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To the Editor: Bald eagles left their summer haunts and are on the move in Goodhue County. Three mornings last week I looked for eagles. I saw about 35 each of the first two days and, with less time to look, about 18 the last day. A landowner who is a participant in the AWA Goodhue wind project aided my efforts one day. Steep bluffs ablaze in fall foliage surround cattle pastures and tracts of crop ground busy with the fall corn harvest. His family's properties are eagle magnets.
Karl Marx once described Wall Street as the "Vatican of capitalism." This brief description is both poetic and apt. When one considers Wall Street's greed, its clandestine dishonesty, its collusion with wealthy and arch-conservative political establishments and the imposition of its views on large numbers of people, then all but the least enlightened would fail to see the analogy.
Reps. Tim Kelly and John Krisel have done themselves and all of us proud in voting against the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment restricting marriage. In choosing to use their own thoughtful judgment about fundamental principles of government, they have rejected the politically easier choice of joining a momentarily popular trend toward placing party loyalty above all else. I've known Kelly for many years now and often opposed him on matters before the Red Wing School Board when we served together.
To the Editor: Having worked for both Pierce and Goodhue counties and, as a resident of Red Wing, I have attended my share of commissioner board and city meetings. I was appalled at the inappropriate and unprofessional behavior Ron Allen demonstrated regarding the conditional-use permit for Hidden Valley Campground. With all the grandstanding and showboating by Mr. Allen, Mr.
To the Editor: The report on the County Board action to approve the conditional-use permit to replace .225 acres of wetland spread out over parts of Belle Creek and Minneola townships stated that Commissioners Allen and Seifert were confused by the lack of comment by the Belle Creek Watershed Board. Maybe they should have done what Commissioner Samuelson did: Call a watershed board member.
To the Editor: I respect the city of Red Wing's decision not to sell Mississippi National. It is the best for me as well. I just wish the time would have been shorter. It is what it is. We are going to look forward and only forward in a positive way. The city and I will be working together to make Mississippi National all it can be. I want to thank the Red Wing citizens, our golfers and our staff for hanging in there. I know it wasn't easy. Wendell Pittenger Oakdale, Minn.
To the Editor: Mayor Dennis Egan's fifth and final neighborhood meeting will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 18 at the Senior Center (Fairview Red Wing Professional and Community Center) 1407 W. Fourth St. Over one hundred citizens have attended neighborhood meetings and provided the mayor with valuable information and insights about our community. Don't miss this opportunity to have a conversation with Egan. The League of Women Voters has partnered with the mayor's office to make the neighborhood series possible.
To the Editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, a group of Goodhue County professionals and concerned citizens formed the Elder Justice Network for the protection of our elders. We are committed to informing the public about elder abuse, speaking up for those who need assistance, and providing resources that can assist victims and their families with recovery and future protection.
To the Editor: I recently participated in being a interviewer for the Pierce County 4-H Ambassador program. I have to admit I was greatly surprised on how well these fine applicants were able to articulate their answers to questions of the interviewers. I, having very little to no knowledge of 4-H, was very impressed. In Pierce County, I always thought the 4 H's stood for me and three of my cousins. Either that or 4-Hines. I was hesitant to accept this position because of my lack of expertise in the 4-H program.
To the Editor: My grandfather Alva Conrad Rapp was a founder of the Belle Creek Watershed. It was created to promote conservation practices that will retain water on the land and direct water in a more productive and less intrusive ways to reduce soil erosion, pollution and flooding that protects public safety. Deaths have occurred because of this flooding. Unfortunately, we have become complacent. I am troubled and concerned that the watershed was unable to have essential input to the wetland issue regarding the AWA Goodhue industrial wind project. This is because on Sept.