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Q: When are the police going to perform a sweep and ticket the scofflaws who live here without having their cars and motorcycles licensed in Minnesota? Some of these folks have been living here for almost a year. A: Thank you for your question. The term scofflaw originated during Prohibition to identify an individual whom scoffed at the law and continued to drink alcohol. Today, the term scofflaw is more general in nature, a person who flouts the law, especially one who fails to pay fines owed, and also a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.
The annual United Way Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game is coming up with first-pitch slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Ath. Local law enforcement will match up against local firefighters. Children's activities, food and entertainment will be part of the mix. All proceeds benefit United Way's Packing for the Weekend program. Gates open and pregame activities begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.
The City of Red Wing is renowned for its open and natural places, however as the municipality has grown, development has encroached on what was previously woodlands, agricultural fields and bluffs. But thanks to the Ghei family of Red Wing, 69 acres of land in the city will remain in its natural state. Since 2001, Johanna Ghei and her three children have worked to restore the natural habitat that can now be found on their property, and now, with a conservation easement with the Minnesota Land Trust, this unique landscape is protected forever.
The intersection at Potter and Third streets near Highway 63 will be closed until Aug. 18 for underground utility work.
Q: Because of my disability I have a motorized wheelchair that I use to get around the community, and my question is can I drive it on the street if there is no sidewalk available? A: Yes, you can drive your motorized wheelchair in the road when crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk or where no sidewalk is available to gain access to a motor vehicle. Under Minnesota law, persons in wheelchairs are considered pedestrians rather than vehicle operators and have the same rights and responsibilities as pedestrians.
The hospitals are in desperate need of all all blood types to help those who have been injured in the natural disasters that have occured around the nation. The blood types are A+,A-, B+, B-, O+ and O-. Insert these letters :A, B, or O in the blanks to find out the message from the Red Cross. "With_ut _, _ & _, we c_n't s_ve _nyb_dy. Ple_se help s_me_ne be wh_le _g_in."
Ahead of the Aug. 14 primary, the Repbulican Eagle asked City Council hopefuls in Lake City about critical issues facing the city and what differentiates them from other candidates. Six people will advance to the general election. Candidates Russell Boe and Jason DeVinny chose not to participate in the candiate Q&A. Read about the candidates at the links below:
As many as 400 numbered golf balls will be dropped by a Red Wing Fire Department snorkel truck as part of a fundraiser for the Goodhue County Historical Society. The Golf Ball Drop will take place at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mississippi National Golf Links. The first ball to go into a designated hole will be declared the winner. If no ball goes into the hole, the ball closest to it will be the winner.
The Republican Eagle asked Goodhue County sheriff candidates about their objectives, key issues in the county and how to make tough financial decisions for the office. Find their responses at the links below: Gielau: Prepared, experienced
One of my first objectives will be succession planning as there will be two key command positions to fill. I need to identify new leaders who display the necessary skills to be successful as a chief deputy and patrol commander. There will also be other promotional opportunities in the future that we need to plan for and allow employees to attend leadership training to help them further their careers. Other objectives are: