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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When it comes to physical activity in Red Wing, what do you choose? The river town has continued to evolve in ways to provide citizens a chance to exercise, from scenic walking and biking trails to climbing the bluffs. But one local organization has helped push the healthy community initiative further. The statewide campaign Trailblazer Tour from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota came to Red Wing, Thursday, Oct.5, to shine light on Live Healthy Red Wing.
After much discussion, Red Wing City Council approved purchasing a fire truck next spring. Engine 3 is 32 years old and 12 years beyond its replacement age. The funding would be pulled from the city's 2018 budget with delivery in April 2018. Council members on Monday approved $587,022 for the purchase. By signing the contract agreement early, the city will receive a discount of $6,800. The city has not yet approved a 2018 budget. Loans for homebuyers
A new report may have some answers to questions about living in Red Wing, whether they be about median rent prices or poverty levels. However, the report encourages community members to start asking questions instead.
A North St. Paul man was charged with vehicle theft after being spotted at the Red Wing Walmart with vehicle bearing stolen license plates. According to a criminal complaint: Red Wing police responded to a call 5:37 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, of a stolen green Ford Super Duty pickup. Joseph Michael Jeanetta, 30, approached the vehicle after leaving Walmart, notifying officers at the scene that someone else had the keys. The rear passenger window was broken out and covered with black plastic.
Neighbors opposed to a high-profile Zumbrota Township feedlot had their concerns heard Thursday, Sept. 21, before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul. Township residents seek to have the court overturn the county's decision to approve a conditional-use permit for the proposed feedlot, arguing plans submitted by the Kohlnhofer family and Circle K Family Farms do not meet county ordinance standards.
A recent surge in Americans with Disabilities Act complaints has pushed employers to search for solutions to their current barriers. The legal notices accuse business owners of a variety of issues with the main one being poor parking for handicap accessibility. A few others include no access to public restrooms or poor handicap access to building.
MAIDEN ROCK — Following the final decision to go through with a new Maiden Rock Village Hall and accompanying playground in the site of the old playground on County Road S, the two are ready to be utilized. "The aesthetics are still being worked on," said Village Board President Steve Pomahatch. "Most everything we're letting settle and finishing touches (will be done) next spring."
Minnesota requires cities to certify a preliminary property tax levy each year. Following discussion Monday, Red Wing set its maximum levy for 2018 at just over $23 million. During the Sept. 11 meeting, a divided council voted to set the bar at $23,205,223. The amount can go lower, but can not increase when the city makes the final decision in early December. City Council members will continue to work on levy and budget plans throughout the second and third budget workshops Oct. 9 and Nov. 6
Many of us have never had the thought of deportation cross our minds. After what the Trump administration decided last week, deportation is something that now weighs heavily on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals designees. In six months, about 800,000 undocumented immigrants could potentially lose everything they worked for in the United States. More than 6,000 DACA recipients live in Minnesota, according to the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota. Of those, 25 live in Red Wing and about 15 more in other areas of Goodhue County.
When living in a river town like Red Wing, it's hard to ignore the prominence of the Mississippi River and the train that runs alongside it. These two landmarks could soon be changing. The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago train, or Second Train, was proposed as a daily round-trip passenger train alongside the Twin Cities to Chicago route. This addition would complement the existing Amtrak Empire Builder by being built alongside it. The project does not correlate with the Zip Rail efforts, a proposed train down the Highway 52 corridor.