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Goodhue County, MN (April, 2018) – On March 29th, the City of Red Wing experienced a city-wide power outage. While the outage was not long in duration (about 3 hours), it was large in terms of the number of people impacted all at once (7,000). As Red Wing responded in a rapid and efficient m…

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For many decades, the American criminal justice system has been exploring methods to accurately predict which criminals will commit more crimes. It is easy to understand why judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and probation officers are keenly focused on the issue of recidivism. If crimin…

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An important decision mothers need to make early on is how they’ll feed their new baby. Choosing breast milk as a first food proves to be a smart, natural and cost effective way to help kids grow up strong and healthy.

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Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13, with two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. This annual public education event is designed to remind individuals, families, businesses, schools and institutions that it’s essential to plan ahead f…

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Goodhue County ranked 23 in health outcomes and 33 in health factors, according to the County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Minnesota is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest states in…

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Support for the Cannon Valley Trail to apply for grants through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was not routine March 20. Goodhue County Commissioner Barney Nesseth of rural Zumbrota pulled the consent agenda item relating to trails for further discussion.

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The City of Kenyon has receive $576,250 in Small Cities Development Program Funding that will provide funding for 15 owner-occupied residential rehabilitation projects. The funding is available to residents in a targeted area. Financing for the owner-occupied housing rehab activity is in the…

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Firearms safety lead instructor Larry Walker has announced that boys and girls in the Kenyon area who are interested in hunting or shooting are invited to enroll in a Minnesota Firearms Safety course, to be held at the Kenyon Sportsmen’s Club.

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Kristi Pursell has been named Executive Director of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. CRWP is an environmental non-profit based in Northfield that is dedicated to engaging people in protecting and improving the water quality and natural systems of the Cannon River Watershed.

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“Living Well” is the focus of University of Minnesota Family & Consumer Science Extension Educators across Minnesota. Extension educational programs focus on raising kids, healthy and safe food and spending smart to living well. The Living Well Campaign is celebrated in March and promote…

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Fayth Eggerstedt, Lydia Flotterud, Will Parrish and Will Van Epps have been chosen to sing in the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota 4-5-6 Boys and Girls Honor Choirs. The youth are students of K-W Vocal Music Director Stephanie Schumacher.

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On February 23, 2018 HOPE Coalition was awarded a 16- month grant by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault to create a Safe Harbor Protocol Team. This team will be formed as part of the Goodhue County Sexual Assault Multi- disciplinary Action R…

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