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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After months filled with debates, hundreds of lawn signs and plentiful commercials, it’s now time for voters to make their choices on candidates for local, state and federal offices. Election Day is Tuesday, and local voters have plenty to decide. Here’s a look at what area ballots will include. •State House: Current Rep. Tim Kelly, a Republican, faces DFL challenger Lynn Schoen for District 21A representative. In District 21B, incumbent Republican Rep.
With Halloween barely past, Red Wing already is preparing for an early Christmas visit. The U.S. Capitol’s Christmas tree will stop in Red Wing during its trek to Washington, D.C.,...
Similar paths and priorities guided both current state Rep. Tim Kelly and challenger Lynn Schoen to run for the state House in district 21A. Kelly, who has been a legislator for six years, served on the Red Wing School Board, while Schoen is a Wabasha City Council member and is part of the Minnesota Silica Sand Rules Advisory Panel. Both highlighted their community involvement as well during a forum hosted by Noontime Kiwanis and the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Current state Rep. Steve Drazkowski, a Republican, and DFL challenger Mark Schneider are vying for the District 21B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The district covers part of southeastern Minnesota, including a strip of Goodhue County, southern Wabasha County and northern Winona County. Read on to learn more about the candidates’ priorities and their thoughts on issues such as MNsure, the state budget and transportation. Name : Steve Drazkowski Age : 49 Address : 1646 Cherry St.
Residents of Minnesota House District 21A, which includes Red Wing as well as much of Goodhue County and some of Wabasha County, will choose between Republican and current Rep.
In just a couple of weeks, Red Wing’s Ward 4 residents will choose between Kent Laugen and current Council member Peggy Rehder for their representative on the Red Wing City Council. The term is for four years. The two emerged from a primary race that included four candidates. Read more about their goals and backgrounds here. Name: Kent D. Laugen Age: 61 Address: 445 E. Seventh St. Occupation: Attorney Education: U.S.
Only one House District 21A candidate was able to attend Tuesday’s Red Wing League of Women Voters forum, but the questions and answers went on as planned. Current state Rep. Tim Kelly, running for re-election, answered questions on topics including voting rights for felons, heath care, redistricting, energy and more. DFL candidate Lynn Schoen said in a statement read by the LWV that a “sudden but serious infection in my leg” kept her from the forum, held at Red Wing City Hall. The two House candidates have a number of other debates planned in the weeks leading up to the Nov.
Energy issues made up a large portion of Monday’s Red Wing City Council meeting, including discussions on partnering with Xcel Energy on a new program to create an energy plan and on a potential solar garden in the area. The council agreed to work with Xcel on its new Partners in Energy program, which is aimed at facilitating discussions and energy planning in Red Wing. “The program is not fully defined, the program is outlined,” said Jay McCleary of Public Works. Generally, it includes creating a group to gather information and discuss an energy plan and setting goals for the city.
Frozen line policy set The City Council agreed to a policy on frozen water services Monday, an issue especially prevalent during last winter’s extreme cold. The policy, which staff said makes official what’s been done in the past, says property owners are responsible for costs associated with keeping up their line and any preventative measures.
In 2001, the Red Wing Human Rights Commission began giving out the Amos Owen award, named for a Prairie Island Mdewakanton elder and spiritual leader. On Monday, to a standing...