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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.
I don't understand the war on CO2 — the chemical name for carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is made by burning almost any material that contains carbon, such as wood, coal or fuel oil. Carbon dioxide is also made when we breathe. We breathe in air containing the oxygen we need, and we breathe out air containing carbon dioxide. Just the opposite happens in plants. They need carbon dioxide to live and give off oxygen. Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants make sugar and starch from water and carbon dioxide, with the help of sunlight and chlorophyll.
Crossings' annual Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit is on display through April 27, celebrating a pairing of two art forms. Fifty-one poets and visual artists took part in this years' exhibit, which can be seen free of charge during regular business hours. A reception and poetry reading takes place 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, both at the gallery and next door at Zumbrota's State Theatre.
Think a solar garden subscription might be for you? In honor of Earth Day, come to Red Wing City Hall 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, to learn how solar subscriptions work and to meet and talk with local providers. Chris Meyer from Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams will speak on the topic and answer questions. The event is free and sponsored by the Red Wing Sustainability Commission. For more information, contact Tina Folch at 651-385-3652 or email@example.com .
Where do you work and what do you love most about your job? I have worked for Goodhue County Health and Human Services for 30 years. What I love most about my job is that we as an agency all come together in some way each and every day to make a difference in people's lives in Goodhue County. What's your favorite spot in Goodhue County? Share what makes it special.
Area residents are invited to ride a chartered bus to the March for Science — Minnesota to be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. The bus will leave Red Wing Mall at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Feel free to bring signs and banners. Suggested donations to cover transportation costs are $10 for limited income and youths; $20 per adult or $30 a couple. Reserve a seat by calling 651-388-9159 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 18. Please leave voice message with contact information and number of seats requested.
I believe that whom you know played a big role in why a large solar garden is about to be placed in a peat bog wetland south of Red Wing, on property owned by Howard Stenerson. When this project was brought to the County Board at the May 3, 2016, Kenyon meeting, former Commissioner Ted Seifert said. "I think we should let Howie (Stenerson) see how far he can get with this."
Where do you work and what do you love most about your job? Red Wing Ford Chrysler, I love seeing people that I know everyday. Also, I love the feeling of helping someone out with an issue. What's your favorite spot in Red Wing? Share what makes it special. Bay Point, you can see all of the boats go by and it's a nice park to walk around. What's your favorite food, book or movie? My favorite food is sloppy Joes Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl