Accepting contractual commitments in absence of promises, the Goodhue County Board officially transferred the title of the 1916 Central High building this morning to developer George Sutton. The $1 sale was unanimously approved by the board without a local contractor --- a requirement of the development agreement -- signed on to the project.
Red Wing Planning Director Brian Peterson thinks bringing in author Jack Schultz is perfect timing while the city is smack-dab in the middle of updating its comprehensive plan. "We're hoping he helps energize Red Wing to help look at community economic strategy and become active and engaged in community development," he said. This year and next year will carry the brunt of comprehensive planning -- an outline of where the city will be in coming decades -- and Schultz brings a message that's befitting Red Wing's current economic status, Peterson said. "It's tied to the w
City officials might not be ordering fries, but they will be sizing up McDonald's drive through lanes -- and other surrounding property -- for Monday's City Council meeting. In order to alleviate traffic buildup on North Service Drive at that intersection with Highway 61, the council will consider whether it wants to adopt a plan that could mean some major changes to the area. Council also will have the option Monday to approve or amend a letter of intent with McDonald's. A portion of the letter says McDonald's would acquire a residential property directly west of it.
The season's biggest snowfall wasn't enough to keep a handful of anti-war demonstrators from gathering at John Rich Park early Friday night for a peace vigil. With snow pelting them from all directions, representatives of the Red Wing Area Peace Group and the local Veterans for Peace chapter gathered at the downtown park to commemorate the second anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Sherry LeVeille, an organizer from the Red Wing Alliance for Peace, had expected about 30 people to attend the vigil, but weather conditions meant there were just enough people to hold one