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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Raindrops dotted the Red Wing area Monday, fittingly marking the end of a wet and warm June filled with flood waters and rainy days. The highest Mississippi River reading, according...
The city will contribute $5,000 toward communication efforts for a committee working with local businesses and the community during the Highway 61/Main Street construction project, the Red Wing City Council voted Monday. Council President Lisa Bayley, who serves on the committee along with Mayor Dan Bender, said they have been looking at other areas that have faced similar major construction and learning from them. “We’re benefiting from the experience of other communities,” she said. The committee is exploring ways to communicate with area residents and businesses as well as tourists befor
Kenneth Bush’s name must be removed from the ballot as candidate for the Red Wing City Council at-large seat, Goodhue County District Court Judge Thomas Bibus ruled Monday. Bibus issued his order after a hearing Friday, which stemmed from a petition Mike Schultz filed raising issues about Bush’s residency and eligibility. Absentee voting for the Aug. 12 primary begins this Friday, and Bibus said at the hearing he planned to move through the process quickly to keep voting on track.
A court decision on whether Kenneth Bush’s name will remain on the ballot as a candidate for the Red Wing City Council at-large seat is expected early next week, as election deadlines quickly approach. Attorneys and petitioner Mike Schultz presented evidence before Judge Thomas Bibus during a detailed and at times emotional hearing Friday in Goodhue County District Court. The hearing came a few days after Schultz, a current City Council member representing Ward 3 and not seeking re-election, filed a petition Monday asking the court to remove Bush’s name from the ballot in time for the Aug.
Welch Village Ski Area broke ground June 12 on a new maintenance facility for the resort that will include two buildings. The plans include a building to house portable equipment for snow making and grooming and another for routine maintenance and for major repair of machinery and vehicles. The new facility “confirms the commitment the resort has made to continually upgrade equipment, slopes and infrastructure to enhance the ski experience for its guests,” the company said.
A current Red Wing City Council member has asked the court to remove at-large candidate Kenneth Bush’s name from the ballot due to his residency. Mike Schultz, who represents Ward 3 and is not seeking re-election, filed a petition with the district court in Goodhue County on Monday asking that Bush be removed as a candidate for the at-large seat in the Aug.
Sitting in a meeting room at the Red Wing airport on Thursday, Republican Marty Seifert said he feels rural Minnesota deserves more attention from lawmakers in St. Paul. “I do feel in many cases greater Minnesota gets left out in policy decisions,” the candidate for governor said. “We’re one state.” Seifert, along with lieutenant governor candidate and current state Rep. Pam Myhra, is traveling throughout the state to campaign in advance of the Aug.
State Rep. Tim Kelly and Sen. Matt Schmit each gave a legislative update Monday night, touching on key city issues including bonding. “The River Renaissance project was a very valid project, it was one I was proud to be an advocate for,” Kelly said of one of Red Wing’s requests.
From blues to jazz to Shakespeare, this year’s Concerts in the Park offer something for just about everyone — all for little or no money. “We work really hard to have a good selection and variety,” said Arlene Roth of the Red Wing Arts Association. RWAA’s Concerts in the Park kick off Saturday, starting with contemporary jazz group Bomba de Luz.
Red Wing City Council at-large candidate Kenneth Bush says he remains committed to Red Wing and the race even though he is temporarily living in Wisconsin. “I’ve never stopped consistently being involved in Red Wing,” Bush said. “I moved because it was a real estate investment and I’m in the real estate business. It was always temporary.” Bush had to file twice to become an official candidate. He said he tried to file May 20, the first day the period was open. His information was passed on to the Secretary of State’s Office, but it ultimately was rejected, Bush said.