Red Wing,

Red Wing city council purges colleague over support for recall election

Apparently the Red Wing City Council never got the memo about being able to disagree on issues without being disagreeable, even when it involves members’ potential ouster from office in the recall campaign underway. So when Kim Beise showed up for a routine committee meeting recently, the city councilor found out the hard way that he’d been stripped of all five committee assignments.
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Red Wing, MNPost-Bulletin

Red Wing council member kicked off committees after disagreement

RED WING — Red Wing City Council Member Kim Beise was surprised to find out his presence was not required. Beise said he was preparing to attend the Service Contracts committee when he was informed he was no longer a member of that board. In addition, he was also removed from the cable franchise, marina, finance and audit, and social justice and equity committees.
Stillwater, MNPioneer Press

St. Croix River poised to break low-water-level record

When a pontoon filled with tourists ran aground in the middle of the St. Croix River over the weekend, Rachel Kozlowski waded out to help. Kozlowski climbed aboard and “had to trim their engine up because it was hung up on rocks and mud and sand,” said her husband, Ted Kozlowski, the mayor of Stillwater. “That’s becoming a very regular occurrence. It’s just nuts. We sit and watch people run into stuff pretty much all day long.”

Drought deepens: River levels approaching record lows in Minnesota

It’s another sign of the deepening drought of 2021 in Minnesota. River levels are approaching record lows in parts of Minnesota. The St. Croix River hydrograph at Stillwater, Minn. shows the river level at 75.48 feet Wednesday. That’s just a few inches above the record low river level of 75.10 feet recorded in 1988.
Red Wing, MNPost-Bulletin

Recall committee loses another round at Red Wing city council meeting

RED WING — Echoing its actions from May 24, the Red Wing City Council again voted Monday night against holding a special recall election for members of the city council. On a 6-1 vote, with Council Member Kim Beise voting against the motion, the city council voted to decline setting an election for the recall of council members Erin Buss and Evan Brown.
Washington County, MNPioneer Press

Washington County votes to increase sales tax

Washington County officials on Tuesday afternoon voted to approve a 0.25 percent increase in the county’s sales tax to fund road and bridge projects. Board members voted 5-0 to increase the local-option sales tax to 0.5 percent; the county’s current 0.25 percent tax, enacted in 2008, is used to fund transit development and operating costs, said Wayne Sandberg, county engineer and deputy director of the county’s public works department. It goes into effect on Oct. 1.

List of Twin Cities area Juneteenth celebrations

(FOX 9) - A number of Twin Cities organizations are celebrating Juneteenth Saturday with events throughout the day. Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day, marks the end of the United States’ historic practice of slavery. In the Twin Cities area, elected officials, community leaders and small businesses are all...

City of Amery - ORDINANCE 9-2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF AMERY AMENDING CHAPTER 370-25 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF AMERY FOR MAILBOXES. The City of Amery Council for the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin do ordain as follows:. WHEREAS, the City Council for the...
Red Wing,

Red Wing's Anderson Center marks 25 years as beacon of creativity, innovation

The Anderson Center at Tower View will celebrate its 25th Anniversary as a creative nexus and one of the top artistic destinations in the upper Mississippi River region (National Geographic Traveler Magazine) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at 163 Tower View Drive in Red Wing. The family-friendly event will feature artist demonstrations and activities, live music and readings, food vendors, exhibits, and tours. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Anderson Center members and youth under 18.
Menomonie, WIChippewa Herald

Padraig Gallagher: Snapshots

I was on the Dunn County land records site last week, looking at the lot that Stepping Stones' main building sits on at 1602 Stout Road in Menomonie. We are working to extend an ADA-compliant sidewalk, connecting our program offices to the Menomonie city walkway, and our approval with the good people of the city requires an illustration of the planned improvement. As I took snapshots from the images on the screen and added simple sketches to show the planned connection, I noticed the bare trees in the satellite image, the patchy brown lawns, the northern angle of shadows.
Washington County, MNPioneer Press

Washington County dismisses charges against bookkeepers

Criminal charges against two bookkeepers who each had been accused of felony theft have been dropped. Sara Jean Rose and Kathy Lynn Heller were charged in Washington County District Court in 2019 and 2020 after being accused of taking money from Quantum Merchant Services in Oakdale. But Assistant Washington County...

2021 Property Revaluation

The City of River Falls is currently performing a market revaluation. The State of Wisconsin is a market value state which means property values are required to mirror the fair market value of comparable properties to ensure property owners are paying their fair share of taxes. The last time River Falls performed a revaluation of all property was six years ago in 2015. Since then, the market has changed and assessed values no longer reflect the current market.