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How Do HRAs Serve Their Communities?

Wednesday, July 29 2015 10:27 AM  •   Categorized In Videos
On June 17th, The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Agency (HRA) was one of two HRAs in the state to be interviewed by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. We were highlighted due to our commercial Small Cities Redevelopment Loan rehab programs. Click on the link below to view the video.  

Sand Hill Water Reservoir Work Begins

Monday, July 27 2015 3:25 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Sand Hill water reservoir, located at the top of West Avenue hill, will be painted over the next 6-8 weeks.  The work being done consists of sandblasting and painting both the inside and outside of the reservoir.  Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Work is permitted on Sunday, but is limited to quiet activities.  The old coating, and any existing rust or scale will be removed by sand blasting during the first 4-5 weeks and can be a noisy process.  After that time, the additional coats of paint can be applied without much noise…

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Project - Stage 1 Traffic Switch

Thursday, July 16 2015 12:58 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the traffic switch of TH 61 (Main Street) from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes is planned, weather depending, for Friday, July 17th.  The switch is required in order to close the north side of the highway and allow for the completion of the proposed construction with the northbound lanes.  This new configuration with traffic on the south side is estimated to remain through the middle of August. Motorists are to be advised that once switched to the south side, the thru lane in each …

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Planned Electrical Outage at City Hall

Tuesday, July 14 2015 5:07 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(July 14, 2015, Red Wing, Minn.) –Critical electrical work needed at Red Wing City Hall. At 4:30 p.m. today all network services will be powered down at City Hall.  At 5:00 p.m. city electricians will shut down electricity at City Hall to begin working on a fix for a critical electrical issue within the building.  The following services will not be available in all City facilities after 4:30 p.m.: Internet Wireless access Telephone service Email Channel 6  Please note the Red Wing Port Authority Board meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today has been cancelled. The City of Red Wi…

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Xcel Energy to Replace Gas Mains in 2 Areas of the City's Overlay Project Beginning 7/13/15

Tuesday, July 14 2015 2:36 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Xcel Energy has hired Q3 Contracting to replace residential gas mains prior to the City paving in two areas of the City’s 2015 overlay project.  These gas mains will be installed using trenchless directional drilling technology, however potholing will be required at locations where the new gas main will cross other utilities. The first area of the overlay project affected is as follows.  Gas Main construction is scheduled in the following area from 7/13/2015 to 7/27/2015 using one construction crew.  Monarch Paving Company will complete the reclamation and overlays in this area after gas…

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Hwy 63 Bridge Replacement Open House 7/8/15

Tuesday, July 7 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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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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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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