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ROCHESTER — Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday, March 21, the addition of a second daily flight to Atlanta from the Rochester International Airport (RST). Beginning July 9, Delta Air Lines will serve RST with two flights daily to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and three flights daily to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Sen. Mike Goggin's SF899 takes advantage of workers' tenuous H2A status. Goggin argues, "The choice is solely up to the employee; the bill does not require or expect any worker to work overtime." No, let's be clear. What employee wouldn't prefer overtime? This exemption is for the employer. It legislates lower wages for the employer. Hours and length of employment is specified in the H2A employment contract.
Twice in the past eight weeks, President Donald Trump has issued executive orders attempting to temporarily halt immigration from six predominantly Muslim nations, including Syrian refugees. In both instances, the court system has halted the orders. We, the undersigned clergy of Red Wing, feel called to express our support for refugees, immigrants, asylum-seekers and others who wish to legally enter the United States. Our sacred texts affirm the following shared values across faith traditions:
On March 21, the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss the Wildwood Community Solar Garden — a solar project on Howard Stenerson's wetland property in Wacouta Township. He owns this property but does not reside at it. The official applicants are Mark Andrew and Julie Jorgenson, but make no mistake, this is the same project Mr. Stenerson proposed himself last year — if anything, it's slightly bigger. Even though "community" is in the title, there is nothing community-oriented about this project.
In rural Minnesota, we know farmers are facing record-low prices and our communities are suffering because of that. Legislators should be working to figure out how to help family farmers get through these tough times. Instead, I see bills designed to help the biggest corporate-backed operations get bigger and take away the rights of neighbors.
The cut-flower industry can be a pathway for new invasive plant introductions. A good example of a plant that got its start in the Midwest through this inroad is baby's breath, Gypsophila paniculata.
Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Oliver Christofferson (left) of Red Wing trains Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ciara Poder, from Spring Hill, Fla., Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Austin Hoffman, from McBee, S.C., and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ian Callahan, from Merced, Calif., on the proper procedure to inspect and install cartridges of a laser-guided training round on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Eight J.C. Penney stores in Minnesota are slated for closing, according to a list the company released as part of its plans to close 138 stores nationwide. Store locations on the closure list include Baxter, Fairmont, Faribault, Hibbing, Hutchinson, Red Wing, Thief River Falls and Winona. In Wisconsin, a store in Richland Center is among four in the state to shut down. J.C. Penney Co. said about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the store closings, most of which are expected to occur in June.
Area businesses are invited to send nominations for the Business Professional Woman of the Year. Nominees and the winner will be honored during the Professional Women's Leadership Event April 26 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The nomination deadline is April 7 and a panel from Minnesota State College Southeast will judge entries. For a form, contact Christy Rikli at Christy.Rikli@ExpressPros.com or 651-388-6331.
How long should governmental agencies be required to retain emails before purging them? Longer than you might first think. A measure working its way through the Minnesota Senate would require schools, cities, townships, counties, etc., to retain electronic records for at least 18 months. That certainly would be better than a mere year, as one House lawmaker proposes, but 18 months doesn't cut it when you consider how long it takes governments to act on some issues.