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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Goodhue County board scheduled an emergency meeting Friday, Sept. 23, to declare a state of emergency in response Wednesday night's storm. The adopted resolution states that the Sept. 21-22 storm caused "significant" public property damage and impacted cities and townships within Goodhue County. "I saw on the news program this morning they had scenes from Zumbrota — pretty intense," said Commissioner Ron Allen, acting as chairman with Dan Rechtzigel absent.
Minnesota Highway 58 was shut down Thursday, Sept. 22, north of Zumbrota after heavy rain and storms Wednesday evening caused temporary road closures across the state. Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the closure with detour information on Twitter. Highway 60 west of Kenyon reopened Thursday after an earlier closure, MnDOT said. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail for traveling on a closed road, and may have to pay additional expenses if they need to be rescued.
Marian Eisenmann, 71-year-old retired St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Wing pastor, published her first book this summer, "Grace For Today, Hope For Tomorrow." The spiritual memoir explores grace and hope in regards to Eisenmann's experiences with death and dying. Eisenmann has been a nurse, pastor and chaplain, but now calls herself a storyteller, author and inspirational speaker. Her interest in exploring the emotions tied to death started when she lost her mother at 17. This then led her to her career path.
A Cannon Falls nursing center did not adequately supervise a resident who choked on a sandwich and died in November 2015, according to findings by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Gardens at Cannon Falls resident, who was on a puréed diet due to risk for aspiration, tried to quickly eat a sandwich in a dining room and choked, the Office of Health Facility Complaints report states.
Obesity refers to an excess amount of body fat. This excess weight may come from areas in the body such as muscle, bone, fat and water. There is no single cause of obesity or being overweight, which means there is no single solution to solving the problem. Minnesota is working on keeping obesity rates down, and this year residents as a whole managed to be one of the few states in the country to do so.
A Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office employee is accused of illegally recording a conversation between co-workers with an iPhone in an attempt to catch office gossip. Diane Lynn Miller is charged with intentionally intercepting oral communication, a felony, for a recording made around May 9, 2014. Miller and another unnamed Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office employee involved in the investigation have been placed on administrative leave, Goodhue County Sheriff Scott McNurlin wrote in an email Tuesday.
In January 2011, United Way started Packing for the Weekend at Sunnyside School in Red Wing. Today, it reaches across several school districts. The program helps provide children with food...
Village Cooperative of Red Wing is celebrating 10 years since it opened. By commemorating a decade in September, Denise State, member services manager, discussed how the building got started and how a cooperative works. “It’s senior living for 55 and older. They’re considered units, they’re not considered apartments — they’re not assisted living whatsoever. We don’t have nurses coming in or meals provided,” State said. “There’s several cooperatives in the Minnesota area, people just don’t understand what they are.”
The famous log cabin in Pepin marks the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, known for her children’s novels and popular “Little House on the Prairie” series. Each year the village celebrates her success and legacy with Laura Ingalls Wilder Days. This year’s special guest is Pamela Smith Hill, editor of Wilder’s autobiography and New York Times best-selling book published in 2014 “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography.” She will discuss the relevance of Wilder’s writings in talks to both children and adults and how she went about writing the autobiography.
On Sunday, Sep. 11, area law enforcement and Red Wing firefighters will be opening doors to hold their third annual Guns vs. Hoses event. All proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties and their Packing for the Weekend program. The event started small, but has had a successful turnout in the past. “We’ve been looking to do a fun, competitive kind of event against each other a number of years,” said Red Wing Patrol Officer Adam Crain, who was directly involved in the event. “It grew into something bigger than we anticipated.”