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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Red Wing Human Rights Commission will host "Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict" Oct. 27-29 at the Red Wing Public Library. The traveling display features canvas tents depicting stories of groups persecuted for their race, religion, ethnicity or national origin. Marilyn Olson, vice chair of the Human Rights Commission, said she encourages people to become more familiar with these tragic events in hopes of preventing future tragedies.
Goodhue County Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to push back any community solar garden proposal. Since August 2015, Public Works Director Greg Isakson compiled research and data to supplement the project, in hopes that it could bring in money for the county by saving electricity costs. Isakson presented further research to the Committee of the Whole and options to consider. "The whole thing is built on assumptions — it's a house of cards," Commissioner Brad Anderson said.
GOODHUE — The weekend started off cold and brisk, but that didn't stop competitors from around the country coming out to Goodhue to participate in the Minnesota State and National Corn Husking Competition. Corn husking became a rapidly growing spectator sport in the early 1900s. Since then, the Midwest has been trying to keep the tradition alive by holding a competition each year. With 15 years since last being held in Minnesota, the event finally circled back. States such as Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska participate in the rotation each year.
Bill Habedank is readying the lighted pumpkin display at the Depot, 418 Levee St., for Halloween. The annual pumpkin carving event is in search of community members and businesses to lend a helping hand. Without volunteers, the event wouldn't have the turnout that it does each year. Habedank encourages local businesses to donate a carved pumpkin and to stop by and donate to the local food shelf. Admission is free and donations are appreciated for the Red Wing Area Food Shelf, either money or non-perishable food items.
Authorities now say an attempted abduction Oct. 9 in Cannon Falls was a false alarm. The 10-year-old girl who reported the attempted abduction told Cannon Falls police in a subsequent interview that the incident in Hannah's Bend Park did not occur, according to a news release Thursday, Oct. 13.
CANNON FALLS — Looking for a lead into an attempted child abduction Sunday, Cannon Falls police are hoping an unidentified father may unknowingly have information. The department said Tuesday that a father of two small children left Lower Hannah's Bend Park minutes before another male attempted to carry off a girl.
Minnesota is quickly reaching the top of the list for student debt. Sitting at fifth in the nation, students graduate college with an average debt load of around $30,000, with the national average at about $24,000. In hopes of helping combat this issue, Dag Knudsen and Deirdre Flesche recently introduced their sustainable agriculture and forestry scholarship, a fund out of Rochester aimed towards helping college students and non-traditional students.
Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated each year Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. to commemorate independence. Red Wing has celebrated the event for seven years and with each year, thanks to Hispanic Outreach, it continues to bring diversity to the community. During the Hispanic Heritage Festival, a Mariachi Band played while visitors were able to enjoy authentic foods from Latin America countries such as Guatemala, Venezuela and Columbia. Once the band wrapped up, dancers with beautiful colored dresses performed, and children started breaking apart a piñata.
Minnesota is actively involved in preparing for this year's election on Nov. 8. With record breaking numbers, voters are ready to cast their ballots on two presidential candidates — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Alongside federal nominations, Goodhue County also opened early voting for state and local officials, or absentee voting, on Sep. 23rd.
Goodhue County Board candidate Paul Drotos is challenging incumbent Ted Seifert. This is a rematch from 2012, when Drotos lost by roughly a hundred votes in District 5, which includes the eastern half of Red Wing and all of Wacouta Township. Commissioner Ron Allen will be unopposed in District 1, which comprises western Red Wing and Welch Township. See his responses here .