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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Are you one of the 13,300 whose life has been impacted by the beginning of the new Red Wing Bridge construction this year? Well buckle in, because this bridge is getting ready for a fresh face. With the main focus on replacing the Highway 63 Bridge over the Mississippi River and Highway 61, along with realigning the approach roadways, the new bridge will serve as the foundation of crossing the Minnesota and Wisconsin border in the region. The next closest crossing is about 25 miles away in Hastings.
MAIDEN ROCK — Following the final decision to go through with a new Maiden Rock Village Hall and accompanying playground in the site of the old playground on County Road S, the two are ready to be utilized. "The aesthetics are still being worked on," said Village Board President Steve Pomahatch. "Most everything we're letting settle and finishing touches (will be done) next spring."
On July 3, everything changed for the O'Shaughnessy family. Jonathan O'Shaughnessy, 24, was killed outside his home in Richfield at 64th St. and Fourth Ave. Police reports state that someone had been shot in what was described as a "drive-by-style shooting." Every Sunday, Jonathan and his mother would go out for breakfast. After enjoying their meal together, they would flip a coin to see who would pay. The person who won didn't pay for the meal in front of them, instead they paid it forward, by choosing someone who they felt needed it most.
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.
Residents of all ages came together to celebrate the early stages of a new era in Red Wing. Friday, May 26, marked the groundbreaking at Levee Park for the new Highway 63 bridge. While work has already started on the Wisconsin side, motorists can rest assured that the Eisenhower Bridge will remain open during the three years of construction.
RED WING -- Residents gathered Wednesday, May 3, to listen and ask questions about the early stages of the Red Wing Bridge Project. Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Red Wing and Wisconsin Department of Transportation hosted the event and provided an hourlong slideshow overview of what the project’s five stages will entail. The new $63.4 million Mississippi River bridge will replace the existing Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge connecting Red Wing and Wisconsin’s town of Trenton.
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.
Despite cold weather and heavy snow fall, friends and family gathered and held each other close on Sunday in remembrances of Marya Christansen. The balloon release ceremony included loved ones of all ages who let the strings go after a countdown, shouting, "We love you Marya." Cars on the highway honked as they passed by and watched the orange and green balloons float into the sky. While the weather conditions may not have been ideal for everyone to make it to the event, over 25 people attended to honor Christiansen and show their support.
RED WING -- Paul Schaefer, author of the debut novel “Riding Shotgun,” has lived everywhere from the rainy English countryside to the busy streets of New York City. Often reminiscing about happy memories of visiting his grandparents’ farm, Schaefer decided to settle in the Midwest, moving to Wisconsin with his wife after purchasing an abandoned 19th century farm. The retired anthropology professor has a background in writing and noted he’s been able to continue to find various outlets to do so.