Red Wing News


01/19/2018 09:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rising mental illness of inmates strains budget, causes liability issues for Southern Minn. jail 

RED WING, Minn.-A surge in the number of people with mental health problems continues to strain county jails, and in Goodhue County, the cost of managing their care is increasing. The county recently renewed a $406,000 contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare , an Illinois-based contractor which attends to inmates' medical needs in several states.


01/16/2018 12:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Red Wing LWV to host campaign finance discussion 

The League of Women Voters-Red Wing will host discussion on money in politics Jan. 25 at the Red Wing Public Library. Campaign finance activist Richard Painter to speak as part of the LWV's yearlong exploration into the topic of "Money in Politics - and Government" beginning at 7 p.m. that evening in the Foot Room at the library.


01/15/2018 08:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Weather-related closings and delays 

Forecasts call for 4 to 6 inches of snow in Southeast Minnesota on Thursday, with locally higher amounts possible. Strong winds are expected to create blowing & drifting snow in open and unsheltered areas.


01/15/2018 03:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Red Wing firefighters quickly douse blaze 

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-151800- Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette- Clayton-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, Preston, and Caledonia 917 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018 ...Some Difficult Travel This Morning... Lingering light snow combined with northwest winds gusting at times to 30 mph will create some areas of blowing and drifting snow across portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa this morning. Unsheltered open areas are prone to the worst reductions in visibility, which may drop to one mile or less at times.


01/15/2018 01:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Red Wing FD quickly douses second-story blaze 

Fire crews responded to a call at 11:38 p.m. Sunday for a fire at a home in the 500 block of Centennial Street. Reports from the 911 call indicated there were individuals on the second floor of the home, but those individuals had been evacuated before fire crews arrived three minutes later, said Red Wing Fire Capt.


01/14/2018 05:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Faces: Williamson finds her calling to be a pastor 

Pastor Kari Williamson has been at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa for the past three and a half years.


01/11/2018 10:03 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Suspect wanted in Sioux Falls fatal 'drug rip' found in Minnesota 

Law enforcement has found a suspect wanted in connection to a 'drug rip gone bad' that occurred in Sioux Falls last week resulting in the death of two men. Maria Shantel LeClaire was found in Red Wing, Minnesota Thursday.


01/10/2018 12:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Lake City woman accused of identity theft, fraud 

A Lake City woman is facing three felony charges after police allegedly found her in possession of 38 blank checks belonging to Kasson Auto Repair - and at least three others already written out to her, including one for $20,000. Roshanda Michelle Pratt, 24, faces one count each of possession of stolen checks, identify theft, and financial transaction card fraud, all felonies, as well as one count of driving after revocation, a misdemeanor, in Goodhue County District Court.


01/10/2018 02:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Red Wing approves plan for road construction through 2022 

The Red Wing City Council approved the plans on Monday for the next five years of road reconstruction in the city, a scope of projects that is worth nearly $50 million for proposed projects from 2018 to 2022. About $16 million of the funding will be general obligation bonds for the city to take out.


01/10/2018 02:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
MSC Southeast cyber program named first in nation 

Minnesota State College Southeast's Cyber & Information Security program was named first in the nation by GreatValueCollege.com , according to 2018 rankings announced by the website last week. The community and technical college, with locations in Red Wing and Winona, offers an associate of applied science degree in cyber and information security.


01/08/2018 11:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
My boot keeps disappearing, and it's creeping me out 

My boyfriend, Forrest, is about to leave for work when he opens our apartment door to grab his Red Wing boots from the hallway. We live in a hobbit hole of an apartment in Whittier, so we keep our shoes out to prevent the snowmelt from drowning us.


01/04/2018 12:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Wonderfully nutty Minnesotans go water skiing in sub-zero temps 

Some nursed hangovers. Others resolved to make positive changes to their lives in 2018.


01/02/2018 11:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Oddchester: Stolen gnomes! Strange spares! Hungry goats 

When police tracked down the new car's 87-year-old owner, they found 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk's spare tire compartment. Stolen gnome! "Urinetown."


12/29/2017 04:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
After Deadline: My year in review: Part I, Jan - June 

Member's of Minnesota's 4-H delegation pose with the U.S. Capitol in the background. The group traveled to Washington D.C., to watch the inauguration of President Donald Trump.


12/29/2017 12:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Get a look behind-the-scenes at Red Wing museum 

A behind-the-scenes look at the Goodhue County History Center will be offered as part of Free Family Fun Day Jan. 6. From noon to 3 p.m., tours to explore areas the the history center normally closed to the public will be available. Hands-on history activities will help visitors learn more about the history center's collections, exhibits and the preservation of artifacts.