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To the Editor: The final budget bill, negotiated behind closed doors, passed the Wisconsin Senate 17-15, with all Republicans and one Democrat voting no. Democratic leadership introduced and passed a two-year state budget that increases spending by $4 billion, raises state taxes and fees by $2.1 billion, leaves the state with a structural deficit of nearly $2.3 billion for the next budget, and borrows another $2.9 billion. I voted against the budget bill. Budget bills are about choices and priorities, and there was little doubt that the historic budget shortfall would be challenging.
To the Editor: I read your recent editorial supporting Red Wing's policy of installing broadband conduits at the same time that roads are being torn up -- a policy I strongly support (R-E, June 20). In fact, as your editorial mentioned, I recently introduced legislation that would require federally funded transportation projects to include the simultaneous installation of underground broadband communication conduits. I want to congratulate Red Wing for leading the way on this important issue and for having the foresight to implement this common sense policy.
To the Editor: On Monday, the Lake City City Council formally recognized Lake City Tourism Bureau Inc. as the primary administrator of the Lake City Lodging Tax. The mission of LCTB is to administer lodging tax funds to promote the community as a tourist destination and increase the economic impact of tourism dollars spent in our community. In an effort to support all valid promotional ideas and efforts throughout the community, we encourage tourism stakeholders to become involved in LCTB. The first general membership meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
To the Editor: You know who you are and we want to thank you! You have no idea what it meant to find such a wonderful and beautiful surprise awaiting us at our daughter's gravesites. The flowers are beautiful and the thoughtfulness means more than you know. Thank you. Keith Klindworth and Debbie Lawrence Red Wing
To the Editor: How connected are we, really? As a lifelong resident of rural Minnesota, I know we are a people who understand the integral role that family, friends and community play in our lives. Despite attempts sometimes to "get off the grid," we understand and appreciate being connected.
To the Editor: Red Wing City Council passed Resolution 5874 to replace unsafe bridges on old Highway 19 and to spend more than $185,000 to remove three bridges on the historic Cannon Bottom Road. I suspect they were blindsided to the second part of this resolution buried in the document. Removal of these three bridges will come as a shock and dismay to anglers, hikers, bicyclists and hunters. For ATVs, bicycles, and snowmobiles, this is the only safe way to cross the river and Highway 61 traffic. Cannon Bottom Road closed to traffic when the river washed out parts in the 1990s.
To the Editor: In the coming weeks, Congress will be reviewing a national energy tax known as "cap and trade," legislation proposed by the president that will attempt to raise federal revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To the Editor: I read the Republican Eagle June 12 and noticed one more family as well as mine had been victimized at Oakwood Cemetery. There have been family members from 1952 to now buried at Oakwood. Last fall, I went to the cemetery to see how things looked. What a surprise. The stand and pot were removed from my daughter's and her dad's graves -- as well as another pot and stand, which I mentioned above. The only answer I received was something about a "flower program" we did pay for all those years.
To the Editor: It has recently come to our attention that the summer recreation program has been cut from the city of Red Wing's budget. This program includes not only the neighborhood park events, but also the multiple summer field trips and T-ball program that children have enjoyed for years.
To the Editor: It's family vacation season again in Minnesota -- that cherished time of year when we pack our cars and head "up north" or "to the lake." While most of us look forward to relaxing with family and friends at a favorite destination this time of year, for the owners of Minnesota's 900-plus resorts, the rest and relaxation is on hold until the fall. Resorting is a tradition in our state that dates back to the late 1800s, when prominent Minnesotans would gather in grand hotels on the shores of large, metro-area lakes, including Lake Minnetonka.