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Almost 47 years ago, Republican California Congressman Pete McCloskey was persuaded by Wisconsin Democratis Sen. Gaylord Nelson to serve as his co-chair in an effort to launch an environmental awareness day. Their combined efforts led to the formation of a national staff to establish environmental education events across the country. The concept of having a day to promote dialogue on environmental issues is no less relevant now than it was on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.
On April 19, the Highway 60 east interchange at Highway 52 will be closed and detoured. Crews will be replacing drain pipes at the location with additional work expected to accommodate an upcoming detour. Motorists can expect during the detour: • Highway 52 north and south who want to use Highway 60 east will exit at Pine Island to use Goodhue County Road 11 to Mazeppa, where it connects to Highway 60 east.
Letter writers continue to deceive about Sen. Mike Goggin's bill to help H2A visa guest workers make more money. It's clear these writers seem more interested in scary headlines than an honest discussion about the bill.
ZUMBROTA — In their latest show, the talent-packed Fabulous Armadillos pay tribute to the great guitar innovators of many genres. "Guitar Heroes (Legends of the Six String)" is a concert for any and all fans of the guitar. Crossings is bringing the show to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
The Upper Hiawatha Valley Audubon Chapter of Red Wing will host a program on "The Beauty and Birds of Hawk Ridge" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Red Wing Conservation Club, 1010 E. Fifth St.
Goodhue County Historical Society will host "History of the Church of St. Rose of Lima" at noon April 19. The journey to restore and preserve the church will be presented by Jill Palof with Friends of St. Rose as part of the monthly History Break series. The program will run in conjunction with the temporary exhibit about Cherry Grove Township. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy during the free presentation. For more information, visit the Goodhue County Historical Society website at www.goodhuecountyhistory.org .
I joined four of my other School Board members last Monday up at the state Capitol to advocate for public education at the Legislature. We met with our own Barb Haley and Mike Goggin, and we also got to hear messages from Rep. Jim Davnie and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to name a few. It was a fantastic, busy day as we focused on issues that our school board deals with every week.
City of Red Wing called on St. Paul and Washington, D.C., Monday night to recognize climate change as a serious threat to the "health, prosperity and security of Americans." The Red Wing Sustainability Commission brought a letter to City Council endorsing action on climate change. The letter calls for lawmakers to recognize climate change and act to mitigate its effects. The commission asked City Council to endorse the letter and send it to Congressman Jason Lewis, R-Red Wing, as well as Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn, and Amy Klobuchar D-Minn.
Council President Kim Beise and Council members Peggy Rehder and John Becker reported Monday night on their tour of the Lab USA facility in Roosevelt, Wash. Becker pointed out that, unlike the proposed Red Wing incinerator ash processing site, the Washington facility was in the middle of a large landfill in a very remote area. "The goal is to filter the ash down to specific sizes," said Becker. "It's a very mechanical process, using magnets and gravity to shake down the waste. In the facility, it's a noisy, dirty process."
A discussion for the Wildwood Community Solar Garden was scheduled at the monthly Wacouta Town Board meeting Monday, April 10. Supervisors requested that applicant Howard Stenerson and solar garden developer GreenMark provide additional information regarding the conditional-use permit. Due to the application not being fully submitted by Monday, the next steps for the Wildwood Solar Garden will be reviewed at the Town Board meeting 7:30 p.m. May 8 in the Town Hall. The township must approve the permit for the solar garden to continue moving forward.