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To the Editor: What happened to Pretty Red Wing? As the proud daughter of a World War II veteran and a sister who is currently active in the Army, I am embarrassed by the condition of the United States and Minnesota flags hanging outside some private businesses in downtown Red Wing. They are worn looking and dirty to the point that some possess grease stains. Calls have been made to the businesses and the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce. A subsequent call was made to the Legion, which issued a letter in regards to the flags' conditions. Yet nothing has been done.
To the Editor: Time will tell if the recent Heritage Preservation Commission decision to approve demolition of the 134-year-old Peter Freeman house on Pine Street was right. Opinions differ as to whether or not the house is historically significant and worthy of rehabilitation.
To the Editor: I thank Robert Tjossen (R-E, April 71) for raising awareness of the Oral Health Practitioner legislation, which is currently pending in Minnesota.
To the Editor: I recently had a Sescrock stolen off my front porch. I am unfortunate to have a lot of foot traffic in front of my house because of the bike and walking trail. That does not give the people walking by the right to help themselves to other people's property. I just want to let whoever it was, the police have the number on the crock that was registered in my name. I bought it to plant a baby rose every year as a tribute to my deceased husband. I hope you have a conscience to bring it back. Be honest. Ina Christofferson Red Wing
To the Editor: Wind resources in the area have finally been recognized, resulting in at least four wind projects proposed in Goodhue County. Having property in a project under development, I find it reassuring to have national organizations involved that are using proven science and experience in wind development since few if any of us locally could properly construct a project. The best of both worlds come together where a community-based energy development or C-BED is formed and local ownership and input enhances a project's viability.
To the Editor: I am not against having a Humane Society in any way. In fact, I fully believe in having one. I am against ripping off the public. My 3-year-old son let our dogs out April 18. Our male dog was registered and the female dog wasn't quite old enough to be registered. A nice lady called it in and left a message for me. She was not a police officer or anyone from the Humane Society of Goodhue County. She was just trying to help.
To the Editor: Did you know Rotary Day is today, April 28? Rotary Day is a special time to recognize what the local Rotary Club is doing in our community. You will easily be able to spot Rotary members from the community day. We will all be wearing blue shirts with the Rotary gear-wheel emblem. Do you know what Rotary is doing in Red Wing? Lots! Our community service projects focus on providing opportunities for youth. The Skate Park at Pottery Pond has been one of our largest projects in the community.
To the Editor: We have started daily walks at Colvill Park and have noticed that someone is upset with dog owners that do not pickup after their pets. We don't like that either, but the solution is not to use sharp wooden BBQ skewers with bright yellow caution tape bows on them to mark the offense. A child could be drawn to the bright yellow and be injured by the sharp skewer. The skewers are litter, dangerous litter. The city workers certainly will not like them when they start mowing. We find them even more offensive than what the irresponsible dog owner left behind.
To the Editor: I respect our distinguished senator, Steve Murphy. But he is human, with a few blind spots. One concerns nuclear power. In 1994 citizens asked Senator Moe as well as Mr. Murphy, an Xcel employee, to recuse himself from the Prairie Island vote. This did not happen. Regrettably, Senator Murphy's letter to this editor (R-E, April 21) was itself highly inflammatory, accusatory, threatening, wrong in most aspects, and grossly inappropriate.
Oct. 12, 2009 George "Red" Reinhart, 87, of Red Wing, died Monday, Oct. 12, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Elmwood, Wis., to Delbert and Velma (Turner) Reinhart and lived in Red Wing his entire life. He was a 1940 graduate of Red Wing Central High School and served in the U.S. Army Battery B 346th FABN- 91st Infantry, serving in North Africa and Italy. He married Dolores "De" Luhman on Nov. 13, 1943. While in high school Red worked at the Bucket O' Blood Café.