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Q: I have witnessed residents not coming to a complete stop at the intersection of West Seventh Street and Plum Street. What can be done to curb this dangerous behavior? A: This is an excellent question as June is National Safety Month.
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman was in Red Wing on Monday, June 4, to learn from local leaders about Red Wing's successful advancement of a clean energy agenda in a rural community. Red Wing received a Minnesota Clean Energy Community Award in 2018 for its Green Wing Energy Action Plan. Red Wing also will soon receive recognition as a Step Five City by the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program, making it one of only 10 in the state to demonstrate leadership and improvement along certain green energy metrics.
Q: I'm at the stoplight and a panhandler is holding a sign requesting money. How should I respond to the panhandler(s)? A: It is only human nature to want to help your fellow man and the words on the sign can pull at your heartstrings ("Laid off," "Homeless with child" or "Disabled Vet") but I highly recommend that you don't for the following reasons:
Q: My neighbor was walking past my home on garbage day and told me I should peel the labels from my prescription medication bottle. Should I do this? A: Yes, your neighbor is correct and you owe him/her a big thank you.Opioid prescription medication thefts are a big concern and you do not want to display anything that may indicate what you may have in your home.
Q: While I was eating lunch at a local restaurant, I observed numerous cars ignoring the solid white line that is located before the crosswalk and stop sign. Could you remind us all what that solid white line means? A: The solid white line you are referring to is known as an intersection "stop line." The stop line is located at intersections with traffic signals and stop signs to help motorists know where they should safely stop at the intersection.
One year ago, Red Wing Youth Outreach began the groundwork to start up a mentoring program within Red Wing High School. The goal was to recruit about eight to 12 junior and senior students, match them one-on-one with a caring adult volunteer from the community, and facilitate discussions that help the students grow in social and emotional skills along with goal setting for after high school.
Red Wing City Council member Dean Hove has announced his intention to run for re-election in 2019. Hove represents Wards 1-2 (combined) and has served for more than 15 years. Hove identifies as someone committed to keeping taxes and spending down, maintaining strong public safety and listening to his constituents. "A lot of things have changed since I began my service on our City Council in 2003, but Red Wing citizens have stayed the same," Hove said. "They are still hard working folks who genuinely care about their neighbors and their community."
Are you ready to get active and enjoy the outdoors this summer? Then it's time to Get Ready to Ramble. Mayo Clinic Health System and Red Wing Family YMCA encourage families to get active together by participating in Get Ready to Ramble. This free nine-week program prepares participants of all ages for the River City Ramble, a 5K walk/run, two-mile walk and a kids' fun run on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Red Wing.
Mike Corrigan has received the 2018 MSC Southeast Outstanding Alumni Award - Red Wing. Corrigan is a band instrument repair program graduate, class of 2000, who currently creates custom instruments out of Kansas City, Mo., under the name Best American Craftsman. The reputation of B.A.C. is growing in musical circles and his custom horns are now being played at the Grammys and Oscars.
Q: My spouse past away and I am concerned my home will be robbed while my family attends her funeral. What can I do to protect my home while attending the funeral? A: I am sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there are people who target grieving families not only during the funeral services but also after with fraud scams. In law enforcement, we call them "Obituary Burglars" and here are a few things you can do to make it more difficult for these criminals. 1. Have a family member or a family friend watch your home while attending the services.