member, recused himself from the discussion and vote. The contract must be worked out and include spec
Lobbying contract approved Red Wing City Council voted 6-1 Monday to approve a contract with Flaherty and Hood for state bonding lobbying, but Council member Peggy Rehder raised concerns about the decision. “I have a real problem with engaging lobbyists for the purpose of seeking bonding money when they are lobbying for bonding money, out of the same pot of money, for other clients,” Rehder said.
A major river dock project near Levee Park is moving into its next phase. The Port Authority Board and Red Wing City Council held special meetings this week to approve...
ST. PAUL — Former Red Wing mayor and state Sen. John Howe is making a bid for U.S. Congress. Howe announced Tuesday in St. Paul that he is running to represent Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, a seat left open after current Congressman John Kline, a Republican, announced he would not run again for the spot. Howe said his focus will be on fiscal issues.
The Daughters of the American Revolution has admitted more than 930,000 members since it was founded, each with a tie to the fight for American independence. That history is one of the many aspects that drew Red Wing’s DAR members to the organization, which marks its 125th anniversary this year. “The thing that really attracts me is each member has a story, and with that story is the preservation of their family history,” Shelley Pohlman said. She is one of five Red Wing women who belong to the Rochester chapter of the DAR, which currently has 91 members. The chapter is marking the organiz
Solar subscription moves forward The City Council unanimously approved the execution of a letter of intent for a 25-year community solar garden power subscription with Innovate Power Systems. Finance Director Marshall Hallock said the letter allows the process to move forward as IPS seeks approval to build its solar garden. There are still many factors yet to be determined. “There is a lot of uncertainty,” Hallock said in response to some questions from council members.
Budget season is underway, and the Red Wing City Council approved preliminary tax levies and budgets Monday night. The council voted to set the city’s preliminary 2016 tax levy at $19,573,426. That number cannot increase, but can go down before the final levy is established at a meeting Dec. 7, following the annual Truth in Taxation public hearing at 7 p.m. in City Hall. “What the council is doing with this resolution is essentially establishing a maximum levy,” Finance Director Marshall Hallock noted.