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25 years ago, 1991 The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office alerted the public of a scam that is currently going on in this part of the state. A person has been going to homes saying he is from the local electric company to examine wiring. He then gives the homeowner a bill and demands payment immediately.
Is Red Wing really showing all we got through sports? I grew up in a school with just a women's volleyball team, but I believe we should change that. I think that a men's volleyball team would expand the horizon of some of the young men in our school and can show off the skills of our school.
Dive right into your college career or take a year to try and find your real spark (straight Red Wing High School inspiration right there) while getting more perspective on the world you are heading into alone? It's our choice after all, is it not? Rather we begin our new found ''freedom'' as a respectable college student seeking an education, ready to be completely indoctrinated by another building and another educator. Or do we live dangerously and follow our obscure motivations by taking that gap year opportunity?
Having certain jobs in the community where you get to interact with people face-to-face is fantastic. Personally, I work at Walgreens, and I can say building relationships by talking to people at the register helps the town of Red Wing a lot. By just working there for a few weeks, I notice people leave with a smile on their faces. Our pharmacy helps out the elderly by supplying medication and by also showing the customers what's best and how to use them. Showing respect toward the community is my No. 1 goal.
Parking in the Red Wing High School parking lot is difficult for many students in many different ways. The school makes us pay for a pass to park here. The cost is really high while our parking lot looks bad. Where does the money go that we pay to park here? It is not going into the parking lot because the lot has not changed since I've been driving here. Then we have to go and pay for our car maintenance when we hit one of the many potholes in the parking lot. Even if we get our cars fixed, we may have to fix them a few months later.
Dorothy Gruber Quam wrote about growing up on a local farm; Ann Treacy created a mystery set in Goodhue County; Sharon Nelson created an inventory of early Red Wing businesses; and Heidi Bacon illustrated the story of lefse-making. The three authors and illustrator will share their stories Nov. 26 at a Holiday Open House at the Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St.
They have poured a lot of money into this flawed design. Is the new walking path leading to Bay Point Park a "Sunday stroller's" delight or the boathouse members' nightmare? It looked visually appealing at first sight, but then I noticed a few things. First, I observed that they had to go back and redo the paint on the railing, which seems minor, but as we all are aware expenses add up quickly. Then, I noticed that the walking path is gigantic, big enough to drive a semi truck down, with more ease than going through the roundabout they put in right next to it.
Barn Bluff is one of our town's most iconic features. On the west side of the bluff citizens of Red Wing will paint messages, symbols, pictures or even tributes. This is something we, as a town, should keep doing as it has been a type of tradition and is something that makes our town even more special. Painting symbols or messages on the bluff allows communication and spirit in different aspects in our town. It lets the citizens express opinion, support local causes, events and even tributes.
I have to say that I am disappointed with our past election. I'm disappointed that a candidate chose to use the presidential platform to insult numerous individuals on countless occasions for a variety of reasons without ever issuing an apology. How our president-elect conducted himself spoke volumes of his character. His words and actions on the campaign go against nearly everything I try to instill in my children and hold them accountable for. I am disappointed that people didn't demand better of someone looking to lead our country and guide the direction of our youth.