Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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A chase on Highway 52 forced officers to use stop sticks multiple times after a suspect fled in their vehicle, reaching speeds of 118 mph. Michael Bernard Lee, 48, was arrested on April 17 pending charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer by a means other than a motor vehicle, giving a peace officer a false name, and driving after suspension. Lee was pulled over after off-duty Zumbrota police officer said he saw a vehicle speeding, crossing the center and fog lines, and weaving through traffic with no license plates on Highway 52.
CANNON FALLS — The first thing you'll notice when meeting Gage Robinson is his infectious smile, one that seemingly spreads from ear to ear. A beacon of positive energy and emotion, the 15-year-old high school student spends his free time unlike many of his teenage classmates: teaching about traumatic brain injuries. Gage knows all too well the type of damage that traumatic brain injuries and shaken baby syndrome causes after his father dropped him, then shook him, at 10 weeks old.
Students will pay 10 cents more for lunch this fall. Red Wing School Board unanimously approved the price increase at the April 15 meeting. Brenton Lexvold, the food service director, presented to the board how the pricing will help increase food service department wages and replace aging equipment in the kitchens. Lunch prices will change in the following ways: • Elementary: • 2018-2019 price: $2.60 • 2019-2020 price: $2.70 • Twin Bluff: • 2018-2019 price: $2.70 • 2019-2020 price: $2.80 • High School:
The young woman stood in front of Judge Douglas Bayley in court on Friday afternoon, shaking and holding back tears, recounting the ways her mother and stepfather failed her and abused her during childhood. She said Heather Laverne Germain, actively used her to live vicariously through her. That Germain had failed to stand up during years of abuse by Michael Lowell Germain.
Messing around with a firearm led to one Red Wing resident being hospitalized and another in custody. Red Wing police responded to a 911 call on April 10, 2019, from Jack Edward Kusnierek, who told dispatchers he had been shot at 120 East Fifth St.
Adam Michael Peter Travis, a Red Wing man facing multiple felony manslaughter and child endangerment charges, was back in court April 10, but little was accomplished during the hearing. Travis has been in the Goodhue County jail since early December, appearing in court multiple times since his arrest.
A former church bookkeeper is accused of making more than $33,000 in unapproved transactions over a three-year period, according to a criminal complaint. Theresa Marie Nash had her first appearance in Goodhue County District Court on April 10 facing charges of theft and financial transaction card fraud. Nash was a bookkeeper for three years at First Lutheran Church in Red Wing. According to a criminal complaint:
As the horn sounds to end the first period of a Red Wing High School hockey game at Prairie Island Arena, an ice resurfacer hits the rink to fill in the countless scratches and scrapes. Using the machine the Red Wing Building and Grounds crew work quickly to give the competitors a fresh surface to compete on.
LAKE CITY — As Patti Bross would say, the library is a "pretty happening place." The director of the Lake City Public Library for seven years, and working in libraries for most of her career, Bross wants people to know that her library is much more than just dusty shelves and old books. Housed in a modern building that would make Frank Lloyd Wright blush, the Lake City Public Library has a little bit of everything.
Since joining the Kenyon-Wanamingo School District in an interim role almost four-and-a-half years ago, Dr. Jeff Pesta's impact has been great, locals say. Last month, Pesta was awarded the 2019 Administrator of Excellence award at the Minnesota Association of School Administrators Conference. The award recognizes Pesta's impact on the school district and community.