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Conservation Corps of MN to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff on Wed. 3/22/17

Monday, March 20 2017 12:11 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting a controlled, prescribed burn of select native prairie on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  Prescribed 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 burn on March 22, 2017 is dependent on we…

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Quirky Public Service Announcement Gives New Take On Old Problem

Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:25 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
We’ve all seen lots of public service announcements in our time on everything from wearing seatbelts to spaying and neutering our pets, but a new PSA recently released by the City of Red Wing in conjunction with the Red Wing High School 11th grade Environmental Science class stands out from the crowd. Once you hear the quirky, unexpected, and catchy rap-based PSA, ‘The Blades,’ it will become your inner soundtrack every time you mow the lawn. That’s exactly what the PSA’s creator, City of Red Wing Environmental Officer, Paul Drotos, was after when he wrote the rap and conceptuali…

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Red Wing Recieves Grant for Railway Accident Safety Training Exercise

Tuesday, March 7 2017 3:21 PM  •   Categorized In Emergency Management
Grant will enable important, future public safety training exercise The City’s Emergency Management Division has been notified that its application to fund the development of an emergency plan and exercise drill was approved. The City applied to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division for a Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant.  The City was notified on Thursday, February 16, that the $53,600 grant was approved. The purpose of the grant is to develop an Emergency Railroad Incident Response planning document, test the …

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Public Meeting To Address Emerald Ash Borer and Oriental Bittersweet To Be Held

Saturday, March 4 2017 8:05 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Where: Red Wing Public Library Foot Room Time: 6 PM The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Goodhue County. The MDA released a press statement on March 2nd, 2017, informing the public that samples taken on Barn Bluff in Red Wing tested positive for EAB and that all of Goodhue County was subsequently placed under an emergency quarantine for firewood and ash materials. Read the full press release here. There will be public meeting held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, at 6 pm in the Foot Room of the Red Wing Public Library t…

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Goodhue County

Friday, March 3 2017 10:14 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, March 2, 2017 MDA encourages residents to look for signs of EAB An MDA employee noticed an ash tree with significant woodpecker damage, a tell-tale sign of possible EAB infestation, during a hike over the weekend at Barn Bluff. She took photos of the tree and noted the location. After further investigation, the MDA found EAB larvae in the tree. Today the USDA officially confirmed the insect to be emerald ash borer. “Our staff led by example and followed the advice we’ve been giving for years which is, it’s important that people go out into th…

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A Day of Action To End Domestic Violence Decreed

Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:12 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Advocates from the Hope Coalition joined Mayor Dowse at the lectern at last night’s City Council Meeting. They were there to show their support for a proclamation Mayor Dowse publically shared on behalf of the City of Red Wing declaring March 7, 2017, as A Day of Action To End Domestic Violence.  The proclamation comes in support of an effort to make March 7 a statewide day of action throughout all of Minnesota.  March 7 was chosen as the Day of Action to coincide with the beginning of budget discussions between state and federal legislators; budget discussions that will include funding for do…

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Volunteers Requested for the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area

Monday, February 27 2017 1:04 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The Minnesota Conservation Corps and Friends of the Bluffs will be working on the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. If you would like to help, come on when you can and stay as long as you like.  Bring a water bottle, gloves, eye and ear protection, wear layers, and a good pair of boots. Friends of the Bluffs will be providing snacks and lunch. For more information email        

Neighborhood Meeting Notice for Street Reconstruction Project

Monday, February 27 2017 8:28 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Snow Emergency Declared

Friday, February 24 2017 8:40 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases  

Public Works Responds to Comments Regarding Grant Acceptance

Thursday, February 23 2017 11:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
City Council represents our government on the local level. Our elected council members come together for public meetings during which they vote and make decisions that become the operating procedures that help govern our city. Every one of these meetings includes a public comment period during which the citizenry is invited to come forward and present issues of concern or make comments in general about topics for discussion. At the City Council meeting on January 23rd, 2017, several questions/comments were put forth during the public comment period that merited discussion beyond what the time constraints of t…

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