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 Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team spent the day Wednesday, April 12, at Red Wing's Memorial Park to work on search and apprehension training. Throughout the scheduled event from noon to 7 p.m., the ERT focused its training around one common goal: keeping the suspect's safety a priority. K-9 Ambush, handled by Deputy Matt Bowron, was alongside the team to aid in finding participants playing the role of suspects. Officers set up scenarios with one to two suspects with assigned reasons for escaping the scene.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team spent the day Wednesday, April 12, at Memorial Park to work on search and apprehension training. Throughout the scheduled event from noon to 7 p.m., the ERT focused its training around one common goal: keeping the suspect's safety a priority. K-9 Ambush, handled by Deputy Matt Bowron, was alongside the team to aid in finding participants playing the role of suspects. Officers set up scenarios with one to two suspects with assigned reasons for escaping the scene.
When a job has a strong sense of community, not only with the staff but for those who reside there, it can be hard to tear away from it. For Shon Thiesen, he experienced just that. In 1993, Thiesen was an intern at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing. Going on to fill positions such as recreational therapist, correction supervisor and associate warden of operation, the new warden says his job is all about the big-picture approach. "I was at the right spot at the right time," Thiesen said. "I knew day one this was what I wanted to do."
Baldy, the proposed Olympic ski jump at Mount Frontenac, continues to make headway in Goodhue County. At Tuesday's County Board meeting, commissioners unanimously supported the project by approving two new items. The board voted to change zoning to commercial recreational district from an agricultural district. The then board approved allowing a business to run within the district.
A divided Goodhue County Board approved a set of conditions April 4 for a controversial utility-scale solar project in Wacouta Township. Under the motion approved 3-2, the Wildwood Community Solar Garden proposed a section of land between Highway 61 and Wildwood Lane southeast of Red Wing will need to include the purchasing of 1.5 acres of mitigation credits from wetlands in another part of the state to offset the impact to the local wetland.
Hi, I'm Reveler. People may think I'm just a dog, but I'm actually the supervisor at Fair Trade Books. Oh, you think my parents Rick and Fay DeVoe are the owners? No, you're wrong. They work under me. I'm in charge. Let's start with what my job duties are. My day starts with a long, comfy nap under a table covered in books. It's important that I'm well rested for running a business.
The company with a strong community heritage that has specialized in perfecting the working boot for over 100 years has welcomed a new face. With only a few days under his belt, Steve Pilla, Red Wing Shoe's new vice president and chief supply chain officer, is starting to get a feel for his new position. "Being here just two weeks, I have to figure out how does Red Wing work," Pilla said. "The deeper that I get into the business will help me develop that long-term viewpoint."
Law enforcement officers from throughout the state, including Goodhue and Dakota counties, will participate in the annual basketball tournament Saturday, April 8, to raise funds for families of fallen peace officers. The games will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Henry Sibley High School. Proceeds this year will go to Minnesota Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors to assist survivors of officers killed in the line of duty. In past years, funds were donated to assist families and help pay for engraving on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.
When it comes to places to eat in Red Wing, there isn't a shortage of destinations. But every weekend during the warmer months, the American food truck Phil's Spot has proven to be a hot spot for the community. Reviews on Yelp have also been in favor of Phil's Spot's ever-changing menu and farm fresh ingredients. "Love this food and truck ambiance. Everything is excellent," one Yelp review said. During this spring and summer, owner Phil White said he hopes to have this food truck open more than just on the weekends.
Think of the stress behind planning a trip. Now, think of it without having to worry about gridlock, road construction, or long security lines. Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission is working toward just that by preparing the plan for a fast route from the Twin Cities to Chicago. With the existing Amtrak train, this daily train will run at a different time.