Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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Jessica McGee knew what she wanted when she was looking for a new job. "I had a list of requirements for the cities," McGee said, adding she wanted a good area for her family, including her 3-year-old daughter. And when she found the open library director position in Red Wing, "it ticked all the boxes."
Notebooks, pencils and backpacks are taking over the stores as July comes to a close and it's time to start thinking about heading back to school. That prospect might be dreaded by some and exciting to others - such as those headed off to college. It also often means busier schedules for families. Corkboards, or bulletin boards, can help decorate walls while keeping you organized.
The Red Wing City Council will gather more information from citizens while moving ahead with a plan to determine the fate of Mississippi National Golf Links.
The citizen referendum and initiative process would be clarified and mayor's veto power tightened under changes proposed by the Red Wing Charter Commission.
Goodhue Family, Career and Community Leaders of America adviser Sandy LaGosh was honored at the organization's national convention this month in Nashville.
The Prairie Island nuclear plant had some issues in 2012, but overall operated safely, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said. NRC and Xcel Energy officials met publically Thursday evening at the Red Wing library to go over the 2012 assessment.
Ebenezer Society, which runs Deer Crest senior living community in Red Wing, was named to the Star Tribune's Top 100 Workplaces for the third time and second consecutive year. It was ranked number 15. The company's management also received special recognition in the "best of" awards, Ebenezer said.
Red Wing City Council members are working on a formal process to gather proposals for Mississippi National Golf Links' future. The council discussed the issue at its meeting Monday and generally agreed to continue developing a request for proposals. The formal process will allow the city to compare ideas and plans for the course, evaluate them more equally as applicants respond to the same questions and get a better idea of specifics, many members said. "I think it's the most transparent and fair way to approach it," Council member Marilyn Meinke said.
June brought a little more seasonal weather than past months, but heavy rains and other weather issues continued to be a problem for farmers and homeowners. The temperatures ranged from near freezing with a low of 33 degrees on June 5 to more typical summer temperatures in the 80s throughout much of the second half of the month. Gusts of wind up to 52 mph were recorded n June 20, also the hottest day last month at 88 degrees. Twenty mph gusts also were listed on June 8 and 9.
Red Wing City Council members are working to decide what they want for Mississippi National Golf Links, and said they made some headway Monday. At a council workshop, Jeff Schoenbauer of Schoenbauer Consulting presented a preliminary study. He said there is no solution for the course that will satisfy everyone but suggested the city decide what it wants from MNGL and open up a request for proposals process. "You'd be looking at real numbers from real proposals," he said, which could help with the decision-making process.