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For a well-established museum entering its 150th year, Robin Wipperling may look like an unlikely candidate for executive director.
Erin Buss has filed for candidacy to represent Ward 4. The primary election will take place Aug. 14, 2018. Buss is a mother of three and an experienced caregiver. She has spent the last five years working with elementary students, primarily in special education. Her experience advocating for students has turned into a passion for speaking up for those whose voices may not always be heard.
Christopher Nelson has entered the race as an At-large candidate for Red Wing City Council. Nelson said a commitment to community and country inspired his election run. Additionally, he hopes to make Red Wing a beautiful and thriving place for his wife and three children (plus one on the way) and many generations to come. Growing up, Nelson was a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout. He is a U.S. Army veteran who rose to the rank of sergeant as a combat engineer and interior electrician overseas in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
Becky Norton has filed to run for the City Council Ward 3 seat, both in the regular and special elections. "I am running to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to our City Council," Norton said. "I envision a future for Red Wing that preserves our heritage and embraces technology as a way to save money." As an educator with a master's degree in education and dual-bachelor's degrees in biology and English, Norton claims a working knowledge of how the city can put hightech tools to work.
All Red Wing voters will have a chance to decide at one local primary contest Aug. 14. Six people have filed for the At-large seat. Three people have also filed to run for Goodhue County sheriff. Ward 1-2 also will have a primary. There are four in that race. Three candidates are running for Ward 4, so they will have a primary as well. Here are the final candidate filings for both city and county elected positions, as of 5 p.m. June 5. Candidates have until end of day Thursday, June 7, to rescind their candidacy and remove their name from the ballot, should they chose to do so. A full list of candidate filings will be printed in our weekend edition. Filing for the Red Wing City Council Ward 4 special election will take place July 31-Aug. 14.
Fine dining for many people is reserved for special occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, holidays. But two and a half years ago, Chris Heesch made a decision that would make an exceptional plate of food more commonplace on his home table. He learned to cook. And not just honing and collecting recipes. Heesch decided: he loved to cook, he appreciated fine food, he should learn how it all worked. The effects of heat, acid, fat and spice. He wanted to look at the raw ingredients and know how to build a perfect plate of food, freestyle.
How does a weather-based business recover after the coldest April on record? With a good attitude. Before the snow melted and warm weather broke, Sargent's Nursery general manager David Lewis said that sales had slowed and landscaping services were halted. Orders of trees and shrubs were put on hold until the danger of frost had past. People were coming in just to look at the plants and dream about having dirt under their nails.
The Human Rights Commission attempted to tackle two hot topics — behavior at meetings addressed by Ordinance 115 and painting on Barn Bluff — at a workshop on Thursday, May 24. Ordinance 115 Some community members spoke in favor of dismissing the ordinance entirely, believing it to be overly punitive and redundant, while others stated that having the ordinance in place would make them more comfortable and active participants in the council chambers. The current wording of proposed Ordinance 115 states:
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Red Wing Fire Department was called to investigate a burning smell coming from a residence on East Seventh Street. Within five minutes, firefighters had arrived and located the source of smoke coming from the attic. A small fire was contained inside the attic and crews conducted salvage and overhaul work to confirm the fire was eliminated and in no danger of spreading.
Prospective city and county representatives are currently filing for candidacy. Filing for these positions opened on May 22 and will close on June 5. These are the current candidate filings, as of Friday, May 25. Red Wing City Council At-Large (representing all wards): Christopher L. Nelson; At-Large (representing all wards) special election: Christopher L. Nelson; Wards 1-2 (combined): Dean Hove; Ward 3: Ted Seifert; Ward 3 special election: Ted Seifert; Ward 4: Ernest W. Stone and Erin Buss. Goodhue County