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Celebrating 25 Years of Flower Baskets

Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:56 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
A Silver Anniversary of Color Red Wing celebrates 25 years of flower baskets this spring, but did you know the baskets started as boxes?  The community experimented with metal flower boxes - a few of them remain at the corner of Plum and Third Streets - as a beautification project in 1989.  The idea was to add living color as part of a major improvement project downtown. But the concept quickly changed after Kiwanian and professional photographer Phil  Revoir returned from a trip to the famous Victoria Gardens in British Columbia where he could see in his mind's eye large baskets adorning Red…

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5-11-15 - Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project - Water Main Utility Work

Tuesday, May 12 2015 8:37 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that watermain utility work consisting of the general operation of existing gate valves located within TH 61 between Old West Main and Broad Street is planned to take place as necessary the rest of this week. The work is intended to be short in duration and may require temporary traffic shifts along TH 61 as directed by construction flaggers. As such travel delays are expected and motorists are requested to exercise patience when traveling through the construction zone. Interested in receiving periodic e-mail…

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Community Solar Garden Meeting - May 14th

Thursday, May 7 2015 3:56 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Sustainability Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at City Hall. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Commission will be discussing issues pertaining to the Community Solar Garden. A quorum of Red Wing City Council Members may be in attendance.

Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project - Water Main Utility Work

Wednesday, May 6 2015 11:53 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that watermain utility work consisting of the operation of existing gate valves located within TH 61 at the intersections of Broad Street and Dakota Street are planned to take place starting at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 7th. The work is intended to be short in duration and will require temporary one way traffic along TH 61 between Franklin and Bush Street as directed by construction flaggers. As such travel delays are expected and motorists are encouraged if possible to find an alternate route during this time.…

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May 6 Airport Board Meeting Cancelled

Tuesday, May 5 2015 1:57 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The May 6, 2015 meeting of the Airport Board has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum. The meeting has not been re-scheduled at this time.

Barn Bluff Update

Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:49 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(April, 28 2015, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 12:47 this afternoon, 8 Red Wing firefighter/paramedics and 4 police officers were called to assist a victim stranded on the north side of Barn Bluff just above the wastewater treatment plant. Upon arrival, employees at the wastewater treatment plant assisted with locating the victim.  The victim was stranded on the side of a steep incline below the north trail. Seconds after arrival, firefighters witnessed the victim once again begin to fall from where he had been stranded.  The victim continued to fall until he came to rest on the ground adjacent to the…

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Red Wing Paramedics and Red Wing Police Respond to a Person Stranded on Barn Bluff

Tuesday, April 28 2015 9:14 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
April 28, 2015 Jim Eppen​Fire Shift Captain​​Red Wing Fire Department​​​ At 12:47 this afternoon, 8 Red Wing firefighter/paramedics and 4 police officers were called to assist a victim stranded on the north side of Barn Bluff just above the wastewater treatment plant. Upon arrival, employees at the wastewater treatment plant assisted with locating the victim. The victim was stranded on the side of a steep incline below the north trail. Seconds after arrival, firefighters witnessed the victim once again begin to fall from where he had been stranded. The victim continued to fall until he came to r…

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Spring Hydrant Flushing Dates Announced

Friday, April 24 2015 9:05 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
NOTICE FLUSHING MAINS and HYDRANTS  All hydrants and mains in the City of Red Wing will be flushed beginning Monday, May 4th 2015 at 6:00 a.m.  The new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in the City of Red Wing and as a result, crews will be reducing the hydrant flushing to ONCE this year. The hydrant flushings done to maintain water quality remove accumulated rust from the water mains and to ensure that the fire hydrants work properly. Some areas such as dead end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area. LOW LEVE…

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MNDOT to Host Open House for T.H. 61 Mill & Overlay Project

Wednesday, April 22 2015 3:00 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Minnesota Department of Transportation and Rochester Sand & Gravel (contractor) will be hosting an open house to discuss the upcoming Mill and Overlay Project of T.H. #61 When:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (short presentations begin at 4:00 p.m.) Location:  Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066   The first half of the project is from T.H. 19 to Old West Main Street.  This area will have pedestrian facilities reconstructed, storm sewer construction and the roadway resurfaced.  The road will be passable but restructed to p…

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Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Potential South End Conservation/Historic District

Wednesday, April 22 2015 2:15 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will be hosting a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 315 W. Fourth Street, regarding a proposal to create a new historic or conservation district in the East Avenue neighborhood, based on a recommendation from the South End Historic Properties Survey (2009).  The Council Chambers will be open at 7:00 pm for property owners and citizens to review maps and other background information.  Erin Hanafin Berg, Preservation Support Services Manager at the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM…

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