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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Four Japanese students and their chaperones are wrapping up a busy visit to Red Wing as part of this year’s Sister Cities exchange program. Sunday marks the last day of their visit, which they all said they have enjoyed. This was the first time traveling to America for all of the 14- and 15-year-old students from Ikata, Japan, they said. They spent some time in Chicago before arriving in Red Wing on July 31. The students listed many outdoor activities among their favorites — boating, swimming, and riding jet skis — as well as shopping.
WELCH — It was hidden by the rolling fields of Clear Spring Farm, but as dozens of people climbed a hill behind a field filled with yaks they saw a single long table covered in white, ready to seat them. The sounds of clinking glasses and laughter filled the air as dinner began, and the guests shared in an experience that has traveled throughout the country. It was all part of Outstanding in the Field, a culinary event aimed to connect people with the land and farmers who make their food.
An annual late-summer tradition will return Tuesday with Night to Unite events throughout Red Wing. The Aug. 4 events — part of the Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota and...
Solar gardens spark council discussion Red Wing City Council members want to put out a request for proposals to gather plans from community solar garden projects seeking subscribers. A presentation Monday on a project planned for Steele County spurred discussion about broader plans for the city’s role in area community solar gardens. “This is not the only company that’s approached the city of Red Wing,” Council President Dean Hove said, noting the city has heard from a number of companies about similar plans.
Red Wing City Council members took the next step toward a second fire station Monday, but continued to raise cost concerns. The council voted on a 5-2 voice vote to approve an architectural services agreement with Five Bugles Design to complete the final design phase of the west Red Wing public safety center.
This year’s Red Wing Royal Ambassador candidates and the current ambassadors pose for a photo in John Rich Park. They are (from left): Ashley Jeranek, Taylor Quandt, Taylor Schaffer, Ambassador Carlie Sandstrom, Ambassador Hailey Kuhl, Ambassador Kelsey Reding, Jordan Munson, Madeline Bodensteiner, Erin Fritz and McKenzie Lampman. River City Days activities run through Sunday, when the parade will roll through town beginning at 1 p.m. and this year’s Red Wing Royal Ambassadors will be named during the coronation event at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Theatre.
After carefully pulling up to a light post where two bountiful flower baskets hung, Alyssa Pasch hopped out of her doorless vehicle. She attached a hose and raised water catchers,...
A drill at the Prairie Island nuclear plant about a year ago piqued Tony Grosso’s interest in emergency management. This month, he became Red Wing Police Department captain and put...
Large construction vehicles dig, push and dump piles of dirt throughout a torn-up roadway while a line of orange cones and concrete barriers block them from the narrow traffic lanes...
Crews working on the Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction project are preparing to make the switch to northbound work early next week. The goal is to get pavement work done this...