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Marilyn Olson resigned from the Human Rights Commission, effective immediately, at the group's July 20 workshop, citing health concerns relating to herself and her husband. Olson wrote a letter, which she read aloud to the group at the beginning of the meeting, expressing her joy to be on the commission. Olson said she vowed to protect the rights of all humans, continuing to say that being a part of commission has helped her do so.
Q: What are the key differences between observing someone's behavior as opposed to actually stalking them? A: This is an interesting question as the answer will depend on the situation and the intention of the behavior. First, dictionary.com describes "observing" as to see, watch, perceive or notice: to regard with attention, especially so as to see or learn something. This by itself is not a crime, however if the observation becomes "harassing, annoying, obsessive or intrusive" it may become a crime depending on the situation.
A Red Wing City Council candidate forum will take place Tuesday, July 24, at the American Legion Post 54. The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet session at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer forum at 7:30 p.m. All candidates have been invited to address questions from Red Wing residents and business owners. Prepared questions will be used if original questions are exhausted. Submitted questions are expected to be brief and to the point. Statements or opinions will not be permitted.
The Republican Eagle asked Red Wing City Council wards 1-2 candidates about a range of topics, including conflict resolution, public safety and painting on Barn Bluff.
Q: Can you advise as to what can be done when there is neither a yield nor stop sign at any of the corners? Example would be on the corner of West Seventh and Jefferson streets. This intersection is becoming increasingly dangerous, and there are frequently kids playing on the Jefferson School playground.
Jerry Borgen, known as “Mr. Red Wing," died July 11, 2018. He was 89. Funeral arrangements are pending. Borgen was born February 19, 1929 in Red Wing. He was involved with ski jumping from an early age, and was integral in bringing the American Ski Jumping Museum and Hall of Fame to Red Wing, which opened in 2014. Borgen also was heavily involved with the Rotary Club and received numerous honors, including Red Wing Neighbor of the Year.
Q: I summer in Red Wing, and one of my favorite activities is hiking, but I noticed none of the trails are marked with trail address markers. I winter in the south, and the trails in that community have 911 address-markers located on trail posts. I always bring my cellphone with me in case I fall and need help, but I am concerned if I fall in Red Wing I wouldn't be able to tell the dispatcher accurately where I am hiking. If I needed to call 911, how do I tell them where I am located?
Today, the average age of a Goodhue County employee is 45 years old and nearly one-third of our current workforce is able to retire. Evaluating these statistics and the implications of a changing workforce, Goodhue County made a conscious decision to invest time and energy into promoting an employee wellness program. It is a fact that our workforce is aging and we needed to help our employees recognize the necessity of engaging in their personal wellness. Because of this, Goodhue County created an employee-driven wellness program. This has been in place since 2004.
Large numbers of dead carp washing up on the shores of Lake Byllesby near Cannon Falls are the result of a virus that only affects common carp and koi, and are not a cause for public concern, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Goodhue County remains under an emerald ash borer quarantine more than a year after the tree-killing insect was identified in Red Wing in March 2017. Experts advise early detection and treatment measures to combat infestations. "The biggest thing is being able to determine whether you have an ash tree," said Ryan Brick of Maier Tree & Lawn. "Preventative measures are the best measures." Signs of emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree include D-shaped holes the size of the tip of a pen, extensive woodpecker damage and splitting bark.