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TH61/MAIN STREET PROJECT – STAGE 2 COMPLETION

Friday, August 26 2016 2:04 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the second and final year of the reconstruction of TH 61 has been completed.  The final project signal and roadway striping work was completed this week allowing for the full reopening of the highway.  In addition, the regional truck detour is planned to be removed in full, marking the restoration of all traffic along both directions of TH 61.  A special thanks to all those effected for their patience and cooperation as this challenging multiyear project comes to a close.

Levee Road/Bush Street Intersection Closed for Emergency Replacement of Water Valves

Tuesday, August 23 2016 11:36 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing will be closing the intersection of Levee Road and Bush Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24th.  The work is for the emergency replacement of leaking water valves and the roadway repairs when the valve work is completed. Access to the St. James Hotel and LaGrange parking ramp will be available from the Bush Street side of Highway 61.  The access to the St. James lower parking ramp, the Farmers Market and the Depot will be from the Broad Street side.  Access will be limited to local traffic, with thru traffic prohibited. This closure is expected to last ap…

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Mayor Bender's State of the City Address, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Mayor Bender gives his first State of the City Address and you can watch and listen here if you missed his presentation.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHsfE80JnO4

Guns and Hoses Event

Monday, August 22 2016 10:06 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
GUNS AND HOSES - The Police Department and Fire Department will be battling it out on Sunday, September 11th in a fun filled softball game. The event will be held at the Red Wing Athletic Field starting at 4:00 p.m. with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. Pre-game events will include meet and greet the mascot, emergency vehicle tours, crazy hair booth, peddle cart track, dunk tank and much more. Tickets are $5, which includes your name entered into the prize drawing. There will be many prizes, including a grand prize for a weekend stay at Treasure Island, which also includes bowling. Tickets can be purchased at…

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2016 Red Wing Police Department Citizen's Academy

Thursday, August 18 2016 1:38 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Red Wing Police Department will be putting on a Citizen's Academy this fall starting October 13th. The Citizen’s Academy is a community awareness program that offers residents a first hand look at the internal police, fire and emergency management and code enforcement operations. The Academy encompasses a total of 18 hours of presentations from various public safety personnel. Applications are now being taken for the 2016 Academy. Applications can be picked up at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or can be downloaded here.

Red Wing Police Respond to Suspicious Object

Monday, August 15 2016 2:30 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
At approximately 10:49 AM on August 15, 2016, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from visitors in Levee Park of a suspicious package near one of the park benches along the river. Officers responded and noticed a black plastic box (12”L x 6”w x 14”h) sitting on the ground, beside a park bench. The area was taped off and evacuated. The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management duty officer was notified and request made for the St. Paul Police Department bomb squad to respond. The American Queen was also parked nearby, and contact was made with the …

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Reconstruction Project – Stage 2 Traffic Switch

Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:59 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 current southbound lanes to the newly constructed outside lanes is planned to take place on Thursday, August 11th.  In case of inclement weather, the traffic switch may instead take place on Friday, August 12th.  The switch will place both northbound and southbound TH 61 on the correct sides and within the outside lane of each side only.  This reconfiguration is required in order to close the inside lanes and allow for the completion of the…

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Broad Street Closure at Levee Road - August 9-12, 2016

Monday, August 8 2016 9:20 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Due to continuing work on the Levee Road reconstruction project, Broad Street will be closed between Levee Road and the Red Wing Depot parking lot beginning at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9th and reopening by 7:00 PM on Friday, August 12th. The Contractor will be working on removing and replacing concrete pavement across the entire width of Broad Street, which will necessitate the closure of Broad Street. A detour will not be posted for Broad Street traffic, but additional signing will be added for truck access to Red Wing Grain during the closure.  Levee Road will be open between Jackson Street and Broa…

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River City Days Premier Summer Festival 2016

Monday, August 1 2016 3:35 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
River City Days is Red Wing's premier summer festival, filled with FREE entertainment, delicious food and fun for all ages! River City Days is brought to you bythe City of Red Wing andthe Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, many generous sponsors, and wonderful volunteers. General interview https://youtu.be/aFZHWSwmuss August 5th Events https://youtu.be/5X9-wKrHTOI August 6th Events  https://youtu.be/txnlCa5-q0I August 7th Events  https://youtu.be/HMtG3zXtxgE River City Days website http://www.rivercitydays.org/  

Green Wing Energy Challenge

Monday, August 1 2016 2:01 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Knock a few projects off your “to do” list and get back to your summer with a Home Energy Squad visit.  This summer, the City of Red Wing and the Green Wing Energy Challenge invites you to join our efforts to make homes and businesses in Red Wing more energy efficient.  Save 50% on a visit scheduled in July or August.  In one visit, the Home Energy Squad helps you achieve instant energy savings by installing high-efficiency products like: CFLs Weather stripping on your exterior doors A programmable thermostat An insulating blanket for your water heater Water-saving showerhea…

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