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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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.
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.