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To the Editor: Hats off the city crew and all who worked so hard to complete the Central Park project by July Fourth. It looks beautiful. June Gustafson Red Wing
To the Editor: We would like to announce the first reunion of the descendants of Margaretha Schmidt, Schulenberg, Peters, Dammann. It will be held at Colvill Park in Red Wing Aug. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. Margaretha Schmidt, Schulenberg, Peters immigrated in 1881 with her two children, Dora and John Peters. In 1882 she married Peter Dammann of Goodhue.
To the Editor: Community service and volunteerism is making a huge comeback. In fact, Wisconsin is a state known for one of the most volunteering populations in the country. Have you ever looked back at a memorable moment when you were part of something big? I mean a big event, a big impact for our region, friends made, a lasting impact for decades to come and your personal satisfaction as being part of its success.
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.