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Individual Household Water Pressure Management

Wednesday, November 25 2015 3:10 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Water pressure can have a very significant impact on the amount of water used on both a utility wide and individual customer basis.  In a perfect world, water would be supplied to each customer at the ideal pressure, say 50 pounds per square inch (psi).  In reality, this is not feasible, particularly in a city like Red Wing with fairly large differences in elevation, and long runs of older, and sometimes undersized water mains.  One of the local water softening equipment suppliers recently sent their customers a flyer that stated that the City had made changes in the water distribution system t…

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Extra Patrols on Red Wing Roads November 25th through January 2nd

Tuesday, November 24 2015 11:01 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Turkey, stuffing and unfortunately, DWIs are all a part of Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations this time of year. As people get together for the holidays, Red Wing Police Department, along with other Goodhue County Law Enforcement, will be taking drunk drivers off the road as they conduct extra DWI patrols. The extra enforcement campaign starts November 25 and runs on weekends through January 2, 2016. The enforcement is part of a statewide effort with officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies working overtime, with funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati…

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New Pedestrian Signal Added as Part of Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project

Friday, November 20 2015 3:51 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Pedestrians and motorists will encounter a new pedestrian crossing signal on Highway 61 in Red Wing that was installed as part of the Main Street reconstruction Project.  Located near Kwik Trip between Hill and Franklin Streets, the system is a High-intensity Activated Crosswalk or HAWK system that combines a beacon flasher and traffic control signaling technique to allow pedestrians safe crossing of a roadway while also keeping traffic flow working when there are not pedestrians or when pedestrians have safely cleared the vehicles' driving path.  The system is one of just three on state highways i…

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule Announced

Wednesday, November 18 2015 11:22 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Thanksgiving Holiday Week. City Hall and the Public Works Building will all be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, November 26th & 27th. The Red Wing Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th, but will be OPEN during regular business hours on Friday, November 27th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm The Solid Waste Campus will be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, November 26th & 27th, but will be OPEN on Saturday, November 28th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm   Refuse & Recycling Collecti…

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Broad Street Closed at the Railroad Crossing Beginning November 9th

Monday, November 9 2015 4:01 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Meyer Contracting, the contractor reconstructing Levee Road from Broad Street to Jackson Street, will be constructing the watermain for the project in the area of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad tracks on Broad Street; and CP will be constructing upgrades to the railroad crossing on Broad Street, beginning on Monday, November 9, 2015. This construction will require constructing the watermain under the railroad tracks, replacing the railroad track approach panels, and replacing the railroad track rails. This work is expected to last for up to 2 weeks, reopening as soon as the work is completed.  Traff…

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Opportunity to Improve Taxpayer Involvement in the Local Budget and Property Tax Process

Monday, November 9 2015 3:51 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
The Citizens League in conjunction with NAIOP Minnesota, the commercial real estate association, is holding several focus groups across Minnesota and is looking for property taxpayers of all types to gather ideas on how citizens can be more knowledgeable and involved in their local budget and taxation processes. The results of these focus groups will inform policy change discussions at the state and local level. Where: City Hall, Red Wing, MN When: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Red Wing, MN To learn more about this initiative and opportunities for involvement please contact Bob DeBoer, Citizens Leag…

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Veteran's Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Friday, November 6 2015 12:39 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Veteran’s Day Holiday Week. City Hall, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 11th.   Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, November 9th – Normal Collection Tuesday, November 10th – Normal Collection Wednesday, November 11th – NO COLLECTION Thursday, November 13th – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, November 14th – Thursday’s Route picked up      

City to Host Open House Meeting for Spring Creek Road/Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project

Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:13 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and Goodhue County invites anyone with an interest in the Spring Creek Road at Highway 61 Reconstruction Project to attend a public open house, scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room – 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066.  This project is focused on the reconstruction of the intersection of Spring Creek Road (also known as County Road 53) and Highway 61. The City, MnDOT, and Goodhue County are beginning the process to identify what the 2018 Spring Creek Road at Hi…

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Volunteer to Serve on a Board or Commission!

Monday, November 2 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, Heritage Preservation Commission, Sister Cities Commission and Sustainability Commission. As of December 31, 2015 there will be additional openings on the Airport Board and Human Rights 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 recomme…

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Traffic Control Change - West Third & Fulton Streets

Thursday, October 29 2015 3:23 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing will be changing the traffic control signage at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Fulton Street on Monday, November 2, 2015.  During the Main Street Reconstruction Project, a four-way stop was installed at the intersection to accommodate increased construction traffic.  With major construction now complete, Public Works staff will remove the four - 4 way stop signs at the intersection and will return the yield signs on Fulton Street for the signage to enter 3rd Street. Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and drive carefully through all work zones and use detour and alt…

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