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A former Red Wing resident has been booked on 32 charges of possessing pornographic imagery of minors. Nicholas Warren Bradley, 38, was flagged by Microsoft Corp. on March 26, 2015, for downloading "three images of suspected child pornography to a Microsoft SkyDrive account," according to the statement of probable cause issued in Minnesota's First Judicial District Court. At that time, Bradley resided in Red Wing at 147 Oakmont Lane. He currently resides in Hutchinson, Minn., at 287 N. High Drive.
A rash of petty thefts should have some local drivers concerned. Several reports of theft have come to the Red Wing Police Department since July 6, stating that someone has entered unlocked vehicle and taken valuables or left items in disarray. Victims can be found throughout town, from downtown to Lower Burnside. Stolen items include cash, keys and cards, to name a few. Capt. Gordon Rohr speculated it might be kids checking doors, an inevitable consequence of summer.
Respectful conversations and conflict resolution have become major themes of the City Council in 2018. What will be your approach to resolving a disagreement? I have always found city of Red Wing staff to be positive, polite and professional. There have been numerous situations where I have worked with members of our community to resolve differences.
Council has lacked decorum for some time and needs to restore credibility with voters. Council and city staff must work together and maintain an open form of communication. If elected, I will listen, research and work with all parties to resolve the issues.
I think the No. 1 tool for solving conflicts and disagreements is the art of listening to people and actually hearing them, even when I may not agree. Truly listening and understanding, to me, is the key to resolving disagreements.
The public can give additional input for the Red Wing 2040 planning process at several pop-up open houses across the city on July 24-25. These will be fun, interactive opportunities to share ideas on how Red Wing should be developed and revitalized in the future. From mid-July to early August, there also will be an online survey for the public to weigh in on items that have been prioritized through the Red Wing 2040 Action Teams.
George Hintz is hoping to unseat longtime City Council member Dean Hove and represent combined Wards 1 and 2. Hintz aims to restore decorum to City Council and focus on taxes, senior issues and the wants and needs of the city. Hintz is a recently retired small-business owner, having run the Christian Book Store for many years, and he now hopes to commit his free time to the Red Wing community and council. Formerly, he served on the board of directors for Red Wing Downtown Main Street.
Zero tolerance discussion
By now, you may have noticed a new poster hanging around town that shares the message "all are welcome" in English, Spanish, Chinese, sign language and many other languages. This campaign is a project of the Friends of Immigrants, who hosted a conversation about Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in November 2017, and continue to work on behalf of minority people living in Red Wing.
CANNON FALLS — The Cannon Valley Fair has been a staple of summer in Cannon Falls for 103 years. It took place this year July 1-4, 2018. Events and live music are scheduled throughout the event, including a traditional meeting of the Goodhue County Board and the annual meeting of Goodhue County Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, July 4, the parade will take place at 11 a.m. and admission to the grounds will be free that day. Additional costs still apply for rides and food.