My letter published today (December 13, 2017), in the Red Wing Republican Eagle
By global standards, Red Wing is a comfortable and safe place. It snows, and within hours the roads are plowed. Potable water, electricity, and gas are almost always available by just turning it on. Have a medical emergency, and a well-trained ambulance crew will show up promptly. There is a well-trained fire service. The streets are paved. One can walk around day or night without much fear of getting mugged, partly due to an effective police department. One could go on and on. We have a lot to be thankful for, that we shouldn’t take for granted.
On the other side of the coin, there are problems with how Red Wing is governed, that are limiting the political, economic, and intellectual development of the community. Examples: Continue Reading →