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Perhaps an experienced view of Jefferson School negotiations from upriver may be in order. The issue of good-faith bargaining certainly now seems in question. Just what has changed with respect to property issues? Simply stated: Nothing. Suggested liability issues injected now are best considered to be bargaining in bad faith. The School Board should seriously consider withdrawing its RFP on this basis. Jim Million Fridley
The city of Red Wing provided an update on street and sidewalk construction Friday, July 19, 2019. Work will begin the week of July 22 on Guernsey Lane between Highway 58 and the high school, Goodhue Street South between Guernsey Lane and Eagle Ridge Drive, and Eagle Ridge Drive between Flower Valley Road and Red Wing High School. According to a news release:
WINONA, Minn. — The Federal Reserve Bank has approved Merchants Financial Group's application to purchase the First National Bank of Northfield, according to Merchants President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory M. Evans.
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Work on street and sidewalk projects will be starting the week of July 22, the city of Red Wing announced Friday. The follow projects are planned:
The Red Wing Collectors Society 2019 Convention commemorative is a replica of a hand-turned toy spittoon. The two-inch-high spittoon has three versions, version A (left), version B (center) and version C (right). The different versions made up varying percentages of the total commemorative production with version C being the most elusive. The convention is July 11-13. For event details, visit www.redwingcollectors.org/rwcs-calendar-of-events/annual-convention .
All occupants — including a dog and three cats — made it out safely after a mobile home caught fire Tuesday night, July 9, in Red Wing. Red Wing Fire Department responded after 6:30 p.m. to a report of a one-story mobile home on fire on Cottonwood Avenue, according to a news release. Everyone inside the house was outside when firefighters arrived and the four animals were rescued. The fire was controlled within 15 minutes of arrival, the news release states. The fire was contained to the single unit.
The American Association of University Women — Red Wing Area Branch honored Gabrielle "Elle" Mark with the Brave New Girls Award for 2019. The award was presented by Hannah Coyle, Brave New Girl Award winner in 2018. This award is given for leadership of a project or activity addressing women/girl's equity issues; leadership that reflects the AAUW mission of "advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research;" evidence of impact of action or event.
The public is invited to join a free, all-ages-and-abilities dance party 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11 with the Ebenezer Deer Crest community and social impact organization Kairos Alive! It will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Ebenezer Deer Crest is at 470 Hewitt Boulevard in Red Wing. The event is billed as an opportunity to have fun while recognizing and honoring Red Wing’s elderly community by dancing and enjoying live music together. According to a news release:
Citing "a significant amount of public property damage" caused by rain and flooding June 28-29, Goodhue County Office of Emergency Management has requested an emergency declaration. Goodhue County Board will consider declaring a state of emergency at an emergency board meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. July 10 in the Public Works conference room, 2140 Pioneer Road, Red Wing. The order would be a first step in making the county eligible for state and federal disaster relief funding.