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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While the Minnesota 2017 legislative session may have come to a close until February 2018, there's still a lot of work to be done. For Sen. Mike Goggin, his first year on the seat at the Capitol started off running. "We didn't want to give up on anything," Goggin said. "You can't be timid out there, let's put it that way."
GOODHUE — The room was filled with suspense while 11 candidates waited hand-in-hand to see who would be crowned Miss Goodhue 2017. Anna Kohlnhofer, last year's winner, passed her title on to Madeline Lodermeier. The royal court also included Emily Benrud, Abigail Doerhoefer, Macey Larson, Autumn Lindblom, Heather Lingbeck, Katelyn Pearson, Morgan Roschen, Makayla Thompson, Mariah Tipcke and Kjersten Veiseth. Thompson was named Miss Congeniality with the two princesses, Benrud and Lindblom.
BIC Group announced Tuesday, June 6, that it has signed a purchase agreement to sell its operations to a private equity firm. H.I.G. Capital, a global U.S. private equity firm has bought BIC Graphic North America and Asian Sourcing operations for $80 million. The closing is expected to happen no later than June 30. Vice President and General Manager of BIC Graphic Emmanuel Bruno stated that after a strategic review of the promotional products division, BIC Graphic would be better served under new ownership.
A packed, heated room of concerned citizens gathered to listen and raise questions over the future of Welch Township on Thursday, June 1. Neighbors have two main concerns with the new Prairie Island Indian Community land development: noise and water.
A Red Wing man is facing multiple felony and misdemeanour charges after a report of a fight behind Econofoods on Main Street led to a brief standoff outside a nearby residence.
Residents of all ages came together to celebrate the early stages of a new era in Red Wing. Friday, May 26, marked the groundbreaking at Levee Park for the new Highway 63 bridge. While work has already started on the Wisconsin side, motorists can rest assured that the Eisenhower Bridge will remain open during the three years of construction.
What needs to change in Red Wing's local government? David Schultz, political science professor at Hamline University, wants residents to think about this question when Citizens Assemblies gets started on June 9. When making the decision on where to host Citizens Assemblies, his team selected Red Wing for being a classic Minnesota community. "It's a community that's not overly divided and this is a way of doing it at a local level of residents talking to each other," Schultz said.
WACOUTA — After much scrutiny, the Wildwood Community Solar Garden was denied a conditional-use permit by the Wacouta Town Board. On Monday, May 15, the Wacouta Township Planning Commission recommended the Town Board deny a permit for a solar garden on Wildwood Lane between Highway 61, southeast of Red Wing. The board agreed in a 3-0 vote. The project would entail installing 22,410 solar panels within a 43.1-acre wetland in Wacouta Township.
In late April, the 17-hour bus ride started the journey for a group of 20 representing southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. With a few goals in mind once they arrived, they knew three days would not be enough time. But their message is important. With a new administration, the concern of President Donald Trump's rhetoric and what may come of it these next four years has added stress to the Hispanic community.
Jodi Lewis and her twins Sam and Sydney trained their dog Coco to ring a bell when she needed to go outside. Early morning on May 6, bells were ringing for an entirely different reason. Red Wing firefighters responded to a 2 a.m. call and discovered the home at 1922 Burton St. was in flames. Starting in the garage and extending into the attic space, the fire caused heavy damage to the two-story home. "My daughter and I both got up and Sydney said, 'Mom, the house is full of smoke," Jodi said.