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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Standing tall above Red Wing, Barn Bluff is an icon for visitors and residents alike. But the popular site has also proven to be, at times, dangerous. The city of...
Red Wing could soon have many options for locals interested in solar power. GreenMark Solar, a Minnesota-based solar energy company, announced Friday it has acquired land in Red Wing for solar garden projects. The company, which is leasing property from area farmers, will work to have permits completed by the end of the year and plans to start construction next spring, said Dennis Egan, who has been assisting GreenMark. “We’re looking at the configuration, but it potentially could be three separate sites,” Egan said, producing up to 15 megawatts of solar electricity combined.
Mayo Clinic was named a Yellow Ribbon Company this month, the first health organization in Minnesota to receive the recognition, the company announced. “To be named a Yellow Ribbon Company is a distinct honor,” said John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic “Throughout our history, Mayo Clinic has been proud to serve, and serve with, the U.S. military.
City staff laid out a plan Monday for determining the future of the city’s solid waste campus, moving forward after the council decided last year to shut down incinerator operations there. The site needs to be cleared out and reconfigured to better suit current and potential new services, Public Works Deputy Director of Solid Waste Jeff Schneider said.
Council talks bluff safety City staff will use signs to try to keep people away from dangerous areas on Barn Bluff while a more long-term plan is developed, Public Works staff told the council Monday. Signs noting uneven surfaces, un-approved trails and “falling deaths have occurred” will go up throughout the bluff. The council did not vote Monday, but there was interest in developing a master plan for the area — which could cost about $100,000, staff said. Other ideas included penalties for people who are in unauthorized areas and someone patrolling the bluff. Read more
Properties surrounding part of East Avenue could soon be part of a conservation district, a designation that recognizes the historic and architectural significance of the area but doesn’t include more stringent restrictions recommended by the Heritage Preservation Commission. The council voted 6-0 Monday to introduce an ordinance creating the South End Residential Conservation District. The district, which would border East Avenue from just south of West Sixth Street up to about 12th Street, contains 72 properties.
Sitting among the empty rows of the Sheldon Theatre’s auditorium earlier this week, Bonnie Schock recounted her first visit to the building. It was not long after it was renovated,...
Rain has again delayed some of the Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction work, but the project still is going well overall, organizers said at this week’s update meeting. The intersection at...
Three area health care centers were 2015 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. St. Crispin Living Community, Pepin Health and Rehab and Lakeview Manor Assisted Living announced they won the award, which honors centers nationwide that demonstrate their commitment to improving care for seniors and people with disabilities.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street has cut its executive director and program assistant positions due to “current budget constraints,” the organization announced this week. “These changes ensure that Red Wing Downtown Main Street remains a viable organization today and in the future,” Brent Jaynes, board president, said in a statement. “Tough decisions were made and will continue to be made, but we remain committed to our mission to revitalize and sustain Red Wing’s historic business districts.” DTMS Executive Director Wendy Ward came on staff in April 2014.