Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy.
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Friday, Oct. 13, was the start of the 2018 gubernatorial race for the next Minnesota governor. Throughout the state, farmers invited candidates to take a look at what goes into the harvest season, as well as discussing the importance of building relationships and modern farming practices. During the next few weeks, farmers will elaborate on their commitment to conservation and the economic impact of agriculture, not only in rural areas but in urban communities, too.
Minnesota State Patrol will be upping its DWI enforcement for the Labor Day holiday starting Friday, Aug. 18. More than 300 law enforcement agencies, including police, sheriff and State Patrol, will be working hard to stop DWIs. In the last five years, 16 percent of all fatal crashes were drunk driving-related during the Labor Day holiday, making it the sixth deadliest major holiday on Minnesota roads. Each year, more than 25,000 arrests are made, meaning three DWI arrests are given per hour.
RED WING — After a vehicle fell through the ice and sunk over forty years ago, many had given up on finding the remnants. Without the technology to find it or the resources to acquire it, the search was declared unachievable — until recently.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and staff met at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room on Tuesday, June 11 to discuss an upcoming habitat study to improve the ecosystem of the Mississippi River at the head of Lake Pepin. Currently, the area faces a variety of issues including a lack of emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation. Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, Wisconsin DNR, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited and a variety of other entities advocated for the feasibility study to be conducted in the area.
Baldy, the proposed Olympic ski jump at Mount Frontenac, continues to make headway in Goodhue County. At Tuesday's County Board meeting, commissioners unanimously supported the project by approving two new items. The board voted to change zoning to commercial recreational district from an agricultural district. The then board approved allowing a business to run within the district.
Law enforcement officers from throughout the state, including Goodhue and Dakota counties, will participate in the annual basketball tournament Saturday, April 8, to raise funds for families of fallen peace officers. The games will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Henry Sibley High School. Proceeds this year will go to Minnesota Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors to assist survivors of officers killed in the line of duty. In past years, funds were donated to assist families and help pay for engraving on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.