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Concerned Citizens of Senate District 28 -- read: citizens opposed to nuclear power -- may not agree with Sen. Steve Murphy's drive to keep the Prairie Island nuclear plant operating through the end of its current license, and maybe 20 years additional. But that is insufficient reason to kick Murphy out of office. The group filed a petition Monday with the complaint that Murphy has a conflict of interest. Murphy is an employee of Xcel Energy's steam plant in Red Wing.
TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
As Jefferson Elementary School prepares to close, alumni remember with fondness their grade-school days. "I can understand why Jefferson's closing, but I feel bad because it was a wonderful school," said Anna Smith who taught first-grade for 31 years at Jefferson Elementary before retiring in 1985. "I taught in several schools, but this was the finest," she said, smiling. Jefferson Elementary opened in 1917 after the eight-room building was completed for a mere $35,000. The original schoolhouse was located on West Third Street and was built in 1869.
At Fairview Red Wing: April 29, 2003 Calyn David Blue was born Tuesday to Kristina Collins and John Blue of Red Wing.
Chapter P of PEO Chapter P of PEO will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Barbara Tittle's home. Bring a cup and utensils. Local traffic is permitted on Highway 58. Dawnbreakers Kiwanis Dawnbreakers Kiwanis will meet at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Speaker will be cartoonist Craig Livingstone. Diamond Bluff Cemetery Diamond Bluff Cemetery will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Hall. Diamond Bluff Board Diamond Bluff Town Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The Red Wing boys tennis team placed second at the Eau Claire Memorial Invitational Saturday. Eden Prairie won the invite. Wayzata placed third. The invite featured 16 teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin. "There were a lot of good teams there," Coach Kris Klassen said. "We weren't sure what to think because we had never seen most of the teams from Wisconsin. But there were some great players. I thought the guys did awesome." Aaron Nordenskjold and Aaron Motz teamed up to claim first place at No. 1 doubles.
Red Wing City Council members will get a first look Monday at the lone proposal to lease the historic train depot on Levee Street. The proposal was submitted by the Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau. The bid comes less than two months after the VCB discontinued its sublease with the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce for 250 square feet and moved its offices from the depot to the St.
BASEBALL Stewartville 9, Kenyon-Wanamingo 5 Caledonia 2, Goodhue 0 Byron 4, Cannon Falls 3 SOFTBALL Pepin 25, Plum City 0
Music offered indoors and out Music lovers can check out the tunes at numerous venues Friday. In conjunction with a visit from the Audubon Ark, Spruce Top Review and Jon Stravers will entertain from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Levee Park. Blue Moon After Hours will present Yata and Michael Flaherty at 7:30 p.m. On May 17, choices include folk music by Sue Shockey from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rhythm & Brew, Lake City, or the Blue Moon After Hours concert at 7:30 p.m.
Editor's note: Following are answers to questions raised in People's Platform and researched by R-E staff writers. The R-E offers this service, as questions warrant. * * * Comment: How much money has Goodhue County paid Jack Strobel since 2001? Don't we already pay taxes that fund our county attorney? It seems like we are paying double for services our county attorney should be able to handle. Strobel and Hanson PA was paid $12,319.24 in 2001, $18,906 in 2002 and $347.98 so far this year with a few bills in process.