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A motorcycle memorial ride for Ben Kopp, a U.S. Army ranger killed in duty, will run Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, and riders can expect a warm welcome in Red Wing. This is the first time in about 10 years the ride will come here. "They have historically had difficulty at lunch stops, hosting 200 people, so Red Wing is taking care of them. They are eating lunch at the Elks," Jane Drazkowski of Red Wing said. Red Wing Arts is making a banner to welcome riders, she said. Businesses are helping with parking.
Q: Is the Red Wing Police Department going to help with ICE raids? A: Thank you for this opportunity to explain the Red Wing Police Department's role in immigration enforcement. ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is a federal agency, not a local agency.
A storm blew in, a sailboat blew over, but first responders came to the rescue Monday night. The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office and the Red Wing and Lake City fire departments responded to a report of a capsized sailboat on Lake Pepin near Frontenac July 15. Lake City firefighters rescued the boat's captain, Timothy Gustafson of Welch.
Q: Is Red Wing a safe community? A: Absolutely! Crime is transient and cyclic in nature, therefore we can make Red Wing an even safer community. Following are various programs in place to build our collaboration and partnerships with residents and businesses:
Due to a mechanical issue Tuesday, July 9, at Sunnyside Elementary School, students in Kids Junction were transported to Burnside Elementary, Red Wing Public Schools Superintendent Karsten Anderson said. Parents have been notified to pick up children at their normal time, but at Burnside Door No. 1. Kids Junction will remain at Burnside through Friday.
Q: Why is there no threat to the community, when a shooting is in progress or occurred recently? A: Thank you for your question. I take the safety of our community and residents very seriously and a lot of training and planning goes into our policing efforts. When officers first respond to the scene of a call for service, they contain the situation, stop the threat (if present), provide aid to the wounded and investigate the call. While this is occurring, command staff of the police department is assessing the risk to ensure the community is safe.
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, July 2, at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds. This is the second of the three board meetings planned to be held outside of Red Wing this summer. The board met at Kenyon City Hall in May and will meet at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota Thursday, Aug. 8.
Red, white and blue (and purple, yellow, green ... ) fireworks are scheduled to fly to celebrate Independence Day Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4. July 3 There will be free fireworks viewing at the Treasure Island Amphitheatre Wednesday, July 3, along with access to food and drink concessions. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Q: We have a large motorhome and will be travelling through Red Wing. Is there a location that we can park overnight in the downtown area? A: Thank you for your question and being proactive to find out before arriving in town. The city of Red Wing regulates the parking of recreational camping vehicles and other oversized vehicles on any street or right of ways in Chapter 9 of the City Code, Parking Regulations.
Scott Roper, 60, from rural Red Wing, died June 22 in an off-road trail accident at Frontenac Farms on West Florence Trail in Florence Township, according to a report from the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office. Roper was driving a Jeep downhill when "the vehicle's tires became hung up," according to the report. Roper exited the vehicle, and apparently that was enough to shift the weight of the vehicle, which then rolled over Roper and down the hill. Roper was pronounced dead at the scene.