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To the Editor: Having a very strong farm background, I have always advocated for Minnesota farming throughout my time in the legislature, as well as the many years I previously...
To the Editor: On Monday, with the county attorney urging them to do otherwise, the Goodhue County Mining Committee voted against extending the county moratorium on frac sand mining. We...
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents conducted its annual retreat this week in Red Wing. The location was a departure from recent past practice — a move we see as indicative of new Chair Richard Beeson’s leadership. He intends to hold several more meetings in his two-year term away from the Twin Cities campuses.
We had a late start, but summer is finally here. This is the time to get you and your family outside and enjoy all of the healthy activities and foods that Goodhue County has to offer.
I was driving by Bay Point the other day, when the car ahead of me turned around and came back. I was so impressed, a young lady got out and picked up a small turtle in the road and put it in the grass. It made me feel so good.
John Adams wrote on July 3, 1776, to his wife, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of the Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
No fireworks. What an embarrassment.
The naysayers and the unpatriotic continue to cheer on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. That may irritate and disgust the average American, but calling Snowden a hero or labeling him a revolutionary is protected speech.
To the Editor: In support of a recent letter endorsing ranked-choice voting (R-E, June 12), I add the following thoughts. Our mayoral election pitted six candidates for our vote in a single election. The winner unofficially took 945 of 2,445 votes cast or roughly 38 percent of the vote. This is in the same electoral territory that Jesse Ventura won the governorship in 1998. None of our mayoral candidates supported ranked-choice voting. They, and Red Wing at large, should really consider that position. Why? Because the simple truth is that more people voted against the winner than for him.
To the Editor: Our one chance, our last chance may be now. I have been working to protect our community from unregulated silica mining since March 2011 when an Oklahoma oil company bought 155 acres on a bluff, adjacent to a residential development, a state forest and two watersheds that run into Hay Creek. I have learned more about silica mining than I wanted to learn. I have read hundreds of articles, ordinances and reports. I have spoken with people living near silica mines and those developing ordinances elsewhere. I have listened to the experts.