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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A Rochester man involved in a Goodhue County fatality on Highway 52 faces charges of vehicular homicide. Jesse Jerold Juaire, 27, also is charged with driving while impaired in the fourth-degree and driving after license cancellation. If convicted of felony vehicular homicide, he faces 10 years imprisonment and a $20,000 fine. According to a criminal complaint: Minnesota State Patrol responded to a vehicle accident at Highway 52 and 165th Avenue 4:47 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18. A 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme was seen rolled over at the location.
Goodhue County commissioners discussed shifting three main items from the almost $62 million preliminary 2018 budget; a third bailiff position, Public Works roof and the Wanamingo landfill closure during the budget workshop Wednesday, Aug. 16. With these items on the chopping block, the preliminary budget would decrease from where it rests now at $61,974,149 to $61,056,149.
Minnesota State Patrol will be upping its DWI enforcement for the Labor Day holiday starting Friday, Aug. 18. More than 300 law enforcement agencies, including police, sheriff and State Patrol, will be working hard to stop DWIs. In the last five years, 16 percent of all fatal crashes were drunk driving-related during the Labor Day holiday, making it the sixth deadliest major holiday on Minnesota roads. Each year, more than 25,000 arrests are made, meaning three DWI arrests are given per hour.
Following the discovery of potential encroachment issues, Red Wing City Council members voted to cancel the purchase agreement for a building in the historic district. The 160-year-old building at 621 W. Fourth St., currently owned by Bremseth Family Dental, recently gained attention when the city talked of turning the location into a homeless shelter and Goodhue County wanted the property for future expansion and/or parking.
Visiting from Ikata, Red Wing's Japanese sister city, six students and two chaperones have embarked on a journey around Red Wing. The experience has brought light to a new culture. "He's surprised how kind everyone is and how they are helpful in so many ways," said Maggie Thorpe, translator and coordinator for international relations on behalf of chaperone Kazuhiro Hayami.
WACOUTA — Rather than accept defeat, GreenMark has decided to push Wacouta Township to court by challenging the recent denial of a conditional-use permit for the utility-scale solar project. A summary judgment hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in Goodhue County District Court. GreenMark filed a lawsuit in June against Wacouta Township, stating that the municipality halted the plans to construct a 5 megawatt solar garden within a designated 43-acre wetland.
The annual Guns vs. Hoses event has arrived again and it's time to get ready for softball, fundraising and a whole new list of family friendly events. On Thursday, Aug. 10, Red Wing firefighters and Red Wing police will play ball under the lights for United Way — and of course, bragging rights. The event is $5 with first pitch at 7 p.m. at Athletic Field.
While the summer season may nearing a close, the steamboat schedule has just begun. From the Queen of the Mississippi to the Louisiane, the boats will be here before we know it. In fact, the first arrives Saturday, Aug. 5. Witness the magnificent vessels at Levee Park this season when they dock in Red Wing. Listed below is the current arrival schedule in Red Wing. Queen of the Mississippi Aug. 5 at 10 p.m. Sept. 1 at noon Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. Oct. 13 at noon Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. American Queen Aug. 6 at 11 a.m.
On July 3, everything changed for the O'Shaughnessy family. Jonathan O'Shaughnessy, 24, was killed outside his home in Richfield at 64th St. and Fourth Ave. Police reports state that someone had been shot in what was described as a "drive-by-style shooting." Every Sunday, Jonathan and his mother would go out for breakfast. After enjoying their meal together, they would flip a coin to see who would pay. The person who won didn't pay for the meal in front of them, instead they paid it forward, by choosing someone who they felt needed it most.
With high call volume in the northwest region of Red Wing, but not enough resources in the area, Red Wing Fire Chief Shannon Draper proposed a second fire station to be built for the community to council members. The building will be used for training firefighters, EMS classes, police officers, as well as being open for community classes. "We're required to train hundreds of hours and also for ISO, which determines the homeowner's insurance base," Draper said. "We're losing a lot of points in that system because we don't have an area to train."