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 Phoenix Theatre production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" helps us all feel less alone when illustrating the weird, crazy, hilarious and very relatable family dynamic. Director Julie Martin, a local celebrity in community theatre, brought to the stage a cast of actors that kept the audience uncontrollably laughing throughout the two-hour runtime.
Wacouta Township residents continued to voice concerns over the proposed Wildwood Solar Garden at a public hearing Tuesday in the Goodhue County Government Center. A vote on the project application was tabled until next month. Before the hearing, Mark Andrew representing GreenMark Solar as the applicant and Howard Stenerson, the landowner, discussed with the board what their project plan entails. "The goal is to generate clean, renewable energy," Andrew said. The project would entail installing 22,410 solar panels within a 43.1 acre wetland in Wacouta Township.
Chelsey Sather has operated Chelsey's Little Monkeys, a small child care provider in Pine Island, for about five years. Without any idea she had been nominated for Goodhue County Provider of the Year, Sather said she was humbled and honored when she caught wind of the exciting news. "I feel blessed to be a huge part of each of my families' lives," Sather said. The 34-year-old spends each weekday with 10 to 12 children and plans fun and educational activities for her little monkeys.
The current summer collection will be the last that shoppers will see at the Red Wing JCPenney. The local store is among 138 stores nationwide gearing up to close this spring. "Approximately 280 associates are impacted at these Minnesota locations," Christina Voss, corporate communications and public relations manager said. "It's essential to adjust our store portfolio and invest in those locations that offer the best expression of the JCPenney brand and can function as a seamless extension of the omnichannel experience."
Updates from Rep. Haley Rep. Barb Haley briefly dropped by the Goodhue County Board meeting March 21 after attending a day care discussion to provide commissioners with an overview of what she has been working on at the state level for the county. "We're trying to get things to the governor early," Haley said. "Our budget target came out yesterday. What that means is, we have very early deadlines."
Moving to Red Wing and finding an affordable home has proven to be a daunting task for young renters.
Tuesday, March 14 marked the annual township meetings and elections for 2017. Goodhue County saw a lot of incumbents keep their position, while some townships had write-in candidates take over. Stanton Township voted yes to the special election ballot question: "Shall the county be permitted to issue Sunday sales intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within Stanton Township?" The next step will include the county approving this motion. If approved, liquor stores within Stanton Township will have the option to remain open on Sunday.
Goodhue County is gearing up for this year's township elections. Four townships will be holding a special election this year. No one is on the ballot for treasurer in Leon Township, so the position likely will be appointed. Stanton Township's special election regards voters deciding yes or no to the following question: "Shall the county be permitted to issue Sunday sales intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within Stanton Township?"
Despite cold weather and heavy snow fall, friends and family gathered and held each other close on Sunday in remembrances of Marya Christansen. The balloon release ceremony included loved ones of all ages who let the strings go after a countdown, shouting, "We love you Marya." Cars on the highway honked as they passed by and watched the orange and green balloons float into the sky. While the weather conditions may not have been ideal for everyone to make it to the event, over 25 people attended to honor Christiansen and show their support.
Robert Behrens attended Thursday's Noontime Kiwanis Club meeting without any idea that he would be the center of attention, much less be awarded 2016 Red Wing Neighbor of the Year. "At the end of the day, he will decline credit for it," said Behrens' son, Max. "There's going to be always as much time and effort and money as he can offer, not just of his own, but of everybody else's."