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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
Lightning 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.
GOODHUE — The school auditorium was packed on Friday, June 8, with fans eager to cheer on their favorite royal hopefuls. Candidates for Miss Goodhue crossed the stage with poise and grace as winners from years past read aloud their accomplishments. Nine girls competed for the titles of Miss Congeniality, princess and Miss Goodhue, including: Monica Atkinson, Samantha Bartholome, Ashley Clemens, Paige Holst, Mackenzie Luhman, Brooklynn Meyer, Mary Poncelet, Elise Tipcke and Jada Voth.
Red Wing police responded to a bomb threat which was called into Alliance Bank, 840 Technology Drive, at around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The threat was not found to be credible, however, and by 4:45 p.m., bank employees, who had evacuated to the parking lot, were allowed to reenter the building at this time and conduct normal closing procedures. Emergency services have been called off and police have conducted a final perimeter search.
WELCH — It doesn't get more local than Dinner on the Farm, a unique dining experience catered and created by Bleu Dog Cafe. This chef-driven, locally sourced restaurant nestled along the Cannon River in Welch is normally open for just breakfast and lunch. But after crafting some nighttime five-course dinner experiences for food lovers, the owners are taking their next meal a step further and going directly to the source.