The new bridge is a project that impacts us all, so all are invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony to be held on Friday, May 26, at 11 AM in Levee Park. Come join our local dignitaries, Public Works, and the MN Department of Transportation in heralding in the new project. More details to follow soon!
Red Wing is in the Top 25 in America’s Main Streets Contest Sponsored by Stihl
Downtown Main Street entered Red Wing in another contest and out of over 200 entries, Red Wing made it into the top 25 (quarterfinals) for the Main Street Contest to win $25,000 for downtown! The goal of the America's Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street. Vote every day, once a day until May 28th at http://bit.ly/RedWingVotes.
On May 16, 2017 at approximately 7:12 AM a School Bus carrying elementary and middle school students reported that students on the bus were coughing and complaining of throat irritation. First Student bus immediately pulled the bus to side of the road and evacuated the students from the bus. Another bus arrived to complete the transportation of students to school, while the original bus was taken back to the bus garage for a thorough evaluation. Red Wing Public School District requested the assistance of the Red Wing Police Department to assist with investigation of the incident. First Student conducted a tho… Read full article »
The week of May 15th - 19th is National Police Week. In honor of National Police Week, there will be a Peace Officer Memorial Day Service held on May 17th at Noon at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Rotunda. Guest Speaker will be 1st District Court Judge, Kevin Mark. After the service, refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend the service. Law Enforcement Memorial Service Schedule
Every spring the members of the City Council board a bus and are taken on a tour of Red Wing. It’s not a sightseeing tour, though they are seeing sites of major interest to our town, it’s a work trip. Council members are taken to areas of interest related to upcoming projects, areas of concern, or development that will be the subject of decisions they need to make in the coming year. Hosted by City Engineering Director Ron Rosenthal, Public Works Director Rick Moskwa, and other key staff , the tour is open to the public who may wish to follow along. The spring tour was held on Ap… Read full article »
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 Barn Bluff / He Mni Can on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The burn crew will be focusing on the west end of the bluff. 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 th… Read full article »
Commentary by Fire Chief Shannon Draper
The Red Wing Fire department was formed in 1857 and over the last 160 years, we have had many great firefighters and leaders that have built the foundation of who we are today. Bob Engberg is one such person; an individual that has truly contributed to our department’s success. Bob Engberg has served the city of Red Wing as a volunteer and Paid on Call firefighter for 40 years. He retired last week as a Captain of Hose Company One.
Bob joined the fire department in 1977 and was assigned to Hose Company One; a volunteer company that has been serving R… Read full article »