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Viewpoint On this Veterans Day, I want to thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airman or coast guardsman. No matter the era or where duty called you, you took a solemn oath to defend this great nation of ours. That by itself puts you in the minority of our citizenship — a dedicated few who have earned the great esteem of being called a veteran.
SWCD supervisors re-elected Goodhue County residents re-elected three Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors Tuesday. Jeff Beckman, District 3, Ed McNamara, District 4, and John Jaeger, District 5, will serve additional four-year terms. There were no challengers. Clark remains on local bench To no one's surprise, voters elected Judge Larry Clark of Red Wing. The First District Court judge, whose chambers are in the Goodhue County Justice Center, had no challenger. He was one of 17 district judges on the ballot.
To say that the last several months have been stressful is an understatement. Get your good karma fired up and see the play "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" put on by Ellsworth High School drama. Mr. Dulak, Ms. Fuchs and Mr. Kleppe, along with the talented students, are to be commended on such a great event. This is truly a must-see. Eileen Welsch Hager City
After another rocky rollout for MNsure, the state's health insurance exchange, the reality of higher costs and fewer choices is becoming all too clear for Minnesotans shopping for health insurance in the individual market. Residents from Red Wing to Lake City to Wabasha to Winona already struggle with living in the highest cost region in the state. Yet for a family of four shopping through MNsure, the monthly premium cost of a benchmark plan (the second-lowest cost silver plan) will rise in 2017 by another 66 percent, from $1,136 to $1,883.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services is expanding the Estate Planning Clinic. The program is funded from the UCare Foundation and offers free estate planning documents for low-income seniors throughout the service area.
Three people were hospitalized Saturday in two separate Pierce County motorcycle crashes. The first crash left Ellsworth resident Eric S. Gilbertson, 36, and passenger Danielle R. Gilbertson, 30, injured after they crashed on County Road UU and 100th Avenue in the town of Maiden Rock. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, the crash, reported at 3:12 p.m., occurred while Eric Gilbertson was negotiating a curve and his 2005 Harley-Davidson went off the road. Both riders were taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing by Plum City/Maiden Rock ambulance.
One of the more pointless things people running for political office regularly say is, "We need change." Change happens, regardless of what we do. It's one of the three things you can count on, along with death and taxes. Too many of these change-chanters have no idea what needs to change, and worse, they are usually the clueless sort who rail against "social engineering," which would be what making changes requires.
Formed in the summer of 1946, the Red Wing Lions Club celebrated its 70th anniversary Friday, Nov. 4, with a banquet at the Red Wing Elks Club. Although the official chartering of the club took place in 1946, emcee John Anderson presented a history that suggested there was a Lions Club in Red Wing in the 1930s that folded during World War II.
Jason Lewis has won Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District with 47.11 percent of the vote. The candidate's victory keeps the seat Republican. According to unofficial numbers as of 8:39 a.m. Wednesday,...
Running unopposed and representing western Red Wing and Welch Township, Goodhue County Commissioner Ron Allen will be heading into another term for District 1. The current vice chair of the...