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Sister Cities Commission Seeking New Commissioners

Friday, October 9 2015 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Sister Cities Commission is seeking applicants to serve on the Sister Cities Commission. The Sister Cities Commission promotes cultural exchange between cities of different nations to foster strengthened economics, world peace and a greater understanding of the world issues. The City of Red Wing has two official sister cities - Ikata, Japan and Quzhou, China. The commission also has an informal relationship with Drammen, Norway. The Sister Cities Commission can have up to 15 members appointed by the Mayor. The Sister Cities Commission meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every ODD month at…

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Minnesota DNR to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday, October 6 2015 10:51 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting  controlled prescribed burns of select native prairies on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Wednesday, October 7th.  The purpose of the burns is to reduce invasive species in these areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  The burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie communities within the City of Red Wing.  The schedule for the prescribed burns is de…

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2015 Fall Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced

Friday, September 18 2015 12:33 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Residents can dispose of grass, leaves and compostable or organic yard waste year-round FREE OF CHARGE. Residents may also dispose of brush at the brush and compost site at the Solid Waste Campus, located at 1873 Bench Street, for a charge. However, these charges are waived for residents from OCTOBER 3RD  thru NOVEMBER 14TH, 2015.  During this time, Red Wing residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge. The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays – CLOSED …

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Bush Street Lane Closures, Beginning Week of 9/21

Friday, September 18 2015 12:30 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing a lane of traffic on various portions of Bush Street beginning the week of September 21st for boulevard tree removal.  The area affected is the portion of Bush Street between 10th and 17th Streets. Crews will be removing boulevard trees in the area and the lane closures will occur only during working hours in the specific area of removal. Traffic control will be in place with flagmen present.  This closure is expected to last 2 to 3 weeks.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience…

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Barn Bluff Fall Hikes Scheduled

Friday, September 18 2015 10:36 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission is pleased to announce a series of Barn Bluff Hikes for the purpose of inviting the public to learn about the park as a first step in the Barn Bluff Master Plan process. Hikes have been scheduled for Thursdays in late September and early October from 5:30 to 6:45 PM. Guest tour leaders will help to lead hikes focused on History, Nature, and General Points of interest on Thursday, September 24, Thursday, October 1, and Thursday, October 8.  For a copy of the full schedule click here. All hikes will begin at the stair entrance to Barn Bluff off of East Fifth…

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Levee Road Closed at RW Grain - 9/17 & 9/18, 2015

Thursday, September 17 2015 4:38 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Xcel Energy will be performing gas service work on Levee Road at Red Wing Grain from Thursday Morning, September 17, 2015 till noon on September 18, 2015, necessitating the closure of Levee Road. Levee Road will be closed at Red Wing Grain during the construction, and will be signed accordingly.  Alternate routes will be necessary with delays expected during busy traffic periods on Levee Road.  Motorists should plan accordingly.  Work crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of the traveling public during this time of inconvenience.   Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and driv…

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Temporary Closure of City Hall Entrance

Wednesday, September 16 2015 1:11 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
On Friday, September 18th, the east entrance to City Hall on the Plum Street side of the building will be closed.  This will restrict use of the handicapped ramp and accessibility to the building using this entrance.  City Hall will remain open with access available from the Fourth Street side of the building.  This closure is expected to last one day only. The contractor will be removing and replacing the spalled concrete outside the doors at the east entrance to the building.  The work is needed to ensure patron safety and is being completed as part of the City Hall masonry restoration …

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Closure of Ole Miss Marina Boat Ramp and Bay at Colvill Park

Tuesday, September 15 2015 11:50 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(September 11, 2015, Red Wing, MN.) Ole Miss Marina Boat Ramp and Bay will remain closed to river traffic throughout the weekend due to an oil spill.  The Ole Miss Marina Boat Ramp and Bay will remain closed for several days due to the release of an oil-based product into the bay on Thursday, September 10,2015.  The spill was contained to the harbor area with no release to the main channel. Floating containment tubes are in the water to avoid material entering the river and wet lands.   The oil-based product is seal coating a private contractor applied to the National Guard Amory parking lot,…

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Red Wing Police Department 2015 Police Academy

Friday, September 11 2015 12:11 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Red Wing Police Department will be putting on a Citizens 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 presenations from various public safety personnel. Applications are now being taken for the 2015 Academy. For more information and an application click here.

2nd Annual Guns Vs. Hoses Event

Friday, September 11 2015 11:51 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Police Department and Fire Department will be battling it out on Saturday, September 12th in a fun filled softball game. The event will be held at the Red Wing Athletic Field starting at noon.   From noon to 1:00 pm there will be “Dunk a Chief” with Fire Chief Schneider and Police Chief Pohlman. Meet and Greet K-9’s and the mascots. There will also be face painting, emergency vehicle tours, shirt sales and much more. The softball game begins at 1:00 pm. There will also be a raffle for two $100 cash prizes and a Chrome Book. The raffle tickets are $2 a piece or three for $5. Al…

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