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Red Wing City Council member Dean Hove has announced his intention to run for re-election in 2019. Hove represents Wards 1-2 (combined) and has served for more than 15 years. Hove identifies as someone committed to keeping taxes and spending down, maintaining strong public safety and listening to his constituents. "A lot of things have changed since I began my service on our City Council in 2003, but Red Wing citizens have stayed the same," Hove said. "They are still hard working folks who genuinely care about their neighbors and their community."
Are you ready to get active and enjoy the outdoors this summer? Then it's time to Get Ready to Ramble. Mayo Clinic Health System and Red Wing Family YMCA encourage families to get active together by participating in Get Ready to Ramble. This free nine-week program prepares participants of all ages for the River City Ramble, a 5K walk/run, two-mile walk and a kids' fun run on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Red Wing.
Mike Corrigan has received the 2018 MSC Southeast Outstanding Alumni Award - Red Wing. Corrigan is a band instrument repair program graduate, class of 2000, who currently creates custom instruments out of Kansas City, Mo., under the name Best American Craftsman. The reputation of B.A.C. is growing in musical circles and his custom horns are now being played at the Grammys and Oscars.
Q: My spouse past away and I am concerned my home will be robbed while my family attends her funeral. What can I do to protect my home while attending the funeral? A: I am sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there are people who target grieving families not only during the funeral services but also after with fraud scams. In law enforcement, we call them "Obituary Burglars" and here are a few things you can do to make it more difficult for these criminals. 1. Have a family member or a family friend watch your home while attending the services.
A Red Wing man has settled a lawsuit against St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. A U.S. District Court judge dismissed the suit in February following the confidential agreement. Aaron Wildenborg sued the central Minnesota private men's and women's colleges in 2016 after being suspended on allegations of sexual misconduct with a fellow student.
The League of Women Voters Red Wing announced that the 2018 Marjorie Gray Vogel Citizenship Award was presented to the Volunteers of the Every Hand Joined Networks at the League's annual meeting on April 26, 2018. The more than 225 volunteers of Every Hand Joined were honored for their tireless commitment to making sure Red Wing students succeed. Every Hand brings together members of Red Wing's business community, nonprofits, government, philanthropy and school district to improve student outcomes.
More than 30 residents attended a Goodhue County Board meeting on May 8 and their impassioned views on local farm rules carried the day. A discussion and hearing — the third agenda item — about a proposed language amendment to the Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 11, Section 24 — Preservation of Farming Practices exceeded two hours. The request came from Circle "K" Farms (Michael, Yon and Jeff Kohlnhofer).
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Officer and Red Wing Police Department invite the public to the annual Peace Officer Memorial Day Service, which will be being a noon May 15, 2018, in the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center, 430 W. Sixth St. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Doug Bayley, a 1st Judicial District Court judge. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.
A reminder to Minnesota property owners: The due date for your spring real estate payments is fast approaching. Taxes can be dropped off on the second floor of the Goodhue County Government Center (or placed in the first-floor drop box) until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. If you are mailing payments, they must be postmarked no later than May 15 to be considered timely paid. Taxes can also be paid online at www.co.goodhue.mn.us . Look for "How do I ... Pay for Property Tax."
Q: What's the city ordinance on burning a huge pile of garbage in your yard? My neighbor does it every year. A: The short answer is no. It's unlawful for any person to conduct or burn by open fire any materials within the city of Red Wing unless a permit has been issued. If you have questions or wish to report open burning, please call the Goodhue County Dispatch non-emergency number at 651-385-3155 and the appropriate response will be sent to investigate the open burning.