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 City Council continues to push forward with preserving a historic building and using it as a homeless shelter. The council meeting Monday, July 10, allowed citizens to provide feedback on the potential purchase of 621 W. Fourth St. Following the approval of the Advisory Planning Commission's findings, the city ensured time Monday for comment. No public hearing had been held until this point.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and staff met at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room on Tuesday, June 11 to discuss an upcoming habitat study to improve the ecosystem of the Mississippi River at the head of Lake Pepin. Currently, the area faces a variety of issues including a lack of emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation. Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, Wisconsin DNR, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited and a variety of other entities advocated for the feasibility study to be conducted in the area.
Red Wing Mall manager Dan Plein said it's official: Aldi will be taking over the OfficeMax location by mid to late summer. The low-priced European grocery chain based out of Germany has been trying to make its way into Red Wing for a while, Plein said. Once OfficeMax officials decided they wouldn't renew their lease, it was time for Aldi to make its way in. "We just haven't had the space available, but now it worked out," Plein said. Rumors of other grocery chains were floating around, but Plein said he found it best to have Aldi fill the 19,000-square-foot space.
The concept of a homeless shelter at 621 W. Fourth St. has gained support from the Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission. Following a closed Red Wing City Council session last week that revealed the purpose of a proposed land purchase, the Planning Commission voted to move forward.
After about a month, BIC has completed the sale of its local graphics operations to a global U.S. private equity firm. The Asset and Share Purchase Agreement was signed June 6, with the purchase finalized Friday, June 30. H.I.G. Capital, a private equity firm, invests in companies throughout the U.S. and Europe. According to the company website, the firm aims to help build businesses of significant value.
Truck and car issues at a fair typically involve demolition derbies. Goodhue County commissioners, however, kicked-off the Cannon Valley Fair Friday, June 30, with a vote to set a public hearing for the potential increase in transportation taxes.
The purchase of a lot located in downtown Red Wing is in high demand. A small parcel located behind Health and Human Services at 621 W. Fourth St. has Red Wing and Goodhue County in line for purchase. But the parties' reasoning for the purchase are at variance.
Imagine traveling back in time to 1918. During World War I, news spread slowly. Soldiers who documented their life during this time give us a glimpse inside this period of history. The new story "With Love to All" does just that. Authors Elizabeth Williams Gomoll and Frederick L. Johnson bring to life two Minnesota soldiers, both with roots in Red Wing, by collectively illustrating their letters and photographs.
Welch Ski Village adds mountain biking Goodhue County commissioners voted unanimously to approve the addition of mountain biking at Welch Ski Village. The facility's conditional-use permit was updated Tuesday, June 13, to accommodate the new trails and related facilities. Trained staff will be provided, similar to those who work during the winter season.
Believe it or not, summer — not icy winter — has proven to be the most dangerous season to be driving. On Minnesota roads, Memorial Day through Labor Day are the 100 deadliest days. Last year, summer accounted for 120 of the 392 fatalities reported by Minnesota Department of Transportation, or 31 percent of all traffic deaths. While teen fatality numbers have gone down since 2005, teenagers and young adults pay the heaviest price in traffic safety accounting for a total of 16.4 percent of accidents in 2015, according to the Department of Public Safety.