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Spring Hydrant Flushing to Begin Monday May 9th

Friday, April 29 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing routinely flushed hydrants and water mains twice per year. However, the new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in Red Wing, and as a result the need to flush the hydrants has been reduced to ONCE per year.  Some areas such as dead-end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area.Hydrant flushing is done to maintain water quality, remove accumulated rust from water mains and to ensure that the hydrants are working properly. Typically dead end lines have a higher potential for iron build-up due to a …

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Barn Bluff Day: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, April 28 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On May 7th the Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will hold the fourth annual Barn Bluff Day. This event will include a volunteer based cleanup effort in the morning and hiking in the afternoon. Volunteers will help with litter removal, minor trail maintenance, and flower planting at the main trailhead on East Fifth Street. Anyone wishing to participate in the cleanup can meet at the main trailhead parking area on East Fifth Street at 9:00 a.m. and are recommended to bring and wear gloves, long sleeve shirts/jackets, pants, and sturdy footwear. In the event of severe or inclement weather, the cle…

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Fiber-to-the-home becoming a reality in Red Wing

Thursday, April 28 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On April 25, 2011, the city of Red Wing City Council approved a cable franchise agreement with Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc.  This is exciting news for Red Wing, as we become a community that offers business and residents fiber-to-the-home services.What is Fiber to the Home?Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator's switching equipment all the way to a home or business. The fiber system does not use copper, which is traditionally used for telephone wires and coaxial cable. FTTH is a relatively new and fast growing method of providi…

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Red Wing Named Tree City USA Community

Wednesday, April 27 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Arbor Day Foundation Names Red Wing Tree City USA® CommunityRed Wing, MN, was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.Red Wing has earned this national designation for 12 years.The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.Red Wing has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community.  Three City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehens…

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Parking Ramp Closure Update

Wednesday, April 27 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing has contracted with SPS Infrastructure to make repairs to the three city parking ramps (LaGrange, Studebaker and West Fourth Street).  They have completed most of the minor repairs and now need to bead blast the decks and reseal them.  The parking ramps will need to be empty while this is being done.  Overnight ramp closure has been extended to April 30th at 7:00 a.m.  Ramps will be closed from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. each day.  No parking will be allowed in the ramps; however the bottom level of the Studebaker and LaGrange ramps will remain open.  Violators w…

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Mayor Egan Proclaims May 5th as Cinco de Mayo Celebration Day

Tuesday, April 26 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Day Proclamation WHEREAS, the 5th of May is the anniversary of an important victory of Mexican soldiers against the French Army in 1862 and represents an event of great civic pride for peoples of Mexican origin; andWHEREAS, the community of Red Wing is home for approximately 1,000 people of Mexican ancestry; andWHEREAS, the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican food, music and culture across the United States; and WHEREAS, Red Wing's own quality of life is enhanced by the richness and beauty of the Hispanic culture.  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, Tha…

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Portion of the Southbound Lane of Highway 61 Closed May 2-3

Friday, April 22 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 27, 2011Contact:  Jerry Plein, SuperintendantPublic Works Department651-385-3674Portion of the Southbound Lane of Highway 61 Closed May 2-3(May 2, 2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - City of Red Wing crews will be performing sewer maintenance in the sewer main located in the median on Highway 61 on May 2nd and 3rd.  As a result, the left lane of southbound traffic on Highway 61 between Highway 19 and Aspen Avenue will be closed.  Traffic control will be in place.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. Crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of neighbo…

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"Red Wing: Moving Forward Together"

Thursday, April 21 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
  "Red Wing: Moving Forward Together" Neighborhood and Community MeetingsMayor Dennis Egan invites you to join him for a neighborhood conversationWhat are your concerns?What can we do together to move our community forward?How can the Mayor help your neighborhood? Thursday, April 28 - 7:00 to 8:30 PMMinnesota State College, Southeast Technical Tuesday, May 24 - 7:00 to 8:30 PMColvill Family Center, 269 East 5th Street                           &nb…

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Earth Day 2011 - Friday, April 22

Tuesday, April 19 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Sustainability Commission is helping to support and sponsor local Earth Day Events. Please click the links below to learn more about opportunities for participation:Earth Day 2011 CalendarHabitat for Humanity Earth Day EventClean Up Pot LuckRed Wing High School EventsFoods Film FestQuestions? Contact Jay McCleary at 651-385-3652 or email at

RxDrug Take Back Program sponsored by Goodhue County

Thursday, April 14 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on April 30, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Please click here for more information.