Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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LAKE CITY — When Lake City residents were asked what they'd like to change about Hok-Si-La Park, the majority response was simple: not a thing. On Monday, June 10, the vote was just as simple. As part of the consent agenda, the Lake City City Council unanimously passed the Hok-Si-La Park Master Plan, a comprehensive document showing all aspects of the park. Established in 1973, the 252-acre park on the shores of Lake Pepin has many offerings: camping, a dining hall, picnic areas and hiking trails.
Juicy strawberries are hard to beat on a hot summer day. A strawberry you can pick off the vine is even better. At Driftless Orchard in Hager City, the strawberry picking season starts on June 13 and runs until July 2. A former dairy farm, Madeline and Clare Neenan spent years learning, studying and researching what it takes to own and operate an orchard. When the 28 acres off Highway 63 became available in 2016, the sisters jumped at the chance to make their dreams a reality.
HAGER CITY — Juicy strawberries are hard to beat on a hot summer day. A strawberry you can pick off the vine is even better. At Driftless Orchard. the strawberry picking season starts on June 13 and runs until July 2. Madeline and Clare Neenan spent years learning, studying and researching what it takes to own and operate an orchard. The site is a former dairy farm.When 28 acres off Highway 63 came available in 2016, the sisters jumped at the chance to make their dreams a reality.
Messing around with a firearm led to one Red Wing resident being hospitalized and another in custody. Red Wing police responded to a 911 call on April 10, 2019, from Jack Edward Kusnierek, who told dispatchers he had been shot at 120 East Fifth St.
While it may not have been how she envisioned her art career, Kate Bauman loves to sink her hands into some clay. Bauman, who grew up in Lake City and returned to the area in the mid-2000s, revels in the physical, textural elements of art. It's about getting her hands dirty. "I fell in love with clay because I just love the feel of it," Bauman said. "You can transform it into just about anything." Bauman has tried many different forms of art, including painting or drawing, but said she always finds herself adding those textural elements.
WELCH — There probably isn't a time in Taylor Offtermatt's young life where a horse wasn't around. Taylor, 12, said she got up on her first horse when she was only 2 years old and started barrel racing just six years later. Now, the Welch resident and Cannon Falls seventh-grader is less than one month away from competing in the top barrel racing event in the country. Barrel racing wasn't even a competition her family was heavily involved with, Taylor's mother, Dianne Offtermatt said.
A Prescott man was arrested on Nov. 6 after violating a harassment restraining order and sexually assaulting a Goodhue County woman, authorities say. Robert Lee Dullum, 36, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, domestic assault, and violating a restraining order. All are felony charges.
Bluff Country Campground has a new owner in the form of the Village of Bay City. The village approved the purchase of the campground back in April, after Village President James Turvaville called it "a good business proposition" after a September board meeting. The village purchased the property from previous owner and Bay City resident Donald Peavey for $300,000, the appraised value of the property according to Turvaville.
When it comes to growing apples at Sogn Valley Orchard, John Zimmer wants it to be as efficient as possible. Buying an orchard isn't a common thing, according to Zimmer. They're usually passed down in a family from each generation. But 11 years ago, Zimmer said he was looking for a new challenge and driving to the orchard located off of County 9 Blvd., tucked away among some sporadic homes in Dennison, was interesting to him. With a farming background, Zimmer said he saw the potential for the land and decided to take it over, wanting to redesign the orchard.
A couple accused of threatening employees at gunpoint were extradited to Goodhue County and booked in the county jail on Oct. 5. Michael James Berry, 39, and Natasha Renae Berry, 40, were arrested in Jackson County, Ohio, on June 9, just a day after holding Crothall Laundry employees at gunpoint, court documents show. On June 5, Michael James Berry was inquiring about getting his old job back at the laundry service. Stephen Fisher, the operations manager of the laundry service, asked Michael James Berry to fill out a job application.