Red Wing Newsroom
- Member for
- 3 years 3 weeks
To the Editor: With Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month around the corner, I thought I'd share some thoughts on the experience of being black in Red Wing. First, Red Wing is largely a cultural vacuum. Nothing exists that validates the existence or positive contributions of black people. It's like a bad layer cake. The frosting is those folks who want the place to be decent and fair to everyone, while the bottom is largely predominated by racism, ignorance and intolerance.
To the Editor: The ringing endorsement of John Kline (R-E, Jan. 7) because he managed to have a "perfect" voting record in 2011 doesn't exactly ring true for me in light of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 when that wasn't the case. Sure, his votes have been constant, but they were also constantly hollow. Every single vote was to support the disastrous Iraq War. Every single vote was for the Republican obstructionist agenda. Every other vote was to march in lock step with an anti-health care, anti-middle class, but pro 1 percent agenda.
To the Editor: I called Hiawathaland Transit busing service and discovered through an automated message that it didn't run the buses Dec. 26 or Jan. 2 for the "New Year's Holiday." They said operations would be running on schedule Jan. 3. I wish I would've known buses weren't running Monday as I wouldn't have stood in the bitter cold for 30 minutes. Is it normal to have this day off for public transportation and I didn't know anything about it? I saw no flyers or bulletins in the local newspaper indicating such a change.
To the Editor: Please add attending First Friday to your New Year's resolutions for 2012. First Friday is a Red Wing Downtown Main Street promotion to reacquaint residents to our downtown. Not only will you have a good time discovering what our downtown holds, you will be helping our local economy. Your dollars spent in locally owned businesses have three times the impact on our community. This helps create jobs and maintain the unique character of Red Wing. Something special is planned for the first Friday of each month by participating businesses. On Jan.
To the Editor: I commend Tim Alms for that beautiful winter scene in the Saturday Dec. 24 REal Life portion of our local paper. It is so peaceful and serene, like not one snowflake had moved after it fell. I think he should enter that in a contest. Also the poem was great, too, made up by the three writers. Great job! Ione Hager Red Wing
To the Editor: To the Red Wing nurse that was in attendance at the Shakopee/Red Wing hockey game this past week and helped a little girl choking on popcorn. That little girl is my granddaughter Charlie and on behalf of my entire family would like to extend our thanks. Pattie Jagusch Red Wing
To the Editor: Recently both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, candidates for president in the Republican primaries, were left off the Virginia ballot, a very important primary, due to the fact that neither one filed the necessary petitions required by law in a timely manner. I would not request to see their birth certificates, but would like to see their high school diplomas. Richard W. Johnson Wacouta
To the Editor: Isn't it sad that Goodhue County is suddenly being surrounded by the human vultures, who in the last few years, have been circling it with their millions and billions of dollars to spend? These human vultures want to decimate our beautiful county with its gorgeous blufflands, valleys and rolling farmlands with their open pit blufftop sand mines and ugly wind turbines. They want to come in here, throw some money at the right people, buy them off, and destroy our county so they can make more millions.
To the Editor: Recently we enjoyed an afternoon hike in the Billings/Tomfohr recreation area and were impressed by the work recently completed--new trail markers and signs, clearing of brush along the trails, and erosion prevention. A hearty thank you to all who volunteered to make this happen, under the leadership of David Anderson. Also thank you to those who have permanently donated land to be enjoyed by all in our community.
To the editor: Mayor Egan and City Council members, it was with much anger and disgust that I read in Wednesday's Republican Eagle (Dec. 14, 2011) that the City Council had again approved to move forward with the Hallquist/Eunice area sidewalks. Some of you will remember how hard I worked to let you know how adamantly opposed I (and many other residents of the area) am to this project.