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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Ballots have been counted for each precinct and the results are in. Paul Drotos, running against incumbent Goodhue County Board Commissioner Ted Seifert, took the lead with 2,148 votes. Seifert...
National Geographic recognizes Cannon Valley Trail The Cannon Valley Trail was submitted by Goodhue County Geographic Information Systems staff to be part of the National Geographic's destination Mississippi project. With 12,000 views for the trail already, the website shows visitors places to go, where to stay and things to do along the entire length of the river.
With the last opportunity for Goodhue County Board candidates to discuss their platform before Election Day, Nov. 8, the District 5 candidates, incumbent Ted Seifert and Paul Drotos, as well as District 1 candidate, Ron Allen, gathered for a forum at the St. James Hotel. With various issues on the table Thursday, Nov. 3, Seifert tended to focus on public safety while Drotos emphasized environmental issues.
With final design on the estimated $100 million project to replace the Highway 63 Mississippi River bridge and alter approach roadways wrapping up this year, Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials are looking ahead to property acquisition and public outreach.
Delores Morud, the owner of the new Women's Fitness Center in Red Wing, considers her facility, "a gathering place for women's well-being." Located at 2311 Old West Main St., the business aims to provide a community for women to support each other and build relationships. "I see it on a grander scale, not just fitness." Morud said. The grand opening was Tuesday, Oct. 25, with prizes and back massages throughout the first week.
With less than a week until the big night, citizens of Red Wing and Goodhue County are preparing for elections. So far, 28,319 are registered to vote in Goodhue County and 9,483 of those are in Red Wing. Out of those, 2,401 have casted an absentee ballot. For the 2012 election, 2,250 absentee ballots were accepted. Red Wing voters can make their decisions early for absentee voting at either the Goodhue County Government Center, 454 W. Sixth St., or at City Hall, 315 W. Fourth St. Carolyn Holmsten, Goodhue County auditor and treasurer, commented on the increase in voters.
The new National Geographic Mississippi River comes in the midst of the Smithsonian Institute's Water/Ways exhibit in Goodhue County. National Geographic in partnership with the Mississippi River Geotourism Council unveiled on Thursday the interactive site that highlights what's unique and authentic about places along the Mississippi River. The stories are told through the voices of the people who live here as well as up and down the river.
Just before Halloween, Falconer Vineyards will releasing its first line of hard apple ciders. With a resurgence in the cider industry, owner John Falconer was inspired to start with two varieties: one slightly sweetened apple cider and a hopped cider for those who prefer more of a beer taste. The award-winning vineyard will have local artist Dan Wimer's work featured on the 22-ounce bottle, titled Falconer's Lumberjack Hard Cider. Kegs will also be available for the Hopped Apple and Minnesota Apple flavors for restaurants and bar industries to take advantage of.
Red Wing Elks Lodge hosted an event Thursday, Oct. 20, to honor WWII veteran Horst Radtke for his service in the Philippines during the 1940s. Veterans from the Elks Lodge spoke on behalf of Radtke, who was accompanied by his wife, Adair. Radtke was wounded on May 1, 1945, and had lost his medals during the war. He was presented a shadow box Thursday containing eight medals and was praised by the community for his service. Family and friends from the area commented on Radtke and his wife's compassion when they moved to Red Wing.
The League of Women Voters hosted a Goodhue County commissioner meet and greet at Pier 55 Tuesday evening, Oct. 18. Candidates started the event by expressing what they plan to do as commissioner, followed by a Q&A segment, and a chance for attendees to mingle afterwards. The hour-long informal event allowed candidates to discuss issues with voters such as homelessness, environmental concerns and public safety.