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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A key step toward a riverfront trail was put in place Monday as the City Council approved an agreement with Red Wing Grain. The document gives the city a permanent trail easement through the company’s property for the planned future trail project, while Red Wing Grain gets use of some city land. The agreement has been negotiated over several years, according to a staff report. The city gains the land it needs for a trail connecting Levee Park to Bay Point Park along the Mississippi River, going through part of Red Wing Grain’s property.
Negotiations will continue on the contentious Red Wing Yacht Club lease with the city after City Council action Monday night. The council approved a resolution upholding the lease addendum in question, set to go into effect May 1, contingent upon the city and club negotiating some pieces further.
The Red Wing school district and city work together on a variety of ventures, and on Monday discussed more potential partnerships. Members of the Red Wing School Board and the City Council, along with some staff, discussed a number of topics during a Monday workshop at City Hall, among them the potential to share in employees and services. There have been some talks about positions that include work at the school district and city, Red Wing Public Works Director Rick Moskwa said.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A candidate dropped his head and put his hands on his knees, trying to recover quickly after climbing a stair machine for more than three minutes...
A driver could spend an entire day on the road and still not make it all the way to the end of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. The series of roads and highways designated as the Great River Road has been around for more than 75 years. It keeps close to the Mississippi River’s path, cutting through 10 states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Red Wing falls along the path, along with many other communities.
By Samantha Bengs firstname.lastname@example.org The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. The CRWP was formed in 1990 when a group of citizens, government officials and local and state environmental departments joined together to raise awareness for the need of clean water. Their shared concerns were clear: the Cannon River was in need of protection.
Scrolling through his own photographs on a recent afternoon, Kip Earney was ready with the story behind each shot, mainly of different birds — where he was, what the animal...
Stefanie Vette of Mayo Clinic Health System recently was named the recipient of the 2015 Physician Assistant of the Year award, presented by the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. “It’s an honor to be chosen for this award,” Vette said. “I truly enjoy the people here and love connecting with patients and working with my colleagues.” Vette, a physician assistant in family medicine and urgent care, sees patients in Red Wing and Ellsworth.
From an afternoon of tubing down the Cannon River to a days-long sailing adventure on Lake Pepin, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the area’s waterways. Dozens of companies offer river rides in the area, or places to rent or launch your own trips.
More than three dozen local middle school girls conducted experiments, created art and learned about their personalities at Twin Bluff on Thursday afternoon. The 38 participants were part of this year’s Brave New Girls event, with the theme “What Hue R You?” “Kids are always interested in color,” said Erin Yoemans, part of the event’s planning committee.