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Lane Restrictions on Levee Road Beginning July 7th

Thursday, July 2 2015 11:27 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be shifting lanes on the portion of Levee Road from the bulkheads west to Withers Harbor Drive beginning Tuesday, July 7th.  The lanes will be shifted to the south side of the road to allow the US Army Corps of Engineers to do dredging of the Mississippi River.  The dredging will include the removal of approximately 27,000 yards of material to keep the river open to barge traffic.  The work is expected to be completed in 3 weeks depending on the amount of material that will need to be dredged. The lanes will be shifted Monday thru Friday, howev…

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Red Wing to be Part of FlyOver America Film

Tuesday, June 30 2015 10:40 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(June 26, 2015, Red Wing, Minn.) – Red Wing, MN has been chosen to represent the Midwest in the new FlyOver America film that will premiere at the opening of the Mall of America location in 2016. The film will consist of an aerial journey across the United States depicting its most famous landscapes and landmarks. FlyOver America is the first U.S. location from the same team who developed and operates the hugely successful FlyOver Canada.  The attraction offers a 180 degree field of view in a 60 ft. wide, 3 story high, dome theatre that wraps around moving / tilting seats. The rider experiences the…

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Hwy 63 Bridge Replacement Open House 7/8/15

Thursday, June 25 2015 3:41 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation will be hosting a public open house for the Red Wing Bridge Project Date:  Wednesday, July 8thTime:  4:30 to 6:30 pm Place:  Red Wing Public Library, (225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN) You may arrive at any time, but an informational presentation will begin at 5:00 pm.  Project staff will be available to discuss project developments, including the publication of the Environmental Assessment (EA) document. This meeting is a great opportunity to comment on the EA and any other project components.  We are interestedin hearing your…

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Volunteer to Serve on a Board or Commission!

Tuesday, June 23 2015 12:25 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing encourages citizens to take an active interest in their community. You can make a difference in your community and take a leadership role by volunteering to serve on a board or commission! Currently, there are openings on the Charter Commission, Harbor Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Sister Cities Commission and Sustainability Commission. To join a Board or Commission click here for an application. Red Wing City Council and the Charter Commission share in the process for recommending appointments to the Charter Commission. If you would like to serve on the Charter Commissi…

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Red Wing Bridge Project Environmental Assessment Public Hearing & Informational Meeting

Friday, June 19 2015 11:57 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
ROCHESTER, Minn.  A combined Federal Environmental Assessment (EA) and Minnesota Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the replacement of the Highway 63 bridge at Red Wing will be available for public and agency review and comment beginning June 22, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The environmental review and public comment process is part of the preliminary design phase of the project, which is slated to begin construction in 2017. Additionally, the public is invited to learn more about the environmental issues and other aspects of the project at a public …

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Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project - Old West Main Street Closure

Thursday, June 18 2015 4:06 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the closure of Old West Main Street at the intersection of TH 61 (Main Street) is planned to take place starting on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The closure is required for the completion of the underground utility and permanent roadway improvements within Old West Main Street, from the north side of TH 61 to approximately 200 feet to the north.  The closure of Old West Main Street is expected to carry over into the switch from construction on south bound to north bound TH 61.  Based on this the es…

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Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Welcomes Red Wing Mayor Daniel Bender to it's Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 17 2015 3:09 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Welcomes Red Wing Mayor Daniel Bender to it's Board of Directors Click here for the official press release. The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund announces the newest member of its Board of Directors, Mayor Daniel D. Bender, Mayor of the City of Red Wing. Mayor Bender worked for IBM in Rochester for 30 years. He has served as Mayor of Red Wing since June 2013. Prior to being elected Mayor, Bender previously served on the Red Wing City Council from 2009 to 2012. “The Mayor’s experience working with the Rochester and Goodhue County’s Habitat for Humanities as …

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2015 Bituminous Street Overlay Construction to Begin 6/22/15

Friday, June 12 2015 3:59 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Beginning June 22, 2015, Monarch Paving Company of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin will begin the construction of bituminous milling, bituminous reclamation, bituminous pavement overlay, bituminous pavement, and other appurtenant construction on numerous streets in the City of Red Wing.  These streets will have flaggers, lane closures in both directions, and traffic interruptions at various stages of construction.  This project, when completed, will provide an improved driving surface for the public.  The effected streets are as follows: • MOUNDVIEW DRIVE – TH Highway 61 easterly to Red Wing…

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Tough As Nails: Learn - Join us Tuesday, June 23

Thursday, June 4 2015 5:04 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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Downtown is Open for Business! Highway 61/Main Street ReConstruction

Thursday, June 4 2015 4:44 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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