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Strawberry season has officially begun in Minnesota. A little late due to the long winter, but here nonetheless. Although people are eager and ready for fresh strawberries, the question this year becomes, are the strawberries ready for them?
The Red Wing Port Authority has approved sign awning facade grant applications for local businesses Backwoods Framing and Engraving and River City Car Wash. Each business will receive $2,500 to cover the cost of design and installation of new signage. Funds will be distributed after the project is complete.
McSorley Street was closed to traffic on Tuesday, June 19, while emergency responders negotiated the arrest of a man who had holed himself up in his home at 751 McSorley St., threatening suicide.
Meg and Joe Rheault became homeowners in 2015, and every year since, they've been battling weeds. Their home in Fridley, Minn., is backed into a sloping hill that's covered with trees and vegetation, making the property line's maintenance an extra big challenge above normal mowing and weed whacking tasks. "Three summers in a row we spent six weekends each summer working on pushing it back and it looked like we had done nothing," Joe Rheault said. Enter, the goats
Lighting is the primary suspect behind a structure fire that destroyed six garage units and multiple vehicles on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Firefighters worked 9:32 to 11:30 p.m. to combat heavy fire conditions and multiple car fires at Pioneer Village Apartments, 2114 Village Drive. After the fire was controlled, crews remained until 12:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, ensuring that all hot spots were managed and no more fires would break out.
City Council has approved a resolution that requires the repair or removal of the old Fleischmann maltery building at 110 Broad St., across from the YMCA. The building is a known hazard and has been in deep need of repair for many years. Currently, the sidewalk around the building is roped off to help avoid an accident, as bricks have been falling from the facade. The property owner will have 30 days following receipt of the order to complete the required repairs and corrections to the building.
Construction will limit driver mobility at the intersection of Potter and Third streets June 14-19. Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages drivers to take alternate routes until the work is completed by end of day Tuesday, June 19. This project will address underground utility work near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing.
A sea of about 80 people wearing white polo shirts flooded City Hall Council Chambers Monday night to show their support for Mississippi National Golf Links. Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation, the course's nonprofit management arm, has an agreement expiring with the city at the end of 2018. After five years operating under these terms, the course has been unable to self-sustain and turn a profit. With a one-year extension, advocates claim, they could get back on the right path.
Local students concerned about comprehensive immigration reform have taken their message straight to the source: lawmakers. Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County led a group of DACA and first-generation immigrants to lobby at the Minnesota Capitol and Washington, D.C. They met with representatives and/or their staff — state Sen. Mike Goggin and Rep. Barb Haley, U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and U.S. Reps. Jason Lewis and Tim Walz,.
On Tuesday, June 5, Goodhue County considered a vendor contract to manage the purchase and sale of patrol unit vehicles. This program would mean that, rather than purchasing patrol units outright and driving them until they can no longer run, vehicles would be leased to the county and sold by a vendor after three years, while they still have some value. All other vehicles would continue to be purchased outright by the county.