On Monday, January 24th, 2011 the City Council adopted the following policy position on the State Legislature’s efforts to repeal the nuclear power moratorium (Minnesota Statutes 216B.243, Section 1, subdivision 3b). Red Wing supports the nuclear power moratorium repeal provided that nuclear waste storage is addressed in a meaningful way and that pushes the federal government to accept its obligations under the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act; and further that the term "meaningful" at a minimum means the following: That the Minnesota Attorney General will sue the United States Department o… Read full article »
On Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Senator John Howe successfully offered an amendment to the Senate’s bill (SF 4) repealing the nuclear power moratorium (Minnesota Statutes 216B.243, Section 1, subdivision 3b). The amendment was offered after Senator Howe’s tireless efforts to obtain the consensus of stakeholders including the City of Red Wing, the Prairie Island Indian Community, Xcel Energy, the Public Utilities Commission, Senate Leadership and the Governor’s Office. Senator Howe’s amendment takes into consideration the Red Wing City Council’s concerns and policy position … Read full article »
On January 12, 2011, the Red Wing Public Library began offering eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection consists of both fiction and non-fiction, including works for children and teens. At the time of the launch, there were some 800 items available but more are being added every week, with the total now standing at around 1,000 items. All you will need is your library card, an Internet connection and an appropriate device (computer or eReader). Users will need to install free software to use the service (Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks and Overdrive Media Console for eAudiobooks). Depending on th… Read full article »
Most banks offer on-line bill payment options. You may have already used this service yourself. But do you really know how it works? If you aren't aware of how your bank processes your on-line requests, your payment could still arrive late.When you initiate an on-line bill payment for your utility bill, your bank prints a check and mails it to us from one of their processing centers around the U.S. The City can not consider your bill "paid" until we actually receive the bank check. Therefore, you may need to allow 7 to 10 days for payment to reach us. Please be sure to consider this fact when initia… Read full article »
In 2010, the Red Wing City Council gave the Sustainability Commission the responsibility of developing a new weed ordinance. From that the Proposed Urban Landscape Ordinance was created. The major changes will be to undeveloped residential and commercial lots. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available on the City's website or by contacting the Public Works Office.
Another change will be to the ordinance regarding watering of lawns. Watering of traditional residential lawns by lawn sprinkler between the hours of 11:00am and 5:00pm and also between 9:00pm and 4:00am will be prohibited in order to conserve … Read full article »
Representative Kelly supports reducing property tax relief as a state deficit reduction measure.To read entire article 'click here'.
For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Danielson Jan. 27th 2011 &n… Read full article »
Local Government Aid ("LGA") is an important property tax relief and equalization program. The program‟s purpose is to ensure property tax fairness across the state of Minnesota and to ensure that every Minnesotan, regardless of where they live in the State, has access to a basic level of public services. To read entire article 'click here'.
On February 3, Tim Penny, former Minnesota Congressman and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation President and CEO, will address the Red Wing 2020 Board speaking on the issues of an aging Minnesota population and creating a community for a lifetime. Mr. Penny will also describe Baby Boomer expectations as they age, as well as recommendations for employers on how to continue to engage seniors in the work force. Everyone interested is invited to join the Red Wing 2020 Board on Thursday morning, February 3, at 7:30 a.m. at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical, Room 102.
On January 14, 2011 the Red Wing Fire Department was notified that its 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application had been approved. The AFG application submitted in May 2010, requested funding to replace the Fire Department’s breathing air compressor/cascade system and purchase three power cots for ambulances. The breathing air compressor lacks the capacity to adequately fill modern, high pressure self contained breathing apparatus, therefore, failing to meet OSHA and NFPA standards and must be replaced. Existing manual ambulance cots are being replaced with power cots in… Read full article »