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Minnesota Senate candidate Mike Goggin, R-Red Wing, bested incumbent Matt Schmit, D-Red Wing, with a 54.24 percent lead in the race for District 21. "It's a shock. You put in all the hard work and effort and it feels good to win this," Goggin said as his party at the Red Wing Golf Club wrapped up in the final hours of election night. "It wasn't for me, it was for the people of District 21. I just want to be their representative at the Capitol, and I want to make it a better place to live in southeastern Minnesota."
Sean Dowse handily won the mayoral vote with 69.43 percent against opponent David Harris, who announced his withdrawal from campaign efforts shortly after the primary election. Both candidates, however, appeared...
Incumbent Kim Beise will return to his seat on City Council after winning 69.62 percent of the Ward 1 vote against opponent Thomas Day. Voters elected Beise to the seat...
Jeremiah Parris, a fifth-grader at Twin Bluff Middle School, felt a mixture of emotions while claiming his prize for reaching his reading goals two years ago: nervous because he had to walk up in front of the whole school during an assembly, but excited because he'd won the BMX bike he had his eye on.
The city of Red Wing and Cartegraph Systems Inc. will conduct pavement inspections as part of an ongoing maintenance program 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays from Thursday, Nov. 3, to Friday, Nov. 11. Vehicles marked with the Cartegraph logo and warning lights will drive through all neighborhoods at slow speedings and will make frequent stops.
Goodhue County voters will elect either Democrat Lisa Bayley or Republican Barb Haley to replace incumbent Rep. Tim Kelly, who chose not to run for re-election. The Republican Eagle asked...
More than two weeks after deeming the Affordable Care Act no longer affordable for many Americans, Gov. Mark Dayton announced a plan to offer state and federal aid for Minnesotans who buy individual health insurance policies. His plan would reduce premiums by 25 percent for about 123,000 Minnesotans who don't qualify for federal tax credit offered, he said. Federal aid to by state-subsidized insurance through MinnesotaCare would be available for those who don't qualify for the rebate.
Although House and Senate candidates for Minnesota's 21st District unanimously named health care as their No. 1 concern, each differs in approach to tackling what some have called a crisis throughout the state. Republican Mike Goggin and Democrat incumbent Matt Schmit, who will square off for Senate District 21, joined House District 21A candidates Lisa Bayley and Barb Haley Thursday for a candidate forum hosted by Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, Noontime Kiwanis and the Red Wing Rotary.
Keith Nardinger, an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services in Red Wing, expects about 50 of his clients — mostly farmers — to lose coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield as the company prepares to withdraw from Minnesota save for its costly Blue Plus Health Maintenance Organization plan. The few companies remaining in the state will cap the number of individual policies they sell and hike up rates — a move Nardinger said will leave thousands of Minnesotans without health insurance coverage.
Red Wing City Council on Monday ordered the improvement and preparation of plans for the Highway 63 river bridge replacement project, which will require reconstructing segments of Main, West Third and Bluff streets. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will lead the project and will host an open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. in the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room. City denies Burnside land parcel offer