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 new year means a new Goodhue County Board. After the 2016 election, District 5 Commissioner Paul Drotos and District 3 Commissioner Barney Nesseth were welcomed Tuesday to their seats for the first meeting of 2017. Ron Allen, District 1, was voted as the new county board chairman, with Jason Majerus, District 4, voted as vice chairman. The county alternates these positions at the beginning of each year, Allen noted, to give each district a chance to hold the chairmanship. Building codes put in question
Goodhue County Board After about an 11-minute discussion, the Goodhue County Board decided it was not yet time to vote on a tax levy for 2018. While discussing new and old business, Commissioner Jason Majerus made a motion to set the preliminary levy for 2018 at a 0 percent increase from the current year. This would mean the county couldn't raise the levy. Rather than wait until September, like County Board typically does each year, the topic was put on the table whether it was time to start thinking about the levy or to wait until later in the year.
Learning the skills and expertise to navigate winter driving can take years of practice. Pierce County Highway Department and Goodhue County Public Works are here to offer advice during the season where many of us forget how to drive.
On Monday, Zumbrota Township residents were able to discuss concerns regarding a new factory hog farm proposal in Zumbrota Township. The Minnesota Public Agency information meeting put Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on the spot when residents asked to do a more thorough environmental review on the hog farm. According to a news release, MPCA was "unwilling to address" the residents concerns.
A Red Wing man and woman whom authorities say are responsible for the burglary at Cornerstone Church this past weekend face multiple felonies. Red Wing Police officers charged 33-year-old Andrew S. Stensrud with several counts, including: burglary, possess fifth-degree drugs, obstruct legal process, theft, trespassing, possess hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jamie M. Freiermuth, 36, was charged with five counts: burglary, fifth-degree drug possession, possess hypodermic syringes, theft and trespass. Both have been arrested based on these counts.
Goodhue County Board Cannon River One Watershed Agreement Goodhue County Board voted 5-0 to approve the further planning process for the Cannon River Watershed. Action came at Thursday's meeting. The One Watershed One Plan approach was adopted by the Board of Water and Soil Resources program. By 2025, major watersheds in Minnesota will have a comprehensive watershed management plan adopted. The county makes up around 20 percent of the 1 million-acre Cannon River Watershed.
From twinkling lights to silver bells and big red bows, it's Christmas time and holiday decorating is in full swing. When it comes to wreath decorating, here are a few simple and fun money saving tips. What do you need? Wreath ($10) Real pine cones Pack of artificial cranberries ($5) Ribbon ($5-10) Scissors Wire cutter Any extra accessories (glitter, bells, lights, christmas ornaments) "You can't go wrong with any kind of ribbon," Tori Clark, associate at Sargent's Nursery, suggested.
How does a company narrow down 14,000 applicants for a contest? By listening to the compelling, heartfelt stories from those who call Red Wing home, the Deluxe Corporation chose the city for its Small Business Revolution as one of the top eight to compete for a $50,000 makeover. Focused on the downtown area, Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communication officer, discussed how the documentary series could help out small businesses in Red Wing.
During Thanksgiving weekend, Red Wing celebrated the Yuletide Villagefest. Guests from all over the country stopped by to see and join in on the entertainment. "A lot of people had said they were looking forward to next year," said Peggy Rehder, Yuletide Villagefest organizer. "Friday night it was packed, Saturday was nice and steady with Sunday being slow."
Goodhue County has been strenuously planning for next year's budget and tax levy. Residents will have the opportunity to hear the proposals as well as voice their concerns at upcoming meetings for municipalities and school districts, too. Commonly known as Truth-in-Taxation meetings, the annual property hearings will begin for cities on Thursday in Zumbrota and will end Dec. 20 in Pine Island. For school districts, the first meeting will be Dec. 5 in Red Wing and conclude Dec. 19 in Randolph.