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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Staff and officials from local government entities have been working to finalize budgets and tax levies for 2015, and residents will have a dedicated opportunity to learn more and voice their thoughts at upcoming meetings. The annual property tax hearings, generally known as truth-in-taxation meetings, give residents the chance to learn more about the plans and raise questions and concerns. Here’s a list of area upcoming truth in taxation meetings, as provided by Goodhue County. County • Goodhue County, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Government Center Board Room, 509 W.
Red Wing’s Holiday Stroll, a community celebration held the Friday after Thanksgiving, has become a local tradition, especially for families.
Longtime Sheldon Theatre Executive Director Sean Dowse still has a few months left before his retirement, but planning is under way to find the theater’s next leader. The search officially...
Xcel Energy was named a 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. jobs, the company announced last week. This is the sixth consecutive year Xcel has been included in the list. “Xcel Energy’s efforts to attract military veterans have resulted in a win-win for the company and our employees,” said Chairman, President and CEO Ben Fowke. “We value the skills, commitment and diversity that our veterans bring to the workplace. Their contributions are vital to our company’s success.” Xcel ranked 22nd on the 2015 list.
Minnesota House Republicans named the committee leaders for the upcoming legislative session, and locals will see at least two familiar lawmakers among the 26 chairs. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing will lead the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, and Rep.
In the early years at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing, a resident’s day looked much different than it does now. “You think about 125 years ago when this facility began operating, it was marching, it was structure, it was activities that kept young men busy to keep them out of trouble,” Assistant Warden Doug Latuseck said. The approach has evolved in the decades since, staff members said while reflecting on the facility’s 125th anniversary, celebrated last week. The changes are clear in philosophies such as trauma-informed care, something all staff members are trained in at th
The crackle and heat of an intense fire spread quickly over Barn Bluff on Monday afternoon as smoke filled the wooded area and billowed over the bluff, visible throughout Red...
Dustin Schulenberg was successful this time in his bid for the Red Wing City Council at-large seat. About 61.7 percent of Red Wing voters gave Schulenberg their votes, while challenger Erik Fridell got slightly less than 37.3 percent. “I’m just happy the town of Red Wing has put everything behind me and said they supported me in this new adventure,” Schulenberg said. Current Council member Peggy Rehder won re-election in Ward 4, taking 58.53 percent of the vote over challenger Kent Laugen’s 40.87 percent. Dan Munson got more than 83 percent of the vote in Ward 3, where Rick Voges a
Tim Kelly will continue representing District 21A in the Minnesota House. Kelly, a Republican, received 9,204 votes, 62.17 percent of those cast, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. DFL challenger Lynn Schoen got 5,593 votes, or 37.78 percent. There were eight write-ins for 0.05 percent. “I’m excited about it, and I certainly appreciate the support,” Kelly said, adding he is happy to be able to serve the community.
The Prairie Island Indian Community filed an appeal Monday challenging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s final rule on the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel, citing concerns about potential risks to...