The second round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in! Please don't forget to send us your photos if you haven't yet! Send them to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
HOPE Coalition, which has a mission of finding housing and assistance for those in need, is pleased to announce that a temporary solution has been found to house the offices and staff of HOPE Coalition. Following a grand tradition of Red Wing charitable assistance, two area churches have opened their hearts and their basements, allowing us to move into their spaces while we find permanent housing.
Before coming to Red Wing, I lived in California for 25 years. My son still lives there, as do many of my friends, so I am very attuned to the suffering they are going through with the current devastating fires. Time and again these past two weeks, I have heard the pain and suffering when they speak, "I feel so lost and alone. I don't know what to do next." Their words tremble. This is the voice of people in crisis.
In a letter recently printed in this publication, inaccurate or misleading claims were made regarding property taxes and state education funding for local schools (R-E, Nov. 10). I'd like to set the record straight and address the falsehoods that the authors asserted, especially those surrounding education funding. Education has always been a priority of mine, both before and during my time in the Legislature. That's why I proudly voted with my Republican colleagues last year as we put more dollars into education than ever before, increasing funding by over $1.3 million.
The place where I grew up, Dodge City, Kan., was a media spectacle this election cycle. Even as disgusting as that scene was, I doubt that many people know how messed up that story and place is. In the 1950s, when I was a kid, Dodge City had a lively downtown and it was a community to be proud of. In 1957, my father coached an integrated basketball team to the state championship tournament. Our middle-class neighborhood was black, brown, and white. There were several manufacturing companies in the city and wheat farms surrounded the city.
The Excellence in Agriculture award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an owned production agricultural enterprise in the past three years. Ted and Katie Brenny of Mazeppa won this year's Minnesota achievement award. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences, achievement and their ability to communicate their agricultural story.
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