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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Questions still cloud the decision of whether to use city-owned land at Highways 19 and 61 for a community solar garden, but the City Council decided Monday to continue exploring its potential. Council members voted to keep working with Minnesota Community Solar to analyze developing a solar garden at the former Central Research property and to put $2,000 toward a fiscal analysis of the site.
After a short stall, the Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction project is moving forward, but funding issues remain after bids came in higher than expected. The council voted Monday to accept the low bid, from Meyer Contracting Inc. of Maple Grove, Minnesota. That was more than 21 percent — nearly $1.7 million — higher than the engineer’s estimate at about $9.6 million. The issue had been tabled at a previous meeting as funding options were explored for the overage.
The Red Wing City Council will consider the city’s role in the future of a proposed community solar garden after three local boards and commissions had three varied discussions this week. On the agenda for Monday’s council meeting is a question for members on whether they want to look further into a proposed site at Highways 19 and 61, formerly Central Research, for the garden. The city-owned property originally was purchased by the Port Authority for future economic development.
By Danielle Killey and Anne Jacobson Local entities are putting their support behind a bill that would allow some Minnesota residents who are not U.S.
The three women inducted into the Red Wing Women’s Hall of Fame this week all work in different areas, but have impacted the community greatly, according to Women’s Network. Diane...
Red Wing City Council members had a lot of questions about a proposed second fire station Monday night, but some said they still need more answers before moving forward. A motion to approve an architectural services agreement with Five Bugles Design for the final design phase of the public safety center on the west side of town failed on a tie vote Monday night as three council members said they wanted more information on details such as staffing. “I’m just not there quite yet,” Council member Lisa Bayley said.
The Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction project scheduled to begin later this spring has hit a bit of a bump. The project is going to cost more than expected, staff told the City Council on Monday night. Council members voted 6-0 to table action on bids to get more time to figure out funding issues. Bids for the project were opened last Tuesday. The low bid, from Meyer Contracting Inc.
Food shelves across Minnesota, including in Red Wing, are kicking off a campaign to stock up on food and funds this month. March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, a push to...
Current events here and around the world have left many people with questions about Islam and Muslims, and a Minnesota-based group is hoping to offer some answers in Red Wing...
There is a “pent-up demand” for many different kinds of housing in Red Wing, according to a recent housing study. And those results don’t come as a surprise. “There’s a backlog of housing needs out there,” Housing and Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Randal Hemmerlin said, and it has been there for a while. The study shows what the HRA has been seeing in the area. One key need is workforce housing, so Red Wing employees can live in the community where they work.