I take issue with Mike Goggin's column about Medicare for All. Medicare for All is the ONLY solution. Health insurance companies have had over 40 years to solve the problem of the high cost of health insurance and have failed to do so. Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We should be done with debating the high cost of health insurance and enact Medicare coverage for everyone.
This coming Saturday, the city of Red Wing will make history by unveiling one of its biggest welcoming signs ever. For anybody travelling in an electric vehicle, Red Wing will now light up the welcome map by having a Level 3 EV Fast Charger available to the public.
Please join League of Women Voters-Red Wing for a presentation by FairVote Minnesota on ranked choice voting, how it works in other cities, and how a community like Red Wing could adopt it. The program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Red Wing Public Library.
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, we are led right into the best time of the year: football season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday become occupied with games, parties or tailgating with friends and family. The thought of tailgating brings a familiar scent of chicken wings and nacho cheese. Football season brings an abundance of snacks and appetizers, making it very difficult for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet. Carrots and broccoli are not typically the main course. No one should have to choose between
The property tax is the most regressive tax there is. It does not take into consideration income nor ability to pay. The Red Wing and Goodhue school districts have now once again tapped property taxpayers (renters, too, will probably see rents increase) for yet another increase in school funding for schools with declining enrollments. This is thanks to the Minnesota Legislature (GOP controlled for the last two years) which has not addressed property tax reform nor more equitable state funding to school districts.
The first round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in! Please don't forget to send us your photos after gun deer hunting. Send them to Sarah at email@example.com . Please include name of the hunter, age (if a child), town of residence, area where deer was harvested (general vicinity is fine as we know you don't want to give away your secret spots), number of points and inch spread (if a buck), weight if known and any other details you find interesting.
The full text of Clinton's famous "deplorables" paragraph was, "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.And he has lifted them up."
November has been declared National Veterans and Military Families Month. Please take time this month to think about how the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have sacrificed to ensure our country's freedom.
On behalf of Red Wing High School, we would like to invite local veterans and community members to be a part of our Veterans Day events this year. Red Wing High School, Hiawatha Valley Family Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and Minnesota State College Southeast are committed to the honoring of United States veterans and servicemembers and we have planned a special assembly on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
4-H is one of the largest youth development organizations in Minnesota and the largest in the nation with 6 million young people. With more than 750 youth members and 200 adult volunteers, 4-H in Goodhue County is ranked one of the largest county 4-H programs in Minnesota. Goodhue County 4-H invites community members to participate in an open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at First Lutheran Church in Red Wing, 615 W. Fifth St. across the street from the 4-H/Extension Office.