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Council Member Michael Schultz Appointed to National League of Cities' Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Advocacy Committee

Monday, February 28 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
National League of Cities President James Mitchell, Jr., has announced the appointment of Council Member Michael Schultz to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2011 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Advocacy Committee.  This Committee has the lead responsibility for considering NLC federal policy positions in the areas of crime prevention, public safety, homeland security, disaster preparedness and response, substance abuse, and municipal fire policy. As a member of the committee, Council Member Michael Schultz will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions, while advocating on behal…

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Chinese New Year 2011 - Celebration at Southeast Tech

Thursday, February 24 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
   The first annual Chinese New Year celebration at Southeast Technical College came to a successful   conclusion on February 17, 2011.  It featured authentic Chinese food prepared by the students from the Chinese culture club, under the advice and leadership of Yanmei Jiang and Tao Peng.  The celebration also featured demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Taichi, as well as performances of traditional Chinese music instruments, such as Pipa and Erhu. An estimated number of three hundred people attended the celebration, including students, staff, and citizens. Ta…

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Representative Kelly Introduces Bill Supporting the Port Authority's Inclusion in PERA

Thursday, February 17 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On February 14th House File 476 was introduced by Representative Kelly supporting the Red Wing Port Authority’s inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota, PERA. The bill also validates the Port Authority’s past retirement coverage and contributions to PERA by the Port Authority. Representative Kelly has secured Representative Morrie Lanning as a coauthor. Representative Lanning is the Chair of the House State Government Finance Committee.The bill would clarify the Red Wing Port Authority’s employees’ eligibility as PERA members and eliminate the need fo…

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February is Black History Month

Thursday, February 17 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
"Our nation is a rainbow-red, yellow, brown, black and white- we're all precious in God's sight."  Jesse Jackson February is Black History MonthSponsored by the Red Wing Human Rights Commission

City Council Adopts Reserve Policy

Wednesday, February 16 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On Monday, February 14th, the City Council adopted a revised reserve policy. To read entire article "click here".

The City Council Extends an Invitation to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Meeting

Wednesday, February 16 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City Council extends an invitation to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future commission meeting in Red Wing. Click the following link to read the City Council’s Invitation.

Senator Howe Supports Reducing Property Tax Relief as a State Deficit Reduction Measure

Friday, February 4 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
 Senator Howe supports reducing property tax relief as a state deficit reduction measure. To read complete article 'click here'. 

RW Property Taxes Fall Faster Than Almost All MN Cities

Wednesday, February 2 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
 Report finds that the city of Red Wing’s property taxes have decreased faster than all but two other Minnesota communities.To read the entire article 'Click Here'. 

Sen Howe Introduces Bill to Clarify Port PERA Membership

Wednesday, February 2 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On February 2nd, Senate File 176 was introduced by Senator Howe supporting the Red Wing Port Authority’s inclusion in PERA. The bill also validates the Port Authority’s past retirement coverage and contributions to PERA by the Port Authority. Senator Howe has secured Senator Mike Parry as a co-author. Senator Parry is the Chair of the Senate State Government Innovation and Veterans Committee which is one of the committees with jurisdiction over the bill.The bill would clarify the Red Wing Port Authority’s employees’ eligibility as PERA members and eliminate the need for PERA to refund …

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City of Red Wing Awarded the Certificate of Achivement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Tuesday, February 1 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
 The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Red Wing by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2009 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive &q…

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