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Chief Red Wing Day to replace Columbus Day in Red Wing

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RED WING, Minn. – Red Wing will honor its namesake and Native American heritage on the day federally dedicated to Christopher Columbus, the Red Wing City Council voted Monday.

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The council agreed – with four members voting yes, two voting present and one absent – to redesignate Columbus Day in the city as Chief Red Wing Day and to promote more education about the area’s earliest residents.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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