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Government should do what individuals can't do for themselves, such as build roads and bridges, advance public health, protect natural resources, and defend and safeguard communities, states and the nation. In a free country, people choose who will coordinate these actions. Such an election in its purest form will take place Tuesday in townships across Minnesota. Eligible voters typically will elect one supervisor and a clerk or treasurer. The winners are empowered and entrusted to handle zoning, infrastructure and so on at the local level.
Zumbrota will hold viewings of "His Neighbor Phil" Sunday, March 12, at the State Theatre. At 2 p.m. the audience will see the original sneak preview version shown in October 2014 just six months after filming was completed entirely on location in Zumbrota. Since then My Town Pictures has polished and edited the film. It is now in a form ready to be sold to media outlets. The distribution-ready version will be shown at 4:30 p.m.
When it comes to water pollution, doggy doo doo is a doggy don't do. The posted $700 fine for abandoned pet waste can withdraw from your bank account for leaving a pet deposit on Red Wing's parks and trails. Animal waste is serious pollution because it is unsightly, odorous, and it is alive with bacteria which can spread and multiply into the environment. Responsible pet owners always carry a waste disposal bag for their pet waste and the city also provides over 9,000 "dog-poop-bags" from park dispensers every year for pet owners.
The late Clara Lillyblad will be one of eight women inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame this spring. The announcement came Wednesday, March 8, which was International Women's Day. "These are trailblazers whose business achievements and philanthropic contributions are worthy of historic acknowledgment," said Mary Quist-Newins, president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The induction will occur May 11 at the Golden Valley Country Club.
On Wednesday, March 15, Goodhue County Historical Society will host the monthly History Break presentation, which will be "The Women of Mayo Clinic." Author Virginia Wright-Peterson will explore the women's stories in detail that led to the creation of her first book. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them to enjoy during the presentation.
AAUW Red Wing will hold Brave New Girls, a conference for middle school girls, March 30 at Twin Bluff Middle School. The 2017 program will be "TEXT — Means More Than Texting."
The Red Wing Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, conducted a cadet training session March 4 at Red Wing Regional Airport. Cadets from Red Wing Composite Squadron and Stanton Flight completed various training tasks, including drill, leadership and aerospace tests to complete the requirements for promotion.
Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced Zenith Tech of Waukesha, Wis., as the apparent low bidder for the contract to replace Highway 63 Eisenhower bridge over the Mississippi River. Bids from prime contractors were opened Wednesday, March 9, with four companies submitting bids. MnDOT is the lead agency for the project in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the city of Red Wing.
A recent letter to the editor from March 1 was critical of Senate File 899, which is my bill to give some seasonal and temporary agricultural H2A visa guest workers the opportunity to make more money.
On April 18, Red Wing Ignite will host the second annual Ignite Cup, a competition for start-up businesses in southern Minnesota. The winner will have the chance to compete as a semifinalist in the statewide MN Cup business competition. "The Ignite Cup brings a voice to some of the greatest minds in the area," said Neela Mollgaard, executive director at Red Wing Ignite. "We're excited about the collaborative nature of this event and partnership with the MN Cup."