Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy.
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Are you one of the 13,300 whose life has been impacted daily by the beginning of the new Red Wing Bridge construction this year? Well buckle in, because this bridge is getting ready for a fresh face. With the main focus on replacing the Highway 63 Bridge over the Mississippi River and Highway 61, along with realigning the approach roadways, the new bridge will serve as the foundation of crossing the Minnesota and Wisconsin border in the region. The next closest crossing is about 25 miles away in Hastings.
After the Goodhue County Board approved plans for a hog farm in Zumbrota Township earlier this year, some residents united to challenge that decision. On Sept. 21, the board was sued by a group of residents hoping to overturn the conditional-use permit given to the Kohlnhofer brothers for development of a 4,700-hog farm. By Dec. 18 the Minnesota Court of Appeals released its decision, siding with the board.
The winded timeline for a 5 megawatt solar garden in a wetland trudges on. After obtaining a number of land-use approvals, the final step for GreenMark Solar was to visit with the Wacouta Town Board and obtain the last seal of approval. Due to strong opposition, the question remains whether the solar garden would ultimately support an agricultural community.
CANNON FALLS — With the desire to bring her happy place to the Cannon Falls area, business owner Nancy Crandall has officially started a new chapter in her life. Nancy and her husband, Don, recently opened the Real Deals on Home Decor and Boutique in Cannon Falls. The shop offers a wide variety of decor, clothing and holiday items. "I first came to love Real Deals when there was a store in Victoria, Minn., which is near my hometown," Crandall said. "I wanted to step outside my box, doing something fun and fresh."
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice drinks are back — the official sign that fall is in the air. With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to dig out the carving kit and head to your favorite pumpkin patch. But, did you know that each year, hospitals treat up to five times more hand injuries than usual as a result of carving in October? Keep these tips from MedExpress in mind when gathering around the pumpkins this year:
Imagine having the ability to pick up thousands of pounds of metal, concrete or even a zoo animal. To Ronnie Hendershot, one of the handful of crane operators on the Red Wing Bridge project, that has been his career. "I get here in the morning, I check out the piece of equipment I'm on," Hendershot said. "Then it's just whatever needs to be lifted on the job sight, that's what I do."
Friday, Oct. 13, was the start of the 2018 gubernatorial race for the next Minnesota governor. Throughout the state, farmers invited candidates to take a look at what goes into the harvest season, as well as discussing the importance of building relationships and modern farming practices. During the next few weeks, farmers will elaborate on their commitment to conservation and the economic impact of agriculture, not only in rural areas but in urban communities, too.
Charge an electric vehicle in Red Wing Southeastern Minnesota has experienced a lack of charging stations for those driving electric vehicles. Red Wing is making an effort to change that. On Monday night, Red Wing City Council unanimously approved the consent agenda, including an item to build an electric vehicle charging station and authorize an application for a grant to pay for the labor portion of the installation. The station will be located in the LaGrange Parking Ramp.
What gives us an idea how people feel about local government, commuting to work or recreational activities in Red Wing? The answer — a community survey. Since about the 1850s, community surveys have provided cities with the opportunity to determine what is working well in some areas and what might need a little more work — based entirely on citizens' input.
It may seem like another chapter has come to a close, but the extended family story continues. When it comes to his job, he'll say, it's hard not to get the family involved, as it has provided an endless list of opportunities for them to become more than just a part of his career. With over a century of immediate family history within the University of Minnesota Extension program, Regional Director Chuck Schwartau is leaving behind a legacy. The timeline goes back to 1926, when his grandfather had worked on a University of Minnesota research plot.