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Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2017 Century Farms Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the program was created to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms in the state. More than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been honored since the program started in 1976. To qualify, family farms must be: • At least 100 years old according to authentic land records
Will the owners of the hog farm attend Goodhue County commissioners meetings? Is $150 the right amount for a water bill? Will the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources be allowed to count the number of gallons of water pumped by the farm? I noticed those opposed to wind turbines because their view is blocked are supporting the hog farm even though they know the farm will pollute the air and water. Will the farm do their own hauling? In a drought, will the farm haul water? Ken Lyons Lake City
Council quickly tackles agenda The Feb. 13 Red Wing City Council meeting was a concise 52 minutes, featuring little debate and general consensus on agenda items. Councilmembers Dean Hove, Evan Brown, John Becker, and Dan Munson, along with Council President Kim Beise and Mayor Sean Dowse, were in attendance. Dustin Schulenburg and Peggy Rehder's absences were excused. Reconstruction work recognized
In Red Wing with all the great churches and good attendance of people praying for peace, life and love, I would expect the local newspaper to have equal coverage of peaceful walks for life, especially because the vice president of the United States attended and spoke at the rally in Washington, D.C. Recent articles in the Eagle only covered the walks for death. The Eagle did not even cover the rally in St. Paul that has been held for years and attended by many state legislators.
Red Wing High School graduate Megan (Fricke) Dimich and her Farmington High School choir will play host to Concordia College Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the high school's recital hall, 20655 Flagstaff Ave. Her students will sing under conductor Rene Clausen, who has selected a varied program including a section titled "How Can I Keep From Singing," which includes works by Pete Seeger, Norman Luboff and Shawn Kirchener.
Seven blood brothers from Chicago's South Side will bring their unique fusion of jazz, soul, hip-hop, rock and funk music to Red Wing on Feb. 24. Performing as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, they will appear at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Theatre. They have been playing brass instruments since childhood, having been raised communally by their father, jazz trumpeter and activist, Phil Cohran and his wives. Music was a constant element in the household.
Government agencies and related businesses will be closed Monday to observe Presidents Day. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver first-class mail. Post offices will be closed. Government offices in Goodhue and Pierce counties are closed. City of Red Wing buildings, including the library, are closed, and Public Works crews will collect refuse and recycling one day late all week. The License Center and Workforce Center also are closed. Hiawathaland Transit will operate as usual. Schools that opted to hold classes include Red Wing Public Schools.
"Puttin' on the Glitz" is the theme for the annual Bling and Chocolate fundraiser for the Goodhue County Historical Society. The jewelry and chocolate event will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St. Participants can preview the silent and oral auction items at 1 p.m., with the event officially beginning at 1:30 p.m. An oral auction will start at 3 p.m.
After a week of fervent online voting, the half-million-dollar Small Business Revolution contest came to a close Thursday night, Feb. 16. Red Wing was one of five finalists, whittled from a list of 14,000 cities across the country. The winner will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 22. Red Wing moved into first place for the $500,000 prize as of an update Wednesday, the last official standing before the voting closed.
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