Red Wing’s Profile in Courage Award for March 2013

Ralph Rauterkus

Ralph Rauterkus

Last night city council member Ralph Rauterkus took on a local nonprofit that was trying to save the city the $300,000 it will cost to mothball the city’s municipal golf course this season.  Mr. Rauterkus, unshaken by broad public support for the nonprofit, was able to have the issue pulled from the agenda.  Rauterkus, the Director of Information Systems at Polar Semiconductor, was able to keep information about the nonprofit’s new proposal out of the public arena.

Some call this payback as one of the founders of the nonprofit challenged Rauterkus in last Fall’s election, but whatever his motives, I call this courage.


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